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    TheClash
    39 Posts

    Hello all, we are approaching the 1 year anniversary of losing Tree Pilot, Wade Galloway. Wade was a friend and rode the same local mountains in Southern Alberta that I do. Although we ran in different circles he had my deepest respect and admiration.

    I am lucky enough to sell Prior snowboards here in southern Alberta and after Wade passed there was some talk of perhaps a tribute board done for Wade and his family. I approached Prior and they were thrilled at the idea and gave me the go ahead. I was able to work with Wade’s wife, family and friends and with a talented local artist to put together a board that we feel symbolizes the many things Wade loved about being in the mountains.

    I have just spoken to Prior and the topsheet material and base materials are all in stock and ready for production. The Galloway board will e available on ANY prior board this season…split or solid.

    I feel truly honored to have worked on this project. I am so grateful to Sarah for providing m with insights and suggestions. I am sure the process was hard for her. A huge thank you to Spencer Court the artists that took all my mad ramblings and sketches and suggestions and boiled them down to a stunningly beautiful board IMHO. Thank you to Prior for standing behind this and making it all possible.

    to order a Wade Galloway tribute board please contact Prior Snowboards directly at http://www.priorsnow.com or by calling 1-877-93-PRIOR

    Thanks everyone…..I will shout for joy when I see a random Galloway board out in the mountains and I know a piece of Wade will be out there with each board.

    cheers.

    Dan

    #678416
    Jefe009
    675 Posts

    Awesome. That’s a beautiful tribute.

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    #678417
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Man, thats GREAT. Wade was an insipring splitter, speading the joy of the sport to everybody. Im sure I owe Wade for being able to see Rogers Pass.
    You have came up with a very fitting tribute.

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    #678418
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    Nice work!

    A fitting company for a fitting Canadian.

    #678419
    HansGLudwig
    601 Posts

    I’ll admit I didn’t know Wade from Adam. That board is stunning. The black and green really pop and match the clothing on his avatar.

    Just wow. Really well done. :thatrocks:

    What is the map of and what is that symmetrical image on the base?

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    #678420
    peacefrog
    376 Posts

    Much respect

    #678421
    ieism
    298 Posts

    Great idea, and it looks awesome. I obviously didn’t know him, but I think it’s a really nice thing to do for a fellow rider. You’ve got to love Prior.

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    #678422
    UPGRAYEDD_2505
    127 Posts

    Awesome. Great job on the board and a fitting tribute.

    #678423
    TheClash
    39 Posts

    thanks every one…..i’ll try to go through the board and why the images are there..

    color…as was mentioned the green reallly pops…bright lime green was wades favorite color.
    eagle: favorite animal, loved their freedom, intelligence etc
    trees…obvious
    diet pepsi logo: he called it the nectar of the gods. it was always with him on backcountry trips
    map: the map is actually of waterton/glacier. Wades riding territory. This may seem like a weird thing to put on the board as it is where wade died….but this was insisted on by his wife. I love it.
    image on the base: this is a gummi bear…..another one of wades favorite treats that were always in his pack.

    I am glad you all like it. Thanks for the comments

    #678424
    802smuggler
    369 Posts

    The greatest thing I’ve seen in a long, long time, trully.

    #678425
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    Thanks for sharing Dan.

    We’ll make a homepage post out of it in the next couple days. :thumbsup:

    #678426
    TheClash
    39 Posts

    thanks, sorry if I jumped the gun etc. with the materials there now and the season approaching I wanted to get the info out and to the masses. Did you ever get any info about family funds etc.?

    #678427
    sketchyT
    280 Posts

    That is such a great tribute. I only knew him for a short time but he was a very memorable person. GLAD TO See his name live on.

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