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 Post subject: Xavier cuts up his own Split
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:08 pm 
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Just found this little vid of Xavier De Le Rue making a split
http://vimeo.com/23106466
enjoy
p.s any tips on how to embed stuff in a post would be appreaciated


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 Post subject: Re: Xavier cuts up his own Split
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 3:13 am 
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Great video. He makes it look easy. It doesn't look like he seals the inside edges? I guess he doesn't worry about delams too much?

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 Post subject: Re: Xavier cuts up his own Split
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:38 am 
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johnkareoke wrote:
Great video. He makes it look easy. It doesn't look like he seals the inside edges? I guess he doesn't worry about delams too much?

I guess he just throws it at the end of a trip or only uses it a couple of times a season, you would think that the core would swell from the moisture!
I noticed your signature, were you in Gulmarg last winter?


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 Post subject: Re: Xavier cuts up his own Split
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 5:10 pm 
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I spent two winters in Gulmarg - 07/08 and 08/09. I'm hoping to get back there soon. Have you spent some time out there? Did a great splitboard mission out to Sunset peak in 09 and am really keen to get back there soon. Life's kinda got in the way the last 2 seasons. In fact my Burton S-series is in storage somewhere around town. Need to get back to pick it up some day....

This is the view from the top of sunset peak....
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And a few other from the 08/09 season:

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Thats H.R Fluffnstuff who started Snowboards for Kashmir.

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Big assault on the sharks fin

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Another line on the Shark fin

See they've finally got a heli into that terrain. A little sad as far as I'm concerned.

btw, heard that Xavier did seal the edges with varnish, but they just didn't include it in the video. They posted it in the comments on vimeo.

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 Post subject: Re: Xavier cuts up his own Split
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:30 pm 
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Spent a month at Gulmarg winter just past and already planning my return for 2012.
Kashmir is what made me decide to get on the split program! To many lines that were out of reach by foot and remain burned to memory.
Will be there for 6 weeks from late Jan to early Mar.

View from sunset looks amazing. Did you stay in a shepherds hut out there? I heard you can stay in the top of the gondola overnight then make an approach early in the morning and stay in a hut out there. Is on the list for next year.

The Heli Op is run by a bunch of imbeciles, they drop people on Apharwat ridge. You hike for an hour and half to get out to Kilanmarg 4 and watch as some rich russians get dropped in front of you and poach the lines you've worked for! Although I heard some rumours that it won't be operating next year, something about the heli flying into Pakistani airspace.
Here to hoping


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 Post subject: Re: Xavier cuts up his own Split
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:22 pm 
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Andy,
Stayed a night in the top gondola 06/07 winter.
A late return 8.30pm from a long day with a board and snow shoes chasing lines a bit far away.
The boys looked after us well with dinner and bed.
So may be possible for you.
Great place to wake up for sunrise.

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