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 Post subject: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:42 pm 
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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




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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:18 pm 
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Awesome. That's a beautiful tribute.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:28 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:46 pm 
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Nice work!

A fitting company for a fitting Canadian.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:35 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:33 pm 
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Much respect

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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:11 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:22 am 
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Awesome. Great job on the board and a fitting tribute.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:44 am 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:11 am 
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The greatest thing I've seen in a long, long time, trully.


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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:26 am 
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Thanks for sharing Dan.

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


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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:47 pm 
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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.?


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 Post subject: Re: Tree Pilot tribute board
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:46 pm 
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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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