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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:22 pm 
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one of my buddies mistakenly bought a pair of mt approach skis and they snapped at the folding hinge making them unusable on the first tour, less than 2 miles in.

maybe work for pro athletes working off of snowmobiles just looking to throw hammers but for the typical rider they're a terrible choice.

regardless, the price is nothing but ridiculous - made even worse by the poor quality materials used.

Austin rips hard, but mt approach = clown shoes. and not a splitboard.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:36 pm 
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bcrider wrote:
We've been having a blast up here. Such a fun event!

Hopefully folks have been following some of our pics here:
http://instagram.com/splitboard_com#


Peeps should check out Bcr's instagram, Lotsa good stuff. Especially sidebar commentary! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:28 pm 
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I have to ask? Did Austin also pack those aproach skis on his back on his way back down the course? Or were they left at the top?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:46 pm 
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im reading the results for the splitboard race and it says nothing of austin smith winning. it looks like it was a fella named gabe toyafre. anyone know him?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:54 pm 
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http://www.mtbachelor.com/winter/servic ... 20Post.pdf

i dont get it? was there only 5 competitors allowed in the finals for the split race or only 5 entered?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:15 pm 
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Tap wrote:
Austin Smith crushed the field on Mtn Approach skis

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its a joke, i get it. bcriders instagram photo with the mtn approach comments is great!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:19 pm 
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So, how does MTN Approach Skis qualifies under the Splitboard Category? :scratch: Good thing he didn't win. That would be a huge insult to the splitboard community.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:23 am 
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christoph benells wrote:
http://www.mtbachelor.com/winter/services_activities/activities/events/2013%20Derby%20Finals%20for%20Post.pdf

i dont get it? was there only 5 competitors allowed in the finals for the split race or only 5 entered?



Pretty sure the race on Saturday was it. BCR said Dirksen let the mta guys in last minute, there were two. There were probably sixty or seventy total splitters. Got there late on Sunday as I didn't qualify but dudes were shredding the course for the finals.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:39 am 
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idarado wrote:
How'd that splitboard race end up?


Nothing against your approach skis but this is trolling. The way you pose this question is not so much a burn but a lack of class. As far as entering a splitboard event on approach skis, I don't see much difference with that as someone who ditches the skis altogether and runs up the course. Whatevers really, the derby's for fun (and so is snowboarding). I just find your marketing douchy and annoying which is funny because it turns off at least one potential customer.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:13 pm 
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^^^^ +1
Seriously, these things are a friggin joke and their marketing only pisses me off more.
I can't believe we don't collectively hate on these more. :nononno:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:21 pm 
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HAHa met a guy on those the other day, I proceeded to tell him how lame they where and he proceeded to agree and tell me about how many times he has broken them. he called me a couple days later and said he sold that shit and now has a split board... I laughed at mtn approach... again.. :nononno:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:30 pm 
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Those mountain approach skis are SO fetch!


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 Dirksen Derby
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:42 pm 
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Since we are turning this into a hate on approach skis I have a story.

I took a guy out a few weeks ago. About 2 feet of new snow, super mellow tour. Me splitboarding, him with the Mtn approach. 100ft from the car, he snapped the rear hinge off one foot. I figured it was a super easy tour, he could keep going. 1 mile later, on the other foot, he snapped the front off. Day over for him. I proceeded to do a lap to at least get turns in. He took the road out.

2 days later he bought a Venture splitboard. Has yet to snap both into thirds.


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