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 Post subject: Re: SuperNatural? Not in my backcountry!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:43 am 
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But I do not want a permanent skate park in my backcountry!


WTF, why not?

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 Post subject: Re: SuperNatural? Not in my backcountry!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:30 pm 
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I don't have much more to add about the environmental impact of building a few features on an otherwise normal cat serviced run except that this really isn't very different from the Red Bull Rampage mtn bike event that has been running in Virgin, Utah for years. My understanding of the SuperNatural event is that RB has signed a 5 year contract with Baldface to hold the event annually. At that time they will probably take a hiatus, maybe forever, maybe until enough people in the industry want it to come back. I've also been told that not even Travis himself is riding the features until the next contest in order to preserve some semblance of fairness.

Does anybody want to build features in the backcountry where I recreate? Go for it, but good luck finding them again after the first couple of storms or they will only be good to go for a very short window of time when the snowpack is just the right depth.

I like seeing the progression of snowboarding in this direction. I have a hard time getting excited about guys snowboarding with ice axes in their hands, after the first ice fall they gracefully rap over they all look the same...

I'm over the idea of "my backcountry", "secret stashes", "local spots", etc. With the explosion of forums and GoBros there is no mystery left, just hard work to get away from the easy access stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: SuperNatural? Not in my backcountry!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:02 am 
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Fairness????
He designed it,helped build it and then got out there and climbed around and shaped all the take offs,everyone else just showed up the day before the contest!

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 Post subject: Re: SuperNatural? Not in my backcountry!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:48 am 
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this is a funny thread, NIMBY, 'cept its not your back yard. you should take the a google earth tour of the "backcountry" around the koots and decide for your self if a cat ski op building a few stunts is really a big deal? :scratch:

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 Post subject: Re: SuperNatural? Not in my backcountry!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:54 am 
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all this over some jumps in the woods?? maybe the OP rides strictly backcountry zones and hitchhikes everywhere so as not to damage the fragile earth that we are so nicely preserving for generations to come.. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: SuperNatural? Not in my backcountry!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:03 pm 
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Good post, but sometimes you have to pick your battles and this isn't one.

What I don't get is Travis' splitty is great ideal "sustainable" board...bio topsheet, basalt, dead wood cores, and then blam! Let's cut down some trees for a fakkin park. :scratch:

Don't get me wrong.. I love jumps, but jumps that I build, or natural jumps. The Baldface set up is not backcountry. It's a high dollar a$$ kissing machine. I was there the 1st year they were open, and that was low key. If Craig Kelly was alive today...Jeff Pensiero and his B.C. douche haven would get punched square in the bean bag.

BaldFace can take a chapter on how to run a sustainable BC lodge from Phil @ Retallack, and Ruedi Beglinger of SME.

Don't get me started on Red Bull...They know a money making machine.

It all boils down to this one statement...

Money, Ego, and Materialism are the motivation of too many people with too much power.

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 Post subject: Re: SuperNatural? Not in my backcountry!
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super natural = gayer than a handbag full of rainbows.

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 Post subject: Re: SuperNatural? Not in my backcountry!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:29 pm 
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And that is classic HFT right there kids.

I'm convinced HFT is a reincarnation of some mountain legend from way back.

....seriously

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You all see this? "Red Bull Co-founder Dies in Thailand"
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ktla-red-bull-co-founder-dies,0,7218423.story


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 Post subject: Re: SuperNatural? Not in my backcountry!
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 Post subject: Re: SuperNatural? Not in my backcountry!
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HikeforTurns wrote:
super natural = gayer than a handbag full of rainbows.
That's pretty freakin gay.. and thanks for the imagery, cant get it out of my head now! :nononno:

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