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  • #568102
    Shep
    525 Posts

    poll as promised…

    As I mentioned, part of MY motivation to get this going is to get some attention on the east-coast from the splitboard makers, and some attention on the split-boarders from East-coast stores.

    #591037
    ikkin
    130 Posts

    😀 😀 😀

    shep, thanks for getting the ball rolling! i’m so psyched! i’m totally in and would love to help with whatever- promotion, organization, whatever! my friends and i have a place near sugarbush and could probably host a few…good options all around….stowe, jay, etc.

    i’m also willing to schlep posters/flyers around/talk to stores, whatever…just let me know what you need help with.

    nikki

    #591038
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    IM in. VT sounds cool.

    Let me know if there is help needed!

    -Dave

    #591039
    nysplitter
    41 Posts

    i’d be interested, keep us ice coaster’s updated…

    #591040
    Shep
    525 Posts

    Then Vote!!!

    @nysplitter wrote:

    i’d be interested, keep us ice coaster’s updated…

    #591041
    Shep
    525 Posts

    bump

    #591042
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    For the fun and chance to meet like fools I would love to go….but Im held to two maybe three trips this year. I think if I go for four I will be homeless 😥

    #591043
    Shep
    525 Posts

    Well, so far the interest level hasn’t been what I would call “great”, but I’ve also talked to a couple of people off-line about this. I’m becoming convinced that the right company to talk to about a demo/rental opportunity is BURTON, and there are a couple of reasons why. First is that they are here in New England. If we did a BC fest at Jay, it would be way cheaper for them to show up than Voile or Prior. I don’t think Winterstick is large enough to be able to support an event in a meaningful way. Another point in Burton’s favor is that they may have enough boards to do this… Anyone been to a demo stop where they had splitboards? I know they keep some boards on-hand for their employees to try out… Probably only one split though. Anyway, I’m hoping we could maybe even tie this in with an event they might hold anyway.

    Anyway, the critical question is, doe anyone have any contacts at Burton to see if they are remotely interested in this? If so, drop me a PM. I’m definitely going to keep this low-key, and not harrass anybody.

    Thanks,
    Shep

    #591044
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    IF we are gonna try and make this an “EVENT” with sponsers and stuff, we should contact Backcountry Mag, as they are also in VT…..

    (in all honesty we should have started this last season to put it together for this one…But im all for tryin’!)

    #591045
    Flanz
    12 Posts

    Sounds great!

    #591046
    Shep
    525 Posts

    ikkin and I have been throwing stuff around, and we’re considering Feb. 10th at Jay. This would be the same weekend as their Rando race… Anyone know if there’s a splitboard class? 😈

    How do people feel about Jay Peak area on the 10th and 11th?

    #591047
    Flanz
    12 Posts

    I’m for Jay!

    I don’t care what weekend it is.

    #591048
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    Sounds good…..

    #591049
    dave
    100 Posts

    no doubt. i’m IN!

    not to sure that burton would be interested, but it’s worth a shot. doing it close by in VT would definately increase the chances of them showing up with some demo’s and such. if that happened, cool.

    has anyone been out to the real splitfest? i have experienced a “scrubfest” in WY and that was very low key grassroots type of thing with donations from the sponsors (splitboard.com, voile, MSU bc riding club) that helped make it a successful event. that was pretty much it and it kicked ass. wysplit made it all happen. 😀 we filled out some waivers, hung out and went splitting and made history. tyring to put any more logisitcs into the “event” is just asking for trouble IMHO; especially being the first year. i may be able to contact someone about this at burton, but it’s kind of a long shot (just the team mgr, nobody that deals w/ events or marketing). i’ll just let them know that this is going on some time this winter. maybe they’d show up some afternoon and then hang out for the night (screen thier film; “For right or Wrong”?) and then demo thier boards the next day. well, there’s my 2cents for now.

    how is the splitting up near Jay? anything besides tree’s? can you split up mansfield outside the boundaries and get above treeline? i’m down

    edit: fine print: i voted for B, but by “everyone” i assume this implies experienced backcountry user with ALL necessary gear.

    #591050
    Shep
    525 Posts

    Careful dave, you might accidently volunteer to help out. 😉

    Seriously though. ikkin and I have already been in contact with some people in the industry, and we really want to get some representation by the manufacturers. I think the advantage of doing it at Jay the weekend of the Rando race would be that we already know there will be people there who are thinking “Backcountry” and we’ll be able to attach the word snowboarding to that. At this point, we’re still trying to reach out to as many groups as possbile… I think we can definitely make this happen in a significant way, but we have a lot of people to convince.

    What would be really helpful is if people want to step up and volunteer to lead a tour or teach a clinic or something like that. We can’t be too specific, until we have a set venue, but if you want to help out without too much work ahead of time, that would be an awesome way.

    PM me for my e-maill address if you are interested.

    Thanks,
    Shep

    #591051
    dave
    100 Posts

    😯

    #591052
    T
    46 Posts

    Sounds like a great idea to me. Count me in!

    (And everyone should be invited. And you left coast people should come out and see how the other half lives.)

    #591053
    Shep
    525 Posts

    re: dave’s subject…

    I should say that, right now, this is all my interpretation of what will happen, and other people like ikkin are working on this too, so it could end up very different from this…

    Jay Peak is a resort with lots of backcountry in the general vicinity. By having it at Jay, we can still do tours out-of-bounds, but we have an easier time convincing companies like Burton and Voile to show up, because they will have both committed splitboarders AND people who’ve never heard of it before checking out there wares. Also, maybe we COULD get Jay to create a splitboard class in their rando race…

    All that said, Jay is ABSOLUTELY NOT a given. There are lots of other possibilities, and Jay may end up not being okay with it. We’ll see how things work out as time progresses. 🙂

    #591054
    lifelinksplit
    282 Posts

    You can count on dave. Just bring enough people to eat the chili 😉
    anyways good to hear ya making the best of being out east 😈

    just be safe everyone!

    #591055
    dave
    100 Posts

    Shep, i’m having trouble sending you a PM. the mail just keeps going to my Outbox and not getting sent. can you PM me your email? thanks

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