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  • #568094
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    Are we weird are just the coolest cats around? It seems most of us eat, sleep, drink, and smoke splitboarding and other outdoor activities. When I explain splitboarding (ie. getting up really freakin early, driving long distances through hail, sleet, snow and ice, skinning for several hours usually in the bitter cold, nearly averting death from avalanches) and the reward (a few minutes of downhill euphoria), I usually get a response like your a freak. Even though most think we’re crazy to enjoy it, most splitters that I know go even beyond enjoyment. We’re an obsessed bunch

    I won’t ask if your obsessed, I know you are. But was is your level of obsession

    #590976
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    Yeah, I pretty much think about going as soon as the snow flies. I have to admit come summer weather there is just a point where waking up at 3 or 4 am and going splittin’ vs waking up at 8am to go climbing makes splittin’ go the wayside. Still every year I get the jonez for splittin’ it and climbing just comes to play when the weather is nice and the will to wake early is lost.

    #590977
    nomad
    288 Posts

    We are definitely utterly stupid. That said, I accept this insanity with open arms. I usually don’t try to explain my obsession to those who don’t participate in such adventures.

    Would sleeping in and lounging around be any more enjoyable? Not really, because I’d be bummed that I wasn’t splitting! 😀

    #590978
    InTheMountains
    216 Posts

    i check this forum on a daily basis…even in july and august. i get giddy when i see a dusting of snow in the mountains. before we received any snow here last year, i got heart palpitations cause i knew there were folks in colorado gettin some turns in…
    my wife took a job 3500kms from our last home , so that we could snowboard backcountry ( ’cause there ain’t no backcountry in ontario)…

    but it’s a great feeling, inn’t it?
    gary

    #590979
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Obsessed? Me? no way…………see thread
    http://talk.splitboard.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=2862

    #590980
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    My name is SanFrantastico… and I’m obsessed with splitboarding.

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #590981
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    I think you all need a bunch more work to do.

    #590982
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    @mtnrider wrote:

    I think you all need a bunch more work to do.

    Come on, Tommy. I remember you driving from LA to my house, then up to Sonora Pass and back in one day. You think about this shit (and loud motors) as much as any of us.

    #590983
    ridefire
    78 Posts

    I think all you from Cali are a little wacky anyways but it is ok as long as you are a split boarder!

    #590984
    lifelinksplit
    282 Posts

    Would sleeping in and lounging around be any more enjoyable?

    Possibly if it is -30(or more?) and you are attemptimg Cowen 😉

    #590985
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    Obsessed…..doesnt even scratch the surface!

    😀

    #590986
    gregm
    79 Posts

    this is what i’m obsessed with

    #590987
    livetoride
    10 Posts

    It’s somehow perfectly fitting that my first post is about obsession.

    I was doing just fine not thinking about riding all summer until I met someone in August who convinced me to go ride Jackson this season and it’s been all downhill since.

    I’ve been devouring snowboard dvds, eagerly reading weather reports, and gettin giddy as a kid on Christmas morning when I see fresh snow on faraway peaks, no matter how little. Called up friends to join me on a ten hour road trip in Sept. to find the snow (called me crazy). Called up same friends to go to TGR premiere next weekend(they’re waffling). Broke out the gear a few weeks ago and booted up and strapped in in the living room (okay, how many of you have done it too, fess up!). Obsessed?

    Yep, I’m addicted 😈

    #590988
    Splitfire
    327 Posts

    I’m so obsessed i’m getting pissed that there aren’t any new topics everytime i check back. COME ON!!! There’s gotta be something to talk about! Doesn’t someone have some trip report pics or something i can look at!! Come on!!! Your killing me. I’m tired of looking at biglines.com for all the photo’s. Cant we talk about splitfest or something?? Anyone??……..I’m so lonely

    #590989
    jimw
    1421 Posts

    I am not obsessed. I can stop any time I want. I made this post because I chose to (not because of those little voices inside my head)…

    #590990
    48steps
    39 Posts

    I haven’t even made a proper split board turn, and I am obessesed to the tune of four 12 step programs=48steps!

    #590991
    huFfer
    51 Posts

    …first I think about splitting, which reminds me of snowmobiling, so I go start my sled in the garage and huff two stoke, which reminds me of going splitting, so I thumb through last years warn out stack of snow porn, so I look at lifelinksplits avatar, which makes me think about sex with hot asian chicks, which is the only thing questionably better than splitting, ah splitting, ah snowmobiling, headed back to the damn garage again… 😳

    #590992

    Just waiting for the snow to fly. and waiting… and waiting… and waiting… Been waiting since May 28.

    I gotta do something about that sled problem too. Think I’ll crack a beer when I get home and start the sled up.

    #590993
    OCD
    52 Posts

    I’m obsessed about splitboarding. I’m also so compulsive about splitboarding I may have a disorder. 😉

    #590994
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    I am definitely passionate about splitboarding. I love the art aspect as well as the sport as aspect. Everything I do, biking, running, hiking, lifting, skating, swimming, meditating is done with passion and dedication because I feel it will benefit my backcountry riding.

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