Forums Splitboard Talk Forum SuperNatural? Not in my backcountry!
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  • #653733
    chrisNZ
    304 Posts

    The environmental damage in negligible, and hopefully it inspires younger riders to get out of the lift lines and explore their backcountry.

    #653734
    YEGsplit
    30 Posts

    On this list of environmental disasters this ranks pretty damn low. This is one face, on one mountain in the vast Canadian backcountry. How many faces this size are stripped completely of their trees for logging?

    Look at the BC interior on google maps. Try and find the “Supernatural” site among the swaths of land clearcut and then take a second to think about your post. Not that I’m against logging – if it’s managed sustainably. I’m just pointing out the relative environmental damage.

    #653735
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    All the environmental stuff aside, I am getting kind of bored with this stuff. Rodeo…Double-Rodeo…Double-Cork…BS Misty 1080… 🙄

    It’s all starting to look and remind me of, Toe-Loop…Lutz…Sow-Cow…Triple-Axle… 🙄

    I think it some much cooler when they ride natural terrain and turn it into something cool and new. You want ride in the park, go to the park. Just my :twocents:

    #653736
    Taylor
    797 Posts

    @PedroDelfuego wrote:

    You want ride in the park, go to the park.

    Exactly. And the mountains are littered with snowmusement parks enough already.

    The back-country should remain wild.

    @sun_rocket

    #653737
    iriecoyote
    291 Posts

    Get over it.

    #653738
    Matt Wood
    328 Posts

    ^^^^^ Well put. ^^^^

    #653739
    fustercluck
    668 Posts

    @Powder_Rider wrote:

    But I do not want a permanent skate park in my backcountry!

    WTF, why not?

    #653740
    Jason4
    443 Posts

    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.

    #653741
    IrishGav
    254 Posts

    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!

    #653742
    Taft
    287 Posts

    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:

    #653743
    nordicbordn
    225 Posts

    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.. 🙄

    #653744
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    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.

    #653745
    HikeforTurns
    1114 Posts

    super natural = gayer than a handbag full of rainbows.

    #653746
    SPLITRIPPIN
    709 Posts

    And that is classic HFT right there kids.

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

    ….seriously

    #653747
    summersgone
    820 Posts

    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

    #653748
    s o b
    20 Posts

    :bananas: :bananas: :bananas:

    #653749
    PedroDelfuego
    758 Posts

    @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:

    #653750
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    “We have a greed, for which we have agreed”- Eddie

    #653713
    PUNKY
    95 Posts

    The entire area is one big cut block.

    #653751

    believe that for some “extreme” riders (a.k.a. Travis rice) Are taking This hole backcountry thing as a chalenge and they want to fight it with their money not their abilities. They will ride a heli to the top and go down something that would take an average Guy two days and a hell of alot of skill to get to the top of. They are missinghalf the point of Backcountry riding. :banghead:

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