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  • #620664
    russman
    692 Posts

    Once again, thanks to everyone who organized the event, and thanks to everyone who travelled out here! The vibe was so posetive this weekend! I think it will be with me for quite some time 🙂

    #620665

    Looked amazing, sorry we missed it. Can t wait to get back there.

    :bow:

    #620666
    SchralphMacchio
    474 Posts

    I’m stoked you guys had such a great time and that Ullr delivered for the fest! I had to bail due to money/personal issues … but I also have to admit I was able to partly justify my decision by doubting the quality of the coverage/conditions … clearly I was wrong!

    Overall 3 thumbs up, kickass :rock:

    #620584
    powslash
    382 Posts

    Man, we really lucked out with the conditions for splitfest. This is what we’re dealing with this week.

    #620667
    Colin
    153 Posts

    …but the arm was surprisingly stable…that slide on herman is crazy, like 3 remote triggers. Looked like the 4th or 5th skier in triggered it too…

    #620668
    russman
    692 Posts

    @SchralphMacchio wrote:

    I’m stoked you guys had such a great time and that Ullr delivered for the fest! I had to bail due to money/personal issues … but I also have to admit I was able to partly justify my decision by doubting the quality of the coverage/conditions … clearly I was wrong!

    Overall 3 thumbs up, kickass :rock:

    That’s Tyler KILLIN IT on his sick ass Karakoram prototype bindings!! Legit…

    #620669
    russman
    692 Posts

    @powslash wrote:

    Man, we really lucked out with the conditions for splitfest. This is what we’re dealing with this week.

    Ski patrol told me that this slide buried two people, one 6 feet deep. Why they were riding a sun-baking south facing slope late in the afternoon, knowing that 5 feet of snow has fallen this week, is a total mystery to me. There are just some decisions that matter more than others, and personally, I choose life! I know of 3 burials this week alone, and it is postulated that each survived because of the Avalung System. My buddy Adam dug a guy out 4 days ago, and it took 15 minutes to get him out… He was just chillin out in there sucking gas from his hose, happy as a clam. Lucky bastard, that’s for sure…

    #620670
    bowlrider
    33 Posts

    That is insane…we got dumped on down here in tahoe but it is stable..I think Iam going to invest in the avalung though..15 minutes ..crazy. We lucked out for sure..I think I rode one of those lines.

    #620671
    sketchyT
    280 Posts

    Wow! Looks like the splitfest was a kickoff for a great series of spring storms up here. I’ve had to keep my nose to the grindstone to catch up with my life but I’m hoping to get out and enjoy some of this new snow this weekend.

    I’m really glad everyone had a good time and it’s great to see all of the photos. I wish I would have took more but I was enjoying the experience and got too lazy to lug the camera around. Hopefully you guys will let me steal these for promoting the next festival.

    I’m still coming down from the vib. Man, that was awesome weekend! I wrote that this would be an event to remember but I was just doing some promo and didn’t totally believe what I wrote. Maybe next time I should write that everyone will get a million dollars. 🙂

    BTW, We raised $825 for the Northwest Avalanche Center which was more than I expected. I’m sure they will put it to good use.

    Wish I was going to Kali!

    #620672

    Those pics look epic fellas. Makes me want to drive my ass up there from Cali. Sheet man! I hate to bring it up but I sure hope all you folks had beacons, probes and shovels with ya. Those conditions looked a little sketch. Not trying to be a negative Nancy, I just didn’t see them in any of the pics… better safe than sorry you know? Don’t want to get smoked in one of those! Anyway, an Avalung is a nice thing to have, however it won’t help you if your knocked unconcious or if your arms are not near your face… Proper avalanche training and persistent hands on experience (digging pits and studying the snow) are the most valuable tools when making life or death decisions in the backcountry. Be safe and slash forever!

    #620673
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Hey captain, bout 30 people shredding “manzama somethin” bowl all with proper avy gear as well as mountain rescue chillin at the top training on tug of war :scratch: so I guess about as safe as poissible. And its way easier to fly than drive from Tahoe CA as we all flew Alaska, who only charges 15 bucks for the board bag :disco: aha see ya again Baker when it get good again

    #620674

    Good to hear. Just looking out. I figured ya’ll knew what was up.

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