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    Photos: Bob Athey, Wysplit_ride

    I headed southwest this weekend after getting a pm from KarmaSurf inviting me down to sample the Utopian pow with him and JiveStick. Two days home from Coloradbro and back on the road again in search of some fresh snow. Utah did not disappoint.

    The icing on the cake was having the opportunity to tour with local legend, JiveStick aka Bob “the haggard mountain manâ€

    #601582
    Unruly Baker
    333 Posts

    Hey, thanks for calling! 😕

    Just kidding, I hear Jivestick likes to keep his touring parties small, especially in conditions like this weekend. Even the resorts were paranoid and didn’t open much. Mid-cirque at Snowbird sliding to the ground didn’t instill a ton of confidence in me to tour either.

    Two days of touring Wasangelas in high danger with Bob and you are more qualified to tour here than I am. 8)

    Good work. :thatrocks:

    UB

    #601583

    Sorry UB for not calling. You called it. The riding was sick. My favorite line had to be the Wilson Chutes…so sweeeeet! We will hook up soon. Scrub right around the corner.

    #601584
    Unruly Baker
    333 Posts

    @Wyomingsplit_ride wrote:

    Sorry UB for not calling. You called it. The riding was sick. My favorite line had to be the Wilson Chutes…so sweeeeet! We will hook up soon. Scrub right around the corner.

    I’ll tell you this much, no way in hell I’d be out touring with more than 3-4 people total in conditions like we had. I stayed in-bounds all weekend, no one I tour with (myself included) wanted any part of the BC. I’m still pretty new to Wasangelas and am still learning all the nooks and crannies, and then it’s an entirely new game learning which nooks and crannies are safe in conditions like we just had.

    Super stoked for you getting the VIP treatment. You deserve it after the work you put in on Scrubfest.

    UB

    #601585
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    Going deep with the Voile crew 😀

    Looks sweet. Jive needs some goggles. 😀

    #601586
    THESYSTEMSPLIT
    88 Posts

    Lucky man to get to ride w/ a Avi-pro like Athey its probally better info than taken an Avi 2-3 class. YIJ

    #601587
    karma surf
    191 Posts

    @powderjunkie wrote:

    Jive needs some goggles. 😀

    If the jivester pulls out the goggles, you know you’re in some serious shit 😯

    Thanks for the great company and brew Jeramie, and come back when the weather is more cooperative, and we’ll get into some taller mtns ❗

    #601588
    Splitfire
    327 Posts

    Nice. I’m debating on takin a Wasatch vacation at the end of this month. This helps.

    Wysplit,you wearin my yellow Cloudveil Koven jacket?

    #601589
    DrKoKo
    81 Posts

    I have really enjoyed Jivestick’s photography on his website, so its great to see him on the other side of the glass!

    what a great experience Wyo! Glad you had a great time out here.

    #601590

    Bob Athey what a classic. Gotta love the wasatch for its die hard legends. First time I met him was about 8 years ago I was out on my home split touring solo and ran into him in white pine, he took a look at my ride and said “whaddya call that contraption?” and then grunted.

    Anyone read the New Yorker article a couple years back about A Maclean and the Wasatch BC where BA is mentioned in the author’s description of Andrew’s wedding? good stuff.

    #601591
    vtbackcountry
    440 Posts

    nice wysplit. glad you got the goods, your timing was great.

    it’s cool you got out w/ DJ and MC of the voile crew along w/ the wizzard BA. your bcc to millcreek tour and out wilson is a good one. we ran into BA my first time out there almost 8 years ago and tagged along. i just remember him standing there, way up on the skin track in big h2o, looking down at us, smoking a cig. classic…

    i also ran into who i think was farmer john for the first time just last week in upper bcc, although he wasn’t admitting it freely when we said hey. i think karma may have spoke of him in the past, a skier, maybe on ttips. anyway, i punched out about 40 tight turns across from the aspect he was farming and he got all excited and talkative when i got to the bottom. said he was psyched a snowboarder actually stacked em up. i said yeah, sometimes i guess. i kinda knew it was him so i had to comply. i should’ve taken a picture but it was something like -3 degrees that mornin.

    you still got that pic of his tracks karma??

    #601592
    jive stick
    110 Posts

    The young bucks capture an old hippie on skis?
    Damn, how embarrassing.
    😉
    I’ll add a couple.
    wyosplit sprays on the internet.

    As does karma surf

    Coming outta the powdah cloud in Wilson chute.

    You boys shoulda known better than to go out when it was like that.
    Next time, come when there’s a little vis.
    Thanks for the tr.

    wowasatch.com

    #601593
    schralptowner
    176 Posts

    Sickter,
    wish I could have made it out with you guys Wyosplit, still didn’t finish my floors yet! Looks so good, keep the TRs coming!!!

    #601594
    Unruly Baker
    333 Posts

    @schralptowner wrote:

    Sickter,
    wish I could have made it out with you guys Wyosplit, still didn’t finish my floors yet! Looks so good, keep the TRs coming!!!

    Get out here! It’s go time! Another foot + supposed to be coming this week. Your floor sounds to be progressing at the speed of pudding.

    What’s with all the butt-hurt people on powderbuzz over a little RadBro ribbing from Wyo’s CP TR over there? Don’t they know it’s a joke? Plus they are ripping into you a little due to your lack of experience and use of the word “schralp”. Defend yourself. Your e-persona is under attack! 🙄 🙄

    UB

    #601595
    bcrider
    4150 Posts

    Good times and sweet pics! 8)

    I’m jealous! :thatrocks:

    #601596
    dude_reino
    467 Posts

    Great TR Wysplit! Its been almost a month since my last BC jaunt and I’m starting to get jealous of the excellent pics and TR. Keep it up!

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