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  • #569967
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    The Good People at Voile sent a box of Goodies for the West Coast split Party but unfortunately UPS had a slow day and It got to my house late. I was going to run the border with all this stuff but my wife pointed out …not much snow in Mexico
    So I emailed Voile and Dave said to give it away on splitboard.com

    I have decided to give Swanny one Item…his pick..

    He has won the catagory of ‘Worst Season”

    While riding BC in the San Gabriels near Los Angeles Mike Broke his leg. He lost a Malamute at the ER and missed a trip to The Pear Lake Hut that he had organized. He came up to the party anyway and help me greatly. So..Swanny you pick first…And then we need to figure out a fair way to give this stuff away to all the splitters (and a few skiers) who post Backcountry trip reports here.

    Mumbles photo contest was cool but I want something fair to all members. what I mean by that is there are some great Tr’s here from East Coasters…Arizonians…..a guy from Vegas ect. So think about it and sugguest.
    For example maybe a goofy photo contest o the skin, at camp or while riding. maybe best trip reports? Rookie of the year? Or just pick names ?

    I wont be in the contest so I can be one judge if needed but I shouldnt be the only judge.

    Hers the gear

    #1-Voile Split Kit

    #2-Voile Tractor Skins

    #3- T-3 Shovel

    #4-tourlight Probe

    #5-A Split Decision Hoodie

    #6 A Voile Sweatshirt

    #7 A Voile Wicking Tee

    #8 A Voile Cotton Tee

    So Swanny can pick one item. The rest we give away. And Please

    A Few Rukes I would Like for this Contest:

    Backcountry peeps only,and you must have posted a pic or TR at this site at some point

    No Resort Riders ( Thats from Me….not Voile)

    #604943
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    Tex, so my photo contest was not fair? I opened it up to everyone and asked for input from others, just not too many jumped in. You trying to hurt my feelings because I said you and SF win the kookiest headgear awards?

    I think it is totally cool of Volie to dole out some gear. If there is a way for me to help out, let me know. I don’t mind judging and being exempt from the gear contest unless you want to award someone for being the most engaged rookie with more hours and posts logged this year. I think I would win that category, but not much else.

    #604944
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    The photo contest was fair, but people who got tons of powder this season or live in the most scenic areas have an advantage over those who had less than stellar conditions.

    How about a random lottery with a twist. To enter you have to post 2 pictures – one of yourself in a backcountry setting and the other of anything else. Then just write a name on a ticket for each entrant and pull them from a hat. First person picked gets first choice of gear. What do you think of that idea??

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #604945
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Mumbles……chill and smoke a bowl

    As San Frantastico pointed out In splitboarding good photos are usually chosen by Big Mountains or Deep Powder.
    What I was Implying was that if your area isnt subject to those types of Conditions then your chances of winning a photo contest is less than that of someone who lives in an icy place or a place with smaller lines but maybe just as technical. 🙄

    I like your Idea SF….I was thinking something like that…maybe most rediculous photo of a splitter in action for example in full BC gear while and on your split..while waiting at The Mcdonalds drive thru line. Or a cop car behind you as if you were pulled over.

    But drawing names does seem the fairest and I can Video the whole process to keep it on the up and up

    #604946
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    SF: Good idea in my opinion.
    Tex: What is a bowl? I don’t know how to smoke.

    Agreed that deep powder may make for some kick ass photos, but those of you in CA have been showing some great chutes with great snow inside and the jaggedness of nature on the knife edges, ridge lines and spires. That makes for some kick ass photos too. I understand your point thought. Random lottery works.

    I happen to have some double drawing tickets in my arsenal. As part of my enticement to get people to come to my emergency preparedness presentations I often “raffle” off door prizes using them. Keep me posted if you want me to assist.

    The crazy photo contest is cool too, how far will someone go to stage the best photo to win a hoodie or a set of new skins. That could be pretty cool.

    #604947
    nothingmuch
    358 Posts

    Most pidgin english!

    Mumbles: you can start with tea if you don’t know what a bowl is 😉

    I’d just like to suggest the poll system for the ‘finals’ of this contest, I think that would be more communal.

    #604948
    UTAH
    830 Posts

    One vote for SF’s idea. Thanks for opening it up for all of us TEX. Mighty kind.

    #604949
    jimw
    1421 Posts

    That’s awesome of Voile to step up with such a nice package of goodies! When you first mentioned it my initial reaction was that you should raffle it off to the other folks that were at the splitfest but didn’t win anything, since if it had arrived on time that’s what would have happened. But the bigger photo/raffle thing is cool too.

    I do think swanny definitely deserves first pick. The guy came all the way up there and helped out, took pictures, and didn’t get to ride at all. That’s some commitment. Some other thoughts:

    – schwalbster should get a pick for his awesome presentation on the Haute Route.

    – Give the skins to Jack. He had all his stuff stolen on the way out to scrubfest – lame!

    – Give the probe to the staff of Tom’s Place, and show them what they can do with it… 😈

    @TEX wrote:

    Or a cop car behind you as if you were pulled over.

    Doh! I did get a ticket on the way home! I should have taken a pic. Dammit.

    #604950
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    @jimw wrote:

    That’s awesome of Voile to step up with such a nice package of goodies! When you first mentioned it my initial reaction was that you should raffle it off to the other folks that were at the splitfest but didn’t win anything, since if it had arrived on time that’s what would have happened. But the bigger photo/raffle thing is cool too.

    I do think swanny definitely deserves first pick. The guy came all the way up there and helped out, took pictures, and didn’t get to ride at all. That’s some commitment. Some other thoughts:

    – schwalbster should get a pick for his awesome presentation on the Haute Route.

    – Give the skins to Jack. He had all his stuff stolen on the way out to scrubfest – lame!

    – Give the probe to the staff of Tom’s Place, and show them what they can do with it… 😈

    @TEX wrote:

    Or a cop car behind you as if you were pulled over.

    Doh! I did get a ticket on the way home! I should have taken a pic. Dammit.

    Yeah, hook Jack up. That was lame. The goodies all look nice, but if we have some members who actually need the gear, let’s hook ’em up.

    #604951
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Im all for hooking up those in need. Soon as mike takes his shot then whats left can be done any way the members of this board choose. Jack did get “Jacked Up” so I can go with that.

    And please dont thank me. Its not my stuff…it belongs to Voile.

    But as pointed out….the split kit should go to someone who had plans to split a board because they cant afford a factory split. Ditto with the skins.

    Ill call Mike tonight and see what he wants. He can help Judge too if we want 2 judges.

    Mumbles,you cant be a judge …you are a contestant.

    Im open for a poll or SanFrantastico’s Idea

    #604952
    swanny
    189 Posts

    Thanks for the worst season award. I would be proud to wear the voile tee item #8. I like the thaught of taking care of those in need so, maybe a hardship catagory. Others could nominate bc riders that are in verifiable need of a specific iteam? Otherwise go with the bc lottery.

    #604953
    pauldrake
    24 Posts

    It’s probably just me, but I am sensing a real “Extreme Makeover: Splitboard Edition” vibe building here.
    I can see the videos now:

    Stock footage of natural disaster plays. somber/heart-wrenching music.
    V.O. “first the floods came… then my dog died… after going through all that, I came home and found my wife had run off with an resort skier. And she sold all my splitboarding gear to pay for two open-to-close day passes at Deer Valley.”

    #604954
    BigJay
    342 Posts

    How about heading a few things to the people on the East Coast who try and spread the stoke… Like Affix_snow who had some good lines in the adirondacks… Or people who’ve been updating their local conditions on a weekly basis and has been replying to much info about the EC conditions via PM… stuff like that…
    😉

    #604955
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    I’m getting a warm and fuzzy feeling from the vibe here. I had thought about Jack, but figured that someone more saavy would bring it up…and of course that happened.

    Another good reason to dig splitboard.com, the sense of community!

    #604956
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    How about heading a few things to the people on the East Coast who try and spread the stoke

    Im with ya BigJay. That is you guys on the left coast should have a fair chance at this.

    How about this…..swanny has decided to go low and take a tee shirt. that leaves the two big ticket Items of a splitboard kit….and a set of skins.

    Before we go to a random raffle are there any brothers and Sisters out there than really need these two items? Now is your chance. Im sympathetic to jack’s Mishap as I was there when he arrived with a ton of borrowed gear. So, tell us why you need these two items and I will let you guys decide wo gets the splitkit and who gets the skins.

    The rest I think we should go with SanFrantastico’s Idea of 2 pictures…one of you skinning or riding in the Backcountry ( Skiing is cool also IF YOU ARE A REGULAR MEMBER HERE) we have a few 2 plankers here who have been here forever so you guys are in too.

    Let the games begin. And Im guessing we should have a cut off entry point. What say you? 2 weeks? 3 weeks or 4 weeks.

    Send your 2 picks and I will have the wife draw names ……….or we can do a poll. How bout a poll for the poll?

    #604957
    split.therapy
    455 Posts

    Send Jack the skins! 😀 Hook the brother up ❗ 😉

    #604958
    Mumbles
    753 Posts

    If it were a democracy, and I’m not saying it is or isn’t, I’d vote to give them to Jack too.

    I know there has been a few resort gear thefts, has anyone else been robbed of their bc gear? That could be a good way to dole out the skins, shovel and probe (although the probe to Tom’s Cabin staff is a great idea…you guys are funny as hell.)

    #604959

    I do believe that Will hooked Jack up with some new burton skins at Scrub Fest. Could be wrong though, and if I am I third giving him the skins.

    #604960
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    Let’s let Jack chime in with what he needs. Jack where are youuuuuuu???

    #604961
    schwalbster
    321 Posts

    @jimw wrote:

    – schwalbster should get a pick for his awesome presentation on the Haute Route.

    Thanx Jim, that’s a great idea! I’ll take the kit and the skins! Then I can built my wife a Splitbaord with her old board for free!
    Just kidding! Give the skins to Jack if he needs some!
    I really have to say double thumbs up to Voile for being so generous! And 👿 to UPS!

    After much research, experimentation and consideration, I have decided adulthood is not for me. Thank you for the opportunity.

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