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  • in reply to: Alaska trip – got some hints for a AK noob? #675861
    ale_capone
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    skip Fairbanks? drive around the kenai, sleep on the beach.

    in reply to: Show me your BushWak #675495
    ale_capone
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    sometimes it’s just easier to avoid the sketchy logs all together aksltxlt

    in reply to: Show me your BushWak #675494
    ale_capone
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    I think in most parts of the world, bush whacking is something you do to get around off trail. In the coastal climates, it’s actually something you receive for even trying.

    cruising at a blazing 100 yards an hour. 3 days, and the boards never left our packs.

    in reply to: ~ The Chugach Range ~ #674777
    ale_capone
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    Stunning as always.

    in reply to: Mt St Helens 1-17-14 -an aerial prelude- #674610
    ale_capone
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    I feel your funk. Maybe it’s the skunk?

    Well done. Stoked to see more from the eye in the sky.

    in reply to: A Hug For Craig Kelly’s mom #674568
    ale_capone
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    Not to try and steal singlewhitecavemans story, but I am sure there are MANY of us who share a simular sentiment. Craig made us want to be snowboarders, and much of our lives revolve around this.

    I grew up in the ghettos of detroit, and snowboarding and mountains where as alien as mars to me. My only exposure to was the abc wide world of sports and watching the agony of defeat guy crash on the ski jump. I wasn’t interested in much outside of ice hockey. I wasnt bad kid, but i wasnt a good one either.

    Then, in the late 80’s, I seen it… the juicy fruit commercial.

    My first day on a snowboard was 1990, and more of a backcountry session on a 100′ hill with 6 friends and 1 board between us. We hiked into the woods and took turns just trying to make it to the bottum without falling.

    “Juicy Fruit!!!!” Was our battle cry. We would all be yelling it out to pump up who ever was on deck, and then all laugh when they bit it. I imagine if anyone was around, they had no desire to come and see what a group of guys where doing at 3 am yelling juicy fruit. At this point I really had no idea who craig was.

    Since then, my life has revolved around snowboarding, and doing all I can to be as close to it, and be out as often as possible. I quit my job, and moved across the country and unintentionally landed myself in Craigs stomping grounds.

    Since I moved here, my life has never been richer. I’ve met many people who knew craig, heard many stories, and realized who the man was behind some of the biggest life decissions I have ever made. Any many of the awesome friends I have now, are cut from the same cloth. Not only do we owe craig for our passions, but for our introductions to each other.

    So, I really to give a heartfelt thankyou to craig, and to you, for bringing this joy into all our lives. Thank you for sharing your passion, and thank you for inspiring this kid to leave the a comfortable life, for a much richer one.

    I still dont who craig was. I can only imagine.

    “JUICY FRUIT!!!!”

    in reply to: NS Prospector review #674412
    ale_capone
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    Solid review from a credible dude.

    That’s one sexy looking 3 thousand dollar set-up.

    Any idea who took the shot of shuksan?

    in reply to: (postponed) 2014 Tahoe SplitFest and Splitboard Games #674249
    ale_capone
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    Awesome!

    Sounds like fun.

    My only suggestion is that anyone caught wearing lycra or hardboots in the games be an automatic dq.

    in reply to: warez.. forum probs? #674108
    ale_capone
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    Heh
    musta been my girl while I was gone rippin all weekend.

    😯

    Gone now.

    in reply to: Going solo #673729
    ale_capone
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    Yes. I go solo often. It’s a personal choice, but I’m aware of the dangers and accept the consequences. Its an introvert thing, but nothing recharges my sole like some good alone time in the mountains.

    in reply to: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff #673590
    ale_capone
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    Oh, I wasn’t hatin. I was smokin when I typed that.

    :doobie:

    in reply to: washington cascades 13/14 #673253
    ale_capone
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    My pleasure ben,

    I had more rhyme walking, less downclimbing, and a few other things I screwed up on thd final cut. You where riding faster, but your camera was on slow motion. I had no way to speed it up, but it worked I guess.

    I got a new/used cp, so I wont have the inferior tools excuse anymore.

    Forrest,

    It’s really not as thin of a start as it is high. Depending where you are, typical, snow line is 1 or 2 g higher. Been lots of, storms with fl in the 5-7 range.

    Was up on the columbia glacier a week ago and the line we rode last winter was filled in. The lake was as least 12 inches of solid water ice. Deffinatly had a continental december… minus the depth hoar, which actually did start to form, before it squashed by rain.

    in reply to: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff #673584
    ale_capone
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    Ok, I gotta ask….

    Where you high?

    in reply to: Cheering for CT and Laughing at David Gottorff #673552
    ale_capone
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    Can we get a thread title change?

    Should read cheering for cometogether.

    Solid save man.

    in reply to: washington cascades 13/14 #673250
    ale_capone
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    [vimeo:xyhzgddq]http://www.vimeo.com/82862894[/vimeo:xyhzgddq]

    Fun day on chritmas eve. Tried splicing together footage from two cameras. This is B.S.’s cut.

    A little rougher then the first. Having a hard time finding an app up to the task. Guess smart phones arent made for editing hd footage. This got bounced around between two, and took way too much time.
    Music is not really choreographed, so turn off the sound and listen to whatever you want.

    in reply to: Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT #673315
    ale_capone
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    Rad!

    Imo, most beautiful area in the usa, especially with snow. Well worth a nordic split tour.

    Ive walked around that area in the spring when there was enough remnants of snow to imagine. Thoughts of splitting there someday was one of the few saving graces when i lived in vegas.

    Loooking forward to seeing some turns next time you make it, though not necesary.

    in reply to: Better to savor the mystery or surrender the secret? #673056
    ale_capone
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    I like the tay effect, and quite honestly use it a basis on where to go.

    Case in point. A young splitter did a cool overnight trip to a certain volcanos ridge. Most people beleived the road to be closed indefinatly. I saw the glowing report and said to myself,. well, that spots out for the year……time to go somewhere else. Later I seen a photo of said ridge looking like a mogul field at a resort

    Like wise, I ride a spot til its blown out, then report. It will draw the tay heard to where you have been. Giving you a higher chance at solitude at where you are going.

    This only works for easy day trip areas, and early season pow fields.

    But honest answer to snurfer, its a fine line. I enjoy the mystery. I find it pretty easy to remain naive enough. How about a good report with enough clues to keep it a good mystery.

    I remeber way back, legend of zelda #1. My friend bobby was excited to tell me he beat the game… I was amazed… dude, where did you get the flute? Where was the…”I got this book, it tells you where everything is.”
    Tok me a couple months but I finally got it on my own. By then bobby had already ‘beaten’ metroid man, mario, and whatever else he had a book to… but was he really playing the game? Or just going through the actions to add to his tick list?

    So I feel you.

    So ill tell you about super mario, how I played it, and how it made me feel…. your just going to have to figue out how to get to the underworld on your own. Or, just ask, id be more then happy to tell you in private.

    in reply to: intense moments in spring 2013 #668859
    ale_capone
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    I was getting the same premature ejectulations and found the same issue. Since have switched to bindings that dont have to worry when the next spot weld will blow. Get you some phantoms or bombers or even old burton race plates.

    in reply to: intense moments in spring 2013 #668858
    ale_capone
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    @UPGRAYEDD_2505 wrote:

    Of course I was right 😉 . But seriously, I really wouldn’t ride on those bindings anymore until you replace that bail. Voile will no doubt send you a new one (they did for me). It’s not worth the risk, and you’ll be bummed if your foot pops out and you tumble through rocks and off a cliff like I did.

    I was there… I seen the blood.

    in reply to: intense moments in spring 2013 #668857
    ale_capone
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    @Kyle Miller wrote:

    You are so lucky on that slide.

    I had a similar experience earlier this season and I was sure I broke my nose but in the end I was just being a pansy.

    I was there… I seen the blood.

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