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WOOHOO! TOP O PAGE 6 BIATCHES! hehe...

i'd be more pysched if there was more snow here!

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I was a skier from age 3 on until I started snowboarding when I was 13 or 14 in 1989/90. Back then there were only a handful of snowboarders on the slopes in Austria and Swiss, where I went with my parents and my sisters every year at Christmas time - snowboarding still was a rarity and so new and exciting. I always loved to ride the fresh powder in the morning after a night of new snowfall, leaving one's marks on the mountain. Great times! In 1994 I got my snowboard instructor certificate and spent two winters in the alps teaching the growing numbers of snowboarding-kooks how to. As said there were more and more snowboarders every year and it became more and more trendy and mainstream - with all it's posers, wannabe-Terje Haakonsen/Jeff Brushie/Craig Kelly/Mike Basich's and too-cool-to-say-hello-dudes...
When I switched from windsurfing to surfing in 1995 I started losing my interest in snowboarding and more often went surfing in winter instead of wasting all the money for expensive ski lift tickets in expensive ski resorts. Still did it every now and then and still did enjoy it off the slopes, but in winter 2000 I went snowboarding for the last time. Only been surfing ad skateboarding since then - in winter I ride the icy North Sea and Atlantic waves or fly to warmer destinations. Don't miss snowboarding - it's fun - but I dont miss it! Way too expensive and way too many dumbasses jamming the slopes and sometimes even the backcountry. I'll stick with surfing the waves and the 'crete!

Even though I'd like to do an AK heli trip on a snowboard someday...
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Looks kinda fun, too...
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Sat & Sun pow days


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I was a skier from age 3 on until I started snowboarding when I was 13 or 14 in 1989/90. Back then there were only a handful of snowboarders on the slopes in Austria and Swiss, where I went with my parents and my sisters every year at Christmas time - snowboarding still was a rarity and so new and exciting. I always loved to ride the fresh powder in the morning after a night of new snowfall, leaving one's marks on the mountain. Great times! In 1994 I got my snowboard instructor certificate and spent two winters in the alps teaching the growing numbers of snowboarding-kooks how to. As said there were more and more snowboarders every year and it became more and more trendy and mainstream - with all it's posers, wannabe-Terje Haakonsen/Jeff Brushie/Craig Kelly/Mike Basich's and too-cool-to-say-hello-dudes...
When I switched from windsurfing to surfing in 1995 I started losing my interest in snowboarding and more often went surfing in winter instead of wasting all the money for expensive ski lift tickets in expensive ski resorts. Still did it every now and then and still did enjoy it off the slopes, but in winter 2000 I went snowboarding for the last time. Only been surfing ad skateboarding since then - in winter I ride the icy North Sea and Atlantic waves or fly to warmer destinations. Don't miss snowboarding - it's fun - but I dont miss it! Way too expensive and way too many dumbasses jamming the slopes and sometimes even the backcountry. I'll stick with surfing the waves and the 'crete!

Even though I'd like to do an AK heli trip on a snowboard someday...


Hey KnockKnock......Did you ever meet Craig Kelly? Your claim on the type of guy he was is dead fucking wrong. I met CK at Mt. Baker back in 88. My first season snowboarding. After 12 years of surfing everyday snowboarding came easy and I got hooked up riding that insane place with amazing guys by chance. CK was a totally approachable guy and one of the most authentic board sports athletes I've ever met. (And I've met and known a lot, not to claim just stating facts) I have some very special moments shared with him dropping lines, riding chairs talking about life, surfing (which he'd yet to try) and snowboarding. that winter at Mt. Baker.

The man remains a legend and deserves respect forever.. If you don't really know somebody you really shouldn't spew your opinions, should you?  Your self serving comments suck! And even though I don't know you, I'm calling you out fucking hodad kook.

CK RIP

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I have heard nothing but good about Kelly as well. Bagging on a guy that died an avalanche and has a left a daughter and girlfriend grieving for life. Sheesh!
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Anyone who knows me  knows that I have been around doing the snowboard thing since 78 I must say I have met Craig kelly and shared a  few powder runs  with him and some other  of the ( so called TOO-cool-to-say-hello-dudes ) these guys have always been more than down to earth and aproachable

Maybe its all in the approach

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there were more and more snowboarders every year and it became more and more trendy and mainstream - with all it's posers, wannabe-Terje Haakonsen/Jeff Brushie/Craig Kelly/Mike Basich's and too-cool-to-say-hello-dudes...
by KnockKnock...

Am I becoming a too pussy nice?  The way I read this....
He is saying people are trying to act like these pros, these heros,
and trying to be too cool, over the top kinda rich boy types...

Which I deal with all day .........But thats another story....
cheers
David

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there were more and more snowboarders every year and it became more and more trendy and mainstream - with all it's posers, wannabe-Terje Haakonsen/Jeff Brushie/Craig Kelly/Mike Basich's and too-cool-to-say-hello-dudes...
by KnockKnock...

Am I becoming a too pussy nice?  The way I read this.... 
He is saying people are trying to act like these pros, these heros, 
and trying to be too cool, over the top kinda rich boy types... 

Which I deal with all day  .........But that's another story....
cheers
David

If that's the case then I retract my comment. If not  KK

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back to snowboarding, got 2nd chair up to the top and made 3 laps fresh tracks before the crowds slammed it, also waited for the back to open and got 3 laps again fresh track 1ft pow then everybody else figured it out. fun day my bro and friend bailed on going today so I slept in


RIP CK uber ripper and stylemaster!

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there were more and more snowboarders every year and it became more and more trendy and mainstream - with all it's posers, wannabe-Terje Haakonsen/Jeff Brushie/Craig Kelly/Mike Basich's and too-cool-to-say-hello-dudes...
by KnockKnock...

Am I becoming a too pussy nice?  The way I read this....
He is saying people are trying to act like these pros, these heros,
and trying to be too cool, over the top kinda rich boy types...

Which I deal with all day .........But thats another story....
cheers
David


Thanks, David, you got it right! That's why I wrote "WANNABE-"...

Actually those guys were pioneers and my heroes and my inspiration back then. My first snowboard was a Burton Craig Kelly from 1990, that I still have...
Snowboarders were like a small family in the early days but with growing popularity that unfortunately changed. The poser-kooks with their pro-boards and fancy gear, that weren't even able to slide down the slopes without falling every 5 seconds, but at least looked cool at the apres-ski bar - THEY SUCKED, simple as that!

Savvy?


R.I.P. C.K.





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pow day!


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COOL got some pow pow Yo,  Nice!




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Killer James!!
Gotta love Kirkwood..

C-ya,
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A.K.A., Kirkweed!

Not much else like being out in the fresh alpine breeze, getting a powder run in in the Sierras. Good for the soul.


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