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Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge 2013

You guys should just apply to enter the wrangle the chute contest in KH next year.

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So what happened with the contest?
Here's what happened Lake Louise Events & Activities

At least I didn't score 0, and there were other guys in the ski category that scored lower than me so I must have done SOMETHING right?!? lol

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Aww man! I missed this!?
Now I cant wait for next season!
Have you done one of these before? It was a VERY humbling experience to say the least. The light was flat, windy as fuck standing at the top. Heart felt like it was going to beat out of my chest standing there waiting for the "3...2...1... dropping"

I felt like my run was better than my score, but I think the judges know what they're looking for more than me. I completed 4 airs and bailed on one of them. Did good turns in between the jumps, and took what I thought was a good line down the slope. Unfortunately whatever I did didn't translate into a good score.

Some boarders outright stopped in the middle of their runs to line up a jump, and they scored significantly higher than me (despite the fact we were told stopping will kill your score).

So as an event it was fun, if a little poorly run (can't stand waiting 45 mins for an 8:00 am meeting to start). On the other hand I could have spent the day riding the rest of louises gnarly terrain with my buddy from work. At this point I'm not sure if I'll enter again next year. At least now we know it's only ONE RUN, and I know which slope is the day one slope, so I can get a chance to practise.

If I compete again next year my goal is to make the cut. The best riders were pulling 20 foot airs with the occasional 360 thrown in. So I've got work to do before making it higher up the ladder. All I want is sponsorship from Virus or Kessler so I can get some free boards!!! lol
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You guys should just apply to enter the wrangle the chute contest in KH next year.
That terrain looks way more fun than the stuff we rode for the BMC...

The start point was to the left of the vertical cornice (below) and there wasn't much to work with on the way down.

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I would love to take part in both actually.
Problem is... I live in the middle of the Canadian prairies. Costs like $300 in fuel just to get somewhere to ride.. plus lift tickets, accommodations, beer, and whatever is left on food.
Snowboarding is an expensive activity where I live.. unless you enjoy sliding around on 100 meter valleys.
You ears pop at the top of the mtn... our ears pop at the bottom of the valley.

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Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge 2013

Well here's the repair some guy posted earlier this year. Worth it to have a look

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Well here's the repair some guy posted earlier this year. Worth it to have a look
I guess it can't hurt to bring it in and see what they say! I'm just pretty sure I've really fucked it good.
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I resorted the standings by first name, your in first now... good work haha.

Props for getting out and trying though man!
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I resorted the standings by first name, your in first now... good work haha.

Props for getting out and trying though man!
on competition day I had to go first BECAUSE of my damn name! Lol thanks for the props anyway. I think I've realized I just like riding. F the stupid competition! I'm heading to louise this sunday to ride the larch drops I like and work on the cliffs skills!
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Cliffs are rad as long as the landing isn't chopped or treed haha... I'll drop decent sized stuff but hell no I'm not landing in moguls lol. I wish I could get out this weekend so much snow everywhere, guess I'll just ride park tomorrow and sunday.
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Cliffs are rad as long as the landing isn't chopped or treed haha... I'll drop decent sized stuff but hell no I'm not landing in moguls lol. I wish I could get out this weekend so much snow everywhere, guess I'll just ride park tomorrow and sunday.
Yeah there are a LOT of "cliffs" at louise that have great landings. Totally clean and a lot of them are in fresh too, so landings are like pillows!

Too bad you can't make your way down for Sunday, I know it's a long drive, but we don't have THAT much winter left!
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