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02-03-2012 06:04 PM
snowjab
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
At first, I was like cool... another middle age square talking to me about snowpack

Then, at the 0:10 mark, it happened - he quickly turns his head and I'm damn near virtually assaulted by epic rat tail. Awesome.
LOL thats a jacked up dome..
02-03-2012 09:28 AM
DrnknZag
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
At first, I was like cool... another middle age square talking to me about snowpack

Then, at the 0:10 mark, it happened - he quickly turns his head and I'm damn near virtually assaulted by epic rat tail. Awesome.
Haha I had the exact same reaction!
02-02-2012 04:41 PM
killclimbz Bruce Tremper put up a video on deep slab instabilities and terrain management. It's just under 15 minutes of your time and worth every second.

02-02-2012 01:56 PM
linvillegorge At first, I was like cool... another middle age square talking to me about snowpack

Then, at the 0:10 mark, it happened - he quickly turns his head and I'm damn near virtually assaulted by epic rat tail. Awesome.
02-02-2012 01:41 PM
killclimbz That ECT is about the scariest kind you can get. Generally you can get away with riding it, but if you find the sweet spot it will go big. Normally that would be a yellow flag, but considering the snow pack this season I would classify that as a red flag result.

Ugh...
02-02-2012 01:32 PM
ryan14410 Holy shit dude. that was a big piece coming off there.
02-02-2012 11:26 AM
snowvols Here is another ECT test by Trent Meisenheimer from the UAC. Was an ECT-30 but the shear was pretty nasty. It was done in the Western Uintas so fairly similar to the snowpack of the Wasatch. Can't wait to get out this weekend and poke around and see how much more as settled.

02-02-2012 10:54 AM
snowjab
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Holy crap at that video! It's hard to tell from the video, but that honestly doesn't even look like what one would normally even consider avy terrain. Certainly doesn't look 30 degrees from me based on that video.

You'll find me inbounds pretty much exclusively for quite some time. I'm not experienced enough to fuck with this bullshit.
after seeing that video im heading back to the magic carpet. Fk that
02-02-2012 09:41 AM
killclimbz Another round of storms coming through, adding to our fragile snow pack. Please make wise terrain choices out there folks. We've had enough deaths already this season and the snow pack has not gotten any better.
01-31-2012 02:40 PM
killclimbz
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Originally Posted by snowvols View Post
So I take you probably aren't making it this way huh Gary I still want to make it there in the corn season.
I would still like to make it out. Seems that there are plenty of safer lines to do around the Wasatch. Sadly enough *sigh* it seems that Ben Lomond is going to have to wait yet another season.

It's just one of "those" years.

Spring corn should be good this year, if we get a good spring. If sunny a spring hit right now, everything would melt out within two weeks. There is enough snow to have fun, in the limited terrain that is safe enough to ride.
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