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post #21 of 87 (permalink) Old 10-31-2016, 09:37 AM
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^ Ya, I'm grumpy geezer..but not hate'n...every year we get some youthz saying the same thing...but it is really about commitment. Iirc last year/spring it was some kid in a burb of Van BC...saying that his parent wouldn't let him, no rides...and yadadada. Well we gave him shit and told him...to ballz up and make it happen...he did...and guess what, he got stoked and discovered it was really up to him to make things happen. There are many forumites here that HAVE made the commitment... the to move to slopeslide, dirtbag a season, or just move to a hill and make it happen. So kick'n him in the ballz to wake-up and realize that he is the captain of his own ship or shit...imo is not a bad thing...and I don't care what his priorities or commitment are...that is up to him to decide. However his responses to this thread and another loooong thread are basically excuses/whines/attention seeking...instead of inquiring how/what to do to make it happen and noting the advice that was given. So just calling-out his commitment.

Rant over...dammit it we need more snow!

Edit...and if OP wants to come up for the tour (pm)...I'd gladly give him a tour of the holyland...and in all likelihood, he would in his youth be able to ride much better than I...but I don't care...it'd be fun.
Ding ding ding, we have a winner.

Yup, and that kid has a pass to cypress now.
He wants to be my new little side kick, haha he messages me about 90 times a week haha.

Which is all good, except I got banned for LIFE from cypress.

Another kid came on here last year wanting to know if it was possible to move from Toronto, to whistler, without any money, any connections, any anything.

I told him do it, you'll make it happen.

Few months later he was back on here saying, he did it.

He made it here. He didn't have anything, yet, found a place to stay at someone house but didn't have anything else hooked up yet.

Few more weeks go by, & He had a job at whistler.
A pass comes with that.

He had it all hooked up, except he couldn't find any ganja, haha.

That, lol I can help you with. So I did.

Not far after that, I told him to buy a Dupraz.
Never heard of em?
Neither had he, he bought a Burton fish 156, he's like 6 foot 2 & 200lbs
Haha yeah that won't work.

I traded him 2 Option snowboards for his one Burton fish. He sold those & bought a Dupraz.

I went up there about once a month & brought him some smokeables.

I brought my Dupraz & we fucking tore it up.

He lived the dream, because he believed what I told him he could do.

He left at the end of spring.
Since that day, his whole life has been about trying to get back here.

Cause it's that fuckin' good.

He's already got a place hooked up for this upcoming season.

So it's inevitable, he's coming back.
I have a feeling, now that he's 19 & old enough to get into the bars, he won't be going home after the seasons over.

Talk to people, don't be a dink, make new friends(connections) everything will fall into place.

You just gotta have some balls, believe in yourself.
It's easy once you leave your house.

JJ will be back & we'll be shredding the goods.
Look for the tall kid & the really handsome guy both riding Dupraz'

There's 2 wicked connections right there.
See how easy that is.


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That just did it for me.

I've been on the fence about buying a full seasons pass to whistler, I live 4 hours away.

I had totally forgot that JJ is coming back.

They extended the early bird pass deadline until today.

Today is the last day to get a deal on a pass.

As much as I want one, wasn't sure if it would be worth it?

JJ to the rescue.
I think I'm gonna buy that pass today.

I'll have a floor to try & sleep on. Haha key word "try"

I have a feeling this is gonna be THE year for me.

Thanks for being a pussy, it reminded me of JJ and his pussyless attitude.

Without you being a whiner, I might not have remembered about him coming back.

Fuck yeah, whistler it is.

Wooooooooo
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I wish i could but I have school and its a 4 hour drive one way. So waking up at 3 am. Leaving at 4 am. Boarding at 9am. Leaving at lets say 4 pm. Getting home at 9 or 10 pm because food and traffic. Thats not easy for a 17 year old to do unless i went by myself.
I get the sentiment of this, but I live in sandy corner of Australia and would kill to live a 4hr drive from Whis haha. I gotta save up mega thousands and go on long-haul flights to get there for a little bit. Not trying to say the trek you gotta make is super easy or anything, but it's possible, which is something. Definitely make that trip for your bday like you said, it will be sick fun +bonus if you enjoy road trips and all that. Maybe look into the best non-peak times to head up so you get the most out of it.

I feel like this thread got kinda off topic anyways? OP wants to meet homies in his area to go shred with. To me he sounds pretty motivated to spend time on the hill and progress, not about to take any avalanche course or relocate to another city while he's in school though...

I had a friend who lived in Van like eight minutes from Grouse, and he was always "yeah man I'd like to go ride more often but I can't because x y z" and that blew my mind. I was so jealous of this guy because all he had to do was jump on his local bus route that dropped him straight off at the gondola. THAT motherfucker was unmotivated...

This guys alright, someone go ride with him
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That just did it for me.

I've been on the fence about buying a full seasons pass to whistler, I live 4 hours away.

I had totally forgot that JJ is coming back.

They extended the early bird pass deadline until today.

Today is the last day to get a deal on a pass.

As much as I want one, wasn't sure if it would be worth it?

JJ to the rescue.
I think I'm gonna buy that pass today.

I'll have a floor to try & sleep on. Haha key word "try"

I have a feeling this is gonna be THE year for me.

Thanks for being a pussy, it reminded me of JJ and his pussyless attitude.

Without you being a whiner, I might not have remembered about him coming back.

Fuck yeah, whistler it is.

Wooooooooo
Whilst doing the Ric Flair schuffle hahaha


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Your stories are the best. I hope you get that pass and you and JJ rip it up
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Im so confused.

All i said was I couldn't do it randomly and drop everything for the next day. Not sure where this thread went hahah.

As for timmytard, i have no idea who tf JJ is or what your talking about.

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Its just a matter of....how bad do you want to do it, your ability to think your way out of a wet paper bag and are you committed to your passion. My daughter at age 17, a senior in high school, lived 56 miles from the hill, did not have a driver license or a car, worked 2 part time jobs and got in 100+ days of riding and skiing. Did her senior project training with ski patrol and was skiing huge BC lines that most folks only dream about...And she crossed to boarder all the time with her friends....Not with parents.


And she did graduate on time with good grades.

So quite your whining and get your ballz out of your purse!
After some research your daughter is in a very different situation from me.

For example, I dont live within 2 hours of whistler and under 2 hours for mt.baker
Theres more but, whats the point lol.

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You're 100% right, it ain't easy. Not in the least.

My drive, is 3.5 hours. Bout the same really.
I'd rather go the night before, that's what I usually end up doing.

When you KNOW it's puking up there & you're gonna be riding the most incredible lines of your life. Hahaha

It's pretty damn hard to get any sleep anyway.

There's also a earlier "fresh trax" ticket you can buy. There's only a certain amount though, it's first come, first serve.

One of those, will get you on the peak, with an all you can eat buffet breakfast @ 6am.

Then after your done eating, you get the WHOLE mtn for 2.5 hours all to yourself.

So you get 10hrs of non stop powder slaying goodness.
It's almost too much for your body to handle, almost hahaha


I had 2 gopro's with me this day.
In all those 10hrs, this was all the footy I managed to get 6 seconds.

It had snowed for 4 days, all of the alpine had been closed to everyone, nobody was allowed up there, it was like 3 feet deep of untouched heaven.

In the close to 30 years that I've been snowboarding, no single day, including 4 days at BaldFace lodge riding with Jamie Lynn & other pro's even came close to how fucking incredible this day was.
It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.

It's tough for me to get up that early & make it there that early.
So I usually go the night before, park at McDonald's, then wait a few hours until it's open.
When it's puking that much & you know you're gonna have the best day of your life, hahaha, it's kinda hard to get any sleep, no matter where you're trying to sleep.

I'm sure it seems like an impossible task, but it's not that hard once you leave your house.

But HOLY FUCK hahaha is it ever worth it.


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^ Ya, I'm grumpy geezer..but not hate'n...every year we get some youthz saying the same thing...but it is really about commitment. Iirc last year/spring it was some kid in a burb of Van BC...saying that his parent wouldn't let him, no rides...and yadadada. Well we gave him shit and told him...to ballz up and make it happen...he did...and guess what, he got stoked and discovered it was really up to him to make things happen. There are many forumites here that HAVE made the commitment... the to move to slopeslide, dirtbag a season, or just move to a hill and make it happen. So kick'n him in the ballz to wake-up and realize that he is the captain of his own ship or shit...imo is not a bad thing...and I don't care what his priorities or commitment are...that is up to him to decide. However his responses to this thread and another loooong thread are basically excuses/whines/attention seeking...instead of inquiring how/what to do to make it happen and noting the advice that was given. So just calling-out his commitment.

Rant over...dammit it we need more snow!

Edit...and if OP wants to come up for the tour (pm)...I'd gladly give him a tour of the holyland...and in all likelihood, he would in his youth be able to ride much better than I...but I don't care...it'd be fun.
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OFFS,…! Is this something you want to do or what?

I'm 55! (…point being, I'm Old & Tired alla time!) I work till midnight,… During the season I'll get 3 hours of sleep, Pack 3 boards in the car, fill a thermos with coffee and hit the road by 5:00 to drive 3.5-5 hours (…road conditions dependent) in order to get there for 1st chair! And that's just so I can ride solo on a lousy 550ft of vertical, icy, midwest man made!!!

If I was only a 4 hour drive from someplace like Whistler,..???? I'd be there every other weekend until the credit card imploded!!!

I'm with Wrath,… Kid needs to stop whining and De-Purse his testicles!! Or as @Rogue so aptly put it,….

"Suck it up Buttercup!!!"
Okay. I'm just gonna make this clear.

It's NOT that I cannot make a trip up to whistler.
I cannot make it up to whistler on a random decision the night before. I just gotta plan one.

And before wrath comes out talking about his daughter, youre in bellingham and 2 hours away from whistler and an hour and a half from mt.baker. If i was in bellingham, i could easily do it randomly and Id probably own a seasons pass to whistler. Im actually going to apply to a college up near Bellingham for that exact reason and refuse to go to a school that isnt within 2 hours of a place to snowboard.

Thanks for the 'motivation' though everyone, if anyone ever wants to go snowboarding feel free to hit me up and Ill do my best to make it, I need more friends who snowboard haha.

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There's also a earlier "fresh trax" ticket you can buy. There's only a certain amount though, it's first come, first serve.

So I usually go the night before, park at McDonald's, then wait a few hours until it's open.



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Id rather do this then go up and snowboard right away. When I do go up, I bet this is what ill end up doing.

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I get the sentiment of this, but I live in sandy corner of Australia and would kill to live a 4hr drive from Whis haha. I gotta save up mega thousands and go on long-haul flights to get there for a little bit. Not trying to say the trek you gotta make is super easy or anything, but it's possible, which is something. Definitely make that trip for your bday like you said, it will be sick fun +bonus if you enjoy road trips and all that. Maybe look into the best non-peak times to head up so you get the most out of it.

I feel like this thread got kinda off topic anyways? OP wants to meet homies in his area to go shred with. To me he sounds pretty motivated to spend time on the hill and progress, not about to take any avalanche course or relocate to another city while he's in school though...

I had a friend who lived in Van like eight minutes from Grouse, and he was always "yeah man I'd like to go ride more often but I can't because x y z" and that blew my mind. I was so jealous of this guy because all he had to do was jump on his local bus route that dropped him straight off at the gondola. THAT motherfucker was unmotivated...

This guys alright, someone go ride with him
Hey i may be moving to Australia in the next year or year and a half ish. Its not likely but theres a possibility. Im curious about cars there, Thats my biggest hobby beyond snowboarding

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Hey i may be moving to Australia in the next year or year and a half ish. Its not likely but theres a possibility. Im curious about cars there, Thats my biggest hobby beyond snowboarding

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No way, which city? And what kinda cars? That's my next biggest thing too haha. I'm gonna take a stab and say you watch MCM. Could be wrong though
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