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Old 11-26-2012, 02:24 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Weird, I thought the airbag was setup in a way that you could ride out of it if you actually landed right.. Guess it's way too soft, eh? Looks like fun though.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:45 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Weird, I thought the airbag was setup in a way that you could ride out of it if you actually landed right.. Guess it's way too soft, eh? Looks like fun though.
I thought that too, until they posted a picture of it on Facebook.

It should be the kind that you ride away from.
You should see the people flopping around like turtles on their backs, it's so time consuming.

Not being able to ride it out creates huge waiting times. Even if you wiped out, if the barrier wasn't there it would carry you away from the landing zone so the next guy could go.

This was I think my 2nd or 3rd jump, my last 3 jumps I was able to land & ride right into the big orange barrier. If they had bought one of the ones displayed on Katal's web site, you would be able to ride away.

It's definitely cool, but not near as cool as it should be.


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Old 11-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #173 (permalink)
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I was up there too. I was talkin' to this little guy.

So you must be papa bear? I'm just tryin' to figure out who was shooting the film & possibly put a name to a face.

Are you the cranky old skier guy that I stood in front of, blocking his view? lol


Well, I have to admit it's cooler than I thought it was going to be.

Which only adds to my frustration with Cypress

I was told it would only be set up on the weekends & over the holidays.

Weekends are a joke, it's like an hour wait for the chairlift. It was like that yesterday & it will only get worse as we get into the season. I don't think I'll ever go on the weekend again.

My pass has restrictions, which are as follows.
Valid all season, open to close 7 days a week EXCLUDING Dec 26, 2012 to Jan 2 2013 & weekends in Jan & Feb.

Oh yah!! Looks like I won't ever get to use it.

Cypress is the most greedy mountain, that thing should be included with your pass.

I had my camera but didn't have anybody to film me, but I did manage to get a gaper to film one jump.

https://vimeo.com/54297885

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No I wasnt the old skier guy LOL....i was wearing the black YES touque and we chatted breifly when you got off the air bag....I commented on how relaxed and laid out your inverts look. And yes the little guy is my 10 yr old son.

BTW can you imagine what the line up for the air bag would be like if it was included with your day pass????
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:27 PM   #174 (permalink)
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No I wasnt the old skier guy LOL....i was wearing the black YES touque and we chatted breifly when you got off the air bag....I commented on how relaxed and laid out your inverts look. And yes the little guy is my 10 yr old son.

BTW can you imagine what the line up for the air bag would be like if it was included with your day pass????

Are you the guy who told me to slow down my rotation?
If so, thanks. I nailed every one after that bit of advice.


Yes I've thought about that, but I can live with that, if I don't have to pay.

I'd be lookin' @ upwards of a hundred grand if they charged for it all year.

I'm just pissed off cause me & a buddy had a corporate deal going on.
We sold over 100 seasons passes. Four times as many as the second leading group. So anywhere from $80,000-$100,000 dollars of revenue.
On top of that NO ONE HAS EVER SOLD THAT MANY. Ever.
We more than doubled the previous record.

I talked to one of the staff & they said the air-bag cost about $15,000.
Me & my buddy basically paid for that, 6x over.

They still had roughly $80,000 dollars change after purchasing that with the money we made them.

I only have a silver pass & they plan on only having it up on the weekends & over the holidays.
Holidays & weekends in Jan-Feb are restricted for me.

As a reward, we have to pay & only get to use it for 6-8 weekends in March & April.

Very kind of you Cypress, thank you sooo much.

That just doesn't seem right in the least.

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Old 11-27-2012, 02:24 PM   #175 (permalink)
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Did you find some pant yet AIRider?

Cause I have like 10 pair, all mint brand name stuff.

Or if anyone else needs a pair, I got you covered. Literally.


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I tried some overalls in the store and didn't like them. In still looking for some long pants. It seems that most brands only make them in 32 inseam. I need a 34/36 minimum.

I think I'll have to get some slim fitting ski pants.

On a side note, I'd suggest you contact some higher ups at cypress and tell them exactly what you just wrote up there. I guarantee you they'll walk backwards for you, maybe not the airbag thing, but at least lift the restrictions. Lots can be achieved if you reach the right people. The staffers at the counter have no power. Go after the big boys. Look em up on linked in, email the head office, I'm sure you can manage.

If I was the CEO of cypress operations and had a guy like you make 100 000$ of business for me, I'd make sure to reward you, but I'm sure it just hasn't reached his desk.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #176 (permalink)
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I tried some overalls in the store and didn't like them. In still looking for some long pants. It seems that most brands only make them in 32 inseam. I need a 34/36 minimum.

I think I'll have to get some slim fitting ski pants.
Just make sure they don't restrict movement! Made that mistake last season, pants not even all that skinny but they were weirdly slim around the thighs. I don't have big legs either. Felt like my stance was too wide
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I tried some overalls in the store and didn't like them. In still looking for some long pants. It seems that most brands only make them in 32 inseam. I need a 34/36 minimum.

I think I'll have to get some slim fitting ski pants.

On a side note, I'd suggest you contact some higher ups at cypress and tell them exactly what you just wrote up there. I guarantee you they'll walk backwards for you, maybe not the airbag thing, but at least lift the restrictions. Lots can be achieved if you reach the right people. The staffers at the counter have no power. Go after the big boys. Look em up on linked in, email the head office, I'm sure you can manage.

If I was the CEO of cypress operations and had a guy like you make 100 000$ of business for me, I'd make sure to reward you, but I'm sure it just hasn't reached his desk.
Ya, I totally agree. I just have no patience.

I'm gonna make my mild mannered buddy do it.


I got some pants for you.

Probably 4 pair that will fit you, cause they're too big for me.

They're not shit either, & they're pretty much all brand new.

I am in Maple Ridge right now, but I'll be leaving in the next 1/2 an hour or so for the Boardroom on 4th. I have to ship a board to Minnesota.

If your anywhere in between my house & the Boardroom, I can let you have a boo @ them.

I got a brand new pair of Helly Hanson pants that will probably fit you perfect.


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Old 11-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #178 (permalink)
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These are bran brand new.

They were a gift, but they are way to big for me.

They're not overly big in the waist, but they come up to my tits
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:55 PM   #179 (permalink)
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Was in Whissy yesterday, morning rain but turned to some decent snow later on around the mid point peak2peak area.

Good start to the season!
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Was in Whissy yesterday, morning rain but turned to some decent snow later on around the mid point peak2peak area.

Good start to the season!
Told myself that I would NOT ride Whis this season... but shit, looks like it's the only place getting anything besides rain

Gotta be patient!
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