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Old 11-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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People who are not good enough to ride the the top of the lake won't get up the platter!
lol Fair enough! It damn near killed me on Saturday afternoon. I did several runs on it in a row last year with no troubles, but Saturday a cloud rolled in and the thing seemed to go on forever! It had hoarfrost on it so my gloves kept slipping. By the time I got to the top I had forearm pump like I had been doing laps on a dirt bike! Was totally work it though...
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I lost my left testical to the plater... true story.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Take her to the top of kicking horse then. Throw her in the deep end👍.

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keeping the age old tradition of leading your friends to top of the mountain and leave them to die?
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Yeah that's a little much. Took my GF to the top of the Divide after she boarded for a couple years first. It was windy as hell and visibility was low and she was so upset I think she was honestly scared for her life. That's not what boarding's all about.

Please don't bring somebody on the platter who isn't high intermediate at the least.
I never had a day where divide visibility wasn't bad at some point in the day. My first go around with boarding was 2002 at Sunshine. Went on the divide for the first time and whiteout conditions came in for the entire afternoon. A buddy and I were lost for 3 hours in bounds... true story.....
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
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lol Fair enough! It damn near killed me on Saturday afternoon. I did several runs on it in a row last year with no troubles, but Saturday a cloud rolled in and the thing seemed to go on forever! It had hoarfrost on it so my gloves kept slipping. By the time I got to the top I had forearm pump like I had been doing laps on a dirt bike! Was totally work it though...

It's pretty shit at this time of the year. It gets better when they can smooth out the bumps. My poor girlfriend has tried it a number of times but she has never made the top.

I saw a skier last year in front of me tuck his poles under his arm and pull a beer out of his jacket for the ride up. Sadly they are not made for riders!
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keeping the age old tradition of leading your friends to top of the mountain and leave them to die?
What? No.

A mate of mine (an expert rider too) took me up there when I only had a couple of days of riding under my belt. When I was up there I shat myself, and rode down very, very badly, but he helped me down. After this, riding blues and blacks didn't seem too intimidating any more.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That t bar still gives me nightmares lol We do it a couple times a year just because a friend who hasnt tried it wants to and we always end up losing a member otw up. A couple years ago i wiped out after getting off and sat on my highback and snapped the thing right off. I think the general concensus with that thing is stay the fuck away if youre a male boarder
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Yes, I'f your a male, or female border . Please stay away from that platter. It's to dangerous and the terrain up there is not worth it at all. Please do
Not ever go near that platter, tell your freinds. And stop anyone you see going that way

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Yes, I'f your a male, or female border . Please stay away from that platter. It's to dangerous and the terrain up there is not worth it at all. Please do
Not ever go near that platter, tell your freinds. And stop anyone you see going that way
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:50 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thing is, coming up in Europe there are still loads of T's and button lifts at the Alpine resorts so we're kind of used to it - but I've heard this platter is pretty steep and a ball cruncher - sounds like a good time to me.

We're basically gonna do 3 days in sunshine, 2 in LL and 2 in KH during that week.

I live in Calgary so we'll probably hit the COP for some park during the day a few times - is it worth it?
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