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  • Social distancing in the Backcountry

    During the Covid 19 lockdown in California, backcountry skiing is still allowed as long as it is done with household members and you are 6 feet away from any other riders.
    I was using my 160 cm Icelantic Shamans instead of skiboards for some more float after recent big storms. Nice to get out while still avoiding others as much as possible! My son took all the pics including his selfie. Nice to have my son lead his old geezer dad into the backcountry and keeping dad safe

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk
    Boards :
    Spliffs
    DLPs
    Condors
    Slingshots
    Sherpa

    Boot:
    K2 BFC 100

    Bindings:
    Zero Pro Non release Binding
    Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
    Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
    Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

  • #2
    Here are pics from our trip today! Beautiful day.

    Sent from my moto g(6) play using Tapatalk

    Boards :
    Spliffs
    DLPs
    Condors
    Slingshots
    Sherpa

    Boot:
    K2 BFC 100

    Bindings:
    Zero Pro Non release Binding
    Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
    Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
    Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

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    • #3
      You boy's are looking good!
      rickylink

      ~ KTP ~ Revolts (mucho) ~ ALP/DLP ~ BCP ~ RC's ~ Blunt~ Blunt XL~ Spliff ~ Sticky ii~ Spruce LE /Osprey~ Crossbow ~ Bomber E2 Bindings / RVL8 Receptors
      ~ Full Tilt Boots

      ~ Your 1 ply guy



      Big or Small I Ride them All !

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      • #4
        very nice pictures. Looks like a great day to break out the long skis and let her rip. It is different seeing you on those long skis.

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          Been touring up the microwave tower access road on Whistler, starts a 5min walk from my house. Option to ski trees, back down the road, or a few mountain bike trails, with an exit down a Fire Service Road.
          Fox-Trotting - Thrifty Wanderlust & Adventures

          Skiboard Magazine

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          • #6
            Very cool Roussel!, Getting out in the quiet snowy backcountry is the perfect contrast to the very strange and scary time the whole world is facing right now!
            Boards :
            Spliffs
            DLPs
            Condors
            Slingshots
            Sherpa

            Boot:
            K2 BFC 100

            Bindings:
            Zero Pro Non release Binding
            Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
            Spruce ProPrime Plus Binding/Riser with Attack 13 GW binding
            Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)

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              Today I went up Sproatt Mountain to socially distance myself. up a hiking trail behing my place to do a few laps in this pillow field. Trail goes all the way to the alpine but did a short trip today.
              Fox-Trotting - Thrifty Wanderlust & Adventures

              Skiboard Magazine

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              • #8
                Niice... wish I had made the jump to a touring setup this season.
                Make Skiboarding Sexy Again

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Steeps View Post
                  Niice... wish I had made the jump to a touring setup this season.
                  Not too late! All you need to get started is snowshoes and poles!
                  Fox-Trotting - Thrifty Wanderlust & Adventures

                  Skiboard Magazine

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                  • #10
                    Well, I've done the ski-boots-in-the-backpack route before, it's not a terrible way to get out and ride. I've got the snowshoes, and don't really need the poles anyways (for snowshoeing, I'd use them to skin). I would like to get a proper lightweight touring setup together, and it's mostly the boots that I'm balking at (expensive, hard to find a good used fit, etc).

                    Avalanche training, probe, beacon are the bigger gap here... especially training and experience. I know lots of people who tour, so I could always borrow some gear. The backcountry in the Rockies is spectacular but deadly. Avalanche forecasting and control is shutting down in a couple of days, so it's not a great time to be learning. Some of the local mountain bike trails are looking tempting and still have snow, though, they could be fun.

                    I'll be able to catch the 7 on Mount 7 in a couple of months (see avatar photo), it's an hour and a half hike in for 30 seconds of riding, but a local classic in early June. : )

                    Make Skiboarding Sexy Again

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                    • #11
                      Ya avalanche canada has shut down forecasting, making me really conservative in my choices here in Whistler. Got lots of snow coming over the next week at +1000m elevation.
                      Fox-Trotting - Thrifty Wanderlust & Adventures

                      Skiboard Magazine

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