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Scotland - Riding the Gnar

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  • Scotland - Riding the Gnar

    I just watched this Salomon Freeski video that was shot in Scotland - beautiful and rugged place but based on this footage you really have to be hardy to ride in this weather and in these conditions - respect to the people out there tearing it up on the Scottish slopes!

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    Boards ridden, some owned: Sherpas, Spruce 120 "STS", Blunts, DS110 custom prototypes, Rockered Condors, Revolts, DLPs, Summit Custom 110s, Summit Marauders, Head 94s, Raptor prototypes, Osprey prototypes.

  • #2
    I've spent time on Cairngorm mountain borth skiing and alpine climbing. When the sun is shining it is beautiful place to be, but then weather turns half-bad, it can be challenging.

    Add to the fact that the ski-pass prices are more expensive than most places in Western Europe and facilities much less, it is not a wonderful destination for the ski tourist. There are no accommodation facilities on the mountain at most (if not all) Scottish resorts, which means you have to drive in everyday or relay on limited public transport.

    Having said that, it is apparantly great for backcountry skiing.
    Current: '20 Spruce Slingshot 119s, '20 Spruce Crossbow 115s, '18 Spruce Osprey 132s (touring), '21 Rvl8 SII 104s, '21 Summit Invertigos 118s
    Also: '11 Allz Elaila 94s, '12 Rvl8 Rockered Condor 110s, '15 Spruce Osprey 132s , '18 Spruce Crossbow 115s
    Previous: Gaspo Hot Wax 84s, Mantrax 98s, Summit Nomad 99s, Spruce Yellow 120s, Eman Uprise 104s


    • #3
      Some of the shots in that vid give new meaning to flat light conditions.
      2016 Spruce tuned Head Jr. Caddys - 131cm
      2013 Spruce "CTS" 120s
      2010 Spruce "Yellow/Red" 120s
      2018 Spruce "CTS" Crossbows - 115cm
      2016 RVL8 Spliffs - 109cm
      2008 RVL8 Revolt "City" - 105cm
      2017 RVL8 Sticky Icky Icky - 104cm
      2011 Defiance Blades - 101cm


      • #4
        I took a few trips to ski in the Cairngorms as a teen back in the seventies, Aviemore maybe?

        It was freezing! Definitely not the bluebird day we get in AZ. Brave souls.
        Just these, nothing else !