EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Congratulations Sierra Trading Post Contest Winner!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Congratulations Sierra Trading Post Contest Winner!

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Congrats Lonewolf210! Your catastrophic ski gear season has landed you $250 bucks to Sierra Trading Post. Keep us posted on what new equipment you pick up. 

 

Thanks to everyone who entered the Damaged Goods Contest! We'll have to run a "Best Bodily Ski Injury Contest" next time because there were definitely some winners in that thread.  

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by lonewolf210 View Post

 

 

 

This season was a very catastrophic one for my gear. Second day out on my new (to me) Salomon shoguns and I decide to ski vail pass with some friends. We had a great day leading up about 2:30. I decided to drop a rock adn as these skis were bought used they still had the crappy rental bindings on them. I drop the rock land slightly back seat and off pops my left ski... never to be found again. We looked for almost 2 hours and never found the ski. I was forced to ride back on the snow mobile carrying one ski frown.gif

 

Next in line was my High Societies. They are a faithful ski I have had for four seasons and already had one traumatic event where the binding blew off of one, landing a jump. Well we were having a great park day when I landed a simple 360 and stopped to wait for my friends to jump. One of them crashes and loses some gear so I skate over to pick it up but have on odd feeling in one of my skis. I look down to see that one of them had snap clean in half. 2 ski fatalities so far.

 

430735_1876417426544_1124461061_32188120_1536668424_n.jpg

 

Next weekend I am at winter park for a ski cross race I am riding a pair of atomic sx7 and we finish racing so I head over to the park to get a little jump practice in. After finishing up I get on the lift and look down to see I had busted off the end cap on my left ski. 3 casualties with 2 fatalities now.

 

Not to longer after I head to USCSA Nationals and having no complete pairs of freestyle/free ride skis I am forced to borrow a pair skis from my brother. Nationals start Monday and the week goes well until the slope style competition Friday. During my first run I land off the second jump where yet another pair of skis is added to the count.  The heel piece on the binding breaks and while I attempt to fix it the brake fails to deploy and the ski runs into the pond at the bottom of the course. Not being my ski I am forced to go swimming for it. That water was freaking cold!

 

swimming.png

 

swimming for the ski

 

rescued.png

 

Rescued ski!

 

I manage to fix the binding well enough to compete in the pipe event where the ski lasts just long enough for me to complete my runs before breaking once and for all bringing the toll to 4 casualties with 3 pairs done for.

 

 

unfortunately the video of me swimming for my ski wouldn't upload so I was forced to use screen shots

 

post #2 of 15

Congrats lonewolf.  Keep aiming high!  The polar bear plunge put you in the winner's circle, although it was a close call against the bloody arse.  biggrin.gif

post #3 of 15

hmm, I think STp wussed out on the bloody pants........  but congrats to Lone!

post #4 of 15

Congrats to lonewolf210 for his well-deserved win! Let us know how you spend those winnings...

post #5 of 15

Thanks everyone! And a special thanks to STP!

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by nolo View Post

Congrats to lonewolf210 for his well-deserved win! Let us know how you spend those winnings...

 

Currently I am torn between buying a new pair of skis (which I need) or buying some backpacking gear for the trip around the world me and some friends are planning for this summer.

post #6 of 15

Way to go Zoomie!

post #7 of 15

beercheer.gif

 

I'm gonna say that I agree with this choice.  Going "Polar Bear Club" after that ski was above and beyond the call of duty. roflmao.gif

post #8 of 15

Pretty amazing story, and worthy damaged goods. 

 

If you have a link to that video, it might make some interesting viewing.  

post #9 of 15
post #10 of 15

Brrrrr!  If I ever lose a ski in a pond, I'm sending a kid. spit.gif

post #11 of 15

Congrats, man! After that plunge you should have change your call sign to LoneWalrus1 :) Well deserved,

 

Cheers,

 

Vlad

post #12 of 15

 

Congratulations Lonewolf210 on your well earned victory. Enjoy your new stuff.

 

The gear gremlins certainly seem to have singled you out for a string of mischievous sabotage. Until your luck with equipment stabilizes though, you might wish to avoid sky diving.wink.gif

post #13 of 15

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by lonewolf210 View Post

Thanks everyone! And a special thanks to STP!

 

Currently I am torn between buying a new pair of skis (which I need) or buying some backpacking gear for the trip around the world me and some friends are planning for this summer.

 

Graduating from USAFA? Seems a rite of passage is to take a big international trip before life in the Air Force ensues. I'm the proud spouse of a '94 grad who did just that upon graduating. It's been a good life for us.

 

Congrats on winning the contest AND graduating (I'm being presumptuous here.) Surviving the Academy is no small feat!!

post #14 of 15

I was thinking more of "frightened turtle man"  (seinfeld reference, google it!)  biggrin.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by VladL View Post

Congrats, man! After that plunge you should have change your call sign to LoneWalrus1 :) Well deserved,

 

Cheers,

 

Vlad

 

 

post #15 of 15

A well deserved win.  Congrats!

icon14.gif

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Congratulations Sierra Trading Post Contest Winner!