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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Please see this TGR thread. Any help is really appreciated (even if it's telling your friends about it). The thread explains (in depth) exactly what's going on. This is a really good way to support a fellow skier.

VIEW the Auction

View the TGR thread describing the auction

The rest of the story
post #2 of 25

Seconded.

Even if you are not inclined to donate, please watch for the auction. There will be some very good gear and very good prices. So you get a deal on stuff, and support a good cause. WIN WIN
post #3 of 25
This is truely insightful. Makes me count my blessings.

We are blessed so we can spread those blessings around us.
post #4 of 25
Just posted it on snowHeads and Natives.
post #5 of 25
Great link KT and thanks for the info!

Thanks for spreading the word Fox.
post #6 of 25
The motivation here is noble, and laudable. I respect the TGR guys for starting this.

A few years ago a friend in the medical research field explained to me that many post-grad medical researchers gravitate toward cancer research - NOT because it's a hugely successful field (progress is slow and difficult). BUT, because it's so well funded.

He said graduates were assured of long-term, abundant funding in the "cancer business". He informed me that salaries in the range of $200,000 to $400,000 per year were not uncommon.

This comment in no way minimizes the well-intended motives behind the TGR thread.

However, since receiving this "inside info", it's been difficult to view cancer fund-raising ads, utilizing bald children, with as much innocence.
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain_Strato
The motivation here is noble, and laudable. I respect the TGR guys for starting this.

A few years ago a friend in the medical research field explained to me that many post-grad medical researchers gravitate toward cancer research - NOT because it's a hugely successful field (progress is slow and difficult). BUT, because it's so well funded.

He said graduates were assured of long-term, abundant funding in the "cancer business". He informed me that salaries in the range of $200,000 to $400,000 per year were not uncommon.

This comment in no way minimizes the well-intended motives behind the TGR thread.

However, since receiving this "inside info", it's been difficult to view cancer fund-raising ads, utilizing bald children, with as much innocence.

All the more reason to consider helping us out, I think. The money raised goes directly to helping out our skier and doesn't pay someone's high salary in between.
post #8 of 25
Captain Strato,
IMO that is the way it should be.
Since it is NOT a hugely succesful field, is slow and difficult, they must attract the best minds.
What is unfortunate is our education system/society is not producing more students who are eliglble to go into research and we have a president who....oh never mind.
post #9 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by ktrubin
All the more reason to consider helping us out, I think. The money raised goes directly to helping out our skier and doesn't pay someone's high salary in between.
You're right, there's a distinct difference here: treatment for an individual vs. funds for posh research firms with huge salaries.

It's not that I oppose cancer research - it is a difficult field and does require brilliant minds.

I've just become a bit cynical regarding heart-tugging ads that imply your funds are going directly to the afflicted child in the photo (or ones like them), when reality is slightly less beneficent.

In this case, the person in need is the one directly receiving the benefit. A worthy endeavor!
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
We have, so far...... at least 5 pairs of skis, some bindings, photos, and outerwear. There's even word of a very rare dart board. Check it out at the end of the month!
post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 
Well, I do beleive all items are in. We have really generous people here. We have 12 donators and 25+ items.
Items Are:

New Rossi Axial 140Ti's
190 Gotamas
Salomon Gore Tex Jacket
PBR Dart Board, new
188 Stiff Bros, Blems, used
AJ Kitt Double Trouble Bag
9 FKNA Shirts
170cm Volant Gravity 71's
178 Volkl AX4's
183 RD Helidogs
A Red Bull Fridge
Like New Garmont G-Rides, 335 Sole Length
Wookey Shovel Pack, like new
186 Stockli SS Pros, great shape
Scarpa T1 Tele Boots, like new
Voile Tele Bindings
190cm Nordica w9.1ff
Spy Blizzard Goggles
Brand New Hestra Vertical Cut Gloves
Skinny Ascension Skins
Some Pro Quality Photos

The "real" auction will be posted in due time. Stay tuned and thanks to everyone who donated!
post #12 of 25

The Auction has Started

Lots of good stuff up for grabs.

The auction has been hosted on a neutral site here is the link.

http://www.turzman.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=3
post #13 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks MTT!! I was just going to post something...

saved me the trouble.

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE BIDDING:
http://turzman.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=152
Also, you do not have to be a member of the site to bid.


Here’s a list of what we have, there will be more complete descriptions in item's thread:
-Rossignol Axial 140’s with wide brakes (Thanks MTT)
-190cm original Volkl Gotamas, no bindings (Thanks Reverend Floater)
-Salomon X-wave Jacket, Size L to XL (Thanks Reverend Floater)
-Pabst Blue Ribbon Dart Board (it’s as badass as you’re thinking) (Thanks Xboat)
-PM Gear Bro Models, 188cm, Stiff Flex, No bindings (Thanks Splat)
-AJ Kitt Double Trouble Ski Bag (Thanks Splat)
-(3) XXL PM Gear FKNA T-Shirts (Thanks Splat)
-(3) Small PM Gear FKNA T-Shirts (Thanks Splat)
-(3) XL Women’s PM Gear FKNA T-shirts (Thanks Splat)
-(2) Large Woman’s PM Gear FKNA T-shirts (Thanks mmthskier)
-Avalanche Ball (Serious BC Maggotts Only PLEASE) (Thanks Splat)
-170cm Volant Gravity 71 W/ Bindings (Like NEW) (Thanks Corky)
-178cm Volkl AX4’s, no bindings (Thanks Corky)
-183cm RD HeliDogs, Salomon S900 Bindings (Thanks Corky)
-Red Bull Fridge (North East Bidders Only Please) (Thanks Bluebird)
-Garmont G-Ride A.T. Boots, New, 335mm Sole (about size 12) (Thanks Viva)
-Wookey Ski Pack, like new, built for skiing (Thanks Viva)
-186 Stockli Scot Schmidt Pros, Like New, No Bindings (Thanks Viva)
-Scarpa T1 Telemark Boots, size 9.5 or 10, like new (Thanks Pow4Brains)
-Voile Telemark Bindings (Thanks Pow4Brains)
-190cm Nordica W9.1FF, no bindings, LEGENDARY skis (Thanks Nattydread)
-Spy Blizzard Goggles, 2 lenses, Olive Drab in color (Thanks SkierJ from Epic)
-Hestra Vertical Cut Freeride Gloves, Size 9, new (Thanks Daywalker)
-Black Diamond Skinny Skins, new (Thanks Harpo-the-skier)
-215cm Rossignol DH Skis, Rossi FKS DIN 7-15 bindings (Thanks SuperG)
-Spy Tortoise Shell Polarized Sunglasses (Thanks Seanybob)
-185cm Fischer Big Stix 84’s, Naxo 01’s, AND skins cut to fit (Thanks Weibo)
-125cm Smith Z-bend poles, red (Thanks Weibo)
-186cm Dynastar Speed SX’s, Salomon 900 series bindings (Thanks Mr. W)
-170cm Atomic Beta Ride 9.22, Atomic 4.12 bindings (Thanks Theodore)
-Lowe Alpine Backpacking Pack (Thanks Theodore)
-Look Clipless road pedals (Thanks Theodore)
-The North Face Gore Tex Pants, size Large, like new (Thanks Conundrum)
-Giro Bad Lieutenant Helmet, size medium (Thanks Conundrum)
-Marker Comp 3000 bindings, DIN 15 to 30 (sack up punanis) (Thanks Conundrum)
-Marmot Fleece Vest, Black, size Large (Thanks Conundrum)
-Black Diamond Patrol Glove, size Large (Thanks Conundrum)
-Rockford Fosgate Amplifier, 75.2 Amps (Thanks Conundrum)
-Mountain Hard Wear sleeping pad, new (Thanks Conundrum)
-A brand new (very nice) skateboard (Thanks Conundrum)
-Toko Artic Nordic Gloves, black, size Large (Thanks Conundrum)
-Powder Magazine Bota Bag, a true collector’s item, ya just can’t go buy this thing! (Thanks Tyrone Shoelaces)
-(5) T-shirts from Reaktorcorps.com, any size, t-shirts only (Thanks Truth)
-(5) Photos from Steve Mokan (Lloydxmas), please see threads for details (Thanks Lloyd)
-Tera Dreamsfly Lady’s Saddle, (c’mon ladies….it’s PINK) (Thanks AltaGirl)
-3 lbs. of Smoked Salmon (you know it’s good) (Cameltoad)
-Hot Monkey Love CD’s (please see threads for directions on how to listen before you buy) (Freshie 247)
-Shimano Clipless MTB Pedals, brand new (Thanks Joey Joe Joe Joe Sblahblah)
-Giro Bike Helmet, like new, medium? (Thanks Joey Joe Joe Joe Sblahblah)
-Wilderness Systems Alamax Surf Kayak (CT bidders only please, or those willing to drive to CT to pick it up) (Thanks Knuckledragger)
-Salomon Zip Hoody, Green, size Large (Thanks baseWelder)
-178cm Voile Carbon Surfs, great condition, no bindings (Thanks BloodSweatSteel)
-Any two photos from www.erikseo.com (Thanks Midget)
-Line Skis backpack (Thanks Jason Leventhal From Line)
-(5) Handmade knit hats, your choice on colors (Thanks Mtnlion and Girlguide)
-177cm Atomic TM-EX, great shape, no bindings (Thanks Jimmypage)
-(3) Pairs of Goggles and Poles from SCOTT USA, your choice of color and size (see thread for details on this) (Thanks Jonny from Scott USA)
-180cm Tua Touring skis, silvretta bindings (Thanks Ninjabirdman)
-125cm (ish) Smith Z-bend poles (that’s right folks, we have two pairs of these!) (Thanks Andy Brown)
-Lendel 4pc. Kayaking paddle, 203cm (Thanks Andy Brown)
-Adirondack Slide Guide Book (Thanks Drew Haas)
-Mary Kay Peticure Set (Thanks Boobookitty)
-AK Powder Monkey Photo prints
-Original Vintage Igneous Catalog (Thanks MtnLion)
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
Auction will end Aug. 23rd at 6pm Eastern time.
post #15 of 25
Already bidded! lets show them what Epic can do! Bid early and often!
post #16 of 25

Thank you EPIC Moderators

Nice thought making this a sticky. Besides the ski gear some of the Pro Photography looks like a steal!

Hats off to EPIC for supporting a fun cause

http://turzman.com/phpbb/viewforum.p...17cf795e 7862
post #17 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain_Strato View Post
The motivation here is noble, and laudable. I respect the TGR guys for starting this.

A few years ago a friend in the medical research field explained to me that many post-grad medical researchers gravitate toward cancer research - NOT because it's a hugely successful field (progress is slow and difficult). BUT, because it's so well funded.

He said graduates were assured of long-term, abundant funding in the "cancer business". He informed me that salaries in the range of $200,000 to $400,000 per year were not uncommon.

This comment in no way minimizes the well-intended motives behind the TGR thread.

However, since receiving this "inside info", it's been difficult to view cancer fund-raising ads, utilizing bald children, with as much innocence.
Well we can be cynical about the motives of those doing the work of cancer research or we can be appreciative of the work and those who chose this good fight. Knowing that there are over 100 types of cancer, each requireing it's own funding and multiple teams of researchers.

Living wiht cancer requires alot of support from family, freinds, and your local village. Everytime your cancer comes roaring back wiht a new attqck, you need that local network, along wiht the researchers, who you hope have something new to fight it with, even if it is not a cure. If we keep it up, someday there will be a cure hopefully, and in the meantime, we need that churning of new cancer drugs to help current cancer survivors keep outlasting their disease for long enough for a cure to materilize. My wife is a five time cancer survivor, having spent the last 15 years fighting this thing. Eleven years of this time spent continously fighting it. There is no doubt in my mind that she owes her life to these researchers and Doctors, all of whom make well over 200,000 a year I'm sure.

Look beyond the surface of this issue and what you will see are hords of people fighting the good fight wiht research and delivery, (making plenty of money for sure), and hords of people fighting a personal fight of survival, hoping they will outlast this disease, in no small way due to their doctors and reseachers. later, RicB.
post #18 of 25
My heart goes out to this person, and I can only say that this type of supprot is very important, and needed. Great job TGR!!! later, RicB
post #19 of 25
I updated the links in the first post to make the auction easier to get to. Got my bid in.

Thanks MTT for your contribution.
post #20 of 25

Last Day

Less than 24 hours left for the Auction still some good deals to be had.

A barly used pair of 170CM Atomic 9.22 with 4-12's for 115$!!!:

And other stuff.

http://turzman.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=3
post #21 of 25

Another Good One

Lloyd posted a few pictures up for auction, but no one was bidding on one of the prints offered, so he updated it to (Any picture any size from his Website) no one seems to have figured this out and runs the bids up on other offerings up to 100$
Take a look.
http://turzman.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=210
post #22 of 25
Auction is over, but you can still check out the results. The Auction raised $5477.

A big thank you goes out to all the contributors, buyers and organizers who made this happen. And best wishes to Nils for an EPIC ski season this year.

(I have unstuck the thread, but it will continue to be available for viewing)
post #23 of 25
I'm sorry to report to the EpicSki community that followed Plakesphere's (Nils) quest for Normalcy and his valiant fight against cancer, that he has passed beyond our reach. Many tributes have been posted on the TGR forums, and while Nils was not member of EpicSki, he was a part of our skiing community and showed us how to live in the moment, and to live strong.

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=94835
post #24 of 25
Thanks for the update. I wish it were one you didn't have to make.

Its amazing how much the people in these internet communities sincerely touch our hearts.
post #25 of 25
I just read this thread. It's amazing! It is astonishing to see the level of caring/support generated. It must have meant a lot to Plakesphere. What a wonderful thing to have done for him!
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