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Is anyone going to the NASTAR Nationals in Steamboat? What Division?
I'm 50-54 Platinum, skier.
My wife 50-54 snowboard.
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Originally Posted by rcahill View Post
Is anyone going to the NASTAR Nationals in Steamboat? What Division?
I'm 50-54 Platinum, skier.
My wife 50-54 snowboard.
Was there last year with Pneumonia, same class as you. Two younger guys kicked my A$$. I won the year before. My wife was Alpine 30-34 Gold. Its good fun for a couple. Some good restaurants, nice town. The race hills - well you can read all about that on the NASTAR forum if you like.

Now, for the competition

I won't be there, tied up in the IMD Masters points race so off to Targhee (got to keep one's priorities straight).

Me not there I'm wondering what Kevin Ward's motivation will be, he loves beating my a$$ (won't last Kev ). Then there's our boy from the midwest. He'll tell ya he only skis flat hills : His name is Frank Ransley. So that takes care of the current top 3 in our class (at the moment, Kevin is still running NASTAR, hmmm, wondering why, I haven't made a putt-putt run since the middle of January - again, rather be on big hills at the moment).

Kevin and his "go" juice at Vail Regionals - where he won the Men's 6 GS I might add



There's a ton of great guys out there and past champions who might show. Bring your A game and have a blast - Good luck!!

If Kevin shows and you beat him I'll buy you a beer
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Newcastle

Sure it will last Gary!!!

And you still owe me a six pack of Newcastle!!!

The main reason I am doing NASTAR Nationals is because it is an event where the whole family can race. My wife and daughter will be racing. Reiko is in the Platinum division and Cassia is also. I only wish we could race where Cassia is racing on See Ya.

Kevin
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Newcastle coming, its in the mail

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Sure it will last Gary!!!

And you still owe me a six pack of Newcastle!!!

The main reason I am doing NASTAR Nationals is because it is an event where the whole family can race. My wife and daughter will be racing. Reiko is in the Platinum division and Cassia is also. I only wish we could race where Cassia is racing on See Ya.

Kevin
First of all "young man", I intend to keep you "staying ahead of me" until you are well into your eighties. Good luck

Sad news. Liz broker her arm during training at Soldier today. The jump had a bit of kicker on it and after she blew up the shaved it quite a bit. Slabby and I both got major "tip up" air on the first hits. The race will be interesting. Rauli K hit 76 MPH with his GPS on Monument Face :



For the full story on how her NASTAR coach got her busted up go here . And it started out so benignly

Anyway, this absolutely cooks the NASTAR Championships for us - you had me going there for a bit
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I'm puzzled.
I've only raced NASTAR once. And I received a notice that I qualified. How?

I'm not that good, I only raced once, and though I'll likely race nastar in the future, this wasn't a good time for me to get enthused about really getting into it.
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=50030
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I'm puzzled.
I've only raced NASTAR once. And I received a notice that I qualified. How?

I'm not that good, I only raced once, and though I'll likely race nastar in the future, this wasn't a good time for me to get enthused about really getting into it.
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=50030
Okay TC, here's the deal. You only have to race once to qualify. To qualify you have to be in the top three in your age group and DIVISION (Silver, Gold or Platinum) at any resort you raced at. You can still qualify if you are in 4th, 5th, what ever, if the racers in front of you have qualified higher in that or another division at another resort.

Sounds complicated? Kinda of. If you have other questions or want me to look at your NASTAR record to explain exactly how you qualified feel free to PM me with your NASTAR registration Number.
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here's my NASTAR page
http://www.nastar.com/index.jsp?page...&compid=550648

I've been told I did okay for a first timer on Burnin luvs. I just dunno
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here's my NASTAR page
http://www.nastar.com/index.jsp?page...&compid=550648

I've been told I did okay for a first timer on Burnin luvs. I just dunno
Well you are first in the Bronze division. The big challenge for the Bronze Division racers is that they have to race in the Silver Division at the Nationals. Here's the specifics on qualifying

The Resort Rankings are used to qualify Alpine racers for the Nature Valley NASTAR National Championships. Participants receive a Resort Ranking at each resort where they race after completing just one (1) Nature Valley NASTAR race. Participants within the Alpine discipline qualify if they are ranked in the top three (3) in their age & gender category in their division at any Nature Valley NASTAR resort as of Monday, February 19, 2007. Participants in the Platinum Division, Gold Division, Silver Division and Bronze Division are eligible to qualify for the National Championships.

There are three divisions Alpine racers may compete in at the National Championships - Platinum Division, Gold Division or Silver Division. Racers will compete in the division in which they qualified for the National Championships as determined by their qualifying handicap as of February 19. However, Alpine racers that qualify in the Bronze Division will compete in the Silver Division at the National Championships.

Its a great experience and a real step up from your local NASTAR course with all the trappings of a high level competition.
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Okay, so I accidentally qualified for Nationals and now I want to go. However, in the meantime, I find myself unemployed in my full-time occupation. I still teach snowboarding on the weekends part-time. The challenge - what is the best way for a unemployed molecular biologist to raise funds to race in the snowboard 40-44 female division? : I don't normally ask for help but my budget won't let me go. I have lift tickets covered, I just need entry fee and some lodging help or a place to park my SUV and car camp. Who would you suggest I approach for sponsorship? I appreciate all suggestions. What sponsorship rules apply? Is this even possible? Thoughts? Thank you in advance
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Okay, so I accidentally qualified for Nationals and now I want to go. However, in the meantime, I find myself unemployed in my full-time occupation. I still teach snowboarding on the weekends part-time. The challenge - what is the best way for a unemployed molecular biologist to raise funds to race in the snowboard 40-44 female division? : I don't normally ask for help but my budget won't let me go. I have lift tickets covered, I just need entry fee and some lodging help or a place to park my SUV and car camp. Who would you suggest I approach for sponsorship? I appreciate all suggestions. What sponsorship rules apply? Is this even possible? Thoughts? Thank you in advance
You can always imitate Warner's method to raise money for racing: http://www.warnernickerson.com/index.php
Apparently it worked for him. Good luck!

- Fossil
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Taking my 7 year old daughters to race at Steamboat, will shag their skis, chear them on to victory... Figured keeping my race fees tied up in the Big Sky USSA Masters event next week was a better use of my funds.. Well, that and the size 6/8 spyder suits I bought the girls. but that's another story.
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Yo i was invited to steam boat didnt go to much of a jiber how is it is it fun:
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You can always imitate Warner's method to raise money for racing: http://www.warnernickerson.com/index.php
Apparently it worked for him. Good luck!

- Fossil
Glad that's working for him. Does anyone want an autographed picture of a snowboarding DNA jockey? I'm thinking that the only way I'm going to do this is to sell a few boards on Craigslist and car camp. It should be pretty warm though and my sleeping bag is rated to -20 F. Does the Wal-Mart in Steamboat allow overnight parking? They've started prohibiting that lately at Wal-Mart's. Or possibly someplace on National Forest land that isn't totally snowed in? There are some great spots around Winter Park/Fraser that people car camp at.
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