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Postcard to the Brotherhood of the Traveling Chubbs

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Postcard to the Brotherhood of the Traveling Chubbs

Just for fun, here’s a postcard from an early January 2011 trip my son and I made to Utah.

This postcard is addressed to Rio, SkiMangoJazz, jgiddyup, northeasterner, Volant addict (honorary member), and any other brothers I have inadvertently omitted.  The traveling V2 Chubbs proved their worth six times over.

 

1) From Snowbasin, this shot is similar to the one of northeasterner

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My son also joined the brotherhood and used the Chubbs for a couple hours on two days before renting his own pair of wider skis.

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2) Powder Mountain, the Chubbs took some rides on the Snowcat.

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Below Lightening Ridge, skis good, driver weak.

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3) Brighton, I'd never been on skis before that were wider than about 74mm underfoot.  From the instant I tried the Chubbs I was very comfortable doing my old school scarve with them on groomers.

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These babies enjoyed the scenic views at Brighton as much as I did

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4) Alta, they led

 

me down High Rustler

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and Catherine's off the Supreme lift

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5) Snowbird, their gleaming, metal finish turned heads in the tram

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and they even managed to get ever so slightly airborne in Mineral Basin

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6) Solitude, in Honeycomb Canyon it's not how good you are, but how much fun you're having.

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Here's to you guys!  Thanks for paying it forward.

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post #2 of 16

nice!

Guess they're not so relatively chubby anymore - you can grip the tip with your hand!

post #3 of 16

Nice James.  Good to see another satisfied customer enjoying them. 

post #4 of 16

Glad to see the skis are getting used.

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I was thinking we should put stickers on those skis for all the resorts they've been to or states they've been in but I would hate to cover up the stainless steel.  Maybe everyone that skis on them should sign them with a Sharpie instead.

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Hey, I had a shot at those via PM two years ago and opted to pass. because I already had something similar.   I'm glad to see that they are getting their fair share of attention.  Be careful with those.  I've heard that they are a gateway drug to fatter skis!yahoo.gif

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  Be careful with those.  I've heard that they are a gateway drug to fatter skis!yahoo.gif


True, but every year I hit conditions where I think to myself that the Chubbs would have been better than the fatter skis I'm on.  The Chubbs main shortcoming is in light bottomless powder, conditions we all dream of but rarely encounter.

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I was thinking we should put stickers on those skis for all the resorts they've been to or states they've been in but I would hate to cover up the stainless steel.  Maybe everyone that skis on them should sign them with a Sharpie instead.

Can you list the resorts you know about that they've skied?  That would be fascinating to me.

 

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Can you list the resorts you know about that they've skied?  That would be fascinating to me.

 



I used them at Big Sky, Bridger Bowl (both in Montana) and Silver Mountain (Idaho.)  You'll have to check with the other owners to see where else they've been.


Edited by Rio - 1/13/11 at 11:49am
post #10 of 16

How many people have owned this pair of skis?

I bet Rossi Smash doesn't have a pair of Chubbs yet...

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Glad to see the skis are getting used.


Hey is that directed at me? biggrin.gif

 

So am I. 

 

Due to my rotator cuff injury my new Rossi S3's are sitting unused.  We had 2 feet of powder yesterday.  I'll be lucky if I can ski easy groomers this weekend.

 

Great TR James, so happy you're enjoying those skis.  Sitting in my garage for a year unused was as waste!

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How many people have owned this pair of skis?

I bet Rossi Smash doesn't have a pair of Chubbs yet...

These skis were originally demo skis at Bridger Bowl.  The kids in the shop never pushed them so they were almost new when I got them.  I'd have to trace all the different threads on them to figure out how many people have owned them.  I figure whenever they are to be retired we'd give them to RossiSmash or Philpug to keep in their museums.  Besides the Epicski history, that model was the apex of the Volant brand.
 

post #13 of 16

Very nice!

 

Postcard #5 is my fave =)

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How many people have owned this pair of skis?

I bet Rossi Smash doesn't have a pair of Chubbs yet...



Bumpfeaq was the Bear that offered to send them to me when he was done with them.  No telling how many different states he drove them in.

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Time to update this two year old vanity threadduck.gif

 

The old Chubbs got around this past winter to some good places.  

 

Timberline, WV for Snowy Luau

 

 

Mad River Glen, VT the week of the Epicski Gathering

 

 

Mt. Bachelor, OR, backside near summit

 

 

Homewood, CA, Quail Face

 

 

Squaw Valley, CA, Red Dog Ridge

 

 

Alpine Meadows, CA with Lake Tahoe in the background, raising the Chubbs was getting heavy by this point.redface.gif

 

 

Sugar Bowl, CA entering Silver Belt trail

 

 

again at Sugar Bowl with friendly fellow Volant skier.  He was age 77 and cheerfully initiated the leg raise for this picture.

 

 

Kirkwood, CA with youngest daughter

 

 

again at Kirkwood, the Chubbs in The Notch

 

 

Sierra at Tahoe, CA, with friends and son on right

 

 

 

Sierra at Tahoe, Castle Creek Trees

 

 

 

Functionally they still work great in soft snow, but if there is anything that pushes me to think about retiring the Chubbs it might be riding western chairlifts without footrests - a drag on the legs.  These skis weigh 20 lbs.  Thanks again to SkiMangoJazz and all the others that shared them along the way.ski.gif

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Bumpfeaq was the Bear that offered to send them to me when he was done with them.  No telling how many different states he drove them in.

That was a different pair of Chubbs.  Last I knew they were stationed at Magic, VT serving as Do Work's loaner skisicon14.gif

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