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Lurch last won the day on June 12

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    Archipelago of Alpine Isolation
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Places with salty snow, but bury me at the 'Ghee....
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  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Thirst SF 162
    Thirst TBD 20/21
    Coiler NFCV 178
    Coiler BXFR 168P

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    Karakoram Prime CI

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  1. Alex Pullin drowned today while spearfishing in Australia. A 13 year veteran of the SBX world tour, Chumpy won 2 world titles, 2 Crystal Globes and carried the flag for the Australian Winter Olympic team at Sochi. He was 32. He will be missed.
  2. The longer it all rolls on, I'm thinking a seaon pass to @lowrider's T-bar ranch might be the safest bet (with the added bonus of unfettered political debate, ride-through rest rooms and some handsome livestock). Actually, might be nice if all the mega passes just fall over and you can go back to riding with locals who don't blow in for the first 2 hours, smoke all the groom/pow, eat their packed lunch in the lodge and blow out....
  3. Congrats @SunSurfer. Proof enough of what a well thought out response, real political nous and a willing population can achieve, even if you did have an advantage of location. Time will tell how much heartache NZ has escaped if the dead bat does bounce, but as you say, even you hardy kiwis can't survive in isolation indefinitely; re-integration to the globally (infected) community may be your greatest challenge.
  4. Sweet. Also love an honest opinion on how they pedal with flat battery (or zero assist). Thanks!
  5. I'm more of a flow trail tourer rather than a 'shuttle up for the DH' rider, so other than being able to ride further in an allotted time frame, I am really torn over these - does (almost) double the price & weight deliver double the fun? Really interested to hear you thoughts @JRAZZ & @212swat after few months use.
  6. Not sure that is exactly where the idea came from
  7. Librarians named Fiona dont need a plate....
  8. Thanks @Jack M look forward to the K v C shootout. Perhaps we can get some Thirsts lined up for a 3 way?
  9. I believe the ability to draw out turns is one of the key elements of the Contra design (and Thirsts) - scr is much tighter between the feet.
  10. @sunsurfer I was quite willing to gamble a trip in an airborne incubator, do the two weeks solitary, endure the ring of fire and perhaps even fight past some fearsome Maori warriors to make some turns, but those Taniwah are a bit much.....would September be better?!
  11. The first victim of this pandemic was logic. So, based on Sunsurfers open invitation to global covidugees, we should be ok to start planning a carving convention there in August. Might take a few phone calls to get Prinroth to airfreight a groomer, but I'm sure dredman can swing it. Phil can probably whistle up a heli at short notice too. I have read they do beer in personal tankers down there. 14 days in the cooler seems like a small price to pay....
  12. Only if you leave your Pangolin at home. And don't wear the batskin boots.
  13. @SunSurfer has any timeline been mentioned for a re-opening of the NZ borders to international travellers?
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