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Guest Randy S.

I really need to write up a full report on my trip to Chile. However, as long as we're looking at snow porn, here's a pic of me from last month at Termas de Chillan. In the background is the course we were using for practice that day. Yes, the cord is as sweet as it looks. Plus it was ultra-firm in the am. Yummy.

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you bastards, now I'm really going nuts... dammit I'm gonna get an ulcer waiting for the mountains to open :(

Now I need to figure out a way to talk my wife into letting me take off for a couple of days to hood again so I can releive some of this desire :D

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Guest Randy S.
Originally posted by Kent

Randy - If you don't mind me asking.....who set that course? It's about time someone put some offset back into GS!!!!!!!

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I don't recall which coach set that one. The coaches set the course each day. The coaches were Lisa Kosglow, Tyler Jewell and Anton Pogue. The gates were generously loaned to us by Phil Fell from Park City. We had some great courses. We practiced on two different pistes, which gave us real variety. Plus the courses all had at least one steep and one flat section. The one in the picture had two steeps and two flats.

I had never understood the concept of a double turn until this program. I really came to understand it in the flatter sections. The whole idea of having patience and waiting until you are in the rise line of the gate before tipping in was a total revelation for me. Often in the past, I'd get impatient and tip the board in too soon. Then I have to back off the edge to make the gate and then tip in again to complete the turn (hence the "double turn"). I learned a ton of other things as well (hip alignment was awesome - Lisa's kinesthetic teaching methods rule :D )

Like I promised, I'll work on a full trip report and post that soon.

Meantime, here are a few more pictures from the trip:

Anton Pogue with Charlie Parker about to explode out of the start gate:

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Steve "Esteban" McCutcheon railing just before a gate:

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Guest Randy S.

Cody Brown and Lisa Kosglow basking in the sun (Cody is a BX guy from CO who came to camp to improve his carving - watch out for him this season)

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Tyler Jewell drawing lines in the corduroy:

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Guest Randy S.
Originally posted by oldvolvosrule

the pic of A Pogue getting ready at the start gate, can anyone make out if those are Cateks???

Those are Cateks, but Anton is the guy with the camera. Charlie Parker is the guy in the gate (the guy with the Donek logo on his helmet). Anton wears Burton race plates and Raichle Flexon ski boots.

Here's a picture of Anton playing with his tools while wearing his gear. That's a special plate attached to his board (I can't recall the mfg) kind of like a conshox:

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Randy, I think that conshox top to Anton's F2 was made by Tinkler... ?

Everyone, I'm pretty sure I took the photo of Randy in front of the race course that day. Had an absolute blast down there and although it was only a month ago, the jones for early snow is still alive and well! :D

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Guest Ghostrider

Randy, I would like to join the masses in Damming you!!

I am still really mad that I missed out on that trip and looking at the pictures doesnt help much!!:mad:

Looks like you guys had a blast and I can only imagine the kind of mischievious fun Anton provided for you guys :D

Cant wait for your write up!!

I hope they do it next year cuz Im gonna start saving now.

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Guest Randy S.
Originally posted by Ghostrider

I can only imagine the kind of mischievious fun Anton provided for you guys :D

Cant wait for your write up!!

I hope they do it next year cuz Im gonna start saving now.

Anton being mischievous? Never (see below) :D

I'm pretty sure they plan to hold it again next year. I'd recommend it for any aspiring racers, as well as casual carvers.

Anton getting silly:

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Guest Ghostrider

LOL! Thats great!

Sometimes its great to say...yea...anton coached me for a bit...then other times....ehhh......:D

But it seems like anybody who has raced has at least a couple Anton stories to share. haha..maybe that is deserving of a new thread though cuz I know I can think of a couple doozies and you probably have a few now too.

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I went shopping this weekend and bought some new black courduroy pants... brushed them all day long while in front of my computer designing a bunch of stuff that pays for my car and golf and snowboard habit... gotta retire again soon. Found car number 5 yesterday but no place to store it so I did not buy it. nice thing about clubs and snowboards - don't take up much room.:D

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