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Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:00 PM


hey Zach T....I just watched this one: :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGTB-wNO85o&feature=related

it's a pretty decent pond....and it was snowing, right? Any of you guys swallowed a rubber ducky? And of course, skiers always better at hydroplaning....:lol:...

Haha, yeah I watched that video the other day, pretty cool angles they had, solid crashes too. We were so bummed tho that they didn't put us in the video (guess we were just too good and classy :P ) I think they mainly wanted to show off the crashes. One guy did email us some pics so we at least got some photos of us on the water but they are on facebook and not flickr.

So sad the season is over tho :( lol

but the summer season should start soon? You've got something else going there or is it really just for winter activities (I've never been to Stevens Pass) and Seattle sucks during winter....dark, cold, rainy and the city stops when snow falls.....:lol:..
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:37 AM

but the summer season should start soon? You've got something else going there or is it really just for winter activities (I've never been to Stevens Pass) and Seattle sucks during winter....dark, cold, rainy and the city stops when snow falls.....:lol:..


Steven's pass just got approved to build their bike park for summer activities, so that'll hopefully open end of summer, but pretty stoked on that. You're right tho, winter in seattle blows, and nobody here knows how to drive in the rain, and panic terribly when they see one snowflake. :lol: But Saturday was our first glimpse of spring/summer type weather so hopefully good weather will start to roll in. I pretty much just wakeboard, mtn bike and hike in the summer. I have two mtns to summit this summer, both around 14.4 kfeet! :D

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 11:40 AM


but the summer season should start soon? You've got something else going there or is it really just for winter activities (I've never been to Stevens Pass) and Seattle sucks during winter....dark, cold, rainy and the city stops when snow falls.....:lol:..


Steven's pass just got approved to build their bike park for summer activities, so that'll hopefully open end of summer, but pretty stoked on that. You're right tho, winter in seattle blows, and nobody here knows how to drive in the rain, and panic terribly when they see one snowflake. :lol: But Saturday was our first glimpse of spring/summer type weather so hopefully good weather will start to roll in. I pretty much just wakeboard, mtn bike and hike in the summer. I have two mtns to summit this summer, both around 14.4 kfeet! :D

You're definitely a rider, Zach T....so can you also do some wakeboarding tricks? :P And your two mountains to summit- I had to do the metric conversion though...you'd take your go pro, wouldn't ya? Post some pix/vids...
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:55 PM

You're definitely a rider, Zach T....so can you also do some wakeboarding tricks? :P And your two mountains to summit- I had to do the metric conversion though...you'd take your go pro, wouldn't ya? Post some pix/vids...


I can clear the wake and usually throw in some grabs and 180s. Haven't stepped up to the 3s or bigger spins but I only get out a couple times a year opposed to snowboarding where I get up 20-30 times. A couple of my buddies compete tho, so they can throw the backflips and scarecrows and such, pretty sick riders. :o

I'll definitely bring my cameras up for the hikes. Mt Whitney trip is June 29th and then Mt Rainier is August 12-14th...so I have a bit of time. Need to start training tho! :D Whitney should be pretty simple and straight forward, just a day hike but Rainier will be intense with the glaciers and all (fun with ice axes!! :lol: )

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:06 AM


You're definitely a rider, Zach T....so can you also do some wakeboarding tricks? :P And your two mountains to summit- I had to do the metric conversion though...you'd take your go pro, wouldn't ya? Post some pix/vids...


I can clear the wake and usually throw in some grabs and 180s. Haven't stepped up to the 3s or bigger spins but I only get out a couple times a year opposed to snowboarding where I get up 20-30 times. A couple of my buddies compete tho, so they can throw the backflips and scarecrows and such, pretty sick riders. :o

I'll definitely bring my cameras up for the hikes. Mt Whitney trip is June 29th and then Mt Rainier is August 12-14th...so I have a bit of time. Need to start training tho! :D Whitney should be pretty simple and straight forward, just a day hike but Rainier will be intense with the glaciers and all (fun with ice axes!! :lol: )

ice axes and crampons? be careful dude....but we would like to see a vid of you sliding.....:) you guys are serious ice mountaineers?

and btw, are we gonna learn a new lingo again- clearing the wake...scarecrows and air raleys....but you haven't "stepped up to the 3s"? You mean 360 degree spin in the air? Your buddies can do this? ppfftt...really sick...
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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:02 AM

ice axes and crampons? be careful dude....but we would like to see a vid of you sliding.....:) you guys are serious ice mountaineers?

and btw, are we gonna learn a new lingo again- clearing the wake...scarecrows and air raleys....but you haven't "stepped up to the 3s"? You mean 360 degree spin in the air? Your buddies can do this? ppfftt...really sick...


Yeah, the Rainier summit will be interesting for sure. I'll def get some footy from that.

Haha, yeah wakeboarding has its own ridiculous jargon...but for any board sport they are all now just shortening how they call out 360s and 540s etc to 3s, 5s, 7s, 9s, 10s, etc.

Check out this video I found last night, makes my life seems extremely boring...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNcXn9VPk1U

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:31 PM


ice axes and crampons? be careful dude....but we would like to see a vid of you sliding.....:) you guys are serious ice mountaineers?

and btw, are we gonna learn a new lingo again- clearing the wake...scarecrows and air raleys....but you haven't "stepped up to the 3s"? You mean 360 degree spin in the air? Your buddies can do this? ppfftt...really sick...


Yeah, the Rainier summit will be interesting for sure. I'll def get some footy from that.

Haha, yeah wakeboarding has its own ridiculous jargon...but for any board sport they are all now just shortening how they call out 360s and 540s etc to 3s, 5s, 7s, 9s, 10s, etc.

Check out this video I found last night, makes my life seems extremely boring...


couldn't watch the vid, Zach T- copyright issues....I guess it has all the stronger, faster, higher and super suicidal sports like these: (were you in there somewhere?) :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynOJG6criTc&feature=related



...and I read that it usually takes about 3 days to reach Mt Rainier's summit. So how are you training for the altitude? Post some footy of the axe self-arrest...:D
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 10:32 AM

Haha, that was really funny. There was some pretty old footage in there too!

Yeah, we are planning on doing a 3 day trip for the Rainier hike. I'm not sure how I'm going to prepare for the elevation. I grew up at 6600 ft (2000m) and routinely went up to 11000 ft (3350m) to go snowboarding and hiking but now I've been living at sea level for nearly 5 years. It'll be interesting. Mt Whitney will be a good warmup cuz its only a day hike but is actually taller than Rainier so I'll get a gist of the altitude and oxygen levels

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:26 AM

Haha, that was really funny. There was some pretty old footage in there too!

Yeah, we are planning on doing a 3 day trip for the Rainier hike. I'm not sure how I'm going to prepare for the elevation. I grew up at 6600 ft (2000m) and routinely went up to 11000 ft (3350m) to go snowboarding and hiking but now I've been living at sea level for nearly 5 years. It'll be interesting. Mt Whitney will be a good warmup cuz its only a day hike but is actually taller than Rainier so I'll get a gist of the altitude and oxygen levels

funny yup...but most were pretty stupid....:P
as to the altitude training....well, if Zach T can't come to the mountain then the mountain has to come down to Zach T ...how about some kind of hypoxic training (special tent, bed, mask etc)? The IOC hasn't banned this yet...the "live/breathe/sleep high but train low" regimen....

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:13 AM


Haha, that was really funny. There was some pretty old footage in there too!

Yeah, we are planning on doing a 3 day trip for the Rainier hike. I'm not sure how I'm going to prepare for the elevation. I grew up at 6600 ft (2000m) and routinely went up to 11000 ft (3350m) to go snowboarding and hiking but now I've been living at sea level for nearly 5 years. It'll be interesting. Mt Whitney will be a good warmup cuz its only a day hike but is actually taller than Rainier so I'll get a gist of the altitude and oxygen levels

funny yup...but most were pretty stupid....:P
as to the altitude training....well, if Zach T can't come to the mountain then the mountain has to come down to Zach T ...how about some kind of hypoxic training (special tent, bed, mask etc)? The IOC hasn't banned this yet...the "live/breathe/sleep high but train low" regimen....

Oh thats pretty awesome!! I had never really heard of that but it completely makes sense. Too bad those tents/machines probably cost a pretty penny...probably not worth it for my "fun" hikes and triathlons :lol: but it would be pretty cool to just sleep at simulated 22,000 ft elevation!

I need to get sponsored by some supplement company or something, that would make things so much easier :P

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:18 AM



Haha, that was really funny. There was some pretty old footage in there too!

Yeah, we are planning on doing a 3 day trip for the Rainier hike. I'm not sure how I'm going to prepare for the elevation. I grew up at 6600 ft (2000m) and routinely went up to 11000 ft (3350m) to go snowboarding and hiking but now I've been living at sea level for nearly 5 years. It'll be interesting. Mt Whitney will be a good warmup cuz its only a day hike but is actually taller than Rainier so I'll get a gist of the altitude and oxygen levels

funny yup...but most were pretty stupid....:P
as to the altitude training....well, if Zach T can't come to the mountain then the mountain has to come down to Zach T ...how about some kind of hypoxic training (special tent, bed, mask etc)? The IOC hasn't banned this yet...the "live/breathe/sleep high but train low" regimen....

Oh thats pretty awesome!! I had never really heard of that but it completely makes sense. Too bad those tents/machines probably cost a pretty penny...probably not worth it for my "fun" hikes and triathlons :lol: but it would be pretty cool to just sleep at simulated 22,000 ft elevation!

I need to get sponsored by some supplement company or something, that would make things so much easier :P

if you're really interested, then you can scout around for gyms or fitness centres which offer these equipment/training and I'm pretty sure that they would be cheaper than buying your own.....but, this simulated altitude training has always been controversial, eh....
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:10 AM

Yeah, I already have gym that I like but I think I'll be able to handle the altitude or at least gut it out. Its nice being able to look at the mtn every day from my desk window...its a beast!!

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 11:19 AM

Yeah, I already have gym that I like but I think I'll be able to handle the altitude or at least gut it out. Its nice being able to look at the mtn every day from my desk window...its a beast!!

:P Gut it out?.....I hope that it's not only your guts talking....anyways, if you think you can handle the beast then you probably can....
and you have an awesome view of Mt Rainier everyday? Lucky you...
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:21 AM


Yeah, I already have gym that I like but I think I'll be able to handle the altitude or at least gut it out. Its nice being able to look at the mtn every day from my desk window...its a beast!!

:P Gut it out?.....I hope that it's not only your guts talking....anyways, if you think you can handle the beast then you probably can....
and you have an awesome view of Mt Rainier everyday? Lucky you...

Yeah, I have a great view of the mtn but sadly on overcast days, I can't see it at all...so about most the time I can't see it at all. :lol:

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Posted 05 May 2011 - 10:34 AM



Yeah, I already have gym that I like but I think I'll be able to handle the altitude or at least gut it out. Its nice being able to look at the mtn every day from my desk window...its a beast!!

:P Gut it out?.....I hope that it's not only your guts talking....anyways, if you think you can handle the beast then you probably can....
and you have an awesome view of Mt Rainier everyday? Lucky you...

Yeah, I have a great view of the mtn but sadly on overcast days, I can't see it at all...so about most the time I can't see it at all. :lol:

half of the year cloudy and the other half rainy......pretty nice oceanic climate.... :P
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