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Splitfest DownUnder 2015

Discussion in 'Events & FIS' started by firstlight, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. firstlight

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  2. Belly

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    Cheers Adam....
    Ok 1 week before my 40th, I was already conceptually planning a Splitfest into Thredbo 40th celebration, they'll just have to be a week apart now :)
     
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  3. firstlight

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    I've made it a week earlier this year as id like to get better snow conditions.
    The date is set so I hope the Splitboard gods are on our side.
    You are all welcome to pray!
     
  4. Chondro

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    In the calendar.
    Will be there and getting in contact with you to convert mine a d a couple mates boards soon @firstlight
     
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    Ill be there to drink expensive beer and sleep on someones couch. Might even break out the approach skis for a tour.
     
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  7. firstlight

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    Australia yeah not Austria Draizuh ROFLROFLROFL
     
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  8. BobGnarly

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    hope he can get a refund on those flights lol
     
  9. firstlight

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    OK Guys and Gals
    The T-Shirt design is up and running for this years festival shirt and hoodies.
    http://www.splitfest.com.au/t-shirt.html
    entries to adam@splitfest.com.au

    You can also buy a Shirt / Hoodie and add it to the collection!
    Winner of the shirt poll not only get a free shirt but gets to go into the history books as a Splitfest design winner:cheers:
     
  10. firstlight

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    OK
    Some updates

    Heaps of sponsors have just come onboard
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    Cheers

    Adam
     
  11. firstlight

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    More Sponsors

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    Thanks for the continued support of these companies

    Cheers
    Adam
     
  12. firstlight

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    more sponsors
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    Cheers
     
  13. Gimp

    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Probably been posted previously - A conga of splitters last year only to eciplised the next day by a gathering in a gully
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  14. BobGnarly

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    what a bunch of good lookin cats
     
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    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beaverwax.

    Max points for name.
     
  16. firstlight

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    Good to see you all have your clothes still on, Men of the mountains calender Shoot?
     
  17. firstlight

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    Teton Gravity Research donation has landed

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    I gave them the heads up that every Splitboarder in Australia has won a copy of "Deeper" and "Further" so this year we have Higher for the raffle.

    Thanks again to TRG for their support

    http://www.tetongravity.com/

    Cheers Adam
     
  18. PiedPiper

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    Super stoked with the TGR hat i won last year, saved me from massive sunburn!
    Not to mention it's been a great cap since then.
     
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  19. BobGnarly

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    I still have my beaver wax!
     
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    [QUOTE}
    I still have my beaver wax!
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    Same same, strange stuff though. Scrapes off weird. Could be the traces of Beaver I guess
     
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  22. Gimp

    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its been a while since I've had my hands on any beaver wax
     
  23. Gimp

    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Better start thinking about plans, what's the basic itinerary for the weekend Adman?
     
  24. firstlight

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    Another sponsor

    Great news that Sontimer will be getting onboard.
    Love the support from from an Ozzie company

    http://www.sontimer.com/

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  25. firstlight

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    OK
    Same deal as every year.
    21/08/15
    Friday Night 6.00pm - Banjo Patterson Hotel

    • Backcountry Film Festival
    • Guest Speaker James Mort - Avalanche Survivor testimonial
    • International guests presentations
    • Sponsors raffle
    • Final wrap up with weather observations / best place to tour and weekend information
    Friday Night 10.30 - Island Bend
    • Pre Splitfest Party
    22/08/15

    Sat morning 7.30 - Guthega carpark
    • Newbies tour (all day tour)
    Sat Night - Island Bend - Splitfest Party

    23/08/15
    No organised activities for Sunday, have fun and stay safe.

    If you are camping @ Island bend please respect the area that the NPWS give our community to use and leave it clean in better condition that you found it. Please be aware that it can snow at this location so be prepared for cold condition. You are able to have fires so this will add a little warmth to the evening proceedings.
    See map link below for location
    http://www.splitfest.com.au/camping-areas.html

    All rentals need to be organised and sorted prior to Sat morning for those doing the Newbies tour and for the AST1 avalanche group. Contact me for information if you need help sizing your gear. You will need to bring some basics
    see here for a list of stuff for the day.
    http://www.mrbc.com.au/snowboard-tours.html

    Best bet for splitboard hire is Rhythm @ Cooma so pick them up on the way into Jindy on the Friday Night.
    Heaps of new splitboards and bindings in the hire range this year all 21015-16 gear.
    At this stage there are no demos for the weekend unless I post some more info at a later stage

    On a side note, I will be doing Avalanche training on the Sunday (23/8) so will be in and around the Mt Tate area for the day.


    Any questions send me a PM or
    adam@mrbc.com.au
    0413888115

    Cheers guys
     
  26. firstlight

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    Spark donation has landed!
    Medium Magneto Splitboard Bindings and some shirts.

    Thanks again to Spark R@D for the support since day 1 of our festival in Australia

    http://www.sparkrandd.com
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    Burton have jumped onboard again this year!

    Board and Backpack .

    Massive thanks again guys

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    More support and huge donation from Oz Snowboards.
    They have donated a hand crafted Splitboard for this years event

    Huge thanks to the team @ Oz Splitboards

    http://www.ozsnowboards.com
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  29. Gimp

    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Damm Adman you've got more connections than the underground, love ya work for us splitters - all kudos to you dude.
     
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    Update on the Burton Splitboard.
    It will be the new Burton Fish!

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    Love it!
     
  31. firstlight

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    Another new sponsor for 2015
    Clean Line Productions has jumped on board donating a Splitfest photo shoot for the Splitfest weekend!

    Thanks for the support guys.

    www.cleanlineproductions.com
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    Main Range Backcountry has donated a 2016 AST1 course for raffle for the festival this year

    Thanks for the Support guys

    www.mrbc.com.au


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  33. firstlight

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    I am going to ask for help with how to fairly draw the major prizes this year so an actual splitboarder wins them!
    Chime in everyone
     
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    Twice as many tickets to people who nswer 'yes' to "Do you splitboard?'
     
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    before receiving the prize you must show your heel blisters
     
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    "Have you ever taken a circular saw to your own snowboard?"
     
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    No heel blisters here, but plenty of black toes, does that count?
     
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    ^^ Yep yep, that counts, tip of the left big toe is still numb from last weekend.
     
  39. Gimp

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    Major prize draw on Guth Trig 12pm Sat, bring ya tickets
     
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    any chance of moving it to next weekend?

    nah, only kidding....
    well sort of....
     
  41. firstlight

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    It will be light and dry on the weekend!!!!!

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    I believe my mate Dave used a bandsaw!
     
  43. neck_deep

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    So who's heading up to make it a long weekend. Thinking of heading up Friday arvo from vic now (with a spear seat) staying till Tuesday if there are peeps to go touring with Monday Tuesday.

    Don't really like the idea of s drive like that for 2 wet days. Hoping to make the most of it
     
  44. PiedPiper

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    Heading up thurs night, hoping to have a play round DHG on Friday before the rain sets in, anyone else be about?
    Praying for a change in the forecast!
     
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    Big props to Adam for organising another great event and an awesome slideshow by Kyle!!

    Sorry @SPG and I didn't hang around for Saturday but we had our fill during the week. Plus the camper trailer nearly caved in on Friday night from the gale force winds and we had about 2 hours sleep but I was relieved it packed up ok :)
     
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    Glad to know i wasn't the only one with wind trouble on friday night!
    it was so loud, ended up sleeping in the car, swore the tent was gonna get blown right over a few times too!

    Thanks Adam for another great splitfest weekend
     
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