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SnowPorn The Search for the Opera House Hut

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Hanz Onyawaif, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. Hanz Onyawaif

    Hanz Onyawaif Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Here is a recently archived VHS from my old snowboard VHS collection.
    As the title suggests it's about a group of mates (The Extreme Wizards of Oz) on a quest to find the elusive Opera House Hut.
    This film was produced in the days way before Google maps & Google itself was not very well known in 2000.
    Years before YouTube existed this VHS was in my collection that sat in the garage for 15 to 20 years before I recently discovered it again.
    If you are into a bit of nostalgia I hope you enjoy this film from Dave Klaiber & Dean Hollander.
     
  2. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hell yeah
    That’s awesome
     
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  3. Chaeron

    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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  4. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  5. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    I almost forgot that I was in Ultra Lockdown. Chairman Dan will never understand these men!
     
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  6. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great stuff.
     
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  7. Bloke

    Bloke One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks for sharing, great stuff! They (you??) just capture the spirit of aussie backcountry perfectly. If any of the lads in that film lurk in here, I salute you! :)
     
  8. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Hanz Onyawaif
    I just have to admit i never really paid enough attention to you forum name until about a month ago. Now it is my favourite.
     
  9. Hanz Onyawaif

    Hanz Onyawaif Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Not me, I had a box of snowboard VHS films that sat in my garage for 15 years that I have recently started uploading to YouTube.

    I also would love to know if anyone on here knows any of these people.

    I tried to contact Dave Klaiber on Facebook and found we had 5 mutual friends including my old flatmate.

    He didn't reply however it seems he hadn't been on Facebook for a few years.

    I just like archiving this sort of material as its seems better to be viewed than still sitting in my garage.
     
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  10. Hanz Onyawaif

    Hanz Onyawaif Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks! Hanz is a character that was created between me & some mates about 15 years ago after getting our boards waxed at Berridale by a guy called Hanz.

    Hanz (the character) is a former Austrian fashion model that is now a ski instructor that is way better looking than you, can ski faster than you and is taking you wife for a private lesson in the morning.

    He looks like Fabio if you know who that is.
     
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  11. ecowain

    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I need to go there again.
     
  12. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Opera House or Berridale Waxing?
     
  13. shark

    shark A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well that was very good, thanks @Hanz Onyawaif

    Loved the soundtrack
     
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  14. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sat the kids down and watched this for home school this afternoon. Absolutely loved it.
     
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    nfip Cold 'n Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Awesome, loved it.
    right down to the credits "some poor bastard who had to type all this " . LOL
    cheers.
     
  16. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fair few people would know Woodsy, I haven't seen him in a while though.
     
  17. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Where would I have seen this film before?
     
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  18. canestocks

    canestocks Hard Yards

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    Nostalgic. Reminders of my one and only visit in early summer. Around the Watsons Crag track from the aqueduct tunnel a few years before this was produced. Wouldn't go down the ridge they were going down.
     
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  19. echidna

    echidna Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL Ski retrieval method #4869. Hope they've dropped back down by now.
     
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    crackson Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snowy Mountains TV.
     
  21. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe, I don't watch much TV, maybe in a pub in Jindy that had SMTV on.

    @Telemark Phat is this film in your collection?
     
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  22. Hanz Onyawaif

    Hanz Onyawaif Addicted Ski Pass: Silver

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    If you are enjoying the nostalgia please check out my YouTube channel with the rest of the VHS collection.

    It's called Snowboard VHS archive on YouTube.

    I have 10 episodes of The Snow Show Australia 2005, the Perisher Wild Winter Weekend 2005 & Planet X Winter games at Perisher 2001.
    There is also a playlist of Aussie & NZ videos in addition to all the US videos.

    I have many more titles that are waiting to be uploaded now that I finally have NBN.

    As I said before my main purpose is to archive material that will be lost forever and get it viewed by people that will enjoy it too.

    I hope it brings back memories for you like it does for me.
     
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  23. nfip

    nfip Cold 'n Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    sounds disturbingly like our club captain.
    "ish"
    perhaps just his ego / persona applies.
    many here may know him around Guthega Village and beyond ;)
     
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    Spiersy One of Us

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    Spiersy One of Us

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    Chaeron Ski-Hike-Blade-Bike-Kayak Ski Pass: Gold

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  27. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Red bull air raid on McKay is a ripper :thumbs:
     
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  28. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not a part of my collection.
     
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  29. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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    Never seen this before. Did know Woodsy, haven't seen nor heard of him for many years.
     
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    DPS Driver A Local

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    That cave was a cracker. The Taj.
     
  31. Bloke

    Bloke One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Bluff One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    rollies ( still miss them)...lifa tops.....telemarker always doing it harder....

    thanks:thumbs:
     
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  33. plink01

    plink01 Hard Yards

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    Mate that was epic, one of the best ski videos I've seen. Thanks heaps for posting that up.