Whistler 4/13/08

13 Apr, 2008

We headed up to Whistler to ride for the day. It was a late start and luckily a Starbucks stop was on the way before hitting up the Whistler gondola in the base. We took one run all together.

Riding Whistler is just beautiful
Mike showing off the top of Whistler goods
Mike, Kendra and Joe on the chairlift behind us with the view of Creekside

Some of the group went inside for lunch and recovered from the night before by taking it easy on riding.

I went with Mark and Karmel so we could enjoy the demo’s for the day. Since it was a late start we weren’t able to demo too many boards. But the companies at the demos were Endeavor, Capita, Ride, Salomon, Never Summer, Prior, and Signal. It was a good chance to get on more 08-09 snowboards.

Couple of Salomon’s bases
Looking at the demo tents
Mark took out a prior for his 1st choice

Myself with the Prior Majestic
Mark talking to Signal

I ended up sticking with two new companies to ride that I wouldn’t normally get the chance to. I was tempted to take out the fix again but another time I will. Today I rode the Prior Majestic and the Endeavor Roots. 

Mark took out a Prior and Signal snowboard and Karmel took out a Salomon Radiant and Never Summer Infinity.

Karmel learning her tail press on the Infinity
Last run down took a while with safety people making sure you went slow and the slush the entire way down the bottom of Whistler.

With live music in the base, we camped out at Black’s Pub on the patio to enjoy the last rays of sunshine and live music. Of course enjoying many pitchers of beer and ending the day with friends.

One of Mike’s many funny faces as Karmel frowns upon it
My Oakley’s (paint job still amazing btw) showing off our table
Yum Beer
Myself and Karmel up close with reflective goggles
Joe making sure everyone has beers

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  1. optionrider
    April 15, 2008

    Glad to see you tried an Endeavor finally shay! If you still have a chance, you should ride a BOD or a Live Series, they seem right up your alley.

  2. Shayboarder
    April 16, 2008

    Yeah bummer I didn’t know you were gonna be up there too! I am in Seattle now so no chance to ride the demos there next weekend. Hopefully another time with Endeavor.

  3. Huckleberry Hart
    April 18, 2008

    Hell yea for Signal!

  4. Shayboarder
    April 22, 2008

    I know, I wanted to try a Signal but the two other companies Prior and Endeavor were ones that would be harder to demo in the US…so signal was 3rd in line and not enough time unfortunately. But Marc did try a signal and was amazed by the soft flex as I recall.