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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2009 at 6:38pm

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2009 at 6:39pm
wait...wasn't this video posted earlier today?  where did that thread go?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2009 at 6:54pm
That was pretty crazy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2009 at 7:03pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2009 at 7:10pm
Originally posted by brainalleakage

Someone deleted it so I remade it.


gotcha...I tried looking for the thread, but it was gone.

Ok while watching the vid...when his friends dug him out did they not completely uncover his mouth while they're adjusting their gloves and shovel? 

It's a scary vid to watch.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2009 at 7:27pm
that was scary to watch..imagine experiencing it Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2009 at 9:30pm
That was an intense vid

Originally posted by hana24

Originally posted by brainalleakage

Someone deleted it so I remade it.


Ok while watching the vid...when his friends dug him out did they not completely uncover his mouth while they're adjusting their gloves and shovel? 


i bout he still had his mouth covered when the guy was adjusting his glove... it just sounded like it was because the mic must have been covered with snow
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2009 at 9:44pm
if you dont fast forward.. and actually listen to him breathe for 4 minutes, its one of the most intense feelings ive ever had. I was literally at my desk trippin out like.. 'where are they??dig him out!!'. Longest 4 minutes of his life, im sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2009 at 10:31pm
^^ ditto! I stopped breathing for a bit. My eyes even watered a bit. Crazy intense. There's a second video that had the same effect on me today:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=126808205918



(same video) really graphic...it's weird watching it on youtube after seeing it on facebook. it looks so much bigger. =0/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2009 at 12:11am
This was nuts!  Glad the guy was found and the rescuers didn't shovel him in the face!  That is some crazy sheet.  Avalung definitely proven a worthy invention.  Much cheaper than I thought it would be.

(I had to fast-forward a bit... too intense for my nerves).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2009 at 12:14am
he didnt use the avalung in this.  yes, he had one on, but he didnt get it in quick enough.

he sold the video to black diamond for an avalung ad and it implies that he did use the avalung, but without straight up saying it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2009 at 12:20am
Originally posted by rocheezy

^^ ditto! I stopped breathing for a bit. My eyes even watered a bit. Crazy intense. There's a second video that had the same effect on me today:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=126808205918

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I54mlK0kVw&feature=video_response

(same video) really graphic...it's weird watching it on youtube after seeing it on facebook. it looks so much bigger. =0/

that video made me cry.. it evoked the emotion so well.

one of my best friends was in a car accident this summer (i made a thread about it back then) and her best friend died.  she said she was screaming too right after it happened, and also when they found the friend that died.

so basically, this video is the same kind of emotion that she was going through.  but it was real.  too intense.  i cant even think about it anymore.  every time i do, i start to cry again.

i cant imagine how it felt to actually be in that position, if just watching a video is already this emotional.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2009 at 5:29am
Wow!  That guy was soooooo lucky! 

I wonder how far down he was buried tho in light of the fact that you could see light through the snow.  Also, I wonder...how hard is it to move your hands in an effort to dig?  Obviously it gets exponentially harder the deeper you are, but without having experienced this type of event personally, I can hardly imagine....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2009 at 5:35am
that video is actaully blocked specifically here at work from youtube... weird.
(I watched it through another link) You know its not just texting though, driving can be dangerous for a number of reasons and any other driver on the road is a potential hazard. another sobering thread.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2009 at 5:39am
Originally posted by spenser

Originally posted by rocheezy

^^ ditto! I stopped breathing for a bit. My eyes even watered a bit. Crazy intense. There's a second video that had the same effect on me today:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=126808205918

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I54mlK0kVw&feature=video_response

(same video) really graphic...it's weird watching it on youtube after seeing it on facebook. it looks so much bigger. =0/

that video made me cry.. it evoked the emotion so well.

one of my best friends was in a car accident this summer (i made a thread about it back then) and her best friend died.  she said she was screaming too right after it happened, and also when they found the friend that died.

so basically, this video is the same kind of emotion that she was going through.  but it was real.  too intense.  i cant even think about it anymore.  every time i do, i start to cry again.

i cant imagine how it felt to actually be in that position, if just watching a video is already this emotional.
Yeah, it definitely felt SO real while I was watching it. Of course the whole time I'm thinking SOMEONE should at least have looked at the road, but the emotion and intensity definitely got to me. When I started to watch it a second time, I felt tears coming and turned it off.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2009 at 7:02am
That dude in the avy video was seriously lucky.  He was dug out quickly and didn't suffer life threatening injuries in the burial process.  We had a guy last season who got buried and was dug out in less time than that, only to expire a week later due to the injuries he suffered getting buried.  

Check out A Dozen More Turns, if you really want a wake up call.  Anyone who rides backcountry without gear, and any sort of training is a damn fool.  These guys knew what they were doing and still got caught in a shit storm.  BC riding is a blast, but things can go from fun to deadly in seconds. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2009 at 10:27am
wow that accident one is pretty scary....

I haven't gotten around to the avalanche one yet... but sounds like a trip too... Confused
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2009 at 10:33am
Originally posted by happytheman

Wow!  That guy was soooooo lucky! 

I wonder how far down he was buried tho in light of the fact that you could see light through the snow.  Also, I wonder...how hard is it to move your hands in an effort to dig?  Obviously it gets exponentially harder the deeper you are, but without having experienced this type of event personally, I can hardly imagine....

he was just a couple feet under according to chappy.

ps - the user "chappy" who posted that is chappy, the owner of porters in tahoe.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2009 at 2:55pm
Originally posted by spenser

Originally posted by happytheman

Wow!  That guy was soooooo lucky! 

I wonder how far down he was buried tho in light of the fact that you could see light through the snow.  Also, I wonder...how hard is it to move your hands in an effort to dig?  Obviously it gets exponentially harder the deeper you are, but without having experienced this type of event personally, I can hardly imagine....

he was just a couple feet under according to chappy.

ps - the user "chappy" who posted that is chappy, the owner of porters in tahoe.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/25/2009 at 6:14pm

omg my heart stopped. I know i would be freaking out when u get burried u cant move or bearley even breath. Thank god for tracking systems!!!!!!!!!! this guy is amazingly lucky. still cant belive the camera never cut out.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2009 at 2:28am
Originally posted by killclimbz

That dude in the avy video was seriously lucky.  He was dug out quickly and didn't suffer life threatening injuries in the burial process.  We had a guy last season who got buried and was dug out in less time than that, only to expire a week later due to the injuries he suffered getting buried.  

Check out A Dozen More Turns, if you really want a wake up call.  Anyone who rides backcountry without gear, and any sort of training is a damn fool.  These guys knew what they were doing and still got caught in a shit storm.  BC riding is a blast, but things can go from fun to deadly in seconds. 


Just watched that video....by damn! For all of you that venture into the back country and all that board or ski.... watch this video. Sobering to say the least.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2009 at 5:51am
Originally posted by PindaBoy

Originally posted by killclimbz

That dude in the avy video was seriously lucky.  He was dug out quickly and didn't suffer life threatening injuries in the burial process.  We had a guy last season who got buried and was dug out in less time than that, only to expire a week later due to the injuries he suffered getting buried.  

Check out A Dozen More Turns, if you really want a wake up call.  Anyone who rides backcountry without gear, and any sort of training is a damn fool.  These guys knew what they were doing and still got caught in a shit storm.  BC riding is a blast, but things can go from fun to deadly in seconds. 


Just watched that video....by damn! For all of you that venture into the back country and all that board or ski.... watch this video. Sobering to say the least.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2009 at 6:18am
That video needs to be posted on every snowboard, ski and sled forum out there. That is a powerful example of the dangers faced anytime you go off the reservation. 

I don't know if any of you have ever been buried before but it is one of the most terrifying experiences you can be faced with. I got buried head first about 10 years ago. My brother and I were riding side by side and he went down and I tried to make a toe turn up around a big tree to hit a natural berm and come down. I dug a little and was forced to either smack the tree at full speed or take a dive. I took a dive and ended up face first buried with my hands over my head. My feet were sticking out but I was out of site and could not get myself out. I because of the location of my hands was able to make some space for my face and fortunately my brother had stopped to watch the turn and came to check on my when I didn't pop out the other side. I was buried for no more than 3 minutes. I tried screaming, wiggling my feet... everything I could do. The snow was so deep that if it hadn't been for my snowboard I would have went totally under. The best feeling I can ever express was the feeling of my brother grabbing my hood. 

I can not... CAN NOT even after that... imagine what it would feel like to go through what that dude just went through. 

That's an amazing video. 

I've got 16 years on a snowboard and some snow knowledge and avi knowledge but I would NEVER go into a situation like that without the right gear and some more training. I'd really like to get avi certified and take some snow condition classes and buy all my own gear. I ride off the reservation probably 35% of the season on a mountain I know like the back of my hand. I ALWAYS ride with my brother. We've been riding together for 15 years and can literally feel each other. I can't tell you how many times we've got separate ways and almost smashed in to each other in the middle of tree run. And even with that I find it irrisponsible for us to be riding without some gear... and it ain't utah or ak. 



Amazing video. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2009 at 6:18am
Oh man, I my chest feels heavy just watching it.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2009 at 6:59am
damn thats kinda scary...dude was freakin too
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/26/2009 at 6:59am
Originally posted by killclimbz

That dude in the avy video was seriously lucky.  He was dug out quickly and didn't suffer life threatening injuries in the burial process.  We had a guy last season who got buried and was dug out in less time than that, only to expire a week later due to the injuries he suffered getting buried.  

Check out A Dozen More Turns, if you really want a wake up call.  Anyone who rides backcountry without gear, and any sort of training is a damn fool.  These guys knew what they were doing and still got caught in a shit storm.  BC riding is a blast, but things can go from fun to deadly in seconds. 


incredible story and well done video. Im speechless.
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