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  1. #1 Sempai Goes Backcountry for the First Time ! 
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    Today Sempai joined my buddies and I for his first backcountry trip. Many thanks to Slow for designing the backcountry binding kit that Sempai used to convert his Line FFpros to a backcountry skiboard binding for his Rockered Condors. Sempai got the full backcountry experience , difficult and challenging climbing , a full day of up and down with multiple transitions , lots of sweat , and untouched magnificent pow to ride . I will let Sempai give his own report about the experience . Here is video of Sempai's first backcountry trip . I am following Sempai as he climbs up the mountain . Sempai is the guy in the video holding his poles in one hand or crosswise on the descent . Kudos to Sempai for taking up the challenge and going for it . You did fabulous and we hope you will join us again soon !!

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    Blunt Xls -SBOL Modified GNU Rear Entry Snowboard Bindings
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    Spliffs -Backcountry modified RVL8 Receptor binding
    Spruce Osprey - Center Mounted with Spruce Backcountry riser/ Ambition AT binding
    Spruce Sherpa - Rear Mounted with Spruce Backcountry riser/ Fritschi AT binding

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    Mmmmmmmm powder.

    Sempai's my hero.
    Just these, nothing else !

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    Incredible. Way to go sempai! Thanks for sharing jjue.
    In pursuit of Peace, Harmony and Flow.....
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    Boards ridden, some owned: Sherpas, Spruce 120 "STS", Blunts, DS110 custom prototypes, Rockered Condors, Revolts, DLPs, Summit Custom 110s, Summit Marauders, Head 94s, Raptor prototypes, Osprey prototypes.
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    Sempai, you are a natural for BC.


    Osprey, Sherpa, Custom Coda 120WT, Custom DS110, Condor (Green), Spliff

    Custom Twist Out duck foot bindings, Bombers (custom duck foot base plate and 3 pads), releasable S810ti on custom duck foot riser

    Nordica N3 NXT ski boots (best so far)


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    Loaners: 125LE, 105 EMP, 101 KTP, 100 Blunt XL, 98 Slapdash, 88 Blunts
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    So nice!
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    Nice Sempai! My only question is, are you superhuman enough to accompany Jack on a second trip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAN View Post
    Nice Sempai! My only question is, are you superhuman enough to accompany Jack on a second trip?
    My bet, he is.


    Osprey, Sherpa, Custom Coda 120WT, Custom DS110, Condor (Green), Spliff

    Custom Twist Out duck foot bindings, Bombers (custom duck foot base plate and 3 pads), releasable S810ti on custom duck foot riser

    Nordica N3 NXT ski boots (best so far)


    Wife: 104 SII & 100 Blunt XL with S810ti bindings on custom "adjustable duck foot" risers

    Loaners: 125LE, 105 EMP, 101 KTP, 100 Blunt XL, 98 Slapdash, 88 Blunts
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    Well, I have to admit that during the first couple of climbs I was wondering what the hell I had gotten myself into. I was sweating like I was in a 200 degree sauna and sucking in air like there was no tomorrow. Then on the third climb I got into a rhythm and was able to get my breathing under control. At that point I started to enjoy myself. The payoff of riding down in untouched powder is worth the climb. I'm glad Jack and his buddies allowed this backcountry noob to tag along.

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    Nice Sempai! My only question is, are you superhuman enough to accompany Jack on a second trip?
    I will definitely join Jack for a second trip and then some.

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    2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
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    Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys
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    Quote Originally Posted by sempai View Post
    Well, I have to admit that during the first couple of climbs I was wondering what the hell I had gotten myself into. I was sweating like I was in a 200 degree sauna and sucking in air like there was no tomorrow. Then on the third climb I got into a rhythm and was able to get my breathing under control. At that point I started to enjoy myself. The payoff of riding down in untouched powder is worth the climb. I'm glad Jack and his buddies allowed this backcountry noob to tag along.

    I will definitely join Jack for a second trip and then some.
    Get him to take you to Mt Rose . . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Wolf View Post
    Sempai's my hero.
    Aw shucks!



    Skiboards:
    2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
    2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
    2018 Spruce Crossbows w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
    2017 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s


    Boots:
    Salomon X-Pro 80

    Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys
    Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs
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    Here's the rig I used:







    On the climb the rear bale becomes the front, and the toe piece is used to elevate the heel.



    This is how things work on the decent.



    If needed, crampons can be attached where the wing nuts are.



    Big thanks to Slow for coming up with this design. I just tweaked it slightly to work with my FF-Pros. It works pretty slick!

    Skiboards:
    2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
    2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
    2018 Spruce Crossbows w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
    2017 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s


    Boots:
    Salomon X-Pro 80

    Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys
    Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs
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