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May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« on: 05/02/16, 08:56 PM »

Well TAY Folks,  one of the last major feats of Washington big mountain skiing has been accomplished.  Tandem11 returned to the site of such hardship and failure and completed what many folks thought was impossible.  I am here today to inform you that the first tandem ski descent from the summit of Mt. St Helens has now been etched into the annals of international Ski Mountaineering History. I assure you, Tandem11 was the best tandem skiers on the mountain!

Your Welcome

Past exploits ( re-post): https://vimeo.com/111187660


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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #1 on: 05/02/16, 09:13 PM »

so, do you only need one permit for that?
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #2 on: 05/02/16, 09:16 PM »

So intrigued.  Can't look away.  Are they having the most fun of all !?  Kudos. 

What's in the keg?
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #3 on: 05/02/16, 09:33 PM »

Rad!  BEEEEyond my comfort zone. Curious if you guys have practised roping up for glacier travel?  Helens tandem is only cracking the lid on pandoras box. Much left for you two.
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #4 on: 05/02/16, 09:46 PM »

Skykilo summed it up, I could not look away, even though I really wanted to.
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #5 on: 05/02/16, 10:47 PM »

Not that there's anything wrong with that!
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SkiinLou
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #6 on: 05/03/16, 09:57 AM »

This may be the greatest display of ski bum jackassery I have seen, and it is perfect. Great video and way to get the first descent, and the second. 
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #7 on: 05/03/16, 10:35 AM »

Love the ass slap
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TobiasT
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #8 on: 05/03/16, 12:29 PM »

I'm really glad the two of you found each other. There are not a lot of dudes I'd want to lock into a pair of skis with (none, actually), many proud tandem descents are surely in your future, stay hydrated. 
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KLW
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #9 on: 05/03/16, 02:08 PM »

Yep, that's what it's all about! If you guys get bored with making those easy alpine turns I've got some Tele gear I'd be happy to donate to the operation Smiley

Looking forward to the video of this years trip. Has it got a release date yet?
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #10 on: 05/03/16, 06:57 PM »

This is funny enough and filmed well enough (to my eye at least), I imagined it as a Banff Film Festival entry. 
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #11 on: 05/03/16, 10:44 PM »

Hilarious and very well done. Can I ask (really, should I) how this idea got started?
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #12 on: 05/03/16, 10:55 PM »

Skinning and turning is one thing; I want video of a kick turn!   Cheesy
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #13 on: 05/04/16, 06:41 AM »

Glad people are enjoying it,

I'll try and answer what I can -

Keg- Was our dear friend Roger hailing from the streets of Georgetown brewery,

There will be a follow-up video to recap on the love story that brought two wildly amature skiers together to form a unity that was far greater than each could have accomplished individually, covering the lengthy processing of finding such a partner and the hardships the relationships endured that ultimately strengthened the bond between us.  ( with Banff in our site - though if anyone knows about how music licensing works for these things  please PM me)

If you are looking for a tandem partner of your own, I highly recommend online apps such as " Base Grinder" "OkStupid" or "T-Harmony" 

While the offer for Tele is quite appealing, I'm thinking the Leg crossing, thigh humping Tandem Splitboard is the clear next step in this progression. 

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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #14 on: 05/04/16, 08:09 AM »

A tip of the Tandem Tele  OR sombreros to our Alpine Tandem bros for a job well done.
The film is downright riveting!
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #15 on: 05/04/16, 08:37 AM »

Congratulations on the historic feat. Has Pit Viper called to offer sponsorship yet? (Seriously)
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #16 on: 05/04/16, 10:35 AM »

I just logged into my TAY account for the first time in four years to let you know that you bros are A DAMNED INSPIRATION. Thank you for making my day!
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #17 on: 05/04/16, 02:51 PM »

I never be able to listen to that song the same way again  Cool
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #18 on: 05/04/16, 03:58 PM »

Haha, this post just changed my day for the better.  Man I needed that laugh.  Think the soundtrack may be my favorite.
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Re: May 1, 2016 Helens First Tandem descent
« Reply #19 on: 05/05/16, 10:43 PM »

Oh man, That was funny... and

1. I have a new favorite song
2. The yellow bird out of nowhere was amazing!
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