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Stevens Pass, WA. Photo: Elam

See also: ChairX goes Hi-Fi

Chair 13 No 5:

Down the fall line

through trees and tight spots

we take leaps of faith

have an intimate look at gravity

snow and vertical

we ride on


The power of the snow is that it personifies a power that is in your nature. When you find that level, then you are in play. Birth to death. Going in my pants then I'm going in the toilet then I'm going in my pants. Everything moves in circles.

Skinny boards are making a comeback and my new ride's dimensions are 78-55-82.

Leather to plastic, all fours to upright, two planks to one board, locked down to freeheel.

From the walk up to the drive thru, long, skinny boards to 120mm tips and 110mm tails, from car to bike. We are improving.

We carve our lines all over the world. We lay them down, make our impression in the snow and create an essence. We descend into a moment in time, and if no one is there to see it or ski it, it's gone.

Burned into the memory of the rider(s), these lines help us to move forward. In search of the same, we travel new paths, engage in what we believe.

Interrelated phenomena- Can you relate?

Everything can't change and everything can't stay the same. If you want to evolve within, make a choice and embrace your decision.


A process doesn't have to be but it is. I want a place to hang my hat. Choosing one can be difficult. I am also a member.

The "for" group, the "against" group, the "anti-against group", your own group. Change the rules. Who keeps track anyway? I try to evolve and keep my faith constant. I adapt to what the hill throws at me and use what I want, plastic and enough ski surface to float a car on the lightest day.

I go willingly into the light or the darkness. The whole world is a progression of interrelated phenomena.

- Pat

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