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Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby Swoard team » Monday 1 February 2016, 18:36

If you liked the event and want more in the future, please post your feedback in this subject. Your words and your support give motivation to the organizer and all the volunteers. Thanks!
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What a Session! :D The number 13 has brought good luck to all the participants. The EC conditions were awesome on Saturday, probably the best for 5 years. The spectacle with all the extremecarvers was beautiful below the blue sky. The level of the riders is still higher and higher, justifying the existence of this event, the original one in the place where EC is born. Riding together is the best way to progress and to support our sport. :clap3:
In the night from Saturday to Sunday, we got 60-70 cm of fresh snow! 8) All the DUAL demo boards were used of course. On Monday, full sun was back for freeriding in virgin powder at the very top of the resort.

Here is the group photo on Saturday:
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:arrow: Picture in very high resolution: click the image (or get it by download here - 5.1 MB)

Personal thanks from Patrice, the organizer:
Warm thanks to all the people who helped Swoard before and during the three days. :bravo: Without them, this event would not exist. :pray2:
Not in alphabetical order: Julien, Holly, Christian (the 2nd photographer), Jean-Pierre, Laurent, Rafal, Joël, Etienne, Arnaud, Anthony, François, José, Valérie, Mallorie, Mustafa (the cameraman and film editor), Lionel (the photographer) and all the people who helped to prepare the main hall on Friday afternoon.

:arrow: PHOTOS

    Our official photographer Lionel Fellay has shot great pictures on Saturday like some of the ones you can see below.
    Discover his talent on Flickr here.
    Christian Villard was the 2nd photographer. Some of his best pictures are below too.
    :arrow: More pictures are available in the Facebook album of the event.
:arrow: SLIDESHOW

    Christian Villard made a slideshow with his photos and Lionel's pictures. It was screened during the dinner.
    :arrow: Slideshow on YouTube channel.
    :arrow: If you like one of the pictures of yourself in the slideshow, you can download it from Picasa: link to the gallery here.
:arrow: FILM

    The cameraman Mustafa has filmed and edited a movie which was screened on Saturday dinner. It was really appreciated by the public.
    :arrow: Film on YouTube channel.
:arrow: FUTURE

    :arrow: The dates of the Swoard ECS 2017 should be as always at the end of January! Thus the 14th ExtremeCarving Session should take place from Jan 28th to 30th, 2017 ! :D 8)
    :arrow: Participate in the 2nd Swoard Film Contest". Use your recent footage or shoot more with one or several Extremecarver (or DUAL) in action, for editing a good film. The deadline for participation is 14th January 2017 ! There are 3 boards to win, and the Awards will be given during the dinner of the 14th ExtremeCarving Session in January 2017.
Don't miss our next event in Northern Italy, 5-6 March 2016: link here.
See you soon! :silly:

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Sorebois_30.01.2016.jpg
Panoramic view above Sorebois and the stand
:arrow: Click the picture to enlarge

Bar_à_Pente_30.01.2016.jpg
Panoramic view above the "Bar-à-Pente" and the arrival of the gondola coming from Grimentz
:arrow: Click the picture to enlarge

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The reserved slope on Saturday ("Le Col")
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Fresh snow on Sunday. Deep powder freeriding!
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Virgin powder and blue sky on Monday
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01 Julien (photo by Christian Villard).jpg
Julien (photo by Christian Villard)
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02 Nikolay (photo by Christian Villard).jpg
Nikolay (photo by Christian Villard)
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03 Rafal (photo by Christian Villard).jpg
Rafal (photo by Christian Villard)
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04 Olivier (photo by Lionel Fellay).jpg
Olivier (photo by Lionel Fellay)
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05 Aurélien (photo by Christian Villard).jpg
Aurélien (photo by Christian Villard)
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06 Anthony (photo by Lionel Fellay).jpg
Anthony (photo by Lionel Fellay)
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07 Alexandre (photo by Christian Villard).jpg
Alexandre (photo by Christian Villard)
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08 Arnaud (photo by Lionel Fellay).jpg
Arnaud (photo by Lionel Fellay)
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09 François (photo by Christian Villard).jpg
François (photo by Christian Villard)
09 François (photo by Christian Villard).jpg (49.09 KiB) Viewed 3799 times

10 Joël (photo by Christian Villard).jpg
Joël (photo by Christian Villard)
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11 Olivier (photo by Lionel Fellay).jpg
Olivier (photo by Lionel Fellay)
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12 Marc (photo by Christian Villard).jpg
Marc (photo by Christian Villard)
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13 Ulrich (photo by Christian Villard).jpg
Ulrich (photo by Christian Villard)
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14 Patrice (photo by Lionel Fellay).jpg
Patrice (photo by Lionel Fellay), the organizer :-)
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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby fivat » Wednesday 3 February 2016, 10:19

I can't wait for watching again the movie cut by Mustafa! It was really appreciated during the dinner on Saturday. 8)
Same with the slideshow made by Christian on the basis of his pictures and Lionel's shots. :bravo:

We are going to publish they creations quickly this week, despite all the work in our real lives.
Stay tuned. :D

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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby tali » Wednesday 3 February 2016, 19:47

"Tuned" would be a great name for an extremecarving video! :bravo:
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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby Swoard team » Friday 5 February 2016, 18:40

The post has been updated! :D

More updates and pictures are coming!

Note the dates of the next events and the info about the 2nd Swoard Film Contest. 8)

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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby manuchill » Friday 5 February 2016, 22:49

:clap: :clap: wauw, yeah nothing more than wauw :clap: :clap:

on so many levels this weekend was by far the best of the last 4-5 years
from perfect EC conditions to fresh powder with lots of sunshine and it was generally not very crowded
so many people need to be thanked from organising the event and participating and helping during the event
also a big thank you to the guys filming and photographing, it has been a while since we had this huge amount of digital material at our disposal again

please please continue so we can celebrate the 15th anniversary in 2 years :pray2: :pray2:
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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby manuchill » Saturday 6 February 2016, 0:29

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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby fivat » Saturday 6 February 2016, 1:06

Very nice, Marc! :oops:

This was filmed with your smartphone? Technology and image quality are progressing a lot. :bravo:

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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby manuchill » Saturday 6 February 2016, 1:08

It was shot and filmed with an iPhone 5S :bravo:
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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby Roelh » Saturday 6 February 2016, 17:08

Loved being in Zinal again! Many thanks for everyone involved in making this possible!
Just do it, enjoy!
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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby Yain² » Sunday 7 February 2016, 20:46

Hi all!
One more time this ECS was a complete success!! :clap2: :clap:
Shinning weather and perfectly groomed slopes on the first two days. Freeride with sun and fresh powder for the last day. What else?? :P
Each time i come back to Zinal i remember why : we are a big family of carvers and sharing our passion is so great!!

Many thanks for all the team and guys who are involved in this event. :pray2:
Thanks to Christian and Lionel for these nice pictures. It's really pleasant the see them and it allow us to continue to dream after the event. :wink:

See you next year!! :bravo:
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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby sorro » Monday 8 February 2016, 9:44

Hi guys,

It was good to see you all at this ECS
Fantastic condition for this 13th session... :bravo:

Great ride and great time like every years, but this year it was very good to have such great condition for EC on the first day, and also a day before on Friday!!

Thanks for the pics Christian, and looking forward to watch the vid Mustufa!

See you soon on the slopes...
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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby patrizia » Monday 8 February 2016, 19:03

vielen dank euch allen für die tolle organisation! ich war das erste mal dabei- bestimmt nicht das letzte!!
bis hoffentlich bald!
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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby fivat » Monday 8 February 2016, 19:12

patrizia wrote:vielen dank euch allen für die tolle organisation! ich war das erste mal dabei- bestimmt nicht das letzte!!
bis hoffentlich bald!
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Danke Patrizia! :D

Es war ein fantastisches Sportereignis. Und es war cool, dir an der Spitze der Pisten zu treffen. 8)
Bis nächstes Mal!

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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby yomama » Tuesday 9 February 2016, 3:37

W-o-w, the riding level is very high level and impressive :pray2: ...almost intimidating for those thinking of joining :think:
Great to see that although everyone is using the EC riding technique, each rider has his/her own style which is pretty cool. :clap: :clap2: :clap3:

For the youtube film, I have a question: what is this Swoard binding at 1:50?
Where can I find the link on that binding?

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Re: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Postby tali » Tuesday 9 February 2016, 5:32

Swoard team wrote: :arrow: The dates of the Swoard ECS 2017 should be as always at the end of January! Thus the 14th ExtremeCarving Session should take place from Jan 29th to 31st, 2017 !

Isn't it from Jan 28th to 30th, 2017? :?
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