15th ExtremeCarving Session, 2018: Feedback, pictures, etc.

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15th ExtremeCarving Session, 2018: Feedback, pictures, etc.

Post by Swoard team » Monday 29 January 2018, 20:46

Please post your feedback in this thread below and do not create new subject.
Your words and your support give motivation to the organizer and all the volunteers. Thanks!
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:birthday: :birthday: Wow! We got ideal EC conditions for the 15 years anniversary of the ExtremeCarving Session and Swoard! :birthday: :birthday:
Wonderful weather, especially on Sunday, and a great festive spirit. :D For the first time, some riders came from... China! :bravo: The pistes have withstood the onslaughts of the participants, about 135 riders!

The Session was marked by the announcement of the results of the 2nd Swoard Film Contest. The list of winners is in this topic. The movies are also available on the YouTube channel here.

Of course the dinner on Saturday ended with a birthday cake! :birthday:
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Here is the group photo on Saturday, with the hands in the air: :D
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:arrow: Picture in very high resolution: click the image (or get it by download here - 5.2 MB)

And another one, if your face was hidden behind a hand: ;-)
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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 photographer), Rafal, Joël, Etienne, Arnaud, Anthony, Petr, Sébastien, François, Jörg, José, Valérie, Mallorie, Julien D. (the cameraman and film editor), Antoine B. (2nd cameraman), Laurent R. (drone pilot) and all the other people who helped.

:arrow: PHOTOS
Our official photographer Christian has shot great pictures like some of the ones you can see below.
Best pictures are available in the Facebook album of the event.

:arrow: FILM
The cameraman Julien D. with the help of Antoine B. and Laurent R. has filmed and edited this nice film on YouTube channel.

:arrow: FUTURE
The dates of the Swoard ECS 2019 are already known: from Jan 26th to 28th, 2019 ! :D 8) Add it to your calendar, we are looking forward to seeing you!

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Re: 15th ExtremeCarving Session, 2018: Feedback, pictures, e

Post by erik » Tuesday 30 January 2018, 7:07

It was a great session.

Seems that you guys not only master the technique but also the weather. Although you should have made it a bit colder :)

Can't wait to see the pictures/movie(s).
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Post by Lars500 » Tuesday 30 January 2018, 11:43

A perfect weekend. :bravo: :clap2:
And the longest frontside ever at Le Col on sunday. :dogeyes:

Thank you very much Patrice and the whole Swoard team.
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Re: 15th ExtremeCarving Session, 2018: Feedback, pictures, e

Post by sylvain » Tuesday 30 January 2018, 12:01

Dear all,

Thank you to the team for organizing this event. Thank you for the availability of all the Swoard team and thank you for the excellent welcome :pray2:

Spécial thanks to Patrice who has made the necessary for making sure that the snow was on the slopes, under an unbelievable blue sky :clap3: .

It was just wonderful.

But above all, i want to thank you all of you guys, (all the team, all the community, all participants) for the attention you showed to my son Louis :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

Louis had a great time with all of you and once again, I thank you for this. :clap3: :clap3: :bravo: :clap:

You made this trip wonderful, magical for him (and for me also...).

I'm so happy for him!!!!!

Concernant myself, thank you to Rafal and Arnaud for the tips!! I promise to better finish my turns

THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by nils » Tuesday 30 January 2018, 14:30

Thnx again to Patrice, but again to all the help received by the volunteers and team members. Was great also to meet new people, the Chinese gang, and the young carving generation ( Louis and Nils..) !
I'll be there hopefully before the 20th anniversary, my kids got hooked and in two weeks they are going back on the snowboards!
The level has been a big step up since the 10th anniversary!! Congrats to all the dedicated riders pushing things to the limit!

I'll post some of the pics I took, as well as a selection of the other pics on the Instagram channel: https://www.instagram.com/extremecarving/
So feel free to visit, subscribe and repost to spread the news about alpine carving everywhere :)

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Post by Jeff » Tuesday 30 January 2018, 20:53

A big thank you to everyone. It was my first time and it definitely won’t be the last.

A special thanks to Patrice and all the volunteers who helped make this event as great as it was.

Danke Jörg für deine schnaps.


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Post by wangxyw » Tuesday 30 January 2018, 21:28

Many thanks to Swoard Team. Very happy to join ESC 15th session. Learned more from Patrice, Sébastien and the others.
It was a great event.
Good event! Good guys! Good weather! Good ski resort!

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Post by daniel175m » Tuesday 30 January 2018, 22:47

I also want to say: the event was absolutely awesome - perfect slopes, perfect weather, perfect mood - as if it were ordered for the 15th session. This was my first time in Zinal and I didn't imagine it would be such a joy!

You can find some first, personal impressions on https://www.facebook.com/pg/Flachcarver ... 4668153937

Many thanks to the Swoard-Team, hope to see you soon again!
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Post by Matti » Wednesday 31 January 2018, 20:45

Hello everybody!
Here is post-session greetings from sunny Barthélémy.
It was great to ride and hanging around with you during 15th session :clap3: .

Big hand to the Swoard Team and specially Patrice and Hopital du Valais :chinese: .

Cheers,
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Post by tali » Thursday 1 February 2018, 17:10

What part of the program included Hôpital du Valais? 8O

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Post by pokkis » Thursday 1 February 2018, 18:05

Post session part :wall:
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Post by fivat » Thursday 1 February 2018, 18:23

Matti broke his clavicle on Tuesday after the event... :? A silly fall.
Fortunately there was no surgery and he will recover in 4-6 weeks.

@Matti: receive all our thoughts for a good recovery and a quick return on the snow this winter.

Many thanks to everybody for all your words above! :bravo:
I'm motivated to continue till 50th ExtremeCarving Session! :lol:
Carving is the future.

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Post by Matti » Thursday 1 February 2018, 19:12

I was riding from the Durant lift to Barthélémy doing push&pull backside turn when rear foot boot came off and I felt down.
I was closed my binding carelessly when there were snow between the heel of the boot and the binding. :doh:

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Post by lardybenoit » Thursday 1 February 2018, 22:55

I got the same issue on the slope "Corne" at the beginning of the run. I was lucky to be able to stop without damage ;)
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Post by fivat » Friday 2 February 2018, 7:03

Benoit, are you using F2 bindings standard or Intec? Such problems happen more often with Intec.
But even with standard bindings, sometimes the heel may be not engaged in the bail though one ears the "clac" of the lever. Thus I always double check.

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