Frenchie Does Backcountry: Episode 7
Avalanche! and more Avalanche!!
As every listener by now knows Randy and I had humble beginnings as front side snowboarders before changing our evil ways. Although we do get out on splitboards several times a year we have lost touch with our steeze and wanted to bring in some new perspective. Angus Morrison is one dude who has never lost his stoke for snowboarding, in fact, its stronger than ever. Angus has been a friend of the shop since the beginning, a Cripple Creek backup bench tech for the past couple years, and an avid backcountry snowboarder for 2 decades. Our plan was to get him on Totally Deep Podcast to plead his case and defend splitboards everywhere against our taunting.
Angus behind the bench at the shop working on his splitboard
For anyone that meets him Jaques is a legend in his own mind and a fixture to the Roaring Fork Valley and Aspen. I believe that this sound clip captures a piece of that last 50 years of ski and backcountry ski culture in our valley. Not to mention if you listened to Totally Deep to get a taste of what its like to hang out in a backcountry only ski shop deep in the mountains of Colorado with 6 beers on tap, you should know that never a day goes by with out Frenchie coming in to tell one of these 5 stories again as if it was the first time. There are times when we have been frustrated that no work is getting done, but separated by the time and space of a podcast he is certainly entertaining. Enjoy Jaques taking over Totally Deep and for those splitboarders we haven't offended into unsubscribing and deleting all of these episodes, we promise to have Angus on again to drop some knowledge.
- Doug Stenclik