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Postby Ekliptix » August 8th, 2005, 1:21 pm

Hi!. I'm 24yrs old and have been riding Golden, Fernie, and Revy for 9yrs. I've bought a M7 last season after starting on a 95 Polaris 550 Fancooled w/ a summit track and then sticking with Ski-doo for a while.

I've got tons of sledding photos on my site:
[url=http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobiling_events.htm]www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobiling_events.htm[/url]

My 2nd annual [b]Sledding Calendar[/b] is available right now which includes many of the folling photos, plus I just added Package Deals for 2 and 3 calendar:
[url=http://www.photosbygraham.com/calendar.htm]www.photosbygraham.com/calendar.htm[/url]
[IMG]http://www.photosbygraham.com/calendar_2006/cover2006.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://www.photosbygraham.com/calendar_2006/coverback2006.jpg[/IMG]


Enjoy the pics,

Graham :B

[b]Nov 27, 2004. 1st ride.
Frisby, Revelstoke.[/b]
This was very early in the season but there was more powder then I had seen in years. It was really mindnumbing how great it was.

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/frisby_nov27_04/images/Rev3.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/frisby_nov27_04/images/Rev4.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/frisby_nov27_04/images/Rev10.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/frisby_nov27_04/images/Rev16.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/frisby_nov27_04/images/Rev19.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/frisby_nov27_04/images/Rev5.jpg[/img]
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Postby Ekliptix » August 8th, 2005, 1:23 pm

[b]Dec 11, 2004
Boulder, Revelstoke[/b]
All the said powder had been compacted by recent rain. Luckely there was lots of sun to enjoy.
[img]http://img139.echo.cx/img139/408/sledwallpaper8si.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/boulder_dec11_04/images/Rev_2_03.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/boulder_dec11_04/images/Rev_2_16.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/boulder_dec11_04/images/Rev_2_20.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/boulder_dec11_04/images/Rev_2_23.jpg[/img]

[b]Dec 27, 2004
Rolling Hills, Fernie[/b]
Again not the best snow, but not a bad trip overall

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/rollinghills_dec27_04/images/Fern1_2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/rollinghills_dec27_04/images/Fern1_10.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/rollinghills_dec27_04/images/Fern1_11.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/rollinghills_dec27_04/images/Fern1_15.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/rollinghills_dec27_04/images/Fern1_5.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/rollinghills_dec27_04/images/Fern1_6.jpg[/img]

[b]I sold my 2001 800 Highmark X and bought a slightly used 2005 M7.[/b] A much lighter sled and better for jumping. I still need to work some things out on it though. It's currently at the dealership getting warrenty work since some important parts fell off.

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/motor/M7_4.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/motor/M7_5.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/motor/M7_8.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/motor/M7_3.jpg[/img]
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Postby Ekliptix » August 8th, 2005, 1:23 pm

[b]Feb 9, 2005
Frizby, Revelstoke[/b]
The powder was actually not bad this trip. Visibility however, was terrible. When my Brother's turn to go off a cornace came he did not give it enough gas and landed really nose heavy and went over the bars. The sled went downhill by itself and hit a tree just before going off a cliff.

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/frisby_feb9_0/images/Friz3.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/frisby_feb9_0/images/Friz1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/frisby_feb9_0/images/Friz6.jpg[/img]

[b]Feb 12, 2005
Rolling Hills, Fernie[/b]
Again not great snow, but we at least got to test some objective hillclimbing abilities of my M7 against my Dad's REV 800 151". My sled did not win but I have lots of excuses as to why. :x:

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/rollinghills_feb12_05/images/RH1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/rollinghills_feb12_05/images/HC3.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/rollinghills_feb12_05/images/HCsleds.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/rollinghills_feb12_05/images/RH4.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/rollinghills_feb12_05/images/RH7.jpg[/img]

[b]Feb 18, 2005
Silent Pass, Golden[/b]
This is a wicked riding area. If there was a foot of powder it would be heaven.
The day was pretty slow until on the way out I saw a decent cliff. I eyed it up for 20min and got a fellow rider in position with my camera and took off. Hardpack hurts the boys.

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/silentpass_feb18_05/images/SP1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/silentpass_feb18_05/images/SP2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/silentpass_feb18_05/images/SP4.jpg[/img]

On the trail out I was doing ~120km/h into a corner. I hit some really packed snow, hit the edge of the trail sideways with the track locked up and the sled and I flipped off the edge and down. A fellow rider was 1/2 a second behind me and kept straight but ejected from the sled in the air. His sled went through a 5" tree right after he got off. We were both really lucky and took it easy for a few km after.
[img]http://img139.echo.cx/img139/549/spdamage27sw.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img139.echo.cx/img139/8882/spdamage30bf.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img139.echo.cx/img139/1386/spdamage13ak.jpg[/img]

[b]Feb 20, 2005 Quartz, Golden[/b]
Another decent riding area, but very easy to get into trouble if you are not carefull. We rode around for a bit and I found a cool drop which I hid a little fast on the 3rd try. Ouch.

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/quartz_feb20_05/images/Quartz1.jpg[/img]

Crazy highmarks
[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/quartz_feb20_05/images/Quartz2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/quartz_feb20_05/images/Quartz4.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/quartz_feb20_05/images/Quartz6.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/quartz_feb20_05/images/Quartz7.jpg[/img]
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Postby Ekliptix » August 8th, 2005, 1:23 pm

[b]March 12, 2005
Big Iron Shootout, Boulder, Revelstoke[/b]
This is an annual event which I'm sure most of you have heard about. If you've never been to this I recommend it!
[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_01.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_09.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_14.92.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_15.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_20.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_29.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_33.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_39.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_42.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_43.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_58.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/snowmobile_trips/bis_2005/images/BIS_2005_party_01.jpg[/img]
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Postby Ekliptix » August 8th, 2005, 1:24 pm

[b]April 9, 2005
Boulder, Revelstoke[/b]
The snow sucked, but it's getting late in the season. We met up with a Doo sponsored rider and he did some tailwhips for me. My Bro and I got to ride a wicked Turbocharged RX-1. Talk about power! I had to ride a borrowed for sled the rest of the day after the M zonked out but it still turned out to be a great day except for the fact that I had a nasty landing on my knee at the very end of the day and I'm still recovering from it.

[img]http://img164.echo.cx/img164/4511/019wl.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img164.echo.cx/img164/4051/023dd.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img164.echo.cx/img164/8135/034em.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img224.echo.cx/img224/405/056sm.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img125.echo.cx/img125/6990/100dq.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img125.echo.cx/img125/637/122nh.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img125.echo.cx/img125/2074/156ot.jpg[/img]

[img]http://img77.echo.cx/img77/4316/212nb.jpg[/img]
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Postby Ekliptix » August 8th, 2005, 1:24 pm

And here's some from when I got to shoot with Team Thunderstruck on my last ride.
One of the trucks had 500hp and 900tq!!
[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_1.jpg[/img]

Turbo 2 stroke
[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_4.jpg[/img]

1150cc on nitrous
[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_5.jpg[/img]

M9 cat
[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_13.jpg[/img]

This crazy Turbo + nitrous RX-1 climbed this!! Check the next picture for some scale 9/10 up!!
[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_14.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_16.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_19.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_20.jpg[/img]

looking back
[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_21.jpg[/img]

steep enough?
[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_23.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_24.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_25.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_27.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_29.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_33.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_34.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.photosbygraham.com/TS/TS1_38.jpg[/img]
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Postby Wheeler550 » August 8th, 2005, 2:24 pm

Those are awesome pictures!
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Postby catnfool » August 8th, 2005, 7:43 pm

I'm glad you posted those pics here- I have seen your work on snowest's sight, and you have some serious SKILLS!!! My old man and I hope to make it up to your playground again next year(when all the tourists aren't there for the BIS) ;) welcome aboard the forumn, and thanks for the pics- bruce

alot of guys just look at the Trash Talkers section of this board and would love these pics
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Postby GThunda » August 9th, 2005, 2:06 am

Incredible pics, thanks for sharing!!!
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Postby mbenoy119 » August 9th, 2005, 3:45 am

Those Pics give me a big old winter woody!
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