Snowboarding with your cellular telephone can come in handy. Say you just ripped some epic pow. How you sposed to update your Facebook status without a celly? Example 2: You’ve injured yourself somehow and need assistance. Example 3: Appear to be at work through conference call attendance. The list goes on…
If you do shred with the cell phone one thing you have to be diligent about is keeping your pockets zipped. Last thing you want to do is drop that phone in pow and not have a clue when/where you did it. Pow + Open Pockets + Celly = Blackhole of despair. By blackhole i mean paying the price of an unsubsidized phone. F that.
Here’s a story of a friend who lost his cell phone while snowboarding. We’ll refer to this guy as #2.
Last winter myself and #2 were heading to Crystal to use some of our bonus 5day Crystal passes. There was some decent pow waiting for us. We covered a lot of ground that day. Hiked out to the King and made it out to the Green Valley and Northway area towards the end of the day.
We hiked up the ridge skiers left of Green Valley (see pic above). Fast and steep, fun lines. At the bottom i pointed to #2′s unzipped pocket on the front of his jacket. “Might want to zip that up brah,” i said. It was at that point that #2 realized that his iPhone had fallen out. Luckily he was able to narrow down the general area where it must have fallen out since before strapping in he had just used his phone. Probably updating his FB status “bout to slay some cherry-cherry pow-pow”. Something amazing like that….
We b-lined it to the chair and got back up on the ridge and carefully scoured the route he took. Regardless that we knew the general area…it was still a needle in a haystack, and it was getting close to closing time. Ended up not finding the phone and left for home.
On the way back i convinced #2 to go rent a metal detector. Told him the price of a metal detector, plus the gas to drive up there would still be way less than the money you’d spend if you were to replace the iPhone without that subsidized price (F you AT&T).
#2 rented a metal detector and headed back up to Crystal the next day. Rode the chair with the thing looking like a weirdo (LOL) and ended up finding his phone. Tooker home, dried it out for a while and blamo, shit works fine.
So if you lose your phone, don’t despair my friend–there is hope. Go rent a metal detector and find that shit.
Here’s some inspiration: