Video: Race Face - The Chute

Mar 9, 2013
by Connor Macleod  
 
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Winter is reality. Here in Canada, you can pretty much guarantee that you'll freeze your ass off for 4-6 months of the year. Fortunately, that doesn't stop dedicated people from getting out and shredding. Most Canadians trade in their bike for skis or snowboards, but in Vancouver we are lucky enough to ride year round. Tippie, my long time buddy, has re-planted in North Vancouver coming originally from Kamloops. Knowing that he is a world-class snowboarder who would un-doubtedly miss the Kamloops winter, I told him not to worry as there is powder abound to be found locally. Admit-tingly not as consistent as say, Whistler, but good and deep none the less. Of course, as weather permits, we ride as much MTB as possible through the winter too. So, one glorious sunny mid-winter day this winter while DH'in on Cypress, Tippie and I came up with an idea...

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 I don't think Race Face could ask for better ambassadors of their company than these two. I love Tippie's enthusiasm.
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 has this guy ever got mad ???
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 That was the best jacket ad I've ever seen in my life.
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 Best video I've seen in a long time, maybe ever...
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 I pretty sure Tippie Is the Happiest guy in the world
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 tippie is my idol
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 I think I want to be Tippie.....yes.....I am Tippie!!!
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 Yeah he went through a bit of a bad time for a little while. But he's been good for 8 years or 12 years or something like that. Really proud of him for coming back and taking over the sport from a media point of view in the way he has!
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 Too much awesome in this video. My head is going to explode. Is it safe to say we all want Tippie's life?
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 I love that RaceFace bounced back after their rough spot and is better than ever. Didn't miss a step!
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 stop chuting glue tippie overdose
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 ...I WONDER, WHERE ARE ALL THE FOLKS THAT WERE TALKING BULLSHIT ABOUT TIPPIE?....
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 Who the F@ck gave me negative props for this comment - how is that bad??
Cut this sh!t out....your hurting my feelings!
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  • + 49
 is it me... or does tippie's snowboard look like a treck session..?
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 it does! and his bike does to! like they even put 2 wheels on it!
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 HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!
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 Fo.... unfair.... Wink
Just spot on the two best things in life, powder and trails, Denmark sucks.
Glad to see the great out doors being appreciated by good people now when others are stuck in the flat lands.
Loved it though!
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 I'm not very good at math, but this is 2 x awesome to the power of fun!
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  • + 11
 So amazing! A video with my two favourite pros! These guys have been in the scene for ever, still with so much passion and joy which is super infectious! Super nice guys to meet too!
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  • + 12
 Damn those guys live the life...sweet video
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  • + 11
 All this is like a 30 min drive from downtown Vancouver...DARN WHY DONT I LIVE THERE
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 ..try 15. lol
  • + 19
 15... u must drive fast
  • + 12
 I don't live there because I'm American and they won't let me. You are Canadian. Drop whatever you are doing and move. Why not?
  • + 1
 Dropping everything and moving 4362 kilometers is a big move. Although going to UBC in a year and a half would be cool...
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 I did it. And it was exactly that far for me too!
  • + 7
 You live on the wrong side of Canada, just like I lived on the wrong side of the US. I moved 3000 miles from Connecticut to Colorado 15 years ago, and then on to Wyoming. Never moved back, never will.
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 Yea the mid Atlantic is tough this time of year. It's either sloppy wet snow for snowboarding or sloppy wet trails for biking. I was lucky enough to get out to Wyoming last week for a week of riding some real snow and mountains. I love it out there.
  • + 3
 Port Angeles Washington (USA), isnt too far off for rec activities, but certainly lacks the culture of Van. I guess us Yankees just have to settle.
  • + 5
 The west is best I do agree !
  • + 1
 Oh man I wish I could move to Vancouver. It's the sickest place to go play in the woods and mountains... Oh wait! I DO live here!
  • + 1
 Perspective I guess. Teton Larry, I wish I could live in Jackson Hole!! Way better powder & terrain. Being from north central BC, SoCal actually sounds like paradise. Ski, surf & bike all in the same day if you want....but they won't let me, I'm Canadian.
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 what mountains are they on?! they both look amazing!
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 Cypress. And the guy up there is correct. It's 15 mins away from downtown
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 No. It's really not. The very bottom of the mountain is, maybe.
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 two of my heroes. and i'm too old for heroes. amusing how some might wonder why tippie is such a positive energy enthusiastic guy. i figure this video shows two significant reasons. looks like hes discovered... the secret. great video. thanks for posting. excellent music as well. vid of the year so far imo.
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 Tippie's just a Legend! You can feel his good mood in every single Video he appears! Sick Video, Sick Guy, Everything Sick! Thumbs up!
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 I knew Tippie was a pro snowboarder, but who knew Simmons could throw down in the snow like that? Sick and so much respect for the legends.
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  • + 6
 I met Brett on my last trip to Whistler this fall. He is just as cool and humble as he seems on video. Him and his wife were taking turns doing laps/watching the baby!
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 This is one of the best videos I've seen. My 2 favorite sports in the area I live and on the trails I ride everyday. Keep up the good work guys!
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  • + 5
 Tippie is simply an inspiring person. The guy just emulates HAPPY. Love it. Gonna have an even better day of riding after watching this!
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 The grin on my face and the warmth inside of my just won't pass after seeing this. My face hurts and I'm over-heating. Sick edit, sick riding, sick location. That is living...
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  • + 7
 if never been so envious of anyone in my life.
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 would it be wrong to say that that is one of the greatest videos of all time...The Godfathers playing in Fluff N Stuff and shreddding the Gnar... Loved it, just another reason why you shouldn't ever go slow...Fuck it charge it then own it.....
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 after watching this i realised how shit my life is we have no powder days with blue sky,and no whistler,so why the fuck do i stay in scotland i honestly dont know
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 awesome video! Watched it last night and was so motivated to go ride again. Already did a long xc ride yesterday and was tired but this gave me that extra omph. Went out this morning on my Faith and ripped it down a trail a few times with a BIG FREAKIN GRIN on my face.
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 LIVING THE DREAM
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 I love Tippie. It seems like whatever he's doing, he's having fun.
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 This makes me so sad that I am not skiing this weekend... SO SICK.
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  • + 4
 The old guard represents! I salute you. Amazingly good. Gotta love bike and boards!
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  • + 5
 VIDEOOFTHEYEAR!!! so stoked to go ski and bike now! Great work guys!
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  • + 5
 hahahha simmons beauty rest hahaha
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 "Here in Canada, you can pretty much guarantee that you'll freeze your ass off for 4-6 months of the year. (...) but in Vancouver we are lucky enough to ride year round."

http://www.yr.no/sted/Canada/British_Columbia/Vancouver/ - two months ago it looked similarly. Damn, last argument for not living in BC is invalid.
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 Ya we are lucky to be the only place in Canada that doesn't get too cold at all. Ive never been in colder than -15 Celsius with windchill in the lower mainland, and thats in the middle of the night. I rode the shore yesterday and it was amazing! Was about 10 degrees outside. And the mtn was dry about half way up even! perfect!
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 brett tippie is alright man...
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 LOL fun!!! Sure does make me jealous!!!

Dems is 2 blessed, "goofy" bastards!!!
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  • + 5
 THIS VIDEO ROCKKSSSS
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  • + 3
 Kick A$$ ! Trails and riding through the glades. Two of the best things in life.
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 Everything Race Face does is amazing, I can't wait to see what this company does next.
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  • + 4
 Epic clip. Really enjoyed every bit of that video.
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 Well THAT was misleading! I was expecting to see a CHUTE being ridden on a snowboard AND then the same CHUTE ridden by bike. Still great vid! Reminds me of the pow days I've had this season here in Châtel!
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 God damn it, Brett Tippie is one crazy enthusiastic dude. Would love to go riding and then drinks with him!
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  • + 4
 these guys make me freak out so much less about aging. epic video.
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  • + 2
 Gees you guys.....we gotta hang out sometime, cuz...........it would be a über great time!
Awesome fun times in that video there people!
"OH CANADA......."
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  • + 4
 Stoked. Well done boys. Livin' the bc life to the fullest.
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 I like freeride with snowboard in winter and freeride with bike in summer, but what to do between seasons ? What if the differences between season get blurred and January resembles late Semptember ?
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  • + 5
 God's amongst men...
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  • + 4
 The way Tippie was carving, surprised he didnt start an avalanche!
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  • + 5
 thats the life.
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  • + 4
 they shred on boards and bikes! so awesome, i love this video
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  • + 3
 Blue skies above. Blue oceans below.And a big playground in between! Time to play. Thanx for the inspiration.
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  • + 3
 Awesome vid!

Cypress looks pretty good. It's always like that right?
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 Awesome video. Brad is so freakin giggly. I am so lucky to live on north shore with the mountains and a skills park I can from bedroom window....
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  • + 2
 aaaaach soo f*cking massive video Big Grin , snow and bike, the 2 best things in life Smile
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 Funny how they both ride Goofy but on the bike Wade is a righty and Tippie is a lefty, come to think of it I ride regular but I'm a righty on the bike, wonder why?
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 Is it common for people to ride with the same foot forward all the time? I have a few friends who always keep the same foot forward, and I have never understood it. I'm 50/50 left and right. It feels the same for me. I'm just as comfortable either way. Facing forward on a bike, I don't see how it would make a difference which foot is forward. I snowboard goofy though.
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 Did this last year at night - Cypress slackcountry pow using head lamps, then a top-to-bottom of DH trails afterwards. A lot of gear but fun, and awesome that it's 'doable'.
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 best video ever. but what is that song?
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 Living on the coast of BC allows individuals to rip at any sport one gets involved with.......love our mild climateSmile
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 I wanna live where they live!
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 Yup it's great here in Vancouver
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 for you its easier then for me !
  • + 2
 Actually, I think it's easier to get a work visa if your are from any country other than america.
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 I just got in the car, full tank of diesel. I'm driving to BC. Its only 48 hours from here, by car. Said my good byes and told them all they can see me on Pink Bike in a few months!
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 To heck with Alberta, im moving to BC.
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 Why can't tv ads be like this?
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 well its snowin here in carluke and am still goin to innerleithen in the mornin .
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 geez i miss riding in the snow
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 Nice. I'd really like to see what Travis Rice or Nico Mueller could do on a bike.
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 T-Rice doesn't ride bikes. I live in his hometown. Not sure about Nico.
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 Vids like this make me wana get oot n shred.
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 I wish I was Canadian..
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 RaceFace please add an online shop I want to give you all my money!
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 What trail on Cypress?? I have ridden all of them I think, but doesn't look familiar..
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 some was on mystery
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 i wanna get out and ride but.... injuries suck!
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 Anyone know where on Cypress they were snowboarding?
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 ..I'M GETTIN A 'CHUTE' TO GO RIDDING!!
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 steeeeeezzzzeeeee
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 BRB, have to go ride now.
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 Tippie's jacket is almost as loud as he is
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 live the life.Nothing more.
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 Anyone know where on Cypress they were snowboarding?
  • + 2
 Probably either moons or top gun.
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 It's top gun
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 this has got to be VOD!
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 I love this video!
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 best place on earth!
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 Mei-fei, just awesome =)
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 The Black Angels - Black Grease
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 it makes me happy inside when im better than a por at somehing haha
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