Beaver Bowl Banzai The Movie


The Beaver Bowl Banzai event was even more of a blast than anticipated. Here, you will see some commentary that will give you some practical eating-habits to emulate so that you can ski and board like a champ. Nate Holland, Errol Kerr, Kristina Revello, Langley McNeal, JB Benna, Grahm Watanabe, to name a few, keep their tips up so that you can learn from them. Here are the results again, in case you missed them

Untitled from Patrick McIntosh on Vimeo.

I learned a lot during my first race. Here are two things: Don’t ski on your new skis because they are new. Ski on your most appropriate boards, regardless if they are old. I wanted to ride my new boards and they were chattering and flopping around on the ice. I should have used my old racers. Even if they are 10 years old, they would have grabbed the ice and carved better. I didn’t want to show up to a comp with old gear. I was worried about what other people would think and that is ALWAYS complete bu11$hit and a stumbling block in life. I wished I would have remembered that.

Don’t psych yourself out. I thought I was going to make a huge impact in the race the faster I went. What a foolish thing to think. I am a 6th grade teacher and blogger by day and a “weekend warrior-skier.” I am up with Olympians and X-Games medalists and pros of all shapes and sizes. I should have just been wanting to have a fun run and just SKI it. I was happy to just be there and be in the mix. As I was in the start gate, my butterflies in my stomach flew up my throat and into my head. I became an adrenaline machine instead of just being my fun-skiing-self. I crashed and was out. Oh well. I will just have fun the next race and likely end up doing well.

11 Responses to Beaver Bowl Banzai The Movie

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  2. Satya says:

    Dude — that was fricken awesome. Looked like you had a blast. Thanks for sharing the honest truth and showing up for what really went down. Awesome example… :)

  3. Hey Patrick,

    Isn’t it funny how we learn what to do after the fact. Sorry for your crash and out. Sounds like a fantastic time! Wish I could have been there.

    One Love,

  4. Thanks Debbie! No kidding. BTW, I am grateful for the crash. “Crash and learn.”

  5. Curt Bizelli says:

    Hey Patrick, buddy, keep up whatcha doing! This looks like a heck of an exciting time. You’re an inspiration and can do anything you put your mind to. GOD BLESS, Curt aka CBiz

  6. Great job on running in the race… next time, as you mentioned, make sure you run yours! Keep rocking it!

  7. Thanks Ed! No kidding. Just run your race. Remembering that.

  8. roopedog says:

    Looks like a blast! How’d you do? …if you’re not first, you’re last! :-D

  9. admin says:

    I guess I was last. but I had the most fun.

  10. Looks scarey to me.Thanks for sharing Patrick,

  11. admin says:

    It is scary-good! Right on Beverly.

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