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F___ IT Movie Premier

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Saturday, October 23 · 9:00pm

Xtreme Sports Bar & Lounge – Grand Sierra Resort

Doors open at 9pm.

Movie is FREE for ALL AGES. * Parental advisor for strong language.

Get FREE VIP advance tickets at any of the 3 ETERNAL RETAIL LOCATIONS. VIP Guests will be entered to win exclusive prizes including LIFT TICKETS to Northstar at Tahoe. One lucky winner (21+) will get to “LIVE FORUM” for the night, with UNLIMITED VIP ACCESS and a LIMITED EDITION F___ IT SNOWBOARD!

Special Blend of events on the night of the premier include:

- FREE BBQ with members of the FORUM TEAM at the ETERNAL Plumb store 5-7:00 pm – 235 E. Plumb Ln, Reno.

- Custom tee shirt pressing, autograph session and professional photo op with the FORUM PROS at the Xtreme Bar 8:30-10:00 pm.

- F___ IT the Movie and product giveaway at the Xtreme Bar 10:00-11:00 pm.

- After Party at the Xtreme Bar (21+ only) 11:00 pm-?????

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The ARENA Movie Premier

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Friday, October 15 · 8:00pm

XTreme Sports Bar & Lounge – Grand Sierra Resort

Doors open at 8pm.

Movie is FREE for ALL AGES.

After party featuring MISTAH FAB & ROACH GIGGZ at 10pm, MUST BE 21.

$15 advance tickets available at ALL THREE ETERNAL BOARDSHOPS (Reno, Sparks, Spanish Springs), Porters Tahoe, and Beach Hut Deli in Reno.

$20 at the door.

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Eternal sponsored Auto-X driver took third in class Sunday’s web dude Rory (hey, that’s me :)) nabbed a third place in Novice class in the Reno Region season-ender SCCA Solo 2 auto cross event on Sunday. This was my second auto-x event ever, the first being Saturday.

It was a wet day, the course had standing water with a bit of sprinkling during the second run group in the morning (I was working the course during the first run group). The second run group also means the course was slick with tire “marbles”, making for limited traction for all. The Subarus were proving all wheel drive has its place in Solo competition all day long.

My ’07 WRX Wagon (that I’ve had for two and a half months) is bone stock suspension wise, with a set of 17×7.5″ wheels (.5″ wider than stock, negligible difference) and well-used 225/45 Bridgestone RE070 tires (original tire on Subaru STIs, awesome auto-x tires). The car received a “Stage 2″ engine treatment Thursday and Friday of last week – new Stage 2 Exedy clutch and ACT lightened flywheel, along with an Invidia V3 divorced downpipe and Blitz Nur Spec Touring exhuast (about as quiet as it gets for a full 3″ catback). A local shop also put a Stage 2 tune on the car, keeping it mellow as the car’s my driver, and while I wanted power, I wanted fuel economy and reliability more.

Anyway, My fourth run on the short wet-specific course was my best, nabbing a 42.6xx second time, about 3.5 seconds off the course best (also a Subaru wagon :)). About halfway into that run I started hearing a clunking out of the front suspension, so I backed off a little. I was ready to drop that time some on my fifth run (of six), but heading into the first corner the car was clunking, and after the second corner it was making a metal on metal scraping sound from the right-front. I backed off and limped the rest of the way around the course and parked the car, not making my last run.

Despite having some issues with the stock suspension, the car performed incredibly well given my lack of skill, and I’m quite happy with a third place finish. I’m fairly confident that I could have shaved some more time off, possibly putting me in a higher class rank, but that’s racing.

My results on Saturday were not nearly as good – my no-points best run put me in 11th, first being an Ariel-frickin-Atom (in Novice – wtf????), my points run was, well, no so good.

The 2011 season is right around the corner, and I’ll be ready. Dropping a new suspension package on the car soon, it will be entirely new (used, of course, I work at a snowboard shop after all), and ready to race. Adjustable struts and sway bars, uber stiff springs with probably too much drop, a healthy aggressive alignment, and much more.

Also hoping some of our motorsports oriented suppliers step in and help out with the funds, running every event of the season on a snowboard shop salary is gonna be tough.

Pics are… I don’t know. I didn’t get any, and not sure if anyone else did either :( I’ll post ‘em up if I can track any down.

Tahoe’s first real snow is here….

Not sure how long it’s gonna last, but the storms that have blown through in the last few days left some white stuff up on the mountains.

From Reno you can see the cap of Mount Rose is dusted – well, you could yesterday. There’s no visibility today with all the rain, clouds, fog, etc.

This is actually the second snow since the season ender last spring – we had a freak storm last month that left a dusting on Mount Rose that lasted a couple of hours. But, this one seems to be sticking around.

Anyone have any updates on mountains blowing snow? From the valley it doesn’t seem nearly cold enough for snow making, but we did hear a rumor that Boreal’s blowing as we speak.

Could this be another trick-or-treat shred fest year????

On another note – we posted a poll on the shop site – “What day-ish will Tahoe have first snow this year?”. Those of you that selected October 2 are full of win right about now :)

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