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flowing alpy
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So Boring Here
« on: 03/07/16, 05:12 AM »

Last good discussion's involved bunny hopping dog poop and which soup to slurp.
This joint could use a Random topic o the day to keep it interesting.

Otherwise, hey, it's a ski n sno-board site for the stealth downhill after secret uphill crew, so business as usual.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #1 on: 03/07/16, 07:33 AM »

Yes but it is polite
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #2 on: 03/07/16, 10:13 AM »

yeah, this should be a Telemark forum ~ everything else is so milque-toast..
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #3 on: 03/07/16, 10:47 AM »

For constant entertainment of questionable substance I recommend backcountry yyc https://www.facebook.com/groups/532259223516611/

or south coast
https://www.facebook.com/groups/swbcbackcountryski/
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #4 on: 03/07/16, 05:56 PM »

The mothership supplies enough stimuli, just enjoy the local banter with my irl friends.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #5 on: 03/07/16, 06:09 PM »

Missing the Scotsman to stir the pot? Me, too.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #6 on: 03/07/16, 06:26 PM »

This joint could use a Random topic o the day to keep it interesting.

Lurkers please post more conditions reports here, and pot stirring comments at TGR thanks!
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/109620-Best-Gaper-qoute-of-the-weekend/page252
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« Reply #7 on: 03/07/16, 06:59 PM »

Ohh, I wouldn't mind a little "Padded Room" action here... for the articles you know. Cheesy
http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/202302-Part-2-Padded-Room-Special-Collection-Of-Junk-That-More-Than-Likely-Will-Be-NSFW/page788
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #8 on: 03/07/16, 07:52 PM »

Last good discussion's involved bunny hopping dog poop and which soup to slurp.
This joint could use a Random topic o the day to keep it interesting.

Otherwise, hey, it's a ski n sno-board site for the stealth downhill after secret uphill crew, so business as usual.

You have the power.  Make it the change you would like to see.  Oh wait.  You are more of a bore than that which you criticize.
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« Reply #9 on: 03/07/16, 08:22 PM »

boredom is a self inflicted wound....!
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« Reply #10 on: 03/08/16, 05:19 AM »

You have the power.  Make it the change you would like to see.  Oh wait.  You are more of a bore than that which you criticize.
This is good, ideas and posts, proclamations and post, critical thinking and post.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #11 on: 03/08/16, 07:29 AM »

I just look at the pictures..
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #12 on: 03/08/16, 08:37 AM »

Should I let go of my powder skiing turn radius snobbery?  I used to scoff at people who make 30 tiny feet right together hip swiveling turns on a run I might ski in 5 turns.  Maybe these folks are tuned in to something I can't perceive?  Are they ex mono skiers or do they spend ours on their skiers edge at-home training device?  Or, the question I'm afraid to ask, are they having more fun than me?
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« Reply #13 on: 03/08/16, 09:20 AM »

It's all gravy, gravyb, and kudos for the humor ? to break the borecycle.   Kind of surprised you don't have a skiers edge device, pretty sure 99.99% of everyone on here owns at least one.   The squiggly turn thing, and don't quote me now, but it might have something to do with, after all the hiking to summit making the descent last more than 10 seconds might be close to what that is all about, unless most people who got yelled at by those European ski instructors that invaded the country way back when and screamed "Bend ze knees and keep ze skis closer," just can't seem to shake it for fear of being disobedient, even after all this time.
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« Reply #14 on: 03/08/16, 09:37 AM »

FS. Extremely used Skiers Edge training device.
$450 Skrilla
Also interested in trading for 190cm or longer, pair of skis.
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Jim Oker
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #15 on: 03/08/16, 10:04 AM »

boredom is a self inflicted wound....!
An apt observation. I'm afraid I've hurt myself, as I'm finding talking about talking about talking to be, well, you know...

Maybe a thread on best light cameras for downhill action shots, or strategies for getting the goods between atmospheric river events, or whether it would  be practical to organize to get an alternative-to-ski-area high plowed winter parking access up off 542 (and what tactics would be best there) or [fill in the many possible blanks]
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« Reply #16 on: 03/08/16, 10:17 AM »

Or, the question I'm afraid to ask, are they having more fun than me?
I can't answer that one for you, but it's definitely fun!! And more turns per run. I guess it depends on whether you are more into the speed or the floaty feeling of transitioning from turn-to-turn?
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« Reply #17 on: 03/08/16, 10:58 AM »

Bigger turns come with bigger acceleration and more extreme floaty factors.

I can't log into TGR any more for whatever reason.  Even submitted a message through some form on the site and never heard from anybody about it.  So oh well....
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #18 on: 03/08/16, 03:33 PM »

It was not boring at Mt. Hood yesterday.  Had enough snow to even call it a pow day.  Today I am back at my desk which is boring indeed.  TAY makes my break a little less boring.
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« Reply #19 on: 03/08/16, 08:39 PM »

Should I let go of my powder skiing turn radius snobbery?  I used to scoff at people who make 30 tiny feet right together hip swiveling turns on a run I might ski in 5 turns.  Maybe these folks are tuned in to something I can't perceive?  Are they ex mono skiers or do they spend ours on their skiers edge at-home training device?  Or, the question I'm afraid to ask, are they having more fun than me?

Yeah, they might be having more fun.

Long swoopy turns are fun. Short rhythmic turns are also fun.

I like rhythmic turns with a feeling of rebound. The kind where the skis do virtually all the work and you just bound from edge to edge almost effortlessly.

Why is this so fun? Here's one idea:

Have you ever made a crystal glass sing? You know how you can rub your fingertip around the rim of a glass and after a while it starts to hum in resonance? That's what rhythmic turns are about for me.

When you get a rhythm going, it's not just one turn after another. It's a continuous thing.  It's like dancing.  You click into a higher state of being.

You're not thinking, well, that was a nice left turn, now let's go for a right turn. It's more like, I'm TUUUUURRRRRNNNNIIIING. I want to keep TUUUUURRRRRNNNNIIIING! This is awesome!

So, a series of well linked turns isn't like a counting exercise. It's more like an ecstatic state where the individual turns aren't the thing, the flow of linking them dynamically is. And it goes on like that until you stop.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #20 on: 03/08/16, 09:22 PM »

When you get a rhythm going, it's not just one turn after another. It's a continuous thing.  It's like dancing.  You click into a higher state of being.

This...and then pair that with good ski partners and you're not dancing alone, but swooping back and forth and dancing with each other! It's a full on hoe down!
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #21 on: 03/09/16, 09:59 AM »

Great post Lowell!  That's the kind of talk that inspires a skier to drive up to the snow.  It's worth remembering how great a recipe gravity, snow and ski or snowboard gear really is.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #22 on: 03/09/16, 10:42 AM »

That there is a better or best way to make turns is kind of an east coast PSIA mentality, rooted in the unconscious, born of a deep psychological frustration caused by insufficient snow and terrain, which can be a barrier to attaining enlightenment.
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« Reply #23 on: 03/09/16, 10:59 AM »

It's worth remembering how great a recipe gravity, snow and ski or snowboard gear really is.

That's for sure.

This discussion inspired me to post a little video on Facebook:

Feel the crystal glass sing
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« Reply #24 on: 03/09/16, 01:30 PM »

That's for sure.

This discussion inspired me to post a little video on Facebook:

Feel the crystal glass sing

Hell yeah man! 
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