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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #25 on: 03/09/16, 05:58 PM »

That's for sure.

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

Feel the crystal glass sing

My work is done


Well almost, I think I can help our buddy Skykilo too;-)
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #26 on: 03/09/16, 08:48 PM »

Short turns in powder vs long. Some would say short to get more of the experience. Yet like Lowell, for me its about the rhythm. It is magical to me too, a total zen experience where I leave myself and just AM, in the moment. Like leading in rock climbing, I just AM. No worries, no thoughts. Just AM.

Bored. Nah. Never these days with 4 kids, a busy job and great skiing this winter.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #27 on: 03/10/16, 10:41 AM »

Yes, Lowell's discussion of bounce and rhythm better captured much of why I like to do fairly tight turns than did my  own comments on "float" (and joking about #of of  turns). I suspect one's ski may also have something to do with it too, but I've not experimented with enough to confirm the hunch. Of course tight turns can alsobe quite useful in many below-treeline skiing situations. While there  are some situations where I prefer bigger swoopier turns, I find myself returning to tighter sine wave track in most cases where it's possible. Pretty funny that anyone would posit one or the other mode of turning  as superior though - seems like it's just about what we each dig most (as long as one isn't hung up on spooning of tracks for hyper-efficient slope farming, which has a way of constraining one to someone else's rhythm).
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #28 on: 03/10/16, 03:52 PM »

Speaking of interesting topics/discussion (or lack thereof) - where the heck is Amar?! What happened to the in depth weather and snow info?!
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #29 on: 03/10/16, 10:35 PM »

Second what Matt said.... those are always solid reports.
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"Okay, you see what he did there? He pizza'd when he should have french fried. Pizza when you should have french fried, you're gonna have a bad time".
- Wise dude in Aspen.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #30 on: 03/11/16, 05:04 PM »

Turns are like a signature, it's personal and unique unto the person making them...

My work is done
I see what you did there... Wink
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Well almost, I think I can help our buddy Skykilo too;-)
No doubt...

Still remember a (paraphrased) quote from him at a NWAC workshop years ago.
"ascending on rock is one way to avoid triggering an avalanche"
With a bunch of rad images to support...
Apologies if I got that wrong Skykilo.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #31 on: 03/12/16, 07:07 PM »

Watched the opposite of boring at the Alpental Junior Freeride Comp today.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #32 on: 03/13/16, 11:09 AM »

“Powder snow skiing is not fun. It’s life, fully lived, life lived in a blaze of reality.”
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flowing alpy
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #33 on: 03/13/16, 04:34 PM »

Oh, I dont know about that.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #34 on: 03/13/16, 06:57 PM »

Once again, I offer this Python take on the thread:


Q:   WHAT DO YOU WANT?
M:   Well, I was told outside that...
Q:   Don't give me that, you snotty-faced heap of parrot droppings!
M:   What?
Q:   Shut your festering gob, you tit! Your type really makes me puke, you vacuous, coffee-nosed, maloderous, pervert!!!
M:   Look, I CAME HERE FOR AN ARGUMENT, I'm not going to just stand...!!
Q:   OH, oh I'm sorry, but this is abuse.
M:   Oh, I see, well, that explains it.
Q:   Ah yes, you want room 12A, Just along the corridor.
M:   Oh, Thank you very much. Sorry.
Q:   Not at all.
M:   Thank You.
(Under his breath) Stupid git!!

Bruce
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #35 on: 03/14/16, 06:25 AM »

Powder Skiing is Fun
Just need to do it, right.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #36 on: 03/15/16, 06:15 PM »

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.

Why is this so fun?

When you get a rhythm going, it's not just one turn after another. It's a continuous thing. 


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.


Yess!!   Like HE said!  I just couldn't have said that but man I feel that one  Nicely done sir!

I shared (and attempted to convert my children) to this obvious truth using your words Lowell and this is what they said:

"Dear Dad.
While we love you dearly and thank you for our very lives as snowboarders we outright reject your noodley eurotrash powder 8"s,  80's cop show hairdo and your retro style shitty skier universe.
Looking forward to seeing you at Easter.  Lots of love J&N"

Well I just didn't have a response for that.  Pass the turkey?
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #37 on: 03/16/16, 05:41 AM »

I could send a reply for you.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #38 on: 03/17/16, 02:53 PM »

I could send a reply for you.

hahaha I'm sure.  All in good fun!  Kids!  There is just no changing anyone's mind on this.
Last weekend as I was waiting  in line for the Peak Chair to open on Whistler the first 3 skiers emerged at the top of Shale Slope and put in 9 turns top to bottom. Wow I thought where is the value in that?  There's room for like 700 turns there or something. 60 seconds later a skier and snowboarder emerged and straight-lined the whole thing. No turns.  My contemporaries assure me that it takes skill to do that.
It's just funny to me.  Everyone is having fun! however they ride.  That's what it's all about.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #39 on: 03/17/16, 10:33 PM »

Wanna know what's awesome about telemark turns?

Instead of thinking like Lowell said... "I'm TUUURRRNNNINNNG!"

It's, "I didn't fall!  hey!  I didn't fall!  Yes, again!  I didn't fall!"

That's why it's so fun.

Also, skiing is dancing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5wA2L4MPE
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #40 on: 03/18/16, 04:03 PM »

Skiing is dancing....................

https://vimeo.com/151341119
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #41 on: 04/04/16, 09:09 PM »

Took a week off but caught up in about 10 minutes.
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« Reply #42 on: 04/05/16, 04:26 PM »

I'm on a mailing list of a group of (ahem) older skiers planning a get-together in a couple weeks.

One of the group passed long the following video that some of you may be able to relate to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zeCG8_zPpQ&sns=em

Yo!  Put the footrest down!

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« Reply #43 on: 04/06/16, 08:05 AM »

That's awesome Lowell.  Looks like Erik from CBSP and Central patrol...
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #44 on: 04/06/16, 10:47 AM »

Lowell, glad to have you on boards keepin it light! There are many more gems from the hole that came from. Probably not be a bad idea to keep the inmates humored, esp  during the swing season before the new snow flies!
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #45 on: 04/09/16, 03:58 PM »

I have nothing but respect for his use of Duct Tape. 
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #46 on: 04/11/16, 12:31 PM »

Dude has a couple happy kids n wife from the looks of things.
I'd say he's still having fun and knows what to do when it gets
boring:-)
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #47 on: 04/25/16, 08:27 AM »

Alpental open for lift served skiing April 31 and May 1!!
NOT BORING
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #48 on: 05/21/16, 11:16 AM »

No random activity since 5/19, I find that hard to believe.
The Southern Resort is NOT re-opening.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #49 on: 05/23/16, 07:49 AM »

No random activity since 5/19, I find that hard to believe.
The Southern Resort is NOT re-opening.

Just noticed that this morning, thus proving again to always go when you can, no matter what.

Here is some random fun that is kinda analogous to the Footrest vid:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8kSzSxAZhrU
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