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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #50 on: 05/23/16, 07:11 PM »

Dabs with Dads FKNA AWESOME RANDOM !!!
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #51 on: 05/23/16, 08:24 PM »

Dabs with Dads FKNA AWESOME RANDOM !!!

I know boss, isn't that great. Graham sent that to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kSzSxAZhrU&app=desktop
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #52 on: 03/18/18, 09:05 PM »

I think there’s like 7 folks still posting.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #53 on: 03/19/18, 06:30 AM »

It’s like a public place that’s trying to keep a secret.
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« Reply #54 on: 03/20/18, 12:00 PM »

Lowell,  I'm only adding my OPINION here:
Glad you recognize that long turns are fun too!
Speed is fun!
The singing glass is a great metaphor.  My skis sing, not like fine crystal but more like a Formula I race car.  They do this when skiing long turns, short turns, slow turns or fast.  One turn at a time or multiples as you like.  Weight forward, middle or aft.  They accelerate and brake at a world class rate just like Formula I.  They rebound in the pow (even in long turns) like a racing ski does on corduroy!  They are wide enough for me to transfer all my weight to one ski and get even more response.  They have a tip higher than any other ski I've seen.  That results in a much safer ski especially early season and wow does it ever pull me into a tight turn.  With a slightly rockered tail, quick, tight and more braking turns are easy with weight on my heels.  They sing a really beautiful tune on the uphill too!

So, to use another analogy, to me it is like saying you love music but only listen to Country.  I love Country Music but I listen to everything!  My take is that you (and your brother, who I watch frequently) use "specific" skis that do one thing perfectly (like good crystal glass) but are relatively deficient in the great variety of things that I wanna do in the backcountry pow.  Maybe like taking that crystal glass to a frat party.  Don't get me wrong here, you and Gordy are FAR better skiers than I am.  Gordy has totally confirmed that "A perfect ski will make a perfect turn when skied perfectly in ANY snow condition!!"  (Something that I best observed in night clinics on radically frozen corn ruts in huge moguls with Rene Farwig but eludes me entirely on all but the best conditions!)

BTW......They are the La Sportiva Vapor Floats, 189cm, 117 underfoot.  Carbon nanotube materials result in the lightest ski made, per surface area, and WOW the response in deep pow!!  Absolute THRILLING skis in powder!! More than well worth the high price! I'll be back on my "Corvettes" in Spring corn.........

PS: long and wide make 'em way less effort to ski also!  At 71, I need all the help I can get. 
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #55 on: 03/20/18, 06:27 PM »

Yo...at 66 I always put the foot rest down ...even the first ride up...started bout fifteen years ago..
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #56 on: 03/20/18, 06:59 PM »

Lowell,  I'm only adding my OPINION here:
Glad you recognize that long turns are fun too!
Speed is fun!
The singing glass is a great metaphor.  My skis sing, not like fine crystal but more like a Formula I race car.  They do this when skiing long turns, short turns, slow turns or fast.  One turn at a time or multiples as you like.  Weight forward, middle or aft.  They accelerate and brake at a world class rate just like Formula I.  They rebound in the pow (even in long turns) like a racing ski does on corduroy!  They are wide enough for me to transfer all my weight to one ski and get even more response.  They have a tip higher than any other ski I've seen.  That results in a much safer ski especially early season and wow does it ever pull me into a tight turn.  With a slightly rockered tail, quick, tight and more braking turns are easy with weight on my heels.  They sing a really beautiful tune on the uphill too!

So, to use another analogy, to me it is like saying you love music but only listen to Country.  I love Country Music but I listen to everything!  My take is that you (and your brother, who I watch frequently) use "specific" skis that do one thing perfectly (like good crystal glass) but are relatively deficient in the great variety of things that I wanna do in the backcountry pow.  Maybe like taking that crystal glass to a frat party.  Don't get me wrong here, you and Gordy are FAR better skiers than I am.  Gordy has totally confirmed that "A perfect ski will make a perfect turn when skied perfectly in ANY snow condition!!"  (Something that I best observed in night clinics on radically frozen corn ruts in huge moguls with Rene Farwig but eludes me entirely on all but the best conditions!)

BTW......They are the La Sportiva Vapor Floats, 189cm, 117 underfoot.  Carbon nanotube materials result in the lightest ski made, per surface area, and WOW the response in deep pow!!  Absolute THRILLING skis in powder!! More than well worth the high price! I'll be back on my "Corvettes" in Spring corn.........

















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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #57 on: 03/21/18, 08:10 PM »

My take is that you (and your brother, who I watch frequently) use "specific" skis that do one thing perfectly (like good crystal glass) but are relatively deficient in the great variety of things that I wanna do in the backcountry pow.

I have a bunch of different skis now, from little skimo racing skis to 110mm+ rockered skis.

I use them all at some point during the year.  Fun!
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #58 on: 04/10/18, 07:34 PM »

I’ve thought about using a different ski.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #59 on: 04/16/18, 07:54 PM »

Nah
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #60 on: 04/17/18, 01:11 PM »

If Christopher Guest hadn't already made "Waiting for Guffman" he could have used this thread.  But unlike "This is Spinal Tap" and "Best in Show" so few people would get it.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #61 on: 04/19/18, 03:19 PM »

I’d let him use it with no strings attached.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #62 on: 04/20/18, 06:59 AM »

Skiing powder snow in southern Vermont in mid-April...

... that is not boring!!! Grin
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #63 on: 04/21/18, 12:01 AM »

I'm one of many total sapsuckers here for any heartstring story of skiing in the old homeland.  Even though it drove me crazy and drove me to here.  So post it!
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #64 on: 04/22/18, 09:50 PM »

gonna get even more boring now that the southern resort is shut down.
fuck the ski area operators for limiting the lift access while there is fully loaded slopes underneath. can’t wait for next November and have them jacked up on a 18” base getting the hype train rolling and promoting their goods to 3 million pugetopolis powder techs.
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #65 on: Yesterday at 03:03:01 PM »

couple more weeks and we can put tay to bed for a few months
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Re: So Boring Here
« Reply #66 on: Yesterday at 08:17:48 PM »

couple more weeks and we can put tay to bed for a few months

Do you even tour, bro?
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