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post #61 of 73
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Just to clarify, this would have been funny 4 years ago... it's just so played out at this point.  That's all.

 

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go do some extreme skiing on the double black diamonds!

 

I can't believe you're able to ski double blacks.... I'm so much better than you. :ski

 

Also to clarify - I just saw the movie for the first time yesterday. And I'd never heard any of this before. Must be a western thing.  :snowfight

 

My friends and I only encountered in the last 1-2 years, and we quip from it all the time. Why not? Pole whacking is also a great one.

 

But hell, I'm usually singing while I ski*, if not growling (it's a technique!). Worrying about what other people think? Life's too short.

 

 

* Today was Baby Got Back at high volume on the traverse into the Windows at Breck.

post #62 of 73
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Just to clarify, this would have been funny 4 years ago... it's just so played out at this point.  That's all.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go do some extreme skiing on the double black diamonds!

What a hater.

I made a ski patrolmans day today telling him I was the best skier on the mountain (while talking to my dad).
post #63 of 73
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I've been known to do that. It's fun =)

 

@anachronism - I don't see the harm in people coming up with localized versions. Again, it's fun. You don't have to play.

 

Everyone I have heard trying to make a localized version is taking it far more seriously than the original version and seems to completely miss how tongue in cheek the whole idea of it was. 

post #64 of 73
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post
 

 

Just to clarify, this would have been funny 4 years ago... it's just so played out at this point.  That's all.

 

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go do some extreme skiing on the double black diamonds!

 

I can't believe you're able to ski double blacks.... I'm so much better than you. :ski

 

Also to clarify - I just saw the movie for the first time yesterday. And I'd never heard any of this before. Must be a western thing.  :snowfight

 

 

This is one of the reasons that I don't have a problem with it.  We enjoyed it when it first came out and some folks will find it for the first time, getting the same kick out of if that we did. 
post #65 of 73
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The whole gnar thing was a tribute to Shane first and foremost. We tend to forget how supernaturally talented he was as a skier. The whole shenanigans were just the background for mad skills. .
post #66 of 73
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The whole gnar thing was a tribute to Shane first and foremost. We tend to forget how supernaturally talented he was as a skier. The whole shenanigans were just the background for mad skills. .

 

Right. If you take away Shane from the equation (like what automatically happens when you make Gnar: Snowmass or Gnar: Steamboat) the whole GNAR game becomes, well, douchey. It becomes a bunch of skiers that may or may not be good calling out random people and farting in gondolas (cause they can't find a tram).

post #67 of 73
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The whole gnar thing was a tribute to Shane first and foremost. We tend to forget how supernaturally talented he was as a skier. The whole shenanigans were just the background for mad skills. .

Right. If you take away Shane from the equation (like what automatically happens when you make Gnar: Snowmass or Gnar: Steamboat) the whole GNAR game becomes, well, douchey. It becomes a bunch of skiers that may or may not be good calling out random people and farting in gondolas (cause they can't find a tram).

I could have sworn that either the book or the movie encouraged people to create their own local versions.
post #68 of 73
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I could have sworn that either the book or the movie encouraged people to create their own local versions.

 

Have you really read the book?  For a non Squaw skier it would be pretty boring.  It's strictly about Squaw as the center of the universe in the most egotistical way possible (with tongue planted firmly in cheek), hence the title.  And then the movie... well, after Squaw they go next door to Alpine Meadows, then Kirkwood, then Mammoth, then Snowbird.  All of those mountains have something very specific in common.

 

I'm glad @anachronism is posting in this thread, because even though he's not a Tahoe skier he clearly gets it.

 

Over the past year-plus I've finally started to check off a few legitimate GNAR lines.  I skied Christmas Tree Chute off Granite Peak earlier this month and was pretty stoked, although I just checked and I guess I only get 300 points for that.  ;)  It was something I was working towards... because it's fun and it's good to push your limits in order to really improve as a skier, but seeing the whole thing get downgraded is just kind of lame to me.

 

Maybe Shane would say, hey, whatever, it's about having fun.  Or maybe he'd say, go down there and jump off of something for crying out loud.

post #69 of 73
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I could have sworn that either the book or the movie encouraged people to create their own local versions.

 

Have you really read the book?  For a non Squaw skier it would be pretty boring.  It's strictly about Squaw as the center of the universe in the most egotistical way possible (with tongue planted firmly in cheek), hence the title.  And then the movie... well, after Squaw they go next door to Alpine Meadows, then Kirkwood, then Mammoth, then Snowbird.  All of those mountains have something very specific in common.

 

I'm glad @anachronism is posting in this thread, because even though he's not a Tahoe skier he clearly gets it.

 

Over the past year-plus I've finally started to check off a few legitimate GNAR lines.  I skied Christmas Tree Chute off Granite Peak earlier this month and was pretty stoked, although I just checked and I guess I only get 300 points for that.  ;)  It was something I was working towards... because it's fun and it's good to push your limits in order to really improve as a skier, but seeing the whole thing get downgraded is just kind of lame to me.

 

Maybe Shane would say, hey, whatever, it's about having fun.  Or maybe he'd say, go down there and jump off of something for crying out loud.

 

Yes, I've really read the book. It's part of my bathroom reading collection at the Breck condo. When I bought it, I did so as stoke. I didn't realize that even the most mellow line described would be far outside of what I'll likely be skiing in my lifetime (never having skied in California being only the smallest of the obstacles). Plus I like to support people who are doing cool things, like Robb Gaffney is with Sportgevity. The story at the end about the Tram Face mishap was pretty gripping.

 

I never met Shane McConkey (met Sherry in December; she's awesome), but I can only imagine he'd laugh at people getting their panties in a wad about people playing the GNAR game on the local bump just as much as he would laugh at the people making up the rules for the local bump.  My impression is that he wanted to take the piss (what a great expression) out of skiers who were taking themselves Way. Too. Seriously.

post #70 of 73
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My impression is that he wanted to take the piss (what a great expression) out of skiers who were taking themselves Way. Too. Seriously.

 

Exactly.  Which is why making a GNAR game out of... mellow lines... is kind of doing that (taking it too seriously).  But whatever.  To each his own.


Edited by JayT - 2/22/15 at 9:39pm
post #71 of 73
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A clown's act works only if he can juggle at the end of it. Just saying...

A good rule for whether you should play GNAR is whether you can realistically win it with your pants on. 😮
post #72 of 73
Juvenile, childish, silly.....I loved it! Oh, and I am the best skier on this thread!
post #73 of 73

You should also check movie "Gone with the wind" 

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