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post #31 of 48

Heading back to Tahoe, we went up some windy road with no guardrail, and on the way up Somebody was afraid to look, I wasn't allowed to look (was busy driving something worthy of christening by the Queen), and then we stopped near the top for a looksee (and a bit of territory marking by Ziggy):

 

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Mmmm, Simpsons clouds...

post #32 of 48
Thread Starter 

Here are a few more pics taken with the iPhone and app that Skier219 created (seen here)

F2Middlin Ride home

PhilZig

Another few a few hundred feet up...

Ride home

post #33 of 48
Looks like a great time, you guys! Thanks for the pics. Maybe next year .... (I am actually enjoying heat and humidity this week, kind of strange for me. Maybe this is what happens to someone after 8 months of skiing.)
post #34 of 48
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F2M was enjoying some heat as well,(but no humidity) while he was waiting for us to get on the road!

F2M GSR

 

Then it got Dark n Stormy biggrin.gif

Dark-Stormy F2M
 

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Looks like a great time, you guys! Thanks for the pics. Maybe next year .... (I am actually enjoying heat and humidity this week, kind of strange for me. Maybe this is what happens to someone after 8 months of skiing.)


 

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F2m's hart pulses after a tumble through the rocks on hangmans.
post #36 of 48

Great TR gang. cool.gif

Mammoth is on the "when I hit 60 spring trip" in April 2015,

which is planned for CO, UT, CA, OR, WA, WY & CO

Conditions permitting and God willing!

post #37 of 48
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F2m's hart pulses after a tumble through the rocks on hangmans.


I think his "heart" was pulsing as well eek.gif !

 

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JF

 

 

post #38 of 48

Here are a few more shots.

 

Solstice camera duel with 4ster...and Phil showing off those sexy legs!

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Phil with some of that skiing in shorts action the crowds were clamoring for.

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4ster styling it. And my camera making that pitch look much flatter than it is.

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cloudpeak enjoying the sunshine.

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Hard to miss the orange bibs.

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Beer and smiles mark the close of the season (by the previously mentioned Solstice Season System)

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June 22 and cloudpeak marks the beginning of the 11/12 season.

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And yours truly - sporting the ever-fashionable orange bibs - wrapping up "day 1" and heading for the base.

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Somehow I managed to miss TC & FTM. Sorry guys. I blame it on my reviled demon-possessed camera. eek.gif

post #39 of 48

Thanks for the pics Spindrift.  Great to actually meet you & your family.  I will see M & E this weekend.

Thanks,

JF

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F2m's hart pulses after a tumble through the rocks on hangmans.

 

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I think his "heart" was pulsing as well eek.gif !

 

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JF


I had a long flight home to think about this.  I ended up making costly but easily-prevented errors (ain't hindsight grand?); my head was so full of 'technique' thoughts that I didn't switch to thinking about tactics when leaving 'learning' terrain and entering 'get your head out of your butt' terrain, let alone prioritizing intent...

 

I used up my luck quota for the year in about ten seconds; I'm off to the FedEx store for a big roll of bubble wrap to pad myself with.  But do I get the wrap with the quarter-sized bubbles or the lil' pill-sized ones?

 

We now return to our regularly scheduled TR stoke...  

 

post #41 of 48

F2M,

 

Among other things, I'm also "living proof" that skiing on Hart Pulse's with Philpug can be a hazard to your health. My fully functional left shoulder is buried on a Jackson Hole bump run that I  followed the Pugster down. While my Hart Pulse's survived the crash much better than my shoulder and your skis, they are now the property of HelluvaSkier. Bad Karma in that ski! Phil  blames it more on being from Blue Mountain.

 

But, I'm sure Phil will be more than glad to sell us new skis!roflmao.gif

 

post #42 of 48


AHH, so are you aware that you just learned a very important lesson?  Once you are to the point where you know you have the skills, its time to turn off the brain. Thinking consciously will literally slow you down and prevent you from skiing the line. You won't use one technique but several including whatever survival manuevers necessary.

 

Been there, done that!  Cheers and congrats ... Now go buy a pair of Bonafides for skiing that kind of terrain...... icon14.gif
 

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I had a long flight home to think about this.  I ended up making costly but easily-prevented errors (ain't hindsight grand?); my head was so full of 'technique' thoughts that I didn't switch to thinking about tactics when leaving 'learning' terrain and entering 'get your head out of your butt' terrain, let alone prioritizing intent...

 

I used up my luck quota for the year in about ten seconds; I'm off to the FedEx store for a big roll of bubble wrap to pad myself with.  But do I get the wrap with the quarter-sized bubbles or the lil' pill-sized ones?

 

We now return to our regularly scheduled TR stoke...  

 



 

post #43 of 48
Thread Starter 

F2M, Thanks for Breakfast on the patio

Breakfast on the patio

post #44 of 48

New poll question:

 

a) Phil smiles more looking at TC

 

b) Phil smiles more looking at food

 

 


Edited by Living Proof - 6/25/11 at 8:08am
post #45 of 48
Thread Starter 

Food

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New poll question:

 

a) Phil smiles more looking at TC

 

b) Phil smiles more looking food

 

 



c) Phil smiles more looking at Ziggy!

 

post #47 of 48

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F2M,

 

Among other things, I'm also "living proof" that skiing on Hart Pulse's with Philpug can be a hazard to your health. My fully functional left shoulder is buried on a Jackson Hole bump run that I  followed the Pugster down. While my Hart Pulse's survived the crash much better than my shoulder and your skis, they are now the property of HelluvaSkier. Bad Karma in that ski! Phil  blames it more on being from Blue Mountain.

 

But, I'm sure Phil will be more than glad to sell us new skis!roflmao.gif

 


Ah, That explains a lot.  I used to work at Blue as well; if I had known I was double-cursed, I would have just taken Ziggy for a walk or something...



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AHH, so are you aware that you just learned a very important lesson?  Once you are to the point where you know you have the skills, its time to turn off the brain. Thinking consciously will literally slow you down and prevent you from skiing the line. You won't use one technique but several including whatever survival manuevers necessary.

 

Been there, done that!  Cheers and congrats ... Now go buy a pair of Bonafides for skiing that kind of terrain...... icon14.gif

 


Exactamundo, and thanks for putting it more clearly.  I feel sufficiently lucky that I might just remember this lil' teaching point.  

 

As far as the Bonafides, I got to ski them that same day and man, they are righteous.  If I didn't have the MX88s... rolleyes.gif

 

post #48 of 48

Okay, so this is my first look at Epic in a LONG TIME (I've been bad!). Great TR, everyone. FTM, sorry about the crash. Sounds gnarly. Next time you'll have to drop into it like it isn't $#!* and then wave at the honies while you're going mach 5. No, seriously, glad you're alright.

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