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Originally Posted by VeganFreeskier View Post

I've seen people/articles say that Corbet's is 45, 50, and 55 degrees multiple times. I don't remember most of them, but I know wiki says it's 50.

 

Pontoon, what makes you think I suck just because I've only been to the mountains a few times? I don't know if I'll get to Squaw this Winter but I would love to, if I do I'll ski McConkey's and send you a video (assuming there's good snow when I am there). And McConkey's is 68.5 degrees (http://www.theskichannel.com/news/skinews/20090929/Squaw-Valleys-Eagles-Nest-renamed-McConkeys), you really think that's more than 13.5 steeper than JHole's steepest?



oh yeah, and high line on eagles nest is where it is steepest, and you cant see it it that pic very well.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayephoto/5482388933/ 

check that out. i highly doubt you could ski that.

post #212 of 217

Hey, I think I saw this run from the chair. I saw him forward flip over the last rock band and couldn't decide if he had caught-up on the rocks and survived a nasty crash or thrown it intentionally. If that's the run, anyway. (I think you mean Rob by the way).  Given Rob's propensity for throwing flips, I think he planned the whole thing.

 

There have been some notorious runs on Eagle's Nest. One guy dry docked right near the entry, double ejected, and RAN all the way down: feeeeeet, don' fail me now!.

 

I was showing a (prankster) friend my line just skier's right of the main face and he got me: "Oh yeah, Chicken's Nest." I never opened my mouth again.
 

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Originally Posted by jaytierney View Post

A little more perspective.  This is Gaffney on McConkey's last season...

 

gaffney-eagles.jpg

 

http://unofficialnetworks.com/2011/02/27/robb-gaffney-skiing-mcconkeys/

 

EDIT: Sorry mods, good call on removing that last post.  It's summer and the keyboard heroics can be a bit much to swallow.



 

post #213 of 217

Yes, it was Robb - click on the Unofficial Squaw link beneath the photo and he did a write-up about that day.

post #214 of 217
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Originally Posted by TheDad View Post

I suppose that if you pay for both, it's no longer a wash.


I wash after both, but that's just me.

 

post #215 of 217

you tofuboy it aint about the skis good skiers can git er done on barrel stavs.

Its about the cool stickers on your skis bro

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post #216 of 217

PM Gear-man, you need a topsheet that looks like a ski covered in stickers....how-bout-dat?! you could invent some crazy sticker statements, what a concept!

post #217 of 217

August 13th: "I'm not talking about stuff like heli skiing in Haines, I'm not that good that yet, but stuff like Corbet's Couloir, S&S, 20-30 foot cliffs."

 

September 1st: "I don't know if I'll get to Squaw this Winter but I would love to, if I do I'll ski McConkey's and send you a video."

 

Classic summer-time progression in ability.  Me personally, I'm probably worse than I was back in May since I haven't been skiing all summer.  All right, it was fun while it lasted, but this is the last time I'm posting in this thread unless it takes an interesting turn.  Be careful out there and don't let the ski porn mess with your head too much.

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