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post #151 of 178

I can ski circles around guys in one-piece Carhartts.


Edited by MidwestPete - 10/20/11 at 8:13pm
post #152 of 178

It all depends just what your judging.  Style, racing, moguls, ballet, you know...It's been said in more ways then one and quoted many times.. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”  Albert Einstein.

 

If someone already quoted this sorry, I quit reading after the first two pages.

post #153 of 178

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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post

I can ski circles around guys in one-piece Carharts.


carhartt_turner.jpg

 

Can you outski him...likely.  Circles around?...less likely.

 

/generalizations

/ski/skier, indian/arrow etc....

/if I were REALLY good I might might wear the carhartt overalls just to see the reactions

 

post #154 of 178
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Originally Posted by Alveolus View Post

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carhartt_turner.jpg

 

Can you outski him...likely.  Circles around?...less likely.

 

/generalizations

/ski/skier, indian/arrow etc....

/if I were REALLY good I might might wear the carhartt overalls just to see the reactions

 

hmmm - maybe I can't...
 

 

post #155 of 178
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Originally Posted by Alveolus View Post

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carhartt_turner.jpg

 

Can you outski him...likely.  Circles around?...less likely.

 

/generalizations

/ski/skier, indian/arrow etc....

/if I were REALLY good I might might wear the carhartt overalls just to see the reactions

 

Yeah, he's clearly shredding the gnarrolleyes.gif
 

 

post #156 of 178

^^^ some more things on a related note:

They should design the hills so you don't have to skate uphill to them from the lodge.

Lifts should go all the way to the top.

What kills me is the walk up the stairs to the bar at the end of the day.

 

 

post #157 of 178
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Originally Posted by drbumps View Post

I might be in the upper percentile of numbers of days skied where I reside.  I can say that it depends on the day as to how I am skiing,  To have an idea of what percentile??  One might consider picking another skier  that is obviously proficient, and try to keep up with them or pass them, or join them on the same terrain on a given day, and then find your next proficient skier.  That will give you an idea of where you stand locally if your out there every day, next would be the percentage of terrain you are willing to tackle and where that may be,, psyched for the new season, Happy La Nina to all!  


Just because you are the fastest skier on the hill or on any given run/line/whatever doesn't mean you are the best skier, unless it's a race and then it only means you are the best at maximizing speed.  Free skiing; it could mean you are the best at conserving momentum, (and hence kinetic energy and speed), or it could mean you are the craziest skier on the hill, or the most willing to put up with abuse.

 

post #158 of 178

Skiing is usually pretty humbling for me. I've never felt that I was one of the best on the entire mountain until I skied in Zermatt this past January.  I was expecting to be blown away by the level of skier over there but I was actually blown away by how bad all of the Europeans were in Zermatt.  There was one Italian guy that was better than me over the course of 4 days.  All in All, I'd say that I could have picked the first10 random people from any mountain that I go to and 9 out of 10 would be better than anything I've seen over there.  It was pretty shocking and a nice ego boost at the same time.

 

USA USA USA! ski.gif

post #159 of 178

That bogus basin video women in the bumps dressed in pink is the only 1 percent person I saw.  Yup 99 percent of the folks on the mountain had to be better  than the women in pink. 

post #160 of 178

I can safely say I am no where near the top 1% out there.

post #161 of 178

 i don't think its that easy to tell who is the best. Im not even sure you can be the best at skiing, because there is so many aspects of it.

post #162 of 178
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

^^^ some more things on a related note:

They should design the hills so you don't have to skate uphill to them from the lodge.

Lifts should go all the way to the top.

What kills me is the walk up the stairs to the bar at the end of the day.

 

 


Agreed.  Raced at Mammoth for years and had awards and apres at Warming Hut II.  3 damn flights of stairs by the 4th day they were really steep too.

 

post #163 of 178
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post

I can safely say I am no where near the top 1% out there.


Wow, talk about wrecking the curve, at this rate I will be lucky to crack the top third (D+).

post #164 of 178
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Originally Posted by Alveolus View Post

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carhartt_turner.jpg

 

Can you outski him...likely.  Circles around?...less likely.

 

/generalizations

/ski/skier, indian/arrow etc....

/if I were REALLY good I might might wear the carhartt overalls just to see the reactions

 

 

I need to get me a pair of carharts.

 


Edited by tromano - 10/21/11 at 9:14pm
post #165 of 178
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

^^^ some more things on a related note:

They should design the hills so you don't have to skate uphill to them from the lodge.

Lifts should go all the way to the top.

What kills me is the walk up the stairs to the bar at the end of the day.

 

I think they should stop plowing the parking lots that way I can just ski back to my car.

 

Would you prefer the bars to be in the basement? Or do you want an elevator?

post #166 of 178
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post

Little does she know what a Joker you really are.


Statistically speaking I could one day be in the top 1% of skiers on the mountain, but there's only a 10% chance of that.

 

post #167 of 178

Couple years ago I convinced a friend to write an app for that :)

The idea was to use accelerometer and try to quantify how well you ski...

 

Find an empty slope, imagine it's a race course and carve a few good turns. 

I'm curious what kind of scores will really good skiers get there.

 

The app is called SnowEdge and is free. 

 

 

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post #168 of 178
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

 

I think they should stop plowing the parking lots that way I can just ski back to my car.

 

Would you prefer the bars to be in the basement? Or do you want an elevator?



I think I prefer the basement, but it's a close call.  I guess space is too limited to have a bar on the main floor?  Somehow climbing the stairs after beer is easier. 

I used to change out of boots at the car, but now that I'm old and decrepit, I enjoy the comfort of the lodge.  In fact, sometimes I let my boots thaw while drinking beer in the lodge before attempting to extricate my feet from them.  Two-sizes-too-small Koflach Comp 911 race boots with double-stacked foam liners are a pain to get off when it's 40 below.

post #169 of 178
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

I think I prefer the basement, but it's a close call.  I guess space is too limited to have a bar on the main floor?  Somehow climbing the stairs after beer is easier. 

I used to change out of boots at the car, but now that I'm old and decrepit, I enjoy the comfort of the lodge.  In fact, sometimes I let my boots thaw while drinking beer in the lodge before attempting to extricate my feet from them.  Two-sizes-too-small Koflach Comp 911 race boots with double-stacked foam liners are a pain to get off when it's 40 below.



    Absolutely, skied out to truck one very cold day, couldn't get my boots off - clumped up to the bar and by the time our group polished off a couple pitchers of Moosedrool the boots were warmed up enough to get off.  I can relate.

post #170 of 178

I've certainly sat in the locker room shooting the breeze with fellow skiers as long as 15 minutes, waiting for the boots to warm up so I can get them off.  And they're NOT stiff race boots. 

post #171 of 178
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I've certainly sat in the locker room shooting the breeze with fellow skiers as long as 15 minutes, waiting for the boots to warm up so I can get them off.  And they're NOT stiff race boots. 


It does get cold in Montana and I was l pitcher and about 200 feet from the border.  If I were more inventive I would invent battery warmed ski socks - would b e a big seller.

 

post #172 of 178

While I didn't set out that day to be the 1% I was sure looking back that on April 23, 2010 I certainly was not only amoung the 1%, I was the best skier on the mountain. I got to work (real job) that friday, looked at the forest service cam that showed the patch i'd been waztching on Herz mountain was still there, checked out of work, went home packed a cooler and some gear and drove three hours to hike and ski that patch. Took my time hiking up, when i got to the top of the patch i saw a couple of people on horseback down below but no skiers. Yoyo'd that patch for an hour, hiked back out to the car and drove to the lodge to see what was going on. That's what I remembered when this thread first came up.

 

Looking back now i remember going over to the terrain park............Jacob nick and max were in there hitting what was left of the jumps............had a couple of beers with them, guess i wasn't even in the top 50% of the skiers on the mountain that day, nine hours, three runs, still worth it wink.gif

post #173 of 178

I used to think I was a hot skier until the time I was at an instructor certification examination at Loon Mt in New Hampshire.  We were riding the chair up and this guy was skiing under us, the only one on the slope (for good reason), with awesome style, obvious a full cert examiner.  We got to the top and found out that the entire slope was boiler plate on steroids.  We looked like helpless beginners on a double-diamond and we were all instructors.  I was humbled by hugging a tree on the way down!  We are the 99%...LOL 

post #174 of 178
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Originally Posted by skeewiz View Post

I used to think I was a hot skier until the time I was at an instructor certification examination at Loon Mt in New Hampshire.  We were riding the chair up and this guy was skiing under us, the only one on the slope (for good reason), with awesome style, obvious a full cert examiner.  We got to the top and found out that the entire slope was boiler plate on steroids.  We looked like helpless beginners on a double-diamond and we were all instructors.  I was humbled by hugging a tree on the way down!  We are the 99%...LOL 



Odds are better than not it was Mike Hickey

 

post #175 of 178
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

I think that line from Lake Woebegon is "where the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and the children are all above average." Just sayin'. (I have the words stenciled on a doormat.)


Yeah I kind of knew I had it wrong -but thought I would throw it out there anyway and hope someone knew the right words. So Thanks!

 

And your doormat sounds cool. And I think the Epic community is all above average too.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Baldrick - 10/27/11 at 2:13am
post #176 of 178
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post



Odds are better than not it was Mike Hickey

 


remember Loon is the home of two demo team members not to take anything away from Mike Hickey.
 

 

post #177 of 178

It varies so much by resort.  In high school on Mt. Hood I was probably in the top 10-15%.  In Ohio I was top 1%.  In So-Cal I was top 5%. 

 

Today, I'm a WAAAAAYYYYYY better skiier  than I was when I lived in those areas, but at Taos I'm probably only in the top 30%.  There are some AMAZING skiiers there.

post #178 of 178
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post


Agreed.  Raced at Mammoth for years and had awards and apres at Warming Hut II.  3 damn flights of stairs by the 4th day they were really steep too.

 



You should have used the elevator!!!                 beercheer.gif

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