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post #31 of 41
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OK time to correct some misgivings posted all throughout this train wreck of a thread.

 

 


Thread or yarn? 

post #32 of 41

Is there a way we can merge this thread with the "Skidding Sucks" thread and get the two groups arguing with each other? I'd love to watch the "new-gear-sucks" guys on that thread get out-old-schooled by the OP here.

 

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post #33 of 41
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Originally Posted by CerebralVortex View Post

Is there a way we can merge this thread with the "Skidding Sucks" thread and get the two groups arguing with each other? I'd love to watch the "new-gear-sucks" guys on that thread get out-old-schooled by the OP here.

 

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Which would be OK with me, except I think the new gear is great.

I just question whether it is ideal to take a never-ever, put them on a race ski, give them a one hour how to stand up class and turn them loose on the mountain.

And also, how in casual observation, the modern desired short path learning progression of snowplow turn- plow parallel - carve seems to skip a lot of the tools most people actually need in favor of jumping straight to advanced technique that used to take most people years, if ever, to learn.
post #34 of 41
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Which would be OK with me, except I think the new gear is great.
I just question whether it is ideal to take a never-ever, put them on a race ski, give them a one hour how to stand up class and turn them loose on the mountain.
And also, how in casual observation, the modern desired short path learning progression of snowplow turn- plow parallel - carve seems to skip a lot of the tools most people actually need in favor of jumping straight to advanced technique that used to take most people years, if ever, to learn.



The argument on the other thread is that fatter skis with early-rise/rockered tips are leading people to skid their turns, which is the sign of the apocalypse since carving is the one true method of turning in all situations that everyone should aspire to. It's put forth in the style of "new equipment is leading to bad things," as if the "old" shaped racing skis are better because they're not as new.

 

I just thought it's amusing that this thread has someone who is criticizing that point of view and is promoting old-school techniques some of which the "unskilled" fat ski riders of today are using and being criticized for.

 

BTW, I grew up on straight skis and had a 10-yr gap during the shape revolution, so I know what you're going through.


Edited by CerebralVortex - 10/21/11 at 6:18am
post #35 of 41
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Thread or yarn? 


Good thing I didn't say anything about dad only helping me ski because he could do it in the Summer...

( At the time, Ober Gatlinburg had year round sking with an artificial slope. One of the first in the U.S., if my memory serves me.)

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post #36 of 41
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I just question whether it is ideal to take a never-ever, put them on a race ski, give them a one hour how to stand up class and turn them loose on the mountain.


Thing is, they ain't gettin' on a race ski.  Not even close.

post #37 of 41
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Thing is, they ain't gettin' on a race ski.  Not even close.


You can buy the K2 fours Miller won the Olympics on for $60 used.
post #38 of 41
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You can buy the K2 fours Miller won the Olympics on for $60 used.


No, you can't.  You can buy a pair that looks like them.

post #39 of 41
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No, you can't.  You can buy a pair that looks like them.


I accept that I have been defeeted. roflmao.gif
post #40 of 41
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Good thing I didn't say anything about dad only helping me ski because he could do it in the Summer...
( At the time, Ober Gatlinburg had year round sking with an artificial slope. One of the first in the U.S., if my memory serves me.)
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I know when I'm beaten. But dude, you're younger than me. Don't call yourself a fogey.

 

post #41 of 41
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Originally Posted by dwoof2 View Post

"Alta is a ski-only resort. Boarders can get down if they cross over from Snowbird but they can't go back up, so you don't see many of them."

 

 

Bwahahahahhahaha

 

 

 


Yeah, I guess I asked for that. Maybe I just saw not many of them compared to where I usually ski.
 

 

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