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Old School and New School w Klaus Obermeyer

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Hey Epic Ski Crew,

 

Here is a promo that I did for our show with Klaus Obermeyer and it features free-rider Charlie Lasser.

 
 
Our sport has been through so many changes.  But, it seems that the reasons for skiing or riding are still the same.  Fun, fun, fun.
 
Enjoy the clip and follow us this winter.
 
Geoff Stump
 
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embedded that for you.

post #4 of 17

That is good.

Gives me hope for at least another 24 years of that natural high.

Let us know when the vid comes out.

post #5 of 17
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Ha ha thanks for embedding Jay.  And.... We'll keep you posted when episode one is online.

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Ha ha thanks for embedding Jay.  And.... We'll keep you posted when episode one is online.


 

A worthy subject for your cinematic effort, a real ambassador for the sport and a member of the Greatest Generation of American ski pioneersicon14.gif

 

Recent NY Times piece on Klaus:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/sports/skiwear-innovator-klaus-obermeyer-at-91-still-sets-brisk-pace.html?_r=1


 

 

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The stories from Klaus are amazing.  We will be bringing a few of them to light this winter.

 

 

post #8 of 17

Looking forward to it!

post #9 of 17

Dangit. After seeing that, I have zero excuse for sucking this winter. What a cool guy! I can only pray that I'll get to be on the slopes that long. That's one of my biggest life goals...to never be too old for skiing.

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The thing I like about Klaus is that instead of worrying HOW other people enjoy sliding fast on snow. He's just happy that people ARE doing it.

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What Would Klaus Slarve?

post #12 of 17

Hey Geoff,

 

You'll get a kick out of this.

 

Last week, one of the local shops hosted a screening of the latest Powderwhore flick.  They carved out a big chunk floor space, set up a projector, had local beer and pirogis (mmmm), and maybe a hundred or so folding chairs (it was still standing room only).  So, after the sponsor shout-outs and swag raffle, everyone settles in, the lights go down....

 

And "The Good, the Rad, and the Gnarly" comes on.

 

For like ten minutes.

 

It was awesome.  I hadn't seen it since it was the height of "cinema de ski" and was alternately chuckling at all of the neon, remember how badly I wanted to look and ski like those guys (I was in high school and fearless and impressionable when it came out), and maveling at the grommets in the audience who weren't quite sure if this was really part of the movie they came to see.

 

Even after the sequence with the title song, some people were still a little confused, until they brought the lights back up and switched to the main attraction.

 

I totally would not have minded if they let the first movie run to the end.

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Ha ha.... that is awesome.

 

Good times.

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From the NY Times piece:

 

Q: How did the accident happen?

A: I ski at lunchtime every day, the racecourse at Tiehack. The course was being prepared for a weekend race and there was a rope by the chairlift. I was going 75 miles an hour, it was pretty steep, and I saw the rope too late. A guy who saw me from the lift said I made seven somersaults. I was lucky I didn’t get hurt more.

 

Stumpa, this can’t be true, can it?  The guy is tucking DH/SG courses at age 92?!?!?

Regardless, I can’t wait for this to series to come out, it should be awesome!  We need a little stoke in a bad snow year!

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It's great Klaus is still going strong. Five - Six years ago I saw him skiing at Aspen and it's truly inspiring to witness. Klaus makes you believe age is just a number.

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From the NY Times piece:

 

Q: How did the accident happen?

A: I ski at lunchtime every day, the racecourse at Tiehack. The course was being prepared for a weekend race and there was a rope by the chairlift. I was going 75 miles an hour, it was pretty steep, and I saw the rope too late. A guy who saw me from the lift said I made seven somersaults. I was lucky I didn’t get hurt more.

 

Stumpa, this can’t be true, can it?  The guy is tucking DH/SG courses at age 92?!?!?

Regardless, I can’t wait for this to series to come out, it should be awesome!  We need a little stoke in a bad snow year!


75mph AND with closed eyes?
From "The Aspen Times" piece linked in the NYT piece:
"The accident was his fault, he laughed, because he was skiing with his eyes closed."

And again
From
http://racked.com/archives/2010/03/18/klaus-obermeyer-convinces-a-pillowmaker-to-make-down-coats.php

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Today, at 90 years old, Obermeyer still skis every day—he has, in fact,
a reputation for being a speed demon, once clocking in at 86 mph downhill.

"I used to try to ski my age," he says, "but when you get past 100, it gets tough."

Clip his pass!!!
Ahr ahr ahr
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The first time I was supposed to film him, I told him to just ski and I would follow cam him.  He took off and I was stunned.  I didn't have poles so I skated and skated then got in a full tuck with my camera.  He was turning and actually looked over in surprise when I barely caught up and started filming him.  I had a feeling that he was used to speeding away from cameramen who wanted to follow cam him.  Later I found out that he thought I was the best skiing camera person that he has worked with and that's why he works with me now.  That and because I work very fast and try to never make him wait.

 

Klaus doesn't always ski fast, but I was absolutely amazed by how fast he skis when he decides to let it rip.

 

Check out the latest episode of KLAUS.

 

 

 

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