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post #91 of 120
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post


That video was pretty horrid for a  "ski guru".

 



Everyone looks horrible on fat skis.

post #92 of 120

My fat skis make me look "poofy"

 

 

 

we really need a video showdown  or video throwdown format.

post #93 of 120
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

My fat skis make me look "poofy"

 

 

 

we really need a video showdown  or video throwdown format.



Humm, find the least forgiving, most brutal and fugliest nonskiable crap.. then post videos of it all for everyone to laugh at?

 

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post #94 of 120
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post



 

its at 2:51 listen. I am clearly not having fun at all here.....

 

also just wanted to point out that I am in that video, but I am not only one in that video.

Dude originally was merely pointing out to you that, you screwed up and it was no big deal, hence you shouldn't judge people by what is on a video, but since you cannot let it go,.. Here goes you blew a simple rock, you limped off of it with zero speed, and you were actually surprised that you hit rock while jumping the rock with zero speed??  get over it, and for the record, I coach gymnastics, there is no such thing as a 1/4 flip!  that is crashing.    But i guess in your twisted mind, any time you wipe out you call it a 1/4 flip.... I landed on my side, "oh I did a 1/4 flip to my side"   I landed on my but, "oh oh oh I did a 1/4 flip to my but",  I landed on my shoulder forward because I limped off of a rock, "oh I did another 1/4 flip".       Wow today if I add up all my flips I did a 3/4 flip, yippee for me!!!       
 

 

post #95 of 120

That's like a 90 right. I did a 270 the other day, about knocked my asshole lose.roflmao.gif

post #96 of 120

 

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and for the record, I coach gymnastics, there is no such thing as a 1/4 flip!  that is crashing.    But i guess in your twisted mind, any time you wipe out you call it a 1/4 flip.... I landed on my side, "oh I did a 1/4 flip to my side"   I landed on my but, "oh oh oh I did a 1/4 flip to my but",  I landed on my shoulder forward because I limped off of a rock, "oh I did another 1/4 flip".       Wow today if I add up all my flips I did a 3/4 flip, yippee for me!!!       
 

That's hilarious!!!!!   roflmao.gifroflmao.gifbiggrin.gif

post #97 of 120

Was not aware of any Colorado mountains that had a 5500 foot drop :)  /sarcasm

 

 

post #98 of 120


Bushwacker have you got a video of this controlled experiment in the trees please? Or how do we know it really happened?????

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

so like I said we had exactly this conditions today at stowe with an added rain crust on top.

 

I goawded some of my skinny skiing collegues(including some L3s) on to some ungroomed runs and trees. It was complete failure. I told them that you guys said it was possible so they tried again, again complete epic gaping failure.

 

110mm Full rockered skis killed it. I would not want to literally risk my knees to prove myself wrong.

 

I would have loved to see glen plake or any of the other famous guys on skinny skis today, in flat woods runs trying to control his turn shape. He is better than all of us but he is still human.  it easy when it steep and open and you can link hop turns, when its flat rolling and tight good luck!

 



 

 

post #99 of 120

Ill throw in my 2 cents.  I have skied with BWIPA and however he comes off here (which I often do see as a bit abrasive and critical in many ways) he is actually a real nice guy in person, and was very modest of his abilities and I had a good time skiing with him and his buddy.  Things get out of hand on any forum, all parties involved are to blame, but so is the format which for all its good, loses the subtleties only found in face to face interactions. 

post #100 of 120
There should be no place on EpicSki for this kind of junk or you as a poster, p-man.
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Edited by telerod15 - 1/29/12 at 12:57pm
post #102 of 120
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

...Things get out of hand on any forum, all parties involved are to blame, but so is the format which for all its good...


Recently I googled telerod15 and found some jerk on a car forum had bad mouthed me over something I wrote in your thread about that TV show you were on!  biggrin.gif

post #103 of 120
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

Things get out of hand on any forum, all parties involved are to blame, but so is the format which for all its good, loses the subtleties only found in face to face interactions. 



Always reminds me of my favourite Dave Chappelle skit "What if the internet was a real place?"

 

 

post #104 of 120

Hey it just occurred to me, my wife owes me big time for child support of raising three kids; there is no video of us having sex.

post #105 of 120
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post

There should be no place on EpicSki for this kind of junk or you as a poster, p-man.


OMG,  no sense of humor what so ever.   there was no swearing and all legal definitions.    

PS.   Even Bushwacker probably saw the humor in it.. 

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post #107 of 120
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Hey it just occurred to me, my wife owes me big time for child support of raising three kids; there is no video of us having sex.



 

 

LOL....thats what you think

 

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post #108 of 120

Why did the chicken cross the rain soaked snowy road??

 

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Why because he had 120+ RR Rockers.  We all know that it simply couldn't be possible any other wayrolleyes.gif

post #109 of 120
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post



 

 

LOL....thats what you think

 

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It would have gone viral by now biggrin.gif

 

post #110 of 120
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Originally Posted by pdiddy View Post


OMG,  no sense of humor what so ever.   there was no swearing and all legal definitions.    

PS.   Even Bushwacker probably saw the humor in it.. 


The fact you posted it twice and moderators agreed with me that it was offensive should tell you something. Or maybe not.
post #111 of 120
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post

Ill throw in my 2 cents.  I have skied with BWIPA and however he comes off here (which I often do see as a bit abrasive and critical in many ways) he is actually a real nice guy in person, and was very modest of his abilities and I had a good time skiing with him and his buddy.  Things get out of hand on any forum, all parties involved are to blame, but so is the format which for all its good, loses the subtleties only found in face to face interactions. 


This has been a very common sentiment..one that I also agree with. The quest then is, why does BWPA feel the need to have a different persona on the internet especially one that is so poorly received? What is the need for not being the modest fun loving person that you really are? 

 

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post #113 of 120
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post


The fact you posted it twice and moderators agreed with me that it was offensive should tell you something. Or maybe not.


Not any more offensive then telling another instructor that his abilities are hideous, and bashing other peoples abilities.    This site seems to protect certain posters and short fused with others.  

 

post #114 of 120

Now you sound like Bushwhacker!  roflmao.gif
 

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Not any more offensive then telling another instructor that his abilities are hideous, and bashing other peoples abilities.    This site seems to protect certain posters and short fused with others.  

 



 

post #115 of 120
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Originally Posted by slider View Post

That's like a 90 right. I did a 270 the other day, about knocked my asshole lose.roflmao.gif


LMAO ROTF.gif   I could see that happening!

 

post #116 of 120
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Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post


 I'm sure someone will be along soon to tell you what ski you should've been on.cool.gif
 

 



What did I say back in post #7?   And yes, Slider, that's what I was thinking when I wrote that (missed that thumbs up note until now).

 

post #117 of 120
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Originally Posted by pdiddy View Post

Dude originally was merely pointing out to you that, you screwed up and it was no big deal, hence you shouldn't judge people by what is on a video, but since you cannot let it go,.. Here goes you blew a simple rock, you limped off of it with zero speed, and you were actually surprised that you hit rock while jumping the rock with zero speed??  get over it, and for the record, I coach gymnastics, there is no such thing as a 1/4 flip!  that is crashing.    But i guess in your twisted mind, any time you wipe out you call it a 1/4 flip.... I landed on my side, "oh I did a 1/4 flip to my side"   I landed on my but, "oh oh oh I did a 1/4 flip to my but",  I landed on my shoulder forward because I limped off of a rock, "oh I did another 1/4 flip".       Wow today if I add up all my flips I did a 3/4 flip, yippee for me!!!       
 

 


 

Yep, that one was predictable just before the launch. BW is a good skier, but I'm soooooo much better.*   roflmao.gif Best keep your day job as a ski instructor, BW.  You've got some shoulder initiation and back seat going on there for sure, but I digress. There are indeed hundreds of skiers better than you, but the great thing is you ski well enough to have the experience or 'desired outcome' that you're familiar with. Seriously though, BW, if you're still here, this is the deal. You're passionate and you're young. A bit of advice, you need to spend a few days skiing with a pro free skier or top level certified guide at a very challenging venue. You're going to have to do some travelling to do it, or you could save some money and hit Squaw on a big day. You haven't been humbled yet, but most certainly you will if you keep following your 'dream'. As John Lydon says to paraphrase, character is lost and found on unfamiliar playing grounds. The other thing is this. The top end of the ski world in each area (racing, free riding, ski instructing) is very small. Everyone knows everyone. The internet just let's them all know you're kind of an asshat about things. Piss everyone off and no one will have any interest in dealing with you and the leash only gets shorter as you get older. The only way you can make your current 'strategy' work for you is to truly be so good that even the top are truly and deeply impressed by your skill set, and you're nowhere near that. Neither are most of us even if we are pretty good, so don't take it personally, and it doesn't preclude the possibility that you'll get profoundly better. This is where youth and passion have very definitive advantages. You can be both confident and humble. They aren't at all mutually exclusive. The alternative is simple arrogance well grounded in insecurity, and you've got that one nailed. Cheers.

 

* Said in the spirit of KNAR.

 

 


Edited by markojp - 1/30/12 at 11:23am
post #118 of 120
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post


hijack.gif  If you made a place where like minded individuals could voluntarily congregate, it would be a bunch of people having a good time.  We are all skiers, but we are far from like minded.   Some of us are speed freaks, some are racers, some or backwoodsmen, some are ski mountaineers, or  even telemarkers.  Some of us are introverts, some are extroverts.  Some of us are young and cocky, some young and respectful, some are old and wise and some are old fools.  Some of us are engineers and some of us are artists.  We are far from like minded people.   Some of us care enough about what we do or say that we do the right thing regardless of consequences, some of us only do what is perceived as the right thing when we can tell there would be negative consequences for doing otherwise.  In short, we are far from like minded.

 


Ghost, that's so insightful! I think you've pointed out 75% of the problem. The other 25% is that we're all separated by the internet. I bet I'd enjoy skiing with a lot of the people here in person. Until that time comes, everyone's just a collection of words and my preconceptions.

post #119 of 120
Answer to original post: Head out to Tahoe this weekend and figure it out? Could be a quiet weekend..... : (
post #120 of 120
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post


 

Yep, that one was predictable just before the launch. BW is a good skier, but I'm soooooo much better.*   roflmao.gif Best keep your day job as a ski instructor, BW.  You've got some shoulder initiation and back seat going on there for sure, but I digress. There are indeed hundreds of skiers better than you, but the great thing is you ski well enough to have the experience or 'desired outcome' that you're familiar with. Seriously though, BW, if you're still here, this is the deal. You're passionate and you're young. A bit of advice, you need to spend a few days skiing with a pro free skier or top level certified guide at a very challenging venue. You're going to have to do some travelling to do it, or you could save some money and hit Squaw on a big day. You haven't been humbled yet, but most certainly you will if you keep following your 'dream'. As John Lydon says to paraphrase, character is lost and found on unfamiliar playing grounds. The other thing is this. The top end of the ski world in each area (racing, free riding, ski instructing) is very small. Everyone knows everyone. The internet just let's them all know you're kind of an asshat about things. Piss everyone off and no one will have any interest in dealing with you and the leash only gets shorter as you get older. The only way you can make your current 'strategy' work for you is to truly be so good that even the top are truly and deeply impressed by your skill set, and you're nowhere near that. Neither are most of us even if we are pretty good, so don't take it personally, and it doesn't preclude the possibility that you'll get profoundly better. This is where youth and passion have very definitive advantages. You can be both confident and humble. They aren't at all mutually exclusive. The alternative is simple arrogance well grounded in insecurity, and you've got that one nailed. Cheers.

 

* Said in the spirit of KNAR.

 

 

 

 

so now that I can. I see no reason for false humility. I had perfect scores at the DCL with former National Demo Team  members judging the skiing.......  So maybe my strategy is working i did impress the best and in their words not just my skiing but for my love of the sport...   Ill be at Regional Team(and at national team) tryouts going in I  think my chances are damn good. Even if we get rain soaked snow......

 

yes I know I am ruffling feathers but the first line is true. so if the truth ruffles people here on epicski, let it.  Me thinking I have a good chance at Regional Team and then national team is not just me telling me that, its others people who believe in me. I have managed to garner support inspite of myself.


Edited by Josh Matta - 3/30/13 at 8:24pm
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