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post #31 of 38
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I gotta disagree with that.  My worst day of skiing ended with an ACL tear that haunted me for 2+ years.  Even my worst work days don't last that long and I feel pretty good after a good day's work. 

 



My point was, as is Warren's, that skiing is fun and shouldn't be taken too seriously. And you had a day of crashing, not skiing, so Warren's quote still stands. I hope you have healed up well enough to ski how you'd like, I twisted a knee 2 years ago and it effected me for the rest of that season.

post #32 of 38

I totally shred the GNAR and rip the S*%t out of every double black, all day.  'Cause I'm the best skiier on the mountain.

 

No, seriously.  I ski at least half the time with my girlfriend, so the first 2-3 runs we're on blue groomers to warm up and I'll coach her on one or two technique pointers, as needed, and keep the encouragement going.  Then I'll usually head off to the steeps, bumps and/or backside 'til we meet up for lunch.  Repeat after lunch, then meet up again for a few last runs.  Sometimes when we ski together, I'll take a black bump run that meets up with the blue that she's on. 

 

BTW those last runs are usually night skiing, since Stevens is open until 10pm.  If you are into the zen, skiing at night with colder air, better snow, fewer crowds and fewer scraping snowboard sounds, totally rocks.  Or rather, totally zens.

 

The few days that I've skiied on my own the whole day, I did tend to hit it hard, or at least as hard as I could hit it.  Again, I can ski until the evening and the last time found myself barely able to walk the long trek down the insane parking at Stevens back to my car.  Alas, at 49 I'm not as bouncy and pouncy as I used to be.   But stil fun fun fun fun fun......

post #33 of 38

Charge hard, Whatever that means.

 

I go bell to bell Friday thru Sunday and 2.5 to 4 hrs the other days of the week. off day every 6-10 days depending on work/honey do's. When i slow down and ski with wife, or friends I try to always stay focused on technique/form. A lack of focus causes bad habits IMO....lazy skiers breed it.

post #34 of 38

I used to ski the challenging stuff everyday all day no matter the conditions. I guess i thought i had something to proove. Nowadays i enjoy skiing everything. In fact, i think i'd rather cruise a perfect groomer than ski tight steeps. One thing that has endured every season though is a nice mellow, relaxed flow on a pow day. Nothings better.

post #35 of 38

Gee, I wonder why...could it be that knee?

 

Have you been out this week?  Primo powder yesterday, blue bird groomers today.  
 

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I used to ski the challenging stuff everyday all day no matter the conditions. I guess i thought i had something to proove. Nowadays i enjoy skiing everything. In fact, i think i'd rather cruise a perfect groomer than ski tight steeps. One thing that has endured every season though is a nice mellow, relaxed flow on a pow day. Nothings better.



 

post #36 of 38

We often say before the start of the ski day we should just take it easy today, but after the first few turns when the Adrenalin kicks in no matter what the conditions always end up pushing it. Think it's a good thing because frankly groomers scare me. I get lazy, start thinking about all kinds of things other than skiing and only wake up when I finally notice the speed is in need of a serious check. I find the tougher runs keep me more focused and safer.    

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post #37 of 38

Totally Agree that it's about having fun, and making the best of it regardless of conditions. I'm always going to push it everyday, but the conditions dictate what that means. The better the snow the more risks I take. 

 

After successfully scaring myself good, I usually need a run or 2 to calm down. 

post #38 of 38



Well, maybe a little.. redface.gif  Nope. I've missed every day since the fall. Just my luck.

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Gee, I wonder why...could it be that knee?

 

Have you been out this week?  Primo powder yesterday, blue bird groomers today.  
 



 



 

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