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Incredible Inbounds Powder Skiing at Jackson Hole

post #1 of 24
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Here's some outstanding powder skiing from inside the boundaries at Jackson Hole:

 

 

Okay, the outfits and the skiing style look a little dated, but that's understandable since the video was shot in 1967.

 

I just love this video because it's from 45 years ago and shows powder skiing like you would have today (if it weren't for the thousands of other powder skiers that track it all up in minutes nowadays).

 

And I just can't help but throw in this completely gratuitous little jibe at all of us fat-ski fans; those guys are skiing on skis that are literally HALF as wide as a lot of today's powder skis.  I can't figure out how they managed to have so much fun.

post #2 of 24

It would only be right,

that everyone would be able to experience floating in bottomless at least once...

 

Thanks for that!

 

Cal

post #3 of 24

Proof that you don't need 115+mm ski's and a ton of rocker to ski pow properly and still have a good time! rolleyes.gif

post #4 of 24

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass sound track?wink.gif

post #5 of 24

I am just gonna grin for awhile...

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post #6 of 24

Amazing!  Love the music.  Bob..any ideas what runs the are skiing.  I was just about to guess the the Hobacks were heavily featured and just heard the narrator say it.  Man...what a video...sublime.  I'm just sitting thinking about how amazing that skiing must have been and those guys are incredible on the skinny skis. 

post #7 of 24

Wonder how he made his first goggles?  They look funky. 

post #8 of 24

That is some darn fine powder skiing!!!

 

RIP Bob Smith. 

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post #9 of 24

Great video - classic 60s narrating. Thanks for sharing Bob.

post #10 of 24

That's amazing skiing.  He certainly could move down the mountain.

 

Mike

post #11 of 24

Thank god you posted that, because I was starting to doubt that I ever skied skinny ski's in the powder.  I mean according to some on this site it was and is just impossible!.  :)    By the way I still have my skinny ski's. and my fiberglass poles.  

post #12 of 24

Thank you Bob Peters for yet another wonderful visual record. Those were two great skiers'

 

Who was it that decided that skiing was improved by using a board that was so wide you need to spread your feet to ski them?

 

Every time I'm in the tram line at Big Sky there is somebody with some old Stratos or Mark IIIs who turn left for some terrain that I would never try on my "modern" powder skis. Probably the same at Jackson. It always reminds me that it's never really about the arrow - it's always the Indian.

 

Thanks again Bob.

post #13 of 24

Thanks for the ride in your time machine Bob.  Fun to watch.  Think how they would have skied with some shorter poles, forget the skis.

 

Whose movie was that?  Remember the voice but the brain won't put a name to it.  That came from the time when Warren Miller had a couple competitors on tour.

post #14 of 24

Hmmm.... I'm pretty sure that clip came from Dick Barrymore's movie "The Last of the Ski Bums."  I have the DVD, part of a boxed set of ski movies I found last year at Costco (of all places). 

 

Great segment, regardless.  The movie features three ski bums in their madcap adventures in Europe.  Great scenery, cheesy music.

post #15 of 24

I would dare say Bob Smith has left his mark on the ski industry. 

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/e2324e81d521459586e02ccc3642d1da/ID--Obit-Bob-Smith/

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

That is some darn fine powder skiing!!!

 

RIP Bob Smith. 

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post #16 of 24

 I have a buddy up there hiking for turns today.  Word is 8" of blower drifting around up there right now yahoo.gif

 

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post #17 of 24

Thanks for sharing that one Bob, and those goggles are the coolest ever, I'd be willing to do almost anything for a pair. Hope conditions will be like this in JHR next March..

post #18 of 24

 

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

That is some darn fine powder skiing!!!

 

RIP Bob Smith. 

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That was a nice tribute bump Trekchick on a month old thread.icon14.gif

post #19 of 24

 

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That was a nice tribute bump Trekchick on a month old thread.icon14.gif

 

According to this article, Bob Smith passed away on April 18th, at the age of 78. 

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_20497077/bob-smith-ski-goggle-pioneer-dies-at-78?IADID=Search-www.denverpost.com-www.denverpost.com

 

The only images I have in my mind of Bob Smith are ones from videos like that one that Bob Peters posted.  That makes me smile!

Thank you Bob

post #20 of 24

 

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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

Here's some outstanding powder skiing from inside the boundaries at Jackson Hole:

 

 

Okay, the outfits and the skiing style look a little dated, but that's understandable since the video was shot in 1967.

 

I just love this video because it's from 45 years ago and shows powder skiing like you would have today (if it weren't for the thousands of other powder skiers that track it all up in minutes nowadays).

 

And I just can't help but throw in this completely gratuitous little jibe at all of us fat-ski fans; those guys are skiing on skis that are literally HALF as wide as a lot of today's powder skis.  I can't figure out how they managed to have so much fun.

 

I'm more impressed that someone was able to get all that footage.  I can't imagine how big the camcorders were in 1967.

post #21 of 24
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I'm more impressed that someone was able to get all that footage.  I can't imagine how big the camcorders were in 1967.

 

Umm... it was Dick Barrymore, who produced and directed a bunch of ski films.

post #22 of 24

wish there was snow like this was I was there this year, looks like a blast!

post #23 of 24
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Umm... it was Dick Barrymore, who produced and directed a bunch of ski films.


Umm...thanks?

 

I'm sure he's rolling over in his grave watching these kids with their GoPros and Flips.

post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by St Bear View PostI'm sure he's rolling over in his grave watching these kids with their GoPros and Flips.

I think he would be thrilled about it.  I would have given anything to record my skiing (using my legs) thirty+ years ago.  I was filmed a bit by one fellow, a great racer out of New Hampshire who is long gone; I filmed him hucking near the Mushrooms and slamming moguls on Paintbrush with his super-8 camcorder.  In 1979 he spent all his meager savings, $400, on that machine!

 

Great video!  If it was the Hobacks it happened before the big slide that utterly denuded them, they look so nice here with the occasional tree!

 

I don't know why people think powder is hard on old thin skis.  It took a lot of effort but not much skill, though if you had good powder technique, it showed.  It was no less fun then than now, except much scarier in tight trees.  

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