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post #31 of 44

This is an easy answer, and has been the same for me, for years!

 

"WOOOOO HOOOOOOO IM SKIIIIING !!!!!"

 

IF I ever loose that I'm quitting the sport!

 

Now after the first run or 2, then my years as an instructor kick in and I start analyzing myself.... fixing things, wondering why I didn't work out more in the off-season etc.

post #32 of 44

Last year, within 60 seconds of starting run 1, I dove off the easy groomer into the soft, broken snow.  Tips of "mini-pines" were poking through everywhere, and I caught one with my ski tip.  A spectacular head-first, flipping yard-sale was the result.  frown.gif

 

I escaped uninjured, but this year my first thought will be "It's run 1 on day 1; don't put yourself on the couch for the rest of the season!"

Wait until at least day 2 to do that!  biggrin.gif

post #33 of 44

1- The feel of the snow, soft, hard, speed.

2- Gear, boots, edge grip.

3- Activation of joints for a Mobile Centered Stance.

 

And the smokin hot chick skiing in front of me. OHHHH YAAA!!!!!

Whatever happened to Sznider stretch pants?

post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by Tek Head View Post

1- The feel of the snow, soft, hard, speed.

2- Gear, boots, edge grip.

3- Activation of joints for a Mobile Centered Stance.

 

And the smokin hot chick skiing in front of me. OHHHH YAAA!!!!!

Whatever happened to Sznider stretch pants?

You forgot 4. How do I get up after being distracted by the hot chick? biggrin.gif

post #35 of 44

"Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

post #36 of 44

Smell that crisp air! Man this feels great.

Ok now, feeeel the edge pressure, stay forward, be at harmo...SQUIRREL!!!

post #37 of 44

I generally try to ski slow and loose. As soon as I make one good turn (or feel myself deteriorating) I go home.

 

It's a long season, so why fill my head up with images of crappy turns.   

post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by Alveolus View Post

Smell that crisp air! Man this feels great.

Ok now, feeeel the edge pressure, stay forward, be at harmo...SQUIRREL!!!

Couldn't resist.....Are you saying that you've been affected by Pavlovian training? roflmao.gif

post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by oldschoolskier View Post

Couldn't resist.....Are you saying that you've been affected by Pavlovian training? roflmao.gif


Nah...just that I'm easily distracted. Although I wouldn't be opposed to an attractive instructor with a bell and some "Whooose a good boy then?! Whoseagoodboy?" followed by biscuits and belly rubs when I do wellwink.gif

post #40 of 44
Gosh I haven't skied since August and there was alot more snow then.
So many kids to keep track of on the white ribbon of death.
So many names to learn.
How to avoid all the parents when it's time for lunch and at the end of the day.
I hope my bases come out with minimal scratching.
Look at all this racers over there in those tight suits. I remember been one of them and paying to ski and for expensive gear. It's so nice to get paid to ski.
post #41 of 44
Nothing - that's when I'm best, when I'm one with the terrain and the voice in my mind is silent.
post #42 of 44

My first run this year was at night, with nothing but moonlight.... There were no thoughts

post #43 of 44

Just had my first run this Saturday. I was so excited I was not willing to waste more than a couple minutes on stretching before going down. I was worried about my knee holding up as I tweaked it a few months back, it's been hurting since, which I completely forgot about once I did my first turn (did not hurt at all to my surprise). After that first turn, I was telling myself to survive and hoping that I did not forget how to ski (third season). To my dismay, I did as my downhill leg kept slipping away after each turn. It took me until about half way down the run to remember how to ski and figure out what I was doing wrong (not enough pressure on it).

 

It took me a good 5-6 (Ontario) runs to warm up. It was awesome!

post #44 of 44

My thoughts: "Alright, you can do this... don't be a wuss."

 

Shortly followed by: "I f@cking love my life!"

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