Originally Posted by SkiSafe
im sorry, i have been dealing with newschoolers and tetongravitybangers all weekend running there mouths and i just thought somebody was following me or something. And you have 156 posts here since you joined 24 days ago. Impressive. At this rate you'll have 2,300 posts in a year just on Epic. I can only guess at the other sites. Do you have a day job?
i said according to blister gear review....implying its not my own knoweldge. but i agree i tend to talk like im an expert. Yep. ive said this before and ill say this again im not a begginer, and i come from a family of expert skiers, giving my first name...not only my father was almost pro my sister used to teach and ski guide in squaw. im not some JONG/Gaper just trying to act like he knows it all. Well, problem is that you do come across like a classic know-it-all insecure teen, whether you're a good skier or not, or are a teen or not. Referencing your family as a mystery defense doesn't help.
Also, not trying to sound snotty Not a promising lead (I LIVE IN BEAVER CREEK! LOL) i understand engineering and physics quite well and given the specific shapes, hammerhead or five dimensional or pintail, etc. i understand the concepts and how they could actually ski on given conditions. Seriously, have you been to college yet? Just asking because there are actually a bunch of folks here who are engineers, physicists, etc., others have helped design gear for majors, and and I'm having trouble fitting your web persona, or language, or likely age, to your claims.
Put less delicately, if you can't do the math as part of your livelihood, or at least as what you recall from your college major, you don't "know" engineering or physics or other sciences. Instead you're working from "concepts," eg, teaching glosses of what engineers or hard scientists find out. All good, that's how the world works. And if you haven't actually helped design or test skis for a ski company, then you're a decent amateur carefully reading explanations from those guys. Nothing wrong with that either, most of us do the same. Are you a shop guy? The good ones tend to appreciate the finer points of design and execution, whether they majored in physics or hallucinogens. Do you teach? I've learned a lot about ski design from instructors. Executive summary: People here who have worked hard to accumulate skill sets in these areas tend to feel, ah, bemused by folks who claim same skills without a lot of evidence.
I know i am a talented talker, which is why ill be a ski rep in 3 years. im going to go for the ambassador of vail resorts tho. Since my first name is Vail. Now this is more prime troll material. Or classic teen spirit. Just sayin'
Im not getting defensive nor is this troll. i just want to be clear sooo this stopps happening. Hmmm. OK. But maybe you got flamed over at TGR because you tried the same schtick there and found out they'e less tolerant. Suggest you take a deep breath, back away from the keyboard for a few days, maybe go do something outside like running up and down a mountain a few times, and then come back and contribute. Always room for strongly presented arguments here. Sez I.