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Jonny Moseley rocking a little old-school style

post #1 of 14
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I am not sure this has been posted yet.    Enjoy:

 

post #2 of 14

Awesome.


I wonder how many of today's big mountain skiers can made straight ski skiing look good? I know Plake obviously can, and I'm not saying that the other big name skiers can't, but I would LOVE to see segments from the current names in our sport ripping on classic equipment.

 

I pulled the bindings off my 1993 vintage 205 CM  Solomon Equippes a few years back. I last skied them a few years ago to remind myself what skiing back in the day was like. The plus was once the edge was set, it was locked in, but man, so much effort to get the ski unweighted and flexed!

 

When I met my wife a few years back, her equipment was rear entry boots and straight skis, and she saw no reason to change either. Her first birthday present from me was a set of twin tips, and her christmas present was a set of real boots. Her response when she opened the skis was "But I already have skis."  I made her click into her old skis last year- she made it one run and said she was scared for her safety because they wouldn't turn.   

post #3 of 14
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+1.  

 

Granted, Jonny is a mogul skier, and mogul skis are not that different from pencil skis of yesterday, but in reality a good skier will look good on most any equipment.  Jonny still rips.  

post #4 of 14

Looks like pretty forgiving slush bumps and it's not like his bump skis are all that much different than old school GS skis.

That being said, there's no way I could do the ballet moves.

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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

Looks like pretty forgiving slush bumps and it's not like his bump skis are all that much different than old school GS skis.

That being said, there's no way I could do the ballet moves.

Not to knock your point, but... there is no way the majority of us could ski bumps that well... Come on, I've seen Jonny ski bumps in person, he is beyond good. 

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Not to knock your point, but... there is no way the majority of us could ski bumps that well... Come on, I've seen Jonny ski bumps in person, he is beyond good. 

 

Yeah, internet heroes aside, the guy that won an Olympic medal in Mogul skiing in the straight ski era is probably better than most of us at bumps.

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Yeah, internet heroes aside, the guy that won an Olympic medal in Mogul skiing in the straight ski era is probably better than most of us at bumps.

On another level is probably a more accurate description.   I vouch for it....

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Not to knock your point, but... there is no way the majority of us could ski bumps that well... Come on, I've seen Jonny ski bumps in person, he is beyond good. 


Sure, but I was addressing anachronism's statement about current big mt.skiers, not us.   Don't you think Henrik Windstedt could probably ski a zipper line on old school skis just as well or better. 

 

I'm in the athlete's are always getting better and we're getting older camp. 

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Sure, but I was addressing anachronism's statement about current big mt.skiers, not us.   Don't you think Henrik Windstedt could probably ski a zipper line on old school skis just as well or better. 

 

I'm in the athlete's are always getting better and we're getting older camp. 

Winstedt is a former Junior Mogul World Champion, so I am sure he would look just as good.  

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by alexzn View Post

Not to knock your point, but... there is no way the majority of us could ski bumps that well... Come on, I've seen Jonny ski bumps in person, he is beyond good. 

 

I don't generally agree with anything that Alexzn says, but on this point he is correct and to add another point, Jonny skis EVERYTHING well. I have seen him rip lines at Squaw, not knowing who it was, until after he skied by, I just stopped and watched with my jaw open. The guy is truly a great skier, there are a couple of them on that mountain. 

post #11 of 14

Play Forever: Jonny Moseley

 

 

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post
 

Awesome.


I wonder how many of today's big mountain skiers can made straight ski skiing look good? I know Plake obviously can, and I'm not saying that the other big name skiers can't, but I would LOVE to see segments from the current names in our sport ripping on classic equipment.

 

I pulled the bindings off my 1993 vintage 205 CM  Solomon Equippes a few years back. I last skied them a few years ago to remind myself what skiing back in the day was like. The plus was once the edge was set, it was locked in, but man, so much effort to get the ski unweighted and flexed!

 

When I met my wife a few years back, her equipment was rear entry boots and straight skis, and she saw no reason to change either. Her first birthday present from me was a set of twin tips, and her christmas present was a set of real boots. Her response when she opened the skis was "But I already have skis."  I made her click into her old skis last year- she made it one run and said she was scared for her safety because they wouldn't turn.   


In the last MSP film Mark Abma, and James Heim ski some DEEEP pow and pillows on straight ski's. They make it look easy. But said it was hard, and not really fun.

 

But in hindsight, most of the old idols made skiing look as good as it could on ski's that were not ideal for that kind of skiing. I'm sorry, but hop turns are not appealing.

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In the last MSP film Mark Abma, and James Heim ski some DEEEP pow and pillows on straight ski's. They make it look easy. But said it was hard, and not really fun.

 

But in hindsight, most of the old idols made skiing look as good as it could on ski's that were not ideal for that kind of skiing. I'm sorry, but hop turns are not appealing.

 

My point was not that straight skis were better, but that the guys who could rip on straight skis are almost universally some amazing skiers on modern skis. Almost all of them can jump on modern skis and kick total ass (Mr. Plake).

 

Less people, myself definitely included, can go back to straight skis and ski anywhere close to the level that they can on modern skis. That is why I love seeing guys use classic equipment- in my eyes it makes it absolutely clear that they own the domain.

post #14 of 14
To me a guy doing ballet of any kind looks emasculated. I know it's wrong to feel that way but I can't help it. I apologize.
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