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post #31 of 42

Human nature wants to categorize everything, but in reality I'm all over the place. Mostly a solid level 8 out here in the west.. But I suck at moguls because my knees are old, and I've never skied east coast hardpack (ice). Put me on an icy moguled blue run in the east and I'd probably cry like a baby. Which does bring up another twist.. regional differences. A western skier used to softer snow, deep pow, open bowls, and an equivalent east coast skier used to ice, tight trees - make em switch places and weaknesses will probably reveal themselves.

 

I think the rating system only really applies for equipment rentals and demos, and bragging rights at the bar. Any other time I'm out having fun. I'm ok with just being gaper vs non-gaper.

post #32 of 42

Cool...all I have to do is grow a beard and I'll move up to expert!  How long after I grow the beard that it will show up in my ski technique?

post #33 of 42
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So, what is No Helmet + Non-Rental Equipment???

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post #34 of 42

I'll be growing my beard out this summer so I can be ready for ski season.  Skiing hard terrain and inclement weather without a beard is amateur.

post #35 of 42

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Cool...all I have to do is grow a beard and I'll move up to expert!  How long after I grow the beard that it will show up in my ski technique?

 

Rod, that's why I was so excited about the duct tape news.  I've had a beard for 30 years and I'm still waiting.......

post #36 of 42
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Rod, that's why I was so excited about the duct tape news.  I've had a beard for 30 years and I'm still waiting.......


Well you are lucky as the addition of duct tape is a quicker fix to your technique than for me growing a beard!

post #37 of 42
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HAHA that's funny.  I never shave before skiing, have duck tape on 4 of 10 fingers on my 20 year old powder cuffed gloves that everyone says I don't need in the east, and my wife is always bugging me about getting a helmet.  As far as my rating, if anyone asks...I've been at it a while.

 

You have been at it a while yet you have no clue about the rating system? Well, I don't think I even have to ask about your rating and all the duct tape and beard won't change my mind. duck.gif

post #38 of 42
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You have been at it a while yet you have no clue about the rating system? Well, I don't think I even have to ask about your rating and all the duct tape and beard won't change my mind. duck.gif


Yes that is what I said.  From what I've learned in this thread it's a US instruction thing.  I've never taken a lesson in the US or anywhere else for that matter.....save from an old ski friend that was an instructor.  I see you're from Toronto....have you been schooled under this system?  As to why you would form an opinion of me based upon my knowledge of some rating system.....well whatever.

post #39 of 42
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I'll be growing my beard out this summer so I can be ready for ski season.  Skiing hard terrain and inclement weather without a beard is amateur.

 

O-K, the next question is what is skiing hard terrain with only several days of stubble???

post #40 of 42
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Goatee, no helmet, duct tape on pants, own demo equipment.  Old and cheap?

post #41 of 42
Once I had to duct tape my pants on the hill after ripping it in a tumbling fall (yes I had duct tape in my pockets), but it didn't make me ski any better.

Now I know why, I don't have a beard.
post #42 of 42
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O-K, the next question is what is skiing hard terrain with only several days of stubble???

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