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post #91 of 107
No, NEcoach has lost track of the point, which is non gate training being COMMON at some areas.
post #92 of 107
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

No, NEcoach has lost track of the point, which is non gate training being COMMON at some areas.

 

It is probably common in most areas. So common it is not worth mentioning.

post #93 of 107

Well I guess the terrain at your resort makes a huge difference too. I bet the kids at Big Bear don't ski nearly as much pow as idk mammoth.
but the general idea for me is that, especially the youngest kids, ski pow quite often. As they get older and faster they ski more and more gates...
I was at mammoth for the U19 Nationals this winter, lots of bad weather, all the top USST kid where jumping in the park and freeskiing the top while the lower tier was running gates...

post #94 of 107

What would you rather do after a big dump. Run gates in a crappy deep rutted course or ski pow? The answer is obvious and race coaches take advantage of it. But I have colleagues that are ball busters about teaching the racers how to handle deep rutted courses because sooner or later they will find themselves in that situation.

post #95 of 107
Similar to steep, moguled, trees?
post #96 of 107
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Similar to steep, moguled, trees?

 

I think so but they do not.

post #97 of 107

well skiing the ruts is difficult and should be practiced (and no it's not like skiing trees) but at the same time you can learn that by not salting and leave the pow for pow skiing! :)

post #98 of 107
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Originally Posted by NECoach View Post

Fascinating posts here. Hiking after riding a lift and you think you are the shitz. roflmao.gif

 

You sure sound like you're over-compensating for sounding out of the loop earlier in this thread.  Hiking for turns off the lift is standard operating procedure for many of us, so not sure what you're talking about.  No one else is claiming that as being exceptional, so such a statement again makes you sound out of the loop.

post #99 of 107
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Fascinating posts here. Hiking after riding a lift and you think you are the shitz. ]

My but you're a myopic dimwit.
post #100 of 107

NECoach- I get your point.  Yes, no one expects race kids to do serious backcountry hiking, that would be dangerous, given the avalanche training requirements, etc.  Here kids do go bootpacking off-piste a lot and its considered a viable part of becoming a good skier.  We both agree on that.   But you are right, serious backcountry is different and that's what people do with touring setups or side country gear.  

post #101 of 107
What alexzn sed. Coach often confuses the message with his disdain for the messenger. Of course most of us are on that list, so confusion is inevitable.
post #102 of 107

This thread is about good skiing, not about whether or not NECoach said something wrong.  Let's move on.

post #103 of 107
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My but you're a myopic dimwit.
 
A few posts that demonstrate myopic.
 
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That would be 'touring... ski touring'. No idea how you could confuse 'hike' for 'tour'. Seeing that you clearly mentioned that 'hiking' in tight race boots wasn't very comfortable, it seems you haven't had the experience to know the difference. No one tours in race boots.  Good try though.

 
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I dunno, I've lived in Utah since 1986 and spent many hundreds of days in the BC and nobody has ever asked, "Are you going ski touring tomorrow?" A guy may say, "Hey, Tom and I are gonna hike Honeycomb tomorrow. You in?" 

 

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Seeing that you clearly mentioned that 'hiking' in tight race boots wasn't very comfortable, it seems you haven't had the experience to know the difference. No one tours in race boots.  Good try though.

 

Really?

 

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/198506-Alpine-boots-for-AT-am-I-asking-for-trouble

 

 

 

 

post #104 of 107
Myopia's tough to overcome, but give it a whirl. Your life of finding exceptions and extrapolating them into rules that are then put into others' mouths is time wasted. Let it go... Enjoy your life, the spring, your kids, you wife or S.O..... It just isn't important enough to clip multiple posts and re-link stuff you've already posted... Hmmmmm. Matter of fact.... Blocked!smile.gif. Bye bye coach!
post #105 of 107
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

Myopia's tough to overcome, but give it a whirl. Let it go... Enjoy your life, the spring, your kids, you wife or S.O..... It just isn't important enough to clip multiple posts and re-link stuff you've already posted... Hmmmmm. Matter of fact.... Blocked!smile.gif. Bye bye coach!

 

If you are going to use derogatory words like myopic and dimwit to deride a poster you should expect to be called on it.

 

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The pot is calling the kettle black.
post #106 of 107
Yes, we seem to bring out the best in each other. Let's just agree that we hold each other in very low regard and try not to sidetrack otherwise productive threads.
post #107 of 107
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Good allegorical disguise of the real question.

The answer, of course, is 42.

Yes it is, but do you know why it is 42?

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