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Poll Results: What is the specialty of the skiers that inspire you?

 
  • 35% (20)
    World Cup racing
  • 5% (3)
    World Cup freestyle
  • 48% (27)
    Big Mountain Competition/Films
  • 8% (5)
    PSIA National Team
  • 1% (1)
    Park/Pipe
56 Total Votes  
post #31 of 33

Events like Rahlves Banzai inspire me. It brings people together, There's ski shops, cheap lift passes and beer from the lasses at the Sierra Pale Ale Tent.cool.gif Tryouts are open to almost anyone, it brings the community together, promotes resorts and it's 'real sking'. It's not skiing off some cliff face or on some elite course. It's run on lines on the same hill that I can access.

 

I'm also inspired by club racing and the apres skiing it engenders with 3 year olds to 83 year olds 'racing' each other for medals, fox and Warren Miller dvds, lift passes, vouchers (I've got $2200 to blow on sking this season!!!!) , and prizes from Fox Studios, Head, Carrerra and many more sponsors. Kids, teens and uni students befriend for life. Families befriend families, and the old buggers still get to bitch about the race course ruts from 1955

 

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post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

That's just my national bias showing. I will try to remember this the next time I make such a reference. 

 

No worries. The CSIA interski team is definitely my choice. I guess their specialty is technical skiing on groomers for the most part, though they can rip off piste too. 

 

That video of Svindal is sweet! It's interesting how bulky he is in his core, and how relatively lean he is in his calves for how much weight he's lifting. His quads and hamstrings must be really strong. 

post #33 of 33
Funny about that. I also have skinny'ish calves. I'm not as strong as when i was younger, but used to do pretty much the same weight in squat sets. It's about core, glutes, and quads. And like A.S. mentions, don't forget the hamstrings. Surprised he's not a Romanian dead lift guy. It'd be interesting to know his vertical leap.
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