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There's something disturbingly wrong with that.

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I saw that video a week ago and I'm so stoked!! By the time I'm 85, in 20 years, lighter and more agile models will dominate the slopes by popular demand of the demanding Boomers. I'll have a GS set up a powder setup and a touring setup and a GoPro drone following me. And The Code will need another re write.

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I saw that video a week ago and I'm so stoked!! By the time I'm 85, in 20 years, lighter and more agile models will dominate the slopes by popular demand of the demanding Boomers. I'll have a GS set up a powder setup and a touring setup and a GoPro drone following me. And The Code will need another re write.

By that time there will be the G games (as in Geritol) and this could be an event.  Power Chair Cross could be interesting.

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Does it have seat warmers like my car?

I can't see that as a "sport".
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Hey, I figured the same deal but with 2 years to 85 instead of 20 my out look changed , still getting 50 plus days a winter. 3 hours is a long day but loving every second of it , Rossie S3's looking at the 7' s. and head for the off groomed .With some luck you have 20 plus ahead of you. Hang in there . :0)
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Well it sounds like you've got it dialed in right. When you think about it, advances in technology have played a big roll in our being able to ski longer. I'm not sure the rig I started on with leather lace up boots in bear trap bindings on skis w/o metal edges would be kind to legs over 50.

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I saw that video a week ago and I'm so stoked!! By the time I'm 85, in 20 years, lighter and more agile models will dominate the slopes by popular demand of the demanding Boomers. I'll have a GS set up a powder setup and a touring setup and a GoPro drone following me. And The Code will need another re write.

 

My lifelong dream is to tell the lift tix office to fk off. Now i can! Woo Hoo!

 

I'm a Freeloader Skier:D

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My lifelong dream is to tell the lift tix office to fk off. Now i can! Woo Hoo!

I'm a Freeloader Skier:D

You may be able to use that thing elsewhere, but don't expect any resort to welcome you.
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Ha!! At one time resorts didn't welcome air under your skis or Snurfers. The heated, whisper quiet, electric, gyroscopic self propelled Snopods will be all the rage for the Centenials (100+) while younger boomers will be rocking in their Alpine Touring exoskeletons.

 

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I can see ski resorts having designated areas for using the machines (similar to snow mobiles at resorts) but with them being part of an adaptive sports program especially for those without the skills for a sit ski.

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You may be able to use that thing elsewhere, but don't expect any resort to welcome you.


I dunno, they'll probably offer a prepaid funeral with every season pass;)

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Why will a ski area be necessary?  Light BC could be just fine with these things.  Maybe wider tracks will be the answer.

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Why will a ski area be necessary?  Light BC could be just fine with these things.  Maybe wider tracks will be the answer.

 

Because my nursing home is atop KT22. I  even worked out to bulldoze the top nice n flat for old geezers and turn it into a toboggan slope for the great grand kids:D

 

PS: the new freeway road just goes thru Eleeski's place, but meh, I can't solve everyone's problem ;)

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I think I would want a "roll bar" in front of my legs at the very least. :eek

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You are right  on . The new equipment given the right use adds a lot of skiing time to your years or hours in a day. I look at some of the 40, 50,  60 and 70's you tube movies and there were some fantastic skiers on older equipment . The new designs really give you an edge into skiing early on plus the excellent grooming . no more signs  "fill your sitzmark " Worked as a lift operator at sugarbowl in the late 40's and early 50's, besides the one chair lift and rope tows we  ran the army weasels and d2 cat with sled or sleds out to the highway and train shed to pick up folks . Just sticking this in for kicks to see if there was anyone on line that was in the area during that time ..

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Does it have seat warmers like my car?

I can't see that as a "sport".

 

Tanktrak chairs are catching on in the paintball sector with disability groups and I can imagine they'd be popular with kids/teens in resorts that are wondering how to entertain the guests.

 

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