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Am I moving up on the post list yet?
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If A Basin and Jackson Hole were to go in on a new ski area ; guess what the name could be. wink.gifrolleyes.gif
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J-Basin?
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If A Basin and Jackson Hole were to go in on a new ski area ; guess what the name could be. wink.gifrolleyes.gif

 

Jackson Basin? Sounds awesome, I hope they do it!

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You know what is exciting on a trip to Snow Bird? It is when your first run of the trip is down Mineral Basin right as you get into it above the big cliff on hard pack, yup that is what my ski buddy decided we should do.

Or you can have Josh take you in Elevator Shaft on the perfect hard Snowbird Spring conditions.

 

Fun times.

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Am I moving up on the post list yet?

 

Oh crap, I managed to stay off the list... then Josh sucked me into the black hole.  Arg.

 

Off the to Jane for slush bumps.   That should get me out of the black hole for the day :D

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Ya'll are really good at bringing the anti-stoke. I can help with that, courtesy of some fellow UVMers.

 

Holy Shit, that's some ripping Northern VT off piste skiing!!  Is that a compilation of the whole season, or just from one good day? When was it (and is Stowe still open?)? Is that all Stowe (or is it part of the Smuggs backcountry too).  Damn, every time is see something like this I realize what an old timer I really am.  Though, I do appreciate the ELO classic tune (and the Animals tune on one of your other videos). Great stuff, excellent video, lots of fun.

 

Is the ability to do a back Flip in glades a prerequisite for admission into UVM? 

 

You know these guys, Josh?  That terrain looked familiar to other videos.

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Holy Shit, that's some ripping Northern VT off piste skiing!!  Is that a compilation of the whole season, or just from one good day? When was it (and is Stowe still open?)? Is that all Stowe (or is it part of the Smuggs backcountry too).  Damn, every time is see something like this I realize what an old timer I really am.  Though, I do appreciate the ELO classic tune (and the Animals tune on one of your other videos). Great stuff, excellent video, lots of fun.

 

Is the ability to do a back Flip in glades a prerequisite for admission into UVM? 

 

You know these guys, Josh?  That terrain looked familiar to other videos.

Glad you enjoyed it. 

 

I believe this was a season edit with most of the footage coming from MRG, though I think I did see some Stowe in there (stowe is closed for the season). These guys are going to make a name for themselves (if they haven't already), especially considering everyone who was in that video 

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Really fun viewing. Thanks!
 
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Ya'll are really good at bringing the anti-stoke. I can help with that, courtesy of some fellow UVMers.

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its because on TGR they measure ability by your ability to slide sideways down the hill down hill fastest and hit the biggest cliffs. 


couldn't agree more. most TGR skierz lacks teh real ski skillz.

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couldn't agree more. most TGR skierz lacks teh real ski skillz.

they bring teh suck fer surz

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they bring teh suck fer surz


and love to cry wolf.

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Wow, good to see that there are some good skiers in the East. All the other tree skiing videos I've seen here from East Coast skiers have been really lame. 

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I ski at Snowbird and I ski 117mm skis almost every day... unless it's a pow day, then I might take out my 131s.

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Or you can have Josh take you in Elevator Shaft on the perfect hard Snowbird Spring conditions.



Fun times.
Josh told you that's the Elevator Shaft? You need a better guide. wink.gif It's technically part of Elevator Chute, but if you don't ski the straightline to the left of the line in the pic and claim you skied 'Elevator Shaft' you'll just get laughed at.
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Josh told you that's the Elevator Shaft? You need a better guide. wink.gif It's technically part of Elevator Chute, but if you don't ski the straightline to the left of the line in the pic and claim you skied 'Elevator Shaft' you'll just get laughed at.

So if you straight line to the left you get the shaft, otherwise it's the chute. And people laugh at you.

Utah. The Pepsi of skiing.
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I ski at Snowbird and I ski 117mm skis almost every day... unless it's a pow day, then I might take out my 131s.

And let me guess,




















































Never mind

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I ski at Snowbird and I ski 117mm skis almost every day... unless it's a pow day, then I might take out my 131s.
Josh told you that's the Elevator Shaft? You need a better guide. wink.gif It's technically part of Elevator Chute, but if you don't ski the straightline to the left of the line in the pic and claim you skied 'Elevator Shaft' you'll just get laughed at.

My DD for next season will be 108, only other ski will be 116… and I live in the east, GASP!

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I've learned over the years that not everyone has the skills to appreciate a skinny race or near-race ski, even in firm conditions.

 

While some folks will trade skis with me an not want to give me back my skis, others cant wait to get off them.  I'm not talking about newbies or sophomore skiers; I'm talking about skiers with at least a decade under their belt..  When these people who don't seem to appreciate a good race ski get on the race skis, they don't even carve clean turns with them.  Who knew?:dunno 

 

Other people are good skiers in their own right, but are much better at smearing than at carving, and the reward just isn't there for them; although their carving looks good to them and to others who aren't at a very high level in this technique, it isn't really good enough to give them that endorphine feed-back. 


Edited by Ghost - 5/11/14 at 7:20am
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I think its bit of a silly argument, fat skinny, they are different and do different things. I have fat skis, mid fat skis and race skis and it depends upon what I will be skiing as to which ones I am on. I often bring more than one pair of skis with me. The sort of turns one makes on carving skis is different than fat skis, although if you have the technique you can make fat skis carve.
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