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Whoops!!! I totally stereotyped litterbugs as male. My bad
Happens all the time. It's one of those jokes that nobody in the InnerTubes would get if they didn't know me, and had to do with my inner ex park ranger scolding my dad for throwing stuff out the car window ("but it'll decompose!"). Seemed funny at the time...
post #62 of 69
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Thanks to everyone who's replied on the topic, and especially those who helped with tips during this trip to A-Basin.

Here are my takeaways so far:

1. Mileage - time on slopes is huge, and can't be shortcut.
2. Focused practice - time spent running drills (correctly) helps force good technique, and prevent bad habits; making mileage matter.
3. Expert Feedback - having someone to give feedback on what's wrong and how to make it right is key to accelerating my learning.
4. Ski with people who are better than me - chasing someone around the mountain has proven to be huge for pushing my confidence and technique forward.
post #63 of 69
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The Rusty my problem with inline skating is that the terrain does not change in the same way ski terrain changes. Even riding ramps you do not get to make tactical choices that you make MTBing. 

Josh,

 

Seen the Indoor Skydiving thing? They have one in NH now.

 

I'm sure tactical choices in MB is great for improving skills in skiing. Not sure how that helps skill atrophy better than inline skating which uses pretty much the same muscle movements when going down hill.

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Whoops!!! I totally stereotyped litterbugs as male. My bad

 

Or it could be a double-reverse and you are just digging yourself in deeper. :devil:

 

I happen to know the real-life answer, but I'm not telling yet.

 

Two penguins standing on an ice floe. And the first penguin says, "You look like you're wearing a tuxedo." And the second penguin says, "What makes you think I'm not?" 

post #65 of 69
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Josh,

Seen the Indoor Skydiving thing? They have one in NH now.

I'm sure tactical choices in MB is great for improving skills in skiing. Not sure how that helps skill atrophy better than inline skating which uses pretty much the same muscle movements when going down hill.

You're thinking muscle movements instead of brain conditioning. Everybody has muscle movement problems when their brain screams "No!". MTB keeps your brain going "Yea, Baby!" in the offseason.

Much easier to work your body into familiar rhythms than your brain.
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True, but what if your body does not have the familiar rhythms yet?

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I can not emphasis enough how much Skydiving improves people's skiing. My wife started Skydiving last summer and we hits the sky as well a ton of clouds. The first couple weeks at ABasin she "got" bumps, it was basically no on snow coaching at all. 

I laugh at people who poo poo that sport for whatever reason. There is IMO no better for skiing, and its fun enough that most people once they are reasonable good at it will not need "motivation" to do it. Sure beats the heck out the gym, or running.  Also include wingsuiting. Wing suits build skiing/cliff diving skills faster than just jumping out of a plane, but that helps as well.

What you're saying is......

If @Philpug  pushes me out of a plane, I'll feel more confident with jumping off stuff at Abasin, like @HippieFlippinNM ?  

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Originally Posted by agreen View Post
 

Whoops!!! I totally stereotyped litterbugs as male. My bad

 

Or it could be a double-reverse and you are just digging yourself in deeper. :devil:

 

I happen to know the real-life answer, but I'm not telling yet.

 

Two penguins standing on an ice floe. And the first penguin says, "You look like you're wearing a tuxedo." And the second penguin says, "What makes you think I'm not?" 

Ouch my brain hurts. But she did say it was her Dad who was the litterbug and therefore my stereotype was correct... maybe

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True, but what if your body does not have the familiar rhythms yet?

Then inline skating will provide much humor for onlookers wink.gif

Although seriously, I am in my fourth season of skiing and have MTB'd for the last two summers. I pushed the MTB much harder last summer after realizing the benefits, and this year I hardly felt like I had even been off skis.

Granted my last ski day was June 7th and I biked until mid-Nov, but I still think it is huge. It goes the other way, too. First time I hop on the bike I'm ready for full rides.
Edited by NayBreak - 5/17/14 at 9:52am
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