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post #211 of 224
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
 

 

 moron ... bullshit ... pathetic ... loser.

 

.. Steaux ... "those who can do, those who can't teach". BFD - an instructor at Steaux.. swinging dick sitting in a cube ... moron ... aren't instructors from a cheezy berm VT ... obnoxious pricks. ... moron 

 

... Steaux ... pussy ... loser. ... PSIA rating is bullshit 

 

... moron ... some insignificant hill in VT 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ske-Bum View Post
 

Very well written post all the way around ....

 

Four uses of the word "moron" does not say "well written" to me. Even it did, the puerile rudeness and disrespect for a variety of things are a huge turn off, and not fundamentally any more worthy of honor or unworthy of flagging than Josh's stuff. It's a pattern. Not just this post. Don't like it.

post #212 of 224
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

Hey look, its a video of me turn shopping.


For some reason I found myself wondering if you were stoned on that run.

NTTAWWT, you're in Colorado after all. wink.gif
post #213 of 224
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post


For some reason I found myself wondering if you were stoned on that run.

NTTAWWT, you're in Colorado after all. wink.gif

 

Last day of the year for me at Wolf Creek, and I seem to have been trying to harvest every shred of untracked that remained (3 days post-storm).  At the top, I was traversing right to get to the untracked stuff on the shoulder of the peak, but if I continue straight downhill from there, I get into an area with a lot more traffic. So, at the tree-line I traversed back left to line up squarely under the peak again.  The plan worked pretty well for somebody looking to harvest snow. I don't really care that I'm not showing off whether or not I can ski anything in any condition. Who in their right mind would do that at the expense of maximizing their fun? ;)

post #214 of 224
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Originally Posted by Ske-Bum View Post
 

Very well written post all the way around ....

 

Four uses of the word "moron" does not say "well written" to me. 

 

I'll agree with Ske-Bum that it is well-written in the sense that it is technically well-constructed and clearly conveys what he is trying to communicate in a very coherent way....rudeness and possible overuse of "moron" aside.

 

I agree that the message is a little overly angry, though, given that it's prompted by relatively inconsequential interweb posts.

post #215 of 224

 Never mind

post #216 of 224

You know, its a funny thing, nobody gives the Bush credit for being a very good skier 

When you can ski as well as Bush, talk trash as well as Bush, post videos as well as Bush and ACTUALLY CARVE A TURN I would love to see it.. Just back from Killy nobody can carve anymore...trip report TM.

BTW, Bob Peters is 2X the yahoo of  Bush..............

post #217 of 224
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Originally Posted by Treewell View Post

You know, its a funny thing, nobody gives the Bush credit for being a very good skier 
Can't be troubled to read the thread, eh, Treewell?
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When you can ski as well as Bush, talk trash as well as Bush, post videos as well as Bush and ACTUALLY CARVE A TURN I would love to see it.. Just back from Killynobody can carve anymore...trip report TM.
Ah, another Josh! Another true expert! All hail!
post #218 of 224

I whacked a small cornice once. 

post #219 of 224
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post
 

 

 

Four uses of the word "moron" does not say "well written" to me. Even it did, the puerile rudeness and disrespect for a variety of things are a huge turn off, and not fundamentally any more worthy of honor or unworthy of flagging than Josh's stuff. It's a pattern. Not just this post. Don't like it.

You have your opinion and I have mine. I don't believe that Josh has ever called you as many names as he has called me, in fact he called me parts of a women's body just last night, then the MOD's made excuses for him. I think he was an abused child or has a little dick, something along those lines, but you can defend him if you want, your choice. 

 

Oh, it looks like another thread has been banned, thanks to his idiot ass. 

post #220 of 224
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post

There was a lot I found to agree with in this post.  The thing that gets me is Josh seems to think that trolling his detractors and engaging in internet pig wrestling is somehow acceptable.  Yet he is one of very few here with real skin in the game, putting his real name and reputation on the line against mostly anonymous members that can safely heckel from the safety of their computer keyboard for the pure entertainment value.  It's complete lunacy to think there can be a winning outcome when you're the only one with something at stake.  And it is ridiculous to think that people are going to stand by and let  you inflate you ego and self-promote on the internet without  calling you out.  

"look what I can do" will always start an attack.
"look what he can do" is amazingly different.
Aside from posting under an alias, a second grader could figure out my real name and other vital stats. Fortunately though, I think I know where to draw the line on posting garbage that could impact on my livelihood.
Edited by MT Skull - 5/11/14 at 10:22pm
post #221 of 224
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post

 



Turn shopping:



      A term describing not skiing a line that is confined to a perceivable corridor, but instead turning where the snow quality makes it easy to turn.  Turn shoppers slow down to look for good snow, then speed up and ski down more rapidly when they find easy patches to turn on.  They sometimes turn wide to make a turn over there on the left where there's an easy patch of snow, then turn narrow because that's where the soft snow makes it easy.  Turn shoppers are not able to turn on any snow conditions; they must find appropriate spots where they can make each turn.  This matters when conditions are iffy.



      Turn shoppers sometimes prompt road rage in the more capable skiers following behind them; it's hard to predict where they will go next so passing them is difficult.  More capable skiers who collide from behind with turn shoppers often blame the collidee for the incident because "they turned into my line."  Turn shoppers are intermediate skiers on difficult terrain.  Also they are novices who are in over their heads on terrain not appropriate to their skills. 



      Many people shop their turns when the going gets tough.  Skiers who can ski a narrow corridor down any terrain and who need an ego boost sometimes put them down by labeling them "turn-shoppers."


I call them turn shoppers because it's an accurate description, not because I need an ego boost, but I'm ok with waiting for the debris to flush out of a line too.
post #222 of 224
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Originally Posted by tch View Post

^^^ or..... you might alternatively define turn-shopping as skiing the line that the mountain gives you, rather than sticking to some pre-conceived artificial line as if you were stuck to some imaginary road.
Arguments to be made on both sides.

Now back to the fight at hand.....
The road being the fall-line, which some people are incapable of skiing, but which is the line the mountain gives you, in spite of where others may choose to, or be capable of turning.
post #223 of 224
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Originally Posted by MT Skull View Post


The road being the fall-line, which some people are incapable of skiing, but which is the line the mountain gives you, in spite of where others may choose to, or be capable of turning.

 

My point, as much as there was one, is that there are other reasons not related to skill that drive line shopping. It isn't ALWAYS because they can't point the skis downhill.

 

My other point would be that some of us just don't care if certain people call us line shoppers to make us feel bad on the internet.

post #224 of 224

Sorry folks. 

After dealing with post reports, hate threads and mud slinging its necessary to lock this thread. 

 

If you want to start a new thread in "Ski technique and coaching" about line shopping and/or finding the fall line, please feel free to do so.  

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