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How did you find Epicski?

post #1 of 38
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Internet Search,other site, friend? Just curious. [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img]
post #2 of 38
Through Bob Barnes
post #3 of 38
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Me too. Bob Barnes mentioned this site on ski lovers. He said it was a great site, but could be a "bit raw".

OOPs, I'm in trouble now! But that was 2 years ago! [img]tongue.gif[/img]

[ October 18, 2002, 10:28 PM: Message edited by: Lisamarie ]
post #4 of 38
Internet search. I have to admit that this is one of the best sites on the net. As a forum it may be "a little bit raw" but not nearly as raw as most of the other forums. Epic has a focus and sense of community that is hard to find elsewhere.

Mark
post #5 of 38
Sometime during the 2000-2001 season, Lisamarie left Paula's Ski Lovers in a huff after being flamed there (improbable, but true!). A while later, she sent the epicski URL to someone there, and I defected over to Bearsville.
post #6 of 38
Thread Starter 
HUSH!!!You weren't supposed to tell them that!! [img]smile.gif[/img]
Flamed on skilovers [img]redface.gif[/img] ! only a truly evil person can get flamed on skilovers!
James defended me, though! [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img]
post #7 of 38
I think a better question is "how didn't I find epicski?"

I mean, seriously. I've been looking for good ski web sites for a couple years. I used to just sit there and read posts on RSN cause there was nothing better. I posted on the skinet message boards, barely any traffic. Finally this June I stumbled onto this somehow (probably looked up ski forum on google) and I was stunned at how awesome it was. I really wish I would have found this 2 years ago when my obsession with skiing really kicked in.

Owell, I guess. I'm here now.

I just can't wait to get to the ski season and be reading the boards, with everyone posting pics and stuff. I have to live through others most of the winter. :/

I just wish I had a low member number [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #8 of 38
PSIA or PSIA-E web site. I can't remember which one. Probably in their forums. So which one has a forum? I don't know, I haven't been back since I found all you bears. Great topics, thoughtful responses. Wish I had more time to post. My wife is already chiding me for the time I spend here.
post #9 of 38
Destiny ... Fate ... and too many, newly single, late nights in a flat country ...

maybe its not "raw" enough

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #10 of 38
Well, my story begins a few years ago, in a country far, far away (or at least it is if you don't live there).
Pull up a chair, and grab a glass (I know I have).
Short version: irul.

Long version: I'm on my second pair of K2 skis. I used to spend a lot of time on their site. They had a discussion forum, which was normally pretty sycophantic, you know: "K2 make the best skis in the world, so, what size of K2's should I buy" etc. There were a few on it who were a bit more boisterous, including someone going by the name of irul&ublo (not sure if it is our irul). Anyway, every day he would make posts to the effect of: "I am the best skier in the world. everyone else is useless." One day, one of his posts went a bit further, and crossed "the line". One of the other posters replied with: "I bet you haven't the guts to say that to the likes of Todd Murchison on EpicSki"
Now, I had heard of Todd, and thought, well if this is somewhere that proper skiers hang out, then maybe I could learn things here. I lurked for a couple of weeks, then I dived in. That was a year ago.
The rest is history.

S
post #11 of 38
Ditto Bob Barnes via skilovers.

By Fox
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then I dived in.
And you've made quite a splash laddie.

68 days till Utah [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #12 of 38
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Originally posted by Lisamarie:
Internet Search,other site, friend? Just curious. [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img]
Powder was down.
post #13 of 38
dchan it was, followed by LisaMarie and Bob, that lured me here. I like the collective IQ at this site. I have learned a lot, had some good laughs, and met some fine people here. Thank you, dchan, Lisa, and Bob. You really are the Welcome Wagon.
post #14 of 38
Hmmm...I really can't remember. I think that I was searching for equipment reports. It was around, oh, say Dec. 2000. I lurked here for about a year and a half, until a thread started by Sugar Snack, challenging lurkers to register, brought me out of the closet. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #15 of 38
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And the rest is history! That is soooo romantic!!!
post #16 of 38
Yessssssss, romantic.....out of the closet, eh, BRat?

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Destiny ... Fate ... and too many, newly single, late nights in a flat country ...

maybe its not "raw" enough

Oz
I'm going to Utah, [img]smile.gif[/img] z, got the boiler room picked out? heh heh I hear ya on that flat country bit, though, and destiny? fate? it works for me!

I found Epic from some awesome soul who found me floundering in a newsgroup trying to find out where to ski in May in the Pacific Northwet. Thanks to that soul who steered me here, whoever it was.

I have made some excellent friends, a coupla enemies, and a lot of laughing is goin on. Thanks everyone. URUL!!
post #17 of 38
I was really bored at work one day i was secretly spending time checking out the Ski Central website and came accross this website....best day ive had at work in ages
post #18 of 38
Hang out on an Oz website - that Irul visits sometimes.

Ant is there too & sent me here when you were all discussing proprioception at some point - I stayed.

Oh & OZ - that sounds scarily familiar - except in my case it wasn't newly single it was grieving for the loss of my baby brother! Hang in there!
post #19 of 38
I went skiing for the first time about 2 years ago. When i got home, after getting hooked so severly, i jumped on the net to try to find more info on how to improve my technique for the next trip.

Punched some letters into a search engine...this was the first thing that came up. I was welcomed by LM and Bob Barnes, initally educated by Roto, and generally entertained by tha whole lot of you
This was the first site i found. I didn't bother to keep looking

Great house, great people, greatly atmosphere...what more could you ask for?!
post #20 of 38
Well, actually I found out about EpicSki.com from some "Wacko" [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img] on a chairlift at Loveland, umm three years ago now, I think?

This site has always been interesting, that's for sure.

Never left, sometimes just lurking.

[ October 21, 2002, 10:30 AM: Message edited by: SnoKarver ]
post #21 of 38
I found it when the Maggots were trying to stir up trouble here. I still like the Powder board too though.
post #22 of 38
I did a search on "kegel exercise machine", this place came out top of the list

DB
post #23 of 38
Found this place doing a gear review search back in 1999. Stayed ever since.

Ed
post #24 of 38
Actually I found this site long before the forum was the barking bears and you had to register. I found the site about 9 months before AC changed the forum from the "Barking Beavers" to the Barking Bears. I waited a few days in protest to registering so my number is 44.
Last of the orginal Barking Beavers to register under extreme protest was Cheap Seats. We will give him due credit for being here before numbers.
I found this site while searching for something else during the big RSA Two Budda fight.
Go Beavers!!! AC though it had kinky overtones. :
post #25 of 38
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"Barking Beavers"
Are you sure we're not discussing PowderMag, here?

[ October 23, 2002, 05:12 PM: Message edited by: BadRat ]
post #26 of 38
Yes, Barking Beavers! I became member #45, right after Pierre, eh! got on board. Searching the 'Net for ski stuff, I found the ski mags sites. Someone posting there - and I have no idea who it was - mentioned EpicSki, so I checked in. Immediately, I got embroiled in what we then thought was a vigorous argument with Pierre, eh! about "ramp angle". By the standards of the recently quenched flame wars, it was mild.

This drew me in for the long haul - although there was a period when I did not check in, only because of involvment with business matters and time strictures. This has become a wonderful aspect of my life - sharing skiing experiences and thoughts with newbies, top professionals, and my fellow intermediates. My teen aged son refers to this web site as my "cult". Truth is, I consider the acquaintances I've made here to be important, significant, enriching. I'm delighted to have met andd actually skied with some of my fellow Bears, and I can't wait to meet so many more of you, in Utah and also at the New England gathering at Sugarbush.

One important thing you can do to enhance your experience here to the max: THE 2003 EpicSki ACADEMY! BE THERE OR BE A BOARDER!
post #27 of 38
I can't remember how I found the Barking Beavers, but I was close behind Oboe with my original name (Michael H #52) Somehow when I changed to Lucky I received a new #
post #28 of 38
I was searching for gear reviews/information.
post #29 of 38
Quote:
Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
Well, my story begins a few years ago, in a country far, far away (or at least it is if you don't live there).
Pull up a chair, and grab a glass (I know I have).
Short version: irul.

Long version: I'm on my second pair of K2 skis. I used to spend a lot of time on their site. They had a discussion forum, which was normally pretty sycophantic, you know: "K2 make the best skis in the world, so, what size of K2's should I buy" etc. There were a few on it who were a bit more boisterous, including someone going by the name of irul&ublo (not sure if it is our irul). Anyway, every day he would make posts to the effect of: "I am the best skier in the world. everyone else is useless." One day, one of his posts went a bit further, and crossed "the line". One of the other posters replied with: "I bet you haven't the guts to say that to the likes of Todd Murchison on EpicSki"
Now, I had heard of Todd, and thought, well if this is somewhere that proper skiers hang out, then maybe I could learn things here. I lurked for a couple of weeks, then I dived in. That was a year ago.
The rest is history.

S
FYI, Irul is a maggot.
post #30 of 38
Post by Jeff P. on the PSIA website last Fall.
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