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post #31 of 43
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They have one 68 foot vertical. Incredible.

 

WTF....you live in Ohio....I am not even sure what a person from Ohio is doing on a ski forum let alone making fun of an Ontario ski hill...do you even get snow :) j/k....sort of :)

 

Seriously though its a hill where people learn to ski.  I am sure most towns in the US that get snow have such hills.  Its certainly not a resort. 

 

Claude

post #32 of 43

For those who find it amusing to ridicule a small ski hill that's better than nothing, you should keep in mind a place called Buck Hill, just south of Minneapolis.  I skied there quite a bit when I lived in the area.  Buck Hill might have 100 feet of vertical, but it has a high speed rope tow and one of the best race programs in the country.  There is almost always a skier or two on the US Olympic team who got started at Buck Hill.

 

And there are people on this forum who live in Florida and Texas and Georgia.  Just because you feel insulted doesn't make it OK to insult someone else.

post #33 of 43
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For those who find it amusing to ridicule a small ski hill that's better than nothing, you should keep in mind a place called Buck Hill, just south of Minneapolis.  I skied there quite a bit when I lived in the area.  Buck Hill might have 100 feet of vertical, but it has a high speed rope tow and one of the best race programs in the country.  There is almost always a skier or two on the US Olympic team who got started at Buck Hill.


Buck Hill has 300, but I think they count all the way across I-35 to the bottom of Crystal Lake.  I grew up at that place and would love to have it 5 minutes from here.  I'll make fun of the nuances associated with every ski hill/mountain though be it the tourists, terrain, or the locals.

 

What Buck Hill has is great coaches and fast rope tows on the training hills.

post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post
 

For those who find it amusing to ridicule a small ski hill that's better than nothing, you should keep in mind a place called Buck Hill, just south of Minneapolis.  I skied there quite a bit when I lived in the area.  Buck Hill might have 100 feet of vertical, but it has a high speed rope tow and one of the best race programs in the country.  There is almost always a skier or two on the US Olympic team who got started at Buck Hill.

 

And there are people on this forum who live in Florida and Texas and Georgia.  Just because you feel insulted doesn't make it OK to insult someone else.


Ya you are right.  i take my Ohio comment back.  But still feel pretty irritated by it.  I am sure the Saturday night whiskey doesn't help. 

 

If I am not mistaken didn't Lindsey Vonn grew up in Buck Hill.

 

Most Canadian's know who Kelly Vanderbeek is.  She grew up skiing racing in Chicopee.   

 

Claude

post #35 of 43
Kristina Kosnick and Lindsey Kildow (Vonn) both from Buck Hill.
High speed surface lifts! Can be better than chairs.
Still love pomas. I don't have much experience with handle lifts.
post #36 of 43
I am not out to offend anyone about size of the hill. I am sure that great skiers and boarders come from small hills. Hell the guy that just won x games for the third time in a row grew up on a terrain park that's probably 100 foot vertical. So Claude I apologize that you were offended. I was not trying to make fun of your ski area.
post #37 of 43
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I am not out to offend anyone about size of the hill. I am sure that great skiers and boarders come from small hills. Hell the guy that just won x games for the third time in a row grew up on a terrain park that's probably 100 foot vertical. So Claude I apologize that you were offended. I was not trying to make fun of your ski area.


No worries Ohioskier.  It's all good :)  I shouldn't have said all the crap.  Sorry about that.  

 

I probably should have kept my mouth shut considering all the awesome help I got in this thread.  :)

 

Claude  

post #38 of 43
Claude no worries. I understand where you are coming from.
post #39 of 43
I have skied its in my hometown. The magic carpet is a lift good for newbies. It's good enough for teaching the basic. Can be carved, but if you are not smooth as silk it's called a stop. Great for a good skier to work on smoothness and edge control as the skill translate onto bigger slopes.

A few years ago they installed a monster chalet but the entrance and windows don't face the hill and the chalet actual was placed on part of the run. City idiots I guess had their hand in that bright idea nonono2.gif
post #40 of 43
OP: I have the Head i.Speed in 175cm, 111-66-94mm, 17.1m R (cheater GS) for sale if you're interested.

http://www.epicski.com/t/130773/fs-dynastar-blizzard-head-sl-gs-rac-eskis#post_1821956
post #41 of 43
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Obviously a good question but not a hard one to answer. Typically the longer the ski the longer the radius. The Rossignol Master GS cheater ski comes in a 175cm 18meter ski. Fast' quick turning yet stable at 40mph. Very unique ski. Perfect for the decent skier for beer league and just a fun all around ripper on groomed and ice.

Very nice ski! I have the 180 cm/ 21 m and it rocks! The R-Power also could be very nice in 174

post #42 of 43
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Hey Guys:

 

I bought the 179cm Atomic GS 18.4 radius ski.  It was literally in brand new condition.  I cannot imagine the guy skied on it more then a 5 times if that.  I skied at Blue Mountain this weekend.  What great ski for adult racing.  Can't wait to try it on the course this Wednesday.  Thanks for everyone for the help :)

 

Claude

post #43 of 43
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Thanks guys for all the help.  I decided to go for these the Atomic D2 GS 179cm, Radius 18.4.  We worked out a price that was good for both of us.  Thanks to everyone for the help.  You guys are the best. 

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-ski/barrie/atomic-race-gs-titanium-179/1018543313?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true


late to the party here, been away racing the last few days,

 

That is a pretty good choice for what you want.  As i read through it I was getting a bit worried for you when you were talking about 174 type stuff.  At your height and weight i would not have gone any shorter than you have,  below that 99% of the time they will be junior skis (although perhaps badged as FIS  to be legal for U14/U16) that would just fold up under you

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