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post #121 of 133
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Originally Posted by Lemon Zest View Post

I have gotten wrong adivce on skis 75% of the time from 75% of the posters, which I have bought into about 75% of the time. Does this at all count?

75% of it does...
post #122 of 133

The problem is 75% of ski purchases are for what people want to ski, not the conditions they actually end up skiing.

 

Whether 75% is actually true at Whistler or not, I'm sure it's realistically in that 50% range. Always love see people sliding around on scarped down hard pack when it hasn't snowed in 2 weeks with their pow boards, like what makes you come to the conclusion to ski those given the conditions, I just don't understand. I get it that some people can only afford 1 pair of skis, but if thats the case, choose a better option for a one ski quiver.

 

I think another point is how much of it is just the fact to be skiing wide skis no matter the condition, people think it gives the illusion they are better skiers then they really are (at least around here). In reality however, I think almost anyone would give more credit to the dude shredding pow on skinny skis then that idiot who can't ski hard pack on his powder skis.

post #123 of 133
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Originally Posted by tsk94 View Post

The problem is 75% of ski purchases are for what people want to ski

Excellent problem statement.

Inverted, 25% of ski purchases are for what people do not want to ski. WTF is wrong with this 25%?
post #124 of 133
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Originally Posted by tsk94 View Post
 

The problem is 75% of ski purchases are for what people want to ski, not the conditions they actually end up skiing.

 

Really?  Cause I've never heard that before.  ;)

post #125 of 133

I don't care what the snow is like tomorrow.  I'm going to take out wide twin tip skis with skulls on them.  Just so that I can be on skis that are inappropriate for the conditions, inappropriate for skiing forward, and inappropriate for my age.

 

Hopefully my skis will get somebody's knickers in a knot.  

post #126 of 133
I've got those skis too & I'm old.
post #127 of 133
This clown doesn't even know that if you ski backwards fast enough you get younger.
post #128 of 133

Since we are talking about skiing switch.

Which way does the roto-brush go for the optimal wax job? :dunno 

This question may still belong in the tuning forum.  :D

post #129 of 133
Ahh...

75% of you wax the wrong way. And that hurts.
post #130 of 133
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
 

 

And the best advice of all time...

 

"Never insult seven men when all you're packin' is a six-shooter."

 

Sort of like "If you only have a 10 round clip and there are 11 aliens, you're still going to get probed"

post #131 of 133
Having skied the week at whistler, I was pleasantly surprised to see about 75% of skiers on carving skis. So everyone at epicski can rest easy knowing that you're generally choosing the correct skis. tongue.gif (but really, I was surprised by that in a good way)
post #132 of 133
I'm actually skiing on my old pivot-slip skis. I don't need no stinking carvers.
post #133 of 133

I deleted my post on the suggestion of a friendly member by PM.  FYI the offending word for Chinese person in my post is archaic but literal, not created as a perjorative.  The reverse case is "mei guo ren" meaning "American" in hanyupinyin, which is current and not perjorative.

 

The sentence was a reference to a humorous passage in the film, "Chinatown."


Edited by whippersnapper - 3/29/15 at 11:21pm
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