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post #31 of 46

"Push the tails out."

 

Many people still believe the only way to steer a ski is by pushing the tail out.

 

And this one, often heard on groomed green or blue slopes (North America) yelled loudly in an accent from well south of the Mason-Dixon Line:

"Dig in! Dig in!"

 

And another: "You need to get more aggressive."

post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post

Worst thought: I can teach my spouse.

 

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Originally Posted by vindibona1 View Post
 

Funny thing... Skiing is the only thing my ex-wife ever listened to me about. 

 But we can't help but notice that she is your EX-wife.  :rolleyes

post #33 of 46

Last bad advice I remember taking on the gondola: "take the blue tab. no, the white ... nope-nope the blue, take the blue tab definitely the blue tab"

post #34 of 46

It may have been a while, but seems like just yesterday I heard someone relating pole plants to delivering newspapers..........

post #35 of 46
"Come on dad, you'll like this trail!" Resulted in a broken pole.
post #36 of 46
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jhcooley View Post
 

 

 But we can't help but notice that she is your EX-wife.  :rolleyes

Yeah.... If you're wife or GF hasn't gone through menopause yet.... you're in for a treat. 

post #37 of 46
Thread Starter 

From a former friend (working toward his L3, never achieved it and quit skiing....

 

"I don't need to adjust my equipment.  I'm going to use the time to practice harder." [Had major stance issues]

post #38 of 46
Quote:
 JHCooley
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post

Worst thought: I can teach my spouse.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by vindibona1 View Post
 

Funny thing... Skiing is the only thing my ex-wife ever listened to me about. 

 But we can't help but notice that she is your EX-wife.  :rolleyes

 

Vindib:

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Originally Posted by jhcooley View Post
 

 

 But we can't help but notice that she is your EX-wife.  :rolleyes

Yeah.... If you're wife or GF hasn't gone through menopause yet.... you're in for a treat. 

 

JHC - almost died there laughing and Vindib - you sure JH Cooley is not Female ? ! :eek ! :D !

post #39 of 46
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Originally Posted by dustyfog View Post
 

JHC - almost died there laughing and Vindib - you sure JH Cooley is not Female ? ! :eek ! :D !

 

Even if JH Cooley is female, her wife or gf going through menopause could still be :eek

 

:D

post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by dustyfog View Post

JHC - almost died there laughing and Vindib - you sure JH Cooley is not Female ? ! eek.gif  ! biggrin.gif  !

JH Cooley's avatar depicts a man with whiskers.
post #41 of 46

Guilty.

 

A little March powder

post #42 of 46
I was teaching a level 3ish lesson on a green trail. I did a demo and turned back to call down the students. Just then two young ladies, early 20s, were coming at us in typical beginner "I don't need no stinking lessons" form. Knees touching, ski's in a wedge, folded at the waist, arms twist so much ski pole tips are in the air. Even had their helmets on funny. I'm sure they were sisters as they looked so much alike.

The older one was a little ahead and the younger one had just fallen. I signaled to the students to wait as I wanted the ladies to clear the area as they were way out of control. Just then the older one yells out as she is doing a tight turn, "I figured it out! Use your core!" and at that very instant, both skis blew out and she fell flat on her face. Her "use your core" was upper body rotation.

I know it isn't professional to laugh at guests, but...

ROTF.gif
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

I was teaching a level 3ish lesson on a green trail. I did a demo and turned back to call down the students. Just then two young ladies, early 20s, were coming at us in typical beginner "I don't need no stinking lessons" form. Knees touching, ski's in a wedge, folded at the waist, arms twist so much ski pole tips are in the air. Even had their helmets on funny. I'm sure they were sisters as they looked so much alike.

The older one was a little ahead and the younger one had just fallen. I signaled to the students to wait as I wanted the ladies to clear the area as they were way out of control. Just then the older one yells out as she is doing a tight turn, "I figured it out! Use your core!" and at that very instant, both skis blew out and she fell flat on her face. Her "use your core" was upper body rotation.

I know it isn't professional to laugh at guests, but...

ROTF.gif

Maybe not professional, but certainly human nature! lol

Here's another "keep your feet together"
post #44 of 46

Use your core is actually good advice, just not in that way though. lol.

 

My brother in law's friend was an instructor at Killington.  When I was introduced to him in the parking lot the first words out of his mouth were, "If you want to improve your skiing get some new boots." Now my boots were not a super popular brand but they were very good ones that fit me well.  Bad advice or not, it was not a good thing to say to in lieu of, "Nice to meet you."

 

Bad advice I have given. " Well it's not on the trail map but it looks like we can make it down this way."  BTW, I may have said that more than once...eventually I learned not to lead when I did not know where I was going or the comfort level of the skiers in the group.

post #45 of 46

Recently at our ski shop - 

A woman was buying new ski boots and socks from me after trying to ski in her boy friend's, friends boots with 2 pair of rag wool socks to take up volume. 

 

Girl: Justin's boots were killing my feet.  Is this how ski boots feel?

Boyfriend:  Everyone's boots hurt, its a part of skiing. 

Girl: This woman at the store says that the boots are three sizes too big and the friction of wearing two pair of rag wool socks is causing extra friction.  I'm buying new boots and socks

Boyfriend:  Don't buy those socks.  I told you these people would talk you into buying stuff you don't need.  Why can't you wear Justin's boots?  They were good enough for him and he's an expert skier. 

 

 

Dude - Way to set your girlfriend up for success! :nono:

 

Perhaps I should have advised her to find another boyfriend. :D 

 

I did give her a demo voucher to get some appropriate demo skis because her new boots wouldn't work with the bindings on Justin's Pocket Rockets. 

post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
 

Recently at our ski shop - 

A woman was buying new ski boots and socks from me after trying to ski in her boy friend's, friends boots with 2 pair of rag wool socks to take up volume. 

 

Girl: Justin's boots were killing my feet.  Is this how ski boots feel?

Boyfriend:  Everyone's boots hurt, its a part of skiing. 

Girl: This woman at the store says that the boots are three sizes too big and the friction of wearing two pair of rag wool socks is causing extra friction.  I'm buying new boots and socks

Boyfriend:  Don't buy those socks.  I told you these people would talk you into buying stuff you don't need.  Why can't you wear Justin's boots?  They were good enough for him and he's an expert skier. 

 

 

Dude - Way to set your girlfriend up for success! :nono:

 

Perhaps I should have advised her to find another boyfriend. :D 

 

I did give her a demo voucher to get some appropriate demo skis because her new boots wouldn't work with the bindings on Justin's Pocket Rockets. 

 

:eek

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