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Reuel Christie Revival (aka, the proper use of Neon and Lycra)

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April 12, 2015--Closing Day at Aspen Highlands:

 

What do you do when it's closing day, and it's sunny, and you've got a bunch of instructors dressed in retro neon, spandex, and one-piece suits, with perfect spring corn snow, and you've already hiked and skied Highland Bowl (and participated "a little" in the party on top, and the keg party in the avalanche tail)?

 

Reuel ("Royal") Christies, of course!

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great summer, everyone!

 

Best regards,

Bob

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I may just have to break out the ballet gear myself at the beach!

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Bob will be there with video camera in hand.  Or I can use my iPhone...

 

Mike

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What - no Mambo turns? (Very entertaining all the same!)

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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
 

Bob will be there with video camera in hand.  Or I can use my iPhone...

 

Mike

 

I actually own one of the red, purple, and zebra striped jackets that is in that video. lol

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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes View Post
 

April 12, 2015--Closing Day at Aspen Highlands:

 

What do you do when it's closing day, and it's sunny, and you've got a bunch of instructors dressed in retro neon, spandex, and one-piece suits, with perfect spring corn snow, and you've already hiked and skied Highland Bowl (and participated "a little" in the party on top, and the keg party in the avalanche tail)?

 

Reuel ("Royal") Christies, of course!

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great summer, everyone!

 

Best regards,

Bob


Can I get a lesson on this in a few weeks?  I'll bring my lycra :D

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When I'm at WP I can often be found cutting Reuels down Cranmer, Upper Hughes or wherever a ski instructor can be found lecturing her young charges about the importance of not putting too much weight on the inside ski. :D

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I'm sorry, real royal Christie's require the use of unshaped skis. And you are promoting dangerous skiing--that skier at 2:58 totally ignoring multiple slow signs. ;)

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I'm sorry, real royal Christie's require the use of unshaped skis.

 

Like these?

 

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I saw some people doing ballet near the base of Peak 8 at Breckenridge on Sunday.
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

 

Can I get a lesson on this in a few weeks?  I'll bring my lycra :D

 

If I recall correctly, TC, you've already mastered the Reuel Christie:

 

 

 

(But yes, do bring your lycra!)

 

 

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And PhilPug has the form down too, even if he could use some help with his terrain selection:

 

 

 

:D

 

Best regards,

Bob

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Yes, Reuel Christies appear to be all the rage these days! I see that Razie has posted an image in another thread of a World Cup racer getting in on the act, although he could clearly use some practice:

 

 

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I love this one, Silverback!

 

Even the North Korean military is practicing the technique, and soon they will try it on real skis:

 

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I saw some people doing ballet near the base of Peak 8 at Breckenridge on Sunday.
Yes, that was me
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I made it a priority to get in a few Reuels on every run at WP Saturday. After my early morning splat I gave up on spins until around noon. Then around 1:00 the snow started getting too heavy for that.

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