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Less recently than I've seen the windows rolled down.

 

@12:42

 

 

Yes, those are Fate pants. Who wants to touch me?

That video rules! I had a contract with Fate for a few years. They were an excellent company, good people. 

post #92 of 107
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That video rules! I had a contract with Fate for a few years. They were an excellent company, good people. 


Thanks. I made 6 of those annual vids. Allan hooked me up with free or cheap swag for a couple of years. I heard he was going to re-start the brand, but I guess it fizzled.

 

Now I just entertain myself with the GoPro and selfie-stick in CO, but I do cherish those 9 years at K-mart with the bumpah posse...

post #93 of 107
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That video rules! I had a contract with Fate for a few years. They were an excellent company, good people. 


I was more of  Mother Karen's kid.

post #94 of 107
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I was more of  Mother Karen's kid.

Huh? What's that about? 

post #95 of 107
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Huh? What's that about? 


It was about 1981

 

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/15820/MOTHER-KARENS-SKI-APPAREL-IS-RESURRECTED-IN-UTAH-STORE.html?pg=all

 

Our Freestyle team jackets were Mother Karen's and the pants were pretty damned good.  I wish I still had them.  I'm wearing them in my avatar... while rolling the windows down..

post #96 of 107
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It was about 1981

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/15820/MOTHER-KARENS-SKI-APPAREL-IS-RESURRECTED-IN-UTAH-STORE.html?pg=all

Our Freestyle team jackets were Mother Karen's and the pants were pretty damned good.  I wish I still had them.  I'm wearing them in my avatar... while rolling the windows down..
Heh, pics or it didn't happen.

Just kidding, but pics or vids of the gear and some window rolling would be awesome!
BFA was big back in the day too, but I never drank the Kool-aid. SMS made really nice stuff, so did Predator.
post #97 of 107
Ha! I was a BFA guy back in my mogul days. Good memories :-)
post #98 of 107
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Heh, pics or it didn't happen.

Just kidding, but pics or vids of the gear and some window rolling would be awesome!
BFA was big back in the day too, but I never drank the Kool-aid. SMS made really nice stuff, so did Predator.


My parents sucked at getting photos of the USSA meets when I was in high school.  I have some video that dad took from Betamax  that I moved to VHS  and then to DVD somewhere but it's not that great.  That was from when I was first starting out.  As soon as I was driving they stopped going to the meets. 

 

The Avatar photo was taken by a friend from the college days.  Gotta roll down the windows to pull the butterfly back in, especially when you make antenna with the poles hahaha.

post #99 of 107

OK @MT Skull I found some.  SnowCrest 1981 USSA Central. I'm the last one on the video.  The guy at 3:22's Tom Kelly.  He was the USSA National U18 Champ two years in a row.  He tried a Backscratcher/Zudnick/Backscratcher and opened ALL the windows LOL.  Only time I EVER beat him at anything hahahaha..  You wouldn't know it by that video but he got invited to ski with a Warren Miller production for a week in Chaminix the following season.  I don't think he made any of the primary footage though.  We also competed against David Beddor, Frank III's younger brother.

 

 

Brought a tear to my eye that my dad (RIP) actually go out there that weekend to capture the footage.

 

Here's some of the bump event, I skied my run before the folks made it though.. Skiing is only the first couple minutes, rest is other family videos..

 

 


Edited by crgildart - 9/13/15 at 11:23am
post #100 of 107
Heck yeah Charlie! That was a big jump, especially in 1981
post #101 of 107
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Heck yeah Charlie! That was a big jump, especially in 1981

Thanks.  That was some decent air... But Tyrone Shoelaces' drop was a "big jump" hahaha. 

post #102 of 107
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My parents sucked at getting photos of the USSA meets when I was in high school.  I have some video that dad took from Betamax  that I moved to VHS  and then to DVD somewhere but it's not that great.  That was from when I was first starting out.  As soon as I was driving they stopped going to the meets. 

 

The Avatar photo was taken by a friend from the college days.  Gotta roll down the windows to pull the butterfly back in, especially when you make antenna with the poles hahaha.

 

Now I see it! I was on my phone last night, so couldn't really make out the avatar. Guessing the skis are K2. Looks like a decent huck, but not sure what the trick was. Probably safe to say that no butterflies were harmed by flying into closed windows?

post #103 of 107
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Now I see it! I was on my phone last night, so couldn't really make out the avatar. Guessing the skis are K2. Looks like a decent huck, but not sure what the trick was. Probably safe to say that no butterflies were harmed by flying into closed windows?


Butterfly was back scratcher skis spread eagle behind.  Kind of like a reverse iron cross tips out instead of in.  Poles pointed up, behind the head, and out like bug antenna or wings, basically making a big X with the skis down and poles up.  Must have been something more local to the gang I grew up with.  I don't see any images of that trick on google.

post #104 of 107

Full disclosure: I only did spreads and Cossacks (glorified spreads) until age 40. At 40 I finally overcame my fear of the twister, and quickly graduated to the twister-spread. Twister-spread has to be one of the easiest doubles, and I can still snap one out on occasion, but kind of prefer just a big single twister, preferably rotated well past 90 degrees.

 

I only ever did amateur comps, but did ok, partly due to the Cossack. IIRC Cossack scores as a double, which is absurd IMO since a 360 also scores as a double, and the closest I'll ever get to a 360 is in my dreams. Actually, in my dreams I throw 720 effortlessly, but that's another story.

 

At Mary Jane circa 2002. 

 

 

A respectable twister @1:01 Not bad for an old guy (51 at the time, and first year back after ACL replacement)

 

 

 

Favorite comp jumps (that I can't perform) are the heli-rewind; 360 with a twist in the opposite direction half-way through, and the screamin' semen. I guess I've gone full retro-grouch, as I find the multiple spin-flips performed in modern mogul comps unrelatable, and wonder if the current competition format hasn't lost its relevance?


Edited by MT Skull - 9/13/15 at 2:34pm
post #105 of 107
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Full disclosure: I only did spreads and Cossacks (glorified spreads) until age 40. At 40 I finally overcame my fear of the twister, and quickly graduated to the twister-spread. Twister-spread has to be one of the easiest doubles, and I can still snap one out on occasion, but kind of prefer just a big single twister, preferably rotated well past 90 degrees.

 

I only ever did amateur comps, but did ok, partly due to the Cossack. IIRC Cossack scores as a double, which is absurd IMO since a 360 also score as a double, and the closes I'll ever get to a 360 is in my dreams. Actually, in my dreams I throw 720 effortlessly, but that's another story.

 

 

Twister to daffy and twister spreads came fairly easy to me.  Helicopters I'd only do off stuff with easy landing zones.

 

 

 

Heli off a catwalk transition Purgatory 1984

Mother Karen's Powder Bibs.. on a powder day!

post #106 of 107
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Twister to daffy and twister spreads came fairly easy to me.  Helicopters I'd only do off stuff with easy landing zones.

 

 

Heli off a catwalk transition Purgatory 1984

Nice!

 

I did a family trip to Purgatory and Telluride in or around '84. Haven't been back to either. Maybe this is the year... 

post #107 of 107
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Nice!

 

I did a family trip to Purgatory and Telluride in or around '84. Haven't been back to either. Maybe this is the year... 

If you were there spring break of 84 we may have bumped in to each other at some point.

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