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post #31 of 57
Now I'm starting to get embarassed!!!!!
post #32 of 57
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie
Laurie, Great Stickers. I haven't earned them yet, so I can't have them!
I haven't earned them yet either, but I have them!
post #33 of 57
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Originally Posted by Tsavo
Mike- Me be embarassed? I don't think so!! LM- Keep working on your skiing and I will have a sticker for you!!! It's been fun skiing with everyone this past week. See you on Monday. Rusty you will be missed!!!!!!!!
Tsavo
no one has ever missed me before:
post #34 of 57
Rusty,

You are the only person I know who would ski up to Harald and ask if he wants to bang out a few wedge christies. You da man!!!!
post #35 of 57
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Originally Posted by mikewil
Rusty,

You are the only person I know who would ski up to Harald and ask if he wants to bang out a few wedge christies. You da man!!!!
or tell Diana I noticed a mild convergence in a lift line. I'm tellin ya, BB is on to something.... HH needs to market an edgie wedgie attached to the tails of the ski.

Now for a name.....

Harb Scarver?
post #36 of 57

Oh-oh!

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Originally Posted by Downwardly Mobile
If you want to see the incredibly icky (IMHO) lyrics to the song of that name, go to: http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/p/pegg...irl260736.html
WATCH OUT! That web page has a web trojan (virus) on it! If you're been there, you're likely infected!

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post #37 of 57

Partying in Dillon/Silverthorn

Well, it wasn't exactly skiing, but I did get a chance to chill with some of the Summit gang last night. Thanks to MarkXS and Lisamarie for the invitation, and the rest of the gang for helping me feel welcome. MikeWil, watch out for those converging boarders on the white ribbon of death. MikeM, the bosox made it in the end (sorry, Nancy!), and it was nice meeting you and Ricca.

I'll add my vote to the masses: Katy definitely Rocks.

Bong, we're definitely going to make some turns; talk her into coming to the ESA! Nancy, say hi to Scott. Bob, I'm sorry that I missed you and Susan; maybe next time. Forgive me if I missed anyone!

Fun stories, pleasant company, and a high-scoring baseball game for background music.
post #38 of 57
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Originally Posted by ssh
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For details, see http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/viru...ROJ_ONECLICK.A.

I am SO sorry. Hope this didn't cause problems for anyone.
post #39 of 57
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Originally Posted by Downwardly Mobile
I am SO sorry. Hope this didn't cause problems for anyone.
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(Tech exec by week, ski freak when I can escape. )
post #40 of 57
I have the Girls Rip sticker on my car window. It's the only adornment I have, besides a crystal snowflake hanging from the rear mirror, and one Jack in the Crack antenna head (he has earmuffs and a scarf).

Earn it? Do you put skis on your feet for fun? (yes) Do you ski while others lounge on warm sofas? (yes)

I'd say Anyone out there playing in the snow can have Girls Rip stickers anyplace they want!
post #41 of 57
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Originally Posted by ssh
MikeWil, watch out for those converging boarders on the white
So I had to turn sideways to fit between them-there was at least 6 inches of space available when the tails of my skis cleared their boards. I did have to lock my feet together like you know who, scary feeling.
post #42 of 57
I've been thinking about all this "take back the word" stuff. Women will achieve sports parity when no one feels compelled to add a gender qualifier to a compliment about their game. We tend to think of male skiers as powerful and female skiers as graceful. Perhaps we might consider "graceful power" the signature of a good skier (gender neutral).
post #43 of 57
Powerful grace?
post #44 of 57
Nolo, women will achieve sports parity when they are able to compete in substantial numbers with male athletes. Just like female lawyers, doctors, police, ski instructors, etc. have.
As opposed to word games.
post #45 of 57
Agreed, milesb. I am insulted by affirmative action. But damn it's tough for women to compete against the cultural biases about them. The history of women in sports is the same old WASP story of biological destiny, but I see signs we are turning the corner toward equal appreciation of excellence.

I find it interesting that expert analysts of contemporary ski technique often use female models like Claudia Riegler (NZ) and Denise Karbon (ITA) to illustrate their points. And, of course, in 1970 Joubert used photomontages of Annie Famose in a bikini to illustrate his book, Teach Yourself to Ski. He showed equal appreciation of athletic excellence (and a good bod) by including photomontages of Patrick Russel in a Speedo.
post #46 of 57
Thread Starter 
I agree, but for me, there's been another lesson learned, which is kind of the "moral" of this thread, and, ironically, the SCSA to the Rescue thread in general skiing.

Sometimes we need to just lighten up, both about ski technique and politically correct language. Both on the Wednesday at Loveland when I skied with the ski gods and godesses, {BOb Barnes, Mikewil, Rusty and Katy} and on Sunday with SCSA, the tips I was getting had more to do with relaxing and enjoying what I was doing, as opposed to the technique of actually doing it. {kind of like a certain other "indoor sport"}

The first time I ever heard the song by U2, Stuck in the Moment, was after that lesson from hell in Bormio. After listening, I just skied down the hill in a way I enjoyed skiing.
post #47 of 57
“Ski Like A Girl”

About 8 years ago in the spring I was skiing with friends (both male and female) at Breckenridge. It was one of those Colorado blue sky days. Sunny and warm! I had on a baseball cap that has “Ski Like A Girl” embroidered on the back. As we were standing in the T-Bar line a 20-25 year old male started to make comments on my hat. They were not very complimentary. He kept telling his buddy why would anybody want to ski like a girl? I’m sure she can’t ski and she shouldn’t have that saying on her hat. For those that know me you know I’m normally not at a loss for words. Not knowing what to say I just turned around and said “I’ll see you at the top“. He kept on with his comments till I got on the T-Bar. At the top he came over and said see you at the bottom. At that moment I took off down the hill. We were in Horseshoe Bowl and the snow was amazing. Little bit of powder, little bit of wind blown, few bump and on the steeper pitches nice and firm. When I got to the bottom I assumed he was close behind. I waited for about 10 minutes before he showed up. As he skied up to me all he could say was “sorry”. I asked why are you sorry? His reply was “If that was Skiing Like A Girl that is how I want to ski”. He went on to say that he would never laugh or make fun of another female skier again. My friends filled me in on what they saw as he skied and said he hacked his way down the entire bowl.

For me the saying "Ski Like a Girl" is a play on words. If you ski well it makes the saying even better. Anyone can have these stickers but if you want one from me you have to earn it. Skiing is skiing but for me Skiing is "Skiing Like a Girl"!!! LM you are on your way!

Tsavo (Katy Perrey)

post #48 of 57
Thread Starter 
More than one male instructor on this forum has commented to me on the difference between teaching men and women. Men try to make it happen, women just let it happen.

As someone who spent most of her life involved in strength training, not skiing, I have a tendency to "muscle" my turns. I've been told by one instructor that I ski like a pro football player, so I guess being told that you ski like a guy is not always a compliment!:
post #49 of 57
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Anyone can have these stickers but if you want one from me you have to earn it.
In that case, Katy, I think I'll have to frame that sticker you gave me, and put it on my wall!



Best,
Bob
post #50 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsavo
For me the saying "Ski Like a Girl" is a play on words. If you ski well it makes the saying even better. Anyone can have these stickers but if you want one from me you have to earn it. Skiing is skiing but for me Skiing is "Skiing Like a Girl"!!! LM you are on your way!
Let your turns do the talking...
post #51 of 57

Great quotation

On my home page this morning was this apropos:
Quote:
Let praise be given equally to women as well as men who have been distinguished in virtue.
- -- Plato
post #52 of 57
Thread Starter 
Great quote, Nolo! BTW, thanks to Mike_M, I had a big increase in my speed yesterday. So "boys" are capable of teaching "girls" to "ski like girls."
post #53 of 57
Breaking news update:

Katy "Who Rocks" Perrey, whose rockness has already been well-established, now rocks even more on some great, brand new skis.

What kind were those again, Katy?



Best,
Bob
post #54 of 57
Lisamarie--Remember only one thing:

STOP TRYING TO RELAX SO HARD!

Best,
Bob

PS--Oh yeah--and one other thing: don't put your lift ticket there!
post #55 of 57
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Barnes/Colorado
Lisamarie--Remember only one thing:

STOP TRYING TO RELAX SO HARD!

Best,
Bob

PS--Oh yeah--and one other thing: don't put your lift ticket there!
Perhaps I need to chant "Om" and contemplate the universal significance of navel lint?

As for the lift ticket, I can't help it if I'm gullible. You say something in jest and I'm stupid enough to believe you, since you are, of course, Bob Barnes! Kind of like how people follow their Swamis!
post #56 of 57
I'm sorry, Lisa! Forgive me?



Now--about that "relax" thing. Breathe deeply, now, and do exactly as I say..........

Best regards,
Bob
post #57 of 57
Lisa,

Just watch out when Bob starts having you work on lateral skidation or counter- roticipation.

Mike
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