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Originally Posted by chuck View Post
 

Brian Gilmore did an excellent job on Dog Days. We are working on another film on the early days of Freestyle. One that focuses on 1974, a year that many consider to be the watershed year for Professional Freestyle Skiing. Here's a link to a 6 minute demo reel.

 

vimeo.com/138146697

Password: OK2watchTOWE

 

 

Chuck.  I still have the rougher version you sent me.  Brought it to a small get together with three other families, 3 dads, an aunt/friend, and five 9-17 year old kids last month.  They really enjoyed it but agreed that it needed cleaning up for better viewing on a large HD screen format.. although the original has plenty of charm as is. 

 

What is the updated timeline for the latest version?  Most definitely interested in buying a copy.  I doubt there will be any screenings of it in our flat and snowless area unless it goes mainstream big time.

 

So happy to see you drop in with an update.  I told the folks that you had been working on the project but wasn't sure where you were at.  Cheers!

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The post to which you replied had an incorrect password for the 6 min demo. The correct one is OK2WatchTOWE. I hope you can take the time to look at it. It is way beyond what I sent out to selected viewers a few years ago. We are looking for financing to shoot new interviews with the principal skiers in WE. Enjoy!

 

Chuck

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The post to which you replied had an incorrect password for the 6 min demo. The correct one is OK2WatchTOWE. I hope you can take the time to look at it. It is way beyond what I sent out to selected viewers a few years ago. We are looking for financing to shoot new interviews with the principal skiers in WE. Enjoy!

 

Chuck


I fixed the password in the reply quote ("ok" changed to caps there)  ;)  We're certainly looking forward to WE V2016 or 2017Thumbs Up

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Hi Fred!

Aspen Colorado is the place to be April 4 thru the 10th 2016. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Ski History week. Bob Salerno and Genia Fuller are both being inducted this year and Bogner is sponsoring a party on the 7th with a huge reunion on the 8th culminating with the Induction Banquet on the 9th! HUGE REUNION of many of the Tops Dogs of the day!! Tickets are available at skihall.com

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Super D, Robert Young appears at 38s into this film, and a few other times off of the ramp.

 

Mark

 

 

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The best documentary has been done by Brian Gilmore. It is narrated by some of the top "Legends" of the sport. It covers the birth and boom of freestyle skiing and the changes it went through. It really captures the essence of who we were and what we did. I can't recommend it highly enough.  

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Ok hot dog old schoolers and freestyle
history buffs , who is this and what is the aerial stunt? Hint: East Coast
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Hi Fred!

Aspen Colorado is the place to be April 4 thru the 10th 2016. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Ski History week. Bob Salerno and Genia Fuller are both being inducted this year and Bogner is sponsoring a party on the 7th with a huge reunion on the 8th culminating with the Induction Banquet on the 9th! HUGE REUNION of many of the Tops Dogs of the day!! Tickets are available at skihall.com


I was there.  Spent some quality time with some amazing people, not the least of which was Snoqueen herself. 

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I wasn't there so this is just a guess. Jake Jakesprear (spelling may be incorrect) at Waterville Valley, ME in 1972, 73, or possibly 74.

Either the start of a front layout, before tucking to come around, or near the end of a back layout. My guess would be the front ayout.

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Maybe some old Warren Miller movies? Glen Plake is kinda like a hotdogger/prog crossover skier! :)

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Philpug and I were invited to cover the event by the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. 

There were several reports on the events by us and the team we had helping cover the events, including, but not exclusive to 

Hall of fame members and new inductees. 

Pictured here @snoqueen Chris Davenport and me 

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The one and only Jake Jakespeare and his famous front layout!!

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I think so: Can't teach an old (hot) dog new tricks?


Edited by jc-ski - 1/27/17 at 1:45pm
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So here is the story.

 

Jeff and I (who got me into all this stuff) left Michigan with $300 each.  My late father said "Go Big" so we did.

 

First stop was Vail.  We stayed at the Holiday Inn for $25/week for 3 weeks.  Never found either a job or place to live.  We moved on.  Next stop was Aspen

 

Aspen was very, very hard.  We used every trick in the book that I had and we made it!  We as in I tricked these chicks into a place to live.  Jeff got on the freestyle ski school and I joined it too.

 

We had the most memorable experience of our lives!

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And I am still the last ballet skier!

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Hot Dog - The New School

Thanks for this video link. I'm impressed. After watching him on TV at the end of ski races, I tried Didier Cuche's ski flip to a hand catch ski removal trick, several times. I never succeeded in catching my ski in my hand though. But, at least I didn't break any bus windows or hit anyone. Skiing on outside edges and one ski is no problem, but I haven't yet tried balancing anything on my boot toe. Never even thought about balancing anything there until seeing this video. I'll have to give that a try, maybe I'll start with trying to balance a ski pole.

 

In the 1974 Sun Valley Freestyle contest I fore ran the ballet course (due to an injury I was still recovering from, I didn't compete that day). I did some easier tricks that my injury allowed and juggled throughout the run. I was asked later how I was able to continued after dropping several balls. They hadn't realized I was using snowballs and had my open parka pockets stuffed with them. 

 

A few years back I used to jump into both my bindings at the same time and was succeeding about half the time. I stopped doing that when a friend watching me tried it and broke the stomp down lever on his heel bindings. His bindings were just like mine. I think maybe I could get a ski back on while moving.

 

I'm doing less and less ballet tricks now as I'm getting older, and stiffer, but I'm still pushing my limits in some ways though. I'm mostly into carving turns these days. A few years ago someone on Epic Ski turned me on to a video of Ted Ligety carving a circle in the finish area after his second slalom run against Bode Miller in Moscow. (Google Bode Ligety Moscow and you will find it). I tried it and soon succeeded. It really is a test of if you are really carving your turns or not. After succeeding at that my goal became to find a place where I might be able to pull off two complete circles in one place. I found that place and the right skiing conditions (firm, fast, good carving snow) at Park City during the Ski History event there a few years ago. I was able to pull off a couple of double circles at the junction of the Prospect and Parley's runs. Who sez you can't teach and old hot dog new tricks.

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Originally Posted by EdgeByter View Post
 

In the 1974 Sun Valley Freestyle contest I fore ran the ballet course (due to an injury I was still recovering from, I didn't compete that day). I did some easier tricks that my injury allowed and juggled throughout the run. I was asked later how I was able to continued after dropping several balls. They hadn't realized I was using snowballs and had my open parka pockets stuffed with them.

 

Ha! Now that is creative and impressive!    ;-)

 

Good skiing (including fun tricks) is timeless - good on you for being open to new stuff! 

 

Cheers.

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OK, here is your chance to relive the old Aspen Highlands Friday hot dog contest:

 

"March 31, 2017 12 - 2pm | What a better way to celebrate Spring Jam than bringing back the Freestyle Friday tradition, for one Friday only ... We're talking 90's, neon, denim, dancing... A hot doggin' good time. Join us at Merry Go Round on Aspen Highlands for an old school bumps challenge. $25 per person, registration at Merry Go Round day of event"

 

See: https://www.aspensnowmass.com/while-you-are-here/events/freestyle-friday

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New movie last year "The Dog Days of Winter" check it out!

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