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post #1 of 17
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I realized some time ago that I often sing to myself while I ski - or 'talk' to my dogs (who are back at the hotel).

On really challenging steeps or through big moguls I laugh out loud a lot, too...'having fun' laughs - not a supervillain laugh, or anything.
post #2 of 17
sometimes, when I ski, I crap in my pants
post #3 of 17
I sing.

Gonzo has his chicken wing.
post #4 of 17
I rally myself, "Go man go, Damn you're tough, you gotta be crazy", etc.

The etc. just came back to me - I talk dirty to the mountain!
post #5 of 17
I have two ongoing ones..

The first...sometimes I ski with my tongue out. Apparently others notice as once I was on a trail under a lift and someone shouted at me "put your tongue back in your mouth"

The second....especially on more difficult terrain, bumps, trees...I forget to breathe. But then I quickly remember as after a few turns I'm gasping for air.
post #6 of 17
last couple days out i have been heard saying hip hip hip as i ski trying to concentrate hip placement during turn ,,,,wife says it sounds real funny
post #7 of 17
I turn red in the face pant like a dog and have a heart rate of about 220 at the bottom of a steep mogul run.
post #8 of 17
Chicken wing's the best I've seen.

My oddest habit is that I suck .
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by xdog1
Chicken wing's the best I've seen.

My oddest habit is that I suck .
Ever consider becoming an instructor? Be all you can be and all that.
post #10 of 17
At the top of the lift, I tap my poles together in the same rhythm every time. I forget how it started, but I do it constantly now.
post #11 of 17
I find I yell at myself...to myself...

"get on top of it"
"change your edge"
"get early"
"get foward"
"bend your damn knees"

and other things of the sort.

then when I'm doing it right, and it feels good...I let out a whoop!
post #12 of 17
Before a bump run, particularly one where I'm stopped on top and have scoped my line, I'll say, out loud:

Hands in front. Knees up. Make turns.

My way of reminding myself to keep my upper body quiet, absorb, and keep the skis on the snow. I was told this by a guide in Switzerland over 20 years ago and I still say it.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by endlesswntr
At the top of the lift, I tap my poles together in the same rhythm every time. I forget how it started, but I do it constantly now.
An absurdly high percentage of racers tap their poles together just before they put them in place in front of the wand. I think it maybe got started as a way to knock snow off the tips or something, but it's really just a weird little ritual. It's done at all levels, including the World Cup.
post #14 of 17
I do the snot-rocket quite frequently. bascially i have to blow my nose a lot and i plug up one nostril and shoot snot out the open nostril. they give out kleenex at the chairlift, but the snot rocket is advantageous because you don't have to remove your glove.

and i wonder why my wife doesnt like to ski with me.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by marcski
I have two ongoing ones..

The first...sometimes I ski with my tongue out. Apparently others notice as once I was on a trail under a lift and someone shouted at me "put your tongue back in your mouth"

The second....especially on more difficult terrain, bumps, trees...I forget to breathe. But then I quickly remember as after a few turns I'm gasping for air.
Yeah dude. Put it back in. I nearly bit mine off 2 weeks ago. I'm finally able to eat salty foods again.
post #16 of 17
We used to refer to Michael Jordan "hangin' the baloney."
post #17 of 17
I count. I count trees, bumps, people, turns I make, etc etc etc. Mathematics is the language of nature.
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