I've been skiing for 22 years. I've ridden steeps, trees, pow, crud, ice, pack, corn, backcountry, in-bounds, out-of-bounds, chutes, rock, you name it. If there's snow on it I can ski it. I'm not saying this to brag but only to set a very clear precedent for the following statement. I am a very good skier and I HATE MOGULS WITH THE ALL THE FIERY PASSION OF HELL!: don't get me wrong. i can ski them (at least on the right set of boards...oh how I've struggled through the icy hell of Mott canyon's moguled-out crap on 191's...it sucks). But on the right boots (i prefer like an 90 to 95 flex for mogs) and some short snappy decks I'll bob and weave down the bumps in a nice straight line...but it's just no fun. I feel like the entire fact of mogs is that they force good skiers to ride like mediocre skiers (y'know 20 turns when about six would do...or maybe 12...I'm known for turning a little less than I should. ) I know they're unavoidable too but I just think mountains should start knockin' em down more often. If they want to devote a few runs to them, okay but for gods sake if it's gonne drop a few feet of pow FLATTEN the slope and let us enjoy the freshies instead of having to worry about some oblong landmine blowing us the hell out of our bindings. I know I'm ranting but I'm just wondering if anyone feels the way I do. Mogs are slow, painful and they hurt people more than any other condition. I hate them...what about you?
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3/9/05 at 10:34am