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I picked up a copy of SkiPressWorld outside a sporting goods store the other day, just after I'd spied a stack of Atomic Pimps on the wall. (What's up with the marketing dept--only bad boyz like powder?) I don't know who's doing the writing but I sort of suspect it's not a woman:
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[Rossi's] Women’s B2 is like filmy, lightweight lingerie: fabulous for the skinny girl, but for the well-endowed, C-cup gal who needs support, it’s just too flimsy. The B2 Women is ideal for A- and B-cuppers who live for soft snow, soft bumps and delicate, silky groomers.
You mean now the guys are designing skis for my bra? I hope they deal better with gravity than my bra does.
post #2 of 15
with men our chest just slides down to the belt...what are ya gonna do?
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Originally Posted by nolo
I picked up a copy of SkiPressWorld outside a sporting goods store the other day, just after I'd spied a stack of Atomic Pimps on the wall. (What's up with the marketing dept--only bad boyz like powder?) I don't know who's doing the writing but I sort of suspect it's not a woman:
You mean now the guys are designing skis for my bra? I hope they deal better with gravity than my bra does.

Filmy lingerie...that is just vile!!! :
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by nolo
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I picked up a copy of SkiPressWorld outside a sporting goods store the other day, just after I'd spied a stack of Atomic Pimps on the wall. (What's up with the marketing dept--only bad boyz like powder?) I don't know who's doing the writing but I sort of suspect it's not a woman:

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I was reading the same thing a couple days ago. Some of those ski descriptions are downright disbusting. I guess I'm just an old prude.

In some ways, it's kind of funny. In others it's pathetic. The whole schtick on ski reviews now seems to be how edgy or badass they can make the descriptions. I'm convinced the editors hang around, drink beer, smoke dope, and dream up not-so-witty double entendres which they then just tack onto whichever ski model happens to be up next alphabetically.

While I'm ranting about ski magazines, has anybody noticed that all the mags have apparently decided that the average attention span of a ski magazine reader is about seven nanoseconds? There is no such thing as a feature article with a few pages of ski *writing* anymore. Six or eight paragraphs and a bunch of photos seems to be the norm nowadays. Does the entire US suffer from ADD?
post #5 of 15
Sorry Bob, but you lost me with that 'long' explanation
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I have been bitching to Powder Mag for the last 3 years that their Equipment Issue used to be the only one that gave really useful info and covered all the top models of every manufacturer, and now it totally sucks. The pictures of the skis are 5 times bigger than the space given to the "reviews," which consist mostly of "this ski rips in all conditions" types of statements. I accused them of writing the "reviews" without acutally skiing on the skis and they accused me of having a bad attitude.

As often noted, sexual content is directly proportional to the lack of intellectual content. If you can't come up with a better way to describe a ski than by bra size you are definitely in the wrong profession, not to mention insulting, moronic, and immature.

I guess I'll go pimp my ride and put some pictures of naked women on my skis.
post #7 of 15
There you go Bob. You could be the Ernie Hemingway of the SkiMag set.
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Bob, Could you break that up into 3 or 4 posts?
And was that an intentional "disbusting"?
post #9 of 15
This has been going on in the ski mags for a long time. Anybody remember the isssue of Ski back in like 72-73 where they had a nude model body painted with the colors and names of all the skis at the time. They received a bunch of letters to the editor threatening to cancel their subscriptions. I can even remeber this instructional article by a guy from Aspen that taught skiing along the lines that good skiing technique and sex had a lot in common. I was crushed being a lonely teenager at the time that I would never become a good skier as a result of not being able to make that association!
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Originally Posted by steelman
There you go Bob. You could be the Ernie Hemingway of the SkiMag set.
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Originally Posted by lifer
Sorry Bob, but you lost me with that 'long' explanation
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Originally Posted by John J
Bob, Could you break that up into 3 or 4 posts?
And was that an intentional "disbusting"?
You guys crack me up.

If you guys were skis, you'd be like the Rossignol B3. Smooth and stylish, a sly sense of humor, but with so much power in the turn they ought to come with an extra large jock strap. Women would gush all over you because everybody knows girls love skis with a sense of humor, particularly ones that have the full package.
post #11 of 15
Do skis that come with Marker bindings suffer from premature ejection?
post #12 of 15
I think that i will have to check out North 40 Realty to see how Bob describes the properties in JH. " It's a tidy little place on the river just 400 acres"
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[Rossi's] Women’s B2 is like filmy, lightweight lingerie: fabulous for the skinny girl, but for the well-endowed, C-cup gal who needs support, it’s just too flimsy. The B2 Women is ideal for A- and B-cuppers who live for soft snow, soft bumps and delicate, silky groomers.



Oh good grief : Setting women's sports back by 3 decades.

I sure don't want to hear how they rate the bindings....
post #14 of 15
SkiPress is a giveway magazine ... plus their ski reports are nice in that they present the testers' scores in tidy little tables (and they test a goodly number of models, and group them in a semi-sensible fashion), but:

The writing in that magazine is really bad, and the ski test writeups are the worst.

The one quoted above isn't remarkable, it's typical.
post #15 of 15
The humour may be in poor taste, but at least the description tells me that the ski is too soft for someone who is heavy (or very fast), and probably not the first choice for hardpack. That's a lot more than some magazines do.
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