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My wife

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Nice poodle factor.

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Hey Seven, it looks like your wife really rips!
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The manditory point with pole!



The boys gearing up to go down.



The decent.



Climbing back out of the hole you got youself into.



These pics were from last year. North Lodgepole Creek in Southeastern British Columbia, just one of the many powder stashes that are seldom or maybe never tread upon by skiers before.
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I've posted this before, but it's still my favorite AT picture. This is above Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT, in June of 2003. K2 Heli Stinx, Dynafit bindings, Scarpa Lasers... toodling through some avalanche debris.

My wife took the photo.


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Hey Bob, would you call that >>Rock Skiing<<?
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Uh, what's the poodle factor again?

Ferniefreeheels, did you make the tracks on skier's left? They're purty.

Bob, your line is a little harder to pick out. I kind of see where you are coming from, but... You AT guys are into some weird stuff. I knew about the bondage, but also S&M?
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Poodle Factor is the distance a Tele skier has his feet apart(Vertical). Not to be confused with stance width(Horizontal).
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Originally Posted by ATskier
Hey Bob, would you call that >>Rock Skiing<<?
Heh.

I know it looks like rocks, but it's actually dust-covered snow blocks from a wet-snow avalanche. Truth be told, the stuff was actually not all that impossible to ski. The snow-boulders were fairly mushy.

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Originally Posted by slider
Poodle Factor is the distance a Tele skier has his feet apart(Vertical). Not to be confused with stance width(Horizontal).
The group I used to backcountry ski with in the Wasatch had another "Poodle" reference. Whenever we were about to ski something untracked that looked just a little bit questionable, the skier who went first was called the "Avi Poodle"... e.g. the sacrificial poodle. It was generally understood that the newest member of the group had to serve as avi poodle - sort of an initiation rite. :

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Originally Posted by telerod15
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Bob, your line is a little harder to pick out. I kind of see where you are coming from, but... You AT guys are into some weird stuff. I knew about the bondage, but also S&M?

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Just to help you feel better, here's the line (I know tele skiers would probably have a hard time picking it out ). Red is turns I've already made, yellow is where I'm going. Again, in the interest of full disclosure, it wasn't nearly as crappy to ski as it looks like in the photo.



Edited to emphasize that those are *not* carved turns, just in case anybody was wondering.
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Alaska Range, April 2005.

Too bad about all the tracks in the background, I don't know why we didn't get the camera out before we tracked it out... I guess we were too busy skking?
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Originally Posted by slider
Poodle Factor is the distance a Tele skier has his feet apart(Vertical). Not to be confused with stance width(Horizontal).
OK, thanks, I thought it was something like that. I don't think you mean vertical exactly, more like fore/aft seperation. Mrs. Seven's stance looks pretty tight to me, I doubt there is much more than a boot length between the back of her front boot and the front of her back boot, look at the distance between the tips of the skis. Also poodling makes it impossible to weight the back ski, but here you can see both skis are weighted and bent into reverse camber. If you are saying nice poodle factor meaning it's nice that she doesn't have much of a poodle factor, I'm with you.

Bob Peters, thanks for the illustration. You're right, being a telemarker, I've never seen tracks so utterly devoid of any sign of carving but I did spy where you had brushed off some of the dirt there with your skis. Were you "flat-boarding" in this shot? HAHA, just kidding, even if it was very mushy, I'm impressed with your ability to maintain good form and stay so well balanced in that mess.
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Originally Posted by telerod15

Ferniefreeheels, did you make the tracks on skier's left? They're purty.
Yup those were mine, I was the only freeheeler on that tour.
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me in knee-dropping treefairy mode with classic peruvian floppy ear hat and woolie gloves



My wife looking more contemporary

post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Nice pics ferniefreeheels, Bob Peters, Tele-Swede and LeeLau.

Nice legs Bob.
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Got another pic online.



It's resized for the website in my signature, the resizing took most of the depth out of it, but I still like it. Brings back memories of a magical season
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