I hate everyone from tgr. They're in the backseat like a drunk 17 year old on prom night.
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12/7/05 at 8:34pm
Originally Posted by Frozen Dead Guy
So it's not hot in your oven?
Originally Posted by RJP
There is a world of difference between here and TGR. I used to be an avid reader of Epic ski. Daily, hourly, Heck, every minute. I tried TGR, thought they were crazy, always bickering, couldn't stand it.
I tried again about a year later. This time I really sat and read for a while and everything started to make sense with time. What I realized is that TGR is more about friends giving each other some crap. What they have is a community. A super close knit group of friends who ski together, hang out together, eat Thanksgiving dinner together. They open their doors to anyone and are excited (stoked) to get out and make turns with fellow mags (maggots, forums members).
Its true, they don't do alot of things that goes on here on epic. They don't constantly talk about technique and the up-unweighting. They don't rely on administrators and time outs when people get out of hand. From what little I've been reading here I've gathered that Gonzostrike and wbroun have had to take some time off. Thats petty, childish even.
The age is, on average, younger at TGR. There are alot of College Kids, Ski bums and even highschoolers. You might think they are irrational, but when a highschooler complained about his parents they gave him very real advice. The members are also of a different mindset. Their knees can still take harsh landings. They run Extreme ski camps (Gordy Peifer) They have tons of pictures posted in Powder (Grant Gunderson). They have lurkers (just hang out and watch, don't post much) like Chris Davenport, Kent Kreitler. There are many more industry superhero's who I don't know about and who probably don't want to be named because what they are, when the lifts close, are skiers. Nothing more, nothing less.
Now, I can only try to read epic ski. I'm a supporter and I have a hard time sticking around this place. Why? Because every post is about the same thing. You try to do a good thing like the free gear thread from TGR and people mess it up by having conversations. Its a listing of free gear that no one can see because people ask questions, they thanks for what they got, bla bla bla. No wonder no one posts in it and it gets lost.
The language maybe different, but the words mean the same thing. I'm sure you all went through it just the same. You may think they are arrogant or mean to newbies (new posters), Gapers (same thing, people who stand around with their mouth hanging out staring at things) JONGS (Jerk off newbie gapers). But thats how they police. Instead of making Dchan move half the threads on the General ski page, they flame. People learn where to post.
Is faster better? whats your favorite shell? Come on people. How many times can these questions be asked without them getting old? Honestly. Tell them to do a search, don't let people be lazy. Best wax for ESA? Softening Boots? DO A SEARCH JONG.
Its two different worlds. You may fit into this one, they (we) might fit into that one. You like your metrons, they like their Bro Models. You like Resorts with nice hotels, they like backcountry. You read ski, with its refined tastes, wine lists, car reviews and instruction. We like Powder, with its powder, Trip Reports, and amazing photos.
Its neither here nor there.
They live to ski. People here ski, but do you LIVE TO SKI? Forget about making a perfect turn, forget about how fast you are going, what color your coat is and does it look good on camera.
Go jump something, Go straight for a bit. Turn if you want to turn. Do what you want, not what your instructor wants, not what epicski wants.
Just go out and ski.
Originally Posted by crystalextreme
PS: and since i am a young, i guess i that means that i am a stupid kid that has no grasp of the english language.
|That, my friend, is exactly why you should stay here.|
|Any other people with actual lives you'd like to insult? My hero.|
Originally Posted by trekchick
I tried to read the TGR forum, but all it did was make me feel OLD .
I'm glad the "younger set" has a place they are comfortable to call their own, but I could barely understand what I read.
It destroyed my illusion that I'm hip and trendy for "my age". (hopefully the kids at my church school will still think I'm "cool")
I am not sure what that says about me.
Does it really say anything about me?
Did I just use the phrase "younger set"?
Oh my: , When did I get old?
Thank you "Bears" for making me feel at home here
Originally Posted by RJP
They live to ski. People here ski, but do you LIVE TO SKI?
Originally Posted by Vt Skier
Sorry but I don't think anyone here wants this j**koff here.
Ah the time tested "I have bigger life" flame on a message board. Nice to see that one brought out of the closet and dusted off. Want to tell us about your "hot girlfriend" next?
Originally Posted by JohnH
Here's a thought that came to mind. I think this analogy works pretty well.
TGR is the bar, Epic is the restaraunt (not white tablecloth, but not McD's either - maybe more of like TGIFriday's). We all enjoy both once in a while, but some people spend more time in the bar, some spend more time at the table.
Originally Posted by cmsummit
This is the biggest difference between maggots & bears. For maggots, skiing is not an activity but a way of life. There is an unsurpassed level of passion for skiing over on TGR that simply isn't found here.
Threads here are about: "Is faster better?", "How do I drive in snow?", "Is Big Sky worth it?" FWIW, some of the threads here are the dumbest ever.
Threads on TGR: "My epic backcountry TR", "Where should I mount Freerides on Gotamas?", and "Who's in for Berthoud dawn patrol tomorrow?"
In case you couldn't tell, I'm a 33 year old maggot and proud of it.
Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
I just find it really commical that the original poster of the "Is faster better?" thread moved to the very same county that cmsummit lives in, to live the dream of being in ski country !
Originally Posted by altagirl
The people I know on TGR are the friends who will harass you mercilessly when you deserve it but are always there for you when you need them.