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post #61 of 77
That just reminded me of something that makes me second guess the possibility that I may be an expert..... I DON'T pre-release out of Markers!

(they are 8-18 Din, set on 11)
post #62 of 77
OK let's look at this logically:
1. "Anyone Can Be An Expert Skier" (Harald Harb)
2. "I am better than 97% of you" (SCSA)

Now, if we take 1. as being correct, then it is entirely possible that there are many experts on here.
If we go for option 2, allowing for the fact that SCSA openly says he is NOT an expert, then at least 97% of us are not experts. That means, at most, there are 300 "experts" on this forum.
So, who are the other 299?
post #63 of 77
I have skied EVERY...ok...MOST...well...some...uh...one BLACK trail at Blue Mountian!
post #64 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
I have skied EVERY...ok...MOST...well...some...uh...one BLACK trail at Blue Mountian!
December 15th! wooooo can't wait to do some night skiing!!!

Edit, realized where you live, And I'm probibly talking about a totaly wrong Blue Mountain
post #65 of 77
I was able to keep up with Thatsagirl which is the holy grail of expert skiingdom
post #66 of 77
I'll be happy to ski a blue at Black Mountain.
post #67 of 77
Because I can ski better than 97% of the Highway Stars.
post #68 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by U.P. Racer
That just reminded me of something that makes me second guess the possibility that I may be an expert..... I DON'T pre-release out of Markers!

(they are 8-18 Din, set on 11)
I used to chatter out of my Marker M40R's with them cranked to the max when racing in the early 80's. I have another pair of Markers on my K2 Apache Recons and don't even know what they are called - guess that's the final nail in my "you can't be an expert" coffin.
post #69 of 77
EX = "has been"
SPURT = "a little drip under a lot of pressure"

YUP, I'm an exspurt.
post #70 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stache
EX = "has been"
SPURT = "a little drip under a lot of pressure"

YUP, I'm an exspurt.
x="the unknown quantity"
spurt="a drip under pressure"

An unknown drip under pressure.
post #71 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
Apart from my looks, charm, intelligence and accent, I'm not sure, but perhaps it's the fact that everyone says I am, although, deep down inside I think it's because I post here, and not on pouter.

...
(Or maybe it is my looks, charm and intelligence)

Nah - its the accent
post #72 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by philippeR
Distance.
Safely hided on the other side of the atlantic, no chances for anyone on this board to actualy see me ski !
That is what you think- I'm in Ireland & Fox is even closer
post #73 of 77
skimagazine (or some other ski publication..can't remember exactly) had an article about this....their final breakdown was....

someone who can ski a western double black which varies between 10-25 yards in width, super steep with numerous obstacles and 3-4 foot drops and manages to maintain great form making a certain number of 'perfect' turns in a set distance while not faltering/ loosing balance or form. It mentioned that aprox. 5% of all skiers are actually capable of this prowess and another 20% 'think' that they are. I personally know someone capable of this and it is beauty in action watching this person ski. I on the other hand...would look more like a clown!
post #74 of 77

Not Big Cheese?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
You're an expert if you ski better than Highway Star.
And I thought the standard was really (the long gone and not missed) Big Cheese.
post #75 of 77
My expertise consists of skiing anything anywhere anytime slower than anyone.
post #76 of 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTripodi
My expertise consists of skiing anything anywhere anytime slower than anyone.
Wasn't that what ssh was working on at the carving thread ?
post #77 of 77
I went to a ski resort my first day and looked at the trail maps.
I went down the green runs all day and fell down too many times to count but got the hang of it.
The next day I tried a blue square. And fell down several times.
After awhile I made it all the way down without falling.
Wow, I'm already an intermediate!
The next weekend after a few greens and blues, we went up on the BIG lift to the top of the mountain.
The whole bowl was filled with these things they were calling moguls.
I tried to go slowly sideways across the moguls but kept running into the hard parts but was getting the knack of it.
The next time I went all the way down the bowl without falling.
So from then on i was an EXPERT!

...dave
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