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Fat Skis=Left Narrow=right

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
We were discussing the correlation between ski width and the political spectrum the other day. Meaning the fatter the ski the more to the left the person is and vice versa. I am sure this thread will explode into chaos and carnage and pillaging but its all in good fun right?
post #2 of 22
This is political and doesn't belong here. Take it to the supporter's lounge
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by Alfonse
We were discussing the correlation between ski width and the political spectrum the other day. Meaning the fatter the ski the more to the left the person is and vice versa. I am sure this thread will explode into chaos and carnage and pillaging but its all in good fun right?
What do you ski on?
post #4 of 22
I think it's more like people who ski powder and softer snow like fat skis, and poeple who ski hardpack and ice like narrow skis.
post #5 of 22
I like my 82mm waist AC4's on both soft snow and firm snow. What does that make me ?

A good skier.


Isn't there a PSIA saying, It's the skier, not the ski.

I think those of us who have bought into the new technology can ski most any conditions on our "fat" skis.
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity
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I think those of us who have bought into the new technology can ski most any conditions on our "fat" skis.

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By the same token, SOME of us who have bought into the new technology can also ski most any conditions on 60's-underfoot skis.

As you just said, it's the skier not the ski.
post #7 of 22
Election results prove the original post to be inaccurate.

States where people use fat skis - 2004 Vote
Colorado - 52% Bush
Utah - 72% Bush
Montana - 59% Bush

States where people use thin skis - 2004 vote
Massachusetts - 62% Kerry
New Hampshire - 50% Kerry
Vermont - 59% Kerry
post #8 of 22
Interesting.

If there is any correlation it might be explained by saying that those who ski skinny skis tend to be more conservative and traditional in ski selection as well as political beliefs. And vice versa.

That state comparison is a decent attempt at trying to quantify it but think it might be a bit too broad to tell that sort of thing. ie Utah may vote 72% Bush but the weight of the fat skiers vs skinny skiers is drowned out by the number of non-skiers.
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
I am on pocket rockets currently. Yes I know some people ski on straight skis still and they are socialists and telly's are the green party, kidding. Just being playful.....

I have been skiing for 25 years and 20 of those were on straight skis and yes I have a hard day narrow ski. But I far prefer my fat skis these days, I know they are only moderately fat by todays standards.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by Alfonse
I am on pocket rockets currently. Yes I know some people ski on straight skis still and they are socialists and telly's are the green party, kidding. Just being playful.....

I have been skiing for 25 years and 20 of those were on straight skis and yes I have a hard day narrow ski. But I far prefer my fat skis these days, I know they are only moderately fat by todays standards.
Well, I'm on Rossignol T3's (Telemark), equivalent to B2s. That makes me a moderate (liberal in Utah).

Powdr
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by kiwiski
... Utah may vote 72% Bush but the weight of the fat skiers vs skinny skiers is drowned out by the number of non-skiers.
So, you're saying the snowboarders were Bush voters?
post #12 of 22
Hmmm.. I ski my maden (108 under foot) 80% of the time and I am a far cry from a liberal. I think there might be something wrong with the logic. I am going to have to go with the soft snow fat skis hard snow narrow skis camp.
post #13 of 22
I thought this thread was about using a fat ski on the left foot and a narrow ski on the right. Now that would be interesting.
post #14 of 22
Conservatives do not ski. They either go hunting or they keep busy buying out companies and then firing half of the employees.

OK maybe some do ski, but they are too up tight to be any good.
post #15 of 22
Given that skiers are, as group, white, upper-middle-class, somewhat tipped to the west (relative to the population generally), and somewhat skewed older (thanks to snowboarding), I'd say that the group is highly likely to be majority Republican-leaning. Short of golfers, perhaps, but not wildly.
post #16 of 22
I havea quiver. Guess that makes me politically confused
post #17 of 22
forget the state voting. Look at the voting percentages of ski towns! Or ski counties, like Aspen, Jackson, and so forth. Buried in blue amidst the red states. They voted overwhelmingly democrat, and are the epicenter of the "liberal elite" - the latte swilling, fat board skiing, powder hogging rippers who make their homes in idealistic havens and think that they are better than everybody else. Stealing all the sweet pow from the social conservatives, who are forever relegated to the blue squares on their narrow skinny skis.

but for the record i think that this is a ridiculous debate started by a self aggrandizing liberal who 1) thinks that fat skis are cool, 2) associates liberalism and leftism with being cool, and 3) associates conservatism with generally being uncool, 4) probably doesn't have much of a political stance outside of "dude, that was sick" and 5) wants everybody else to know that he's cool.

hehe i'm also just playing around, don't get upset. still this is not an appropriate debate for this forum.

for the record....

...i ski on fat skis



(oh i almost forgot i also have mid-fat skis. does that make me a communist? a libertarian? confused?)
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Billd
forget the state voting. Look at the voting percentages of ski towns! Or ski counties, like Aspen, Jackson, and so forth. Buried in blue amidst the red states. They voted overwhelmingly democrat, and are the epicenter of the "liberal elite" - the latte swilling, fat board skiing, powder hogging rippers who make their homes in idealistic havens and think that they are better than everybody else. Stealing all the sweet pow from the social conservatives, who are forever relegated to the blue squares on their narrow skinny skis.

but for the record i think that this is a ridiculous debate started by a self aggrandizing liberal who 1) thinks that fat skis are cool, 2) associates liberalism and leftism with being cool, and 3) associates conservatism with generally being uncool, 4) probably doesn't have much of a political stance outside of "dude, that was sick" and 5) wants everybody else to know that he's cool.

hehe i'm also just playing around, don't get upset. still this is not an appropriate debate for this forum.

for the record....

...i ski on fat skis



(oh i almost forgot i also have mid-fat skis. does that make me a communist? a libertarian? confused?)

Great post, that is why I started the thread. As for being cool I think on this board most people consider me as being pretty far from being cool. But my daughter has the same stance so I am used to it.
post #19 of 22
yeah just so you know i wasn't being serious....

and although i don't have any kids yet, my dad still thinks i'm a pretty cool guy.
post #20 of 22
"left" and "right" in politics are for the occasional student of human nature, the ill-informed, the naive, the silly pollyanna.

if politics could REALLY be reduced to "left" and "right" we wouldn't really have much to discuss in politics, would we? we would just kill each other. but hey, if you want it to be Black vs White, go ahead and make up your fantasy world!
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters
By the same token, SOME of us who have bought into the new technology can also ski most any conditions on 60's-underfoot skis.

As you just said, it's the skier not the ski.
there have been more than one case of gaper-turned-competent with wide skis. I'd bet the TGR/formerPouter forums are full of such people.

I'm with Bob, if you can ski off-piste on skinny sticks, you have something to chatter about. otherwise you're a gaper-in-training who really hasn't performed the "REAL SKIER" feat of mastering nasty heavy deep crud on pencil skis.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by uncle crud
"left" and "right" in politics are for the occasional student of human nature, the ill-informed, the naive, the silly pollyanna.

if politics could REALLY be reduced to "left" and "right" we wouldn't really have much to discuss in politics, would we? we would just kill each other. but hey, if you want it to be Black vs White, go ahead and make up your fantasy world!
Furthermore, left and right may have different meanings in different countries.
For instance, american neo-con love to think Europe is a socialist failure. And especialy the french gvt. News flash : The french think it's conservative. Tough, it is probably, on a number of issues, on the 'left' side of Tony Blair. Who is supposed to be on the left...
But I'm convinced the length of one's skis iis correlated to the size of his penis.
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