New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

barking bear...?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
where are barking bear and epicski different?
great site, by the way- thanks!
post #2 of 25
Didn't know they were different. Now if your talking about the Barking Beav......umm that's another story.
post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by slider
Didn't know they were different. Now if your talking about the Barking Beav......umm that's another story.
so they're the same thing, two names.
post #4 of 25
Bingo. The URL is epicski and the chatters or members are barking bears. However at 1 time the chat line members were called the barking beavers. As you can imagine that caused quite a stir in some circles. I am sooooo bad.
post #5 of 25
I've been with the Bears. Some of them Bark, some are just Barking Spiders.

I don't know if you've been welcomed yet but in the short period of time you've really gotten around.

I think you've really made a good contribution to the community. Certainly credible and we need that here.
post #6 of 25
That said, I like to also like to say that in the past few weeks this community has been really lucky to have some new people come in here and really contribute with some knowledgable advice and contributions, People like Vlad, Vinn, Breckview among others have made this place much better with really reliable information about Resorts and skiing. (don't feel cheated if I didn't mention you)

I hope we continue to get good people like them. It continues to make this the best ski forum on the web.
post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lars
That said, I like to also like to say that in the past few weeks this community has been really lucky to have some new people come in here and really contribute with some knowledgable advice and contributions, People like Vlad, Vinn, Breckview among others have made this place much better with really reliable information about Resorts and skiing. (don't feel cheated if I didn't mention you)

I hope we continue to get good people like them. It continues to make this the best ski forum on the web.
Dang, Lars- thanks.
I really like this place, and I apologize for my sometimes
less-than-shining rhetoric in regards to the PSIA.
without them and without some of the amazing examiners under whom i've cliniced, i wouldn't BE the skier or the instructor/coach that I am.
there is far more good in that org. than bad, and I am aware of this fact.
Proud to be a prospective "Bear"....
I'll wear the "prospect rocker" with pride
post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by vlad
I really like this place, and I apologize for my sometimes
less-than-shining rhetoric in regards to the PSIA.
without them and without some of the amazing examiners under whom i've cliniced, i wouldn't BE the skier or the instructor/coach that I am.
there is far more good in that org. than bad, and I am aware of this fact.
Apology accepted by me...

FWIW, you could have fooled me. It seemed to me that your opinion was that there was nothing at all useful in the PSIA.

Broad brushes get my back up, though, so I tend to respond to them (regardless of target) since they are invariably designed to leave false impressions with those who don't know any better.
post #9 of 25
I prefer "Barking Chinchilla's" or something of that sort.
post #10 of 25
Barking Groundhogs Phil?
post #11 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lars
That said, I like to also like to say that in the past few weeks this community has been really lucky to have some new people come in here and really contribute with some knowledgable advice and contributions, People like Vlad, Vinn, Breckview among others have made this place much better with really reliable information about Resorts and skiing. (don't feel cheated if I didn't mention you)

I hope we continue to get good people like them. It continues to make this the best ski forum on the web.
Lars, Couldn't agree more. I think some of our new posters have added real value and sensibility. I would especially add TDK6 to this list and give cudos to Vlad as well. My interest in this place had been waning until some of these folks showed up. They helped me remember the majority of people here who are so fun and reasonable in their treatment of others (as opposed to a few who seem angry, petty, or self serving).
post #12 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Si
Lars, Couldn't agree more. I think some of our new posters have added real value and sensibility. I would especially add TDK6 to this list and give cudos to Vlad as well. My interest in this place had been waning until some of these folks showed up. They helped me remember the majority of people here who are so fun and reasonable in their treatment of others (as opposed to a few who seem angry, petty, or self serving).
Oh, come on. We have some wonderful moderators, instructors, coaches and long time experts that are always helpful and add value when they post, and they are extremely sensible. Ssh, Rick, Weems, dchan come to mind immediately, but there are many others. When these people talk, I listen because their opinions have merit and are stated in a thoughtful, reasonable and respectful manner. Perhaps the renewed interest is due to some of the "spice and vinegar" recently generated.
post #13 of 25
I second that, Lars. And, hey, Si--how have you been?
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
[quote=ssh]Apology accepted by me...

FWIW, you could have fooled me. It seemed to me that your opinion was that there was nothing at all useful in the PSIA.

quote]

guilty as charged. i only mentioned the things i see as needing fixing in the psia, without stating, outta the gate, that for the most part, i certainly appreciate much of what they do.
that comes from the pro coaching ethos of focusing only on what needs to be fixed, and ignoring all else (which is to say, ignoring the 'good', which should comprise about 90 % of one's production on course).
like i mentioned once before- when i started with the top team i ever trained with, the coach told me, first day, that he's only gonna flag me in ONLY (he stood all day at the bottom of the courses) when i exhibit something that needs fixing in my riding, and not to be offended if he ignores me at the end of runs. ignoring us was a sign that we were doing great, and being flagged in meant there was something that needed fixing. for me, that 'something', my first few days, was commiting to the fall line with 'patience' in my runs, as opposed to immediately carving across the line on the steeper courses. i remember that advice like it was 5 minutes ago.
i was never as happy as the day he just grinned at me and didn't flag me in...
anyway, that's why on forums such as this with fellow professionals, i'll only bring up what needs fixin', and save the mutual admiration for the bar.
of course, i gotta work on this BS, as we are more instructors, here, than we are coaches.
when i instructed fulltime, i was all about only positive reinforcement, replete with all the semantic cues to point out a problem in a pupil's riding by first telling them all they did well, and 'suggesting' they do a little more (insert missing motion title here). i doubt i have to explain this methodology to anyone reading this. after being coached weltcup for a couple seasons, and then getting into coaching (being that i was a mediocre athlete, once i was into my 30s) myself, i gained appreciation for that terse, negative-focused methodology.
it is great at that level when we're past needing the pat on the back and the positive reinforcement, and when we just want to learn, and obsess on, what it is we LACK, so as to gain that edge.

"oh, it's a scene, man."

-vladdy davis junior
post #15 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lars
Barking Groundhogs Phil?
Works for me.
post #16 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by sno'more
I second that, Lars. And, hey, Si--how have you been?
Pretty Good Sno'more. Having a great ski season, heading to Aspen Snowmass for a conference tomorrow with trips to Steamboat and Jackson yet to come. Have had some fabulous early season time in Solitude and the rest of SLC.

After closing down the tram I'm headed home to get my other hip replaced.

I may be headed to Bend sometime in late spring/early summer. If I come through Portland we should grab a beer?
post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MGM
I agree. We have some wonderful moderators, instructors, coaches and long time experts that are always helpful and add value when they post, but Vlad has a great ass. Ssh, Rick, Weems, dchan come to mind occasionally, but Vlad is my goddam idol. When Vlad talks, I listen because his opinions have merit and they're stated in a thoughtful, reasonable and respectful manner. Perhaps the renewed interest is due to Vlad's gorgeous blue eyes.
why, MGM, I DO declare....
I'm your huckleberry
post #18 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by vlad
why, MGM, I DO declare....
I'm your huckleberry
Vlad, you need to get a hobby ...
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
MGM, ye'r all right

good to be amongst yer company
post #20 of 25

vlad ... "rockers"

That conjures up an image of the Angels' "Deaths Head" ...

Could be a big $$$$ maker with a huge "colors" patch for the back of the jackets ... cut off and frayed.

A winged "Bear" ....

A "Beaver" rocker for the original members " .. "one percenter" ....

Lisamarie, Bonni and Frau (et al) ........ as "mammas" ....

This is priceless ..... possibly another reason "always in trouble, but it's so much fun" ...

Let's strut into some Starbucks in Aspen and kick some ass!!!!!!!!!!
post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuki
That conjures up an image of the Angels' "Deaths Head" ...

Could be a big $$$$ maker with a huge "colors" patch for the back of the jackets ... cut off and frayed.

A winged "Bear" ....

A "Beaver" rocker for the original members " .. "one percenter" ....

Lisamarie, Bonni and Frau (et al) ........ as "mammas" ....

This is priceless ..... possibly another reason "always in trouble, but it's so much fun" ...

Let's strut into some Starbucks in Aspen and kick some ass!!!!!!!!!!
no 3-piece patches....especially in your part of your state.
"penguin" country, dontcha know.....
post #22 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by slider
Didn't know they were different. Now if your talking about the Barking Beav......umm that's another story.
LMFAO, Seriously some of the recent posts are just cracking me up. Man where do some of you come up with this shit. hahahahaha Barking beavs , LOL
post #23 of 25
It's the honest god truth I'm telling you. Just ask some of the old timers here. On another note there are some restaurants around here called the black bear and I just bought a skiing bear tee-shirt. It's soooo cool.
post #24 of 25
Original forum was the Beavers .... PC change ... of course ..

even the gnawed stump is gone in the logo ... and for awhile there was a bear ... now just hills ...
post #25 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuki
even the gnawed stump is gone in the logo ... and for awhile there was a bear ... now just hills ...
...stay tuned... it won't always be as it is...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home