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long skis comming back?

post #1 of 13
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I don't think I'll be seeing a lot of these on the lift line. Still interesting.

http://www.lightningboards.com/longboards.htm
post #2 of 13
they hurt my knees just looking at them
post #3 of 13
I bought a pair of the "Nice Daddy's". Honestly, they are too pretty to mount up.
post #4 of 13
Look pretty cool to me, but I don't think I'll be heading downhill on them anytime soon. Great for a mountain home though.
post #5 of 13
well, maybe not to that extent, but people are starting to go a bit longer. Now we've got a handle on shaped skis, many have tried the ultra-shorts, and are opting for longer models, especially for off-piste skis.
post #6 of 13
would lift operators even let you on with those things?
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by GlenPlake
would lift operators even let you on with those things?
What Glenn said.......Wide turns when their on your roof rack.
post #8 of 13
These things are great when your riding up a chair and the chair stops. If you have no patience to wait for the lift to start up again you can just prope one of these babies up against the chair and shimmy on downl, and laugh at everyone else just tangling there. lol
post #9 of 13
At Breckenridge and Highlands lately I've seen horrible
choppy carved out moguls. Probably made by short soft fat skiis.

Bring back the bumper sticker!!

-- Short Skiis Suck --
post #10 of 13
Those bumps can not be as short and as choppy as the bumps on stowe slope at Seven Spring:P.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
Those bumps can not be as short and as choppy as the bumps on stowe slope at Seven Spring:P.
So it wasn't me skiing badly? I thought I was doing something terribly wrong on Stowe at 7 springs. I just couldn't find a rhythm.
post #12 of 13
I have never skied harder bumps than that slope when its icey and rutted in my life... I have skied all over the east coast even MRG. Everywhere else the bumps just get like that, but I have learned to ski it and am much better do to it. Goosebumps there is easy by comparision IMO.

The reason for it is due the fact that they are machine made by a groomer, and that there is group of hardcore bump skiers over there that ski 180ish straight skis and just windshield washer through there at like 30 mph, amazing to watch. What else is funny how much these guy can suck outside of bumps. But yeah stowe slope at springs not steep, but really challengeing due to those tombstone bumps.

I should be there the 26th any takers to ski springs that day? I will actually make this one being HV is going ot be closer then.
post #13 of 13
I wowuldn't say the 7 Spring bumpers suck outside of the bumps, its just they don't care about skiing anything but bumps and really don't make any effort to ski anyother way than their bump style.
But year after year, I take my hat off to them and their ability to ski well in what IMHO are tough, ugly, icy bumps. I can't do it , and I've been trying now for 26 years. I don't mean to be hostile in their defense, and no doubt their skiing is one dimensional, but its really impressive to me how they can ski the Stowe bump line.
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