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What makes a poser?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
What makes a poser?
post #2 of 24
Someone who wants people to look at them.
post #3 of 24
Gee Samurai ,Fox just said it all .

Some folks really go out of their way for attention

I would think another thing would be to look the part and not having the skill to back it up
post #4 of 24
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Originally Posted by GarryZ
I would think another thing would be to look the part and not having the skill to back it up
True, but you also get poseurs who have the skill, and like to point out that they have it.

So, I guess what I'm saying is a poseur has little humility.
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 
Examples?

My biggest claim to sighting a poser?- a dude skiing wth a boom-box on his shoulder. No joke.
post #6 of 24
The term is usually used by people who look the part, but can't back it up.
Examples: buy GSXR 1K and park it at local donut shop with 2 inch chicken strips on tires.

Have racing skis, but only ski greens and blues and spend most of the day in the lodge.
post #7 of 24
I run into tech posers every now and then. They are almost always guys. They are highly buzzword-enabled and tend to be "toppers" (the sort of folks who love to one-up you in a conversation). One big warning bell is when a guy wears a coat and tie in a work environment where everyone else is wearing shorts and sandals.

Most of these guys interview well, and talk a good game, but they can't code their way out of a paper bag. You can always find them in the manager's office taking up the next big thing -- the next paradigm shift, the upcoming mobile computing initiative, the move to a test-driven development model, a service-oriented architecture, yada yada. But when it's time to fill in the blanks...well that's just an implementation detail.

Sometimes I wish I were one of those guys...
post #8 of 24
Legends in their own minds.
post #9 of 24
I tend to see one everytime I look in the mirror.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by samurai
Examples?

My biggest claim to sighting a poser?- a dude skiing wth a boom-box on his shoulder. No joke.
I would venture to guess that a guy skiing sucessfully with a boombox on his shoulder ain't no poser.

In general a poser is someone who has top end stuff, but only for show. Usually in an effort to impress others. Does not have the skill to use said stuff.
post #11 of 24
I guess this is a hijack, but what do you call a person who skis on junk, but skis real good? Sort of like a sandbagger in golf.
Are there sandbaggers in recreational ski racing?
post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by Jamesj
I guess this is a hijack, but what do you call a person who skis on junk, but skis real good?
I would call someone who skis real good on junk a great skiier.
post #13 of 24
A poser to me is someone who talks or looks a good game but cant back it up. I have had so many people on the street or at car meets talk trash on my race car(they normally drive something that well sucks). I simply actas arrogant as ever and tell them I pay they entry fee at the next autocross if they can beat me.FYI I have had one taker in about 6 years and he now my best friend.

Hey I dont like WTFH reply at all, thats a showoff not a poser. A showoff can be very very good. Bushwacker who is a premier showoff sometimes......
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
I tend to see one everytime I look in the mirror.
C'mon Phil.
You got history as a flashy dresser on skis and even though I have not seen you ski I am certain you got skills
. That is not a poseur ,that is a shameless dresser who specialized in anything neon
post #15 of 24
Does it make you a poser if someone says "look at that kid he's way out of his league ," and you make yourself visible so you can rpeove 'em wrong?
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by SkiStarr90
Does it make you a poser if someone says "look at that kid he's way out of his league ," and you make yourself visible so you can rpeove 'em wrong?
no not if your good enough IMO
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One powder day at Alta I was riding the chair up with a local. We passed mid-collins and looked down at the ski racks in front of the grill. I said "wow, look at all those orange powder straps!" He said "yeah, and the owners are all in the lodge at 10:00 in the morning."

POSEUR ALERT!
post #18 of 24
Poser: the guy in the Porsche who wouldn't let me pass; he went fast whenever there was an opportunity to pass and kept slowing down for all my favorite curves.: OK. if you want to go slow around the corners fine, but why not let me pass you: . I finally dropped back 1/4 mile and timed my flooring of the accelerator to just catch up with him at the only place to pass, and proceeded to smoke his ass in my '84 Chevy Caprice wagon through the twisty bits. Then I noticed my gas guage reading empty and slowed to 45 for the next 10 fairly straight miles. He eventually caught up to me and gave me the finger as he passed. He followed me for about 5 miles before passing thinking I knew of a speed trap maybe: .

Well, he was either a poser or from Saskatchewan.
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by Ghost
Poser: the guy in the Porsche who wouldn't let me pass; he went fast whenever there was an opportunity to pass and kept slowing down for all my favorite curves.: OK. if you want to go slow around the corners fine, but why not let me pass you: . I finally dropped back 1/4 mile and timed my flooring of the accelerator to just catch up with him at the only place to pass, and proceeded to smoke his ass in my '84 Chevy Caprice wagon through the twisty bits. Then I noticed my gas guage reading empty and slowed to 45 for the next 10 fairly straight miles. He eventually caught up to me and gave me the finger as he passed. He followed me for about 5 miles before passing thinking I knew of a speed trap maybe: .

Well, he was either a poser or from Saskatchewan.
did the Porsche have Texas plates??

see the same in the mountains all the time. 5 mph when they even think they see a curve or hill (up or downhill, doesn't matter); 105 mph on the only passing zone in 50 miles.

Much like my Grandfather's car, it only did two speeds, 5 and 125 - the higher end reserved for ONLY when someone was trying to pass him.
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by Ghost
Poser: the guy in the Porsche who wouldn't let me pass; he went fast whenever there was an opportunity to pass and kept slowing down for all my favorite curves.: OK. if you want to go slow around the corners fine, but why not let me pass you: . I finally dropped back 1/4 mile and timed my flooring of the accelerator to just catch up with him at the only place to pass, and proceeded to smoke his ass in my '84 Chevy Caprice wagon through the twisty bits.
I did the same thing to a Ferrari in my hybrid electric car. I think these people buy an expensive sports car, then think it gives them the right to never be passed.

You don't want to be passed? Drive faster!
post #21 of 24
When biking I am a poser. There I said it.
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Metrons
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Originally Posted by tief schnee
Metrons
OMG:
Taking liberties on your birthday are you
WTG Tief
post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 

Poles

Any non-scott pole. Basically anything not standard aluminum, anything carbon fiber, aerodynamic, wing-shaped, shock-absorbing or anything with paint and a logo to match the skis. (unless you're on the world-cup).
and yes, I too have had all the above. My favorite posing-pole? It was a Smith. Wing-shaped carbon with a forward planting curve that wrapped my body when in a tuck. I swear to god they made me faster.

When I was like five or six, I still didn't use poles. A girl from school asked me why. I told her they slow you down. (I believed, honestly, that planting them while turning slowed you down.) She then asked me to race. I said of course. She said go, starting pushing herself down the hill, left me behind.: After losing a race to a chick, I started using poles. Not to time my turning mind you, but to go faster.
Ten years later we were on the highschool race team together. She never let it down. "You using poles yet?"
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