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post #1 of 21
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142 people at 12:00am at the beginning of September?

Just for the record, all of you people have a ski forum problem. As for me, I can quit anytime I want too.
post #2 of 21
Onyxjl, great thread! Thats 142 people who, there is no doubt in my mind, wish they were skiing right now! Imagine how many could be reading by the middle of October : It only gets better. BTW, welcome to all of the Supporters, Members, and Lurkers reading this one. Here is a little something to get you stoked for the season!


(now just imagine dropping in and skiing it)

Later

GREG
post #3 of 21

Guilty Pleasure

It's true, we're unhinged.

If you look at the distribution, you'll find most viewers on the "Gear Discussion", and "Gear Review" threads, as opposed to "General Discussion", which is the usual heavyweight.

Why? The recent release of annual reviews in all the mags and "RealSkiers.com". These teasers always get the salivary glands of compulsive gear-heads flowing (myself included).

Fantasizing over new gear is like a teenage kid with Playboy under his mattress. A guilty pleasure - especially at midnight.
post #4 of 21
I come to this forum often lately. Not because I fit in too well, I admit that I don't get involved with too many threads because I just don't know as much as many here. Its hard to contribute when you don't really have anything to offer. I do have a love for skiing that I lost for 8 years or so and am just now finding again.

I think I keep coming back due to the fact that I can't wait for the season to start up so I can ski. This forum helps me cope till the snow starts falling.

Also I have found some really helpful people here and some great advice.
post #5 of 21
Only 142? Where were the rest of you???
post #6 of 21
skiing. (in their minds, anyway.)
post #7 of 21
Hey, it's 6:11 AM on Labor Day and I'm here. Who's unhinged!?
post #8 of 21
14 minutes behind ya Diva.
post #9 of 21
I checked the board at 5:30 before doing my workout.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
Only 142? Where were the rest of you???
Ask your girlfriend.
post #11 of 21

Top of the Baldy Chutes @ Alta where I belong

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post #13 of 21

Mineral Basin with LG

post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by onyxjl View Post
Just for the record, all of you people have a ski forum problem. As for me, I can quit anytime I want too.
Yeah, and I can stop buying gear at anytime too.: Keep saying it, maybe you will convince yourself.
post #15 of 21
Yesterday I sharpened and waxed my friends and my skis. After the waxing we watched a 1931 ski movie the original (Fox Chase). When I got home I checked here to see new threads. I have been ready since the end of March.
post #16 of 21
Often the numbers factored in to that user load are spam bots.

As for my own participation:

Tomorrow I am again on the train and in the city,

lecturing to halls of disinterested professional students.

I will enjoy whatever ski chat I might partake in until then.

Hem
post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by RayCantu View Post
Yesterday I sharpened and waxed my friends...
: Now that is core!

Heluva... you dropped off the farside of that picture right?

Looking at Carbonissimo's picture gives me a lot of respect for the people doing mountaineering that can see a line in the summer, visualize what it must be like in winter, and then kill it on skis later that year.

Hemingway, I thought about that, but then looking at the active users list I recognized every name on there so its not all bot traffic at midnight around here.
post #18 of 21
I dropped off diagonal from where my skis are pointed toward the skier's left... so yeah it was the far side. It actually isn't as steep as it looks in that picture. I'd probably estimate it between 40 and 45 degrees but not over 45, and not sustained for very long. It's still really fun bowl skiing though. The pic was taken at the top of Gunsight at Alta. Originally I had confused Eddie's High Nowhere and Gunsight, but that shot was definitely from Gunsight. Getting up there is a short hike, but worth every sidestep.
Later
GREG
post #19 of 21
Interstingly, this video, was shot on the ridge that you can see directly below be in that picture... so it gives you an impression of how tame the terrain actually is. REALLY fun skiing though.
Later
GREG
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier View Post
Interstingly, this video, was shot on the ridge that you can see directly below be in that picture... so it gives you an impression of how tame the terrain actually is. REALLY fun skiing though.
Alta is such an awesome place when you have someone to show you the goods or ski there enough to find the spots. That looks like a great little shot.
post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by onyxjl
Looking at Carbonissimo's picture gives me a lot of respect for the people doing mountaineering that can see a line in the summer, visualize what it must be like in winter, and then kill it on skis later that year.
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