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post #31 of 39
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
1) find a steep slope with dry grass 2) put your boots on and click into your rock skis 3) charge the hill!
This will be the sequence of my facial expression if I follow these instructions.
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I've watched every ski movie in my library, but it hasn't helped. In fact, I think the ache for snow is worse.
post #32 of 39
I do some ski-related exercises like stand in a kitchen counter corner and roll onto the edges of my feet, letting the roll carry my hips toward the "inside" while I use hands on the counter for support, or "chair sit" with my back against a wall and my heels not quite thigh length away from the wall. Several sets of ten each of the rolls, especially if you do them slowly so you can feel the muscles changing as the pressure moves across the feet, and several attempts to exceed 15-20 seconds of the chair position usually cure me temporarily. I eventually try to hold the chair position up to three minutes at a time by ski season. Brisk uphill walks help too. I like to descend really gradually too. Kind of like the slow-mo movements ssh was describing the other day.
post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post
I do some ski-related exercises
Kneale, I'd like to make a point of skiing with you this season.
As always I have a season pass at Crystal MT, but it looks like there's a chance I may get one for Boyne too!(Depends on a few friends)
post #34 of 39
if you live near the beach you can always ski the dunes.

did this once @ college. i went to Cal Poly, SLO and we rounded up some ancient gear and headed out to the Morro dunes. my only advice is that you don't wax the sticks before hitting the sand.
post #35 of 39

itching to ski

During a meeting at work last week I was bored and got thinking of the same subject. So I posted about it on my blog.

http://www.klinewoods.com
post #36 of 39
Nothing helps. There is no cure. Everything that you think might help only makes it worse. Even skiing will only make you want to go skiing again.

Mountain biking and, if you can afford it a sportbike on the old two lane black-top, will ease the DTs though.
post #37 of 39

Nothing helps

Soccer 3x's per week, long road bike rides, trail running, mountain biking....working....friends, beaches, writing,...all good, but nothing shakes it:


"Soon, soon"

five months and
two seasons of
ninety degree
days and
thousand yard
stares has me
choking for
two parallel tracks down
two thousand vert on
the first day
of the season
with no end in sight

this past week,
five days and
four nights of
two a.m. evenings and
six a.m. mornings
leaves me grasping for
thirteen degrees and
thirty-two inches on
forty degree pitches with
no end in sight

coming home
thirty-two thousand feet above
fourteen thousand foot
mountains with
five hours of
restless sleep than
sixty minutes home
leaves me yearning for
one ninety-four centimeters of a
fifty mile-per-hour license to
rip those deep
deep trenches on
those steep
steep pitches with
no end in sight.
post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
Here's something that might help: 1) find a steep slope with dry grass 2) put your boots on and click into your rock skis 3) charge the hill!
Yeah, like this:
http://www.dhadm.com/stuart/media/jan2006_1_15th/capitalone_skiing.wmv

post #39 of 39
It for sure not reading ski poems TS you suck.
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