or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › How many years do you subtract?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

How many years do you subtract? - Page 2

post #31 of 55
I'm 63 and the only things during a run that remind me that I am over the age of about 30 are:

1. A forward fall; when I was younger, the only things going through my mind after the fall became imminent were: (a. damn, I'm gonna get snow up my nostrils, and b. who's watching). Now, when I feel a fall coming on, the message board upstairs says, (hope I don't bust anything that interferes with this season's skiing).

2. Quad burn; despite trying for several seasons to go into the season with fit quads, I have not been able to shake it enough for serious mogul work.

FWIW, that's how it looks from here. When I get off the chair, check out the view and consider my options for getting down the hill, I am, for all practical purposes, 28 years old.

JoeB
post #32 of 55
I stopped having birthdays a l-o-n-g time ago. So in skiing, as in everything else, I'm 21 (hey, gotta be legal!).
post #33 of 55
Thread Starter 
I just watched a Warren Miller Movie. He said, "When I'm skiing, I'm 14 in a Senior Citizen's body".

That is what a trip down a hill can do for you!
post #34 of 55
Thread Starter 
Bump
post #35 of 55
Ditto for biking on gnarly single tracks. Well, maybe 16.
post #36 of 55
I can't answer this question without sounding totally cynical about everything in life except skiing.
post #37 of 55
After an almost 30 year lay off I started skiing again five years ago at age 49 on a pair of old Rossi 4S 195. The horrible realization: +20 or so.

Three years ago broke down and bought some Stockli Laser SC's 156 (OK I'm a shrimp at 5' 3" and 135 lbs. Took several lessons over two years (The "I Can Card" deal at MRG). Now I'm 54 and am happy to report the result: -20 or so (except when I'm trying to keep up with my nephews).

One day I will get some nerve and take out the old skis to see what the result would be. Hmmm... should I even bother?
post #38 of 55
No!
post #39 of 55

When I ski...

I'm about seventeen I guess
Yeah, I know what the calender says
But I'm not about to drop dead
I just happened on the scene

When I wake up in the morning
And I love the world
Like a boy, like a boy kissing his first girl
What do numbers mean?
I'm about seventeen
post #40 of 55
Thread Starter 
Good One Bumpfreaq
post #41 of 55
Thanks, it's from the Jonathan Richman song called...... yup, "Seventeen"
post #42 of 55
I started ski instructing 6 years ago. At that time, I had skied all my life but skiing was beginning to lose its appeal. After 6 years of teaching and being taught, I now feel the passion in ways I never did when I was much younger. This year I turn 50 and I fully expect this winter to be another of the "Best Ever" type that I have been having the last 6 years.
post #43 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
I don't subtract any years. I've earned all 32 of them and I'm loving it.
By 52 you will start subtacting. With luck you will remain at 32
post #44 of 55
I'm in my late 20's, I often get mistaken for late teens, and I tend to ski like a 5 year old...and I wouldn't want it any other way!
post #45 of 55
I'm seventeen when in the park I add 60 cause I ski like a scared old man.

When I'm charging down the hill hucking cliffs and getting face shots I add 4 because I feel like a rockstar, and as far as I know rockstars dont have to bum beer off thier older friends.
post #46 of 55
I subtracted about 15 trying to follow BW from PA through the trees at Snowbird this year. Then again some little girl he taught was outskiing me - no fair her skis were so much shorter .
post #47 of 55
There are fewer and fewer things that take me back to the unabashed glee of childhood and when I get that frisky feeling, I’m more grateful than ever. Thankfully, the bliss derived from cutting up some freshly rolled corduroy or poaching a leftover powder line does not diminish with age.
There was a memorable day at Keystone just this past April '07 when I had my son and nephew with me, ages 16 and 19 in 15" of new pow. These two are normally pretty aggressive, but with all of us coming from Virginia they had NEVER skied/boarded in that much new snow before. Although I took about a season's worth of wipeouts myself that day, for the first time in a few years I was beating them to the chairlift after most runs. So I guess I dropped about 3.5 decades that day. Next day snow was mostly packed out and I was back to sucking their exhaust fumes :-)
post #48 of 55
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ct55 View Post
I subtracted about 15 trying to follow BW from PA through the trees at Snowbird this year. Then again some little girl he taught was outskiing me - no fair her skis were so much shorter .
Kids can make you feel really really young or really really old.

A few weeks ago, I was feeling 16 again, but today, I'm in my summer work load and the old rut. Back to reality.

Snow and my favorite ski buddy.........that's just what I need!
post #49 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by patprof66 View Post
Any day skiing powder or corduroy groomers on a
"Bluebird Day" takes the wrinkles out of my soul and adds at least a month to my life span.
When I started skiing again at age 63, after a 25+ year hiatus, I was really questioning my sanity. The very first person that I rode up the chair lift with was 79 years (now 82) and he skied so fast everyone called him "The Bullet"! When I went in for lunch-I met an elderly couple who were still skiing-she was 89 and he was 92!! On the way home I said to myself: "I ought to be able to handle this"
What a fantastic metaphor

Sean
post #50 of 55
I am 53, but in reality 24 in almost all I do,

Old is a choice I chose not to take


Sean
post #51 of 55

Age

Well lst I could and am classified as in "The old fart category".

BUT age is not just chronological of course. I feel, when skiing, that I sure love this sport/experience/weather/clean air/views/people etc.
AND I ALSO HAVE THE LUXURY OF APPRECIATINg CERTAIN MEMORIES:

Blondes, brunettes and redheads in stretch pants skiing in front of me.
Really good cold beer in the lodge (robust beer not aged wine ,Tyrone)
Cornices, steep, powder, trees, bumps and long groomed fast corduroy, one-no two "in the zone" races (a SG and a Sla-years ago and they are even more important considering I did hundreds). Most of my best and favorite friends, meals, parties, thrills, spills, disappointments and achievements.

To shorten this I guess experience certainly brings up great memories spanning over 45 years. All those memories and experiences are not aging me but letting me enjoy myself even more. The freedom and often times exhilaration of skiing helps me staying young but experienced and totally appreciative of the sport, snow, mts. and all of Epic-all you folks!
post #52 of 55
What was the question again? Oh yeah, well I'm OK with my age most of the time though sometimes I wish I was 70 again.

....Ott
post #53 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
Well lst I could and am classified as in "The old fart category".

BUT age is not just chronological of course. I feel, when skiing, that I sure love this sport/experience/weather/clean air/views/people etc.
AND I ALSO HAVE THE LUXURY OF APPRECIATINg CERTAIN MEMORIES:

Blondes, brunettes and redheads in stretch pants skiing in front of me.
Really good cold beer in the lodge (robust beer not aged wine ,Tyrone)
Cornices, steep, powder, trees, bumps and long groomed fast corduroy, one-no two "in the zone" races (a SG and a Sla-years ago and they are even more important considering I did hundreds). Most of my best and favorite friends, meals, parties, thrills, spills, disappointments and achievements.

To shorten this I guess experience certainly brings up great memories spanning over 45 years. All those memories and experiences are not aging me but letting me enjoy myself even more. The freedom and often times exhilaration of skiing helps me staying young but experienced and totally appreciative of the sport, snow, mts. and all of Epic-all you folks!
Pete, that was beautiful, man! Thanks.
post #54 of 55
My mind may want to subtract a few years when skiing, but my body never fails to remind me that I am 45 years old (more like 50 at the end of the day ).

When I mountain bike it is much worse. Mountain biking is brutal on my body.
post #55 of 55
Definitely act like a kid.....so I'd say 15ish!! So...that takes 29 years off!!! Hey....pretty darn Good!!!


James
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › How many years do you subtract?