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post #31 of 50
you're not going to find many Texans east of US83 that are competent (or even survivable) drivers on ice.
post #32 of 50
that makes me competent! but i drive a truck, so that makes it almost impossible unless i have a several railroad ties in the bed. driving a truck on ice is like driving a car with the back wheels being replaced with casters.
post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by icanseeformiles(andmiles) View Post
Yes, I have. I believe they were called US B Teamers.
"US B Teamers"...I'm afraid to Google that.
Sexual slang of some sort?
What does it mean?
post #34 of 50
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Originally Posted by Devils Fiddle View Post
Seems cool and all but it's completely missing the nature part of skiing. Stopping on the slope and looking out at the mountains, or the clouds above...
I totally agree with you. I'd rather wait to hit a nice mountain and enjoy the scenery. Plus, aren't indorrs usually crowded? And besides, how many times could you go there before getting bored.... But, I could see how this could benefit those urbanites who can't get away from the city and have the itch.
post #35 of 50
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Originally Posted by OldSchool View Post
"US B Teamers"...I'm afraid to Google that.
Sexual slang of some sort?
What does it mean?
I would imagine he is talking about B Team olympic/national-level skaters, as opposed to A team. In US ski team nomenclature, the A team is Bode, Ligety, etc, and the B and C teams are lesser-known young guys like Andrew Weibrecht. I think it's the same sort of thing.
post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by skicougar View Post
ok,

as a resident of Texas and a skiing purist, i refuse to ski on that thing. of course, the real test will be if i can say the same in may or june.

and second, 53 million texans ski per year ? and my ski club, the biggest in texas-space city; has 1500 members ?







I think the post said "a hefty number of the 53 million" as in a large proportion of the total (53million) was from Texas. And a 1500 member ski club sounds big. Do you guys have a lodge where there is snow?

Anyways, I think this dome deal may introduce more people in Dallas to snowsports and might eventually lead to more Texans in Colorado. Haha. ?
post #37 of 50
DD23, yep, that's it.
post #38 of 50

Texans on Ski Hills

Top Ten reasons I Love Texans to ski New Mexico mountains:

#10) It is great fun watching them succumb to altitude sickness after they have raced to get here.

#9) Some of those Texan women are very hot.

#8) They provide some excellent entertainment from the chairlifts, YARDSALE!!!

#7) Who else still sports sopping wet jeans and still has a goofy smile?

#6) I never get enough of hearing "Where ya'll from?"

#5) For the most part, they leave the powder untracked and head for the groomers.

#4) That oh so stylish Longhorn gear.

#3) The inevitable "racing tuck" as they go plummeting down a hill.

#2) Using trees to brake themselves after they realize the effects of #3 are not quite going as planned.

#1) Camoflauge ski outfits.
post #39 of 50
I'm from Texas, and can outski most people on a mountain.

And I wear Longhorn stickers on my helmet. So take that!
post #40 of 50
Are you from Texas originally? Video?
post #41 of 50
There are more Longhorn magnets on cars in Texas than there are Christian fish and Support Our Troops/Freedom Isn't Free magnets combined.

Somehow I just can't get used to seeing people in their 30's, 40's, 50's, and older with university football team logos on their hats, shirts, cars, etc.
post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by OldSchool View Post
There are more Longhorn magnets on cars in Texas than there are Christian fish and Support Our Troops/Freedom Isn't Free magnets combined.

...
That depends on the part of the state. They're really not too fond of TU around College Station.
post #43 of 50
I cannot believe that this statement caused so much confusion:

"But it didn't escape
developers' notice that a hefty number of the more than 58 million
skiers and snowboarders who will hit the slopes in the United States
this year are Texans."

58 million skiers in the US, a whole bunch of them are from Texas. Reading comprehension people... Lets not make fun of Texans till we can read.
post #44 of 50
As someone that has actually skied on plastic, I have to say its very different then skiing on snow. It is MUCH harder. I found that it was great for practicing technique, because it is incredibly unforgiving. I considered myself a fairly compotent skier the first time I got on plastic, and I was like "man I'm going to smoke this thing..." little did I know, it wasn't as easy as it looked. The first time I tried turning on my edges, I ended up flat on my face, so I had to take it back a couple notches. I felt like an absolute imbecile perfecting my snow plough technique for the first ten minutes on the slope. I eventually got back up to speed (after I pretty much relearned how to ski), but everytime I screwed up I face planted in the carpet... unlike snow, the plastic burns.

When I went, I had to use skis specially coated with a teflon base... which makes no sense to me. With the UHMW (ultra high molecular weight) bases that are on most skis now, their coefficent of friction is very low and they have a higher abrasion resistance then teflon. It might be something to do with the wax that comes preimpregnated in the ski's base. I doubt you want that crap all over the "snow." Regardless, I really doubt that they will give you the option of using your own skis, which is a real drag, and my Equipes get so lonely in my closet...
post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by freeskier75 View Post
I cannot believe that this statement caused so much confusion:

"But it didn't escape
developers' notice that a hefty number of the more than 58 million
skiers and snowboarders who will hit the slopes in the United States
this year are Texans."

58 million skiers in the US, a whole bunch of them are from Texas. Reading comprehension people... Lets not make fun of Texans till we can read.
I read it saying that Texans are hefty. Anyone care to dispute this?
post #46 of 50
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Originally Posted by Knute View Post
Top Ten reasons I Love Texans to ski New Mexico mountains:

#10) It is great fun watching them succumb to altitude sickness after they have raced to get here.

#9) Some of those Texan women are very hot.

#8) They provide some excellent entertainment from the chairlifts, YARDSALE!!!

#7) Who else still sports sopping wet jeans and still has a goofy smile?

#6) I never get enough of hearing "Where ya'll from?"

#5) For the most part, they leave the powder untracked and head for the groomers.

#4) That oh so stylish Longhorn gear.

#3) The inevitable "racing tuck" as they go plummeting down a hill.

#2) Using trees to brake themselves after they realize the effects of #3 are not quite going as planned.

#1) Camoflauge ski outfits.
10. We get altitude sickenss?

9. No comment.

8. yep

7. Texans skiing in jeans? I doubt it. Most of us bundle up like astronots.

6. LOL, my parents always ask that.

5. For the most part, people in general head for the groomers. A lot of Texans are pretty good.

4. Note to self: keep all university attire at home next time. I had no idea anyone thought that was weird. Well, I think it's odd, but I had just assumed that that was the way it was everywhere. My cousin wears a burnt ornage santa hat with a longhorn in the front.

3. I've only seen little kids do that.

2. Could be true.

1. Those are the kind of people who use parachutes to get out of the 4 wheel drive f-350s that they use to drive to work. Gotta love 'em anywhere you see them.
post #47 of 50
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Originally Posted by freeskier75 View Post
I cannot believe that this statement caused so much confusion:

"But it didn't escape developers' notice that a hefty number of the more than 58 million skiers and snowboarders who will hit the slopes in the United States this year are Texans."


58 million skiers in the US, a whole bunch of them are from Texas. Reading comprehension people... Lets not make fun of Texans till we can read.
I don't believe for a second that one in five Americans are skiers. That is absolutely ridiculous.
Think about it.

BOBBYCHICKEN: The university gear only looks odd if you're past your twenties...actually, it would look out of place at any ski resort I've been to, I guess.
post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by OldSchool View Post
I don't believe for a second that one in five Americans are skiers. That is absolutely ridiculous.
Think about it.

BOBBYCHICKEN: The university gear only looks odd if you're past your twenties...actually, it would look out of place at any ski resort I've been to, I guess.
Not just Americans, anyone that skis here, though it wouldn't surprise me if that number was inflated.
post #49 of 50
Thread Starter 
I would think the 58 million is a collective number. There are probably not 58 million skiers, but 58 million visitors to ski areas. Many of those will be repeat visits.
post #50 of 50
Hey skicougar I was just wondering if I could get some info on your ski club. Fellow Houstonian here.
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