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What Type of Skier are You and Where Do You Ski Most

Poll Results: What Type of Skier Are You and Where Do You Ski

Poll expired: Dec 23, 2006  
  • 17% (11)
    Type 1 Skier Mostly Ski East Coast
  • 17% (11)
    Type 2 Skier Mostly Ski East Coast
  • 4% (3)
    Type 1 Skier Mostly Ski Midwest
  • 4% (3)
    Type 2 Skier Mostly Ski Midwest
  • 10% (7)
    Type 1 Skier Mostly Ski Rockies
  • 17% (11)
    Type 2 Skier Mostly Ski Rockies
  • 14% (9)
    Type 1 Skier Mostly Ski West Coast
  • 4% (3)
    Type 2 Skier Mostly Ski West Coast
  • 1% (1)
    Type 1 Skier Mostly Ski Someplace Not Mentioned
  • 4% (3)
    Type 2 Skier Mostly Ski Someplace Not Mentioned
  • 3% (2)
    Not Sure/None of Your Dern Bidness!!
64 Total Votes  
post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by faisasy View Post
I took the types to mean:
Type 1 = ski for fun most of the time, regardless of form/technique, terrain, or onlookers.
Type 2 = work on technique most of the time, paying attention to form/technique, terrain, or onlookers.

I didn't see any distinction regarding the skill level or terrain choice of either type, just outlook or attitude.
OK, I'm just curious. The Poll is being setup using the skier type from the quote above.

Notes:
  • East coast includes the whole Eastern seaboard, including the southeast and Eastern Canada
  • Rockies including Canada
  • West coast includes Canada and Alaska
post #2 of 16
Flawed! Boarders don't count? Sir Mack will be so disappointed!
post #3 of 16
I can't say either 1 or 2 describes me (more like a little of both, so I didn't vote in the poll), but I certainly ski the Rockies most of the time.
post #4 of 16
I'm the same VA . I'm a 1.5. I work on technique when my kids board the groomers and when my oldest and I adventure about I just ski for fun. The more intense the terrain the more I just let my instincts take over.
I put a 2 because I work on my technique every trip out but not all the time.
post #5 of 16
i enjoy myself while i ski with not a care in the world while working on technique not giving a rats ass : what onlookers see me do or not do
post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
Flawed! Boarders don't count? Sir Mack will be so disappointed!
Yeah, only alpine skiers count because they are the only ones arrogant enough to trivialize other forms of skiing to the extent that skiing = two skis, fixed heel. Sir Mack may not "ski", but I believe he telemark skis. I knows he skis on teleboard and snowboard.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Yeah, only alpine skiers count because they are the only ones arrogant enough to trivialize other forms of skiing to the extent that skiing = two skis, fixed heel. Sir Mack may not "ski", but I believe he telemark skis. I knows he skis on teleboard and snowboard.
What a crock of sht.....

I said ski because it's an echo of the "What Kind of Skier are You?" thread.

I was just wondering if there were any regional trends by skier type.

And btw, TR15, I also tele.
post #8 of 16
I dunno about this poll or those two types. I have so much fun trying to get better in the bumps...
post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Yeah, only alpine skiers count because they are the only ones arrogant enough to trivialize other forms of skiing to the extent that skiing = two skis, fixed heel. Sir Mack may not "ski", but I believe he telemark skis. I knows he skis on teleboard and snowboard.
Skiers can easily be transposed to the wording to include snowboarders and all types of skiers .Why would you think differantly ? I see quite alot of freeheelers at Schweitzer incluiding an important World Cup Finals tele race.
I don't think this poll was meamt to be exclusive of other forms of sliding. Sometimes skiers have a tunnel vision in regarding other forms.
post #10 of 16
Interesting how the type 2 skiers are ahead everywhere except the West Coast where there are none. Groovy baby.
post #11 of 16
East Coast mostly type 1. I sometimes focus on technique (i.e. dropping my uphill arm and stuff like that) but when push comes to shove, I'm there to ski, not to look perfect doing it Looking good is a bonus and I can tell when my form is off, but I'm not anal about it.
post #12 of 16
Never realized until now how important the "onlookers" are to the type of skier you are.
For the time being I'll have to disqualify myself from the poll and try not to laugh too hard
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
Interesting how the type 2 skiers are ahead everywhere except the West Coast where there are none. Groovy baby.
Actually, I think the difference is statistically insignificant in the East and Rockies (which is NOT what I expected to see, btw).
post #14 of 16
I'll run some stats if you want me to... Perks of working in a science department.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
thanks for the offer, I spent 4 years working as a statistician/project manager for a polling firm.
post #16 of 16
touche sir. touche.
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