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First Run Joys

post #1 of 18
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I just caught myself drifting to thoughts of my first run this season...thus inspiring me to post on the one thing i've been occupied with for the last 3 hours..hehe EpicSki!

So What will/did your first run include? Going really fast? Straight down? Take it easy? Find a little kicker to hit? etc... you tell me.

My dream goes a little like me flying straight down Mont Tremblant, legs trembling, mouth grinning, and equipment rattling....hehe perfect. i cant wait.
post #2 of 18
Mine will also be at Tremblant, hopefully on opening day with my season pass... I'll probably take a few easy turns to get used to the new carvers (I probably won't have my twin tips delivered in time) then let 'em rip by the end of the run. No trembling legs here as I train that area for other sports, but deffinitely grinning from ear to ear.
post #3 of 18
First run. I always say I am going to take it easy. let myself warm up, become accustomed to having skis and boots on.

But it never works that way. I get off the lift and it's full speed ahead captain. I make about three turns then the lights come on and all common sense goes out the window.

This especially happens when you are looking at this first chair up.

post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Marmot mb View Post
First run. I always say I am going to take it easy. let myself warm up, become accustomed to having skis and boots on.

But it never works that way. I get off the lift and it's full speed ahead captain. I make about three turns then the lights come on and all common sense goes out the window.

This especially happens when you are looking at this first chair up.

Ah man, me too. I also say that I am going on an easy blue and take it slow, warm up get used to the gear and feel...but before you know it, I "accidentally" pass the blue and am headed straight for the black or double black and then its squat down and all I can think of is beat the guy in front of me.....never fails.
post #5 of 18
For me, I do something that I always recomend against to my students, I actually charge my first runs, then try to find some bumps, then mix it up a little with a little skiing switch.

I always go into the first day saying I should run through some of my tasks running from wedge to dyn, but that never happens. Plus for me, I always seem to have better demos when I dial in my balance at speed rather than try to find my balance slow and work up.
post #6 of 18
First quarter of the run I take it easy. The middle half I speed down, and the last quarter I enjoy the scenery and the feeling of skiing again.
post #7 of 18
My first run on Whistler Mountain yesterday was awesome! They opened the Creekside Gondola a half-hour early (8am) much to the delight of the guys who camped on the green line overnight. By 8:15, I was 4000 feet up the mountain, and shot right under the chair, where it was untracked. I then proceeded to hit a run called Wild Card, where mine was the 3rd track into the knee-deep powder. The snow was surprisingly light for this early in the year. It took about 4 runs before I crossed another track. With all the snow on the ground (138cm snowpack) , even the trees had pretty good coverage. Isn't Tremblant's maximum snowdepth about 80cm?? Ha! I LOVE reminiscing about my painful childhood days out East!!
post #8 of 18
ahhh.... the first run... i will get off A-lift at Windham, turn to the left and then a sharp left to get to the top of Whistler... stop there, wait for the trail to clear a little bit... and then start downhill... make one or two biiig turns until i get to Wise Acres... where i will change and start doing short turns... all the way to the bottom...

second run: Wolverine

third: Warpath, then a bit of Wraparound, Way to Go, G-Lift, and Why Not, or maybe the new trail...

good thing is i just found oyt i might be able to fly to the US a week earlier... so i am that much closer to that first run...
post #9 of 18
I always start with thebest of intentions on teh ride up.

-ya know the drill--- easy blue , moderate speed , take it easy BUT then the Beast within takes over by turn # 3 and its all over .

Yee haa , silly ass grin on the face , a few loud wahoo's and the attitude that ---hell life is not a dress rehersal enjoy !!

but then again I'm a YOUNG 63 and didnt start this till was 52 so i gotta make up time FAST
post #10 of 18
My first run usually involves an access to get to somewhere better. It is so exciting to be on the snow again- just finding my form from where I left off last season. Can't wait till it happens.
post #11 of 18
I think the first thing I'll do is smile when I see the mountain. I'm going to hit up a nice blue and just cruise and get my feel for the new skis. I've never ski'd carvers before only straight skis. Its been around 10 years since I went skiing last so I'll need to take it easy for the first couple of runs.

Honestly i just wish the snow would come or it would get cold enough for the ski resort to start making snow. Its been in the high 80's here in So Cal. I'm about ready to start crying lol.
post #12 of 18
Is it wierd that I don't think about what the run is/will be?

I'm a bit of a reactive skier - the trail itself and the crowd I'm with
are what will dictate what the run will be like...
post #13 of 18
First run was Nov 11 @ Sunshine Village, 9:00am on Wawa chair. Untracked boot/shin deep for about 600 feet through the trees until I shot out onto a blue cruiser with chopped up snow where I did big GS turns back to the lift without stopping. It took about 0.01 seconds to get the feeling back of floating through the powder. Was out of breath of course
post #14 of 18
First run for me saturday november 11. Waist deep boot pack up and nice powder down.
post #15 of 18
I probably won't have a first run this season, but if I do it'll be easy. First couple of runs are always just a warm-up, first five or so of the season would be just finding the legs, etc.
I save the speed and air for a little later in the day: 10am - 2pm or so.
post #16 of 18
OK - this shouldn't be a competitive thread, but hey I'm sorry - I win...

I skied. That's enough. No MA please

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=47543

BTW - OldSchool, what's up with the no first run? You OK? Need anyone to do something easy with????
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
OK - this shouldn't be a competitive thread, but hey I'm sorry - I win...

I skied. That's enough. No MA please

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=47543

BTW - OldSchool, what's up with the no first run? You OK? Need anyone to do something easy with????
OK, I guess so.
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post #18 of 18
my second run i dropped into a bump line at copper, thinking I still had the quick feet I had last april. well let's just say that it hurt. a lot. but now i've got 6 days in, so i'm back in the saddle.
sidenote: i skied next to Hanna Kearney this past sunday. WOOO!
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