Originally Posted by Manus
From my experience back east and even here, I'd say that they say "I am from the New York Area."
Years ago when I visited JH I heard a story about a guy from Hunter who died after dropping into Corbett's wearing Kniessel Bit Foots. He augered in and slammed his face into his knees hard enough to kill him, or so the story went. I had read in Ski or Skiing about a gang at Hunter that were getting sorta 'extreme' with the Big Foots. (This was before ski boards were around). Having read that led me to believe the story was true, but the article might have been the genesis of the tale.
Thanks whtmt and matt7180 for your posts. There is a time and place for ski boards. They can be fun. I have taken PSIA clinics that included use of 123cm skis, not true ski boards but close enough. Consequently, I have seen VERY skilled skiers (PSIA examiners) on very short skis and thet did not look stupid (to me).
I've never used a pair of true ski boards, but I have enjoyed Big Foots, 123cm Elans and even Snowdogs (ski boots with a smooth slipperly sole that curves up a bit in front.) I demoed the Snowdods at Whitetail and I got hit in the face by a snowball thrown from the lift. Skiers and snowboarders hate stuff like Snowdogs and ski boards. I don't know why. Some of us need to loosen up a bit. It's all good, if people enjoy or learn from ski boards, why are they 'gay' or 'stupid looking'?