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post #181 of 223
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post
I am so relieved by this. If Bob Peters shows up, I would like to be in the group with you Bud.....and Bob. Sounds like we are all about the same ability level and I've got old right in my Epic name with "Uncle". Besides, I want to ski with you guys anyway.
Can I go? I'll be a senior citzen in 3 months(March).:
post #182 of 223
Well after showing Laure this thread last night, she thinks that Bob is too nice and all the rest of us are nuts....

I think she's pretty much spot on.

L
post #183 of 223
I always look forward to skiing with da bears! It is finally snowing a little here in Tahoe area and may get a foot or so tonite, which is a record so far this season.

I just hope we could find some steeps steep enough to make it worth Highway's trip out West?

b
post #184 of 223
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post
Uh....slider.....exactly how old were you thinking here ?
Oooooo.... Now this has some serious potential!
post #185 of 223
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
Well after showing Laure this thread last night, she thinks that Bob is too nice and all the rest of us are nuts....

I think she's pretty much spot on.

L
Sounds like.

Lonnie, something tells me that you, like me, married UP in a big way...
post #186 of 223
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post
I am so relieved by this. If Bob Peters shows up, I would like to be in the group with you Bud.....and Bob. Sounds like we are all about the same ability level and I've got old right in my Epic name with "Uncle". Besides, I want to ski with you guys anyway.
Bob, Bud, and Uncle Louie in one group with HS as the clinician?! I'm there. If I have to walk, I'm there! Compared to HS, I count as old, too...
post #187 of 223
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Originally Posted by ssh View Post
Bob, Bud, and Uncle Louie in one group with HS as the clinician?! I'm there. If I have to walk, I'm there! Compared to HS, I count as old, too...
Steven.....mind your manners.....amend your post to include Slider.
post #188 of 223
Somebody around here uses "it's not that you can't ski bumps well, it's that you can't ski and bumps prove it" as their signature.

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Originally Posted by iskitoofast4u View Post
That's an awesome line!
I think it's that bushwackerin in pa guy.

BTW, that's the great thing about skiing. I'm a decent skier at best but somtimes I get in a groove and fell like I'm rocketing down the hill like a champ
post #189 of 223
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post
Steven.....mind your manners.....amend your post to include Slider.
Oops... Sorry, slider, an unintentional omission! I replied to Louie's before I had read your post...

...and Louie, that's Stephen with a "ph"...
post #190 of 223
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Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
I don't have a very good zipperline technique, because I never practice it.
Translation: You can't ski bumps. Zipperline technique=bump skiing.

Sorry, that's just the way it is--although your claim that you ski Killington with some of their best bump skiers is now suspect as well, as there isn't a single decent bump skier at Killington (or anywhere else, for that matter) who doesn't ski the zipperline.

Calling yourself a decent bumpskier but admitting you don't have good zipperline technique is like calling yourself a good backcountry skier who has trouble in deep snow.
post #191 of 223
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
Check out the superstar video. There's about 5-10 turns of HS in the bumps. One word. Abstem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6na2MSWkSw
He may be in the bumps, but there's no bump skiing going on there.
Ouch.
post #192 of 223
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Originally Posted by saudan's boudoir View Post
Calling yourself a decent bumpskier but admitting you don't have good zipperline technique is like calling yourself a good backcountry skier who has trouble in deep snow.
heh heh
post #193 of 223
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Originally Posted by saudan's boudoir
Zipperline technique=bump skiing.
I disagree. I consider the following to be bump skiing:
- http://www.snowprobc.com/videos/ (click on bump skiing tip)
- http://www.snowpro.com/photogallery/videogallery_e.html (click on level 4 and then click "next")

Though I used to aspire to ski in the most zipperline fashion, I now prefer the more playful, aesthetically pleasing (in my opinion) approach demonstrated in the above videos. Zipperline (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5AuG...elated&search= ) is all about knee absorption and just doesn't thrill me so much anymore.
post #194 of 223
There are lots of ways to ski the zipper line without looking like that competitor you showed, and shades of grey in between those two extremes. The first CSIA level 4 guy is doing alright because the bumps happen to be large and widely spaced so he can ski around them without having to really get a solid zipperline technique down. The second video is solid bump skiing and I would consider that zipperline skiing as well.
post #195 of 223
Zippering bumps in one technique. But it is an important one. I know I will mever ski bumps like a pro mogul skier with the speed and profficancy but I can ski zipper likes when the line is there and I can mix it up. In one mogul run, I might ski 4-5 different styles. HS will do the same when he skis too, mixing up turns for various terrain and colditions. But I agree, skiing moguls well is a part of being an "all mountain" skier.
post #196 of 223
The more I think about it, I'm not really ready to give up on hardcore zipperlining just yet. It's just sometimes I really can't stand the way it looks, particularly on the last third of the slope in mogul competitions when they do that little wiggle thing to make it look like they're turning but they're really just absorbing everything with their knees.

Still, when you're actually skiing the zipperline, it's a heck of a lot of fun. And, if the bumps are challenging enough, it can still look great -- see http://www.skidebosses.com/2004/cm01ruka.htm
post #197 of 223
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Originally Posted by bud heishman View Post
I'll bet he could! I am most interested in improving my steep skiing though, but then I do qualify as an old fart so I don't know that I could keep up? All I could do is try and hope he would wait up for me.

b
I don't really understand all this talk here and elsewhere about"keeping up". : While I agree that with tight tricky corners set in race courses some skill might be required, in free skiing where you can turn where ever you like "keeping up" has more to do with choosing the right wax and knowing how to use a scraper and a brush or two.
post #198 of 223
: a bit of sarcasm


reminds me of my days at Mammoth ski school under Gary Berger our assistant director at the time. Gary would supervise the upper split where we had "C" through "G" signs to designate PSIA levels. "G" was our designation for the top level and Gary would have the instructors walk up the the G class sign and try to intimidate the skiers by saying, "the F and G classes will ski the whole mountain including steep chutes and trees, the difference is in the F class the instructor will wait up for you if you fall"! Inevitably a few skiers would slide back to the F sign.

b
post #199 of 223
I ran into HS today at Kton. We made a few (like 3) turns together since we were headed to different lifts. I hope I will be able to make this, but I doubt it.

HS, I think I will swap those bindings to the Titans. You sold me.
post #200 of 223
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by iskitoofast4u View Post
My sister rips zipper lines while wearing pink pants.
Bring your sister....
post #201 of 223
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by moguljunkie View Post
I disagree. I consider the following to be bump skiing:
- http://www.snowprobc.com/videos/ (click on bump skiing tip)
- http://www.snowpro.com/photogallery/videogallery_e.html (click on level 4 and then click "next")

Though I used to aspire to ski in the most zipperline fashion, I now prefer the more playful, aesthetically pleasing (in my opinion) approach demonstrated in the above videos. Zipperline (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5AuG...elated&search= ) is all about knee absorption and just doesn't thrill me so much anymore.
Great post. I ski the bumps somewhat similar to that, but with my own style....usually I'm seeking out less bumped but still technical lines on the sides of bump fields. I'll only zipper line if I need to and I would rate myself as fair to OK at zipperline technique.
post #202 of 223
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Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
Bring your sister....
I'll be on the tail end of a two and a half week vacation, of which I'll have worked 12 days. If I can make it, she'll be with...
post #203 of 223
Thread Starter 
ATTN:

Due to the current weather situation in the East as of tuesday morning, it's looking like I would prefer to just ski two days (Sat/Sun) at Stowe this weekend and pass on coming down to Killington. Thus, our little event here would be cancelled.....not that I expected anyone to show up anyway.

If the weather turns around, I will ski Fri/Sat at Stowe and Killington on sunday, so in that case I'd be around.

However, if there is significant interest and people are actually going to show up, I will go out of my way to make it down to Killington. There is also the possiblity of doing it at Stowe instaid. PLEASE POST UP HERE IF YOU ARE COMING:

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=49035

ALSO: I highly recommend bringing some sort of fat(er) ski that you don't mind hitting rocks with, but is still effective on ice, etc. We'll be doing some poaching on thin cover.
post #204 of 223
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Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
...We'll be doing some poaching on thin cover.
gutsiest, core, expert utterence ever on a forum frequented by Eastern ski patrolers.
post #205 of 223
You expect a patroller to 'poach thin cover'? I don't think so.

NEXT!
post #206 of 223
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
You expect a patroller to 'poach thin cover'? I don't think so.

NEXT!
you mean patrollers aren't interested in public (pre-) announcements of poaching at their resort?
post #207 of 223
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
You expect a patroller to 'poach thin cover'? I don't think so.

NEXT!
One of the best poachers I ski with at K-mart is a Ski Patroller at a resort in southern NY. Not all patrollers are lame.

Just in case you missed it the first time:

WE WILL BE POACHING AT KILLINGTON ON SUNDAY JANUARY 7TH. CATCH US IF YOU CAN!!!!!

(just like any other day....yawn)
post #208 of 223
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Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
WE WILL BE POACHING AT KILLINGTON ON SUNDAY JANUARY 7TH. CATCH US IF YOU CAN!!!!!
Dude, you're on thin ice (pun inteded...)

http://www.epicski.com/about/terms.php

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I suggest treading lightly...
post #209 of 223
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Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
ATTN:

Due to the current weather situation in the East as of tuesday morning, it's looking like I would prefer to just ski two days (Sat/Sun) at Stowe this weekend and pass on coming down to Killington. Thus, our little event here would be cancelled.....not that I expected anyone to show up anyway.


Hell of a way to run a clinic.
post #210 of 223
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
Dude, you're on thin ice (pun inteded...)

http://www.epicski.com/about/terms.php



I suggest treading lightly...
Oh lordy lordy!!!!! Don't send the cop's for me!!!!!

Hey.....I suggest you be less lame....alright? I don't know how it works in UT, but in VT poaching is not illegal as far as anything I've ever heard. It is typically against ski area rules, but enforcement varies. Enforcement at Killington is light, and typically the patrollers are chill. But that's a mute point.....the point is to not get caught in the first place.
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