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Old School - and photos to prove it

post #1 of 13
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I had some photos taken of me (which hardly ever happens) while I was skiing powder at Alta last Friday. In looking at them, I had that deja vu feeling.

So I went back and looked at a photo taken twenty-some years ago and sure enough, I haven't changed much.

This first photo was taken in Feb of 1985 during the Grand National Powder 8 Championships on Cody Bowl in Jackson Hole. I'm the one in front:




And here I am in Greeley Bowl, Alta, last Friday, 11 years later: (Edited at the suggestion of a couple of you to correct my poor math and note that it was 22 years later, not 11. I'm embarrassed now. I've definitely crossed the senility threshold.)



In the old photo, I was wearing 204cm K2 712's. In the new one, I'm on 186cm Head iM88's. Other than that, it sure doesn't look like much has changed in the way I ski.

Like I said, old school.
post #2 of 13
I see one slight difference and that's a more noticeable arc of your lips in the later photo, Bob. What a day that must have been!
post #3 of 13
Waist high vs Chest high powder........now that's a difference!
post #4 of 13
Personally Bob,

I think there is conclusive proof that Utah Powder is lighter and drier that Wyoming Powder :. Also, you look a bit brighter in the recent photo. That's what I call aging with grace.
post #5 of 13
Must be old school math too. Now we use calculators and don't make such mistakes.
post #6 of 13
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Must be old school math too. Now we use calculators and don't make such mistakes.
I think Bob has always lived his life so that two years of aging only counts as 1!!
post #7 of 13
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I think Bob has always lived his life so that two years of aging only counts as 1!!
So I'm not even out of my twenties yet. I like that line of thought.
post #8 of 13
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So I'm not even out of my twenties yet. I like that line of thought.

You'd better be talking about your very late 20's or else you better get that calculator like Rick suggested
post #9 of 13

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My brain wont get past powder.
post #10 of 13
It all fits!
The big difference between the two photos is that Bob lost his shadow. The same thing happened to Peter Pan, who also never ages... Hmmm....
post #11 of 13
That's very good, mdf!
post #12 of 13
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It all fits!
The big difference between the two photos is that Bob lost his shadow. The same thing happened to Peter Pan, who also never ages... Hmmm....
Hmmm, Ruth as tinker Bell :. I know she's always looking for some new form of fairy dust and she's certainly got the high energy...
post #13 of 13
Geezus Bob do you have to show us New Yorkers that stuff?
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