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post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
I am a newcomer of only a few months, and already see quite a lot of neat threads.

What is the most important thing you have picked up from reading EpicSki? This is what you have learned from EpicSki, not the best thread of the year.

I am confused because I have more than one. I'll post mine later.

A question related to this topic. I tried to copy/paste a smile, but it didn't show up. Help???

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 09, 2001 07:38 PM: Message edited 1 time, by KeeTov ]</font>
post #2 of 29
Hard to figure out what was the most important thing, but I guess it would have to be letting myself fall into the turn.
But more important than any individual "tips" is the opportunity to "chat" with knowledgeable people like yourself! [img]smile.gif[/img] Thanks for joining us!
post #3 of 29
The fact that there are other people out there as passionate/crazy about skiing as I am! Who needs booze/sex/drugs when we have mountains and snow?
post #4 of 29
hmmm...the most important thing gained from this site?

I would go with simple exposure to different perspectives and insights on various topics regarding what skiing means to others.
I too am new and have come to enjoy the remarks contributed by all. It is a great way to expand ones general ski knowledge as well as share in the joy of skiing with others. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #5 of 29
Keetov,

If you want one of 11 smileys in the instant graemlins section, you just have to click on one and it will appear in the post. It will appear as some text until you put the post up.

I've never tried to copy and paste it from the instant graemlins area but I don't think it works that way. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #6 of 29
The most important thing i've gotten from this forum isn't what i've learned, it's what i've gained. The freindship and commraderie of a lot of people around the world who share the same likes and ideas as myself. That's a good thing to have these days.
post #7 of 29
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CP:
...Who needs booze/sex/drugs when we have mountains and snow?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

CP,

I think you're going a little too far...
post #8 of 29
The threads that have been most helpful have been health-injury related.

I recently broke my collarbone and got much reassuring info from the members.

As well I was I was having some knee pain from Mountain Biking. The Bears told me what the problem was (tendonitis) and helped me correct the problem.
post #9 of 29
Seeing how you yokels in flyover country live. [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #10 of 29
The best thing that I have gotten is the commraderie and friendship of the members here.
Best thing learned. The first lier dosen't stand a chance.
post #11 of 29
Most important thing from this, I would say its a great way to waste time at work!

Monday and counting, only 4.5 more days and I'm back beautiful Wasatch!
post #12 of 29
whoa, too many to list, but here's a sampling...

1. "meeting" Bob Barnes, reading his posts, and getting a copy of his book with his signature

2. e-friendship with folks like Lars, PierreEh!, dchan, oboe, JohnH, Gill, and others

3. discussions that help me visualize necessary and efficient movements

4. reminders on how to conduct civil debate, by example from Ott Gangl and Bob Barnes

5. a pair of mildly used skis on a phenomenal bargain from the Classifieds section (thanks Trouthead!)

6. the most civil internet discussions on Sept 11 and its ripple effects

7. the posts by various "giants" of the skiing & instruction world

8. quality gear reviews and advice

9. quality of overall discussion

10. amazing breadth of knowledge and experiences among the posters
post #13 of 29
I learned about keegels.
post #14 of 29
The best thing I've got from this board has nothing to do with skiing. In the off season sports section someone talked about orienteering which I became hooked on over the summer.

Remembered something else, Epicski allows me to vicariously ski all summer as I check in with everyone that is as ski obssessed as I am.


<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 11, 2001 05:21 PM: Message edited 1 time, by Scott O ]</font>
post #15 of 29
The day I learned what irul&ublo means.
post #16 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the answers. Now I know I am not completely crazy. I was at a computer seminar today, and checked EpicSki every hour. Probably confused the facilitator with my smiles.

Loved learning smilies
Seeing the great flame wars and "makeup" afterwards
Technical and sometimes not so technical discussions
Warm fuzzies given
Friendships building
Expert advise from experience and "heavy hitters"

post #17 of 29
That family feel around here is just great
And the best thing is that everybody here is part of that.
Theres so much knowledge between the bears, combine that with all the attitudes and personalities here and you get the great place we are a part of. I think the best way to learn is to gain as many perspectives as possible. Someone's explation of something might be totally over your head, but coming from someone else, at another angle, it might just 'click'
I'm thrilled and proud to be a bear, and i havn't talked to anyone who isn't. That in itself says alot

Well, the most important thing i have learned isn't one particular thing. It's the fact that i can learn, and am encouraged to do so. I think thats a key factor or EpicSki.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 12, 2001 04:06 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Tim_miT ]</font>
post #18 of 29
well one thing i've learned from this board is there's a lot of confused saps out there that don't think like I do.
post #19 of 29
For me Epic has been great. I signed on in the spring, and it's re-kindled the old flame. It's had me really thinking about skiing in the off season. Thinking about HOW I ski, WHERE I ski and what it MEANS to me. It's been really positive.

Since I do most of my surfing here at work I will use this analogy.

To me Epicski is like a chairlift ride. You join the line as a single. You jump into a thread, and just as in the lift line you never know who you're gonna end up with. Perhaps it's a person who interests you, and you share common experience, sometimes you just don't talk at all. You listen/read , and at the end of the ride, you part ways. Perhaps you end up taking a few runs with that person/thread, ie; posting.....

Thanks Epicski, I've really come away with alot from all of you, and hope to enjoy many more lift rides on this chair. Single!!

Oh, and I really just come here to hear how good the snow is in other parts of the country. Just good to know that snow does still exist. It does right?

:
post #20 of 29
A world of potential skiing buddies, contacts, and crash pads. Anyone want to add anything?

Mark

[ January 16, 2004, 04:10 PM: Message edited by: Maddog1959 ]
post #21 of 29
& instructors! Maddog - don't forget a world of instructors.

Now I should be able to have a lesson ANYWHERE in safety [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #22 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by KeeTov:
I am a newcomer of only a few months, and already see quite a lot of neat threads.

What is the most important thing you have picked up from reading EpicSki? This is what you have learned from EpicSki, not the best thread of the year.

I am confused because I have more than one. I'll post mine later.

A question related to this topic. I tried to copy/paste a smile, but it didn't show up. Help???

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 09, 2001 07:38 PM: Message edited 1 time, by KeeTov ]</font>
post #23 of 29
That there is someone in the EpicSki community who can answer ANY ski related question you can devise with a credible amount of expertise. What a phenomenal learning device.
post #24 of 29
Any thoughts here?

Mark
post #25 of 29
I learned what graupel was, what jong means, and what a dirty Sanchez is.

And I get to make all sorts of snotty wisecracks to strangers who can't find me and beat me up.

[img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #26 of 29
Did anyone else notice that until the last two posts, the only posts to this thread were in Dec 2001 and Dec 2002?

How in the world did you dig it up, Maddog?

Tom / PM
post #27 of 29
I can pick on right wingers from a safe distance and make a fool of myself in other wonderful ways and you still won't really know who I am.

It's those defensemen at the blue line you really gotta watch out for.
post #28 of 29
Quote:
Originally posted by PhysicsMan:
Did anyone else notice that until the last two posts, the only posts to this thread were in Dec 2001 and Dec 2002?

How in the world did you dig it up, Maddog?

Tom / PM
Tom:

There are many good topics now collecting dust in the archives. Once in a while when I remember a good post from a few years back, I do a search and find the thread. Then I post to it and voila it is resurrected like Lazarus.

Mark
post #29 of 29
I've (virtually) met so many great people here.

I've gotten to meet a few face-to-face.

It's rekindled a dormant love of skiing.

I've become a professional ski instructor and begun my certification journey.

I've learned to ski all over again.

I've gotten to contribute, ask questions, and debate about topics that bring joy and excitement to me and to others.

...and I can think about skiing as a break from the rest of what I need to be doing in my "real" job...
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