post #31 of 86
10/16/03 at 2:14am
|Originally posted by oboe:
Bill Irwin [sp?] of Elan, whose ideas on shape and length have REALLY made skiing "what it is today".
|Originally posted by Phil Pugliese:
...He skied the SCX in a 193! in that length they were freight trains...
|Originally posted by Bonni:
|Originally posted by bearberry:
We saw 'Focused' last night - this years movie from Match Stick Productions. It was surprising that there was not a single snowboard sequence in the entire film.
For years now, looking around the crowd in the mountains, my wife and I have thought that, had we been coming to the sport today, we would almost certainly be snowboarders, not skiers.
However, it looks like the tide has turned - So many kids are invading the slopes and parks on twintips, creating a huge buzz that had almost seemed gone.
So who is responsible for bringing skiing back? Snowboarding opened new doors for skiing, so we should probably choose a snowboarder. But among skiers it is probably folks like Jonny Moseley, Shane McConkey and Seth Morrison who have captured the imagination of the snowsports world over the past decade and re-ignited the excitement of skiing for the next generation.
Just wish there were a few more women in the group (like Wendy Fisher: http://www.peakmomentum.com)