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post #61 of 74

Just having fun

relax, it's just funny, that's all.
post #62 of 74
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCeqC-HXjlI

Can someone please edit this video so it is exclusively of the pole plant insane guy in the red? He is seen thrashing wildly at the following times: 1:35, 2:20, 2:45, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, and 3:56. This is the funniest thing I've seen in a while!
Again, feel free to post a vid of yourself demonstrating your skiing radicalness...
post #63 of 74

Re: Just having fun

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relax, it's just funny, that's all.
And if you can rip then you're entitled. So prove it! :
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post #65 of 74
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Nice! That's what I thought....
post #66 of 74
That wasn't me, but it's funny. Trust me on 2 points: I rip and I've wiped out just as badly.
post #67 of 74
Nah not a critic just funny like he said. You'd laugh too if you saw my wipeout on the Cirque thanks to my Marker forward pressure fiasco! (BushW has it somewhere

It's all in fun for me anyway, not going to win any form contests at this point ....
post #68 of 74
Hey I think the people on the Alpine Zone vid looked great. In control, blasting through some difficult terrain. Who cares if their form is "correct"?

Good skiing is about having fun and skiing in control - if you want to do something where style points are important, try figure skating!
post #69 of 74
The AlpineZone Vid is shot at MRG and does not show how steep those runs are. I skied there for the first time a few weeks ago and it kicked the Cr*p out of me (There was no snow and it was rather dangerous). I have never left a ski hill with the thought of revenge on my mind, so anyone skiing Paradise, Lynx, Upper & lower glades is doing well. Those are not trails where one worries about perfect technique as you are more focused on staying in one piece. (I used to bump ski competitively, was a ski instructor for a number of years, taught bumps, am an accomplished skier and MRG is the real deal in terms of difficulty level)
post #70 of 74
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Originally Posted by AlpineZone View Post
Sheesh. A bunch of technique critics. Might be interesting to see some of you post vids of yourself, skiing terrain like there is at MRG, in 14"+ of powder over an icey base.

One thing I enjoy about the AZ vids I've done is it's real skiers. Everyday guys getting out and meeting up.
I must apologize -- I wasn't trying to be a critic and I definitely was not commenting on form. That one dude just had a lot of gusto with the pole plants and it caught my eye (I had to watch the video twice). But I give kudos to anyone who can get down those trails in decent shape. I have skied MRG before, and I can tell you I probably would not have won any awards for my style, pole plants or not! In fact, there would have been many strange things going on if I was caught on video....
post #71 of 74
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I must apologize -- I wasn't trying to be a critic and I definitely was not commenting on form. That one dude just had a lot of gusto with the pole plants and it caught my eye (I had to watch the video twice). But I give kudos to anyone who can get down those trails in decent shape. I have skied MRG before, and I can tell you I probably would not have won any awards for my style, pole plants or not! In fact, there would have been many strange things going on if I was caught on video....
I would have loved to get a video of me skiing down the Upper glades. It was beautiful linked falls. The most frustrating experience I have ever had on snow, but I was laughing all the way down. Every time I tried to plant my pole it would disappear two feet into the ground and I would go ass over teakettle.

The entire mountain is just mean and hates skiers! Can't wait to go back next winter, but I will go when they have snow this time.
post #72 of 74
Greg, so you've experienced both sides of epic due to your posting of those great videos. The TGR side and the Paula's side. (Of course the AlpineZone.com side is implied.)

Thanks for putting them up and for becoming active here, stick around!
post #73 of 74
Thanks for the kind words, folks. MRG is an ass kicking hill for sure. And BTW, Mr. Wild Pole Plant Man in the red jacket was also the only one in our group to huck the 6 foot Waterfall at the top of Paradise without hesitation. 6' might seem like nothing, but when your landing is bumped up terrain on such a steep pitch as Paradise, it can be intimidating. He's actually a very good skier. Sure maybe a bit of flailing with the pole plants, but part of that might have been a result of the excitement of such a great day.
post #74 of 74

Why it has become a great year.

Another foot of snow at Sugarloaf. Reggae fest this weekend. Maybe another big dump Sunday and Monday. Vacation next week. Life is good!
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