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Favorite ski sayings and one liners

post #1 of 189
Thread Starter 
Since there was some heated discussion on the tag lines (signatures) people have been using, I thought I'd throw this topic out, to see what sort of creative one-liners people have.

My two favorites:

Arc 'em or park 'em
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.

I don't know where the 2nd one came from, but it's a great reference to carving vs skidding. Especially if there are lots of "chocolate chips" in the snow.
post #2 of 189
I've heard it as "carve em or park em"

This was our instructors response at Steamboat when this petite 5'4" instructor kept me and my cousin chasing her all morning and we asked her how she goes so fast being so light and on such short skis.

By the way it was kind of funny, we went to an earlybird sunrise clinic and the instructor that was supposed to take us over slept. the Supervisor rounded up several instructors that were standing around and proceeded to ask them who would be able to take us. all the instructors standing there were female (3 of them)Candy, Bambi, Heather. We just had to ask if these were their real given names. (yes they were )

Side note, Probably one of the best technical lessons I got during that phase of my skiing.
post #3 of 189
I'm not sure if I remember where this one comes from but
after catching an edge and asked what happened. the response was
"that was the Rut sack on the ski tip trick"
or something like that.
post #4 of 189
Turn em or burn em. Pain is weakness leaving your body. Keep the shiny side up.<FONT size="1">

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post #5 of 189
let's see. for bumps and pole planting visual. think of the tops of the bumps as smurfs and "Jab and Punch" to keep your hands in front and active.
post #6 of 189
"Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, Turn." (Charles Demar in Better Off Dead)
post #7 of 189
"Faster and faster and faster untill the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death." I teach all of my children students to tell that to their partents if asked what they learned in ski school.
"Go fast, take chances, die young!" A slogan to ski/drive by.
"Faster horses, older whiskey, younger women, more money. Words to live by by a gentelman named Hall.

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[This message has been edited by Ydnar (edited October 24, 2000).]</FONT>
post #8 of 189
Thread Starter 
Since we're already getting away from ski related stuff, how about...

Get in, sit down, shut up and hang on!

I think it's a bumber sticker, but a guy I used to teach with, had a tricked out (for off road), restored, old Ford Bronco and had it painted, fairly small on the inside passenger window of his truck. The scary thing is, he meant it!
post #9 of 189
How about "fill your Sitz spotz"
post #10 of 189
If you ain't fallin', you ain't haulin'
post #11 of 189
Ski Sickhouse
No Falls - No Balls
Free the Heel and ski for real
post #12 of 189
"Smoke pot, ski hot!" Amy O
"free your heels, free my line" The Blind Man
"If you don't rip on pins, you ain't s**t" The Edge
"Pee to ski in '93" Snowbird grafitti
"if it were easy, it would be called snowboarding" K2 Telemark
"Randonee: French for can't tele" K2 telemark
"Screw the net, surf the backcountry" Skinny Skiis, JH
"Ski it if you can" Mad River Glen

Or how about this:

Free your heels, poke your eyes out!
post #13 of 189
"How come Canada sucks?" "Canada doesn't suck, it kicks ass!" Shawn "Smiley" Nesbitt.

"Fear Should Be Treated Like fire. It's A Good Thing. It Keeps You Warm. It Can Also Burn The House Down. Use Your Fear."
post #14 of 189
Never did like the No Fear Thing.Only the Brain Dead feel No fear.I have no Idea where I read this but it is one of the things that have stuck with Me.In fact I made a poster for my office of this.
" Feel The Fear do it anyway "

The Best skier in the world is the One with the biggest smile. Utah49
post #15 of 189
"Huck the meat"

"Quod me nutrit me destruit" - What nourishes me also destroys me.
post #16 of 189
##### "Gas, grass or ass...no one rides for free". #####

"Pissing off the planet, one person at a time"<FONT size="1">

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post #17 of 189
K2 sticker:

French for "can't tele"

or something like that......

post #18 of 189
Utah49 - Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway was a motivational type presentation, by Jack Canfield I think. Should be available on cassette.

My favourite, from the No Fear series, is "Reality is, in fact, Virtual".
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post #20 of 189
"Don't eat the yellow snow!"

my first ski instructor.
post #21 of 189
Was Zappa a ski instructor?

Free your heels, poke your eyes out!
post #22 of 189
"Pain is temporary pride is forever" was around long before No Fear.

"no friends on a powder day" would be cliche and funny if it just weren't soo damn true! (in bounds)!

FYI "chicks dig scars " is a fallacy. but they're worth it anyway.. Liked that battle wounds w/ pride tag.

"There are but two pains, the pain of discipline(sp?) and the pain of regret."

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, & magic in it."

"if it's tourist season why cant we shoot em?"
post #23 of 189
when I and I and all my brethern leave, it's just gonna be a another sellout ski resort i.e. vail sunvalley..and people are gonna say hey where did everyone go I thought this place was supposed to be cool an funky!

-rasta stevie

or at least it went something like that.


Havin' a good time, here today
Watching the sun shine, matinee
Never the wrong time, time we stay
Living the moontime, time we play
Living the moontime, time to live it up!
post #24 of 189
Ha ha ha oh man someone else remembers!
That' soooo cool.
watch out where the huskies roam. . .
post #25 of 189
A technical saying that we all should live by "edge first, then pressure"

Warren Witherall: "ski fast and and leave narrow tracks" "pick a slow line and ski fast in it"

And, of course my favorite is below.

Ski fast and laugh often.
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post #26 of 189
After much frustation:::::::::::
"Did you ever consider bowling for a hobby?"<FONT size="1">

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post #27 of 189
Thread Starter 
"There are only 2 things you can do when skiing: Turn left and turn right. Do both as often as necesssary"

"Try to make as many left turns as right turns"

and a bumper sticker I saw a long time ago, and would like to to get:

"Skiers go down faster"

"All men are great in their dreams. Welcome to reality" Freud.<FONT size="1">

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post #28 of 189
I don't know how i could have forgotten Amy O's other classic quote

"leave no turn unstoned"

Free your heels, poke your eyes out!
post #29 of 189
"when in doubt style it out" - something from freestyle...

"if you spin to win set your din"

post #30 of 189
Bumper sticker on Rusty Oregon Car in ski area lot-
SORRY, My Karma just Ran over Your Dogma.

Sail and Ski!
Look for crud, it makes u better.
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