Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
Bob Peters, Alfonse, Lonnie, Shredhead, Endlessseason,MTT,Brooklyntracy, Cousinjohhnysax have all been great skiers
alot of epicskiers I ski with arent really worse than me but they are diffenently not as confindent in thier ablities as myself while on steeper terrain. Al they need to do is relize they can do it.
My Name has been summonsed from the dead on this pre-Halloween day and I shall respond only to the ridiculous and this thread serves well.... After reading this thread so far
:and taking into account what has been said
(Not Much!) and in order to reply accurately to the original question at hand my response is as follows.
I have only skied with two people from this thread Bushwacker and Carbonismo. While I feel that these two are amazing skiers, they are for totally different reasons.....
Carbonismo is an Old School meets New School skier. Having been raised on North Eastern Blue Ice and touring most of the obscure mountains there (Madd River, Jay Peak, and many others I am not familiar with) in the day when bindings consisted of a single clip down behind the boot connected to two tension cords, he skies with precision and elegance. His style is impeccable and he can transition from this fall-line skiers edge (Where his Torso looks like it is sitting on the living room couch with constant & rapid side to side motion as he floats down the slope) to the newer style giant turns using both edges of the parabolic designed skies through groomers, and also leading or hanging right on top of the group while the glades / trees are attacked in the powder. He is the authority to sensible approach of any type of skiing and always finds adventure with a huge smile on his face.
Bushwacker is quite the opposite, young testosterone filled, no fear, let's almost get ourselves killed approach way of skiing. (Well not really get ourselves killed) just adventurous to the maximum. Bushwacker loves the unknown and is constantly seeking this on the hill, it's like seeing two difference people on and off the slopes, something just clicks in his mind when the slide begins under his skies and all else in his surroundings gets transformed to him and the mountain, the view ahead and the challenge beyond. Having skied with Bushwacker many times, we gel this way in our skiing approach and both of us enjoy the attack and the triumph, accomplishing hucking, Piste and off Piste, Powder Hounding, Trees and deep glades and did I forget climbing... Yes, alot of climbing (with two skies in hand cross-chested digging into the ascent on various unthinkable climbs) to some amazing sites and even better POW skiing that I never would imagine to have exist where no other tracks have been made. Although I had videos of and pictures of some of these adventures, my hard drive which contained them got ripped off while I was in Italy this summer. So here is an early ski adventure from this year, that I could have only wished to have been part of
:, that Bushwaker accomplished.... the video speaks for itself, right click and copy then paste in your IE as to watch it if the link doesn't work: http://www.pitonproductions.com/SkiingVids/AltaAir.wmv
So the real question of this thread is not just who you think the best skier is here (that you've skied with), but it is also why do you think that and describe your reasons!
The Bottom Line.... Having fun and feeling accomplished at any level from the beginner level to expert or from getting back on the piste post a debilitating occurrence, what ever it is you do, it's you and that mountain
and we all win the star prize with a smile
on our face at the end of the day.
I shall now go back to the dead, my work is completed here...