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post #1 of 37
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CHOOSE ONE ONLY

A bit of a "best skier" thread spin-off, but one that I feel that I CAN comment on, although it will take some time to think about.

What Epic skier has a skiing philosophy or ethos you particularly treasure? That's something you can pick up on even if you've never seen the person ski. It may involve an instructional pedagogy (look it up!) or perhaps something much more informal or broad about the skiing life or attitudes or whatever. You decide.
Should be fun ... :
post #2 of 37
AC


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post #3 of 37
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Originally Posted by cantunamunch View Post
AC


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sorry trots, thread over

no better answer to your question---without AC---no bears at all.
post #4 of 37
It's not over if you haven't met Weems. I nominate Weems (of course, I've never met AC)
post #5 of 37
I thought you'd put in stuc.
post #6 of 37
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I thought you'd put in stuc.
He's posted 3 times, but yeah.
post #7 of 37
eric deslauriers, not sure what his epic name is, but i've heard he comes on every now and then.
post #8 of 37
Oct 25, 2007

Bob Barnes, hands down or skis down (take your pick).

Think snow,

CP
post #9 of 37
What is skiing philosophy?

Philosophy: the study of truth or wisdom.

Skiing philosophy: The study of skiing truth or wisdom?

No matter what I recomend pao tszu or whatever he calls himself.
post #10 of 37
Definitely Pow Tzu who has endowed us with the Pow Te Ching.
post #11 of 37
even though he might not be a bear this guy on TGR is pretty awesome. Jack Handy
post #12 of 37
I'll nominate Tony Crocker. His analytical approach to skiing--snowfall, conditions, etc.--shows a fanatical devotion to the empirical side of the sport (which, to be honest, I don't really share) and, more to the point, helps lots of Bears enjoy their skiing more by improving their trip planning.
post #13 of 37
Bob Peters, even though I don't think I've ever met him. From reading his posts I think he truly gets it!
JF
post #14 of 37
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It's not over if you haven't met Weems. I nominate Weems (of course, I've never met AC)
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Originally Posted by CharlieP View Post
Bob Barnes, hands down or skis down (take your pick).
Bob once told me that Weems is who he wants to be when he grows up.

Weems didn't like that though, as that implies that he has actually grown up.

Even though I barely know him, I think I'd have to pick Weems.
post #15 of 37
Put Ott Gangle in there too.
post #16 of 37
Ott Gangl ,he has an understanding of the Art ,Heart and Joy of the Dance in Skiing that comes thru in all his posts.
post #17 of 37
I can't resist:

HIGHWAY STAR

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post #18 of 37
Thread Starter 
HEY: IGNORE MY PREVIOUS "CHOOSE ONE ONLY"

What a stupid idea! It's too hard. Choose as many as you want!
post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post
Bob Peters, even though I don't think I've ever met him. From reading his posts I think he truly gets it!
JF
Can you explain?

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... I think I'd have to pick Weems.
Can you explain?

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Put Ott Gangle in there too.
Can you explain?

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Originally Posted by Mr Hazmat View Post
HIGHWAY STAR
Can you explain?
post #20 of 37
Trotski; refering to Ott, do a search for "Sigi" and you'll understand.
post #21 of 37
Ditto for Highway Star
post #22 of 37
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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post
Bob Peters, even though I don't think I've ever met him. From reading his posts I think he truly gets it!
Can I explain? The nature of his posts show me that he has been around the bullwheel a few times & understands the stoke of the mountains, the essence of the glisse. He is not hung up on one aspect of the game, but sees the full scope.

JF
post #23 of 37
bong

I always find myself a little smarter after sharing a lift ride with him as he’s one of those rare few who can manage variable conditions with grace, wisdom and infectious humor.

Besides…he sure looks like the Dean of Philosophy visiting from the University of Hawaii in this photo...

...“I ski, therefore I am”

post #24 of 37
Pierre!
Met him, had drinks with him, only wish I had more time to spend with him!
post #25 of 37
Explain Weems' inclusion? That's easy. He's said he's never had a bad day on skis in his life. And, more importantly, I don't think it's possible to be in a bad mood for more then 5 seconds of talking to him. He's perpetually up-beat.
post #26 of 37
any one of a number of folks whose philosophy is to stop thinking and just ski.
post #27 of 37
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even though he might not be a bear this guy on TGR is pretty awesome. Jack Handy
I subscribe to the wisdom of Jack Handy as well.
post #28 of 37
My philosophy of skiing is 'don't fall down'.
post #29 of 37
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My philosophy of skiing is 'don't fall down'.
Mine is "Hey, I've got skis on my feet. Cool :"


I've got to think for a bit about the bear with the best personality though...
post #30 of 37
Here's my list:

Weems
Nolo
Ursula
Squatty
Kristen Ulmer

and having just spent an extremely inspiring half with him on Thursday, Dan Egan!
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