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post #31 of 59
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
...PNW skiers don't know what ice is unless they've skied somewhere else...
Pete,
Maybe you have not skied in the PACIFIC Northwest, but there is occasionally real ice here on the coast. We have rain-freeze cycles and it can be brutal sometimes.

"No friends on a powder day." Not exactly true and over used.
post #32 of 59
Mmmmaybe there's a difference. The only Ice I've experienced was Hard and Slip.....
post #33 of 59
Great thread. . . anything using "dude", "sick", and "hella", especially when these are used in the same sentence. For instance, an actual person (I believe over 25 years of age and even more disturbing) said to me on the hill, "Dude, that's a hella sick line you ripped". A "classic line", don't you think? Other favorites:

rippin' a line
stoked for the pow
epic
tweaked
post #34 of 59
I learned this variation of the word Gaper from some ski school buddies,
G.A.P.E.R.
Guaranteed Accident Prone on Every Run

and at one time I agree we were probably all Gapers at some time
post #35 of 59
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Originally Posted by Powder Dude View Post
. . . anything using "dude",
but 'dude', "dude" is part of your totally sick log-in name!

I guess some of us have been around long enough that what was once classic to us is now cliche'.


cliche: The image of people that spend the entire season making perfect (self-conscious) turns on intermediate terrain.
post #36 of 59

Cliches

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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post
Pete,
Maybe you have not skied in the PACIFIC Northwest, but there is occasionally real ice here on the coast. We have rain-freeze cycles and it can be brutal sometimes.

"No friends on a powder day." Not exactly true and over used.

Posaune, you're right ! I should have said Inland Northwest we don't have that wet influence from the coast. I really get a kick out of Gapers complaining about the ice when I hear them complaining in the lodge and when they're in the lift lines. I truly haven't seen any ice here at Silver or Lookout in the 5 winters I have been here - pretty amazing - I am really spoiled.
post #37 of 59
Gusty winds [ yea rite, the upper mt is closed ]
Spring like conditions [ sun cooked glop that you couldn't get a D9 though ]
Frozen granular [ scraped off blue ice with over-the-handlebars piles ]
Over the handlebars [this is a ski term?]
Death cookies [death cookies]
Blue bird [ the only winter birds in our mts are black ]
34 degrees and snowing [ bring a garbage bag, or better yet stay home ]
firm [ see frozen granular ]

Ya know, before Gapers were gapers, they were TURKEYS. In honor of Thanksgiving weekend, bring back Turkeys. gobble gobble
post #38 of 59
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Originally Posted by samurai View Post
Ever notice you never heard that same ski-nut say; "this winter is supposed to suck."?
There's, like, infinity threads with people saying exactly that both here and at TGR.

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Originally Posted by davluri View Post
but 'dude', "dude" is part of your totally sick log-in name!

I guess some of us have been around long enough that what was once classic to us is now cliche'.
"Bro" became the new "dude" a few years back. I remember when I'd punch people in the head if they called me dude. Now I find I use the term myself quite often. And sometimes it's not in jest.
post #39 of 59
but 'dude', "dude" is part of your totally sick log-in name!



It's funny; when I signed up for Epic Ski, I tried several other names such as Powder guy and Powder Hound (even more of a cliche) and they were already taken. I was surprised "Powder Dude" was still available on a forum for skiers and boarders--the irony. Really, I get a chuckle out of the ever evolving language of the ski hill. Back in the 80's everything was "cool" and "sweet" and yes ( at least in Tahoe were I grew up) we were all "dudes"-- a classic cliche.
post #40 of 59
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Originally Posted by samurai View Post
I also quite dislike this cliche; "This winter is supposed to be sick..." or anything along the lines of some ski-nut expressing a belief that the weather can be predicted a full season in advance. Ever notice you never heard that same ski-nut say; "this winter is supposed to suck."?
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
There's, like, infinity threads with people saying exactly that both here and at TGR..
Huh... maybe I'm on the other side of the cliche, only listening to people who say it's going to be sick this winter. :

signed,
the-definition-of-the-cliche--listener.
post #41 of 59
"send it" if i have to hear that phrase one more time aboub someone desribing there straight air from a 3 foot mogul or 5 foot ledge I am going to start calling them a gaper.
post #42 of 59
Good call. That reminds me: "You're money!" in the same circumstances is really annoying. It can be funny if the person on the other end doesn't know you are being sarcastic. It can be funny if the person on the other end is definitely not money and then gets to eat bombhole while you laugh hysterically.

/not that I'd do that to anyone, but I've had it done to me
post #43 of 59
I can't believe people are paying hundreds of dollars to get cat tracks fitted. That's crazy.
post #44 of 59

cliche

...using multiple languages to define or describe something.

Apre Ski

Randonee Bindings

Off Piste
post #45 of 59



Cliches? .... Well, they just aren't my cup of tea! .....

Sorry.
post #46 of 59
What's the French word for ski?
post #47 of 59
^^ good catch telerod15

...pinhed has good eye - quick on his feet
post #48 of 59
The " What/Which ski should I get " question on any ski forum. :

The response: " The Volkl (insert name of 3-5 Volkl models) is the one " to the above question
post #49 of 59
What are the conditions like(insert resort)in(insert month).
post #50 of 59
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using multiple languages to define or describe something
Yeah, like couloir rather than chute. Though I think everyone says apres-ski. And who can resist "glisse"?
post #51 of 59
Whilst in Europe....."cow path" From what I gather...long, straight, narrow blue.
post #52 of 59
let's go "hit the slopes"

that one bugs me for some reason.
post #53 of 59
Free your heels and free your mind.
post #54 of 59
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
4.I own a one piece although its made by helly hanson and in noway resembles the old ones. Whatever for powder skiing it cant be beat.
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
"send it" if i have to hear that phrase one more time aboub someone desribing there straight air from a 3 foot mogul or 5 foot ledge I am going to start calling them a gaper.
Look who's talking
post #55 of 59
Words like ski, snowboard, snow, lift, resort, man, woman, a, and, the, but, or, if, yes, no, doggie, kitty, irony, insincerity, facetiousness, humor, storm, powder, huckitswitch, and Iskitheblakz are all totally cliche and really pissme off. Please refrain from their use. Thanks.
post #56 of 59
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
Words like ski, snowboard, snow, lift, resort, man, woman, a, and, the, but, or, if, yes, no, doggie, kitty, irony, insincerity, facetiousness, humor, storm, powder, huckitswitch, and Iskitheblakz are all totally cliche and really pissme off. Please refrain from their use. Thanks.
Well, "snowboard" anyway...
post #57 of 59
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
Look who's talking
that would be jake, you will never here send it come out of my mouth. I ******* hate that word after targhee.
post #58 of 59
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
that would be jake, you will never here send it come out of my mouth. I ******* hate that word after targhee.
Hehe, sorry to falsely accuse you on your birthday. Bad form on my part.
post #59 of 59
Spore
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