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Long time lurker, finally decided to register.
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HI

I'm old.
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Welcome saddlebackattack, glad you decided to come out and play. [img]smile.gif[/img]

[ September 18, 2003, 02:11 PM: Message edited by: Kima ]
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I was new once.

Welcome, Saddlebackattack.

We have an annual get-together which is in Jackson Hole this year. Find out more in the Meet on the Hill forum. If you have no plans end of January, early February, consider a few days with da Bears at the base of the Tetons.

[ September 18, 2003, 02:13 PM: Message edited by: ryan ]
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Doubtful if I could go, unless my resort (Saddleback) sent me as a representative. I'd like to check out Jackson Hole and see if it's any good compared to the East, or to the resorts I've been to out west and in Europe. It's doubtful in January however, because I'm still in college and I'll have classes.
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Originally posted by saddlebackattack:
... I'd like to check out Jackson Hole and see if it's any good compared to the East...
Huh?? : Ummm, Huh? :

Oh, where are my manners...Welcome!

[ September 18, 2003, 03:06 PM: Message edited by: Carvemeister ]
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prob'ly sucks compared to the east, true (i got nothin' better to do's why i'm goin'), but IF it works out, love to have ya.

[ September 18, 2003, 03:52 PM: Message edited by: ryan ]
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So how is Saddleback?

I have never been there but I have been to Greenville and MooseHead Lake which I thibnk isn't that far from you.
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Welcome. I learned to ski at Saddleback 20+ years ago. Glad to see someone purchased SB to keep it going.

Have fun!
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Welcome to all the fun!!!!

GO WEST to """Colorado""".....
and ski Winter Park & Mary Jane....
No Pain, No Jane.That's our motto. And after you feel the impact of The Jane's relentless long mogul runs, it'll be yours, too. Cruising at an altitude of 11,000 feet, here you may encounter a bit of turbulence. People come to Mary Jane when they want to feel a bit guilty for enjoying themselves too much. This beautiful, bumpy mountain was voted #1 in North America for bump skiing. So if you're needing a push, wanting a challenge, or maybe just feeling you've been naughty, try a run down Mary Jane.

I tell you its a RUSH !!!!! :
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Welcome to EpicSki, Saddlebackattack! Always good to see another Mainer around here (even though I've long ago left the Great State to ski the little hills of Colorado).

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
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Just wanted to chime in and welcome you aboard!!
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hi SBattack ,
as a Loafer from the Bangor area, I'd sure like to see the new owner succeed.
Beautiful area....but to compare us with the Rockies.... : : :

Hope we get a nice, white Winter... [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

[ September 19, 2003, 08:16 AM: Message edited by: HaveSkisWillClimb ]
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Welcome, Maine guy. Sounds like Saddleback is a pretty cool place. Hope the comeback is a success.
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hi,I am young, and I was new once, and I'm from wisconsin, the place where people seem to think that there aren't any ski areas. just to inform you, there are about 20 ski areas in wisconsin, but if you put them all together they might equal the size of say, breckenridge.(there I inroduced myself)

BoB
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SaddlebackAttack, do you use straight or shaped skis? Just curious.. When I go there I see lots of straight skis, old school place.. [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img]
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Originally posted by saddlebackattack:
I'd like to check out Jackson Hole and see if it's any good compared to the East...
oh my, is there a recovery group for this sort of thing...

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It's doubtful in January however, because I'm still in college and I'll have classes.
eh gads SBA!! college is a great time to to go! when else can you dissapear for a week and not have to answer to anyone... [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img] classes schmasses, that;s my motto. (especially undergrad, ah, those were the good ol days...) :
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Wow! We were talking about Saddleback last year. Check it out:
http://skiing.about.com/b/a/027552.htm#more

$35 lift tickets! Finally a New England lift ticket price that reflects the value of New England skiing!
Welcome!
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Originally posted by DaveV:
SaddlebackAttack, do you use straight or shaped skis? Just curious.. When I go there I see lots of straight skis, old school place.. [img]graemlins/angel.gif[/img]
I mostly use straights when I'm fixed heel, but when I free the heel to free the sole I use the SuperStinx which is definately a midfat, so I guess you'd call that shaped.

I usually use the straights because of the tail. I like a narrow tail in the bumps, but I prefer the wide shovel of shaped skis. There really isn't a ski out there that exactly fits my needs, old or new. When a ski is made that is shaped from the boot forward and straight from the boot back, I'll run out and buy it in a heartbeat.

But yeah, you see alot of folks who have never bought new skis, some for principle (guys like MM who usually hits saddleback two weekends a year) and they're hard to get along with, but most just don't feel like shelling out money for new skis when the old will do. It's something in the downeast character I guess. You see alot of em around here.
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hmmmm! You know, or seem to know a lot about MM, who BTW claims to be a patroller at Saddleback like you in a post he made here: http://appalachia.outdoors.org/bbs/messageview.cfm?catid=4&threadid=3608&highlight_ke y =y (You said above that he hits Saddleback once or twice a year, but you are supposedly on the same patrol.)
Ironically, he posted a "story" about snow on Saddleback yesterday and having to help some ill prepared thru-hikers and driving them back into town to purchase some winter clothes, just like you did. Here is his post:
http://appalachia.outdoors.org/bbs/messageview.cfm?catid=4&threadid=3688&highlight_ke y =y
Is the gig up! Is MittersillManiac here as Saddlebackattack? Is he on the AMC boards as CainamLlisrettim (mittersillmaniac backwards if you didn't catch that)? Is he one and the same?

[ September 20, 2003, 08:57 AM: Message edited by: skierteach ]
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I usually use the straights because of the tail. I like a narrow tail in the bumps, but I prefer the wide shovel of shaped skis. There really isn't a ski out there that exactly fits my needs, old or new. When a ski is made that is shaped from the boot forward and straight from the boot back, I'll run out and buy it in a heartbeat.
Hmm--at some point it would be interesting to discuss this in the Instruction section of the forums, SBA. But you might want to look around for some of the old Elan Cycloid series skis of six or seven years ago or so. They came out just before the super-sidecut "parabolic" SCX that changed the world of skis as we know it. The cycloid sidecut started pretty straight at the tail, with an increasingly tight radius progressing toward the tip, resulting in skis that are shaped just as you described. They were narrow and straight at the tail, and noticeably flaired and wider at the tip (at least relative to the other typical "straight" skis of the time).

Personally, although I did get used to them over time, it was never a design that I liked very much. And I guess few other people did either. After a couple years, Elan introduced the original "Detonator" model one spring, with a real tail again, and a surprisingly deep sidecut overall (for the time). After one run, I immediately announced that it was the best ski, by far, that I'd ever skied on. That love affair lasted for about a month--the rest of the season--and then I got on a pair of SCX's the following fall. More sidecut was a good thing, and way more sidecut was even better!

Anyway--the Elan Cycloid series, which included pretty much the whole line from soft recreational skis up through competition Slalom and GS skis, had the shapes you like. If you can find any, I'll bet you can get them for a song!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #22 of 26
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Originally posted by Bob Barnes/Colorado:
Hmm--at some point it would be interesting to discuss this in the Instruction section of the forums, SBA. But you might want to look around for some of the old Elan Cycloid series skis of six or seven years ago or so. They came out just before the super-sidecut "parabolic" SCX that changed the world of skis as we know it. The cycloid sidecut started pretty straight at the tail, with an increasingly tight radius progressing toward the tip, resulting in skis that are shaped just as you described. They were narrow and straight at the tail, and noticeably flaired and wider at the tip (at least relative to the other typical "straight" skis of the time).
Best regards,
Bob Barnes
Thanks a million. I'm gonna go search around for a beat up pair immediately (so I can try em without shelling out lots of dough) and if I like em I will try to find a nice pair or two.

That's about the best tip I've had in a long time.
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Good to see another free-heeler on the board. Welcome!
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Nice Site, Skierteach!

I especially like your historical articles and some of the great old Skiing Magazine ads. I remember some of those ads from when I was a kid, especially about this time of year, dreaming of skiing!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
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Originally posted by Bob Barnes/Colorado:
Nice Site, Skierteach!

I especially like your historical articles and some of the great old Skiing Magazine ads. I remember some of those ads from when I was a kid, especially about this time of year, dreaming of skiing!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
Thanks Bob, I haven't updated in a while, hope to soon. I have been experiencing computer problems.
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You're most welcome, SaddlebackAttack. The slalom model in particular--the MBX 18 (Elan wasn't great with memorable names back then)--became a pretty popular bump ski. I actually have a pair or two of these buried and collecting dust down in my basement, but as I recall they're pretty well used up.

Here's a pair of MBX-18's for sale at E-Bay. These are 192cm, which would have been way too short for me at the time, but they might well be great bump skis now, especially if they're in good shape. Not bad for $79 with bindings! On the other hand, as conventional Slalom skis, these had the least sidecut, and so the least wide tips, of any of the Cycloid series. They're pretty straight!

All these Elan MBX skis used "Monoblock" construction, among the very first to employ the true monocoque design (along with Salomon and Volant), as opposed to to the cosmetic-only "caps" that were starting to become common.

Best regards,
Bob Barnes

[ September 20, 2003, 10:37 AM: Message edited by: Bob Barnes/Colorado ]
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