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Read in the PRESS DEMOCRAT this am about a ski coach at Aspen, Joe Nevin, who is tryin to get boomers, Oh I think that I am one, to ski bumps and powder as well as trees etc with more confidence and ability. What do you think? Anyone heard of this instructor? Is he teaching anything new or revolutionary?



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post #2 of 18
Man-Aspen really is ground zero for Boomer oriented ski lessons-isn't this exactly what John Cledinnen is doing at Aspen already (maybe they're affiliated)? Wasn't the boomer Lito's main target audience?
post #3 of 18
I first used the term Bumps for Boomers over two years ago here on Epicski and that is what my program is called.
post #4 of 18
95 cm skis....snowlerblades. :

Yes, I can ski bumps on snowblades. Is this really an answer?
post #5 of 18

sue em

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I first used the term Bumps for Boomers over two years ago here on Epicski and that is what my program is called.
i'd file suit.

soooooo.........maybe if we get to the bottom of this folks will eschew lessons in aspen and start flocking to cleveland to bump ski!
post #6 of 18
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i'd file suit.
No I am more worried about the other way around. This serves notice that I reserve the right to use this name.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Rusty Guy View Post
i'd file suit.

soooooo.........maybe if we get to the bottom of this folks will eschew lessons in aspen and start flocking to cleveland to bump ski!
(Thread Drift: for some reason this reminds me of Coors putting an eastern brewery in Elkton, Virginia because there is a mountain named 'Rocky Mountain' (or did they rename it ) so they could still put on their labels: "Brewed with Rocky Mountain spring water". )
post #8 of 18
Joe Nevin is a great guy who uses the 98cm skiboards for the first 2 days of his 3 day course as a means of making suere that a skier is in balance. This aids in bumps! He then puts you back on your regular skis on the 3rd day for the transition back while you do the bumps.
The course emphasizes control not speed.
John Clendenin's course is a different animal while Lito's course was not about bumps at all.
post #9 of 18
Well if the bumps are made of powder, I can see how they would be a lot easier to ski (as opposed to steep close icy volkswagen beetles).
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
(Thread Drift: for some reason this reminds me of Coors putting an eastern brewery in Elkton, Virginia because there is a mountain named 'Rocky Mountain' (or did they rename it ) so they could still put on their labels: "Brewed with Rocky Mountain spring water". )
and then i believe pete coors was quoted, when pressed, as saying "water is water"

perhaps there is something analagous here.
post #11 of 18
Come up with an alliterative or clever name for your program and you to can become a ski guru.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
No I am more worried about the other way around. This serves notice that I reserve the right to use this name.
It appears that 'Bumps for Boomers' has been registered:



Not sure where that leaves you and a right to use the name.

Like any idea, just because one thinks of it first doesn't mean you have any rights until someone registers, trademarks or patents it first.....even then it can get plagiarized or tweaked and represented as 'unique'. This is not to say the idea was not dreamed up independently in this case.....but you never know. I know your frustration very intimately.....as a designer, plagiarism sucks and gets real old.
post #13 of 18
I’m curious as mkevenson regarding this particular instructor and his methodology as I read about this fellow in the local paper awhile back. While I can’t imagine there is something revolutionary here…perhaps evolutionary…I would be interested in the lesson experience regarding ‘control’ vs. speed. For example, are these two aspects on a continuum or treated as mutually exclusive in the teaching practice for boomers?

Robscapes did you take this BFB course? Would you mind expanding a bit?
post #14 of 18
Clendinin supports using shorter skis in his course but not the skiboards so there must be something to this approach. I think both programs work with soft bumps. When I tood the Clendenin course I was surprised how well the shorter skis worked, even in fresh snow in the trees. There was never enough problem with not enough float as long as you kept them pointed down the hill. I found John's teaching similar to but easier to understand than HH books and tapes. There is bound to some similarity between the two.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
No I am more worried about the other way around. This serves notice that I reserve the right to use this name.
Make it Bumps for Bumers. With umlaats.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by volklskier1 View Post
Come up with an alliterative or clever name for your program and you to can become a ski guru.
OMG........

for the life of me i can't think of anyone else who made themselves out to be a guru in this manner.
post #17 of 18
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Make it Bumps for Bumers. With umlaats.
You mean Bümps für Bümers? ( or something like that )
post #18 of 18
Looks kind of silly now that I see it. Nevermind.
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