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post #31 of 49
Nice Bumpfreak.

You have posted pics of my two favorite bump runs.

But, you knew that. They are sweet huh?
post #32 of 49
Any chance you'll be able to wear out me and mrTC in the next day or two.
post #33 of 49
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Nice Bumpfreak.

You have posted pics of my two favorite bump runs.

But, you knew that. They are sweet huh?
Yes. Yes they are. Mary Jane is such a cool place. Not only can you find an awesome variety of bumps and lines but bump skiing is encouraged by the management and the other skiers on the hill. I've been reading over at mogulskiing.net that bump skiers often get verbally abused from the lift. I really don't understand this but I'm really glad that my home away from home is a better place
post #34 of 49
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Any chance you'll be able to wear out me and mrTC in the next day or two.
Every chance in the world Where are you two going to be?
post #35 of 49
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Every chance in the world Where are you two going to be?
Times and places posted
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=68603
post #36 of 49
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Aw shucks. I thought maybe my awesome bump picks convinced MrTC to come out a day early and check out Mary Jane.

I'll give it some thought. One way or another we'll all get together out here
post #37 of 49
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Not much of a TR here, just wanted to blog a bit.

Today I felt the backwards bicycle for the first time!!! I was really intrigued this summer when I read Bob Barnes' explanations that included the animated stick figure. I've made some good progress this year in my bump skiing but I was just telling drewski180 yesterday that I still hadn't felt anything like a bicycle motion, backward or forwards

This afternoon at Mary Jane was sunny and warm, mid to upper forties. I did a few laps on Outhouse and the snow was real soft... not slushy but definitely ripe. There are three fairly steep sections on this run where the bumps get pretty big. Now, I've been working a lot on foot containment and I've gotten it down pretty well.... at least when I remember to do it.... and today on these big bumps I was achieving more absorption than I ever have before, well over ninety degrees. Turns out that foot containment plus good absorption equals backwards bicycle Yahoooo
post #38 of 49

thanks for the pics

Had a great time skiing with you on Tuesday. Sorry I had to leave early, the ankle was a little swollen but not too bad. Don't think it'll keep me from going this weekend, thats for sure. Hope to do it again some time. Keep on rippin.
post #39 of 49
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Left the bump Mecca of Mary Jane in favor of skiing with friends new and old in Summit County.

Had mega fun with the Triple T crew (Trekchick, Mr. TC and Tom), Alta6, UGAskidawg, and the Diva crew (COskigirl, Minlou, bklyn, Kelly, AT_NYC and mollmeister) at ABasin.

One of my proudest moments as a Bear was when I was in the lift line with the TTs and Alta6 made his way along side us and asked, "Are you guys from Epicski?" After a positive response he said, "Yeah, I thought so, I recognized your (hand painted) skis."

I only got a few pics that day....

I felt way privileged to have ridden a lift at the Basin with TC and the ever stylish bklyn


Boot orgy.... or chicks on Bros with dude on toothpicks


Next up was LGCIV. Here are a few pics from day two at Breck.

A little new snow is always a good thing.



Had quite the adventurous run in Windows.
TC in shoulder deep pow


Tom and TC getting the goods.


Just because there's a pretty blue sky one morning....

Don't put away those skis just yet
post #40 of 49
Bumpfreaq,

Just wanted to let you know it was a pleasure skiing with you at Loveland and Copper this past week. Hope to see you back in CO next season. And for the record: Bumpfreaq rocks the skinny skis not only in the moguls.....but also puts down a mean line in the steeps and powder . Have a safe trip back to MI.

Duane
post #41 of 49
Bumpfreaq, as always it was a pleasure to ski with you. Terry(Mr TC) always enjoys your company.
Nice that your interesting skis attracted our new friends Alta6!

Maybe when I grow up, I can rip like you on little girl skis
post #42 of 49
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Well I guess I have to wrap this thing up for another year. After the last report I spend an absolutely great week with the LGC crew. Man, what a blast and what a magnificent collection of worl class peeps to ski and hang with. I'd specifically like to thank Dookey because I've always been more of a solo skier kind of guy and it was his 'diaries' of last year's LGC that inspired me to insinuate myself into the party

To anybody that's had the idea of going to this event but thinks they might be too much of a freak to be welcomed by such a diverse group of skiers, take it from me.... get yourself to the morning meeting place and the rest is all grins

So the drive home was fast (just over sixteen hours... record time!) but otherwise uneventful. Home is a beautiful place, I feel blessed to be in such a great situation. But the mountains are in my heart and I'm counting the days (and packs of TP) 'til I get back.

I hope to see you there next year
post #43 of 49
Bumpster,

Glad you're home safe and can't adequately express what a pleasure it was to meet, ski and hang out with you.

Hope we can hook up next season and BTW we're under a winter storm watch here in Summit County
post #44 of 49
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Bumpster,

Glad you're home safe and can't adequately express what a pleasure it was to meet, ski and hang out with you.

Hope we can hook up next season and BTW we're under a winter storm watch here in Summit County
Thanks j, and thanks for for spearheading this year's LGC Can't wait 'til next year!

I hope you can get to the mountain with all that fresh Wish I could be there
post #45 of 49

bump this thread...

Great time indeed! It was a pleasure to ski with someone who does not forum ski but actually brought the game and rips it. I was also impressed you did not hide behind some huge quiver and talk equipment issues when faced with various snow conditions but rather burned it on a pair of skinny bump sticks with a hand paint job. Outstanding! Outside of a bluebird Copper Mtn day; skiing with you and Alta6 eod at the Basin will stick in my mind as a first class skiing. Betsy and I enjoyed meeting your wife. Look forward to another slide with you. Cheers.

Ready to go...


Always with a smile at the center of it all...
post #46 of 49
That's the Bumpfreaq we've grown to know and love.
post #47 of 49
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Oh.... you guys make me blush..... well, at least smile

This has been such a great ski year for me, largely due to my new affiliation with epicski and the wonderful new friends it has led me to. Thank you all!

Ha Don, re: ABasin day.... ya know I was really anticipating skiing Pali in the morning then stopping at my car to switch to some longer, fatter boards before we got into Montazuma and the East Wall. When we got to the steep and somewhat deep it was...... a character building experience for me on those short and skinny sticks But, given the setting, the conditions and the company it would have been big fun on barrel staves or a cardboard box
post #48 of 49
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Oh.... you guys make me blush..... well, at least smile

This has been such a great ski year for me, largely due to my new affiliation with epicski and the wonderful new friends it has led me to. Thank you all!

Ha Don, re: ABasin day.... ya know I was really anticipating skiing Pali in the morning then stopping at my car to switch to some longer, fatter boards before we got into Montazuma and the East Wall. When we got to the steep and somewhat deep it was...... a character building experience for me on those short and skinny sticksBut, given the setting, the conditions and the company it would have been big fun on barrel staves or a cardboard box
They'd be Barrel Staves with a nice paint job, if they were on your Kryptons.

Thanks to Viking for introducing you to us.

Wanna close down Boyne next weekend?
(I can't really decide if I wanna close down Boyne or head ta da Youuuuu Peeeeeeee!
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ewpost&t=69337
post #49 of 49
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Wanna close down Boyne next weekend?
(I can't really decide if I wanna close down Boyne or head ta da Youuuuu Peeeeeeee!
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...ewpost&t=69337
Yeah, I'd like to get out one more time. Gotta work Saturday... not sure about Sunday. I'll be in touch
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