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post #31 of 52
I'm not talking about tucking a straight run,anyone can make 11's down a hill. Run a race course and see how your time stacks up against the National average. We don't get any powder in the PNW so tree skiing is unheard of here. MittersillManiac,it's about time someone replaced SCSA.
post #32 of 52
Quote:
Originally posted by slider:
I'm not talking about tucking a straight run,anyone can make 11's down a hill. Run a race course and see how your time stacks up against the National average. We don't get any powder in the PNW so tree skiing is unheard of here. MittersillManiac,it's about time someone replaced SCSA.
HeeHeeHee

Someone finally admits that the PNW gets no powder. Here in New England we get lots of it (water content during january and febuary is usually below 11% and Jay peak averages about 7%, a couple % lower than ALTA). I'm jumping for joy. HAHAHAHA EAST IS BETTER THAN WEST!

I'm not talking about a straight run either. I'm talking about ANY combination of routes down from the summit of a mountain, like the classic Avalanche downhill course at Cannon Mountain, or the Narrow Gauge at Sugarloaf, the Dipper at Burke Mountain, F.I.S. at Sugarbush, the Nosedive at Stowe, The Thunderbolt on Mount Greylock, the Carriage Road on Mount Moosilaukee, Class A racing trails all. And yes, I used to race. I was all-state as a high school racer all the way through, on equipment that even I would consider antiquated ($25 former rental skis from the 70's with rotten edges and no camber, with rear entry boots 2.5 sizes too big that cut into me so much that I got cuts and bruises on my shins from banging the front of the boot to drive around the gates, and bruises on my arms because I couldn't afford gate guards). Don't preach to me about race courses man. I've been there. I can do it. I don't want to go back, because some things will never change. I'm not gonna do NASTAR cause it's not worth the time. I'd much rather run some bumps, do some kamikaze, shread some bark in the woods, or huck a cliff than do any of that "refined" sort of skiing. I grew up on that stuff. I don't want to go back. It was unfulfilling and painful.

Now if you wanna have a REAL race, you'll do the following:

find a run of at least 2000 vertical feet, with at least one pitch of 30° or more, with at least 10 distinct turns that require a sustained edge, and at least two spots with guaranteed airtime, and you'll have a class-A race course. Now tuck it! no scrubbing speed, no control gates, no falling, and no finishing second. That's a Kamikaze Downhill baby, and that is part one of a skier's true test.

Part two is a mixture of bumps, tight trees, and at least one technical ledge drop.

Take two and call me in the morning.
post #33 of 52
I'm just going to bask in your glow. :
post #34 of 52
Quote:
Here in New England we get lots of it [powder]- mm
Yeah right. Sure this year was great particularly mid December through the last week in January because it stayed cold and then snowed a lot. Then what did it do? It rained and there goes that great powder surface. Fact is the East rarely can put together two weeks of consistent cold temps to offer a snow quality anything like the west.
I love skiing the East but it's no powder mecca unless you're a Brit who skis inside all the time.

[ April 29, 2003, 12:57 PM: Message edited by: Tog ]
post #35 of 52
" I was all-state as a high school racer all the way through, on equipment that even I would consider antiquated ($25 former rental skis from the 70's with rotten edges and no camber, with rear entry boots 2.5 sizes too big "

Really? What high school did you race for?
post #36 of 52
We've got to be getting trolled. This guy can't be for real.
post #37 of 52
At 150+ posts this dude is the real thing. I cast my vote though for the SCSA standin. Now who is going to go ski with him and get 'schooled' in SCSA style? [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #38 of 52
MittersillManiac(SCSA),I've got just 1 question. Are you still skiing the great powder of the East. Us poor saps in the PNW just have to get by with our measly 135" base and only a few inches of new daily. That is all.

On a happy note-Lucky you crack me up.
post #39 of 52
web cam

How sad is this?

Yes that's snow (as of april 28th!)
post #40 of 52
On the subject of the thread:
What's wrong with one pieces ?
One pieces at low temps...

My wife is the one in the white/blue one piece (I'm the one with the pink pants) ain't she beautiful?

Post edited to put a link to the image instead of a direct posting of the same as many cannot see it

[ May 02, 2003, 12:09 AM: Message edited by: Matteo ]
post #41 of 52

Yes she is.
post #42 of 52
Thread Starter 
She may well be, but the suit.......?????
post #43 of 52
Rusty, notice the second person from the picture left, thethird and the boy in front of him.
all three were wearing a one piece too.
It was a cold day (-17 C without the chilling factor), and I envied all of them. Since the idea to go to that place had been mine, everyone is still @*+~"&% at me,even now, 4 years later, whenever the subject of that day comes around.
My two pieces, that day, was allowing "fresh air" to enter from all places. Brrr.
post #44 of 52
It's the colors that I think were the problem. cool pants..
The day glo colors that look like someone had a black light on them were the "dated" suits. Like your friends, Matteo, I like my one piece. it is however almost all black with only a few red highlights. Not much else keeps me as warm on those cold windy days.
post #45 of 52
Did you get those pants from ryan? [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #46 of 52
Quote:
Originally posted by dchan:
web cam

How sad is this?

Yes that's snow (as of april 28th!)
Dchan, I see no powder, no snow, in that webcam
It just displays a black square!!!
(teeheee)
post #47 of 52
No Lucky, but I have a nice pair of stretch pants, tucked away somewhere. Maybe one day, I'll wear it and compete with Ryan
[img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #48 of 52
1993: four out of six in one piece suit
(me, second from the left, still have that one piece somewhere)
post #49 of 52
Leading this slightly astray, this morning, while tyding up the skiing clothes, I found my old stretch pants.
What do you think can I compete with you, Ryan ?

Matteo's early '90 stretch pants attire

P.S. I cut off the matching rear entry Salomon SX92 Racing; it would have been simply too much!

Post edited to put a link to the image instead of a direct posting of the same as many cannot see it

[ May 02, 2003, 12:10 AM: Message edited by: Matteo ]
post #50 of 52
Matteo,
I can't see the picture!



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post #51 of 52
At your service Matteo
post #52 of 52
Thank you Slider!
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