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post #31 of 47
Nice work Kevin . It looks like the fracture started just forward of the Fusion cutout. That is a surprisingly clean break through the core, base, and edges.
post #32 of 47
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Yeah, it took a couple of minutes for my heartbeat to slow down after that one. I am not taking these skis on anything much more than a blue groomer any more. I just don't have any confidence in the 30+ year old bindings w/ safety straps.
post #33 of 47
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Yeah, it took a couple of minutes for my heartbeat to slow down after that one.
Mine too.
post #34 of 47
Its too much fun for me to bust your chops, but I have pause this time to say "Whew! Glad you're okay". That does look nasty.

mdf, Good photography.
post #35 of 47
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. I just don't have any confidence in the 30+ year old bindings w/ safety straps.
I can't believe that you took them on to Goat.

They released, though.

The nostalgia of safety straps and windmilling skis. Glad you're ok Phil. Wish I'd seen that
post #36 of 47
Did Phil have a HART and offer a demo for the rest of the day?
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post #37 of 47
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Did Phil have a HART and offer a demo for the rest of the day?
I would have if it wasn't the last run of the day for both of us...anyway.
post #38 of 47
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Yeah, it took a couple of minutes for my heartbeat to slow down after that one. I am not taking these skis on anything much more than a blue groomer any more. I just don't have any confidence in the 30+ year old bindings w/ safety straps.
I was still pretty high on Upper Goat when Phil took his tumble. I was surprised when Phil got up and skied away from that one -- looked bad from my perspective!
post #39 of 47
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I would have if it wasn't the last run of the day for both of us...anyway.

Now thats great timing!

By the way---I agree with Kevin, that tumble looks pretty harsh! Glad you were able to get up and ski away!
post #40 of 47
So who else here broke equipment leading to 1 skiing it on a Front-four trail this season? Glad to hear it was the ski rather than the leg Kevin!

The big question about this trip....who did Paul run into?
post #41 of 47
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So who else here broke equipment leading to 1 skiing it on a Front-four trail this season? Glad to hear it was the ski rather than the leg Kevin!

The big question about this trip....who did Paul run into?
I see you have skied with Paul.
post #42 of 47
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So who else here broke equipment leading to 1 skiing it on a Front-four trail this season? Glad to hear it was the ski rather than the leg Kevin!
LOL! When I reached Liftline trail, I was thinking about your incident and some eerie similarities!
post #43 of 47
WOW! That looks like a lot of fun.
post #44 of 47
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WOW! That looks like a lot of fun.
yep, curling on a steep slope using day glo stones.



Notice no one wants to get in front of this!
That bump = crushed.
post #45 of 47
Truth be told, I joined Phil in doing the stomach slide down Goat. I saw his fall as I was further up the hill, and, a few turns later, I'm thinking to myself "why does any sane person ski Goat on the last run of the year?".
It was a great day. The bumps on Chin Clip were my favorite. I was the pallbearer for KevinF's ski as I took it for it's last ride as he walked down.

By the way, you don't exactly ski with Phil, Epic and Paul Jones. You ski behind them, sometimes way behind them. KevinF and I tried hard to keep up, but, they go!

I arrived at Stowe on Friday and skied in light snow. On Saturday, Pedalbiker and I linked up for some turns. Freezing rain in the am and limited visiblility in the pm, but it was a good day. Petalbiker had to begin his trip home on Sat. so he did not stick around for Sunday. Pat you missed a great day.

If Phil wants to do Stowe next year for bumpfeast, I like to see it more as a weekend event. Stowe is a marvelous place to kiss the ski season goodbye.

Great to meet some new friends.
Mike
post #46 of 47
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Drum roll please....
Here's what you have all been waiting for, the action shots of The Phil! The Goat! The Ski!. The yellow smudge is Phil. You can tell by the glow.
The guy looking on in wonder is Epic.


And here's the best shot, about 1 second after that one.
I didn't notice the first picture here. I actually hit a rock/root/ice combo just above the first picture, at that point I slid out then started to slide out. I am not sure where I started to tumble, but you will notice how far I am above Epic when it starts and I am actually not done sliding in the second frame either. I had thought about taking the safety straps off The Ski due to the chance of a wind milling ski, I am glad I didn't, I think I would be still up in the woods off of The Goat looking for the ski that released.

Again, in hind site, I shouldn't have been there on those skis, it could have been a lot worse.
post #47 of 47
So Phil and Living Proof took long tumbles down Goat.

I broke a ski.

Epic and mdf made it down safely.

Sounds like that's a final score of Goat 3, Bears 2
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