|A)This video should be shown in any powder ski buying thread? why buy a ski thats going to cause you to fall when you can go long/fat and actually have fun instead of working?
B)Is this really a bad thing epic? -BushWPa
A) I guess you're making someone else's point here. What would be the title of that thread?
B) Yes, it's terrible, just awful they're having so much fun.
I keep trying to find the "everyone must suffer terribly when skiing" mission statement on epic but the searches keep coming up empty. I think it's a conspiracy to hide it. Most likely Trekchick is the ring leader. What else could explain so many posts and such blatant use of smilies?
The people to ultimately complain the most about this will be the powder hounds because skiers who never would have ventured in there with begining skills will now go in. (not talking about these skiers here). Is this a bad thing? No, but ask the Altoids...they probably think so.
Let's take your tag line and add to it:
"A venturesome minority will always be eager to set off on their own, and no obstacles should be placed in their path; let them take risks, for godsake, let them get lost, sunburnt, stranded, drowned, eaten by bears, buried alive under avalanches, to ski how they want
- that is the right and privilege of any free American." - Edward Abbey
Sure, I'll buy that.
That's just skiing though.
If one wants to improve things get more complicated.
Then it's a good discussion of how do they get better? It might not always be quite so much fun. The how and where might change. That's an educational approach discussion though as opposed to some sort of "fun manifesto" discussion.
Of course one has to want
to improve or to try to achieve some sort of mastery, if even a little, to have the discussion.
|also Volklskier I am going to be in jackson next year will you ski with me?
...there are skier in film like hunting yeti I am sure you would call not experts too, funny thing is they get paid to ski and well you dont.
Let's just take this to the extreme here. Jean Mayer is like 73 years old now. I'm sure that qualifys him for geezer status. He was the director of Taos ski school for decades and is still skiing and teaching. I seriously doubt that he will be paid to ski in such possible ski film titles of the future as "Hunt for Yeti II - The Capture", or "Conversations with the Abominable Snowman". So would you listen to anything he has to say?
(not that I'm comparing anyone here to him btw)
So what would you do to improve their skiing?
That is if they even want any help. If they don't it's fine, but why bother with a MA at all? Let's just call it having fun.