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Snow is Gone - Snowbird June 20th

post #1 of 25
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let me just say that this TR will be make what skiing is left up there look awesome. It wasnt it was TONS of funs but the suncups and sticky snow are taking over. Snowbird most likely wont open till July 4th after see it today.

the snow is truly gone...



Waking up to the hot high desert while its still green looking up at LCC, yep we re going skiing today.


at least we re not skiing Emma today


Captian Avenger!!!


Kevin(aka Lukc on epic) come over to be and is like hey your bushwacker. Me I am like yes I am....who are you? had to be the weirdest convo ever if you didnt know what was going on.

We start off in toad Hill in Mineral


Kevin in Mineral Basin carvin up the corn




the Melting is making alot of runs alot more fun with less room to turn. me


Kevin showing some great bump steeze.


Adrian skiing the dirty corn in mineral


Little Cloud bowl had some smoothish perfect corn in it at one point in time.

Me


Just remember sometime you REALLY need that inside leg.


Skier666 I wish


Lukc


Me trying to find the smallest possiable area to turn in.


Kevin lookin cool


Yeah the snow kinda of sucked but I would do that over and over again.

snow suck doesnt mean it wasnt a great day.


End of the road 200 yards from the tram dock the snow is truly gone.


I have some more to edit tomorrow but for now this is great for 20 mins of time.
post #2 of 25
Thanks for sharing the nitty gritty end of the season. Life is truly fantastic, huh?
post #3 of 25
Ok, I appreciate your TRs, greatly. I love that people post their summer shots.

But... Is English your second language? I'm trying to be polite here, honestly... is English your second language? If so, I'll understand and ignore those mistakes.

If not... your mother would cry. If you are a Native-English speaker and you're making those mistakes, I'd be happy to bring you to the "literate" club.

It has been a joke for a long time, but...

seriously.

My High School students in Japan are more easily understood. I honestly have to decipher your posts. It's quite the pain-in-the-ass.
post #4 of 25
I thought the deciphering was just part of the fun of reading Bush's posts.
post #5 of 25
The key is to read with a 'soft focus', just quickly scan the words and let your brain shuffle the words into the intended order. I'm dyslexic, maybe that helps me understand him?
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by samurai View Post
Ok, I appreciate your TRs, greatly. I love that people post their summer shots.

But... Is English your second language? I'm trying to be polite here, honestly... is English your second language? If so, I'll understand and ignore those mistakes.

If not... your mother would cry. If you are a Native-English speaker and you're making those mistakes, I'd be happy to bring you to the "literate" club.

It has been a joke for a long time, but...

seriously.

My High School students in Japan are more easily understood. I honestly have to decipher your posts. It's quite the pain-in-the-ass.
no.....and to be honest my spoken vocabulary is greater than most .... 620 on verbal SAT while in high school. Not awesome but I never studied for it either for a 1240 total on my SATs.

I honestly cant explain, I DO go back and reREAD post all the time, the problems is Idont read like you guys do. or at least I dont think I do. I read extremely fast and think just about as fast, when I go back and reread it reads fine to me sometimes I catch I missed 's's or 'ing's but often times its just reads normal to me. Its almost as if is some sort of brain funcition is missing. and has been that way since birth. I am just wired differently than you.

I am honestly extremely sorry about this and have been trying hard to correct this over the past couple years. All I can say that in person I am articular, intellingent, NATIVE english speaker. In person you would never think I typed like that, nor would you think I am actually in the "genuis" area of the IQ scale be reading my post.

this kinda of makes me feel bad BTW. Its something I literally I can only try to explain, and have tried to become better at it so I would be taken more seriously online.

Maybe I should get some voice recognition software and just speak.

also I hope you can understand the above, I reread and even ran its though MSword, but again its reads fine to me, I am pretty sure that reading fine to me doesnt matter anymore though.
post #7 of 25
^^^ Bush, no worries. Don't let the anal school teachers get you down--they never get to ski!

There used to be a guy around here who would write about 200 words without a single sentence. Ramshackle, maybe? Hilarious I thought. They ran him off, I think.
post #8 of 25
first off, if anyone is wondering, BWPA speaks just fine in person. now, on to a few more IMPORTANT observations about BWPA...

1) his style of skiing is very low (center of gravity) and powerful; something i am working on emulating.

2) when skiing with him, you can see the wheels turning in his head. he is about having FUN. even though his technique is superior, he doesn't **** up the experience by being so serious. it's skiing for crying out loud. it doesn't matter how the conditions are. it's about making the most of what is there... and BWPA does that.

moving on... i wouldn't mind some input on my ski pics. i've been skiing a very long time (since i was 5), but i have always lived 2 hours from the closest mountain and i have no formal training (no professional instruction or race background). my dad taught me on straight skis and then i re-taught myself what worked on shaped skis. sometimes i'll read an article on some advanced technique or pick the brain of a skier that is much better than me on the lift, but i have never really had pics taken of me while just skiing, and i'd appreciate the criticisms. i'm always about getting better.

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in the first carving pic (i was a bit cautious when carving, because the snow really wasn't THAT smooth), i think i am dropping my uphill hand a bit and i should square up my shoulders a bit more. in the second carving pic, i think i might be A-framing a bit, and i DEFINITELY need to open my stance up a bit. i think if i could combine the best aspects from the first and second carving pics, then i would be doing pretty well. any more inputs?

i'm pretty happy with the bump pic (i've been working on bumps through the whole second half of my season), but i'd appreciate some criticism on that too.

-kevin
post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post


What happened to the rest of the guy on the left in the green boots?
post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by lukc View Post
... in the second carving pic, i think i might be A-framing a bit, and i DEFINITELY need to open my stance up a bit.
First it looks like you were having a blast. Life's just not fair: those of us in the East put storage wax on our skis almost two months ago.

Why do you think your stance is too narrow? There's good separation between the skis and you've achieved nice angles. Unless the inside foot is blocking the outside foot from further tipping, there's no reason to widen your stance. As I read the original post, I thought that your skiing in the 2nd photo looked more powerful that in the 1st for two reasons: 1) better lateral balance (hip angulation / counterbalance) and 2) a tighter stance that allows you to better choose the weight distribution between skis rather than having to place some weight on the inside ski and that eases the transition into the next arc. If that turn felt good when you skied it, don't change it without knowing exactly what outcome you want to gain from the change. If you widen the stance and seek the same angles, you'll have to hike your inside leg much higher up to reach them. Your odds of having matching ski angles will then be even lower (your inside ski is already tipped less than the outside, which you called an A-frame. Work on rolling/tipping the inside leg over more if you want to fix this. If you do, the stance won't appear so narrow on camera because your knees will be farther apart.)

If it ain't broke, don't fix it
-- most of the skiers on any mountain would be proud to make that second turn
post #11 of 25
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What happened to the rest of the guy on the left in the green boots?
Classic...the dude just disappears at the shoulders..the tram cut his head off?
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
hey lukc the second shots of you coming down regulator looks DAMN good but they were straight up blurly. Also on bumps I help you out alittle tomorrow. for you active absorbation would go along way. It was also fun to to watch quit pushing your hills and just laying it over on edge by the end of the day.

I wish we could get drops or something other than just skiing on film but gawd that snow is sticky.

cya up there tomorrow. we ll get a better picture of than 1st mineral carve pic, that one kinda of sucked but the ones that showed some GREAT skiing just was unuseable.
post #13 of 25
Sorry, Bush. I didn't mean to bring you down.

I've been out of the country for so long, MY English has gone to crap.

I'll take others' advice and just skim your posts. It would probably be a healthy thing for me to do, anyway.

The fact that you're a genius explains a lot, actually. Don't feel bad if people don't take you seriously online. Nobody takes anyone seriously online.
post #14 of 25
Thanks for the TR. I was wondering for a long time how it looks towards „the end“. I know the Bird only from my snow safaris in January, February and March…
post #15 of 25
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Thanks for the TR. I was wondering for a long time how it looks towards „the end“. I know the Bird only from my snow safaris in January, February and March…
It looked pretty awesome untill like June 1st even the last weekend has awesome skiing this weekend not so...I went on ride up Little Cottonwood on my bike this morning and jsut chilled out the rest of the day. Skiing when it 70 degree hurts my feet way to much. Sorry kevin i didnt make it up there...
post #16 of 25
Nice TR BDubya... Keep up the good work man you make me jealous as hell, ya corn-harvestin' SOB!
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
Skiing when it 70 degree hurts my feet way to much. Sorry kevin i didnt make it up there...
it's cool. i felt it too... but i had driven 10 hours just to ski, so i was doin it no matter what. anyways, it was good ridin with you and hangin out. i hope to get out to SLC a lot more in the future.
post #18 of 25
BPA:

Looks like you guys had a blast.

Thanks for sharin' your pics !

RMP.

PS: I'm just sitting at my desk at work wishing I could get get out and make a few turns myself.
post #19 of 25
Thanks for the pics! its Monday, very humid and un-winter-like. This is the kind of thing that keeps me positive. I was watching a "Cult" concert this weekend thinking that "in the clouds" would be a great song to dub onto one of my helmet cam vids for next season, Thanks guys
post #20 of 25
This time of year depresses me. Though I love summer, it takes some time to accept that the buld of ski season is over. I'm already dreaming about November.
post #21 of 25
Should have called me bushwackerinpa, I would have loved to ski with you.
post #22 of 25
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What happened to the rest of the guy on the left in the green boots?
That took a minute to figure out... Looks like he's facing the camera and leaning forward with the top of his poles in his chest. His neck would be just to the left of the edge of the frame. The combination of his head being off the edge of the picture, and his weird positioning of his left arm makes for a bizarre look to the photo...


aaron
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by scootertig View Post
That took a minute to figure out... Looks like he's facing the camera and leaning forward with the top of his poles in his chest. His neck would be just to the left of the edge of the frame. The combination of his head being off the edge of the picture, and his weird positioning of his left arm makes for a bizarre look to the photo...


aaron


Yeah, at first glance it looked like he was wrapping his arms around shoulders that no longer existed.
post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
It looked pretty awesome untill like June 1st even the last weekend has awesome skiing this weekend not so...
IMHO, it was awesome until June 15th. Between June 15th and 20th, there was probably 5 feet less snow on top of hidden peak ( from my estimation ). It was an incredible ski season.
post #25 of 25


anyone who skis like this can post whatever they want to
Go Josh !!!
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