When you visit EpicSki, do you go to other areas of the site with much frequency, or are your visits pretty much exclusively spent on the Forum?
The Forum 97% of the time
, I browse the rest occasionally.2
Do you have a favorite discussion, that is, one that you tend to check out first when there are a lot of lit bulbs on the left of Forum list?
I read the new ones first, and then all others.3
Instead, is the first thing that draws your attention that a post is by a particular author?
What is the primary benefit of EpicSki that keeps you coming back?
As I wrote somewhere last summer, this side provides me good reading, the possibility to improve my English, esp ski related, and the
possibility to "meet" interesting people.5
Do you think that EpicSki's forums have helped improve your skiing? How?
I am an instinctive skier, that is to say I do not
think much about what I am doing, I just do it.
This site provides me the opportunity to elaborate on how a particular movement is done, what it generates in its turn etc.
Mostly by reading other people post.
As an example, This winter I read a post from Pierre he!, it was about skiing bumps, well, beleive it or not, the previous saturday I found myself into the exact situation, e.g. I saw, for the first time in my life, a clear path between moguls (I usually ski the moguls absorbing the asperities...albeit not at warp speed) , and skied it as if I were skiing a perfectly groomed slope. At the time I thought how strange the thing was, and subsequently struggled for a while with the thought (how to put it into plain English, that is, as well as how to put it into plain Italian), and then
Pierre eh! post came and I said to myself: "that's it!, that's what happened!"6
Do the forums make you a smarter consumer? Please describe.
Not really, I have a limited budget.
Prices, above all, guide what I buy.
I do have personal preferencies, of course, but the price is what triggers the decision, in the end.
That said, I always go (90% of the time) for Voelkl skis, Tecnica boot, and usually Salomon (again primarily for budget reason)bindings.
If the price of these brand/modeldoes not meet my purse, well, I simply do not buy.
That's how I ended up with 9yrs old P9RS Super, before buying my current-in-use P40-F1 (two seasons old, now)
Still, I do like to read other people impression of this or that ski, boots, and bindings.