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post #31 of 40
I like being pushed around. It is always good for one's skiing to do it on someone else's terms if your group is at or above your skill level. But man you have to watch out for that pusher man.
post #32 of 40
The only reason I'm as good as I am now is because I had people pushing me when I first started out. So I try to push people when I can so they have the same opportunity I did
post #33 of 40
Others I ski with tend to prefer me in front. Safer that way
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by skiuphill View Post
The only reason I'm as good as I am now is because I had people pushing me when I first started out. So I try to push people when I can so they have the same opportunity I did
Don't try that with the girlfriend.
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
I like being pushed around. It is always good for one's skiing to do it on someone else's terms if your group is at or above your skill level. But man you have to watch out for that pusher man.
Nice, but when I saw the link, I thought you were going here:

post #36 of 40
I'll do either, but prefer pushie as I tend to ski better with better skiers.

Skiing with many better skiers from THIS site has improved my skiing exponentially, but I can also guide folks around the groomers and still have a great time.
post #37 of 40
Both are fun (it's skiing, isn't it?) -- with a couple of limitations. I don't have the patience to SLOWLY ski easy unchallenging stuff for very long, and I'm totally unqualified to help someone else get better (which would make the whole thing more interesting). I'm also old enough and (hopefully) wise enough not to want to put life or limb at serious risk -- I'm not going to follow someone to the gates of hell! Maybe the lack of testosterone has something to do with this? That said, the most pure FUN I have had skiing are those times when I've been pushed -- because one of the things I love about skiing is pushing myself to ski better, or faster, or on more challenging terrain.

Things change a bit when it comes to group ski lessons, and I think students need to be relatively evenly matched and, depending on group goals, pushed safely by the instructor and each other. The only "bad" lesson I ever had was not due to bad teaching, but to one excrutiatingly slow student in our group. It was absolutely impossible (not just for me but for everyone else) to give this person enough of a head start, or ski slowly enough, to avoid either stopping after every turn or passing her (and our teacher told us at the beginning of the lesson that this was a no-no). This was one of those moments when you thank G-d it's only one lesson out of your life, and not an entire ski week!!!

DEP
post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I had one of my best days at Magic last year, hooked up with a bunch of Maggots and we were just pushing each other all over the mountain. It was good to be be with some better skier who knew the mountain.
What I think is that if I am pushed I will push back.
post #39 of 40
With the usual group I am the pusher.

Days that I was pushed, I skied the best.
post #40 of 40
Digging deep into my brain....I like to be the number 2 guy. As such, I dont have to worry about the saftey of the group, where I am going, etc...I can enjoy mind free skiing, while still being pushed.

That said...I would want to go first....when the pusher points to where I should go...first tracks you know.
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