When Craig followed you down Gorge, thinking he could look as smooth as you............ I soooooooo wish I'd had a camera!
I think he needs a new helmet.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that one.... but heck, Craig had tons of options. Tom pretty much had to follow.
You're right though, I think that would have at least made the finals on AFHV
And here is the story:
Craig is a friend of ours who seems to get an extra dose of stupid when he skis with my husband, Terry.
I'm embarrassed to say that Ski patrol has had at least 4 chats with us when those two "get stupid". Some of you may recall the incident when Terry crashed and got a concussion? Craig was the friend who was skiing with Terry at the time.
But, I digress........on with my AFHV Entry.
Craig skis bumps fairly well, but doesn't have smooth technique. You can imagine that he hit it off well with our friend Bumpfreaq on one of his visits. Craig, struck up a conversation with BF about technique, and decided that he was going to "follow BF" no matter what and match him, move for move.
BF, you can fill this in, but IIRC he tried on a few runs but never really matched you.
Well, BF's getting to a point when he needs to think about packing in and heading home. Craig wants one more chance.
BF takes Gorge, which is a short, steep, ice mound run that is what constitutes moguls here in northern Michigan.(maybe 8 turns)
BF looks smooth and beautiful.......Craig, not so much
Craig makes his first turn, spins around, backwards, (can't remember if he has one ski on or two at this point).
He slides down the entire hill on his back, going over TOP of the bumps, with his head bouncing da dunk da dunk da dunk, all the way to the bottom.
There were at least 5 of us (his friends, mind you) at the top of Gorge, looking down, laughing our butts off. BF at the bottom with a completely different vantage point, would love to hear his version of this.
It took Craig long enough to collect himself that people were getting off the chair, to come and see what we were laughing at. One guy said, "I heard the laughter from about 2/3 way up the chair. I was hoping to find out what it was all about. Oooh, is that guy okay?"
I think I was laughing to hard to reply.
I have no idea if Craig has regrets, but my only regret is that I didn't have my camera handy.