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The Artist Formerly Known as "Gravity"

post #1 of 27
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Hello folks! Hope you are enjoying your spring, so far its been wonderful weather here in Vermont - the opprossive heat and humidity of the summers here has not yet hit, so I'm getting outside as much as possible. By July I'll pretty much be holed up in my office until late september.

Going to Colorado for a week, in a about a week. Will be a nice little escape. Not sure if I'll bother with the Basin or not - anybody know how its holding up?

After being gone from the forum for a month, I may never catch on old stuff, I may not even try. If there are any threads in particular that I'm overlooking and I shouldn't be - I'd be indebted to anybody who points them out to me.

Meanwhile, I hope all is well with everybody!

~Todd M

What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger.
post #2 of 27
good to see ya, mate. enjoy the rockies.
post #3 of 27
welcome back Todd,
Funny. I just sent you an email...
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post #5 of 27
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Hey Ryan, thanks! And Dchan, I got it - and respond.

Good to be back!

~Todd M.
post #6 of 27
you have got to check out the xschuss thread. http://www.epic-ski.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000353.html

And the pfia thread http://www.epic-ski.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000372.html

These will put a smile on your face..
post #7 of 27
and read the PRIORITIES story posted by KevinH. Great stuff.
post #8 of 27
The Basin is good for an hour or two each morning. It closes Sunday.
post #9 of 27
Welcome back! A-Basin is closing this weekend. Time to bike, hike, paddle in Summit! You will be in heaven, getting our first taste of summer this weekend. (90's in Denver 70's in the high country.
post #10 of 27
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Thanks you guys, I figured after the thin winter Colorado had that the Basin would be hurting. Usually I consider June just the beginning of Spring skiing there.

Anybody know how Devils cove and the W chutes on Pikes Peak are holding up? Probably too thin too, but sometimes they last much longer than the basin.
post #11 of 27
June the beginning of Spring skiing??!! That does it, dammit, I'M MOVING.
post #12 of 27
Wahoo! Gravity's back!

I found this forum just a couple of weeks before you left and was very depressed when you did. I've enjoyed your posts and articles a lot and am very happy to see they'll continue!
post #13 of 27
Welcome back Todd!!
post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks Kevin!

Yeah Ryan, there was talk a bit back of ABasin starting to try and stay open year round, in a normal snow year the skiing there is still great into July. And thats without snow making, if they started to blow snow they could probably make it year-round.

Of course if your are willing to hike, there are many year-round stashes of snow throughout the rockies. There is an excellent book called "The Best of Colorado's Summer Skiing" by Floyd T. Wright which has detailed instructions and maps to all of the permanent snowfields.
post #15 of 27
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Thanks SkiMinker! Hey, I just realized I'm an innocent all over again . . . a Black Diamond Member!
post #16 of 27
Todd, nice to have you join the old crowd again, I hope you got your troubles resolved.

I had already quit for the Summer a couple of month ago, just checking in once a week for a while and then I would read some incongruos remarks which I just had to answer, but if it doesn't erupt again, I'll take a rest until September.

Well anyway, welcome back... ..Ott
post #17 of 27
Hi Todd - glad you're back! Alas, in spite of DChan's enthusiastic support, XSCHUSS seems to have quickly fallen into ski history obscurity. By the way, I'm offering a good deal on some hardly-used long flowing robes!

BE the skis!
post #18 of 27
Todd, Welcome back! I still working on my library list although I doubt if I have any that you don't.
post #19 of 27
Tominator-we are all planning on wearing Team XSCHUSS wear at the gathering, what are you talking about obscurity? A quiet lowperiod, maybe. But obscurity? NO!!


Deep yogic breaths...
post #20 of 27
Todd! It's great to have you back! We [wifey and I] have been spending our time searching for a house to buy, so I haven't been on this site as much as I once was. Now, in one week end, we have signed a contract on a house AND bought a new car! And now YOU'RE back! Sometimes, thing just go right. After the move [closing is June 25th and moving is in the week following], I'll be back atcha. Have a great Colorado trip, and later, maybe we can talk.
post #21 of 27
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Thanks Oboe, where are you moving too?
post #22 of 27
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Hey Bob! I'll be visiting family around C.Springs mostly. Don't think I'll go all the way down south to Wolf Creek area to visit friends and family down there. You're up in summit year round these days right?
post #23 of 27
TAFKAG (hmm, sounds like a university position), ditto what they all said. (Ut-oh, am I now a ditto-head?)


Dante non ha mai immaginato questo cerchio dell'inferno!
post #24 of 27
Hey Todd great to have you back! We've certainly missed you. We kept trying to patch the holes but you know it hasn't been the same! So jump on in and start bailing..

Don't give up that screen name though, keep the rights.

Threads you might want to check out? ok here are the main ones I think. They're sort of in order from oldest to newest. Go through these and you've pretty much covered most of what you missed in this technique forum:

Two of the early technical threads after you left:

"Stance: Narrow or wide?" http://www.epic-ski.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000352.html

"Steering, Yes or No" http://www.epic-ski.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000364.html

This has an old debate from '98:

"The HH Debates:An early one (long)" http://www.epic-ski.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000367.html

This web article evoked a strong response from Ott (who sustained injury):

"Lito and Harald break bread" http://www.epic-ski.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000368.html

Which led to this historical post by Ott:

"History/long:Kruckenhauser & Hoppichler" http://www.epic-ski.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000368.html

Pierre eh!'s observation:
"Whats really missing in PMTS" http://www.epic-ski.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000374.html

We'd be interested in your comments on the knee issue:

"Knees: The Good, the Bad ?, (We know the Ugly)" http://www.epic-ski.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000380.html

Then some humor which dchan pointed out:
"Lito and Harald Break Wind" http://www.epic-ski.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000372.html

More here, (but what do you think of the 1st idea?-the non profit one.) :

"What do you think of this idea?" http://www.epic-ski.com/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000385.html

Alright check those out and then come on back to dice it up!

welcome back...
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post #25 of 27
I hereby appoint DChan and SkiMinker official West Coast Co-Reps for XSCHUSS!

BE the skis!
post #26 of 27
Schussie Bears West!
post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 
Bob - Hey Summit County isn't that bad, I was single and hadn't worked up good credentials yet in the ski biz when I was there. Tough place to be in those circumstances, at that time I was just more fresh meat for the dogfood company. I've always liked skiing there though, and you definately have a good gig going. I'd definately pick Summit over New England any day . . . and look where I am now!

I'll be in CSprings from the 16th to the 23rd. Am thinking I may not even take a laptop with me, a total escape from work sounds relaxing!

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