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Epic NASTAR intra-Bear racing

post #1 of 81
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3rd time I am trying to post this don't know if its getting deleted or what.....

Anyway, I have an idea, how about some intra-Bear competition, East vs. West with the division made right down the middle of the country starting between North Dakota and Minnesota all the way down to Texas and Louisiana. Visiting Euro Bears count for the East, Asian Bears count for the West as does Alaska and Hawaii. Canucks get similarly divided. Does not matter where you ski only where you call home. Whad'ya think?
post #2 of 81
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
3rd time I am trying to post this don't know if its getting deleted or what.....

Anyway, I have an idea, how about some intra-Bear competition, East vs. West with the division made right down the middle of the country starting between North Dakota and Minnesota all the way down to Texas and Louisiana. Visiting Euro Bears count for the East, Asian Bears count for the West as does Alaska and Hawaii. Canucks get similarly divided. Does not matter where you ski only where you call home. Whad'ya think?
So let me get this straight...

Your side gets skiers from the Alps and my side gets skiers from...

Myanmar???
post #3 of 81
Don't sell yourself short Bob. You get Hawaii too.

(New Zealand and Oz too)
post #4 of 81
We could all meet halfway at glamorous Nubs Knob in MI.

East Coast (nastar) ganstas 4 eva.

Peace.

PS. We'll tade you Richie for the Myanmar guy.
post #5 of 81
How about state vs state?

I am claiming I am from Arkansas so i can be on my own team.
post #6 of 81
No, No,

we'll give you Hawaiian guy as well as Myanmar guy if you keep Richie

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Originally Posted by Racer256 View Post
We could all meet halfway at glamorous Nubs Knob in MI.

East Coast (nastar) ganstas 4 eva.

Peace.

PS. We'll tade you Richie for the Myanmar guy.
post #7 of 81
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I am claiming I am from Arkansas so i can be on my own team.
Nice. I call Nebraska if it is unspoken for.
post #8 of 81
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
How about state vs state?

I am claiming I am from Arkansas so i can be on my own team.
You'll have to marry your first cousin and move into a trailer.
post #9 of 81
Thread Starter 
No one has mentioned the Jamaicans yet...a force to contend with for sure.
post #10 of 81
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Nice. I call Nebraska if it is unspoken for.
That reminds me of my favorite old groaner of a joke.

(You have to keep in mind that I'm from Iowa and there's a little bit of interstate rivalry between the two.)

So it's June 25, 1876, and General George Custer is on the battlefield at the Little Bighorn. He and just a handful of his men are all that remain as Sitting Bull regroups all his warriors for the final charge. Custer gathers his few survivors together for a pep talk.

Custer: "Well men, I've got good news and bad news. Which would you like first?"

Soldiers: "The bad news."

Custer: "Okay. Things don't look good. There's about 10,000 braves out there getting ready to charge and there's only about a dozen of us left. All our horses are dead, most of us are wounded, we're almost out of ammunition, and no relief column is going to reach us in time. To be honest, men, I think we're all going to be massacred."

Soldiers: "Yikes. That's really bad news."

Custer: "Yes, I'm afraid so."

Soldiers: "Well, what's the GOOD news?"

Custer: "The good news is...




(wait for it)



...we don't have to go back across Nebraska."
post #11 of 81
Thread Starter 
Seriously, for those unfamiliar with how NASTAR works, it does not matter where you are skiing, your handicapped score is posted online and can be compared with others as if you were skiing side by side. Their site allows you to make your own team so we can set this up and see what happens. Lets put some numbers behind this East vs. West debacle!
post #12 of 81
As an irishman i guess i have to count for boston or chicago - despite my preference for denver :-) However, it's all a bit academic as it seems i can't access the nastar website from outside the us. Perhaps some kind soul could check that out for me.
Thanks.
CW
post #13 of 81
Where do I sign up and where do I have to go to do this
post #14 of 81
Thread Starter 
Well, I dont know if we need EpicSki's blessings or not, but it if not Ill set it up.
post #15 of 81
http://www.nastar.com/

Just make a profile and remember your registration number when you go race. The website lists which resorts have NASTAR racing.
post #16 of 81
Thread Starter 
Yah..but we need to name the teams then join them, just as easy....Im just saying.
post #17 of 81
Okay by me.

I was just looking at last year's NASTAR Race of Champion results. Kinda funny seeing Deb Armstrong's name at the top of the list, AJ Kitt's & Kristina Koznick's names directly above my name, and Phil Mahre's name just below my name.

Can I recruit them to the Western NASTAR Team?
post #18 of 81
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Seriously, for those unfamiliar with how NASTAR works, it does not matter where you are skiing, your handicapped score is posted online and can be compared with others as if you were skiing side by side. Their site allows you to make your own team so we can set this up and see what happens. Lets put some numbers behind this East vs. West debacle!
Somehow I doubt that the skiers who best represent either side spend ANY time at ALL in flat, straight, nastar courses...
post #19 of 81
Richie, Epic already has a team, and we made a pretty good showing last season. 30th place out of almost 4000 teams. Check it out:

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=34964&page=3&highlight=NASTAR

http://www.nastar.com/index.jsp?pagename=team&teamtype=family&teamname=E picSki+Bears
post #20 of 81
Thread Starter 
I remember that Rick, but I was figuring a little competition amongst us.

Jay, gotta be in it to win it, dont want to do NASTAR, no problemo.
post #21 of 81
FWIW, We use the Jay Peak nastar course for our weekly ski school race, so I've spent quite a bit of time on it. There is friendly competition among instructors, so I have tried my best to ski it fast. The mountain had me register times for a couple runs, something about handicap for potential pace setting or something, I dunno. Anyways, I just pulled up the Nastar website and looked and sure enough, I've got 5 runs registered. Says my hanidcap is 15.11? I don't have any scale for these things, and don't really know what that means. Is it any good? Am I better or worse than you?

I think the course is fun to ski when it is there, and there isn't better skiing elsewhere, or if I am with a class. However, I must admit that I think people who travel around to different mountains just to ski a race course on green or easy blue terrain are kinda silly. I dunno.
post #22 of 81
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Okee Dokee I setup and joined an 'EpicSki East' in the family/friends team category. Someone please set up the 'EpicSki West' in the same area and lets see what happens.
post #23 of 81
Here's a legitimate question.... if you live in the west, why would you want to race Nastar?
post #24 of 81
Thread Starter 
Why ask why? Either you do it or not, everyone has a right to choose, that is all.
post #25 of 81
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
Here's a legitimate question.... if you live in the west, why would you want to race Nastar?
Same reason as anywhere else - To crush your enemies and hear the lamentations of their women as you drive them before you.
post #26 of 81
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Same reason as anywhere else - To crush your enemies and hear the lamentations of their women as you drive them before you.
I'm on Epic's team.
post #27 of 81
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
Here's a legitimate question.... if you live in the west, why would you want to race Nastar?
I needed warmup racing for Purple Garter Racing on Lower Hughes.......must crush Ski Patrol for the greater glory of Ski & Ride School.
post #28 of 81
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
Here's a legitimate question.... if you live in the west, why would you want to race Nastar?
Remember how you drank way too much beer when you were young because it was so new and exciting?

Living in the West is like being over 21. At some point bluebird days, excellent snow, and tons of terrain become normal, and running NASTAR with some friends becomes another amusing way to pass the time in the traditions of tray donuts, shovel racing, so on and so forth.

That said, the only time I bothered with NASTAR last year was while waiting for a late buddy around Christmas in the East.
post #29 of 81
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Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
FWIW, We use the Jay Peak nastar course for our weekly ski school race, so I've spent quite a bit of time on it. There is friendly competition among instructors, so I have tried my best to ski it fast. The mountain had me register times for a couple runs, something about handicap for potential pace setting or something, I dunno. Anyways, I just pulled up the Nastar website and looked and sure enough, I've got 5 runs registered. Says my hanidcap is 15.11? I don't have any scale for these things, and don't really know what that means. Is it any good? Am I better or worse than you?

I think the course is fun to ski when it is there, and there isn't better skiing elsewhere, or if I am with a class. However, I must admit that I think people who travel around to different mountains just to ski a race course on green or easy blue terrain are kinda silly. I dunno.
FYI you better than Richie rich he handicaps in the 30s if I remember correctly....

last time i did this and it shows up on the website was March 3rd 2006. at timberline,WV I got 12.31 on line 1260s not exactly racing skis.

Considering I can actually ski now and before I couldnt who want to start bidding for me on their team?

apparently my ranks suck that day lol I was near the bottom....
post #30 of 81
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Umm 20s thank you nice try. Things will be very different this year I finally have boots that fit. Even so I earned a place in the Nationals.
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