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Just when I thought my skiing couldn't get any better.

post #1 of 20
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I was standing atop a treacherous couloir today, about a 75 degree pitch, blue ice, rock strewn, thinking about how I'm going to get down it as was is only 3 feet wide. My skis are 5 1/2 feet long, so right there that poses a problem with turning. Some of you may wonder why I wouldn't have just straight lined it. Well, the couloir was a half a mile long and ended at a cliff straight up about 800 feet. So when I reached the bottom of the couloir I had to free climb up the cliff in my ski boots.

Anyway, in order to get down the couloir I had to figure out a way to turn without building up too much speed and smash into the cliff at the bottom. I figured out that if I incorporporated a cartwheel flip with a mid-air half twist into each of my turns I could control my speed and maintain an adequate level of safety.

When I got to bottom of the couloir I spent about an hour admiring my intuitiveness and meditating on my awesomeness.

Cheers,

Chaos
post #2 of 20
Reminds me of this time back in the day. You know how it is when you get all hopped up with the boys in the tub. Next thing you know you're off on some adventure in the middle of the night. I don't actually downhill ski much anymore but I used to be big into ballet, could have won the worlds but I had the flu on the day of the finals and came in third. Anyway, I think I skied that run you described in the dark on my xc skis one night after a few electric popsicles - not that that's a big deal, I only bring it up because it was the night that I decided to retire from ballet skiing. Thanks for the memories.
post #3 of 20
I wish I'd been there dude, I'd really love to bask in all that reflected glory. Maybe a bit would even rub off.
CW
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I wish I'd been there dude, I'd really love to bask in all that reflected glory. Maybe a bit would even rub off.
CW
Chaos would love to rub off on you.
post #5 of 20
I admire you so much Chaos, when I grow up I hope to be just like you.
post #6 of 20
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Chaos would love to rub off on you.
I think chaos would like to rub off on everyone.
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Originally Posted by ut_hucker View Post
I think chaos would like to rub off on everyone.
.......but alas, he's stuck rubbing off on himself ....how sad
post #8 of 20
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.......but alas, he's stuck rubbing off on himself ....how sad
I rubbed off on your sister last night.
post #9 of 20
Gee Chaos;
I would have thought you would have used more from your tool kit. You could use the glow of your awesomeness to soften the ice making the edges bite easier. Why did you check your speed the hard way? I would have pressed up a tip/tail flex and do a series of 540 spins to check speed when needed. At the bottom after basking in the glory of accomplishment have a beverage then light a fart to propel yourself to the top of the 800 foot cliff.

Call me next time you need advice. I'm here to help
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Gee Chaos;
I would have thought you would have used more from your tool kit. You could use the glow of your awesomeness to soften the ice making the edges bite easier. Why did you check your speed the hard way? I would have pressed up a tip/tail flex and do a series of 540 spins to check speed when needed. At the bottom after basking in the glory of accomplishment have a beverage then light a fart to propel yourself to the top of the 800 foot cliff.

Call me next time you need advice. I'm here to help
I want to try something new. Not those old tricks you spoke of. Besides, the couloir wasn't wide enough to 540s, that's why I had to get inverted.
post #11 of 20
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I want to try something new. Not those old tricks you spoke of. Besides, the couloir wasn't wide enough to 540s, that's why I had to get inverted.
3 feet is plenty of room. I toss those around on top of 18" grind boxes. Only the tail of the front ski and shovel of the back ski need touch snow in a daffy spin (aka tip tail spin for you noobs)
post #12 of 20
I thought you could ski harder stuff Chaos
post #13 of 20
Chaos, why are you skiing on such girlie short skis?
post #14 of 20

hahaha

Chaos your my new hero will you cuddle with me ? You've made this a very entertaining off season.
post #15 of 20
You are the gaping, yawning of the awning.

The ultimate pie hole out there in the cosmos.

All things spew to and fro ....... bro ....
post #16 of 20
This message is hidden because Chaos is on your ignore list.

- I swear to God, this gets cooler every time.
post #17 of 20
i cannot believe that not one single person pointed out how worthless this thread is without pictures...
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i cannot believe that not one single person pointed out how worthless this thread is without pictures...
I've been waiting to be called out on the grind box tip/tail spins. Well, since you asked..
post #19 of 20
Has anyone started a Chaos Fan Club and where can I join!!!!
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