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Hey, My name's matt. I'm not really beginner to skiing (been skiing since i was 5, now 21) but I'm new here. I been all over the mountain, skiing, snowboarding, and skiboarding for the past 16 years. Just decided i wanted to get back into skiing and bought my first set of twin tips. Now to date myself, these will be the first pair of SHAPED skis i've ever riden. I know, it's been awhile.

But i got a good deal on a pair of Salomon 1080 Foils from last year and some Marker M11's to go with them. I'm happy and incredibly stoked about this season.

just thought I would say hey and look forward to talking to everyone.





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i like your socks! jk welcome
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New Guy (sort of)

Matt, welcome to epic. Where you from, where do you ski. The medal hanging -for what event?
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Welcome, good first post
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Welcome to EpicSki, RCR!

Where are you? The season here in Colorado, and many other places, is off to a good start--especially with the recent snow, and more in the forecast

Please stick around, and keep us posted on how those new skis are working for you. You'll find plenty of help here--some of it even useful!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
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I'm from Rochester, NY. Haven't had a chance to get out to the mountain yet, but most of the smaller ones by me are opening up now with the early snow. but i'm more excited about the trip to Vermont I have planned with my roommate in Feb.

Right now, I'm in Flint, MI. I go to school here for engineering and it doesn't seem like there's to much in the way of skiing around here (nearest mountain is ~3.5 hours away)

The medal is from a Memorial Soccer Tournament I won a few years back. I have 2 of them and i didn't even realize that one was hanging there!
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The nearest ski hill is Mount Holly, about 20 minutes from Flint, depending on traffic and where you are in Flint.

It's mediocre (say, in comparison to Bristol) but it's still skiing. I'll drive an hour to get there, and so will a couple other people here, so, yes, it's worth visiting and getting in some turns. What are you waiting for? Get out and shake the cobwebs off your 1080s.

If you want something bigger, Boyne Mt, Schuss Mt, or the Mighty C are slightly under a 3 hour drive, 3 & change gets you to Nubs, Boyne Highlands, or Crystal. 5 hours and a passport will get you to Searchmont.

Nice Socks.
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I went to Nub's a couple of years ago. Our school's ski trip got cancelled and we drove 3+ hours in a freakin blizzard to get there and then woke up to 8+" of fresh powder.

The skis are at home in NY. I go back home for the winter in about 2 weeks and with the amount of crap i need to bring home in my little cobalt coupe, the skis wouldn't have fit. Once i get back home i'll be hitting up Bristol and a couple of other mountains.

and the 1080's are about 4 days old so no need to worry about cobwebs yet.

I just got netflix on my XBOX 360 and all the warren miller videos are available for instant streaming so i've been watching those and getting pumped.

I'm going to build a time machine for my vermont trip so i can just keep going back in time and ski vermont over and over again.
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Hi Matt,

Welcome to epic!

Your new skis will open up a whole new world of skiing for you. Watch what some of the guys (and gals) are doing on tt's. Be careful if you try rails for the first time (boxes too). Body armour is available for those tricks as well as instruction.

Have a blast!

RW
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Nice skis!
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I just got netflix on my XBOX 360 and all the warren miller videos are available for instant streaming...
Watching other people do things on TV doesn't count as having a life. I'm just saying...
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Hi Matt,

Welcome to epic!

Your new skis will open up a whole new world of skiing for you. Watch what some of the guys (and gals) are doing on tt's. Be careful if you try rails for the first time (boxes too). Body armour is available for those tricks as well as instruction.

Have a blast!

RW
I've ski-boarder for the last 5 years and i've done all that on those. I can't wait to learn them on a set of full skis.

I've had my share of injuries (concussion, broken ankle, broken elbow, sprained everything), surprisingly none from skiing

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Watching other people do things on TV doesn't count as having a life. I'm just saying...

haha, well, i never claimed to have a life...
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just thought I would say hey and look forward to talking to everyone.
Hi, Matt

Dude! You have a MEDAL! Whoa, way cool, dude! Can I borrow it sometime?

Nice sock drawer!
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