|Originally posted by Rusty Guy:
OK....here is one more difference between an 18 year old and a 48 year old. It's 0800, I'm sitting at the keyboard thinking about the "to do" list my wife has just slapped down on the desk, and EyeHate and his peers have already turned their attention to the fairer sex.
EyeHate....perhaps you should have said well endowed or buxom, nubile, or try a "willowy lass".
I hope the next 10 years aren't that hard on me!
My attention usually turns toward the fairer sex around 0600; unfortunately the fairer sex usually tells to fuhgettabotit and go take a shower.
As a member of the POWDER
board (well somebody had to say it), I'm going to say that EyeHateModerators is probably closer to 28-30 than 18; and I'm going to have to stand up for my fellows. There are a lot
of highly educated (engineers, chemists, IT professionals, dentists
, attorneys, and lowly accountants like myself) people represented there. There are also many college students and a few high-schoolers there.
The average age that has been thrown around here is grossly understated. Most of the members are closer to their mid-to-late 20's. It's a vastly different place than Epic, partly due to the average ages but also due to the lack of moderators. Post whatever you want, in whatever forum you want, and it is there for everyone's response and/or rebuttal. Some of the most intelligent (and well footnoted) political/social/economic discussions I have ever been involved with have taken place on that forum.
|Originally posted by Rusty Guy:
The globe trotting maggots. How do they pay for these July trips. I can't afford it unless it would involve a trip to A-Basin.
The vast majority of the folks skiing in July are doing so in their own backyards under the power of their own legs. So the cost is probably around $10 ($5 gas to trailhead and back, $5 six-pack afterwards), hardly economically unattainable for anyone. I have nothing but respect and applause to give to anyone that leaves the trailhead at 6AM hikes and skis several miles, waits at the top of a couloir at 13,000+ ft for the sun to soften the snow, then makes an everlasting memory (complete with pictures for their internet buddies) from the descent. I only wish that it was possible in my backyard. The ones headed to South America are gutsy enough to do it on shoestring budget and rely on their fellow maggots to share in the expenses, and the ones I know going have jobs that they are actually using to purchase their own airfare & accomodations with. (Hey, if any of you have any trustafarian hook-ups and can pay my way down there, by all means feel free.
I really don't understand the animosity between the two boards, other than where the moderators are concerned. If you come to Epic from Powder you have to mind your manners. If you come to Powder from Epic, realize that Powder is not about skiing on the groomers or railroad track turns. We're all fans of skiing, we just turn in different directions.
Lastly, this is most interesting topic that has occured in the Skiing Instruction & Technique Forum in a long time. I've learned (the hard way, by making an ass of myself from time to time) to ignore the dullness of this forum, but please excuse others that make the same mistake. Unless you are really, really interested
in the differences between angulation & inclination, CM's, "Where Does the Turn Begin?", etc. don't bother reading it cuz it will bore you to tears. [img]tongue.gif[/img][ July 11, 2003, 06:58 AM: Message edited by: teledave ]