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Tree skiing = coat smells like pine?

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Never had this happen before, but after a bunch of tree skiing today, I think my coat smells like pine trees. Anyone else ever had that or am I just imagining things? They say imagining smells is the first sign of psychosis. Either that or I'm just too ecstatic after a day of finding fresh lines all day...
post #2 of 24
I love when a great smell accompanies a great experience!
post #3 of 24
Coats come with wintergreen scents now?!
post #4 of 24
Old Adage: Neurotics stay on piste because the woods are full of psychotics.
post #5 of 24
So did you use a dendrology key to identity all of the species in the stands of trees you were skiing in?

What if they weren't pine? What if they were like oak and larch and stuff.

That my man, would make you nuts.

But pines have cones and oaks got nuts .... are we straight on this now?

Good,

post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by Wannabe View Post
Never had this happen before, but after a bunch of tree skiing today, I think my coat smells like pine trees.
Rule #1 of skiing. If it's not white, don't hit it with any part of your body or anything attached to your body. Snowshoe rabbits obviously require a corrollary.
post #7 of 24
Rule #2. You're just gonna have to assume that things open up further down.
post #8 of 24
Pine? Mine smells like beer.
post #9 of 24
my gloves and jacket now have sap on them after having a meet and greet with a maple tree yesterday.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by breckview View Post
Rule #1 of skiing. If it's not white, don't hit it with any part of your body or anything attached to your body. Snowshoe rabbits obviously require a corrollary.
post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by Wannabe View Post
Never had this happen before, but after a bunch of tree skiing today, I think my coat smells like pine trees. Anyone else ever had that or am I just imagining things? They say imagining smells is the first sign of psychosis. Either that or I'm just too ecstatic after a day of finding fresh lines all day...
It sounds like you brushed some limbs. It does'nt take much for pine sap to rub off on you and it stays around for awhile.
post #12 of 24
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my gloves and jacket now have sap on them after having a meet and greet with a maple tree yesterday.
Thats a good one, like the meet and greet.
Usually I'm not skiing trees hard enough if there isn't any branches stuck in my bindings when I've finished the run.
post #13 of 24
Don't be surprised if small limbs are attached to your ski brakes tree skiing in the Spring.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by Wannabe View Post
Never had this happen before, but after a bunch of tree skiing today, I think my coat smells like pine trees. Anyone else ever had that or am I just imagining things? They say imagining smells is the first sign of psychosis. Either that or I'm just too ecstatic after a day of finding fresh lines all day...
Start skiing the Aspens instead.
post #15 of 24
You really don't notice brushing against the trees when your concentrating on using tree-wells as a sort-of Indy-500 banked turn.

It wasn't until I convinced my wife to come with me to the steep side of the mountain and take a few picks of me and she pointed out that I was actually hitting the trees with my elbows and shoulders that I realized this.
post #16 of 24
I skied down to line up one afternoon after a morning of tree skiing with green stains all down both sleeves. My supervisor took one look at me and said " I don't even want to know where you were, go down to first-timers"
post #17 of 24
I think you are getting a little to intimate with those tree's.
post #18 of 24
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I think you are getting a little to intimate with those tree's.

Hey, we all have needs. Some people just like that wood.
post #19 of 24
I don't want to worry you, but olfactory hallucinations are one of the first signs of schizophrenia.
post #20 of 24
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I don't want to worry you, but olfactory hallucinations are one of the first signs of schizophrenia.
Or getting shnockerred on gin.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Wannabe View Post
Never had this happen before, but after a bunch of tree skiing today, I think my coat smells like pine trees. Anyone else ever had that or am I just imagining things? They say imagining smells is the first sign of psychosis. Either that or I'm just too ecstatic after a day of finding fresh lines all day...
That's funny, my jacket reeks of trees too, but I detect a distinct aroma of skunk in there...
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
You really don't notice brushing against the trees when your concentrating on using tree-wells as a sort-of Indy-500 banked turn.

It wasn't until I convinced my wife to come with me to the steep side of the mountain and take a few picks of me and she pointed out that I was actually hitting the trees with my elbows and shoulders that I realized this.

Yup, correct on all accounts. It's not as bad as a buddy of mine who skied switch into a tree and had his entire back coat just covered in sap. You do hit trees without noticing, just hopefully not the trunks
post #23 of 24
Didn't happen to see a woman in purple did you?

http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=77994
post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 
No woman in purple...in fact NOBODY at all for 90% of the day, I had this one stand of trees to myself most of the day. Late in the day, however, I did come across two snowboarders hunkered down in a little tree hole. I stopped to ask if they were OK and they gave me a very guilty look and said they were fine. Hmmm...all I could smell was pine.
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