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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

There are a lot of new people on Epic the past couple of weeks. How about giving some of  us older folks (lots of posts) an idea of:  Why are you here, what do you expect, pros and cons of your posts and questions.  Opinions of site ?  Make some comments, ask some questions. No specific question or knowledge required just your opinion and feelings.


Edited by Pete No. Idaho - Mon, 02 Feb 09 03:32:14 GMT
post #2 of 13

OK Pete

My wife ....Lady Salina sais to me "hey you should check out this ski site it's really good" My instant response (mostly cause i am a smart ass most of the time) was why the HE /double hockey sticks would I want to chat to a bunch a strangers about skiing when I'm quite happy talking to myself most of the time.

So anyway I was looking over her shoulder shortly after that and saw a thread she was looking at with some interesting information. She of course took the oppertunity immediatly to point out "If you listened to me once and awhile you would know what it was"

So I ate a small piece of humble pie and asked her for her forgiveness and to please tell me what site she was on.

I spent the next couple times just looking and reading. There was some interesting threads going on that I am still following. So 4 or 5 weeks ago I took the plunge and put in a name and started interacting.

Needless to say I get good information,good reading and somtimes a downright good chuckle.

We havn't meet up with any Bears yet but We are heading out to Vail on the 14th of Feb and looks like we are going to hook up with a few there, also we keep missing but are looking forward to hooking up with some Bears in NC.

All in all I have to say this site is well put together, has a ton of good information and alot of diferent views on alot of topics. I am happy my wife steered me in this direction.( a special note should be if Chaos don't keep ya comming back your sicker then he is)

Thanks for having such a nice site and unfortunatly (for you)I am here to stay

post #3 of 13

Welcome, Old Boot!

 

(there's nothing wrong with an old boot, as long as they still fit and aren't too worn out)

post #4 of 13

Welcome (even if I've seen your name a couple of times already) Old Boot.

There's even an old mountain song which goes :

Vecchio scarpone
quanto tempo è passato,
quante illusioni fai rivivere tu.
Quante canzoni, sul tuo passo ho cantato
che non scordo più.

Sopra le dune del deserto infinito,
lungo le sponde accarezzate dal mar.
Per giorni e notti
insieme a te ho camminato, senza riposar.

Lassù fra le bianche cime
di nevi eterne immacolate al sol,
cogliemmo le stelle alpine
per farne dono ad un lontano amor.

Vecchio scarpone
come un tempo lontano,
in mezzo al fango con la pioggia e col sole,
forse sapresti, se volesse il destino
camminare ancor.

Vecchio scarpone,
fai rivivere tu
la mia gioventù.

 

(the first two stanzas-strophes, I usually forget, say :

Lassù in un ripostiglio polveroso
fra mille cose che non servon più,
ho visto un poco logoro e deluso
un caro amico della gioventù.


Qualche filo d’erba col fango disseccato,
fra i chiodi pareva conservar,
era uno scarpone militar. )

post #5 of 13

Mitch here. I live in Florida. I started skiing about 35 years ago but stopped for about 15 and got back into it last year. I joined the site to learn more about technique (alot has changed!!) To learn more about different ski areas and places to stay (can't trust the magazines!).

 

Mostly for now, my passion is moguls! I want to learn the "stacked" approach to moguls so I can ski forever!!!!

post #6 of 13

I love skiing, grew up skiing, and unfortunately, work has taken me to NYC... so I'm not all that close to the mountains I grew up in, and yapping with you guys gives me a little more proximity, even if it's just digital.

 

That aside, the information and knowledge that accumulates here is impressive...

 

But even more importantly, there are a lot of days when you bears provide me with a nice alternative to actually doing work.

post #7 of 13

Other forums (e.g., TGR) tend to be too immature and profane for my taste. This is where the grown-ups are.

 

Thank You to all the pros, experts and old-timers who generously share their expertise with everyone! It's their participation that makes EpicSki great.

post #8 of 13

LOL wish I spoke some Italian???must be a boot song

and thanks for the welcome

post #9 of 13

Had lurked on and off for a few years, joined last month to buy a pair of skis and started reading some of the past threads that had good information--especialy like the analyis of skiing that goes on--though some get...oh shall we say a little passionate about their viewpoints.  That's not bad necessarily, but when it gets personal and sinks to the level of name calling and proposed ski-offs...etc, then it's of no use to anyone.  The relative anonymity of a message board/on-line community seems to foster this somewhat and is probably the reason I don't feel compelled to or am wary of posting.  However, I get a sense of community here  that moderates this to some degree and is probably the reason for the uproar over the recent changes.  While I was here before the changes, I didn't spend enough time here pre-change to speak to them-- I only hope that the sense of community that many Bears feel for this place won't be eroded by them.

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi everyone,  Welcome to Epic, sorry late getting back on this thread but had to go skiing yesterday at Schweitzer-see trip report I will do right after this.

 

Old Boot.  Nice to see we have identical wives, mine is right 99.99999999999999% of time too. Welcome to Epic hope you hook up with some Bears.

 

Mitch236.  Florida.  I was there once, landed at Miami airport for about 22min and then flew off to Portillo, Chile.   Not a real long stay I know - need to make in dead of winter and play some gold but we keep having January powder.  Welcome to Epic.

 

MoreCowbell.  I can relate to the work alternative.  Enjoy

 

Redsled.  You are right, a real good community.  Try to get in on some of whats going on.  Lots of fun and meet some really great people.  Some friends for life.

 

Nobody.  You hit it right on the head.  Nice to have you.

 

 

WELCOME EVERYONE

 

 

post #11 of 13

I'm here to pick up chicks.  

post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 

Jag, I was skiing at Schweitzer yesterday and ran into a group of about 47 people, mostly chicks from Wisconsin.  Check out Trip Reports, Schweizer I posted today and look at pic. of lunch and the hot ladies from Wisconsin. YEAH.  the Wisconsin chicks are at the table on the left side of pic.

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

Jag, I was skiing at Schweitzer yesterday and ran into a group of about 47 people, mostly chicks from Wisconsin.  Check out Trip Reports, Schweizer I posted today and look at pic. of lunch and the hot ladies from Wisconsin. YEAH.  the Wisconsin chicks are at the table on the left side of pic.

 

I never got into that 'mad-town ski club', they're not really a 'club', more like trip group.

 

Seeing the guy in all blue reminds me why I don't go.

 

The chick in brown? definitely worth the trip! 

 

 


Edited by Jag - Fri, 06 Feb 09 23:24:59 GMT
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