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post #1 of 13
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Bumps are part of a day on the slopoes and everyone must know how to ski them.

Of course it doesn't mean that one must love bumps, but that one must have in his/her technical bagggage, the means to ski 'em.

In the immortal words of Mr. Matthew Quigley :

" I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it. "

post #2 of 13

but dude.

 

I m an expert and I cant ski bumps or powder, but "I am an expert" ;)

post #3 of 13
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Or crud, or ice or...

post #4 of 13
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but dude.

 

I m an expert and I cant ski bumps or powder, but "I am an expert" ;)


 

I'm not getting sucked into that.

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but dude.

 

I m an expert and I cant ski bumps or powder, but "I am an expert" ;)


 

I'm not getting sucked into that.

 Again quoting Mr. Quigley (with minor edit) :

 

This ain't Dodge City. And we ain't Bill Hickok.

 

 

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but dude.

 

I m an expert and I cant ski bumps or powder, but "I am an expert" ;)


 

Now, I know for a fact that's Bull.

 

Well, part of it anyhow.

post #7 of 13

you only know I can ski them both at the same time. For all you know I could be hopeless if it was or the other ;).

 

 

 

post #8 of 13

Experience has shown that most self described experts...aren't.  Applies to more than skiing.

 

Every once in a while you run across someone who talks a lot of smack and can back it up, but that is rare.

 

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you only know I can ski them both at the same time. For all you know I could be hopeless if it was or the other ;).

 

 

 


 

Nah, I have an eye for type of skier who fears nothing.

 

You be him.

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Experience has shown that most self described experts...aren't.  Applies to more than skiing.

 

Every once in a while you run across someone who talks a lot of smack and can back it up, but that is rare.

 


 

He can hang with the big dogs Garret. After all, he hung with me all day.

 

That's not smack.

post #11 of 13

Age helps here. One of the few places where it does. Time passes, you realize you're not such hot sh**, and you care a lot less. I'm happy with my skiing, but I've got eyes. There are lots of guys who ski better than me.

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Age helps here. One of the few places where it does. Time passes, you realize you're not such hot sh**, and you care a lot less. I'm happy with my skiing, but I've got eyes. There are lots of guys who ski better than me.

 

The ultimate question you must ask yourself prickly, does this bother you?

 

As we age, our skiing skills and stamina will no doubt deminish. We can't change the age factor. But what we can do is to try and maintain good fitness and health.

 

I always enjoy watching and skiing with people who are great skiers. I don't think about if they're better than me. i worry more about if they are capable of carrying on a good conversation on the lift chair or apre ski.

 

I've been telling people here for years. Ski for fun. Ski to have fun. Don't worry about what others think of you. Ski for yourself. If you're not having fun, do something else.

post #13 of 13
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Right, but even at my (oldish) age, I don't look at better skiers (and there are tons around) with envy, but as sources of inspiration.

If I know them and it happens that they are good company, even better.

 

I don't ski for "fun" only.

I ski to prove myself I still can, to prove myself I am equal to others.

That, in short, I'm alive and life is good!

It's zen.

 

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