Well, I have just about had it. [img]smile.gif[/img]
Wear this, don't wear that. Ski this way, not that way, look like a badger on skis so we can snigger at you and talk about you cause we know you never had an expensive as hell lesson in your pathetic one piece suited life.
I have to stop reading all of this, no offense to anyone-EVER, but putting my favorite winter sport under a microscope and shredding every aspect of it has me:
1) Ashamed of my limited ability, limited experience, limited finances, limited wardrobe, and limited skill to keep my big yap shut about it all!
2) Halfway afraid to even take lessons, the way everyone snipes between each other. How the hell would I know What a good lesson Was? (Back to do this, not that, no wait, the other thing first, my way, not their way--my head is spinning)
3) Wondering if maybe being the happy idiot and waxing my skis with Parrafin,
being Totally, and almost Euphorically happy when I ski the way I do, sloppy style or no, is the better way to go than worrying incessantly about Form! Fit! And Function!
I guess I am not as hardcore as most here, and that makes me sad, cause, Dammit, I really love to ski!! Ride up. Slide down. Repeat. And you know what?? I get better every time I do that, and not because of gear, lessons, or clothes. Just out of love of the sport. I'm not out to capture a medal, or be best in class, show anyone up, or down, but just ride up and slide down.
This is my opinion, and doesn't mean squat and may change tomorrow. Today I just want to vent like everyone else.
I feel better now.
PS. I am editing this to say that, per SCSA's Denver news article, last paragraph, that I ski on those traditional skis, and Baby, if you can carve on those, then that IS something!! I will continue to hone those skills. Call me a renegade or a fool, I don't care! [ April 29, 2002, 06:20 PM: Message edited by: Bonni ]