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?

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Purely by definition, you're right, prickly...

 

1. Wearing a one piece Bogner suit

2. Staring with a gaping mouth.

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Some websites claim that "gaper" comes from the gap between goggles and helmet or hat....should be "gapper" then, though, although the poor language/spelling skills of the "super skier" that coined the term could be at fault.

Makes more sense to me that it would refer to somebody just gaping at the other skiers instead of actually skiing themselves. Anything that makes the super skiers feel better about themselves has to be a good thing, in my gaping opinion (gapinion?).

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Fox hit it right on the head. Based on the accepted wisdom of this forum, Maria is indeed a Bogner-wearing Gaper. Just goes to show...

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Some websites claim that "gaper" comes from the gap between goggles and helmet or hat....should be "gapper" then, though, although the poor language/spelling skills of the "super skier" that coined the term could be at fault.

Makes more sense to me that it would refer to somebody just gaping at the other skiers instead of actually skiing themselves. Anything that makes the super skiers feel better about themselves has to be a good thing, in my gaping opinion (gapinion?).

 

 

No, that's "gaper gap" you've probably heard of.  I think the gaper part definitely refers to the mouth-open aspect, the gap part refers to the goggle/helmet mismatch.  No gap here, but I seem to have my mouth open in a lot of skiing pictures, which doesn't bode well for my cool image..... 

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No, that's "gaper gap" you've probably heard of.  I think the gaper part definitely refers to the mouth-open aspect, the gap part refers to the goggle/helmet mismatch.  No gap here, but I seem to have my mouth open in a lot of skiing pictures, which doesn't bode well for my cool image..... 

I still don't know how to fix the gap between my helmet and goggles...
 

, but, it's not much of a problem at this time of year.

 

(I'm thinking of applying a strip of duct tape to my forehead next season)

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(I'm thinking of applying a strip of duct tape to my forehead next season)

 

LOL....how about stitching the helmet and goggles together.

 

Seriously bother of my sons suffer from bad gaper gap. It drives me nuts. (Hey its a personal pet peev) Does that mean the helmet is too small?

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If any of us could ski as well as she does on a race course, we wouldn't mind being called gapers.

 

Mike

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I'm with lucky, ?

 

I thought this was going to be a gaper/gapper thread.

 

Didn't think looking at something while breathing just after a strenuous activity, then someone snap your picture in hopes of capturing the strain it took on you, classified you as a gaper.

 

Besides, a flaw in a racer?  No way!

 

Not that my gapinion means much.

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gape

 

 

–verb (used without object)
1. to stare with open mouth, as in wonder.
2. to open the mouth wide involuntarily, as the result of hunger, sleepiness, or absorbed attention.
3. to open as a gap; split or become open wide.

–noun

4. a wide opening; gap; breach.
5. an act or instance of gaping.
6. a stare, as in astonishment or with the mouth wide open.
7. a yawn.

 

 

I would say she is "gaping" at her lackluster time and looking disappointed.  Or, she is winded from a stellar run and is trying to muster the energy to smile.

 

One piece is back by the way..


Edited by crgildart - 3/18/2009 at 07:49 pm
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How to avoid gaper's gap ?

Well, don't use race helmets. Use something like the Bad Leutenant of the MX with visor (or like Mr. TC, a motocross full face helmet with visor)

 

Ahr Ahr Ahr.

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Smith helmet + goggles.

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How to avoid gaper's gap ?

Well, don't use race helmets. Use something like the Bad Leutenant of the MX with visor (or like Mr. TC, a motocross full face helmet with visor)

 

Ahr Ahr Ahr.

Are race helmets the ones that cost $25 on Amazon? Those are what I use.
I would have bought the Bad Lieutenant, but I think that it would be illegal for me to wear while skiing in Germany...and, I don't want to help promote one of Harvey Keitel's worst movies. Did we really have to watch that infamous traffic stop of the two young ladies?

 

I suppose that I already have one answer, to wear an ultrathin headsock...but I don't like to do that unless it is truly frigid.

I'm thinking Saran Wrap around my head after I put the goggles on. After I take a break in the lodge, I just borrow a new strip from the kitchen.

I'm also thinking that a cheesehead would solve this problem and also give me extra foam for protection.

 



Edited by Nobody - 3/18/2009 at 08:30 pm
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Are race helmets the ones that cost $25 on Amazon? Those are what I use.
I would have bought the Bad Lieutenant, but I think that it would be illegal for me to wear while skiing in Germany...and, I don't want to help promote one of Harvey Keitel's worst movies. Did we really have to watch that infamous traffic stop of the two young ladies?

 

I suppose that I already have one answer, to wear an ultrathin headsock...but I don't like to do that unless it is truly frigid.

I'm thinking Saran Wrap around my head after I put the goggles on. After I take a break in the lodge, I just borrow a new strip from the kitchen.

I'm also thinking that a cheesehead would solve this problem and also give me extra foam for protection.

 



Edited by Nobody - 3/18/2009 at 08:30 pm

 

Virtus_Probi, my apologies, I thought I had hit the "quote" button but instead (and don't know how)

the edit post came up...my bad, a SNAFU on my side.

Hereunder what I meant to write :

 

Nah, I'm sure it isn't illegal. After all it's a imitation of the old American M1 helmet, not of the German model of the  same era...but hey, U.S. forces have been using the "Fritz model" since Grenada...

 

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