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post #61 of 69
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Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post



Oh I know, I'm just bragging.    
 
Ghost frequently alludes to the fact that he used to ski terrain like that without turning but he never brags about. He was decades ahead of the professional freeskiers  who straightline chutes now, but he is a true soul skier and never did it for the camera or the fame and money that would have followed.
post #62 of 69
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

Ghost frequently alludes to the fact that he used to ski terrain like that without turning but he never brags about. 

Crap, and here I was bragging about a nice shot where I made turns.  I can't measure up to that.   I must say that I'm seriously impressed with anyone who can ski the north couloir of La Plata without making turns, bragger or not.  Well, I assume they'd make turns to avoid the rock walls and islands...right?  

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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

He was decades ahead of the professional freeskiers  who straightline chutes now, but he is a true soul skier and never did it for the camera or the fame and money that would have followed.

A real skier, the kind we hardly ever hear about except through rumors and vague references in obscure journals.  My new idol.  
 
post #63 of 69
 Sometime he reverses direction and charges back up hill at speeds most of us never experience. Oh yeah he can turn, but the days when he could run the La Plata straight are long ago from my understanding. Now he's whining because he can't figure out how to clamp down the heels of his leather XC shoes...
post #64 of 69
Now your getting me confused with Chaos or Highway Star.

I was never good, just stupid and fortunate.  I liked going fast, so I did.  Stop picking on me. 
You don't need to remind me how old I am or that the closest I get to speeding these days is taking the old SGs out on small-hill GROOMERS, where if I'm lucky I might reach 70 before I reach the bottom, or that I can't afford to get some AT gear to go explore the unskied hills around Sudbury On and Maybe find something exciting.

Anyway skiing straight preceeded not only modern skiing stars, but preceeded my skiing by at least a century.
http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1006338/index.htm

"By the 1860s, longboard racing (sometimes also called snow-shoe racing) had become the mining communities' main winter recreation.

The miners were a rough-and-tumble lot, and the races reflected it. They were flat-out speed events. Racers, several at a time, would line up at the top of a hill and head straight to the bottom without making so much as a single turn. According to newspaper accounts, winners would sometimes reach speeds of more than 80 mph."


I'm pretty sure there have been speeding skiers as long as there's been skis.
post #65 of 69
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"By the 1860s, longboard racing (sometimes also called snow-shoe racing) had become the mining communities' main winter recreation.

 


post #66 of 69
 Sorry. If I knew you are topping out at seventy on short groomers I wouldn't have said nothing. You kinda brought the subject up though by questioning Bob's divergence from fall line skiing.

Chaos or Highway Star never claimed to have schussed big lines in any posts I've read. You are the man.
post #67 of 69
 Tsk, tsk.  Let's not get all pissy in an otherwise fun thread.  
post #68 of 69
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Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post

So that picture then his how'd you hike from Pinkham Notch up to the base of Tucks?  (not that I'm planning to do that any time soon) I didn't think about just clipping the boots into the bindings.


Easy.  Just like this.



post #69 of 69
Ditto on CR0SS's setup =works great.  I've also cut pieces of 3mm neoprene and stiched in draw-tight synchs(name?)..(and seal up the cuffs to the weather)...can attach and run my Hotronics(to contact with anything inside to warm) the last leg of any similar hike...giving a thoroughly dry and somewhat warm inner boot...fwiw.  Imagine a battery-powered heatgun might work better...
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Edited by HaveSkisWillClimb - 11/25/09 at 11:13am
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