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post #31 of 44
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Whoops! Check that. Your home mound is Ski Liberty. I guess you probably know more about boring than anybody here!

Unfortunately I don't ski anywhere much, but Liberty is the  place I'm most likely to see people I know, so I named it my "home monutain." It feels sort of like home to me. I used to get bored there a little bit before discovering snowboarding, telemark and carving skis. Alpine is sort of boring unless you are in great terrain or great snow or there's a beautiful view, or with fun people. The activity itself is somewhat lacking.
post #32 of 44
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Next progress to rockered skis and then ones with reverse sidecut.

If you are really that 'core, you would be skiing XC racing skis everywhere (the classic ones not the short pussy skating ones with skating boots). Steel edges and boots above the ankle are a crutch.

I would ski barefooted but the lift operators won't let me on the lift without skis or snowboard.
post #33 of 44
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I ski too well to get bored doing it. I can make carved turns on perfectly flat terrain and get faster with each turn.

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Alpine is sort of boring unless you are in great terrain or great snow or there's a beautiful view, or with fun people. The activity itself is somewhat lacking.

Aren't those two statements a little contradictory in several ways?

Oops - almost forgot... SL skis and fat skis suck. All-mountain skis are the way to go.
post #34 of 44
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Aren't those two statements a little contradictory in several ways?
 
He always brings himself.
post #35 of 44
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Oops - almost forgot... SL skis and fat skis suck. All-mountain skis are the way to go.
 

That's right!  Who needs a stinkin' quiver?!  Right!!!  One pair of skis for the whole mountain is where it's at, no?!  
post #36 of 44
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That's right!  Who needs a stinkin' quiver?!  Right!!!  One pair of skis for the whole mountain is where it's at, no?! 

Yup.
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post #37 of 44
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Aren't those two statements a little contradictory in several ways?

Oops - almost forgot... SL skis and fat skis suck. All-mountain skis are the way to go.


 

Perhaps. As I mentioned, alpine skiing was getting a little boring on my "home mound". I gradually transitioned to Telemark bindings to make it more interesting. Switching from straight skis to carving skis would have probably cured the boredom just as well, but carvers were not available at that time. By the time carving skis came around, I had already completed the transformation to nordic downhill.

I have a friend who still alpines exclusively and he said he probably would have quit skiing if shaped skis hadn't been developed. Now he skis the local mounds on SL boards and is enjoying skiing more than ever.

As far as skiing everything on one pair of skis, probably only the very poor do that anymore. Skiers in remote parts of India and China, for instance, surely no one in the developed world is so severely impoverished to have only one pair of skis!
post #38 of 44
The Man, The Legend, The Mass Of Contradictions.


Man, am I ever glad I never got bored with skiing.Then again, I have yet to conquer mighty Liberty.
post #39 of 44
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.Then again, I have yet to conquer mighty Liberty.

They're eternally vigilant.
post #40 of 44
Did we mention DIN here yet?
post #41 of 44
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The Man, The Legend, The Mass Of Contradictions.


Man, am I ever glad I never got bored with skiing.Then again, I have yet to conquer mighty Liberty.

You are probably wondering why I should care that they don't let me on the lift barefooted when I could just pump carve up the hill. 
post #42 of 44
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You are probably wondering why I should care that they don't let me on the lift barefooted when I could just pump carve up the hill. 
 

Can you do it switch with cross-country gear?
post #43 of 44
 I assume I can carve turns uphill barefooted switch carrying xc gear. I never tried that but I have skied barefoot switch hauling a keg on a pulk. Skiing barefooted with boots on is difficult. Is this a trick question?
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