I started this thread, I have always thought that there are a lot of skiers on Epic that just ski and enjoy themselved.
A reformed techno-crat. Me too, got all too involved in that and really started burning me out. Any other instructors or retired instructors that experienced the same?JTNSKIS.
Agree sliding down the hill
is the best part. Sorta fun the get down, never think of how you did it.GARRYZ
. Hi Garry, ever gonnna stop raining? Good points early season work on technique. I've been out where I shouldn't be and almost need a stone grind (on my skis that is).Ole703.
Agree, depends on who I am skiing with too. Don't ski with too many of my old instructor buds as they spend too much time stopped, talking about skiing. The guys I ski with are usually way in front of me so all I am doing is trying to catch up.Posaune.
Incomprehensble pretty much described how I don't
understand some of these posts on technobabble. Like the jazz musician analogy (real life one). I have crossed pathes with skiers that are way better than me and do everything they can verbally and confrontationally to prove that point. In these instances I have often thought to myself, hey asshole you wanna compare life's nuances with me - you lose. The good
thing about these occurrences, they have been very few and has never happened when skiing with other Bears, even though most were better skiers than I.jaobrien6. Not the foggiest idea of what they're talking about.
Sums up my thoughts sometimes. It took some real brain bending kon my part to understand ski the slow line fast
, not because I was incapable of doing the skiing just because of the way it was or wasn't explained on the threads I was reading. Must admit, even though I understand the concept now, I still don't do it at least on purpose. Once I get going fast, I just ski where I want to.Newfydog.
I like the "get out of a rut" description. Have skied with more that one person who let themselves get b uried in mechanics. I have a few friends that have done this and kthey are degressing in their skiing. Can make almost a perfect med radius turn at low speeds on a groomer but can't ski the mt., a real rut.Morrison Claystone.
Like your attitude. I JUST SKI
. Think that probably describes a lot of us.TYRONE SHOELACES.
I was suprised to see your statement, not my thing,
maybe you are some of the proof that being good is way more that technical learning. Thats a heartfelt compliment by the way-sincerely.Sinbad
7. Like your leaning on a mantra and not a specific mechanical movement Hope Threabo and Perisher have good snow this coming season.lbt. ...biggest problem is identifying a small handful of things without being overwhelmed...,
at least for me you hit it square. Defintely have let myself be overwhelmed with mechanics and boy do I ski lousy when this happens.Slide.
Nicely put Scott, MIX IT UP makes skiing more enjoyable for all.
Paul Jones. Too much thinking often doesn't help. Matt: Shut up and Ski Excellent, have to remind myself of this, not too much anymore but once in awhile, depending who I am skiing with........
Some techno talk is more than most skiers need - stop or go cross eyed. Have thought this myself, although I do read occasionally some techie stuff. Definitely have stopped half way through a paragraph with the statement to myself, "what the hell did he/she say - pause - maybe try to comprehend and then clic away or hit the big X.Davluri.
Does PSIA make up words? Sure seems that way doesn't it. Your use of "garble" seems to me to be a good description.guroo270.
Not the best skier reminds me of: "No matter how good you are there's always someone better "
(and worse)SUMMARY FROM NO. IDAHO. (yep-who cares)
For you techno leaning Bears, this thread and my above statements are not meant to offend you or your techyness. They were meant to explore a little of the other side of skiers. I have often been reading techno threads and just stop and say to myself, "no crap, who cares" and I was just curious if anyone else feels that same as myself.
My most memorable times skiing have had nothing to do with "thinking".
Gathering, last year at Gran Targhee looking E toward the Tetons. The guy on the L is Van my main ski bud and the most Non Technical skier I have ever known. I included the pic because it really represent the beauty of skiing which is a long way from the mechanical side of skiing.