New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

If this were 1960

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
We'd be debating the need to wear eye protection while skiing.

001aa018ff9c081245dc41.jpg




If this were 1920, we'd be debating whether one should use one or two ski poles.

skiing.jpg

Today we debate helmets. I wear goggles,use two poles and wear a helmet.

Some things never change.
post #2 of 16
I'm not sure we'd be debating gear. We'd watch and wait while the Austrians and Swiss debated gear, and then ask them what's up, so we could follow and imitate.

If this were 1960, we (U.S. Americans) would be rotating our turns (maybe you're right, nothing changes, haha), and Austrians would be reverse shoulder Arlberg turning (which evolved into everything we know about modern skiing).

But turnabout is sweet: thanks Lindsey, Ted, Bode now; Billy Kid, Bud Werner, Jimmy Heuga then. (apologize for not knowing the women who also made a breakthrough back then)
post #3 of 16
Hmm, come to think of it using one big ski pole might do wonders for some folks turns,  Think of the angulation and counter benefits to reaching to the outside of the turn with that pole.
post #4 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

Hmm, come to think of it using one big ski pole might do wonders for some folks turns,  Think of the angulation and counter benefits to reaching to the outside of the turn with that pole.
 


and applications for communicating clearly with snow boarders. just jokin'
post #5 of 16
I mean, just think we spent about 5000 years amassing knowledge of how to ski with a pole, and then chucked it all out with the bath water in a few short decades!
post #6 of 16
David wins downhill Snow Summit 1964 [1024x768].jpg

If they had invented the ski-gee in 1965, I could have worn my goggles at this speed.

Looks like Whistler.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SNPete View Post

We'd be debating the need to wear eye protection while skiing.

001aa018ff9c081245dc41.jpg




If this were 1920, we'd be debating whether one should use one or two ski poles.

skiing.jpg

Today we debate helmets. I wear goggles,use two poles and wear a helmet.

Some things never change.
post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by davluri View Post

But turnabout is sweet: thanks Lindsey, Ted, Bode now; Billy Kid, Bud Werner, Jimmy Heuga then. (apologize for not knowing the women who also made a breakthrough back then)

Feb 14, 2010

In calendar year order (probably missed a few):

1948 Getchen Fraser Gold Slalom
1952 Andrea Mead    Gold Slalom        Gold GS
1960 Penny Pitou       Silver Down Hill  Silver GS
1960 Betsy Snite        Silver Slalom
1964 Jean Saubert    Silver GS             Bronze Slalom
1972 Susan Corrock  Bronze Down Hill

Finally, the skiing Cochran's of the 70s

1969 Marilyn Cochran         World Cup GS champion

1972 Barbara Cochran       Gold Slalom

With apologies to all the unnamed women champions who led the way for skiing and their sisters.

Think snow,

CP
 

 

post #8 of 16
I didn't know they had terrain parks in 1960..
daveboard.jpg

Sorry, I couldn't help myself
post #9 of 16
I can't let anyone at Squaw see that! What a crack-up
post #10 of 16
 I still don't think these plastic boots and fiberglass skis will catch on. 
post #11 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

I didn't know they had terrain parks in 1960..
daveboard.jpg

Sorry, I couldn't help myself

they have had freestyle park style jumping since the 1920-30s..... I know your is a joke but I am serious.

post #12 of 16
you're serious, but backwards on this. As jumping a road preceded jumping a man made table by about 50 years, one might more accurately say that today's freestyle jumping had its roots in early road  and kangaroo (terrain lips) jumps, galendesprungen. Don't you think?
post #13 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by SNPete View Post

We'd be debating the need to wear eye protection while skiing.



You'd think the frozen corneas vs not frozen corneas debate would resolve itself.
post #14 of 16
Is that a front roll into Corbets at 3:50?
post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taxman View Post

Is that a front roll into Corbets at 3:50?

the one where the guy drop his poles?

yep
post #16 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post




they have had freestyle park style jumping since the 1920-30s..... I know your is a joke but I am serious.


 
Calling BS on the 20s and 30s "freestyle park style jumping".  Those were nordic jumps in the photos and the guy upside down was crashing.  Here is the innovator of "freestyle park style jumping" in 1962

Now, I know there were road and catwalk jumps and fence jumps and cliff drops prior to that.  But to my knowledge, Stein was the first documented invert.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion