36 - 48 hours hereafter?
Can only smile on that comeback.
My mother was an RN, and has Phizer stock, so.
Yes gentlemen I think it is positively comical anyone my size would blow a grand on a shrink wrapped pair Heads and merely be looking for the best performing rock ski on the planet.
I will admit 155cm sounds about right in my wildest dreams.
I don't think you guys under 40 can relate to what I'm getting at because "prancing" can always be done well, so long as you have the option of checking (stabbing) (aks nailing) your turn(s), precisely when you need to, without worrying about the tails of your line (skis), scraping off so much on the undersides of the previous moguls or drifts.
It could also very well be that many of you over 40 have learned the sweet comfort zones of the sport and don't do ungroomed stuff under the lift lines but once a year. Hey. I never relished beaking a shoulder either okay? But haven't we all seen tracks laid down by some 80lb kid on 125cm girl skis or something wear he/she tore up a peice of really steep (or narrow) terrain.
As I attempting to splain to other mods on here, I simply have a budgeting problem which is kind of urgent since good old March is nigh upon us.
Fix my wasted Stockli demo mistakes with $300 in tuning gear/supplies, or buy a pair of Heads brand new, and shorter than 170mm (in theory to be discussed given desired double diamond rhythm).
In my opinion any group of enlightened ski board message board members would not and should not be so worried about newbs asking questions. If you understand your best skiing posture and aren't suicidal for the sake of landing yourself a covershot on Ski, then chances are you are qualified to post messages on this site. But how would a noob like me know who was whom, gentlemen?
Don't any of you in the sweet under 40 crowd realize how many cliches you all need to dodge along the way?
Please, moonunits. Indulge me a sec.
When we see data on ski radii, on which pitch are those figures calculated. Does any one here on this site know? I contend, no. Because what you guys know is how sharply a ski will slice through a drift and turn back the other way.
Sub 170 skis.
I think I framed my whole goal inadequately, gentlemen.
Yes when I say steep I mean trails like FIS, National, Noze Dive, Avalanche, Gary's, The Headwall. What sucks is knowing you could still get down those memory lanes again if you only met up with the correct technology in a shorter ski.
Look, you spiffies. About 10 Aprils ago I was on some lame pair of Olins I had that were like 210's, and I shared a few runs and chair rides with a guy who was on a pair of those novelty bigfoot jobbers. And he was working way way less than I was, while having twice the fun. Those things weren't longer than a yardstick.
I'm not sure we've got some universal measure of understanding on the front to back support boys and girls. With all due respect to skiers with fewer years of mistakes under their belts, the front to back "support" factor is much less a worry for me, as would be twisting and cutting and carving the front of the ski around through an 18" drift. My weight will finish the turn just fine if can learn how to commit the ski through the place where I expect to avoid the rocks in front of the next drift.
These are very short turns which I am surprised most of you have not seen other people make.
Look you guys. I give just about all of you cred for knowing more than I do about equipment and advanced technique.
But when it comes to balance and knowing how to adjust that on steep terrain, I think that'll all come back to me, so long as I'm not having to worry about far forward or quick (or late) I have to shoot the danged ski tail around to clear the damned tails around the last mogul.
I hope some of you who have no clue what I am trying to communicate would simply lay back not worry about your internet reputations for a couple days.
I am an old guy with creds most of you would drool to have going on in the sport. At the same time ski equipment is not my only budget outlay. So there's a tradeoff going on here.
If I didn't mention it I'm pissed my goto ski shop humped me on pair of Stockli demo they fixed up nice and pretty and over humped me on. Guess it made up for the P60's I practcally stole from them. Those Volkls being 185's and perfect until April 1st, if y'all follow.
But the Stockli's got beat on bigtime and now I have them all gutted and cleaned for the new tuneup supplies but notice there is barely enough edge for 40 more days on them if I treat em right, jump over rocks n pebbles skidded out by the Shaun White fans.
Here's an idea.
Lobby the Olympic Half Pipe Commitee to establish a standard placement of granite ledge rip rapp into every half pipe at certain intervals.