Spag and Springhill, I think I've been relatively civil in this thread, if a bit irreverent and obnoxious.
In general, I'm trying to respond to the scorn, ridicule, and arrogance exhibited by many Epic ski posters who assume that skiers who don't understand their jargon must be cliff-jumping, crank-smoking troglodytes who can't make a proper turn and are incapable of understanding the deep mysteries of skiing mechanics shrouded behind their impenetrable terminology.
Bob Barnes -- who I'm sure is a excellent instructor and saintly human being who excretes oderless feces -- is convinced of the ubiquity of the term "reaching short turn" among all racers, and basically subjected me to scorn and ridicule when he wrote:
[quote]Originally posted by Bob Barnes/Colorado:
|Ah--the truth surfaces! YOU haven't heard the word used this way, so you pretend that everyone who HAS is somehow ignorant?
If you think of yourself as a racer, and you haven't heard the expression "reaching short turn," you must have been buried in an avalanche for the past three years ... Where ya been?
Note that I never called anyone "ignorant" in this thread. I was merely trying to figure out what kind of ridiculous turn this "Clean Carved Round Reaching Short Turn" could be. Now I understand that it's a solid, useful turn; but I still think the terminology is slightly ridiculous.
And now my next (and final) question to wrap all this up: Is the terminology "Clean Carved Round Reaching Short Turn" really ubiquitous in the modern racing world? Could any recently active high-level racers (HeluvaSkier?) confirm this?
If so, Bob's right, I'm out of the loop and I've learned something new, if only a new name for a turn, and you all have the right to mock me relentlessly and disparage my character and skills.
If not, then there's some serious fecal impaction going on around here (ya know, full of s**t? But oderless, of course).[ August 28, 2003, 05:31 PM: Message edited by: Ugli Pupferknick ]