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post #91 of 118
I learned that East Coast skiing sucks.
post #92 of 118
I learned that new boots and skis are swell

(I had a nice Christmas)
post #93 of 118
You sure picked the wrong year to try it!!!

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I learned that East Coast skiing sucks.

 
post #94 of 118
I learned that exaggeration is good for skiing - whatever you are trying to do is still half of what needs to be done even if you think you are overdoing it

I learned that fear of slope is something which can catch you later - my 8YO was absolutely fearless two seasons ago but he learned that falling from the steep slope hurts and thats where the trouble started. He also learned that if you poke that slope with the pole makes it become less steeper (kids eh... they always need some game to play...)

I learned that if you leave your wife to ski alone on the powder day with limited visibility she might make a wrong turn and find herself on the black diamond... and make it down as if there is nothing to it. And will do it again and again on her own, and with me... In the end - it is all in our heads

I learned that I still love to learn stuff
post #95 of 118
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You sure picked the wrong year to try it!!!

 



 


   Lol it was a joke...I live on the East coast. And this was a pretty average, if not above average winter...

Oh BTW I also learned that I am way to addicted to skiing...
post #96 of 118
 That I am close to my Level 4 certification, and sponsorship is great!
post #97 of 118
WHAT????

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I learned that East Coast skiing sucks.
 
post #98 of 118
Oooh, I have a new one.

I learned that, after you've spent 6 months remodeling and renovating the main floor of your house, don't ever, ever, EVER look around and start assigning ski values to your new stuff.

"Kitchen sink = 1 pair bindings."
"Wine cooler = 1 pair skis, full retail."
"Refrigerator = 1 heliski trip."
"Asbestos abatement = 1 trip to Europe."
"Cabinetry = 2 trips to Europe, first class."

post #99 of 118
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Oooh, I have a new one.

I learned that, after you've spent 6 months remodeling and renovating the main floor of your house, don't ever, ever, EVER look around and start assigning ski values to your new stuff.

"Kitchen sink = 1 pair bindings."
"Wine cooler = 1 pair skis, full retail."
"Refrigerator = 1 heliski trip."
"Asbestos abatement = 1 trip to Europe."
"Cabinetry = 2 trips to Europe, first class."



 

True, you don't want to go there!

I learned that injury heals, then you can go back and play.
post #100 of 118
I learned that:

4 pairs of new skis +1 snowboard + 3 season passes = not completing the bathroom remodel that was started 2 years ago!
post #101 of 118
I have learned that I prefer a bamboo and carbon layup what more than maple and metal.
post #102 of 118

I learned that I hate ski tour buses and will gladly drive the 6 hours each way myself to avoid being couped up for 10 hours in a snow storm on one.

I learned that I love all my skis and really don't need any new ones

I learned I would rather ski with friends, but if their not there for a powder day, I will go alone.

I learned that I still really love to surf, no matter how much skiing kept me out of the water this winter

post #103 of 118

I learned that hockey stops will improve a beginners fear of losing control!  Then I learned to ski.

post #104 of 118
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I learned that East Coast skiing sucks.
 


I learned that no skiing sucks.

Also, not skiing sucks.

 

Wait, I knew that already.

post #105 of 118

I learned what it's like to ski powder

I learned what it's like to ski on real powder skis

I learned that I would rather ski the trees than do anything else

I learned that that winter is not long enough and I will be skiing this summer

post #106 of 118

I learned to actually enjoy deep powder on my tele's (without being a backseat p-turner).

I learned sometimes you need to clean out the closet and give up that old pair of skis (especially for cheap when it's someone who can learn on them.)

I learned if you clean out the closet, you might find a 2 year old pair of unmounted skis (and they might just become your favorite "new" pair.)

I learned getting in shape for ski season does not mean drinking a few gallons of beer every night during the off season (although it may be an effective cross training technique.)

 

 

post #107 of 118

At the ripe old age of 29, I finally learned how to properly do a Rodeo 540.

post #108 of 118

Here's what I learned this year:
 

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The worst thing you can do when in the middle of a jump is to have second thoughts about being there.


1) This. Again.

2) Freeskiing is more fun than racing.

3) Powder skiing is more than most anything else.

4) Being on the sidelines due to injury SUCKS.

5) Altitude sickness on day 2 of a 2 day ski trip really, really SUCKS!

post #109 of 118

Well, now that I'm within a few days of calling the Solstice as the end of the last season, I learned a really cool run off the Cresta D'Arp. I'm not saying anymore.

post #110 of 118

All due respect but please.
 

never

 

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2) Freeskiing is more fun than racing.

 

 


Edited by Forerunner - 6/24/10 at 12:09am
post #111 of 118
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All due respect but please.
 

never

 



Because running the same patch of snow all day sounds like a blast.

 

I guess it depends where you ski. If that's all you can do to make your hill exciting.

post #112 of 118


 

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Because running the same patch of snow all day sounds like a blast.

 

I guess it depends where you ski. If that's all you can do to make your hill exciting.


forerunner is from stowe and we have an awesome Bum race series. If he is who I think he is, he also has more fun than you at a million miles and hour.

post #113 of 118
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

Oooh, I have a new one.

I learned that, after you've spent 6 months remodeling and renovating the main floor of your house, don't ever, ever, EVER look around and start assigning ski values to your new stuff.

"Kitchen sink = 1 pair bindings."
"Wine cooler = 1 pair skis, full retail."
"Refrigerator = 1 heliski trip."
"Asbestos abatement = 1 trip to Europe."
"Cabinetry = 2 trips to Europe, first class."



 


AND YET.....

 

one blower pow day is still priceless.

 


 

post #114 of 118



I Iearned last August that Diamox works extremely well for altitude!  Sleeping at 9600 coming from 400' with no altitude affects. It's now a permanent fixture in my bag....

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Here's what I learned this year:
 


1) This. Again.

2) Freeskiing is more fun than racing.

3) Powder skiing is more than most anything else.

4) Being on the sidelines due to injury SUCKS.

5) Altitude sickness on day 2 of a 2 day ski trip really, really SUCKS!

post #115 of 118
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forerunner is from stowe and we have an awesome Bum race series. If he is who I think he is, he also has more fun than you at a million miles and hour.


If he wasn't from Stowe then you wouldn't even care. Good thing you came in here to do some chest thumping. I'm sure some challenge will be issued next.
 

post #116 of 118


 

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forerunner is from stowe and we have an awesome Bum race series. If he is who I think he is, he also has more fun than you at a million miles and hour.

I am not who you think I am.

 

But I wish I was. Looking forward to skiing with you anytime.

post #117 of 118
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Because running the same patch of snow all day sounds like a blast.

 

I guess it depends where you ski. If that's all you can do to make your hill exciting.

 

 

But figuring out how much better (or worse) you had just skied -- it makes all the difference.

 

I enjoy free skiing too. I take pleasure in making every turn as perfect as I can make it.

 

No better way to see it than in a race.

post #118 of 118

I learned that El Nino DOES serve a purpose...if you live in California.

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