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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I submit this photo for comments on my colleague's technique, particularly her pole usage.

post #2 of 23
I don't see anything that unusual - it looks like perfectly normal quadrapole technique to me.

Tom / PM
post #3 of 23
(GASP!) She really wears YELLOW boots with a maroon and white jacket?! ewww!

[ April 26, 2003, 04:40 PM: Message edited by: oboe ]
post #4 of 23
Facinating, but can you please explain the edge change and weight
transfer process for a skier with three legs/skis?
post #5 of 23
I suspect that three legged skiers is a topic that AC would probably like us to stay well clear of. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]

Tom / PM
post #6 of 23
This attempt at synchronized skiing is flawed. You have to watch the leader's pole plant. Earn an eight out of ten.
post #7 of 23
It's seems fairly obvious to me, in fact so obvious, I'm not going to bother explaining it.

post #8 of 23
Arc, I thought that was the 'phantom foot' move you talked about in another thread.
post #9 of 23
I'm in total agreement with Oboe....yellow boots are so out of style with ANY jacket color! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #10 of 23
This is the "progressive scan" trouble Bob Barnes referred to.
post #11 of 23
There is NOTHING WRONG with YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!! or being absorbant and porous for that matter

[ April 27, 2003, 08:52 AM: Message edited by: Spongebob Squarepants ]
post #12 of 23
Nice outfit, but effect is rooned by loud boots. She must therefore not be an advanced skiier. Despite having twice as many poles as most skiiers.
post #13 of 23
HEY!!! I have yellow boots, and they look fine with black pants... (also, it was the only color they came in that year) Of course, I only have two, not three.
post #14 of 23
Yellow and black is fine, it means you are an expert skiier, but when you add maroon...back to Intermediate with you!
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
I am disappointed and disheartened by this discussion.

I had a dream that we would one day live in a world where a skier is judged, not by the color of their boots or jacket, but by their rotary movements, edge control, balance, and pressure. Clearly, that is a dream yet unfulfilled.

'Course, in that same dream every valley was to be exalted, and every hill and mountain would be made low--something which, fortunately, hasn't happened yet, either.
post #16 of 23
Originally posted by daevious:
'Course, in that same dream every valley was to be exalted, and every hill and mountain would be made low--something which, fortunately, hasn't happened yet, either.
Yeah, cause if that happened, what would lifties do for a living? You see, the world would be left with a bunch of unemployed lifties, and I dread to think what would happen then.

post #17 of 23
Daevious, A serious picture? Who would have guessed.

IMHO, hands inside hips gives a narrow range of motion for balance. Hands close to body makes it hard to "drive" forward.

Notice I never commented on the boots. I use to ski with a British Grenadier's Feather Bonnet. It was helpful for my ski club memebers to either find me....or hide!!!
post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 
Originally posted by KeeTov:
Daevious, A serious picture? Who would have guessed.
OK, K.T., I should have used smileys. I'm almost never serious. : Good comments, though.
post #19 of 23
orrighty, this is what you should've said to get the ball rolling: is there a slight a-framing happening?!
post #20 of 23
Ant, are you serious about the A-Frames? Thiose aren't even Oakley goggles she's wearing.
Please, this is an intelligent discussion about skiing, and you're off talking about the sort of eyewear the skier has. :
I mean, if you want to get down to the levels of co-ordination, it's great to see someone who has baskets that match their boots. That takes a certain level of style.

post #21 of 23
WTF WTFH, at least she is wearing eye protection of some sort whereas you're talking about baskets? She isn't carrying a basket surely you can see that in her hands she has poles and nothing over her shoulders or arms? She hasn't even got a rucksack on so who knows what you are going on about.

I move to strike WTFH's comments from the record and WTFH from the forum.
post #22 of 23
You can move all you want, in fact I'd prefer if you'd move away from Cambridge, and make way for a real man...

post #23 of 23
I don't live anywhere near Cambridge. If you ever listened to a word anyone said you would probably know that! As for a real man.... it's not a real man she wants, it's only me.

Having wathced Good Will Hunting last night the whole thing seems a little silly now so I may have to go see a girl!

Anyway enough about that. Oh sorry I didn't take the mickey about you implying you're a real man but I think I'll let the laughter eminating from computer screens all around the world answer that one for you!!
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