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post #1 of 20
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I was working out in my shop this afternoon and Three Dog Night's "Shambala" started playing on the I-pod.  I immediately thought of and just could not resist posting this vid:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbrZpJm6zdA

 

 

How sweet it must have been

 

post #2 of 20

Great song, and great skiing...on skinny skis yet!

post #3 of 20

still my favorite youtube video

post #4 of 20

But don't you need fat skis to ski powder?

post #5 of 20

Deserves to be embedded

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Deserves to be embedded

 


Deserves to be embedded in HD 

 

 

Mark Johnson who did this checks in here from time to time, although not nearly enough. I recall him saying that this was all done in one basic take, no editing. 

post #7 of 20

Good god, they must have quads of steel.  It is pretty amazing that they could ski that well given how in the back seat they were.  It makes you wonder how they would've done with a bit more centering in their fore-aft position.  Still, pretty amazing.

 

Mike

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But don't you need fat skis to ski powder?


Always some luddite who can't resist.

post #9 of 20

Wow, great memories for me as the day that video was shot was the day I started my ski bum career at Lake Louise. Of course the conditions on that day in the Canadian Rockies were not quite up to Utah standards---it was 2 weeks into a minus 30 degrees Celsius cold snap that lasted for another 4 weeks before the weather broke and dumped 3 feet in two days, followed a Chinook wind from Texas that brought the temp up to 20 degrees Celsius (70F) and melted everything.

 

It was also great listening to those other 3 Dog Night Youtube vids.

post #10 of 20
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But don't you need fat skis to ski powder?


NO - you don't need phat skis to ski pow.  It does help greatly though if you're wearing RED SPANDEX  pants with huge patterned STARS
 

post #11 of 20

I guess you guys didn't get that that was a joke?

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Good god, they must have quads of steel.  It is pretty amazing that they could ski that well given how in the back seat they were.  It makes you wonder how they would've done with a bit more centering in their fore-aft position.  Still, pretty amazing.

 

Mike


If they had used a bit more centering in their fore-aft position they would have achieved what we call a "nose dive" position.  The skis in those days did not float and if you got your weight too far forward your skis would submarine in a blink of the eye.  You would then be on your face.  Some skis were better than others for powder, but none were anything as good in fresh snow as today's powder boards, or even modern carving skis for that matter.

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If they had used a bit more centering in their fore-aft position they would have achieved what we call a "nose dive" position.  The skis in those days did not float and if you got your weight too far forward your skis would submarine in a blink of the eye.  You would then be on your face.  Some skis were better than others for powder, but none were anything as good in fresh snow as today's powder boards, or even modern carving skis for that matter.

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I guess you guys didn't get that that was a joke?


I got it, and I laughed, then I thought........I bet SMJ would look Hot in those ski pants!

 

 

post #15 of 20
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But don't you need fat skis to ski powder?



Hush your mouth....

post #16 of 20
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 followed a Chinook wind from Texas that brought the temp up to 20 degrees Celsius (70F) and melted everything.

 

It was also great listening to those other 3 Dog Night Youtube vids.


Chinook winds is what we blamed cold winds coming out of the west down from the Rockies on when I lived in Omaha, but, more appropriately, a Chinook wind comes from the PNW. A hot wind coming up from the Gulf is just a northward shift of the Gulfstream. The Gulfstream helps keep you guys safe from the hotness that is hell on Earth-TX
 

post #17 of 20
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Chinook winds is what we blamed cold winds coming out of the west down from the Rockies on when I lived in Omaha, but, more appropriately, a Chinook wind comes from the PNW. A hot wind coming up from the Gulf is just a northward shift of the Gulfstream. The Gulfstream helps keep you guys safe from the hotness that is hell on Earth-TX
 


Texas to Oregon was the best move of my life.
 

post #18 of 20

Actually a Chinook wind is a relatively warm, dry down-slope wind that can happen anywhere.  It means snow eater.  Not because it melts snow, it actually sublimates it and the snow stays relatively dry as it rapidly disappears.  I think in Scandinavian countries it's called a Foen.  In parts of California the same phenomena is called a Mistral Wind and contributes to the brush fire problem as it drys out the landscape.  Its caused by air rising on the windward side of a mountain range and dropping moisture (snow) on that side as it rises and cools in response to the pressure drop.  As it comes over the top and starts to descend the lee side, it warms in response to the pressure increase and the relative humidity of that air mass plummets.  This dramatically increases the vapor pressure on the snow surface relative to the air mass.  Under high vapor pressure the snow (H2O) will change from a solid to a vapor without passing through the liquid phase (water) and the snow disappears with out the obvious spring run off.  Around here this happens without the temperature going above freezing  
 

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Chinook winds is what we blamed cold winds coming out of the west down from the Rockies on when I lived in Omaha, but, more appropriately, a Chinook wind comes from the PNW. A hot wind coming up from the Gulf is just a northward shift of the Gulfstream. The Gulfstream helps keep you guys safe from the hotness that is hell on Earth-TX
 

post #19 of 20

Todays Fat skies will be the skinny skies of tommorow!!! MUHAHAHAHA

post #20 of 20

I don't get any of the comments here.  Somone posted a video of normal people wearing normal ski clothes skiing normal snow on normal skis.  So what?

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