Originally Posted by beyond
OK, it's dead summer and you're wanted. If only for entertainment value. Here's a few anachronisms I find in your web persona. Please work on them for next go round:
1) If you've been skiing 30 years, that probably makes you no older than mid to late 30's. Conceivably 40's if you didn't start until you were a teen. You appear to know rather precisely when the internet started, which most don't. So you're more tech savy than you should be if you use terms like "nigh on," which was fashionable with my uncles and father, who were around for WWII. And you, ah, searched for "quiver of 1," which is almost charming if true.
2) Oddly, you claim to be ignorant of terms like "troll," and "steezy," which even an old guy like me knows. You know what Backcountry is, and you obviously found Epic, but you claim to be ignorant of TGR. Which is bigger, more famous (sorry guys), and full of folks who ski places like Taos. Guess you don't run into them at Pajarito.
3) Which for the uninitiated, is near Los Alamos, good ways from Taos. Hmm. Do you work at Los Alamos? Does your dad or mom?
4) As Mudfoot repeated, you asked for a ski that cannot exist using currently understood laws of ski physics. Whitehouse tried to end run said laws by reinventing your stated wants, and you were grateful. I would be too. But it's still an impossible ski. And I'm still trying to see where in hell at Taos you'd have room or conditions to hit 60 mph. But again, maybe that's Pajarito.
5) And for a straightforward sincere type, you're oddly evasive about basic questions. Such as what skis do you currently own or like? What boots? What style of skiing do you prefer, other than everything, expertly? We're left with the impression that this weird AT rig is also what you use at Taos. To hit 60 mph. True? False? Other?
6) So rather than blame most here for being unwanting, or feeling wounded by troll accusations, you should think about the package you present. Nothing quite fits. That could just be chance, or it could be that you don't really want things to fit.
OK, it's been fun. Good luck with those downhill training runs after the park.