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post #2 of 15

We've already outdone that.  Lots more here!

 

You might be a ski racer if...

post #3 of 15

 - You own 6 pairs of the same set of skis.

 - You stay home on a powder day

 - You don't ski anywhere that isn't roped off from the general public

 - You never talk to anyone on the chairlift

 - The only time skiing makes you happy is when you win a race

 - When your racing career ends you quit skiing completely

post #4 of 15

My favorite post from the older thread:

 

 

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You might be if...

 

- Your orthopedic surgeon calls YOU because he hasn't seen you in a couple of months and wonders where you've been.

 

- You swear your Boot fitter and your ski tech have supernatural powers.

 

- you can lay down some nice warm-up turns with twenty-seven jackets hanging off your ski poles

 

- you've skied through ruts so deep you can't see the next gate.

 

- a voice in your head counts you down when you take off from red lights.

 

- when freeskiing in soft stuff and hitting a patch of ice, you think, "oh thank god, ICE!"

 

 

post #5 of 15

1)  Your first name is Didier.

2) The Steadman Clinic names a wing after you.

3) You can't ski on anything, including a cat track, without thinking, "How Can I Get More Speed?"

4) You ski some backcountry with friends, and they all tire out before you do.

5) You can have a one hour discussion about risers, while everyone else in the world would rather talk about rockers.

6) You get  multiple pairs of your skis for free.

7) You think of skiing as something that is really simple (like putting the ski on edge and pressuring it to go somewhere), )and know the difference between winners and losers is athleticism and the details of the sport.

8) Baby Huey yells at you in the starting gate.

9) When recreational skiers talk about "icey" conditions, you have no idea what they are talking about.

10)  The feeling of a purely carved turn at speed is as good as sex.

post #6 of 15

You hit a flush at Mammoth full force and blow up your goggles and put a bamboo bruise from your forehead to your crotch.  Oh yea and you lose the damn race.

post #7 of 15

I like #1 best!

post #8 of 15

you take the squarest, fastest line when rounding the turn at the end of the hall in your house.

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

Yeah, # 1; 6; 10;....

post #10 of 15

You know you're a ski racer when you cruise around with a self entitlement that makes you believe that you don't have to wait in line, and can just click out, and leave your ski's wherever you wish.

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You're seriously thinking of spending $1K on new race skis to race about 12 races a year and you're not the fastest in your age group (and the new skis probably won't make you the fastest!)................

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

You hit a flush at Mammoth full force and blow up your goggles and put a bamboo bruise from your forehead to your crotch.  Oh yea and you lose the damn race.


What's bamboo 

post #13 of 15

Skiing steeps in deep powder only once a year is just an afterthought:

 

 

http://www.skinet.com/warrenmiller/articles/lindsey-vonn-skis-powder-with-warren-miller-entertainment-at-vail 

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Originally Posted by John V. View Post

You're seriously thinking of spending $1K on new race skis to race about 12 races a year and you're not the fastest in your age group (and the new skis probably won't make you the fastest!)................



Hey I resemble that remark but I am not thinking about it, I am doing it.  New Racetiger Speedwall's in a 155!  Good thing I work p/t at a local ski shop and don't have to pay retail.  Which brings me to....

 

You know you are a ski racer when you get a job at a ski shop to get good deals on gear and just hand back your pacycheck along with some extra dough for all the stuff you buy.

 

Rick G

post #15 of 15

- You find yourself "inside-clearing" the doorways of your house as you walk through them.

- You buy your running shoes 4 sizes too small -- when they fit comfortably, they just don't feel right.

- Your fear of pre-release is completely different than your friends' fear of pre-release.

- You haven't had toenails since you were 10.

- All of your socks have bits of ground-down boot shell on them.

- You've casually said to yourself, "Probably getting frostbite today."

- You spend your Friday nights tuning skis.

- Your friends wonder where you are for five months out of the year.

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