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Any tips for these tree skiers?

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

Recently I noticed a community of tree skiers has developed in my living room.  While a few of them seem quite accomplished, some of them could use some help with their technique.

 

This guy seems to have a bit of residual wedge.

 

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This gentleman has good, if old fashioned form, but seems a bit wooden.

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Too much tip lead

 

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A bit in the backseat, perhaps?

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Ditto?P1020297.JPG

 

Well...I dont think this is how tree sking is supposed to work..

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Even more questionable

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This jolly old elf has pretty good style.  Could use some modern skis, though.

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post #2 of 28
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Originally Posted by mdf View Post

Recently I noticed a community of tree skiers has developed in my living room.  While a few of them seem quite accomplished, some of them could use some help with their technique.

 

This guy seems to have a bit of residual wedge.

 

P1020294.JPG

 

This gentleman has good, if old fashioned form, but seems a bit wooden.

P1020302.JPG

 

Too much tip lead

 

P1020309.JPG

 

A bit in the backseat, perhaps?

P1020307.JPG

 

Ditto?P1020297.JPG

 

Well...I dont think this is how tree sking is supposed to work..

P1020296.JPG

 

Even more questionable

P1020304.JPG

 

This jolly old elf has pretty good style.  Could use some modern skis, though.  It's VA of course, in a thin disguise, look at the electricity in the beard. . The apparent wood skis are over-capes to encase the Legendary Volant Spatulas.

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post #3 of 28

Davluri,   great ornaments, tree skiing is cool.  Will  take some of mine and post in a couple mins.

post #4 of 28
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

Davluri,   great ornaments, tree skiing is cool.  Will  take some of mine and post in a couple mins.



I wish I could take credit, but those are mdf's ornaments. I just found VA in the trees.

post #5 of 28

I'd tell them eye protection is mandatory, helmets a good idea, and they should really ski in pairs. Oh, and there's no room for hot dogs in the trees.

post #6 of 28

LOL! Merry Christmas!

post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

Davluri,   great ornaments, tree skiing is cool.  Will  take some of mine and post in a couple mins.



After your expert instruction from Squatty, you should have plenty of tips to offer, eh?

 

 

 

 

Squatty demonstrating how to stand up in the trees to Pete who spent a lot of time laying in the Trees.       Great DEMO Squatty !!

post #8 of 28
Tell them you are not really suppose to ski the trees, you are to ski the spaces in between the trees! LOL

Rick G
post #9 of 28

Tree skiing usually involves me going into a glade, finding a suitable tree, and peeing on it

post #10 of 28

That's tree-peeing. Any video? It's hard to give tips from a static picture but I think the one in the second picture is out of alignment and prolly needs to see a boot fitter.

post #11 of 28

Epic thread.  10/10!

post #12 of 28

Tree Skiing - I am sort of an expert at least according to Trekchick and Squatty - two very good sources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #13 of 28

I'm off slope in tree areas a lot.

There's only one rule.

Don't run into a tree.

LOL

post #14 of 28

Old School;  She is about 70.

 

Merry Christmas all.

 

 

 

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post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 


 

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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

Old School;  She is about 70.

 

Merry Christmas all.

 

 

 

ski.jpg 66k .jpg file

 

 

Here she is.
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(Couldn't figure out how to display without downloading and re-uploading the pic.  Is there a way?)

 

Merry Christmas everyone.  May they all be white and fluffy.

post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by jimmy View Post

That's tree-peeing. Any video? It's hard to give tips from a static picture but I think the one in the second picture is out of alignment and prolly needs to see a boot fitter.



in a thread some time ago on this topic, we shared a story of an unfortunate and embarrassed woman who having her pants around her knees started to slide and could do nothing about it, ended up out in the open. what started as tree peeing went public.

post #17 of 28
Thread Starter 
Bump for a new season. Many of those skiers are back in my living room, but a few seem to have given up the sport..
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmy View Post

That's tree-peeing. Any video? It's hard to give tips from a static picture but I think the one in the second picture is out of alignment and prolly needs to see a boot fitter.



in a thread some time ago on this topic, we shared a story of an unfortunate and embarrassed woman who having her pants around her knees started to slide and could do nothing about it, ended up out in the open. what started as tree peeing went public.

 

1000

post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by Mdskier View Post

I'm off slope in tree areas a lot.

There's only one rule.

Don't run into a tree.

LOL

 

I was told: "Ski good...or eat wood!"!

 

Craig

post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
Bump for a new year and a new skier. He looks a bit wooden. Needs to loosen up (and uncross his tails of course ).
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
I just noticed I used that "a bit wooden" line back in the original 2010 post. Sorry. Guess I need a ghostwriter.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by mdf View Post
 

 

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She might be old school, but that's certainly new school technique.  No doubt about it.

post #23 of 28

great!

post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by mdf View Post

Bump for a new year and a new skier. He looks a bit wooden. Needs to loosen up (and uncross his tails of course ).

 

I think that's on purpose ... he looks like he's probably skiing in a backwards wedge while teaching a class.

post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 
This fellow is avoiding the trees. But I don't think he's going to be able to get an edge into that surface...it's real hard packed.
post #26 of 28

Other than that one "tree hugger" I didn't think any of them needed any help. They were smiling and I didn't see any pine needles in their teeth. That is my idea of being a tree skier.

post #27 of 28
Thread Starter 

I know Christmas is over, and it is time for these tree skiers to had to the bar for another year.  But I noticed @NayBreak posted a cool tree skier in the picture of the day thread, and thought he ought to join the gang...

post #28 of 28

Tree skiing:

 

IMG_0753.JPG    First you have to get a ride up into the trees.

 

IMG_0748.JPG  Sometimes you even look a little foolish coming down.

 

IMG_0743.JPG  Or you just let it go and get some air between the pines.

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