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God-like appearance while skiing.

post #1 of 23
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Over the years many people have told me that I look like a god while I'm skiing.  I always just sort of figured they were exaggerating, until last weekend.  I was skiing a peak in the Himalayas when I came to a difficult spot.  It was a crevasse, seemingly without bottom and about 200 ft wide.  I spent about 10 minutes building a kicker on my side of the crevasse and prepared for the jump by finishing off the rest of my cognac and smoking a cigar.  As I hurled the empty bottle into the crevasse I skied toward the kicker.  I hit the jump a little slow and realized that I might come up about 30 feet short...so I started to flap my arms in order to gain that extra few feet.  As I flapped away I looked into the crevasse and caught my reflection off the sheer ice walls.  I truly did look like a god...a golden, phoenix-like god.  Obviously I cleared the gap and continued on my way.  But the point is...I look god-like when I ski.

post #2 of 23

Chaos,

 

There can only be one god-like James Bond (Sean Connery), one god-like Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett), one god-like hockey player (Wayne Gretzky) one god-like ski movie maker (Warren Miller), one god-like...well you get the idea.  For skiers it was and always will be Stein Eriksen.  The real ski God, of course is Ullr.  Ullr also didn't suck at archery, and I wouldn't mess with him if I were you.  He is blessing us with lots of powder this year and we don't want to piss him off.

post #3 of 23

Wow!  Rates a 9 for originality, and extra points for flapping. 

 

Well played again Chaos.


Edited by Cirquerider - 12/30/10 at 10:08am
post #4 of 23

Chaos,

 

We've never spoken but I've long admired your posts.  Thank you for gracing us with your presence once again.  I don't know if you've posted on TGR before but you should tell your stories there.  They are warm, loving people.

post #5 of 23

Is VolantAddict thus your son?

post #6 of 23

Happy New Years Chaos!   Your story hits the mark and then some!  Did that bottle break hitting the ice 200' down?

post #7 of 23

You should be tapped as the spokesgod for Ski Logik. Ullr's Chariot could never be properly represented by anything other than an actual divine being.

post #8 of 23

ALL I can say is I wish I was there with my Camera

Happy new year!!

post #9 of 23

Chaos, you crack me up. I tip my cap to you.

post #10 of 23

LMAOroflmao.gif dude. great story. rational, truthful tales are way over-rated, so boring.

post #11 of 23

"God-LIKE" appearance? Well, this answers ONE question..that you are "A" God.... not "THE" God...I think there was a concern for a while. I know <I> can sleep much better now. 

post #12 of 23

Does your Mom have a tattoo that says, "Son"?

 

Stay thirsty, my friend. 

post #13 of 23

I don't know, I'm sort of disappointed. Never pictured a god flapping. That seems so, well, plebeian.

post #14 of 23
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"God-LIKE" appearance? Well, this answers ONE question..that you are "A" God.... not "THE" God...I think there was a concern for a while. I know <I> can sleep much better now. 


Dec 30, 2010

 

Hi Phil:

 

I see that even being a "transplanted" Pennsylvanian, you can't get away from your roots:

 

 Phil: I'm a god.
Rita: You're God?
Phil: I'm a god. I'm not *the* God... I don't think. icon14.gifbiggrin.gif

 

 

Happy New Year to All and to All A God Night biggrin.gif

 

Think snow,

 

CP

 

post #15 of 23

God wouldn't have needed a kicker.... but, thanks for the belly laugh.

post #16 of 23


Gotta love it when life mirrors art - or something.  popcorn.gif

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

"God-LIKE" appearance? Well, this answers ONE question..that you are "A" God.... not "THE" God...I think there was a concern for a while. I know <I> can sleep much better now. 


Dec 30, 2010

 

Hi Phil:

 

I see that even being a "transplanted" Pennsylvanian, you can't get away from your roots:

 

 Phil: I'm a god.
Rita: You're God?
Phil: I'm a god. I'm not *the* God... I don't think. icon14.gifbiggrin.gif

 

 

Happy New Year to All and to All A God Night biggrin.gif

 

Think snow,

 

CP

 

post #17 of 23

God flapping his arms.  An indelible image indeed...  Happy New Year, Chaos!

post #18 of 23

Don't know about God like appearance.  I have heard  OMG OMG, OMG  used over and over   in reference to Epic POW conditions of course.

post #19 of 23

Mind you, the idea of yelling OMC ("Oh my Chaos") on those same occasions works on a number of levels.

post #20 of 23

I am the one true ski God...  Thou are all false idols who shall burn on a beach without sunscreen, never to see three feet of virgin untracked again. biggrin.gif

post #21 of 23

Littergod. Shame on you.

post #22 of 23

I don't believe in the afterlife, but I'm taking along a change of underwear, just in case.

 

 

I used to pray all the time, and then one day I realized I was talking to myself, so I came to the conclusion that I must be god.  

 

Woody Allen

 

post #23 of 23

 

Jan 1, 2011

 

Well if you can take a change of underwear with you, why not just take your "plastic" and charge it when you get there.  Just in case.biggrin.gif

 

Think snow,

 

CP
 

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I don't believe in the afterlife, but I'm taking along a change of underwear, just in case.

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