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05-06-2004, 06:04 PM #1
Same shit, different angle (Ski-related)
Pics that were taken last Sunday (KW closing day).
(Rerun. Original posts here
BTW All images copyright ME ME ME and Spats
Once is Enough entry
"I can ski that in no turns"
Spat's pic, taken a split second later from another angle:
split second later:
What Spats is looking at
Last edited by Superstar Punani; 05-06-2004 at 06:31 PM.
05-06-2004, 06:24 PM #2
05-06-2004, 06:24 PM #3
Nice you photo sluts!
Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin pussy
05-06-2004, 06:31 PM #4Registered User
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05-06-2004, 07:42 PM #5
God I want to ski thatIts not that I suck at spelling, its that I just don't care
Days on snow 12/13 season: 67
05-06-2004, 08:27 PM #6
NICE! Way to squeeze the juice out."If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!"
05-06-2004, 09:07 PM #7
<<< is so much less impressed now.
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
05-06-2004, 10:30 PM #8
05-06-2004, 11:22 PM #9
It's always amazing how much less steep a run looks when photographed from the top looking down. There are a few things that contribute to that:
-Foreshortening makes a steep slope look short. Without depth perception, it's impossible to tell that the bottom of the chute is quite a long distance away.
-We compare the slope to the open area below it. But that open area is still steep: it's the lower part of The Wall.
On the other hand, photographing from directly in front makes a slope look much steeper. Usually this angle is impossible to get except from a helicopter, which is what the big-budget stuff like TGR does.
But sometimes we can see that angle from a lift. For instance, if we look towards Heart and OIE from Chair 6, Sisters Chute looks totally vertical. It's somewhat steep, but an easy ski, and nothing compared to OIE. Same thing at Snowbasin, where Lone Tree Chutes look absolutely vertical when viewed from the Needles gondola. They're steep (40-45 degrees), but not that steep.
05-07-2004, 02:18 AM #10
Mmmmmmm. I love porn too.
05-07-2004, 05:06 AM #11
It makes quitw a difference what angle you look at things how steep they appear
This looks quite steep
This is the same slope but dosen't look as steep
just remember that glacier is nearly 4000 feet below!...then it looks scary again.
05-07-2004, 07:24 AM #12just remember that glacier is nearly 4000 feet below!...then it looks scary again.
Short(ish) steep pitches are whole different ball game IMHO.
Still, cool thread...and somehow 'once is enough' reminds me of mtb steeps...seems like a 'commit and go' type of thing, compared to cosmiques etc.: which are more about overall consistency and solid basic skiing technique (and naturally all the needed big mountain skills, avie avareness etc.). Hard to compare but both types of lines are cool in their own way...
05-07-2004, 07:30 AM #13
OIE changes personality quite dramatically according to conditions. In the huge snowfall in early March I heard that Arty was making big pow turns down it in waist deep snow. A week later every one of the Kirkwood crew took one look at it and walked on by. The chute itself was doable but the runout fires you out onto a steepish apron that gets traversed and rutted to all hell. When you're maching out at about 50mph onto that, a fall isn't going to do you a lot of good. In decent softish conditions its just a case of controlling your nerves.