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    Ski Poetry

    After walking the dog this morning, I started to think about skiing and the winter gone by. I started writing and this is what I ended up with. Post up your own ski poetry and lets get this prose party started.

    The seasons of the world

    As I glide through the snow
    I realize the world
    The world of peace and tranquility
    The world of timeless beauty
    Hearing the crunching of the snow
    With every stride of my skis below me
    Brings a renewed smile to my face
    My cold cheeks become flushed
    With the blood from my ear to ear grin
    What better way to live life
    Than to glide through life
    To feel the rush each icy gust of wind brings
    Making you feel so alive
    Why must this season end so soon
    Why must Mother Nature play such a cruel joke
    Why must she make this beautiful white canvas
    Disappear for such a long period of time
    Why must we crave winter
    Like a frozen white drug
    Making us search the world over
    To continue our search
    For the peace and tranquility we yearn after
    Year after year we go through this
    We go through this cruel joke being played upon us
    The white disappears
    The bright green of spring starts to appear
    Leading into the lush green of summer
    Soon it will be fall again
    The browns, goldens and beautiful reds
    Adorning the hillsides we continue to gaze upon
    The hillsides we keep staring at
    In the hopes we will see our favorite season
    Begin once again
    We continue to stare
    We continue to believe that those colours of fall
    Are turning into the white
    The white we so crave
    So we can once again glide through the crystals
    The crystals of snow that bring so much hapinness
    To our lives
    To our souls
    ©EP 2007
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    My Poem

    I was dreaming about powder today and was inspired to write my own poem about skiing. Enjoy!


    Airtime
    There’s nothing like flying through the air
    Because everything is so free up there
    No boundaries surrounding my pent up soul
    No one setting forth my lifelong goals

    Time slows down for me up here
    And in this moment things are clear
    No worries about getting down
    No thoughts about the approaching ground

    Because in this place I am in control
    My mind so sharp, my heart so full
    Just me, myself, and only I
    Bathing in the bright blue sky

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    Haiku

    Snow falling from the sky
    Newly waxed skis
    Blurred's cock is very tiny.
    TGR Bureau Chief, Greenwater, WA

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    This thread makes me want to punch you and say "Grow a Pair"!!

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    I was on a chairlift with a couple of gapers
    So I rolled up a spliff with my king size papers
    Skiing so fast like a caped crusader
    All you see behind me is a trail of vapors

    lots more where that came from...
    Rocket Sleds and Super Space Boots

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    bent ski energy arc
    released into the vector
    infinite slips by


    tracks don't stay empty
    free refills by the lap dance!
    May it never stop

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    Poem on the theme of Snow

    From heaven fall icy petals;
    In the sky not a spot of blue remains,
    A dusting of jade covers the ground
    And buries the blue mountains,
    The sun rises over the mountain peak,
    The chill pierces my bones,
    Silence prevails.

    Muso Soseki (1275-1351)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angle Parking View Post
    Excellent. What did you use for baskets?
    "Those 1%ers are not an avaricious "them" but in reality the most entrepreneurial of "us". If we had more of them and fewer grandstanding politicians, we would all be better off."
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    Alas, there were no baskets. Couldn't figure out how to MacGyver a pair. Which of course greatly impaired the funtionality of the poles.

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    ^^^ I did it with the tops off 2L pop bottles once. Bought them back from the nearby depot.

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    Didn't have any of those in my truck or on site. The photo was taken at our local ski hill, after it had closed. So I did have access to some materials. Hence the bamboo. I kept thinking to myself, surely you can figure something out, but nothing ever came to mind for baskets. Next time, i'll look for some discarded pop bottles I guess.

    Cool idea with the bottle tops btw. Makes for some cool lookin' sticks I bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angle Parking View Post
    Didn't have any of those in my truck or on site. The photo was taken at our local ski hill, after it had closed. So I did have access to some materials. Hence the bamboo. I kept thinking to myself, surely you can figure something out, but nothing ever came to mind for baskets. Next time, i'll look for some discarded pop bottles I guess.

    Cool idea with the bottle tops btw. Makes for some cool lookin' sticks I bet.
    Nice. Sometimes you gotta improvise stuff and get creative. well done with the handles btw, ours were crappy. this was in kootenay pass last year. left salmo after hitting the depot no knowing exactly what to do next and luckily we found some bamboo up there. we had to sharpen the ends to get the bottle tops on but they stuck. The person we made them for was keen on keeping using them and kept them afaik.

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    I overcome my mind's conditioned fear response to the cliff that drops out of sight below and point my skis downhill, gaining speed for the now inevitable launch. But fear wins the battle for control as I take off. The external stimuli have become too intense, and instead of routing through my sensory cortex and hippocampus, they go straight to the amygdala. Rational thought escapes me and I enter survival mode, my actions now driven by instinct alone. The techniques that I should be applying to the situation are no longer accessible. Since these important parts of my brain have been bypassed, no memory exists of my time in the air. I black out.
    This is how skiing shows me my own mind. It challenges me to overcome its inherent weaknesses and master it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angle Parking View Post
    Didn't have any of those in my truck or on site. The photo was taken at our local ski hill, after it had closed. So I did have access to some materials. Hence the bamboo. I kept thinking to myself, surely you can figure something out, but nothing ever came to mind for baskets. Next time, i'll look for some discarded pop bottles I guess.

    Cool idea with the bottle tops btw. Makes for some cool lookin' sticks I bet.
    That, and every pole plant leaves a snow tittie!
    "Those 1%ers are not an avaricious "them" but in reality the most entrepreneurial of "us". If we had more of them and fewer grandstanding politicians, we would all be better off."
    - Bradley Schiller, Prof. of Economics, Univ. Nevada - Reno.

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    I forgot the poles last month at hankin so I just grabbed some bamboo from a snow fence, no grips and no baskets telling myself that on the down we really only need poles for balance/trigger the turn and the hard part was not dropping the big couloiur it was getting up a shitty skin track to the top

    nice one AP
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    The Padded Seats

    The early birds are all in line
    Powder is what they are here to mine
    Some are antsy some are baked
    It is a real stoke that can't be faked

    Is that snow or rain ?
    It matters little when you get to ski that terrain
    Most are carefully choosing a plan
    Others just ski the Fan

    Excitement brews as they start to load
    Most transition to a powder race mode
    Nash is open it says on the sign
    That will work just fine

    As the BC gates open up
    New possibilities erupt
    As I pass through the gates
    Alpentals soul awaits
    License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations

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    There once was a man living in the Wasatch,
    who loved dick but not snatch
    He moved back East where he skied like a monkey swinging branch to branch,
    until one day he caused a large avalanche
    He sat on the debris with glasses on his hat,
    and wondered aloud, "Could little wiggle turns really have caused that?"

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