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Spats
05-03-2004, 10:31 PM
And now, a special educational presentation from the Kirkwood crew..."Dropping In Parallel!"

We are live from the top of Once Is Enough, and I know a lot of you are wondering: "When is it appropriate to drop in parallel?"

It is definitely appropriate to drop in parallel when you are late for your afternoon shift. Hardrider demonstrates:

http://tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10390/oie_hardrider.jpg

There is also the question of form. "How wide should my stance be when dropping in parallel?" A good rule of thumb is: your stance width should be proportional to the size of your eyebrows. Arty50 demonstrates:
http://tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10390/oie_arty%7E0.jpg

The advanced skier can carry on a conversation while dropping in parallel. Superstar Punani: "Hey, have any of you guys seen my keeeeeeeeeeeeeeys..."

http://tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10390/oie_supu.jpg

Finally, the most important part of dropping in parallel: hiding your fear. Keep your weight forward, and step off like there's a buffet table at the bottom of the chute instead of big rocks. Spats demonstrates:

http://tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10390/oie_zoom.jpg

This concludes our special magnion presentation of "Dropping In Parallel". Thank you for joining us, and good night!

Credits: Jim, Arty50, hardrider, Punani, Spats.

http://tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10390/closingcrew.jpg

GT40
05-03-2004, 10:36 PM
Very cool. I'd like to see some pics of where you went after you dropped in! I can't believe the snow has melted so fast.:cool:

Telenater
05-03-2004, 10:39 PM
Very nice. Next year.....

trainnvain
05-03-2004, 10:41 PM
That's coolassshit there. How long before that line fans out?

Spats
05-03-2004, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by GT40
Very cool. I'd like to see some pics of where you went after you dropped in! I can't believe the snow has melted so fast.:cool:

This thread has pictures of OIE from a couple different angles. I also added some more shots from closing day:
http://tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=138632

iskibc
05-03-2004, 10:46 PM
One of the coolest set of pics I've seen on here in a while. Nice Spats.

Schmear
05-03-2004, 10:46 PM
Arty's eyebrows ===> so hot righ... eh you know the rest.

tibaher
05-03-2004, 10:53 PM
fackin sweet pics dude!!!

way to git after it allya'll

splat
05-03-2004, 11:01 PM
Great angle, great shots!!!

Lynx
05-03-2004, 11:02 PM
AWESOME Big Thumbs UP to that

FreakofSnow
05-03-2004, 11:02 PM
!

Sublime
05-03-2004, 11:04 PM
POTD easy.

Steven S. Dallas
05-03-2004, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by Schmear
Arty's eyebrows ===> so hot righ... eh you know the rest.

Forget the gorilla steeze- that's some Darth Vader steeze with that fullie.

And Chewbacca steeze with the brows.

CaddyDaddy77
05-03-2004, 11:07 PM
Really like the pic with Pun in it, it's cool to see the guy on the rock above and then look at the angle P's at, definitely gets POTD vote in my book.

Dexter Rutecki
05-03-2004, 11:13 PM
I love those shots.
Looks a little different from the February day with 20" of fresh when I was with you guys up there.

edit: here it is the way I remember it looking--shot by roo.
https://www.tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10192/OnceIsEnough.jpg

Foggy_Goggles
05-03-2004, 11:18 PM
Great shots! Also key the DIP is not hitting the golf ball into the tree.

Schmear
05-03-2004, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by Spats
Credits: Jim, Arty50, hardrider, Punani, Spats.

http://tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10390/closingcrew.jpg

Forgot to mention earlier: those are great pics! http://tetongravity.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif

So are you guys the A-Team, or the Queer-Eye Fab Five?

Dromond
05-04-2004, 12:04 AM
Rad photos and tr!

I've gotta ask, does anyone know the actual slope of that chute? The view from the top (in the other thread) makes it look mellow and in these shots it seems practically vertical.

bad_roo
05-04-2004, 01:57 AM
What would you say if... nevermind.

Great shots Spats. The feeling of acceleration you get dropping Once is just incredible. Must be the proximity to the rock walls. That and the fact that the top is nearly vertical...

Arty50
05-04-2004, 02:46 AM
Excellent pics Spats! Many thanks for cataloguing the last couple of days.


Originally posted by Alex P. Keaton
Forget the gorilla steeze- that's some Darth Vader steeze with that fullie.

And Chewbacca steeze with the brows.

Hmmm...now I know why I get so many stares in that helmet. Luke, I am your extremo father.

Funny that you mention Chewie also. One of my old friends created an alternate take on my nickname: Artukachewbacca. Rowwwrrrrr!!!

Oh and before I forget...

BASTARDS!!!! :D

shera
05-04-2004, 06:45 AM
Originally posted by bad_roo
What would you say if... nevermind.

:p :D ;) :cool:

I wonder if anyone's going to do Skywalker this year. Better get after it.

Aaah, I'm getting hungry to ski some fascinating lines. Second Notch yesterday was a little tease. Fun to scramble around.

Oh yeah, awesome post!

snowsprite
05-04-2004, 07:31 AM
Holy crap! That's a bit of a drop. I was wondering what OIE looked like, thanks for posting pics.

I think the K-wood crew should produce more of these "how-to's!" I likey!
:cool: :cool:
Sprite

Tyrone Shoelaces
05-04-2004, 10:18 AM
Wow....those are cool pix.

but I can't believe no one dropped in while chugging a beer? :confused:

mr_gyptian
05-04-2004, 11:14 AM
como se dice...burly?

snowsprite
05-04-2004, 11:17 AM
Cojones!

Sprite

tuffy109
05-04-2004, 11:22 AM
are you guys releasing an album?

http://tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10390/closingcrew.jpg

watersnowdirt
05-04-2004, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by tuffy109
are you guys releasing an album?

http://tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10390/closingcrew.jpg

:D :D :D :D

what's the band called?

Viva
05-04-2004, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by watersnowdirt
:D :D :D :D

what's the band called?

Boys On The Rocks?

CS
05-04-2004, 12:02 PM
Nice pics Spats. Way to get after it Kweed crew.

Arty50
05-04-2004, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
but I can't believe no one dropped in while chugging a beer? :confused:

I forgot to bring a straw.

zion zig zag
05-04-2004, 03:22 PM
wow

sick.bird
05-04-2004, 05:10 PM
CAW! CAW!! CAW!!!

skier666
05-04-2004, 11:02 PM
http://tetongravity.com/usergalleries/albums/userpics/10390/closingcrew.jpg

"Boys on the Wood"

its hardcore classical ragga ska

crash55
05-04-2004, 11:23 PM
nice job Spats! Sorry to miss you at the Tahoe summit. Maybe next year.

Superstar Punani
05-05-2004, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the shots Spats (and Jim)!

Good times....

Johnny Gunn
05-05-2004, 09:58 AM
Those pics rock !!!

And they bring back good memories of chasing you crazy mofo's down the mountain at the Tahoe Summit.

I need to get back there next year.

splat
07-28-2008, 04:05 PM
not nearly enough stoke round here bump