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corn dog
01-29-2007, 03:09 PM
I am not at all clear on the meaning of this word in the skiing context. It cropped up again in the Sir Francis Bacon review thread, butter as some kind of thing you do on skis.
Anyone care to enlighten me?

thanks! :smile:

chronic_rider
01-29-2007, 03:24 PM
It is when you find a balance point on the tips or tails of your very soft skis, and then stall there by shifting your weight

Dantheman
01-29-2007, 03:25 PM
Skis are perfect for buttering industrial quantities of toast. Reverse camber skis are less likely to snag so they are generally preferred.

Professor
01-29-2007, 03:33 PM
"Butter" boobs had me spellbound :D

corn dog
01-29-2007, 03:43 PM
There is also the usage in Last Tango in Paris.
Any more skiing-related ??

TahoeHuckerSchmucker
01-29-2007, 03:45 PM
skiing related BUTTER face?

Kristi Leskinen

hairy
01-29-2007, 04:08 PM
http://www.gomammoth.com/tahoebuttereratmammoth.jpg

grskier
01-29-2007, 04:14 PM
spin with your skis on the snow, using your tails or your tips...

72Twenty
01-29-2007, 07:15 PM
I actually buttered my Pocket Rockets yesterday doing kind of a lip slide on a wind lip.

bio-smear
01-29-2007, 07:16 PM
It's something you do right before you blow your ACL.

japollner
01-29-2007, 07:38 PM
essentially, its rocking up onto your tips and spinning a 180 on the snow, so you end up on your tips going backwards, you then pop up off the tips and spin 180 degrees to go forward sagain. ideally, this is donw in one smooth motion.

72Twenty
01-29-2007, 08:29 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/45/NCI_butter.jpg/250px-NCI_butter.jpg

corn dog
01-29-2007, 08:37 PM
marshalolson says about the lotus 120 "smears and butters like you'd want it to". In this case is it essentially the visual the knife smearing butter conjures up? Ski smearing goopy snow? Kinda like skidding but without the perjorative connotation? ;)

fez
01-30-2007, 08:22 AM
perjorative connotation? ;)

you're only going to confuse them.

marshalolson
01-30-2007, 09:27 AM
ie. cleanly turning a ski without using your edge. like a side slide turn.

(referance based on spat graphics)

corn dog
01-30-2007, 09:30 AM
Is it specific to softer snow?
More applicable to reverse side-cut type skis?

marshalolson
01-30-2007, 11:00 AM
no, and yes - basically when you can cleanly smear a turn (opposed to skid) without being on edge

i took my new 138's out yesterday to the boildplate/chalk conditions at loveland, and really dug the smear/butter turns on steep hardpack.

ryanvdonk
01-31-2007, 02:23 AM
it's when you do an on ground 180 pivoting on your tips or tails. it's actually more applicable in park riding, just messing around. tail butters are when you do it going from switch to regular, pivoting on your tails. nose butters are more difficult to actually get fully on your tips, but are when you go from regular to switch, pivoting on your noses. a good example of a nose butter is tanner rainville in yearbook where he gets completely onto the noses of his skis. not many people do butters in pow, though Mr. Eric Pollard does some tasty ones in his self edit for push (it's better than MSPs edit, look it up on youtube or the helly site).

MakersTeleMark
01-31-2007, 03:49 PM
... Parkay.

robokill1981
01-31-2007, 05:56 PM
Marsh and Ryanv are both right. It's a way to ski powder on bigger usually rockered/reverse cambers skis, and a tip tail thingy you do when you're messing around on your smaller skis. They share the same name, but are really different from each other.

ryanvdonk
02-01-2007, 12:59 AM
yeah, but the pow turn thing with funnny camber skis is also called slarving.

BakerBoy
02-01-2007, 01:14 AM
yeah, but the pow turn thing with funnny camber skis is also called slarving.

I thought it was scarving?

Professor
02-01-2007, 01:03 PM
I thought it was "sideslipping"....

BakerBoy
02-02-2007, 12:04 AM
I thought it was "sideslipping"....

People still do that shit? Did they not get the memo that parabolic skis are the new thing?

Professor
02-05-2007, 12:41 PM
People still do that shit? Did they not get the memo that parabolic skis are the new thing?

Unfortunately, I think they got the memo that said, "Buy spatulas! You can sideslip small chutes just like all your cool snowboard friends!" :(

BakerBoy
02-05-2007, 06:25 PM
Unfortunately, I think they got the memo that said, "Buy spatulas! You can sideslip small chutes just like all your cool snowboard friends!" :(

You need to channel some of XOver's High-T 'tude while you ski over their tips.

Yah, its the only way! [/rudy]

filthyfrenchbum
02-05-2007, 07:15 PM
I thought it was "sideslipping"....

Powersliding is more appropriate if you do it like Pain McSchlonkey in Focused.
Fun on icy days if you have round edges too