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    Dropping In Parallel: a "how-to" guide (starring the Kirkwood crew)

    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:



    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:


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



    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:



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

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


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    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.
    I want a 6" travel 20lb MTB. I found the 20lb MTB, but only good for riders under 87 pounds.

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    Very nice. Next year.....
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    That's coolassshit there. How long before that line fans out?

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

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    One of the coolest set of pics I've seen on here in a while. Nice Spats.

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    Arty's eyebrows ===> so hot righ... eh you know the rest.

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    fackin sweet pics dude!!!

    way to git after it allya'll

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    Great angle, great shots!!!

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    AWESOME Big Thumbs UP to that

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    POTD easy.

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    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.

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    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.
    Skiing, where my mind is even if my body isn't.

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    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.
    Last edited by Dexter Rutecki; 05-03-2004 at 10:16 PM.
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    Great shots! Also key the DIP is not hitting the golf ball into the tree.

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    Re: Dropping In Parallel: a "how-to" guide (starring the Kirkwood crew)

    Originally posted by Spats
    Credits: Jim, Arty50, hardrider, Punani, Spats.

    Forgot to mention earlier: those are great pics!

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

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    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.

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    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...

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    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...

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    Originally posted by bad_roo
    What would you say if... nevermind.


    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!
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    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!

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    Wow....those are cool pix.

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

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    como se dice...burly?
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    Cojones!

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