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  1. #126
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    Quote Originally Posted by FLS View Post
    . Todays "style" of comp. moguls looks like shit to me.
    I'm going to go half in there. I preferred the natural made bumps and find your own air bump over the canned runs. I don't prefer the old equipment. We were all using poles that were WAY too big for effective bump skiing in the 70s. That's half the reason it looked so freakin WILD, arms flailing all over the place. Shorter poles was a definite improvement. Shorter skis can do what longer skis did back then, but probably a little longer than the mid 170s most use in the seeded bumps.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

  2. #127
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    Used to love pounding the bumps. Grew up on the Mary Jane bump runs.

    Craziest mogul runs I ever saw in person was 1990, Sugarloaf Maine. Pro Mogul tour event.

    Friday AM 24” of powder - skipped school and skied almost empty mountain endless knee deep.

    Sunday we rallied back for the Mogul comp and some good skiing with the base. Thing was it had rained Saturday and all that snow had piled up into giant moguls and then frozen hard as a rock Saturday night.

    Can’t believe they even still had the event. Giant, Rock hard moguls. And the pros were still going for it, maybe dialed back a bit, but Helis an back scratchers and spread eagles into those moguls. We were right beneath one of the likely jumps and I’ll never forget the sound of Skis whacking ice as guys hucked. Several guys got carted off before we decided it was too much to watch and bailed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

  3. #128
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinnikinnick View Post
    I’ll never forget the sound of Skis whacking ice



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    Horror sounds!

  4. #129
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    https://www.bumpsforboomers.com

    ‘Cause it’s never to late to do the bump
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  5. #130
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    I used to love skiing chief bumps. Sucked me out of chief trails probably way too soon and often. Then on to chief face. Et cetera.

  6. #131
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    I'm the 1973 Midwestern Freestyle Champion. Indianhead, UP.
    4th in moguls, 3rd in ballet (on 205 Kneissl Red Stars), and 1st in aerials.
    I have no choice.
    One of the best bump skiers I ever new was from the UP. Used to hang around the Mystery Spot and Vail.

  7. #132
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    nothing like trying to drive a 107 waisted, firstish gen 184 cham down a bump line,

    you're going to find out real quick how long you can hold on

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