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  1. #1
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    TR: Dear Diary my season

    This season was the best of my life. After 15 years of skiing, 3rd season getting over 30 days, my skiing progressed a lot. This is not a TR worthy of the TGR vaults, but im happy with my season.
    Not as many pics as id like, my camera is a piece, plus I didnít stop to take pics all that much.
    My season started by hiking Stowe after our first snow with 2 good friends. We started at 5am leaving Burlington, got to the top just as the sun rose, a good start to the season. After a rocky run to the car, my friend and I made it to our 9am fluid dynamics class, still in our pants and reeking of death.
    The UVM ski club did a trip to Mount Blow for their opening weekend. After driving at 135mph most of the way down it was a good first lift served day.
    I got a bunch of days before winter break, including opening day at Jay with 18Ē of blower. I also got 2 of my top 5 EC days in a row at the bush. 12Ē followed by 18Ē skiing with my closest friends in college. Ill never forget those days.
    After being in the gym every day for 2 weeks I went to Jackson for my annual trip in early Jan. I crashed at nipplehighpow, skijunkie05, and snowriders for the week. It was a kick ass week with some of the best snow ive ever skied. We did a lot of Jackson side country, including why not, Rock Springs, 4 pines, and my first line, broken branch coulier.
    Allentaylor was out there for a while too, with the ski club and couch hopping
    Hereís allen going big to flat

    Hereís nipplehighpow after a little pillow line, I doubt he wants this pic up

    Hereís one of me showing my patented backseat style at the top of rock springs

    Hereís a shot of me Allen got after I dropped into a little chute that scared the shit out of me, hell of a rush

    After getting back to the EC after a killer trip, it rained, as usual.
    I got a bunch of typical EC days, some ice, some packed pow, some pow. Nothing out of the ordinary to report there.
    In Feb. we got a good dump of 12+ at Mad River. I skied with some friends who have been skiing there all their lives. I got some sick tree skiing in that day. As it were, the birdcage cliffs were open for the first time in a long time. So we checked em out. I sent both left and right cliffs a few times, going bigger every time. This was by far the biggest ive gone on the EC
    Soul Skier and phall had been hounding me to go skinning with them up the notch road for some BC chute skiing
    Skin track

    I donít have that pic on my uvm site
    Hiking up a sweet chute that decided to do a mini slab on me as I was booting up

    That was a good pre-class hike


    One pow day at Jay I was skiing with a good friend, who happens to wear a one piece because its all she has. She makes it look good

    Another pow day at Jay it was blowing hard at the top, so in typical Jay style, no lifts were turning. So we abandoned hope and hiked up the dip, a side country area below the lifts were you just hop in a car back to the lifts.
    The snow was stupid deep and blown in, so what did we do? Hiked up for some short pow turns.
    I found a big rock doing mach stupid in the trees
    Rest in peace my friends

    In mid march I had my 21st b-day. The morning after, our crew went up to Stowe for a pow day. Even though I was still hammered when I got to the mountain, it was a killer day. Its amazing how skiing with friends makes things so much better, especially when puking off the lift.
    After much more skiing with different sticks, I borrowed spinaltapís Fat Bros for a day, im in love. Such a sick ski I bought a set of 183 stiffs, just waiting to get mounted up.

    We has gaper day at stowe a few days late since we needed a weekend. I skied/drank with allentaylor, salida, samtheman, soul skier, phall and one more mag, who I canít remember. God what a day
    Ill get these pics when im not at work


    Much more skiing later the season was over. I didnít get to ski tucks this year, one of my major goals, I just didnít have the time with a full engineering load.
    It was such a nice day in May I decided to hike Steins run at the bush for my last turns of the season. I didnít want to end my season with a concussion after my last attempt at a 3 in the park at Stowe
    I hiked up for some t-shirt and shorts skiing, where I happened to run into vt-freeheeler. We took the run together, good time all in all

    Little patchy

    Vt-freeheeler

    Me looking stupid



    All in all a kick ass season. While this season report pales in comparison to most of them here, im happy with my season.
    Thanks to everyone I skied with this season: skijunkie05, snowrider, nipplehighpow, skiaholic, t-bar, soul_skier, phall, allentaylor, samtheman, salida, vt-freeheeler, and probably other mags I left out.
    Last edited by skiingsamurai; 06-05-2008 at 09:41 AM.
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    solid season! too bad we never got to ski together this year since i managed to run into sam, allen and soul so much

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    nice pix/season... though I'm a little disappointed that yer not an actual samurai.

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    My knees hurt looking at the first picture.


    Glad to hear you had the best season ever .... seems to be a running theme with most this year.

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    o, I am. Im not going to do a TR, but im a black belt in Isshinryu Karate. 10 years this summer ill have been training. semi contact fighting, ground work, and okinawan weapons. Yeah, im a samurai


    Ill probably be at stowe next year, so ill follow sam and soul. so well run into eachother, wait, didnt you wear the euro penis pants to gaper day?
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    if by europenis pants you mean kanukistani tuxedo, then yes...

    front pointing with snowblades

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    that was a fun, drunken day. I have more pics on one of my computers. ill get em up as soon as I have time
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiingsamurai View Post
    that was a fun, drunken day. I have more pics on one of my computers. ill get em up as soon as I have time
    Only if you have some big ones cause these little ones are annoying as hell.

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    sorry, sarcasm meter is broken today. The little ones are from facebook. the huge ones I have hosted on my UVM sever
    www.uvm.edu/~mhicken
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