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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunit130 View Post

    Telemark skiing is dead.
    I predict a drop in the sale of pitchouli
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


  2. #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Deep View Post
    Tele = License to skid

  3. #53
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose Pit View Post
    Tele does not equal an excuse to suck at skiing.
    Your wrong. Having your heel locked in is not an excuse to sit back on your heels on your 130mm rockered K2's and bomb groomers all day.

  4. #54
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    When you bomb groomers all day, no one will notice that you are in the backseat.
    Johnny's only sin was dispair

  5. #55
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    Bend the knee....squat to pee
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


  6. #56
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    tele skiing will never die

    its the only way to make skiing in colorado remotely interesting

  7. #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikecandy View Post
    That's Shane on his waterskis, bro. He's carving those badboys!

  8. #58
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    That's not so much carving as it is the greatest sideslip ever.

  9. #59
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    Quote Originally Posted by meatspicy View Post
    tele skiing will never die

    its the only way to make skiing in colorado remotely interesting
    Ouch, bro. Ouch.


    So I saw a guy with a free heel yesterday with a huge beard, sunglasses, and a rickety old backpack.

    The thing is, he wasn't very good.

    I'm pretty sure the fourth seal has been opened.

  10. #60
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    My new favorite,

    I only tele when I'm going to a party or skiing with a 2 year old.

  11. #61
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    Q: What did the telemarker say when he ran out of weed?

    A: These bindings suck!


    I'll always have fond memories of my tele days but it's getting harder and harder to motivate to get out there on the pins now.

  12. #62
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    I keep doin' it mostly so I can say "I'm the best teleskier on the mountain" and keep a straight face
    A good friend would come bail you out of jail. A great friend would be sitting next to you saying..."but damn that was FUN"

  13. #63
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    not dying. just gay.
    "In those moments that most people say I can't, most people say self preservation, most people say what if?... We say "What if?" the other way. What if you land it? What if it is possible?" - Travis Pastrana

    "I'll ski that line with no turns" -Shane McConkey

  14. #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluxrad View Post
    Ouch, bro. Ouch.


    So I saw a guy with a free heel yesterday with a huge beard, sunglasses, and a rickety old backpack.

    The thing is, he wasn't very good.

    I'm pretty sure the fourth seal has been opened.
    lol

    I tele when I ski with my eight year old (which is a lot)

  15. #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecowhit View Post
    Stop Traversing and Ski the Fucking Fall-Line.
    ^^^

    This!
    Johnny's only sin was dispair

  16. #66
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
    Well duh. That's because it's called DoorHingeMarking, not Telemarking.
    LOL that's exactly what it feel like too. You virtually cannot get any energy into a ski with the doorhinge setup, especially loading up the tails.

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    Telemark is Norwegian for 'wait for me!!'
    The older I get, the better I was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIP View Post
    Telemark not Norwegian for 'wait for me!!'
    Fixed it for you.
    You know, you can swear on this site. Fuck, shit bitch. See?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomas tequila View Post
    LOL that's exactly what it feel like too. You virtually cannot get any energy into a ski with the doorhinge setup, especially loading up the tails.
    Maybe you would like a lesson?

    A skilled telemarker with properly set up gear and strong legs can get plenty of high energy in their carved turns, balanced, not on the tails.

    Problem is most telemarkers I see have:

    1) ridiculous gear (or improperly set up gear)
    2) muscles not strong enough to drive the rear ski properly in a high energy turn
    3) poor technique (fake-a-mark)

    The only reason telemarking gets a bad rap is it's difficult to do well and most people never get beyond the weak intermediate stage. Plus, when it's done well it's so much fun (and it looks fun). This gets some of the fixed heel crowd who think they have what it takes to give it a go. Generally, they give up before they develop the necessary strength and technique. Then they come on forums like this and bash it 'cause they can't do it.

  20. #70
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecowhit View Post
    Of more importance would be to get skiers of all types to Stop Traversing and Ski the Fucking Fall-Line.
    AMEN!!!!

  21. #71
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    I have no doubt that you're correct, but the irony is I know plenty of people who have taken up Tele due to the fact they suck on Alpine and Tele gives them an excuse.

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    The problem with tele being dead, is that it makes it far cooler, for some. Thus tele will never really die...

    Oh, & I suck & I've always got an excuse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarveMan View Post
    I have no doubt that you're correct, but the irony is I know plenty of people who have taken up Tele due to the fact they suck on Alpine and Tele gives them an excuse.
    Is it possible to suck so much on alpine that tele, which is harder than alpine, actually covers one's suck?

    They must have really sucked.

    I thought about learning tele whilst my wife leant to ski, to kill my time with her on the flat groomers each weekend. I decided that skiing backwards on alpine was a more practical skill to acquire instead.
    Life is not lift served.

  24. #74
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    Most tele skiers I know are out hunting pow far away from lift served and judgemental alpine skiers. I like taking folks who alpine at the resort into the ECBC. They bust out their tele gear and suck all day long, which sends them back to the resort so they can click in and ski the same old lines and pretend they are bad assed. Yawn. AT is overkill for most east coast back country. In big Mtn. enviornments, I think AT makes alot of sense, but back in the shrubs on the hills we call Mtns, telemark lives on. A resort-bound brother was telling me the other day that telemark at the resort is the new snowboarding. Telemark on liftserved may be dead, in fact, it should have been aborted.

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    No one cares that you telly.
    Johnny's only sin was dispair

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