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    Bob Smith, O.G. TGR dentist, testing his goggles in JH, vintage pow

    Love the pow, the JH early years, and the legend and goggle genius

    Plus, you get Pepe Steigler sending it big.

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    Good to see he was using vintage skis for that vintage POW.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    The Last of the ski Bums rocked.

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    Bob Smith, O.G. TGR dentist, testing his goggles in JH, vintage pow

    Fucking awesome. Get em doc(s)!


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    If we're gonna wear uniforms, we should all wear somethin' different!

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    Thanks for posting this gem. I love the line, when in a storm, the “fuzzy dark things are always trees.”

    From my quick searching, this is a clip from the “Last of the Ski Bums,” 1969 by Dick Barrymoore. I will add this film to my watch list.

    Thanks!

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    Opening for TLOTSB

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    Also generally demonstrates that not falling on your face into the snow is also a great way to keep them from fogging ( a way that seems to elude me).

    Also, if his goggles aren’t fogged up after that crash, I suggest a group buy of these goggles.


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    Ole Bob can really ski. Sam’s poles are too long.


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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    Ole Bob can really ski. Sam’s poles are too long.


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    Watching a fair amount of film, I have tried to understand when everyone started to use shorter poles. Did the change of pole length come with the change to more of the French technique? In Miller’s The Many Moods of Skiing everyone has long poles, by 1972 Winter People hardly anyone. So was this a technique and instruction thing? Was the change in pole length in conjunction with the move to fixed heel bindings? Watching Sam’s shoulders, was he skiing more of an Arlberg style? I read about the changes in equipment and the start of carving because of new boots, skis, and binding tech, but no sources, that I have found, talk about the poles. Anyone I am not a ski technique expert, but I do find the pole length an interning oddity of the really old school. Why did the poles need to be that long anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    fkna the snow looked good way back then
    Only the tram and A.V.

    Can you imagine nothing but tram laps? Your own private powder playground? 4,000 vert with no grooming!

    Here’s the map 2 years later.
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    “Funk is somewhat of a dare devil. He’ll jump off of 30 ft high cornices or take a crack at the world
    Speed record on skis. He is a connoisseur of wine, women, and song. Challenge is a familiar word.”

    OG Dos Equis guy

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    "Are ya having fun, Bob?"

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    Can you imagine nothing but tram laps?

    Always thought the first few years at JH, with just the tram, must have been simply remarkable...4 to 5 runs a day? Considering the equipment, and as mentioned no grooming? I mean, how well marked would the mountain have been?

    I would also like to see any footage or route info from the world cup downhills they hosted at JH back in the day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter65 View Post
    [I]Always thought the first few years at JH, with just the tram, must have been simply remarkable...4 to 5 runs a day? Considering the equipment, and as mentioned no grooming? I mean, how well marked would the mountain have been?
    And you couldn’t get theyah from heeah. No 737’s into the valley.
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    Exactly, and the film sure shows an empty parking lot, Hostel standing solo...very cool...

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    This is one of my very favorite ski films. I stumbled upon this by accident a few years back and now it's a yearly watch. Such a fun film.

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    Some day there will be a lift in Cody Bowl. Another in Rock Springs. The heavily trafficked backcountry runs will shift further out to No Name Peak. Then the high peaks of Rendesvous Mountain. It's progress?

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    Things change. I’m glad I got to ski it 30+ years ago.


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