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    Lost ski at Stevens...searching for closure

    Where did it go? How the hell does one not find a big ass blue 200cm monoski buried beneath the powdery surface?

    Questions I've been asking myself all year. Back in January of this year during a nice dump at Stevens me and my ski became separated. I was patiently waiting in line at 7th Heaven with one foot unclipped per usual then the mob surged forward to get on the chair. I'm guessing I never properly clipped back in as I very, very rarely double eject...and that's exactly what happened heading down through the gladed trees on Cloud 9. Ski submarined, I went tumbling...I got up and did the funky chicken looking for my ski...where the fuck is it? What the hell happened? Ok, start digging...4 hours later...nothing. So I walked down in utter disbelief, but no worries, I'll find it. Went back up a few days later and spent all day probing and digging, still nothing. So I sold myself on the idea of coming back up as the snow slowly melts and retrieving my ski...a ski I built myself, the first ski I built for myself.

    As spring turned into summer and the snow painstakingly melted away, I made four day hikes up to the fall zone with the wife and dog in hopes of seeing a big blue custom made monoski sticking up out of what snow was remaining. No Luck. I found lots of other peoples shit though...but not mine.

    I probably should have posted this way back when but back then my mind was fixated on the fact that this ski was seriously buried and I'll be the first one to find it. Well, someone found it because it's clearly not up there. Or maybe it's buried in the Lost and Found at Stevens though they tell me "No" every time I ask.

    I wanted to share this story with the community not in the hopes of having it returned in case someone here found it, but to put my mind at ease that it's gone and I can just build another one...which I did. Thanks for listening...but there is a finders fee

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    " In society, men can't cry, or shouldn't cry. I've been told by people that it's okay to cry but, you know what, it's been used against me. So I don't cry anymore, I just beat people up. It's a lot more fun." Peter Steele Type O Negative

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    dude, come monoski a day with us at 19BBI@Alpental.
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    Thanks for the invite F.A.! the dates for the 19BBI fall right in between my Blackcomb trip and MonoPalooza Steamboat...I'll be there...might even be 3 of us!

    now where the fuck is my ski?
    " In society, men can't cry, or shouldn't cry. I've been told by people that it's okay to cry but, you know what, it's been used against me. So I don't cry anymore, I just beat people up. It's a lot more fun." Peter Steele Type O Negative

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    Quote Originally Posted by WK Monoskier View Post
    now where the fuck is my ski?

    in france? in 1984?


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    Just guessing but I bet you sent it flying during your somersault. Or France. In the eighties.


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    Do you ski in Salomon sx90 equipe's ?

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    forgive my naivete regarding monoskis

    how do you install brakes?

    one sided dealies on each binding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatnslow View Post
    Do you ski in Salomon sx90 equipe's ?
    Technical Cochise 120
    " In society, men can't cry, or shouldn't cry. I've been told by people that it's okay to cry but, you know what, it's been used against me. So I don't cry anymore, I just beat people up. It's a lot more fun." Peter Steele Type O Negative

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    Quote Originally Posted by acinpdx View Post
    forgive my naivete regarding monoskis

    how do you install brakes?

    one sided dealies on each binding?
    With a screw and a #3 Philips
    " In society, men can't cry, or shouldn't cry. I've been told by people that it's okay to cry but, you know what, it's been used against me. So I don't cry anymore, I just beat people up. It's a lot more fun." Peter Steele Type O Negative

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    My thoughts are that it is exceedingly hard to get the location exactly right in the trees. How certain are you that you're in the right location? I mean, I am sure that you're in the general location, but if the ski is 10 20 50 yards away, it's gonna be hard to see.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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    It would kewl to find it but you could make another , no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    It would kewl to find it but you could make another , no?
    Yep built another one, same topsheet and same STH2 16 bindings.

    @Danno,

    Very certain of the area as the line I took was one I take often but the action of the ski was one of submarining so I centered my searched on where I thought I came off. Once it became apparent that it wasn't laying on or poking through the surface I started expanding the search area. Then convinced myself it was thoroughly burried and I find it in the spring.
    " In society, men can't cry, or shouldn't cry. I've been told by people that it's okay to cry but, you know what, it's been used against me. So I don't cry anymore, I just beat people up. It's a lot more fun." Peter Steele Type O Negative

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    Quote Originally Posted by WK Monoskier View Post
    With a screw and a #3 Philips
    How do you attach powder cords to a mono board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    in france? in 1984?
    HA!
    Uno mas

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickstad View Post
    How do you attach powder cords to a mono board?
    cord
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    Its just a mono ski, let it go
    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

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    you know that’s from disney’s *frozen* movie, lilC sings that all the time in the shower, ‘let it go let it go’
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    you know that’s from disney’s *frozen* movie, lilC sings that all the time in the shower, ‘let it go let it go’
    We have the soundtrack. Todd likes to listen to it on the way to the hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WK Monoskier View Post
    With a screw and a #3 Philips
    Well, there's your problem. Next time use a #3 Pozi Drive, and you won't lose your skis, er....ski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I've seen black diamonds! View Post
    Well, there's your problem. Next time use a #3 Pozi Drive, and you won't lose your skis, er....ski.
    You can grind them down though. I think the ski is over in Tye bowl.

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