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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    If you're on a packed trail you should at least do Nordic.
    One of the most terrifying experiences I've ever had was going downhill on nordic skis on a packed VAST trail. To the left was a rocky creek bed and to the right was an electrified fence, and then the trail got curvy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    One of the most terrifying experiences I've ever had was going downhill on nordic skis on a packed VAST trail. To the left was a rocky creek bed and to the right was an electrified fence, and then the trail got curvy.
    Pizza your ass off.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    ^^^Sometimes in the heat of the moment, a simple solution like that is not always discovered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    ^^^Sometimes in the heat of the moment, a simple solution like that is not always discovered.
    I get it. It's that kind of panic that leads to the creation of less than desirable solutions. Like snowshoes.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Pizza your ass off.
    No. Stem. Stem like hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    One of the most terrifying experiences I've ever had was going downhill on nordic skis on a packed VAST trail. To the left was a rocky creek bed and to the right was an electrified fence, and then the trail got curvy.
    Lulz. I grew up beating around on skinny skis on the hill above our farm. The best part was the VAST trail. We built a jump just off the trail so we could bomb down it and then go off onto the jump. Epic Wipeouts in the field.

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    "I've been talking to this girl about doing something this weekend, and she is very active and fun"

    the answer is yes

    unless it dumps then the answer is no

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    as long as they stay out of the skintrack who cares what they do? .
    I followed a pair of slowshoers to the top of the FUCKING BIRTHDAY CHUTES earlier this year. They postholed 3000' of skinner then turned around and postholed it on the way down.
    A few years ago we can across a dude who had just centerpunched Bonkers on slowshoes. From the top of the diving board straight down, one 2000' trench. Of course he has followed the skinner up, conscientiously destroying each and every kickturn.


    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Lulz. I grew up beating around on skinny skis on the hill above our farm. The best part was the VAST trail. We built a jump just off the trail so we could bomb down it and then go off onto the jump. Epic Wipeouts in the field.
    Some of the gnarliest diggers I ever took on snow were on skinny XC skis sending it down steep-ish groomed trails or jumping off small cornices or kickers with friends. Live in the backseat and die by the backseat. Taking turns at speed with no edges is always fun, sometimes you just can't step around fast enough to make it and just plant yourself in the side of the trail and tomahawk with the skinny sticks and giant poles flapping around. The worst was always when skis would shoot out from under you and you'd land ass first on hardpack while wearing a speedsuit... Great cushioning right there!

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    ^ lol, there is a weird class of local idiot who knows only 3 trailheads (invariably lake blanche / broads, white pine, olympus) and flatly refuses to use any others despite conditions, hazard, temperature, time of year...

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    You could always use the snowshoes to get to that hot back country tubing spot.

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    watch out for snakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by whipski View Post
    "I've been talking to this girl about doing something this weekend, and she is very active and fun"

    the answer is yes

    unless it dumps then the answer is no
    This might be the best answer yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    I followed a pair of slowshoers to the top of the FUCKING BIRTHDAY CHUTES earlier this year. They postholed 3000' of skinner then turned around and postholed it on the way down.
    A few years ago we can across a dude who had just centerpunched Bonkers on slowshoes. From the top of the diving board straight down, one 2000' trench. Of course he has followed the skinner up, conscientiously destroying each and every kickturn.



    Some of the gnarliest diggers I ever took on snow were on skinny XC skis sending it down steep-ish groomed trails or jumping off small cornices or kickers with friends. Live in the backseat and die by the backseat. Taking turns at speed with no edges is always fun, sometimes you just can't step around fast enough to make it and just plant yourself in the side of the trail and tomahawk with the skinny sticks and giant poles flapping around. The worst was always when skis would shoot out from under you and you'd land ass first on hardpack while wearing a speedsuit... Great cushioning right there!
    It sounds like you grew up where I grew up. God we broke a lot of gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beece View Post
    It sounds like you grew up where I grew up. God we broke a lot of gear.
    That we did. My ass still stings at the thought. I still have a hole in my thigh from getting skewered with a broken carbon pole. Good times...
    I really miss cruising along on cold sunny trails on skate skis though, that shit is all time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    That we did. My ass still stings at the thought. I still have a hole in my thigh from getting skewered with a broken carbon pole. Good times...
    I really miss cruising along on cold sunny trails on skate skis though, that shit is all time!
    Skate skis? Get off my lawn!

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    Snowshoeing = road biking. The why has always escaped me.
    Last edited by The Reverend Floater; 01-24-2020 at 05:30 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whipski View Post
    "I've been talking to this girl about doing something this weekend, and she is very active and fun"

    the answer is yes

    unless it dumps then the answer is no


    This. Remember Quikr12 or whatever the fuck his name was and the mormon girl thread? You can do better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reverend Floater View Post
    Snowshoeing = road biking. The why has always escaped me.
    The difference being that you can do 50mph on a downhill with a road bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galibier_numero_un View Post
    The difference being that you can do 50mph on a downhill with a road bike.
    yeah but can you fuck on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    I skied down onto a snowshoeing couple fuckin in the woods. Skied right by them... classic deer in the headlights look.

    It happens, man. Git some!
    Let's not forget this relevant post.

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    I wouldn't date this idiot:


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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    yeah but can you fuck on it?
    That would take some talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    I wouldn't date this idiot:

    That's literally Rontele.

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    That’s the anti skimo right there.

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    There was once a girl with some snowshoes
    We rode across country on choo choos
    She then ran away
    to join the ballet
    I hear she now only wears tutus.
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reverend Floater View Post
    That's literally Rontele.
    Not too far off. I've got a picture from the archives with an equally as slickly loaded pack.

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