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    Tough trails

    How do you deal with difficult trails ahead? Feel free to share it here.

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    Knees loose, core tight, hands forward, shoulders square to the fall line.

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    switch to the road


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    Give it more throttle
    Skiing in the rockies is like 70's porn

    Lots of bush

    Some wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHarmon View Post
    How do you deal with difficult trails ahead? Feel free to share it here.
    Stick to the green circles

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    Mag dump.

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    Full send - turns are a sign of weakness

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    High DINs, low expectations.

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    Put them behind me by skiing backwards

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    Huck and hope, and when in doubt straightline out.

    I like to take enough drugs to shut off my brain so it doesnt get in the way of my body.

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    you can always get off and walk
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    I go down on my bum.

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    ^^^^Last Sunday I saw a grown man scooching down a green trail on his butt with skis and poles laid across his lap while his wife/girlfriend said, "oh come on, can't you at least walk down?" He had another 1k' of scooching ahead of him. It was both hilarious and sad. I'd be shocked if that dude ever put on a pair of skis again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    High DINs, low expectations.
    That would be an accurate and succinct summary of my twenties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    SHarmon: Prove youíre not a bot.
    I'm not a bot. There, happy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    you can always get off and walk
    Ehh, how can you improve then? :/

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    When you're the best skier on the mountain, there are no "tough trails". I can ski anything with my eyes closed. Honestly it is starting to bore me. This year, I had buddies throw snowballs at me while I descended, just so I could feel some sense of danger.
    Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHarmon View Post
    Ehh, how can you improve then? :/

    Take a lesson, dummy.
    Build strengths & technique on comfortable, appropriate terrain.
    Switch your rental boots out of walk mode.


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    Quote Originally Posted by paulster2626 View Post
    I go down on my bum.
    At Killington the weekend before Easter and it was super foggy, but the snow was decent. You couldn't see more than 50' in most places. Over at Bear I came across somebody down and then realized she was sliding down the trail on her ass. A ski patroller was with her carrying her skis and poles. She had a long way to go to the bottom. That was a first for me.

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    Run into someone if I’m going too fast.

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    When I ski the famed Molly Hogan Bowl at A-Basin, I stand at the top, envision myself working my way through its steeps and rocky couloirs successfully, get into the zone, wack the cornice a bunch of times, and fly away into its seemingly endless gnar. Itís so dreamlike, that at the bottom, I feel like Iíve just woken up from a fantasy of snow and gravity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchgreenchile View Post
    Full send - turns are a sign of weakness
    this needs to be a bumper sticker
    "Poop is funny" - Frank Reynolds

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