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  1. #76
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    ^^ excellent
    I ski 135 degree chutes switch to the road.

  2. #77
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    Quote Originally Posted by CirqueScaler View Post
    I'm more struggling with how to ask if I would be up to using a particular ski or binding based on my ski ability, for example (if responding to one of the ski threads in tech talk) "Your post says that 'the BC Corvus tails also hook up at times when I don't want them to.' Personally, I'd say that I'm a [BLANK] skier. I saw a cheap pair locally. Do you think I could make them behave?"
    I think the problem is your ski buying strategy-- If they are cheap and well-regarded, buy them and if they don't work out for you, sell them for what you bought them for.

    or, offer a shop tech that likes to nerd out on skis a sixer to ski with you on their lunch break, and then ask them your question.
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  3. #78
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    Yep, find skis that you think you might like at a great deal. If you don't like them after skiing, sell them for close to what you paid. The difference is your demo fee.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
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  4. #79
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    what a strange thread.
    you don't want no smoke.

  5. #80
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    Skis are like women. Some preform better in certain conditions.
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  6. #81
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    And they both require maintenance and regular waxing!

  7. #82
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    How do you tell others you suck?
    You say “I used to be good”.
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  8. #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    How do you tell others you suck?
    You say “I used to be good”.
    Heh. TRG aging skiers
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted reborn View Post
    All TGR members are trophy husbands that are expert skiers with great technique who mount their own skis, BBQ beef brisket perfectly every night, do all maintenance on their 20 year old Toyota.
    And we all call information “beta” and call our crossover SUV’s “rigs” and know more about tires than BF Goodrich himself.

    What’s yer point?


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  10. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    Heh. TRG aging skiers
    That is true
    But the line comes from when a trash talking 6yo I was coaching this year asked me
    “Did you used to be good?”
    When I took a spill in some heinous conditions
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  11. #86
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    Every year it gets alittle bit harder to stay up with the herd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    That is true
    But the line comes from when a trash talking 6yo I was coaching this year asked me
    “Did you used to be good?”
    When I took a spill in some heinous conditions
    Now that kid is funny. Ha


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  13. #88
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy View Post
    Every year it gets alittle bit harder to stay up with the herd.
    Just tell yourself the herd is all on steroids these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Now that kid is funny. Ha
    He was. And a really good skier for his age too
    About a month later we were out on a warm day and I was sporting some Marker spring weight gloves with the 2002 SLC Olympics logos embroidered on. Bought them on deep discount when I was in SLC that spring.

    Kid sez “Where did you get those gloves?”
    “I got them when I was at the Olympics”
    “You were in the Olympics?”
    “Yup - it was back when I used to be good”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    He was. And a really good skier for his age too
    About a month later we were out on a warm day and I was sporting some Marker spring weight gloves with the 2002 SLC Olympics logos embroidered on. Bought them on deep discount when I was in SLC that spring.

    Kid sez “Where did you get those gloves?”
    “I got them when I was at the Olympics”
    “You were in the Olympics?”
    “Yup - it was back when I used to be good”.
    After the 1 ski encounter with said 6 yr old we may have traumatize him for a few hrs. He did bring upon himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy View Post
    Every year it gets alittle bit harder to stay up with the herd.
    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Just tell yourself the herd is all on steroids these days.
    Or like Jonesy, Teh Poacher and I did, start your own herd
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  17. #92
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopi_Red View Post
    OP, just loudly proclaim that I only boot up in the lodge and everyone who’s in the know will catch your drift.
    wait, what's wrong with booting up in the lodge? Don't you ski silver, I thought booting up in the gondi or the lodge at the top of the gondi was standard practice there, or at least that's how I always rolled at that resort. 30 minute gondi ride is gonna be good for something.

    I boot up in the lodge every chance I get and I'm a better skier than you.

  18. #93
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    bad skiers don't need to tell people they suck at skiing. it becomes obvious from the way they walk in ski boots, carry skis, talk about skiing, what skis they're skiing on, etc. A good skier can tell you suck just on appearances, you don't need to tell anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopi_Red View Post
    OP, just loudly proclaim that I only boot up in the lodge and everyone who’s in the know will catch your drift.
    Severely underrated post.
    Carry on!
    Crippled but free, I was blind all the time, I was learning to 'ski'.

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    Tits are a good thing, if making a good decision so you can live to see tits again is all that motivates you then so be it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutah View Post
    bad skiers don't need to tell people they suck at skiing. it becomes obvious from the way they walk in ski boots, carry skis, talk about skiing, what skis they're skiing on, etc. A good skier can tell you suck just on appearances, you don't need to tell anyone.
    Beware of the duct tape...
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutah View Post
    bad skiers don't need to tell people they suck at skiing. it becomes obvious from the way they walk in ski boots, carry skis, talk about skiing, what skis they're skiing on, etc. A good skier can tell you suck just on appearances, you don't need to tell anyone.
    It really is amazing how you can somewhat accurately tell how someone skis based on the way they stroll across the parking lot or village (while geared up).
    I ski 135 degree chutes switch to the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutah View Post
    30 minute gondi ride is gonna be good for something.
    Furious masterbation.


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    brag on the interwebs......especially about how much pow you ski

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  25. #100
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlecross View Post
    “I don’t ski bumps” seems succinct.
    That works.
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    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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