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    Re: Not going on the roof again - About 2 years ago I started noticing some discomfort with exposure to the point where I'd stand back. Summer of '22 it was noticeably worse, I couldn't even get close to things like observation point railings and a chairlift ride left me shaking. I'm not really sure what's up but it's far less of a problem with the new script glasses I got but it's not gone. I used to be so comfortable in sketchy situations but that went away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Re: Not going on the roof again - About 2 years ago I started noticing some discomfort with exposure to the point where I'd stand back. Summer of '22 it was noticeably worse, I couldn't even get close to things like observation point railings and a chairlift ride left me shaking. I'm not really sure what's up but it's far less of a problem with the new script glasses I got but it's not gone. I used to be so comfortable in sketchy situations but that went away...
    There's something to being able to see. Obviously it's not 100% of the issue. However, when I started skiing with glasses, I didn't get as sketched out in hairy situations. I can't help you with chairlifts. Put the bar down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Get your early access Stones concert tickets from…AARP.
    https://www.aarp.org/rollingstones2024/

    I mean, I guess I knew we’re getting old, but…damn.
    Hahaha. I'm honestly shocked they're still at it! I wonder if the show will be like when South Park did Rod Stewart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Re: Not going on the roof again - About 2 years ago I started noticing some discomfort with exposure to the point where I'd stand back. Summer of '22 it was noticeably worse, I couldn't even get close to things like observation point railings and a chairlift ride left me shaking. I'm not really sure what's up but it's far less of a problem with the new script glasses I got but it's not gone. I used to be so comfortable in sketchy situations but that went away...
    Mikaela Shiffrin's dad's story was all it took for me to start avoiding ladders altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Re: Not going on the roof again - About 2 years ago I started noticing some discomfort with exposure to the point where I'd stand back. Summer of '22 it was noticeably worse, I couldn't even get close to things like observation point railings and a chairlift ride left me shaking. I'm not really sure what's up but it's far less of a problem with the new script glasses I got but it's not gone. I used to be so comfortable in sketchy situations but that went away...
    I started putting the bar down a couple of years ago, especially on Red Dog.

    One of the weirder things--while my hearing isn't that bad and is the same in both ears I can't tell what direction a sound is coming from any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    Re: Not going on the roof again - About 2 years ago I started noticing some discomfort with exposure to the point where I'd stand back. Summer of '22 it was noticeably worse, I couldn't even get close to things like observation point railings and a chairlift ride left me shaking. I'm not really sure what's up but it's far less of a problem with the new script glasses I got but it's not gone. I used to be so comfortable in sketchy situations but that went away...
    Username checks out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedude2340 View Post
    Username checks out?
    It did 20 years ago when I chose it. I was that guy that was too dumb to be afraid of much but after a string of bumps and knocks things seem to have changed.

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    My eye sight is thankfully still pretty good.

    In the past I'd be walking around on the roof with so much confidence. Not being reckless or anything but it wasn't really an issue. This last time I was cowering on all fours any time I was close to the edge, or walking super hunched over to keep my centre of balance lower.

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    Amusement park rides are pretty much a hard no at this point....at least the spinning ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnepa View Post
    Amusement park rides are pretty much a hard no at this point....at least the spinning ones.
    Too violent, they’re not scary just uncomfortable


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    watch out for snakes

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    Two common ways to really fuck up your body and have major life altering injuries - get hit by a car while a pedestrian - and fall off a roof or a high ladder. Which when you think about it are somewhat similar in traumatic forces applied to your body.

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    Beware middle age. It creeps up on you.

    Common tale. Old as time. Goes like this:

    One day (o.k., yesterday) your youngest grom expresses an interest in learning to ski. "No problem!" you blather confidently. "We can do that. We don't even need a reason."

    But, shit, you muse nervously to yourself. Been a while. You haven't skied in years, since I-70 traffic robbed your soul of willingness to bother, and career/family/1000 other hobbies/etc/etc intervened. Same thing that happened to a lot of folk.

    Oh well. Your knees and hips still move with at less than 40 dB of creaks, may as well give it a go. You ain't getting any younger, and hey, might be fun to revisit the whole game through the eyes of your youngster.

    First step: gear check. See what you have to work with. You go out to the gear closet to see what your sorry quiver looks like these days. It's back there behind the bikes somewhere. There they are! Youngest pair of skis are some Rossi Bandits. You squint worryingly through your bifocals. And are those.... Linkens... mounted on there? Why yes, they are. They're next to some 205 Olins with freaking MRRs. You manage to locate a single boot, a tired black/yellow series one Terminator. You shake it. Out plummets either a mold-crusted fun size Snickers or a dessicated mouse remnant, hard to say.
    Oh dear.

    You log onto the Powdermag forums (errrr..... TGR...) to start researching ski technology from this century. Your user ID still works. (You can't remember any of your aliases). It's only 20-odd years old, and it's only been a decade-plus since you tried it. You type in "skis with >85 waist" sit back, and await the rich reading to come.

    Figuring out the current scene is gonna be a bit uphill for a bit, you fear. Shoot, lift tix are probably north of $50 by now.
    But staring down the barrel of your 6th decade: no finer time to get back into it. There's still time. Otherwise you'll keep putting off what you can still do, and even want to do, and then one year you'll wake up (or not) and it will be too late.

    2023/24 looks to be on. Kiddo is EXCITED. Hallelujah! Holy shit. Where's the Tylenol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    Two common ways to really fuck up your body and have major life altering injuries - get hit by a car while a pedestrian - and fall off a roof or a high ladder. Which when you think about it are somewhat similar in traumatic forces applied to your body.
    Best friend of my BIL is a roofer. He fell from a very low height and lost most of the mobility in his legs. He owns the business and still goes up on ladders even though he can barely walk with crutches. Specialty metal roofs and he does the forming on the ground, has employees who put most of it up for him.

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    The lack of respect from kids is off the hook.
    No kids ever thought to even touch a teacher in my day.

    “A fight in a Kearns High School classroom ended with a student in juvenile detention after police said the student put a teacher in a chokehold before assaulting 2 other adults as they tried to free the teacher in front of students.”

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    I remember the good old days when the only violent attacks I saw was a teacher who beat a kid with a belt cause he didn't do his homework and the time a vice principal punched a 6'6" student in the face when they duked it out in the hall between classes .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzworthy View Post
    The lack of respect from kids is off the hook.
    No kids ever thought to even touch a teacher in my day.

    “A fight in a Kearns High School classroom ended with a student in juvenile detention after police said the student put a teacher in a chokehold before assaulting 2 other adults as they tried to free the teacher in front of students.”
    I dunno about that ^^ I find a lot of young adut folks are calling me " sir " Like last week at the gym hey are you gona use that machine " I'm finished go ahead sir "

    next time i'm gona say " do not adress me as sir, just call me dude "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Innominatus View Post
    Common tale. Old as time. Goes like this:

    One day (o.k., yesterday) your youngest grom expresses an interest in learning to ski. "No problem!" you blather confidently. "We can do that. We don't even need a reason."

    But, shit, you muse nervously to yourself. Been a while. You haven't skied in years, since I-70 traffic robbed your soul of willingness to bother, and career/family/1000 other hobbies/etc/etc intervened. Same thing that happened to a lot of folk.

    Oh well. Your knees and hips still move with at less than 40 dB of creaks, may as well give it a go. You ain't getting any younger, and hey, might be fun to revisit the whole game through the eyes of your youngster.

    First step: gear check. See what you have to work with. You go out to the gear closet to see what your sorry quiver looks like these days. It's back there behind the bikes somewhere. There they are! Youngest pair of skis are some Rossi Bandits. You squint worryingly through your bifocals. And are those.... Linkens... mounted on there? Why yes, they are. They're next to some 205 Olins with freaking MRRs. You manage to locate a single boot, a tired black/yellow series one Terminator. You shake it. Out plummets either a mold-crusted fun size Snickers or a dessicated mouse remnant, hard to say.
    Oh dear.

    You log onto the Powdermag forums (errrr..... TGR...) to start researching ski technology from this century. Your user ID still works. (You can't remember any of your aliases). It's only 20-odd years old, and it's only been a decade-plus since you tried it. You type in "skis with >85 waist" sit back, and await the rich reading to come.

    Figuring out the current scene is gonna be a bit uphill for a bit, you fear. Shoot, lift tix are probably north of $50 by now.
    But staring down the barrel of your 6th decade: no finer time to get back into it. There's still time. Otherwise you'll keep putting off what you can still do, and even want to do, and then one year you'll wake up (or not) and it will be too late.

    2023/24 looks to be on. Kiddo is EXCITED. Hallelujah! Holy shit. Where's the Tylenol?
    Pure gold.
    MRR on Olins. lol.
    . . .

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    When you read Easyrdr threads in the powmag forum.

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...got-Beginnings

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser4 View Post
    Best friend of my BIL is a roofer. He fell from a very low height and lost most of the mobility in his legs. He owns the business and still goes up on ladders even though he can barely walk with crutches. Specialty metal roofs and he does the forming on the ground, has employees who put most of it up for him.
    Jesus, walking on a reasonable pitch on a composite roof is scary enough. A metal roof has got to be next level. No fucking way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Jesus, walking on a reasonable pitch on a composite roof is scary enough. A metal roof has got to be next level. No fucking way.
    He fell from about 8'-10' off a low scaffolding iirc. It doesn't take much to break your back.

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    Waistline exceeds inseam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Waistline exceeds inseam.
    Bahahahahaha. I have short legs. I think my waistline exceeded my inseam by the time I was 15.

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    My waist was the same as my inseam for about 40 years. That changed around 51 or 52

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innominatus View Post
    Common tale. Old as time. Goes like this:

    One day (o.k., yesterday) your youngest grom expresses an interest in learning to ski. "No problem!" you blather confidently. "We can do that. We don't even need a reason."

    But, shit, you muse nervously to yourself. Been a while. You haven't skied in years, since I-70 traffic robbed your soul of willingness to bother, and career/family/1000 other hobbies/etc/etc intervened. Same thing that happened to a lot of folk.

    Oh well. Your knees and hips still move with at less than 40 dB of creaks, may as well give it a go. You ain't getting any younger, and hey, might be fun to revisit the whole game through the eyes of your youngster.

    First step: gear check. See what you have to work with. You go out to the gear closet to see what your sorry quiver looks like these days. It's back there behind the bikes somewhere. There they are! Youngest pair of skis are some Rossi Bandits. You squint worryingly through your bifocals. And are those.... Linkens... mounted on there? Why yes, they are. They're next to some 205 Olins with freaking MRRs. You manage to locate a single boot, a tired black/yellow series one Terminator. You shake it. Out plummets either a mold-crusted fun size Snickers or a dessicated mouse remnant, hard to say.
    Oh dear.

    You log onto the Powdermag forums (errrr..... TGR...) to start researching ski technology from this century. Your user ID still works. (You can't remember any of your aliases). It's only 20-odd years old, and it's only been a decade-plus since you tried it. You type in "skis with >85 waist" sit back, and await the rich reading to come.

    Figuring out the current scene is gonna be a bit uphill for a bit, you fear. Shoot, lift tix are probably north of $50 by now.
    But staring down the barrel of your 6th decade: no finer time to get back into it. There's still time. Otherwise you'll keep putting off what you can still do, and even want to do, and then one year you'll wake up (or not) and it will be too late.

    2023/24 looks to be on. Kiddo is EXCITED. Hallelujah! Holy shit. Where's the Tylenol?
    Solid 200th post in 21 years. You should hookup with LemonBoy.
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