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    Stoke is stoke, right?

    Even if it is Gapic stoke?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k_rh5hWZ5Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzz
    Whoa. I had to turn that off, that has to be the worst two songs ever recorded. Is that a motherfuckin' monster comin' over the motherfucking hill?

    As to the rest, looks like they're enjoying themselves, working on getting better, good for them.

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    ive never seen so many turns in a stoke video in my life
    the one dude going off the cornice was good stuff through

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    Is it just me, or did most of those guys look like they were way back seat?
    ...Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain that is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain...

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    I got beat twice -- They sure do like to turn... a lot. And they sure do like to ride those tails... a lot.... You'd think at the "ESA" somebody would let them know, but whatever...
    OOOOOOOHHHH, I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!

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    Who edited that?

    Don't they know the beat is supposed to line up with the pole plant? This lack of synchronization makes it unwatchable.

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    Awful, awful music... much better muted.

    yes... too many turns, dropped hands, skiing in the backseat... but that's why they're there- to improve. Also, I'm guessing some of the runs with all the turns were part of a drill.

    I believe the guy doing the 360 off thecornice is Nick Herrin, PSIA Demo Team member. Fantastic skier.

    I was at snowbird two weeks later... wish I had the same conditions they had.
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    That song is pissing awful, the Welsh have a lot to answer for

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    For me the stoke factor is very low here.... IMO mainly because most of the people in the video look like they are participating in a ski clinic where they are actually trying to ski slowly, many turns, no hint of aggressiveness. This skiing style seems to be pervasive with alot of ski instructors and dentists who like to go on Heli trips. I also see signs of the classic gaper form, so maybe this is truely representitive of Gapic.

    Turns on snow at the Bird, some stoke factor, +1 for Sept 1 viewing.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261
    For me the stoke factor is very low here.... IMO mainly because most of the people in the video look like they are participating in a ski clinic where they are actually trying to ski slowly, many turns, no hint of aggressiveness. This skiing style seems to be pervasive with alot of ski instructors and dentists who like to go on Heli trips. I also see signs of the classic gaper form, so maybe this is truely representitive of Gapic.
    ?

    they are participating in a ski clinic... most of these shots were made for video analysis later in the day. I've never been to an Epic Acedemy... but they do have some fantastic instructors who are world class skiers in their own right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stymie
    ?

    they are participating in a ski clinic... most of these shots were made for video analysis later in the day. I've never been to an Epic Acedemy... but they do have some fantastic instructors who are world class skiers in their own right.
    My point as a response to "Stoke is Stoke, Right?" Instructional video= low stoke. Poor technique in instructional video = very low stoke.

    And I don't question that some of the Epic ski instructors are good skiers, anymore than I would say most members of TGR must be good ones. The instructor in the vid looks decent. The skiers in the vid I would classify as "intermediate" at best.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Highlights of the 2006 EpicSki Academy....

    Wow, I can't wait for the full length feature.

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    Let me see if I can describe the experience of watching this video:

    It's sort of like when an exceptionally dull co-worker corners you and takes advantage of your good nature to con you into looking at the photos from his recent family vacation to Mexico. You look, hanging onto a sliver of hope that it might be interesting, possibly even cool. Your hope, nay your very spirit is crushed as your eyes glaze over at the steady stream of photos of anonymous places and anonymous faces. Here's chubby little Linda feeding a an oddly sickly looking dolphin. Here's Nigel lying by the pool. Whoah, that kid must be at least 230 pounds. Impressive for a 6 year old. You mumble platitudes. You nod and 'smile'. You scream for mercy (quietly).

    Well. I'd rather go through that than watch this video again.

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    That sucked, but still a worthwhile post.

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    hey!

    Stop staring at my sister!
    "Go Balls Deep!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stymie
    hey!

    Stop staring at my sister!
    Bullshit!




    Wait, really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRy
    Bullshit!




    Wait, really?
    No. Not really. Otherwise I've been having some fairly disturbing thoughts.
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    Oh well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stymie
    No. Not really. Otherwise I've been having some fairly disturbing thoughts.
    well CT isnt *that* fat from WV

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    Yeah, there was quite a bit of slow, tentative skiing, but if you considered yourself a badass skier would you go to the Epic Ski Academy? Probably not. There were definitely some solid skiers in the group, though.

    It looks like they got a good variety of conditions.

    edit: the thought crossed my mind that I'd probably fit in well at the ESA, but I'd be too afraid of ridicule here if anyone found out I went! On the other hand, I feel like the str8line camp might be over my head.
    Last edited by The AD; 09-02-2006 at 05:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stymie
    hey!

    Stop staring at my sister!
    I KNOW SOME ONE THAT HAS HAD YOUR SISTER

    HEY DID YOU STEAL THAT PIC FROM THIS RACK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDaddy
    I KNOW SOME ONE THAT HAS HAD YOUR SISTER

    HEY DID YOU STEAL THAT PIC FROM THIS RACK?
    Yeah he did, nice catch MacGruffDaddy you're the crime dawg!

    not that it's a crime to use a nice pic, but whatever.

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    no ! its all good I just wanted to make sure that people feel the stoke I contribute around here!

    I know that If I even think about it any more Im gonna go to hell if not jail!
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    Having not watched the video, I wanted to just call into question the possibilit of some irony here: Is it not ironic that we chide Gapic for their telling everyone how to ski, and we do just that? "Hands down, backseat," etc. seem to me like comments that belong on Gapicski...

    Not sure how to turn off the volume, or else I'd watch the video. But something tells me that a clinic is low stoke. Someone being stoked on how much better he is skiing in this video might qualify, but just an instructional video (i.e. Advance to the Steeps, which I actually purchased) is not very high in stoke because it's not freeskiing--too regimented.
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