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Old 12-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The only skiing around here requires a boat with a V8 motor.
Hmmm if I put some snow chains on my 1968 Chrysler ("a boat with a V8") waited until the first big snowfall, and attached a tow rope to the rear bumper.....
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The new wider skis are easier to turn for a couple of reasons, mainly due to sidecut. they also tend to be shorter than traditional boards, as well as softer flexing. They handle all types of snow well. Since I am just getting back into it myself, I don't know all the new models, but skis are just like anything else, each designed for a particular thing. Do you know anybody who works in a shop, they could tell you. Or you could just rent a pair, you should try some though, it really is a big difference.
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Hmmm if I put some snow chains on my 1968 Chrysler ("a boat with a V8") waited until the first big snowfall, and attached a tow rope to the rear bumper.....
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:32 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Less effort to turn a wide ski? How do they handle moguls? Groomed runs, spring ice and slush?

I hate powder, always have.
they can handle all that stuff just fine. they generaly can turn "quicker" which can make skiing moguls easier.

a skier that hates powder? thanks in part to skinny skis that dont float? or need to be 240 cm to get the same surface area as a 180cm with 100mm underfoot. the new rockered superwide skis are quite nice for a day of powder skiing.


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Old 12-11-2012, 06:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I love skiing. Haven't had a chance to do much since moving to eastern North Carolina though. I sold my skis when I moved out of PA and haven't even looked at new stuff.
Same here. Bought season passes in spring of 2007 for the whole family, then moved to Havelock, NC just after New Years, 2008. So, I took up scuba diving and bought myself a motorcycle!


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Old 12-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I often tell people commuting on the motorcycle is like skiing to work.
I snowboard. Today was -6*. Riding today was very much luck like a great run. Both are a rush if you're dressed right and don't face plant.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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they can handle all that stuff just fine. they generaly can turn "quicker" which can make skiing moguls easier.

a skier that hates powder? thanks in part to skinny skis that dont float? or need to be 240 cm to get the same surface area as a 180cm with 100mm underfoot. the new rockered superwide skis are quite nice for a day of powder skiing.


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Yes a skier who hates powder! Wanna make somethin' of it Bubb!?!?!
ANyways, I always thought the people who hated ice and spring skiing were the crazy ones. I love ice! People would be sitting int he chalet, crying and snivelling becasue "it's icey out there!" Meanwhile I was enjoying a sunny, warm day on the hill with almost no people to bother me.
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Greaser. Evolve. Give them new fangled parabolic skis a go. Rent some. I bet you'll have fun. They turn just thinking about it and they're way easier on the old joints than what you and I grew up on. You can still wear your neon if you want to be a rebel.
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Greaser. Evolve. Give them new fangled parabolic skis a go. Rent some. I bet you'll have fun. They turn just thinking about it and they're way easier on the old joints than what you and I grew up on. You can still wear your neon if you want to be a rebel.
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Yes a skier who hates powder! Wanna make somethin' of it Bubb!?!?!
ANyways, I always thought the people who hated ice and spring skiing were the crazy ones. I love ice! People would be sitting int he chalet, crying and snivelling becasue "it's icey out there!" Meanwhile I was enjoying a sunny, warm day on the hill with almost no people to bother me.
if you like railing down the runs going 40 mph + on the ice i dont think parabolic skis are going to float your boat. they get twitchy at speed and dont have as much edge since they are generaly shorter for the same weight range. enjoy the straight and skinnies bubb.




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