Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by pushing_wins, Feb 16, 2014.
I HATE math. Maybe that's the point.
I never said those slopes were easy. I just said that, if you know how to ski steeps well, then the length of a slope isn't a factor when assessing the technical difficulty. The factors you consider are snow conditions, slope angle, and presence of obstacles/hazards.
I'm sure you survived those slopes on your 10th day of skiing, but I doubt you skied them well. There's a big difference between the two.
None of us "beginners" ever said anything about carving. The word was never mentioned a single time, so I'm not sure what's going on with your angry rebuttal of a point that no one tried to make.
FYI, skiers nowadays don't brag about the length of their skis. They brag about the width. If you want to brag about your skis, then you'll need to buy something much, much wider (at least 115 mm under foot). Your current skis are toothpicks.
Also, owning skis that are longer than the shop guys suggest doesn't mean you're a good skier. It just means you're willing to ignore shop guys.
Most ski shop guys are like most tennis shop guys --- opinionated, somewhat uninformed, barely old enough to vote. In both cases, I prefer to talk to the owners, who usually know way more than the dweebs behind the counter.
This is a good shop and the employees are not dweebs, all of them would shred you, even the girls.
EXACTLY! I don't go to a ski shop or a tennis shop to enter into a competition with the staff, I go to get expert advice about equipment for ME, not for them.
I'll be at Breeze Sports in Beaver Creek, CO tomorrow afternoon, let you know how I do with their staff.
When I worked at FTC my first season, the two main salesman were better than what most would call "advanced/expert". They were two of the most recognized guys at SquawValley. NelsonChen and TimRichardson.
They put me on rentals my first season, made, yes MADE, me ski over 40 days, and the following year, was allowed to sub in at the main floor. The shop even paid in full, for a one week stay at the Tram building lodge at Squaw both years.
And the guy who took my place in rentals, they paid for over 20 of his ski days.
That was a GOOD ski shop.
Breeze Sports fitted me w/ some 177" Rossignol rockers, a little soft for my taste, especially given the packed powder conditions. Beautiful sunny day today, but expecting weather later in the week. Staff guys were young, reasonably knowledgeable, easy to work with.
Birds of Prey is still in FIS downhill shape --- in other words, like an ice skating rink.
Avon is hosting a "WinterWonderGrass" bluegrass festival this weekend, so big crowds everywhere. Should be much less crowded on the sloped tomorrow.
Harakiri in austria 78 degree pitch. Corbets avg is only 40.
Which one intimidates u more?
Harakiri is 78%, not 78 degrees. That's still pretty steep.
That said, it's groomed on a daily basis.
Anyone who've skied both coasts comment on how difficult this is vs Tuckerman's, The Slides (Whiteface), Chutes (Jay), Paradise (MRG), etc? Different type of skiing for sure but If I can ski the above, how would I do out there?
you are right. from the video it didnt look that steep. thats only 39 degrees, not even as steep as the slope after the drop in at corbet.
"Can you pass the car ahead of you by following it's tracks?" - LeeD, Talk Tennis Guru.
is that a leed original? how did you come up with that?
I"m really old.
Old people hear a lot of wierd things.
And sometimes they regurgitate a few.
I always figured, on my own, that if the snow you throw off the back of your ski's/board by sideslip speed checking, it passes you while you're going down at your best, the hill is steep.
Or, I'm scared.
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