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04/10/2018 8:31 pm  

Skis with reverse (twin tip) opened up a whole new realm in skiing, particularity freestyle, terrain parks, and half pipes! Personally, I can't go back to single tips, I learned to trust and instinctively use reverse in half a heartbeat!

On old equipment I would likely make a fatal mistake slamming reverse, spiking them into the snow backwards, and violently removing them from my boots with a severe concussion shortly to follow!

Now is the best time in the history of man regarding the advances in ski equipment, if you like the great outdoors, speed and thrills, it's the way to go! It delivers the best adrenaline rush out of anything I ever tried!

I recommend it 100%


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05/10/2018 7:34 am  

I have never had the chance to ski, but I know that surfing is a fun thing to do.

"Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did."
Groucho Marx: Duck Soup (1933)


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05/10/2018 8:44 am  
Posted by: Uly The Cunning

I have never had the chance to ski, but I know that surfing is a fun thing to do.

Imagine surfing a 3,000 ft wave, that's skiing! And the water is so soft you can drop from tree top height and not feel any pain! 

To me, (I've done it too) surfing is like skiing in a front loader washing machine! Never mind scrubbing out on the sandy bottom! (OUCH!)   


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05/10/2018 9:36 am  
Posted by: Uly The Cunning

I have never had the chance to ski, but I know that surfing is a fun thing to do.

 

When I was dating, my life was like a kite tied down in a hurricane! Once I cut the strings that bound me, suddenly all became calm and manageable, as I had become one with the winds! I loved the mountains so much and women and their bullshit so little that I spent most my time in the mountains hiking, biking, skiing, and developing our property. I became a well oiled machine, capable of extraordinary feats with other top ranking skiers, It's amazing how we all gravitate to the same terrain, wooded cliffs, terrain parks, and half pipes. The things I did then I cannot do now, it's a sport that doesn't even take off until your ass has been on the mountain 50 days+, and that goes for every season! You can't do the things in November that you can in February, It's takes re-honing, re-tuning, and lots of time in all weather conditions! 

You could be on top the mountain in powder conditions then suddenly round a bend and there's a sheet of solid blue ice that can't be negotiated with, all your skill is called on to tear over it like it was a terrain park feature! The mind cannot work fast enough without lots and lots of training, so in the beginning of the season your body is even weaker than your reflexes, so charging the mountain becomes deadly when you don't explore your summer rusted limits, then work up from there. 

Most injuries are at the end of  the day when fatigue has set in and the mind doesn't realize it. It's a sport where you focus on not getting injured by safety testing, tuning, and knowing your limits. Once you're behind the eight ball, SNAP! ACL! Ski career severely damaged! Many of my friends have suffered this injury, I'm one of the lucky ones!  No other land based sport has offered me greater air-time with countless takeoff's and landings! 

Too many people quit that have tried it, but that's all because they didn't do the necessary work to gain the necessary skill, in turn it becomes FUN beyond your wildest imagination from your first day on the slopes! 

I was determined! Then one day I found myself at the top of lift access and climbing the rest of the way to the ridges and peaks! SICK!   

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05/10/2018 9:52 am  

Each wave is a chance to ride among one of the most powerful forces on earth. The mighty waves. 

 

https://www.tracksmag.com.au/news/the-black-hole-of-nazare-481798

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05/10/2018 1:32 pm  

My adrenaline rush came from bike racing. Until you ride in a double paceline with 10 guys working as a team flying down the road at 40 mph, you have not lived! 


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05/10/2018 5:35 pm  

Surfing, man those were the days. Got shot out the barrel of a wave once. Took me hundreds of attempts to make it happen. 

Of course I was a danger to others in the water. I had a bad habbit of not looking out and almost seriously hurt several with my board. The worst was when my leash broke.  I surfaced and couldn't find my board. Confused and half drowned I saw it just in time to watch it take out a kid from behind about 100 yards away. I thought for sure it knocked him out. Very lucky no one was hurt. 

 

I'm too old for that shit now. Sucks.


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