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Old 03-25-2017, 03:15 PM   #1
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I will be in Frisco CO. until the next Sunday morning, anyone want to ski?

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Old 03-25-2017, 03:36 PM   #2
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Just got back from a week in Texas. Beautiful!

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Brian... Next time you come to Northern Cali let me know, I'll buy a round, or two, maybe three....
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I assumed you flew into Denver?
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left utah 2 weeks ago. you're 3 weeks too late. there's no snow here in New Orleans, just lots of food and the pervasive smell of urine.

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Never again! I'm strictly a flatlander. Last time I strapped flat boards on my feet it cost me $1500 for the Dr. at Copper Mountain, $300 for the 150ft ambulance drive across the parking lot, and an ACL! That sumbitch sounded like a shotgun (and felt like one) when it blew!



Three hours on the bunny hill does not a pro make.

My brother-in-law was the local instructor. After learning the basics we went onto the ski lift. I thought, "Why not, I'm here, might as well get the full experience." I saw the lift only went up a few hundred feet. Fifteen minutes later. . .we got off and one of my skis decided to take the black course.

Determined not to screw up again I took off the other ski and slugged my way through the snow finally finding my wayward ski. I orientated myself and through dead reckoning found my way back to a blue course.
Brother-in-law was nowhere to be found.

I half skied half crawled down the slope. I got to a fairly flat spot after an hour or so and decided I was going to try it again and not be a statistic being reported as missing in action.

I was doing pretty good until the right hand turn came up. It sloped to the left and I got turned around and tangled my skis and WHAM my left knee decided to bend backward without any thought process from my brain. (Seems that's what got me into this in the first place.)

Well, I let out a blood curdling Indian war whoop that would have chilled Geronimo's bones. A beautiful blonde angel came over and smiled at me with an empathetic smile, said something about the ski patrol and set my skis in the snow in the form of an X. She then left me to slowly freeze to death.



Another 45 minutes and I woke up with the sky in my sight peeking through a hooded parka, strapped to a toboggan hitting every stinking bump in the snow the two guys pulling me could find. I had an air splint on and blow up trousers to keep me from going into shock.

Another 30 minutes later and I was being hoisted into the waiting jaws of the wallet eating ambulance.

All I could think about was finding my wife to let her know I was hurt but OK. Turns out she had been waiting on me for over 4 hours to return from my time on the mountain. Poor woman.

Poor brother-in-law. He received the brunt of her wrath, not me.





Good luck with your trip! It has to be better than mine!
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Brian came out to Hawaii 2 years ago during winter time no less, and at no time did he call me (has my number) to discuss going out to Haleiwa and go surfing on some big winter waves. I'm destroyed inside now ...............
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@LARMGUY, I feel your pain. I think skiing is something you have to start young. I had the same type of experience as you when I was in college. All my buddies grew up skiing me not so much. It is not fun when you do not know what you are doing.

Mech, ski bunnies are nice and all but they are the highest maintenance of any group out there.
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Doesn't help now, mac, but you should have tried snowboarding. Being a surfer, you would have picked it up fast. No knee injuries with snowboarding, just dislocated shoulders and broken wrists .
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Doesn't help now, mac, but you should have tried snowboarding. Being a surfer, you would have picked it up fast. No knee injuries with snowboarding, just dislocated shoulders and broken wrists .
He doesn't surf that well.
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@LARMGUY, I feel your pain. I think skiing is something you have to start young. I had the same type of experience as you when I was in college. All my buddies grew up skiing me not so much. It is not fun when you do not know what you are doing.

Mech, ski bunnies are nice and all but they are the highest maintenance of any group out there.
No maintenance required with a twelve hour love affair.
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Doesn't help now, mac, but you should have tried snowboarding. Being a surfer, you would have picked it up fast. No knee injuries with snowboarding, just dislocated shoulders and broken wrists .

while I take no issue with your statement, it seems that there are others that do:

https://www.google.com/search?q=snow...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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while I take no issue with your statement, it seems that there are others that do:

https://www.google.com/search?q=snow...hrome&ie=UTF-8
I ski patrolled for ten years. Knee injuries are more common with skiers because the legs are independent from each other. On a board, the feet are locked in place in relation to each other. Shoulder and wrist injuries occur with boarders when the downhill edge grabs when they're perpendicular to the fall line.
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He doesn't surf that well.

Hax is picking on an older man who is thirty years his senior. I used to surf very very well. I ain't so good now, but I don't walk so good now either.
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