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Ski season is almost here!

Is anyone as excited as I am?

Tue. Oct 10, 10:58am

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Yes. I believe this is the only thing I like about the winter.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 12:52 PM

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to the op:

have you tried the new kinds of skis, the ones that are wider in the front and back? I'm still on my old ones. Would like a recommendation if you have one.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 4:00 PM

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The wider skis really make it easier to turn, esp in chunky conditions. There is more surface area to float on. If you keep them sharp, it will hold an edge on ice better as well.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 4:07 PM

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The hourglass-shaped ones won't hold on ice at all, in my experience. On a very hard surface there's practically no point of edge contact where your foot is.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 5:41 PM

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Yes!!!

Where do you ski??? I can't wait to get up to Park City myself.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 6:06 PM

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YESSSS! l was a ski instructor for the past 5 yrs...before i finished college and entered the real world..so i can't wait! lake tahoe here i come :)

[i also switched from the old style straight skis to the shaped style... in my opinion the shaped on allow sharper turners and easier carving, but i'm not convinced that i like them on moguls yet.]

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 11:16 PM

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Vail. I love Vail. I have skiied Park City as well- a fun town, but Vail is such a great mountain(s)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 8:11 AM

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Snowbird baby. Nothing like it.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 10:01 AM

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I'm excited!! I'm a snowboarder tho. Anyone have references or ideas for specific exercises to make the first couple of days less painful?? Squats?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 12:12 PM

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I"m a snowboarder too. I'd love advice about this.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 1:15 PM

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