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Stuff I say every time I go to the lake.

HortonHorton Posts: 25,174 Administrator
edited December 2008 in Technique & Theory
I say at least one of these things everytime I ski with someone new. 


Learning to set up a ski takes a long time. Most skiers do more damage then good.


You can not work on more then one thing at a time


You do not video your self enough


Your ski would work better with stock settings


If your settings worked before, the ski is not the problem


You ride too far back on your ski


If the person in the boat suggests something different after every pass, you should not listen


In practice, form counts


Coaching is cheaper then skiing all year without knowing what you are doing wrong.


If your ski is more then 3 or 4 years old, it is hurting you.


Bindings make a huge difference


Speed control settings matter


Slow times are generally a bad idea


There is not substitute for water time

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Comments

  • bajabaja Posts: 235 Baller
    edited December 2008
    Those are all good. I say two of them almost word for word every time I ski... You can only work on one thing at a time and there is no substitute for water time. The rest I either believe to be true in most cases or am in denial about, so I don't want to talk about them. A few others I would add that have more to do with appreciating the session regardless of the outcome.

    Best day in the office all week.

    Another day in paradise.

    and lately... surprisingly comfortable in the dry suit!
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 3,964 Mega Baller
    I would add . . . and remember to have fun . . .
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • Director DarwinDirector Darwin Posts: 386 Baller
    I would add:


    Bad driving can impact skiing more than bad form.
  • tsixamtsixam Posts: 373 Baller
    I very often say to myself: Today I will practise handle control and only ski back-to-back passes at 32 off, but I usually end up chasing balls at 38 or 39 off. Next season will be different.... Tsixam
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,459 Mega Baller
    I very often say I would be a better skier if I could lose 40 pounds.  Maybe this season will be different:)
    Mark Shaffer
  • dislanddisland Posts: 1,169 Crazy Baller
    I usually say "dont worrry Honey I'll be home early".


     Haven't made it home early once yet.
    Dave Island- Princeton Lakes
  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,966
    Yes, to add to disland's comment, mine are "you don't have to wait for me to eat dinner"
    Bob Grizzi
  • HortonHorton Posts: 25,174 Administrator
    I usually ask who brought the beer.


    how do you get my good posts so far off topic. Where is my darn beer.....

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  • skibugskibug Posts: 1,966
    Married life will change the stuff you use to say every time you go to the lake......
    Bob Grizzi
  • Wife: "what time shall I expect you"?
    Me: "dark 45" (lie) (left out beer and hang out time)."

    Arrival Home

    Wife: "It's been dark for over 45 minutes".
    Me: "It stays light at the lake longer than in town". (truth)
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