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If you didn't ski what would your hobby/workout be?

Jim39offJim39off Posts: 11 Baller
edited October 2009 in News & Other Stuff
If you didn't ski what would your hobby / workout be?

Just don't get the joy I once did the last 2 years.

I would have more $$ in my pocket I know that maybe.
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  • MattPMattP Posts: 6,034 Mega Baller
    edited October 2009
    ROWING & ROCK CLIMBING
  • Bill GladdingBill Gladding Posts: 109 Baller
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    Cycling! I started spinning in January '08, bought a Specialized Allez in the Fall of '08 and ride a couple of days a week in addition to running and some gym work outs.  There are numerous groups in Jacksonville, Florida that ride anywhere from 18 to 25 mph.  When you start out just hang onto the back until you get the hang of it and as you progress work your way up and take your turn pulling.  Very satisfying work outs with friends cooperating to maintain a good pace. 
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  • StevenSteven Posts: 307 Baller
    Mtn. Biking and and shredding Mammoths slopes!
  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    Salt water anything and down hill skiing.  
  • skidawgskidawg Posts: 3,299 Mega Baller
    Mtb racing cycling triathlons. Wait I do those now. I would move west to snow ski regular. Better mtn biking also.
    Mr. Mom is Horton's favorite movie!
  • nam1975nam1975 Posts: 140 Baller
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    Fishing. Do you see what these amateurs win in tourneys??
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    Great lakes stops...7k, 12 k, 20k, new boat, new truck etc...
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    My dads buddy has a full sponsorship...new loaded full size truck and bass boat every year. And he's a weekend warrior
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    And drinking beer doesn't hurt your performance!
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  • scokescoke Posts: 644 Solid Baller
    edited October 2009
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    are you saying you're not enjoying it as much these last two years?  if so, take up a very dangerous sport, hell any sport, blow out an ACL/Dislocate anything and then think about skiing. See how much joy you have when you get it back.
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    i'd like to see some flops full time if i didn't ski: world series of poker or with the local card table clowns.
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  • robscholl-OFrobscholl-OF Posts: 287 Baller
    Race cars.........
  • Jim39offJim39off Posts: 11 Baller
    I guess what I'm was trying to say to is after all these years of skiing thinking I would never get tired of it but Im a little burned out took off for 6 months and still don't get the drive to ski like I once did and this is all in the past 2 years..

    Then when I see the boat sitting there that is alot of $$ sitting around that could make be some more $$ but if I sell the boat imight never want to buy a new one since this sport is getting to pricy lately..

    But if I didn't ski would I miss it ???
  • T-UPT-UP Posts: 70 Baller
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">hobby/workout…..that’s why I can’t get good at anything…I ski, have a drag car, bicycle and do P90X!</font>
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">Saturday: biked 57 miles, went to the race track Saturday night</font>
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">Sunday: did P90X X-stretch and skied one round</font>
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">Monday: P90X chest and back</font>
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">Today: skied one round and P90X plyo-X</font>
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">I’m not very good at any of it, but have FUN at all of it!!!!</font>
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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,690 Mega Baller
    I would take up Jet Skiing near slalom courses. Being chased while one's life is in danger can be very exciting! Or I might try fishing. I see those fish marker balls at the lake all the time. Gotz ta be some fishies dere som wher!!
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  • rq0013rq0013 Posts: 556 Baller
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    I do P90x too. Did plyo today. I was in the best shape of my life this summer when I was doing it.
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    I race snowmobiles in the winter so that keeps me in good shape and not thinking skiing
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    Rob Quetschke
  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,324 Administrator
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  • BoodyBoody Posts: 613 Baller
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    How ironic, I just ordered P90x today. I hear great things about it.
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    I am also thinking about mountain biking this winter. 
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    Would love a dirt bike too, but concerned about injuries.
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  • malibuownermalibuowner Posts: 51 Baller
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    Archery,Archery and more Archery..
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    It keeps me busy all winter going to archery tournaments but come spring the bow gets put away and out comes the ski.
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  • T-UPT-UP Posts: 70 Baller
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">Boody, You’ll love P-90x! It’s the most intense workout I have every done.</font>
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  • kstateskierkstateskier Posts: 524 Solid Baller
    Cycling... 
    KStateSkier
    Bradley Beach - Lone Rock Ski Club, Missouri
    2004 Malibu Response LXI, 2014 D3 Helix 66"
  • aguylikesharkaguylikeshark Posts: 140
    edited October 2009
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    i just put a video (twitter/youtube/FM Site) on a workout system perfect for skiers. a local doctor/athlete has been using it and  i got introduced to it by Angela - a trainer at our gym. i bought two of these right away.
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    people at the gym say "hey that looks like waterskiing". it does - but i would say it's more like tricking which gives you a full rounded workout.
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  • HO 410HO 410 Posts: 351 Baller
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    I learned about the TRX when Drew Brees was rehabbing his shoulder a few years back. I was curious, but not curious enough to drop $150 on the basic kit. Flash forward a few years, and learning a fun trick to tie knots with a chain-link and a carabiner, I raided my rock-climbing / slack lining bag to jury rig a TRX type system, and I must say it really is a gym in a bag. It's very simple, lightweight and extremely portable. Personally, I found the main benefits to be that almost all exercises engage the core and require/train enhanced balance. 
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  • DonskiDonski Posts: 52 Baller
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    <span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 12pt"><font color="#000000"><font face="Calibri">Mountain Biking, Picked up a Specialized Stump jumper last February, great work out, slow up hill, WFO down hill. Gave the P90X to the neighbor havent seen it sence.</font></font></span>
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  • TuneyTuney Posts: 244 Baller
    Wakeboarding, but I don't like to compromise.
  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    I'd pull the 1600 horsepower radial tired drag car out of the garage and go scare myself silly 7 1/2 seconds at a time. Instead it's going to its new owner in 2 weeks.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • StevenSteven Posts: 307 Baller
    1600 HP? THAT SOUNDS LIKE FUN!!!
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,243 Mega Baller
    Shane - we need photo evidence of that machine's ability to smoke the tires.....
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • T-UPT-UP Posts: 70 Baller
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    <font face="Times New Roman" size="3" color="#000000">Here’s a photo of mine…it only has 800HP, 9 ½ seconds @149 MPH.</font>
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  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,085
    edited October 2009
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    This run was a 7.71 at 187mph in the 1/4 mile on Drag Radials. Twin turbo 324cubic inches. Will sometimes make you soil yourself. :)
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     <a href="http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/2gofaster/Race%20Car/turbolxatHRP.jpg">http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s320/2gofaster/Race%20Car/turbolxatHRP.jpg</a>
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    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • ScarletArrowScarletArrow Posts: 804 Crazy Baller
    i've got too many hobbies. besides skiing...reading, writing, running, hunting (deer), watching college football.
    Anthony Warren
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,972 Mega Baller
    I would likely go back to playing a lot of golf. 
    Mark Shaffer
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    my hobby is rehabbing the injuries I sustained skiing!
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    If my kids weren't so little, I'd play more golf.  I like running and cycling.  I think I'd really enjoy rowing - but don't want to blow the funds on a scull when I don't know if I'd like it or not.  I really like the idea of ripping across the glassy lake under my own power.   Ah to be rich and retired while still young enough to enjoy it....
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     I'm VERY shocked no one has said porn star or something along those lines.
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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,690 Mega Baller
    I'm retired!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
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