Question Chicks with Stix/Sticks

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  1. Grasshopper

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    Hi gals, questions on behalf of my 12yo daughter.
    What is 'Chicks with Stix/Sticks'?
    She's looking for something other than ski school this time around.
    Could anyone advise if it is suitable for her?
    We will be at Mt Buller from the 11th Aug if that helps.

    Cheers
     
  2. Snowy Joey

    Snowy Joey One of Us
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    Not sure what age you have to be. Fb site has some good info. You could message them.
     
  3. Apresski

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    Don't know much about it, but I believe Nat Segal is known to get involved from time to time. @CarveMan may know more about it.

    Looks like fun

    http://www.mtbuller.com.au/Winter/events-activities/event-calendar/details/chicks-with-stix-2018
     
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  4. Grasshopper

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    My wife posted a FB msg a few days back. I'm guessing the snow has been good as no response back
     
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  5. luvthabumps

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    great initiative started by a bunch of ex TBR coaches/athletes inc the Segal sisters. As long as your daughter is not an absolute beginner she'll have a ball. Do it - there'll be a wide range of ages and abilities.
     
  6. Grasshopper

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    Cool, thanks. That's good enough for me! Will lock it in.
     
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  7. chicski

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    My daughter did a couple of days when she was younger. Had fun!
     
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    actually I might even see if my daughter wants to do it with a friend as she doesn't have any programs now.
     
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  9. currawong

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    Off topic sorry, but when did chick become an acceptable term for a female. I know it's common these days I still wince whenever I hear it
     
  10. Telemark Phat

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    A long time ago. Just English appropriating a foreign word, again. La Chica (the girl).
     
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    not questioning the etymology, just saying that it was very unacceptable for a while.
     
  12. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter
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    New entries often seem to be.
     
  13. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Backwards to the future!
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    Ummm... when it rhymes with a piece of skiing equipment?

    Presumably they struggled to find a term that rhymes with skis.

    Thankfully they opted not to rhyme with boots... :p
     
  14. chicski

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    Or as a politically incorrect friends says “moles with poles” ;)
     
  15. currawong

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    In the 70s and 80s chick was a very derogatory term
     
  16. crackson

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    But Titanal was ok?
     
  17. chicski

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    I don’t like it generally, but it’s ok in this context. I’ve got one of their hoodies.
     
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    In the 70s it was always "sheila".
     
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    Chicks with sticks - great group, just some years busy with other stuff. If you get the chance to do stuff with them I would. Jealous of the youngsters who get to play with them.
     
  20. LMB

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    Or Tarts on Tour as a friend of mine called our girls trip.

    I really don’t mind chick.
     
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    i think chick was more derogatory than shiela. right up there with girlie as a put down
     
  22. Apresski

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    I don't love these terms, including 'bird' that a friend uses, but I don't think chick is anywhere near as derogatory as girlie.
     
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    Haha I love that. Wish it worked for snowboarders as well
     
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    Not related to snow in any way, but my friends and I all call each other a sl*t or slurry as a term of endearment. So I guess it depends on who says it?
     
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    Wouldn’t that be broads on boards

    I call my daughter chicka all the time, kind of has become a nickname.
     
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    YES THAT IS THE BEST thank you LOL
     
  27. Grasshopper

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    Exactly what my wife said, 'depends on who says it'
     
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    Ho Broads on Snow Boards
     
  29. Grasshopper

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    What kinds of activities could she anticipate doing (other than the obvious)? I'm guessing how does the format for a day work?
     
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    Skanks on Planks :out:
     
  31. Interruptedbyfireworks

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    I feel like we need a whole new thread for these terms. I don’t know why but I find them so amusing
     
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  32. The Fallen

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    She's with Ski's?
     
  33. LMB

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    Ive got a ‘SheShreds’ camo tank top.
    Obviously snowboard ‘shred’. Makes me laugh every time I wear it to the gym.
     
  34. skichanger

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    No idea. I have just had a few interactions with some of the people involved.

    Anna Segal is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. Chatted with her a few times when my son was doing water ramp and she was there.

    Kate Blamey was involved with some of my moguls skiers early training. She is very organised and takes great care of the girls, well of everybody actually.

    Zoe Jaboor is a very well qualified moguls judge.

    So some great role models for girls