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Thredbo 17 June 2009

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by telecrag, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep, went up for that first leg warmer. I was most surprised that they had not opened the Supertrail. Perhaps they missed the fact that "I" was coming?

    All man made, lots of fun in the morning, cement under sand in the arvie. Some cookies about, and very ugly off the man made runs. Everyone do their snow dances, do they need to be naked?

    In the morning there was no one around, later there was a lot of staff having a run, maybe alot of people warming up for the snowboarding intake, skiers were way outnumbered. Do many young people new to snowsports take up skiing?

    Hit a roo just outside Jindy, in my 6 month old van. Yippee, I dont need to be precious about it anymore.

    Thredbo 17/6/2009
     
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  2. wangster

    wangster A Local

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    Bugger about the roo!

    Nice little video though. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks for that, looks fairly reasonable for this time of the year.
     
  4. K10

    K10 Hard Yards

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    Vid turn out good despite my shaky hands, poor framing and all the death cookies
     
  5. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice one telecrag.

    Sand on concrete is a symptom of snow making.

    I went years without hitting a roo. Got my first one about 3 months back. Busted the front plastic bumper on the hilux. Have a bit of grey tape holding it together now but it's not too bad. Then got my second coming home on the Nyngan-Condobolin Road on tuesday night. Hit it in exactley the same spot as the first one. Absolutely no damage as the broken plastic bumper was able to deform - since the bolts have already been ripped out.

    New Hilux coming in two weeks with bull bar. Yippee.
     
  6. DJM

    DJM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    ....and so it begins for another season. Good work mate and sorry to hear about the van.
     
  7. DangerMouse

    DangerMouse Hard Yards

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    Nice! Very Jealous indeed.

    Bombshelter hotel is open for business this weekend somewhere around Rams Heads, yell out if you or K10 are up for a windy weekend. Ski testing will commence ASAP.
     
  8. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I sense this is mrs dibble.
     
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  9. CycloneSteve75

    CycloneSteve75 First Runs

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    Just a question about the person you were filming in that video. What's the go with bending that one knee while skiing and lifting the heel off the ski? How is that possible anyway? I thought your boots were locked into your skis. I'm only a new skier but I dont get this.
     
  10. socold

    socold A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    tel·e·mark (tl-märk)
    n.
    A downhill turn performed on cross-country skis in which the knees are bent, the inside heel is lifted, and the weight is on the outside ski, which is advanced ahead of the other and angled inward until the turn is complete.
    intr.v. tel·e·marked, tel·e·mark·ing, tel·e·marks
    To execute a telemark or to ski using this turn.
     
  11. DJM

    DJM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep SB, Dangerspouse has taken a leaf out of your book. Never skied in her life, so I figured with the excellent conditions (see F'ked) for the weekend it would be a good idea to take her BC to learn.... [​IMG]
     
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  12. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    At least you'll get to give the tent a good run in. Is that your plan? Trap her in the tent in fould weather and that way she can't run away! [​IMG]
     
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  13. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    That was me being filmed by K10, I have tried to tele on alpine skis, and it is not possible.

    Hey DM, and Dibble, might give it a miss this W/E, lookin like showers even up high. Damn keen to get out there with you guys though. Keep on with the naked snow dances people!
     
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  14. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Close but not quite. The weight should actually be even on both skis, using the edges to turn, similar to carving on alpine. It is the most fun (IMO) , and one of the hardest forms of sliding on the snow.
     
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  15. K10

    K10 Hard Yards

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    First turn of first run on first resort day of the season (last Saturday) was on alpine skis(for a change) and what do you think I did
    I tried to bend the knee and nearly crashed [​IMG]
    Being locked in felt weird to me and I changed to tele on the Sunday
    Maybe I will only do alpine skiing socially from now on [​IMG]
    Yes that's what I will be trying hard to master this season, which is foreign comming from an alpine background to tele.
     
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  16. DJM

    DJM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thats the plan SB.......She's not going anywhere fast on ski's.....I taught her to put the skins on backwards just in case.....Anyway Im out here.......
     
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  17. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    hehe telecrag, at the 2.40ish point, the shadow of the cam mounted on your helmet? makes you look more like a teletubby than a telemarker [​IMG]
     
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  18. Telestrom

    Telestrom A Local

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    What's the story with the music? Trying to subvert the littlies with lyrics such as "I want to rip your pants off. Rise up! Rise up!"
     
  19. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ran into copyright issues first go, so started using stuff from an old band I was in. Used em all up last season so its repeato time. I just pick the one thats the right (or close) length. It was a pub band, so you know, sex, drugs, and rocknroll...
     
  20. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Great stuff tele, getting me in the mood old chap (I'm talking the video but he toon wasn't oo bad either!!)

    What's with the skiier and boarder going straight over the rock at the end to get a few mm of air [​IMG]

    Bugger about your car, I took a decent amount of paint off my dad's bumper yesterday, still got 6 weeks to paint it up so he won't notice [​IMG]

    I look forward to having another few turns with you at the end of next month [​IMG]
     
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  21. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    1. he he, note the skier landed it [​IMG]

    2. Excellent, love to catch some turns with you again, is no 1 coming? I have improved a bit (not that you can tell) on last time. Who knows, I might almost keep up with you. We will talk K10 into joining us, and with our 2 vans, have a DHG run [​IMG]
     
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  22. Pat42

    Pat42 One of Us

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    Yeah but the boarder tried a backside 180 :).
     
  23. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Its all about the backside [​IMG]
     
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  24. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    We'll make that a foursome, it's a date tele [​IMG]
     
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