Return of the turn - Episode #5

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  1. Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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  2. Muleski

    Muleski Skiing the powder Industry Insider

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    Fun stuff. Always is.
    "Return of the Turn: Firebird", the next episode, dropped today.
    I have seen in on Facebook, on the Blizzard Skis page. Have not clue how to post it here.
    The skiing footage is not all that extensive on "Firebird".....free skiing on race skis at Snowbird.
    Still fun!
     
  3. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    The Firebird episode features the actual Firebird car that a good friend of ours, Charlie Hepburn, bought to celebrate the skis.

    I hope this video will embed. Its crazy cool.

    @Marcus Caston
     
  4. Muleski

    Muleski Skiing the powder Industry Insider

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    Tricia, he's your local Tenica/Blizz rep, correct? Had no idea that it was his car/idea.
    Have a friend who was driving it in SLC in May.

    I like the start of the Firebird video, as it gets at the basic reason why Marcus is the skier that the is, and has followed this path. He was an exceptional ski racer, but it just was no longer fun. I think he was about 20 at the time. He had always loved to "ski", and that I believe, was always fun.

    Love these videos.
     
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    Philpug Notorious P.U.G. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Here is the car up close and the "talent"
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  6. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    I caught the Firebird episode at lunch today. Good ole Facebook....But it is nice to have all the background that you guys picked up in Denver!!
     
  7. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Just look at the smiles in Phil's photo. :D
     
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    AmyPJ No longer on the single track. Pugski Ski Tester

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    Got another poster autographed my Marcus for my daughter last night while at Warren Miller.
     
  9. 4ster

    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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  10. Jerez

    Jerez Out on the slopes Skier

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    Late summer bump. What fun!
     
  11. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I love bumps like this.
    :popcorn::yeah:
    Here is the Youtube link to it, just in case someone can't view the FB version.
     
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    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Thanks for the stoke. Shades of "Fire and Ice" in that episode.....I love to see people ski, on terrain that I might ski. Not just hucking off cliffs...
     
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  13. Jack skis

    Jack skis Ex 207cm VR17 Skier Skier

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    I bought a pair of Firebirds last year and skied them in the 2018-19 season. After watching this video I suspect mine are flawed somehow, as they didn't work nearly as well for me as they did for Marcus and Claire. Then again maybe it's just the tune. Any advice?
     
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  14. Cheizz

    Cheizz Craving camber Skier

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    No offence, but... maybe it's you? Not everyone can ski like Marcus and Claire... I can't.
     
  15. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator

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    I think you need a better joke meter, @Cheizz ;)
     
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    Cheizz Craving camber Skier

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    Sarcasm on forums... always tricky. :doh:
     
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    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Watching it, I actually thought I should have got the Firebirds instead of the Nordicas....same rep....
     
  18. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Watching it, I thought this is for male skiers who are obsessed with blonde young women and cars. That's so not me. I like the skiing, but the framing of the skiing tells me this video was made for a different audience than me.

    That's OK. It is what it is. I still like the business of promoting fantastic turns on groomers.
     
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  19. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Well LF, I thought that too at first....Fire and Ice like, boy-girl, the hair tosses, chase down the mountain.. But then I watched the skiing....watching the skis, watching the body over the skis, the rhythm .....love it. And no Bogner tight one pieces....
     
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  20. Jack skis

    Jack skis Ex 207cm VR17 Skier Skier

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    Actually Cheizz you got that right, so no offense taken.
     
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