What freestyle skiing should be.

Discussion in 'General Skiing' started by Josh Matta, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    I dont even really like park skiing, or jibbing, Half pipe is ok, and people throwing back flips on wind lips, and croked 7 off cliffs is more my style.

    but man these guys have always been a blast to watch, I doubt many people on here have subscribed to them, they are doing something truly unique skillful and different.



     
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  2. Mike King

    Mike King AKA Habacomike Instructor

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    I appreciate the athleticism, but I have no interest in that kind of stuff. Much of it just looks painful.
     
  3. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    It is truly fun to watch. I do want to find the strand of caution tape that will hold up while my fat ass crosses it though.
     
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    Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    that was a slack line, not caution tape.
     
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  5. Seldomski

    Seldomski Paralysis by analysis Skier

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    Must be nice to have that much cartilage.
     
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  6. Don in Morrison

    Don in Morrison I Ski Better on Retro Day Skier

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    Now if they would just repaint all the rails that they scraped up having their fun.
     
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    Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    why does it really matter don?

    do their activity change the functionality of the rail?
     
  8. LiquidFeet

    LiquidFeet Out on the slopes Instructor

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    ....and then there's this....

    Skiing is now a spectator sport, but it sure does require high level videography to maximize that potential.
     
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  9. Don in Morrison

    Don in Morrison I Ski Better on Retro Day Skier

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    In a previous life, I was the maintenance guy who had to repaint the rails after kids slid their skateboards down them. (Before skiers started doing it, too) Eventually, the management installed blocks every 4 feet along the length of the rail to discourage them.
     
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  10. GregK

    GregK Getting off the lift Skier

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    X Games Real Ski has a comp every year where they have pros and film makers make a 90 sec Urban ski video. This one from an amazing freestyle skier ABM was one of my faves this year.



    Like those talking about the skiers damaging the rails, I cringe at the damage to the edges and bases of the skis with any urban videos being such a fussy person tuning my own skis. Lol
     
  11. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    The metal rusts a lot quicker when it doesn't have paint to protect it.

    I see this as winter parkour more than freestyle skiing. Same thing goes for street skating versus true freestyle skateboarding.

    Do they even bother to tune their skis other than detuning them?

    Full disclosure,., the neighborhood I grew up our house was one of the highest points in town with about ten miles of rolling hills down to the riverbed. We used to bomb through town house communities jumping seemingly endless sets of 8-10 stairs for days. Occasionally, we'd scare the hell out of someone stepping out of their front door to the walks these steps were scattered along. Nobody ever called the cops on us, but we weren't doing much damage either.
     
  12. Jerez

    Jerez Out on the slopes Skier

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    Thank you @Josh That was a total hoot. I am not a park person either and this is far removed from the reasons I ski, but these kids are amazing. It's like Parcour on skis. High ticket prices? go ski in the neighborhood!
     
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  13. JFB

    JFB Getting on the lift Skier

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    I love this stuff! This brings to mind JP Auclair's street segment from Sherpas Cinemas' All.I.Can.

     
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    Love it! Minimalist and fun - love the towing in a flat town. Tom Wallisch does some more produced and impressive "urban" skiing vids (as do a lot of other folks)...



     
  15. Goran M.

    Goran M. Putting on skis Skier

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    Awesome !

    Kids just wanna have fun !!! And it looks like they are good at it !
     
  16. onstar1

    onstar1 Booting up Skier

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    I inline skated back in the days and never really understood the park/street side of skiing/snowboarding.
     
  17. Goran M.

    Goran M. Putting on skis Skier

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    Nothing to "understand" here - it is just kids having fun !
     
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  18. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    Part of me wonders if they worked for the money to buy their own skis they trash like that. Full disclosure, I didn't when I was that age. But, that's definitely something that keeps me away from the rails these days. I just hit the jumps and avoid things that might damage the skis I paid for.
     
  19. Yo Momma

    Yo Momma Out on the slopes Skier

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    Amazing to watch where it's going ........ Loving the music and the urban vibes! Except for Tom W. and his buddy........ two words for most of the vids....... "Universal Healthcare"!!!!!! LMAO.......... They are going to mos def need it @ 50!
     
  20. Goose

    Goose Out on the slopes Skier

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    not much a fan of this stuff. Don't care for it, think its idiotic and not skiing, do not think its cool, have little respect for it. But whatever floats your boat :) matters not to me so long as none of it hurts anyone or anything. And some of this stuff does leave some question in that regard.
     
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