The six types of pre-season skiers

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The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by Dave B » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:09 am

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Re: The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:11 am

I know all of these people

Edit: Although, if one of my friends seriously considered Dukes, I may have to unfriend
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Re: The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by climbingcue » Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:40 am

The turns year round is one of my climbing partners...
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Re: The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by Jorts » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:34 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:11 am
Edit: Although, if one of my friends seriously considered Dukes, I may have to unfriend
Rock bindings with rock skis? Garbage pairs well with garbage.
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Re: The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by cottonmountaineering » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:00 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:11 am
I know all of these people

Edit: Although, if one of my friends seriously considered Dukes, I may have to unfriend
frame bindings are appropriate for rock skis :)
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Re: The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by Tony1 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:54 am

Definitely the realist.

No snow in October!
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Re: The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by Chicago Transplant » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:01 am

Haha, I'm the backcountry realist. First thing I think of when it snows in October is how many avalanches there will be in January.
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Re: The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by k_fergie » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:18 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:11 am
I know all of these people

Edit: Although, if one of my friends seriously considered Dukes, I may have to unfriend
Good thing they will only be able to stand riding Dukes for one season max before upgrading, and then they can be your friend again lol :lol:
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Re: The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by pbakwin » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:22 am

Who needs snow when there’s OneWheel?????
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Re: The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by bergsteigen » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:13 am

I’m about to tune my skis
I’ve skied every month for 10 years
I want to put another set of shifts on my old BC skis
I have a ski film collection
I hate October snow facets!!!
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I know all of these people
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Re: The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by peter303 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:41 am

A-basin turned on its snow-makers 9/28.
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Re: The six types of pre-season skiers

Post by SkaredShtles » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:59 am

All skis are rock skis.

Also a Backcountry Realist, here.
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