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Discussion in 'General Skiing' started by Tricia, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Industry Insider

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    My current pic is one of the epic photos at Breck. My older avatar is a pic my son took of me at Breck - I've always been a Rat Fink fan.
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    So if you ever see a 6'3" dude wearing Rat Fink walking the streets of Breck, Vail or Aspen it is most likely me. :P
     
  2. John O

    John O Putting on skis Skier

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    Me skiing some low angle temp-affected snow with Big Red Cats. Skiing was so-so but had fun anyway (we'd already rain-checked once the previous year and the conditions on the second try were skiable at least... we decided to roll with it). I don't have many pictures of me skiing because my friends that I typically ski with, we just don't bother to stop and take pics often. So it was pretty cool to get a ton of photos of me from this trip.

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  3. DoryBreaux

    DoryBreaux Nerd Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    Mines the best surprise face shot cold smoke cloud anyones ever gotten.
     
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  4. ScotsSkier

    ScotsSkier USSA Coach Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    Masters nationals SG big sky 2016
     
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  5. Don in Morrison

    Don in Morrison Morrison Claystone Skier

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    Me doing a tip roll, circa 1978.
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  6. Brian Likes Pow

    Brian Likes Pow Getting off the lift Skier

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    I was in you're living room for the launch party and you were rushing me to create an account. This was maybe 3 days after driving back from NH. I was tired and really wanted to just start drinking so I grabbed literally the very last picture of me on my phone, taken a couple weeks earlier riding Pine Hill Park in Rutland Vermont. I half assed my entire account on my phone in record time and proceeded to drink unreasonable amounts of alcohol as I recall.
     
  7. Jellybeans1000

    Jellybeans1000 Long Range Snowcaster Skier

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    This is my avatar and it was taken last year on July the 13th at Mt Buller.
    30cm+ snow fell overnight at Buller, probably my best day of the season.
    The road was covered in snow, so you could ski it (you can't normally do that, as they clear it). Lots of terrain opened that day and the next day too. Pretty amazing powder was found in the bushes too! :D
     
  8. Crank

    Crank Getting on the lift Skier

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    Just tooling around on my Kona on a slab of granite in Maine's Acadia National Park on a beautiful day last August.
     
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  9. mdf

    mdf back to being an ordinary Gatheree Skier

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    My son Kevin and I were skiing at Snowbird. The snow was a bit sun-affected, and two guys below us were having a lot of trouble. One of them fell a couple times, difficulties getting skis back on, etc. Kevin took a photo of me skiing past them and posted it on Epic with the caption "Dad showing how it's done."

    He followed that with another, my avatar photo, with the caption
    "Or maybe just showing off."
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    Busted! I was showing off.
     
  10. Tom K.

    Tom K. HRPufnStf Skier

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    My first pair of skis, age 4, in my then-hometown of St. Paul Minnesota.

    Photo credit to my 83 year old Dad!
     
  11. Tom K.

    Tom K. HRPufnStf Skier

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    Perhaps a rotating avatar that also included a shoulder roll, worm turn, and javelin turn would be appropriate?!
     
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  12. Jenny

    Jenny Getting on the lift Skier

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    At Taos, the first day ever that run was open, according to my instructor. He was testing me, as I'd said I would,pretty much follow an instructor anywhere, except trees, which would make me think long and hard about my choices. Pretty sure it's my first deliberate tree run ever, and definitely the first black one.

    He really, really wanted to do that run. I survived it.
     
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  13. DanoT

    DanoT Getting off the lift Skier

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    Me at Grand Targee enjoying a powder day at the 2015 Jackson Hole/Targee Gathering.

    Photo credit: Tseeb.
     
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  14. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I like how many of you are posting the photo in its larger version in the post. I can imagine that some day this thread will seem odd if/when posters here change their avatar.
     
  15. DanoT

    DanoT Getting off the lift Skier

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    I see what you mean.

    Me at Targee:
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    Fathead poster, Mikaela Shiffrin on my living room wall, ski boot lamp to ski racers left:
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  16. Snowfan

    Snowfan Learning to turn. Turning to learn. Skier

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    My black Lab Samson who has been gone a couple months now. I sure miss him.
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  17. JFB

    JFB Putting on skis Skier

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    Mine was shot by markjs at a Telemark Tips eastside (Sierra) spring gathering in the backcountry at Tobacco Flats near Mammoth about 10 yrs ago. I laughed out loud when I first saw it and the humor holds up pretty well. I had lost track of markjs since the demise of TTips but recently had a PM from him here saying "Hey! - I shot that". Thanks to Pugski for the excellent community service.
     
  18. JeffB

    JeffB Refilling the flask Skier

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    Current is from a day at Deer Valley a few years back. I skipped a family member marriage ceremony in what seemed at the time like a principled silent protest and scheduled a guy's ski trip to Utah instead. I recall apres at the St Regis for fondue and cocktails that day being quite good. It just so happens that it's one of the few pictures I have of me on a slope because I'm usually behind the camera if at all.

    Prior to that, I had a picture of my big green eggs and separate basque grill in some tables I built for the outdoor kitchen/BBQ set up.
     
  19. Crudmaster

    Crudmaster tinyurl.com/pungjgt Skier

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    Since the avatar always displays small, one can get away with a low-rez shot, such as mine. It's a frame-grab from a video. One can always catch a still frame of the best moment when shooting video.

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  20. fullStack

    fullStack Professional driver. Closed course. Skier

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    My avatar is a representative sample of my typical mid-crash scenario. (No actual pictures of me skiing exist; it was just found via Google).


    If I conjure up an animated GIF of my dumbest crash, I would definitely use that instead...imagine some idiot hanging upside down in a snow covered fir tree, suspended by his one remaining ski, and frantically pawing the snow away from his nose and mouth as it cascades down from the still shaking limbs above.
     

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