REMEMBERING: EpicSki.com 1999-2017

Discussion in 'Community Announcements' started by Philpug, Apr 24, 2017.

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  1. SBrown

    SBrown Chuck Norris Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    can we gossip about heather now?
     
  2. Bill Talbot

    Bill Talbot Vintage Gear Curator Industry Insider

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    Damn, the Retro Memories Thread was getting close to a MILLION views...
     
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  3. ScotsSkier

    ScotsSkier USSA Coach Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    :popcorn:
     
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  4. Philpug

    Philpug The Ski'er Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Huddler.
     
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  5. Core2

    Core2 Out on the slopes Skier

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    I am sorry but whoever is running the show over there is dumber than sh*t. Shutting down a forum with 10+ years of insanely awesome content? They could've put it up for auction and sold it to someone. That site should be able to pay its own bills if setup right. Oh well.
     
  6. Brian Finch

    Brian Finch PT, CSCS, Cert- DN, FRCms, M|WOD Coach Industry Insider

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    "Always sad when time & technology make platforms obsolete, yet inevitable."

    - one of my best mentors
     
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  7. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    I backed up all my stuff from epicski over a year ago.
     
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  8. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    If I had my pick of things to save it would be Retro Memories, Ott's Sigi Stories and @Bob Barnes' Encyclopedia
     
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  9. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Going into my 3rd season as an instructor Skier

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    It's always sad to see something end. I've had some really good interactions over there and corresponded with a few nice people. Nonetheless, glad to be here.
     
  10. Tyler Wenzel

    Tyler Wenzel (tylrwnzl on the former EpicSki) Skier

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    You know I actually first got a Supporter membership in 2009 because I kept seeing references to the thread killer thread and really wanted to know what it was. That stupid thread is what got me into EpicSki really.
     
  11. Dave Petersen

    Dave Petersen Graphic Designer/Vintage Gear Historian Admin

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    Dang Bill, that's probably what killed it! Kind of like the Y2K issue people were afraid of in 1999.
     
  12. Read Blinn

    Read Blinn lakespapa Skier

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    I got that as a member download back when there were paid memberships.
     
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  13. ScotsSkier

    ScotsSkier USSA Coach Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    this is going to leave an awful lot of 404 errors on google searches!!!
     
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  14. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Out on the slopes Instructor

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    I am not sure how I feel about this....

    I just want one thing over here.....to welcome the new member but not to welcome objectively wrong content that get posted over there on a nearly daily basis.
     
  15. Olesya C

    Olesya C Always learning Skier

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    Wow that's shocking! I have a job with long hours so it's hard for me to keep up with several skiing forums, but I would peek on Epic once in a while. I had a profile there and I knew that Epic was a huge skiing community, I have posted a little bit there, not a lot. It had a lot of useful information about skiing - sad to see it go.
     
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  16. Bill Talbot

    Bill Talbot Vintage Gear Curator Industry Insider

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    I remember when we were approaching 100k and the then current system had to be tweaked to allow six digits!

    More Retro memories????
    started by Rossi Smash (4/2/08 at 8:59am)

    272 pages

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    995,688 Views
     
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  17. crgildart

    crgildart Gravity Slave Skier

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    Of course you are @Tyler Wenzel as long as you aren't wearing a dirtybirds sweater :-P I don't have any animosity for Heather either. She was just doing her job and protecting her livelihood just like we all have to. From time to time that involves being a messenger of unpopular stuff. Just look at Shouty Spice! He's actually a pretty bright guy, graduated Army War College, works at The Pentagon as his day job and Army Reserve duties. No clue how he ended up being Trump's White House Tool, but that has to be the worst job in the world LOL!
     
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  18. David Chaus

    David Chaus formerly known as DesiredUsername Skier

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    Don't you mean, "heather"? No one actually ever confirmed she was a real person.

    OK, snark aside, I have mixed feelings. Like many, I am sad for the loss of valuable archived information. And the humor: frankly I will miss having the opportunity to go back and view, as I did within the last year, threads such as: "Does it make any sense for an intermediate New England groomer skier to venture somewhere out west ?!" Or Red helmet/grey helmet.

    Just copy those two threads right there and you have a treasure trove of trivial and often absurd entertainment, as well as some incredibly useful information. Rare combinations.

    Sorry, still snarking....

    That all said, I am perfectly happy to focus my online time on one website rather than two, and I've spent most of my time at Pug over Epic in the last 2 years. Not really too nostalgic or feeling the loss. Biggest issue is the Epic stickers still on my car roof box and on one or two of my skis.

     
  19. pais alto

    pais alto me encanta el país alto Skier

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    I only hope that it doesn't change the tone here. I like it here much better.

    Good to see you, @Tyler Wenzel!
     
  20. ScotsSkier

    ScotsSkier USSA Coach Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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