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Old 01-24-2011   #11
Denver, Colorado
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I got my first pair too

That is a sweet story. Are you going to go back and do the intended line? do lots of rehab on the shoulder. Creek season isn't that far away.

Man rockered skis are kind of like going from a dancer to your favorite creek boat of today. So nice. You can ski a longer ski and it skis shorter and turns with ease. No more going from wind blown to powder stash to almost tumbling down the hill. You can carve them on groomers. Check out the turn radius. Some of them aren't so good...in the 40m. Some of them are 16m for a 190cm ski. Pretty sick. The idea of throwing my old 98cm underfoot on edge hard wasn't going to happen. Now the 112's are a joy on a groomer. Throw them on edge and carve it up!

Sitting back on your current pow skis to keep the tips up on a deep day? That is your first sign to get a pair.

Technology has come so far. My back country skis/boot/binding weight is less than a normal alpine boot, let alone adding the ski and binding. Carbon fiber is helping move that along as well.

I kind of look at it this way. It always sucks to hand over your hard earned cash for a new toy, but it is so beyond worth it.

My weapon of choice is DPS Wailer 112RP, 190CM. I'm 5'9 and 150. Sounds like a long ski for me, but it floats even better being a little longer.

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Old 01-25-2011   #12
Durango, Colorado
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Sick story to start it off! Well put Jasons... Skiing on my first pair of fat skis this year and having a blast. Would highly suggest the RMU Guyot (Rocky Mountain Underground in Breckenridge) rmuskis.com

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Old 01-25-2011   #13
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Glad you're alright! Hope the wing is healed up for what will surely be a record setting year on Clear Creek.
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Old 01-28-2011   #14
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sounds like you almost killed your self not the skis
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Old 01-29-2011   #15
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The "crash and burn" segment shows kids that all those sick looking don't always go as planned. Nothing like Dad demonstrating it in person. Hope you heal up well, Dave.
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Old 02-08-2011   #16
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MRI results in and conclusive: Supraspinatus tendon hanging on by a thread. Labrum torn as well, in addition to an impaction fracture on the humorous head.

Surgery is scheduled for Monday morning. See you guys on the river sometime in August.

I did just squeak in a couple more powder days with Riley- even kept him out of school for eleven fresh at Eldora this morning.

Hartle I'm confused, are you saying I should be responsible for my own actions? How unamerican is that?

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Old 02-08-2011   #17
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Bummer Dave. I'm just getting back after shoulder surgery in August. Who's your doc?
I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied...learn to swim!
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Old 02-09-2011   #18
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Drigan Wieder at Mapleton hill orthopedic here in boulder

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Old 02-09-2011   #19
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Drigan is great! He fixed my Achilles tendon. I also like that he uses the Boulder Surgery Center, keeping you out of the general hospital population and the increrased possibility of infections.

He was also a ski patroller at one time at Crested Butte in his younger days.
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Old 02-09-2011   #20
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So sorry to hear it is surgery serious. Heal quickly!

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