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Old 02-24-2009   #31
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gnar decribes the conditions of the location. "that line was Gnar. extreme.

mank is an allround better word that stand pretty close to gnar in the whitewater world.

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Old 02-24-2009   #32
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I thought manky was a word used to describe certain undesirable women.

Example: "My ex is a manky bitch!"

In the case of the river:

"That hole is manky, it chundered me."

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Old 02-24-2009   #33
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EPIC is a pool in Fort Collins, or when I can't see good deep in the snow.
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Old 02-24-2009   #34
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I remember a day in '89, 30 inches overnight. Was living in vail, working security for the world alpine championships, who cancelled the downhill for the day. Highway was closed and it was too deep to ski a blue run. Just couldn't make any headway in it. Hence the general public was turned away, the mountain was pretty empty, and everyone that was on the hill was screaming in the backside. The lift line was like one huge group scream every run. So the runs I still remember 30 years later were on Ghengis Khan and Rasputin's. I was telemarking and each turn took me into "the Curl" of my own wake. This was truely a snorkl day. At least half of every run that day involved snow rolling over your head. Not just a face shot, but rolling over your head. Breathing was as much choking out the snow you just took in as exhaling. Head for the steepest faces you can find and Ski by feel. For me on tele's even getting off the mountain via blue runs was a riot, as I had to "run" down the slope. It was all surreal and amazingly exhilarating. There were a few days in this category during my 18 years living in Vail, but this one stands out and above. There was one more 30 inch overnight in that 18 year period, several 20 inch days, and I remember one 54 inches over a three day period. But that day in '89 was unparalleled.

Epic - Noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style.
-Homer's Iliad
-Virgil's Anead
-That day in '89
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Old 02-24-2009   #35
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Epic IS whatever the f you want it to be. All in the eye of the beholder. No ones epic is the same. Can't be defined. If you think you can define what is epic for someone else you need to check your ego and get some perspective.

Epic = a trace on the bunny slope at the hill in Oklahoma.

Epic = AK on the best of days with a massive heli budget.

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Old 02-24-2009   #36
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good call, they dont get much more epic than that
"Don't f$&@ing eddy out, just run it! Whaddya doin??" -LMyers
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Old 02-24-2009   #37
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Originally Posted by brendodendo View Post

Now figure out my sig and your are extreme.

I still think that EPIC is what ever you want it to be, all of our definitions will vary. the way the Sig says "you are a tool"
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Old 02-25-2009   #38
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Brendo I'm suprised you went with binary....
Binary is childs play.
You shoulda gone with hexadecimal or even octal.
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Old 02-25-2009   #39
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I'm way to lazy to read all these posts but if you are talking epic pow days blue bird skies the morning after big dump is a must.
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an adjective

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epic snowtalk

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