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  1. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by powhunter View Post
    They came into OUR house and made us look like a bunch of posers!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by powhunter View Post
    They came into OUR house and made us look like a bunch of posers!!
    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Well some of us actually are posers
    Yup, I didn't need any help in looking like a poser.
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    Does anyone know if they are going to keep atleast one of the kickers up on Temptor? It would be really great if they did. I really need some practice on getting back into the bumps after the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Does anyone know if they are going to keep atleast one of the kickers up on Temptor? It would be really great if they did. I really need some practice on getting back into the bumps after the air.
    a few of us went back for one last run after the comp was over. by the time we got back to temptor they already had both kickers blocked off.

    i agree it would be great if they kept one open.
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  5. #65
    For anybody who is interested here is how my bump or bust day went.

    I got to the mountain around noon. Signed up for the comp and headed up for a few practice runs. I made 4 runs all down the right side. Each run was more frustrating than the previous. I could not get enough speed going into the kicker to pull off even the smallest of tricks. Then the bottom half of the run I couldn’t find a line to get the best speed and turns that I felt I needed to compete.

    Just before the comp started I was rather negative about the prospects of competing with the rippers that were there. I was unable to find a line that I was comfortable with not to mention the fact that I couldn’t get enough speed going into the kicker. I spoke with 2knees and he filled me in that left line provided more speed into and after the kicker.

    When I found out there were only 20 skier and 16 would qualify my hopes started getting better. I was standing there watching the first few skiers and I was telling myself to take a nice easy qualifying run, make good turns, pull a mule kick or twister off the kicker and finish with a solid bottom section. Then my bib number was called and I slid over to the top of the left side of the course. The moment before I took off I told myself F%$# it go big or go home.

    I felt solid in the top and was pushing myself to get as much speed as possible for the kicker. Decided 2 bumps before the kicker that I was going to throw a 3. In the air I felt awesome!! When I spotted my landing I knew I was in trouble. I had over shot the landing area and was going to land just before the first mogul. When I hit that first mogul that is where the shit hit the fan.

    The binding on my left ski broke. My boot was still attached but the ski was wobbly and I had little control over it. I tried to make turns but I was more or less just along for the ride. I tried to the best of my ability to ride it out and absorb the bumps but it was only a matter of time before I bit it. One bump finally tossed me and it was all over. I felt the handle of my pole drill me in the eye and when I finally came to a stop I just wanted to lay there. I would’ve laid there for a while but I heard my girlfriend screaming and running towards me so I knew I had to get up to calm her down. I climbed up the hill to collect my yard sale. Was going to put on my skis but had a broken binding so that wasn’t going to work.

    I got down to the crowd at the bottom and that was where I found out how bad my eye was after fighting with a ski pole. Decided to go home and get cleaned up, ice the eye and relax rather than watching the rest of the comp. After chilling on the couch for a few hours my girlfriend literally dragged me out of the house kicking and screaming and brought me to the ER. It turns out that I have a concussion, a broken rib and a broken bone in my eye socket. I have an appointment with an eye specialist tomorrow to see what they need to do for the broken bone.

    What I learned from this comp is………hell I didn’t learn anything. The next comp I am going to push myself again on every run and if I crash I crash. That was one hell of a fun 360 and I would do it the same if given the chance. The only shitty part is that I need to take 3 weeks off from skiing because of the concussion.

    I just wanted to thank everyone for their thought. Pat you are the man. Thanks for offering to help get me n my skis down to the bottom. Greg thanks for giving me a ring to check up on me. You guy are the best!!

    I will see you in 3 weeks and it will be game on for training for the next comp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcunni View Post
    a few of us went back for one last run after the comp was over. by the time we got back to temptor they already had both kickers blocked off.

    i agree it would be great if they kept one open.
    They are planning on leaving them up until the next time a groomer goes up there, they will remain closed however, due to the number of school groups that are there during the week. We should be able to get Chris to open them up if there's going to be a group of us going there at night though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill04 View Post
    It turns out that I have a concussion, a broken rib and a broken bone in my eye socket. I have an appointment with an eye specialist tomorrow to see what they need to do for the broken bone.
    Wow dude! That sucks! Rest up and heal so you can make the next comp!

    Quote Originally Posted by downhill04 View Post
    What I learned from this comp is………hell I didn’t learn anything. The next comp I am going to push myself again on every run and if I crash I crash. That was one hell of a fun 360 and I would do it the same if given the chance.
    That's the spirit!
    Brian

  8. #68
    Wow, Jay. That's a roughing up! Heal quickly!!!
    "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill04 View Post
    It turns out that I have a concussion, a broken rib and a broken bone in my eye socket. I have an appointment with an eye specialist tomorrow to see what they need to do for the broken bone.
    Damn...I was hoping it was just one of those crashes that looked bad. Hope it's a quick recovery.

    And what were you saying about your days of big air being 10 years gone?
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    Ski Sundown: 12/18, 12/19, 12/20, 12/24, 12/30, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/11 - 1/22, 1/26-1/30 (27)
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  10. #70
    Quote Originally Posted by mondeo View Post
    Damn...I was hoping it was just one of those crashes that looked bad. Hope it's a quick recovery.

    And what were you saying about your days of big air being 10 years gone?
    I guess this is what I get for trying to relive the glory days haha.

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