Unless you’ve been on another planet which doesn’t have WiFi, you’ll know I’m on a big skiing binge right now. Hooked on Skiing. I bought some new skis last week and when shopping for them, I did a lot of research. I came across a description for a ski/skier type which had me laughing bad. It would seem that Tiger Woods’s reputation crosses over from golf to skiing.
Ironically I ended up buying skis that were 98mm in the waist. So I guess I “accumulate vertical feet like Tiger accumulates notches in his belt.”
…but they’ll certainly help my powder game. Say hello to my new Rossignol Sky 7’s!
Amplified with our new Carbon Alloy Matrix, the all-new SKY 7 HD is the ultimate fusion of lightweight backcountry innovation and progressive freeride performance. With noticeably more edge grip, stability, dampness, and drive, the new Sky 7 HD provides instinctive versatility and ease-of-use, while delivering groundbreaking, high-definition energy, mobility, and strength due to our unique new carbon and basalt weave. Combined with our patented Air Tip technology; Powder Turn Rocker profile; lightweight paulownia wood core construction; and versatile 98mm waist width, the new Sky 7 HD offers an ultra-lightweight blend of all-mountain versatility, effortless float, and accessible backcountry performance. No matter where the snow takes you, whether resort-based or backcountry bound – the future of freeride is here. 70% Powder / 30% All-Mountain
The equipment writers or PR folks in the skiing industry must work in golf for their summer jobs…
Welcome to January in northern Utah, where the only green I see is in my salad. We’re getting massive snow numbers right now. This time of year we get excited if we see dirt. The golf clubs are in storage and the skis are the chosen form of outdoor sports entertainment/activity. Here’s a little video I captured this past weekend. It was just a wee cool breeze, as they say in Scotland.
Obviously I’m not playing much golf right now. I do have content to catch up on though. Next review: heated winter gloves… Stay tuned.
I just spent a four day weekend skiing with my cousin. There is nothing like flying down the mountain and carving some great turns, feeling like you are defying gravity. I dare say after having so much fun, that I might enjoy skiing more than golf. At least for the moment. We had a great time despite the conditions being foggy, low visibility, and mostly crappy snow.
One of my favorite places: Alta Ski Area
I’ve been skiing since I was a little kid, many decades ago. My preference is powder (photo above), and I’ll often hike or go off into some crazy places just to get a few seconds of that feeling of floating on the snow.
Top 10 Ways Skiing Is Better Than Golf
No silly rules
No unfixed ball marks
No slow play
No unreplaced divots
No tee times
No waiting behind the slow group in front of you
No feeling like a fool because the gear you just bought is now obsolete
No sandbaggers, or as I prefer to call them, cheaters
See you on the course soon, but now that it is winter in northern Utah, I’ll see you on the slopes.