November 14, 2004

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

This journal starts with my usual anticipation of the upcoming season. My new skis are waxed and ready, my new boots have been fitted with foot beds, and the ski areas just need more snow.

Why these equipment choices?

As an "old-timer", I have spent the last 5 or 6 years breaking old habits. Skiing requires a much more two-footed, centered and upright stance than in years past, and both my new skis and boots optimized for today's skiing techniques. My skis are shorter (170 cm) than my past pair (183 cm), and my new boots have a lower ramp angle to promote a more upright stance.

I can't wait!!!

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