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04-08-2014 05:54 PM
herzogone
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Originally Posted by f00bar View Post
At first I was like, wow, the skiers suck, but the ones who did get across really nailed it.

Then the video got to the people dancing at the end and all I could say was, 'oh my god....'

Good job though, next year you'll nail it. You should be an unwrapped baby ruth though.
Yeah, our hill gets a lot of beginners so that might have something to do with it. That dancing is totally cringe-worthy. Thanks, that's a brilliant costume idea! Could start out with a wrapper and then shed it right before the pond... but I'd have to float there until Bill Murray drained the whole thing...

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Originally Posted by tokyo_dom View Post
Damn I always thought it would be fairly easy - just switch from Snowboard mode to Wakeboard mode when you hit the water... But the amount of slams at the start seem to indicate it is much harder than that... Looks like fun!
It's really not too bad, although I'm sure there is some luck involved. I think the key is to stay balanced but keep your weight back just enough to keep the nose of the board clear (think deep powder). It's a blast, I totally recommend it!

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wow, nice job! waterville pond skied this weekend as well. theyre done. just not enough business for them to be open. despite me getting a huge core shot today... there is plenty of snow there.
Thanks! Wachusett actually has plenty of snow left also, and I think they're going to open next weekend (and possibly the one after).

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Was there Sunday, snow was good. They nailed me for $75 for a lift ticket second to last day, no wonder they are closing. They gave me a sticker though
Yikes! Not that it compares, but Wachusett drops the late season prices quite a bit to try and draw people. At least you got a sticker.

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Originally Posted by EatRideSleep View Post
Nice, you were one of the few that made it across! And yeah, you did indeed nail the cameraman haha.

In the full vid...the knight coming in all valiantly then eating it few feet in...hilarious!

Pond skimming looks fun; I've been on-hill for a few. But eh I'm not so down with getting soaked in my boots if somehow I didn't make it across
I was lucky the timing worked out for me this year. That knight costume was impressive, it looked completely homemade, but I didn't recognize what it was until seeing him wearing it in the video. I live fairly close so I just planned on going home to change, I totally recommend it if you get the chance!

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Originally Posted by ThredJack View Post
Very nice.

Perhaps I should add the pond skim to my list of things for next year....
Definitely, do it!

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There's a costume shop around the corner from me, and I already have drumsticks!!!



Not sure how I'd replicate the orange fur, spray tan maybe?!?
You absolutely have to do that, I've never seen anyone in an Animal costume!
04-08-2014 03:12 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by EatRideSleep View Post
Pouts, as...amusing (?) as that would be haha, you so must go as Animal. Come on now

And carry drumsticks.
There's a costume shop around the corner from me, and I already have drumsticks!!!



Not sure how I'd replicate the orange fur, spray tan maybe?!?
04-08-2014 02:10 PM
ThredJack Very nice.

Perhaps I should add the pond skim to my list of things for next year....
04-08-2014 12:19 PM
EatRideSleep
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Maybe see if I could find a bright pink one-sy to wear!
Pouts, as...amusing (?) as that would be haha, you so must go as Animal. Come on now

And carry drumsticks.
04-08-2014 11:59 AM
poutanen My buddy did the slush cup at Sunshine last year, made it about 1/3rd of the way, and said the water was FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZING!

I'm debating about trying the Nakiska one this year! I've got some old boots I could wear, I'd rather not soak my good boots. Maybe see if I could find a bright pink one-sy to wear!

edit: The dancing at the end was PRICELESS!!!
04-08-2014 11:03 AM
EatRideSleep
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Originally Posted by herzogone View Post
Here's my run, it's not great, but went better than I expected for my first time. Although I ran into the cameraman, he laughed it off and high-fived me.

and the full official video:
Nice, you were one of the few that made it across! And yeah, you did indeed nail the cameraman haha.

In the full vid...the knight coming in all valiantly then eating it few feet in...hilarious!

Pond skimming looks fun; I've been on-hill for a few. But eh I'm not so down with getting soaked in my boots if somehow I didn't make it across
04-08-2014 09:08 AM
f00bar
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Originally Posted by Psi-Man View Post
Was there Sunday, snow was good. They nailed me for $75 for a lift ticket second to last day, no wonder they are closing. They gave me a sticker though
that's nuts. Butternut goes down to $25 mid March through the end of the season. Though it's probably an extra 1.5 drive for you.
04-08-2014 08:17 AM
Psi-Man
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wow, nice job! waterville pond skied this weekend as well. theyre done. just not enough business for them to be open. despite me getting a huge core shot today... there is plenty of snow there.
Was there Sunday, snow was good. They nailed me for $75 for a lift ticket second to last day, no wonder they are closing. They gave me a sticker though
04-07-2014 09:42 PM
andrewdod wow, nice job! waterville pond skied this weekend as well. theyre done. just not enough business for them to be open. despite me getting a huge core shot today... there is plenty of snow there.
04-07-2014 09:21 PM
tokyo_dom Damn I always thought it would be fairly easy - just switch from Snowboard mode to Wakeboard mode when you hit the water... But the amount of slams at the start seem to indicate it is much harder than that... Looks like fun!
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