December 30, 2009

Pontoons

I haven't alpine skied in seventeen years. I gave it up because it was no longer fun on the icy east coast where I grew up. Instead, I grew a beard, refused to bathe, and... morphed into a Tele-Skier.

At the risk of sounding passionate, I love tele-skiing. What was it that Shane McConkey said in some ski film, "Half the binding, twice the fun!"

So it was a bit of a bummer when I faced up to the fact that I couldn't work at most Heli or Cat Skiing Operations on the Freeheeling sticks.

Needless to say, any resistance to the fixed-heel came to an abrupt halt today after my first run at the CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge. It's hard not to become a believer after 1500 meters of untouched blower fall line... On a pair of K2 Pontoons! Water skis man! Shane McConkey was a genius

The Pontoon

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What's good, Wex

I've yet to try super wide skies, but they're looking sweet.

Happy New Year!