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Old March 14th 06, 05:53 AM
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How about water skiing? Is *that* skiing too? If so, I guess
it could be backcountry skiing too.


Backwater skiing? Does that imply that you have to swim to and from
the shore (not hitch a ride with the boat that is to pull you), or
else it's just "skiing on the backwater"?


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Old March 14th 06, 07:56 AM
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Eugene Miya wrote:

It's practical and functional. Snowshoes don't allow you to glide at
all, skis do, snowshoes are more manoeuvrable.


I would not say the latter.


Eugene, either you're /sensationally/ good at kick turns in confined
spaces, or we're thinking of different things... ;-)

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Old March 14th 06, 04:28 PM
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In article ,
Peter Clinch wrote:
It's practical and functional. Snowshoes don't allow you to glide at
all, skis do, snowshoes are more manoeuvrable.


Eugene Miya wrote:
I would not say the latter.


Eugene, either you're /sensationally/ good at kick turns in confined
spaces, or we're thinking of different things... ;-)


Well, I would not use the word /sensationally/, but I find a lot of
relatively new skiers don't know it as a basic turn.
On the issue of turns in confined spaces: I can think of deadly narrow
cat tracks which have nets to prevent skier death.

Similarly, snow shoes will glide, more slide given a steep enough slope
with underlying harder layer. But I am not certain that I necessarily
want to be on that slope.

I think snowshoers rationalize far more than skiers on their insecurity.
A lot of skiers might be arrogant, but they have a big industry which
has a skilled clientele. Snowshoes are still pretty crude.
A lot of Nordic skiers are also very poorly trained as well.

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Old March 16th 06, 10:10 PM
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klaus wrote:
I'm not really sure what the definition of "Backcountry Skiing" is, but
I do know, that when you are doing it, you know it.


Elder Klaus, perhaps you should consider a Supreme Court appointment.

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