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  • #568304
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    Anybody see the new Warren Miller Film? There is another “fringe group” in the mountains. They are called Monoskiers and once a year they have a gathering at an undisclosed resort. I say we infiltrate the group to find out next years venue and crash it!

    #592452
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    That was such a crackup. It inspired me to search youtube, which is where I found this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsuk_Iv_qwQ

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #592453
    Killclimbz
    1165 Posts

    Spit mono ski’s are becoming all the rage in the BC around Colorado… 😆

    #592454
    48steps
    39 Posts

    The occassional mono skiier can still be seen at Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts…donning neon jumpsuits and the whole nine. It fits right in with the retro vibe at that particular hill, hilarious!

    #592455
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    @48steps wrote:

    The occassional mono skiier can still be seen at Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts…donning neon jumpsuits and the whole nine. It fits right in with the retro vibe at that particular hill, hilarious!

    Oh I see them a lot in the PNW. Saw two at Stevens Pass on Wednesday.

    #592456
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    jcocci, you were up at the pass Wed? I was too, kickin’ around on my split. Couldn’t go backcountry ’cause of no partner. Saw the two mono’s outside of the pizza place on lunch.

    #592457
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    @jon Dahl wrote:

    jcocci, you were up at the pass Wed? I was too, kickin’ around on my split. Couldn’t go backcountry ’cause of no partner. Saw the two mono’s outside of the pizza place on lunch.

    Yes I was. Stayed on the backside all day until about 2pm when I left. So are you able to get out during the week on a regular basis? Looking for weekday BC partners.

    #592458
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    Found it!

    But who will volunteer to infiltrate this group? It is true that I have a bad 80’s haircut. Surely Jon Dahl must have a monoski somewhere in that quiver of his. Does anyone have a neon snowsuit?

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #592459
    Rico in AZ
    559 Posts

    A couple of seasons ago, I was minding my own business in the trees :wink:, when out of nowhere I was nearly eviscerated by a runaway monoski, it’s leash dangling freely behind. Twenty seconds later said monoski was followed by a middle aged and understably freaked woman. I pointed and told her it went that way. Don’t know if monoski was ever found.

    Monoski has my for top three all time lamest tool to slide on snow on.

    #592460
    jack
    323 Posts


    :thatrocks: :thatrocks: :thatrocks: :thatrocks: :thatrocks: :thatrocks:

    SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK!!

    ok, seriously does anyone have any advice on a DIY split monoski??? 😀

    i used to see a monoskier every few weekends or so at baker….

    #592461
    IridePow
    288 Posts

    The monoski used to be pretty popular for a while when I was growing up in Europe.

    I think it is so GEEEYYYYY.

    Anyway…. liked the movie except the part about the guys in Switzerland (and I am a Swiss guy). They were shredding around in the parking lot….. give me a break… you really can do that anywhere. You do not have to fly to Switzerland to film that crap.

    #592462
    jimw
    1421 Posts

    @sanfrantastico wrote:

    Does anyone have a neon snowsuit?

    Where is fassnor when you need him??

    #592463
    TEX
    2486 Posts

    I was minding my own business in the trees ,

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    #592464
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    @sanfrantastico wrote:

    Found it!

    Surely Jon Dahl must have a monoski somewhere in that quiver of his.

    🙄 Shhh….

    #592465
    SanFrantastico
    1514 Posts

    **Bump**

    Who’s going this year!!!!

    After much discussion, it has been decided. Monopalooza 2008 will be located in Lake Tahoe on the South shore Feb. 28th through March 3rd. It seems half the people that venture to Monopalooza take 2 week vacations, so the Tahoe – Utah – Colorado schedule will remain. It simply seems the best option for everybody so travelers can ski different resorts and these are the areas where numerous resorts are very close.

    Putting the poo in swimming pool since 1968.

    #592466
    Mumbles
    753 Posts
    ricorides wrote:
    . . . I was minding my own business in the trees 😉 . . ., (translation? I think that we all know how to translate that…I have wandered through a cloud or two of someone’s own business in the woods once or twice…)

    I think that I ran into a monoski at Stevens the Saturday before last, and the weekend before that at Baker. I think that the riders were at least as old as I was (40), so maybe it is a retro thing. After 20 years of riding I have never actually touched one of those things and I just split my first board, so I’m not looking to try anything new. I will likely be inbounds at Stevens or Crystal a day or two each week…I will keep a look out and maybe see if I can find one. Maybe they will divulge a bit more info about Tahoe so TEX can crash their party wearing his overexposed mono…er…ski? (translate as you wish)

    #592467
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    SanFrantastico wrote:

    Surely Jon Dahl must have a monoski somewhere in that quiver of his.

    John Dahl wrote: Shhh….

    I think Jon’s stance angles on a split qualifies as a monoboard. 😀

    #592468
    Jon Dahl
    384 Posts

    @powderjunkie wrote:

    SanFrantastico wrote:

    Surely Jon Dahl must have a monoski somewhere in that quiver of his.

    John Dahl wrote: Shhh….

    I think Jon’s stance angles on a split qualifies as a monoboard. 😀

    I don’t think 38f/30 rear makes me a monoskier! Now, on a carving board at 58f/53r it’s gettin’ closer! 8) However, being able to spell it might…… 😯

    #592469
    DentalFlossTycoon
    112 Posts

    I love it when I see em… like spottin a righteous mullet.

    #592470
    ednapier
    18 Posts

    Hey All,

    1st post and it’s about monoskiing! not the best start, but…

    some ace monoskiing here Click on “clip”. I doubt I’ll ever try it, but he makes it look pretty fun.

    Bonus of some smooth turns from Babs Charlet, and some sick chamois action, too. Looks like a great day out!

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