January 24th, 2007 a day to catch up

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I’m off the hill today. The days have been nice up here. No new snow. As of 8:30am it is a chilly 9*. I am getting caught up on lots of things today.


I’m off the hill today. The days have been nice up here. No new snow. As of 8:30am it is a chilly 9*. I am getting caught up on lots of things today. Changing the oil in the car, doing the last money account transfer from OptionsXpress to ThinkorSwim. ToS is the best options broker out there. If you do this kind of stuff, I absolutely endorse ThinkorSwim. I am also prepping my office for a new desktop computer. I just configured it yesterday. I have been running my site from a laptop. Which is really all that is necessary, however I have a need for speed and the desire to get a new machine before Windows Vista came out was irresistible.
A view from my side porch
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Here was one other thing I became aware of as I started taking pictures for this website. If you carry and use a camera on the hill, it is very easy to bring your awareness to the interesting, beautiful, and “obvious”. It becomes so easy in everyday life to take so much for granted. One of the best purchases I made this year was a HP R725 camera. It is a small 6.2 megapixel camera, that cost me $130. It comes with great software, but if you really want simple easy to use photo managment, go to Google and download Picasa. It is free and an awesome product. It is so easy to use.
Well back to skiing.
Here are a few pictures from the past few days. The snow is pretty good, use a cooler wax, and wear plenty of sunscreen. I am just looking forward to a few days of powder in a row.
A view from the Vista Haus at the top of Peak 8
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I have been working on my Apex to Apex skiing this year. Generating speed through the turn, and skiing through the transition. An object of A to A skiing is having your max edge angle near the gravity/fall line, and have the skis flatten through transition. There is some more to it. I will be putting together a few videos for the first free Monthly report. I am shooting for having the March edition ready by Feb 15th.
A view from the Base of Peak 8
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Where every you are. Have a great day, and I hope to see you out here sometime.

This is not me. But man wouldn’t it be something

to your sliding success,
Jon Lawson

One thought on “January 24th, 2007 a day to catch up”

  1. Sweet Video! It makes me want to try that! I know Rob Baker used to do that up in Alaska growing up. It looks like he came a bit close to banging his skis on the rocks! Not a very ski-able line, I would say, but his paraglider wing made the descent possible. Awesome.
    Gregg

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