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> From: [log in to unmask]> > the hi-light of the day however had to be my best tree explosion yet > (when you're skiing woods, hit a sapling and due to icing/the force > of the hit, it blows up). i came around a corner at top speed in goat > woods and was surprised to find a downed sapling in front of me fully > across the trail. i immediately headed right where it looked smaller > and pulled the poles up for protection (i have a broken rib and > absolutely can't fall or hit my chest). i went from top speed to > almost stopped immediately, but didn't loose my footing and was > somehow still skiing. i stopped and looked back. the top of a downed > tree had fallen into a pine tree and suspended the downed tree across > the trail, the spot i hit was about 3 inches wide and was now broken > cleanly, opening up the trail. in addition there were broken shards > of smaller sticks and branches from the pine tree spread out in a 5 > foot circle from the point of impact. my hood was filled with pine > needles when i got back to the car.
That sounds really cool Sam.  I wish I could have seen it live or on video, but your description gives me some rather vivid images as well.  Nicely done.
 
-J
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