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That's good stuff- It must have been the next year that Dylan beat Doug - although my mind isn't as sharp as the list achieves. 

>>> <[log in to unmask]> 3/2/2010 10:30 AM >>>
Amazing what you can find on the list.....

http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9903D&L=skivt-l&T=0&F=&S=&P=111361


Mike


> Dylan Crossman beat Lewie the year Doug did it (Dylan was on freeheel
> gear).  Silas Ayers has the record, but he did it after the new lift was
> put in - it is a bit faster than the old one.  He had honking big skis
> and just pointed them through everything, making straight lines from
> point to point.  My best went up by two after the new lift was put in.
>
>
>>>> <[log in to unmask]> 3/2/2010 9:25 AM >>>
> I think Lewie set the record, in a close race with Tiger.
>
> IIRC, he basically went straight the whole time, and got huge air off
> the
> ledges, (tower 10).
>
> Personally, I don't like these types of events because they encourage
> you
> to ski fast and hard over a long period of time which can lead to
> injuries,
>
> but good luck to Conor, nice to hear from you Jim.
>
> Mike
>
>
>> 1. Don't do it. 2. If you MUST do it, bring some power bars and
> maybe
>> a couple of thos 5 hour energy drinks. Don't worry about water,
> there
>> will be cups as you board the lift every lap. 3. GO GO GO!
>>
>> On 3/1/10, Jim B. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> So Conor is firmly set on competing in the Vertical Challenge at
> MRG
>>> this
>>> Friday. Never mind that we'll be skipping a school day, mom and dad
> are
>>> all
>>> about feeding his competitive skiing fire. Naturally, someone will
> have
>>> to
>>> bring him to the mtn. that day, that someone being me. So....
>>>
>>> Any tips from those that have BTDT with the Vertical Challenge?  Do
> they
>>> hand out any food or water in the lift line?  Do you get to ski
> right
>>> onto
>>> the Single each time down, or do you jump in the regular lift line?
>>> What's
>>> the best food and drink to stuff your jacket pockets with?
>>>
>>> On technique, my theory is relatively wide turns on the skier's
> right of
>>> Chute, not all the way across the width of the slope, but using
> about
>>> 40% of
>>> it, would yield the least lactic acid production.  Am I way off
> base
>>> here?
>>> Liftline upper part would be relatively straightforward, ski to the
> left
>>> of
>>> the tower 10 cliffs, and straight lining the rest wouldn't be too
> bad,
>>> for
>>> the first run or so.  After that all bets are off.
>>>
>>> Only thing I'm really sure of is that my 12 y.o. is going to ski
> many
>>> more
>>> runs than his dad, and that we're both going to sleep really,
> really
>>> well on
>>> Friday night.  I also think I'm using my GS 188cm Volks for
> stability,
>>> even
>>> though they're a bit heavier than other skis in my quiver.  Seems
> like
>>> the
>>> best choice for having a good edge and some length to soak up high
> speed
>>> bumps and undulations.
>>>
>>> Looking forward to it, of course, but a bit nervous about it as
> well.
>>>
>>> -Jim B.
>>> lurklurklurkpostlurklurklurk
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