Skiin’ New Skool

Alas, I’ll say one thing, skiing just ain’t what it used to be. . .

Also, I’ve just been informed by a new skooler that:
-A “Daphy” is no longer an accepted trick
-”Helis”—which were the penultimate ski trick in my day—are now called “3’s” and they’re kind of ho-hum, apparently.
-You can get your butt kicked for pulling a Spread Eagle now in the bumps.
-One-piece yellow/black North Face ski suits (a la Scott Schmidt) are forever dead and gone.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.


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