You are amazing, I’ve got so many great answers.
Not only this is gold to me, it really confirms what we have been doing together fro the last two weeks. Sharing our stories and ideas on the telemark culture.We are going forward.
I’m exhausted tonight. We skied today in a beautiful -10°C (15°F) in light fresh snow. The girls where at their winter scout camp so it was only the 3 of us. We skied some really gnarly stuff, which I can’t say happens a lot with my family usually. And it’s not because the girls were not there, but because the conditions were so great…
So I’m exhausted. But I’m stoke. Stoke to read all your answers, comments, ideas. This is better than I never thought it would be.
The other day, I asked you to answer a survey of three questions to better understand your needs and challenges about telemark skiing. I’ve got a lot , but I mean I lot of comments, It took me a couple of hours to read it all.
And because of you, Absolute Telemark has never been so vibrant as it is today. Because of all the people who stood up and participated to this blog and even more because of the people who participate to the newsletter, I really feel like WE are creating something unique. I’m incredibly inspired to create the most important content of my life.
After going through your answers, I understand that the most painful, frustrating part of your telemark skiing is not exactly what I taught, good thing we talked.
Here are a few of top fears, problems, challenges you mentioned:
a- the challenge of some expert terrain like moguls, Tree Skiing, steep skiing, carving…
b- starting telemark skiing in a safe environment and not getting injured
c- getting some direct critique over your technique
d- skiing with other telemark skiers
AM I RIGHT ?
Rest assured, I’m going to make something that answers your concerns. But this is a somewhat different than what I had expected. In fact, It’s even better. A good thing we talked.
I’m wishing myself Good LUCK:
First because It’s a bigger endeavor than I thought
Second because this is really something I feel will enable my to reach my goal: Making a significant difference in your telemark skiing
For this project to work, I need to hit the ball hard,
Anyway, If I spend a couple days making this and you don’t want this, then I’m going to feel like an total idiot
So here’s what I’m going to do: If you feel like the thing I’m making is what you want, but most importantly need, then let me know (and be sure to let me kmow WHY and HOW this information will help you out.)
If enough people want it… then I will personally send it to you. If this is not what you want, tell me what you’d rather have.
Your answers and the Winner
I got so many great answers and I told you that I would pick according to the quality and how detailled your answers would be.
They were more that great.
Here is the kind of answer that caught my eye
And for the winner of the Black Diamond Dirt Bag gloves…
… was really hard to pick. Out the 53 people that answered the survey, the Winner is Bruce Easton.
Congrats to all and thanks again