Close

Member Login

Logging In
Invalid username or password.
Incorrect Login. Please try again.

not a member? sign-up now!

Signing up could earn you gear and it helps to keep offensive content off of our site.

PRINT DIGITAL

DR. FLAKE: Is skiing backward really the future?

Adventure
posted: 09/15/2004

Chiropractors sure hope so. What could be better for the spinal-manipulation industry than a generation of skiers craning their necks over their shoulders and biffing on their skulls? The widespread appearance of twin tips suggests that the possibility of backward skiing is here to stay. But that doesn't mean we're all going fakie. Sure, it looks fine in the terrain park. But there's no need to ski switch in steeps, moguls, and on ungroomed terrain. Ask yourself this: If your caboose is leading the train, are you really putting your best face forward? Should we, in fact, call you ass-face? The whole fakie/switch thing reminds Flake of the ridiculous twirls of ski ballet. If you recall, ballet fell so far out of favor in skiing circles that freestyle contests were finally renamed "Acro." That said, Flake feels that another name change is in order. From now on, backward spins will be known simply as "Cindy."

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • No HTML tags allowed

More information about formatting options

Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.
All submitted comments are subject to the license terms set forth in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use