Cocktail Conversation.

 

So I’m over here in Killington riding the gondola to the top. I’m wanting to ask the condo owning skier about what will happen in Vermont once Governor Jim Douglas leaves office at the end of his term. There is a lot of speculation out there about what will happen and I think the politicos and strategists in Chittenden county would like to sink their political teeth into this one.

But I never get a chance to ask the gondola is nearing the end of the line and I sense the excitement in the air about the downhill run we all face. My attention at this point is not so much on the run itself but the performance of my feet. About a month ago I went to the ski shop to have my skis tuned at the time I overheard some advice to increase the performance of ski boots, at Killington I decided to try it. Specifically, this involves taking rolling masking tape about 4-5 times around the upper inserts of the boots near where the shin is. I’ve been told that when the boots are tightened up this forces the heel of foot deeper into the boot which allows for greater comfort and leverage for the rest of the foot and the ankle to carve turns and enjoy skiing.

I can tell you this this really works. I’ve never felt so comfortable in boots ad other than catching edges on ice felt absolutely no tension whosoever in the turns, and this would become important as the day wore on, especially as some massive snow squalls descended on the entire area…

But I’ll talk about this more later on…

As I’m writing this Gorham, NH Fraser Papers is announcing a one week furlough of its papermakers at this historic mill. My predictions are falling into place like the snow squall that would descend over Killington a squall of darkness has descended over northern New Hampshire. I’ve predicted it before and I’m now saying it again that this isn’t going to end well for Gorham or the 240 papermakers.

To Be Continued…