Friday History Mug Contest

Post by blogger | August 22, 2008      

We have a winner, good job Jeff!

The excerpted photo is from Outside Magazine, January 1996, from a skiing skills essentials article by Michel Beaudry.

Scot Schmidt backcountry skiing.
Outside Magazine, January 1996, pp 52 & 53

The line from Schmidt’s head points to some solid how-to about fear control:

3. The Importance of Om
Basics only go so far in the backcountry. “Skiing radical stuff is a state of mind,” says Schmidt. “Fear is a negative emotion. It tightens up your muscles, restricts your breathing, and impedes your decision-making. In crucial situations, it can even paralyze you.”

Learning how to relax, then, is fundamental to handling stressful situations. While meditative exercises… develop discipline and teach you to control your breathing and calm your mind, simply logging miles in the backcountry Will often take you to the same place. “Leave the chairlift behind and start climbing. Pay your dues,” says Schmidt…

***************************original contest post below

OK you server loaders out there, for a free BCA pack shipped to your door, name the guy, year the photo was published, and what subject the line from his head connects to. Latter part of the answer is multiple choice, pick from ONE of these subjects the line connects to in the magazine.:

– Look downhill?
– Control your fear?
– Tilt head to throw weight downhill?
– Tilt head to look more agro for camera?

History of backcountry skiing.
Department of contestual relations, Photo excerpted from Outside Magazine, for derivative work as use in contest.

(Please note, Schmidt’s first name is spelled as Scot with the single t, not Scott).


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25 Responses to “Friday History Mug Contest”

  1. dave August 22nd, 2008 9:15 am

    i don’t think i’m allowed to win, so my guess stays secret, though looks easy to me, we’ll see…

    Notice the skis, K2 re-released that graphic (or one very similar) on this years NEW K2 Extremes! awesome.

  2. Jim Jones August 22nd, 2008 9:17 am

    Scott Schmidt and I beleive it was from a K2 ad probably shot at Squaw.

  3. Lou August 22nd, 2008 9:20 am

    Jim, along with person, we need year and what text the line points to.

  4. Jim Jones August 22nd, 2008 9:21 am

    The year… thats tough. 91 perhaps. Control your fear.

  5. Greg August 22nd, 2008 9:23 am

    Scot Schmidt
    Look Downhill

  6. Lou August 22nd, 2008 9:24 am

    Jim got part of it and Greg got part of it, but we need a winning combo from one person!

  7. Greg August 22nd, 2008 9:27 am

    Can I try again?

    Look Downhill

  8. Jeff August 22nd, 2008 9:29 am

    Scot Schmidt
    Control your fear

  9. Halsted August 22nd, 2008 9:32 am

    I guess, I need to get up earlier in the morning, for these contests…

  10. Lou August 22nd, 2008 9:35 am

    Whoops, sorry, I was too fast on my comments, none of the dates above are right, but 1991 is just a few years early. Jeff is mostly right.

  11. Jeff August 22nd, 2008 9:36 am

    One more?

    Scot Schmidt
    Control your fear

  12. Scott August 22nd, 2008 9:37 am

    Scott Schmidt,
    k2 poster
    Look downhill

  13. Lou August 22nd, 2008 9:39 am

    Jeff is closer, what I’m looking for is the date the photo was published in the magazine that put in the line pointing to his head. That wasn’t on any poster I know of…

  14. Greg August 22nd, 2008 9:41 am

    Scot Schmidt
    Control your fear

  15. Jeff August 22nd, 2008 9:42 am

    I’ve had my chance 🙂
    Great fun for the morning, thanks Lou!

  16. Scott August 22nd, 2008 9:42 am

    Scott Schmidt
    k2 poster
    look downhill

    last try, schmidt is a give away, i remember this poster from beening a teen. Made me lust after a new pair of k2s….

  17. Lou August 22nd, 2008 9:49 am

    Greg is hot, give it another go you guys. Schmidt had shots like this on posters, but this one is out of a magazine and has a line pointing from his head to a text comment.

  18. Tony August 22nd, 2008 9:55 am

    Scot Schmidt
    Control your fear

  19. Jeff August 22nd, 2008 9:55 am

    Alright then…

    Scot Schmidt
    Control your fear

  20. Scott August 22nd, 2008 9:57 am

    Scott Schmidt

    Tilt head to throw weight downhill

    maybe a skiing technique article?

  21. Lou August 22nd, 2008 9:57 am

    Jeff HAS IT !!

  22. Njord August 22nd, 2008 2:16 pm

    Must have been an old photo… the last year that the Solly SX92 boots were cool was sometime in 1992-1993 along with the 997s. I want to say that the “eXtremes” came out about the same time!

  23. Lou August 22nd, 2008 2:44 pm

    Yeah, trick question. I’ve been too easy on you guys!

  24. Jeff August 22nd, 2008 5:33 pm

    I’ll be back online next week, what a start to the weekend!

  25. Lou August 28th, 2008 4:06 pm

    Jeff, contact us for your free backpack!

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