What is Almost?

Posted: 22nd August 2011 by steven in Random Thoughts

We hear it all the time, in stories and in casual conversation, people use the word ‘almost’. Instances like ‘I almost got in a fight..’ ,’ I almost rolled my 4×4′ or ‘I almost landed that a trick on my snowboard’ are not all that uncommon. But how close do you need to come to a foreseen outcome to say ‘almost’?

In my opinion there better be some pushing, shoving and severe name calling going on before I hear the word ‘almost’ used in describing a near fight scene.
For 4 wheeling, there is a difference between getting your rig pointed straight at the sky with only the two rear wheels in contact with the earth and merely feeling like 25 degrees off camber is a lot.
On a snowboard, go big. But turning just past a 180 isn’t good enough for the story you want to tell. You should be pulling tricks with complete confidence, in harmony with mother nature, and at the last fraction of a second, that harmonious relationship is broken resulting in a gnarly fall.

I’ll tell you about almost…

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  1. business says:

    I can usually J-turn on toeside though I sometimes have trouble keeping my weight on my downhill foot and end up sliding down the mountain or pivoting and sliding onto my face at high speed…Heres my question I see a lot of more comfortable riders doing quick transitions between toe- and heel-edge while pointing the board almost straight downhill. .Heres my question I see a lot of more comfortable riders doing quick transitions between toe- and heel-edge while pointing the board almost straight downhill.

  2. I can usually J-turn on toeside though I sometimes have trouble keeping my weight on my downhill foot and end up sliding down the mountain or pivoting and sliding onto my face at high speed…Heres my question I see a lot of more comfortable riders doing quick transitions between toe- and heel-edge while pointing the board almost straight downhill. .Heres my question I see a lot of more comfortable riders doing quick transitions between toe- and heel-edge while pointing the board almost straight downhill.