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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 16-10-18 21:09
Replies: 41
@CaravanSkier, our hotel had a pool but it wasnít open. We had a ski room they lost the key to so had to break the door down. They also locked us in the hotel and couldnít find that key. We were at the door trying to get out to get the bus to pas de la casa. Thank god they didnít have a fire! The chef walked out so they had to bus to another hotel for food. We werenít in walking distance of the actual operating lifts. Only plus point is due to the staff not knowing how to make a gin and tonic they accepted my parents directions as to the quantities :twisted:
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Mon 15-10-18 14:25
Replies: 8
Thank you bar shaker, you have provided the most accurate information to date. Given they misinformed you, I would try raising a formal complaint and request they change your outbound flight to Gatwick?
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Mon 15-10-18 14:22
Replies: 41
I skied once in the Spanish Pyrenees in the 80`s, at Molina, back then runs were limited and the time we went it was lacking in snow. We had to go up to Andorra for decent snow by the end of the week. I think that apart from a school trip it was the only TO ski trip I`ve done. I remember good food (I also dislike germanic food) lovely sunshine, but poor ski conditions. Friends have been to ski in the Sierra Navadas more recently and seem to have enjoyed it enough to go several years running. However I don`t think its the same kind of ski experience as the mega French resorts. Sounds familiar, my parents took us for Christmas and New Year to La Molina in the 80ís. The hotel we stayed in was rather ... errr ... special. There was no snow at all and too warm for snow canons but we did have a snow guarantee which meant the TO was busing us daily to Pas De Le Casa. Unfortunately after 5 days (if memory serves) it got cold enough for them to get 1 lift and 1 run open which meant they didnít have to bus us anywhere. The hotel was supposed to be walking distance of the nearest lift. We did eventually find the long since dis-used chair lift while exploring out from the hotel. I know my mum wrote a long complaint letter (wasnít the only thing which wasnít as advertised we had a catologue if issues) but to be fair I suspect the advert didnít say distance to nearest operating chair lift. :-D
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Sun 14-10-18 10:51
Replies: 18
@Raceplate, have pmíd him.
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Sat 13-10-18 20:39
Replies: 3
All bashes go up here http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewforum.php?f=31 Forthcoming bashes one will give idea of dates
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Sat 13-10-18 16:43
Replies: 68
Would be very tempted by th Dynastar Instense 10ís that I tried at the ski test.
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Sat 13-10-18 16:15
Replies: 18
@Scarpa, nice :-) we are staying Haus Suzanne. Really looking forward to it :-) Donít suppose you have looked at the range of stuff available to hire?
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Sat 13-10-18 14:44
Replies: 18
@Raceplate, thank you! Your explanations make a lot of sense. Oh and I have edited the typo above (have only been skiing just over 30yrs).
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Sat 13-10-18 13:50
Replies: 18
We are going to the Ski Amade region, staying inRadstadt for Feb Half term, then Myrhofen for second week of easter hols.
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Sat 13-10-18 13:48
Replies: 18
Skiddy Volkls sounds like poor tuning on those particular skis. @under a new name, probably poor technique TBH though I feel vindicated by not feeling that on any of the other skis :-)
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Sat 13-10-18 13:47
Replies: 18
@Grizzler, thanks- I am glad it isnít just me! I have been skiing for just over 30yrs but that hasnít been every year and only one or two weeks a year. I would only discribe myself as intermediate as I am happy on blues and reds but tend to avoid blacks for the most part. I am also very conscious of my knee only having half its reconstructed ACL left. Hence why I wonít go off-piste.
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Sat 13-10-18 12:55
Replies: 18
My current skis are Rossignol Attraxion (no number on them) bought from Decathlon for the princely sum of £99 (inc bindings). They are 154cm and specs are 115 70 98 I have been broadly happy with them but starting to feel I would like something longer. I am 5í 7 and 10 and a half stone. At the ski test I didnít get to try as many as I would like due my youngest daughter desperate for one of us to always ski with her so we had to take turns. I tried the Salomon s/max 10 in 155cm and really didnít like them. Canít really say why though? I then tried the Dynastar Intense 10 in 160cm and liked these to ski in, i then switched back to mine to make sure it wasnít just liking them in comparison to the Salomons, and going to mine made me feel that I didnít like mine as much as the Dynastars. I then tried an 80/20 ski the Vokl Flair 76. Those I found quite skiddy on the icey patches so they are no good for me. Though felt nice on the moguls. I then tried the K2 Missconducts and they felt immense fun and really responsive. They are freestyle all mountain skis and I will only ever be piste skiing so concerned whether the K2ís are really going to feel as good into the mountain. I am also wishing I could have tried the Intense 12. Based on the above I am trying to understand what it says about what would suit me.
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Sat 13-10-18 6:55
Replies: 2
Just discovered the Salomon Sport T3 are also the same boot - I found a pair brand new for a great price but didnít complete the sale yesterday went to do so this morning and they are now out to stock on the 24. So ether style.
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Sat 13-10-18 6:46
Replies: 6
@midgetbiker, thanks. Would be keen to be able to get her to try them on. We are based 10miles south of Salisbury but also regularly visit Midlands (west of Birmingham) and East Grinstead area. Yorkshire is sadly too far.
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 12-10-18 21:32
Replies: 6
She was wearing 21.5ís on Saturday so think by 23 will be too big, but thank you.
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Fri 12-10-18 15:55
Replies: 52
@NickyJ, the wider ones were 112 underfoot @rjs, yes that's a good point, had no pain in Japan on the 112 wide skis :) Thanks and good as I am contemplating 88ís with my current ones being 70. So shouldnít be a proble. With a longer session on them
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Fri 12-10-18 15:33
Replies: 52
@spyderjon, yes by some bloke in a dark garage and some pieces of wood a few years back before he upgraded to a Post Office.........I don't get the issue on narrower skis Ha ha Out of curiosity how wide are you talking about? Contemplating a wider ski and with the existing damage to my knees wondering if I shouldnít?
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Fri 12-10-18 14:06
Replies: 6
Does anybody have any childrenís second hand skis / boots / poles. Looking for circa size 22 boots, 130cm skis (not sure on poles but she is 138cm tall when I last checked). Thanks
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Fri 12-10-18 7:54
Replies: 2
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Fri 12-10-18 7:37
Replies: 2
Does anybody know if the Salomon Team T3 is the same boot as the Salomon Girly T3 in terms of size etc? Obviously they are different colours reading the descriptions they look like they are really the same but just wanted to check.
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Thu 11-10-18 12:15
Replies: 33
@jedster, this is where I thought the the few icy patches and the moguls which had built up gave a bit of variety to testing the skis. Yes I agree I am also left with rhe question... I wonder how that translates into the mountain but I also found it good to keep switching back to my skis to see how the feel compared to my known quantity. Though if you donít have your own skis you wonít have that luxury.
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Thu 11-10-18 5:53
Replies: 1
Let eldest do a trial session last night. She thoroughly enjoyed it and the girls there made her feel welcome. We will see how she feels today about the late night and whether she is prepared to give up swimming to do it.
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Wed 10-10-18 20:41
Replies: 17
As geoffers says it not difficult if you can wield a drill with confidence. The hard part is knowing where to drill to suit your bindings/boots - but as you are moving them to a new ski just unscrew bindings and make a template to transfer hole positions to new ski. Iíve done it before with kneebindings a couple of times. Ooh I like that idea. Shame that the skis are now out of stock but will keep this in mind. Or could order the ones from Ski Bartlett...
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Wed 10-10-18 11:37
Replies: 17
@mishmash, I found your post encouraging until I read the reference to a Ford! Having test driven the Ford Focus a number of years ago comparing to the Seat Leon I found the Ford to be completely under powered and an awful drive (same badged engine size in both).
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Wed 10-10-18 11:11
Replies: 17
K2 Missconduct looking at last seasons colours version as that is what I tried (plus obviously discounted). :-)
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Wed 10-10-18 10:59
Replies: 17
Ski Bartlett have the same ski for £60 more than Glisshop had it for before they sold out and will fit my bindings for £25 and including reinstating the original bindings onto my current ski. That overall isnít unreasonable in my book... quite a long drive over though so having a think. And as I said in another post there is a part of me that thinks it may be more sensible to hire them for a day (if I can!) when we are out in February to be sure I like them just a much on the mountains as in the fridge.
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Wed 10-10-18 10:02
Replies: 12
Ha ha :-) I have come away now convinced I want new skis tempted by the K2 Missconduct skis despite them being ďAll mountain freestyleĒ skis and I went in expecting to want a piste ski but wondering about a 80:20 or 90:10 ski.... Also thinking maybe I am not going for them, but they were so much fun to ski on and felt so responsive. Though I am now wondering whether to try and hire them for the day when we go in Feb - if they have them available to be sure that how they felt translates onto the mountain.
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Wed 10-10-18 9:21
Replies: 17
Oh well Glisshop has now sold out of the ski I was eyeing up. May well just leave until this seasons colour version of the same ski get reduced (which is list on Snowtrax website and if they offer for a good price see if I can get them to include it).
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 10-10-18 9:08
Replies: 17
The bindings are only 3yrs old. Also not comparable as they are normal bindings and not kneebindings which offers a third release mechanism from twisting at the heal.
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Wed 10-10-18 8:51
Replies: 17
@NickyJ, It's worth contacting Snowtogs in Southampton to compare prices, or S&R in Portsmouth, and Filarinskis too. Thanks will do!
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Wed 10-10-18 8:50
Replies: 17
The skis I was eyeing up were from Glisshop.... which could come with bindings mounted for only £60 more.... which makes moving my bindings feel very expensive as well. I would just like to keep those bindings.
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Wed 10-10-18 7:58
Replies: 17
Having joined in the ski test and tried a few different skis and convinced myself I am definitely in the market for new ones. I had the bindings removed from my current skis and replaced with kneebindings curtesy of spyderjon when I did the ski servicing course with him, I am very keen to keep those bindings move them onto my new skis and put the original bindings back onto my current skis. This is looking like it will be more expensive than I was expecting. I called Snowtrax to get a price and they want £80 to do this. This feels a little over the top, especially based on how long it took Spyderjon to to pop them on (if I lived closer to him I would just be going back to him). Can anybody recommend anywhere within the south who would do this for less? I presume this isnít a job I should contemplate doing myself? Thanks for any advice.
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Sun 7-10-18 12:51
Replies: 22
K2 Missconduct 159cm. I didnít think to look at the bindings though :-)
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Sun 7-10-18 12:30
Replies: 22
The binding delta (difference in height between toe and heel) can make a difference to your stance and therefore how you ski. Hmm, so how do I find that out for the ones that were on there last night and my knee safe bindings? And thank you was starting to suspect this was possible.
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Sun 7-10-18 8:42
Replies: 22
After trying out the K2 missconductís last night, I have to say I rather fell in love with them. Funnily I almost didnít try them as they are a park ski. Anyway, I currently have kneesafe bindings which my plan would be to switch those onto them if I buy them, but that has got me thinking. What difference do different binding make to how a ski feels when you ski in them? Would they feel different with my bindings in compared to whatever they had on last night? Thanks
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Tue 2-10-18 19:50
Replies: 9
Just measured it and from front of screen to the deepest point of sensor is actually 13mm! Funny it really doesnít look it.
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Tue 2-10-18 13:45
Replies: 9
Yes should of have said, if you start a walking or cycling (presumably running but I donít do that outside the gym anymore) it uses the phones GPS to track distance. You can customise the watch face which I really like and customise the exercise menu to ones that you do (and their order)
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Tue 2-10-18 13:25
Replies: 9
I have the charge 2. Had it just over a year and on the whole very pleased with it with just a couple of annoyances. It is usually very good at tracking my heart rate during a workout (more so than the chest straps ever were) does occasionally lose my heart beat but that is quite rare. The main annoyance is that you canít sync with the watch via your phone unless you have internet connection. I donít understand why on Earth they have written the software like that, and the only way you can change the time is by doing it though the app. So you canít on a flight set the time to the local time of the country you are flying to. Also the only way you can set an alarm time is via the app but you can at least turn on and off a pre-programmed time. Another annoyance is by default it vibrates and sets of fireworks when you hit your target and you canít disable that. Thankfully you can change what your target is to something stupidly high on something you donít care about (in my case flights of stairs). It isnít 100% accurate (I can gain steps while sleeping... which was what set the watch vibrating to congratulate me I had reached my target and waking me up) and other times it doesnít seem to register your steps but it is a good guide. I like being told when texts and calls come in as I like to have my phone on silent at work. I donít have a ruler at work but the depth is approx 8mm at the thickest point.
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Mon 1-10-18 7:11
Replies: 1
My eldest is considering* joining the Snowtrax race club. Wondering if any other snowHeads children belong to this and could give me your thoughts. *actualy eldest is desperate to do it, Mum and Dad and considering it on top of everything else she is doing and how on earth we fit it all in, and concerned about her overdoing stuff as the time which fit is the Wednesday evening which doesnít finished to 9pm and that is a school night.
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Thu 27-09-18 18:01
Replies: 5
@SnoodlesMcFlude, not quite south west... but certainly south central, I was very happy with the fittings service I received in Snowtrax which is just north of Bournemouth.
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