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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 22-03-17 21:11
Replies: 60
I've mountain biked twice a week for the last 20+ years, and still suffered from thigh burn when skiing. This summer I decided to try to reach 10,000 steps a day, every day, primarily so that I got up and literally walked about rather than sit at my keyboard for hours (I work from home). This made more of a difference to thigh burn (or complete lack of), than anything I have tried previously. On long runs where I would have previously stopped 2 or 3 times, I could now go top to bottom without stopping :D
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Wed 22-03-17 21:05
Replies: 20
@Penry, I believe POC and some GIRO helmets fit oval heads, but I guess neither of those brands will fit your price criteria. I might be better if you listed what Brands/Models didn't fit, so people can suggest alternatives.
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Tue 21-03-17 7:23
Replies: 7
@Mountaindoc, I wouldn't use any of my skis on a dry slope :shock:, and certainly not a brand new pair. Get yourself along to a proper snow slope.
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Tue 21-03-17 7:10
Replies: 297
@sj1608, l've had a couple of similar cases of mailing list being sold, and since both were sold to companies in the same market segment, it didn't concern me in the slightest. - The first was Step Stone, which was a job website, which didn't last very long. I was then contacted by a different Job Site company. - The second was for Borders the Book Shop, who couldn't compete with online only companies, and went bust I think their list was sold to Books.com If you don't like the new company contacting you, just unsubscribe. If you are that paranoid, use a different email address for every website you buy from, that way you will know if it has been resold. A contact list from any selling website is a valuable asset, as the purchaser has a ready list of known buyers of their market segment. Also don't forget that practically everything you do online is tracked and recorded (which is one of the main functions of cookies), which is why for example you can view something on Amazon, and then find the same or similar items appearing in banner or sidebar adverts. Also don't forget Google etc make their money by selling your browsing history......
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Tue 21-03-17 6:27
Replies: 10
@Spikyhedgehog, you are now suffering the consequences of buying online abroad........been there, done that. Anyway, try the following: http://www.facebook.com/scottsportsuk info@scott-sports.uk.com
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Sat 18-03-17 20:48
Replies: 76
Electric fan boot dryers are the way forward. Most have a timer so you can leave them to dry themselves.
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Sat 18-03-17 18:21
Replies: 9
@monotokpoint, Since those likely to buy the DPS will know about skis, probably best to list the year and whether Hybrid rather than Pure construction.
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Sat 18-03-17 18:17
Replies: 18
@1556garyt, Definitely January rather than March. I was in Niseko on 2nd March, and Spring had started to arrive.
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Fri 17-03-17 19:50
Replies: 18
@rogg, You will almost certainly have to collect your bags in Tokyo, but there is a domestic checkin for JAL in the international terminal.
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Fri 17-03-17 11:21
Replies: 10
@bar shaker, They don't fit me (I have a high instep) but I haven't seen any negatives. You may well find the Salomon X-Alp version easier to find and test.
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Thu 16-03-17 15:53
Replies: 28
@Pink_flamingo, Welcome to SnowHeads :sH: There are some highly qualified instructors on here who maybe able to provide better advice, but as a non-instructor who has never seen you ski, it sounds like you have temporarily lost the 'automatic' process of skiing that you built up during your childhood/teenage years. You mention your boots not fitting, but it is also possible that you have badly tuned skis. There have been a number of posts from experienced skiers, who suddenly found they couldn't ski, after badly serviced skis. So a ski swap might be an option.
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Thu 16-03-17 14:38
Replies: 2
@MattCee, Go with what you have, you will be carrying extra weight, but you shouldn't be in pain (worst case some blisters), and you know how they ski. The chances of any brand new untried lightweight boot fitting better than your current boots is minimal. Ideally you would have been on several long tours with the skis/boots you will be using for training. You will almost certainly find the altitude a way bigger issue than the boots.
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Wed 15-03-17 18:17
Replies: 451
@jabuzzard, I always carry my ski boots in a backpack as my carry on luggage (my boots won't fit in the Jetforce, and I can't ski without them), and since I travel BA I have plenty of hold luggage allowance, it isn't a problem. I also guess it is a case of airport security concentrating on 'known' issues (liquids, laptops etc), rather than unknown ones like avalanche packs. I haven't tried flying into the USA with it yet, but I assume you might be asked to power it up, which is the case with any electronic device you have (at least that was the announcement when I landed at Heathrow a couple of weeks ago for anyone transferring to a US flight. It advised people to ensure devices were fully charged).
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Wed 15-03-17 17:45
Replies: 48
Nowhere to hide, no escape route when the whole hillside goes. As an old wise mountain guide once told me "If there are no trees, below the treeline, ask yourself why".
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 15-03-17 12:42
Replies: 451
@Markymark29, After 5-6 years of hassle with ABS, I've had Pieps Jetforce for the last couple. I pack mine as hold luggage, as even though they are hand compliant, an observant security x-Ray operative would notice a large battery, and wires connecting it to a trigger handle.........
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Wed 15-03-17 10:09
Replies: 451
@Markymark29, Did you declare at check-in you were carrying IATA exception items, and check it was documented on the airlines booking system. Airport security are completely independent of the airlines, so would have expected security to have contacted the airline in the event they fine something. Then again it might have just been a half trained jobsworth without clue.
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Tue 14-03-17 18:03
Replies: 14
@AntonAusTirol, It really depends on your definition of ski touring to the next town. Are you thinking of 3-4 hours up to a ridge or saddle, then skiing down into a resort, or something more extreme? Are you carrying all your equipment, so effectively hut-to-hut, but staying in towns instead? I guess the best options would have been the villages/towns that are now linked by lifts into mega resorts or area. Before the lifts they would have been perfect for your requirement. There appear to be plenty of companies offering hut-to-hut who could probably advise, for example: http://www.alpine-guides.com/hut-to-hut-ski-touring/
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Tue 14-03-17 17:53
Replies: 3
@Rocksteadee, Sounds very similar to this thread, something fundamentally wrong somewhere. http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=3007419&highlight=tuning#3007419
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Mon 13-03-17 17:52
Replies: 54
@flaming, Interesting comment about the Alpine and Tree skiing, I'm happy when heliskiing with either, but it really depends on the quality of the Alpine and Tree skiing. With regards to other skiers, I've never suffered really bad skiers (as in traverse, fall over, repeat in powder), and only once a skier who didn't seem to comprehend taking turns or overtaking the skier in front when instructed to wait 10 turns. @under a new name, I agree on the extra vert. I once did 14 runs on a 6 run day package :-D
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Mon 13-03-17 16:29
Replies: 15
@WindOfChange, The main issue is that for the majority, cars are no longer treasured items, so have become white goods, this is especially so for leased vehicles. If you don't care about your own car, why would you care about someone else's. I have neighbours whose brand new £30-40K cars are only ever cleaned when they get serviced.
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Mon 13-03-17 10:48
Replies: 3
@S2704, Sounds like your boots and/or liners are due for replacement, but there are those on here with their boots celebrating 20 years plus of service :shock: As mentioned by @olderscot, the cost of new liners, especially custom ones will be over half the cost of new boots. Typical costs for different liners - http://www.profeet.co.uk/custom-ski-boot-liners
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Mon 13-03-17 10:01
Replies: 13
@magriggs, I had my own skis I the early 90's because lower level rental skis were inconsistent. Then when I got better, I started renting as the cost of renting for a week a year was massively cheaper than buying skis. The whole carving ski revolution meant I stayed with rentals, but that was until I discovered off-piste, and I had to buy the skis I wanted as they were never available for rent. There shouldn't be any difference in terms of performance between a top end rental and purchased ski (other than the binding). So if you only ski a week a year, and don't have any problems renting your choice of ski, the increased cost and inconvenience of travelling with your own skis probably isn't worth it.
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Sun 12-03-17 20:22
Replies: 297
It is slightly ironic that Glisshop has 'acquired' the list, as it was one of the online retailers that E&W adverts highlighted as a European website masquerading as a UK site. I've brought from Glisshop and had no complaints.
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Sun 12-03-17 19:43
Replies: 49
@Scarlet, Which transceiver do you have? BCA Tracker 1 & 2's seem to have very low consumption, and if any one is concerned about battery costs, the Ortovox 3+ uses a single AA battery.
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Sun 12-03-17 17:44
Replies: 5
@Mollerski, Smith's have a crash replacement and warranty program. I would start with the Swiss importer/contact : http://www.smithoptics.com/ch/customerwarranty "Smith has a lifetime warranty and a crash replacement program on their helmets. We know what makes a great product and are proud to back it up. If you experience a problem that is a defect in materials or workmanship Smith Optics warrants your helmet for the lifetime of the product. We will repair or replace your helmet at no charge. Smith Optics has the sole discretion to determine manufacturer's defects. Consumers who damage their helmets in an accident within 3 years of purchase are eligible for a crash replacement at 30% Off MSRP of a new Smith helmet. See your local retailer or sales representative for details."
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Thu 9-03-17 14:30
Replies: 64
@Pynch, What "The first rule of small backpacks, is that you don't talk about small backpacks" :twisted:
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Thu 9-03-17 14:27
Replies: 5
@medlington, They appear to be a replacement part, so should be a screwdriver job to change. But you need to make sure it is just the brake that is damaged and not anything else on the binding. The 100mm brake is available here for £30: http://www.skiequipmentuk.co.uk/shop/products/2015-16_Marker_Free_Ten_Ski_Binding_Brake.htm
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Thu 9-03-17 13:53
Replies: 64
@jjams82, @jedster, Correct, one of the philosophies passed down in my family is "Buy the best you can afford, and you won't regret it".
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 9-03-17 7:20
Replies: 49
@ish303, You are dealing with a life saving device (the transceiver, not the Wii), and you are concerned about saving a couple of £'s a week............. @Thornyhill, Same point as above. Also, have you contacted the manufacturer of your transceiver, and received written confirmation that they are happy for you to use rechargeable lithium batteries in their transceivers which were designed alkaline?
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Wed 8-03-17 18:35
Replies: 11
The basics are: 3 Antenna Transciever 2.4m minimum length probe Metal shovel Plenty of good information on this site http://beaconreviews.com/transceivers/default.asp
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Wed 8-03-17 12:26
Replies: 4
That is why the phase "Look before you leap" was invented :shock:
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Tue 7-03-17 17:12
Replies: 10
@evehayes, Either click on the '+', then on PM, or click on snowHead text under the users name.
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Tue 7-03-17 9:13
Replies: 16
@snowheads68, They either need a better ventilated helmet, or to use the ventilation that is already built in. As per the original post, many have no idea how to wear/use a helmet.
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Tue 7-03-17 7:19
Replies: 16
@Bergmeister, Provided the 2 goggles above the eyes wearers, didn't have the strap done up and weren't actually skiing/boarding, it was probably a 'style' affectation, and would hopefully have been done up before moving off. The whole beanie and goggles under the helmet is another issue. As has been mentioned before, the strap is to hold your helmet on your head after initial impact, not to hold it in place before impact. If without the strap tightened, you can't shake your head vigorously, or bend over and touch your toes without your helmet falling off, it does't fit, or hasn't been fitted/adjusted properly. Also, by tightened, I mean it should be tight enough for you should notice it when talking.
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Mon 6-03-17 10:39
Replies: 49
@SnoodlesMcFlude, Transceivers estimate the the charge renaming based on the standard decay profile of Alkaline batteries. Rechargeable and Lithium batteries tend to report full charge for almost the entire life, then fall to zero very quickly. As far as I am aware only the Mammut Barryvox Pulse can use lithium batteries, but you must use brand new ones every time, so that it can estimate life correctly. My Barryvox reports a 5% drop per day on Lithium batteries for a 10 - 12 hour day. Excellent explanation here : http://www.simonabrahams.com/blog/2015/3/25/batteries-for-avalanche-beacons
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Mon 6-03-17 7:12
Replies: 49
@stewart woodward, Since high quality AA or AAA batteries can be bought for around 50p each, you should always carry spares. Also, never use rechargeable batteries. The usual recommendations are 40-50% for replacement, but you need to check every time you turn the transceiver on. Try this link for percentage information: http://beaconreviews.com/transceivers/batteries.asp
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Sun 5-03-17 10:34
Replies: 59
Just back from Japan where there are an impressive selection of old skis and 80/90's clothing. This particularly finely outfitted gentlemen (seen with our guide) was on Atomic Arcs and was found in Sahoro 8)
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Sat 4-03-17 20:13
Replies: 59
@DrLawn, I think these replacement edges are what you need :-D http://www.tognar.com/12-solid-edge-section-each/
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Sat 4-03-17 19:46
Replies: 31
@djf, If you are able to put on or swap over to a different pair of goggles without taking your helmet off, you shouldn't have any issues putting on the Proggle. Taking it off is much easier. As mentioned the black one is pretty much invisible at range, compared to the patterned/coloured ones. I had several "that's a good idea" comments, but no "you look like a prat" comments unless everyone was being too polite....... @Markymark29, I'm not particularly precious about my gear, but I really notice stratches on my goggles, so every little helps.
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Sat 4-03-17 18:42
Replies: 59
I guess I had better sell my DPS Spoons, as they are obviously completely useless and impossible to ski on :-D
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