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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 20-10-17 7:24
Replies: 4
@colinstone, There is a Cotswold Outdoors in Bicester, or Snow and Rock stores near the M25.
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Wed 18-10-17 16:46
Replies: 64
@Awdbugga, Well it was £30, which makes more sense. Don't forget at £10, 20% is VAT, so £8. Almost certainly bankruptcy stock or similar, bought at pennies on the pound.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Wed 18-10-17 15:25
Replies: 40
@Jake43, BA are very fond of "Operational Reasons" as an excuse for minor changes, I've had it for seat changes and flight time changes, for no obvious reason. There does seem to be a reluctance by the flight authorities for force airlines to provide details.
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Tue 17-10-17 16:15
Replies: 7
There are Women's skis as well (not that Women can't ski on the same skis as Men): https://shop.atomic.com/en-gb/women/alpine/outlet/skis.html
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Tue 17-10-17 15:59
Replies: 7
I bought a pair of boots from the outlet last season. They were the exactly same model (other than colour) as my current boots, but since I knew they were being discontinued it was too good an opportunity to miss. They didn't cost much more than what is currently being charged for just the replacement sole units 8) Try this link https://shop.atomic.com/en-gb/men/alpine/outlet/skis.html
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Tue 17-10-17 10:30
Replies: 19
Full details of Grip Walk standard here - https://www.grip-walk.com
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Mon 16-10-17 22:36
Replies: 19
@endoman, Finally a skiing related use for Venn Diagrams that isn't marketing :D
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 16-10-17 16:50
Replies: 24
@woodworm, I would look for sale bargains from Nordic brands, as they typically are tall and slim. It also depends on what you consider a fortune. Get yourself registered with SportPursuit (https://www.sportpursuit.com/skiing), and keep checking.
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Mon 16-10-17 16:07
Replies: 19
I admit there does seem to be a standards battle going on. Salomon have had their WTR (Walk To Ride) system out for a few years, which was supposed to offer more grip than the full plastic soles. It does however look like the Marker Grip Walk will offer more grip. I generally ski using Dynafit bindings, but use the Marker Lord SP binding if I want to use alpine bindings with my touring boots. Anyway, anyone who had one will know that Video 2000 was massively superior to either Betamax or VHS. 8 hours on one tape, recorded program skip, jump to specific time etc, years before DVD's 8)
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Mon 16-10-17 15:34
Replies: 19
@Perty, Do you have Tech/Dynafit bindings, or did you buy the boots thinking they were 'normal' alpine boots? It appears the alternative Dalbello Lupo alpine soles aren't fully certified for alpine bindings, but would probably work fine. So it appears you have 3 choices: 1. Replace the bindings on your skis 2. Replace the grip walk soles with the alpine version 3. Return the boots, and replace your liners or consider a different boot.
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Mon 16-10-17 15:02
Replies: 132
First trip at 24, and hooked from the first day. The important thing is your first experience, which I think determines your future or otherwise on snow. I know a few who had a terrible first trip and vowed never to ski again. For some it was too hot, some too cold, and others they had all the coordination of bamby on ice.
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Mon 16-10-17 14:56
Replies: 12
I have to say that I have enough issues with full width skins blowing about, so I can only imagine the knots that split skins tied themselves up into. But I guess that is down to where you skins, and probably my poor technique :roll: I find I use less energy having full width high grip skins, than I do using lower grip, high glide skins (again probably poor technique).
You know it makes sense.
Sun 15-10-17 21:55
Replies: 64
@MountainIdiot, A lot of perceived improvement is marketing, but there are differences between skis. I believe that you will find more difference between different current models/brands, than you will find changes in one brand/model the next five years. If you are a piste skier and have reached a level that you are happy at, test a load of demo skis and buy what you like. My oldest ski is 5 years old, and I can buy exactly the same ski today. Whereas many brand change models every years (or at least the graphics).
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Fri 13-10-17 18:25
Replies: 64
@kiteman69, I know its down to personal physiology, but I'm with you. In summer I can get though a full 3ltr Camelbak on a mountain bike in 3 to 4 hours. When skiing it varies, but on a long day there won't be much left in it. If its cold enough to freeze your Camelbak tube, just blow the water out of the tube into the bladder after drinking, it works way better than any insulated shoulder strap or neoprene cover.
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 13-10-17 18:13
Replies: 19
@eversolazy, I'd be surprised if Oakley are dropping the Flightdeck, but if they are it would no doubt be related to the lack of a quick lens swap. The new Airbrake XL they introduced last season is a true quick swap goggle. I generally check the weather in the morning and take 2 pairs of goggles with the appropriate lens installed, as the Flightdeck really isn't a chairlift/side of the piste swap.
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Fri 13-10-17 18:05
Replies: 19
@Tubaski, You're wrong, but then again I'm an Oakley fan 8) The Rose Prizm and Hi-Pink Prizm are for different purposes. The Rose is a lens you can use for anything but full sun, whereas the Hi Pink is a dedicated snow/whiteout lens.
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Wed 11-10-17 20:30
Replies: 3
@sad2k, Welcome to SnowHeads :sH: Any of the big brands will have quality lenses and build. What is more important is the fit, particularly nose pressure, and also compatibility with a helmet (if one is being worn). The only real test is to try some pairs on, either in the UK if you have a nearby shop, or in resort. Also, I'm sure that colour will come into it at some point :)
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Wed 11-10-17 10:59
Replies: 17
@LaForet, @johnE, I'm with both of you. There are plenty of commercial and television applications for industrial drones, where they are operated by professionals. You can see the results in any recent wildlife program. As far as I can work out, many drones are being used for anything other than their primary purpose, such as invasion of privacy, planning burglaries, smuggling drugs etc. While mountain biking, I've come across people sat in their car with a drone controller/screen, on more than one occasion, with no drone in sight or hearing. What is probably needed is to make it an offence to film someone with a drone without their permission, as the current proximity rules aren't effective.
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Wed 11-10-17 10:25
Replies: 2
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Wed 11-10-17 9:04
Replies: 17
I assume you didn't read the linked drone policy. At Whistler all off piste is within the resort boundary, so you need to comply with their rules and have proof of liability insurance.
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Wed 11-10-17 8:04
Replies: 29
@GlasgowCyclops, I guess that since you are used to taking a connecting flight for international travel, your 3 flights instead of 1 or 2 scenario makes more sense :D I only consider a connecting flight if there are no direct options from Heathrow / Gatwick (such as getting to Hokkaido). I do agree on the often bizarre savings that can be had on linked flights. Around 10 years ago I was working on projects in Malta and Cyprus, the only flight option was a weekly round trip from Gatwick to Malta to Cyprus to Heathrow. Bizarrely the Malta / Cyprus leg was cheapest in Emirates Business class, it was even cheaper than Economy on the same plane :roll:
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Tue 10-10-17 21:42
Replies: 17
@PremsUltim8, All you need here - http://ww1.whistlerblackcomb.com/media/contact/DronePolicy.pdf Policy: Drones are not allowed to be operated on Whistler Blackcomb property without an approved, completed application.
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Tue 10-10-17 9:01
Replies: 21
Whatever the quality of the tyre is, a 'poor' winter tyre will be better in cold / wet / snow / slush, than the best summer / normal tyre. Between different winter tyres, the reviews indicate that the differences only really appear at the limit, so yes some are better than others, but not by that much. I'm not surprised that you are having difficulties finding them, as back in 2010 when we were getting regular cold winters, I ordered a set, got a fitting appointment, only to be told on the forecourt that they didn't exist.
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Mon 9-10-17 7:24
Replies: 33
PowderAdict, Fresh snow doesn't always equate to powder ;-) As most folks think. :-D My point expressed concisely. I gave up on Whistler, and now go to Hokkiado, where they get proper powder 8)
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Sun 8-10-17 20:41
Replies: 33
@boarder2020, I guess it is just me, I only got 2 or 3 powder days in my 8 weeks in Whistler (2 weeks a year between 2012-2015). By powder days I mean proper bottomless powder, not just 20-30cm new snow.
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Sun 8-10-17 17:06
Replies: 33
@PremsUltim8, One bit of advice, powder days in March will be rare, so you might not get one. The last time I was there was in March 2015 for 2 weeks, I had very little new snow, the bottom third of the mountain was slush, and the top went through the freeze cycle every night. If you are lucky enough to get a powder day or days forecast, you need to be in the queue for first lifts before 08:00, as if you leave it until mid-morning it will be too late as there will be thousands of locals out. Likewise, if a lift has been closed for avalanche control, and you decide to put in another lap while waiting for it to open, by the time you get back down again if it has opened it will be too late for fresh lines (that was my experience at least). Also in March you are likely to get heavy rain in the village when it is snowing in the alpine. If you are used to European skiing it can be a bizarre experience walking to the lifts in the rain to go skiing :shock:
You know it makes sense.
Sat 7-10-17 7:22
Replies: 21
The weights of many skis and binding can be found on the Evo website (US Shop). Pretty much every alpine ski is between 3kg and 5kg a pair without bindings, and the bindings are 1.5kg to 3kg a pair. Race plates etc can add a fair bit as well. https://www.evo.com/guides/alpine-and-backcountry-ski-weights https://www.evo.com/guides/alpine-and-backcountry-ski-binding-weights
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Fri 6-10-17 10:09
Replies: 1
It might be real natural snow, but there appears to be nothing natural about the 'pistes'. It looks like many man made snow runs.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 4-10-17 22:42
Replies: 14
Backpacks and spare cartridge sold to @adithorp 8)
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Wed 4-10-17 21:15
Replies: 12
@scarbski, If it turns out you have a large head, and you try one on and it fits :-D, I have an Oakley MIPS Helmet for sale in the secondhand section at half price.
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Wed 4-10-17 21:07
Replies: 2
Price reduction to £65 including postage (within UK).
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Wed 4-10-17 16:14
Replies: 14
@adithorp, If you can PM me your postcode I'll provide a quote from UKMail who I know will ship cylinders without issue. Note: The £300 is for the backpacks and one cylinder, the second one is £70.
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Tue 3-10-17 19:55
Replies: 11
I guess he operates in the same way as Guy Martin, both having operated at the top end of a speed sport, everything else is a little boring, so he goes looking for extreme thrills.
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Tue 3-10-17 19:52
Replies: 12
My Ski and Bike helmets have MIPS, but I haven't tested either of them yet in a crash :D Everything you need to know from the MIPS organisation viewpoint at least - http://mipsprotection.com/
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Tue 3-10-17 16:45
Replies: 14
Price dropped to £300 for the ABS and Carbon cylinder.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Tue 3-10-17 10:59
Replies: 5
@Benno23, I've being skiing there for years, and it is a high altitude small resort, with excellent beginners slopes and intermediate runs. The best skiing is off piste, but the last few years haven't had the snow fall to exploit it. If you are high miler it won't suit, as you can easily ski every lift/run in a day. It can also be very cold, as the village doesn't see the sun in the depths of winter. Saas-Fee definitely isn't a party town, but there is slope side Apres (well nearly), and a few bars open to the early hours.
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Mon 2-10-17 12:17
Replies: 19
@PaulC1984, I agreed, I dealt direct with Sam Noble in the past during for ABS servicing.
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Mon 2-10-17 10:30
Replies: 61
Just do it properly and get the excellent Norrona Lofoten pants. They cover every option with Velcro waist adjustment tabs, belt loops, press studs to link to your jacket, and a zip off bib giving braces. So you have 4 ways to stop your pants falling down.
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Sat 30-09-17 16:58
Replies: 71
@endoman, I'm with you on Arcteryx and Sport Pursuit, luckily I'm a medium in Arcteryx and that is what most of the stuff for sale is :D I've bought more general clothing rather than ski stuff, and its all marked as samples, but I can't tell the difference. Although they state your items will shipped after the sale/offer ends, my last purchase turned up in 2 days.
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Thu 28-09-17 9:51
Replies: 47
@under a new name, Unfortunately it was way beyond a little softer or a little firmer. It was more like trying to ski in Wellington boots when soft, so I would have to bury them by standing in deep snow for a few minutes. Alternatively when very cold, they were solid, like having a plaster cast on your foot, with really no movement. I havent had the same issue with any other boots to the same extent since. Yes, I know it probably is just my appalling ski technique being highlighted, and Rule 5 applies ;-)
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