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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 18-01-17 21:59
Replies: 20
@CRobert1, Result, happy to help 8)
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Wed 18-01-17 20:26
Replies: 243
Family spend night in snow cave after getting lost. Make sure your back country survival skills are up to date. At least in Japan there is enough snow depth to dig a cave :D http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/17/australian-family-rescued-getting-lost-japanese-ski-resort-spending/
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Wed 18-01-17 20:20
Replies: 20
Toe Box Adjust Closed
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Wed 18-01-17 20:19
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Toe Box Adjust Open
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Wed 18-01-17 20:18
Replies: 20
@CRobert1, Since I am packing my gear to go skiing on Saturday, I've taken a couple of pictures to show the subtle difference in these arms caused by getting the toe box lever flush. The first is with the boot inserted, with the lever up, and second with it flush. You can see the difference in the angle of the arms. I guess if you cannot achieve this with your boots, then the toe tech inserts are too far apart for the adjustment to make up the difference. Do you know anyone else with tech boots, so you could try theirs and see if they lock down?
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Wed 18-01-17 19:54
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It is a little difficult to describe. When the toe is open you will be able to see two arms, one either side, that link the central 'piston/spring' to the side arms which hold the pins. When open these form an arrow pointing forwards. When you insert the toe and the pins engage, the same arms will almost be line across the ski. When the toe box adjust lever is fully flush, the two arms form an arrow point very slightly backwards. At least they do with my boots/bindings. I should add, it takes very firm push to get the lever flush. I guess the function is to ensure that the spring and geometry of the various arms/pivots are set to release in the optimal fashion.
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Wed 18-01-17 16:03
Replies: 20
@Val Desire, I would go with leashes in that situation. On hard packed snow if the slope is steep enough the ski might just keep rolling down the slope. If it lands flat skin side down it should stick, but I would want to risk my day on it. Obviously in deep or soft snow the ski is unlikely to go anywhere. The B&D leashes are highly recommended.
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Wed 18-01-17 15:07
Replies: 20
I should add, that the Toe Box Adjust leaver should be pushed flat (flush), even when in downhill mode. This leaver was added to try and ensure that the toe is properly set, because it needs to take into account insert wear, and non-Dynafit inserts.
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Wed 18-01-17 14:51
Replies: 20
That is the 'new' lever, that should be pushed flat. It ensures that the toe is fully in the tour mode.
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Wed 18-01-17 14:45
Replies: 20
@CRobert1, Found the link for the original green beast incompatibility issue: http://www.earnyourturns.com/25509/some-boots-incompatible-with-dynafit-beast/
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Wed 18-01-17 14:42
Replies: 20
@CRobert1, Which boots are you using, and do you have the green or gold Beast 16's? If the gold ones, do they have the additional lock leaver on the top? As a test put the ski on a flat surface, lock down the first heel riser. Click in the toe and lock down the toe leaver (and the additional lock leaver if present). Then rotate the boot up to 90 degrees and push forward. If everything is fully 'locked', you should be able to push really quiet hard without release. If however, they easily pop out, there is definitely an issue, either with the boot or the binding/installation.
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Wed 18-01-17 13:22
Replies: 1
@zikomo, As far as I am aware they are nitrogen filled, so you would exchange for a full one, rather than get yours refilled. Such as: http://shop.snowshepherd.co.uk/epages/es122028.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es122028/Products/absrefill
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Wed 18-01-17 10:34
Replies: 64
@Matt1959, What does apply to the female of the species in that situation (at least from those I have skied with), don't wear a one piece anything when skiing, as depending on which layer it is, it you basically have to strip nearly everything off.
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Wed 18-01-17 9:03
Replies: 40
@suggul, Almost certainly due to the poor snow, rather than anything else. I'll be there from Saturday 21st Jan.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 18-01-17 7:07
Replies: 4
@mucky, Run away :shock: Classic fake site indication of random full and discounted prices, which combined with points raised by @pieman666..............
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Tue 17-01-17 20:57
Replies: 40
I've used to use Skins Snow when they first came out, and now use X-Bionic Accumulator EVO (which have the added advantage of making you look like a character out of Tron 8)). Being at the skinny end of the spectrum (BMI 20), I find they keep me warm and even when sweaty, and I haven't noticed them being cold, contrary to what others have reported. As to whether or not they provide a benefit, there certainly isn't a massive boost in energy, but whether there is a 5-10% benefit, is a different matter. I guess an elite athlete would wear something for 1% improvement (which is massive on a triathlon). But overall maybe they fall into the same category as those nose breathing strips, in that they genuinely work for some people operating on the limit (which isn't most skiers).
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Tue 17-01-17 20:33
Replies: 17
as they've got a burst pipe what's causing the problems/slush, etc. This is when the decision not to invest in extra isolation valves, seems like a really bad idea :roll:
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Tue 17-01-17 14:09
Replies: 16
@recz, The head height on the bolts is reduced by being located in the dip of the channel. In any case the crampon is never pressed flat against the ski by the boot, as the heel will be on the brake or risers before that happens.
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Tue 17-01-17 7:22
Replies: 2
@allybrown360, You can get them for £10 if you don't mind green https://www.alpinetrek.co.uk/leki-big-mountain-basket-ski-poles/?backlink=eyJ1cmwiOiJcL3RyZWtraW5nLXBvbGUtYWNjZXNzb3JpZXNcLyMwOGY4NGM1ODNlNmZlMzM1ODZhZTkyMDEzN2I0OTlkZCIsImhhc2giOiIyZjAzMjBmMTcwMzk2Mzc4YTZmNTE4YWYzYzQ0YzA0ZSJ9 Slightly more from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_10?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=leki+big+mountain+basket&sprefix=leki+big+m%2Caps%2C316&crid=DEJJRUEIQW7N
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Tue 17-01-17 7:08
Replies: 16
@recz, I didn't understand how soft foam would work well on crampons, unless is it much firmer that it looks. I made my own plastic strips from kitchen chopping board. This is the ideal material as it is designed to withstand being repeatedly cut with a sharp knife, so can take plenty of abuse. It is also relatively light and easy to work with. I had to drill new holes as the pre-drilled ones are too far back to meet with the front section of the sole on my boots. In use they work well with the Beast 16 in the first riser position, but could be made even thicker to cause greater penetration.
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Mon 16-01-17 17:54
Replies: 74
@ansta1, I agree, most if not all of mine have been in the thousands rather than hundreds 8)
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Mon 16-01-17 11:24
Replies: 10
I've used the Booster straps for years and never had to modify a boot shell.
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Mon 16-01-17 9:03
Replies: 5
Nothing comes up on a Google search under "Black Jack Skis" or "Elliot SL", also nothing on Exoticskis.com, so maybe a one off custom, or a limited test run.
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Mon 16-01-17 7:01
Replies: 16
@never summer, Depending the amount of rocker on the sole of your ski boots, you will probably find you get less penetration of the crampon due to the higher toe on the Beast 14. You certainly will if using the heel risers. I found I needed to add a strip of plastic on top of the crampon to restore the penetration.
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Sat 14-01-17 20:20
Replies: 18
@jason123, The only people I have seen wearing Ski Club GB jackets in resorts have been the the local Ski Club Ski Leader (guide). There may have been a Ski Club event/training etc, if you were seeing a lot of people in the same resort.
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Sat 14-01-17 12:50
Replies: 25
@dp, I would say that the Prizm lenses are easily worth the extra. I always take the view that if you buy the best (for a given value of best), then you can't complain. By which I mean, if when I'm skiing and I have poor visibility, for whatever reason, I know it is not down to my goggles. The Prizm lenses wider range means you are more likely to have the right lens for the conditions, than you are with the non-Prizm lenses. I am aware that the "I bought my goggles for £10 from Lidl/Aldi/Decathlon 5 years ago" people find this ridiculous :-) This is the most current Oakley chart I can find, which shows the Prizm against some of the older lenses.
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Fri 13-01-17 20:59
Replies: 25
@roscoeh, You will find a couple of other threads on here regarding the Prizm lens. The answer is it depends :D In general if you switched from a poor goggle to the Prizm lens, then you would probably notice a spectacular difference in contrast. However, if you moved from another good quality lens, even another Oakley, to the Prizm then there is a much smaller but still noticeable improvement. The main advantage is that the Prizm lenses cover a wider range of conditions than the standard Oakley lenses. As a Oakley fan, I've got all the Prizm lenses for my Flightdecks (Black, Jade, Sapphire, Rose, Pink). The middle range Jade/Sapphire have had the most use, as they cover the majority of conditions, but they don't handle the extremes as well as the Black or Rose.
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Fri 13-01-17 10:55
Replies: 16
@snowdave, These days, 90mm is by no way a 'wide' ski, so you shouldn't have any issues. If you provide details of the intended ski and the standard/proposed binding, you will probably get a more accurate response. The quality of the binding mounting is probably more important than the width of the binding base plate.
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Thu 12-01-17 21:27
Replies: 11
@Tommo1967, your other post already has some answers....... http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=129487#2992368
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Thu 12-01-17 17:46
Replies: 510
What I really don't understand is why any of these boarders or skiers were recording their runs, and even more unexplainable is why after after crashing into someone else due to your own ineptitude you would publish it for the world to see :~/ Are we going to end up with the equivalent of cyclists headcams or car dashcams? If the above crashes had caused more serious injuries, I would expect the Ski Patrol to gather the footage from anyone involved.
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Thu 12-01-17 15:37
Replies: 243
@Minion1980, As far as I am aware that is what your youth is for ;-)
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Thu 12-01-17 15:35
Replies: 51
Excellent news :twisted:
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Thu 12-01-17 10:13
Replies: 4
Good advert for the electric airbag 8) I'm not sure if it is a Jetforce or Voltair airbag as they both pulse, but I suspect it is a Voltair because of the colour and the fact you can see the wings from the head cam.
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Wed 11-01-17 20:24
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@Minion1980, The oversized bags on my flight were delivered to the same arrivals hall, but in an area to the side. No problems transferring with my 2m bag.
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Wed 11-01-17 20:22
Replies: 243
@Minion1980, You seem to have a short memory, check this thread from September where you asked basically the same questions :-D http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2932438&highlight=transfer#2932438
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Wed 11-01-17 20:06
Replies: 3
@capability, A full answer to your questions would takes pages :-D The Arcteryx is brand new this season, and as such unproven under consumer use. The Jetforce packs, either Black Diamond or Pieps, have been out for 2 years (and subject to one recall). You can fly with either electric pack, as both are within the battery limits, and in theory even carry them as cabin bags, but I think hold baggage is the better option, to avoid random security check issues (which are nothing to do with the airlines). Their have not been any changes to the compressed gas regulations, and there are some minor points regarding the Scott Alpride dual canister packs. In terms of replacement availability, you are most likely to find the ABS cartridges, as they are the most common.
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Wed 11-01-17 13:13
Replies: 35
Two way radios? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorola-TLKR-Extreme-two-way-radio/dp/B00ANG0M18/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484140264&sr=8-2&keywords=motorola+radio I wouldn't trust anything safety related to a mobile phone app.
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Tue 10-01-17 16:08
Replies: 13
@crawf, The new Tecnica Cochise 130 isn't really a touring boot, as at 1950g per boot, it is firmly in the hike and ride category, which covers alpine like boots with tech fittings and a walk mode. The majority of light touring boots are tongue boots, rather than overlap, so have a different flex pattern. Therefore the flex rating is not a direct comparison. As mentioned by @midgetbiker, the boots flex rating will have no effect on the uphill. The Cochise will have a smaller range of movement, and be heavier than a full touring boot, on the uphill, but should be a lot better on the down :D
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Mon 9-01-17 18:28
Replies: 4
@Sallymccowan, As long as you use a decent ski bag, by which I mean structurally sound, with handles, BA don't mind what you put in the bag. I've flown loads of times with 3 pairs of skis in one bag.
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Mon 9-01-17 16:31
Replies: 9
@brianr, Marker are traditionally harder to step into. Personally, I would go with the Salomon Warden as they work with any boot.
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