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Poster: A snowHead
Sun 8-07-18 14:17
Replies: 6
Super Salzburg pass gives about 64 resorts for €725, pretty much the whole top part of Austria.
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Mon 2-07-18 16:18
Replies: 27
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Sun 24-06-18 9:55
Replies: 25
Defo buy a wobble board (about £14 from Amazon) or inflatable balance cushion and do exercises on these. I've used them for both knee and ankle injuries and they also help to build balance for skiing, especially when you have your eyes closed. Another good one is standing on it while you watch Ski Sunday and try to make turn movements in time with the racers :lol:
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Wed 13-06-18 12:05
Replies: 11
I don't know any parent who hasn't briefly lost a toddler at some point, it is almost impossible to keep your eyes on them all the time :cry:
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Sun 10-06-18 22:06
Replies: 55
I use a soft but padded scuba diving mask case for any goggles I keep in a rucksack.
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Fri 1-06-18 18:43
Replies: 49
Get one away day return. Phone up and tell them your car has broken down so you are having to arrange repairs and ask whether you can change the return booking. They will probably say no and that you have to buy a single crossing to return. Saved a little bit :-D
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Tue 29-05-18 1:05
Replies: 24
I have 3 pairs of Oakleys but these days I generally use my Bolle photochrome lenses and they have been perfect, not far off the performance of my hi yellow and dark lenses but much more versatile.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Tue 29-05-18 0:42
Replies: 14
On my old Subaru Forester I ran Nokian tyres (they market them as all season but they are just proper winter tyres that also perform ok in summer) all year round. I'd get above 20K miles on them, my local garage only charged £20 for changing them so when they dropped below 4mm I'd keep them for UK summer use. I've done 3 seasons in Austria and never had chains, and also never had a problem going up roads that most other cars could not attempt without chains or 4 wheel drive.
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Thu 24-05-18 14:49
Replies: 32
About the only thing I use my 98mm skis for these days is rocky and icy off piste. Everything else is narrow SL/GS skis or my 120mm Bents which do most things fine and the proper off piste snow amazingly :-D
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Mon 21-05-18 22:12
Replies: 11
Or get AAC membership for a bit more (think £47) and have year round rescue cover for all your mountain sports including the skiing.
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Sun 20-05-18 21:12
Replies: 36
@scarbski, I was overtaken by a bloke soloing Idwal Stream while ice climbing, he said that he was testing out his two new hips, think it was 16 weeks after his op :O
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Sat 19-05-18 21:33
Replies: 90
@Steilhang, I've had a yellow and a choc. Half trained gun dogs though. Good luck with the relaxing LOL
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Fri 18-05-18 23:00
Replies: 90
@Hurtle, Nope, I still read a couple of books per week, the only time that slows down is when I am away working and don't get as much time.
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Fri 18-05-18 22:27
Replies: 90
I'm now past 50 and am fitter than I've ever been in my life. OK, I was a total bookworm until 20 :lol: However, all the old injuries ache a bit, and I have to train harder to get small increases but am aiming to carry on biking, climbing and skiing right up until the weight of painkillers consumed means I can't make it up the mountain.
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 18-05-18 22:00
Replies: 7
BMC cover is pretty good, last time I used them it was for a winter climbing trip in Canada, but these days I'd be happier sticking with the AAC unless I was in the USA where extra medical insurance may be required.
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Fri 18-05-18 21:59
Replies: 7
@munich_irish, Yup, think it is £47 per year and covers all the important stuff apart from rescue in the Arctic, Antarctic and above 6000 metres. I've been a member for many years now. Also gets you cheaper rates at many mountain huts.
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Wed 16-05-18 22:40
Replies: 503
@Hells Bells, It can be more healthy to lose weight slowly and also to gain fitness at a slow pace. Too many people go mad at it and end up with injuries or burn out and lose all motivation. My bro had a big goal so he was training for something specific... he ended up getting up at 5am and doing 10 ascents of the Horseshoe Pass before going into work in the afternoon. Way too dedicated for me LOL, I much prefer an easier life with more fun.
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Wed 16-05-18 22:37
Replies: 503
@Weathercam, My brother did the Marmot several years ago. He was 5'10" and 18.5 stone, ex rugby player so a big lad. He really got into his biking, did a few 100 mile sportives and the entered the Marmot with a bunch of his slim cycling mates :shock: he trained like hell, got down to 14.5 stone and finished it, although just ahead of the mop up at 12hrs 50 mins. A hell of an achievment, I am very proud of him :-D
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Wed 16-05-18 10:50
Replies: 37
@admin, I remember coming down with it on the night meal up the mountain, 30 minutes earlier I was blasting runs (no pun intended) repeatedly, went in to the restaurant and the queasiness began. I then skiied down on my own with a head torch, just reaching the hotel before the vomiting began.
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Sat 12-05-18 20:19
Replies: 37
A couple of Xmas's ago Kooky went down with it. 2 days later I had it, then her son, then her daughter had a milder version. Both of us ended up in a foetal position on the toilet floor for a few hours at the height of the symptoms. As a type 1 diabetic it threw in a few extra hurdles... as I was laying there I had a low blood glucose and had to call her in to open a glucose gel for me as I didn't have the strength LOL. Ahhh... all those hours of sitting on the loo with a bucket between your legs, sipping water which passed through the bowels unchanged only minutes later. A hell of a way to lose weight quickly though.
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Tue 24-04-18 11:20
Replies: 220
Oh, one thing about twip tips. I do a lot of forest skiing and have a penchant for rocky gullies so I often have to back up a little to adjust line round obstacles. When I started off piste adventures (On Rossi B2's with a massive 78mm underfoot) I often found that the back of the ski would run under the snow and get stuck when I did this. Switching to the Enforcers made a massive difference with this, and also seemed to not get hung up when making slower speed turns in crusty snow as a straight backed ski would. Anyhow, OP... just demo when you hire, swap and change, and if you spot a manufacturers demo day on the mountain try as many as you can. As an aside, this season I took a pair of 65mm race GS skis out in easy terrained fluffy powder. I remained upright but by god they made me work. Swapped back to the fatter rully rockered skis and was back in the playground :lol: :lol: :lol:
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 23-04-18 0:52
Replies: 220
@BobinCH, Looking good there :-D I got my Bents in a sale on the net, although I now live only a few km from the Atomic factory :lol: I demo'd the DPS Wailers and rated them highly, but I still preferred the Bents. They are a little limited in carving shape on piste, they get on edge fine but it's a bit same-ish every turn although I've done a few icy black runs that got the tips and tails flapping. I saw a review from NZ on them which gave the opinion that for a powder oriented ski they were very versatile. And being 30% rockered at each end they can change direction in powder at the drop of a hat, same for tree skiing. @Gordyjh, My mate who is a much better skier than I can ever dream of being also prefers to be deep in the snow, although he recently got a pair of Black Crow Atris at 108mm and loves them, even though he seems to be able to ski pow just as well on bloody straight 1980's skis. A fat ski doesn't just skim the surface though, it's more like flying through the snow... http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/500/medium/Untitled.jpg
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Sun 22-04-18 16:02
Replies: 220
I have some great all mountain Nordica Enforcers at 98mm underfoot. But these days I hardly ever used them, just keep them mainly for touring, as my 120mm Bents seem to handle every condition so much better. If I'm mainly on piste I'll just take piste skis and struggle on the odd off piste bit :lol:
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Sun 22-04-18 15:55
Replies: 310
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Mon 16-04-18 1:15
Replies: 25
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Mon 16-04-18 1:12
Replies: 36
@Layne, All my SK4s have the merino wool mix, I really rate them for comfort and toughness.
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Mon 16-04-18 1:11
Replies: 36
@philwig, I got two pair of SK4 womens at a very cheap price last year. They come in a 41-42, whereas the mens come in at 40 - 41 and 42-43, and they do actually fit better than the mens 42-43s which I usually wear (I am a street shoe 44) as they sometimes get the odd crease underfoot on a second days wearing. Slightly shorter in the total length so come up to just below my knee but apart from that they seem to be identical.
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Thu 12-04-18 23:40
Replies: 16
Is it the crusty one underneath his bed?
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 12-04-18 23:40
Replies: 36
Falke SK4s for me also, but two sizes smaller than my street shoe size, much more comfortable and no creases, they are actually pretty good for touring too. You can usually find them on sale for approx £14. I once bought a cheap pair of SK2s by mistake, they are a medium thickness and after an hour of skiing my feet were hurting so badly I gave up and went home.
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Thu 12-04-18 23:33
Replies: 528
I had two high speed pre releases on my SLs, one of which saw me descend half a mogal field on my side then shooting across the flat for about 50m. Turns out I had cracked a heel piece so that if the skis flexed sufficiently the rear part of the binding would disengage with the boot.
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Thu 12-04-18 23:25
Replies: 25
Maybe a smear of aquarium non toxic silicone sealant. Shoe glue would probably be fine if you make sure it's totally dry and smell free.
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Thu 12-04-18 22:51
Replies: 107
My most agile and playful ski is the Atomic Bent Chetler which is a bit fatter than most discussed here but with a lot of rocker and a fairly centrally mounted freeride/touring binding. I demo'd the DPS Wailer too and although good I rated it just behind the Bents. Here is my mate being playful on his Atris's {IMG1474_909_right}
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Mon 9-04-18 22:08
Replies: 68
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Mon 9-04-18 11:32
Replies: 4
Good luck getting them recovered. There are some scum about :evil:
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Sun 8-04-18 12:16
Replies: 310
Kooky has been reporting from Flachau, perfect snow and empty pistes :O
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sun 8-04-18 12:01
Replies: 14
Silicon spray. Quite common for race boots where the shell is tight and you need to remove the laced liner while it is still on your foot. It also helps with squeaky touring boots.
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Sat 7-04-18 21:22
Replies: 11
Is it cauz I is wack?
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Sat 7-04-18 21:19
Replies: 46
And putting your skins on at home? Easy, stick them on outside in the same approx temps you will be skiing in, they won't get that hot in the back of your car unless you have the heating on full.
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Sat 7-04-18 21:16
Replies: 46
In windy conditions cut your cheat sheets in half... much less to get tangled, you can use each half with one skin doubled. But seriously? 5 mins to swap once you get used to doing it :sH:
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Sat 7-04-18 13:12
Replies: 16
Yup, not often a small team can manage a rescue at that depth.
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