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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 19-09-18 17:51
Replies: 8
Hmmm... I'm sure I could improvise with all mountain skis, a frame binding and a 30-06.
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Wed 19-09-18 15:24
Replies: 52
I have a great pair of Trangoworld touring and mountaineering softshell pants in Schoeffler fabric. My jackets are just the high end of the Dare2Be range. For gore-tex I love Mountain Equipments kit, but I keep that for really extreme conditions (blizzard and 50mph winds type stuff) or wet icefall climbing.
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Wed 19-09-18 15:19
Replies: 8
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Wed 19-09-18 14:30
Replies: 40
@kitenski, Spam can be useful to remove a hanging burr but be careful not to cut through it and into your fingers.
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Tue 18-09-18 14:33
Replies: 40
A lot of the time a ski will 'feel' sharper due to the slight burr, once it is polished the sensation when you run your fingere down is lessened as you are not getting the saw effect :lol:
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Tue 18-09-18 14:28
Replies: 52
I've had a few top notch mountineering gore-tex jackets over the decades, but now I just ski in light softshells, much better. And ski touring softshell pants are much better for spring skiing, for winter I use a very thin ski pant with good ventilation, if it gets to abut -10C I can always wear a paeit of thermals underneath it. Same for gloves, I use Mountain Equipment Randonees with a pile lining, extremely breathable and if wet and sweaty can just be rung out and still feel comfy.
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Fri 14-09-18 23:20
Replies: 42
Mostly... thick socks means more compression on blood vessels as you need to tighten the boots to compress the socks and even then your feet can still move. I wear very thin socks, the ski boot liner is the part that keeps you warm and if correctly fitted you will not need to crank up the buckles.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Fri 14-09-18 16:06
Replies: 25
Plus getting an initial appointment can take a few weeks in high season, a lot of the top fitters are out on the world cup circuit at times too, especially if they get a team contract. However, once you have had your boots fitted then you can always get tweaks done or new liners fitted at short notice.
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Thu 13-09-18 16:45
Replies: 81
@Oleski, Counting stops for food and fuel, and the tunnel, it's about 22 - 23hrs so I often have a couple of hours nap 2/3rd of the way. Did a slightly shorter run last year on the motorbike, 19 hrs often in horrendous rain... that was no damn fun.
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Thu 13-09-18 15:45
Replies: 81
I often drive to Austria in one hit from North Wales, I take a sleeping bag in case I need a power nap though.
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Thu 13-09-18 15:21
Replies: 25
The chap pictured here, Gerli, based at Altenmarkt im Pongau. World cup race fitter. There are also excellent other staff in the store with very good touring experience. http://www.intersport-schneider.at/rennservice
And they're a friendly bunch.
Mon 10-09-18 1:12
Replies: 42
I much prefer a stiffer boot, softer flexing ones just don't work for me. However, before moving up the flex rating it was very apparent to me that I was overpowering the boot, you know when something is holding you back.
You know it makes sense.
Fri 7-09-18 17:03
Replies: 16
Yup, if I was good enough to land gently it wouldn't be a problem :lol:
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Thu 6-09-18 22:55
Replies: 16
@Scarpa, I am struggling to understand why race skis and/or plates land any differently to anything else? It was just a jokey comment. I noticed that when I did a few jumps on them if you got the landing slightly off from textbook and a bit tail first they don't half slam down with a bang when it's icy.
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 6-09-18 2:31
Replies: 16
Don't land jumps on SL skis with race plates unless you want your fillings rattled out :lol:
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Tue 4-09-18 17:43
Replies: 15
I do like the slightly cheaper (than the pulse) Mammut Baryvox Element. Very easy to use and a damn good range. It has been superseeded though by the standad Mammut Baryvox which isn't that different.
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Thu 30-08-18 18:19
Replies: 22
We have been following your mishap flangesax, haven't you watched Touching the Void?
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Thu 30-08-18 18:11
Replies: 22
Yup, they weren't brilliant but I have done some great skiing at Obertauern for many recent Novembers and Decembers.
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Thu 30-08-18 18:10
Replies: 168
I have to admit that I like our little patch in Austria, having well over 60 resorts on the pass is pretty useful, however it is a proper home, not a holiday base. The only reason I still spend so much time in the UK is for packing the work in to pay for my winters in the snow.
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Thu 30-08-18 18:02
Replies: 1796
The pound was at €1.125 only 3 weeks ago. It had a short term loss by about 3 pence then the other day went up a smaller amount and the papers called it "Pound Soars". Look at the graphs here.... https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=GBP&to=EUR&view=1M
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Thu 30-08-18 13:21
Replies: 1796
Bounce? 0.7% increase after about double that in falls over the previous 3 weeks :lol:
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Thu 30-08-18 13:17
Replies: 13
We had a chalet in Schladming for 20 actually on the side of the bottom of a piste, ski in ski out, ended up paying about £140 per person for a week purely for the property.
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Sun 19-08-18 22:25
Replies: 33
@skimottaret, I know what you mean. I am nowhere near race level but have a pair of FIS GS skis I bought off a racer... they are amazing skis but Christ, the amount of work and effort you have to put in to really feel them bend and then they scare the shell out of you when they pop LOL.
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Sun 19-08-18 22:14
Replies: 20
Just donated... a really good cause.
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Sun 19-08-18 21:48
Replies: 16
And they're a friendly bunch.
Thu 16-08-18 16:44
Replies: 1796
Perhaps I should list my daily contracting rate in euros, wonder if the firms would go for that :~/ I too am moving a years worth of my Austrian mortgage payments over to cover any real term drop in the exchange rate next summer. I'll be over there skiing while all the actual leaving is going on... if things get too bad I may not return for a while 8)
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Thu 16-08-18 16:32
Replies: 33
Old Rossi Bandit B2s after a couple of years when the foam core degenerated. Do a fast tight turn on hardpack on those and they would chatter and break all over the place :lol:
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Wed 15-08-18 14:50
Replies: 15
Salomon Quest Max does it for me, handles it all well but not as much control over GS or SL type skis than a race boot.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 23-07-18 21:49
Replies: 38
Agreed, I love my 165 slalom skis but I do most of my skiing on 185 big fat things. I'm 76kg and 176CM tall.
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Sat 21-07-18 22:15
Replies: 38
I still have my B2s in the garage. Went from those to 98mm Nordica Enforcers with no problem.
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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
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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.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
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.
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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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