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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 11-04-18 9:41
Replies: 35
Another vote for Nikwax....I have a work coat which gets used all year round. It gets covered in grease, mank, dirt, oil, diesel, more mank. It said on the label it would be good for 21 wash cycles. 4 years and 200 boil washes later it is still waterproof and stain free. I do a boil wash with normal detergent and then a low heat Nikwax Tech wash.
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Thu 5-04-18 19:00
Replies: 15
Would it be right to say that in the UK there is no cost or charging involved for rescuing or treating any "victim" who gets stuck, falls off, falls ill, falls into or whatever anywhere, private or public land, whether they have been demonstrably stupid and irresponsible or totally responsible but unlucky. With the exception of things involving motor vehicles (which is charged to somebody's motor insurance) ? Some of the services might be provided by volunteers, eg mountain rescue, RNLI etc. but instigated by police, coastguard etc. ? Not trying to make an authoritative statement, that's just the way I see it. Please correct me if I am wrong. Essentially correct. In NI mountain rescue and SAR operations are generally initiated by coastguard.....maybe some justification for @rjs post. "I'm stuck on a mountain....who should I call?" :lol: :lol:
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Thu 5-04-18 10:30
Replies: 40
Another positive for view for Les Contamines. Grevettaz is a bit of a pain in the nuts....'scuse the pun :lol: :lol:
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Thu 5-04-18 10:14
Replies: 40
@Pasigal, You can get the gondola back down. Can't remember the names now but one of them spits you out about a 3-4 minute walk away from the apartment mentioned above. I don't know the guy. Found him through here. Don't even bother with the home runs. Fair drop in altitude, mucky manky slush and tired legs make it a chore rather than skiing. Think of Signal as your start and end point for skiing.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Thu 5-04-18 9:23
Replies: 40
Les Contamines sounds perfect. PM @Brock for an apartment which is handy for pizza and lifts. It is on our 'to do again' list (along with everywhere else tbf). Only about 6ish hour drive from Paris. Plenty of tree runs. Some a bit more exposed up to the right side. A bit of 'off piste' (beside piste would be more accurate). Always seems to have decent snow. The only fault I could find was that the apartments near the lifts weren't near a decent supermarket. A five minute drive every couple of days to stock up on beer and pasta wasn't really a massive inconvenience though.
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Tue 3-04-18 9:45
Replies: 25
@dsoutar, You are over thinking it. Insurance companies love you to over think it. How many times in your life have you been incapacitated and unable to drive? You get the odd one out of thousands....hire car and insurance companies will gladly lift thousands of premiums with little risk.
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Wed 14-03-18 12:19
Replies: 78
I used to have airside security clearance for Belfast City as we maintained ATC hardware and software. A screwdriver was an essential tool for switching out comms cards and other bits of hardware but security would argue about it every time. Apparently I could take someone hostage and make them crash planes into each other. Pointing out that I could take out a large chunk of Northern Irish ATC with a typo didn't win me many brownie points either.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sat 3-03-18 21:17
Replies: 9
@Circusthing, One of my kids flew Belfast to Geneva today. Flight departed and landed on time. The same plane is now on time to depart on its 8th leg of the Easyjet Saturday shuttle. As Sunday-Sunday trips to that part of the world are limited they might be able to get a later flight tomorrow?
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Sat 3-03-18 20:49
Replies: 56
Try skiing and turning on one ski at a time...make sure you try with both feet. It will scare the bejasus out of you at the start but once you get the knack everything you do afterwards will be so much easier. I'm sure there is a technical reason (probably related to balance) for this but if you only have one ski on the ground you can't lift it, so you either learn to balance properly or faceplant a lot.
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Sat 17-02-18 0:10
Replies: 15
.... Not a romani person Is that what they call people from the north side of Dublin these days? :lol:
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Fri 16-02-18 22:58
Replies: 4
More info here ;-) http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=136469
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Fri 16-02-18 22:04
Replies: 15
....having to sign a book saying you were a bona fide traveller. :lol: :lol: :lol: Most bars here don't want travellers drinking in them.
You know it makes sense.
Fri 16-02-18 22:02
Replies: 15
You Derry wans are so impatient!! :lol: :lol: http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=136468
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Fri 16-02-18 21:05
Replies: 4
haven't been to VT with the kids for a few years but we never had an issue. They mostly take the view that you are welcome if you wish to spend your readies with them. Last time we were there we were in a rowdy bar with a quiet lounge. Barman let the kids sit in the lounge using the wifi (before free wifi was a thing) and fed them fizzy drinks all night while we got to be irresponsible parents in the bar on the other side of the wall. He was effectively babysitting for us.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 7-02-18 12:46
Replies: 35
@Dave of the Marmottes, You won't finance much with a couple of thousand views. Depends on a lot of stuff but the average is 0.4p per view. The linked vid has not much more than 1000 views so a grand total of 40 quid. If people don't watch the majority of the vid you don't get your 0.4p, so if he made 20 quid from it he isn't going to travel too far.
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Thu 1-02-18 3:25
Replies: 42
A bobble will give you more protection than a helmet. :-D
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Fri 26-01-18 3:43
Replies: 173
The one where I downed a yard of ale while attached (upside down) to the skis on the ceiling. It was in Arinsal somewhere but for some strange reason I can't remember the name. :roll: :lol: :lol:
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Tue 23-01-18 23:11
Replies: 37
@Specialman, Kids started in Arinsal. Most of the instructors were English. They were all brilliant with the kids. It is a fairly compact resort, so you can share a lift then one adult can go for a bit of a run on a few reds while the other one potters down the blues with the kids. Meet up at the bottom and start again. The other good thing about Arinsal is that there is only one exit from the slopes. If OH decides to quit early she can sit in the bar and watch the kids play on the nursery slopes and you can find her easily when the lifts close.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Tue 23-01-18 23:01
Replies: 26
FIFY Switzerland = rich + organized. France = poor + disorganized Whitegold = stuck in Kent and frustrated. You sure he is from Kent? His English is so poor I thought he must be American.
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Tue 16-01-18 2:35
Replies: 72
Do you get a wind chill effect in your cars? Aye - but my drivers window won't wind up :lol: :lol:
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Fri 5-01-18 0:07
Replies: 45
@dp, you just need to put more weight on. You can do it with a pole if you time it right. (My instructor for our first ski week was a bit of a erm...prankster.) They usually just step out of them and get flustered but if they pole along to the lift the skis fall off as their feet leave the ground.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Thu 4-01-18 23:03
Replies: 45
So after waiting for what seemed an eternity in one of the queues some Russain barged in a few places ahead, the red mist came down and I reached forward grabbed him by the hood and give it a hard pull and throw him on the floor to the side.... Girl fight...Did you pull his hair as well. Top tip for dealing with queue jumpers. Release their skis as quietly and gently as you can. If you get it right they wont realise until they are on the lift :-D :-D
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Wed 3-01-18 21:10
Replies: 83
So what do you do? I race cars. Really? A mate of mine races cars in australia too. Saloon cars. Won a couple this year actually. So what do you race? F1. F1? Oh poo-poo you're Mark Webber! Not ski related but years ago I was at the RAC rally. Bumped into two blokes in the pub and got chatting. The had foreign accents and were obvious petrol heads. After a while Colin McCrea came in, walked over to the table and started chatting. I nearly pooped on my seat. After a while I found out I was drinking with Tommi Makinen and Carlos Sainz. I knew they looked vaguely familiar. Chris de Burgh (Lady in Red) hit me with a golf ball once. He apologised profusely and paid for lunch in the golf club afterwards. I insisted there were no hard feeling and gave him the 30 quid back. After he left the barman asked me how I knew Chris de Burgh so well that I would lend him money. Who???? :-D :-D :-D
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Tue 2-01-18 19:59
Replies: 18
@Grizzler, Did you skip leg day?
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Sun 31-12-17 21:36
Replies: 23
Are F1 hotels the ones where you share bathroom/toilet facilites? We've used them a lot for crash pads. The facilities are shared but they are generally spotlessly clean. They are also extremely inexpensive but you only ever get three to a room. We used to book two rooms when the kids were small......best deal I ever got was 18 euro for two rooms...probably not be that cheap now TBF.
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Fri 29-12-17 22:02
Replies: 194
@biddpyat, It was my poor attempt at sarcasm. As an ex (many years ago) instructor, I wholeheartedly agree with you. I got you entirely. Biddypat is a paddy so she is a bit daft....oh wait :lol: :lol:
You know it makes sense.
Fri 29-12-17 16:20
Replies: 194
Did you ask your son why he went for deep snow while being tired? He was tired. Didn't focus on the lesson. Didn't listen to the instructor. Transitioning to a new environment. Didn't do as he was told......instructor's fault obviously. :roll:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Mon 25-12-17 23:17
Replies: 69
I know where I'm going. {IMG27671_154_left} I can see two better spaces. Nothing like a tight one ;-)
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 25-12-17 20:28
Replies: 69
'sample of 1' evidence is pretty meaningless. What is a meaningful sample?
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Sat 23-12-17 1:29
Replies: 27
Skiing in the rain is like being Scottish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1CB-D1TtXc
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Thu 21-12-17 22:28
Replies: 69
It's my impression, though derived entirely anecdotally, that ESF instructors are far more prone than independents to treat public pistes as their own personal territory. Meh - me too. ESF school - 25 kid snake blocking the entire piste. Any other school....25 kid snake blocking half the piste. Sharing is caring.
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Fri 15-12-17 22:08
Replies: 7
@wallport, I'm not entirely sure how Direct Line make any money as they appear to be working within the spirit of the policy rather than the small print. http://www.snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?p=2966778
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Thu 14-12-17 23:22
Replies: 11
McNett Tenacious tape is excellent. I've used it to fix tents, boats, coats and bicycle punctures. It looks kinda flimsy but it does the job.If you can get a small patch on the inside and a bigger one on the outside it should be good for years.
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Wed 13-12-17 23:28
Replies: 97
Do your own science. Wax one ski and leave the other one dry. Count the times you fall over when one ski stops and the other one doesn't.
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Wed 13-12-17 3:02
Replies: 50
@RobWa, both from skiing and through work I would say something around -15 is the limit for exposed flesh. Have skied in the states in -25 when exposed flesh would become painful after a few minutes and the guides would be pulling people for having their eyeballs out. I do occasional maintenance work for a large fast food chain. Walk in freezer can't get above -18 and if you are in there for 5 minutes your face stops working. 10 minutes and everything is hurting. You only make that mistake once.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 11-12-17 23:44
Replies: 31
@Grizzler, I can be 5'9 if I slouch or 6'2 if I stand on tippy toes. That doesn't mean I grow 5 inches in a few seconds. Well fitted boots will support your tootsies at all points. Badly fitted boots won't, allowing for a change in shape.
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Mon 11-12-17 21:43
Replies: 4963
But that would make the rest of this thread redundant :-D That is what computer people call a tautology
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Sun 10-12-17 22:24
Replies: 31
Your feet cant change by half a size. That isn't how feet work. You would need exceptionally fat feet and a distinct lack of bones for that to be remotely true. Your boots don't fit.
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Sat 9-12-17 2:54
Replies: 97
'Meet the Team Charlie Baron Juice caught Charlie's attention through his love for technology, skiing and brands. Charlie front's the marketing efforts, looking to expand the brand globally. Charlie is hoping to get over 100kmph on Ski's in the upcoming season with Juice's help!!' Oh dear I don't know which is worse. Charlie being in charge of marketing or that apostrophe abuse. :lol:
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Fri 8-12-17 2:56
Replies: 97
@CharlieBaron, Get a decent reputation first. Looks kinda spammy from here. Nothing wrong with that from a user perspective but from an advertising perspective you don't want a reputation as a spammer.
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