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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 21-06-18 1:32
Replies: 22
I assume my issue is, I do not have a full control when ski on straight flat area, i do have full control on a slope because I go left and right and it is easy to apply pressure on the left or right, but when skiing straight, the skis drive me more than I drive the ski , specially when I do not want to lose speed and try to stay at straight position. does it make any sense what I'm saying here?lol I need some feed back on what you think about this issue though!! You can't really control a flat ski...it just goes with the surface. Eventually one of the skis will try to rip your leg off. I'm sure the boffins will correct me but skiing with a tiny bit of edge is always more comfortable and actually feels a bit quicker on that green run home.
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Mon 11-06-18 21:59
Replies: 70
Try this guy for Val T. We stayed there a while back. It isn't luxurious but we tend to ski, drink and sleep so the main requirement for accommodation is 'close to the slopes and the bar'. http://www.alpineskistudio.eu/
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Mon 11-06-18 4:06
Replies: 9
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Fri 1-06-18 9:08
Replies: 48
@Justynkasz, P&O used to have a dog care service. Rather than leaving the mutt in the car we would collect it from the owners on arrival and take it to an air conditioned room with cages. Good few years ago but it might be worth checking if they still do it.
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Tue 29-05-18 9:18
Replies: 28
Everything is reliable when properly maintained, and used as they’re designed. Is that so? I had a 3 month old desktop hard drive go phut. What maintenance do you think I failed to do? Regular defragmentation, this will redistribute data on the platters. If data is loaded unevenly this can cause the platters to wobble due to extra weight on one side (like an unbalanced tyre) leading to wear on the drive components and premature failure. Defragging loads it all near the front. You need to make sure the disc brakes are well maintained!!
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Mon 28-05-18 2:11
Replies: 42
Drinking that moonshine can kill you as well! :-D :-D
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Sat 19-05-18 9:57
Replies: 90
Must admit after seeing the thread where people are having to inject their knees with acid I started to get worried about what old age means (I'll be 50 later this year). Started wondering how many of the injuries are down to ...... I've broken a lot of bits....mainly my fingers repeatedly. Mostly down to 'hold my beer' My mind hasn't progressed beyond 16 so I will continue to believe that I am 16 and behave like a 16 year old. I don't get the same hangovers now. Haven't worked out if that is because I don't drink as much as I used to or my liver is screwed.....but you don't worry about that shit when you are 16 so why worry about it when you have had a few extra birthdays. :-D
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Fri 11-05-18 10:22
Replies: 37
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Fri 11-05-18 9:59
Replies: 37
Alcohol cleanser won't work. Anything less than OCD levels of hand washing in boiling water won't work. It won't kill you unless your immune system is already compromised. Just bite your nails BEFORE you pick your arse and stay lucky.
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Thu 3-05-18 3:34
Replies: 43
Mid January..every time I ski in March there is a heatwave. I like the cold
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Fri 27-04-18 0:19
Replies: 175
@valais2, incidents like this are entirely due to driver incompetence. The driver of the car in this case is clearly incompetent. Absolutely. Brakes locked...try cadence braking. It is likes ABS only better. You steer a bit, slow a bit, steer a bit, slow a bit. It's simple fisiks. Ending your journey upside down indicates that you can't really drive in anything less than perfect conditions.
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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.
You know it makes sense.
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:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
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:
Poster: A snowHead
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.
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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.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
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.
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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: 57
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.
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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
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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.
And they're a friendly bunch.
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.
You know it makes sense.
Thu 1-02-18 3:25
Replies: 42
A bobble will give you more protection than a helmet. :-D
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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:
Poster: A snowHead
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.
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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.
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
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.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
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?
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
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:
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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:
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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 ;-)
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Mon 25-12-17 20:28
Replies: 69
'sample of 1' evidence is pretty meaningless. What is a meaningful sample?
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