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Poster: A snowHead
Sat 10-06-17 20:20
Replies: 44
@BCjohnny, Bro...you get down with the kids :roll: :D :D
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Sat 10-06-17 18:06
Replies: 44
You think you are close to the sound barrier and then three kids come blasting past having a chat. Did Mad Sunday on the Island 20 years ago this month ....... Riding reasonably well, topped out at 134 (NC30) on the straights, only passed by a handful of riders. Last bike to pass me was on the wind-ies, big single trailie, really honking along ......... the pillion was facing backwards videoing the course. So, not as fast as I thought, lol. Got that T-shirt as well. I thought I was flying until a bloke in a woolly jumper, jeans and trainers came blasting past and disappeared in seconds. Got back down into Douglas and thought I should educate him on the benefits of decent leathers and boots. Turns out Phil McCallen was doing a shakedown/running in lap on a rebuilt engine as was in fact "taking it really really easy" :? :lol: :lol:
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Wed 7-06-17 19:00
Replies: 44
So, for us mere mortals, ..... two planks rather than one, but I had the pleasure of skiing with the Scottish downhill racing team in the States once. You think you are close to the sound barrier and then three kids come blasting past having a chat. You have to check that gravity hasn't decided to ignore you. :lol: :lol:
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Sat 3-06-17 22:12
Replies: 63
Trotters are like buffalo wings...can be tasty but too much effort. You probably lose weight eating them. If you have to eat offal.....liver an onions. Don't over cook it. But I would have to second what @Frosty the Snowman said some weeks ago. You are there to ski. Keep it simple. Mince * 4 has you sorted for tasty variety for several days. Although Shepherds Pie would be lamb rather than mince.... food heathen ;-)
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Sat 29-04-17 22:36
Replies: 106
Taking other peoples children skiing is no freebie. What would be the average cash cost for a teacher?
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Sat 29-04-17 21:32
Replies: 106
I mean when you quote other peoples posts. Welcome to snowHeads. You will have a ball here.
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Sat 29-04-17 21:12
Replies: 106
@skiteacheratschool, So you have worked out colour and bold...might be better to focus on getting the quotes right. Doesn't make much sense otherwise. HTH ;-)
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Fri 28-04-17 1:16
Replies: 26
Any boots can fit any skis. Getting ones that fit your feet is the trick. When we started OH had a load of misery in hire boots. My feet appear to be boot shaped so everything fits nicely. Price can vary widely, but there is no point in paying for some trick kit which hurts. You would have to be lucky to get something second hand which fits perfectly. Hire skis are usually decent enough for your first few weeks. Don't buy a pair until you are entirely hooked. (That'll be around day 2 ;-) )
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Fri 28-04-17 1:04
Replies: 92
Good morning @wot?, welcome to snowheads ;-)
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Fri 28-04-17 1:02
Replies: 92
Just for the record I'd like to register my full support for the sentiment expressed in the title of this topic. blimmin trolls.... they get everywhere
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Fri 28-04-17 0:58
Replies: 54
I've only ever been to Andorra,, the après is tame ... Given that I ended up drinking pints upside down while attached to skis on the ceiling in an Arinsal pub I would love to hear your definition of not tame. Yeah...Arinsal is pretty good. The piste map looks terrible in comparison to the likes of Cham or Val T but we've never had a bad trip there. Done a couple of mid term weeks and it wasn't overly busy.
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Wed 26-04-17 21:03
Replies: 33
A load of eejits by the sound of things.* snowHead members get together several times a year for what appears to be excellent value ski trips. Once I get rid of the sprogs I plan to join in. *No offence to the sensible people who go on bashes. There must be some? :-D Sensible? No way, you'll fit in well. :-D Aye...all you nutters seem to be OK. Dealing with sensible people scares me. ;-)
You know it makes sense.
Wed 26-04-17 20:14
Replies: 33
Handy guide http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=49389
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Wed 26-04-17 20:12
Replies: 33
A load of eejits by the sound of things.* snowHead members get together several times a year for what appears to be excellent value ski trips. Once I get rid of the sprogs I plan to join in. http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewforum.php?f=31 *No offence to the sensible people who go on bashes. There must be some? :-D
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 26-04-17 19:47
Replies: 33
@Paddy77, look on the bash bit.
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Wed 26-04-17 19:09
Replies: 33
How Irish? I'm in Belfast. Old Fartbag is up here somewhere. There are a couple from the west coast. Haven't found any sort of group buy type thing, but sleazy jet run loads of flights to GVA from Belfast on Saturday and Sunday during the winter. The TO deals are very limited.
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Sun 23-04-17 23:05
Replies: 35
@Dave of the Marmottes, is that what you used on yours right before you broke your leg? It would explain a lot. You know when you have an epic put down and wait years to use it. :lol: :lol:
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Sun 23-04-17 21:46
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http://postdoc.blog.is/img/tncache/500x500/3d/postdoc/img/c_users_pabbi_pictures_fat-man-at-computer.jpg
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Sun 23-04-17 21:37
Replies: 81
@Thornyhill, I'm a beaut Are you grooming me now? You are really a fat old bloke. :D
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Sun 23-04-17 21:26
Replies: 81
... so know that the vast majority of posters are 1 week a year skiers (or people who have never been skiing before) so the "I've done 2000km, is that that more or less than average?" routine look a bit self indulgent to me... We ski a week a year maybe 2 or 3 when all the stars line up. I don't see a problem with his post. I know there are many here who ski to the moon and back* twice before lunchtime. moseyp I'll take your hug ** ;-) *depending on how close the moon might be during any given post **please be a really fit 20 year old female :-)
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Sun 23-04-17 20:00
Replies: 81
@SteveKirby, don't be a cock. :roll:
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sun 23-04-17 16:31
Replies: 21
Ice for immediate injury..reduces blood flow and therefore swelling. No good for healing. Heat for longer term...increases blood flow so the magic blood pixies can do their healing thing. Ice plunge bath can be invigorating. It certainly wakes you up.
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Sun 23-04-17 0:42
Replies: 81
@stanton, "you're"..tune in Now fuck off an stop being a brain dead idiot. You're stupid.
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Sat 22-04-17 23:13
Replies: 81
@stanton, I'm not sure it could, maybe if it was "how many km in a week holiday" but I suspect there's a lot less people that have tracked every day in a season If you change the title to 'How much shite does stanton post?' then you could easily get the longest thread ever on sH.
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Sat 22-04-17 15:32
Replies: 81
@moseyp, blimey that's a tenth of the way to the moon.... ? Some sort of physics perturbation going on?
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Sat 22-04-17 14:12
Replies: 39
.. the energy input from hitting something like a mogul (I am NOT going to call this a transient perturbation - damn I just did) can cause the body to collapse over the ski.... Is this a transient perturbation? https://www.facebook.com/brian.bell.98478/posts/1403013096472302?comment_id=1408109112629367&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1492812503913964
You know it makes sense.
Fri 21-04-17 0:27
Replies: 39
Maybe he means mathematical perturbation function.... like Fenchel? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenchel%27s_duality_theorem
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Fri 21-04-17 0:08
Replies: 39
@Steilhang, should I be worried about them for long?
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 20-04-17 19:31
Replies: 39
"When used appropriately, power straps can be very effective in decelerating forward movement of the shank when transient perturbations in snow reaction force exceed the limits of the balance system" You know when you read something and think....this is complete bollox? transient perturbations....
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Thu 20-04-17 1:21
Replies: 22
http://fauquierent.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/how-does-silver-nitrate-cauterize.html
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Thu 20-04-17 1:19
Replies: 22
Is it just me ? Not just you....seems like a lot of people suffer. I worked with a brickie once who had the view that you should keep laying more courses until the wall was finished or you get a nose bleed. I used to suffer from frequent nose bleeds. BIL is a vet and gave me some silver nitrate sticks. You just wet the end and shove it up your nose. Bleeding stops in seconds. Stings a bit to be honest. :-D
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Thu 13-04-17 1:33
Replies: 26
If you damage a lower limb I would rather it was treated in a French ski resort hospital than a NHS one. Get yourself to Musgrave in Belfast. They have had a fair bit of practice reconstructing lower limbs since about 1969. :-D
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Sun 9-04-17 18:57
Replies: 26
I broke three fingers on a chair lift in Orelle. It wasn't detachable and the kids were small, so we had a system where I would grab the chair to stop it for a fraction of a second and they would jump on. Mis-timed the grab and got a good whack. Went to medical centre in VT where they checked it and said it was bruising. Skiied on for 10 days with drink and drugs to numb the pain. It still hurt after a few months, so went to local A&E. x ray confirmed 3 broken metacarpals, two had healed well and one was slightly displaced. They offered to break it again and straighten it out, but it wasn't really THAT sore. Ring finger on my right hand is now as wonky as my pinky, which got a fair auld battering playing hurling in the olden days.
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Sun 9-04-17 18:34
Replies: 37
Is it not possible for those that are self employed to take out some form of insurance cover in the event of illness or accident? You can get IPB, MPI or ASU. IPB (income protection benefit) offers most cover, but is capped at 60% of your income. The benefit isn't taxable, but someone on 20k would be around £300.00 a month worse off while claiming. An employed person will recieve another £90.00 a week in SSP, so they should be roughly no worse of if they have maximum benefit and earn national average salary. Self employed person will not recieve SSP, so will be worse off with maximum benefit.....and it costs a fekin fortune.
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Thu 6-04-17 18:52
Replies: 58
@Grizzler, Are you three hundred years old? :lol: I would guess your phone has GPS. Most have done for the last decade. You just install the app and when you get in trouble press the button. Looks light a brilliant idea. Surprised there isn't one covering all of the Alps....it would only need a few extra lines of code.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sun 2-04-17 23:08
Replies: 39
@holidayloverxx, I remember (at the time of your injury) getting told off by the mad cyclist (batgirl's BF?) for saying 7 or 8 months was plenty if you worked hard....and you both worked hard in physio and were back in 7 or 8 months. @Grizzler seems to be of the impression that this will take 'a few years' to get 'back to normal'. Doing both legs at the same time doesn't have a cumulative healing time. Just makes physio and making tea a bit harder. IIRC you had a few messy breaks along with the ligament damage?
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Sun 2-04-17 22:04
Replies: 39
@holidayloverxx, :lol: Ah... but it is a repeat now...decrease in royalties. There ya go Grizzler..... you have a few days head start and could be back in action for the start of next season. I must admit that I was impressed by how hard ironsidexxx worked towards recovery. edit...I mean holidayloverxxx...no idea why that auto corrected like that :-)
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Sun 2-04-17 21:32
Replies: 39
@DrLawn, she's a boarder.... How long were you out of action for? I'm sure Grizzler missed your tale of woe....would be worth a Euro to tell it again ;-)
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Sun 2-04-17 0:34
Replies: 58
There's also the question of being composed enough to exchange details.... Not ski related, but collision related. After a decade in insurance of preaching to people to exchange details, take photos and immediately write down what happened....I was involved in an RTA in November. No injuries to me, his car was destroyed, mine was cosmetic damage only, but we were both still so shaky that it took me a bit of time (probably 5 minutes) to work out what to do. Then it turned out that neither of could write our own names or phone numbers due to adrenaline rush. Business cards exchanged and we sorted it out a few hours later. I've never hit anyone or been hit when skiing but if you see someone in difficulty anywhere surely anyone with a modicum of decency would stop and help, be that on the slopes, broken down car, RTA, split grocery bag or whatever. If you don't stop and help when someone is in trouble then I hope karma reeks revenge.
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Fri 31-03-17 19:25
Replies: 12
@denfinella, Book as early as you can. Decent sized car can range from £120.00 a week if you book early to £120.00 a day if you rock up at the airport with no booking. (Keep an eyes out for discount codes. They do actually get you real discount. Also check parking for your resort. Last time we went to Val Thorens we paid more for parking than we did for the hire car. Cham and Les Contamines have free parking, but they are so close than transfers can work out cheaper. We usually use carhire3000. Sometimes you get a really cheap deal and sometimes they screw it up entirely, but if you check everything on confirmation of the booking you should be OK.
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