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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 13-01-17 23:24
Replies: 14
@Bunny Rocket, scroll up to the top of the screen, look at top right for send/read messages (or 'you have a new message')
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Fri 13-01-17 22:58
Replies: 24
@musher, have you tried having a sensible debate on the Brexit thread?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Fri 13-01-17 20:42
Replies: 24
Looks amazing to me.... when the lifts close?? Wuss - Have you no skins? :-D
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Fri 13-01-17 17:46
Replies: 29
@snome, OH feels the cold. We skied in -20 something in Killington during a week long ice storm. You don't feel it when you are skiing but it can get a touch nippy when you are sat on an exposed lift. She found that putting an oversized pair of mitts on top of her gloves on the lifts made a big difference. The lifties used to round around shouting 'no exposed flesh' which seems sensible.
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Fri 13-01-17 17:12
Replies: 4
@stewpot101, We started out in Arinsal with young kids. The lessons were excellent. There is also a group camaraderie which I haven't found anywhere else. Each instructor has a a designated pub and a cameraman to follow the group around. In the evening the group meets up in the pub to watch the highlights. Kids had a fab time with their instructors. They will generally move you up or down groups depending on your abilities.
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Wed 11-01-17 20:09
Replies: 32
Can you still add a small quantity of petrol to diesel to stop it freezing? Or does it mess up modern engines? I know thats what my Dads generation used to do back in the dark years :lol: That is what I do. I'm not sure it will work down to -20 though. More useful for easy starting when there is a bit of frost. ;-)
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Wed 11-01-17 19:29
Replies: 35
@GorillySticks, There are people on here with hundreds or thousands of hours skiing who still indulge in 'boot faff'. It gets worse when you get decent boots because you adjust them a micrometre at a time. Hire boots are a bit of pot luck, but you just want them tight enough so they don't flap around when you shake your foot. Loosen everything up until your feet stay comfortable then tighten up a click at a time until the boots don't move but you can still feel your feet.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sun 8-01-17 5:57
Replies: 103
I can't help feeling that many BP wearers seem to have convinced themselves that they need one and couldn't manage without. Erroneously IMO. ... We don't all have servants to carry our stuff. That is reserved for old Etonians and politicians ;-)
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Fri 6-01-17 23:51
Replies: 68
@Chamcham, He could give it a go, but he will probably end up falling over his ballbag ;-)
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Fri 6-01-17 23:47
Replies: 103
I'm starting to wonder if backpacks are seen by some as a red flag warning sign screaming "this person isn't high class enough to afford full mountain prices for every little snack / drink / amenity / convenience they may require during the day... Ahh, remember the good old days when only the well-off could partake? What a shame we have all this riff-raff crowding out our pistes nowadays" :D You would have to be in-bred and spending someone else's money (aka upper class) if you are going to buy kids new kit and throw it away every time they have a change of mind.
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Fri 6-01-17 22:27
Replies: 103
Snoody, why do you need to carry 2 litres of water? I didn't know there was a limit. Does it depend on your skiing abilities?
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Fri 6-01-17 21:48
Replies: 276
@Sarge McSarge, you are supposed to answer the last one before you get a go
You know it makes sense.
Fri 6-01-17 21:46
Replies: 68
just to confirm that over the last couple of years the doctors have advised me to have the operation, but i kept putting it off because the thought of an operation down there makes me quite squirmish. and i have been frisked by men and women at airports, but i do believe you can ask for a man or women to frisk you if you prefer Not at any airport I've ever been to. Men get frisked by men. Women by women. Do they know the cause of your hydrocelle? If it is caused by a tumour or inguinal hernia you probably don't get a couple of years to think about it. You would be dead already. Infection doesn't last for years. Split epididymis might cause it but can be treated with needle aspiration rather than surgery.
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Fri 6-01-17 20:40
Replies: 276
@chocksaway, Whoot? Me drinking on a Friday? Are you casting nasturtiums? ;-)
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 6-01-17 20:24
Replies: 276
Nope not Nordic @t44tomo, that was a misguided guess at LOTA's not spotted page 3 had started! :lol: I just correctly identified the pic at the bottom of page 1 before I noticed pages 2 and 3
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Fri 6-01-17 20:20
Replies: 103
there's always one, isn't there? Someone who just can't bear another point of view....There are plenty of pockets in ski wear these days for pretty much anything you NEED to carry. Oh the irony. :lol: :lol: Have you skied with kids? On my own....a few quid. Bottle of water. Maybe a phone and a bank card. With kids - every item of clothing they own. Snacks. Drinks. Lunch. Spare stuff. Other spare stuff. More snacks. Extra lunch. I know they probably won't need it but nothing screws up your day like a cold hungry child, or a warm hungry child, or a well fed child who is too warm, or too cold or.......etc. etc. I could just tell them to apply Rule 5 and then listen to them being unhappy......or chuck all the kit in a backpack and don't be a dick on the lifts. I've always wondered why Daily Fail needs to tell the same story 5 times in the same article using exactly the same words
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Fri 6-01-17 18:21
Replies: 69
Can't remember the name, (maybe Bear Mountain) in Killington. Very smooth. No nadger damage, no short flights. Very fast. No hurty legs. Very steep. The problem comes at dismount. You have a space of approximately 3mm where you need to dismount. Too soon and you are reversing rapidly down the terrain you just came up. Too late and it flings you round the bull wheel like a fairground ride, where you will lose it and fall back to the bottom. I saw one guy get off too soon. He fell and took out the 4 people behind him on the lift, sliding gently backwards and trying to stop. I tried to give him a helping hand (I was on the next button) but only succeeded in turning him around so he could take everyone else out face first.
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Fri 6-01-17 18:09
Replies: 68
@bustergonad :D :D :D hydrocele is no laughing matter. It is quite rare in dogs, but I've seen a couple of cases. Imagine a German Shepherd that can't walk because its (unfeasible large) testicles are dragging on the ground. That said, severe hydrocele in animals is usually treated immediately. It can be a sign of inguinal hernia (your intestines are trying to escape through your ball bag) and can be fatal. I'm surprised that this has been an ongoing issue for compostcorner.
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Thu 5-01-17 22:39
Replies: 68
....being whacked by a small bush? Is that not what happened to Saddam Hussein?
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Tue 3-01-17 17:38
Replies: 10
Should I avoid the 3 year old ones and go for the 2 year old ones? I think you would be hard pushed to tell the difference.
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Tue 3-01-17 9:41
Replies: 12
I wonder if any mystery packages will be delivered to Wiggo, just before filming 8) It will just be his sH password.... so that he can get the best technical advice :-D
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Mon 2-01-17 23:48
Replies: 31
Nip'n'Tuck get a lesson or two. It is worth about 4000 hours of watching videos on YouTube. I guess tap and stand depends on your general style, but probably contributed to progress for me without my knowing it. A decent instructor will quickly give you pole drills to break the bad habits. Once you get it, it is not difficult. @rob@rar, re cross post...Does that make me an expert now ;-) :D :D
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Mon 2-01-17 22:07
Replies: 31
I'm sure the experts will tell me how wrong it is, but being taught how to pole plant properly helped me to get past that stage. You stop thinking about what your skis are doing or about lifting the tail, focus on the pole plant and all the other bits happen by some sort of magic. :D
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Mon 2-01-17 21:04
Replies: 10
If you are going to buy something, get properly fitted boots. Hire stuff in Arinsal was fine, but if you just get a pair of boots off the hire rack you probably will have some discomfort. If it is your first trip probably best just to hire....until you get hooked :-)
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Fri 30-12-16 1:15
Replies: 2
Killington Motel. You won't find better. So cheap you think there must be something wrong with it. There isn't. Owners Steve and Robin will go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your trip. Breakfast is epic. We got snowed in one day and they went and bought the kids a sleigh to play in the garden. You probably need your own car. It would be a bit of a struggle to walk up to the resort. Not sure if there is a ski bus. http://killingtonmotel.com/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g57302-d252447-Reviews-Killington_Motel-Killington_Vermont.html
And they're a friendly bunch.
Wed 28-12-16 22:19
Replies: 2
We did UCPA before the kids were born. If you just want to ski you probably won't get better value. They do go out of their way to make sure you can ski at the lowest cost they can manage. You will probably find more English speakers than French speakers. Val T is a brilliant resort. No messing about with a ski bus, a few pints won't break the bank. Handy supermarkets. You could ski for a month and not see the same run twice. Top tip - There is a bar called La Folie Douce on the slopes. It is like an all day nightclub. Don't have 3 gallons of cocktails and try to ski back down in the dark. Other than that, If I was 20 again I would go UCPA to Val Thorens.
You know it makes sense.
Mon 26-12-16 21:42
Replies: 29
@smagsmith, Can't do any harm to give them a run. I am fairly much 'standard'. They make clothes and boots and skis just for me. Everything just fits and works :-). Softer skis are probably a bit easier up to a point, but when you bend them beyond what they were designed for it can get interesting. If you go for advanced or angle iron you should also expect a few shocks. If the old skis are comfortable and you enjoy them.....then..... I don't need to ask that question, do I?
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Mon 26-12-16 20:48
Replies: 29
@smagsmith, @dp, Lads.... you could probably get a decent carve on a lump of angle iron :shock: :D
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 26-12-16 20:14
Replies: 23
@downhilldai, I have always wanted to know what is the toilet etiquette in these situations!!! :D I am pleased you asked as it makes me feel not so bad that that was one of my first thoughts. Could be worse. http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/jet-diverts-to-shannon-airport-with-toilet-problems-770036.html
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Sun 25-12-16 3:39
Replies: 70
@VT2016, You must have some serious muscles if you can tense them enough to stop the blood flowing. :lol: :lol: :lol: Half your last post was complete nonsense, in which case I conclude that all the self analysis isn't much better and your arse is probably hanging somewhere behind the tails of your skis.
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Sat 24-12-16 2:31
Replies: 70
@VT2016, Get a few lessons. Instructor will work it out fairly quickly. Slightly OT, but might be related. I was a good golfer and average to decent squash player until I started rowing. Golf game went to bits. Squash improved dramatically. A pile of lessons (and cash) later we worked out that I was favouring my (massively powerful :lol:) quads over timing and technique. I still row and never get quad burn. Can't bang out the sub 1.30 splits any more but I can string a few 1.40s together.. Your issue might be a result of your other training.
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Tue 20-12-16 3:18
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@Bergmeister, He is more regular than Nixmap......have look back ;-)
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Mon 19-12-16 1:37
Replies: 59
@Grizzler, bit difficult if you're skiing alone and want to eat or pee. You can eat and pee when the lifts are closed ;-)
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Sat 17-12-16 1:04
Replies: 100
I was looking for the Snowheads forum but seem to have stumbled into the Daily Mail Comments section instead. Whilst we're at it why stop at sacking them all? Perhaps try flogging them or perhaps setting the dogs on them. That'll teach them not to winge anymore. OK - You pay them what they want out of your own pocket so they can't hold the country to ransom. Could be expensive. You probably aren't getting value for money.
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Sat 17-12-16 0:47
Replies: 100
@Thornyhill, Have you considered the impact of replacing a significant percentage of your workforce and having to train them up to the required standard. The better employers treat their staff so they see no need to strike. Win-win situation in my opinion. Win-win..... until Ryanair comes along and steals all your business. The employees accepted the job and (I assume) read the contract and T's & C's. You don't need to sack them all. Do it one at a time....like a hostage situation ;-) The rest of them will catch on quickly.
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Fri 16-12-16 21:07
Replies: 100
Anyone who wants to strike should be sacked on the spot and someone who Is desperate for the job should be able to apply, get the bas****s on the dole then they would only wish for their job back.! Good luck to everyone.. Bit harsh, but agreed completely. They saw the contract before they took the job. As I said in the Apres strike discussion....either suck it up or move on.
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Thu 15-12-16 21:27
Replies: 24
I used to have the same issue in reverse...right turns on left ski were a bit out of control. Instructor took my right ski and made me do about a gazillion short radius and carved turns on my left ski. I have no idea if this is a good idea but it gave me confidence in my 'weak' leg. I fell over a lot for the first hour or two.
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Sun 11-12-16 2:35
Replies: 101
Wrong - we drive on the right side! :-D The right side is the wrong side. The left side is the right side. :D
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Sat 10-12-16 2:20
Replies: 101
we have different licence categories and tests for 'stick shift' and auto. Your licence might not cover you for stick shift. On a bright note....they all drive on the wrong side of the road......same as the Muricans ;-)
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Mon 21-11-16 23:43
Replies: 76
2nd hand story....Our school went on a ski trip. I couldn't go because it was expensive and they were all posh. My school buddy (according to every available account) managed to cut off part of his ear using his own ski while it was still attached to his foot. I can only confirm that he came home missing half of his ear. 35 years on I still regret not seeing how he managed it.
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