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Poster: A snowHead
Sat 21-10-17 23:43
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Jon how many pairs of skis will the bag hold, if itís a couple Iíll take it.
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Fri 20-10-17 17:35
Replies: 6
Itís getting tighter every season. There are still quite a few free places to park however, where have you booked.
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Mon 16-10-17 22:08
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Mon 16-10-17 21:45
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I started at 16 in Aviemore. I remember a gust of wind blowing me over, when I looked around everybody had been blown over. You could volunteer to operate the t bar(with no training) for an hour at lunch time for a free day ticket. I couldnít work out what was so special about skiing that James Bond did it. A couple of years later I had my first trip to the alps, Cervinia never been back to Scotland skiing since, that was all over 40years ago.
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Sun 15-10-17 21:44
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Avalanche Academy do very good courses. http://www.avalancheacademy.com
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Wed 4-10-17 19:33
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Without seeing you itís hard to comment. However hereís some thoughts on new school v old school. The stance as has been mentioned above will normally (when not skiing moguls) be a little wider. Your feet should not be broken by which I mean one shouldnít be too much in front of the other, your stance should be more square, that is facing the direction of travel, to alter the radius of a turn modern skis respond better to being tipped over although they will still respond to being loaded/unloaded. In the crossover/crossunder phase of the turn there is much less need to bob up and down but rather work your feet under your body with more subtle leg extensions and contractions. Again as has been mentioned above I suspect the most likely cause is managing the pressure on the skis. One big issue with doing pure carved turns is youíll end up going very fast very quickly and if youíre doing whatís referred to as park and ride will have limited control. A good exercise to start with is pivot slips, which is slowly side slipping facing one way then pivoting with skis parallel to face to other direction. This helps you learn to control pressure and edges. The more I write this the more I think the best/quickest/cheapest thing would be for you to get a lesson with a good instructor.
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Mon 25-09-17 15:59
Replies: 15
@Esdel, I driven the road many times in winter, my daughter lives near by. Iíve only had a problem once, it was on the Swiss side, the road was a sheet of ice with quite a few cars slide off the side. The police were there trying to sort it. This was very much an exceptional event. Never skied there but do have a long standing plan to Nordic Ski there which I understand is very nice.
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Sun 24-09-17 17:13
Replies: 12
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Sun 24-09-17 16:52
Replies: 12
Now that is a seriously old off piste map! I really like the map, thanks. There have been some significant changes to the lifts.
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Fri 22-09-17 21:04
Replies: 12
@Jude1, Iíve skied a lot at pila and itís very nice skiing especially for a few day, but it probably wonít be open that early, plus the resort is purpose built and not very lively. Much better to stay down the mountain in Aosta town which has a direct lift to the resort and is a proper town with plenty going on and some cheap accommodation. That time of year I think Cervinia would be the safest option and still not guaranteed.
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Fri 22-09-17 19:50
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Thereís a lot of resorts, some I know very well like Courmayeur, and Pila, others Iíve been to a few times but have only scratched the surface of. Any suggestions for the Monte Rosa area for short tours or freeride lines appreciated.
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Fri 22-09-17 0:20
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Iíve just bought an £11 flight Geneva Bham with easyJet. RA have a lot of competition.
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Thu 21-09-17 23:07
Replies: 30
Iíve skied most of the resorts mentioned above and think Andermatt would me my choice. A lovely town, handy for Zurich by train, good hotels and great if slightly limited skiing.
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Thu 21-09-17 17:53
Replies: 91
Iíve got a holiday coming up with a Thomas Cook flight to Sicily. Their pilots are due to go on a series of one day strikes, Iíve got costly hotels and car hire booked. Iíve heard nothing of this on the news!
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 21-09-17 17:33
Replies: 39
My train of thought would be. Whatís the widest Ski thatís still ok on piste. Whatís the narrowest ski for a big day. Will it be nimble when inevitability I find myself amongst rocks/trees/holes or somewhere steep and narrow. Will it flap before I do. What colour is it.
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Thu 21-09-17 16:29
Replies: 3
http://www.henrysavalanchetalk.com/success-and-enjoyment-off-piste-skiing/
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Wed 20-09-17 23:12
Replies: 12
@dp, I originally had some trads with a demo binding. I loved them for skiing but they weighed a lot carrying them about. After I sold them I regretted it, hope Iím not going to again.
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Wed 20-09-17 0:49
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@dp, you'll love them, I love these but I've currently got three pairs of 100+ skis!
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Tue 19-09-17 19:34
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They are 2014/15. They have brand new Salomon Warden 13 bindings https://www.salomon.com/uk/product/warden-mnc-13-2.html?article=377794 on them which will take either an alpine boot or an AT boot set for my 29.5 boots but will go shorter. The skis are in good nick with a couple of dings on the top sheet, the bases are in excellent condition with just a couple of minor repairs. I've also done a minor repair to the tail of one ski. If your looking you'll know what an amazing offpiste ski this is. I want £275 and will deliver or meet up in the midlands or chamonix. Can send photos.
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Tue 19-09-17 19:15
Replies: 8
I have this exact set up. I would highly recommend them.
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Tue 12-09-17 19:35
Replies: 21
Needs to stand up taller, introduce more dynamism and use a more positive pole plant. A-, can do better Actually, his anterior mesial arc is interfected by the oblique commulated thrust principally to that of his left side at around 40% of his turn. His right side suffers by only 25% or so. You see this consistently. This is throwing his protuberal axis off and therefore preventing him from better, or more fully engaging his upper throxicallic muscle group which distributes anflictor pexlar and grulapitary stability. I couldn't have put it better myself.
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Tue 12-09-17 19:09
Replies: 21
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Tue 12-09-17 17:47
Replies: 21
I agree he's doing cross unders. It's exactly how I ski; in my dreams. I can work my legs under myself, and get an early edge, but the angles he pulls are reserved purely for my imagination.
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Sun 10-09-17 21:21
Replies: 10
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Sun 10-09-17 12:57
Replies: 21
@Gordyjh, I really like the NZ pole tap.
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Sun 10-09-17 11:58
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This is impressive. https://youtu.be/vCL3XU78GDA
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Thu 7-09-17 8:31
Replies: 19
Why are you going to Disneyworld at xmas?... there's no skiing there. :-D One of my mates is going to Indonesia at New Year, a complete lack of planning imo! Splash mountain, Big Thunder Mountain!
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Wed 6-09-17 18:22
Replies: 6
For reference. In chamonix there is a mammut shop. The guy in there is very helpfull. You can test your bag, he'll show you how to repack it, supply the refill for 10e, plus give it the once over, I bought a carbon cylinder from him and he gave me a refund on the old steel one.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 6-09-17 17:18
Replies: 6
I agree with @spyderjon, re size. I'm not sure exactly how they measure the volume but my exploding rucksack seems to have included the space the gubbins takes up in the quoted volume.
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Fri 1-09-17 17:02
Replies: 80
Came across this for the Rhone Alps. Not sure what it all boils down to.
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Fri 1-09-17 17:00
Replies: 6
If you're going to need them then two are best, if you won't need them then one. It's the same with ropes when skiing/riding, if you aren't going to use it a 30m thin rope is fine, otherwise a 50m 9mm is what you need.
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Fri 25-08-17 14:57
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http://blistergearreview.com/industry-news/recall-arcteryx-procline-ski-boots
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Wed 9-08-17 16:46
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http://www.slf.ch/avalanche/bulletin/en/gk_c_en_complete.pdf Blimey.
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Mon 7-08-17 22:45
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Mon 7-08-17 18:37
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Bit of digging there are part of Bergfreunde.de
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Mon 7-08-17 18:31
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Spotted something I want there but I've never heard of them before, web site new and based in Germany despite.co.uk. Any one used them?
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Tue 11-07-17 14:56
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@HammondR, I owe it to myself. I've got some decathlon ones I use Nordic skiing but there're a bit long and baggy, plus there's too much going on at the ankle.
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Tue 11-07-17 10:41
Replies: 9
I'm looking at getting some new soft shell trousers for ski touring. I had some Schoeller fabric ones a long time ago and liked them. Any suggestions. It needs to be a brand that does a variety of leg lengths as I have quite short legs.
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Thu 29-06-17 5:10
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Sun 18-06-17 4:56
Replies: 4
I've converted K2 skins to universal by replacing the fitting with some, I think I used BD wire loops. It's easy to do. No worries if they aren't a perfect fit at the tip. Avoid leaving a large area at the front where snow can enter as you slid forward.
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