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Poster: A snowHead
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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Fri 19-05-17 14:53
Replies: 13
Good news, old news! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ski/news/new-deal-la-grave-safeguards-french-ski-resort-cult-appeal/
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Thu 18-05-17 22:24
Replies: 2
@Alexcbrown, I got mine from the Mammut shop in Chamonix, they gave me credit for the steel one too. Not much help if you're not heading that way I guess.
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Thu 18-05-17 21:39
Replies: 29
Bendzee ankles, is what it's all about. Big lads at Mach 10 will bend 150 boots but as one gets lighter and slower then softer boots are better. Unless you're on the FWT then off piste you will be putting less pressure on your boots so again softer is better. A good fitter might be able to tweek boots to soften them either changing the booster strap or removing bolts, they might also be able to cut the shell. It's not a good idea to experiment as if you don't know what you're doing the boot might end up with a range of flex greater than your Achilles' tendons, ouch. I agree with the guide a 100 or 110 would be better.
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Tue 16-05-17 14:40
Replies: 42
"I want to significantly improve my technique on the truly yukky terrain such as; - hard, wind-blown crust. - steep, lumpy, frozen "chop" - death cookies" Easiest first. Death cookies, these with find out all your bad habits when skiing, tail swishing, side slipping, etc. The key is to ski cleanly on an edge, no sideways movement. Otherwise known as carving. Truth is not many skiers actually carve cleanly, do your tracks look like railway lines or bananas. Chop, big skis, and light on your feet. Strong legs help absorbe shocks, ski in control. Hardest last. Crust, again big skis, and a little jump when turning. Plus lots of practice which you don't really want. If the crust isn't breakable then try the counter intuitive sinking through the turn even weighting and exerting minimum pressure. General comment applicable to all, practice, the right gear, stamina, and maybe some technique imputs, oh yes, more practice.
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Sat 13-05-17 23:12
Replies: 64
Skins have arrived. I was concerned as it stated "blue" on the order. They are in fact the coltext green wizz version, and very nice they are too. Thin and light with the wizz semi sticky glue. Feeling chuffed, just the bindings to sort out now.
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Sun 7-05-17 20:44
Replies: 8
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sun 7-05-17 17:22
Replies: 8
@spyderjon, interesting, I've never wound down my bindings but have heard it recommend incl a ski shop tech saying that they wound all there's down for the summer, unless he was winding me up. Making sure boots a dry before putting them away is sound though, I once packed a tent wet and forgot to dry it before I used it again. It was all black and basically ruined.
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Sun 7-05-17 12:31
Replies: 8
Some timely tips from fall line. http://www.fall-line.co.uk/summer-ski-storage/ Or leave it buried under feet of snow then collect it in the summer like weathercam.
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Fri 5-05-17 11:03
Replies: 64
This is going in an interesting direction. My legs are also short for my height at 31" v 6 foot tall. I found my 178 dynastar alti powders much easier to kick turn, plus once you've nailed a few your confidence rises which also helps a lot. One other thing, which I'm not sure of the significance of is the dynastars seemed distinctly tail heavy which made them move predicabley when lifted and meant the tip cleared the snow on the upslope better and mainly without the need for much of a kick. For me it's the distance from boot to tail that makes a difference. The extra area of ski going from 178 to 184 is a hundredth of a square metre. Slightly shorter would also help jump turns but maybe reduce edge hold a bit. Like many things with ski gear there's a trade off, plus it's easy to over think things, but it's the summer and there's little skiing to do.
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Thu 4-05-17 18:39
Replies: 64
@jbob, isn't 178 a bit short :shock: I'm sure @jbob can answer for himself, but I guess slightly shorter than normal is easier to kick turn Exactly. I'm not great at kick turns and as I seize up with age I need all the help I can get. I've previously had some 178 dynastars which weren't at all good in deep snow or crust but were a dream on the up. I'm hoping for best of both worlds. Interestingly looking at the scott web site the area of real estate with the 184 was very little more.
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Wed 3-05-17 10:38
Replies: 64
Got them from sail and ski in Chester for a v good price. They are defiantly brand spanking new, not been out of the plastic. There's a label on them with no mention of girls on it. I came across an Edge and Wax YouTube video and they were testing red ones. I'm leaving them in the wrapper for now but unless I hear that they are girlie ones I'll stick with them. With recommendations from Jon and HammondR I'm tempted to blow the budget on some dynafit superlites rather than quiver killer some bindings off my other skis. I'm very slightly hesitant only that they don't adjust once you've fitted them.
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Wed 3-05-17 0:13
Replies: 64
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Tue 2-05-17 23:39
Replies: 64
Grrr. My new skis have arrived and there're red! Help. Are they woman's skis? Should I send them back.
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 2-05-17 11:36
Replies: 64
A useful web site I found. http://www.alpine-guides.com/ski/insider-knowledge-ski/ski-touring-equipment-advice/
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Tue 2-05-17 10:22
Replies: 41
One minor but important thing with the Aosta season pass is that there's no early bird discount. So no panic in November to buy your pass.
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Mon 1-05-17 23:14
Replies: 360
@HammondR, I've been to Chile a couple of times. But only in their summer. It's really good.
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Mon 1-05-17 22:28
Replies: 41
@AndAnotherThing.., we had good Internet in the house we were in, interestingly there were issues with it conflicting with the free Aosta valley system.
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Mon 1-05-17 21:34
Replies: 360
@HammondR, upside down ski touring, love it. Come on time to go home.
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Mon 1-05-17 17:47
Replies: 41
You need to go to more than one place to make a comparison though. I don't notice any difference in price between Chamonix and Courmayeur, LT, Cervinia etc - the difference is what you get for your money. I agree La Thuile is slightly cheaper, but Courmayeur and Cervinia simply aren't That's not my experience. For the price of a round of coffees in Chamonix you get good coffees and epic pastries in Courmayeur and change. No comparison. Same goes for the rest of the Valley. I'd second Aosta as a base and am tempted to try the same my self for the coming season. I have sent a previous season in Aosta, mostly skiing Pila but there are lots of lovely small 2 lift resort scattered about the Valley, plus the big destinations. Lots to do, with Pila as the easy option. I revisited Pila for a day this season and was reminded what a gem the place is. The first rule of Aosta club, is don't mention the two lift resorts, ever!
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Mon 1-05-17 14:43
Replies: 41
@eversolazy, we did a full season based very near to Aosta this year after 10+ years in Chamonix. It's was brilliant, the season pass is the same as Chamonix at approx 1000euro. It covers all the valley plus trips to verbier, also for an additional 200 euro can cover Zermatt. As a bonus over Chamonix it includes insurance and all the many Nordic ski pistes. We were ten minutes from Pila which we skied a lot and enjoyed. A car is a must. From Aosta it was around an hour to gressoney or Cervinia. I might another time split my season with half around Aosta and half near Gressoney. In my opinion the whole monta rosa area is the best in the alps for off piste skiing. This season the conditions were much better in Aosta than Chamonix. At the west end of the valley you have access to Courmayeur and the skyway from which you can ski the valley Blanche and the Tula glacier. We paid 350 euro a week for a very nice apartment. On hill refreshments were half the price of Chamonix and better. Any questions please ask
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Sun 30-04-17 13:41
Replies: 2433
Andermatt? Yes. Over to you. I was worried no one would get it. It's a great place to ski and tour btw.
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Sun 30-04-17 11:01
Replies: 2433
It's Switzerland.
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Sat 29-04-17 18:37
Replies: 2433
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Sat 29-04-17 18:22
Replies: 2433
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Sat 29-04-17 18:03
Replies: 2433
I'll post one I missed out earlier.
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Fri 28-04-17 23:33
Replies: 360
@Gämsbock, not normal. It's supposed to be for emergencies only. We used it climbing MB because it didn't need booking, free was a bonus. Directly outside the front entrance was a pillar of frozen poo three feet high. I was on the cold cold floor, in the corner was a pile of rubbish with smelly fluid leaching across the floor. We were up and out and on the top before dawn but it was a cold and uncomfortable night, but thankfully short.
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Fri 28-04-17 18:32
Replies: 360
@Weathercam, I've not skied it. I had four friends went to do it. One of them had his ski blow up as the binding screws hadn't been sealed. He turned back with another for company. The other two carried on. Very near the top one of them a doctor who was on virtually his first ski tour diagnosed the other as having a heart attack. He was evacuated by heli leaving the doctor alone and late in the day. Very fortunately a passing Norwegian saw his plight and skied back down with him. The biggest joke was he had misdiagnosed the heart attack, it was in fact a broken leg!! Needless to say we took every opportunity to remind him of it.
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 28-04-17 17:30
Replies: 360
@Weathercam, are you doing Mont Blanc this weekend wow. I spent the night at the Valot once. It was gross. Bon ski.
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Fri 28-04-17 16:35
Replies: 64
@Weathercam, I guess that answers the how should I store my skis question. Flat, upright, binding wound down, or under 49 foot of snow then out in the rain.
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Fri 28-04-17 16:20
Replies: 64
@Weathercam, interesting, will it still be ok.
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Fri 28-04-17 15:21
Replies: 64
I've bought some Scott skins but I think they are the non whizz ones in blue😟 Now to the bindings. I've always had dynafit and already have some crampons so I'll be looking at them first. I'll most likely go with leashes. I'll not be using them for any piste or free ride skiing. I don't like bindings where you need to rotate them to alter the height while skimming. I can cope with a bit of delta angle plus they need to be solid. And I want something light. @HammondR, suggestion of speedlite 2 seems to tick all the boxes but they aren't cheap. Any other suggestions?
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Thu 27-04-17 20:12
Replies: 64
I was thinking of starting a thread to operate as a support group for snowheads with post season gear acquisition syndrome, not that I have any idea how to treat it.
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Thu 27-04-17 19:32
Replies: 64
@HammondR, I'm planning to do a bit more than the 6 days I had this year, plus I still have GP on my list. My powdairs are great on the down, but were a little heavy for my old legs on the up plus harder to kick turn but I think that was more the length. Good point on the bindings, that was exactly what Jon said, especially when you factor in £140 for quiver killers they don't seem so expensive. He did say about locking the toes to put them on. @Scarlet, I've already got some fatish skis 100, and wanted something lighter but still wanted a ski that works on the down.
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Thu 27-04-17 17:21
Replies: 64
Having just pulled the trigger on some Scott Superguide 88 I'm thinking what skins to buy. There's bespoke ones which I can get at a good discount, but I'm happy to cut my own. I quite fancy some of the gecko glueless but heard some negative reports when they first come out. Otherwise I do get a little confused at all the trade offs between weight, grip, and resilient. Any thoughts. I then need to decide between quiver killing some bindings with my old (new) skis or sort out some bindings.
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Thu 27-04-17 16:35
Replies: 17
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Thu 27-04-17 10:14
Replies: 360
@BobinCH, you might want to check. The AdM also shuts at some point for maintenance before the summer season starts.
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Tue 25-04-17 16:24
Replies: 8
I was advised against TTLs as my feet are wide and it would have been difficult to impossible to stretch the boot shell enough due to a rivet that was in the way.
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Sun 23-04-17 22:22
Replies: 5
Take them back. Rossi are usually good at replacing defective skis.
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Sat 22-04-17 8:04
Replies: 17
Young chamois near Cogne. We were not touring but Nordic skiing, when we came across this little fella.
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