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Poster: A snowHead
Sat 25-02-17 21:14
Replies: 8
^pretty much this, cheap enough synthetic wicking base layer, plus extra layers/thin/thick fleece to suit. One thing to add is that some synthetics (and merino) can get pretty smelly quickly - look for one that has an anti (stink) bacterial treatment, silver ion or similar to keep you fresh as a daisy.
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Thu 23-02-17 13:11
Replies: 24
I'm no expert but i think you can get a bit of a feel for a board in a fridge, even at quite an early stage. I tried three or four boards at Tamworth over a morning/afternoon having had 2 weeks on mountain (I'm told I picked it up really quickly). One board shone out as being more drivey and poppey than the rest but just felt 'right' under my feet. I bought it without a second thought.
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Mon 20-02-17 10:37
Replies: 9
I have a Tescos value iron, piece of plexiglass (off cut from a mates workplace) an old stiff nylon brush and a green scotch pad. All in about a tenner excluding wax.
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Wed 15-02-17 10:50
Replies: 36
Just tried to do the survey. iMac running 10.9.5 and safari. When I click through the click and drop menus (e.g. q5) it seems to blank off one of the previous answers as I answer the next. I then get a "this is a required answer" response when I try to submit.
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Mon 13-02-17 14:33
Replies: 704
I think that's called Lavachet wall. I was warned to avoid it, apparently its a bit prone to sliding. Nasty terrain trap behind it if I remember correctly.
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Sun 22-01-17 18:33
Replies: 34
I wouldn't put in heel lifts - you want a flat sole - something like this? - http://www.skiequipmentuk.co.uk/shop/products/Sidas_5mm_Ski_Boot_Volume_Reducer_.htm Try that first and see. There's other pads for volume reduction too - Maybe a "butterfly" rather than a j-bar?
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Thu 19-01-17 22:25
Replies: 18
@noisey, Richard_Sideways was posting to godspeed who is a boarder.
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Thu 19-01-17 18:25
Replies: 18
@djf, i have a pair too, and yes you can move your hand, as you can in day to day life. As I understand it's about limiting motion and forces at the extremes of the range of motion, but I'm not and expert. There is a video on their website explaining how it works. Levelgloves.com
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Thu 19-01-17 13:04
Replies: 18
@sequoiaboard, Level do a glove with inbuilt wristies called the "Fly". I have an older pair from when I learnt to snowboard, good quality glove, comfortable easy to use. Their website has a video of how comfy they are for you ski-ists. Well worth a look. (Ps. i had you down as being a sidewards chappie?)
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Thu 19-01-17 9:52
Replies: 22
@Peter Groom, not all. I think because resorts in North America (maybe USA cos i haven't been for ages, but Canada for sure) are less likely to have RFID type passes some NA/Canadian brands e.g. Arcteryx don't see them as necessary.
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Tue 17-01-17 11:45
Replies: 27
Interesting they're sold in threes. Lucky there are six of you.
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Mon 16-01-17 15:08
Replies: 91
@JordanJSY, book last minute, you'll get a good deal. For example next week: self catering La Plagne £329 (Igluski) Catered - the alpaca, Tignes £459 (do I recall it's no longer run by a SH?) (Igluski) All the big companies will have self catered for a week in the £3-400 range, spend the rest eating out for a week. Decent enough half board hotel for around £600 and you can pick where the snow is good.
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Fri 13-01-17 11:37
Replies: 17
@Old Skool, no use to you for this trip, but if you decide to go againI got reduced Tri Area passes from Canadian Affair by buying them before a certain date (mid December I think). If you're DIYing the flights are really god value from them, they're owned by Airtransat.
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Fri 13-01-17 11:20
Replies: 26
Yep, Level make a great glove, had several pairs, but layering is the way to go for warmth, and make sure you separate your inner glove liners from the outer glove at night to dry out. Got a pair of Dakine gauntlets for really heavy days which are really good too but more bulky. Mates swear by mitts, but I'm not a fan as I like my fingers free. You might want to have a look at the Dakine or Burton Lobster gloves too, a mitt but the thumb and forefinger are separated out so you've got more function when dealing with buckles etc. I've got a pair of Flys with the wrist guards built in, and a pair of Levels gauntlet Lobsters for when it gets cold. They do work well, you hardly notice the difference between them and gloves when in use.
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 12-01-17 12:11
Replies: 241
Any updates - particularly on off piste depth?
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Mon 9-01-17 13:53
Replies: 3702
@danieljw, I'm not a weather god, but it did look like that on the charts I was looking at. More than a week out so hopefully we'll both be wrong. :sH:
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Sun 8-01-17 23:19
Replies: 71
I've only ever had to use them once. After forty plus years you'd think i'd remember to dry the gloves overnight. Threw the kit in the backpack for the bus ride from banff to sunshine in -20c ish, up the gondola, out into the cold. Gloves out, dammit. Ran into the shop intending to buy new gloves, but the lass serving said to try the hot packs. Life (and wallet) savers. Always have a spare set nowadays.
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Sun 8-01-17 23:08
Replies: 6
I've just bought a Patagonia Nano Air from John Lewis at a good price. . .meant to be mega breathable and toasty under a shell - will report back in a few weeks! . . .Older spec nano Puff also available with hood - less breathable but more wind resistance - both have good reviews I've a friend who has one of those Nano air jackets - reckons it's the best piece that he's ever owned (NB he is sponsored by them but is truthful about their kit)
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Fri 6-01-17 14:30
Replies: 49
Great attitude clarky999, if the glove fits......... I also like the "Mick Fanning' attitude of punching sharks - try a quick google. Hope it heels up soon.
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Wed 4-01-17 23:49
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@clarky999, the country starts with the right letter (I think)
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Mon 2-01-17 12:28
Replies: 95
Hey Phil - how long's your pole? (Fnar fnar) Do I remember you saying it was well over a metre long? I was given a Gopro for christmas and reckon the selfie stick type footage looks the best..... Looking on ebay and the longest a quick search comes up with is about 95cm.
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Mon 2-01-17 11:38
Replies: 39
Just filling in time till I catch two coaches to Gatwick then two flights and another coach to Silver star, arriving about 34hours from now. The snow is looking good, http://www.skisilverstar.com/my-mountain-info/mountain-conditions/webcams But the temperatures are as low as -24'c this week :shock: My first time in N America, meeting up with my brother. you passing through Vancouver Gary? Whistler would be right up your street. Are you flying the Westjet one out to Kelowna. Little plane that makes quite a descent at the last minute........... :lol:
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Sun 1-01-17 15:02
Replies: 241
Hey folks, sounds like the pistes are holding up pretty well considering, just wondering about the off piste base - is there any at all. I see a few sites are forecasting about 50cm or so over the next five day period, then there might be some further disturbances in the wek after that - would that fill it up enough? Just starting to look around for my annual last minute deal, and there's a few for next week (W/C 7th). Any thoughts? Hope you recover quick and strong Bennyboy.
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Sat 31-12-16 12:39
Replies: 20
Wheeled Dakine bag. No one has ever looked in mine at an airport.
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Sat 31-12-16 10:51
Replies: 12
@fredbob, As above, if it's the right kit at the right size and to the right price, then buy it. Personally I wouldn't do second hand clothes, but that's more personal. I'm not sure second hand boots are a good idea - liners pack out and mould to the shape of the users foot, so unless you find your foot-double they're probably going to be uncomfortable.........
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Tue 27-12-16 15:34
Replies: 59
Went to Caspogio (sp?) in the late seventies. No snow at all, we had a 45-50 minute bus ride each way. Of late I've taken to doing last minute snow trips, so conditions are pretty much guaranteed to be good - if you book 2 days before you go you know whats there and what the forecast is. The only exception is when I head across the pond, so two years ago I went to Revelstoke and it wasn't great - freeze thaw top to bottom and no fresh for weeks before I got there. Japan next season so that'll be booked early and I'm hoping for a better result.
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Thu 15-12-16 18:00
Replies: 30
@leggyblonde, I surf a fair bit (six times in the last 4 days) and have a mate who works the charter boat trips around the mentawai islands. His trick is to take off into a barrel riding regular and reappear riding goofy. I've tried surfing switch and it's harder than you think. On my last trip when conditions weren't epic I tried to learn to ride switch, just about cracking it on reds and blues. I found it really hard, so next trip i'll devote a day or two to it.
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Thu 8-12-16 20:48
Replies: 41
Slightly off topic but when I read the thread title I read your user name as Walter-Splitty and thought well there's the problem.
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 8-12-16 12:21
Replies: 198
companies are now just using brexit as an excuse to cut jobs and raise prices, for years they have been trying to justify their actions, brexit must have been a message from heaven for some of them I just got it the other way round, my local Renault garage gets their parts from the UK. He said parts are going up because of Brexit....... When I said the exchange rate is better now than 6 months ago he grumbled and told me they're going up........ because of Brexit. :roll:
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Tue 6-12-16 13:02
Replies: 29
It still leaves me with a bit of a poor impression though to be honest, I normally organise all my ski trips direct without using a TO and this is obviously the reason why. I use a TO most of the time for last minute bookings. There's only one that operates out of the ROI - Crystal. Book bag at time of booking pay and that's it, no issue.
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Mon 5-12-16 14:14
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Mon 5-12-16 14:13
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@notnats, my info is a few years old so I could be wrong but I think the Control and Op runs are run on identical inputs. The Run GFS/Op (Hauptlauf on some graphs) out is run at highest resolution (1/2 degree grid) whereas the control run is older software which only calculates for a full degree grid. The other runs have the "butterfly effect" added to give a range of forecast variations.
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Wed 30-11-16 17:04
Replies: 63
@bigtuboflard, just remember, lessons, boot fitter, merino wool pants. In that order. You'll be grand.
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Wed 30-11-16 14:15
Replies: 63
@johnE, That's just whitegold......
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Tue 29-11-16 13:57
Replies: 63
Good man @rutlandchris, if you have it underway on the dry slope, you'll be rocking it on the real snow, soooooo much easier and faster. One day soon you'll hit the 'click day' and it'll all come together. The next biggie will be your first powder day - after that you'll never go back.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 28-11-16 18:22
Replies: 56
I'd like to be the first to recommend lessons. Closely followed by a trip to the boot fitter. Do remember the thinner your socks the better. That should cure all ills.
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Sun 27-11-16 23:04
Replies: 4
Haha, good man. I'm toying with the idea of a trip to Japan next year, so I might have to give them a miss this time round and get on with the saving.
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Sat 26-11-16 10:54
Replies: 4
Quite like the look of these on Sportpursuit, Two lenses, magnetic lens change, double lens spherical etc for 50 sheets........ Anyone tried a pair or got any feedback?
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Fri 25-11-16 12:54
Replies: 9
Not so sure about the flow rider either - very different beast to a "wave pool".
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Wed 23-11-16 23:42
Replies: 83
@chaletgirl, I'm in pretty much the same boat, but when I'm away to snowboard for a week/fortnight it's in with the contacts, see where I'm going, enjoy the views from the lift and just grin and bear it on the reading/close up work. It's a choice......
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