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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 15-02-18 23:34
Replies: 113
I use Dryzones in my boots overnight if there are no heaters, and for long term storage. Never had a problem. I use them too. The good thing is theyíre reusable/rechargeable. Put on a radiator they dry out and are as good as new.
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Thu 15-02-18 23:21
Replies: 22
Is that the hotel with the restaurant overlooking the swimming pool? Quite an odd juxtaposition by a good steak, mind you it was nigh on 10 years ago but a very fond/odd memory.
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Tue 13-02-18 13:34
Replies: 15
My guess is that these would probably do the job: https://www.skiequipmentuk.co.uk/product/spares/ski-boot-repair/sidas-butterfly-ankle-volume-reducers-for-ski-boots/
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Sun 11-02-18 15:58
Replies: 42
I wear my plain(ish) red Marmot Goretex shell year round, was out in the hail/sleet storm that just passed over the coast here. I wouldn't wear anything else.
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Sun 4-02-18 15:53
Replies: 22
Hope it cools off =for you AuntieMasque, it was really cold when we were there about 7 years ago, but the last NA visit we did was in Jan/Feb three years back and Fernie (and a few others) were eloping to close because it was too swarm, in early Feb!!!
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Fri 2-02-18 13:56
Replies: 5
I have a Bolle one which was the most 'low profile' model I could find in the shops when I bought it. Might be worth a scan of their website to see. Obviously try before you buy etc.
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Fri 12-01-18 11:35
Replies: 210
I should have been on the plane today for nearly a month on Hokaido, prolapsed disc has forced me to put it on hold. @Weathercam read the snow Japan daily reports from Niseko - apparently conditions are pretty much perfect. 15cm fresh cold pow last night, more tonight, more next week. I know Iíd give my left but to be airborne right now.
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Fri 12-01-18 11:29
Replies: 9
I think Iím going to hang on to it now. I was due to be on the plane to Tokyo today and promised myself this morning Iíll be on the plane next year instead. #bepositive
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Wed 10-01-18 20:37
Replies: 29
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Wed 10-01-18 19:18
Replies: 17
I like the fact those Salomons are ďgenuineĒ rather than the cheap Chinese fakes you inevitably come across these days.
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Wed 10-01-18 19:02
Replies: 29
Iíve a friend who learned a few years back. We started him on +12, -12 and he really couldnít get on with it. We went to +18, -6 and things improved, but still he wasnít happy. Being a bunch of surfers we said ďlie on the floor and take offĒ which he did. Feet at about +45 & +15 which we tried, job done. Funny, heís a really smooth stylish surfer with a really powerful roundhouse - he now looks just the same on a snowboard.
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Mon 8-01-18 22:27
Replies: 11
I did Revelstoke and Banff on a combination of Airport shuttles and Greyhound. Was by far the cheapest way and not too inconvenient. You get to meet some 'interesting' people on a Greyhound too. :lol:
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Sun 7-01-18 12:28
Replies: 29
I reckon Skitow is right. Put two footbeds flat on a table side by side (one 2 1/2deg and one 0deg). Look along the length of the footbeds and you might be able to see one tilted slightly compared to the other. It is to do with knees, the wider your stance goes the more of a twist required in the knee to keep your foot flat on the binding. Putting a 2 1/2deg inward tilt on the footbeds helps?
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Wed 3-01-18 13:51
Replies: 80
Revelstoke is amazing...fast uplift, huuuuge vertical, amazing views from the top, loads of snow and fab off piste both above and below the treeline. Very remote which is great once you're there. I would love to go back. I went to Revelstoke for a week. It rained top to bottom the weeks before I went (end of Jan) and then froze into a giant ice Toblerone chunk. There was not loads of snow. Not much fun as a snowboarder. If there was loads of snow the runs off the back of the main ridge would have been great, and some of the lower stuff through the trees looked epic.
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 2-01-18 15:54
Replies: 28
I have some kind of plastic covered fabric picnic tablecloth type thing that i was given years back. surfboard repairs waxing and other messy diy jobs over the years have rendered it stiff as a board. :lol:
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Sat 16-12-17 12:16
Replies: 3
hi there I'd definitely be interested fit dependant. How does the fit compare with average? £140 inc or excl p&p? (I'm in Ireland, but can send to a UK address) You've got it on ebay, how would you like to sell?
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Thu 30-11-17 15:31
Replies: 24
I travelled with Crystal a number of times, out of Dublin. Frequently the carrier was Monarch, who had free ski carriage in their terms and conditions manual. The system works like this: Turn up with unbooked ski bag to be told at desk that thereís a surcharge. Say youíve never paid before and that you want someone to check. The check in staff (Monarch) check with the airport desk staff (Monarch) who confirm free carriage. Job done. In my case it was Crystal charging for the Ďextraí on ski carriage. I only did this with Monarch flights because I knew the lay of the land. If you can check the land with the carrier and maybe take a punt.
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Tue 7-11-17 23:59
Replies: 1535
Here's a nice BBC headline: 'UK wellbeing rises after Brexit vote' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41893598 Let's hope "Wellbeing" equates to, "Being Well" - as the waiting list for Orthopedics in NI is 3 years and there is a predicted NHS meltdown this winter, with a lack of Nurses to man the wards. I live in the EU just over the border from you. Iíve just prolapsed my L5S1 disc and canít do much other than lie down right now. Iíve seen my GP, which I paid for and am now on the HSE (ROIs version of the NHS) waiting list to see the orthopedic consultant. I just shelled out Ä300 to see the same consultant privately and he said he would expect to see me in approx 3 years time for the consultation on the HSE list then 3-4 years wait for surgery. So thatís seven years wait for surgery for me, unless I come up with Ä8k in cash when I can have it next week. In summary 3 years - from where Iím sitting that sounds great.
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Mon 6-11-17 1:42
Replies: 9
Cheers Johnny. Itís not game over and the hovercraft was for a bucket list trip to Japan. Not selling my daily driver anthem. Will be back on snow next season whatever.
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Sat 4-11-17 16:25
Replies: 9
Thanks all. I put a post in the for sale section. Itís still in the plastic wrapper, Iím looking for £300 collected (bearing in mind I live in Ireland) or add a tenner for a contribution to postage. If it doesnít sell Iíll hang it on my man cave wall for motivation.
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Sat 4-11-17 13:45
Replies: 9
I've just cancelled my three week Japan trip so if anyone wants to pick up an unused 160 hovercraft and contribute towards my surgery fund, hereís your chance!!!
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Sat 4-11-17 13:41
Replies: 0
Brand new unused still in plastic 2017 Jones Hovercraft 160. £300. Pickup in Lahinch, Co Clare (if you fancy a road trip to the best Surf in Europe) or Iíll ship it to you, subsidized, for a tenner.
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Wed 1-11-17 18:14
Replies: 11
I was told by a shop in AdHz many years ago that it does make a difference to the service and discount you get. I was told that at the time (circa 2005) the TO, Crystal took a considerable chunk of the rental in commission. If you walked in off of he street and asked you would get a 15% discount. I had prebooked Ďpremiumí or similar. I noticed the shop didnít have a premium grade and that their price was lower than what I had been charged. I asked the rep/complained about being overcharged and got some hokey reply that not all shops in resort charged the same, and eventually got a refund if the difference. I pointed it out to my fellow guests and got bought quite a few pints that evening - Crystal had been doing quite well overselling apparently.
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Wed 11-10-17 23:24
Replies: 11
The wigglies say ďabove average temperatures for the next week or so and dry tooĒ. Generally good agreement between the runs so a reasonable probability itíll happen. After that it gets a bit more unsettled. Some precipitation possible after say the 18th, temps dropping but still above average. If you take the average run out at the very end of the run it shows roughly 5min Deg night time temp at 1500m and 10max during the day. Would relate to freezing levels varying from 3000 to 2250 or so, bottom of doubleM is 2100(?). its obviously too far off to be in any way accurate, but thatís what the wig lies currently say.
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Sun 3-09-17 11:20
Replies: 74
I'm off on the 11th of Jan. The only thing that's going to stop me is the MRI I had done of my spine yesterday. Obvious exploding disc issue roughly 4 months from takeoff. :evil:
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Thu 24-08-17 23:38
Replies: 74
@mooney058, I'm flying With BA. Two pieces of hold baggage included in the fare one if which can be my snowboard bag. Also covers my connecting/internal flights with Aer Fungus and JAL.
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Thu 24-08-17 11:57
Replies: 19
I found Canadian affair to be very good to deal with and good value too. They passed on discounts on lift pass deals where others did not. Well worth checking. (They were the agents for air transat who did the cheapest flying guys so their prices reflected, same hotel same dates 3-400 cheaper than crystal package deal)
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Thu 24-08-17 9:26
Replies: 19
I've only been to Banff a couple of times and stayed in LL. I much preferred the terrain at sunshine and split my time roughly 2/3 1/3 SSV to LL. The commute from Banff to LL was around 40 minutes and it really seemed to fly by. I don't know how long it is from LL village to the hill, but it still involves getting on the bus. I found Norquay very small and very samey. I rode it for a morning and left.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 23-08-17 23:19
Replies: 19
The think Norway might be a bit further than a quick bus ride. (Overactive autocorrect?)
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Wed 23-08-17 12:23
Replies: 67
BCjohnny, Red is so laid back its unbelievable, even by Canadian standards :-D They don't even have any high speed lifts for that reason, even when they upgrade or put new ones in. You also missed WW, great hill again, very underrated, and Nelson is a fantastic town, with a great vibe. I've done Banff, Revelstoke and Fernie so far. I really liked all of them, I'm hopefully (back permitted by but flight booked) going to Japan this year. The next big trip with the o/h we were looking at a week or so each in Red and Whitewater. The better half doesn't ski/board but loves to walk/sled/spend time in the mountains and towns. As far as boarding goes I like trees and off piste, I don't mind lapping the same chair fir a couple of days, you can always find different lines etc, I assume the hills will be fine for me, is there much in the towns and activities for the other half?
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Thu 17-08-17 21:58
Replies: 4
Thanks Bones. I've got a few merinos and synthetics, the Patagonia Capilene is really good. Just wondering about bamboo.
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Thu 17-08-17 19:29
Replies: 4
Sportpursuit have some Bam branded base layers at the moment. It seems they contain 25-30% cotton. Has anyone tried them? Will the cotton hold water? Is the anti odour quality if bamboo effective? Am I worrying too much?
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Fri 11-08-17 12:07
Replies: 9
Don't know about the board and bindings, but you must buy boots that fit, which means trying them on. You might be lucky with fit but not likely. It's also likely you'll be caught for import duties/VAT and a handling fee from the shipping company- well worth investigating, it can turn a bargain into not such a good deal.
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Wed 9-08-17 13:48
Replies: 110
Don't remember, Engleberg, 1972, four years old.
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Tue 8-08-17 20:24
Replies: 4916
^absolutely post of the year.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Sat 29-07-17 12:46
Replies: 44
I fall pretty well, 99% of the time. If I'm up and running, hit a shark, catch an edge whatever I usually use the momentum, roll slide whatever and move on no problems. The only time I seem to have a problem is when I'm stationary and have no momentum, I've overbalanced once or twice while stationary and strapped in and slowly toppled. A real 'pratfall' and as I go I find myself sticking my hands out to catch myself. :roll:
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Fri 28-07-17 15:52
Replies: 52
Hey gainz. I'm 5'11 and 85kgs. Im ok on a snowboard. I'm off to Japan this January for 3 weeks. (Are you me? Or vice Versa). I too was looking for a Pow board and ended up buying a 160 Hovercraft in the sales from the snowboard asylum. Haven't had a chance to ride it yet but it looks and feels like a well built board with a good looking shape. All the reviews I could find were very positive (mind you, try and find a negative review anywhere!!!). Sorry, no real help I know but it's where I ended up in a similar scenario.
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Wed 26-07-17 23:16
Replies: 44
There is a lot of anecdotal 'evidence' around the subject, so I'd take the time to separate the wheat from the chaff. Maybe dropping onto you knuckles rather than your fingertips might help most ...... n'est pas ......? ^ you got it. Fall right, don't rely on guards to save you. I got mine years back when I learnt, they've been in the kitbag ever since.
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Tue 25-07-17 21:12
Replies: 44
I've got some level fly gloves. Way better than separate gloves and guards.
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Sat 15-07-17 10:06
Replies: 1884
Thanks noza. I've skied/boarded for 40+ years so totally appreciate you can't forecast this far out, even a good season/bad season isn't really possible for Europe. I'm just a bit exited about 3 weeks of Japanuary this year so my forecast stoke is high. I am a big sucker for the 'old man if the mountain' forecasts too. 'The snow will be deep this year, the male marmots couldn't reach the bottom flowers of the genepis on midsummers eve' type thing.
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