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Poster: A snowHead
Tue 7-11-17 23:59
Replies: 1472
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: 7
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: 7
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: 7
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.
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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.
Poster: A snowHead
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: 4898
^absolutely post of the year.
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Sat 29-07-17 12:46
Replies: 43
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: 38
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: 43
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: 43
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: 660
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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Fri 14-07-17 16:12
Replies: 660
Erm thanks JellyB, I think. I'm none too sure what an awful lot of that means, but I guess I should do a bit of reading.
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Fri 14-07-17 13:50
Replies: 660
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Fri 14-07-17 13:27
Replies: 660
You know it makes sense.
Fri 14-07-17 11:23
Replies: 660
Hey Nowza, do you know if there's any long term/large scale weather system that has an overall effect on Japan? (You know the sort of thing, El NiŮo for the PNW bad, La NiŮa good.)
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Tue 4-07-17 23:58
Replies: 74
@Gainz, i booked with BA direct from their website - Shannon (Ireland) to Chitose return for Ä730 (around £630 or so) I went with BA for the baggage allowance two 23kg hold bags one being snowboard size. Worth a look?
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 23-06-17 12:41
Replies: 3042
If that's gnorm the gnome, that's Revvie, but I didn't think there were any t-bars up there.
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Sun 11-06-17 12:38
Replies: 73
@boarder2020, I genuinely prefer SSV to LL. Skied at both, a lot. I find the snow to be better generally at SSV. And the terrain more interesting. LL tends to be more crowded and can be icey on the frontside.Couldn't agree more. Was massively underwhelmed by Lake Louise, not particularly inspiring terrain, icy and just felt a bit soulless compared to Sunshine. Would happily spend a week at Sunshine without a second thought. ^+2. I've only been to the area for three weeks. I would say out of that I spent one day at Norquay, two weeks in SSV and whatever was left at LL. Better terrain in Sunshine - Goat Eye/South chutes, better snow, less queues (marginal).
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Tue 30-05-17 15:06
Replies: 73
@rogg, I might only get 3 days in Banff, so would you skip Norquay in that case and do two at sunshine with one at LL? Thank you for your help and advice. pretty much what I'd do if I was there.
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Tue 30-05-17 10:28
Replies: 73
I imagine it's temperature/rain related. Just a guess. In Banff Sunshine/LL are the two real ski hills. Norquay is small and with little variety. LL is prettier and a little more sensation of travel. Sunshine holds the snow in better shape. I really like Sunshine. Common practice is to travel around the bowl following the sun, starting on the Wawa chair ,moving around to Mount Standish, Continental Divide to Goats Eye. Obviously if you do the opposite i.e. start at Goats Eye it can be incredibly quiet. If there's some freshies, South Chutes on Goats Eye are great. Eat in Saltlic for the best steak (pricey), Block (for bearded hipster 'modern tapas' - really good), Nourish if you don't like meat (king kong noodles are great), Magpie and Stump for Mexican (must have a jam jar margarita with a beer in it). Don't know about big white, sorry.
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Tue 9-05-17 0:12
Replies: 58
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Mon 8-05-17 16:18
Replies: 15
@London_Falcon, A couple of years ago if you bought early enough you could get a decent enough (25% or thereabouts) discount on the lift pass. I bought mine through Canadian Affair even though I didn't book anything else through them. If you can be a little flexible about where and when you fly from Canadian Affair are the agents for Air Transat and will be your cheapest flight option by some margin. :sH:
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Mon 8-05-17 14:27
Replies: 58
@Dave of the Marmottes, still a lot more scientific that a look at a picture online test though...... :sH:
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Mon 8-05-17 9:53
Replies: 58
Ok, thanks. Pretty much what I thought. A piccie would be great Mr Sideways. I had a pair of graded mirrored pink sunnies in the 80s and seem to remember lying around on the beach thinking they were particularly enjoyable, so it'll be quite nostalgic.
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Mon 8-05-17 8:35
Replies: 4
Oops, yeah I meant hi Pink.
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Sun 7-05-17 23:11
Replies: 58
Can anyone tell me what colour the prism lenses appear (when views from inside) - I'm looking at Hi Rose for low light and Prism Jade for more light. I tend to like amber/brown tones, but the Hi pink I assume is pink and the Jade a grey/pink from looking at promo info. Anyone confirm what colour they turn your view?
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Sun 7-05-17 23:03
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Anyone tried a pair? Any comments? Living on the West Coast of Ireland the place isn't endowed with dealers, so internet shopping it is....... obviously better to try before you buy, but it's only a few quid to return to sender. so: Oakley claim 'medium frame size', can anyone confirm? - they look quite large in some video/photos. Has anyone tried them with a Giro Ledge helmet, with a view to compatability? (especially if your head is identical to mine) How easy are lenses to change? As far as lenses go I was thinking Prism Jade and Prism Hi Rose. Any comments? Any other info would be handy.
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Sun 7-05-17 11:11
Replies: 1472
According to the ONS link, prices have gone up, from 58 pp1000 to 65pp100, or 0.7%. However some place are cheaper according to the AOL article. Only some prices have gone up. Oh dear failed again.
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