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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 8-03-18 11:22
Replies: 35
Can confirm that clipping in/out of a Leki trigger S poles is lightening - fast. No slower than grabbing /letting go of a pole handle itself. Couldn't go back to the straps system (well I could if I had to, but it would be a pain).
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Mon 5-02-18 18:38
Replies: 11
@RazK - oh, and welcome to the :sH: s, by the way! :D
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Mon 5-02-18 18:35
Replies: 11
Got some bindings from them a year ago and everything went smoothly - they arrived fast, were well packaged and the price was great.
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Mon 5-02-18 18:29
Replies: 41
I don't think you can reasonably expect new for old. Assuming culpability is undisputed then I think it's their job to restore you to the position you were in before the incident. That might mean a hefty discount off a new pair, cash compensation, or if it suits you both then a replacement with a nearly new pair. Perhaps the best solution would be, say, £50-£80 to spend on a new pair that they sell to you at trade price. Feck that - that's not restoring you to where you were. That's getting off with screwing your stuff up for less than what you were paying them to do the job probably. Put all the pressure on them to get you the skis you'd contracted for in the state you wanted them. If they don't have used inventory in the right state of repair than that means they should go newer. I'm with @Dave of the Marmottes - they are obliged to restore you to the same position you were in before you entrused your skis to them, and not an iota worse off. Whatever that may be. Tell them in no uncertan terms that that is your expectation (which you're perfectly entitled to) and let them ponder the solution. No doubt they can find one. If they were any decent, they should have offered this to you without being prompted.
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Sat 3-02-18 11:04
Replies: 64
I swear it was like being on acid What's it like being on acid? :-D
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Sat 3-02-18 2:35
Replies: 12
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Fri 2-02-18 13:01
Replies: 12
https://www.skatepro.uk/317-11525.htm?stockcode=134A&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0uGU-5aH2QIVEJkbCh0fsAKPEAQYAiABEgIeffD_BwE Also adjustable, from 106cm to 212cm
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Fri 26-01-18 11:53
Replies: 19
Yes (so my experience different to @snowglider). 3 pairs (at different times), all ready to go. Whether you choose to wax (again) before using them is a different question, the search function should help you with the controversy on that one :twisted: I'm wondering if we are actually saying the same thing here, but in a different way. Of course they came waxed; but just by the manufacturer, not by the seller (in tis case Glisshop). It was just a basic waxing jobbie that all manufacturers use, intended to prevent the skis from drying out during storage, before they are sold. Since the OP speciffically asked if Glisshop had waxed them (and sharpened/tuned the edges), I felt I had to answer "no". The same goes for edge sharpening. Did you mean that Glisshop aditionally waxed yours - on top of factory waxing?
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Fri 26-01-18 6:40
Replies: 32
As above. Went for Julbo Zebra (NXT). (They also do a lighter one - Zebra Light).
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Fri 26-01-18 3:11
Replies: 19
Nope; received mine vacuum - packed in nylon, as they come from the factory.
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Sat 13-01-18 10:52
Replies: 60
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Sat 13-01-18 2:31
Replies: 49
@Handy Turnip, ...Though I can see that you took it upon yourself to interpret/gauge usefulness of other posters' views for the OP. ;) @snowglider, ...he may have found it more useful if you... And again... But, yeah, agree to disagree and all that. And to "step away".
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Fri 12-01-18 17:38
Replies: 49
@Handy Turnip, Re: eye roll: -likewise! ;) I didn't actually say anything; I simply agreed with someone who was saying something. My mama never said I shouldn't agree with someone who is saying something; just that I should desist from expressing a negative view myself. ;) Actually, I thought that the OP might find my view useful, especially as it wasn't offered in isolation. Though I can see that you took it upon yourself to interpret/gauge usefulness of other posters' views for the OP. ;) *(Four friendly winks from me to you)! ;)
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Fri 12-01-18 14:36
Replies: 49
Also having skied in Andorra, and if you offered me a free ski holiday in Andorra I'd pay for a trip somewhere else myself. This.^^^ Why? It may be your opinion, which you are of course entitled too but personally I don't think it's either helpful or constructive to the OP. Definitely worth considering, and ignore those that would turn down a free ski holiday!!!! :roll: :roll: I could have, of course, elaborated... But, instead, I decided to take my mama's advice: "If you don't have anything nice to say - don't say anything at all". :roll: :roll: :roll: *(See? I know how to use eye roll too).
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 4-01-18 10:38
Replies: 21
startrescue.co.uk startrescue.co.uk as well. Great service in UK, not had to call out in rest of Europe. Seconded (or, rather, thirded) :lol: :sH:
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Thu 4-01-18 10:25
Replies: 49
Also having skied in Andorra, and if you offered me a free ski holiday in Andorra I'd pay for a trip somewhere else myself. This.^^^
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Mon 1-01-18 16:11
Replies: 12
@spyderjon, that's exactly what I meant - thanks for clarifying it bud. When I said "restrictive" I meant that, at cca 30m, the latest FIS GS rules severely restrict the rate at which a ski turns (basically radius). Didn't put it as eloquently and as clearly as you have! :sH:
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Sun 31-12-17 19:25
Replies: 12
@moseyp, the Rossi Hero Master is identical to the Dynastar Master that I suggested above (Rossignol owns Dynastar). It really is great (either version), but the Dynastar Master can often be found for less £££ than the Rossi. :D People aren't going mad for them for nothing. :D :sH:
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Sun 31-12-17 13:47
Replies: 12
I have some Dynastar WC GS 175cm (R18) which are absolutely fab. It's a cheater ski, so not handicapped by a stupidly restrictive sidecut, but utilises the same technology & construction as their race model. I have a 2016 model, this is the current model: https://www.proskilab.co.uk/h/giant-slalom/test-ski-2018-dynastar-speed-wc-master/535 Available radii are: 170 (R16), 175 (R18), 180 (R21) and 185 (R23).
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Mon 25-12-17 2:31
Replies: 10
Same here, ordered from them multiple times and everything always went without a glitch.
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Sat 16-12-17 18:33
Replies: 25
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Tue 5-12-17 12:59
Replies: 86
Tried some Mizuno base layers (synthetic) last year and they were ace. Warm, breathable, gentle to skin. Used two sets over 6 days of skiing, they never got smelly. Very happy with them.
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Mon 13-11-17 8:53
Replies: 23
Another satisfied user of photocromic lens here who wouldn't go back to swapping lenses (Julbo + Zebra). But I've been wondering about these: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TyHhgIfmvqk They seem to utilise the tech straight off the Uvex Apache 2 Variotronic (Decatlon bought the tech?), but at about a 1/3 of the price of the Uvex. In the video they talk about developing a sensor which will change the tint automatically, but their latest model already features this. Just wondering if anyone's tried them? If yes, what they thought?
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Tue 31-10-17 21:31
Replies: 53
I also hunt them down in the summer, they can usually be found for £13-ish to £17-ish, excellent price.
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Tue 31-10-17 0:54
Replies: 53
Another vote for SK4s, they're great.
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Tue 31-10-17 0:23
Replies: 70
@RossCarvDigitalSkiCoach, any special discount codes for Snowheads? Seeing as the info from here helped develop the product, and all that... :-D :sH:
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Tue 31-10-17 0:10
Replies: 16
My new atomic hawx have a wide calf. I can rarely get normal knee length boots and these fit me fine. I second that. If the Hawx prove to have insufficiently wide calf shafts, try Atomic Magna - they're even bigger.
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Sun 22-10-17 1:31
Replies: 28
Here's a great demonstration on how to stretch tight/knotted up hamstrings and warm up hip, knee and ankle joints: https://youtu.be/x522dB-4y2w https://youtu.be/cVVUtV5W85I
Poster: A snowHead
Sun 8-10-17 3:26
Replies: 6
@Samc12, what @speachmaus said. Also, UCPA offer a week's guided skiing covering the entire 3V, think they call it "Ski the grand ski", or some such. That's a tad more expensive, but you get the 3V full pass included as standard. Might be worth your consideration, as you'd then get to ski as a group.
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Fri 29-09-17 16:01
Replies: 59
Here's the YT promo. Some slo-mo sequences are simply stunning looking: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vr0qNXmkUJ8
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Thu 28-09-17 6:07
Replies: 59
So it's today! Really keen to see what features it'll have. Been holding out for the right cam for a long while now. Had my eye on the Yi 4k+, but that was very slow coming. I guess we'll hear from Garmin soon as well, anouncing their new cam.
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Thu 28-09-17 5:55
Replies: 27
Hi @Miksim, welcome to :sH: s! @spyderjon, who is resident ski tech on this forum, stocks Dominator Zoom. It's a universal wax whith a very broad working temperature range. His prices are also keen. Shoot him a pm and see if he could sort you out. Regards
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Thu 28-09-17 5:42
Replies: 157
@yorkshirelad, have you ever heard back from that chap Brian Simpson (the "turbo bone knitter") from Ipswich? I understand that you wrote to him. Can he do anything to speed up your bone calcification? I hope he can. You may remember that I also had a compound open fracture of my ankle (both tib & fib). 10 days ago I had a surgery to remove the scaffolding. A plate and 7 pins were removed in the process, so my tib/fib look somewhat like swiss cheese at the moment... It'll be 6 weeks (hopefully) before the bones have filled out again. Then there will just remain the small matter of sorting out my ACL/MCL respective tears... and I'll be as good as new! :( So we have it tough at the moment but, hey - we'll be back! :sH: No surrender! This year has really been horrible for me though... :shock:
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Thu 4-05-17 11:55
Replies: 41
@Skiingruby, well, the worrying and the most painful bit is now firmly behind you; you are now at the summit. In skiing terms - it's all downhill from here :)
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Wed 19-04-17 1:37
Replies: 30
@dogwatch, and this was after he's already spent one night in a shepherds hut, then submerged his feet in a frozen stream. I don't believe that he could have survived being chest deep in a stream then outside overnight without a complete change of clothes. The author of the original article is Yeti and I claim my £5.00. :-D
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Sun 16-04-17 6:44
Replies: 29
CEM makes great points. In motor racing the moto of Bell helmets is well known "If you have a cheap head buy a cheap helmet" !!! Bell would say that, wouldn't they - after all they're trying to sell you a very expensive helmet. But it's not that simple. As a motorcyclist, I've used helmets for decades. In the past, testing helmets for level of protection wasn't really standardised. The "best" helmets used to get tested and approved for racing (silver or gold ACU sticker for off - road, and gold ACU sticker for racing on tarmac and other hard surfaces). Though it wasn't quite clear what those tests were. Then, a government - backed, standardised way of scientifically testing helmets for crash protection properties kicked in (S.H.A.R.P.): https://sharp.dft.gov.uk That shook things up quite a bit - as some hideously expensive helmets were found to offer very poor (inadequate) protection and, shock, horror, some very cheap helmets turned out to offer maximum protection. All of a sudden, "If your head is worth £30, then buy a £30 helmet" got found out for what it was - a marketing bull5hit peddled buy big marketing departments of rich helmet manufacturers. I carried on using the same brand and model that I had been using, as I found out in practice that it is excellent. :-D But it's not just about the protection; an expensive helmet will invariably have excellent fit and finish, be very light (if you're riding for several hours pulling Gs, a difference of ~100 grams will become significant). They'll be much quieter (VERY important in a motorcycle helmet), have excellent vents that actually work), be super - comfy and often have removable & washable interior etc. So, usually, when one spends big money on a helmet, one can see where it's gone. BUT, is it the case that only expensive helmets provide good protection, and cheap ones don't - absolutely NOT.
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Sun 16-04-17 5:21
Replies: 41
@Skiingruby, sorry if it's a stupid question (it most probably is) but, have you tried a non - intrusive method first? I just read a study which claims that partial ACL tears (rare as they are), used to get treated almost exclusively by way of surgery. However, latest studies have shown that partial tears, when treated conservatively, in 60% of athletes (!) have healed strong enough to enable them to return to their sport without any limitations. Just a thought... Also - have you heard more than just the one opinion?
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Thu 13-04-17 20:48
Replies: 51
@Sweetpea, welcome to snow :sH: s! Though sorry to see you join up in this circumstance. I ruptured my ACL a couple of weeks ago and am pre - op, so shall be reading this thread with great interest. To be honest, based on what I've read so far, it really seems to be an open - and - shut case.
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Thu 13-04-17 19:57
Replies: 11
@jkchops, I wouldn't expect to hear from im in a hurry - he's left today for the EoSB. Hope you're not in a rush. I'd guess that you'll probably hear from him when he's back, in just over a week.
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Wed 12-04-17 18:31
Replies: 62
@under a new name, my well fitted ski boots woulf fall into ghe essential category . Mine too. My feet feel sore just thinking about hire boots. Mine also. Had a misfortune of the airline losing my hold bag, a horrible experience Indeed. Luckily my boots arrived with me in my hand luggage & saved the day.
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