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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 24-02-17 19:46
Replies: 48
Easily the best post in this thread by far: Until the immediately preceding post I was thinking what a sad thread this was. :) @davekt, @yorkshirelad, everything's got an end - and so does your forced time out from skiing! :nice: :sH:
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Tue 21-02-17 15:54
Replies: 48
@yorkshirelad, this season I am skiing, but I only had a week's skiing last year and had to miss the rest of the season through a knee injury :( So, you are not a lawn! :lol: :sH:
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Tue 14-02-17 23:47
Replies: 8
http://www.loyet.com Used these guys a few times and they've always been good. Cheap as well.
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Sat 11-02-17 16:27
Replies: 23
@5RED, which Julbo lens did you try? They do several photochrom(at)ic ones, Zebra Light being the lightest and IMO it does very well in low light. If you tried Zebra, I can see (pun intended :-D ) how you might have thought it was too dark! :sH:
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Sat 11-02-17 16:09
Replies: 12
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Sun 5-02-17 0:31
Replies: 6
Thepisteoffice. Highly recommended.
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Sat 4-02-17 23:17
Replies: 188
Why groom pistes? All it does is encourage the nobheads to slide at great speed weighting tails of skis putting everyone else at risk? Some new snow and fresh bumps seems to slow them right down judging by last couple of days here in Tignes So limit their ability to allow their ambition to exceed their lack of any control equals immediate reduction in collisions at high speed Could not agree more. STOP THE BRUTAL GROOMING. BRUTAL GROOMING FTW :-D
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Thu 2-02-17 13:32
Replies: 7
My mate has APX2 and he highly rates them. From the clarity of the lenses, ease of swapping them out, performance of the low light lense, to the absence of any fogging (all according to him). No personal experience though.
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Thu 26-01-17 11:38
Replies: 65
@Hurtle, quite :) I meant to reassure @davkt of a full recovery, thanks to advances in modern medicine. But just wanted to caution him at the same time that recovery from such an injury will involve patience and care. Sorry if my posts accentuated the latter more than the former :oops: They were meant to be an encouragement!
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Thu 26-01-17 4:09
Replies: 13
@under a new name, guilty as charged! :lol: Well, inadequate angulation = poor tecnique (on my part). Well, here we go - I'm being pedantic again! :oops: :lol: :sH: Thanks for offering me a face - saving escape route! :) :sH:
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Wed 25-01-17 19:26
Replies: 65
Hopefully you won't, @Hurtle, two's quite enough methinks - fingers crossed for you! :sH: I love my heavy weights though, so for me having it repaired was an easy decision. But, by God, the recovery did take ages.... I've grown to view fractures as a minor setback now (had a few of those). Unfortunately, it's the injuries to the connective tissue (tendons, ligaments and cartilage) that are really tough to come back from.
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Wed 25-01-17 19:13
Replies: 13
@under a new name, surely you mean over - acute (as in, an angle), not oversharp :~/ Dunno really, I have some Dynastars which came from the factory with bevels set to 1,1. I'm sure a lot of it had to do with my technique, but they were really slippery on ice. Changed the angles to 1,3 (on 2 pairs), and never looked back. Ice is now something that merely requires my attention, whereas before it was something I actively avoided.
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Wed 25-01-17 18:58
Replies: 65
@Hurtle, yes, the Popeye :lol: I decided to undergo surgery though, as not only is the flexion affected, but also suppination. The window for re-attaching the distal biceps tendon is 3 weeks. After this, it's still possible, but it's harder, as by then it'll have found a new place to attach itself to :shock: After this - even after a few years, a repair is still possible - only now it involves some achillis tendon graft, borrowed off a cadaver :shock: Don't we just love modern medicine, eh :~/
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Wed 25-01-17 18:14
Replies: 13
I'm with @Digger the dinosaur, just get a 87° file guide and set your side bevel to 3°. All of my skis are tuned to 3°. Your skis will never be slippery on ice again!
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 25-01-17 18:08
Replies: 65
@davkt, what bad luck! :( Prepare yourself for a long haul. Tore off my biceps tendon 3 years ago. It takes about 6 months for a re-attached tendon to fuse to the bone completely. No weight loading allowed during that period :( The good thing is that medicine has advanced a lot and recovery from these kind of injuries is a complete one. Patience is key... Good luck!
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Wed 25-01-17 1:28
Replies: 171
@Dave of the Marmottes summed up this thread the best with his quip "when you can bend reality, the softness of his skis doesn't matter" :lol: :lol: :lol: No further discussion needed - you know what they say, "don't feed them"...
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Sun 22-01-17 10:39
Replies: 28
@Richard_Sideways, ...goodness that explains Jura News: 'man found in shallow grave near abandoned camper van, French police appeal to relatives for information...' @valais2, nothing explains anything, I'm afraid! The puzzle remains: Did his dog reject his amorous advances and done him :~/ Or, d'ya reckon that, in the absence of any females coming forward, he settled for a gezzer in the end, and the geezer dunnhim? Or he done the geezer and legged it :~/ :-D If it's one of the latter two, the saga continues... :-D
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Fri 20-01-17 13:20
Replies: 12
4 way stretch Dare2be is pretty good I've had 60+ days out of successive pairs of pants. You suffer on build in the end e.g. zippers or colour fade but for features per £ top value. +1 on Dare2b. Have 4 way stretch jacket & pants 20 000 rated. They breathe really well, are waterproof, worm and so far are holding out pretty well, and I put a lot of strain on them. Great value for money!
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Thu 19-01-17 10:01
Replies: 28
Really? Honestly. :shock: Other :sH: s might remember. I share your bewilderment :shock:
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Thu 19-01-17 8:53
Replies: 100
@yorkshirelad, one step at a time... Don't think about the rehab right now, first things first. The most important thing right now is for the op to go well. Once that has been succesful and is behind you, you will be feeling relieved and a lot more positive about everything. There's a thread going on here (and you've probably seen it) about a fatal collision i La Plagne. So bear in mind that you are actually lucky and that it could have been a lot worse. Chin up mate, onwards and upwards!
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Thu 19-01-17 8:32
Replies: 28
You are not the same geezer who last year was looking for a girl to join im on his ski travels in his camper van, are you? :-D
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Tue 17-01-17 12:28
Replies: 27
Or (if you don't already have gloves), just get these. They are brilliant! https://youtube.com/watch?v=5lSU-Gkc4m8&feature=youtu.be
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Tue 17-01-17 12:10
Replies: 100
@yorkshirelad, as someone who has come back from a compound ankle fracture (open tibia and fibula fracture), I know what you're going through right now, and my heart goes out to you. Although quite near to your old fracture, at least it sounds as if the new fracture is clear of your knee joint. The good news is that, as long as there's no joint involved, fracture injuries simply come down to bones mending together. My ankle was plated and pinned (7 pins) and, similarly to you, it took full 3 years for the swelling to stop occuring, the moment I would stand up - horrible. Hopefully, your rehab isn't likely to last longer than a few months this time around, (just as long as it takes for the bones to mend together so you can put weight on your leg and start exercising and regain muscle mass). I hope the op goes well, and that the insurers handle this for you with minimum fuss (it sounds as if they have so far). Best wishes, get well soon mate!
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Mon 16-01-17 15:44
Replies: 13
@davidhammy, @terrygasson, same here - thanks for the reassurance. As I said earlier, they were brilliant in the UK and gave me no reason to think that they would have handled it any differently,, had it happened abroad. (Mine was a minor issue - a burst coolant hose with the loss of coolant - so would have been handled localy). But nevertheless, it's good to know that they would have taken care of something major with the same professionalism. When my policy is up for renewal this summer, I will just simply renew it.
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Sun 15-01-17 13:32
Replies: 106
Found another snowboarding 4k/60fps video clip, it's a longer version of the video I posted on the previous page: https://youtube.com/watch?v=a1D6xizxLXg&feature=youtu.be The reviewer did complain about some vignetting, but pointed out that he tested a pre-production model and was hopeful that it'll be eliminated before the camera reaches production. In his own words, despite the vignetting issue, he was still "blown away" by the camera. Here's what he replied to someone who was enquiring about the battery life and file sizes: "DBT Sruh i did a battery test with the prototype Yi 4K+ cam and recorded 4k@60fps with 100Mbit/s. The Display was always on and the room temperature was 22 Celsius. With these conditions, the cam was able to record 55min and wrote 40GB data to the microSD card." So it appeares that neither battery life nor excessive heating will be a problem.
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Sun 15-01-17 3:28
Replies: 19
Although not sure why asking what ski games people play is trolling. Because it is. :roll:
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Sat 14-01-17 3:20
Replies: 13
@terrygasson, I was with Green Flag before (through my insurance policy). But despite my nearly decade - and - a - half's worth of no claim's bonus, the price of my insurance kept creeping up (or rather, leaping up :shock: ) so I ditched them. While I was at it (searching for the best insurance quote), I also looked for a more favourable recovery insurance quote. Saved me a signifficant amount of money on both! :shock: In fact, Startrescue was so much cheaper than Green Flag that I questioned whether the old addage "if it looks too good to be true, it probably is" should be abided by. Glad I didn't give in to my doubts - Startrescue really delivered for me. And I mean it - no questions asked, absolutely no stress, the entire process was a paragon of smoothness. They've really won my confidence.
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Fri 13-01-17 22:25
Replies: 24
@Thornyhill, @ulmerhutte, :lol: :lol: :lol: :sH:
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 13-01-17 10:08
Replies: 13
I'm with Startrescue (EU breakdown policy). Had to use them recently in the UK, everything was dealt with smoothly and efficiently. No reason to assume it would have been any different had it happened in the EU.
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Fri 13-01-17 8:17
Replies: 106
@kitenski, the Toshiba is now showing as back in stock. It is wrongly described as SSD, it isn't - it's a spindle HDD - but at that price, it's still a steal :) I think I might actually wait and get it nearer the time I purchase the action cam. HDD prices are only ever going down (or their capacity is rising for a given price). @bar shaker, the fps rate depends on a chip (which actioncam builders source from third parties). I absolutely have no doubt that both, Garmin & GoPro, will come up with their prospective 60 fps cams, it's only a matter of time. Yi is actually a manufacturer with a decent reputation. I'm surprised you've not heard of them before. I have no qualms about buying a camera from them. But I will wait for the independent reviews, of course - I won't just order one blindly. With regard to the editing... I have a powerful desktop PC which is capable of doing the job. I know exactly why I want a high fps rate @ UHD - I didn't just decide that it's a feature I want on a whim.
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Thu 12-01-17 2:34
Replies: 18
Another vote for the DaKine Heli Pack 12L here. It's a superb backpack. It's very thin.
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Wed 11-01-17 21:33
Replies: 106
@kitenski, sorry no, I also need to buy it. So will be keeping an eye on the responses that you get.
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Wed 11-01-17 21:22
Replies: 106
@rob@rar, I was thinking along exactly the same lines! You know what they say about minds thinking alike, and all that... :lol: :sH:
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Wed 11-01-17 21:08
Replies: 106
12GB for 13 minutes of footage is going to need plenty of portable storage when you are on holiday... Yep, that's exactly how I intend to work around that - bring a laptop. And maybe even a large capacity external HD.
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Wed 11-01-17 20:11
Replies: 106
@snowglider, there's always the 'greatest' camera just around the corner waiting for you to buy and then get released ;-) All the current generation of 4K cameras produce similarly great results for such incredibly small devices. Each has minor strengths and weaknesses compared to the others, but if you wait for the 'best' you might be waiting for ever. rob@rar, wise words spoken there. I'm fully aware of the "wait for the next model" curse... So no real danger there, especially as I've actually got a deadline imposed for me - in the shape of EoSB :sH: It's just that, as I've mentioned before, I'll have more use for the higher f/ps of the Yi, than for various sensors and waterproofness of the Virb/GoPro. However, if Garmin/GoPro were to launch new models which would encompass all those features in one camera.... Only joking!!! :lol: :sH:
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Wed 11-01-17 10:14
Replies: 106
@kitenski, my thoughts exactly. Am minded to wait, since I'm not in a hurry to get it before the EoSB really. Was ready to purchase & was going to pull the trigger since there are some great deals around, but this has potential to be a really good camera at a great price. Kinda wish that Garmin & GoPro would hurry and & roll out their equivalent versions on the market within the next couple of months (I know - fat chance of that :( )
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Wed 11-01-17 9:32
Replies: 106
@snowglider, the thing is that my cousin is in post production and she can make an iPhone camera look like that. Companies try and tout high res cameras by showing off really nice looking images. The images don't look nice because of the resolution, they look nice because of the quality of the image. Not criticising you, just the way this stuff gets marketed If you want to go in cheap, buy a GoPro 3+. Will still shoot in HD. I run mine in SD anyway to conserve battery. 3+ does everything I want it to so I've never considered changing it. dp, funny then that you decided to buy a GoPro, instead of just using your smart phone? :lol:
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Wed 11-01-17 2:43
Replies: 106
Found this footage of the new forthcoming Yi 4k+ (that's what it'll be called). Apparently, the official RRP has been set at $300. https://youtu.be/yVxf2M2TawU
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Tue 10-01-17 7:44
Replies: 106
Thanks, @rob@rar, nice to know that. I'm so clueless though, I didn't even understand the term *ramped* slo-mo :D Btw the discount on GoPro has been reduced, now the best deal is £350 (as opposed to £300). I really like the camera angle in the first video,@kitenski! Came out great (at least to me) :)
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Sat 7-01-17 6:29
Replies: 106
@bar shaker, my activities are a mixed bag: I ski, ride a motorbike and scuba dive (that's why Hero's waterproofness doesn't matter to me - I'll have to get a proper waterproof case anyway). The only thing is that Hero's case is good for 60m, and Garmin's for 40, so points to Hero here, but it's not a deciding factor - I'm sure that afetmarket guys will soon come up with a 60m case for Garmin also. Garmin would be lovely to have for track days, but it could potentially be an awkward witness on the road :oops: :shock: Not only am I not handy with editing software - I know absolutely nothing about editing videos! So again, Garmin would be good to have... And thus I see-saw in circles... :lol: endoman, that picture quality is great! Watching your video, I was trying to swerve around some obstacles in a few places! :lol: The camera's dynamic range also appers to be very good.
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