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Poster: A snowHead
Sat 13-01-18 10:52
Replies: 57
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Sat 13-01-18 2:31
Replies: 34
@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: 34
@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: 34
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).
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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: 34
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
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Tue 5-12-17 12:59
Replies: 85
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.
Poster: A snowHead
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
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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: 154
@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: 41
@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.
Poster: A snowHead
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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Wed 12-04-17 17:51
Replies: 42
@Hurtle, @achilles, I park mine the same way :sH: But @Hurtle, never mind running out of wardrobe space, I'll soon be running out of walls to line 'em up against, if I carry on like this! :shock:
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Tue 11-04-17 2:14
Replies: 15
Yep, ironing/tumble drying on medium setting helps activate the DWR. If you are worried about ironing or tumble drying your fancy/expensive kit, a hair dryer works just as well.
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Mon 10-04-17 16:52
Replies: 15
@AG, I use Granger's but, reportedly, it and Nikwax both work ~ equally well. Personally, I use a spray that is applied after the washing (while the item is still wet). To my mind, applying a wash-in reproofer goes against the logic; if it makes a cloth waterproof, it follows that applying it on the inside (the side of membrane closer to your body) will stop the sweat from escaping outwards. However a lot of people on here use it, and I am yet too see someone complain that it ruined their jacket's breathability. Lots has been said on this subject; there are quite a few threads discussing these issues and various products, and/or washing and application methods. You may want to look for them by using a search function on this site.
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Tue 4-04-17 22:30
Replies: 44
@stephap, I'm one of those people that @Kamikaze Pete, referred to. I will only ever take my ski boots in my cabin luggage. This practice paid off last year when my bag was lost and arrived on the last day of my holiday. Had I not had my boots with me, I would have cried in my beer.
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Mon 3-04-17 23:08
Replies: 11
Great news, @Hurtle! They really ought to be. They've become almost essential, as so many high - precision surgical interventions rely on them. Also, vice versa, they're invaluable when it comes to ruling out surgeries that are not neded - so one could potentially argue that their increased usage would actually save the NHS money.
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Mon 3-04-17 22:27
Replies: 11
@DrLawn, thanks for wishing me well! True... though it might be worth noting that the MRI was paid for privately. I'm pretty sure here in the UK GPs/hospitals wouldn't mind referring patients for an MRI either, as long as they were being payed for it privately, as opposed to relying on the NHS to fund it. A few years ago I badly needed an MRI to rule in/out a biceps tendon rupture. The consultant referred me for an MRI but was overruled by his manager! I was desperate, so I saw a physio privately, who then referred me and I paid for both the appointment with the physio, and the subsequent MRI, out of my own pocket. If you can find the time to make a trip to London, there's Vista Diagnostics clinic which does MRI scans. Their prices vary according to busy/quiet times, so if you can be flexible, the price can be as low as £200 (still not cheap, but well worth it if you really need it). They're just by the London Bridge, so not too complicated a commute for you. I hope that this helps and that you get better! Btw what's troubling you, if I may ask?
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Mon 3-04-17 20:52
Replies: 11
A brief update: I was seen today by Dr @Jonathan Bell (I cannot thank you enough for seeing me at such a short notice, Dr Bell)! By the way Dr Bell gave up a portion of his private time (he was preparing for a ski trip, and has gone by now) just in order to see me today. So any snowheads reading this, and in need of medical care relating to your knees - you know who to see. Dr Bell's ethics proved to be exemplary. He will be in your corner. The diagnosis was consistent with the MRI scan (a grade 2 MCL rupture and a non - displaced hairline fracture of my tibial plateau). Dr Bell suspects that the ACL has ruptured completely though.This is not certain as the MRI didn't indicate that, but it's not crucial to ascertain the exact level of damage at this stage, as surgery (if needed) shouldn't be carried out so soon after the injury anyway. So I will start physio work and see Dr Bell again in 4 weeks' time. I'll try to provide regular updates. So far, I have full ROM, there's little or no swelling, or pain. The bruising has faded significantly.
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Sun 2-04-17 18:32
Replies: 120
@johnE, it's one thing buying £1M policy, it's quite another collecting it. You only find out what your policy is really worth once you submit a claim and when some very clever people employed by the insurance company go over it with a very fine tooth comb. And start digging out some clauses and appendages, burried so deeply in the contract, or verbalised in such a way you never even knew they existed.* *As you found out to your detriment when you submitted your only claim, and ended up collecting ~ £100 less than you thought you would. You are very proud that you haven't missed a flight in 40 years (I haven't in 33) - but it counts for nothing. The only thing that matters is the next flight you catch, or the next holiday you come back from without having sustained any injuries... Or, collecting your luggage at the destination, without any damage/loss (that you would love to claim for - but the high excess doesn't make it feasible). So yes, finally we agree on something - that's why one buys insurance - because one never knows. That was the point of my previos post (when I remarked on how much money you had "wasted" over the past 40 years), but it went unnoticed (or was it ignored)? Will you now tell us what this "very expensive" insurance policy is, that you purchase, so that I can climb on my high horse (like you did), multiply that amount by 33 and scoffingly tell you how much I would have spent extra over the years (when my cheap-ish policy does the some job)? Shall I now start deriding your decision to pay "very high" insurance premum (whatever that may be), in the hope that you might one day collect a £1M, which may never happen - not least owing to defensive clauses built in? What is it with the internet and people feeling the need to poke fun at other people's decisions?! But you are correct you can give your money to whoever you wish I have not "given" my money to anyone. I have purchased a service (which, incidently, paid for itself many times over).
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Sun 2-04-17 14:09
Replies: 120
As I see it you purchased an insurnace policy to cover you for a potential loss of £75. Let us assume that you have an annual policy, after all who doesn't. This policy cost you £13 pa ... (laughs), well precisely. But as Kahneman and others have noted, people behave strangely in this type of scenario. Now that's not a nice thing to say, when you don't know anything about me, or what influenced my decision to re-insure my excess
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Sun 2-04-17 14:05
Replies: 120
@snowglider, For example I have been taking travel insurance out for over 40 years and made one claim. So I would have spent £520 (40*13) extra on cover just to save an excess of £75 JohnE, folowing your (flawed) logic, you have wasted an awful lot of money, by carrying on buying insurance policies year after year, for 40 years, when you have only made the one claim. You could have saved yourself a lot of money, by only taking out a policy the year you claimed! It's nice of you that you are so concerned about my wallet but, as @Dave of the Marmottes pointed out - I don't feel ripped of in the slightest. On the contrary - a simple calculation tells a different story from my perspective: I have spent £13 to cover the £75 that I would have lost otherwise. So: £75 - £13 = £62. But thanks for trying to portray me as a simpleton.
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