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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 23-11-16 19:15
Replies: 2
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Tue 22-11-16 19:27
Replies: 17
The bolt thing is not a myth. I work as a snowboard instructor in the winter and have had several clients and friends whose bindings keep moving from the initially set position, sometimes despite repeated efforts to re-tighten. If you buy Reflex bindings you get both 4x4 and Channel discs in the box. The Channel discs are not adaptors you have to pay extra for.
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Tue 22-11-16 15:08
Replies: 17
I would avoid the Channel. Only 2 screws holding the binding in place it is easy for them to come a little loose and the binding to move. 4x4 gives a more secure fix. If you are going to buy Burton bindings (and I would) buy the Reflex rather than the EST. You can put the Reflex on a Channel board as well as regular 4x4 so you are keeping your options open. If you buy EST you are stuck with a Burton Channel board.
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Wed 9-11-16 18:51
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David Mitchell is a British Instructor that works for the ESF there
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Wed 9-11-16 18:49
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I think the LV 180 days is maximum trip length, not total time abroad but check the small print?
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Wed 9-11-16 17:16
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LV. 180 days for an extra 19.99
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Thu 21-04-16 14:20
Replies: 28
Maybe do a "learn to board in a day" course at one of the domes - after that, you'll know whether you want to continue I would not recommend more than a couple of hours at a time to start. An all day course is called a crash course for a reason!
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Sun 20-03-16 19:57
Replies: 70
It isn't policed at all at the moment! It is policed in the big french resorts. Someone from the french sports ministry makes random checks on instructors a few days each year in each resort. They are mostly checking uniformed instructors have the correct up to date paperwork. They do not in any way harass what is obviously a parent teaching their kid. If an instructor cannot produce all the correct paperwork they are not hauled off to the cells but just given a notice to produce it at the local police station in the next few days.
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Tue 8-03-16 21:25
Replies: 12
The Pat from Hillend was Pat Findlater
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Thu 25-02-16 23:09
Replies: 41
All depends on your riding style. If you want one board to do everything then a Lib tech makes sense. If you only want to do carving or off piste then off course a directional board is better.
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Wed 24-02-16 15:15
Replies: 11
Ask the kids what they want to do. Do they want to race? If not then please dont push them into it, thats the best way to put them off skiing. If they want to ski off piste on terrain where you think kit is appropriate give them kit. Start training them how to use it. You are right that they would not deal well in a rescue situation so you need another competent adult to be back marker, this could either be you or you need to pay a second instructor to be back marker. There are many other areas of skiing they could develop. Ask them if they want to do freestyle or moguls for example and if so seek appropriate coaching.
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Tue 23-02-16 17:13
Replies: 41
What is the camber profile like on the Libtech? Is it very different from your other boards? I think this is probably the issue rather than the magnatraction. Riding a C2 banana board for the first time will feel very different. Agree. I've only ever ridden cambered boards so maybe not the best person to comment but profiles like the majority of Lib Tech, Never Summer, etc. really don't make any sense to me. It's like you're taking the worst aspects of a cambered board (lack of forgiveness / more prone to catching an edge) and combining it with the worst of rockered boards (lack of grip / carving ability, less control at speed). Surely rocker towards the tip and tail with camber between the feet makes much more sense and does the opposite of the above combining the benefits of camber and rocker such as lots of the Yes line, Capita DOA, etc. Or am I missing something? The profiles of Lib Tech etc. is not aimed at piste carving. If this is your priority then camber is your best option. What it does do is make a board that is playful i.e. easy to press and butter. It also makes a true twin that rides well off piste, put your weight on the back and you effectively have a nose that starts in the middle of the board and so stays up easily. Compared to a full camber or camber between feet rocker nose and tail true twin it is way better in deep snow.
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Mon 22-02-16 18:29
Replies: 41
What is the camber profile like on the Libtech? Is it very different from your other boards? I think this is probably the issue rather than the magnatraction. Riding a C2 banana board for the first time will feel very different.
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Thu 18-02-16 19:25
Replies: 16
Nixwax Glove Proof (the liquid) is good as it protects the leather but still it retains some breathability. The solidish wax from hestra or Nixwax is more waterproofing (and longerlasting) but you loose any breathability.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 8-02-16 18:14
Replies: 51
p.s. Unless you are planning on a lot of uphill I'd skip lighterweight touring models like the Buzz... I haven't skied that particular ski, but as a generalisation, something with a bit more weight will fair better once things get skied up a bit at the resort. No need to go for the heaviest, most burly ski out there, but just avoid the super lightweight end of the spectrum. The Buzz is not a superlight touring model, it is just slightly narrower than the Trust but in the same range. There is a lightweight ski called the Shift which is basically a touring version of the Buzz.
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Sun 31-01-16 16:36
Replies: 4
1. Loads of options. Check out the famous Mountain Burger in Mottaret. 2. Closed to Les Allues, patchy to Raffort at the moment.
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Mon 25-01-16 21:38
Replies: 5
Not many British Instructors based in Les Menuires so if that is what you are after then you are maybe better to ski over to Meribel and get a lesson from someone based there. I am a BASI ISTD based in Meribel and was in the Scottish Mogul Team in my youth so would be happy to help you with the this or any other aspects of your skiing. Mike.
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Sat 16-01-16 15:16
Replies: 15
Which batteries do you have? The Charger I have says it is only for Pro batteries. Do you have these batteries or are they the One or Nano? Hopefully you can tell from the pictures on the Sidas web site
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Sat 16-01-16 10:34
Replies: 15
I have a spare charger for Sidas Pro set I could sell you. The charger is not identical to the one in your photo but the battery plugs look the same. Which batteries do you have? I am in Meribel if you are going to be anywhere near here.
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Fri 15-01-16 19:17
Replies: 6
Better with the 95mm brake on a 98mm ski. It just needs a very little bend and then fits nice and snugly. I put the 115mm brake on a 98mm ski initially and found they rubbed when carving hard.
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Tue 3-11-15 0:14
Replies: 18
Use UK Mail to send canisters. When I bought one from Facewest they told me they are the only courier that will take them. Post Office and Royal Mail are separate companies so you need to take it up with Post Office as they were at fault for not advising you correctly.
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Wed 14-10-15 21:10
Replies: 16
Not daft questions, very good questions. 1. The bus. Or Up Tougnete 1 and then down Perdrix. Be aware the first 100m of Perdrix is more red than green. Better to go down the first 50m of Lieve then take the cat track cut on the right to get onto Perdrix. Make sure you have figured out where this is before hand. Once you get to the top of Mottaret it used to get steep again but should have all been regraded this year with the new lifts and pistes. Or up Saulire, ski the 200m to the top of Pas de Lac and then download Pas de Lac. This is 200m that is technically red but is green gradient, just dont miss the top of Pas de Lac. Interested what you think is perfect about Truite from videos, it is far from the best green in the valley as narrow in places and can have better skiers shooting past at busy times. 2. DO NOT take someone who is snowploughing down Creux! Download the cablecar from top of Saulire. The Col de Loze blue is an easy blue. After that it is slightly tricky to find the Loze Est green, you need to walk 100m across flat / slightly up hill to left. Otherwise straight ahead is Lac Bleu which is a medium blue and too steep for a snowplougher. Loze Est is a narrow cat track, not steep. Return to Meribel by Cablecar then download Saulire.
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Wed 26-08-15 17:09
Replies: 38
I don't think its about the mountain areas reducing pay, its about them not employing people outside the remit of their qualification. While not illegal its a bit of a sticky one from an insurance point of view. It also makes it more accessible for people who live near one of the mountain centres as they can do the Instructor, do 30 hours shadowing and then do 40 hours real teaching of beginners before going to the Advanced Instructor. If they go down the BASI route they have to do the Level 1, 35 hours shadowing and then find another 35 hours before they can do the Level 2. For this second 35 hours they can either do more shadowing, work outside their remit (which BASI may not accept) or travel some distance to do the hours working on an artificial slope. SSS are planning to run most courses over several weekends rather than Monday to Friday which most BASI courses are which again makes it more accessible for someone wanting to get qualified while doing other work / study.
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Tue 25-08-15 20:44
Replies: 38
Is this them getting ready not to be part of Britain ? Maybe BASI will move south.... No this is them meeting the needs of the Scottish market because BASI dont. The Scottish snow centres are employing BASI 1s and Ski Leaders to work outside their remit because they cant get enough BASI 2s due to needing to do 15 days of courses before they can start working. This is a more flexible modular system.
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Tue 25-08-15 15:27
Replies: 38
http://www.snowsportscotland.org/news/show/445 Snowsport Scotland are launching some new Instructor qualifications to better suit the UK market.
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Sun 23-08-15 9:38
Replies: 36
Sounds like it has not been put out to tender yet. In theory the Met office could still win the tender?
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Tue 18-08-15 9:04
Replies: 4
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Sat 1-08-15 9:11
Replies: 54
The Escapade has now moved to the official app, so you do it on your phone rather than your lift pass hence you cant find them on the paper piste map.
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 9-07-15 10:55
Replies: 4
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Mon 29-06-15 11:41
Replies: 2
http://www.pro-snowboarding.co.uk/ All highly experienced instructors.
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Sun 29-03-15 6:40
Replies: 5
Stick with the duck stance, about -15 / 15 degrees
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Thu 19-02-15 21:10
Replies: 53
The TRS is a centre stance true twin so its not going to be great in powder. Much better on a directional board with set back stance for that.
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Mon 16-02-15 19:27
Replies: 21
Hello, Is the Escapade still on in the 3 valleys? I notice from the piste map the lift markers are gone. Wakkitt The Escapade is now on the official app. So you collect the locations on your phone, not on your lift pass I think.
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Thu 5-02-15 15:31
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Skied home on it an hour ago. It has been groomed but is not open officially as there a couple of small holes in it.
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Thu 29-01-15 21:28
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But if you are unsure better to wax too cold than too warm. A hard wax will still work pretty well if it gets a bit warmer where as a soft wax does not glide well if it gets too cold. I would go for a blend if you are going to the alps next week.
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Sun 25-01-15 20:55
Replies: 26
Some excellent words of wisdom from snowboard guide Neil McNab: http://www.mcnabsnowboarding.com/snowboarding/the-times-they-are-a-changing/
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Sat 17-01-15 17:00
Replies: 952
Been snowing all night and day, just starting to clear now. Visibility was coming and going all day but some nice snow to be found. Generally around 30cm of fresh stuff but some deeper spots if you know where to look: http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy188/mikebatesphotos/SAM_1987.jpg
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Fri 19-12-14 20:02
Replies: 3
The service centre (UK importer) is Anatom
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Fri 12-12-14 10:04
Replies: 48
When I did my BASI 4 tech about 5 years ago they were promoting inclinating for the first part of the turn and then angulating for the second part. The reasoning being inclination to create a strong platform at the start of the turn and then using angulation to be able to more easily vary amount of edge angle / turn shape at end of turn and also easier to smoothly exit one turn into the next if the upper body is not too far inside.
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Tue 11-11-14 12:13
Replies: 17
Yes I think the Jam would be hard on the back leg as it is a centred stance. Your other choices in the Bataleon range are either the Camel Toe as a full on powder board or the Omni which is more of an all mountain shape but does have a set back stance so will be easier on the back leg in the soft stuff.
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