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Poster: A snowHead
Thu 14-02-19 21:10
Replies: 289
On Valentine's Day Kooky said that she'd spread her legs if I gave her wood. http://snowmediazone.com/the_zone/data/500/medium/Filzmoos_crash_1.jpg
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Wed 13-02-19 18:35
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Mon 11-02-19 16:07
Replies: 22
Kooky loves her Whitedot Director carbonlites, she tours and skis on those a lot, although she has a multitude of skis as well.
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Sun 10-02-19 19:30
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Sun 10-02-19 19:29
Replies: 54
I used to use Hestra... these days it's all Mountain Equipment Randonees. Pile lined so warm even if they get damp. I use them for skiing and ice climbing, brilliant and half the price if you get the sales right.
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Fri 8-02-19 9:20
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I also put a touch of epoxy in tip and tail chips, holds them fine. I get a few from hitting branches or stones under the snow in the forests.
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Thu 7-02-19 19:19
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I still ski on my old 10 year old 98mm ones, love them and all the reports I have seen have been very positive. Yeah, but you weigh less than a damp whippet and would float in powder on a couple of rullers After all the snow shovelling and roof clearances I'm now down to 75kg. Still prefer my 120mm Bents for float though, they are actually a great all rounder 8-)
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Wed 6-02-19 10:06
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@cameronphillips2000, Can be handy in tree wells.
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Wed 6-02-19 10:03
Replies: 289
Some stunning conditions the other day in Wagrain/Flachau. {IMG1474_2602_right} {IMG1474_2603_right}
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Wed 6-02-19 10:00
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Wed 6-02-19 9:57
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I still ski on my old 10 year old 98mm ones, love them and all the reports I have seen have been very positive.
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Wed 6-02-19 9:55
Replies: 16
I just had to carry out 4 major topsheet delamination stick downs omn all tips and tails (about 18cm each) on Kooky's Atomic Access skis. I used Defcon flexible marine epoxy resin. They are pretty old skis and are used for a lot of off piste in heavy snow. My Nordica Enforcer's of over the same age (10 years) are fine apart from many dings.
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Sat 2-02-19 14:37
Replies: 17
Sailing spinnaker tape stands up well to abuse, it comes in many colours too.
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Sat 2-02-19 14:35
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@Frosty the Snowman, Great to see you again 8)
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 1-02-19 10:04
Replies: 9
@Dave of the Marmottes, :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Fri 1-02-19 9:46
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I recently sold my old MT Vertiges, too many damn ice axes, there are still 6 knocking about the place.
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Fri 25-01-19 18:32
Replies: 6
Oh... and seconded for austrian-adventures.com, now friends of mine after I stayed there several times, although I now live in Eben.
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Fri 25-01-19 18:30
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Good advice above, tree skiing in pretty safe terrain is great at Zauchensee and also by each side of the Paradise lift at Schlandming/Planai.
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Fri 25-01-19 8:42
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@jonathanco, Or a short tour to our local, the Moosalm, that is only 35-40 minutes :-D I also have spare skis and skins if your boot sole is below 320mm, plenty of people do short tours in Alpine boots.
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Fri 25-01-19 8:39
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@skitow, If I ever ski off piste with someone carrying a plastic shovel I would do the same :lol:
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Thu 24-01-19 20:09
Replies: 27
@BobinCH, That's pretty much what I have although it is a lighter tour/freeride boot, an all round freeride/tour boot for short skins up or off piste and a proper race piste boot.
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Thu 24-01-19 20:04
Replies: 31
I carry a decent BCA medium sized shovel with a welded top, my older one is now my car digging out shovel. For snow pits and avi digging I want the strongest I can get.
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Thu 24-01-19 19:59
Replies: 53
@oneglove, They are generally very timid. The one (or couple) passing through made a series of at least 5 seperate sheep kills in a line of locations across the area. DNA confirmed the same individual, it was tracked for several weeks across about 150km I believe. I'd be very happy with wolves around; it's not mollycoddling when the history of confirmed attack figures back it up. Would be great for some long range photography. Wolf attacks are extremely rare. A little common sense is all that is needed. If travelling alone carry a pepper spray, if I was really worried I'd carry my rifle :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Thu 24-01-19 8:05
Replies: 53
A pretty good summary... https://mobil.wwf.de/fileadmin/fm-wwf/Publikationen-PDF/2002.Review.wolf.attacks.pdf
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Thu 24-01-19 8:02
Replies: 53
Yup, some worry so much about the almost nonexistant threat from wolves (mostly to children or very small adults) while there were 50 road deaths per million inhabitants in the EU in 2017 which we all seem to deal with very well. Although there were a couple of sheep killed by a wolf or two passing through the area about 1km behind our house. It would have been amazing to have spotted one.
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Thu 24-01-19 7:43
Replies: 11
@Kooky, I thought I couldn't recognise the chair area :lol:
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Wed 23-01-19 17:04
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Nice vid DB, we were at Annaberg on Monday, such a great place.
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Wed 23-01-19 7:59
Replies: 85
Around here in Austria most people touring do have season passes. It'a more of keep fit thing for many, and some of the resorts create a path at the side of the piste. Also one resort has an agreement for night touring mainly up the side of the easy pistes but with forest cut throughs. the have Full Moon tours and it is a big feature of the mountain hut night life.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 21-01-19 12:02
Replies: 35
You are really looking at two different aspects of skiing... for your weight and ability I'd say an off piste ski should be about 180 - 190cm and at least 100mm underfoot. On piste a cheater ski ( sort of a cross between a SL ski and a standard piste ski) should be fine. Too short and you lose a lot of stability at speed, the shortest I ski is a 165cm SL ski and I am shorter and lighter than you.
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Mon 21-01-19 11:58
Replies: 9
Or just buy a 87 edge guide, clamp and a medium diamond file, easy to do a few passes each evening to keep the edge decent.
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Sun 20-01-19 17:24
Replies: 25
I've had a small Pentax Optio WG-3 waterproof camera for many years for use in the mountains where a DSLR is too bulky, it's also not bad for macro shots.
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Sun 20-01-19 17:20
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@Weathercam, Get her to put on a couple of the flashing LED cycle lights... peace of mind that basher could see her. we will be doing the local full moon tour tomorrow night, might even use my 120mm Bents :-D
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Sat 19-01-19 9:14
Replies: 6
Funnily enough, I have a quiver of 4 which include the older Nordica Enforcer 98s and a pair of Bent Chetlers at 120mm. My other two skis are Elan GS and Nordica Doberman SL skis, both ex race skis. I hardly use the GSs since I got the SLs though, slalom skis are such fun on the piste and really get you developing your technique. They need a decent amount of precision to ski them well and won't let you get away with much.
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Sat 19-01-19 8:50
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My 6-7 year od G3 skins have gradually got stickier, the glue is now over tacky and too strong, it also leaves anything it touches sticky... time for a re-glue.
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Thu 17-01-19 10:25
Replies: 90
I'll lock my skis with a cycle cable lock if at resort level or at a big party hut venue, it would need a fairly decent cutter to get through, beyond a multitool one. With touring bindings or newish skis it's a little piece of mind.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Wed 16-01-19 5:46
Replies: 17
I have an estate car with Haldex AWD, it comes on when it is needed, and the fuel economy is still 54mpg on longer runs. To be honest so far it has proved almost or just as good as the permanent AWD on my old Subaru Forester. Given that last year Kooky needed chains on her 2WD car 20 times, and this year she had had them on for the last 15 days (definitely required) she is looking to make her next car a small 4WD.
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Tue 15-01-19 20:26
Replies: 17
@queenie pretty please, I have definitely needed 4 wheel drive on my road though, and it was a bit slidey last night in heavy new snow. Any two wheel drive has needed chains. Then again, it is pretty steep, above 900m and has three hairpin corners.
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Fri 11-01-19 21:20
Replies: 54
This was today off piste in the Amade region. It was a uniform tree covered slope that was pretty tracked out and as it was above a recently opened itinerary run had been evaluated for avi risk. Rules: Pick your route carefully. Evaluate slopes above your route for possible avi propagation. Do not take risks. Keep a close eye on each other as tree wells, drifts and falling trees are as much a danger as avis at the moment. If you do not have long term local knowledge then err on the side of caution. {IMG1474_2296_right}
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Wed 9-01-19 16:42
Replies: 13
I found that freeride/touring boots usually feel about 20 (on the rating) less stiff than an equivalently rated race type boot. So you my want to up to a 110 or 120 boot to get the same power transmission for piste skiing.
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Mon 7-01-19 13:22
Replies: 31
@Scarpa, Time to buy a small snow blower? :sH: The cord just snapped on the big one and it's the older riveted model... needs a strip down which I am not doing in a blizzard. It's not much use though as we are running out of places to put the snow, having to pile it into 2m hiugh walls now, our road is down to single lane and getting narrower.
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