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Poster: A snowHead
Wed 13-03-19 9:15
Replies: 10
@CarlosR2004, As long as the forward pressure is set correctly as described above its fine, whoever fitted the bindings squeezed the jig setting, there is a standard boot size sole setting on the fitting jig for fitting rental bindings and they just made it smaller or did them freehand resulting in it being smaller. That is done sometimes deliberately if you have a small boot and want to move you boot centre around on the ski, gives you more space available for moving backwards and forwards, and on the pictures you do have a range of marks on the sidewall. so just get the forward pressure right and basically ignore the boot size settings on the binding, check boot centre lines up with mark on ski as above and move forward or back depending on what you want, you can play around with boot centre position if you don't like how they ski, as long as the forward pressure is correct. @under a new name, there is no fine adjustment screw at the back, forward pressure is set by moving the heel, lift the lever at the back and just moving the heel, my daughter has a pair of these on her rockhoppers and that binding is still being sold, so assume it is still indemnified.
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Fri 1-03-19 16:55
Replies: 32
@davidof, My daughter has been tested with regards to swimming, and she is not elite level....yet... so testing does happen even down to lower levels of the sport
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Thu 7-02-19 10:13
Replies: 381
@Jonny996, No big UK hols, that is next week. but 1st week of French school hols, but only 1 region, so should not be too bad
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Wed 6-02-19 20:57
Replies: 13
@Grizzler, Boot length is taken into account when calculating DIN, it is rather important. I run Din 8, with a boot sole of 284mm, but if my boot sole was 320mm, the table would put me at 7, all other things equal.
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Wed 30-01-19 13:20
Replies: 6
@pam w, Thank you, we have all our own gear, and lifts and lessons are done, so that could be a solution, will play it depending on how late said boat is
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Tue 29-01-19 16:24
Replies: 6
@emwmarine, Thanks, overnight drive just leaves me knackered for too long now, used to do it all the time, but having worked out timings, we may be able to get to the A40 at macon for about midday, so hopefully.............just depends how late the boat is, its usually late when its full...........
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Mon 28-01-19 20:04
Replies: 15
@SallySunshine, My other half has a pair of rossignol famous 4 (they do a 2 as well) and they go down to 142cm, and she loves them (has them in a 149cm). From a really nervous skier, now going down blues and the odd easy red confidently, and Quote "these make it miles easier" https://www.rossignol.com/int-en/rossignol-famous-4-xpress-skis-alpine-rahbk03-000-2018-2019.html
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Mon 28-01-19 19:52
Replies: 6
We usually travel down on the Friday and overnight near the resort, but this time due to work we will probably be getting on to the A40 in the afternoon of the saturday 16th, when is the time to really avoid? as we may be able to get there 1pm ish, with even less sleep on Friday night (the days of driving through the night are gone before it is suggested, I am too old for that!) Thanks
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Fri 7-12-18 22:08
Replies: 5
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Fri 7-12-18 0:11
Replies: 5
Hi As the title, I need to have an abs airbag and empty cylinder posted to me in France, french address to a french address, no air planes involved. I know royal mail in uk don't like them, even empty, so everyone uses UK mail for them, so any idea who to use in France? Thanks
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Tue 13-11-18 23:01
Replies: 40
@jw83113, My Dad used ADAC for his ancient Mercedes travels around Europe
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Tue 18-09-18 19:54
Replies: 2
I was looking for a beacon on Amazon.de for a friend and found this, which I had never seen before, does not replace a beacon, but seems a bit of a left field idea Seems to be a giant powder ribbon, 10 metres long......based on finding a person rather than skis? here https://www.amazon.de/find-me-Lawinen-und-Tiefschneeband/dp/B0187BQ84U/ref=sr_1_6?s=sports&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1537296424&sr=1-6&keywords=pieps&refinements=p_76%3A419122031
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Mon 2-04-18 14:40
Replies: 174
Cheap FIS helmet, 82% off https://www.amazon.de/Atomic-0887445114352-REDSTER-WC-AMID/dp/B0727X8ZSD/ref=sr_1_681?m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1522676071&sr=1-681&refinements=p_6%3AA3JWKAKR8XB7XF&th=1&psc=1
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Thu 15-02-18 9:32
Replies: 3
@gorilla, Piste office has brakes, abut £60 a pair, they are complete with the base, just unscrew the arms from the main part of the binding heel. the 95mm one will actually go to 100mm.
Poster: A snowHead
Wed 14-02-18 19:16
Replies: 3
I purchased a pair of the old ones last year as comparing the newer toe (with the new afd) by a not very scientific eye in the shop with the older one, the newer one seemed higher, and as I always shim the toes up , decided I didn't want all the measuring again (and the older one was cheaper)........... Just shim the older ones you have to what you want
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Wed 24-01-18 22:10
Replies: 1
Sky 7 is the stiffened up latest version of what was called the sin 7. My daughter skis a sin 7 off piste and likes them there, but does not like them much on piste as the tip flaps quite a lot, and they have a rather low speed limit. Never tried a sky 7, but apparently its on piste performance is better.
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Wed 24-01-18 17:00
Replies: 11
@marcellus, My current operator makes huge charges for roaming on my contract (connected to my job, its a sort of perk) they will charge £40 for first 500mb and then 10p a mb. Which sounds a bit duff, but locally its not, as long as I am on their network it is free data (unlimited ish) and effectively free calls and texts for £11 a month. So for me the orange thing in France is a good deal, for most UK residents its not now. There is an orange shop near to where we get off the ferry, if i miss that will go to cluses on the way up on Saturday morning as we will need to do some shopping.
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Wed 24-01-18 15:52
Replies: 11
@marcellus, and @sj1608, thank you :D
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Wed 24-01-18 12:57
Replies: 11
May be useful for others After lots of research I have discovered that orange seem to have the best coverage and they do a holiday PAYG sim that you can buy from their shops (and relayshops and some tabacs (need to show passport) that gives 10gb data, 2 hours of talk and lots of texts, lasts for 14 days and costs Euro40, and uses 4G, so seems the simplest. All the UK ones seems to need to be activated in the UK which we can't do and some are only 3G.
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Tue 23-01-18 12:32
Replies: 1
on bbc site http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42784702
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Mon 22-01-18 22:58
Replies: 11
@MountainIdiot, Sorry I didn't mention that I don't live in the uk, and we have very local mobile deals, and we are also not in the EU, so don't get the benefit of the pricing controls The thought is a pay as u go UK or French sim? or a box with a sim in it that you can rent and also the last time in les carroz I remember my laptop trying to access some sort of village wifi point, but as we had the internet in that place I just ignored it Thanks again for any help
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Mon 22-01-18 22:45
Replies: 11
We are going to les carroz for half term, and just realised that we will have no internet access as the apartment we are renting does not have it. My daughter will get very flustered if we don't have at least some access, (a levels so needs to do some school work) so any ideas as to the best option? Don't really want to go to the tourist office as we are quite a way from that in a corner of pres du bois. My current mobile operator offers £40 for 500mb lasting for 30 days roaming, could i buy a cheaper uk sim and just use that for the hols? if so who from? Is there reasonable 4g in les carroz? as you can tell not really very up with this as I have a mobile deal via my job, (had it for years) but it does not really do roaming. Thanks for any help
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Sun 7-01-18 21:01
Replies: 46
Skiing in very flat light, falling snow conditions over 3 days at Christmas (quite a few trees and bushes for contrast) I tried 3 different smith low light lenses, the plain old yellow in my old smith squads was nearly as good as the fancy new yellow sensor mirror in my new i/o's and both were much better than the blue sensor mirror. The contrast and definition was best with the yellow sensor mirror, but only just over the plain yellow. However all this depends on your own eyes
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Mon 24-07-17 22:10
Replies: 211
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Sat 17-06-17 8:25
Replies: 18
La Thuile, Aosta, Italy. Resort is at 1400m, skiing is all higher.
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Wed 14-06-17 17:44
Replies: 2352
@chocksaway, the image is from here, its an airport exchange booth from 5 days ago http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/pound-sterling-value-drops-against-euro-general-election-results-uk-airports-currency-a7781466.html
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Mon 15-05-17 15:21
Replies: 174
Very small head, its mips that takes about 1cm off the sizing
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Thu 11-05-17 11:35
Replies: 32
so had a think about it, I don't have an issue with storage as they all live in our cave in the alps. so here is the plan rossi s3 retired to bump ski, and get rid of new pair, they are a like a comfy worn out pair of shoes that you always go back to, but should not! sin 7 to go, bit pointless. s7 keep for deep days Soul 7 / chainsaw / salomon r2 100, put bindings on them and try them all...keep 1 pair Cham 2.0 97 keep and try (have a mate who skis longer version and he has said really great for slushy stuff, and we always go 2 weeks at easter) Keep z76 as piste ski, they are the ti version, and I like cambered skis on piste. retire misfits to rock hopper, and get rid of both old rock hoppers as they are both stuffed really. Makes it a bit more manageable, and will be fun trying them all. Thanks for all the input. :D :D
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 9-05-17 21:40
Replies: 32
Good grief, just got back from work and lots of responses, thank you for the advice, the s3's are indeed a bit tired, and probably too soft really, you can't really even go remotely quickly with them and they feel rather unstable, so they may go......the rest I will have a think about, I just wanted some other opinions...........so thank you for them. and does it really matter if its a quiver or just too many skis! maybe a new collective description should be an addiction of skis........... :D
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Tue 9-05-17 13:16
Replies: 32
I lurk on here, with a few posts from time to time, but I have now realised I have a ski addiction "problem" and I need to thin this lot out a bit...maybe Normally I ski mostly lift accessed off piste, I like trees, bumps etc and I ski about 6 to 7 weeks a season in Europe. I do hike a little bit sometimes, but only have treckers and some old skins (and a roll a gaffer tape!) so its not very far (45 mins max) I am a fit 50 year old, 5 foot 8, 11 1/2 stone, finesse skier, I don't ski that quickly and like lots of turns This is the list....its a bit long Rossi S3 in 177cm (go to ski for bumps, trees, soft snow), they are a bit too soft and easy really, but do everything and I have a new spare pair...lazy ski! Rossi s7 in 188cm (only used twice when it was really deep) Elan Chainsaw in 175 (105mm twin full rocker bit like rossi s6, bindings fitted but never used) Rossi Z76 in 170cm main piste ski, only one i really have. Fischer Misfit 177cm (normal cambered 92mm twin, used alot, prob favourite all mountain ski) Rossi soul 7 in 180cm (given them never used) Rossi Sin 7 in 180cm (supposed to be replacement for s3 but never used) Salomon rocker 2 100 in 178cm (never used) Dynastar cham 2.0 97 in 178cm (never used) plus 2 pairs of rock hoppers What to keep, what should probably go?
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Mon 27-02-17 21:18
Replies: 8
@SnowBeau, Smith squad, they have lenses you can change and come with a bonus yellow lens. here, with green sol x which are one of the best bright light lenses (and they are cheap if you like weird creatures on the strap) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Smith-Unisex-Squad-Goggles-Creature/dp/B01CWIDK72/ref=pd_cp_200_1?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=8GBF7T2NV4GTC1E1SD13&th=1&psc=1
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Mon 6-02-17 22:45
Replies: 6
@Tinwhistle, Smith do a over the glasses goggle with a tiny fan in the top, as @foxtrotzulu states, I have a mate who uses them and he finds them brilliant. They are these, bit expensive, search for Smith Goggles Knowledge Turbo Fan OTG AF Lens Goggles on amazon
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Fri 3-02-17 0:06
Replies: 3
@Griggs, I have had 914's and z12 salomon bindings on a smartrak base in the past. The z12's had a very flexy toe, but seemed to work ok
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Thu 19-01-17 8:58
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An Avalanche has hit a hotel in the Abruzzo, Italy on Wednesday, caused by an earthquake Just appeared on the the BBC, sounds a bit grim :( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38674788
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Wed 21-12-16 18:23
Replies: 54
@flaming, Try something like a rossi pursuit 600 basalt, quite light and poppy as no metal and a on piste ski http://www.rossignol.com/GB/GB/pursuit-600-basalt-fluid-x--2016--RAEBV03--product--home-alpine.html basically similar to previous pursuit 16 and even earlier z76 basalt do have a speed limit as a lack of metal
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Tue 20-12-16 12:14
Replies: 9
@SteveM, call ski bartlett as that is where @gsb is from, mention the thread on snowheads and what you need and yes it is a tpi 2 binding http://www.skiinfo.fr/materiel-de-ski/a/132/rossignol/zenith-z76-aramid-basalt-tpi-
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Mon 19-12-16 21:03
Replies: 46
@smagsmith, may as well pimp my ad as its the right colours at least http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=128584 in grey and green, and the best vented of them all
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Sat 17-12-16 23:17
Replies: 9
Pretty sure that a seller on ebay has new tpi2 bindings for sale like this (seller is nothing to do with me, but I have the same ski as you and rather like them) here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rossignol-Axium-100-Tpi2-Black-Ski-Bindings-srp-120-SALE-PRICE-23-50-/291930350031?hash=item43f867a1cf:g:s~MAAOSwB09YGOyz they have a lot of them if you look at items they have for sale
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Wed 19-10-16 9:28
Replies: 6
@2003cjh, I have a Dakine arc that i could sell, it covers most of your requirements, except the airgap like this except in pacific blue http://www.telemark-pyrenees.com/dakine-arc-34l-backpack
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Sun 22-05-16 17:24
Replies: 5
quite a number of fischer skis have pr bindings go down the list on this page and you will see some https://www.fischersports.com/de_de/alpine/bindungen#p=1 you could try http://www.snowfit.co.uk/ as they often have fischer bits and pieces
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