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Poster: A snowHead
Fri 14-02-20 16:27
Replies: 37
@skimottaret, basically a couple of Warren Smith groups, but with added cuisine for one group? :D Sounds a good idea, there is certainly room for more than one operator in that space. Let's be honest here...what you are really saying is that Mr and Mrs Jones can go on the same holiday, and enjoy themselves in different groups (but with like minded skiers) and have a really good time. Great idea...
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Thu 13-02-20 18:19
Replies: 135
@ousekjarr, the idea of retro fitting guide-kerbs to every road, and kerb guide technology to cars is just not going to happen. Far too expensive. The thing about saving lives is that lives really do have an economic value when these things are decided. We may not like the idea (every life is priceless etc) but there is a value calculation, and it gets used. Unless a LOT of people go off into ditches etc...not enough value in A. developing the technology, B. Mandating the technology and C. Fitting it.
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Wed 12-02-20 17:20
Replies: 147
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Wed 12-02-20 16:25
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@alj, yes...snow, but not that much of it. Pistes are 100% top-notch. Offpiste? Its Verbier...anything easily accessible is tracked out, but there are always places if you are somebody who is willing to hike there (I'm not!).
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Wed 12-02-20 13:27
Replies: 12
I'll take the red ones please. Just PM me with payment details and I will reply with address etc.
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Wed 12-02-20 13:24
Replies: 37
I have been converted to Zipfits over the last 6 ski days. Fitted by CEM at Solutions4Feet into existing shells. Day 1 shells usually undone, ankle bones sore by end of day (sore...not agony). Day 2 shells done up for skiing, quickly undone for lifts. Feet a bit sore by end of day. ... Day 6, super comfortable, loads (LOADS) more stiffness and control. Boots now tightened down and left done up. One big change...a really Big Change...was simply spraying a bit of furniture polish into the boot shell and onto the rear outside of the Zipfits....the liners slip into the shells with feet in them so easily. A little pressure and POP...they are in. Makes no difference at all once skiing.
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Wed 12-02-20 12:59
Replies: 4
The price does not really vary that much. Happy Sport and Montagne Show are the two shops in Le Chable. Friends of mine have had good experiences with both. Montagne Show is in the lift station building and has a room where you can leave your kit overnight, and your ordinary shoes when skiing. Montagne Show is very touring orientated for retail sales...you won't find anywhere with a wider variety of pin bindings for example. Their rental stuff is obviously alpine based, but they have touring and Tele too. Up in Verbier Mountain Air is the best, right at the Medran base with lockers for your street shoes so no need to haul kit around, just like Montagne Show in Le Chable. All are cheaper if booked on-line in advance. Avoid Boit-a-skis, they are useless.
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Wed 12-02-20 12:49
Replies: 239
Really glad you are getting such good stuff mate....its not often I see you get well and truly outpaced on a run down like that though :D Stefan is particularly jealous...it was all a bit pedestrian for him over the weekend with you in Japan!
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Mon 10-02-20 15:02
Replies: 147
Savolyeres and Bruson fully open. Bottom of Verbier open
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Thu 6-02-20 17:17
Replies: 147
This being Verbier you will have to hike now to find any fresh stuff. That being said the pistes are sublime, the accessible off piste is chopped but soft. Chassoure was superb, soft and grippy snow on the moguls, very flattering.
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Wed 5-02-20 20:02
Replies: 4
This is just awful...condolences to all involved. Dozens of rescue workers killed in second Turkish avalanche https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/05/dozens-of-rescue-workers-killed-in-turkish-avalanche?
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Wed 5-02-20 19:50
Replies: 147
Very good today. Snowed overnight and blue skies today. 20-40 CMS depending on wind. Lovely...
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Wed 29-01-20 18:42
Replies: 23
Never thought I'd say this but... @Whitegold is correct! Buy the basic tools and do it yourself.....not complicated at all
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Fri 24-01-20 20:24
Replies: 18
I got a first generation green Wintersteiger and performed my own Makita LiON conversion. Works a treat. I do think the one @doddsie links to is the best though. I tune a whole lot of family skis, and we tune every few days. The Wintersteiger hardly takes anythink off but wow...what an edge. Warning: you will become very fussy and very Tune-Aware once you have used one of these....I can tell in a turn or two if the skis I am using (maybe borrowed) need a tune. Oh...agree about Roto Brushes...genius!
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 24-01-20 13:17
Replies: 29
@TheGeneralist, click on @spyderjon's link and read the description. If you thought £686 was good then £699 is an extra £13 very well spent. It is far better.
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Fri 24-01-20 13:13
Replies: 39
Hire boots. Sports Direct or Decathalon for inexpensive, but really quite decent quality. Sell me your luminous one piece if it is a mens XL. Have a couple of lessons Enjoy
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Tue 21-01-20 14:45
Replies: 14
Sam is a good friend of my daughter...really nice bloke
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Mon 20-01-20 20:01
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Fri 17-01-20 22:17
Replies: 6
and yet so many people...including several here who were rather vociferous in a previous thread...are perfectly sure that new from yje factory skis are ready to use and should not be tuned.
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Sun 12-01-20 18:49
Replies: 40
My daughter is an Adaptive Instructor who has worked with a lot of VI (and severly Autistic, but that's another thread) clients. I have never been so touched as when she took a totally blind lady who had never had sight and who had never skied. Her husband is in a wheelchair and is not in a position to meaningfully assist. By the end of the week she was skiing (albeit gently) on green and mild blue runs with my daughter guiding. The client was SO fulfilled and her husband...who is a good sit-skier (!) was ecstatic as this was something they can now share. Watching video clips...a tear? Certainly not! I must have had something in my eye ;-)
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Wed 1-01-20 20:45
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The names here prove how a quality instructor will keep getting work. Catherine thought my kids when they were teeny little things. Both mid 20s now, and both highly qualified ski instructor s who have worked all over the world. Lynne taught my wife and I many years ago He is excellent too.
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Wed 1-01-20 20:37
Replies: 147
Spare a thought for snowHead Steve Sparks...he had a very quiet New Year's Eve. In Martigny hospital. I guess in the big picture a broken elbow bone is not the worst thing, but terrible timing and very painful. Sympathy...lots of sympathy. Thanks Get well soon Steve!
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Sun 22-12-19 20:39
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@peanuthead, wins new bullsh!t prize......@RonWeltyPT, you will be more than fine
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Sun 15-12-19 21:09
Replies: 147
Well you could use the link above your post to save on lessons. It is a bit less well connected as you say, but overall you will find the prices pretty similar to the French mega resorts.
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Mon 9-12-19 14:14
Replies: 147
Blowing a gale. Snowing. Almost white out. Our first ski day of a long season....we sacked off for an early lunch and to put up the Christmas tree.
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Sun 8-12-19 11:15
Replies: 147
The skier in white trousers, bottom left in the picture is on the very spot where I broke my leg! Happy days... :D
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Sun 8-12-19 11:12
Replies: 49
@Gerry, I suspect that the French will (and can) appeal to a higher court, and in the meantime keep Butler's Carte Pro in their pocket.
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Fri 6-12-19 19:08
Replies: 17
Well the edges take about 1 minute to put brake retainers on, into the vice and a quick pass with a Wintersteiger Discman. Run a gummi and job done. Base angles then get a quick diamond stone polish...add another 1 minute. What an edge! I love that machine...it saves me a huge amount of time over the course of a season as I end up no more than polishing the edge every time as I never let them get blunt....I do them every 2 or 3 days normally, daily if icy.
Poster: A snowHead
Fri 6-12-19 18:40
Replies: 5
@Oitbc, I saw something similar in Japan a couple of years ago....but in Japan they were even smaller, they exactly fitted boot soles....yours look like veritable snowboards by comparison. Needless to say I didn't try them!
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Thu 5-12-19 20:37
Replies: 12
Get a job in Switzerland...the pay is miles better. Sure the cost of living is a bit more, but nowhere near as much more as the pay.
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Wed 4-12-19 10:53
Replies: 147
We are there for a quick pre trip on Monday and Tuesday...excited!
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Wed 4-12-19 10:49
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It could be long term good news for our snowsports athletes because it is clear policy that a sport gets funding when it delivers medals. He is a strong medal prospect, if he delivers then the next generation gets more funding. Win-win.
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Sat 23-11-19 18:14
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Tue 19-11-19 18:54
Replies: 27
@Keith_b, don't drive, take the train. The airport has its own station. @LaForet vastly(!) overstates the distance from the Le Chable station to your accomodation at 100m. It is 50m at the most! :D The trains are scheduled superbly, minimal wait time at Martigny for the train change. However if you arrive late evening at Geneva then train not so good as you may only get to Martigny, a taxi will be 100chf to Le Chable (a lot for 15kms)
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Sun 17-11-19 16:15
Replies: 26
I have a 25 year old heavy pair of7x50 Swarowski, lovely 7x42 Leica and two pairs of Bausch&Lomb binos (8x42 and 10x56). 8x42 B&L is my go-to choice. Anything 10x is a bit too shaky. Anything less than 42 has absurdly narrow picture and just not enough clarity. Buy cheap if you like...but you will just buy twice because you will end up upgrading. Waterproof is vital. Twist out eyecups are vital. BTW I got them all second hand for a safari where all the family wanted their own pair. These days I think Nikon are perhaps the best value for money.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Wed 23-10-19 12:34
Replies: 7
Some friends of mine who are very, very keen skiers are going to Innsbruck for a trial ski trip. I say "trial" because she was very, very ill with a huge whole system infection last year (and very nearly died "prepare for the worst, we do no expect her to live through this night") Innsbruck is the choice because if skiing is too much then there are City things to do. Anyway she is a lot better, still weakened though. One of the effects was circulation issues in her legs (she nearly had one amputated) and as a consequence her feet have changed and the old boots don't fit. I have begged, pleaded with her to go and see CEM at Solutions4Feet but she is utterly convinced that In-Resort is best as boots can be tweaked on the spot. We are all devoted S4F'rs, but that argument is lost. Can anybody suggest a really good bootfitter in Innsbruck, or perhaps its linked ski areas? Fingers crossed...
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Sun 13-10-19 11:22
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I did get a bit of stick because my guest is an ex professional racer and he was the fastest by a long way, and even a lot faster than the ESF guy who opened the course. I was chatting with his then fiancee (now wife) at the closing dinner. She hinted that she might enjoy a guest spot another time. "Have you done any ski racing?" I asked "A bit" "Oh, how much, any good results?" "Well I was Under 14,16 and 17 World Champion in Slalom and GS but had to give it up for lack of funding from my national association" "OK, you can be our guest!!"
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Sun 13-10-19 11:15
Replies: 7
I might be. I have done it before, it is a very good few days. Which company are you? I am Cutlers
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Mon 7-10-19 11:54
Replies: 16
Let's not worry about this! Has anybody, anybody at all...ever, had to Carnet their kit going to the USA, Canada, Japan, South America, Australia, NZ...even Georgia, Pakistan, Iran ?
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Mon 7-10-19 11:50
Replies: 15
Maybe it really is a fantastic, better wax. Time will tell. I think that I/We really have no issue at all with a researcher coming here and reporting, even promoting, their work/product. But for Fek's sake just be upfront about it!
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