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Zero_G wrote:
If I could ski like a god on two planks I would definitely wear fluorescent pink ski pants. Great for being spotted from the air by a rescue chopper Toofy Grin


I must resist. Toofy Grin
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Damnit. I previewed that for at least a minute before posting to ensure that there was no room for your particular brand of commentary, mister NehNeh And I still don't see it...
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I can't ski like a god, so I figured there's more chance of a rescue chopper needing to see me...
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@Orange200, that is true but without godlike skiing skills I'd rather not draw too much attention while in non-rescue mode.
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Back in the 80s when someone was spotted wearing a really loud shirt, it was commonly referred to as a "f*** off!" shirt, well at least in Oldham it was! Anyway I was out skiing with a bunch of fellow northerners a few years ago and we decided to apply this affectionate old terminology to anyone spotted wearing really loud neon ski gear i.e. a "f*** off!" jacket. It's acceptable to wear such gear only if you are a skiing god, so the comment usually went along the lines of "wow that is a f*** off jacket he's wearing! He must be really awesome."

So anyway I try to stick to darker colours to avoid any wee wee-taking! The group I mentioned above all wore black from head to foot for obvious reasons. They looked like a bunch of MIBs out on the slopes and ironically stood out more than the neon crowd Laughing
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uktrailmonster wrote:
Back in the 80s when someone was spotted wearing a really loud shirt, it was commonly referred to as a "f*** off!" shirt, well at least in Oldham it was! Anyway I was out skiing with a bunch of fellow northerners a few years ago and we decided to apply this affectionate old terminology to anyone spotted wearing really loud neon ski gear i.e. a "f*** off!" jacket. It's acceptable to wear such gear only if you are a skiing god, so the comment usually went along the lines of "wow that is a f*** off jacket he's wearing! He must be really awesome."

So anyway I try to stick to darker colours to avoid any wee wee-taking! The group I mentioned above all wore black from head to foot for obvious reasons. They looked like a bunch of MIBs out on the slopes and ironically stood out more than the neon crowd Laughing


Commonly known as the Oldham Mafia and hung out at Counthill Laughing
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Blast from the past, but this still has 29 days to go:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-RETRO-SKI-JACKET-GILET-VEST-PART-SUIT-80S-90S-ELHO-FREESTYLE-Size-L/322010025838?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35310%26meid%3D253de2e0fade4b319c23735e7c12a86e%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D321986100880
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If i could ski like a God
But skiing isn't Performance Art. No one is scoring you. (and if they are: who cares?)
Skiing is fun.
So dress for the occasion! Toofy Grin
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speed098 wrote:


Commonly known as the Oldham Mafia and hung out at Counthill Laughing


Wow Counthill brings back some memories for me! I spent a fair number of my teenage evenings up there. Short but sweet little dry slope! I presume it's long gone now?
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Still wear mine. Not quite the same since I got rid of the mullet.
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uktrailmonster wrote:
speed098 wrote:


Commonly known as the Oldham Mafia and hung out at Counthill Laughing


Wow Counthill brings back some memories for me! I spent a fair number of my teenage evenings up there. Short but sweet little dry slope! I presume it's long gone now?


Yep long gone Crying or Very sad I go past the place every now and then it is a real shame.

Have a lot of memories from there myself going up on club night, skiing there with college etc.

Great group of peeps.
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speed098 wrote:
uktrailmonster wrote:
speed098 wrote:


Commonly known as the Oldham Mafia and hung out at Counthill Laughing


Wow Counthill brings back some memories for me! I spent a fair number of my teenage evenings up there. Short but sweet little dry slope! I presume it's long gone now?


Yep long gone Crying or Very sad I go past the place every now and then it is a real shame.

Have a lot of memories from there myself going up on club night, skiing there with college etc.

Great group of peeps.


Hey, what years did you go to Counthill? It's just possible I may know you. I was there pretty much every week around 1985-87 ish. Then I went to uni and that was the end of Counthill for me!
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Many a group member has been thankful for my rather bright yellow trousers that I have now combined with a bright green jacket. Always handy when trying to spot where the group went at busy times.

Had to ditch the camo jacket as people were unerved when just a pair of legs went past



A young female boarder went by recently in a flouro pink/green/yellow onesie that I quite liked
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You know it makes sense.
I think at least one of the modern brands with the dayglo is Spyder. So you've got to pay to act as a floodlight.
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these willyfinder longjohns are pretty frightening too
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Good morning anarski,
I'm always interested in how these ancient threads get resurrected . . .
Nearly 4 years in suspended animation . . .
But while i'm here, i really like the bright colours.
Skiing is all about fun, and dressing up in bright colours is a big part of it. I am saddened by the mass appearance of dull depressing blacks and greys all over the place.
Bring back the dayglo I say!
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Mosha Marc wrote:
@biddpyat, nah. it was still blue/yellow this year wink



So that's what really happened to Elvis. (first row, right end)
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Looking for new kit for my daughter, which usually has an orange theme. Really struggling in the limited selection in Lisbon this year Sad Lots of drab colours.
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Also the rise of ski helmets has caused the demise of the bobble,jester,mohican,felt,feather,fur hat. Crying or Very sad
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the rise of ski helmets has caused the demise of the bobble,jester,mohican,felt,feather,fur hat.


I agree. We did find some rather fetching furry helmet covers for our kids - one tiger print and ears, one white fur with huge bunny ears but there does seem to be a real lack of fun headgear!
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I rather like bright colours for skiing but I've found that bright skipants tend to show the dirt. I've got some fairly bright orange shells and by the time I've scraped the windscreen in the morning they look filthy. Just bought some very dark navy ones. Boring but...
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Saw a fair number of these beauties on the slopes in the US. Kinda nicked the Willyfinder idea but they apparently started selling after being on the US version of Dragon's Den

https://www.tipsyelves.com/
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Saw a fair number of these beauties on the slopes in the US.


ouch.
I really try not to jump to conclusions but my instinctive reaction would be that the wearer was a right tool...
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jedster wrote:
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Saw a fair number of these beauties on the slopes in the US.


ouch.
I really try not to jump to conclusions but my instinctive reaction would be that the wearer was a right tool...


Or just young and still in full peacocking phase of their lifestyle - most of the wearers seemed to be rich college kids not unlike the Briti seasonnaires who dress for gaper day except the US kids pay $250 for the privilege rather than raiding the attic or Oxfam. And some were definitely dressed to go to a very poor (rich) man's Folie Douche - it was pretty tragic how much of a sausage fest and dull that looked from the outside compared to even the worst days at any Folie.
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@Dave of the Marmottes,

your description is not helping me resist my prejudice!
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
Saw a fair number of these beauties on the slopes in the US. Kinda nicked the Willyfinder idea but they apparently started selling after being on the US version of Dragon's Den

https://www.tipsyelves.com/


I know one of the founders, gave up being an endodontist to flog jumpers, and is making a fortune.
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[img]https://contents.mediadecathlon.com/p1548891/kad1a02a3bf7645966dfbead5cc7e67b/sq/Sac+dos+d+alpinisme+ALPINISM+22+JAUNE.webp?f=1000x1000[/img] My new pack, so wifie can find me.......and a ski lid in almost matching coulour
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I still have a Neon Lime Green Jacket (with purple and black detailing), with matching Trousers bought in the 80s.

I didn't get them because I liked the colour, but because I got them both for £60 from the Ski and Sport warehouse. They were Goretex/Thinsulate from Phoenix (remember them). Similar were listed in EB/S&R for 6x the price.
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jedster wrote:
@Dave of the Marmottes,

your description is not helping me resist my prejudice!


Wasn't intended to - but you were truly a unique and special flower if you never indulged in any such crimes against fashion or decency when you were of the age? wink

I know my crimes were and remain numerous. More so if I aspired to @foxtrotzulu's ideals.
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
jedster wrote:
@Dave of the Marmottes,

your description is not helping me resist my prejudice!


Wasn't intended to - but you were truly a unique and special flower if you never indulged in any such crimes against fashion or decency when you were of the age? wink

I know my crimes were and remain numerous. More so if I aspired to @foxtrotzulu's ideals.


Welllllll......

I confess to owning a fluro orange sweater in about 1984. It was a true crime against fashion. At that stage day glo toweling socks were quite a thing although I don't think I ever had them. I was only 14 though.

I was properly madchester in 1989-90 ("parallels", baggy hoodies, fishing hats from Afflecks Palace) - but I still maintain that was kind of cool at the time.

I was never an entitled back bottom who would buy a new horrid fartbag for 200 quid in my 20s just for a bit of a "giggle".
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Ah Madchester - I remember a short lived shop opening in town that sold a variety of truly hoodies and other accoutrements that we just referred to as "the Rave shop".
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Lots of fluoro stuff in Sports Direct at the mo'.

@davidof, Hoping to spot her in Megeve this weekend. Laughing
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halfhand wrote:
Lots of fluoro stuff in Sports Direct at the mo'.

@davidof, Hoping to spot her in Megeve this weekend. Laughing


Me too, proof that some women actually like pink... and pineapples.

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she was in Passo Cereda yesterday, somewhere in the Dolomites, so not much chance we'll see her in France I'm afraid.

Note the pink highlights in the poles, pink headband and pink sun glasses. Some of the snowhead's ladies would explode if they saw this!
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HoneyBunny wrote:
Neon should definitely make a comeback!

I miss my cool Rodeo gear.


Haha me too! I had some really cool stuff!
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