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I had to start this thread purely to slate Nevica (Sports Direct) ski socks. By the end of the first day wearing them, they felt like sand paper and I got blisters on my legs, from socks!!! I plan on burning them.

PhD Smartwool socks are far more expensive but practically perfect in every way. I didn’t even think about my feet whenever I wore them, no cold, no discomfort.

Please contribute your rated/slated things ski related, doesn’t have to be products, could be anything.

I’ll also rate the Dolomites, and slate crowds pushing into Gondolas...
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I rate my planks yeti outerwear.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
I rate - Snowheads Bashes, Oakley Prizm High Pink goggles in flat light; excellent. The size of the gin measures in the Portavescovo Hotel. Toofy Grin

I slate - @admin's taste in music at the BB birthday party wink The three jam packed gondolas up to Marmolada (purgatory). Snowhead "experts" who get far too personal and vitriolic when giving advice. (Brace yourself @awdbugga, incoming Confused )
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+1 on Oakley prizm

slate - Carv. Dont work and support team all off skiing. Wait for ski boot manuf built in ones.
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Ah yes, now that you mention Goggles, I also rate OutdoorMaster goggles with interchangeable lenses. Amazon special, bargainous and no problems with fogging up.
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Icebreaker layers, you can wear the same base/mid combo for a week and they still smell fresh off the shelf.
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+2 Oakley Prizms. Treated myself to a pair of FlightDeck Torch on my last trip on day 2 as my goggles just weren't giving me the confidence I needed in the varying light.

THE best piece of clothing/equipment I have purchased. Who would have thought that being able to see properly would improve your skiing?
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Awdbugga wrote:
I slate - @admin's taste in music at the BB birthday party wink The three jam packed gondolas up to Marmolada (purgatory). Snowhead "experts" who get far too personal and vitriolic when giving advice. (Brace yourself @awdbugga, incoming Confused )


@Awdbugga, I think you are not alone in your view of admin's taste in music... Toofy Grin

As regards the jam packed cable cars (not gondolas) going up the Marmolada did you set off rather late from Arabba? One of the advantages of being based in Arabba is its closeness to the Marmolada which means if you set off early you can usually beat the crowds.

And talking of the Marmolada I trust (actually I know) that you don't consider jjams82 too personal and vitriolic when he told you on your first Birthday Bash "You are going to f*cking die on Friday" Toofy Grin snowHead Laughing
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@Alastair Pink, I hope you are keeping well. Very Happy Yep @admin certainly has an "eclectic" taste in music.

We actually set off first thing for Marmolda; but it appears everyone else had the same idea. The large gondola's were packed, and I mean packed tight with people. Not at all enjoyable. But it was a means to an end and the views from the top were fantastic. I had no problems with the altitude. But then I am shorter than most people. wink

Nah, @jjam82's comments were a hoot; and he may well have not been that far off the mark last year; had I decided to have a crack at it. Laughing Having said that, I reckon I could have got down it last year; but it would not have been pretty and I may well have added to the not inconsiderable number of bruises I'd already accumulated by the last day. This year was fine. I didn't find it daunting at all and not that difficult to be honest. There are far more demanding reds on the way back from Marmolada to Arabba, all be they shorter (ie. Padon1). Less than 11 months to go now. snowHead snowHead
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Bodeswell wrote:
Icebreaker layers, you can wear the same base/mid combo for a week and they still smell fresh off the shelf.

+1

Slate: Stansted Airport...
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Rate Picture jackets and trousers. Comfortable, nice fit, look good, not too hot, get compliments off pretty girls and to top it off, are recycled.
Slate Reusch gloves. Not waterproof at all and after a week, stank so badly I couldn't wear them again; it got so bad that my hands still stank of them the next day after a shower and several trips to the washbasin.
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Rate Volcom articulated pants

Slate Howl Mittens - got ripped up after a few days. After 30 days I had to bin them and their customer service sucks
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Bodeswell wrote:
Icebreaker layers, you can wear the same base/mid combo for a week and they still smell fresh off the shelf.



A week??? - mine are on 4 full seasons Very Happy

They have a lifetime guarantee on socks as well - can just take the disgusting old ones into a shop when they fall apart and get a new set
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
@hang11, haha, yes, mine are 6 I think....it's not me that washes them after every trip, it just happens despite my protestations that it is completely unnecessary!
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Rate: Short transfers on good roads

Slate: long schleps on poor roads and then climb 20 hairpins to finish
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Thomasski wrote:

+1

Slate: Stansted Airport...


Throw Grenoble in with Stansted!
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Rate, Blizzard Bonafide skis, Marmot Spire shell clothing, Solutions for Feet boot fitting, skiing whole seasons.
Slate, lift queues (Paradiski Paris weeks!), French beer prices.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
86tomw wrote:

Slate Reusch gloves. Not waterproof at all and after a week, stank so badly I couldn't wear them again; it got so bad that my hands still stank of them the next day after a shower and several trips to the washbasin.


Mine are fine after 2 BBs. Different model maybe?
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Rate. Decathlon gear for socks, bags, thermals, accessories. Surprisingly good quality stuff at great prices. Frees up cash for the core equipment and trips

Also rate people with a good attitude. There may not have been powder everywhere in feb but snow cover was good and you can still have fun

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The lift queue divvies... Why oh why do people have to smash their skis and poles into my board? I wait my turn, I'm patient but at times I swear skiers were doing it on purpose
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This:

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Also rate people with a good attitude. There may not have been powder everywhere in feb but snow cover was good and you can still have fun

Slate
The lift queue divvies... Why oh why do people have to smash their skis and poles into my board? I wait my turn, I'm patient but at times I swear skiers were doing it on purpose


Also,
Rate: my new Never Summer Funslinger - what a board! Mons Royale thermals. Falke SB socks.
Slate: Ski school teachers teaching their kids bad habits (not looking before setting off, not waiting turns in the park, etc)
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Rate: Oakley rose prizm lenses (again). Hestra gloves, being up a mountain with a white surface to slide on. Merino anything. Smiley people. Singles lines in lift queues. Manchester gin. BBR's! Yes. Typo snowboard.

Slate: Ditherers (again). Mates who won't go sliding with me when they said they would causing me to miss my second week's sliding this season, (probably comes under ditherers actually). Chalet wine. February in France. Knackered knees.

Sure there's more!
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@bobcat, rate +1 for OutdoorMaster Goggles....bargain direct from their website with no postage!
Slate - 2 man chair lift over to Marmolada from Corvara (can't remember number).....sure i was there for an hour!!
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
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I agree that a lot of the decathlon stuff is great.
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Package holidays that involve getting up at stupid O'clock particularly coming home.
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T Bar wrote:
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I agree that a lot of the decathlon stuff is great.
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Package holidays that involve getting up at stupid O'clock particularly coming home.


I actually enjoy putting the DIY trips together, which leads me to:

Rate. Easyjet website is the best of the budget airlines in my experience

Slate: Geneva Airport. Should be such a slicker user experience than it is
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@johndiamond,
I agree my tour operator stupid o'Clock are fortunately things of the past.
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Rate: first direct. A company that understands what customer service actually means.

Slate: Mercedes UK, for repeatedly withdrawing from an agreement, both times in contravention of a signed contract. Never again.
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Rate: Norrona, Whitedot, ABS, Ski Arlberg, Swiss and Lufthansa, The Piste Office, Oakley Prizms

Slate: Ski tour operators, gung-ho idiots on the slopes, seasonaires who don't respect the country/ area they are working in, people who dont try speak the language they are visiting even if its a please/ thankyou, rip off French slopeside restaurants.


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 So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
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johndiamond wrote:
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The lift queue divvies... Why oh why do people have to smash their skis and poles into my board? I wait my turn, I'm patient but at times I swear skiers were doing it on purpose

It never bothered me when I was renting (obviously), but I have taken to occasionally carrying my board through the gates and clipping my right foot in immediately after that. Much less prone to getting caught by others (be they skiers or boarders) then.

RATE: Anon M3 MFI goggles for both the easy-change lens and the facemask that attaches to the goggles.Paired with a thin Merino beanie under my helmet.
How I ever boarded without my head almost entirely hidden from the elements, I have no idea Puzzled
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Rate: Lovely lovely Snowheads. If it wasn't for you guys (and especially fixx) then I never would have gotten out on the snow at all, having a husband with zero interest in any of it.

Slate: My inability to find padded shorts that actually help with the fact that I still fall over a LOT, and HARD. Feel like I need an airbag, or something.
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Rate: Long ski weekends, long steep carvers, tree-lined pistes, proper apres ski (4pm-7pm), anything merino

Slate: Lack of flight options from Ireland and Belfast in particular, the unpredictability of snow conditions, hangovers, insufficient annual leave
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 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Quote:

They have a lifetime guarantee on socks as well - can just take the disgusting old ones into a shop when they fall apart and get a new set


Well that's me set for ski socks for my life Happy
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DonardFlump wrote:
Rate: Long ski weekends, long steep carvers, tree-lined pistes, proper apres ski (4pm-7pm), anything merino

Slate: Lack of flight options from Ireland and Belfast in particular, the unpredictability of snow conditions, hangovers, insufficient annual leave

Flying out of Dublin with an Irish Passport to an EU country, could well end up being something to rate.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Rate: Having parents living in Paris. There's something lovely about getting the train down to the Alps, seeing the first patches of snow, etc. Makes for more relaxed travelling than flying, too.

Slate: Cheap Chinese ski gloves. My (Chinese) wife got me a pair one year after my older gloves had given up the ghost. By day 2 most of the seams had split, and I ended up having to buy a 5 euro sewing kit in the local supermarket to keep them reasonably usable until the end of the holiday. Promptly binned thereafter.
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Forgot.....Slate: Brexit
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Rate: Plus one for IceBreaker and while we're at it First direct

Slate: 5 or 6 Groups of six skiers / snowboarders that come to ski off piste in our resort Laughing Laughing Laughing

And on a more serious note, as per the OP, feckin Sports Direct!!!!


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Slate: Cancer
Rate: Beating it!
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86tomw wrote:
Rate Picture jackets and trousers. Comfortable, nice fit, look good, not too hot, get compliments off pretty girls and to top it off, are recycled.


My Picture jacket must be defective then.

Rate: Snowheads, Aramada ARV 106s, Smith I/OX with low light lenses, any time I'm in the mountains and sliding.

Slate: Rain, lift queues, people that don't fill empty space on lifts. GVA security queues, not being able to ski for a living
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Slate; Brits who cry and whinge about T - bars. Rate areas of easy access powder that the whingers therefore leave!
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Rate : Amazon firestick.
Slate : French tv.
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Slate : French tv.


You’ve clearly never watched Les Princes D’Amour or Zig & Sharko then.
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