- The STW Ski and Snowboard thread – 2011/2 Edition
my ski tech guy is doing a pre-season tune
anyone do their own ski servicing?
I used to do my own minor base repairs, waxing & edges – but the kit I had has long since been scattered to the four corners.
Bit like bike mechanicing – I suspect most of what you pay for is little different than you would / could do yourself…?Posted 8 years ago
I’m still using a £5 “value” iron I bought from Woolworths back in the day 🙂
My current board (Bataleon) needs constant waxing though, which is a bit of a pain, so “in resort” I get someone else to do it (shop or chalet bod) or I just whack on a load of Zardoz every morning 😀
Not perfect, but I’m not exactly a “high performance” boarder and it leaves me more time for beer.Posted 8 years ago
I’m in Val d’Isere now. We have had a massive dump of snow in the last 3 days. in fact they say so far this season 50 per cent of last seasons fall has already arrived here! conditions are great and now most things including the Tignes links are open. Bon skiing all! We have been waste(and more) deep in powder…luckily I have 2 weeks of this… 🙂Posted 8 years ago
January should be goood. I am told more snow is on the way too ! My guides’ website has a good daily report of skiing here which I find useful to keep in touch with local conditions…..pls see. http://www.alpineexperience.com/waynes-daily-diary/Posted 8 years agobajsyckelSubscriber
Nice boots TroutWrestler – where did you get them? looking for a new pair myself.
Thanks for the video Bob, should be up there tomorrow either on AT kit or twintip tele setup, depending on how the mood takes me. I’m hoping for good things – apparently this landrover [not my image] was visible at the weekend…
Posted 8 years agobajsyckelSubscriber
You do indeed need to get them mounted up, Glencoe was fantastic today. I’ve been considering moving to an NTN boot that I might be able to use with both tele and touring setups – still on old skool cables and AT kit but that sort of arrangement seems to work for some. [ps bunnyhop – Haggis Trap filling in nicely, Flypaper closed as windloaded snow and steep slopes means avalanche risk is high]Posted 8 years ago
Those look lovely….!
Oh, and can I just add that Serre Che in January is all booked and paid for….! WOO and indeed HOO!
Now, do I splurge a few beer tokens on a pair of skis or just stick to the “Superior” set I’ve reserved. Always a bit of pot luck hiring, but last year was a pair of Salomon Enduro, which I was very, very happy with.Posted 7 years agopeachosMember
not been in this conversation til now, but can i just add…
that i’m flying to geneva on friday and they have got an absolute ton of snow. there’s loads right down in the village and its still going!
shame i’ll be spending most of the time teaching the mrs how to board, but its looking like great conditions for her first time and hopefully i’ll get a bit of hiking/powder hunting in! maybe i’ll treat her to some lessons for christmas… 😉Posted 7 years agopeachosMember
yep CFH – that’s the plan i think, either that or palm her off onto my mate who we’re staying with…being a female also she’s bound to be a better teacher than me!!
i’ve got another mate in val d’isere too – seen some of his pictures from the last week or so and it looks mental out there. i did a season there a while back and never saw anything like that in town…we’re talking a metre of the stuff piled on top of cars. incredible!Posted 7 years ago
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