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
Yup. The advice on the Worden site is good if anyone wants to start (and reads French).Posted 8 years ago
I’ve always waxed (and sometimes edged) my own board and repaired the odd Ptex ding.
It’s not too hard is it? Like pointless bike fettling I find it quite therapeutic.Posted 8 years ago
I find it quite therapeutic
yep, the smell of hot candle or wax…
Used to do this when I still lived with my parents though…my mother didn’t find it therapeutic – she seemed quite stressed when she realised her iron was being used to melt ski wax 😆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
So much for Nevis and Glencoe opening this weekend – the lifts have been battered by the winds and I suspect most of their snow is somewhere over Norway by now! 😀Posted 8 years ago
anyone do their own ski servicing?
did my own edges last year, but i know the guy at the shop, so just swap the work for beer and cake. suits me!Posted 8 years ago
Live cam at the top of the Cucumelle in Serre Che. Looking gooooood!
Can I just add that the French for ski waxing is “fartage”. Which is very funny.Posted 8 years ago
French for ski waxing is “fartage”. Which is very funny.
My son is going to be very, very tickled with this 😆Posted 8 years ago
Can I just add that the French for ski waxing is “fartage”. Which is very funny.
Glad I’m not the only one who loves this!Posted 8 years ago
Makes me chuckle walking past all the shops advertising “Top fartage!” and the like..! 🙂Posted 8 years ago
I’ve just recently binned a copy of that Toko video where they walked around a car park with skis attached and then repaired the damage
complete with 70s blue movie soundtrack !Posted 8 years ago
Seems that snake pass was blocked for 2 days this week with snow. Might be a fair bit up there then unless this wind has done some crazy stuff!Posted 8 years ago
Hoping we get enough snow to ski in Hayfield again. T’was fun.
Fartage – very funnyPosted 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
Good news about the snow. January for me. Well excited!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 ago
Can I just say…..
Week booked off in January! WOOOOOO!
Looks like there’s been plenty of the white stuff in the Alps, so here’s hoping for a good base!Posted 8 years ago
A very rough video from Glencoe on Monday
[video]http://vimeo.com/33620244[/video]Posted 8 years ago
I’ve just splashed the cash for this winter…
They’ll be fitted to older skis as I can’t afford (and I don’t actually need any new skis. They’ll be mounted on these.
Posted 8 years ago
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…
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Did you ride ‘The Haggis trap’?Posted 8 years ago
Boots from Mountain Spirit in Aviemore. NEED to mount the bindings before this weekend.Posted 8 years ago
No Alps trp for me this year 🙁 I will have to console myself with spending Christmas at the Inlaws in Lapland from Wednesday, and hey live 5 mins from a snow resort 🙂 no new get this year but I got a new Endevour board, SP bindings and Thirtytwo boots a year ago!Posted 8 years ago
Thirtytwo boots! How many feet have you got? It must take some time strapping in…Posted 8 years ago
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
The Shiver Evos that I bought don’t have Dynafit compatibility, but in theory will clip into AT bindings. It’s the reliable release that is the issue due to the rubber sole. £280 from MS, but I think I got the last pair.Posted 8 years ago
Bought some SCARPA Typhoon boots in Val d’Isere at the beginning of my trip… i’m pleased l did. Great boots . Quite light…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 8 years ago
Tonight I will mostly be waxing skis…Posted 8 years ago
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Tonight I will mostly be waxing skis…
Fartage… 🙂Posted 8 years ago
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 8 years ago
Did someone mention Val d’Isere? Only 3 days to go.. and look at the snow!Posted 8 years ago
Peachos….Buy her some lessons as an early present! That way, she learns nicely and you get plenty of playtime in the fresh morning goodness before meeting her for a spot of lunch!
🙂Posted 8 years ago
I fly to Val on Friday 🙂
Where are you staying ?
Just spoke to a couple of mates who live there and they said the snow is epic.Posted 8 years ago
Bazzer and DezB sitting in a tree….
😈Posted 8 years ago
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 8 years ago
Who do you know in Val ? , I did a season there in 2008-2009Posted 8 years ago
I dunno.. Wifey books all that stuff! I’ll find out and post later. Be good to have someone toPosted 8 years ago
sit in a treehook up with as wife and son will be in lessons 🙂
This was my brother digging out our rental car in Tignes Le Brev on Saturday!
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