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Old 12-31-05, 03:53 PM   #1
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Anyone as obsessed with skis as bikes?

lord knows I am if not more



left to right:
rock skis
soft track skis
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Old 12-31-05, 07:20 PM   #2
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More of a western orientation, but yes, I love to ski too!!

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Old 12-31-05, 07:32 PM   #3
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I'm more obsessed with snow then skis....but skiing is my main winter sport! Dont own any skis though , just hire them out since I only go up for about 3 - 4 days a season...its getting way too expensive over here.
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Old 12-31-05, 08:04 PM   #4
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hmmm yeah, I think I'm obsessed with skiing A couple of years ago I switched to the "carving" skis. Wow, they made my life easier and my technique better

My sister and I were skiing today during a snow storm that got worse and worse up to the point of not being able to see where we were going and almost being blown away by the icy wind. We still had lots of fun though She wussed-out before I did

I have Salomon X-Scream 9
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Old 12-31-05, 08:56 PM   #5
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do snowboards count?

my second fav sport under mtn biking.
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Old 01-01-06, 12:50 AM   #6
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hmmm yeah, I think I'm obsessed with skiing A couple of years ago I switched to the "carving" skis. Wow, they made my life easier and my technique better
WOW yes!!! I tried em out last season and they were amazing!! I had never used them before, they dig in so much easier, yep i have a better technique aswell! How much better are they !
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Old 01-01-06, 01:46 AM   #7
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More of a western orientation, but yes, I love to ski too!!

Wow! Those are beautiful and amazing!


The Acoma pots, I mean.

Oh, I guess your skis are okay.
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Old 01-03-06, 01:10 PM   #8
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...but there ain't much more to do outside in the winter around these parts other than ice climb, snowshoe and slednecking.

Winter MTB biking has caught on a little. A guy in town has a Surly Pugsly with the 4" tires on the Large Marge rims with a Rolhof 14 Speedhub and Jeff Jones Ti bars.
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Old 01-03-06, 01:36 PM   #9
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I'm out of the loop when it comes to skiing. I have a set of the old, long, stiff skis and now everyone runs the short, fat ones. I need to get back on skis soon though because it's great fun (and because I promised my wife I'd take her skiing).

I'll probably rent though, and leave my 204cm K2 CV Comps in the basement. My boots are trashed anyway.
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Old 01-03-06, 01:44 PM   #10
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I used to be obsessed with sking, I still buy a season pass for Whiteface. I just don't have the time I used have. Know I just have one set of downhill Elan parabolic skis, Dalbello NX 7.2 boots with Salomon 800 bindings. I wish I had more time.
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Old 01-03-06, 01:47 PM   #11
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I'm out of the loop when it comes to skiing. I have a set of the old, long, stiff skis and now everyone runs the short, fat ones. I need to get back on skis soon though because it's great fun (and because I promised my wife I'd take her skiing).

I'll probably rent though, and leave my 204cm K2 CV Comps in the basement. My boots are trashed anyway.
When you rent the new stuff you will think your Bode Miller(PRO)
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Old 01-03-06, 01:56 PM   #12
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If I lived closer to some real mountains, I'd probably live my life around skiing... *sigh* ...some day...

I have four sets of skiies; good carvers, old carvers for rocky terrain, a really old straight set for getting pulled behind a car, and another thats older then me that never see the light of day.
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Old 01-03-06, 02:17 PM   #13
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Old 01-03-06, 07:25 PM   #14
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So, anyone know of a good winter sports forum? :]
Yep, its huge.... but its Australian
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Old 01-03-06, 09:41 PM   #15
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yea i joined a snowboard forum, but no one posted. if anyone is on a good board please feel free to pm me.
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Old 01-03-06, 09:47 PM   #16
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So, anyone know of a good winter sports forum? :]
I use this one, it's mostly telemarkers, but lots of PDX peeps, and fun. They have videos at their Tele-vision site, fun to watch. http://www.telemarktips.com/

People give regular reports on Mt Hood snow.
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Old 01-03-06, 09:48 PM   #17
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I guess this is the place where I should have posted the info about Mammoth. So here is goes ...

Here are Mammoth's snow totals for the four days starting on the 30th of December;

Jan 02 40"
Jan 01 55"
Dec 31 20"
Dec 30 10"

ladies and gents, I did not fail math class and I'm hear to tell you that that's over 10 feet in four days!!

Now someone needs to tell me why I live in NY and not out West.

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Old 01-04-06, 02:12 AM   #18
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I'm dying to go skiing this year. Anyone tried out the Atomic Metron B5's?

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Old 01-04-06, 02:21 AM   #19
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*sigh* pretty!

I haven't tried them yet, but I've heard they're better than X-scream. They're 'fatter' and more stable on powder and moguls. Excellent choice
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Old 01-04-06, 02:26 AM   #20
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Aah, I've been looking for a used pair of B5s, but even the used ones go for over $500, ugh. I also looked at the X-Screams for a while. Are they as good as advertised? I've read that the integrated bindings really help eliminate the dead spot usually found beneath the bindings.
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Old 01-04-06, 02:34 AM   #21
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Yes, they are really good all-terrain skis. Mine were a present but if I had to chose I'd go with X-scream 10 Pilot.

The Atomic are expensive but would be worth it if you plan to use them very often.
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Old 01-04-06, 02:45 AM   #22
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Exactly, the X-Scream 10 Pilots - I was set on those before I heard about the new Atomics. I do believe the B5 would be the last ski I'd ever buy

I would definitely rush out and get em if only I got to ski more and in better conditions than what we get in SoCal It's still one of my favorite sports.
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