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06-11-2013, 05:18 AM
Always used to think the Dent Blache is like a mini matterhorn!
Cool mountain, great line, nice write up :yourock:
^ Thanks. The summit of Ben Nevis is 1344m, but you need to start walking from sea level.
So basically a lot of time hiking for not much skiing - but hey it is mid May and we are still skiing on...
Fresh snow down to 700m in Scotland. Certainly didn't feel like mid May up on Ben Nevis yesterday.
Had some great fun skiing a couple of the classic north face gully's (i.e couloirs) in winter...
04-29-2013, 01:54 AM
the worlds most sought after 2nd descent ?
glad that team Italy got #1 and #2 in their own backyard.
I have no PCL in my left knee and manage just fine (ski, bike, 5 aside football / soccer, hillwalking).
It is very unusual to damage your PCL and not also the MCL or ACL. This makes getting...
^ K2 have been making great skis over the last 5 years... So I am not so surprised that the SideSeth is a real "home run". (Verb61 is one of the biggest gear geeks in town!)
They have done lots...
04-18-2013, 08:12 AM
Nice line, great photos, good write up.
Enjoyed it from the comfort & safety of my cubical.
TGR needs more of this.
04-12-2013, 09:59 AM
K2 measure long...
Personally I blame Glen Plake!
However apparently the real answer is that some firms give ski length before they are pressed and the tips and tails are upturned. Other firms,...
Over the last 5 years K2 have really developed the concept of "versatile" rocker that still works on hard snow. (i.e rocker not just for powder). They deserve more credit for this.
04-09-2013, 01:10 PM
^ well explained.
Wasn't 100% sure if vapor movement through a shallow snowpack during long period of very cold dry weather could result in previously stable and well bonded layers becoming unsafe...
04-09-2013, 09:24 AM
^ Thanks for the reply... This answers exactly what I was wondering
04-09-2013, 08:50 AM
I was doing some reading and (re)learned the following.
1. Temp gradient > 1 deg C. per 10 cm = snow pack getting weaker (i.e rounds turning into facets).
2. Temp gradient < 1 deg C. per 10...
02-19-2013, 12:20 PM
Les Marecottes is on the train line from Chamonix.
Great terrain and would be fun storm skiing away from crowds. They do a good train + lift pass deal too.
Vicheres, La Fouly, Bruson, Champex...
02-15-2013, 02:12 AM
followed 2 mins later by....
keeping smoking the crack pipe.
it looked like an avalanche to me? it was clearly a ballsy back flip?
sorry if you feel cheated by the thread title - life must...
02-15-2013, 01:49 AM
^ 6000+ posts on TGR.... and your still a JONG who likes to wave their cyber-dick on interweb forumz :yourock:
One question : If that wasn't an avalanche then why was the rest of the days...
02-15-2013, 12:47 AM
like the way your fucking up the forum with poor quality chat ?
02-13-2013, 12:58 AM
Wow - TGR is a hard crowd to please if that left the homeboyz disapointed :rolleyes2
I stand corrected that this was indeed Zinal - the press release / youtube etc still claims it was the 'Zermatt...
02-12-2013, 12:42 PM
As it says in the title.
Sverre Liliequist backflips out of an avalanche in Zermatt (Swatch skier cup).
Competion apparently put on hold after this run ?
Fast forward to 55s... :eek: Deserves...
01-22-2013, 01:14 PM
work of art :yourock:
one of my favorite ever short ski films (along with the La Grave : Skiers Journey)
move along... nothing to see here!
just small 1400m mountains with variable snow ;)
La Grave is a *very* big mountain with hugh vertical rise from 1400m - 3600m.
At the start of the winter it might be possible to ski back to the village. In the middle of the winter the road...
01-09-2013, 09:12 AM
Thanks - lightworks sounds worth investigation!
01-09-2013, 03:53 AM
^ Good information to know that moviemaker works much better with WIN7 and is compatible with *.MOV files. As you say the XP version is certainly fragile and temperamental... Would personally...
01-09-2013, 02:17 AM
bump... maybe converting files and using windows movie maker is the best option ?
01-08-2013, 06:44 AM
I own a couple of Pentax cameras... (SLR and compact)
Really happy with them - however they both record movies in Quicktime format.
At present for editing movies I convert the *.MOV quicktime...
01-08-2013, 03:21 AM
Windows Window Convertor (WMC) will do the job for you.
download.com is good for sourcing virus free freeware.
though these days you need to unselect all the toolbars / add ons / spam they try to...
01-07-2013, 01:26 PM
It took BCA over 2 years to get the Float packs approved for sale in Europe. Probably explains why K2 want to buy them (plus BCA obviously have some good electronics / RF design experience)
Picture of the Col Du Mouche slide here (www.freeride.se)
The really scary thing is that it ripped all the way to ground. Main couloir has lots of tracks on it and looks well skied.... Sadly I...
^ according to SLF estimates only approx 10% of people in an avalanche are actually buried (though this figue is almost impossible to verify as most incidents go unreported unless rescue services are...
Horrible outcome - Tragic...
The open bowl to skiers right of the Chassoure -> Tortin intinerary.
It is locally well known to be one of the most avalanche prone areas in Verbier.
12-18-2012, 03:52 PM
do you want dynafit brakes and crampons for your 160mm ski's too ?
12-18-2012, 03:49 PM
^ Ha.... So I am only 3 years out of date :biggrin: Sounds about my style.
My Chamonix buddy reckons Trab2 will finally be ready next winter and looks legit...
If it has official DIN rating and...
12-18-2012, 03:36 PM
Trab 2 ?
looks sexier than the DynaBeast for touring...
Fritshci + Denali boots is about 10 year old technology. However as mentioned they work of for your requirements - even if modern gear has recently become much better. Actually learned to tour in...
No love for the rose Scott Amplifier lens ?
I love these googles - better than Oakley in flat light, and about 1/3rd the price
Trust me - I ski in Scotland...!
12-17-2012, 03:02 PM
Interesting.... Looks like they going for a Marker Duke Killer ?
FWIW No tech bindings are currently officially DIN certified - as they don't release vertically, only laterally. If these have a a...
12-17-2012, 02:45 PM
I think I have a man crush.....
Essential viewing here : Someone is living the dream.
(Good to see the Salomon athlete is still rocking dynafit :wink:)
I had some old dynafit crampons - tried heating them in the oven and bending them using a vice to make them wider. They wouldn't budge more than about 1mm.
Filling might work - but its going to...
12-07-2012, 01:14 AM
I guess one problem with a ski flick promoting ''off piste safety'' is that it advocates using that extra knowledge learned to push boundaries.... Which for 99.9% of people is the wrong way to look...
12-06-2012, 02:23 AM
Ski films have been showinng skiers straight lining out of avalanches for years. Seth Morrison was doing it with style 10 years ago....
Makes for cool viewing : however I personally think there...
^ I think Movement skis started out off from the company that used to be Wild Duck snowboards ?
Though they started selling so many skis that the original snowboard buisness stopped in 2009.
^ Ha... Cheers guys.
Interesting reading / history lesson.
Shall carry on with occasional days of perverted 'free heel' turns this winter :yourock:
Sticking a finger in the air and making a guesstimate I reckon possibly 30% of european tele skiers are on NTN these days. It's certainly not uncommon.
FWIW I also use cable bindings (G3s) - my...
If you are a telemark skier then NTN makes sense.
If your an alpine skier who would like dabble with occasional free heel fun, as many people do, then second hand active cable bindings can still...
11-26-2012, 05:03 AM
The simple answer = any of the beacons that gets a 5 star review on www.beaconreviews.com
The more complex answer = get a modern digital beacon with 3 antennas as it really does make a difference...
Jordan Manly delivers again - also my favourite ski fiilm maker right now...
More than just ski films.
I hear you...
Lets be honest though - jet setting across the globe to Japan, Baffin...
11-19-2012, 05:24 AM
Best post I have read on TGR for a long time.
The problem is that when off piste skiers get away with bad decision making they start to get cocky and, even build up a false sense of security they...
11-04-2012, 09:27 AM
K2 Sidestash in a 181cm ? Perfect euro quiver of one IMHO, and really subtle rocker that works well.
Dynstar Cham 108 or Movement Trust should also be on the radar ? (not skied those but look fun)...
11-02-2012, 02:13 PM
Most of the local loops I do are on muddy trails...
However, unlike running shoes, it seems that most trail shoes dont come with 'high arch' variant.
Cheers for all the suggestions. The...
11-02-2012, 12:26 PM
^ nope.... though read a little about the various arguements for (and against) them.
FWIW been happily using 'New Balance' road running shoes - which are great and caused no problems for 10km...
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