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02-09-2013, 09:09 AM
+vibes+ (+ for his family too)
I hope the same power (edit: or willpower!) that gives him that unique smoothness/style will help him towards quick & complete recovery!
From another thread (that "lifting the inside leg or not" debate :))...but as an old mogul skier who have a tendency to keep knees together and ski in a "closed" stance, this has helped a lot for...
To quote EP:
"To change a turn from chore to an expression" (or something like that, from a Line promotional video on YouTube).
Surfing comes to my mind...every turn is an expression of your...
12-13-2012, 02:01 AM
Definitely not 100% sure. As said stiffness of the skis, flex pattern etc. also affects so much. Not to mention the snow - on certain type of "hero snow" that stuff kind of just happens :) But I feel...
12-12-2012, 03:29 AM
This is kind of funny. I was about to post yesterday how I love "moustache rocker"/elf-shoe etc. type of skis.
Remembered how I was just laughing on my JJs on wind affected snow where you could do...
I get your point.
But still, IMHO 2 centimeters here and there is just "fine tuning" depending on your style/biomechanics etc.
I remember Line saying that it is totally fine to mount -1cm or...
Sounds reasonable. I was about to add that of course it depens on your riding style. Some people here really like to move the bike around trials-style and/or sit and spin techy sections with granny...
I got pretty much this same impression of the article. So, thank you, I found the review pretty informative.
I didn't read all the rant of the thread. But I've noticed this one thing about 29ers....
Alrberg En Route is on-line too already. Euro lift accessed goodness :)
That Roman Rohrmoser dude is kind of underrated. Has a bit "chargier" style than the other Nimbus guys...
04-18-2012, 10:24 AM
Great "McConkey turn" action at 1.39-1.45!
That's exactly how I like to ski (ex-mogul basher)...currently on Line Opus 185cm and they work well (lots of pop&energy too, like to make round...
Friend has a 185 Opus mounted with Hammerheads (we got a nice little group deal from a local distributor).
His opinion is that w/ tele you should mount way back from the recommended...he went...
Skied the Opus (185cm, mounted on the line) for a week in Engelberg Switzerland.
We got two dumps, both around one foot (around 40cm and 30cm) - perfect powder conditions.
Skied some SL stubbie gates. The Opus DO have tons of sidecut!
Even some race coach wondered how I could bent the skis to carve so tight. He was kind of suprised when I explained the...
02-05-2012, 06:09 AM
Thanks for the stoke.
I like Andermatt...good combination of relaxed freeride, some touring and even steeper lines/ slightly "hairier" traverses & entrances etc. (like Giraffe traverse...but not...
Stoked for sure! :)
I got to play a little on soft snow (mini mini lines on the trees)...first impression again really good. After a couple of days on the skis I feel like I am totally...
Yes, I guess you should.
Of course those kind of skis are not optimal for rock hard conditions. But on any 3D snow they give so much more turn shape/style options...and people generally look too...
Meathelmet...Dude. Just read a bunch of your recent comments about sidecuts and ski shapes.
Serioysly: demo a few new skis, try to ski centered (and mount a bit forward), check your...
Ok, first impressions.
Me: 83kg (around 180lbs), 183cm (that's around 6feet), ex-mogul skier. Ski fast but probably like to turn a bit more than most people here. Slight tendency of backseated...
02-02-2012, 12:45 AM
I guess the idea has been around for (at least) years already.
At least Garywayne skis has been around for a few years...I remember seeing first prototypes (biglines blog post?) like 2007,2008 or...
Definitely. Just got the skis. They are a pice of art (Pollard's contribution stands out for sure).
I guess I get to test'em next week (on local mole hills, Southern Finland...we have good snow...
I guess you just sold a pair (for Line) :)
I've been tele skiing a lot lately (recovering from an injury - still gotta take it easy). But have also decided I need to get the stoke back for alpine...
01-07-2012, 02:07 AM
You are right and I thought about that too...:)
Good info anyway...and yes I am going to listen my doc for sure.
As for surfing...yes, you can surf here now and then...crappy onshore windmush...
01-06-2012, 10:36 AM
Old goat - that's great info! Thank you very much.
Yes, they took the blood sample right after the DVT was diagnosed - which was before I started any anticoagulant medicine (right after that I...
Thanks. That's good info.
I have Armada JJs 185cm mounted on the recommended line (-5cm from the true center I guess) and Atomic Bentchetlers (tele) 183cm, mounted on the "traditional" line...
12-26-2011, 12:19 PM
Same to you. And wow: that was pretty heavy! Gives some sense of proportion for sure.
Power and good vibes to you...it is great to hear that you can still enjoy skiing so fully (and life in...
Seconded. Fondled those in the local shop the other day - and have to say I was impressed on the graphics. The overall quality seemed very fine too...
Line has really gone a long way from their...
12-21-2011, 01:42 PM
What a relief :)
I am going to see a specialist soon and consult him a bit about skiing, possible future restrictions (in sports) and the possible length of the cure etc. (there's still...
12-16-2011, 07:14 AM
No problems on the blood coagulation factors. Or any structural problems (needing later surgery).
Best x-mas present ever. I will back on skis by March (and off the f****ing rat poison :))
12-09-2011, 06:34 AM
Still have to wait for the lab test results until next week. Sucks...uncertainty is the worst. (well, still kicking alive and I'll try to live on a really "from day to day" basis now :))
12-07-2011, 05:09 AM
Thanks. I guess that's pretty reasonable. I am lucky that way that one good friend of mine is sports doctor and another specialized in internal medicine. I can always consult them and compare the...
12-05-2011, 08:59 AM
What a great source of information TGR is. Good info here...helps a little (a bit of freaking out happening here, damn)
I've got venous thrombosis in my right subclavian vein.
I don't know if this generates any stoke...but gotta say that's some attitude!
This seems pretty well thought answer.
I started a few years ago, 3 or 4 - think I was a strong alpine skier so I need big boots, wide skis and active bindings. Started with Hippy Stinx, T1s and...
09-27-2011, 01:49 PM
Seconded. Couple of mates just met Matti training on our local woods few weeks ago (on an xc ride btw.). They were pretty stoked that a DH world cup rider just appeared from the woods and chatted...
04-29-2011, 02:54 AM
Love Norway...and despite my screen name I've only been once in Lyngen. And once also in Narvik and Galdhöpiggen/Hurungane...I'd like to visit Norway more often but these days w/ two...
04-12-2011, 01:05 PM
JJs (and many other in the same category) are made for backcountry freestyle(!). So, I guess one of the ideas behind the tight sidecut in the middle is that it enables guys like Auclair (etc.) to...
BUMB for the bumb fags :D
Another one here...from over the big pond.
Never got too competitive but I've learned helis at the age of 13 and still milkin' it (see avatar, heh).
03-01-2011, 02:29 AM
Despite all the Finnish TTR winners and superstar pros, this guy is my favorite snowboarder at the moment (also outta loop for sure but I somehow follow how/what the Finnish pros (Piiroinen,...
01-13-2011, 01:18 PM
Yo. Check this out, posted by my pal Juho Karhu ("Keksie" here). He rips BTW.
And review here. Sound like a very solid pair of planks!
Hope this helped (from a fellow...
I want to ski like him (knowing that at best I could probably reach about 50-60% of his skills?)...going to Andermatt after New Year w/ free heels.
I dunno, I am 37 and know I am...
You guys serioysly feed my (very unrational) new ski fewer...4 pairs alpine, 1 tele and one old snowboard. And I use those all way too seldom. And now I am pretty convinced that I NEED these...
Thanks Red Smurf.
Probably going to mount those with Voile Hardwire CRBs if I end up buying the skis.
(NTN prolly next season but I have still perfectly working/fitting Scarpa T1s...not going to...
11-24-2010, 11:46 AM
Being from Finland and having skied that stuff through the years, I'd say maybe something like pre-rocker Gotamas (white 06-07 and golden 07-08?) work quite well too? You can always...
Anyone skiing these tele?
I tried Armada JJ's tele and was a bit suprised not to like that much tail rocker on tele skis (ok, demo skis with too loose cables on the bindings...just couldn't get a...
Cyclocross rules (in a very perverted way!)
I thought to share this...I guess this stuff is quite universal
Finnish Cyclocross a.k.a "Mud, snow, ice, bikes, racing, pain, love, beer drinking,...
This got me thinking. The catamaran shape is an interesting idea/concept...but when skis are getting wider and wider, I wonder why someone hasn't tried this (to the greater extent than e.g....
10-21-2010, 01:36 AM
This is 99% jibbing..but these guys have had alot of international attention (in the new school scene at least). If you like "Think Thank" like approach in skiing, check these out.
Some of the...
I like the surf analogy - for someone this kind of shape might be the ultimate. And it is just good that people/designers start to finally realize that like in surfing there are tons...
Tamokdalen is a "new" cool spot quite near Finnish border in the North:
YouTube- Topptur Film Arctix Tamok 2008 (Edit. I can't get the [YouTube] tags to work somehow...so only url this time)
Another opinion from over the big pond (and 29ers are not that popular over here yet) - I could have pretty much wrote the Mudfoot's replies, the "never going back to 26inch bike" excluded though....
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