Search:

Type: Posts; User: DropCliffsNotBombs

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.11 seconds.

  1. Replies
    122
    Views
    10,312

    Being told that you are not allowed to access...

    Being told that you are not allowed to access “your public lands” never goes over well in Telluride. The town is literally bordered on all sides by national forest. And populated by outdoor...
  2. Replies
    122
    Views
    10,312

    Big Tree is at 1:05.

    Big Tree is at 1:05.
  3. Replies
    122
    Views
    10,312

    It doesn't at all. If that were the case, the...

    It doesn't at all. If that were the case, the entire San Juan Mountains would be closed to the public. Mountain operations are not responsible for terrain outside of their borders. Nor should they be.
  4. Replies
    122
    Views
    10,312

    The rope is not there for ANY of those reasons....

    The rope is not there for ANY of those reasons. It's got nothing to do with snow safety. The reason tempter is roped off is to discourage trespassing on private land (old mining claims).
  5. Right handed people have larger left feet. And...

    Right handed people have larger left feet. And vise versa. It's science.
  6. Replies
    122
    Views
    10,312

    In the summer, yes. In the winter it's a deadly...

    In the summer, yes.
    In the winter it's a deadly stroll across the base of several avalanche paths. You can't even get a couple hundred yards up the trail before being in an avalanche zone. The...
  7. Replies
    122
    Views
    10,312

    The skier's exit is a move left after the tube...

    The skier's exit is a move left after the tube and before the cliffs/gulley. The victim was below that area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hE9O7oDpXQ
  8. Replies
    122
    Views
    10,312

    That IS the Tempter House in the picture. And...

    That IS the Tempter House in the picture. And that IS Tempter Chute below it.
  9. Replies
    122
    Views
    10,312

    1. There is no such place called "death chute" in...

    1. There is no such place called "death chute" in Bear Creek.
    2. The victim was essentially xc skiing/hiking on the popular trail (at base of the chute) when he was hit. Yes, unbelievably bad...
  10. So is mine...

    So is mine...
  11. Our snowfall for this season is about average, so...

    Our snowfall for this season is about average, so skiing down to town is no problem.
  12. This season, there is a noticeable increase in...

    This season, there is a noticeable increase in Epic pass wielding front rangers coming here to Telluride. It used to be that we were fairly "insulated" from the front-range-shit-show due to our...
  13. Replies
    9,811
    Views
    1,824,827

    Riding the gondola a few weeks ago at Telluride...

    Riding the gondola a few weeks ago at Telluride with a tourist couple (decked out head-to-toe in ill-fitting Bogner)... The woman turns to the man and says; "The resort should ban the locals from...
  14. ^^^ THIS ^^^

    ^^^ THIS ^^^
  15. I'm not sure if this is your problem but the...

    I'm not sure if this is your problem but the first generation Guardians had a problem with the threaded metal axle insert stripping and spinning inside of the plastic housing and becoming...
  16. The shorter the boot, the more dramatic the ramp...

    The shorter the boot, the more dramatic the ramp angle. Think about it.
  17. I haven't skied the Shift yet but I own a pair...

    I haven't skied the Shift yet but I own a pair and have mounted about 8-10 of them so far.
    One thing that I noticed was when the toe-height on a tiny woman's alpine boot was adjusted correctly, it...
  18. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,564

    Poll: Knee bindings are horrible. They are like binding...

    Knee bindings are horrible. They are like binding technology from the 70's. VERY unrefined.
    If you worry THAT much about your knees.... Why are you SKIING??!!
  19. Replies
    13
    Views
    729

    PIN bindings with the traditional "tuning fork"...

    PIN bindings with the traditional "tuning fork" heel mechanism is a low tech design. It requires that you step through the high release spring every time that you step in. Nature of the beast.
  20. Marker Schizos are the best. Hard to find these...

    Marker Schizos are the best. Hard to find these days though.
  21. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,241

    ^^^^ THIS ^^^^

    ^^^^ THIS ^^^^
  22. Replies
    3
    Views
    256

    The Marker doesn't make the 100mm brake anymore....

    The Marker doesn't make the 100mm brake anymore. You'll have to choose between the 90mm and 110mmm if you want the Griffon.
    The Salomon STH(2) WTR does come with a 100mm brake however.
  23. Replies
    4
    Views
    828

    By design, Gotama's would not benefit from...

    By design, Gotama's would not benefit from forward mounting. The aren't 4FRNTs or Armadas... In my opinion, it would ruin the ski.
  24. Replies
    76
    Views
    4,286

    Wagner Custom - Telluride, Colorado. USA

    Wagner Custom - Telluride, Colorado. USA
  25. What if it doesn't snow again this season in CO & UT?

    Last season was biblically bad for snowfall (less than 40% of average) and the industry took a good financial hit. Most businesses have the ability to bounce back after one bad season... but two (or...
  26. Replies
    303
    Views
    23,717

    ANY nice place to live is going to be expensive....

    ANY nice place to live is going to be expensive. This is one of the laws of the universe.
  27. Milwaukee is my first choice for all cordless...

    Milwaukee is my first choice for all cordless tools.
  28. 'Crack'... 'Whumph'... 'Swooosh' "Hey!.. the...

    'Crack'... 'Whumph'... 'Swooosh'

    "Hey!.. the ground is moving under my feet!"

    That's why I don't wear headphones when skiing avy terrain.
  29. Lightweight boots are great for touring uphill...

    Lightweight boots are great for touring uphill but SUCK for charging. Period.
    Flip over a lightweight touring boot... now flip over an alpine race boot... See the difference? Which one do YOU think...
  30. Replies
    26
    Views
    2,236

    Why are race boots narrow? Same reason that ice...

    Why are race boots narrow? Same reason that ice skates are narrow. Better finite control.
  31. If your mechanic told you to stay away from a...

    If your mechanic told you to stay away from a certain model car, you wouldn't listen to him?
  32. ^^^ THIS ^^^

    ^^^ THIS ^^^
  33. I've been mounting these bindings for the last 26...

    I've been mounting these bindings for the last 26 years. No joke.
    The forward pressure is NOT finite. It changes quite a bit as you push down or pull up on the boot heel. (try it, you'll see)
    The...
  34. That old turntable heel design is good in some...

    That old turntable heel design is good in some ways and is outdated and terrible in many other ways.

    Pros:
    1. A heel that pivots with the boot during a lateral release at the toe is one of the...
  35. Absolutely. They are both larger and stronger...

    Absolutely. They are both larger and stronger than standard binding screws going into the core.
  36. Replies
    4
    Views
    349

    Remember, the tail clip and tip loop fixtures end...

    Remember, the tail clip and tip loop fixtures end up putting the skin itself well back from both ends of the ski. Skins don't run "tip-to-tail."
  37. ... Or you can just disregard the old holes...

    ... Or you can just disregard the old holes completely, and mount them as if they were new, using QK or BF inserts. Overlapping (or too close) holes be damned!
  38. Replies
    4
    Views
    349

    They'll work fine. In fact, you'll probably still...

    They'll work fine. In fact, you'll probably still end up trimming the length when you install them since "skin length" is always several cm's shorter than true ski length.
  39. Throw it away and get yourself a binding from...

    Throw it away and get yourself a binding from this millennium.
    Just kidding... not kidding.
  40. You should see this place with a REAL snowpack!

    You should see this place with a REAL snowpack!
  41. The worst season in Telluride since 1976.

    The worst season in Telluride since 1976.
  42. Replies
    54
    Views
    2,850

    I've met the enemy... And the enemy is excessive...

    I've met the enemy... And the enemy is excessive sidecut.
  43. Replies
    29,048
    Views
    3,797,549

    I've never it so bare at this time of year in...

    I've never it so bare at this time of year in Telluride.
    We won't make it closing day in 6 days at this point. Seriously, the snow is gone at the lift bases in town.
    I've lived here most of my...
  44. I like Volkls, but those V-Werks are built WEAK!...

    I like Volkls, but those V-Werks are built WEAK! The most fragile ski out there right now.
    Even if you fix it, they'll break just like that again. And again,...
  45. Replies
    9,811
    Views
    1,824,827

    That setup is just fine if you're skiing 155's.

    That setup is just fine if you're skiing 155's.
  46. Replies
    9,811
    Views
    1,824,827

    "It must suck to ski like you." -Glen Plake's...

    "It must suck to ski like you." -Glen Plake's t-shirt
  47. Replies
    8
    Views
    807

    Don't bother. Just about everything out there now...

    Don't bother. Just about everything out there now is better.
  48. I call it the "postage stamp hazard."

    I call it the "postage stamp hazard."
  49. Replies
    9,811
    Views
    1,824,827

    NASTAR "championships?"

    NASTAR "championships?"
  50. Bullshit. The OP is on the right track... A...

    Bullshit. The OP is on the right track... A shorter, wider, and rockered ski IS THE TICKET for tight trees.
    I've designed and built a ski specifically for this. And they rock! Long skis don't fit...
Results 1 to 50 of 300
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4