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    Nice!! Glen Etive?

    Nice!! Glen Etive?
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    Fun to link up the natural trails on one side of...

    Fun to link up the natural trails on one side of the valley with the flowier shaped trails on the other side in one ride. Must be making progress as it felt like I could actually ride (not just...
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    Lil morning shred before work with my buddy Tim...

    Lil morning shred before work with my buddy Tim (him in the pics)

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    Been out riding solo a bunch after work last...

    Been out riding solo a bunch after work last week. Sometimes I got up in time for that glorious evening golden light:

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    Other...
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    I guess I'm one of the bastards who got into...

    I guess I'm one of the bastards who got into biking during corona and screwed the market for the rest of you but #sorrynotsorry :fmicon:

    Seriously though, for the past 10 years I've been insisting...
  6. Interestingly he recently quit... Deepl...

    Interestingly he recently quit...

    Deepl translate from the wePowder forum as I don't speak Dutch:
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    Japan, of course (not this winter): ...

    Japan, of course (not this winter):

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    Just on the sports side of it, that area/Ticino...

    Just on the sports side of it, that area/Ticino has some of the best whitewater kayaking in Europe. The Verzasca is a dream. Also seems like a popular naked sunbathing spot if paddling isn't your...
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    Watched a biggie rip out during the bombing from...

    Watched a biggie rip out during the bombing from the lift at Lizum. I guess the powderhounds waiting in the bottom station had a frustrating morning...

    Meanwhile:
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    ^^Glad they were all ok! Wednesday was pretty...

    ^^Glad they were all ok!

    Wednesday was pretty deep in Tyrol, but also with pretty sketchy stability. And once things got tracked, tree roots and stuff were much more prevalent than they should be...
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    FWIW Kiwi dude is sender and ex-FWT competitor...

    FWIW Kiwi dude is sender and ex-FWT competitor Neil Wiliman, so not just a random appointment. Seems to ski/have skied regularly with quite a few of the current competitors over the last years which...
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    It's not really that hard! And way less gnar than...

    It's not really that hard! And way less gnar than it looks from the city. Similar steepness to Hafelekar, for example. Plus if you skin up from the base of the couloir you can turn around at any...
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    ^^Nice!!

    ^^Nice!!
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    Weekend delivered a lot more than expected here....

    Weekend delivered a lot more than expected here.

    Somehow Nordkette picked up a good 40cms from the forecast dusting. Of course it was schralped to the ice below after one run (heavy bombing before...
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    Up and down an old favourite in Tyrol

    After finding some surprisingly good snow in the area on Sunday, and as Monday was a public holiday here, my buddy Menno and I decided to go for a lap on an old favourite - the couloir on the north...
  16. ^^ Thanks! Had an epic few days in Tazawako a few...

    ^^ Thanks! Had an epic few days in Tazawako a few years back. Planning another Japan trip for mid Feb or so and trying to decide where...
  17. I know it's not Hokkaido, but as this seems to be...

    I know it's not Hokkaido, but as this seems to be the general japow thread this season... Any have an idea how northern Honshu (Akita/Tohoku area) is looking these days?
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    I believe he left Chamonix after his accident,...

    I believe he left Chamonix after his accident, but seems to be good (based on Instagram).
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    The other questions have been answered. For...

    The other questions have been answered. For snowfall history this site is as good as any I've found: https://www.weathertoski.co.uk/top-10s/top-10-snowiest-ski-resorts-europe/

    He doesn't show his...
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    The vid from Stubaital is with an Insta360 One X;...

    The vid from Stubaital is with an Insta360 One X; the other vid from Lizum we had like 3 generations of GoPros haha, of which only one didn't lose all its battery in the cold ;) The new version of...
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    Cheers! Yeah been back in IBK for a few years...

    Cheers! Yeah been back in IBK for a few years now, since at least that time we had a beer in Irish ;)

    I work full time for the TVB now, but that's one part of my cunning plan to ski more whilst on...
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    Not a bad start to the season in these parts... ...

    Not a bad start to the season in these parts...

    Got my first turns of the season on a birthday pow day on the 13th (love it when that happens!) in Stubaital. Kinda too much snow for the gradient,...
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    Closing day in St Anton today. Absolute ghost...

    Closing day in St Anton today. Absolute ghost town - maybe 20 people on the hill tops. If only it was like that more often... Snowing down to the village by the time we left too.
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    Some fun from last weekend. 200 vert up for 800...

    Some fun from last weekend. 200 vert up for 800 vert down without any tracks...

    Forgot to take a picture after, so this from google will have to do:
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    ^^ damn. Took us 5 hours from Oberösterreich to...

    ^^ damn. Took us 5 hours from Oberösterreich to IBK (normally 3.5-4), but we were lucky with timing, leaving at 5pm (tree had falken on the autobahn but was already cleared by the time we got to it).
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    It does - though a lot of it you're not...

    It does - though a lot of it you're not technically allowed to ski... Though never had any issues personally.

    Sqikunst was in Sonnenkopf the other day, and said it was a shitshow/almost fights in...
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    No complaints in Oberösterreich the last two...

    No complaints in Oberösterreich the last two days!

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    Damn peds! Glad you're still here to tell the...

    Damn peds! Glad you're still here to tell the tale. Heal well!
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    I would look at somewhere like Schruns...

    I would look at somewhere like Schruns (Montafon). Gets a lot of snow, doesn't need much snow to ski well, has plenty of great skiing above and below the treeline, and definitely has Christmassy...
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    I guess you must be doing a lot of what if/should...

    I guess you must be doing a lot of what if/should have/etc, but it sounds like you made solid and intelligent decisions to deal with and extricate yourself from the situation - respect.
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    BTW Wed'ze have had similar 'click to change'...

    BTW Wed'ze have had similar 'click to change' goggles for over a year now: http://www.fall-line.co.uk/tried-tested-wedze-gtmax-etint-ski-goggles/

    The tech does work, but the goggles themselves are...
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    Not battery, supercapacitator :wink: Basically...

    Not battery, supercapacitator :wink: Basically smaller, lighter, more reliable than battery.
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    I got to play and ski (not much given level 4 and...

    I got to play and ski (not much given level 4 and many lifts/roads/trains closed) with the new Scott electric airbag pack at the product launch in the Arlberg last week.

    It's pretty convincing....
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    As flat and shallow as possible yesterday ...

    As flat and shallow as possible yesterday

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  35. On that trip only Hokkaido, but I did manage 4...

    On that trip only Hokkaido, but I did manage 4 days (ha! almost as much time on the plane as on skis!) in Honshu last season, in a teeny tiny little place called Tazawako... Story here (formatting...
  36. Nice, enjoy! Sure the JaPOW will be back on form...

    Nice, enjoy! Sure the JaPOW will be back on form soon!
  37. I did a 3 week Hokkaido trip solo in 2014 (though...

    I did a 3 week Hokkaido trip solo in 2014 (though 1 week was one of the road trip tours with BD Tours). I found it pretty easy and only actually skied alone a couple of times (by choice). Staying...
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    Try Cham by Jonathon Trigell:...

    Try Cham by Jonathon Trigell: https://www.amazon.com/Cham-Jonathan-Trigell/dp/1852429585
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    Also, happy New Year everyone (guten rutsch is...

    Also, happy New Year everyone (guten rutsch is certainly appropriate!), and congrats SiSt!
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    Having missed the main powder day on Friday while...

    Having missed the main powder day on Friday while flying back to Austria from Christmas in the UK, I met up with Dulcerama yesterday to explore somewhere new (to us) and off the beaten track.
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    15th powder day of the season today(!!!)! ...

    15th powder day of the season today(!!!)!

    Didn't get to Nordkette 'til about 1pm; still got face shots all round. Lazy morning due to the extended avi control - apparently they had to delay...
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    Lizum was not horrible again today ...

    Lizum was not horrible again today

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    Hmm, I normally find I have a lot in common with...

    Hmm, I normally find I have a lot in common with Blister's opinions, but that really doesn't chime with my experience on the Rustlers. I demoed them last March (and spent more time on the 11s), so...
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    When I first moved here and most of my electronics stuff still had UK plugs I used to do this - 5 plug strip thing with one UK-EU converter to plug into the wall socket. No issues.
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    I took Bibbys (Bibbies?) on my first Japan trip a...

    I took Bibbys (Bibbies?) on my first Japan trip a few years ago. Wasn't terrible. I had Barons on them (and used Guardians on Down TD125s on my last trip) - personally I don't like the feel of tech...
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    Ha, was waiting for that! We were visiting my...

    Ha, was waiting for that! We were visiting my gf's parents and generally just cruising the pistes with them, but we were surprised by how much (un-forecast) snow there was and couldn't resist ducking...
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    Deep not steep in Oberösterreich today: ...

    Deep not steep in Oberösterreich today:

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    No - better. Official release goes out tomorrow.

    No - better. Official release goes out tomorrow.
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    Snuck in a quick lap before work this morning....

    Snuck in a quick lap before work this morning. Snow turned pretty quickly on the sunny side, but happy to have it almost to myself rather than battle it out in the couloirs above with the crowds.
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    Sloppy seconds in the Arlberg were less sloppy...

    Sloppy seconds in the Arlberg were less sloppy than expected today
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