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  1. What pisses me most in this story is not the way...

    What pisses me most in this story is not the way things should or should not have been done, but the fact that Powder published it as it is (low def pics, subtitle and all). This is the kind of thing...
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    I did not try the hammock but for the Gyrator......

    I did not try the hammock but for the Gyrator... wow...
    I tried one first time on the 2 Alpes glacier at the beginning of last season and then... Bought it (168), and it became my very 1st board of...
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    sweet! All the best. Keep us posted!

    sweet!
    All the best. Keep us posted!
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    I'm not sure he has to chose Martigny if the ski...

    I'm not sure he has to chose Martigny if the ski side is more important. You can as well ski from Lausanne, and maybe it's even more easy, swiss public transports are real great (train+postal...
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    http://www.caraorman.ro/vacanta/canoe/3.jpg...

    http://www.caraorman.ro/vacanta/canoe/3.jpg
    sorry.
    a Skoda Fabia combi with winter tires is my bet for next season (had a VW T4).
    chaining is cheating.
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    Not swiss, but living close to and having been...

    Not swiss, but living close to and having been engaged to a swiss candy + having friends in both Martigny and Lausanne :
    Go for Lausanne.

    :)

    It's not so far from Martigny, distances are never...
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    yep Andy, Les 7 Laux, couloir "Casa". a guy...

    yep Andy, Les 7 Laux, couloir "Casa".

    a guy died yesterday a few hundred meters from there. This place is dangerous and visible from the famous Pouta chairlift, many people think it's harmful to...
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    yesterday was the best day of the season so...

    yesterday was the best day of the season so far...
    http://www.skipass.com/articles/saison0506/bonheur.php

    http://www.skipass.com/photos/articles/2399/2857.jpg
    (tonio, my roomate, rides the...
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    wow, a new aspect issue, great :)

    wow, a new aspect issue, great :)
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    It was nice in Les Diablerets this WE. Sunday...

    It was nice in Les Diablerets this WE. Sunday incredible, sunny and Fat Fresh Swiss Pow, just heavy enough to be the finest pow for snowboarding. I'd say around 60cm of fresh (3 days fall). All the...
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    snow all day in Les Diablerets (switz.), freeski...

    snow all day in Les Diablerets (switz.), freeski cancelled today.
    stopped snowing for an hour or so. maybe 15+.
    this season smells good in western alps...
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    still raining in grenoble, isère (7laux, alpe...

    still raining in grenoble, isère (7laux, alpe d'huez etc.) is gooood :)
    snow forecast for tomorrow again, sun back on saturday. Wow :)
    Roo and MulletMan are up there now, looks blank but they'll...
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    Andy, I'm out for the moment, bad thing in my...

    Andy, I'm out for the moment, bad thing in my back, but maybe repaired before the WE (waiting for the osteo diagnosis tomoroow).

    Fore sure this Pic Blanc thingy is underrated, but not that much......
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    Roo : see you next week in Alpe D'Huez... 50 to...

    Roo : see you next week in Alpe D'Huez...
    50 to 70cm and still pounding (local info)

    cheers :)
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    It's raining from 1 pm in Grenoble, forecast...

    It's raining from 1 pm in Grenoble, forecast looks good.
    Munich this WE, then back to Gre in time for the forest runs in the Chartreuse range...

    Roo, don't forget to drop me a mail/pm, we'll...
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    Dupraz's D1 is the ultimate allround board, and...

    Dupraz's D1 is the ultimate allround board, and the front doesn't catch anything, mid powder (from 30 to 90cm) is the ideal condition for this board. Plus it goes so well in switch mode and flat and...
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    This morning I woke up too early (6.50, well...

    This morning I woke up too early (6.50, well ahead of the alarm clock). Call it a premonition. Couldn't stay in bed so I went to the baker round the street, had enough bread but I went anyway, bought...
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    Institut du Monde Arabe - one of the most...

    Institut du Monde Arabe - one of the most impressive buildings ever (the whole façade closes and opens with the sun)

    must see : Notre Dame (close to IMA), Centre George Pompidou, Le Louvre...
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    Pyrénées : Artouste, Piau-Engaly Around Grenoble...

    Pyrénées : Artouste, Piau-Engaly
    Around Grenoble : St Pierre de Chartreuse, Col de Porte, Villard de Lans, Les 7 Laux (maybe too big)
    Around Sion : Arolla, Evolène

    pm me for more info, no time...
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    Do I read about a maggot-run ski resort in the...

    Do I read about a maggot-run ski resort in the subtext? Sweet :)
  21. Thread: MAC

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    Goldberg/SmallImage for light/mass image...

    Goldberg/SmallImage for light/mass image manipulations
    Audacity to deal with sound files
    Toast 6 titanium
    MacJournal if you write a lot
    Adium for msn/jabber
    X11 of course...

    and that's it I...
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    Thanks for this M. davidof! very interesting...

    Thanks for this M. davidof!
    very interesting stuff indeed...

    Just two points :

    Denis Creissels is hard to see through, but what he does say is that he wouldn't sell the lift whatever the...
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    I don't know what you mean by "owner" but in...

    I don't know what you mean by "owner" but in France, AFAIK, a lot of resorts are owned by companies (i.e. Altiservice in the pyrénées, or Compagnie du Mont Blanc in the Alps). It's true that there...
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    The terrain may not be the gnarliest but for some...

    The terrain may not be the gnarliest but for some romance I would recommend

    1/ Val d'Anniviers or Val d'Herens (Zinal and Evolene), Valais, Switzerland (3h drive from Zurich?). Sweet sweet...
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    http://www.duvel.be/Images/Verre.jpg this is...

    http://www.duvel.be/Images/Verre.jpg

    this is it.
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    Hey that will make at least 4 of us at the...

    Hey that will make at least 4 of us at the mundial, does it qualify for a mini-summit then? ;)
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    teaser : Bar Code

    the come back of Focus Edit ("Un Chalet dans les Alpes") and probably the first flick avalaible this fall (mid september) :

    http://www.skipass.com/_videos/barcode.mp4
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    I'll be in grenoble for the season (at least),...

    I'll be in grenoble for the season (at least), but I have to work on weekdays(ski related job, but still, erh, it's a job...).

    Mulletizer you're welcome with the lady, as are the roos et al.,...
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    Il a neigé sur La Grave

    Benoit (d'la fraiche from those who know 'Les Alpinistes') is working up there in the Ice Cave and he took a bunch of ridiculous shots : http://www.skipass.com/carnets/carnet.php?id=248&art=1975
    ...
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    Help needed - translation

    Hi there,
    I'm translating a very nice piece about Telluride for Fluid (french ski mag) and I'd just need snow expert advices about some tricky terminology.

    What's a "ramp", in terms of ski?...
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    Well I guess the next book I shall lend you is...

    Well I guess the next book I shall lend you is Dolores LaChapelle's "Deep powder snow", not as well written as weisbecker's ISOCZ but...

    "why do I climb for hours for a handful of turns in...
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    gincognito > you should definitely find a copy of...

    gincognito > you should definitely find a copy of "The Ski Bum" by Romain Gary (mulletizer approved). Memories.
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    Geneva : water, wind and... ouch

    it was last week, dozens of ship wreckages on the lake because of the ice weight and a guy that should have had a good time de-icing his car ;)
    ...
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    Nice TR Roo, it was really nice to see you up...

    Nice TR Roo, it was really nice to see you up there, a special atmosphere, as often in this faraway village.

    I have some pics/vids but can't find how to relive my camera, plus mrs Roo wasn't so...
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    edg and verb : I'll be in Alagna-Gressoney the...

    edg and verb : I'll be in Alagna-Gressoney the next 2 weeks (just 1 week if the redbul is canceled, as the word goes). Drop a pm and let's have some (cheap italian) beers, at least if there's no snow...
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    nothing to add, except it was raining yesterday...

    nothing to add, except it was raining yesterday up to 1700m (~5500 ft) around grenoble (chartreuse and belledonne)

    sad.

    and i'm leaving for Alagna in 10 days. Time for a Snow Dance.
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    From my friend Stéphanie who goes often to Paris...

    From my friend Stéphanie who goes often to Paris for work : Hotels are expensive but if you want to sleep in town (which, if you stay only one day, should be a good idea) you can consider going to...
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    I second the belvedère and I'd avoid "Le...

    I second the belvedère and I'd avoid "Le Vagabond" (bad experience here) in Chamonix.

    Paris? A lot of places to avoid, none to advise.

    my 1.5 cents, sorry ;)
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    yep...

    yep
    my favourite from Josh Ritter too, thanks Bill...
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    Nice TR :) wasn't sure if LG had got many snow,...

    Nice TR :)
    wasn't sure if LG had got many snow, looks like it won't be enough, but you got here at the right time, P1 with this much snow down the trees, erh, fair enough ;)

    But my main concern...
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    Oh yes, it's finally pouring after all this time...

    Oh yes, it's finally pouring after all this time :)

    low pressure system coming our way, setting down sunday evening and leaving maybe thuesday down to the mediterranée sea.
    Sounds/smells/looks...
  42. Thread: Books

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    I finished reading "Deep Powder Snow" a few weeks...

    I finished reading "Deep Powder Snow" a few weeks ago, didn't remembered who to thanks untill I made a search here.

    Thus : thank you very much, M. Flex, really :)

    I add a "climbing" book to the...
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    PM Gear on oz.ifyouski

    Hadn't seen it on the board, sorry if it's a rerun :

    PM Gear, LLC - A Revolution in The Way We Buy Skis
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    lots of good addresses here. I'll add mine : ...

    lots of good addresses here. I'll add mine :

    http://www.les7laux.com/hiver/

    Don't get there. Ever. Especially with crazy locals (drop a pm when you're close, we'll take you up here...). 40mn...
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    Was in La Grave thuesday with Le Dude and DLF......

    Was in La Grave thuesday with Le Dude and DLF... We wanted to have a look at the Auberge Ensoleillée which is sold 500k€...

    Here is what the mountain looks like. Plus a view of the glacier on the...
  46. Thread: Books

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    Not about skiing, but the spirit is quite similar...

    Not about skiing, but the spirit is quite similar for a snowboarder : the quest of the Element, the longing for good weather, the addiction...
    ...
  47. Fluid : the original photomagazine #1 (TGR related)

    12 pages about TGR (with ITW)
    10 pages about Seb Michaud hucking huge cliffs in JH
    Nice size (close to "square"), luxuous paper, outstanding pictures...

    this new (french) ski magazine truly...
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    try to copy/paste them... and go diesel... ...

    try to copy/paste them...

    and go diesel...

    And I may have a flat in grenoble, you're both still welcome. We'll show you les 7 laux (www.les7laux.com )
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    Speaking of which, pliiiiiiz...

    Speaking of which, pliiiiiiz...

    thanks :)
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    Geoff >...

    Geoff > http://www.aspectjournal.com/stories/ros_fur_ever.html

    we call it "Le Télé-féerique" ;)
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