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    I'm kinda hoping everything gets locked down...

    I'm kinda hoping everything gets locked down again in November so that resorts can open with lower numbers.

    My company have cut to the bone and I'm still not certain it will be enough....

    The...
  2. crunching will come... ;) The next is a constant...

    crunching will come... ;) The next is a constant paranoia that every time it feels a little funny you'll panic that you've torn the repair

    It's a long, slow process. But doesn't look like you're...
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    Getting the feeling a lot of it is about image...

    Getting the feeling a lot of it is about image too. If people in other countries start getting the message that "Resorts in Austria are closing!!" - truthful or not - then people arent going to be...
  4. Awww, I didnt think of that... There's the...

    Awww, I didnt think of that...

    There's the perfect takeaway too...
  5. Yer, more than a week to get over the...

    Yer, more than a week to get over the constipation wasn't great... :mad:
  6. The ridiculous thing is that becasue it was an...

    The ridiculous thing is that becasue it was an accident, the 'illness insurance' that I pay monthly didn't cover it. It was all covered under Accident Insurance which is paid for by your...
  7. Ha ha, it's funny how different countires deal...

    Ha ha, it's funny how different countires deal with the same thing.

    In CH you get kept in for a few days (makes the insurance you've paid feel less painful) so I can imagine that getting home and...
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    Same, bootfitter they were the only thing that...

    Same, bootfitter they were the only thing that might fit my feet (which they do).

    Seem perfectly acceptable, if not ground breaking, to me. Basically never took them off during lockdown activities.
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    I recognise that cow... (Don't make me miss...

    I recognise that cow...

    (Don't make me miss Verbier! :frown: )
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    Wow!

    Wow!
  11. They'll have you up on crutches as soon as the...

    They'll have you up on crutches as soon as the drains are out (if you have them). First 2 weeks is 20% body weight bearing on the bad leg working on more and more.

    Crutches should be done with...
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    Its about the only app I have notifications on...

    Its about the only app I have notifications on for, just because the thrill of getting that first 'ping' for an avalanche report in September is so exciting!

    So, Tignes or Verbier boys?

    Sent...
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    Val d'isere has released it's plan... ...

    Val d'isere has released it's plan...

    https://www.valdisere.com/en/healthcare-protocol/

    No reduction in Lift capacity, Masks...everywhere and any time that you're not literally skiing

    Looks...
  14. Did mine later than you so can't give advice but...

    Did mine later than you so can't give advice but "PT Approved" plan at the moment, 1 month out from being able to start pliometric stuff is to smash that as much as I can in October November.
    ...
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    Yeah... But imagine if you re in a resort...

    Yeah...

    But imagine if you re in a resort where such a thing is the only way up the mountain and they limit it to, say 30 people (as they were in Wengen over summer for example). Think of the link...
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    Has the flower thing bloomed early or late? :D

    Has the flower thing bloomed early or late? :D
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    I would be drawn to resorts that do not rely on...

    I would be drawn to resorts that do not rely on funiculaires or telepheriques...
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    I can further tell you that we're looking at...

    I can further tell you that we're looking at about a 50% reduction in staff for my particular resort assuming (i suppose) a corresponding drop in passenger numbers. It changes as the UK adds places...
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    Apologies for slightly hijacking the thread, but...

    Apologies for slightly hijacking the thread, but how would the Salomon MTN 95s fit into the discussion.

    Blister certainly rave about them but they rave about the SickDay 104s too and most people...
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    I can tell you that we're gearing up for one as...

    I can tell you that we're gearing up for one as usual. However they would be doing that anyway so that they can claim insurance if it's all cancelled again...

    That said I'm increasingly certain...
  21. I feel your pain... (literally usually....) ...

    I feel your pain... (literally usually....)

    The answer to be honest is to find a really good bootfitter, listen to what they say and suck it up and pay the RRP.


    Scott Cosmos for me at 26.5,...
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    I must say I've been impressed by my TNF...

    I must say I've been impressed by my TNF Futurelight jacket. May not be quite as perfect as the marketing but it's the only waterproof I've ever left on when the rain stopped becasue i stopped...
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    Yeah, went to the gym today where my Physio works...

    Yeah, went to the gym today where my Physio works and tried to make eye contact so they'd ask how I am

    She said it's a hamstring tear and to stop being so silly :o
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    Is the constant paranoia that you've re-torn the...

    Is the constant paranoia that you've re-torn the repair normal for everyone it just me..? [emoji15]

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  25. Thread: It's a sad day

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    It's still legal over here... We'll have to...

    It's still legal over here...

    We'll have to smuggle a few bottles over, hidden under some heroin or something

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    ^Good knowledge!

    ^Good knowledge!
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    Fair play though, if you're gonna do do it, do it...

    Fair play though, if you're gonna do do it, do it proper!

    Heal fast

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    How were the skis though..? ;)

    How were the skis though..? ;)
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    Sticky: Can I just say how sexy my skis look with their...

    Can I just say how sexy my skis look with their (unused*) new bindings before they go away for the summer.

    (*injury compounded by lockdown)

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    It has made it all look very pretty again...

    It has made it all look very pretty again though...
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    Wow, sugar! I felt the pop but couldn't hear...

    Wow, sugar!

    I felt the pop but couldn't hear anything due to the clatter of ice and rocks that were hidden under the snow (and caused the fall. Bob - opening Cathedral Couloir, just below the...
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    Yeah, that sounds more in line with what others...

    Yeah, that sounds more in line with what others are saying.

    Next Winter will be an easy one (if it happens), By spring, I'll be able to be more adventourous.

    Sounds acceptable under the...
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    Consultant today was talking about skiing 6...

    Consultant today was talking about skiing 6 months to 1 year after Op if I bought a 2500CHF brace...

    I haven't seen anyone else mention that level of brace. Is this more for pro's desperate to get...
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    yeah, i was walking and skinning before the Op...

    yeah, i was walking and skinning before the Op (bit of a big guy so I have chunky thighs, which seemed to help) and skiing down very carefully so let's see!

    A very cute physio has to teach me to...
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    I'm resigned to next season being focused on...

    I'm resigned to next season being focused on walking up rather than on hitting epic cliffs and straight lining Bec's.

    Thinking of selling the big ass pow skis that did it and picking up some skimo...
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    Thanks guys, had a good read of the gimp central...

    Thanks guys, had a good read of the gimp central during my sleepless night.

    First experience with Oxy, i dont think they're spoiling me with them (insert Swiss German joke here).

    Edit - just...
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    Hi all, 8 hrs after the spinal block and its...

    Hi all,

    8 hrs after the spinal block and its wearing off after an (apparently) simple ACL Reconstruction.

    Typical story apparently, trying to impress a girl and keep up with a pro. Got back...
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    I had not found the Gimp section yet... Sent...

    I had not found the Gimp section yet...

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    ACL reconstruction

    Hi all,

    When I next check this I'll be coming round from an ACL reconstruction.

    I'm sure many of you have been through this, any tips??

    One day we'll ski again!
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    Before I gave up on them I had cases during the...

    Before I gave up on them I had cases during the long dry January where the flipping things would just roll of my feet when trying to side step down rocky/turfy bits between snow...

    Luckily it was...
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    Good to know! If I find some summer deals.... ...

    Good to know! If I find some summer deals....

    (Mind you, got to have aforementioned ACL put back together first)

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    Shit yeah, sorry. The 108Ti

    Shit yeah, sorry.

    The 108Ti
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    So what would you think of these for a resort...

    So what would you think of these for a resort only, pow ski, sized up? (173 big guy looking at size 185)

    Over here in Europe we just don't seem to get mega big pow days often enough any more. More...
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    Been waiting a month for mine in Bern cos...

    Been waiting a month for mine in Bern cos Corona... :rolleyes:
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    6 months of accident insurance coming your way,...

    6 months of accident insurance coming your way, Timed it perfectly I'd say! ;)

    See you in the hospital :rolleyes2

    Get well soon
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    Got to be a few shops in Verbier that would stock...

    Got to be a few shops in Verbier that would stock Arcade Belts too, eh? I had to go all the way to Chamonix for mine!*

    Mind have to do a diamond studded one for Verbier mind...

    (*not entirely...
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    (it's going to have to snow a lot dude... :( But...

    (it's going to have to snow a lot dude... :( But I wish you luck. Hopefully I will be in hospital by then)
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    To those of you who were hoping to come out late...

    To those of you who were hoping to come out late in the season but have been prevented by Coronavirus, There is now a forest fire warning over much of Switzerland as it hasn't snowed (or precipitated...
  49. Thread: The FIFTY

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    They look very helpful for the...ahem...larger of...

    They look very helpful for the...ahem...larger of us :rolleyes:
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    Ooh Sugar! ...

    Ooh Sugar!

    https://www.instagram.com/vivianbruchez/?utm_source=ig_embed
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