Search:

Type: Posts; User: Toby

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.10 seconds.

  1. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    If you'd come one valley further I would have...

    If you'd come one valley further I would have skied with you. Crowds weren't horrible. Hopefully it stays cold enough tomorrow and doesn't turn wet. Forecasts are inconclusive.

    I was at Sole a...
  2. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Really nice today between about 2000m and 1600m....

    Really nice today between about 2000m and 1600m. It rained or was very wet to about 1500m last night but above that to the top of the sheltered trees was great. Soft slabs in places though, from wind...
  3. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Feels West today though, at 2200m

    Feels West today though, at 2200m
  4. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Italian side, Aosta valley. It's been all SW...

    Italian side, Aosta valley. It's been all SW here, but whether that's localised due to geography I don't know. Snow alternates between blasted moonscape and loaded lee slopes. Below tree line out of...
  5. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    The wind just up the valley is pretty brutal...

    The wind just up the valley is pretty brutal right now. At altitude it's been strong for days. Some lee slopes are very easy to trigger. Be careful.
  6. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Someone on green Downs in La Thuile today?

    Someone on green Downs in La Thuile today?
  7. Replies
    44
    Views
    5,255

    Is there such a thing as a Dual plate for P18s as...

    Is there such a thing as a Dual plate for P18s as well as the WTR plate? I.e. with a mech AFD? I have the same ninja P18s that it sounds like eskido has. Lots of life left in them and considering...
  8. Replies
    44
    Views
    5,255

    Given these images, shouldn't the old school P18s...

    Given these images, shouldn't the old school P18s be compatible? The only significant difference is the two horizontal rectangular blocks. These are voids in the old P18 base plate but that old base...
  9. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    I spent three weeks there back in the 90s. That's...

    I spent three weeks there back in the 90s. That's where the Bundessportheim was/is and they conducted Tirol Landeslehrer courses. The area might be small on the map, but the off-piste is big. You...
  10. Replies
    247
    Views
    49,124

    Any backcountry coupon hookups or is this not...

    Any backcountry coupon hookups or is this not done any more?
  11. Replies
    916
    Views
    174,217

    Thanks guys. Answer: about as good as it gets for...

    Thanks guys. Answer: about as good as it gets for no-interference. I have inserts, too. I'll think about it.
  12. Replies
    916
    Views
    174,217

    Maybe this is in the thread, but vaguely...

    Maybe this is in the thread, but vaguely considering Beasts now and I would put them on skis that had FKS. Anyone know if I'll be good for no-interference of holes, preferably at the same mount point?
  13. Noted. 8 characters ...

    Noted.




    8 characters ...
  14. How's 18 months for no hurry? I was going...

    How's 18 months for no hurry?

    I was going through the shed to clean shit up and found them. Price as before, $50 (so I make about $20 after shipping, damn). treewell-dweller has first right of...
  15. Replies
    13
    Views
    3,065

    sachelis, deal was 175 + dsp pro + 15 shipping....

    sachelis, deal was 175 + dsp pro + 15 shipping. Shipping cost me more than that, but whatever. Old email records show I originally paid 419.33 for the Vector.

    I really liked the Vector, bugs...
  16. Replies
    13
    Views
    3,065

    Hmm, thanks Jonathan. I wonder what the...

    Hmm, thanks Jonathan. I wonder what the resolution will be - refund, repair, replacement? Pieps had my contact details directly but didn't contact me. I also received no notification from signing up...
  17. Replies
    22
    Views
    7,348

    I spent four weeks in Europe on the '12/'13 CD2...

    I spent four weeks in Europe on the '12/'13 CD2 skis this winter. I love them. I was lucky enough to ski a whole bunch of pow and they rip - large or medium turns, smear or carve. Short radius turns...
  18. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Nice to see my old stomping grounds in the...

    Nice to see my old stomping grounds in the background of one of the blog photos. I never made that Neue Welt descent, no-one was ever willing to take me. Plus the idea of the mandatory rap scared me...
  19. Replies
    1,172
    Views
    256,550

    Damn, they look great Geo. I do like the square...

    Damn, they look great Geo. I do like the square ends on the 2s though. Make me feel like a bulldozer.
  20. Replies
    1,171
    Views
    191,874

    It was discussed earlier in this thread I think?...

    It was discussed earlier in this thread I think? Or somewhere on tgr anyway.
  21. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Passed through Bardonecchia today and it was bone...

    Passed through Bardonecchia today and it was bone dry, while the French other side of the pass had a much more considerable amount at the same altitude.
  22. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Yeah, like blondin says wind changed things here...

    Yeah, like blondin says wind changed things here too. Soft slab now present in some places, although it's not a big problem here (they're generally small and easily avoidable with terrain management).
  23. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    I've been here for three weeks and only ridden...

    I've been here for three weeks and only ridden one ski - 115mm CD2s - and they've been perfect as daily drivers. Another mag's been on Praxis Big Mountains and also no complaints AFAIK. Looks like...
  24. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Meathelmet, wind hasn't had a big effect where I...

    Meathelmet, wind hasn't had a big effect where I am, further south. There is some funky stuff a bit deeper down in isolated spots, but by and large the snowpack is pretty favourable in the more...
  25. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Fucking awesome here in the French Alps at the...

    Fucking awesome here in the French Alps at the moment. Got a few laps of some super cold dry powder and if you chose your line so you weren't on old tracks it was full speed bottomless stuff.
  26. Replies
    6
    Views
    610

    Sound deadening. You can probably get a...

    Sound deadening. You can probably get a replacement liner cheap.
  27. Replies
    916
    Views
    174,217

    I want a binder that's as bulletproof as my...

    I want a binder that's as bulletproof as my turntables, as elastic, reasonably lightweight, flat ramp, just as capable ripping down icy groomers with the kids but can still tour. A quiver binder,...
  28. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    We're close as the crow flies, G. Shame you're...

    We're close as the crow flies, G. Shame you're not one valley south or we could share some turns. Absolutely loving my CD2s, best skis I've ever had.
  29. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Scored some good pow today in the Haute...

    Scored some good pow today in the Haute Maurienne. Maybe only 20cm, but some local accumulations of more. Hard base below, but lots of fun anyway. Forecast is for (hopefully) quite a bit more over...
  30. Replies
    1,172
    Views
    256,550

    Yeah, rot. Balsa wicks water very well and then...

    Yeah, rot. Balsa wicks water very well and then rots. Paulownia isn't such a problem, although obviously water ingress is still undesirable.
  31. Replies
    1,172
    Views
    256,550

    It's my understanding that balsa as a surfboard...

    It's my understanding that balsa as a surfboard construction component is far more susceptible to water ingress issues than paulownia, with not too much of a weight advantage if the wood is carefully...
  32. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Lots of thick surface hoar here in the sw alps,...

    Lots of thick surface hoar here in the sw alps, anywhere from 1500-2500m on shaded, sheltered aspects. The layer is maybe approaching 50mm thick sometimes, crystals starting to get pretty big too....
  33. Mntlion sorted me out. Thanks everyone.

    Mntlion sorted me out. Thanks everyone.
  34. Replies
    9
    Views
    964

    My most recent intel says yes. Also, I got...

    My most recent intel says yes. Also, I got assistance from Pieps direct quite recently and they were very prompt and helpful, however I wrote to them in German (via their website contact details).
  35. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    ^ If you see a guy all in black, red boots, blue...

    ^ If you see a guy all in black, red boots, blue Downs, ask for change.

    Also found some good snow in the area today, despite the crowds.
  36. Replies
    41
    Views
    2,767

    responding to Shorty_J If you...

    <edit>responding to Shorty_J</edit>

    If you google "salomon shop manual", one of the first links is the '10/'11 manual and it has a diagram with the boot standards on p47. If you really wanted to...
  37. Replies
    41
    Views
    2,767

    I'd tend to agree. I just mounted a set on the...

    I'd tend to agree. I just mounted a set on the weekend and knew that the heel bail arms were too short (i.e. all the way) before fitting to the boot. But the easiest way to release the forward...
  38. Replies
    16
    Views
    3,848

    Updates are great. 4.2 was a huge improvement...

    Updates are great. 4.2 was a huge improvement over 4.1, mainly because of the swipe keyboard but also a bunch of other things, and on the N7 you got it straight away.
  39. Replies
    135
    Views
    22,422

    Hate it. Switched from fks to ft12 on one ski and...

    Hate it. Switched from fks to ft12 on one ski and it totally transformed it for the worse, to the point that I hated using that setup afterwards. Constantly having to ski in the back seat to...
  40. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    One in St. Anton also: ...

    One in St. Anton also:

    http://lawinenwarndienst.blogspot.co.at/2012/12/details-zum-todlichen-lawinenunfall-im_20.html

    Crazy circumstances.
  41. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Interesting that she deployed an airbag and it...

    Interesting that she deployed an airbag and it didn't keep her above the surface.
  42. Strongly interested in Changabang pants, men's...

    Strongly interested in Changabang pants, men's size M, green or blue, depending on price and if anyone were willing to ship.
  43. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,576,802

    Me and another mag will be slightly south in an...

    Me and another mag will be slightly south in an area where you've been before (and provided me some info recently) if you decide to revisit it.
  44. Replies
    13
    Views
    3,065

    First impression - damn, the carry harness is...

    First impression - damn, the carry harness is sketch. It's a plastic skeleton that clips onto the bottom and top of the Vector and only encloses the back. I didn't even like clipping it in and...
  45. Replies
    13
    Views
    3,065

    Pieps Vector - vaporware lives

    I've just received a production model Vector from Euroland in the mail. I'll be charging it up and turning it on later on (within 10 hours or so). Any questions you might have, feel free to ask. I...
  46. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,758

    Problem is, if you're conducting a search with a...

    Problem is, if you're conducting a search with a helmet cam on, you're going to be getting pretty close to that 1' distance pretty often. Could make things very confusing if it's constantly switching...
  47. Thread: machine screws

    by Toby
    Replies
    13
    Views
    891

    Grinding puts a burr that sucks. The nut trick...

    Grinding puts a burr that sucks. The nut trick sort-of works, but there's still burr material in the way that needs removing. Best way I find is a coarse grind for length (or cut with a hacksaw or...
  48. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,758

    It's fucked in receive mode - the first test...

    It's fucked in receive mode - the first test shows that a gopro is overridden next to a transmitting beacon. It's when you're searching and taping it that the trouble starts.

    All the (admittedly...
  49. Looked into the Pieps Vector? GPS integrated into...

    Looked into the Pieps Vector? GPS integrated into the beacon. Mine's on the way.
  50. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,490

    Someone buy these, please. I've got a very itchy...

    Someone buy these, please. I've got a very itchy trigger finger despite not needing them in the slightest.
Results 1 to 50 of 300
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4