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  1. I am digging both episodes. For us old dudes this...

    I am digging both episodes. For us old dudes this is a "trend" made in heaven, heh (can you imagine park rats going to give compliments like "hey old timer, such a sick carves" :D)



    Yes, a...
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    Nice helis! Didn't got the guts to try those on...

    Nice helis! Didn't got the guts to try those on 205s this year (did a few last year...surprisingly hard compared to the modern skis. This year the kicker was so tight that the skis barely fit to the...
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    Just point'em then. That's what Candide would do...

    Just point'em then. That's what Candide would do :D
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    Local annual old school meeting :D 1987 World...

    Local annual old school meeting :D

    1987 World Cup Champ Martti Kellokumpu cleared the table...to no-one's surprise (edit: pretty much 30 years after the world cup gold - hats off!)

    EPhcJzt2Xgs...
  5. 201305 I ski Sick Day 125 tele. Quite soft...

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    I ski Sick Day 125 tele. Quite soft skis - good for tele (I am around 6', 183 lbs). I like them a lot.



    The only issue is that as a tele ski 125mm mid width creates quite a lot of...
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    I dunno...funny that TGR forum crew is in general...

    I dunno...funny that TGR forum crew is in general so obsessed with all things "gnarly".

    I used to snowboard a lot. Then 10 years hiatus. Then tried I a 156 Burton Fish in the trees - kind of...
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    Yeah...it is pretty funny that there was a...

    Yeah...it is pretty funny that there was a time,especially from mid 90s to early 2000s (snowboarding's heyday), that you could have been one of the best skiers in the world, rip the shit out of the...
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    To my eye that still looks pretty damn good. ...

    To my eye that still looks pretty damn good.

    I guess the Finns still developed the style further...I remember reading from somewhere that Janne Lahtela was one of the first athletes skiing with...
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    Jasna in Slovakia has some OK freeride terrain,...

    Jasna in Slovakia has some OK freeride terrain, see e.g. (lots of pics and videos)
    http://www.jasnaadrenalin.sk/en/2011/gallery.php

    There should also be some old threads about Jasna around.
    ...
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    Good to hear! Just bought these, 2017, version...

    Good to hear!

    Just bought these, 2017, version for tele! (NTN free ride + Scarpa TX Pro, mounted -2cm from the recommended, which felt fine. Can adjust more forward for the park with the plate...
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    ^^^Exactly. There aren't that many good...

    ^^^Exactly.

    There aren't that many good wraparounds though...or there are actually lots of'em but...too much...the coastline is super rugged/"fractal", there's too much every kind of formations...
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    Thanks for the stoke. I live on the shore of...

    Thanks for the stoke.

    I live on the shore of the Baltic Sea...where the conditions are actually pretty similar...or one could say we have smaller/crappier waves in general (even despite being on...
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    Once a mogul skier, always a mogul skier...went...

    Once a mogul skier, always a mogul skier...went to a local slopestyle contest just for the hell of it..."kids" thought I was pretty entertaining (old guy, teles, "daddy tricks", go figure :) ) Sorry...
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    Would be super cool and challenging on teles :) ...

    Would be super cool and challenging on teles :)

    Thanks RaisingArizona.

    and yes, that one-piece and longboards = full of win :D
  15. Too damn true. As a skier I've been wondering...

    Too damn true. As a skier I've been wondering this for a some time.

    Recently, I was on a family ski trip with couple of families. And I see snowboarder parents concentrating on their own riding...
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    Bumb to an old thread. I guess mogul skiing is...

    Bumb to an old thread. I guess mogul skiing is best served like this :D The "Hot Dog" competition at the local molehill last saturday. Still smiling!

    ...
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    Skied Bruson on the 16th and 17th January...both...

    Skied Bruson on the 16th and 17th January...both good days. And on (friday) the 15th on the Verbier side - saw the Col de la Mouche slide. Scary stuff.

    I was having a first ski holiday with my...
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    Diggin' HH with his 98mm (middle) wide, rockered,...

    Diggin' HH with his 98mm (middle) wide, rockered, 188cm long skis (and dude is small). Seems like he could go rip any powder run, anywhere with his "park" gear. Let's not start talking about his...
  19. Another angle...one of the best tele-quotes (from...

    Another angle...one of the best tele-quotes (from someone in TGR forum if I remember right):

    "Piss off your former race coach: lean in, lean back, rotate your upper body and smoke a lots of weed"...
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    +vibes+ (+ for his family too) I hope the same...

    +vibes+ (+ for his family too)

    I hope the same power (edit: or willpower!) that gives him that unique smoothness/style will help him towards quick & complete recovery!

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    From another thread (that "lifting the inside leg...

    From another thread (that "lifting the inside leg or not" debate :))...but as an old mogul skier who have a tendency to keep knees together and ski in a "closed" stance, this has helped a lot for...
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    To quote EP: "To change a turn from chore to...

    To quote EP:

    "To change a turn from chore to an expression" (or something like that, from a Line promotional video on YouTube).

    Surfing comes to my mind...every turn is an expression of your...
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    Definitely not 100% sure. As said stiffness of...

    Definitely not 100% sure. As said stiffness of the skis, flex pattern etc. also affects so much. Not to mention the snow - on certain type of "hero snow" that stuff kind of just happens :) But I feel...
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    This is kind of funny. I was about to post...

    This is kind of funny. I was about to post yesterday how I love "moustache rocker"/elf-shoe etc. type of skis.

    Remembered how I was just laughing on my JJs on wind affected snow where you could do...
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    I get your point. But still, IMHO 2...

    I get your point.

    But still, IMHO 2 centimeters here and there is just "fine tuning" depending on your style/biomechanics etc.
    I remember Line saying that it is totally fine to mount -1cm or...
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    Sounds reasonable. I was about to add that of...

    Sounds reasonable. I was about to add that of course it depens on your riding style. Some people here really like to move the bike around trials-style and/or sit and spin techy sections with granny...
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    I got pretty much this same impression of the...

    I got pretty much this same impression of the article. So, thank you, I found the review pretty informative.

    I didn't read all the rant of the thread. But I've noticed this one thing about 29ers....
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    BUMP. Alrberg En Route is on-line too...

    BUMP.

    Alrberg En Route is on-line too already. Euro lift accessed goodness :)

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    That Roman Rohrmoser dude is kind of underrated. Has a bit "chargier" style than the other Nimbus guys...
  29. Great "McConkey turn" action at 1.39-1.45! ...

    Great "McConkey turn" action at 1.39-1.45!



    That's exactly how I like to ski (ex-mogul basher)...currently on Line Opus 185cm and they work well (lots of pop&energy too, like to make round...
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    Friend has a 185 Opus mounted with Hammerheads...

    Friend has a 185 Opus mounted with Hammerheads (we got a nice little group deal from a local distributor).

    His opinion is that w/ tele you should mount way back from the recommended...he went...
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    BUMP. Skied the Opus (185cm, mounted on the...

    BUMP.

    Skied the Opus (185cm, mounted on the line) for a week in Engelberg Switzerland.

    We got two dumps, both around one foot (around 40cm and 30cm) - perfect powder conditions.

    At first...
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    Update: Skied some SL stubbie gates. The Opus...

    Update:

    Skied some SL stubbie gates. The Opus DO have tons of sidecut!

    Even some race coach wondered how I could bent the skis to carve so tight. He was kind of suprised when I explained the...
  33. Thanks for the stoke. I like Andermatt...good...

    Thanks for the stoke.

    I like Andermatt...good combination of relaxed freeride, some touring and even steeper lines/ slightly "hairier" traverses & entrances etc. (like Giraffe traverse...but not...
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    Thanks. Stoked for sure! :) I got to play a...

    Thanks.

    Stoked for sure! :)

    I got to play a little on soft snow (mini mini lines on the trees)...first impression again really good. After a couple of days on the skis I feel like I am totally...
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    Yes, I guess you should. Of course those kind...

    Yes, I guess you should.

    Of course those kind of skis are not optimal for rock hard conditions. But on any 3D snow they give so much more turn shape/style options...and people generally look too...
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    [off-topic] Meathelmet...Dude. Just read a bunch...

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    Meathelmet...Dude. Just read a bunch of your recent comments about sidecuts and ski shapes.

    Serioysly: demo a few new skis, try to ski centered (and mount a bit forward), check your...
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    Ok, first impressions. Me: 83kg (around...

    Ok, first impressions.

    Me: 83kg (around 180lbs), 183cm (that's around 6feet), ex-mogul skier. Ski fast but probably like to turn a bit more than most people here. Slight tendency of backseated...
  38. I guess the idea has been around for (at least)...

    I guess the idea has been around for (at least) years already.

    At least Garywayne skis has been around for a few years...I remember seeing first prototypes (biglines blog post?) like 2007,2008 or...
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    Definitely. Just got the skis. They are a pice of...

    Definitely. Just got the skis. They are a pice of art (Pollard's contribution stands out for sure).

    I guess I get to test'em next week (on local mole hills, Southern Finland...we have good snow...
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    I guess you just sold a pair (for Line) :) ...

    I guess you just sold a pair (for Line) :)

    I've been tele skiing a lot lately (recovering from an injury - still gotta take it easy). But have also decided I need to get the stoke back for alpine...
  41. You are right and I thought about that too...:) ...

    You are right and I thought about that too...:)

    Good info anyway...and yes I am going to listen my doc for sure.

    As for surfing...yes, you can surf here now and then...crappy onshore windmush...
  42. Old goat - that's great info! Thank you very...

    Old goat - that's great info! Thank you very much.



    Yes, they took the blood sample right after the DVT was diagnosed - which was before I started any anticoagulant medicine (right after that I...
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    Thanks. That's good info. I have Armada JJs...

    Thanks. That's good info.

    I have Armada JJs 185cm mounted on the recommended line (-5cm from the true center I guess) and Atomic Bentchetlers (tele) 183cm, mounted on the "traditional" line...
  44. Same to you. And wow: that was pretty heavy!...

    Same to you. And wow: that was pretty heavy! Gives some sense of proportion for sure.

    Power and good vibes to you...it is great to hear that you can still enjoy skiing so fully (and life in...
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    Seconded. Fondled those in the local shop the...

    Seconded. Fondled those in the local shop the other day - and have to say I was impressed on the graphics. The overall quality seemed very fine too...

    Line has really gone a long way from their...
  46. Thanks! What a relief :) I am going to see...

    Thanks!

    What a relief :)

    I am going to see a specialist soon and consult him a bit about skiing, possible future restrictions (in sports) and the possible length of the cure etc. (there's still...
  47. No problems on the blood coagulation factors. Or...

    No problems on the blood coagulation factors. Or any structural problems (needing later surgery).

    Best x-mas present ever. I will back on skis by March (and off the f****ing rat poison :))
    ...
  48. Exactly. Still have to wait for the lab test...

    Exactly.

    Still have to wait for the lab test results until next week. Sucks...uncertainty is the worst. (well, still kicking alive and I'll try to live on a really "from day to day" basis now :))
  49. Thanks. I guess that's pretty reasonable. I am...

    Thanks. I guess that's pretty reasonable. I am lucky that way that one good friend of mine is sports doctor and another specialized in internal medicine. I can always consult them and compare the...
  50. Bumb. What a great source of information TGR...

    Bumb.

    What a great source of information TGR is. Good info here...helps a little (a bit of freaking out happening here, damn)

    I've got venous thrombosis in my right subclavian vein.

    The...
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