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    I took my kids to Windells/high cascade - we all...

    I took my kids to Windells/high cascade - we all had a blast. I know it is not racing, but my kids me Olympians, their skate park and whole campus is amazing. The adult camp had a vending machine...
  2. Thread: Paris Hot

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    for the catacombs, you can reserve an entry...

    for the catacombs, you can reserve an entry online for a few euros more. I did this with the kids in April, and we only waited in the reserved line for 20 min.

    http://catacombs.paris-tickets.org
  3. the first year sucks. I would rather stay home...

    the first year sucks. I would rather stay home than pack all the kiddie crap and go away for a weekend. I went from being a weekend warrior instructor to under 15 days.

    but, we did trade offs,...
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    I want to give a big shout out to what a great...

    I want to give a big shout out to what a great person Markus Erder is. My kid was too lazy to get up and take the early lifts up to the event. When I finally saw him at the end of the day, I gave...
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    You have to give Klassen huge credit for the only...

    You have to give Klassen huge credit for the only competitor to go off the summit. and being the oldest competitor. The whole event was a great show!
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    Thanks for all the advice - I ordered a pair of...

    Thanks for all the advice - I ordered a pair of mountain masters- amazon for 35 , got my lighter lenses for another 20. now the wife wants some. Only had them for a week so far, and used the 18%...
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    I just got back from trip with Hokkaido...

    I just got back from trip with Hokkaido backcountry club/black diamond tours. We had a great time, amazing guides (Sam and Erin) and even better food. their prices are reasonable.
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    I picked up a few pairs of 'wolf' broand goggles...

    I picked up a few pairs of 'wolf' broand goggles for $20 each - polarized no less. great for the kids and wife. she can't make it to the lift with out scratching the shit out of new lenses. ...
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    Engelberg was 'brisk' yesterday. gusts up to 70...

    Engelberg was 'brisk' yesterday. gusts up to 70 kph, lots of Indian tourists freezing in their slippers. 2 lists, really firm. lots of racers, a few people in tights and touring gear. Not going...
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    come on, there was no change of position from...

    come on, there was no change of position from qualifying to finish for the top 5. there has to be a bad pit stop or fatal mechanical to cause a top 5 pass. there were not a lot of risks. Several...
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    is it just me, or is monaco the lamest race of...

    is it just me, or is monaco the lamest race of the season? no passing, no action, just a snooze parade.
  12. Can you double date with them? can you get a...

    Can you double date with them? can you get a female friend to evaluate the situation? This could be one of the treads that drags on for years (or at least 6 months).

    The pre-nup idea is the best...
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    If you don't know how to board, then learn to...

    If you don't know how to board, then learn to board on soft boot first. Also, consider a wide (27 cm at the waist) board that can carve in softies, like a Jones Stormchaser, Spring Break slush...
  14. currently I am using the 'strength'mode - level 1...

    currently I am using the 'strength'mode - level 1 or 2. the unit I am using is an older 'energy' unitand is similar to yours.
    I am not sure if it is the injury, but I can put the bad leg to level...
  15. anyone use a compex? Looking for advice post meniscus surgery

    Well, the suspension wore out and I had the meniscus cleaned up.

    The right leg got very weak, and a buddy of mine has lent me a compex unite to help my rehab.

    does anyone else use one and what...
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    I have ridden the old voile and spark r&d. I...

    I have ridden the old voile and spark r&d. I really wanted the karakoram, but a shop owner from michigan gave me some solid advice. If a kara brakes, it needs to go back to the factory. if a spark...
  17. Big props to Scarpa - when the ntn cracking...

    Big props to Scarpa - when the ntn cracking problem happened, it was right before a big trip. The customer service guy told me they did not have any boot in country yet... So he sent me his...
  18. Are these legit? 210855...

    Are these legit?
    210855
    https://www.celebjihad.com/lindsey-vonn/lindsey-vonn-tiger-woods-nude-photos-leaked
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    I have been learning to fly in Switzerland. ...

    I have been learning to fly in Switzerland. Getting close to taking the exam - need a few more flights, and my landings need to be more accurate. Learning to thermal is wild. It is so much fun,...
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    get a few bb guns and go to good will and buy...

    get a few bb guns and go to good will and buy cheap dishes and glasses - hours of fun!
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    Anyone have some tips for Andermatt? Looks like...

    Anyone have some tips for Andermatt? Looks like I get to play there this weekend!
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    Many the younger kids are looking to leave. They...

    Many the younger kids are looking to leave. They even say their language is dead. I do not know what industries you are looking to work with - but that's where you should be. Yes your wife will be...
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    I have been in Europe for the last 6 years...

    I have been in Europe for the last 6 years following my wife. I really miss bagels and NYC style pizza. Tax equalization is important, and for us, the company covers international school tuition. ...
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    World Freeride tour will be in Verbier - April...

    World Freeride tour will be in Verbier - April 8th - it is a really fun weekend. All the Swiss (and brits) stop skiing in April. At that time of year - the higher you go, the better. The last 3...
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    Hurricane Motherfucker would be so much more fun.

    Hurricane Motherfucker would be so much more fun.
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    I had the pleasure of meeting JR over at Burke. ...

    I had the pleasure of meeting JR over at Burke. Within 15 minutes we knew about his plane, place in Miami and NYC. His staff turnover was almost 100%- every year - I wonder why...
  27. I hate 'chillax' - stupid fake word. you do not...

    I hate 'chillax' - stupid fake word. you do not sound smart when you say it.
  28. I was the opposite of you - moved around in the...

    I was the opposite of you - moved around in the US a lot after uni - but wound up about 40 miles from where I grew up - the wife grew up moving every few years, american by passport, but grew up...
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    Santana is at House of Blues - hope you can find...

    Santana is at House of Blues - hope you can find a ticket!
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    I found a 60's Snurfer for $15! been a wall...

    I found a 60's Snurfer for $15! been a wall hanger for a few years now.
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    If you can't stand you wife, and are only staying...

    If you can't stand you wife, and are only staying to protect your money - then you are being a crap parent. You don't think your kids are picking up on that? My parents did that - it sucked for...
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    Driving from london to ski in Scotland is an 8...

    Driving from london to ski in Scotland is an 8 hour drive. Verbier is a 10 hour drive. I have not made it up North. I have gone to the dry slope in Bracknell. It is like being on wet, heavy,...
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    I have been living outside of london for 2 years,...

    I have been living outside of london for 2 years, and I can't wait to leave. The south of the UK is over crowded. Traffic sucks, and there is very little mountain biking

    The dry slope in...
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    Thanks for all the great info. had some sushi at...

    Thanks for all the great info. had some sushi at the wave - some great beer at a few places and passed out with a smile. Jetlag got me up at 4 am and went for a run through riverside park and other...
  35. I stayed at home with the first kid - went back...

    I stayed at home with the first kid - went back to school to change careers and put him in day care for 2 days a week.
    Being at home can be rewarding, but isolating. All my friends worked, and...
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    thanks - I will be in on Friday afternoon. My...

    thanks - I will be in on Friday afternoon. My buddies are coming in the next morning and I am picking up the car, so I can't run to the border. I will look up concerts, and if there is anything...
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    mmmm- sushi..... what is the name of the joint? ...

    mmmm- sushi..... what is the name of the joint? No good sushi in suburbia UK.
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    Need some Spokane info...

    So, I have the pass from the wife and kids and get to head out to Red Mountain! Due to travel schedules from overseas, I will be in before my friends and have a night in Spokane. Can anyone...
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    put crazy glue all over the can. the cold of the...

    put crazy glue all over the can. the cold of the fridge should slow down the reaction. tell everyone else but him.
  40. Thread: Antarctica

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    make sure the operator has permission to land...

    make sure the operator has permission to land ashore. some boats only cruise and cannot take people on land. I went with Ice Axe and it was amazing. we wont talk about the first boat...
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    indoor toilet is the most used invention of the...

    indoor toilet is the most used invention of the last 150 year...
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    try to find the older NAS freeride without the...

    try to find the older NAS freeride without the tip and tail rocker - it rides better on piste. I have both - and prefer the older version. I like more tip and tail contact on the snow. It is my...
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    We are both solid skiiers. the Mrs holds her own...

    We are both solid skiiers. the Mrs holds her own anywhere. We are hoping to rent gear and do some lift served, but would be into a touring option.
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    Japan in mid April?

    My wife has 4 days between meetings in Tokyo in mid April. She want us to go ski! Are any of the ski areas still open? Any that we can train to? thanks!
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    Kids had it last spring. Got the call from the...

    Kids had it last spring. Got the call from the school - come and get your boys... then the letter went home to all the parents. I think they caught it at a hotel during a ski trip. Had to use the...
  46. Bindings - I am loving the flows for the last 2...

    Bindings - I am loving the flows for the last 2 years. the new ones have a lever arm to make getting in and out a breeze. Having one buckle for pow is nice.

    Toe caps - love'em or hate'em. After...
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    I taught in NJ - nice school - middle class kids...

    I taught in NJ - nice school - middle class kids - left after 2.5 years - wife got transferred to Switzerland and I taught at a private school there - the admin staff were horrible and I learned how...
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    From the rumors, everyone on the tour doped. ...

    From the rumors, everyone on the tour doped. just let it go... this is a lame as dragging roger clemens through the mud. it wastes time and money, but accomplishes nothing.
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    eat all the food she hates (but you love) don't...

    eat all the food she hates (but you love)
    don't clean up for a few days
    smoke cigars
    throw out some of the crap she has in boxes that she has not looked at for 7 years.
    go see the Dark Knight -...
  50. some little kids will not practice on their own. ...

    some little kids will not practice on their own. father/daughter easy rides to build up her seat time would be good.

    My other go to is gummy bears. I always have some in my pocket on bike/hike...
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