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    8 seasons later and I'm still on my first gen...

    8 seasons later and I'm still on my first gen plums. They've done a lot of vertical and had a lot of neglect. I'm not a huge fan of the toepiece step in but apart from that, all good.

    I seem to be...
  2. Big slide in the Hautes-Alpes in France on...

    Big slide in the Hautes-Alpes in France on Sunday, one ski tourer seriously injured, again due to the PWL that has been there since the start of the winter. The frontier area has been the scene of a...
  3. I was reading the German (swiss) article you...

    I was reading the German (swiss) article you posted in more detail and they seem to highlight problems with interpreting the bulletin when there was old snow situation (no fresh snow for some days)...
  4. Thanks for the corrections about the legals. ...

    Thanks for the corrections about the legals.

    That article is really interesting. So why are guided groups getting hit big when there are known PWL problems?

    For "punters" I imagine that many...
  5. Yes that's so true. There was an incident a few...

    Yes that's so true. There was an incident a few weeks ago in France where someone said "but it was a tracked slope, we got a RF2 for that" - in fact tracked for them meant a few fresh tracks whereas...
  6. In the Ferwall Valley in Obergurgl at the end of...

    In the Ferwall Valley in Obergurgl at the end of November. Large group of ski tourers remote triggered the slopes above them. 3 killed I believe.

    I wouldn't necessarily call it at PWL at that...
  7. I have to say I don't follow what happens in...

    I have to say I don't follow what happens in Austria that closely but I'd heard of these two avalanches and also the big slide at the start of the season in Austria (remote triggering) which seemed...
  8. Ok I'm just taking a look at the 15th March...

    Ok I'm just taking a look at the 15th March incident

    http://lawinenwarndienst.blogspot.fr/2017/03/lawinenunfall-jochgrubenkopf.html

    Correct anything I've got wrong, I have no clue about the...
  9. I was thinking about 3x3 rather than the...

    I was thinking about 3x3 rather than the reduction method. In 3x3 you consider global, local and zonal factors - planning, when you arrive and once on the tour. It is a lot more subjective than pure...
  10. I was wondering whether 3x3 is really a...

    I was wondering whether 3x3 is really a statistical method or a decision aid? As the PisteHors link shows applying the reduction method, or any other statistical method, is a bit fraught with...
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    It is a bit dry mind, summer powder on rock! A...

    It is a bit dry mind, summer powder on rock!

    A fairly dry Chamrousse on Thurs

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TdFI_H6xrAI/VUD04PZE6DI/AAAAAAAAMzo/TLSXa61eHy4/w868-h651-no/P1100349.JPG
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    With a bit of patience the snow finally arrived...

    With a bit of patience the snow finally arrived at my doorstep, enough to sign a couloir in the 7 Laux this afternoon
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    Indeed. Well my Plum Guides have four seasons...

    Indeed.

    Well my Plum Guides have four seasons touring on them now. My main issue with them is the toe piece is less easy to engage compared to the Dynafit TLT. The heel pins wobble now - but then...
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    I don't wear a helmet, except where there is a...

    I don't wear a helmet, except where there is a rockfall danger but a climbing helmet won't offer you much side impact protection. Had a ski buddy who blew a turn on hard snow and hit the side of his...
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    Thanks Johnny, I should have added that I ski a...

    Thanks Johnny, I should have added that I ski a 27cm boot but what you say makes a lot of sense. I positioned the bindings with the jig and they look pretty well balanced on the ski so I'm thinking...
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    Is the consensus still to mount the K2 Wayback...

    Is the consensus still to mount the K2 Wayback 1cm forward? I'm looking at a 2014 model, 174cm, skier weight/height: 80kg/177cm. For touring with Dynafit TLTs

    tia,

    David
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    Yeah, looks like the domain was poached. There is...

    Yeah, looks like the domain was poached. There is quite a lot of work in just keeping a simple site going. The best bet would have been to make a static version of the website using something like...
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    Some fresh up top after the weekend cooldown and...

    Some fresh up top after the weekend cooldown and storms for anyone motivated

    140559
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    We are waiting for more snow now but it was a...

    We are waiting for more snow now but it was a good 4 days. I was with a couple of friends, one down from Paris who only just learnt to ski and he got a lot out of it
    ...
  20. it probably wont. The 91% figure is taking all...

    it probably wont.

    The 91% figure is taking all reported avalanches over the period I believe. It was in the TAR a while back. It is probably as reasonable as the ABS 97% figure but the 6% increase...
  21. This is an article I wrote about airbags a couple...

    This is an article I wrote about airbags a couple of years ago following some French fatalies

    http://pistehors.com/news/ski/comments/1004-avalanche-airbags-training-and-risk-homeostatis/
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    L7L today, 800m of vert to play with. Around...

    L7L today, 800m of vert to play with. Around 5-10cm of fresh off piste.

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Mx1JLHK84fg/UJQr75UZbyI/AAAAAAAAHtQ/UakQ99oZc34/s800/P1030593.JPG
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    Opening Wednesday but pshhhhh ...

    Opening Wednesday but pshhhhh

    http://www.les7laux.com/index.php/fr/menu-en-direct/87-actualites/283-info-du-moment.html
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    This morning near Grenoble ...

    This morning near Grenoble

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-tV8j-jCEsOo/UI6JoHv2arI/AAAAAAAAHq8/Y9yK-2se8wI/s800/P1030551.JPG
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    Yes doesn't bare thinking about, if it had taken...

    Yes doesn't bare thinking about, if it had taken out a higher pylon you could imagine a lot of people being buried.
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    Monster avalanche trashes French chair lift

    oooops!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJXVfb-byhc

    avalanche demolishes the bottom pylon of the Lauzier chair lift at St Francois Longchamps yesterday in the French Alps. The evacuation of...
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    I think the auto rotate problem is down to the...

    I think the auto rotate problem is down to the comforts little step-up plastic bit beneath the heel. I would say that "auto rotate" incidents are very common.

    Some info on the radical incidents. I...
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    Yes accident happened in the Mercantour,...

    Yes accident happened in the Mercantour, apparently the guy it happened to had to walk back to the trailhead. I'm not sure why it is not skiable though as Dynafit says.

    The Dynafit plastics always...
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    http://www.skitour.fr/photos_courses/dynafit-pas-s...

    http://www.skitour.fr/photos_courses/dynafit-pas-speed,36307-14.jpg

    let's get radikal
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    Some back country action in the 7 Laux today ...

    Some back country action in the 7 Laux today

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OiuYjKfH1kE/TuDAEYV1s4I/AAAAAAAAGCc/1vEtTJ4j-oM/s800/P1020899.JPG
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    French resort openings this w/e. ...

    French resort openings this w/e.

    http://pistehors.com/news/forums/viewthread/1064/#3543

    Savoie/HS: Courchevel, Tignes, Val d’Isère, Val Thorens, Bessans (ski de fond), Les Arcs, Avoriaz,...
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    Nice....

    Nice....
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    Mont du Vallon in Meribel this weekend ...

    Mont du Vallon in Meribel this weekend

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l3E9IbA_jo
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    and some mellow turns in the glades behind Saint...

    and some mellow turns in the glades behind Saint P.

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_w484K53jRak/TXJM4RlhH0I/AAAAAAAAFI0/Pz0uQVNvRTw/s800/P1000576.JPG
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    Still good conditions 10 days after the last snow...

    Still good conditions 10 days after the last snow in our secret spot close to Grobobble city

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_w484K53jRak/TXZHr0qoDrI/AAAAAAAAFK4/plM1zpEo6CQ/s800/P1000661.JPG
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    Maggot Ken shredding the gnar some place you guys...

    Maggot Ken shredding the gnar some place you guys are probably not that interested in

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_w484K53jRak/TW56UOuLvyI/AAAAAAAAFG4/loQlHCIGeR4/s800/P1000542.JPG
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    Terrible, probably his first day off this season...

    Terrible, probably his first day off this season too.
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    aie :eek:

    aie :eek:
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    Looks like Sylvain Saudan skiing.

    Looks like Sylvain Saudan skiing.
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    There is a Tuv (DIN) standard for rando binding...

    There is a Tuv (DIN) standard for rando binding release. I think the Plum Guide is the only tech compatible binding that has gone through this process though.
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    Here is a shortish video on fitting the Plum...

    Here is a shortish video on fitting the Plum Guide S

    YouTube - Felisaz Plum Guide S

    Main plus points:-
    better DIN to Weight ratio than the Dynafits
    Gets rid of the crappy breakable...
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    mmmm pink skis.

    mmmm pink skis.
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    For Grenoble you can't beat Meester Calepin: ...

    For Grenoble you can't beat Meester Calepin:

    http://geo.hmg.inpg.fr/mto/mto38.shtml
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    Yeah it is pretty sucky, rain to 2000m !

    Yeah it is pretty sucky, rain to 2000m !
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    Thursday did some touring on the Belledonne...

    Thursday did some touring on the Belledonne backside, around 5300' climbing, time to put the fritschis and rock skis away for this season though

    YouTube - Col de Comberousse Ski Tour

    ...
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    In the spring, at least on this side of the pond....

    In the spring, at least on this side of the pond. I like the ATK stoppers, a very Mecano kind of setup.
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    beh, je ne sais pas (shrugs gallicly), I have...

    beh, je ne sais pas (shrugs gallicly), I have never freed my heel so couldn't say? Don't they use couteau when climbing?
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    Playing on the low angled avy safe terrain...

    Playing on the low angled avy safe terrain somewhere around Grenoble backcountry yesterday
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    Plum guide tech binding

    A video review of the Plum Guide Tech compatible binding

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyjbS3x2d6c - Felisaz Plum Guide Tech Binding

    You can get English subtitles by clicking on the CC...
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    you had better weather than when I was up there ...

    you had better weather than when I was up there

    http://lh4.ggpht.com/_w484K53jRak/R6bpww9Oy8I/AAAAAAAAAfY/PvHfdkdi4Tg/s800/hillary-step.jpg

    then again we had better snow for the descent
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