Search:

Type: Posts; User: Island Bay

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds; generated 20 minute(s) ago.

  1. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,521

    Got my 130s (size 28) and have had a good fiddle...

    Got my 130s (size 28) and have had a good fiddle with them. Here are my findings:

    -Walk mode hugely superior to that of my old 110s (size 27).
    -Less stiff than my old blue 110s. Go figure.
    -Very...
  2. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,355

    Found a pair of Fischer Ranger 102fr at a...

    Found a pair of Fischer Ranger 102fr at a bargain. They look and feel really good, and I'll whack some Pivot 18s on them for the NZ winter.

    If I like them enough, they'll get the Cast treatment.
  3. Thread: Zabardast

    by Island Bay
    Replies
    23
    Views
    1,955

    That was so impressive. In every way. Total...

    That was so impressive. In every way.

    Total immersion. Learn to speak Urdu in a few weeks; engage with locals in a deep and respectful manner; do it all with style and flair and humility.
    ...
  4. Replies
    1
    Views
    542

    If you liked La Liste...

    ...here's another little treat:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_GnIMxHY7M

    La Liste came up in the FIFTY thread, and I remembered this little goody. It's not new, but it's bloody good. Insane...
  5. Thread: The FIFTY

    by Island Bay
    Replies
    781
    Views
    78,042

    Totally different ballgame. Different premise....

    Totally different ballgame. Different premise. The skiing in La Liste is the best I've ever seen, and it's my favourite ski film/video/whatev.

    I love this series, though, and it's great to see...
  6. Thread: The FIFTY

    by Island Bay
    Replies
    781
    Views
    78,042

    Viggo approves - but is too tired to post ...

    Viggo approves - but is too tired to post

    https://i.imgur.com/aNiiGYH.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/aNiiGYH.jpg279952
  7. Replies
    10
    Views
    982

    Sorry bud, been busy. Count me out.

    Sorry bud, been busy.

    Count me out.
  8. Replies
    49
    Views
    2,702

    That's a Praxis MVP! Truly, if you're after...

    That's a Praxis MVP!

    Truly, if you're after super versatile ski, and don't need the metal (and you shouldn't, I think, for Hakuba), then it's the perfect choice. Long mellow rocker tip and tail,...
  9. Replies
    10
    Views
    982

    Interested in the 115 14s. Any idea of shipping...

    Interested in the 115 14s. Any idea of shipping to Portland? (NZ Post forwarding facility).

    Cheers
  10. Replies
    49
    Views
    2,702

    Thread drift - sorry. Just bought a pair of...

    Thread drift - sorry.
    Just bought a pair of Ranger 102fr - 184 straight pull - and will mount them with CAST/Pivot, so we shall see. Will be my travel ski. They are stiff, have beautiful rocker (a...
  11. Replies
    49
    Views
    2,702

    Disclaimer: I have only been to Hakuba three...

    Disclaimer: I have only been to Hakuba three times, and only in Late Jan/early Feb, so my experience is limited.

    Despite bringing other skis, I have only ever skied my Protests. Yes, the snow...
  12. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,521

    Thanks for all the good advice. 130s size 28...

    Thanks for all the good advice.

    130s size 28 ordered.
  13. Thread: The FIFTY

    by Island Bay
    Replies
    781
    Views
    78,042

    Great stuff. I have more and more respect for...

    Great stuff.

    I have more and more respect for Bjarne Salťn - and for Cody.
  14. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,521

    Good luck, mate!

    Good luck, mate!
  15. Replies
    1,203
    Views
    46,298

    Or Canale Pisse? I can't believe what they did...

    Or Canale Pisse?

    I can't believe what they did to the lift system there. For those of you who didn't know, there used to be a lift from the valley in the lower righthand corner of that photo to...
  16. Replies
    116
    Views
    6,946

    +1 Very!

    +1

    Very!
  17. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,521

    So much good advice in this thread. Thank you...

    So much good advice in this thread. Thank you all,

    Re Skeeze's last post, my aim is a travel boot. One that can drive my Monster 98s, LPs, yet also do a full day of touring. My old 110s have done...
  18. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,521

    Btw, interesting reading that original thread...

    Btw, interesting reading that original thread with the many references to how stiff the 2nd gen Cochise was. My 110 with Intuition liners feels as stiff as any other boot I've owned/tried.
  19. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,521

    Sounds good. Thanks for help and info.

    Sounds good. Thanks for help and info.
  20. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,521

    Thanks, mate. So the internal length is the...

    Thanks, mate.
    So the internal length is the same, but they've shortened the bsl?
  21. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,521

    Tecnica Cochise 130/120 Dyn 2019

    Couldn't find much on these here. Looking for general info, and comparisons to the older Cochise.

    Currently skiing the old blue 110 Cochise, which an Intuition HV Luxury liner has stiffened up...
  22. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,177

    What, no Whillans Ramp? :-) That was...

    What, no Whillans Ramp? :-)

    That was excellent, Mr Ruta. Great adventure done in style and good humour.
  23. Replies
    1,203
    Views
    46,298

    Just out of sight to the right are Malfatta and...

    Just out of sight to the right are Malfatta and Punta Vittoria - epic runs in a wild environment. Check the link below for more.
    ...
  24. Replies
    98
    Views
    4,736

    How's your shell fit in a 27.5 with your 28.1...

    How's your shell fit in a 27.5 with your 28.1 foot? Enough room for touring? You've got me thinking.

    Good luck with them!
  25. Replies
    47
    Views
    3,030

    The normal MVP is close to CCR, anyway. Deep,...

    The normal MVP is close to CCR, anyway. Deep, subtle rocker, both tip and tail, and minimal camber.

    I have the stock 187, and it's a very versatile ski, as the name implies. Too light to really...
  26. Replies
    703
    Views
    57,712

    Hey SoooL Could you throw a 184 on the scale,...

    Hey SoooL

    Could you throw a 184 on the scale, please? Just curious.

    Cheers
  27. Thread: Props to...

    by Island Bay
    Replies
    1,823
    Views
    381,396

    Sticky: SoooL for buying the remaining stock of Aurelien...

    SoooL for buying the remaining stock of Aurelien Ducroz LPs for a song, and generously offering them to us. Great effort!
  28. Replies
    32
    Views
    1,624

    Any NZ dealers?

    Any NZ dealers?
  29. Replies
    98
    Views
    4,736

    Very curious to hear more advice, as this sounds...

    Very curious to hear more advice, as this sounds like my feet. Anybody tried the Fischer Kore 1?
  30. Replies
    703
    Views
    57,712

    If that sounded cavalier, my apologies. Iíd be...

    If that sounded cavalier, my apologies. Iíd be dead keen, and honoured to take a pair, and would pay you straight away for later delivery. Tjenare.
  31. Replies
    1,203
    Views
    46,298

    Spent a season in Serre Che, and itís a great...

    Spent a season in Serre Che, and itís a great place. Can get skunked, though, if storms come from NW or N. Vicinity to La Grave huge bonus. Skied Alagna back in 1990 when the old lifts were in place....
  32. Replies
    703
    Views
    57,712

    Faaan, va bra! Well played, sir. Iím sure they...

    Faaan, va bra! Well played, sir. Iím sure they will get snapped up quickly, but if you end up stuck with a pair, I would buy a pair of either size (preferably 184 for less overlap) for later pickup...
  33. Replies
    1,203
    Views
    46,298

    The Alps are wonderful. Can confirm! ...

    The Alps are wonderful. Can confirm!

    Decompressing on Ligurian Coast after 2 weeks in Valle díAosta. 2 weeks of sun, corn, chalk, gelato, Gamay, touring, groomer ripping on Monsters, etc etc. TR...
  34. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,355

    Thanks guys. Lots of good ideas and advice. ...

    Thanks guys. Lots of good ideas and advice.

    For deeper winter conditions Iíd just bring my MVPs, but this is for slightly harder and shittier snow or spring conditions, hence the skinnier...
  35. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,355

    Travel Ski - solid, but somewhat tourable?

    Some advice, please.

    I'm looking for the elusive quiver of one travel ski. In Valle d"Aosta at the moment with Ms Island Bay, and we both brought two pairs. Monster 98s/Praxis MVP, and Volkl...
  36. Replies
    6,088
    Views
    270,075

    276545

    276545
  37. Replies
    703
    Views
    57,712

    Looking good, 2Funky! Real good. Thanks for...

    Looking good, 2Funky! Real good.

    Thanks for that. Makes them sound like a very good choice.
  38. Replies
    703
    Views
    57,712

    2Funky and Leavenworth, do you have a revised...

    2Funky and Leavenworth, do you have a revised opinion or more to add on the x106 as a travel ski/touring capable semi charger?

    Interested in a pair mounted with Cast. Obviously not for massive...
  39. Replies
    404
    Views
    24,750

    SiSt, Geo, or anybody else: super keen to hear...

    SiSt, Geo, or anybody else: super keen to hear more about the SD 105 187. Weight, radius, reviews maybe too?

    And congratulations on Mickael Bís outrageous Bec run.
  40. Replies
    703
    Views
    57,712

    Super good deal on Protos at freezeproshop at the...

    Super good deal on Protos at freezeproshop at the moment.
  41. Replies
    703
    Views
    57,712

    I'm so far from the level of the FWT guys that...

    I'm so far from the level of the FWT guys that it's a joke. However, of the skis I've owned/skied, the LP would be my choice for Bec des Rosses type terrain.

    Easy choice.
  42. Replies
    1,118
    Views
    64,669

    What a beast. Beautiful run.

    What a beast. Beautiful run.
  43. Replies
    1,203
    Views
    46,298

    Bravo!

    Bravo!
  44. Replies
    16,781
    Views
    2,577,682

    275772 275773 Excellent touring off Colle San...

    275772
    275773

    Excellent touring off Colle San Carlo/Lago DíArpy in Valle DíAosta.

    Acceptable views from our lunch rock. Happy couple.
  45. Replies
    1,203
    Views
    46,298

    Crushing it, Chester! Looks wonderful.

    Crushing it, Chester! Looks wonderful.
  46. Replies
    1,118
    Views
    64,669

    Wow! Just wow. Such incredibly ballsy skiing...

    Wow! Just wow. Such incredibly ballsy skiing across the board. Iím in awe.
    Yesterday I filmed 3 runs on my new GoPro, and was stoked to see afterwards that it at least didnít looks like I was...
  47. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,158

    Thanks, Geo! I've got his book, and he sounds...

    Thanks, Geo!

    I've got his book, and he sounds like he knows his way around (and then some!).
  48. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,158

    Grazie mille.

    Grazie mille.
  49. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,158

    Thanks, bud. Happy with the 'seriousness',...

    Thanks, bud.

    Happy with the 'seriousness', just keen to know about route finding and crevasse issues.
  50. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,158

    Resurrecting an old thread. Ms Island Bay and...

    Resurrecting an old thread.

    Ms Island Bay and I will be in Valle d'Aosta for two weeks 21 March onwards. We have a lot of good ideas, but would like some advice on Helbronner/Toula. As switched on...
Results 1 to 50 of 289
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4