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  1. Thread: It's a sad day

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    It's still legal over here... We'll have to...

    It's still legal over here...

    We'll have to smuggle a few bottles over, hidden under some heroin or something

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    ^Good knowledge!

    ^Good knowledge!
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    Fair play though, if you're gonna do do it, do it...

    Fair play though, if you're gonna do do it, do it proper!

    Heal fast

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    How were the skis though..? ;)

    How were the skis though..? ;)
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    Sticky: Can I just say how sexy my skis look with their...

    Can I just say how sexy my skis look with their (unused*) new bindings before they go away for the summer.

    (*injury compounded by lockdown)

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    It has made it all look very pretty again...

    It has made it all look very pretty again though...
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    Wow, sugar! I felt the pop but couldn't hear...

    Wow, sugar!

    I felt the pop but couldn't hear anything due to the clatter of ice and rocks that were hidden under the snow (and caused the fall. Bob - opening Cathedral Couloir, just below the...
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    Yeah, that sounds more in line with what others...

    Yeah, that sounds more in line with what others are saying.

    Next Winter will be an easy one (if it happens), By spring, I'll be able to be more adventourous.

    Sounds acceptable under the...
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    Consultant today was talking about skiing 6...

    Consultant today was talking about skiing 6 months to 1 year after Op if I bought a 2500CHF brace...

    I haven't seen anyone else mention that level of brace. Is this more for pro's desperate to get...
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    yeah, i was walking and skinning before the Op...

    yeah, i was walking and skinning before the Op (bit of a big guy so I have chunky thighs, which seemed to help) and skiing down very carefully so let's see!

    A very cute physio has to teach me to...
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    I'm resigned to next season being focused on...

    I'm resigned to next season being focused on walking up rather than on hitting epic cliffs and straight lining Bec's.

    Thinking of selling the big ass pow skis that did it and picking up some skimo...
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    Thanks guys, had a good read of the gimp central...

    Thanks guys, had a good read of the gimp central during my sleepless night.

    First experience with Oxy, i dont think they're spoiling me with them (insert Swiss German joke here).

    Edit - just...
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    Hi all, 8 hrs after the spinal block and its...

    Hi all,

    8 hrs after the spinal block and its wearing off after an (apparently) simple ACL Reconstruction.

    Typical story apparently, trying to impress a girl and keep up with a pro. Got back...
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    I had not found the Gimp section yet... Sent...

    I had not found the Gimp section yet...

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    ACL reconstruction

    Hi all,

    When I next check this I'll be coming round from an ACL reconstruction.

    I'm sure many of you have been through this, any tips??

    One day we'll ski again!
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    Before I gave up on them I had cases during the...

    Before I gave up on them I had cases during the long dry January where the flipping things would just roll of my feet when trying to side step down rocky/turfy bits between snow...

    Luckily it was...
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    Good to know! If I find some summer deals.... ...

    Good to know! If I find some summer deals....

    (Mind you, got to have aforementioned ACL put back together first)

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    Shit yeah, sorry. The 108Ti

    Shit yeah, sorry.

    The 108Ti
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    So what would you think of these for a resort...

    So what would you think of these for a resort only, pow ski, sized up? (173 big guy looking at size 185)

    Over here in Europe we just don't seem to get mega big pow days often enough any more. More...
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    Been waiting a month for mine in Bern cos...

    Been waiting a month for mine in Bern cos Corona... :rolleyes:
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    6 months of accident insurance coming your way,...

    6 months of accident insurance coming your way, Timed it perfectly I'd say! ;)

    See you in the hospital :rolleyes2

    Get well soon
  22. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Got to be a few shops in Verbier that would stock...

    Got to be a few shops in Verbier that would stock Arcade Belts too, eh? I had to go all the way to Chamonix for mine!*

    Mind have to do a diamond studded one for Verbier mind...

    (*not entirely...
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    (it's going to have to snow a lot dude... :( But...

    (it's going to have to snow a lot dude... :( But I wish you luck. Hopefully I will be in hospital by then)
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    To those of you who were hoping to come out late...

    To those of you who were hoping to come out late in the season but have been prevented by Coronavirus, There is now a forest fire warning over much of Switzerland as it hasn't snowed (or precipitated...
  25. Thread: The FIFTY

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    They look very helpful for the...ahem...larger of...

    They look very helpful for the...ahem...larger of us :rolleyes:
  26. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Ooh Sugar! ...

    Ooh Sugar!

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  27. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Some of you were asking about steep skiing a few...

    Some of you were asking about steep skiing a few pages back (something about whippets too)

    This dude is doing some how-to vids on a snow pile outside his house. Some of the tips he gives are...
  28. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Salomon especially man! Salomon used to be so...

    Salomon especially man! Salomon used to be so good for big feet...:frown:

    ;)
  29. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Cody, if you can mention to them that some people...

    Cody, if you can mention to them that some people still have wide feet there are many people who'd be eternally grateful. ��
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    Yeah, I don't know anyone that doesnt think...

    Yeah, I don't know anyone that doesnt think they've had it
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    well...cos capatalism, basically...

    well...cos capatalism,

    basically...
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    I haven't found a better answer than the one the...

    I haven't found a better answer than the one the Newschoolers review gave which is

    51% Touring - Tecton
    51% Resort - Shift

    Neither is perfect yet, Roll on Shift 2.0 etc...
  33. Thanks, that's what I'm hearing. Positive noises...

    Thanks, that's what I'm hearing. Positive noises coming out of Switzerland that they will reduce restrictions at the end of the month, so maybe that will include Reconstructions. That would give me a...
  34. Interesting talk for someone waiting for an ACL...

    Interesting talk for someone waiting for an ACL Reconstruction thanks to Coronavirus...

    Suspecting that next season I may sell the big skis I did it with and pick up some skinny skimo race skis as...
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    Thanks all... Shifts ordered, now to find a...

    Thanks all...

    Shifts ordered, now to find a Ski Tech with access to his shop
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    Schweet. Thanks :)

    Schweet. Thanks :)
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    Any of you used this website -...

    Any of you used this website - https://www.xspo.ch/en/ - is it legit?

    A very nice man answered the phone but the website design...throws up questions.

    Got a season bonus shaped hole burning in...
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    Skiing without the brace now as it won't fit...

    Skiing without the brace now as it won't fit under ski boots.

    Would be interesting to see how much I could do without an ACL. As they say, There's always a powder day in April...

    (Road bike at...
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    It's hardly worth it mate. Ice straight to wets...

    It's hardly worth it mate. Ice straight to wets slush.

    I'm hoping my knee is able to be put back together soon otherwise next season will be a write off...
  40. Thread: KINGPIN RECALL

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    Take the hit and fit some Shifts/Tectons. ...

    Take the hit and fit some Shifts/Tectons.

    Sorry bud. No point throwing good money after bad
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    No, Had a ZOOM party with some of my...

    No,

    Had a ZOOM party with some of my colleagues in Chamonix & Morzine and I wondered for a while why they were all hitting the bottle quite so hard until I remembered that they can hardly even go...
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    'tis true Lot's of 'Uphill skiing' happening...

    'tis true

    Lot's of 'Uphill skiing' happening today mind. Mostly people being sensible

    A few people in the remnants of the park too, which is a bit less cool IMO

    Wouldn't recommend even a...
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    It's allowed, with the proviso that if you get in...

    It's allowed, with the proviso that if you get in to trouble you're on your own. From what I can see everyone is staying well within their limits and sticking to roads (covered in snow) and old...
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    Indeed - I would consider them as my...

    Indeed - I would consider them as my "Resort-skiing-with-short-tours-and-bootpacks" boots (a.k.a a downhill boot that would fit may various bindings), I'm in the market as my old ones have died
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    Short tour up to the first lift station and back...

    Short tour up to the first lift station and back down today sans ACL. Weird what I'm scared of now though...

    However, it's nice to remember that even when it's shite I still like skiing
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    Apologies if I'm too late to the party but have...

    Apologies if I'm too late to the party but have similar issues and the advice my boot fitter - the only one that I've ever had success with - was the same

    Scott Cosmos for touring

    Dalbello Lupo...
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    Ok, Cheers (Why the lack of consistency?!?)

    Ok, Cheers

    (Why the lack of consistency?!?)
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    And if I had the choice between 100 and 110 at...

    And if I had the choice between 100 and 110 at the same price..?

    Thanks mate.
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    Sticky: 322920 Faction Eleven9 with Warden- Powder ski...

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    Sick day 104 soon to be with Shifts - (between bindings right now) New this year and bought for a spring that never sprung - really not...
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    Is that right..? Thinking of trying to get some...

    Is that right..? Thinking of trying to get some in an end of season sale - For a 104 ski (Sick Day), i should get 100mm brakes?
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