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  1. #1
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    Snow in Summer, just 100km off Vienna/Austria?

    Yeah, you can find huge blocks of snow and ice at the top of Rax-Alpe.
    It`s unbelievable in this hot summer! The ice layer is up to 25m deep.
    Hot sun and warm rain have scraped caves, steep walls and crevasses.
    You can call it "devil`s playground".
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    We were testing the sharpest prototype of RaxSki there

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    Got some shots of you shredding with those bad boys on that stuff?
    Interesting little pocket you got there Tom.
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    the hole in the bottom pic starts at the bright white spot in bottom right of this pic. i'm betting with the rax you could ski down it like water circling the drain


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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    Got some shots of you shredding with those bad boys on that stuff?
    Interesting little pocket you got there Tom.
    Yeah Gary, hard bumps on the ice surface made my GoPro vids vibrate. Let me show you some old shots "of me shredding with those bad boys"


    Raxing is a new art of skiing. A Rax ski can carve turns with short rear fins only. It`s like water skiing, the ski tips can be lifted such making very fast turns possible. Raxing on rear fins opens new lines in woods and narrow couloires. Short fins just under the heel of skier are cuttting a hard surface deeper than long ski edges. That` s the true tracking you have been dreaming of.
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    Hi Powdork, skiing down such a broad crater would be the adrenaline pure. But there`s no such hole on the Rax, wide enough for the bad boy...
    This is the overall view of the right gorge
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    One more pic, Gary
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    Keen on shredding?

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    Skiing holes is one thing : ) here is some impresive crack skiing! fwd to min 2:30
    https://youtu.be/OzQ857J_KXA

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    Yeah, it`s really a funny canal for any skiing. How many hours were you digging this long and deep chute?
    But, compared to other freeriders, you are poor guys with your "Figls".

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    Quote Originally Posted by nordekette View Post
    Skiing holes is one thing : ) here is some impresive crack skiing! fwd to min 2:30
    https://youtu.be/OzQ857J_KXA
    Dude, WTF? Seems like the best way to get buried in a wet slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteroom_Guardian View Post
    Dude, WTF? Seems like the best way to get buried in a wet slide.
    No, not so dangerous! Looks rather like a "kindergarten", just soft snow everywhere in the trench.
    Certainly no "impresive crack skiing"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom from Austria View Post
    Yeah Gary, hard bumps on the ice surface made my GoPro vids vibrate. Let me show you some old shots "of me shredding with those bad boys"


    Raxing is a new art of skiing. A Rax ski can carve turns with short rear fins only. It`s like water skiing, the ski tips can be lifted such making very fast turns possible. Raxing on rear fins opens new lines in woods and narrow couloires. Short fins just under the heel of skier are cuttting a hard surface deeper than long ski edges. That` s the true tracking you have been dreaming of.
    Is it possible to Rax anymore backseat? Some of the worst technique on the interweb....

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    No, you can carve turns on Rax ski without any backseat.
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    You are just cutting the hard surface with short metal fins under your boots.

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    The same couloir, just one month later
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    It is unbelievable in this hot summer in Austria
    but the ice here is still up to 20 meters thick

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    Fridays for Future? Yes, as glaciers are dying everywhere in the Alps...
    Yet a new semi-glacier has emerged this year
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    Tell me the reason!
    Both pics were taken yesterday
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