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post #106 of 304
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

maker?

I honestly don't remember. I haven't used those skis since that 1999 trip and they're currently in the storage shed at my house in Arizona.

Could be Marker's but I'm not sure.
post #107 of 304
You need a backpack foo...and a shovel.
post #108 of 304
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

You need a backpack foo...and a shovel.

What colors?
post #109 of 304
Pink and black, respectively.
post #110 of 304
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

When you think you're going to suck at doing something, you might as well have fun dressing up for it.

Quoted for emphasis.

Is this why I dress up every day before going to work?

Maybe it is why I trim the hedges before the sax.
post #111 of 304
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Pink and black, respectively.

That wouldn't match at all. I'm thinking of dark navy for the backpack and an oak-handled shovel with a marigold blade.
post #112 of 304
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post

I honestly don't remember. I haven't used those skis since that 1999 trip and they're currently in the storage shed at my house in Arizona.
Could be Marker's but I'm not sure.

hah, that was my guess.
post #113 of 304
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

Californians and Texans make up probably more than half of the tourist revenue and property taxes in Colorado smile.gif
Don't agree on the cotton thing. I'm most comfy in a cotton waffle-knit. Poly/synthetics doesnt feel any better.
Warmth is a personal thing. I hope as an easterner he's got some cold tolerance. As a former Cali and Texan resident, my get up was long sleeve base, fleece vest, and a standard shell. Kept me perfectly warm for the 2 seasons skiing Summit Co as a resident.
Ski socks and other "activity-specific" socks are quite superfluous. Any pair of wool socks will do....thickness dependant on one's footwear

Making fun of Californians and Texas is just reflex. Don't take it personally. biggrin.gif

Cotton has no place in active outdoor activities, it's a performance thing, not a feel thing. Cotton does not breath that well, gets wet, stays wet and will not keep you warm at that point. Fleece and wool are much better. If you are not sweating, then cotton is great.

I say get ski socks because I'm not imagining he has decent wool socks for skiing. I can see his knee high argyles now. Also you don't want too thick of a sock, which many wool outdoor socks are.

Although for what foo.gif is going to likely be doing, non of this matters. You can drink cocoa in anything.

BTW, have you though of your hottub attire? Try Strawberry Park H.S. by Steamboat if you want to make a day trip wink.gif
post #114 of 304
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

hah, that was my guess.

Damn - good eye.

Not to hijack Foo's thread. but since my bindings are from 1999, would it be worth moving them to new skis if I buy some in the next year or so? Or have bindings advanced enough in the last decade that it would be smarter just to buy all new equipment?
post #115 of 304
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I just can't bring myself to spend more money. Do I really need a technical base layer and mid layer? Would just a base layer suffice?
post #116 of 304
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Would you agree that a wide, arcing, uncontrolled turn on the slope is most likely to take out the greatest number of other skiers?

i concur with this strategy. don't buy into the straight downhill theory.
post #117 of 304
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I refuse to believe people simply don't care what they wear skiing. There are way too many aesthetic options and price levels. Clearly people put a lot of effort into it.
post #118 of 304
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I just can't bring myself to spend more money. Do I really need a technical base layer and mid layer? Would just a base layer suffice?

Depends of the weather. If it's cold and/or windy you will freeze with just a base layer and shell. Perhaps if you had a proper parka, but you have no real insulating layer in what you have described. At a bare minimum get a fleece vest, STP has them for like $10.
post #119 of 304
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post

Damn - good eye.
Not to hijack Foo's thread. but since my bindings are from 1999, would it be worth moving them to new skis if I buy some in the next year or so? Or have bindings advanced enough in the last decade that it would be smarter just to buy all new equipment?

no worries. certainly, they have developed. imo, it depends on your weight and i assume, you're an athletic guy, so this is not a concern.

i'm not sure, if they fit on the new skis and the service people have the right equipment to deal with them.
post #120 of 304
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I refuse to believe people simply don't care what they wear skiing. There are way too many aesthetic options and price levels. Clearly people put a lot of effort into it.

People care. It's like pocket squares. You want to be coordinated and at the same time look like you are not trying to.
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