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post #121 of 304
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That wouldn't match at all. I'm thinking of dark navy for the backpack and an oak-handled shovel with a marigold blade.

Oak is too heavy. Aluminum.
post #122 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?

I would not trust 14 year old bindings that have sat in a garage for that long. Knee surgery is too expensive. Trust me on that. Plus some of the new integrated stuff looks pretty interesting.
post #123 of 304
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

Oak is too heavy. Aluminum.

Oak looks better.
post #124 of 304
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

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.

This isn't enough by itself?

http://www.patagonia.com/us/product/patagonia-mens-capilene-3-midweight-baselayer-zip-neck?p=44441-0-920
post #125 of 304
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

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.
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I would not trust 14 year old bindings that have sat in a garage for that long. Knee surgery is too expensive. Trust me on that. Plus some of the new integrated stuff looks pretty interesting.

I'm athletic but cbbuff makes a good point about sitting in the shed - especially through that many Arizona summers. My mother-in-law had several knee surgeries and finally had both knees replaced a few years back by Dr. Steadman in Vail - I don't want to go through that.

I'm going to tell my wife to give the skis to the Junior League rummage sale in February.

I know a guy on the board of Hart Ski Company - maybe he can hook me up with a good deal smile.gif
post #126 of 304
Did not ski for the first time until age 45. Spent 3 days in ski school at Beaver Creek, at which time they said, "OK, forget all that snowplow stuff, point your skis downhill." Tried it. Nearly died. Got to the bottom of the hill and never went back.

I am an accomplished lodge bunny however.

Oh, and I look good.

I am going to Taos with some buddies in March. Probably will not ski, but might try it a day or two. I will certainly drink cognac and hit on the wiminz.
post #127 of 304

No. Unless is 40 degrees and the sun is out, which is very possible. If its 10 and windy you won't be outside for 10 minutes.

Your jacket is just a shell(or softshell), correct? You have no insulating layers. You want at least 3 layers. A base (the one you have is a solid choice), an insulating layer and a shell. The base wicks moisture and keep you dry (and therefore warm), the outer layer stops the wind. Right now you have nothing in between. If you wanted to drop the mid layer, you would want to get a parka, such as this.
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If you keep the base and shell, this vest would work for you as long as it does not get too cold, in which case you will want the jacket version of this.

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post #128 of 304
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post


I'm going to tell my wife to give the skis to the Junior League rummage sale in February.

good plan.
post #129 of 304
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

i concur with this strategy. don't buy into the straight downhill theory.

I also think that Foof should make sure that the tips on the pole are honed to a needle point.

This will make a clean through-and-through into the other skiers more likely when he dumps.

There is bound to be a higher percentage of small children on his slope than the others, so I think this is important to take steps to minimize bloodshed for humanitarian reasons.
post #130 of 304
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I also think that Foof should make sure that the tips on the pole are honed to a needle point.
This will make a clean through-and-through into the other skiers more likely when he dumps.
There is bound to be a higher percentage of small children on his slope than the others, so I think this is important to take steps to minimize bloodshed for humanitarian reasons.

well, we call this the idiots hill. it should work.
post #131 of 304
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

well, we call this the idiots hill. it should work.

I see that compassion knows no boundaries.
post #132 of 304
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

I see that compassion knows no boundaries.

that's where all beginners have gone through, even bode miller.
post #133 of 304
The heck with the GOP debate, this thread has me in the mood to watch Hot Tub Time Machine or Hot Dog - The Movie tonight!
post #134 of 304

As a skier and a mafoofan fan, I look forward to the One Goggle thread to come.

 

Edit: Damn autocorrect. Google --> Goggle


Edited by Patrick R - 1/23/12 at 3:58pm
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As a skier and a mafoofan fan, I look forward to the One Google thread to come.

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