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Foo appears underdressed for the occasion. I would recommend a yellow knit, and a blond wig.

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I was much better able to handle powder than ice. Powder is a joy. True powder in the Sierras almost never happens. You have to be there literally as the snow falls and it doesn't last.
But I had some spectacular powder runs in Colo and Utah.

Really nothing like riding powder in either of those places - its like riding on a cloud.
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Really nothing like riding powder in either of those places - its like riding on a cloud.

That sounds really romantic, Bill..
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This has been the funniest thread I've read in a long time...

The most important thing to know about ski/snowboard clothing is that functionality is key, looks secondary. Nobody cares about labels; usually you get less respect if your skills don't match the wardrobe.

You definitely need a mid-layer; I recommend a good fleece jacket. Going down the hill isn't bad, but waiting in line and riding the lift things can turn turn nasty, especially if there is a strong wind. You are in the mountains, and there is a reason why there's snow on the ground; so keep this in mind and dress warm.

...and don't worry about looking foolish; no matter how perfectly you dress, as a beginner you're gonna crash. No matter how well dressed you are; when you're eating snow, you're going to look foolish.
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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post

Really nothing like riding powder in either of those places - its like riding on a cloud.

True. All you hear is the whisper of your board as it glides over the snow. Soft whisper...
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

True. All you hear is the whisper of your board as it glides over the snow. Soft whisper...

This almost made me cry!

...one of the best feelings in the world; the smell of the trees and fresh mountain air, and not a sound except for the powder moving underneath....just brilliant!
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Ouch. Yeah, that sounds like a problem.
See, these are the conditions I learned in, on rental skis. I'm more threatened by hitting honest to god powder than I am hitting ice.
The one accident I've ever actually been injured in (the aforementioned AC separation) was in that low light, and for some unknown reason, there was a giant chunk of ice in the middle of the slope. Snowman head size, I still have no idea where it came from. I didn't see it until too late, hit it and went flying. The only other time I've ever been close to injury was a big spill where I wound up rolling down the slope, and my ski didn't come off. I got lucky as hell on that one, my leg could have been destroyed. I've never even come close a situation where a helmet would have been useful. Thought the bluetooth speakers mentioned upthread could be nice.


I over rotated off a jump, landed perpendicular to the mountain and my head smacked really hard into a patch of ice. I'm convinced I'd either be dead or at the very least horribly concussed had I not been wearing a helmet. I suppose it's not a necessity if you're just doing downhill but if you want to do anything fun I wouldn't skip it.

 

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Originally Posted by Mariooo View Post

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That guy has rediculous upper body strength! Must have ate his Wheaties!
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post


Holland and Holland, very up market.
I wear a pair of of 30 year old X-Country ski knickers in very
heavy wool with a Norwegian Sweater at Badger. I am taken
for an old Pro, which I am not. Just old.
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

That sounds really romantic, Bill..

+1
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Thread Starter 
Anybody know where in NYC I can go to have ski jacket sleeves shortened?
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Originally Posted by comrade View Post

Holland and Holland, very up market.
I wear a pair of of 30 year old X-Country ski knickers in very
heavy wool with a Norwegian Sweater at Badger. I am taken
for an old Pro, which I am not. Just old.

I have a lovely SOS (Sportswear of Sweden) lined sweater, great for those sunny days you know it is not going to snow or rain.

I suppose somebody has said to take two pairs of gloves as you can never dry them out properly overnight especially if they are leather.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Anybody know where in NYC I can go to have ski jacket sleeves shortened?

Nowhere.
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Thread Starter 
What? Come on.

Igacio's on the UES no good?
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