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post #46 of 304
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I was on ski patrol at Boreal (easy, easy mountain, we used to call it "Boring Hill") my junior and senior years of high school. That jacket was a crazy chick magnet. Good times.

You could lend that jacket to Foo.

It might be big on him, but he could button it 4x1 to cinch it up.
post #47 of 304
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

Is the the 80s? I think I had those Rossies back then?

My guess is that it was 1999.
post #48 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?

The most effective technique I have seen is the lean way back on your tails and go straight down method. They never see you coming.

They can sometimes pick you up in their peripheral vision on the wide arching turns.
post #49 of 304
As seen above, wear sunglasses without a helmet. If you wear a helmet and want eye protection, use goggles.
post #50 of 304
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Oakley or Bolle, polycarbonate and wraparound. Of course you'll find you can't wear them anywhere else since while they won't shatter they will scratch. If you have a flat nose bridge issue Oakley makes models specifically for this.

Oakley is the Hugo Boss of eye wear. My favorite brand is Zeal. They can be a bit pricy but less than a Hermes wallet. I would go with Smith or Bolle before Oakley.
post #51 of 304
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

So, I'm going to Vail this weekend. Skiing for the first time since childhood--not good then, don't expect to be good now. Had to buy new clothes. Have no idea what I'm doing. Too coordinated? Concerned I will look too much like one of the X-Men, but the yellow gloves were too good to be true.
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Triple face palm: facepalm.giffacepalm.giffacepalm.gif

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post #52 of 304
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Sigh, okay--who makes a good goggle and helmet? I'm seeing lots of Oakley for the former and Giro for the latter.
post #53 of 304
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

My guess is that it was 1999.

The photo was, the skis sure as hell were not. 4Ss I would guess.
post #54 of 304
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Sigh, okay--who makes a good goggle and helmet? I'm seeing lots of Oakley for the former and Giro for the latter.

Zeal is really one of the best for goggles. Oh, and they are in Bolder, CO.
post #55 of 304
I don't know why but we all considered Rossingnols to be "girl" skis. I had K2s and then we all came to believe that Volkl were the baddest.
post #56 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?

For maximizing body count, I lean towards a straight path downhill at high speed through the beginner slope on the first afternoon of a long weekend.
post #57 of 304
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I will probably make a few token attempts at the easiest slope so that I can claim participation points, then go inside and drink hot chocolate.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Sigh, okay--who makes a good goggle and helmet? I'm seeing lots of Oakley for the former and Giro for the latter.

When you're finished shopping, please report back and let us know how much money you spent on a sport you don't intend to peruse.
post #58 of 304
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post

Cool look - have fun in Vail!
I see nothing wrong with the gloves, but I have a yellow LL Bean parka that I wear with black gloves and ski pants.
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

Is the the 80s? I think I had those Rossies back then?
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

My guess is that it was 1999.

The picture is from '99, but yeah the skis were from the 80's. I hadn't skied regularly in a few years at that point so I just put new bindings on my old skis and went out. It was fine, but since then I've switched to just renting new equipment whenever I go. The new shaped skis are a hell of a lot easier than my old Rossi's, but I figure if I could ski diamonds on those, I can ski anything icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #59 of 304
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Originally Posted by Threadbearer View Post

When you're finished shopping, please report back and let us know how much money you spent on a sport you don't intend to peruse.

Been relatively inexpensive, actually. I'm picking from sales bins.
post #60 of 304
And yeah, pretty sure my wife's jacket was from the 80's as well. smile.gif
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