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Foo goes skiing. Sartorial disaster?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    You could lend that jacket to Foo.

    It might be big on him, but he could button it 4x1 to cinch it up.
     


  2. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    My guess is that it was 1999.
     


  3. cbbuff

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    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.
     


  4. yarnsforth

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    As seen above, wear sunglasses without a helmet. If you wear a helmet and want eye protection, use goggles.
     


  5. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    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.
     


  6. Threadbearer

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    Triple face palm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

    [​IMG]
     


  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


  8. cbbuff

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    The photo was, the skis sure as hell were not. 4Ss I would guess.
     


  9. Patek

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    Zeal is really one of the best for goggles. Oh, and they are in Bolder, CO.
     


  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


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    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.
     


  12. Threadbearer

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    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.
     


  13. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    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 :slayer:
     


  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Been relatively inexpensive, actually. I'm picking from sales bins.
     


  15. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    And yeah, pretty sure my wife's jacket was from the 80's as well. :)
     


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