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Foo goes skiing. Sartorial disaster?

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

  1. cbbuff

    cbbuff Senior member

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    Oak is too heavy. Aluminum.
     
  2. cbbuff

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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.
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oak looks better.
     
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    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 :)
     
  6. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    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.
     
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  7. cbbuff

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    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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  8. fritzl

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    good plan.
     
  9. F. Corbera

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

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    I see that compassion knows no boundaries.
     
  12. fritzl

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    that's where all beginners have gone through, even bode miller.
     
  13. Bradford

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    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!
     
  14. Patrick R

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

    Edit: Damn autocorrect. Google --> Goggle
     
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  15. gladhands

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    :puzzled:
     
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    Foo, for base layer consider wool like this short sleeve or this long sleeve (optimally both, so you can change dependent on temps). The benefits of wool are that they stay pretty much odourless compared to synthetics. For a mid layer, a light weight fleece like this (I have the Silverstone) is great. The full zip for quick venting is nice. Combined with your soft shell this setup should work nicely. For wet conditions, a hard shell would be better.
     
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    I can't imagine wearing a helmet skiing unless one is in avalanche country. No thanks.
     
  18. F. Corbera

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    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    Yes, and make sure that there is a gap between your goggles and hat or helmet. It helps to ensure that you get enough ventilation in the goggles so that they don't fog up.
     
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  20. Bradford

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    Don't forget the parachute

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