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Nitram Tocrut
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Nitram Tocrut » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:47 pm

Amazing video from Free heel life channel.

Amazing because this young guy is skiing on my old and trusty Europa 99. I would never have the guts to take them down a slope like that!!! I am so happy when I can make a few turn on a low angle slope with them... can't imagine myself surviving that. :shock:


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riel
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by riel » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:02 pm

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Most of Tripoli Road looked like this today. Great to get out there before the rain gets the last of the snow.





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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Stephen » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:02 am

Spring and klister, ahh...
Universal worked great for me today, as well, although I had to re-apply twice, and had almost none left after 21 km (I’m liking metric — sounds like I went further!).

The Gamma just flew on the spring snow, it’s just so much fun to slide so easily on the least bit of slope, or with so little effort.
I’ve really been struggling to figure out how to turn Gamma on firm snow. Powder seems pretty easy, but firm snow is tougher. But, I think I’m getting it figured out.
Just need to get the right angle and pressure, and they will slide around. It just takes trust that the turn is going to happen. I’ve been making the mistake of thinking I can carve a turn on them (and then always fall to the inside) but slower speed carves don’t seem to work.

Gotta add an EDIT for @Nitram Tocrut’s post.
F#¥&, that was awesome!
215 E99s through the moguls.
Gotta give him A+ for attitude — I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time, ‘cause that is so much what it seems like so often.
My turns are lame compared to his moves.
I know really good skiers can do amazing stuff on that class of equipment, and I ain’t one of them.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Montana St Alum » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:38 am

Nitram Tocrut wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:47 pm
Amazing video from Free heel life channel.

Amazing because this young guy is skiing on my old and trusty Europa 99. I would never have the guts to take them down a slope like that!!! I am so happy when I can make a few turn on a low angle slope with them... can't imagine myself surviving that. :shock:

Great bunch of people over at FHL in Salt Lake City!





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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by connyro » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:25 am

riel wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:02 pm
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Most of Tripoli Road looked like this today. Great to get out there before the rain gets the last of the snow.
Man I remember back when I lived in the area (early 90s) and worked at waterville valley we tried to take Tripoli road through about this time of year in an old 2wd volvo wagon. We jumped the smallish snowbank on the one end of the road and actually made it all the way through to the other end where we met a much larger snowbank that the volvo was not going to make it through. We turned it around and returned home defeated.





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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:02 am

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I’m starting over again. After a great season back East I’m enjoying some meadow skipping in the Chugach.





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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by bauerb » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:23 pm

watching that initiation video made my quads hurt. But I also started out on gear like that a loooong time ago.





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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:58 pm

bauerb wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:23 pm
watching that initiation video made my quads hurt. But I also started out on gear like that a loooong time ago.
I was surprised how fast he figured out that the most reliable way to turn those skis was in the air. That is something reserved for steep narrow shutes on modern heavy gear.





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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by stilltryin » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:08 pm

Still skiing as of March 31, down trees still covered at 7,000'
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Montana St Alum » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:40 am

Nice Tetons!





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