Post by JimRatliff on Jan 11, 2014 18:55:38 GMT -7
HA: That's pretty darn funny (and subtle).
By the way, isn't that vow of Occam's the same one you took. You know, the one about simplicity of ski mounting and only having one pair of each item (boots, skis, liners, jackets)?? Even Noah was only allowed two of each on his ocean voyage.
The vowel's (or jokes) on me....damn over-reliance on spell checking.
Occam and High Angles are juxtaposed with respect to ski gear.
Not just on you. I do most of my posting from my tablet, and a fair amount of texting and it is amazing the words that the computer sometimes selects. (And I still can't train myself to go back and read what I swype). Sometimes the response is "I know what he intended", sometimes just "what", and every now and again "rolling on the floor funny".
In this case I actually read past it the first time because my brain knew exactly what was was intended, but HA's response threw me for the "huh". It wasn't until I read it again that I caught the slip and his "understated" subtlety.
And yes, I agree that Occam probably wasn't a skier -- I've certainly never seen any of his video.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2014 10:30:35 GMT -7 by JimRatliff
I have been using my Razors for the last week, still a blast and just about the easiest carver I've been on. They are solid in firm but not icy bumps, and they still kill the hard pack.
Snowy day??? Well, they'll be fine if you're fine, but deeper, soft snow isn't really their calling. They do not want to schmear or slide sideways (but because they are short and light you can manhandle them in a pinch), and they respond best to flexing to release and modern tipping techniques (in fact they make it easy to look good). The Tail does have a little bite. I think in soft or heavy snow you are not going to love them, they are a touch more purpose built than an everyday carver.
livingproof: Philly is an ice rink this morning, freezing rain over very cold streets. Weather is putting a dent into my ski season.
Jan 5, 2014 9:39:28 GMT -7
Deleted: LP - we had a three-day ice storm here just before Christmas, so I know well what you're dealing with. Not fun. Hope there's no damage in Philly. Take care.
Jan 5, 2014 20:23:02 GMT -7
livingproof: Philly weather warm fog last night, 8 inches of new snow = history! 8 degrees F tomorrow morning. Should be some great local boilerplate!
Jan 6, 2014 7:42:34 GMT -7
meput: - 22° F the other morning. +54° today. Forcast 0° tonight. Temperature rollercoaster at my home. The 'loaf got RAIN with the warm up. Looking forward to skiing on shaved ice
Jan 6, 2014 16:28:43 GMT -7
Deleted: Same story here...25 cm snow last night, some more freezing rain, and now there's 80 km/hr winds and -25 C temps. Wind chill is pushing -40 C. Supposed to continue all day tomorrow too. Whacky weather.
Jan 6, 2014 20:52:30 GMT -7
ToddW: -20° F on the drive up to VT on Friday. Freezing rain and heavy fog Sunday night made for an 8 hour return trip. Record low at home this morning. 40s and rain by Friday. What's up with the weather?
Jan 7, 2014 18:04:52 GMT -7
Deleted: Polar vortex is back. -26 C this morning. Will need a block heater in the car if this keeps up. Poor thing barely cranked this morning.
Jan 22, 2014 7:30:05 GMT -7
JimRatliff: Polar Vortex??? Is that the new Head all-mountain carving ski I've been hearing so much about?
Jan 22, 2014 9:04:03 GMT -7
JimRatliff: That's pretty chilly. 7F (-13C) in Central Park. Glad you didn't send the real cold air down.
Jan 22, 2014 9:04:58 GMT -7
JimRatliff: OK, but I still think "Polar Vortex" and "Polar Express" could be the start of a great family of ski names.
Jan 22, 2014 10:45:22 GMT -7
Deleted: I like it! Blizzard should take those on. Fits with their name. Easier to say than "Viva Ultrasonic Full Suspension IQ", or some such ridiculousness. Who can remember all that?
Jan 22, 2014 20:29:13 GMT -7
livingproof: Another round of Philly area snow....we're ground zero this season. Please start sending any future storms north.
Mar 2, 2014 8:15:55 GMT -7
Deleted: Neverending winter here in Ontario. More snow last night. Cold temps coming this week. Word on the street is that some local ski hills may be open until May. Remarkable and unprecedented.
Mar 22, 2014 9:03:22 GMT -7
superbman: we were supposed to make it to next weekend, but they put out that we're closing tomorrow. Bummer.
Mar 28, 2014 9:06:50 GMT -7
JimRatliff: I think most local places here are closing as well. Yesterday was last at Elk.
Mar 30, 2014 4:17:15 GMT -7
livingproof: My Blue Mtn home is planning to open next weekend (closed midweek). Spring temps are finally here, not sure if I'll make a final trip.
Mar 30, 2014 6:00:04 GMT -7
ToddW: Surefire way to scare away family skiers, from the Killington conditions page: "Expect huge bumps on Superstar for the Killington Triathlon."
May 2, 2014 13:22:58 GMT -7
JimRatliff: I just wanted to wish all a Happy Holidays. Amazing how quickly Christmas follows Thanksgiving.
Dec 13, 2014 14:53:23 GMT -7
superbman: I was looking at the reviews on real skiers for the Kastle FX 85 and FX 85HP…both interested me greatly, how similar are these to the FX 84 (if you have skied both..or is the 85 the 84??)
Sept 13, 2015 14:52:00 GMT -7