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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

Would you need to get your boots rebalanced every time you switch between skiing with a pack and without one?



This is a valid point... however if an individual always skis with a pack and off-piste, they should get one boot setup.  However if they are using the pack to train for skiing in the boots they normally do without a pack (and with intended effects to improve skiing without one), then the boot setup should remain the same.

 

 

On another note, I've found on vacations when I'm wearing a pack for 3-4 days straight, fore-aft movement are amplified, or feel that way, yet by the end I've noticed there seems to be more of a "sweet spot."  This could be due to many things not at all related to the pack, but I think it is interesting.

post #62 of 67

This is a little of topic, but just a suggestion.  If you want to get some extra workout at your small hill with skis on, try skating up the beginner hill a couple of times every day.  I used to do this every morning before the lifts opened & then do hop turns all the way down.  The benefits were huge!  Still do it now & then if I am amped up, just minus the hop turns which nowadays make my feet hurt after a bout 10.

 

Yes, I am Serious,

 

JF

post #63 of 67
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Bob, you took the picture so perhaps you can answer this: That sized pack fully weighted could easily weigh 60 lbs. How much did it really weigh?

Aschick--That's Ron's camera pack, and I've actually worn it and skied with it. It holds his medium- sized HD video camcorder in a protective case, along with a DSLR and several lenses, and another smaller digital camera, sometimes a tripod, and various other accessories, extra clothing, maybe some food and water, and other essentials. Probably not quite 60 lbs, but it's not just full of air!

Best regards,
Bob
post #64 of 67

4ster, good point!

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post


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The hilarious thing is that originally,  I thought this thread was about HIKING with a heavy pack to get in shape for skiing, not actually skiing with a heavy pack to get in shape for ??????? more skiing?


You and me both, evidently.

 

post #66 of 67
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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post

This is a little of topic, but just a suggestion.  If you want to get some extra workout at your small hill with skis on, try skating up the beginner hill a couple of times every day.  I used to do this every morning before the lifts opened & then do hop turns all the way down.  The benefits were huge!  Still do it now & then if I am amped up, just minus the hop turns which nowadays make my feet hurt after a bout 10.

 

Yes, I am Serious,

 

JF



 



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Originally Posted by TomB View Post

4ster, good point!


I had a coach that made us run up a steeper section fishbone then turn and hop turn back down it over and over.  I'm not sure what hop turns on flat do.  Do you even move any vert hop turning on the bunny hill? 

 

post #67 of 67
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post


I'm not sure what hop turns on flat do.  Do you even move any vert hop turning on the bunny hill? 


No, you could pretty much spend the day there if you don't hop forward a little.  Just think of the money you would save on lift tickets though.

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JF

 

 

 

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