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post #31 of 47
Hello,
Check out www.skicarry.com

We make a strap that is compact, works, no Velcro!, fits in your pocket and can be used to store your skis at the end of the day.

Email me if you have any questions

Thanks
Mike
post #32 of 47
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Ok, I'll play with the troll.

 

I usually carry my skis on my shoulder.  I'm usually too lazy, most times to put the tips forward; folks behind shouldn't tailgate (haven't taken anyone's eye out yet wink.gif) .

 

If it's a long way to the lift I DO make use of a compact device that makes carrying skis easier.   That device is short strap with a velco fastening strip.  I wrap the strap around the skis near the tips and it keeps the skis parallel, no matter how recklessly I carry them.

 

As soon as I get to clean snow, I put the skis on and the strap in my pocket (If the strap isn't left at the car), and skate the rest of the way.

The Ski-Lash ski carrier works really well.  It is a simple strap and handle system that holds skis and poles very securely and then stores in a pocket while on the slopes.  Ski-Lash is available at www.skilash.com or www.amazon.com/ski-lash. And yes, I am trying to promote the product, but it does make the trip from the car or lodge to the lifts much easier especially if you are carrying more than one set of skis and poles.

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Not at all the same thing!  My straps holds the ski tips tightly together, and that's all it does.  You would still need to use my strap with your strap.  Otherwise the tips would be separating.   Also my hands are directly on my skis, not connected to them by a strap that lets them swing a bit.   No Sir.  IMHO, regretably your strap is next to useless.

post #33 of 47
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by graham418 View Post
 

Colter Hinchliffe and Tim Durtschi's Guide to International Ski Carrying

 

Here it is , every way to carry your skis

They left out the double jibber drag--one tip in each hand dragging the tails. Which is a good reason not to ski with poles.

post #35 of 47

Big fan of the reverse hobo, though I'm often compelled into the boyfriend when small hands struggle with the fishhook.

post #36 of 47

Saw a guy at Whistler carrying 4 pairs of boots and 4 pairs of skis. I was going to take a picture but he looked miserable enough already.

post #37 of 47
Personally it over my shoulder with my tips up, but if I have a long walk I'll carry them by my side with the tips in front of me... it's a hassle but they have already made gadgets that help you Carry skis.
post #38 of 47

All you have to do is look at the racers. Just carry your skis the way they do. Everyone knows its tips down and the toe piece behind your shoulder. With your arm over the skis you can adjust angle depending on the number of people and space around you.

 

May be we should start another thread, "where do you carry your helmet" ? Personally, I leave mine on my head until I get in the car. Have you ever seen anyone fall in the parking lot carrying there ski stuff and bang there head on the ground...

post #39 of 47
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All you have to do is look at the racers. Just carry your skis the way they do. 

One in each hand, upright, with the logos facing the camera? What if no one wants to take a picture of me?

post #40 of 47
It can be like Laurel & Hardy out there. I wish ski rental places would spend a minute and show people how to carry skis without taking a lot of space or banging them into someone.
post #41 of 47
Over shoulder tips down. If you can't keep them together use a Velcro or Voile strap you can keep in your pocket. If I'm only going a shirt distance in a crowded area I lift them straight up by a toe piece. Back in the 80's we had those stupid Ski Totes that were more hassle than they were worth.
post #42 of 47

I'm waiting for the day when you can load your skis on one of these in the parking lot, and it takes them to the rack while you get coffee:

 

 

post #43 of 47

I like how this thread keeps getting bumped by people with something to sell...this last one carrying stuff horizontally and perpendicular to your path like it's not a comic disaster waiting to happen.

 

Personally over shoulder tips up because that's how I pick em up and set em down.

post #44 of 47

The benefit of tips forward/down is that they balance the weight of your arm. The key to keeping the tips together is for the top ski to be behind the bottom ski, so that the brake keeps the top ski from sliding forward. One thing I've never been able to master is carrying a pair over each shoulder--picking up the second pair is a skill I haven't acquired. I think that's Level 10.

post #45 of 47

^^

I'm a level 11 ski carry ninja,  carrying up to four pairs and negotiating a steep, icy wooden staircase from my locker to the slopes.

post #46 of 47
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^^

I'm a level 11 ski carry ninja,  carrying up to four pairs and negotiating a steep, icy wooden staircase from my locker to the slopes.

You say ninja, I say mule.

post #47 of 47
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^^
I'm a level 11 ski carry ninja,  carrying up to four pairs and negotiating a steep, icy wooden staircase from my locker to the slopes.
With poles?
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