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post #61 of 68
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post


buckle to the first notch that creates resistance, lightly strap the powerstrap. Don't be that bumbling gaper with every buckle undone,strap dragging behind, and clunking around.


But how then I flex the ankles to walk th_dunno-1[1].gif

post #62 of 68
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post


buckle to the first notch that creates resistance, lightly strap the powerstrap. Don't be that bumbling gaper with every buckle undone,strap dragging behind, and clunking around.

I've seen a bunch of newbies arrive at ski school lineup in their street shoes, boots in hand.
post #63 of 68
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

I'm gonna start a thread about whether skiers here prefer peeing in the lodge or in the woods.

If in the lodge, I don't bother to go outside then ride a lift up into order to find a place in the woods to P. 

 

If on the slopes with woods nearby, I don't bother to go down to a lodge into order to... 

 

Especially on a fresh snow day !

post #64 of 68
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Originally Posted by jtrain609 View Post

 

It's settled! All ski instructors are gapers. While I certainly had a locker, my boots constantly came into contact with things that were damaging to them. Concrete, steps, tater tots, etc.

 

Not quite what I meant.  Walking around indoors or down a few concrete steps does minimal damage to a boot and isn't what I was referring to.  Walking long distances across concrete or gravel strewn parking lots, however, will ruin a boot in no time.  Both ski performance and binding release safety will be compromised, but the 'gapers' don't realize it, or don't care.  I've never seen an instructor (myself included) ever walk across a parking lot with their boots on, they always carry them.

post #65 of 68
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Originally Posted by Christy319 View Post

 

But here in the Cascades, where it's usually snowing and often I have to walk through substantial snow to get to the base (ie that hill up from the west parking lot at Stevens)? Boot up in the lot, rather than risk cold wet feet and snow inside my boots (I don't have a boot bag); plus then you have to pay for a locker or go out of your way to store your bag.

 

I hate that hill.  I never park in those lots, I drive to the east lot or use the lots on the other side of the highway and walk accross the bridge.   Besides, you can use the 15-minute load/unoad zone and then walk the concrete steps up to the plaza to drop off skis, then park.  Much easier walk when you're not schlepping gear as far.  It takes more time, but then, I wake up much earlier on a skiing day than I do on a work day (funny how that happens).

post #66 of 68
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Originally Posted by exracer View Post

 

Not quite what I meant.  Walking around indoors or down a few concrete steps does minimal damage to a boot and isn't what I was referring to.  Walking long distances across concrete or gravel strewn parking lots, however, will ruin a boot in no time.  Both ski performance and binding release safety will be compromised, but the 'gapers' don't realize it, or don't care.  I've never seen an instructor (myself included) ever walk across a parking lot with their boots on, they always carry them.

Thats because they have to go to the lodge first to make sure everyone knows that they are an instructor anyways. cool.gif

post #67 of 68
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Originally Posted by exracer View Post

 

Not quite what I meant.  Walking around indoors or down a few concrete steps does minimal damage to a boot and isn't what I was referring to.  Walking long distances across concrete or gravel strewn parking lots, however, will ruin a boot in no time.  Both ski performance and binding release safety will be compromised, but the 'gapers' don't realize it, or don't care.  I've never seen an instructor (myself included) ever walk across a parking lot with their boots on, they always carry them.

 

 

 

 

The Yaks actually have a bit of a concentric arc for easier walking.  Now, bucked or unbuckled when walking over long distances?

post #68 of 68

I have cat trax but haven't used them since I started wearing boots with rubber soles.  You can walk across parking lots all day and not wear them down.  Climbing over rocks is another story.

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