Hi, everyone. I wanted to get into the online ski community, so I found myself here. I ski back country areas of the Lincoln Nat'l Forest east of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Sadly, the season has been mediocre at best. If not for shade, the snow would be long gone already, but what's there is pretty well crusted over. A few inches of powder makes all the difference.
So I experienced a pretty epic crash yesterday, but it didn't slow me down. Later, in a mild fall I seemed to have pulled a muscle in my neck, so I'm relaxing today in order to better enjoy tomorrow. I also noticed a little de-lamination on one of my vintage Rossi LTDs, so I decided today to polish up my cast aluminum bindings and mount them on a half decent pair of 195cm Stratos. All my stuff is vintage. Aside from being cheap and easily replaced, I've found I don't care much for shaped skis. I'm still a beginner at this point, but there's a recent pair of 195cm Salomons in the corner waiting for the next step.
I'm going to get back to wet sanding here, I've found these old LOOK bindings take a mirror finish with little effort, and they look great on the old Stratos. I look forward to discussion when I'm not out on the slopes.