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16 Ways to Carry Skis

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I found this mildly interesting.


Edited by Noodler - 2/11/14 at 1:10pm
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My son uses the decapitator.  I switch between the pimp stick and the reverse local.

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I use the local outside, fish hook when I'm carrying my skis into the locker room or the Gondi barn.

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Any feedback on "the hobo"?  Perhaps this belongs in the instruction forum area?

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Ha!  I do several of these.  I will list from most common to least:

 

1.  Bazooka.  I like this over The Local as I find it easier to bring the skis up into the carrying position one-handed.

2.  Pimp Stick.  But only if the ground is soft and the walking distance short.  Inside the lodge is most common place for this.

3.  The Escort for when i'm walking fair distance but too lazy to go full bazooka.  Or if my arms are extra tired i do,

4.  The Fishhook, grabbing the heel piece instead of the toe.

 

Now a word on the Oklahoma Suitcase.  I like this carrying technique in theory and I really want to like it in practice, but it's just too bothersome to assemble in comparison to the others.  Also, the times I have tried it I didn't like how it doesn't transition well in to any other carrying technique.  Like, for example, you're doing the suitcase but you want to enter the lodge and the entrance is tight and there's lots of people so you want to switch to Pimp Stick or something, it's not an easy switch.

 

I'd like to posit an additional technique:  The Professional.  Skis in ski bag, held like a briefcase.  Boots in boot bag, held briefcase style in the opposite hand.  :p

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I'd like to posit an additional technique:  The Professional.  Skis in ski bag, held like a briefcase.  Boots in boot bag, held briefcase style in the opposite hand.  tongue.gif

Only if carried by your equipment manager. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by herbiebug View Post

 

I'd like to posit an additional technique:  The Professional.  Skis in ski bag, held like a briefcase.  Boots in boot bag, held briefcase style in the opposite hand.  :p

 

Speaking as a professional who has never owned a boot bag or a ski bag, and works with dozens of professionals who also own neither, I will posit that this carrying technique not be named the Professional. Maybe the "I Buy Unnecessary Gear" carry.

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Originally Posted by herbiebug View Post
 

Ha!  I do several of these.  I will list from most common to least:

 

1.  Bazooka.  I like this over The Local as I find it easier to bring the skis up into the carrying position one-handed.

2.  Pimp Stick.  But only if the ground is soft and the walking distance short.  Inside the lodge is most common place for this.

3.  The Escort for when i'm walking fair distance but too lazy to go full bazooka.  Or if my arms are extra tired i do,

4.  The Fishhook, grabbing the heel piece instead of the toe.

 

Now a word on the Oklahoma Suitcase.  I like this carrying technique in theory and I really want to like it in practice, but it's just too bothersome to assemble in comparison to the others.  Also, the times I have tried it I didn't like how it doesn't transition well in to any other carrying technique.  Like, for example, you're doing the suitcase but you want to enter the lodge and the entrance is tight and there's lots of people so you want to switch to Pimp Stick or something, it's not an easy switch.

 

I'd like to posit an additional technique:  The Professional.  Skis in ski bag, held like a briefcase.  Boots in boot bag, held briefcase style in the opposite hand.  :p

Why are you taking your skis into the lodge?  Is that common where you ski?  It is seriously frowned on around here.

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It depends on setup in the base lodge.  Some of the resorts around here you need to walk through the lodge to access the lifts from the parking lot. 

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Originally Posted by freeski919 View Post
 

 

Speaking as a professional who has never owned a boot bag or a ski bag, and works with dozens of professionals who also own neither, I will posit that this carrying technique not be named the Professional. Maybe the "I Buy Unnecessary Gear" carry.

 

The "Professional" carry technique works very well when you're trying to lug all your gear through the airport.  I wouldn't use it for going from the car to the slopes though.

 

The "pimp stick" is common at Snowbird because the tram building has signs all over it to "carry skis upright".

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From the parking lot to the lodge: the Local.

 

If I also have to carry a bag (other than a back pack) in addition to the skis and poles:  the Oklahoma Suitcase.

 

From the rack to the slopes:  the Pimp Stick!

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One pair-the Local, two pairs-the Boyfriend. A Double Local looks cooler, but harder to get the skis down, especially when carrying poles.

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The "Professional" carry technique works very well when you're trying to lug all your gear through the airport.  I wouldn't use it for going from the car to the slopes though.

 

The "pimp stick" is common at Snowbird because the tram building has signs all over it to "carry skis upright".

A boot bag is awfully handy. I can hike to the hill from my house, using the Local for my skis and poles, and hauling boots and assorted accessories in a Professional shoulder bag. The car can stay home.

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I don't know if mine falls under the bazooka or local. confused.gif I lock the skis base to base then tie tip/tail together with bungee cords, then binding over shoulder, tail forward and down/tip back and up, and hand holding the heel binding of the bottom ski. No boot bag, I use a duffel bag I bought back in high school 15 years ago, $10 at walmart, still going!
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I don't know if mine falls under the bazooka or local. confused.gif I lock the skis base to base then tie tip/tail together with bungee cords, then binding over shoulder, tail forward and down/tip back and up, and hand holding the heel binding of the bottom ski. No boot bag, I use a duffel bag I bought back in high school 15 years ago, $10 at walmart, still going!

if the shoulder is within the binding then you got the bazooka going.  if your shoulder is on the ski outside the binding then you're either local or reverse/local.

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Bazooka it is then, but I put my hand on the tail instead of next to shoulder like in video.

I'll say some of the methods in video look real awkward to walk with.
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^^^^^^^^  Thanks for the morning chuckle. :rotflmao:

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Nice.  thanks for the laughs.    Did anyone notice that those guys were demonstrating in regular shoes instead of ski boots? 

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I prefer the local and I also have a boot bag, but I rarely carry it from the car. I'm old school and I put the boots on in the lot. If I brought my camera, I have my backpack that I take along with me.

 

The Hot Gear boot bag has changed my life...

 

srsly. it has.

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BC Poser?

 


Walking through the parking lot to the ticket window like that anyway...

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BC Poser?

 


Walking through the parking lot to the ticket window like that anyway...

 

If I'm someplace that has a forever hike from my car to the mountain, I'm putting my skis in the diagonal carry straps on my pack. You have them so why not? I haven't done so in a few years because I haven't had to park that far away, but I reserve the option. Most times it doesn't make sense to do so for the time involved to strap them in, moreso for the split ski carry like a pack like that...

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