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post #61 of 78
And here I am carrying skis on my pack headed up to the radio tower at Alpine Meadows.
post #62 of 78
Once you've got white hair, you're allowed to do anything you want. I speak from experience here.
post #63 of 78

^^^^ Yeah, as long as you don't listen to what they're muttering about old !@#*! as you entertain yourself...:rotflmao: 

post #64 of 78

I don't see what all the fuss is about..:confused

 

post #65 of 78
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Originally Posted by Bode Klammer View Post
 

I know, but I'm too old to care about that.  I find I climb way faster if I have poles in both hands.  The strap is worth rigging for me even on short hikes, especially if the footing is sketchy.

 

BK 

 

Yeah, me too. All-plastic boot soles are a bitch.  I am partial to this little system; it's tiny and I just put it in my pocket if I think I might be going up more than 10 min or so (usually for East Wall at ABasin).

 

http://www.function-snow.com/product/02-ultralight-ski-carry-system/

 

 

Folds up and fits inside its own little case.

 

post #66 of 78
I go back and forth. Usually bring a pack when I take the big camera. The hikes at squaw are usually short enough to just shoulder skis. I also noticed that putting skis on the pack takes a lot of time. Same for the strap, so the benefits are marginal. When I watch my kids races and comps it's nice to have a pack to seat on. All other times- my jacket has big pockets. ☺
post #67 of 78
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post
 

^^^^ Yeah, as long as you don't listen to what they're muttering about old !@#*! as you entertain yourself...:rotflmao: 


That's my favorite part of being an  old man.  That, and chasing the neighborhood kids off my lawn.

 

BK

post #68 of 78
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

I don't see what all the fuss is about..:confused

 

Is that picture of your husband?

 

BK

post #69 of 78
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Bode Klammer View Post
 

I know, but I'm too old to care about that.  I find I climb way faster if I have poles in both hands.  The strap is worth rigging for me even on short hikes, especially if the footing is sketchy.

 

BK 

 

Yeah, me too. All-plastic boot soles are a bitch.  I am partial to this little system; it's tiny and I just put it in my pocket if I think I might be going up more than 10 min or so (usually for East Wall at ABasin).

 

http://www.function-snow.com/product/02-ultralight-ski-carry-system/

 

 

Folds up and fits inside its own little case.

 

I've seen those, but I still prefer the AHSP strap.  It's cheaper , doesn't take up any space in my pockets, I can rig it as fast as any other sling, and use for a clothesline after skiing.  YMMV.

 

BK

post #70 of 78
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Bode Klammer View Post
 

I know, but I'm too old to care about that.  I find I climb way faster if I have poles in both hands.  The strap is worth rigging for me even on short hikes, especially if the footing is sketchy.

 

BK 

 

Yeah, me too. All-plastic boot soles are a bitch.  I am partial to this little system; it's tiny and I just put it in my pocket if I think I might be going up more than 10 min or so (usually for East Wall at ABasin).

 

http://www.function-snow.com/product/02-ultralight-ski-carry-system/

 

 

Folds up and fits inside its own little case.

 

 

If I had known about those (and if they existed then) I might not have bought a pack.

I'm pretty used to the pack and set in my ways now, though....

post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

I don't see what all the fuss is about..:confused

 

the days when you still had

 

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Originally Posted by Bode Klammer View Post
 
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Is that picture of your husband?

 

BK

 

Back when he still had hair.

post #72 of 78
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post

^^^^ Yeah, as long as you don't listen to what they're muttering about old !@#*! as you entertain yourself...roflmao.gif  

You might be assuming that someone as old as some of us can even hear what they are muttering about...
post #73 of 78
Or care.
post #74 of 78
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Originally Posted by tch View Post
 

Q: why do you (or anyone for that matter) need to ski with a pack on lift-served?  At any resort/hill I'm familiar with, you're only one run away from food, water, clothing, etc.  

 

 

To carry a shovel and probe. There is inbounds sidecountry where avy gear is required, and some of us carry it on big powder days even if it's not. (And if anyone is tempted to argue about the term sidecountry, kindly search for last years thread and spend a week or two reading it instead.)  Still, even if I'm wearing a pack I find it simpler to just carry over my shoulder if I'm boot packing inbounds. Except going down the ridge from the top of the Aiguille du Midi. Icy with a drop off on both sides. I wasn't worried about falling but about dropping my skis and watching them fall 10000 feet down to Chamonix--especially since the guy behind me that I was roped to kept stopping and trying to drag me down. And with both hands free it was easier to drag him. 

post #75 of 78
Thread Starter 

I got a large ski bag that I will use for flying maybe keeping the skis safe in the car, when I drive. I guess there really is no better way than the way i am doing it now.

post #76 of 78
Watch out for rust - skis in bags in cars tend to rust badly. 



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I got a large ski bag that I will use for flying maybe keeping the skis safe in the car, when I drive.

post #77 of 78

I got an email from Amazon about stuff they thought I would like. 10 different ski or boot carriers. How does Amazon have me pegged as a gaper? Scary.

post #78 of 78
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post

I got an email from Amazon about stuff they thought I would like. 10 different ski or boot carriers. How does Amazon have me pegged as a gaper? Scary.
I suspect such items are popular among most people who research ski stuff, because it appears in my Amazon suggestions even though I've never looked at ski carrying gadgetry on Amazon. Maybe it's because I look at boot and ski bags every once in a while when someone asks a question about them...
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