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post #31 of 53
Instructional Skiing Video

I'm about ready to jump out of my skin if I don't get to ski soon.
post #32 of 53
UH....







Unless they are twin tips....then switch them (front to back) at lunch !
post #33 of 53
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
UH....







Unless they are twin tips....then switch them (front to back) at lunch !
You almost screwed up Uncle Lew
post #34 of 53
Which way do you put twin-tips on a ski rack?
post #35 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for your input. I got some useful information out of it wether your imput is correct or not. Either way I have some ideas of why my past skis were marked by either the factory (my old Blizzards) or by the shop that tunes them up. Putting a sticker on one ski just for identification purposes sounds like a good idea to me.
post #36 of 53
One up one way, the other the opposite. That way, people will think you have split the skis with a friend and spend the entire lunchtime searching for the second "correct" one to steal.
post #37 of 53
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Originally Posted by sjjohnston
The most important thing is to get each ski on one foot. That is: avoid getting two skis on the same foot, or getting two feet on the same ski. If you do the latter, you are more likely snowboarding, which is a mistake in itself.

For boots, a useful mnemonic is: BCTTLP. It's easy to remember, and means: Buckles Close Toward The Little Piggy.

For most clothes, keep the zipper in front (or in the front and on each side, if there are three).
...and the potato goes in the front.

Oops, wrong thread. wrong forum!
post #38 of 53
I think everyone forgets what the feelings were when they got their first real pair of skis! The only reason everyone else knows the answer is because at one point someone told them!

Enjoy your new skis and welcome to Epic!
post #39 of 53
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Originally Posted by BakerBoy
Where do they store the moguls in the summer?
LMAO
post #40 of 53
Almost as good (and heard often) "do they close the resort if it starts snowing?" (WHY?!!!!). I'm still puzzled by that one, but hear it very often.
post #41 of 53
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Originally Posted by ant
Almost as good (and heard often) "do they close the resort if it starts snowing?" (WHY?!!!!). I'm still puzzled by that one, but hear it very often.
Actually, that happened frequently in Pennsylvania because for a major storm the governor would close the highways. With employees unable to get to work (you'd think there'd be a bunkhouse or something), the resort also foresaw that customers (except for those staying RIGHT THERE, like me) wouldn't come so they close'd on more than one occasion. In fact, one time it was several DAYS! Talk about aggravating! We were right there and the lifts were closed AND it was considered trespassing to use the slopes if the lifts were closed.
post #42 of 53
My skis don't have a pointy end...they are all rounded off...if I am doing a lot of switch skiing I put the right ski on the left foot...that way the skis don't know they are going backwards
post #43 of 53
Since I am too lazy to look at the mark I can usually tell by the scratch marks from skis crossing every so often. When I take my first run I can feel the diference so if it feels weird I simply change them over.

I was told that in the beginning it's not a big deal but was advised to pick a side for the skis then try to keep them that way.
post #44 of 53

hmm

Well, I'm a newby but into scientific things so last winter I labeled my skis S and D - who can guess what that stands for?

Anyway - the reason is at the end of the day I look at the bases and I can tell from the wax (or lack of) if my left turns or right turns are tighter, or inside or outside edges are not used evenly. Just a general test to see which leg is stronger, something like that.

Also I keep the poles in the same hand - Sometime I whack my edges with my poles and this helps figure out which side I do this most on so I can correct it.



Dave
post #45 of 53
Sinister and Dexter? (I think that's the Latin.)
post #46 of 53
Mine have a left and right. Quite often, if I have skied a run really, really badly, I will look down, and guess what - skis on the wrong foot! Honest, that's the reason.

post #47 of 53
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Originally Posted by irul&ublo

I've got a pair of Merlin VI's and the little light quit working. Can I still use the ski?



Quote:
Originally Posted by bsimeral
Maybe the lcd is just burned out or the piezo electric circuitry that dampens the ski is not working. Either way, you can ski but if the circuitry is not working then you will not get the vibration dampening that it provided.


Delta 6 to control

Go ahead Delta 6

Control, we have another poster whose sarcasm detector is offline.

Roger Delta 6.

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On its way Delta 6. Standard repair scenario?

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OK Delta 6, Control out.
post #48 of 53

S and D

Didnt know the latin, I was thinking sinistra and destra - Italian. S&D on Campagnolo cranks.
post #49 of 53

R & L ski

Its too bad no one took you seriously, except for Truckee member. In actuality if doesn't make any difference these days. However marking gthe R and L ski is was not that uncommon in the past (past-straight skis) as owner operators would tune their inside edge different than their outside edge and de-tune on opposite sides of the tips and tails depending on the same. I still have retained that habit evern with the new skis. When sharpening my edges I always pay more attention to the inside edge. If i went to all this troub le and then put the skis on the srong foot, i.e., outside tuned edge, I would negate this special tuning habit I have. So my opinion having tuned skis for too many years is yes R and L may be important - depends on you and your ski tuning knowledge and what you like. Have a reat ski year!!!!! Pete NESC (Non expert ski club)
post #50 of 53
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Originally Posted by peter reedy
Its too bad no one took you seriously, except for Truckee member.
Actually, several did myself included. Although there are still advantages to marking skis it is certainly not neccesary for most purposes. I think that a lot of the responses simply brought back memories of the poster's own once upon a time questions, hence the light humor.
post #51 of 53
what if the ski shop marked that 1 ski was the right ...? does that mean that it matters?
post #52 of 53
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Originally Posted by Sandman
what if the ski shop marked that 1 ski was the right ...? does that mean that it matters?
That means they used the right boot when they did their release check.
post #53 of 53
Let the skis decide for themselves. They will tel you whether they are a 'lefty' or a 'righty'. Touch them, 'mindmeld' with them. Listen to your skis... they will tell you.
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