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post #91 of 110

Unless you hook the pow tales to the strap between pow tale and the binding  they are not in use or in the way ....    I love them - 

post #92 of 110

Thanks Roger. I appreciate the kudos and acknowledgement. I really just wanted to point out a misconception  that so many skiers have about powder cords which is that they are a PITA. Pow Tales do attach and detach very easily and when you aren't skiing powder you won't even notice that they are there.  Because they live on your boots they are ready to be engaged anytime you find yourself at the top of a hidden powder stash just as your ResQski device may be. The potential downside to the ResQski device is batteries going dead and perhaps forgetting to put the receiver in your jacket pocket on a given day... You can't forget your Pow Tales.

Cheers,

Bob

post #93 of 110


You haven't? I searched all day and ended up giving up. Lost it. Such a bummer...

post #94 of 110
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You haven't? I searched all day and ended up giving up. Lost it. Such a bummer...

My story is back on page 2 - searched 2 hours but finally found them.

 

Don't skip the packed down snow when you search -- I thought, they can't be there, its packed.

Turns out I packed that snow down when I fell, and they were underneath.

 

I have since put together a velcro-strap holder for powder cords along the lines described above, but simpler.

post #95 of 110

Just get some of this and be done with it....

post #96 of 110


I just saw these things online and they look legit. Another alternative I guess...

 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/neverlose-ski-and-snowboard-tracker-anti-theft/x/12760174#/

post #97 of 110
Interesting post.
I haven't lost a ski in at least 10 years, since I've been skiing on fat skis, if you can call katanas fat skis.
Are you guys losing narrower skis?
post #98 of 110
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Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post

Interesting post.
I haven't lost a ski in at least 10 years, since I've been skiing on fat skis, if you can call katanas fat skis.
Are you guys losing narrower skis?

 

I spent over half an hour digging for an Icelantic Gypsy (125mm underfoot) at Silverton. It can happen.

post #99 of 110
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Originally Posted by rod9301 View Post

Interesting post.
I haven't lost a ski in at least 10 years, since I've been skiing on fat skis, if you can call katanas fat skis.
Are you guys losing narrower skis?

 

I spent over half an hour digging for an Icelantic Gypsy (125mm underfoot) at Silverton. It can happen.


I was glad I had powder cords at Alta in 25" of powder.  Rented demo fat skis that released a bit too easily.  A traveler to big mountains who only started going off-piste regularly 5-6 years ago so haven't been lucky enough to ski >15" of fresh snow that often to know what DIN makes the most sense.  Bought the powder cords after losing a ski on the easy section of Ballroom.  Luckily friends could see where it went.

post #100 of 110
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Originally Posted by skimyres View Post
 


I just saw these things online and they look legit. Another alternative I guess...

 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/neverlose-ski-and-snowboard-tracker-anti-theft/x/12760174#/


I like that it can be used during the off season for a bike.

post #101 of 110
Well yeah, I assume that the sun is set redundant, ie not 6 or so.
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post #103 of 110

I wonder if patrol could make money selling RFID chips to put on your skis and then charging again to find the skis. It would have to be a system that doesn't interfere with RECCO. Meanwhile I'll stick with powder cords.

post #104 of 110

I use these--- and have had great luck with them  --- http://www.epicski.com/products/pow-tales-powder-cords-on-steroids

post #105 of 110
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I use these--- and have had great luck with them  --- http://www.epicski.com/products/pow-tales-powder-cords-on-steroids

I use them too, starting last December. Once they are on the boots you never notice them. They stick to the boots and there is no impact on skiing when not attached to the binding.

post #106 of 110
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Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post
 

I use them too, starting last December. Once they are on the boots you never notice them. They stick to the boots and there is no impact on skiing when not attached to the binding.

 

I have Powdercords attached to my boots and they are so innocuous that I have forgotten to use them on more than one occasion. :dunno

 

It's not my fault though because in my experience powder snow clouds the mind,:devil: causes lapses in judgement and often sends me to ski places I otherwise wouldn't go.

post #107 of 110
I lost 2. I gave up after 2 hours and started walking. About 100' down I found about 2" of the tip sticking up! The other we looked for with 6 of us until a troller pulled me off. A hiker found it in the spring...right after the ins co bought me a new pair! Score!
post #108 of 110

Last year at Solitude I fell in some deep and somewhat heavy snow.  It took me about 15 minutes of wading around and flailing with my other ski's tail until I found it farther uphill than I thought I had fallen... It was kind of steep there.  

 

A day or so later we were heading up the Little Could Lift at Snowbird when they opened The Road to Provo and the bowl below it.  I stopped midway to help a fallen skier look for his lost ski.  He was the only other skier who had chosen a line anywhere near where I was.  I spent only about 5 minutes helping him look, as I was with someone who had traversed farther around before dropping in.  Just as I was about to leave him, saying good luck dude, I saw a lone ski sticking up in the bottom of the bowl about a hundred untracked yards , at least, downslope.  Whoa, is that your ski down there!  Yep.

post #109 of 110

Hi All,

I'm still selling Pow Tales at 10% off for Epic Ski members. Price increases in materials and PayPal have forced me to raise the normal price to $24.95, but my 100% satisfaction guarantee is your guarantee that you won't be wasting your money. Check em out at http://powtales.com.

Cheers,

Bob

PS. Forgot to add, you will need to PM me or write me at sales@powtales.com to receive your 10% off, and please include your member user name on Epic along with what you want. Thanks!

post #110 of 110
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Originally Posted by thebobski View Post
 

Hi All,

I'm still selling Pow Tales at 10% off for Epic Ski members. Price increases in materials and PayPal have forced me to raise the normal price to $24.95, but my 100% satisfaction guarantee is your guarantee that you won't be wasting your money. Check em out at http://powtales.com.

Cheers,

Bob

PS. Forgot to add, you will need to PM me or write me at sales@powtales.com to receive your 10% off, and please include your member user name on Epic along with what you want. Thanks!

 

The powder cords that I have attached to my boots are the Pow Tales from thebobski and they work great.

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