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post #331 of 446
so 50inches locally from the storm coming deep deep snow will be the rule at the gather, dont let your skinny skis sink you.
post #332 of 446
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
so 50inches locally from the storm coming deep deep snow will be the rule at the gather, dont let your skinny skis sink you.

My skinniest ski has a 96 mm waist, so hopefully, I'm GTG.

HB
post #333 of 446
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
so 50inches locally from the storm coming deep deep snow will be the rule at the gather, dont let your skinny skis sink you.
I'll have a 82 , a 95 & a 125mm : available .

Michael
post #334 of 446
it could be an exception to the "no friends on a pow day" with everyone gathering there. Can't wait to get there now ... Monday at work I'll be useless.

btw - hopefully someone will take the bull by the horns and say where/when we'll meet.
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post #336 of 446
Wow! Well I guess I know what skis to bring now.

Who all is skiing on Thursday? I'm looking for a pre-gathering meet up on that day. Where is everybody skiing that will be there before the gathering?
post #337 of 446
So, which skis to bring considering I'm a powder neophyte, newer K2 Recons with 78 waist and 174 length or original Chubbs with 80 plus (90??) under foot and 180 length? The tips and tails seem close when comparing both. Is a newer design better or is fatter and longer always better. (That's my wife's opinion )
post #338 of 446
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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post
So, which skis to bring considering I'm a powder neophyte, newer K2 Recons with 78 waist and 174 length or original Chubbs with 80 plus (90??) under foot and 180 length? The tips and tails seem close when comparing both. Is a newer design better or is fatter and longer always better. (That's my wife's opinion )
Bring both,

If the snow is deep, you will want the Chubbs.

Michael
post #339 of 446
Well, I was also going to bring my 7S for carving and hard pack. The K2 and Chubbs are kinda close and airlines and my ski bag restrict to 2 pairs. I'm thinking the K2s for versatility and my one and only. The old Chubbs have very little sidecut.
post #340 of 446
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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post
Well, I was also going to bring my 7S for carving and hard pack. The K2 and Chubbs are kinda close and airlines and my ski bag restrict to 2 pairs. I'm thinking the K2s for versatility and my one and only. The old Chubbs have very little sidecut.
Bring the Chubbs: they're good in bumps. Then bring whichever one of the others handles pure speed better.
post #341 of 446
Tomorrow will be my second day out and with the family to boot. I'm going to beat myself to death trying to keep up with you youngsters. : Marcus Treebarker will be with me and he's older and only been out twice so far too. Maybe we'll hook up with the 70 year old dad for some senior skiing. Certainly by day 4, probably by day 2. :
post #342 of 446
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Originally Posted by Laurel Hill Crazie View Post
Tomorrow will be my second day out and with the family to boot. I'm going to beat myself to death trying to keep up with you youngsters. : Marcus Treebarker will be with me and he's older and only been out twice so far too. Maybe we'll hook up with the 70 year old dad for some senior skiing. Certainly by day 4, probably by day 2. :
Sandbagger. I remember that first day at Stowe quite well, I also remember Marcus in bumps, and I've a trick knee this year.
post #343 of 446
You're too kind but you're no slouch. I must have felt intimidated that day. Youngster will do that to geezers, ya know. By mid-day only pride kept me close.
post #344 of 446
Can you dig this?

Today


Snow

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Night

Snow

Lo -4°FTuesday


Snow
Likely
Hi 18°FTuesday
Night

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Chance
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Area Forecast for:Wasatch Mountains South of I-80
Including: Alpine UT...Alta UT...Granite UT...Midway UT...Park City UT...Sandy UT

Today: Strong winds. Snow...colder. Accumulation 4 to 8 inches. Highs at 8000 feet in the upper 20s. South winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts to around 60 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Tonight: Strong winds. Snow. Accumulation 6 to 12 inches. Lows at 8000 feet in the lower 20s. Southwest winds 40 to 50 mph with gusts to around 65 mph. Areas of blowing snow. Chance of snow 90 percent.

Monday: Very windy. Snow. Accumulation 6 to 12 inches. Highs at 8000 feet in the mid 20s. West winds 30 to 40 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph. Areas of blowing snow. Chance of snow 90 percent.

Monday Night: Breezy. Snow in the evening...then snow showers likely after midnight. Much colder. Accumulations possible. Lows at 8000 feet around 5 below. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent.

Tuesday: A chance of snow in the morning...then snow likely in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Highs at 8000 feet near 20. Chance of snow 60 percent.

Tuesday Night: Breezy. Snow likely. Lows at 8000 feet zero to 5 above. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Wednesday: Snow likely. Highs at 8000 feet 15 to 20. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows at 8000 feet near zero.

Thursday: Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs at 8000 feet near 20.

Thursday Night And Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows at 8000 feet 5 to 10 above. Highs at 8000 feet in the lower 20s.

Friday Night And Saturday: Snow likely. Lows at 8000 feet 5 to 10 above. Highs at 8000 feet in the mid 20s. Chance of snow 60 percent. =
post #345 of 446
I've been watching that for weeks. I like this from the Alta web-site better:
Low pressure system heading in on Sunday bringing heavy snow Sunday night through Monday. Storm total accumulation of 2-4 feet possible.

I'm thinking my RX-8s will not be the ski of choice.
post #346 of 446
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Originally Posted by northeasterner View Post
I've been watching that for weeks. I like this from the Alta web-site better:
Low pressure system heading in on Sunday bringing heavy snow Sunday night through Monday. Storm total accumulation of 2-4 feet possible.

I'm thinking my RX-8s will not be the ski of choice.
if you bring those damn Rx-8 again, just get out here and demo.

FYI northeastern was someone I skied with last year, about a 18inch storm that day. He was on Rx-8s struggled tons the first run, I went down and grabbed my gotamas for him and all the sudden he could ski powder with less than perfect techniquue. if it snow grab fat skis they are much easier especially for the flat landers who are coming to elevation the last thing you want to is work.
post #347 of 446
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
if it snow grab fat skis they are much easier especially for the flat landers who are coming to elevation the last thing you want to is work.
LOL

I'll probably be on my AK Rockets. My 183cm Monster 82's & Spatulas have demo bindings (these adjust w/o tools) and will be available for others to try.

Michael
post #348 of 446
Ha The Roll Call thread is growing all of a sudden. Coincidence? I think Not!
post #349 of 446
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
if you bring those damn Rx-8 again, just get out here and demo.

FYI northeastern was someone I skied with last year, about a 18inch storm that day. He was on Rx-8s struggled tons the first run, I went down and grabbed my gotamas for him and all the sudden he could ski powder with less than perfect techniquue. if it snow grab fat skis they are much easier especially for the flat landers who are coming to elevation the last thing you want to is work.
Actually, Rio/Jgiddyup have been generous enough to donate a pair of Chubbs to me. Talk about great timing
post #350 of 446
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Originally Posted by northeasterner View Post
Actually, Rio/Jgiddyup have been generous enough to donate a pair of Chubbs to me. Talk about great timing
Yes, but you should still try some fat skis.


Looking forward to skiing with you again.
post #351 of 446
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
if you bring those damn Rx-8 again, just get out here and demo.

FYI northeastern was someone I skied with last year, about a 18inch storm that day. He was on Rx-8s struggled tons the first run, I went down and grabbed my gotamas for him and all the sudden he could ski powder with less than perfect techniquue. if it snow grab fat skis they are much easier especially for the flat landers who are coming to elevation the last thing you want to is work.

I guess I'm going to struggle then because I'm definitely a flatlander and am bringing some skinny skis by today's definition. Some old K2 Axis X at 70 mm and some old Atomic SL:9s at 66 mm. Wish I did not lose a Chubb a few seasons ago.

I'm getting pysched with the snow reports. Hopefully we are not jinxing it and my first day of the year on Wednesday is a powder day!

Maybe I'll demo some new fat skis... some Recons ought to be fat enough.
post #352 of 446
I'm bringing Recons, because they're essentially all I've got, but am considering demoing something fatter if it continues to snow as predicted throughout the week/weekend.
post #353 of 446
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Sandbagger. I remember that first day at Stowe quite well, I also remember Marcus in bumps, and I've a trick knee this year.
Comprex, no showboating! When your body dictates a different style, ya gotta listen. You must live to ski another year, Grasshopper.

You and Batgirl have a bloody awesome time. I'm jealous as all hell.:
post #354 of 446
Showboating? Me? Behind the likes of Marcus "Front Four" Treebarker?

Panting, wincing, sucking wind, nursing my pride as it's put in traction, and moaning for mommy more like.

*whimper*
post #355 of 446
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
Yes, but you should still try some fat skis.

You mean like that pair of surfboards you had last time?
Looking forward to skiing with you again.
Same here. Looks like it will be another great trip.
post #356 of 446
sheesh - 10000+ views of this note - guess there's gonna be lift lines
post #357 of 446

From the NWS forecast discussion today

THE REAL ACTION LOOKS TO COME ON MONDAY AS THE NEXT COLD UPPER TROUGH...CURRENTLY ALONG THE PACIFIC NW COAST...SWINGS EAST THROUGH THE BASIN MONDAY/MONDAY EVENING. THE LEADING SURFACE COLD FRONT LOOKS SOLID AS IT MOVES INTO EXTREME NW UTAH LATE TONIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY. STRONG FRONTOGENETIC FORCING ALONG THE BOUNDARY SUGGESTS THAT INTENSE SNOW A GOOD BET WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE. SNOW WILL LIKELY CONTINUE IN AN INTENSE STATE WELL BEHIND THE FRONT OVER NRN/CNTRL UTAH IN AS THERE WILL BE DEEP LAYER COLD AIR INSTABILITY AND DYNAMICS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MID-LEVEL TROUGH. ADD OROGRAPHIC LIFT AND THE NRN/CNTRL MOUNTAINS COULD SEE EXCEPTIONAL SNOW MONDAY...AND ON INTO EARLY MONDAY EVENING. THE CURRENT WINTER STORM WARNING GOOD THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY...BUT MAY BE EXTENDED THROUGH MONDAY EVENING IF CONDITIONS REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING SNOWS.

THE GRAVY TRAIN LOOKS TO KEEP GOING AS THE NEXT FAIRLY IMPRESSIVE TROUGH MOVES INTO THE AREA MIDWEEK. THIS NEXT SYSTEM DOESNT LOOK QUITE AS STRONG...BUT STILL HAS PLENTY OF MOISTURE ALONG WITH DECENT DYNAMIC/THERMAL SUPPORT FOR DEEP LIFT. BEHIND THE MIDWEEK SYSTEM ANOTHER WELL PUT TOGETHER TROUGH WILL HIT THE AREa FRIDAY...FOLLOWED BY STILL ANOTHER DECENT STORM LATE NEXT WEEKEND OR EARLY NEXT WEEK. ALL TOLD...SEVERAL FEET OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS OVER THE NEXT 7-8 DAYS...ESPECIALLY UP NORTH.
post #358 of 446
Looks like you bastards are going to cash in!
post #359 of 446
No big deal really, it's been this way all year around here. Ho hum another week full of powder!
post #360 of 446
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Showboating? Me? Behind the likes of Marcus "Front Four" Treebarker?

Panting, wincing, sucking wind, nursing my pride as it's put in traction, and moaning for mommy more like.

*whimper*

Oh, sac up, dude. There's something to be said for the Quiet, Graceful, Smooth and Slow Skier.
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