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post #31 of 47
I bet there is more correlation between cars and music than skis and tunes, but I'll give it a shot:

Someone listening to Radiohead skis on Supercharger Blowers.
post #32 of 47
Dookey67 you love ravioli so obviously the perfect ski for you is a Tua Nitrogen. Soft and Italian.

Radiohead listeners may like sharper edges so that they have options when contemplating some self harm on the hill (Kid A, Amnesiac)
post #33 of 47
Dookey . I am 53 ski a lot and like dark beer too. What German beers would you recommend for a casual beer drinker who might drink a couple in a night after skiing ?
I don't mind demoing but usually I purchase from recommendations from experienced consumers who might share their opinions on the pros and cons of this important purchase.


Thanks for any recommendartions you might be willing to share
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post
Dookey . I am 53 ski a lot and like dark beer too. What German beers would you recommend for a casual beer drinker who might drink a couple in a night after skiing ?
I don't mind demoing but usually I purchase from recommendations from experienced consumers who might share their opinions on the pros and cons of this important purchase.


Thanks for any recommendartions you might be willing to share
Holsten Festbock (googled the spelling 'caus I R A engineer and found this http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/628/5119/ )
post #35 of 47
I see the reviews have been very positive for this beer. I would like to demo this beer and will when I can find it locally. I like the way the review rates the product in different categories and adds other reviews from different purchasers.
Any more ideas ? This review and recommend thing seems to work well .to provide options for better beer drinking.
post #36 of 47
Radeberger is always a solid choice.

Staropramen from Prague is also decent.

My new personal favorite, however, is Kostritzer. It's a black lager. Pours out like a porter, but tastes like a really solid lager/pilsner.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6stritzer

And if you wish to go the N/A way (you know drinking and skiing responsibly and alla that) the only decent one I've found is Erdinger Hefe-Weizen Non-Alcoholic. Looks, pours, and tastes pretty damn near like a real beer (and I've taste tested a lot of N/A beers from Bitburger, Paulaner, St. Pauli, Heinekin, Guiness, and most of the crappy American ones).

PS
Bushwack, sorry for totally unintentionally hijacking your thread. It just sort of happened and we should probably get back on track, eh?

It all started with bra sizes snowballing into Radiohead and now German beer. That it is all revolving around skiing is pretty damn brilliant, dont'cha think?

post #37 of 47
Thanks guys. I'll look into these and post a review when I have experienced them. It's hard to find German beers that aren't the some ol same ol.
post #38 of 47
You can spend a lifetime reading beer reviews. A good beer drinker will make due with whatever beer they have.
post #39 of 47
Dookey, you don't find that German beers often taste 'off' here in the states? Maybe I need to re-experience fine European beer once again, I've been working under the "beer has the same shelf life as orange juice" theory, this has led to my sticking to regional beer selections (except Guiness, can't give up the mother's milk)...sorry I digress...what's Altachick's bra size???
post #40 of 47
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hmm, would the music you listen to necessarily dictate what kind of ski you prefer?
No. I listen to everything from Stravinsky to Burzum to Cat Stevens to The Red Norvo Trio to Enya to The James Gang to Lustmord to Bjork to A Flock of Seagulls to Wagner to Drudkh to The Carpenters to Blue Cheer to Niel Diamond to Die Kruetzen to The Stone Roses to Dead Can Dance to Mahavishnu Orchestra to Napalm Death to Hank III to Miles Davis to Abyssic Hate to Sutcliff Juggend to The Moody Blues to (of course) Ziggy Stardust.

All three of my skis are 190cm+ in length and 95mm+ in waist width.
post #41 of 47
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hmm, would the music you listen to necessarily dictate what kind of ski you prefer?

for example, what kind of ski do you think somebody listening to Radiohead would ride?
Snowlerblades.
post #42 of 47
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sorry I digress...what's Altachick's bra size???
You should ask her. :

FWIW, the OP was quoting AG not AC... Its hard to differentiate between these alta fan gurrlz but they are like 2 totally different people.
post #43 of 47
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"Good skiers will adapt to a ski no matter what it "likes"..."

That's more or less the philosophy that my long time skiing buddy Trevor extolls.

After I'd spent 2 seasons demoing he was basically of the opinion "Dude, just buy a frickin' ski and start skiing it. The more different skis you try the less likely you are to find one that totally meets all your tastes. Best to just grab the one that you like the best and figure it out."

thing is, i have a hard time buying anything and always second guess my purchases. i think that's why i ended up with so many skis this past season and eventually swapped out my entire quiver.



but yeah, i think you should demo within reason and then just plunk down on one of the skis that felt the rightest.
There is much truth to that. Also I see many people who take a couple runs on a pair of skis and either like of dislike like the ski, bsed on how they feel in comparison to the skis they already have and are likly looking to replace.

You for instance seem to like skis with some sidecut, a turn radius around
20m and app 180CM in lenght.
post #44 of 47
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Good skiers will adapt to a ski no matter what it "likes"...
And we have a winner. A good skiier works the ski out, and explores what it can do, and exploits its strengths.
post #45 of 47
"There is much truth to that. Also I see many people who take a couple runs on a pair of skis and either like of dislike like the ski, bsed on how they feel in comparison to the skis they already have and are likly looking to replace.

You for instance seem to like skis with some sidecut, a turn radius around
20m and app 180CM in lenght."

True.

I feel that the 180 length is my "sweet" length for sure, after spending time on some shorter skis. But I'm also not about to discount longer skis (picked up some 188's this summer) either. In fact after looking over some 190 ANTs and some 192 Lotus over the weekend they really don't seem all that long any more.

But I also am keen enough to realize that taking 1 run in Spring slush on your 179 Bros and another run on your 195 Legends isn't enough to determine whether or not I like the ski. I'd have to take 'em out on some variable to really get a bead. But overall, I'd say you're spot on, I tend to like a litte more sidecut (wasn't a huge fan of the Explosiv's I demoed 2 seasons ago for that very reason, which is perhaps why I cottoned to the Mantra a bit more...it also may be the result of having been kind of lazy in the gear whore department and riding 63mm Rossi 7S's for 15 years before finally breaking down and updating the planks).

post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
No. I listen to everything from Stravinsky to Burzum to Cat Stevens to The Red Norvo Trio to Enya to The James Gang to Lustmord to Bjork to A Flock of Seagulls to Wagner to Drudkh to The Carpenters to Blue Cheer to Niel Diamond to Die Kruetzen to The Stone Roses to Dead Can Dance to Mahavishnu Orchestra to Napalm Death to Hank III to Miles Davis to Abyssic Hate to Sutcliff Juggend to The Moody Blues to (of course) Ziggy Stardust.

All three of my skis are 190cm+ in length and 95mm+ in waist width.
Bob Marley, Blank & Jones, Dimmu Borgir, Entombed, Moby, Rammstein, Springseens Nebraska album, GnR, Yves Larock, Behemoth, Faithless, Fu Manchu, Jackie Mittoo, Kai Tracid, Monster Magnet, U2 and Coldplay.

162, 198, 212, 217cm.

How about Newcastle Brooon Ale and some Lahproaig?

My Mistral Equipe is 375. :

(Btw you're not Norwegian are you? Regarding your music taste.)
post #47 of 47
Part of the problem with demoing skis, is that each ski has a personality, and it may take a while to find out what kind of personality the ski has, and then to match your skiing to the ski. In particular, I notice that Fischers and Atomics ski pretty similarly, but Salomons ski differently, at least until the beginning of last season. Salomon had damper skis with less longitudinal stiffnesss relative to the torsoinal stiffness, at elast if their reps and my experiences were to be believed. The result was a Salomon ski that felt very funny if you were used to the Fishcers and Atomics. Add to that the way the Fischers and Atomics continued the radius onto the tail of the ski while Salomon tended to be straighter behind the foot, and you can get skis which feel very different. If you want the feel of one, you may not like the feel of the other. I beleive that reviews are helpful in pointing out what to expect from a ski, so that a demo lets the skier explore what advantages the ski might bring. I find that putting a Salomon in ice is a finesse intensive activity, while a little more power is involved ingeting the edge in on ice with my Fischers. The reviews could let a skier know what to try to get a good experience from a ski. BTW- my comments on Salomons may be void now becasuue Salomon seems toi have adopted stiffer skis longitudinally as of last season. My comments are meant to focus on how to use reviews, and give insight into what I look for in reviews. The best thing a review can do for me is to compare a ski to another ski which I may have demoed, or to point out some limitiation which might apply to weightier skiers, who may safely count me among their number.
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