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post #31 of 57
how come the only people who are smiling when carrying their equipment are in the marketing photos? :dunce: !!
post #32 of 57
I bought a ski in/ski out slopeside condo.... Solved all my gear carrying problems
post #33 of 57
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Originally Posted by apeyros View Post
Work out regularly!
Agreed!!! You have no idea how much easier mundane tasks in life become when you have some extra muscle.

OR hire someone to carry your shizzle.
post #34 of 57
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Agreed!!! You have no idea how much easier medial tasks in life become when you have some extra muscle.
Helps with menial tasks too.

You could always take up snowboarding, and just drag your stuff through the parking lot. I think that's called detuning.
post #35 of 57
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Helps with menial tasks too.

You could always take up snowboarding, and just drag your stuff through the parking lot. I think that's called detuning.
But beware of freezin butt crack syndrome
post #36 of 57
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Seems to me if you're strong enough to be skiing, you're strong enough to carry your own stuff.
Oli might be a woman, with excellent lower body strength and limited upper body strength. She might also be a flatlander with acclimatization problems at altitude. She might have an old shoulder injury that makes carrying skis painful.

That said, most people carry their skis on their shoulder. The key is to point the skis forward and hold them by their tips. A strap will help keep the skis from separating.

Another option is to use your ski poles to create a handle for your skis. You put the skis together and loop the strap of one ski pole around the tip of your skis, the strap of the other ski pole around the tails and then use the ski poles as a handle. The principal problem with this method is that it looks "gaperish", i.e. uncool. This is a Big Deal to many people on this site. Whether it is to you is something you'll have to decide.
post #37 of 57
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Another option is to use your ski poles to create a handle for your skis. You put the skis together and loop the strap of one ski pole around the tip of your skis, the strap of the other ski pole around the tails and then use the ski poles as a handle. The principal problem with this method is that it looks "gaperish", i.e. uncool. This is a Big Deal to many people on this site. Whether it is to you is something you'll have to decide.
not about looks, that is way slower and ski poles arent designed to carry this way. its slow, inefficient, ungainly in tight spot, and hard to put together or take apart.

the 2 best way for carrying skis are this.

ski overshoulder tip down with the flat part of ski on shoulder not binding.

arm around vertical skis, clasp the toe piece of the bindings of the ski that has the underneath brake. aka the snowbird tram carry.

anything else is alot of work and awkward.
post #38 of 57
The thread reminds me of the one thing I hate about my Rossi Axial 2 bindings, that pointy front of the toe. I used to carry my skis with the toe of the binding right behind my shoulder. All the weight of most of the ski behind me was balanced nicely by the weight of my arm. It didn't take much effort. I find I can't do that with these bindings 'cause the pointy toe pie really hurts my shoulder. So I have to carry them with the heel piece behind my shoulder and the toe piece in front. It doesn't hurt, but the balance is all wrong now, which tires out my arm.

Sounds like a silly problem, I know, but I never used to mind carrying my skis until I got these bindings. Now it's kinda annoying.
post #39 of 57
Another thought is the Bowtie sling carrier. Looks like a definite improvement on a Ski Tote and it packs small.



There are lots of winter packs that can carry skis diagonally or A-frame, but it doesn't sound like you are looking to hike, just get from the parking lot to the lift.

BTW, welcome to EpicSki. Your first thread got off to a big start.
post #40 of 57
If you are carrying: skis, poles, boots, a helmet, a day bag, do as follows:

Buy a ski bag, it will have a shoulder strap, that takes care of the skis and poles. Since I do not recommend that you walk across a parking lot with your boots, I say buy a combination boot/backpack, that way you can carry the boots and other junk you might have. Helmet, you just wear and that should have you covered.
post #41 of 57
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Helmet, you just wear and that should have you covered.
Ha Nice line.
post #42 of 57
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post
Whoa t.rod advocating automobile transit as a good alternative to walking? Hell hath surely frozen over....


...Mt. Brighton can't be far behind
That was a typo, I meant to say "Put it in a BikesAtWork trailer and tow it to the ski area."
post #43 of 57
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
LOL, I thought the same thing T-rod might be able some quick cash with his trailer at a resort offering a parking lot gear shuttle service
You might have something there. On second thought, might be hard to compete with free shuttle buses. Where I ski anyway, they have shuttle buses from the farther lots. I understand at the big resorts, they charge money to park near the lifts, but I figured the shuttle from remote lots is still free at such places. Pedicab from the paid parking to the base lodge for an additional $5?
post #44 of 57
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Next thing you know he'll be advocating shutting down all the lifts and forcing us to earn our turns!
Don't let the free heels fool you, I've yet to earn a turn. On the other hand, if Whitetail would shut down the K-lift on the rare powder day, I think eveyone would be happier.
post #45 of 57
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
Another thought is the Bowtie sling carrier. Looks like a definite improvement on a Ski Tote and it packs small.



There are lots of winter packs that can carry skis diagonally or A-frame, but it doesn't sound like you are looking to hike, just get from the parking lot to the lift.

BTW, welcome to EpicSki. Your first thread got off to a big start.
Buddy of mine uses something very similar to this and it works great. Always say I'm going to pick one up but never do.

I'm old school and just carry my crap.
post #46 of 57
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Originally Posted by Acrophobia View Post

Another option is to use your ski poles to create a handle for your skis. You put the skis together and loop the strap of one ski pole around the tip of your skis, the strap of the other ski pole around the tails and then use the ski poles as a handle. The principal problem with this method is that it looks "gaperish", i.e. uncool. This is a Big Deal to many people on this site. Whether it is to you is something you'll have to decide.
we call that the texas suitcase
post #47 of 57
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post
we call that the texas suitcase
One of my earliest memories of skiing was a European guy showing me how to do that. For a seven year old that was a pretty good solution to a weighty problem.
post #48 of 57
I remember learning to do that as a little kid too. It was considered cool back then because we didn't have no stinkin' brakes to hold the skis together. You could try to rig something with the safety straps but it was easier and more stable to use the pole straps at the ends instead of the binding leashes in the middle.

Introduce ski brakes.. folks snapping skis together that would stay that way. It was like magic!
post #49 of 57
Check out spyders govy bag - it rocks
post #50 of 57
Thread Starter 
Thanks everybody for your answers,
You're the best
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post #52 of 57
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Originally Posted by oli View Post

Does anyone have any good solutions on how it would be easier to carry my gear?

I thought that's what instructors are for?
post #53 of 57
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Originally Posted by matt7180 View Post
Ya, I guess they could carry my gear

Love the gaiters
post #54 of 57
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
What is this "SkiTote" item you are referring to?
It was something that seemed to be a good idea, but was rarely used because (1) it was awkward and (2) it gave the other people in your ski house ammunition to bust your balls 24/7.

OTOH, I still have and use the Master cable lock that came with it. They don't make them like that any more.
post #55 of 57
Responding to Philpug

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Originally Posted by Spongeworthy View Post
It was something that seemed to be a good idea, but was rarely used because (1) it was awkward and (2) it gave the other people in your ski house ammunition to bust your balls 24/7.

OTOH, I still have and use the Master cable lock that came with it. They don't make them like that any more.

Damn, this thread keeps getting better and better...
post #56 of 57
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Dibs on the one with the fanny pack
post #57 of 57
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Dibs on the one with the fanny pack
Thats not her fanny!
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