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post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
These threads crack me up. I mean, I could post a thread about the relative merits of breaking different kinds of bottles on my head. And the point would be?

To each their own. And to each region their own issues. I'm not interested in skiing true blue ice on any ski. Last season I never skied on anything under 105. And that was great for better than 9 out of 10 ski days. The very few times I wished for a narrower ski, my real mistake was being out in the first place

This season I doubt I'll even get on anything as skinny as 105. Which will hold me in fine stead for anything other than true ice - at least for my definition of fun skiing. And yeah, there may be a day or two when I go sliding around... oh well...

If you enjoy true glaze ice, you can have my spot on the hill on those days.

+1
Ice sucks.

A 66mm GS/ Sl/ Carver makes it suck a little less, but it is what it is !

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig.
post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by Gotama View Post
You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig.
Don't you talk about Sarah Palin like that! She is NOT an ice queen!
post #33 of 55
East vs. West

I'm happy to ski powder or hardpack, just not on the same skis.
post #34 of 55
My Killington ICE ski is 85mm, and I have ~90mm skis that also do well on ice......YMMV
post #35 of 55
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Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
My Killington ICE ski is 85mm, and I have ~90mm skis that also do well on ice......YMMV
You've upgraded the Stormrider II's, then? How much lift this time?

And where IS that pic?
post #36 of 55
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Originally Posted by Gotama View Post
+1
Ice sucks.

A 66mm GS/ Sl/ Carver makes it suck a little less, but it is what it is !

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig.
Ok, reword my statement: Snowboarders and dudes who name themselves after fat twintips stay home. Empty chairs, whisking me and my sharp skinny skis up for another glorious run on the ice!
post #37 of 55
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
You've upgraded the Stormrider II's, then? How much lift this time?

And where IS that pic?
I stopped skiing those a couple years before that pic was taken....
post #38 of 55
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Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
I stopped skiing those a couple years before that pic was taken....
You will perceive the logical dubiousness of this sentence??
post #39 of 55
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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post
You're missing some great skiing.
I dunno. I've had people tell me I was missing a great time by not smoking meth.

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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
You will perceive the logical dubiousness of this sentence??
Dude - HWY Star transcends most (if not all) perameters of space and time.
post #40 of 55
My background is racing and have spent my fair share of time on "crispy courses". I do have a pair of 65mm skis that I use for the really hard days or if I am skiing with my 2.5 year old daughter. Short of skates or a bobsled, there are only a handful of skiers in the world that can carve it up on ice of the blue transparent variety regardless of the shape or size.
post #41 of 55
Some of us can carve a wide ski
post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by ski=free View Post
Some of us can carve a wide ski
I love carving a wide ski, but the fat skis I've been on did not like the really hard stuff. But you can lay some serious trenches on nice groomed 'packed powder' with a pair of fatties.

I've only skied east coast once, Snowshoe in WV, and there was a run with the clear blue ice, but it was roped off. I couldn't imagine skiing that!! You people are brave!
post #43 of 55
I don't understand a couple of posts above- aren't Stormrider IIs 0nly 70mm? Mine are.
post #44 of 55
Ice is nooooo problem with Anton Gliders! 38mm underfoot.
post #45 of 55
Now that is bucking a trend.

You really shouldn't have taken your kid's skis.

Are your guys setting up demos?
Paging ExoticSkis to the courtesy telephone.
post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by Speed! View Post
Ice is nooooo problem with Anton Gliders! 38mm underfoot.

I tried finding those at Belleayre last week. Nobody knew nuthin'?


That's ok, I have my 45mm waist Elan Predators. Better float and smoother than ^those ^
post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by ski=free View Post
Some of us can carve wide GS & super G turns on a wide ski
Fixed it for ya.

The point is: nobody carves tight turns on ice with a fat ski, except for Nobody.

Michael
post #48 of 55
Anyone tried off-center mounts recently?
post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by Dumb Swede View Post
My background is racing and have spent my fair share of time on "crispy courses". I do have a pair of 65mm skis that I use for the really hard days or if I am skiing with my 2.5 year old daughter. Short of skates or a bobsled, there are only a handful of skiers in the world that can carve it up on ice of the blue transparent variety regardless of the shape or size.
That's good to know. Cause I sure the hell can't keep my speed down.
post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Anyone tried off-center mounts recently?
I have off-center mounts on my Spats. They tend to drift and the offset helps them drift towards each other.

Michael
post #51 of 55
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Originally Posted by WILDCAT View Post
I have off-center mounts on my Spats. They tend to drift and the offset helps them drift towards each other.

Michael
In pow? Hard? While straight-running? Is there torque enough to collapse knees inwards if one isn't muscling the knees out?
post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider View Post
Now that is bucking a trend.

You really shouldn't have taken your kid's skis.

Are your guys setting up demos?
Paging ExoticSkis to the courtesy telephone.
If anyone near Killington or Okemo wants to take a spin on a pair of the Anton Glider Carbon EX, PM me...there is a pair circulating in central VT...but ya gotta post an honest review after trying them!
post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by spindrift View Post
These threads crack me up. I mean, I could post a thread about the relative merits of breaking different kinds of bottles on my head. And the point would be?

To each their own.
I like turtles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMNry4PE93Y
post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel View Post
bawahahhahhha

that was great
post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
In pow? Hard? While straight-running? Is there torque enough to collapse knees inwards if one isn't muscling the knees out?
A full reverse camber ski is not especially stable when trying to run straight. This is true on firm & on soft snow. Deep powder is less of a problem. Stability while turning is not a problem. Ironically the skis are very easy when it's steep & deep but do not perform well when its flat & firm!

Mine are offset 5mm, so... not much. When they do start drifting around they tend to drift towards each other about 60% of the time. They will also want to separate at times. They are like a SL ski, not really meant for straight line skiing.

Michael
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