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(like most of his posts, albeit sneakily done)
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I don't know.. I enjoyed the article.

CJ
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When I have $500 to spend on gloves...I'll probably just buy another pair of skis.
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I don't know.. I enjoyed the article.

CJ
It actually wasn't bad. Method of promotion was my issue.
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When I have $500 to spend on gloves...I'll probably just buy another pair of skis.

but if they don't interface with your phone, whats the point??
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Can you tell me about resorts in Maine?

"Well, I've never been to Maine but ... " maybe Dumpy and I can discuss this on our phones that don't interface.
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Alright, I'll admit, it was a bit self-promotional. But I thought it was pretty cool stuff and relevant to the forum here so I figured I'd link it. If I can't get the word out in a skier's forum, then where?
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An article about cool ski gadgets and no mention of Ski Totes?

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Alright, I'll admit, it was a bit self-promotional. But I thought it was pretty cool stuff and relevant to the forum here so I figured I'd link it. If I can't get the word out in a skier's forum, then where?
Eh, I've always been more for the, "Hey, I have a ski blog check it out.." method, rather than sneaking it in. The rules of this forum may be otherwise, though.

Either way, it just made me want a gps so much more. I'm wary of traveling away from what I know, even here in the East, without one. I could get a map.. but whats the fun in that!
Slightly off topic.. where do you get these things for less than $500?!
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An article about cool ski gadgets and no mention of Ski Totes?

I see your Ski Tote and raise you one Ski-Caddy....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=160305209922

The best part are the Comments form customers:
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Eh, I've always been more for the, "Hey, I have a ski blog check it out.." method, rather than sneaking it in. The rules of this forum may be otherwise, though.

Either way, it just made me want a gps so much more. I'm wary of traveling away from what I know, even here in the East, without one. I could get a map.. but whats the fun in that!
Slightly off topic.. where do you get these things for less than $500?!
There's a lot of GPS units on the market, for a variety of price ranges. That Rino is a bit steep, but I just ordered a Garmin Etrex Vista HcX for $170 (reg. $299 I think) from WalMart--it's supposed to provide reliable coverage and is built for both street and topo maps (though those will require separate purchase). There are units even cheaper that include a black/white screen rather than color, so GPS can be relatively inexpensive it just depends on what features you want. However, I think most units just come with a very basic street map, so maps can quickly add $75 to $125 onto the base price.

Magellan also has the Triton Series that is inexpensive and sounds good on paper but I've read nothing but terrible reviews on difficulty of software. Garmin seems to get much better ratings.

I also ordered the Snowranger ski maps that were linked in the article (mountaindynamics.com--I believe). For $30 you can get a geographical set (I got WY/UT) that includes the major resorts. The GPS will then show where you are on the resort map. Sounds cool, I'll have to try it and report on how it works.
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Alright, I'll admit, it was a bit self-promotional. But I thought it was pretty cool stuff and relevant to the forum here so I figured I'd link it. If I can't get the word out in a skier's forum, then where?
I agree with the other poster that said be honest rather than try to sneak it in. The basic problem with posting self-promotional links is that the owners of this site pay for bandwidth and you're using their bandwidth to promote without their permission. I'm guessing that if you became a supporter it would go a long way to smoothing any ruffled feathers.
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While I'm the first to reply in this thread and do, in deed, love ski gear/gadgets, there are rules to posting self promotional links.
I'll let this one stand, with the understanding that you will need to follow the Terms and Conditions for posting links in the future.
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Eh, I've always been more for the, "Hey, I have a ski blog check it out.." method, rather than sneaking it in. The rules of this forum may be otherwise, though.

Either way, it just made me want a gps so much more. I'm wary of traveling away from what I know, even here in the East, without one. I could get a map.. but whats the fun in that!
Slightly off topic.. where do you get these things for less than $500?!
I'm not being rude, and will post back with some links if I get a chance, but you should do a search in reviews and/or gear here and find some info about Garmin GPS units. IIRC Philpug posted a great review for a unit that is reasonably priced.
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While I'm the first to reply in this thread and do, in deed, love ski gear/gadgets, there are rules to posting self promotional links.
I'll let this one stand, with the understanding that you will need to follow the Terms and Conditions for posting links in the future.
To clarify, the post was not commercial in nature--it's informative, much like a newspaper or magazine article. I didn't post with the intent to sell any product or service listed, but just to offer an article that I thought was of interest to the community here.

I read through the Terms/Conditions to make sure that this type of post would be ok, and it was my understanding from the particular section that you cited, that my post wouldn't really fall under this restriction because it isn't meant to sell anything.

As another example--if one were to read a relevant article in any online magazine or newspaper and post a link wouldn't this be well within the terms and conditions and even beneficial to the forum?

I'm not looking to argue, just trying to get a better idea so that I don't break the t/c agreement.
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