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post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 

This is posted over  on TGR, I am posting it because it's frickin' hot and humid and right now, there are folks out there rippin' it up have fun in some great snow and sweet lines.  Location: Las Lenas, shot over the past few days.

 

Full credit to powderhound100 at TGR.

 

post #2 of 44

Nice stoke. Thanks powderhound and FD.

post #3 of 44

Ah Yes,  thanks guys,

post #4 of 44

Don't be fooled, it is very low tide at Las Leñas thus far.

 

Here are a few pics to cool you off.

 

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post #5 of 44

Schwing!!!!   Boner City!!!  It's official...I've got the fever for skiing....bast@rds...it's all your fault.

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Originally Posted by soulskier View Post

Don't be fooled, it is very low tide at Las Leñas thus far.

 

Here are a few pics to cool you off.

 

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I had no idea how you could call that low tide until I saw your TGR picture of the greybird day. It certainly looks bony on that picture. I am glad I decided to go Bariloche for my first ski trip down south.

post #7 of 44

This thread makes me >

 

 

 

 

 

Just sayin'

post #8 of 44
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Originally Posted by simonbda View Post


 


I had no idea how you could call that low tide until I saw your TGR picture of the greybird day. It certainly looks bony on that picture. I am glad I decided to go Bariloche for my first ski trip down south.


Yes, don't let the glory shots fool ya. It is very thin in Las Leñas at the moment, with nothing substantial in the forecast.

post #9 of 44
Thread Starter 

yup, he's right, fortunately (I'm banking on it) this is the time of the season that has the highest snowfall and they are due for a big dump. Last summer we got 6 feet of snow in a week, just before we got there. So it only really takes one storm to change things. Only thing is that anything that hits will have to have a little time on it to mesh in or it will be slide city. I did see some good shots taken over at Laparva up high in La chiminea that were showing some decent conditions but we need dumpage

 

 

pics taken up on LaParva

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197496 

post #10 of 44

I think everyone should change their signatures for Finndog to send snow his way - Finndog needs a good dump!

post #11 of 44
Thread Starter 



fixed it, and thanks ,,,, I think

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I think everyone should change their signatures for Finndog to send snow his way - Finndog needs a good dump of snow!

post #12 of 44

For bony skiing, it sure looks pleasant, and underutilized.

post #13 of 44
Thread Starter 

the off-piste areas have a very shale-like stone ( I hear much like big sky) its very sharp and lot of it is loose, not particularly fun to ski over or fall on.  the boney areas are also subject to wind since its all above the treee line. You can be coming down from 12K, ski through to 10K and find the snow quality has gone from light and powery to stiff crud or wet and heavy, you have to be alert for the changes.

post #14 of 44

Sounds a lot like Breck, too. The windblown makes it hard to know the snow depth and pointy rocks can be just under the surface even though 2 feet away you have 12" of sweet snow. My skis take a beating on powder days due to such invisible obstacles. I usually get the goods though. They make skis every day. Powder days are less frequent.

post #15 of 44
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Originally Posted by MastersRacer View Post

Sounds a lot like Breck, too. The windblown makes it hard to know the snow depth and pointy rocks can be just under the surface even though 2 feet away you have 12" of sweet snow. My skis take a beating on powder days due to such invisible obstacles. I usually get the goods though. They make skis every day. Powder days are less frequent.



yes but on a steep line, "they" tend not to make a lot of extra body parts.......  if you know what i mean....

post #16 of 44

Absolutely. Your point is well taken.

 

I am cautious when I am in doubt of the base. I never mach down powder. I turn in and on powder so my impacts tend to be less energetic than most.

post #17 of 44
Thread Starter 

That's why you are mastersRacer and I am not

 

I am still a newb to steep lines (35 plus) so I am a little overly cautious. I understand the turn part, good advice.

 

This is over in LaParva, I am taking the picture of my friend Jim.

 

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post #18 of 44

I actually don't go out of my way to get the steep stuff. I look more for snow quality than anything else. The steeper it gets, the more suceptible you are to bottoming out as you have to apply more effort into the snow. Some of my favorite runs are _______________________ at Breck and don't exceed 25 - 30 degrees. Everyone skis right by my private, yet visible, stash for the steeps. What they do have are obvious rock fields that need to be treated with respect before you get to the goods.

 

That looks like a fun bit of terrain. Great TR at TGR. Thanks.

post #19 of 44

Let's have a little fun with a steep slope.

 

Here's my better half, deep in the Andes, about to drop in.

 

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post #20 of 44

Great stuff! 

 

Caveat:

 

It really is mean to show this to a bunch of kinda', sorta', recovering addicts in August!

 

Got any more of that stuff?

post #21 of 44


 

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Originally Posted by Stranger View Post

Great stuff! 

 

Caveat:

 

It really is mean to show this to a bunch of kinda', sorta', recovering addicts in August!

 

Got any more of that stuff?


Per your request

 

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post #22 of 44

AWESOME!!!

 

I'd love to make it down there sometime.

 

Great vid!

post #23 of 44
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...I am taking the picture of my friend Jim...

 

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Ur a stud.

post #24 of 44

Whatever the snow conditions, its more snow than anywhere in NY at the moment.

 

If I wasn't married with a newborn chase the snow year round!

 

Johnny

post #25 of 44
Thread Starter 

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post #26 of 44

Great video. Despite the thin cover, it looks like some fantastic skiing. 

 

Is it just me, or do those Hellbents look really squirley on that snow?  The skier was doing a good job with them, but the helmet cam shots down on the skis made them look like they had a mind of their own about half the time.  The 132 mm waist and 40 cm of rocker front and back does not leave much of the ski in the snow on that wind-worked powder.

post #27 of 44
Thread Starter 

122 i believe, the 132 are Kurus?


Edited by Finndog - 8/8/10 at 2:57am
post #28 of 44

From the K2 web site (but maybe they are making them wider for 2011):

 


The twin tip that started the “Fat Twin” revolution gets even fatter in 2010-11. The HellBent’s 132mm waist and Powder Rocker Technology provides unrivaled floatation in the deepest conditions and makes switch and regular pow landings feel like another lap through the park. Not just a 100% pow ski, the K2 HellBent incorporates enough camber and sidecut underfoot to give you the ability to charge in any snow condition on your way back to the lift. 
 

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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post

122 i believe, the 132 are Kurus?

post #29 of 44
Thread Starter 

hmm, can't say I follow the HB (I know you dont either) but its been 122 for years. Cant say for 11'

post #30 of 44

The HBs in the video are the "classic" Hell Bents - 09/10 edition. 122 at the waist. The ones that are 132 at the waist are the new 10/11  green/pink/yellow serial murderer demon clown ones. You kind of can't mistake them for much else out there. They really, really stand out on the snow.

 

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If you look at a pair closely, they are arguably some of the best, and creepiest,  topsheets ever. Lots of detail. The subtle integration of clear topsheet sections is way, way cool (the new Obsethed has similar clear sections that work the core into the aurora image).

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