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post #16 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 08:54 AM
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Good to hear you're getting a good winter fix this year, Shadee. Thanks for the TR!
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Thanks Shadee and pmicheals, I really enjoyed this report. Yes, we all have days like that!

Toepiece broken off my G3 binding during a turn on a +35degree slope nowhere near the road

So, I expect that all of the CT readers who trudge up and down hills on snowshoes will now be encouraged to follow your example take advantage of the spring sales on skis.

Most folks who are new to skiing talk lots about falling. One of the good features of the trip was there was no mention of falling.

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Chris,

I forgot to mention that you may consider replacing the original boot liner with the Intuition Alpine Custom Power Wrap liner. It may probably make your feet feel more comfortable in long distance skiing. More comfy = longer distance =
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thanks Larry - I might end up doing that if these liners don't work for me.

Howesound - I didn't fall on this trip. But I was out another time and actually had to learn to fall, because my out of my fear of falling I actually made quite the turn to stop myself when I got going too fast [:I]

After seeing what can happen with bindings Im going to look into what spare parts I can carry for mine, sadly I know this will happen to me one day!

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quote:sadly I know this will happen to me one day!
Hopefully not Chris, I was talking to Michael over at Valhallla and he said was talking to one of the guides at Whistler who felt the binding was pretty bombproof (Iwas rethinking bindings while my son bought some new backpacking boots). That being said it's worthwhile finding out where the weakest link is and back yourself up. And of course as Dru indicates, Duc tape to the rescue.

Have to go back to work. I'm going skiing Friday morning weather permittting.

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duct tape? but it was skin tape to the rescue for you that day Paul [:0]
should I carry both? LOL
Test of time will tell with my bindings, all I know so far is I have the likes of Larry drooling over them... hehe

oh and Leel referred to it as 'pimp gear' [:I]

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Those are pretty fancy pants you've got there howesound...
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post #23 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2006, 12:47 AM
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Chris,

I don't know if you have done this or not. You may also consider taking the boots to a boot fitter. There is one called Snowcovers at 1701 W 3rd Avenue. There are some talks that these guys are good in fitting boots.
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Larry I was out on my skis again yesterday, and had one minor hot spot skinning up Cypress for just a few minutes.
I did notice that when I switch them from walk position to downhill I get some cramping in my legs for about 10mins, but not a big deal.
I think before spending more money on this I'll give it a bit more time.
Might try the boot fitters though.

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