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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:51 am

If that is what it looks like, clumping, I've never had it happen at those temps. Is it possible you took warm skis out of the car and the cold snow stuck to them? Did your skis drag from the beginning or did it start somewhere in route? It's also possible you skied over some wet snow lying under the cold stuff. I've also seen people with very old skis, probably with extruded bases, having problems when others don't. But not at those temps.

Did you try to scrape and recork while you were out there? I think it is a very unusual situation.

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Post by Tom M » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:07 am

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My Shadow Puppet at play 2/3/2020 in Eastern Idaho

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Post by wooley12 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:38 am

First time out. Took the T3 Outbounds with Hard wires.

At the trailhead.
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All was weekday quiet on the other side.
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Ride the blues back to the traihead and repeat.
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Post by Landscraper » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:29 pm

Just a normal neighborhood ski, some good kick turn and other BC practice on about a foot of fresh.
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Post by FourthCoast » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:38 pm

Climbing up and turning on the way down. Happy to be out in the woods in the snow.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:49 am

Fourthcoast, did you do any laps on that hill?

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by FourthCoast » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:41 am

lowangle al,

I did not count how many times I went up and down before I moved on. I think I slid down maybe three times. Does this count as doing laps or do I have to get up in the double digit range?

It was nice to find a hill that I could climb straight up with wax but still make a few turns on the way down. It would be nice to have something maybe 10x this long with the same conditions.

On Saturday I went out on the backside of a dune in some nearby public land. There is a lot more vertical feet there but the small trees are pretty dense. I never really found anything open enough to link turns together.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by jyw5 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:02 am

Japanese style skiing near our future ski resort

3000ft+ vertical of xcd in bottomless powder
yesterday was bluebird. Today, it's a blizzard...the storm should bring another foot by tomorrow
my poor legs
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by jyw5 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:33 am

couldn't resist...had to post this pic taken last Thursday. It was a beautiful day. Scoping out a possible route for June. Most likely will use my S125.
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lilcliffy » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:56 am

Krummholz wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:12 pm
This is what happens when it’s fresh 1 to 5 F snow and you used swix Polar wax as a base coat. Then pushed through 2 miles of 6-8” powder. Next time I’ll wait a day or two for it to warm up
Hey Krummholz-
Just curious-
I am wondering how the glide was on the skis in that photo?
From the photo it doesn't look like clumping to me- it looks like grip wax, gripping new snow.
On fresh snow- there should be some snow sticking to the grip wax- it has to in order to get any grip.
So- I am wondering whether your issue was just snow on your base- or whether you were not getting any glide?
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