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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:04 am

FourthCoast wrote:
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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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I guess anything over two runs could be considered laps. When I was learning I'd spend a lot of time on hills similar to that. When I had time to kill I could ski a hill like that down to packed powder, doing every kind of turn I could think of, experimenting with different stances and varying how I pressure the skis.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by voilenerd » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:59 pm

Decided to take the day off and do some recon around one area in the Snowy Range Ive always wanted to ski. The common folk lore is no one has ever skied the ridge by the tiny little town of Albany, Wyoming.

In the past when I have scoped out the run; it was always full of large granite boulders and everyone who visits Albany just snowmobiles and passes the ridge looking up in awe. Well not today.

Got in about 20 turns down the steep ridge and was pleasantly surprised! Dropping in I felt the snow hit my knees as I made turns down to the bottom. After looking back at the run, I thought my ski was over but no! I decended through a grove of aspens and lodge poles that were perfectly spaced to make some nice swaying turns back to my car. What a day!
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Tom M » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:46 pm

voilenerd wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:59 pm
Got in about 20 turns down the steep ridge and was pleasantly surprised! Dropping in I felt the snow hit my knees as I made turns down to the bottom. After looking back at the run, I thought my ski was over but no! I decended through a grove of aspens and lodge poles that were perfectly spaced to make some nice swaying turns back to my car. What a day!
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Post by fisheater » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:33 pm

Sweet stuff Voilenerd

Tom, area you adding poetry to videography?

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Krummholz » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:37 pm

lilcliffy wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:56 am
Krummholz wrote:
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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?
I used the Swix V05 Polar kick wax, rubbed on, iron in, scrapped what I could as the wax never would harden even days later outside in the cold. On 20’s F glide was good, as soon as the temp dropped down to low teens after fresh snow, the snow would stick again. Possibly bad (old) wax? Or is it just toooo cold where I live? Last cold days the lows were -8 to -14 F.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:34 pm

I never ironed mine in, maybe it got too hot.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lilcliffy » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:25 pm

Krummholz wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:37 pm
lilcliffy wrote:
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?
I used the Swix V05 Polar kick wax, rubbed on, iron in, scrapped what I could as the wax never would harden even days later outside in the cold. On 20’s F glide was good, as soon as the temp dropped down to low teens after fresh snow, the snow would stick again. Possibly bad (old) wax? Or is it just toooo cold where I live? Last cold days the lows were -8 to -14 F.

High in Colorado,
Jay
Hmmm...
Well- I am still getting good glide with Swix Polar as a base treatment at -14F (-23C)- but I certainly don't need any kick wax at that temperature (with a Polar base).

I am still wondering what your glide was like?
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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by lowangle al » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:59 pm

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After some minor repairs I was out getting a different kind of K&G on my antique kick sled last week. It is a great mode of transportation and a lot of fun.

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by Krummholz » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:58 pm

A little skiing on a little hill in the trees in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Re: Pictures, pictures and pictures!

Post by jyw5 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:12 pm

Åwesome morning!



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