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Winter Storm Harper

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:38 pm
by trashcat
Hey all,

Just thought I'd post about my skiing the last couple of days. Not exactly a trip, unless you count driving 20 minutes to the local state forest as a trip. Anyway, we here in Ithaca got about a foot of snow with the latest storm, so I was finally able to get out and properly test my homemade skishoes, and I have to say they performed pretty darn well. They're about 135cm with 10mm tips and were able to break trail admirably well. Almost no glide, but they turn excellently with my Fischer BCX675s in moderate terrain and they climb like the dickens. Skied once on the finger lakes trail in Robert Treman State Park and once on the finger lakes trail in Danby State forest. Also broke out my Rossignol Evo Action skis (51-47-49) and skied a couple hours at Danby on those too today. As slow as the skishoes are, they're about as fast as the Rossignols if you consider their uphill and downhill prowess. Still, it was nice to be on some skis with a little glide for a while.

How's y'all doing?

Re: Winter Storm Harper

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:42 pm
by bgregoire

Doing great here, having skied over 50cm of new snow. A neatby quarry that is hardly ever skiable was so we got to loop some nice turns a 15-min ski ride from our backyard. Those Ingstad are Fabulous. Thanks again.

Re: Winter Storm Harper

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:05 pm
by trashcat
Glad to hear the Indstads are working out for you!

Re: Winter Storm Harper

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:21 pm
by Woodserson
I skied Whaleback yesterday, and it was great. 6-8" of snow to start, followed by heavy sleet most of the day which made for heavy, but not sticky, pow riding. More snow up north, but I wanted to keep the drive relatively easy. My skiing has entered a new phase, I feel like I'm almost 22yrs old again. So close to perfect. Mind-body connection, the terrain compliments me and I compliment the terrain, and we dance. Goddamm I love skiing.

Then today out at Pine Hill and putting down some K&G, 0degF, blowing wind, perfect. No noise but the forest bowing to the wind.

Fantastic couple of days, and more skiing in store tomorrow and Wednesday!