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chiroshi

Member since Dec 2010 • Last active Feb 2016
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    The 108 is a beast of a ski. The day I took it out, there wasn't much powder to speak of but it just blasted through the crud. It feels a lot more solid than the 92, I think the titanal (or whatever) plate is beefier. I liked it on piste, it had impressive edge hold when doing big GS turns, but then again, it's rare for me to ski anything <100. I'd be interested to try the 100 as I think it'd be better as an everyday ski, unfortunately we don't sell it.

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    I agree re: line supernaturals, have skied the 92 and the 108 this year, both quite different but excellent skis. The Cochise is also very similar. The Camox as with most black crows has quite a stiff tail, so if you tend to end up a bit in the back seat they can be really hard work. Can also recommend the Faction Candide 2.0 if you fancy a twin tip, I have a pair and haven't found conditions yet where they can't cope. Stiff enough for the groomers and enough rocker in the tip and tail to have some real fun in the powder.

    I was at a ski test last week and tried quite a few skis. The new salomon QST (replacing the RCKR and Q series) were very good, not dissimilar to the black crows camox / navis / corvus line. The other standout ski was the atomic backland 109. Its a lightweight, reasonably soft backcountry touring ski. Armada ARV 106 and K2 Marksman were both meh.

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    Just a standard home sewing machine. I broke 2 needles, but only when going through webbing, 2 layers of cordura and 2 layers of ripstop. I also glued the main seams to help with weather sealing.

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    My most recent project was making a set of panniers for the GF's christmas present. Pretty simple tote bag construction, with reinforcement on the back and bottom using a clipboard and an A4 file. Main body is Cordura, floating liner is nylon ripstop, outer pocket is just 300D PU polyester, all from profabrics.co.uk. Hardware was the hardest thing to source, I think the bottom clips came from Carradice and the hooks from Edingburgh cycle. Took about 3 days to complete, but well worth it.

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    It's a nice little resort

    But part of the 2nd biggest ski area in the world!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I found that replacing the pads stopped this problem anyway, have used Shimano ones and cheapo planetX and neither of them had the same play that the stock pads did.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    No cable guides inside. Simplest way is to first take out the inners, then replace the inners with new ones, then remove outers, then replace outers with new ones.

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    The best online UK shops are Freeze, Ski Bartlett, or Edge and Wax. If you look at Euro sites, you can often get stuff a bit cheaper, such as SnowInn or GlisShop.

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    Switzerland, nice but..... The 'minimum' (no official minimum) wage is around £15 an hour, so you can see why everything else is more expensive!

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    Can confirm in Verbier it is absolutely dumping. At least 20-25 today and another 30 due overnight, gonna be some fun tree runs tomorrow! It has also been super windy up high, so very dangerous anywhere over 2000m, only 2 lifts were open in resort today. Should settle by the weekend though.

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