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chiroshi

Member since Dec 2010 • Last active Apr 2015
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    Are you sure you got one with the same blade material? They do a "Carbone" and "Inox". Carbone ones take a much better edge but are more fragile.

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    Geneva airport shut for half term saturday and everyone trying to get home, not an ideal situation!

    We're due 25cm overnight here and more in the morning, gonna make for a good day of tree runs tomorrow!

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    I think being an instructor puts you in danger of destroying what you love. Get a job in a shop / cafe /hotel where they have decent shift patterns and go and ride for yourself!

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    Currently doing one in Verbier! It's the best decision I've ever made! I'd say try and get a job with a local company rather than a UK operated one. That way you'll get paid a proper wage rather than just your accommodation and a tiny bit extra paid in sterling. I'm working for a ski hire shop out here doing a mix of deliveries, servicing and fitting. I get to ski 4 days a week in either the morning or afternoon (8:00 - 12:30 or 12:30- 17:30 shift) and a full day off.

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    LOOK have a factory in north Africa don't they? I remember seeing a while back on another forum a fairly in-depth tour of the whole operation.

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    It was climbing Jacob's ladder, off the backside of Mont Fort. I'm amazed at how much of Mont Gele has stayed on considering what the backside of Mont Fort looks like.

    Re: Courchevel, I'd expect it to be in the region of -10, no colder than -30 and going on recent weather, more likely around +15! I happily ski in a base layer, t-shirt and shell most days, occasionally putting on a thin fleece instead of a t-shirt on cold days.

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    My buddy was way ahead and was taking a piss at the top when it all went down. He had to come and dig me out as I couldn't move at all.

    I need to do more training, something I'm looking into now. There's really absolutely nothing you can do once you start sliding, only try to stay calm and not inhale snow. I'm probably going to buy a ABS pack, or one of the new Jetforce bags from black diamond to make it easier to travel with.

    On the thread of Black crows, I'm really tempted by the Atris as an all mountain, everday charger. Got pon2oons for big days and I'm still super happy with them.

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    Just posted in the snowboard thread as well but:

    Stay safe out there kids, I just got buried up to my neck in an avalanche, massive reality check for me. Really lucky to be uninjured and only lost my poles. Gonna head straight out and buy me an ABS (although I'm not sure what the situation is with buying them now seeing as they all just been recalled...).

    Hands down the most pant-wettingly terrifying experience of my life. Was just boot packing up a face (I think I was the third or 4th person to do it since last snow) heard a massive rumble and a crack appeared about 2m above me. Just had time to shout up to my buddy and was swept about 100m down the face. All that was above the snow when it settled was my head and the tips of my skis which were somehow still attached to my backpack.

    Absolutely no chance I would have had time to get one of those Avalung jobbies in my mouth, would have had just enough time to grab a ABS lever though I reckon.

    Anyway, hope you all have fun filled, safe trips this season. Happy shredding.

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    Stay safe out there kids, I just got buried up to my neck in an avalanche, massive reality check for me. Really lucky to be uninjured and only lost my poles. Gonna head straight out and buy me an ABS (although I'm not sure what the situation is with buying them now seeing as they all just been recalled...).

    Hands down the most pant-wettingly terrifying experience of my life. Was just boot packing up a face (I think I was the third or 4th person to do it since last snow) heard a massive rumble and a crack appeared about 2m above me. Just had time to shout up to my buddy and was swept about 100m down the face. All that was above the snow when it settled was my head and the tips of my skis which were somehow still attached to my backpack.

    Absolutely no chance I would have had time to get one of those Avalung jobbies in my mouth, would have had just enough time to grab a ABS lever though I reckon.

    Anyway, hope you all have fun filled, safe trips this season. Happy shredding.

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    Ok, well it may not be considered porn, but I made a friction folder and matching bottle opener for my brother's 30th B'day last year. It was first go at making a knife, so I cheated a bit and started with an old steel file. It needed some annealing to make it drill-able, then I cut the rough shape with a grinder, the first sharpening with a bench grinder, then finished it off with a water stone. Scales are made from an piece of teak decking. Friction action isn't quite as smooth as I'd hoped, but it works. For next time, i'd start with a larger file to get a slightly sturdier blade and better blade / handle proportions. Also I'd get some brass rod rather than steel so that the peening is easier. All-in; happy for a first attempt.

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