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Detritus

Member since Aug 2019 • Last active Feb 2020
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    As @scrabble says, flex is a bit of a lottery. Different co's rate it differently, you don't get a true feel for flex in a shop (as a boot will flex more in the warm indoors than it will at mountain temp) and it's difficult to weight other people's opinions as they'll all have different technique/ability.

    I've got Salomon 130 flex boots and they're deffo not soft!

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    Have you tried the second hand boots on yet? Don't really know if remoulding causes problems down the line (presumably depends on the extent of work done on them previously and I suspect you can't undo any punching out they may have had done).

    Re the potential new boots - be super careful they're not too big for you. Boot liners pack down, so what's comfy tight in the shop will be up to 10% roomier after a bit. Sorry if i'm teaching you to suck eggs, but make sure you've had a shell check done to ensure you're not going too big.

    I totally get the money thing - would just say that boots last for loads of seasons so they are worth a bit of investment if you're able to stretch to them. If it helps the justification - if you get them fitted new, the inevitable follow-up fine tuning tweaks after you've skiied in them are usually free...

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    Gah, there in a week's time. Looks to be some snow forecast in the next few days so am crossing everything it's a big one. It's the hope that gets you.

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    Strong look. Definitely no excuse for your mates ever losing you on the mountain. Even if they're in a different resort :)

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    I enjoyed Bioshock 1 - there are some real mouth-open, "I'll remember this in 5 years time" moments. I didn't particularly enjoy the combat implementation, but as long as you approach it as a story/exploration rather than a drum-tight shooter, I think it's a must-play.

    I thought #2 was a bit meh, but enjoyed Infinite - again, more for the world than the gameplay.

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    Congrats - that’s great news!

    I definitely recommend you get in all the pub trips you can pre-July, as you may find your social life ever so slightly curtailed afterwards :)

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    Gor Blimey that’s lovely. Good pic too!

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    I think Kokanee is my preferred re-hydration method, but it’s a crowded field ;)

    I’m so desperate for ski time at the moment my I’d take a week of blues and reds in a heartbeat. Mind you, you can still find some death and glory on them anyway - I ended up leaving an ACL behind on one of those cruisers (not much glory involved in that particular incident though)!

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    Is that french for “setting fire to your knee cartilage”?

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