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News CARV - Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by gareth_oau, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    this certainly looks interesting

     
  2. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Excellent, another voice in my head, just what I need.
     
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  4. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ahhh. The serenity.
     
  5. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bahahaha, there goes ski school!
     
  6. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    footbed thingie looks a bit thick for my liking
     
  7. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'd love to see what it thinks of Telemark.
     
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  8. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    MORE LITTLE TOE!!!!
     
  9. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    You're both too far forward and too far back!
     
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  10. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wonder what its like in the lift line? Guy yells, STFU! Sorry, just talking to my boots!
     
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  11. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Schtarp schiiing like ar little gerly marn!
     
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  12. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    they could have a few versions, one encouraging, one disparaging, Oh man, so much scope!
     
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  13. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    you could order one with say Homer Simpson's voice
     
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  14. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    as a relative beginner in skiing, I can see the merits (assuming it works)

    I'm learning to do half a dozen different things at once that are not natural and i can't afford to have an instructor follow me all day reminding me to do all the things.

    This thing could help to reinforce the thing i might forget. once the lesson with instructor has finished
     
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  15. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    This.


    Just shut up and go skiing.
     
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  16. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Does it ever say, stop flapping your arms? Or is skiing all in my feet?
     
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  17. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If this thing ever said to me "good job" Id smash it right there on the slope.
     
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  18. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Says

    "The inserts have been designed to work with custom insoles since we are aware of how much people love custom insoles! "

    "They are ~1mm thin and can be placed between the liner and shell or between the insole and liner."

    And 1mm thick too
     
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  19. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No mention of price
     
  20. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    How about an Apres version with Hansys voice
     
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  21. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is it possible to hack it and over ride the voice???

    The snowboarder version needs it's own thread.
     
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  22. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    fitbits actually hand out thongs and shit, depending on how good you are! ROFL
     
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  23. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    because its not for sale yet - they are chasing investors
     
  24. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Doh !
    Doh !
    Doh !
    Doh !
    Doh !
    Doh !
     
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  25. cqen2l

    cqen2l Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  26. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bel now!
    Bel now!
    Bel now!
    Bel now!
    Bel now!
    Stop Bel!
    Eject!
    Eject!
     
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  27. hipo

    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good Job, you're standing upright with your weight forward. Now let go of the bar and stumble back to your lodge
     
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  28. gettingtooold

    gettingtooold One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I enjoy my days on the snow without any hi tech gadgets at all. That is all.
     
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  29. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    true, but I'm looking at it purely from a learning training tool - would certainly help a beginner make rapid progress
     
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  30. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    How ?
     
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  31. cqen2l

    cqen2l Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    And their starting point would be?
     
  32. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    An interesting gizmo. Could be an excellent training tool for analyzing pressure and edge angle difference between ski sides.
     
  33. cqen2l

    cqen2l Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    What about ill fitting rental boots on beginners?
     
  34. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Unless the developers have been really smart, the trick will be finding a way to ensure that their feedback will click to punters. I defer to the real life destructors here, but my understanding that 78.2%* of the art of instructing is to find the way that simple concepts are conveyed to an individual.

    *Plus or minus 78%. 96.3% of statistics are invented on the spot.
     
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  35. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    This.

    I had a golf lesson the other day, the takeaway from it was three things. One was easy - put your foot there. Second was to do with the angle of my hips, and then the third I didn't really 100% get - even though he had an iphone app which filmed me and you could draw lines on the screen.

    So when I went out on the course I decided to forget about the third thing, work on the second thing (cos the first thing is just something to remember) and I'll go back when I've got the hip thing down and revise number three. But in a cause and effect way, my limited understanding of number three could potentially be fixed by 1 & 2.

    So yes it's absolutely about distilling complex technical info and being able to present it not only in a number of ways, but in ways that also cater to an individual's learning style. Fortunately I'm aware of this so I just prioritised what I thought I could manage, but feedback can be dangerous if it's not directed

    This gizmo may well cater to a thinker type learner, but I'm not sure what it does for a feeler, watcher or do-er. But I like gizmos so I might get one just for fun.
     
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  36. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm presuming you would have to be able to parallel turn and starting to edge?
     
  37. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm not so much thinking of it as a teaching tool., but more a training device that helps you to practice/master what you have already been taught
     
  38. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I corrected my post. not a learning tool, but a training tool.

    Alas I havent mastered skiing after my first few lessons, and I see this device helping me correctly practice what my instructor has just finished showing me.

    Ive seen people and done it myself, where we are shown one thing, then after the lesson is finished, go and practice incorrectly. In that scenario, you will continue to do that wrong thing until your next lesson.

    a device reminding you more pressure here, or less pressure there would have to assist the process.
     
  39. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    not part of the usefulness equation. Beginners I don't see as the market.
     
  40. BoofHead

    BoofHead One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Beginners already have it fairly easy. Current skis are awesome.
     
  41. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's all it can be.
     
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  42. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mine came with their own tricks!
     
  43. Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement A Local

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    More useful for skiers that have enough experience to interpret the data and make changes to the body to improve the data. It would be interesting to see if the app is successful at doing this for a beginner/intermediate.

    Just go skiing with people who are technically better than you. Best training there is.
     
  44. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    And ski at a mountain that will kick your butt as often as you let it. Then try to keep up with the locals.
     
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    DPS Driver One of Us

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    This would interupt my self speak.

    "Don't fall"
    "Don't hit that tree'
    "Oh Fck"
    "You're going too fast, you're going to fast"
    "Oh fck"
    "Fckn snowboarders'
    "This is going to hurt"
    "Ouch! There's goes my groin muscle again"
    "Get forward, get forward"
    "I love these DPS skis"
     
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  46. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    We're on the magic carpet again!
    We're on the magic carpet again!
    We're on the magic carpet again!
    We're on the magic carpet again!
    We're on the magic carpet again!
    We're on the magic carpet again!


    I really need my boots to be nagging me too! :mad:
     
  47. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can see it helping with balance. It seems like almost everyone on the hill ends up in the backseat once they've left their class for the day, so a teacher nagging them about their stance for the rest of the time might help get them a little more centred.

    Can it teach me how to whack my pole on a cornice?
     
  48. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Whack a pole is an unteachable art form
     
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  49. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Far beyond even Bel.
     
  50. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nono. I can save this startup! Got the carrot ("Good jarb!"), now the STICK., Good Jab!
    Weight goes forward again as thigh mounted servo delivers the DB reminder.