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Discussion in 'Japan' started by elSpike, Feb 28, 2020.
@nanami_JS we must have missed you?
Coming up now. Will be there in 10
Before lunch Giant with @nanami_JS and @Sandy
I actually never found a place in Japan that checks DIN release with a machine :o
I was couple days ago in Nozawa(for the best of the season powder ) and one of the binding released too easily I felt. Anyway I went to a shop near Nagasaka and asked them to check. Binding sole length I set myself. Guy knew what he was doing it looked but they did not check the actual release strength. Just that sole, height etc was correct(which it was). Was free though, I gave them 500 to tune edges but that’s it
So if you want to actually have it tested you need to check that shop has the machine and they actually do it.
I know @Sandy and recognise @elSpike. Who are the others? Introduce yourselves.
Very jelly. I've only been back a couple weeks, but my last leg of japow 2020 was Shiga. And I'm missing it already. These min-SIC reports just rub salt into the wound.
Here you go. I tried typing but it didn’t work.
It’s not about being qualified to do a job, din settings are based on weight, height and three levels of ability only.
I don’t think I’m a 2 nor a 3.
but to do my on hill job I needed to up my DIN.
May have been the reason of my recent ACL injury actually.
Head Station Ichinose has a torque machine for testing. The manual ones where they put a pole thing in your boot and pull it across different axises with a sliding scale that you need to reset each time. I’ll try to get a pic. The guy there seems like the real deal. He apparently does tuning for some of the clubs that train here.
Good morning Shiga!
This morning we are heading to Yokote. 7.05am bus which the chalet reception was at pains to express that it wasn’t free!
I guess because it’s the same busses as the shuttle they’ve had some confusion before.
Roughly ¥920 per person the take the non free shuttle bus. But for that fee we get to Kumanoyu just after 8, rather than after 9. Time IS money it seems.
Also. This is Shigakogen Yamanoeki. The interchange for the shuttle busses.
The famed post office with the only ATM in Shiga Kogen is about 80m down the road.
Kumanoyu looking pristine but there is pesky fog.
It was great meeting not only @elSpike, @nanami_JS @Melskius but family & friends as well.
And the weather and snow riding was great!!
For @Sandy. Without your counter super power, this is the result.
Top of Yokote may be above the cloud.
You are such the optimist.
That was on the Subotouge chair nearing the summit.
We are cursed.
On to more serious concerns. I have to take a moment to acknowledge my wrongness and make an apology. I was supremely wrong in my assertion that the Madarao front romance chairs were the slowest chairs on the planet. I apologise to them unreservedly.
I now know that it is the bottom Yokote chair that holds that title. My children’s children will still be riding this chair.
I know not what it is to feel snow beneath my feet any more.
This is why I never use that chair at Yokote....
Lunch was at the crumpet cafe. Ive spoken at length about how great it is. These pics should reinforce that.
After lunch the mist started to break in waves with one run pea soup and the next in blue sky.
We even managed to see Yomase off in the distance.
some of the snowmen were very creative.
And finally. Just for Mr @nanami_JS
DEFEAT THE SNOWBOARD!
Omg I want crumpets for tea now!!
I never managed to find that crumpet cafe when I was in Shiga last year (mainly because I didn’t know it existed ). Just for future reference- where is it?
Summit of Yokoteyama. Same building as the top of the chair.
Oh you got off the chair....!
That’s exactly what I just thought!!
well more ‘shit to get crumpets we have to ride that chair..’
If you come from Kumanoyu, you join Yokote at the middle chair. Missing the “lifesucker”.
Yes, exactly.... don't make the mistake of going further down unless:
- You go to the next chair down (about 40m)
- You're gonna catch the bus.
Can you please measure the speed of said chair.
Then you can compare to Pretty Slow Valley in Perisher
The crumpets were good. I had the Tuna and Cheese one. The views from the deck were very good also if you timed it right. The cloud moved pretty quick when we where there.
“Salmon and cheese” crumpets?? I just have them with jam ....
Correction - it was Tuna & Cheese
THE world's slowest chair.
Do you hate me that much @Donzah?
It’s all in the name of research.
You know it makes sense to do this.
Actually. Slopes records speed of lifts. It fluctuates between 4.3km/h and 4.9km/h
Ironically. Skiing down that same slope feels a similar pace...
Speaking of Slopes. Today’s stats were pretty decent too.
Pretty Valley Chair
Travel Time: 9.1 minutes
Vertical rise: 153 m
Length: 1,005 m
By the above stats:
Travel time: approx 10 mins = 600s
Vertical rose: 124m
so comparatively if we do the math:
1005 / 550 = 1.82 m/s pretty valley
1122 / 600 = 1.87 m/s Sky A
(slopes has it at 12:25 duration which would make it 1.5 m/s)
either way. They are both too damn slow.
When I was there a couple weeks back I ended up skiing to the bottom of that chair, knowing I'd have to catch it back to the top. But I had no choice, because I needed to find a bathroom super quick. I will never let that happen again.
Haha hahahaha that’s some bad translation lol
PV also gets stopped often due to beginners falling off.
Plus has no crumpets!
well.....it does have that kiosk at the bottom. No comparison, I know.
One last morning shot of Ichinose Diamond before we pack up the room. Today is the last day of Sneaky SkiSki.
Icy as hell this morning. My feet are aching from the vibrations.
There is a fine mist of snow falling. Will be zero accumulation.
Some sage advice for life.
i had crumpets for breakfast.
My local store don't have the posh ones. had to settle for golden circle.
May have to make my own...
After a quick lift up coffee, the sun is out. Pistes are softening. Christmas no longer cancelled.
Yakebitaiyama is getting its Covid19 on.
hey its better than closing the resort!
Good, cos thinking about going there again this weekend!!!