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Lost Ski :(

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by NavierStoked, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. NavierStoked

    NavierStoked First Runs

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    Extreme long shot I know but last week I lost a ski on the Hotham side of the Razorback about 3km from Diamantina Hut. It's a Line SFB and was last seen heading for the creek at great velocity. If by some miracle you come across it the bounty starts at a case of your favourite beverage and can be negotiated upwards from there!
     
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  2. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Best of luck getting your ski back.
    I fear it belongs to the ski gods now and is in ski heaven.
     
  3. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Worth a shot, how about that Gopro that got found, and Im sure we have had a ski before too, you never know!
     
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  4. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    I reckon you could buy a new set of skis for the cost of a case of Grange, but I understand there may be sentimental value ....

    Good luck getting it back.
     
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  5. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    More than a few years ago, a guy lost his two way radio and @Doonks thought he might have found it.
    After a couple of phantom radio calls for fresh towels to be delivered and a visit to the pub and a case of mistaken identity it wasnt the right radio.
    Was extremely entertaining set of events.
     
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  6. cookieman

    cookieman One of Us

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    Lucky it was only the ski and not you straight lining down to the creek. Will keep a look out late Sept when i plan to do some razorback day trips.
     
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  7. skifree

    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  8. NavierStoked

    NavierStoked First Runs

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    Thank you all, I agree a reunion is unlikely but it would be remiss not to ask!
     
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  9. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Once snow melt starts and the bush appears it’s difficult to find anything. My son lost a camera on Bogong - we knew the approximate area, but no way...
     
  10. Gimp

    Gimp One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Metal detector in spring
     
  11. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    You are lucky its a ski.

    If it was a runaway snowboard you’d be copping grief here rather than support LOL
     
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  12. skifree

    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    No au contraire, we would hate to see the backcountry littered with perfectly good bookshelves that are well out of place.

    Just like we are disappointed when people leave their rowing machines on mountains for no good reason.
     
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  13. stansi

    stansi One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was it a left or right ski?
     
  14. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Didn't that almost end up with Queensberry Rules being observed?
     
  15. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh yes
     
  16. Mister Tee on XC Skis

    Mister Tee on XC Skis A Local Ski Pass: Silver

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    I lost a snow shoe extension at Mt.Stirling some years ago and the Ski Patrol found it for me the following season. That was a needle in a haystack kind of thing and I got the piece of equipment back. I could not believe it. You could go down to the Diamantina river in November and look around for the ski.
     
  17. Barras

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    @NavierStoked You're in luck, on Facebook take a look in the Australian Backcountry group , someone has found it.
     
  18. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  19. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hehehe how good is that
     
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  20. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    No wonder the backcountry is getting busier these day, skis are growing on the trees
     
  21. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's the winter crop after the spaghetti harvest has finished.
     
  22. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I hear they are experimenting with a hybrid winter spaghetti crop that grows already freeze dried and rather than hanging from the branches, it grows horizontally to the leeward side.
     
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  23. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sign of a misspent Saturday evening in Sydney sometime in the middle of last century....

    spaghetti-factory-default.png
     
  24. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Certainly a misspent youth
    Certainly the middle of last century
    But nothing to do with the Spag Fag

     
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  25. NavierStoked

    NavierStoked First Runs

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    Incredible result, thank you all!
     
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  26. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    I love a happy ending.
     
  27. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm genuinely chuffed that NavierStoked's lost ski was found, the odds against it are phenomenal.

    But that Spaghetti harvest video remains the greatest April Fools hoax ever perpetuated. Exactly 50 years later in 2008, the BBC tried again and this one is almost as good:



    I understand that these flying penguins have been eating the local Brazilian spaghetti harvest, forcing many pasta farmers into deep poverty.
     
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  28. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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