Snow Report Perisher 2021 Trip Reports, Pics, Updates and Conditions.

skinavy

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@cornice11 please ignore the above post. Click in/out ease/difficulty has nothing to do with forward pressure.
Agreed. Look up the tech manual for your bindings. They will tell you how to confirm forward pressure. It will often be that the screw to adjust the heel piece fore/aft will sit flush when the boot is in or some other indicator on the heel. If not confident or can't find the manual then go to a shop and get it done.
 
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@cornice11 please ignore the above post. Click in/out ease/difficulty has nothing to do with forward pressure.

Apologies, forward pressure is the first thing you should check. That is simple and easy to check though, and you're just making people afraid to check their own equipment with that response. Of course you could have a bad mount entirely, but this is why you should only buy the skis with bindings from a reputable ski shop, otherwise buy the skis without bindings and buy the bindings w/mount locally.

I found a nice little old lady a couple of weeks ago with 20+ year old skis and bindings and the heel binding was as stiff as anything (her boots were a lot newer than that though). She was not able to get her skis back on after they came off, frankly I'm surprised she got them on in the first place. The Dins were set at 3 (or maybe 3.5) and I could not even lift up the heel bindings by hand they were that stiff. I suggested she get someone to look at her bindings but that they've probably had it. Those bindings like they were, even if she could get back into them, are dangerous.

The point I'm making is that it's well worth your time learning how to check your own equipment, that way if you find a problem you can then get someone with expertise to assess it for you. If you can't check your own new bindings, then you probably aren't checking your old bindings for issues either.
 

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Apologies, forward pressure is the first thing you should check. That is simple and easy to check though, and you're just making people afraid to check their own equipment with that response.

No. I'm suggesting that @cornice11 should ignore advice from someone who clearly doesn't know how to set forward pressure on a binding (i.e. you). Your advice was not only wrong but potentially dangerous.
 

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Today was well firm and I didn’t even set foot on snow till midday. I might have to consider buying a ski for the groomers for days like this. Queue to get inside Perisher centre at 1.30 was out the door so I just left, got a kebab at jindy and cashed in some cans and bottles at the LJ. Wonderful day skiing :rolleyes:
 
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thanks @Red Bill . Would rather do it somewhere which doesn't retail skis. Not that I feel bad with the ridiculous mark-ups (even on 2021-22 stock).
Will bring the thread back on topic with a few snow reports when up next week.
I thought the same but they were not bothered by it. They make enough on their rentals and the retail is a smaller part of the business. I suspect Adis would do it as well but I don't know. I always get my tune-ups at Adis but Jindy was more convenient for me to get the bindings checked.
 

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Super day mate. Cold with blue sky. Started firm and fast and pretty well stayed that way. Was a day for well tuned carve skis. Edges were your friend today. Very quiet around the resort. Didn't find a queue anywhere.
Agreed. Today was perfect. Snow was cold and fast. It skied nicely and no crowds. Tomorrow depends on the winds and hopefully OK.
 

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Errrr...... again, no you can't.
This is a pretty good article (for older Salomon bindings) that describes it with pictures. But nothing to do with business cards (which is toe vertical for bindings that can adjust that or can adjust AFD) or to do with judging by hand how easy it is to release a boot from the binding.

 
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This is a pretty good article (for older Salomon bindings) that describes it with pictures. But nothing to do with business cards (which is toe vertical for bindings that can adjust that or can adjust AFD) or to do with judging by hand how easy it is to release a boot from the binding.

Surely all this stuff and the discussion of belongs in a different section ;) and seriously guys its getting rather :zzz:.

Now where were we ...... looks around 14 or 15cm overnight .... what do you reckon @SMSkier ?
 

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Surely all this stuff and the discussion of belongs in a different section ;) and seriously guys its getting rather :zzz:.

Now where were we ...... looks around 14 or 15cm overnight .... what do you reckon @SMSkier ?
Agreed. Try to keep the discussion about conditions, snow, Perisher itself. Thanks.

Your moderator.
 

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Surely all this stuff and the discussion of belongs in a different section ;) and seriously guys its getting rather :zzz:.

Now where were we ...... looks around 14 or 15cm overnight .... what do you reckon @SMSkier ?

If BOM is on the mark then closer to 8 cms at 6:00 a.m. It’s all very welcome and no doubt there will be updates this morning :thumbs:
 
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Mixed conditions IMO….. first down the cleft and then also first down towers with @robbo mcs. Boot deep on crusty base for both. Eyre similar but ok out wide, when you could see. Caught up briefly with @Normo top of Eyre. Snow seemed dryish until you got onto it. I think it was “sucking up” some moisture from the snow pack.

Was done by 10:15 but stopped to watch a bit of slope style under dark skies. Some good tricks being performed. It was snowing down to Wilson’s on the way out.

Probably an honest (average) 15 cms to date.

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Mixed conditions IMO….. first down the cleft and then also first down towers with @robbo mcs. Boot deep on crusty base for both. Eyre similar but ok out wide, when you could see. Caught up briefly with @Normo top of Eyre. Snow seemed dryish until you got onto it. I think it was “sucking up” some moisture from the snow pack.

Was done by 10:15 but stopped to watch a bit of slope style under dark skies. Some good tricks being performed. It was snowing down to Wilson’s on the way out.

Probably an honest (average) 15 cms to date.

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Nice pics. Good to see you guys back on the slopes; hope to catch up with you all some time this season, COVID restrictions permitting!
 
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Mixed conditions IMO….. first down the cleft and then also first down towers with @robbo mcs. Boot deep on crusty base for both. Eyre similar but ok out wide, when you could see. Caught up briefly with @Normo top of Eyre. Snow seemed dryish until you got onto it. I think it was “sucking up” some moisture from the snow pack.

Was done by 10:15 but stopped to watch a bit of slope style under dark skies. Some good tricks being performed. It was snowing down to Wilson’s on the way out.

Probably an honest (average) 15 cms to date.
Hmmm ...... The band is back together.......... :axe:

LOL LOL
 

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Mixed conditions IMO….. first down the cleft and then also first down towers with @robbo mcs. Boot deep on crusty base for both. Eyre similar but ok out wide, when you could see. Caught up briefly with @Normo top of Eyre. Snow seemed dryish until you got onto it. I think it was “sucking up” some moisture from the snow pack.

Was done by 10:15 but stopped to watch a bit of slope style under dark skies. Some good tricks being performed. It was snowing down to Wilson’s on the way out.

Probably an honest (average) 15 cms to date.

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As @SMSkier said soft snow on very hard ice pack. Will be better with a groom tonight, good day very quite.
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It may have been fresh on top of yesterdays frozen ground but off piste was still skiing well. Called it quits when interceptor stopped running. The queue for getting inside the Perisher centre was ridiculous. I’ll never understand why people turn up during a storm, complain about the weather and sit inside all day. Ski or go home? It just doesn’t make sense.
 

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This is a pretty good article (for older Salomon bindings) that describes it with................
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Lol "professional technician" let me rephrase that.

In most shops its the seasonal worker, probably a snowboarder with zero skiing experience, who adjusts your bindings based on a 5 minute instruction by the shop owner at the start of the season.

Its not exactly a 4 year university degree :)

If you care about your equipment you would educate yourself to the point where you could at least asses the person making the adjustments, which pretty much means you would have some idea of how to do it yourself.

Just my humble opinion ....

But then I am a bit of a control freak :p :D who struggles letting anyone else touch mine or my families gear
 
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