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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by Snow Blowey, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    About time someone gave me a brake. :thumbs:
     
  2. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Your lucky brake!
    We can fit them in CP3 over a lager on opening w/e or arrange a postal transfer before :)
     
  3. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You legend whippet.

    I'm heading to/from Sydney some time in the next 7 days. Perhaps i could drop in?
     
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  4. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    You've got my number bebe :oops:
     
  5. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    :metun:
     
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  6. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Get a room. Remember the Christian Right looks down on degenerates like you.
     
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  7. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    What? Two men experimenting with the dark side?
    Its nobodys business that they tele!
     
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  8. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    PM me, work's on the HWY
    I always thought Cory and Fred might be Tele-voyeurs!
     
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  9. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Free the heal, free the sexuality. And get a bit of a limp and all that.
     
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  10. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    On bended knee
    Whilst yer down there...
     
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  11. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pretend to yawn.
     
  12. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    New gear has all arrived now. Bit dissapointed with the colour scheme. Think i'm going to have to get my highlights done again before winter as my hair is definitely going to clash with ski binding combo when they are over the shoulder. Bit heavy for carrying also.
     
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  13. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Go the Mullet, it's full heavy metal now bro, none of that itsy witsy dynaweeny foquer tap dancing stuff.
    Hit the gym and then go the perm!
     
  14. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    The curls get the girls
     
  15. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Curls get the girls but i'm a "if there's less shrubs the tree trunk looks bigger" sort of guy.
     
  16. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL

    Dont wanna scare em off
     
  17. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It may be two inches but it does get very angry!
     
  18. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just do what I did and quietly go grey.
     
  19. dossa5

    dossa5 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Boodwah
    I see now where you get your extra oxygen from.
     
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  20. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Chop it off and throw it away cos Tele is sex on skis.
    You won't need it once you join the Tabernacle of Tele. Every turn will satiate your desires as will the anticipation of the coming season!
     
  21. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's starting to sound like IS propaganda. But i'm believing the hype and i'm pumped. Do i get 69 virgins?
     
  22. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes but they be hairy
     
  23. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Been watching tele videos to get a feel for it. Have worked out why its like sex.

    It'll be ages till i get to do it and i probably won't be very good at it. May throw in the towel (so to speak) after a couple of turns.
     
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  24. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hope you didn't do that with sex :eek:
     
  25. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    And pay lotsa cash for the pleasure
     
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  26. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well they call me Victa and its not because my lawn looks good.
     
  27. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Zip start? One pull and you are under way :p
     
  28. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup, it's all about the motion bebe!
     
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  29. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    2 stroke?
     
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  30. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  31. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    All of the above.
     
  32. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is a good video:

     
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  33. dossa5

    dossa5 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good vid and I understand where the guy is at. It never ceases to amaze me how the freeheel fraternity is so obsessed with gear, and one wonders wtf is in those heavy packs. Whats the point in having the latest hardware when at the end of the day everything comes back to technique. I wouldve thought money spent on coaching should come first which would save anyone so much crash and burn time. Within the flick while paused during a turn checkout the stride length in some and where the rear knee is at and how verticle the boot is. This is such a taxing position that does not allow your body biomechanically to edge the skis, consequently a whole bunch of bad sh8t starts to happen.
    So if youre serious about learning to freeheel get some coaching first and the rest will follow. You definately do not need tele specific skis as any boards from aussie skier as an example will certainly do the job.
     
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  34. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you are not packing a titanal splork, you will suck at tele, and no amount of coaching will help. And you certainly need a pair of gaiters, and a spare pair. Dont let the fact that we dont wear them turn you aside from the one true path.
     
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  35. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    And my bellows.
     
  36. Boodwah

    Boodwah A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's where I've been going wrong. Will buy some tomorrow. What about knee pads?
     
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  37. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  38. Untele-whippet

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    At my age I find absorbent pads work well.
     
  39. dossa5

    dossa5 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    If ya need the pads you're going down too low
     
  40. Angus_McCrory

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  41. weerab

    weerab One of Us

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    Can you recommend a good tele teacher? ;)
     
  42. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    And behind technique is fitness. Tmarking is athaletic. Antidote for hypertension and LDLs. Gives you thighs of steel, rippling pecs and decs, and makes women swoon at the sight of you. And men.
     
  43. Kieran

    Kieran A Local

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    It's either that or the BO.
     
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    almontyrat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    My telemark induced thunder thighs get in the way when I am doing ballet class. I am yet to see any blokes swoon as I ski by either.
     
  45. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's cos you ski too fast almontyrat.

    Kieran, damn. Maybe it's been that all along. Or the cheesy feet. Sigh.
     
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  46. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's not BO, it's that pleasant aroma of wet woollen army pants.
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is that like pumping iron?
     
  49. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    ... with commentary.
     
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  50. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    The mone part is all about the ladies reaction when they get a whiff of that bottled backcountry aroma. They just can't control themselves.
     
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