What to do with the Leichardt T-Bar

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Kelpieboy

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Fat = Weight = Momentum. And I should know.

Unless you're short and fat.

Anyway, this is becoming a bit fattist. Carry on.

I must disagree with the unless your short and fat on the basis of lower centre of gravity creating more stability at higher speeds therefore allowing higher speeds than tall and fat and then there is the aerodynamics of the situation to take into account where again the short and fat will create less drag than tall and fat purely because of the smaller surface area.
 
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I must disagree with the unless your short and fat on the basis of lower centre of gravity creating more stability at higher speeds therefore allowing higher speeds than tall and fat and then there is the aerodynamics of the situation to take into account where again the short and fat will create less drag than tall and fat purely because of the smaller surface area.

I was thinking purely of total weight. On a gentle slope in a straight line I will have almost anybody. Apart from my doppelganger on better waxed skis.
 
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5’4” and between 75 and 80kg depending on the volume of wine drunk so short and fat fits the bill. I ride a 149 which is probably a bit too small, but it’s otherwise so manoeuvrable and fun I’ll put up with losing some speed at this particular point on the mountain.
 

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5’4” and between 75 and 80kg depending on the volume of wine drunk so short and fat fits the bill. I ride a 149 which is probably a bit too small, but it’s otherwise so manoeuvrable and fun I’ll put up with losing some speed at this particular point on the mountain.

I can trump that , height 5'4" but a playing weight of a tick over 90 kegs these days. How you ride a 149 ( unless its wide underfoot ) I don't know. Earlier this season I was riding a 156 with 75 underfoot which I thought was good and snappy in the turns while sacrificing some speed otherwise. Then later in the season I went back to my old Fischer Progressors 9+ (still with powerplate underfoot they are that old ) at 170 and 70 underfoot and that was goodbye short skis for the rest of the season and probably forever. The Fischers outperformed the shorter skis both for speed and in the turn but then again these are (or were in their day) serious carvers. Currently looking for replacements for the Fischers ( I think Volkl Deacons 74 at 168 and 74 underfoot are the standout so far) and something a bit wider , around 85 - 95 underfoot ( I am open to suggestions ) or maybe something I can make into tourers.

As for the Leichhardt T , I still like my earlier suggestion but something from left field , what about straight up the guts to the Olympic corner from somewhere near the top of Pretty Valley ?
 

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I was thinking purely of total weight. On a gentle slope in a straight line I will have almost anybody. Apart from my doppelganger on better waxed skis.
I can beat most down FV. Longer runs weight will win.
 

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I can trump that , height 5'4" but a playing weight of a tick over 90 kegs these days. How you ride a 149 ( unless its wide underfoot ) I don't know. Earlier this season I was riding a 156 with 75 underfoot which I thought was good and snappy in the turns while sacrificing some speed otherwise. Then later in the season I went back to my old Fischer Progressors 9+ (still with powerplate underfoot they are that old ) at 170 and 70 underfoot and that was goodbye short skis for the rest of the season and probably forever. The Fischers outperformed the shorter skis both for speed and in the turn but then again these are (or were in their day) serious carvers. Currently looking for replacements for the Fischers ( I think Volkl Deacons 74 at 168 and 74 underfoot are the standout so far) and something a bit wider , around 85 - 95 underfoot ( I am open to suggestions ) or maybe something I can make into tourers.

As for the Leichhardt T , I still like my earlier suggestion but something from left field , what about straight up the guts to the Olympic corner from somewhere near the top of Pretty Valley ?
Reckon he’s on a board ;)
 
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Now here’s the thing, I’m showing T folks around P like to get from Mt P to G and so on and they whinged like stuck pigs about having to run on traverse tracks.

Which I found kinda odd as to get any where across T you take traverse tracks that have a zillion stop signs on them. I know cos I’ve just been back and forward on them enough over the last couple of vists to T.

Now it’s not an us Vs them thing, just a both places have traverse tracks to get about, get over it and learn to skate properly.
 
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Now here’s the thing, I’m showing T folks around P like to get from Mt P to G and so on and they whinged like stuck pigs about having to run on traverse tracks.

Which I found kinda odd as to get any where across T you take traverse tracks that have a zillion stop signs on them. I know cos I’ve just been back and forward on them enough over the last couple of vists to T.

Now it’s not an us Vs them thing, just a both places have traverse tracks to get about, get over it and learn to skate properly.
T .you traverse across the fall line.

P. The fall line is so random
 

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Now here’s the thing, I’m showing T folks around P like to get from Mt P to G and so on and they whinged like stuck pigs about having to run on traverse tracks.

Which I found kinda odd as to get any where across T you take traverse tracks that have a zillion stop signs on them. I know cos I’ve just been back and forward on them enough over the last couple of vists to T.

Now it’s not an us Vs them thing, just a both places have traverse tracks to get about, get over it and learn to skate properly.
You know I’ve never liked the T traverses. Yet the P ones don’t bother me. I recall feeling quite scared at T as a lower int. Think they’re just a lot narrower? And all those spots where 5 tracks converge usually while crossing a t bar track :eek:
 
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I would be a big fan of snowmaking at guthega. Especially covering parachute. What a cracker run with excellent fall hardly ever open!. Guthega is pretty lucky with snow cover. I think interceptor could do with snow making. Honestly though the lift setup at perisher is pretty good.. I hate how pleasant valley quad closing sometimes forces you to use the tube but I guess that is why the tube is installed. Less lifta more snowmaking and possibly a Tbar to be a backup for wind hold pleasant valley!
 

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I would be a big fan of snowmaking at guthega. Especially covering parachute. What a cracker run with excellent fall hardly ever open!. Guthega is pretty lucky with snow cover. I think interceptor could do with snow making. Honestly though the lift setup at perisher is pretty good.. I hate how pleasant valley quad closing sometimes forces you to use the tube but I guess that is why the tube is installed. Less lifta more snowmaking and possibly a Tbar to be a backup for wind hold pleasant valley!
No!!!! Guthega is so good because it’s all natural snow. Freedom brought the crowds, don’t fuck up the snow quality too.
 

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Love love loved Guthega. Not as much since the chair thats for sure (last time there was snowmagen) . Just too $$$ exy from Qld these dayz. Com'on Vail, if you want me to return ya gotta do betta for interstate travellers.
 
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Love love loved Guthega. Not as much since the chair thats for sure (last time there was snowmagen) . Just too $$$ exy from Qld these dayz. Com'on Vail, if you want me to return ya gotta do betta for interstate travellers.
Lots of Qld number plates in town.
 

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Who must not know how to spend their snow dollars wisely. ;)
Season passes are good value. I would imagine accommodation would be cheaper now, and almost the entire resort open. Our fuel is $1.61 pl though :mad:
 

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Season passes are good value. I would imagine accommodation would be cheaper now, and almost the entire resort open. Our fuel is $1.61 pl though :mad:
I won't bore you with how much cheaper NZ was this Spring for 2 weeks (significant). I will leave that to Vail to work out if they want my bucks in the future, in a good snow year.
And that was with a $2.40 NZ per litre petrol price!
 
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