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You beat me to it ! The Wall (Tortin is a good double diamond mogul run)
That scared the s....t out of me ! but hey got down in one piece ....just !
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2011/2012

Moved here (Nyon area) early last year and only went skiing.. I mean ice skating.. a few times due to the conditions (and money).

I hope we have a ton of snow so even the jura is good. I ski but all my friends snowboard so they gave me a snowboard (skate banana) and bindings last year to try and coax me to the dark side... so I am anxious to try boarding but I don't want to pay for the big resorts to just fall over and over - if I'm going to the big restorts I'll go skiing - but something smaller and cheaper (and close to home) like the jura seem just right for learning to snowboard. Any cheap snowboard learner place recommendations (especially if reachable by train)?

Ideally I think the way to go is a season pass to a small local place with night skiing. That is what I did to get better at skiing.. cheap local pass after work once or twice a week to learn technique etc and then just relax and focus on fun when going with friends to big mountains one weekend a month.
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2011/2012

Get yourself up to Les Rousses (Jouvencelles), La Dole, or Col de la Faucille - lots of ESF and ESS instructors for skiing or snowboarding. Hopefully a better season than last year...

The Les Rousses resorts of La Dole and Jouvencelles are accessible by rail and bus from Nyon - La Cure. 5 min bus ride once you are off the train in La Cure, buses naturally timed to meet the trains...
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For anyone looking for advice on which snowboard to buy, but without endless opinion and techy overkill I have found this link pretty useful:

http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/snowboard.html

To camber or to reverse camber, that is the question for me..

Why not try rocker and camber. It the new style.


"Never Summer’s patented rocker designed lineup featuring R.C. (Rocker & Camber) Technology and Vario Power Grip sidecut geometry combines a rocker freestyle feel with all mountain high speed performance. Unlike older generation rocker and flat
camber designs that may perform well in powder and parks but lack stability and edgehold when riding fast, our combined rocker and camber (R.C. Technology) design destroys anything in its path from parks to steeps, to powder and high speed cruisers. This technology blends a NS custom rocker profile with separate camber areas at each end of the board, providing unmatched power and snap out of turns. This also provides better board tracking for high speed stability and massive ollies. The Vario Power Grip sidecut works perfectly with this new design by adding increased edgehold precisely where it’s needed most; from 2 inches outside of each binding, inward towards the
center of the board providing added control and response in any condition.
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I hear its the bomb diggity. (good thing)
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Damn that's a sexy board. So is the SL. Going to have to use my hook up in Denver and get a bro-deal on that one. Just listen to the ingredients used to make this hand made sweet cake.

Just treated myself to an early birthday present and bought an SL today - bring on the season
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Old 30.09.2011, 21:06
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Moved here (Nyon area) early last year and only went skiing.. I mean ice skating.. a few times due to the conditions (and money).

I hope we have a ton of snow so even the jura is good. I ski but all my friends snowboard so they gave me a snowboard (skate banana) and bindings last year to try and coax me to the dark side... so I am anxious to try boarding but I don't want to pay for the big resorts to just fall over and over - if I'm going to the big restorts I'll go skiing - but something smaller and cheaper (and close to home) like the jura seem just right for learning to snowboard. Any cheap snowboard learner place recommendations (especially if reachable by train)?

Ideally I think the way to go is a season pass to a small local place with night skiing. That is what I did to get better at skiing.. cheap local pass after work once or twice a week to learn technique etc and then just relax and focus on fun when going with friends to big mountains one weekend a month.
Hey MM,

My girlfriend and a few other people I know are also beginner snowboarders and we are living in Gland. When the season starts up, they'll be looking to get a group discount on lessons somewhere so we'll keep you in mind if you're interested!

I will also probably be looking for a season's pass or something, but my decision will depend entirely on snowfall as last year was a let-down.
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+ 1 hoping for a great Jura winter. We will have to organise a few EF meet-ups when it comes.

Fancy trying Mountain boarding in the meantime? (Neuchatel Jura).

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Hey MM,

My girlfriend and a few other people I know are also beginner snowboarders and we are living in Gland. When the season starts up, they'll be looking to get a group discount on lessons somewhere so we'll keep you in mind if you're interested!

I will also probably be looking for a season's pass or something, but my decision will depend entirely on snowfall as last year was a let-down.
Yeah thanks, keep me in the loop! Excited for snow! (whether I am learning on the board or having fun on the skis!)
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Sierra at Tahoe yesterday.


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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2011/2012

Nice!

God, I miss west coast pow... 2 winters in whistler spoiled the shit out of me.

Europes terrain is excellent, and the vast amount of ski lifts is amazing, but the snow quality is absolute rubbish. Its basically a skating rink 95% of the time.
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Snow forecast this week-end at 1200m!

The Tortin (wall) video is not funny at all in fact. The signs at top clearly state that this run is for experts only - and yet, time and time again, we see ******s going under the orange ribbons who can barely parralel turn. They are putting their lives at risk, and that of all those around them. Our 6 year old daughter (at the time) and a brilliant skiier, was nearly killed by such a tw*t who fell from top to bottom, taking her with him on the way. It was a miracle neither was badly hurt. Another really good friend of ours from the UK decided to have a go when he really was not ready- and tragically he fell and broke his spine, and has been paraplegic ever since.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - don't overestimate your ability and tackle such slopes marked as black off-piste for experts only. Chaps in the vid should have never been there- and were lucky they didn't hurt themselves badly or others. Once you fall on this stuff, if you haven't got the skills, you will keep going with your back bouncing from one mogul to another- until ..
JUST NOT WORTH IT, honest. Have fun, push yourself- but know your limits.

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Snow forecast this week-end at 1200m!

The Tortin (wall) video is not funny at all in fact. The signs at top clearly state that this run is for experts only - and yet, time and time again, we see ******s going under the orange ribbons who can barely parralel turn. They are putting their lives at risk, and that of all those around them. Our 6 year old daughter (at the time) and a brilliant skiier, was nearly killed by such a tw*t who fell from top to bottom, taking her with him on the way. It was a miracle neither was badly hurt. Another really good friend of ours from the UK decided to have a go when he really was not ready- and tragically he fell and broke his spine, and has been paraplegic ever since.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - don't overestimate your ability and tackle such slopes marked as black off-piste for experts only. Chaps in the vid should have never been there- and were lucky they didn't hurt themselves badly or others. Once you fall on this stuff, if you haven't got the skills, you will keep going with your back bouncing from one mogul to another- until ..
JUST NOT WORTH IT, honest. Have fun, push yourself- but know your limits.
I couldnt find a single video of a good skier skiing it properly. (maybe I didnt look hard enough) It was more like skiers who could say "yeah I skied that" back at the lodge. Judging from the videos it was clear that no, they did not ski the wall, they mearly survived the wall by sliding down and destroying the bumps at the same time. Which is why I did not post a video of the wall.
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Just treated myself to an early birthday present and bought an SL today - bring on the season
Congrats, you just bought one of the best boards that money can buy.
Never Summer has held true to its original philosophy which is to handcraft the best boards with the best materials that money can buy. Most companies buy the best pros to market their boards. NS buys the best materials instead. They dont make the best videos but its still good riding.
Here is there latest "Shred em All"
Thats my friend Ricky in the flannel and drinking a beer in this video.

Here is their factory.


Olympic pipe slayer Greg Zebrowski took a Never Summer Evo to the Olympics without even being offered a contract with Never Summer. He was so stoked with the board that he rode it for free. Who does that? Go to the Olympics and rides a board or skis for free?
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Snow forecast this week-end at 1200m!

The Tortin (wall) video is not funny at all in fact. The signs at top clearly state that this run is for experts only - and yet, time and time again, we see ******s going under the orange ribbons who can barely parralel turn.
TBH the ability to slide sideways to control speed, is probably more important than fast parallel skiing. A lower ski stem cristie will get people down large & icy moguls safely & in control. It's also a good turn for introduction to the 'steeps'
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I couldnt find a single video of a good skier skiing it properly. (maybe I didnt look hard enough) It was more like skiers who could say "yeah I skied that" back at the lodge. Judging from the videos it was clear that no, they did not ski the wall, they mearly survived the wall by sliding down and destroying the bumps at the same time. Which is why I did not post a video of the wall.

Used to do it like a pro, but no longer. Nowadays I watch from the bubble and it is VERY rare to see somebody doing it well- a joy when I do.
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Used to do it like a pro, but no longer. Nowadays I watch from the bubble and it is VERY rare to see somebody doing it well- a joy when I do.
Really good skiers rarely do the more well-known runs like Tortin - there's much better available, and they don't feel the need to show off to folk in the lifts. And anyway they'll be off more in the backcountry looking for fresh tracks.

Or to put it another way, most of the people who do these runs only do so to try and prove how good they are, and as you say they usually fail.
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Really good skiers rarely do the more well-known runs like Tortin - there's much better available, and they don't feel the need to show off to folk in the lifts. And anyway they'll be off more in the backcountry looking for fresh tracks.

Or to put it another way, most of the people who do these runs only do so to try and prove how good they are, and as you say they usually fail.

True that. But sometimes you want something different and thus head to the bumps, park, trees, gromers, what ever. I love bumps the day after a good dump when they are still soft. Icy bumps no way. In Vail we have a cornice called Lovers Leap (aka huckers leap) which is about a good 10- 15ft+ drop into a mogul field (sans powder day) God I miss that, but when I think about it my knees and lower back say NOOOOOO! lol


Wait for it, wait for it......
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The Alps look great all dressed up in white.
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Need a new beacon. Any advice? We did a few test runs last year and my friend had a old swiss military beacon. Not the smallest device, but he was the fastest at finding the others. Anyone know where to find one?
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Need a new beacon. Any advice? We did a few test runs last year and my friend had a old swiss military beacon. Not the smallest device, but he was the fastest at finding the others. Anyone know where to find one?
Was this because of the transceiver alone or was it because he was better trained in its use?
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