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Old 16.09.2010, 15:59
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Social time indeed lumi... watch this space.

Ocshner have a promo' on ski and binding servicing @ half price starting next week:
Big service - 27
sml service - 17
bindings - 15
Awesome!

Great news from the doctor as well, turns out my bad knees require therapy, not surgery. Impact on apres-ski should be minor; I will have to get up and walk around rather than sit all night, which might actually be a good thing based on last year's social...

Looking forward to it. The sooner the better Papa G, as the end of golf season has brought on the beginning of business travel season.
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Old 16.09.2010, 16:16
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

Oh and just to let those beginners amongst you know, that there will be at least one native English speaking Instructor at Hoch Ybrig this season (only an hour or so from Zürich).



Oh and it is not me! I am still learning!!
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Bit of pre-season bad news...
"The ski season is over before it even started for Switzerland’s Didier Defago.
Defago, who won a gold medal in downhill skiing at the Vancouver Olympics,
injured his left knee during a workout in Zermatt yesterday. The Swiss Ski
Federation says the injury is serious enough to keep Defago out for the whole
competitive season.
He was the first Swiss to win an Olympic medal in the downhill since 1988."

In the words of Sergeant Weejeem: "Hey, let's be careful out there!"

"Let's do it to them before they do it to us" comes later in the season
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Old 17.09.2010, 00:42
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

I hope this isn't going slightly 'off-topic', but I suffer from pain in my knee joints (aye......old age does NOT come itself), and have read about turmeric capsules being really good for knee-joint pain.

With the ski season looming up rapidly on the horizon, I wondered whether anyone else has read about/used these capsules, and did they work?
(Or do I have to start having curry EVERY night for dinner?)

Any other remedies gratefully received......
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Old 17.09.2010, 00:50
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

......and Weejeem...I've just realised where your avatar comes from.
It 'gives me the willies' * just looking at it!

* makes me frightened......(for those of you not from God's Own Country.)
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I hope this isn't going slightly 'off-topic', but I suffer from pain in my knee joints (aye......old age does NOT come itself), and have read about turmeric capsules being really good for knee-joint pain.

With the ski season looming up rapidly on the horizon, I wondered whether anyone else has read about/used these capsules, and did they work?

From The Arthritis Foundation...
"Studies: Several recent studies show that curcumin or turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and modifies immune system responses. A 2006 study showed turmeric was more effective at preventing joint inflammation than reducing joint inflamation.

High doses of turmeric can act as a blood thinner and cause stomach upset. Do not take if you have gallstones or are taking blood-thinning medications."

so your horse may have bolted, as it were.

Personally, I'd go for gentle exercise on the run-up to the season (i.e. start now!), doing forward and backward leg lifts whilst sitting on a dining chair or equiv, plus liberal use of topic diclofenac gel (= slap on voltarol emulgel) or ibuprofen gel. The key is to also use in advance as a prophylactic, and not just as a palliative once things start c-r-e-a-k-i-n-g. YKWIM

(We use these not just for skiing but also when sail-racing, due to the high-activity environment surrounded by many large lumps of metal, some moving, some "stationary", but all of which seem to be alive and determined to do mischief to feet, ankles, knees, torso, elbows, wrists, fingers, necks, heads, leg and arms generally. We should probably be sponsored by Novartis! )

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Bit of pre-season bad news...
"The ski season is over before it even started for Switzerland’s Didier Defago.
Defago, who won a gold medal in downhill skiing at the Vancouver Olympics,
injured his left knee during a workout in Zermatt yesterday. The Swiss Ski
Federation says the injury is serious enough to keep Defago out for the whole
competitive season.
He was the first Swiss to win an Olympic medal in the downhill since 1988."
I went flying down the ramp of our garage this morning after running down it and slipping in the rain. My left knee is now turning a nice shade of black!

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In the words of Sergeant Weejeem: "Hey, let's be careful out there!"
I wish I had read this earlier this morning!
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

Is there anyone from Geneva on here looking for someone to ski or snowboard with when the winter arrives?
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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

i started thinking about skiing during the christmas break, since I do not think I will go back home (too soon), but I just realised I have no one to go with !!! So I need to make skiing friends fast...
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Old 19.09.2010, 16:10
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i started thinking about skiing during the christmas break, since I do not think I will go back home (too soon), but I just realised I have no one to go with !!! So I need to make skiing friends fast...
Go to www.swissalpineadventure.com join the facebook group, attend one of the early season skiing events and meet potential people to go skiing with.
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Skied since I was a baby, snowboarded from age 48, and started cross-country skiing last year (58) - I love all 3 in very different ways, and hate all this skiing VERSUS snowboarding VERSUS cross-country competitive/negative rubbish. Can't do Telemark sadly due to an injured knee.

The Jura where we live now is the Mecca for cross-country skiing- so if you are (a) fan/s, and enjoy this other side of skiing - get in touch.
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I hope this isn't going slightly 'off-topic', but I suffer from pain in my knee joints (aye......old age does NOT come itself), and have read about turmeric capsules being really good for knee-joint pain.

With the ski season looming up rapidly on the horizon, I wondered whether anyone else has read about/used these capsules, and did they work?
(Or do I have to start having curry EVERY night for dinner?)

Any other remedies gratefully received......
Other than waiting for a new super bionic artificial knee replacement the only thing that has worked for my knee pain was training all the leg muscles around the knee. It REALLY did take all the pain away, sure my knees still sound like a bag of sand and rock everytime I squat down but it no longer hurts. Just the typical leg exercises at the gym should do.
Still enjoying the bike season while it lasts but my powder itch is starting to wake up.

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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

'A bag of sand and rock'.......Oh, yes I know that sound SO well! Quite scary really.

I have been trying to do some more leg exercises at the gym (and in-line skating) to build up my muscles, but only time will tell if it helps this ski-season.
Basically I'm just a lazy sh*t looking for a quick fix i.e turmeric tablets, instead of sweating it out at the gym.
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I hope this isn't going slightly 'off-topic', but I suffer from pain in my knee joints (aye......old age does NOT come itself), and have read about turmeric capsules being really good for knee-joint pain.

With the ski season looming up rapidly on the horizon, I wondered whether anyone else has read about/used these capsules, and did they work?
(Or do I have to start having curry EVERY night for dinner?)

Any other remedies gratefully received......
Have you ever thought about yoga? It works wonders for myself.
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From The Arthritis Foundation...
"Studies: Several recent studies show that curcumin or turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and modifies immune system responses. A 2006 study showed turmeric was more effective at preventing joint inflammation than reducing joint inflamation.

High doses of turmeric can act as a blood thinner and cause stomach upset. Do not take if you have gallstones or are taking blood-thinning medications."

so your horse may have bolted, as it were.

Personally, I'd go for gentle exercise on the run-up to the season (i.e. start now!), doing forward and backward leg lifts whilst sitting on a dining chair or equiv, plus liberal use of topic diclofenac gel (= slap on voltarol emulgel) or ibuprofen gel. The key is to also use in advance as a prophylactic, and not just as a palliative once things start c-r-e-a-k-i-n-g. YKWIM

(We use these not just for skiing but also when sail-racing, due to the high-activity environment surrounded by many large lumps of metal, some moving, some "stationary", but all of which seem to be alive and determined to do mischief to feet, ankles, knees, torso, elbows, wrists, fingers, necks, heads, leg and arms generally. We should probably be sponsored by Novartis! )

HTH
codeine worked wonders for me last year. I skied through cracked ribs and then torn ligaments in my foot and did not miss a weekend. I like to think it was the yoga though
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i started thinking about skiing during the christmas break, since I do not think I will go back home (too soon), but I just realised I have no one to go with !!! So I need to make skiing friends fast...
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Welcome aboard Avita,

Keep an eye out on the calendar. One or two members nicer than me have been known to organize snow and rail's from Zurich HB. As well, a couple skiers have been known to hang out at Snow hounds United
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codeine worked wonders for me last year. I skied through cracked ribs and then torn ligaments in my foot and did not miss a weekend. I like to think it was the yoga though
Well, I was a witness to it... It must have been codeine cos you were flying like eagle... As soon as the season starts I'm with you guys... We will tkae it to another level this year... and helliskiing inclusive in the offer

Btw: Tennis season is nearly over now so time to head for the hills...
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Ocshner have a promo' on ski and binding servicing @ half price starting next week:
Big service - 27
sml service - 17
bindings - 15
Ochsner sport has 20% off on everything (includes already reduced items) in the last week of october. The sales person pointed this out to me cause I want to start skiing and have zero equipment. I'd have to invest about 1200 CHF to get the stuff I need - OUCH!

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Re: Skiing/Snowboarding 2010/2011

eep this thread died a little! sorry for disappearing and thanks for the welcomes. in general, what are rough prices for a 1 day snow and rail pass?

edit: i found this thread http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fi...day-trips.html but it's 2-3 years old, hmm

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eep this thread died a little! sorry for disappearing and thanks for the welcomes. in general, what are rough prices for a 1 day snow and rail pass?

edit: i found this thread http://www.englishforum.ch/sports-fi...day-trips.html but it's 2-3 years old, hmm
The SBB Snow'n'rail site appears to be down at the moment but I'm guessing it should come back online sometime in October or November. Its usually a very good deal. Its close to just paying for your ski pass and getting the train for a bargain.
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