Whats working for you this season?

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  1. Ron

    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    tell us what's working for you this season? What's changed your skiing in a good way and why? New ski's ,poles, jackets/pants, gloves, new hips or knees, lessons, oatmeal? :).


    for me, its been my Liberty V92. (179) This ski has become my new favorite ski for just about anything. 20 days on them so far and a couple of tunes. Picked up the Origin 96 (187) and have similar experiences but in a different way. Hoping to get more days on them with the upcoming storm cycle.

    Also, continuing from last season, the K2 Recon 120 with over 40 days on them still ski like they are out of the box. Super comfortable, plenty precise and so great in off-piste conditions,

    Working on Infinity move. Really loving the power and stability not to mention the float.
     
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  2. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Skiing with my top two buckles undone and the Booster on. Solves the leg lockup from the cuff. Improves dynanic balance, probably helps reduce injury. It has drawbacks though like excessive floppiness in that area. Snow gets in the gap and works it's way in.
    The laceup liner probably helps to ski without the buckles.

    I tried to demo the V82 but the tune was so bad it was really hard to ski. My punishment for not having a backup pair was being forced to ski it all day.
     
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    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    LOL, I was just discussing doing that with @Stephen yesterday. I ski with top 2 just barely snug with Booster (WC) snugged up.
     
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  4. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    1000 steps and lacing back down towards the instep from a surgeons knot at the cuff - who sez you need edges for a steel fenced hairpin on 10% grade?
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  5. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Interesting. It's not a great solution, but it works pretty well. Helped keep feet warm but not if there's like loose snow where I guess snow is just being forced in the gap. I was surprised how much snow was in there and I tape the overlap seams. I was thinking a neoprene band around the cuff might help.
     
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  6. Lorenzzo

    Lorenzzo Right On The Line Skier

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    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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  8. Bad Bob

    Bad Bob old n' slow Skier

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    Using a knee brace, and new ibuprofen.
     
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    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    Me too, its called Voltaren 75mg BID. (2x daily) LOLOL
     
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    Lorenzzo Right On The Line Skier

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    I was cutting off arcs at the top. Becoming sensitized to allowing initiation to the outside (ie left on a turn to the right) via the feet/legs makes hookups a lot better and more fun for me.
     
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  11. coskigirl

    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    It's so stupid that Voltaren is prescription only in the US, it is over the counter in the UK.

    Since I'm not able to get on the slopes as much this season I'll say that what's working for me is the regular weight lifting and elliptical workouts to keep up some strength and fitness for when I am up.
     
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  12. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl loves soft bumps, trees and ungroomed Skier

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    I take a couple quick warm up runs before I start teaching and practice a couple drills and find this really sets the tone for the day. Also loving my Stormrider 85s. Feeling more confident and venturing onto terrain I used to avoid.
     
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  13. Monster

    Monster Monstrous for some time now. . . Skier

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    Hotronics, oh yeah, and hotronics. . . Off and on hyper-cold wx (single digit f highs) here in the NE.

    A pair of 88 underfoot mild flex skis and moderate-flex, adjustable-forward-lean boots for more upright stance (than my plugs). Resort manque, corn, to medium pow rig - enjoying these a lot when the conditions suit.
     
  14. Ogg

    Ogg Getting off the lift Skier

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    I pretty much replaced all my old gear for this season. Skis, boots, helmet, goggles, shell jacket, gloves, new luggage. It’s all better than the old stuff particularly the skis. The biggest surprises though are the $15 Head gloves from Costco and the $2 Lebent socks from ebay.
     
  15. Drahtguy Kevin

    Drahtguy Kevin Après aficionado Pugski Ski Tester

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    Warm junk.
     
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    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    oh yeah, forgot about my comfy,cozy, junk saving Saxx Thermlytes :thumb:
     
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  18. Core2

    Core2 Out on the slopes Skier

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    I got a lighter 10k jacket. I sweat far less and overall feel more comfortable. My old jacket is now reserved for storm days.
     
  19. David Chaus

    David Chaus If I am skiing the world is a perfect place. Skier

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    I’m just sucking at a slightly higher level.

    Lots of fine tuning adjustments, isolating some movements and then integrating.
     
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  20. Seldomski

    Seldomski Paralysis by analysis Skier

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    Rollerblading in the off season is paying off. I don't need to think about getting the inside leg to move, it just does it now. Also, some payoff with improved balance when on one ski.

    Fixing the gap between my boot and ski at the toe in the binding. Definitely a big improvement for my Kendos. Can actually edge reliably with these on hardpack now.

    Focusing on good hand position and narrow stance for bumps.
     
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