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We got hold of some old skis once, they were wood, with screw in metal edges. The boots that came with them were leather, ankle boots. The pole were steel chromed spikes.
We put modern bindings on them and gave them a try. Well, we weren't that good in those days, but they were damn hard to use!
You should get back into it. Modern equipment has made it a lot more fun, and so dynamic. It is a pure joy to ski, to be up in the mountains, in the sun, deep blue sky, ripping up a piste in perfect carves.
In fact it is the one thing that I get fit for. Hence the weight loss campaign this year. Got to shed 22 kgs before end of march. Not carrying the equivalent of a bag of cement around with you is bound to improve your skiing!
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Very , although I gotta question the guy's sanity. I sent the link to my boss, who's currently on vacation skiing in Colorado.
Question for the skiers in the crowd: Several times when he was passing people, it seemed awfully close. In cycling the rule is the person overtaking is responsible for ensuring safety. Is there something equivalent in skiing? Or was this a 'set piece' and the bystanders were all in on the action?
Europe has those rules, but they are ignored, especially in France and Italy. Christ, in Italy they ski flat out all the time. They are all nuts. We dont have Ski Patrol here to enforce laws, its just up to the individual.
To tell you the truth at first I did not understand and thought it was a mockery of modern job advertisements... in Italy I saw ads for jobs searching for neograduated with 5 years of experience in technology that existed from 3...