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    And there it is. :-) Thanks for the guidance!...

    And there it is. :-)
    Thanks for the guidance!
    I'll commit to the heavy scrape and ski-off the remainder.
    Kind regards.
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    Partial Removal of heavy ski wax layer

    Hi All,

    Last Spring, I put a heavy coating of ski wax on for Summer/Autumn storage.
    I'd like NOT to have to scrape it all off and apply a fresh lighter coat.
    I'd like to try heating the storage...
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    Thanks for the pics - Beauts!! Gotta get to Pico...

    Thanks for the pics - Beauts!!
    Gotta get to Pico this year......I'm completely auto-tuned to turn in to Bear Mountain or K-1 when I'm in that area.

    ((It's great to be able to pay the mortgage but...
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    Aha! Thanks, mystery solved. Completely slipped...

    Aha! Thanks, mystery solved.
    Completely slipped me as a possibility - - a coupla summers ago I drove to the top and walked around the eery abandoned Inn.
  5. Thread: DIY Ski Tuning

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    Agreed with Scruffy and Bistro. The initial...

    Agreed with Scruffy and Bistro.

    The initial investment is expensive -
    3 piece Toko Ski Vise set $150
    Quality Wax Iron $50 - $60
    Quality (fine) edge file - $30
    Quality Edge Angle Guide - $50...
  6. Thread: DIY Ski Tuning

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    Thanks for the link, Scruffy. I've been meaning...

    Thanks for the link, Scruffy.
    I've been meaning to search out a better angle guide device.
    My current one appears to slightly warp a bit once I tighten the file piece into place, so I question the...
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    Seriously, I just couldn't believe I got that...

    Seriously, I just couldn't believe I got that lucky.
    I watched a guy navigate the trees off Broomstick.
    It looked a little a tricky but he did it.
    I keep saying to myself, gotta catch a fresh...
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    It absolutely was - near perfect in every way....

    It absolutely was - near perfect in every way.
    $15 tix.
    No crowds.
    Varied terrain.
    The bartender in the lounge even asked to know my name so he could inquire later if I wanted any food with my...
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    But I suppose it can't be Superstar at K because...

    But I suppose it can't be Superstar at K because it would seem logical that you'd see Ovation right next to it.
    Still a mystery.
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    Hi S-M-A-S, I just noticed noticed your 6 am 4/3...

    Hi S-M-A-S,
    I just noticed noticed your 6 am 4/3 post in the other ski sub-forum this morning.
    Wish I had seen it early that day and responded.
    Would've been fun to meet up with an AZ'er.

    So...
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    Heh, sorry the finger .

    Heh, sorry the finger <<grin>>.
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    Pic 1 -- Pretty sure that's the Superstar trail...

    Pic 1 -- Pretty sure that's the Superstar trail at Killington who knows how many miles to the N/NW.
    Pic 2 -- Top of Upper Magician; missed it this year. Hard to see, but there's alotta rocks...
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    Pic 1 - Bottom of Broomstick looking up. Pic 2 -...

    Pic 1 - Bottom of Broomstick looking up.
    Pic 2 - Looking up Heart of Magician
    Pic 3 - Looking down Heart of Magician
    Pic 4 - Looking down Heart of Magician
    Pic 5 - A little past mid-point,...
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    Magic Mountain 4/3/2014

    Magic Mountain 4/3/2014
    The last Throw-Back Thursday of the season - $15 tix - couldn't resist.
    My second visit to the place Where Skiing Still Has A Soul -- (lifted from the Events calendar...
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    Hi Billski, Thanks for the link and the quick...

    Hi Billski,
    Thanks for the link and the quick lesson re: spring skiing weather summaries. :-)
    I rolled through Brattleboro at 7:30 am and it was nothing but drizzle at 38 - 39 degrees F.
    Not to...
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    Struggling to figure out what to do for Sunday...

    Struggling to figure out what to do for Sunday too.
    I can't drive up to VT tonight, Saturday, and it looks like Sunday morning could be a very difficult drive to Stowe or Sugarbush.
    I'm seeing...
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    This thread has got me dreaming real big....

    This thread has got me dreaming real big.
    Stringing a batch of days like this together is something you'll never forget.
    Thanks for the pics and the blueprint. :-)
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    Killington 03/23/2014

    Other than the '14 Valentines Weekend Dump, perhaps the best ski day of the year.
    Arrived 8:30 am at Bear with big-flake snow falling, yet skies were bright.
    Snow continued for an hour or two;...
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    Berkshire East: Sweet!

    Berkshire East: Charlemont, MA
    3/16/2014

    I was delayed getting out of the house Sunday morning to run up to VT and decided to try something new.
    So glad I did - Be-East.

    Easy going, felt like...
  20. Holy crap, that's Hilarious! Didn't believe...

    Holy crap, that's Hilarious!
    Didn't believe until I saw it:
    http://www.crackgrease.com/storeusa/usa.html

    It says snowboard wax - is it okay for skis too? no difference?
  21. I wanted to report back. I woke up early Sunday...

    I wanted to report back.
    I woke up early Sunday and had that restless feeling . . . a few hours later approx. 8:30 am, I'd somehow transported to the base at Killington. :-)
    Gotta give myself some...
  22. I like that about the wax -- think of it as...

    I like that about the wax -- think of it as integrating into the base, not trying to add another layer to the base.
    Next round, I'll give my nylon brush a try in place of the Scotch-sheets.
    Thx for...
  23. Thx PlanB, that's an interesting technique I...

    Thx PlanB, that's an interesting technique I would never have thought of.
    Might try that as I learn to become more precise in using the iron.
  24. @skirick - Since my skills are not refined, it's...

    @skirick - Since my skills are not refined, it's been hard for me to tell what is the right amount of wax to put on and take off. My skis feel pretty frictionless leaving alot of wax on the skis. ...
  25. ahh, all clear. :-) Thx.

    ahh, all clear. :-)
    Thx.
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