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Powder Mag Annual Gear Guide arrived Today

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In my mail box today was my copy of Powder Mag annual gear guide. This means that the 2013-14 ski season is just around the corner.

Major article on The Future of Snow and climate change. With a quote on page 102 like "only four of the major 14 ski resorts in New England will be economically viable by 2100" we had all better get out and enjoy the upcoming 2013-14 ski season, which cannot be too far away now. The article is a very interesting read, but I will have been dead and gone by about 70 +\- years by 2100 so I am not going to use any of my few remaining brain cells worrying about that.:spin:
 

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Okay what new equipment is rated high but i can't afford and won't get?
Wow, there is even an under 100 width ski category this year. A lot of AT equipment for sure. But, as usual, even though it is wonderful to see some pics and reviews of this years new skis, we all need to demo before buying. My favorite at Summit Ski's March demo day at Loon last season was the Rossignol Soul 7.
 

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Wow, there is even an under 100 width ski category this year. A lot of AT equipment for sure. But, as usual, even though it is wonderful to see some pics and reviews of this years new skis, we all need to demo before buying. My favorite at Summit Ski's March demo day at Loon last season was the Rossignol Soul 7.

Haven't skied it but I remember thinking last season when I saw pics that that is a damn fine looking ski.
 

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Best day of the summer!

In my mail box today was my copy of Powder Mag annual gear guide. This means that the 2013-14 ski season is just around the corner.

Major article on The Future of Snow and climate change. With a quote on page 102 like "only four of the major 14 ski resorts in New England will be economically viable by 2100" we had all better get out and enjoy the upcoming 2013-14 ski season, which cannot be too far away now. The article is a very interesting read, but I will have been dead and gone by about 70 +\- years by 2100 so I am not going to use any of my few remaining brain cells worrying about that.:spin:

Yeah, major downer of an article for sure!
 

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My favorite at Summit Ski's March demo day at Loon last season was the Rossignol Soul 7.

Got to demo this in a foot of fresh last spring. It's going to be my next ski as soon as I can afford/rationalize it ...
 

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Got to demo this in a foot of fresh last spring. It's going to be my next ski as soon as I can afford/rationalize it ...
i never got to ski the Soul 7 in pow but I was surprised at how well a 106 held on the hardpack @ Loon. I did get to run it through5 or 6 inches of manmade, so I know that it will be bitchin' in the deeper stuff. & it should mate well with my Outland 87.
 

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I hope my magazines will arrive soon. I got a years subscription to Surfing for 10 bucks & they threw in Powder for another 7 bucks...
 

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Skied the Soul 7 on a hard pack day. Was not very happy when my rep handed them to me, but decided to humor him. Was shocked at how they were on hardpack. Would never want them as my everyday ski, but I really want a set. Just hard to justify them when I already have some fatties, and dont ski a ton of powder. Plus I need some new race skis.
 

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I hope my magazines will arrive soon. I got a years subscription to Surfing for 10 bucks & they threw in Powder for another 7 bucks...
When did you place the order? It can take up to 8 weeks for print mags to deliver after ordering. My subscription to print mag is multi-year long term. But, I also have a Powder digital subscription that I purchased on special last year but my digital copy has yet to show up. The combo of my IPad reading & bathroom reading gives me the time to read all cover to cover. I do the same with Time mag.
 

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The K2 boot ad was hilarious.

also, the last trip to Summit County and staying in Frisco we had beers at the Moosejaw. Great bar and cheap beer.
 

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When did you place the order? It can take up to 8 weeks for print mags to deliver after ordering. My subscription to print mag is multi-year long term. But, I also have a Powder digital subscription that I purchased on special last year but my digital copy has yet to show up. The combo of my IPad reading & bathroom reading gives me the time to read all cover to cover. I do the same with Time mag.
last week or two... I can live without the gear guide, just need some bathroom reading material myself. Plus the stoke factor alone from few good pics/articles should be worth $17 of inspiration ;-)
 

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last week or two... I can live without the gear guide, just need some bathroom reading material myself. Plus the stoke factor alone from few good pics/articles should be worth $17 of inspiration ;-)
you will likely receive the gear issue and the follow up issue togetherness month. You got a good deal but you will be surfing instead of skiing in the bathroom for another few weeks.
:daffy::daffy:
 

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I hope my magazines will arrive soon. I got a years subscription to Surfing for 10 bucks & they threw in Powder for another 7 bucks...

There are actual paid subscriptions? My biggest challenge is to make all these print magazines STOP coming to me. I occasionally make the mistake of giving my address out at some ski show for a raffle or something. Then I get deluged by Ski, Skiiing, Powder, Working Mother, etc, etc for years and years.
 

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There are actual paid subscriptions? My biggest challenge is to make all these print magazines STOP coming to me. I occasionally make the mistake of giving my address out at some ski show for a raffle or something. Then I get deluged by Ski, Skiiing, Powder, Working Mother, etc, etc for years and years.

You forgot your Better Housekeeping and Woman's Day subscriptions!!!
 

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There are actual paid subscriptions? My biggest challenge is to make all these print magazines STOP coming to me. I occasionally make the mistake of giving my address out at some ski show for a raffle or something. Then I get deluged by Ski, Skiiing, Powder, Working Mother, etc, etc for years and years.
Ski & Skiing are free for me. But, I pay for Powder & see no reason to not support them.
 
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