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  1. so there's a male whale and a female whale swimming along when the male whale sees a ship. he turns to the female whale and says "that's the ship that killed my father! we can't let them go, we have to get revenge"

    female whale "ok. what do you propose we do?"

    male whale " we'll swim underneath the ship, blow air through our blow holes which will cause the ship to roll and all those bastards will drown"

    female whale " sounds good"

    so they swim under the ship blow a bunch of bubbles, the ship founders and starts to sink.

    male whale "that went well...oh damn the sailors are still alive they abandoned ship! we have to kill them, in the name of my father!"

    female whale "how should we do that"

    male whale "we'll just swim up and swallow them"

    female whale "hey, i agreed to the blowjob, but there is no way i'm swallowing seamen!"

  2. The whole thing seems kind of arbitrary and pointless to me. I mean, what is the point of not using a sail on the boat?


    i have a buddy who uses this same question on me all the time, although it goes something more along the lines of. "what is the point of not using a sled to get in the backcountry? we have the technology and fuel so use it"

    to which my usual response is "i like to skin in...it's fun"

    it's all arbitrary and pointless

    Lionel Terray summed it up with "Conquistadors of the Useless "

  3. Hammerheads:


    - Step out of bindings

    - Dig thru pack to find leatherman

    - Spend 10 minutes trying to adjust 1 pivot point

    - Get one done then slip with the tool and cut yourself

    - Dig thru pack for bandaid

    - Apply bandaid

    - Spend another 10 minutes adjusting the other pivot point

    - Repeat 2 more times for the other ski

    - Curse at Gaper Jeffey for selling you Hammheads wink.gif

    - Spend 10 minutes stepping into binding

    - Attach leashes

    - Notice you forget to take skins off

    - Step out of binding

    - Notice you forget to take leashes off

    - Detach leashes

    - Remove skins

    - Spend 10 minutes stepping into biding and attaching leashes again

    - Notice the pivot points on the right ski are a in a different position then the pivots on the other ski

    - Step out of ski then repeat above steps


    Yes, I'm being sarcastic.


    dude this kills me yelrotflmao.gif

    i love my hh, but i never change the pivot points (leave em on 4!) and i still have the old heels (which suck!) so don't have to worry bout riding down with 30 degree heel lift. still faster than most on the uphill, and my split friends enjoy the uptrack i lay down...gotta love fat skis!

  4. But suppose you were a scientist who had absolute knowledge. What would you do? For those of you who have read On the Beach, I think Neville Shute had it right. Behavior changes depending on the time frame, with increasingly wilder behavior as the end nears.


    word. i would definitely do some crazy shit. since work wouldn't be an issue (don't have to worry about being old and poor!) i would start up one hell of a credit card based road trip!

  5. i think running is better, although hard mt. biking would be a close second. road biking works different muscles, so while your cardio is in good shape your muscles with be sore as hell

    Huh? Your pedaling a bike! It's the same damn muscles - different intervals, but the same motions. How are they different?

    when you run (only run on trails) your feet and legs have to adjust to many different angles, which tweak all of the small muscle groups. on my road bike i am locked in with carbon fiber shoes and a pedal that has 3 degrees of float, not exactly working all of the small muscle groups. also cycling should be a circular motion not just a piston pump. try running like that and see how far you get smile.gif

  6. How do people feel bike training compares to running in relation to alpine climbing preparation?

    i think running is better, although hard mt. biking would be a close second. road biking works different muscles, so while your cardio is in good shape your muscles with be sore as hell

    I am interested in substituting biking for running as I've long felt, with no hard evidence, that running is the best form of training but have been injured so many times -sprained ankles, knee issues, etc. - that I am rethinking this approach.

    cycling is definitely less abusive, although i have been injured while training for races. make sure the bike is fitted properly if you are going to ride for lots of miles


    Theoretically shouldn't biking get me the same cardio stress (VO2 max) as running but without the stress?

    don't know, but you can certainly train for cardio zones on a bike and it is easier to maintain them while cycling. should do a max heart rate test for cycling and running, they are often different for different activities


    And of course incorporating lots of hiking i was hoping to severly decrease my running routine with no noticable loss in fitness for alpine climbing.

    this worked well for me

  7. For this year, the ski is the NX and has the same (traditional)sidecut as the other skate skis. Last year SX had the more extreme Beta sidecut?. THis would make it great on the uphill/downhills and such. Meant to be used in short lengths so they will suffer on the flats/glides.

    cannot verify any of this personally...having never been on the ski


    edited to add: seems like a good quiver ski for icy/hilly courses, if you get into the racing scene. but i'm just a hack and stick with one skate ski that i abuse with snowboard wax (the horror grin.gif)

    oh, it is a really good idea to go to a shop and stand on the skis you are interested in, cause the flex is really important!

  8. it dumped again last night in anchoRAGE fruit.gif

    even supposed to be sunny tomorrow. and about damn time, cause it;s been dark and rainy for 2 weeks now frown.gif

    but at least valdez got a major dump in thompson pass last sunday shocked.gif

    mmmmmm freshiez rockband.gif

  9. what's brown and sticky?














































































    a stick.

  10. a. check out splitboard.com many of these questions can be raised/answered there.

    b. for PMB's adding an ankle strap/highback to the bindings can help with control

    c. put glop stopper on the skins to help repel water, and keep them inside your jacket on the way down, which will help keep them dry. (i think accension skins are superior to the voile tractor skins, better glue anyway)