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Old December 1st 04, 04:13 AM
don martin
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Default Night skiing

Anybody have any tips for good lighting systems for night skiing. I am
looking at the Marwi Night Pro. Any opinions on that system or any other
systems?


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Old December 1st 04, 08:16 AM
Terje Mathisen
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don martin wrote:

Anybody have any tips for good lighting systems for night skiing. I am
looking at the Marwi Night Pro. Any opinions on that system or any other
systems?


This comes up every winter, the consensus is pretty clear:

If you can get a proper night-orienteering lamp from Silva (in Sweden)
or Mila (Sweden/Finland?), then you're all set.

Barring that, your best bet is probably something made for mountain biking.

The small setups based on white LEDs are really not too suitable, since
they don't give out enough light when you're moving at high speed.

You want somwthing with a reasonably high-capacity rechargeable battery
and either 6 or 12 V haolgen bulbs.

Terje

PS. Contrary to popular belief, it seem that the total light output/watt
is still _lower_ for white LEDs than for halogen bulbs, the main
difference is that since each LED is so small, the minimum efficient
working level is much lower, but then, so is the light output.

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Old December 1st 04, 02:56 PM
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I like a lamp that can be focused. Much more versitile.

jw
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Old December 1st 04, 06:41 PM
John Roden
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Use the turbocat trail guide w/ nimih battery and optional head strap.
It is very bright and lightweight. I like to see where I am going...

http://www.turbocatusa.com/trailguide.html




(J999w) wrote in message ...
I like a lamp that can be focused. Much more versitile.

jw
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Old December 2nd 04, 05:48 AM
Scott Elliot
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A few years ago we installed used fluorescent street lights on a few
kilometres of trail and were happy using that. Last winter we installed
some sodium vapour (I think that is what they are) lights on a few more
kilometres. These produce a warmer tone of light that the fluorescent and
are much more pleasant to ski under. The moose seem to think so too because
that is where they often come to visit.

Scott

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Anybody have any tips for good lighting systems for night skiing. I am
looking at the Marwi Night Pro. Any opinions on that system or any other
systems?




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Old December 3rd 04, 04:56 AM
revyakin
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there is no way to get Silva nor Mila in US.

NiteRider Storm. Have been using it for 3+years w/o any problems,
brightest light on the block (just keep the battery under your ski
suit... lasts longer).
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Old December 3rd 04, 11:05 AM
32 degrees
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You have skiing moose?


Tough to get the right flex skis for someone weighing 1500+ pounds I bet.
JK




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Old December 3rd 04, 01:33 PM
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"32 degrees" wrote in message
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You have skiing moose?


Tough to get the right flex skis for someone weighing 1500+ pounds I bet.
JK


It does helps that the weight is spread over 4 skis (since mooses have 4 leg
drives).

BarryT


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Old December 3rd 04, 01:49 PM
David Dermott
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On Fri, 3 Dec 2004, 32 degrees wrote:

You have skiing moose?


Tough to get the right flex skis for someone weighing 1500+ pounds I bet.


Watch out for the "brown klister" they leave on the trail!

From the Oslo Ski Federation comic strip "Basen":

http://www.skiforeningen.no/img/stripe/2002-06.jpg

A few years ago Steinar K published this article with photos
of his "close encounter of the moose kind" (cow and calf on ski trail)

http://www.skiforeningen.no/cgi/newsshow.cgi?id=1165
(pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them)

Moose are now quite rare in this part of Nova Scotia, but I have
spotted them while skiing in Cape Breton. I've read articles from
1860-1900 about both moose and reindeer (woodland caribou) near Halifax!

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