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  #41  
Old February 10th 06, 03:41 PM
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Norman wrote:
"Alex Heney" wrote in message
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On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:13:29 GMT, "Norman"
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" cupra" wrote in message
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Ace wrote:
On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:02:41 -0000, " cupra"
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Norman wrote:

Was on a chairlift in Morzine last week trying to work out the
boarder/skier ratio. It was easy to do as generally, all the
people moving were skiers and all the people boarding were sat
down somewhere in the middle of the piste.
It was roughly around 20:1.

It's opposite off piste where the real fun is

Rubbish.

Tongue in cheek - hence the smiley!

When doing serious off-piste routes, it's quite rare to see
boarders, as there tends to be at least a bit of poleing, long
traverses and flat terrain. I know a few guys that would be happy
doing this sort of thing on boards, but the vast majority that
you see slightly off-piste don't tend to venture much further
afield.

I was seriously looking at a split board myself the other day in
Banff before my better half reminded me we're about to buy a
Rayburn!


What's wrong with an Aga?


It depends on what you want it for.

They are the same company, and generally Rayburns include Central
Heating capacity (some don't), while Agas are just cookers.



Agas can also run your hot water. Not sure about the heating.


I'm in two minds about what to go for - I do need central heating, but
depending upon what I can source, I may go for separate boiler rather than
fully integrated in the range.


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  #42  
Old February 10th 06, 03:44 PM
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" cupra" wrote in message
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Norman wrote:
"Alex Heney" wrote in message
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On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:13:29 GMT, "Norman"
wrote:


" cupra" wrote in message
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Ace wrote:
On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:02:41 -0000, " cupra"
wrote:

Norman wrote:

Was on a chairlift in Morzine last week trying to work out the
boarder/skier ratio. It was easy to do as generally, all the
people moving were skiers and all the people boarding were sat
down somewhere in the middle of the piste.
It was roughly around 20:1.

It's opposite off piste where the real fun is

Rubbish.

Tongue in cheek - hence the smiley!

When doing serious off-piste routes, it's quite rare to see
boarders, as there tends to be at least a bit of poleing, long
traverses and flat terrain. I know a few guys that would be happy
doing this sort of thing on boards, but the vast majority that
you see slightly off-piste don't tend to venture much further
afield.

I was seriously looking at a split board myself the other day in
Banff before my better half reminded me we're about to buy a
Rayburn!


What's wrong with an Aga?


It depends on what you want it for.

They are the same company, and generally Rayburns include Central
Heating capacity (some don't), while Agas are just cookers.



Agas can also run your hot water. Not sure about the heating.


I'm in two minds about what to go for - I do need central heating, but
depending upon what I can source, I may go for separate boiler rather than
fully integrated in the range.



Four oven gas-fired Aga in cream is what I aspire to.

We all need our dreams.


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Old February 10th 06, 03:49 PM
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Norman wrote:
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What's wrong with an Aga?


It depends on what you want it for.

They are the same company, and generally Rayburns include Central
Heating capacity (some don't), while Agas are just cookers.


Agas can also run your hot water. Not sure about the heating.


I'm in two minds about what to go for - I do need central heating,
but depending upon what I can source, I may go for separate boiler
rather than fully integrated in the range.



Four oven gas-fired Aga in cream is what I aspire to.


Yes http://www.aga-web.co.uk/26_128.htm would look nice in the new
extension!


We all need our dreams.


Didn't even look at the prices!


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Old February 10th 06, 03:50 PM
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On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 16:23:15 +0100, Ace wrote:

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:12:23 GMT, "Norman"
wrote:

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:02:41 -0000, " cupra"
wrote:

Norman wrote:

Was on a chairlift in Morzine last week trying to work out the
boarder/skier ratio.


It was roughly around 20:1.

It's opposite off piste where the real fun is



Haven't done much off piste yet. From my limited understanding it seems
having one great fat plank between your legs instead of two skinny ones
might be an advantage in deep powder?


If you've seen the latest generation of 'freeride' skis you'll realise
that a pair of them is almost as wide as a snowboard, which with the
extra length will give them as much 'float' as a board.

It does, of course, demand more skill, but then that's just another
way in which we can feel all superior ;-)


ignores bait :-)
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Old February 10th 06, 03:53 PM
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On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:34:59 GMT, "Norman"
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"Alex Heney" wrote in message
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On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:13:29 GMT, "Norman"
wrote:


" cupra" wrote in message
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Ace wrote:
On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 15:02:41 -0000, " cupra"
wrote:

Norman wrote:

Was on a chairlift in Morzine last week trying to work out the
boarder/skier ratio. It was easy to do as generally, all the people
moving were skiers and all the people boarding were sat down
somewhere in the middle of the piste.
It was roughly around 20:1.

It's opposite off piste where the real fun is

Rubbish.

Tongue in cheek - hence the smiley!

When doing serious off-piste routes, it's quite rare to see
boarders, as there tends to be at least a bit of poleing, long
traverses and flat terrain. I know a few guys that would be happy
doing this sort of thing on boards, but the vast majority that you see
slightly off-piste don't tend to venture much further afield.

I was seriously looking at a split board myself the other day in Banff
before my better half reminded me we're about to buy a Rayburn!


What's wrong with an Aga?


It depends on what you want it for.

They are the same company, and generally Rayburns include Central
Heating capacity (some don't), while Agas are just cookers.



Agas can also run your hot water. Not sure about the heating.


Some can do hot water, agreed, although only a few models in the
range.

None have sufficient water heating capacity to run central heating.
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Old February 10th 06, 03:54 PM
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" cupra" wrote in message
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Norman wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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snip

What's wrong with an Aga?


It depends on what you want it for.

They are the same company, and generally Rayburns include Central
Heating capacity (some don't), while Agas are just cookers.


Agas can also run your hot water. Not sure about the heating.

I'm in two minds about what to go for - I do need central heating,
but depending upon what I can source, I may go for separate boiler
rather than fully integrated in the range.



Four oven gas-fired Aga in cream is what I aspire to.


Yes http://www.aga-web.co.uk/26_128.htm would look nice in the new
extension!



Beautiful!



We all need our dreams.


Didn't even look at the prices!



A renovation could be the way to go. Just saw one for 3000 on ebay.


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Old February 10th 06, 03:59 PM
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Felly sgrifennodd Norman :

" cupra" wrote in message

My problems my knees - they only allow me 1/2 day of full on boarding
these days before I have to take it a little easier! (next holiday is
planned for NZ next August so plenty of time to get them seen to!)


Good luck. I know a particularly attractive seasonaire who'll be in NZ in
August.

Is boarding harder or easier on the knees do you think?

Tendonitis in my knee made me stop playing football a few years ago and it
flares up if I do much running, but to my eternal joy and amazement it
doesn't seem to mind skiing at all. Phew.


If that's the same thing as Cyclist's knee, then yes I suffer too. Used to
often go cycling 100+ miles a day, apparently I overused my knees. It does
cause problems at times on long walks, but like you it never causes a
problem
skiing.

I only tried snowboarding twice, in the days before soft boot. But the
second time my knees didn't like it. Maybe Cupra should switch to skiing?




Everyone should switch to skiing.

Was on a chairlift in Morzine last week trying to work out the boarder/skier
ratio. It was easy to do as generally, all the people moving were skiers and
all the people boarding were sat down somewhere in the middle of the piste.

It was roughly around 20:1.


Well no wonder, the boarders were all having lunch !
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Old February 10th 06, 04:00 PM
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Adrian D. Shaw wrote:
Felly sgrifennodd Norman :

" cupra" wrote in message

My problems my knees - they only allow me 1/2 day of full on boarding
these days before I have to take it a little easier! (next holiday is
planned for NZ next August so plenty of time to get them seen to!)



Good luck. I know a particularly attractive seasonaire who'll be in NZ in
August.

Is boarding harder or easier on the knees do you think?

Tendonitis in my knee made me stop playing football a few years ago and it
flares up if I do much running, but to my eternal joy and amazement it
doesn't seem to mind skiing at all. Phew.



If that's the same thing as Cyclist's knee, then yes I suffer too.


I did something to my right knee digging a plot of very hard compacted
ground last autumn. Still sore now, but I can walk on it OK and skiin g
is no trouble at all. Only problem last weekend was a Poma with a fast
take off which really wrenched it. Surface lifts should be banned...
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Old February 10th 06, 04:02 PM
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Alex Heney wrote:
On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 08:58:16 +0000, BrritSki
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Haven't fallen at high speed for quite a while now thankfully, which
considering how much time I spend at high speed is quite surprising



I had a real doozy in the Dolomites last month :-(

I'm not sure how fast I was going, but it was faster than I intended,
and faster than I can really cope with safely :-(

I went over on my front, and left skis and poles strewn 50 yards up
the slope. Bruised ribs was my only injury, and not too badly
bruised.


Last time I did that was about 5 years ago. I can even point to the
spot, right under the Biollay chair in Courchevel.
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Old February 10th 06, 04:13 PM
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"BrritSki" wrote in message
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Norman wrote:
"Adrian D. Shaw" wrote in message
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Felly sgrifennodd Norman :

" cupra" wrote in message

My problems my knees - they only allow me 1/2 day of full on boarding
these days before I have to take it a little easier! (next holiday is
planned for NZ next August so plenty of time to get them seen to!)


Good luck. I know a particularly attractive seasonaire who'll be in NZ
in
August.

Is boarding harder or easier on the knees do you think?

Tendonitis in my knee made me stop playing football a few years ago and
it
flares up if I do much running, but to my eternal joy and amazement it
doesn't seem to mind skiing at all. Phew.

If that's the same thing as Cyclist's knee, then yes I suffer too. Used
to
often go cycling 100+ miles a day, apparently I overused my knees. It
does
cause problems at times on long walks, but like you it never causes a
problem
skiing.

I only tried snowboarding twice, in the days before soft boot. But the
second time my knees didn't like it. Maybe Cupra should switch to skiing?




Everyone should switch to skiing.

Was on a chairlift in Morzine last week trying to work out the
boarder/skier ratio. It was easy to do as generally, all the people
moving were skiers and all the people boarding were sat down somewhere in
the middle of the piste.

It was roughly around 20:1.







Well no wonder, the boarders were all having lunch !


(:}) Took me a few seconds but I got there.


 




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