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  #51  
Old February 10th 06, 03:16 PM
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4231'48.93"N, 127'33.05"E

Truely impressive stuff!!!!


Nice one.

Here's Flaine, not terribly high-res, but looks good in 3D mode

4231'48.93"N, 127'33.05"E

JF

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Old February 10th 06, 03:16 PM
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Second go - Here's Flaine -

460'19.62"N 641'13.71"E

JF

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Old February 10th 06, 03:22 PM
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Norman wrote:
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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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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.

Aga-Rayburn will only fit a boiler in a Rayburn now. I only know 'cos my
Sister in Law had to have a Rayburn cos she wanted it to run radiators.

Chris *:-)


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Old February 10th 06, 03:43 PM
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On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 16:02:34 +0000, BrritSki
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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.


So can I.
http://www.alex-heney.magix.net/website;jsessionid=29otxbelxxr8r.omaasp31?act=15&p os=35

It is just after the left turn (skiers' POV) in the piste coming down
from the far right (skiers' POV - left in the photo) of the ridge.
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Reality seems to be a constant intrusion on my dreams!
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Old February 10th 06, 04:35 PM
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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!


If you're going to be hurtling down some mountain on a Rayburn, can you let
me know where you'll be trying it out.
[starts writing letter to Jeremy Beadle...]

Walter


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Old February 10th 06, 04:45 PM
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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.


It's opposite off piste where the real fun is



If the off-piste involves any significant uphill or rolling terrain
you're more likely to encounter skiers with touring bindings.

It also depends on the location. I was skiing the Grand Montet in
Argentiere last weekend, which is mainly off piste, served by a few
pistes. Snow boarders were in a minority both on and off the piste.

Mike
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Norman wrote:
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Norman wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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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!



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.


Out of my budget - just spent 40K on the building work!


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Walter Wright wrote:
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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!


If you're going to be hurtling down some mountain on a Rayburn, can
you let me know where you'll be trying it out.
[starts writing letter to Jeremy Beadle...]

Walter


lmfao!


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Old February 11th 06, 02:21 PM
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" cupra" wrote in message
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Norman wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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Norman wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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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!



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.


Out of my budget - just spent 40K on the building work!


Ouch. You could get a season ticket for the Emirates for that. (;})


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Old February 11th 06, 06:21 PM
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Norman wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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Norman wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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Norman wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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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!


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.


Out of my budget - just spent 40K on the building work!


Ouch. You could get a season ticket for the Emirates for that. (;})


lol


 




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