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John Deere

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  1. I am a big fan of a few thinner layers. I normally wear a Polyprop thermal (these are pretty cheap), then a long sleeve T-Shirt made of breathable material (like a cycling shirt), then a heavy Merino layer (320G for me, but that will be different for some).....if it is really really cold I add another merino layer.....then a goretex type shell jacket (not necessarily goretex, but a three layer laminate jacket, these last waaaay longer than DWR treated jackets, they are just material with a waterproof treatment sprayed on.) Hope the jacket speak wasn't too techo. Edit: I recommend a
  2. If I was to go for a week, which would be better, Nozawa, Shiga Kogen or Myoko? Whats the off piste policy like at each?
  3. I would like to have a car when in these areas, is it too far to drive from Osaka to them?? Would it be better to catch a train to somewhere closer and hire a car from there??? Also thoughts on where to stay and ski in those areas would be good.
  4. We skied May last year! http://www.kerky.com/anon/Guthega2.wmv (40 meg download!)
  5. Originally Posted By: Nothing Out Of Bounds To those who try to get pics like these from their pocket cameras, understand that its just not possible (though you will end up with more and probably enjoy your skiing more- its a trade off). Contender - for even greater impact, get down to Tokyo, pick up a 300mm f4 (the only long lens I think possible to carry into the BC if you still want to ski hard) and see the difference that extra 100mm can make. The Alps will suddenly look alp-like. If your up to it, go even bigger. Or just get a 2x converter, the F2.8 70-200 Sigma will handle it well.
  6. It was an awesome 2 and a bit weeks, late Jan early Feb. Here is just a few of the fun times we had over there in Hakuba.. Special thanks to all the guys we met from here on th SJ Party night and all of the other crew we met in the time we were there! Just like to mention a few who made the trip memorable for the stories and henral hospitality, I guess not all members here but here goes: Timmyhugecans TJ Fattwins Charles and James from Evergreen (Damn that wine was good Charles!) Momo Chans resturant The dude from kikyo ya The Tsugaike ski patrol The people o
  7. Quote: Austrian skier Matthias Lanzinger's lower leg amputated after crash OSLO, Norway — Austrian skier Matthias Lanzinger's lower left leg was amputated Tuesday because of complications from two broken bones in a crash at a World Cup race. Lanzinger broke his shin and fibula Sunday during a super-G. The double fracture severely damaged blood vessels, hampering circulation in the 27-year-old skier's leg. The Austrian ski federation said the surgery Monday night was only partly successful and left doctors no other option in an effort to avoid further risks. "The circulation could
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