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Joe
Reply with quote  #51 
Shane in parallel form..... I've never seen him do this, he's always been a tele-turner. Must be the fatties.
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Shane
Reply with quote  #52 
Janice has to work Friday evening, but wants to ski in on Saturday morning. Does anyone know of anyone else who is also skiing in on Saturday that she could hook up with? Thanks.
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Joe
Reply with quote  #53 
Tell Janice that I skied down to meet DP one year, and lugged his sled to Burling. See what she thinks of that? 


You can do aaat!
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stan
Reply with quote  #54 
In as much as Shane is an awesome Tele skier. That is me in the picture.[icon_daffy]
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Bob
Reply with quote  #55 
Well today was pretty good. We did three laps on Sterling. Powder all down the edges and in the middle. The Alley Boot legger, Rum runner and Black snake. Super fun!

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Joe
Reply with quote  #56 
Crazy winter/spring. Better conditions now then there was most of the winter..... It's trout season for God's sake. 
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Bob
Reply with quote  #57 
The snow was really nice, base was thin in places and I iced up twice on the way down. My porous ski bases picked up water and flash froze when I went into the shadows. Totally sucked to have to stop and scrape ice off the ski bottoms in the middle of the Bootlegger. I found some wax and fixed the issue for the last run. I had more gear issues yesterday then I have all season. My Kimco glove liner pulled out and I  couldn't use one glove as I couldn't get my hand in it. Still very nice to be out there on the hill. I had some other gloves and beer so it was all good.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #58 
Well that was my first ski this morning. Climbed the Rat to the top of MRG. Skied three laps on top Catamount, Fall Line and Antelope. Crawled out cross hill to the car.  Lower down had some junk but the upper part was well covered.  Nobody got hurt and it was fun.
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Shane
Reply with quote  #59 
I skied to the top of the Vista lift at Bolton. I walked into the patrollers hut and who should I see but Julie and Scott. We had a good laugh with hugs all around. Really cool to see them up there. We skied down Vista Glades ( glades in October-who woulda thunk it?) onto Sherman's Pass then out. I can't wait to go back out. There was easily 18" of snow up there. It's really weird driving up the access road cuz there's no fucking snow until you get way up by Timberline. I'm driving up the road thinking; " those lying bastards" until you see the snow banks. Saturday is Sophias' birthday but esrly Sun - who's up for it? It's gonna be here for awhile.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #60 
Thats funny. There are very few night skiers so its not all that odd to run into people you know.
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Shane
Reply with quote  #61 
Remember when I said it was going to be here awhile...? I lied.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #62 
Did you go again? Man it really Rained here. Nasty cold rain for hours. Stopped finally, we lost almost all of it, just a few patches here and there.
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Shane
Reply with quote  #63 
No, I didn't make it back out after all. We had to prep the garden for winter. The final harvest was a good one. I figured the rain yesterday was going to wipe it all out. It really came down in Burling town.

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Bob
Reply with quote  #64 
Got some Cham 107 Dynastar skis today in 175cm to round out my Quiver. Bindings are not Axles, Black Diamond O2 bindings. All set to go used for 400 with leashes and skins. Not that I would skin with them. These are more for lift service. Nice and stiff, feel like they should hold on ice pretty well and not flap around at speed.
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Reply with quote  #65 
I don't know Bob. The sidecut on those bad boys is 122-107-137 with a powder profile.

My high mountain 97's have a 133-97-113 sidecut, and I can tell you, they handle the ice perfectly by setting the edge underfoot. I have tip and tail issues with high speed cruiser runs. As long as you're making lots of turns they perform fine on groomers. Problem for me is, I like to cruise the groomers, and a rocker profile doesn't really cut it. So I'm going to tune up my elan parabolics and use them for groomer days for now, while looking for a good groomer ski for a replacement.

I still think you're going to have issues on groomers......keeping up with the Ketchams. Tom skis on racing skis.....  
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J Slinger
Reply with quote  #66 
are you ketchams related to the ones from the brandon vt area? there were ketchams that had a snowshoe company called green mountain snowshoe. I think they may have been what became vermont tubbs.

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  I picked these out of a trash pile after the irene flood, an incredible vermont archive.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #67 
You might be right Joe. I think they will have a strong suit just not sure what it is. I have been told by two people that its an All Mountain ski. Its pretty stiff. The turned up tip will mean it skis short so it still might be squirrely at speed. They will have to be better then my V8s at speed.
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Reply with quote  #68 
Bob, I bet you have fun no matter what you ski. I probably shouldn't be skiing fast anymore, but can't help myself, so am going to search for some good cruising boards. 

J Slinger, we Ketcham's have blood scattered all over Vermont, so more than likely, those poor old souls in those albums are related to me. Too bad I couldn't give a rats' ass, whether I'm related or not. My bro Tom might know if we're related.... But I'm pretty sure he could care less. Thanks for posting the pics. I know you meant well....errr.... maybe you were thinking I might be interested in purchasing them. Only a Ketcham wouldn't buy them.

What else ya got?!
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Bob
Reply with quote  #69 
Looking mighty brown out there right now. I am almost ready to chase it once it starts to fall. Cut wood yesterday and I took 30 dollars worth of aluminum to the scrap yard.  I also rode my bike on my trails enough to be tired this am.
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J Slinger
Reply with quote  #70 
I know you wouldnt want to pay anything for them you dont appreciate good junk. I called every ketcham in the phone book until I found one that would pay $1000 for them. what else? lets see... how about some bee stuff? no ive got somthing thing you would like, every issue of vermont life magazine ever printed from the first one in the 1940s to 1990. this is the best one so far, the beginning of burton. 

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you can buy it next week on ebay if you are the highest bidder.
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J Slinger
Reply with quote  #71 
bob what are they paying for aluminum? i still have all the siding from my house sitting in a pile must be half ton there. anyone need to rent some staging? I have a ton of it just sitting here.
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Bob
Reply with quote  #72 
I got 35 or 40 cents a pound I think. Mine was all clean clear Plate stock and scrap parts. I think siding with paint on it is a lower grade. You can call Bernetts and ask. Pretty easy to deal with. Drive in to a shed in the back on the left side, some guy watches while you pile your load on a scale. He gives you a paper and you go turn it in. Be prepared to show ID and fill out a form that says what it is and where the stuff came from. They cut you a check. Takes a few minutes. 


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Shane
Reply with quote  #73 
Go back! We fucked up!
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Shane
Reply with quote  #74 
Obsessive thinking is the collective curse of the human species. It's a collective madness that nearly no one notices because nearly everyone is immersed in it. People walking around hypnotized by the non-stop chattering of the mind and living an illusion that exists only as a constant stream of thought. Very few people are really here. And the ones that are awake and here know that the world doesn't need fixing and there is nothing to figure out. The folks who are awake are content with the mystery. We miss almost everything almost all of the time but act like we get everything almost all of the time. So then what is the point of thinking? Entertainment People staring at screens...you're right Bob and it serves no purpose but one. Entertainment I have to laugh because I'm posting this on a screen.
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Shane
Reply with quote  #75 
Leonard Cohen passed away....He will be missed. Who knows? Maybe he's singing with Tim although Cohen's idea of heaven may be a sharp departure from what Tim had in mind.
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