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  • Serious deals on trips to Meribel Valley on Directski today. If anybody can go on the last week of January you get 4 in apartment in the centre of Meribel for under €400 pp. It was close to €550 a couple of weeks back.
    Sort of raging I missed it but thems are the chances you take.




  • Anyone any opinion on these?

    http://www.tkmaxx.com/view-all-mens-clothing/black-ripa-softshell-ski-trousers/invt/31081927

    Got them in TK Maxx in Cork there, and just wondering are they fine for skiing?




  • Received this today

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  • titan18 wrote: »
    Anyone any opinion on these?

    http://www.tkmaxx.com/view-all-mens-clothing/black-ripa-softshell-ski-trousers/invt/31081927

    Got them in TK Maxx in Cork there, and just wondering are they fine for skiing?

    Personally i wouldn't go softshell for winter skiing.




  • Rew wrote: »
    Personally i wouldn't go softshell for winter skiing.

    Any reason why? First time skiing, so no idea what to get, and the pants looked ok.

    From looking around google, it's saying
    Waterproofing: 10000mm
    Breathability: 5000 MVP
    Welded seams


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  • In probably a bit old fashioned in my thinking on soft shell that sounds decent enough. They didn't used to be that waterproof.




  • Large Spyder jacket in TK Stephens Green if anyone is in the market

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  • Probably the best place to ask this. Looking at buying a snowboard. I'm heading to L2A the last week of January. Going to buy a board while I'm over there. Anyone know what the starting price of a board and bindings would be? Trying to budget myself :P




  • Probably the best place to ask this. Looking at buying a snowboard. I'm heading to L2A the last week of January. Going to buy a board while I'm over there. Anyone know what the starting price of a board and bindings would be? Trying to budget myself :P

    Any board or bindings I've seen for sale in a resort are full EU price if not a little more. A Burton is 400 to 600 now this year, Capita 400+, Jones 500+, Salomon 300+. You might get lucky and get one of last years. In fact I would recommend all considering buying to target last years kit. Most of the changes year on year are very small or just cosmetic.

    Is it me or are boards more expensive this year?

    Do you have something in mind?


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  • Any board or bindings I've seen for sale in a resort are full EU price if not a little more. A Burton is 400 to 600 now this year, Capita 400+, Jones 500+, Salomon 300+. You might get lucky and get one of last years. In fact I would recommend all considering buying to target last years kit. Most of the changes year on year are very small or just cosmetic.

    Is it me or are boards more expensive this year?

    Do you have something in mind?

    Nothing in particular, just want my own board. Sick of rentals at this stage. It will probably be a basic enough one. But i'd like to see it before I buy, hence why I am veering away from online stores. Looking to spend around 300-400, see what I get for that!




  • Nothing in particular, just want my own board. Sick of rentals at this stage. It will probably be a basic enough one. But i'd like to see it before I buy, hence why I am veering away from online stores. Looking to spend around 300-400, see what I get for that!

    I see plenty of 2nd hand on adverts.ie, probbably worth a look.




  • Rew wrote: »
    I see plenty of 2nd hand on adverts.ie, probbably worth a look.

    I see 2 there that might be worth a look.




  • I've never paid full retail price for a new season's board. I couldn't give a toss what graphic is on my board (or largely what brand it is), and don't believe the tech advances form 1 year to the next are worth the price for me. I snowboard for fun and if I can hit the performance limit of a previous season's board, maybe I could justify the incremental improvement. Here's what I've done any time I've bought a board:
    Decide what you want the board for. This will inform the size you want, and profile, shape, flex etc. and look for something that fits all of those parameters - the less specific you are, the more choice you'll have. Then scour used gear sites, online shops and bricks and mortar shops. Don't do what my girlfriend did and decided she wanted the (very expensive) one with unicorns on it!

    My last board I wanted a true twin with some variation of rocker (there are infinite names for the different profiles available) in anywhere from 154-156cm length and a mid-range flex. It's for groomer cruising, playing around on and some small-medium park stuff. Sometimes I take in some powder with it, but it's not the floatiest.
    Anyway, I scoured the online sites (most have an outlet/clearance section with previous season stock), and picked out a few. Then I looked on used gear sites and drove around the shops here asking for last season stuff. I ended up with a used Ride Machete 155 and I love it. Had been used very little and it was a great price.

    Sounds like it's your first board, so I'd definitely recommend not paying full retail price. The more you use it and the better you get, you might decide you need something different and take a massive hit selling it, versus if you get it wrong with a used or discounted board, you're on the hook for a lot less and can offload it for nearer what you paid. I'd also not worry about seeing it or not before you buy. If you buy based on pretty specific criteria, you won't be disappointed - they'll all be exponentially better than rental gear. Just check for repairs to the base and edges with used stuff, and maybe just check the binding inserts are solid.

    Be cautious with bindings, though - make sure they fit your boots. If you don't have your own boots yet, get them! I'd recommend buying new (but again previous season stock if you can find it) because of the heat moulding in most modern boots. Even if they weren't 'baked' to the previous owners feet, a few days' riding moulds them so they won't match your feet.




  • Hi,

    Just looking for opinions on this jacket. I bought it yesterday and wondering is it ok for skiing in. Just incase anyone else has used Dare2b gear before, was it ok in regards waterproofness and breathability.

    http://www.dare2b.com/well-versed-jacket-black.html

    In comparison to something like

    http://shop.hellyhansen.com/ie/item/accelerate-jacket-62319/?t_type=src&COLOR=689%20EVENING%20BLUE&t_type=cat

    What would the differences be, and is it worth going up the extra price?




  • Dare2be jacked there has 10,000mm waterproofing so will be ok unless you get decent rain. Has loads of venting as well.

    HH gear generally going to be better that Dare2be but the jacket you've bought seems OK on paper, I wouldn't have paid £100 for it though.




  • Any Cyber Monday bargains that anyone came across. I still need to get my hands on some stuff and see that Mountain Warehouse have another 20% off on top of any existing discounts so finding it very tempting.




  • A few have popped into my mailbox today but nothing that I need.

    www.ss20.com

    www.sportsdirect.com

    www.annscottage.com

    Some good savings on bt. www.blue-tomato.com/en-IE/xtag/allesmussraus/

    Check www.snowandrock.com There might be something.




  • A few have popped into my mailbox today but nothing that I need.

    Check www.snowandrock.com There might be something.

    There is! Arbor Element. I don't think I could justify it to the wife though :(




  • If anyone come across a decent reduction on mittens (for snowboarding) let me know


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  • lbj666 wrote: »
    If anyone come across a decent reduction on mittens (for snowboarding) let me know

    http://www.sportpursuit.com/ always have lots of gloves & mittens going for a good price. In fact I'm expecting a pair to arrive to me in the next day or two :D




  • Aldi have 100% merino wool base layers this Thursday.
    Top, short sleeve €20 and long sleeve €25, and long johns €20 as well.
    Helmets €20 too.




  • Was in the trespass store in Stephens green yesterday and they have started a 50% sale on all clothes/gloves/hats/base layers etc saw a few decent ski jackets....

    :)




  • Was in TK in Stephens green there. goretex Haglofs shells for 199, schofel goretex shells for 140 and mountain hardware gear that was nicely discounted.




  • I need a decent pair of sunglasses. Had a good Roxy pair, but they've been sat on too many times, and the superglue just won't stick to the superglue anymore :(
    Any recommendations?




  • In a similar vein I'm looking for a good set of goggles for boarding. My set are about 7 years old and have a few too many scratches.

    Ideally some model that I can change the lens to adapt to bright and dim conditions.




  • Saw theses pants on mandmdirect for anyone who is XXL (40")

    http://www.mandmdirect.ie/01/details/QW847/Trespass-Mens-Gallop-LT-Ski-Pants-Black

    Cant go too far wrong for €11...




  • TK Maxx seem to have finished their ski stuff, hasn't been any new stock the couple I've been into in recent weeks.


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  • Rew wrote:
    TK Maxx seem to have finished their ski stuff, hasn't been any new stock the couple I've been into in recent weeks.


    There was some new Haglofs and Schoffel stuff in just before Christmas but other than that in think your right. if you know what you're looking for I think TK Maxx is the business. in remember last year they had incred mammut gear.


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