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26-03-2019, 11:43   #421
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Off to Bad Gastein tomorrow for a 5 day trip, season finale!
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26-03-2019, 13:25   #422
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As other have said, decent goggle lens, tree runs or try get above or below the cloud line. If you can't get out of it then prob go for a coffee/beer/early lunch as generally its not worth it to keep going.
Thanks for the replies... With only a few days this year it was hard to call it quits, eventually did as I went arse over tit one too many times. I thought I had good lenses, i just couldn't see the changing moguls even on regular pistes (a mixture of dark grey sky and snowing at the same time). Can anyone recommend a particular lens type?
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Thanks for the replies... With only a few days this year it was hard to call it quits, eventually did as I went arse over tit one too many times. I thought I had good lenses, i just couldn't see the changing moguls even on regular pistes (a mixture of dark grey sky and snowing at the same time). Can anyone recommend a particular lens type?
I've use the Rose lens in the Oakley prizm range for the last 4 or 5 years in all sorts of conditions: https://www.oakley.com/en-us/prizm/snow

There's no magic bullet as when it's really bad you'll see nothing no matter what lens you've in! but I've found the above lens give me decent contrast in the majority of low vis days.
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Thanks for the replies... With only a few days this year it was hard to call it quits, eventually did as I went arse over tit one too many times. I thought I had good lenses, i just couldn't see the changing moguls even on regular pistes (a mixture of dark grey sky and snowing at the same time). Can anyone recommend a particular lens type?
for really bad weather I use my low light (orange lens), they are magnetic so easy swapping them on and off


https://www.summitworldwide.eu/produ...gory/talisman/
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Cheers, the Oakleys look worth a punt
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27-03-2019, 09:40   #426
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I use the orange tint for low light, works best for me.

Sometimes light so flat nothing works for vision, keep knees loose and expect to be in and out front and back door alot.

I will ski terrible light as only get 6 days a year, my wife and most friends call it a day.
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Cheers, the Oakleys look worth a punt
For bad light their Prizm Hi Pink is apparently excellent, i haven't tried it but I have the Rose and the Black lens and very are both very good.
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Wow, I'd never heard of those UCPA courses but just looked them up and I'm really impressed!
Really good course, UCPA in Argentiere is a chilled out spot, really well run, great value for money, excellent instruction and gear hire. Can't think of one downside to the place.

would highly recommend for a group or especially if travelling alone.

Conditions in some parts of Chamonix valley so so, slushy as it was pretty hot (factor 30 all the way!), but higher up in grand montets area had good snow in parts off piste and pistes in good nick.
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Really good course, UCPA in Argentiere is a chilled out spot, really well run, great value for money, excellent instruction and gear hire. Can't think of one downside to the place.

would highly recommend for a group or especially if travelling alone.
That's awesome, I'll definitely be strongly considering a UCPA course next year!
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Never heard of one to be honest - do boarders wear them?

Helmet a good idea certainly
I always wear a back protector, 100% of the time. Protects you from regular falls, going off unseen edges & out of control skiers & boarders creaming into you.

It sounds weird but if you're wearing a back protector & your falling onto your back, you can just commit to the fall & are less likely to incur an injury trying to save yourself.
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Just back from Chamonix / Les Houches. Icy slopes at Les Houches. Very fast conditions but still really enjoyable trip.
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I always wear a back protector, 100% of the time. Protects you from regular falls, going off unseen edges & out of control skiers & boarders creaming into you.

It sounds weird but if you're wearing a back protector & your falling onto your back, you can just commit to the fall & are less likely to incur an injury trying to save yourself.
Interesting - and that's skiing, not boarding?
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