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Re: Taken any good pictures lately?

Post by Disastrous @ Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:32 am

The bootfitter was very sympathetic - she easily grasped that the problem here is down to the simply enormous forces my legs and speed are able to exert, and the fact that ‘ordinary’ ski boots simply fold like origami under my might, leading to cramps and such at speed.

As such, these monsters are basically cast iron but not to be beaten my feet decided to twist themselves out of all recognition, smashing the toes into the liner, instantly compressing it like eggshell.

I imagine much the same was what was happening to you.

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Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:42 am

Well yes, I often find my boot liners have been (due to the enormous forces being transmitted though them) turned into pure diamond.

At the end of a hard run I throw them into the crowds of cheering locals, mere trinkets - but they love me for my generosity.

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Post by Disastrous @ Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:06 am

Funny you should say that, as I was laying fresh powder lines on the face of Halslspitze, Germany commented that my skis were actually shitting pure diamonds out the tails, making the effect something akin to the Silver Surfer, all due to how much I was able to compress the snow.

Didn’t bother picking them up because I shop at Waitrose, you imbecile!
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Post by Il Duce @ Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:34 am

Disastrous wrote:Funny you should say that, as I was laying fresh powder lines on the face of Halslspitze, Germany commented that my skis were actually shitting pure diamonds out the tails, making the effect something akin to the Silver Surfer, all due to how much I was able to compress the snow.



I think she was hinting that you were plump.
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Post by Disastrous @ Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:24 am

Il Duce wrote:
Disastrous wrote:Funny you should say that, as I was laying fresh powder lines on the face of Halslspitze, Germany commented that my skis were actually shitting pure diamonds out the tails, making the effect something akin to the Silver Surfer, all due to how much I was able to compress the snow.



I think she was hinting that you were plump.



I can see that it might look like that to a tiny Italian who could live in one of my ski boots, but I assure it’s just a function of power and strength.

You know how the Italians from Sudtirol are like normal Italians except bigger and stronger? And then you have the Austrians who are bigger and stronger still? Well then you have the likes of me and Deuts who are rightly recognised as snow-titans by the official mountain federation of the world.
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Re: Taken any good pictures lately?

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:32 am

Disastrous wrote:You know how the Italians from Sudtirol are like normal Italians except bigger and stronger? And then you have the Austrians who are bigger and stronger still? Well then you have the likes of me and Deuts who are rightly recognised as snow-titans by the official mountain federation of the world.


It's true, remember the statues the villagers put up?

Humbling of course, but I wish they'd put their money to better use - we did build that school for the orphans using our good looks and power, but still, no need to thank us.
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Post by Disastrous @ Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:42 am

The fact that we still took the honours in the all-comers street/breakdance comp that night speaks volumes of our common touch!
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Post by Il Duce @ Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:50 am

Deuteronomy wrote:
Disastrous wrote:You know how the Italians from Sudtirol are like normal Italians except bigger and stronger? And then you have the Austrians who are bigger and stronger still? Well then you have the likes of me and Deuts who are rightly recognised as snow-titans by the official mountain federation of the world.


It's true, remember the statues the villagers put up?

Humbling of course, but I wish they'd put their money to better use - we did build that school for the orphans using our good looks and power, but still, no need to thank us.



Ah so you pair are the reason they sold their piste bashing machines- they just took you to the top and rolled you down.
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:18 pm

Image

South coast.
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Post by Disastrous @ Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:30 pm

:like:
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Post by Careless Whisperer @ Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:11 pm

Deuteronomy wrote:
Disastrous wrote:You know how the Italians from Sudtirol are like normal Italians except bigger and stronger? And then you have the Austrians who are bigger and stronger still? Well then you have the likes of me and Deuts who are rightly recognised as snow-titans by the official mountain federation of the world.


It's true, remember the statues the villagers put up?

Humbling of course, but I wish they'd put their money to better use - we did build that school for the orphans using our good looks and power, but still, no need to thank us.


Who could forget that statue....

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Post by minimoog @ Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:47 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:South coast.


Superb. I'd be well pleased with that.
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Post by Monty @ Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:20 am

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:South coast.

Nice sand!

I have a new camera...D810. So I've gone all full-frame.
An eBay purchase that needed a good sensor clean which turned out to be beyond my abilities.
I also bought a new Nikon 24-70mm VR lens having stupidly 'won' a non VR 24/70mm Nikon.

Anyway. I didn't use it to take this last week...

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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:10 am

Beautiful shot monts.
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:27 am

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Post by Käsemeister @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:42 am

Love that!
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Post by manfromdelmonte @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:18 pm

Me too, right up my street.
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Post by Dirk @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:23 pm

manfromdelmonte wrote:Me too, right up my street.

Fcuking high tide then
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Re: Taken any good pictures lately?

Post by Strawman @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:44 pm

Good capture Tokes, the colours are great.
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Post by thekungfury @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:20 pm

Good picture.

Made even better knowing how tense you were holding your phone/camera over certain doom.
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Post by Disastrous @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:24 pm

Like that a lot!
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Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:26 pm

Cheers!

Yes I was a bit nervous Kung.
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Post by span @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:15 pm

Oh wow that's very cool, would make a good.. book cover? Or something anyway, definitely something.
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Post by Pigeon @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:01 pm

thekungfury wrote:Good picture.

Made even better knowing how tense you were holding your phone/camera over certain doom.


Ha, exactly what I immediately thought :)
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Post by Disastrous @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:41 pm

span wrote:Oh wow that's very cool, would make a good.. book cover? Or something anyway, definitely something.




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Post by Disastrous @ Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:21 pm

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