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  1. #1 The Andorra 2018/2019 Skiboarding Report 
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    It is only a couple of weeks before the season opens. This is my blog roll of how skiboarding over the season progresses and whether I meet any skiboarders here.

    I have already bough my skipass nearly two months ago. This year I saved quite a bit of meony as I only bought for three resorts. Last season I had the all-Andorra pass and hardly skiboarded at any of the other resorts. As a resident of the parish I got my season pass for only €179 (yes, you read that right).

    Snow has already been falling since October, but this is early and some of it will definitely melt away before the season opens.


    BTW If you want more general details on skiboarding in Andorra see the Andorra Resort Report.
    '18 Spruce Crossbow 115 + Spruce Pro Prime risers (Tyrolia Attack 13 bindings) [goto]
    '83 Spruce Osprey 13- + Ambition bindings plate-mounted [touring]

    '12 Rockered Condor 110 + Spruce Pro Sport risers
    '15 Spruce Osprey 130 + Ambition bindings + backcountry riser [touring]
    '14 K2 Pinnacle Boots
    '10 Spruce 120 + Spruce Pro Jr risers
    '13 Eman Uprise 104 + Custom Riser & SP100 bindings
    '11 Allz Elaila 94

    Previous: Gaspo Hot Wax 84s, Mantrax 98s, Summit Nomad 99s, Salomon RS80 boots


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    Quote Originally Posted by ysb33r View Post
    It is only a couple of weeks before the season opens. This is my blog roll of how skiboarding over the season progresses and whether I meet any skiboarders here.

    I have already bough my skipass nearly two months ago. This year I saved quite a bit of meony as I only bought for three resorts. Last season I had the all-Andorra pass and hardly skiboarded at any of the other resorts. As a resident of the parish I got my season pass for only €179 (yes, you read that right).

    Snow has already been falling since October, but this is early and some of it will definitely melt away before the season opens.


    BTW If you want more general details on skiboarding in Andorra see the Andorra Resort Report.
    Can't wait to hear about it!

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    I have not done any prep for the season. Still need to get down to a ski shop do get some reoairs done on my Crossbows and also to have the Ospreys serviced.

    In the off-season I managed to get a pair of Scott Cosmos AT boots ar a good price. They are much lighter than my crossover K2 pinnacles and will pair well to with my backcountry Ospreys setup.

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    '18 Spruce Crossbow 115 + Spruce Pro Prime risers (Tyrolia Attack 13 bindings) [goto]
    '83 Spruce Osprey 13- + Ambition bindings plate-mounted [touring]

    '12 Rockered Condor 110 + Spruce Pro Sport risers
    '15 Spruce Osprey 130 + Ambition bindings + backcountry riser [touring]
    '14 K2 Pinnacle Boots
    '10 Spruce 120 + Spruce Pro Jr risers
    '13 Eman Uprise 104 + Custom Riser & SP100 bindings
    '11 Allz Elaila 94

    Previous: Gaspo Hot Wax 84s, Mantrax 98s, Summit Nomad 99s, Salomon RS80 boots


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    Scott AT boots with the Tyrolia Ambition bindings mounted on Ospreys. I did the initial adjustmenrs, but will get them properly checked out when the ski shop across the road opens for the season.

    However they should suffice for some lightweight touring / gear test in the next week or so.

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    '18 Spruce Crossbow 115 + Spruce Pro Prime risers (Tyrolia Attack 13 bindings) [goto]
    '83 Spruce Osprey 13- + Ambition bindings plate-mounted [touring]

    '12 Rockered Condor 110 + Spruce Pro Sport risers
    '15 Spruce Osprey 130 + Ambition bindings + backcountry riser [touring]
    '14 K2 Pinnacle Boots
    '10 Spruce 120 + Spruce Pro Jr risers
    '13 Eman Uprise 104 + Custom Riser & SP100 bindings
    '11 Allz Elaila 94

    Previous: Gaspo Hot Wax 84s, Mantrax 98s, Summit Nomad 99s, Salomon RS80 boots


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    Got the snowshoes out too to check all in is good condition. Snowshoeing is a good way to stay fit in the winter, allowing for fast walking up/down tracks that one might walk or run in summer.

    This year wifey got upgraded to a new pair of TSL Symbioz. I really like the flex in the Symbioz models which result in the snow never balling up.

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    '18 Spruce Crossbow 115 + Spruce Pro Prime risers (Tyrolia Attack 13 bindings) [goto]
    '83 Spruce Osprey 13- + Ambition bindings plate-mounted [touring]

    '12 Rockered Condor 110 + Spruce Pro Sport risers
    '15 Spruce Osprey 130 + Ambition bindings + backcountry riser [touring]
    '14 K2 Pinnacle Boots
    '10 Spruce 120 + Spruce Pro Jr risers
    '13 Eman Uprise 104 + Custom Riser & SP100 bindings
    '11 Allz Elaila 94

    Previous: Gaspo Hot Wax 84s, Mantrax 98s, Summit Nomad 99s, Salomon RS80 boots


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    I really enjoyed last year's report from Andorra, looking forwards to more great stories and pictures.
    Just these, nothing else !

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  7. #7 No more prescription glasses. 
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    As some of you might know, I have used a Bolle Visor helmet in the past few years. Due to being severely myopic I had to ski with prescription glasses and I never found a helmet - goggle combination that worked for me that was actually reasonably priced. That is why I switched to using a visor-based helmet. I have been really happy with it and it save my head a couple of times.

    However, in this off-season I had cataract removal surgeyy with a toric lens replacement which restored my long-distance vision. This means that for the first time since the age of about 10 I don't have to wear glasses except for reading and computer work. AND it also means that for I can go skiing without having to wear glasses - only need them for reading the lunch-time menu .

    So I will soon find out whether I shall continue to use my Bolle and whether I can use switch to another helmet like the Giro I still have and maybe just ski with a good pair of sunglasses on those sunny days.
    '18 Spruce Crossbow 115 + Spruce Pro Prime risers (Tyrolia Attack 13 bindings) [goto]
    '83 Spruce Osprey 13- + Ambition bindings plate-mounted [touring]

    '12 Rockered Condor 110 + Spruce Pro Sport risers
    '15 Spruce Osprey 130 + Ambition bindings + backcountry riser [touring]
    '14 K2 Pinnacle Boots
    '10 Spruce 120 + Spruce Pro Jr risers
    '13 Eman Uprise 104 + Custom Riser & SP100 bindings
    '11 Allz Elaila 94

    Previous: Gaspo Hot Wax 84s, Mantrax 98s, Summit Nomad 99s, Salomon RS80 boots


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    Congrats on the Op. Life changing. All those wonderful expensive high promise sunglasses can now be yours

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    One of the resorts here is stating an opening day of this Saturday (17). The official ski season for all resorts are set fotr 1 December. In anticipation I drove up there yesterday, but except for the good views, the snow conditions are disappointing. I suspect that if they are going to open it will only be one bowl served a chairlift. Normally the road up to this bowl (La Coma) is closed in winter as it is used as a skimo access route and a green exit route for beginners. Yesterday the road was still opne all the way. I suspect that might be the plan for early opening is to leave access for about two weeks.

    There is probably just enough cover there to be safely skiboarding. If I go I'll take my pair of Eman Uprises and just do like 3 runs. I don't want to suffer any damage to other newly serviced boards.




    There is not nearly enough cover of the section that leads to the access road.



    The lower part of the resort does not have enough cover either, especially in the beginner areas. One can spot the red from the magic carpet surrounded by grass.

    '18 Spruce Crossbow 115 + Spruce Pro Prime risers (Tyrolia Attack 13 bindings) [goto]
    '83 Spruce Osprey 13- + Ambition bindings plate-mounted [touring]

    '12 Rockered Condor 110 + Spruce Pro Sport risers
    '15 Spruce Osprey 130 + Ambition bindings + backcountry riser [touring]
    '14 K2 Pinnacle Boots
    '10 Spruce 120 + Spruce Pro Jr risers
    '13 Eman Uprise 104 + Custom Riser & SP100 bindings
    '11 Allz Elaila 94

    Previous: Gaspo Hot Wax 84s, Mantrax 98s, Summit Nomad 99s, Salomon RS80 boots


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    That's just beautiful
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