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SallyCat

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About SallyCat

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    Super-G Racer

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  • Equipment
    RTMs. 170cm. Shut up.
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    Skier
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    Ascutney

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    Female
  • Location
    Brownsville, Vermont
  • Interests
    ALL the napkin phone numbers.

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  1. SallyCat

    New Purchases... What did you buy so far

    Oooo, my ski-industry pass includes unlimited visits to any resort in Vermont, two tickets per visit! Someone's about to make new friends!
  2. SallyCat

    New Purchases... What did you buy so far

    Half the people I know here are tele skiers. I'd definitely like to try it, but I really want to work on getting my regular alpine skiing up a few notches. I'm getting some sort of ski- industry pass that's good for every Vermont resort, so imma take that thing for a ride! GSS, my setup isn't literally 50 pounds, but it ain't light. Frame bindings ski like regular alpine bindings but are heavy and less efficient for climbing. They basically look like a demo binding except that you can lift the whole thing up at the heel. Salomon has a fancy new AT binding that's supposed to climb like a tech binding but ski like an alpine binding. If I can get a pro deal on those I may try them out. Bit of snow at Killington today and freeze warnings tonight!
  3. SallyCat

    New Purchases... What did you buy so far

    Just completed my dirtbag alpine touring set-up at the Pico ski swap with a pair of cheap 2014 Dynastar Cham 97s that have never been mounted. Now I have skis, frame bindings, climbing skins, and touring boots all for less than $600. The whole set-up weighs about 50 pounds and the boots are too soft, but heck, if there's a powder day I can ski from my front door.
  4. SallyCat

    Skison 18/19

    Yes. I recall that Long John, Ridge, and Canyon were open.
  5. SallyCat

    Skison 18/19

    Mt. Snow might be a better (and closer) option than K in November if you really want to push the season. They spent a ton of money on expanding snowmaking last year and I had a perfectly fun time skiing there in late Nov. with just a few trails open but good snow coverage and light crowds. I mean, it was November and all, but it was skiing and it didn't suck.
  6. Done with the gym; I've folded my share of towels for a lifetime. I'll be managing the ski school at Suicide Six this winter.
  7. I'm gonna find out this season what it's like to work in the ski industry. So far the pros are: 1. 9-5 office job, but I can ski on my lunch break. 2. My days off will be weekdays, so no crowds. 3. Discounts on equipment plus free food at the lodge. 4. I'm f/t salaried with benefits, so I don't have to deal with the unpaid shiftwork bs that ski instructors do. Cons: 1. Relatively low pay (compared to my previous job) 2. ? Not sure what else yet.
  8. Never done it so of course posting. Looked into it last year; there seem to be lots better, easier ways to get a season pass than instructing if that's what you're after. Unless you really love instructing, which many do. If I had the money I would NEVER work during ski season.
  9. SallyCat

    NJ Cannabis Legalization Thread

    Thanks! I'll save up for a better one (leaf, portable). Used a Pax at a friend's the other day and liked it (SO much smoother than a bong) and he was very happy with it. No sense in wasting money on a cheapo one if there's consensus that they don't hold up.
  10. SallyCat

    NJ Cannabis Legalization Thread

    Vaporizer recommendations? Do I need to spend $200? Thx.
  11. SallyCat

    2017 Scott Voltage DH Bike

    My bike can fit 29 and 25.5+ tires and switch the HT angle by 1 degree. I LOVE 29ers for trail riding. I thought the chip was like giving me a hundred dollar bottle of wine: I'm not good enough to notice the difference. But it's a SICK feature. I live on a mountain next to a steep, technical trail network and I work at a flowy DH bike park, so I've been using the chip like crazy this summer. The slack mode is SWEET for the park but a pig to pedal on the trails and vice-versa. I'm definitely sold on geo-adjustment! EDIT: The mechanic at my shop and I measured the bb height in both modes and weirdly it's exactly the same. I don't see how that's possible, but the ruler says it is. With the 29ers on, though, the bike feels way taller.
  12. SallyCat

    2017 Scott Voltage DH Bike

    An enduro/dh 29er! Cool! I wish more companies offered bikes with adjustable geometry like Rocky Mountain's Ride 9 thingy. That's the way to really get a do-it-all bike that rips downhill but climbs more than "OK/acceptable."
  13. SallyCat

    Skison 18/19

    Mods, Barb hijacked the lawn-mowing thread. 😁
  14. SallyCat

    Skison 18/19

    Lol, just happy to have a job that doesn't land me in the hospital with stress-induced heart problems. Plus we only do general labor once a week; the rest of the time is hanging out in the shop or giving lessons; it's all fun and easy.
  15. SallyCat

    Skison 18/19

    I spent last Thursday weed-whacking under the chairlift at 6; had never used one before and it had a cool chest harness and was really fun. The guys laugh at me for it, but I love days when the lifts aren't running and we do general labor. Trail building and maintenance, brush-clearing, weed-whacking, bike repairs, etc.; so much more satisfying than sitting at a desk and you don't have to take any work home with you. Getting to use a riding mower would be Christmas morning for me.
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