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  1. mikes781

    Seriously, WTF is with this Weather?

    I did both my AC and furnace at the same time a few years ago and I want to say that it was in the neighborhood of 10k with a few add ons and higher efficiency units.
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    Seriously, WTF is with this Weather?

    I’ve been thinking about getting one but have always been skeptical that they actually work. I opened my pool a month ago and up until last week it was in the 60s. Didn’t stop my girls from jumping in. Sunday it was in the low 70s and felt good after doing yard work most of the day. Are they much trouble getting on and off? We’re in it just about every night after practice during the summer.
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    Is alpinezone gone?

    Florida certainly does win the award when it comes to batshit crazy but it’s hard to beat their fishing.
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    Skison 18/19

    Thanks no Vail if that is how it actually plays out...
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    Skison 18/19

    Excuse my ignorance but who/what is jaindl?
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    the pics from today thread

    I love me some tarpon! One of my favorite fish to catch.
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    the pics from today thread

    Yep I used to burn the midnight oil chasing fish when my girls were little but now they’re both playing travel softball and I help coach both teams. Bye bye free time March through November. All good pretty soon I won’t have this time with them and I still sneak out once in a while. Even got to ski on this trip in December
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    the pics from today thread

    Used to fish those back bays a lot during the day running from bridge to bridge and in my yak. That of course was before kids! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    the pics from today thread

    Fishing the Delaware or did you head for the salt?
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    Vail buys Blue - Article Inside

    There is always Spring Mountain or maybe resurrect Belle.
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    Vail buys Blue - Article Inside

    I did look to see what Vail did with Okemo pass holders when the bought it last year and they did offer an upgrade option. https://www.epicpass.com/info/new-epic-resorts-faqs.aspx
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    Vail buys Blue - Article Inside

    Well based on the camelback rumors it does sound like the pass war is coming to PA.
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    Vail buys Blue - Article Inside

    Lol my interest used to perk up every time I saw Vail mentioned here. Being new to these parts I assumed you all were just pulling each other’s chains 50% of the time... that number has risen to 99.9% and wondering what it’s going to be like as we get further from ski season.[emoji3]
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    Vail buys Blue - Article Inside

    Is it April 1st again already? [emoji3]
  15. mikes781

    Introduction

    Yep don’t let your age be a barrier. I’m in my late 40s and just came back to skiing at the end of last year after a 25 year break. I was a hack back in the day and just liked to go fast lol. Started this year at maybe a level just above beginner. Took a few private lessons with the goal of doing blues this year. The last few weeks I’ve been hitting blacks and some double blacks at Blue. Might not always be pretty on the steeper stuff or in not so favorable conditions but I’m ahead of where I wanted to be. Blue has a six week adult clinic if you can swing the time during the week. Someone mentioned skiing with better skiers and that definitely helps. I’m always looking to shadow random good skiers. Once you get past that wedge and start riding the skis it’s going to get a whole lot easier and less physically demanding.
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