Less than a week until VT! I can’t wait now, have had all my kit arrive for my new skis except my bindings (absolute nightmare) and have already almost finished packing. Thought I would do a quick update as I have been super busy getting all my kit sorted and ready for VT along with deadlines at Uni and the like; so here is what I have been up to.
Firstly, a rant about Snowinn; I ordered my bindings from here as they had the cheapest price and looking at some of the reviews they seemed quite good, how wrong I was! I ordered them on the first of March as they had a long shipping time (coming from Spain) so I was giving them the best chance to get here before the 20th when we leave, they still hadn’t been shipped five days later and it turned out that they didn’t have any in stock and were waiting for an order themselves but had failed to comment on this when I was ordering them. So after this I kept chasing them up and eventually they were shipped on the 12th, twelve days after I ordered them and only giving them eight days to get here before I leave; now it is just a waiting game staring at the tracking and hoping they arrive before Friday. It also means I haven’t been able to cancel my hire as so I am losing more money on that! Hopefully the bindings will get to the UK today or tomorrow and I will get them at the start of this week; here is the tracking so far:
Rant over, now onto the fun stuff. Last time I did an update on my new kit I had just had my boots fitted, ordered my bag and had confirmation that my skis were on their way. Well everything has arrived, my Douchebag arrived two days after I ordered it so am super happy with the service from Snowtrax; my skis arrived on Thursday just after I had had confirmation of my bindings being shipped and I had had a class test that went well so Thursday was a pretty awesome day. Once I had my skis I called up Jon at the Piste Office to see when I could get in to get Quiver Killers installed and he said I could go on Friday afternoon and he would do them while I waited which was awesome! To top off Thursday we had the Snowriders VT meeting and pre-VT social that when off, during which I got my result from the test that day (79%) which I was so happy with I bought myself a drink even though I had no money, then again why else do you need a credit card…! Here are a few shots from the Quiver Killer install:
I had them mounted at the recommended point as I am predominantly using them as an all mountain ski plus a little powder. Now onto other things that have happened in the last 11 days since the last update:
I became a model for the new Snowriders x bro! Clothing T-shirts:
B&E Invitational went off!
Simon Dumont’s epic backflip…
Candide Thovex destroying park after a year away:
Sadly I didn’t get to be one of Haglöfs product testers but they had loads of applications so I am not too surprised. I am still waiting to hear back from Gibson Motorsport about the placement I applied to but for now all my focus is on skiing, 5 days to go! I only have one deadline with week and I have already done the work so I am not too worried at all.
Also as some of you may know I follow Jon Olsson and he has just released a new website which is well worth checking out, especially the car page.