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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:22 pm 
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ever since watching the Beatles Help movie, Ive always wanted somethinglike this


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 Post subject: Pricey
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:24 pm 
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Because of the limited manufacturing runs all dedicated skibikes are quite pricey, typically around £1000 and upwards. Sledgehammer from Austria are the cheapest and even have a sale on at the moment see http://www.sledgehammer.at/
It is only worth buying if you have are likely to be in Europe for more than a week a year, or perhaps live close enough to the Scottish mountains to make short trips.
You can easily have a taster by visiting Austria on a budget airline for a long weekend, be warned the sensation is great fun and very addictive.
If this weeks session goes well and the dome staff are satisfied about the safety of all users, it might become a regular event, there may even be a spare bike going next time. :o


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There is an artificial ski slope near me, may be worth investing in? (so i can have a go :D )


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 Post subject: Dry ski slopes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:54 pm 
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There is no harm asking your local dry ski slope, they may be a little put off due to worries about health & safety.
Find out which material they use as the older material, Dendix has a better sliding sensation, but IMHO could be dangerous in a spill due to the hexagonal matrix shape catching a handlebar causing a wrist break etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Dry ski slopes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:59 pm 
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PurleySquire wrote:
There is no harm asking your local dry ski slope, they may be a little put off due to worries about health & safety.
Find out which material they use as the older material, Dendix has a better sliding sensation, but IMHO could be dangerous in a spill due to the hexagonal matrix shape catching a handlebar causing a wrist break etc.


OOooh thats true, but surely its just the same danger as anything on the slope as it is hexagonal as you say.


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 Post subject: Dendix
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:09 pm 
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Yes :shock: It was common for skiers to fall and instinctively put out a hand to break the fall. The thumb would catch and get wrenched backwards, dislocations and breakages happened. According to some sources, our wonderful modern litigious society has driven the need for the modern alternatives now being installed.

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well these seem really good value just now, I wonder if my sons would like to share an xmas present....

http://www.sledgehammer.at/home_of_skibob.html


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:45 pm 
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If they do, you can go play at The Lecht, Glenshee, Aviemore or Nevis Range.


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Or the local park in winter - we had a 6 week sledge season here last year on the north facing slopes


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