Ski carrying device
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Jun-2012
OldAndy
Here we go .....



I am really sorry zivdicher that your thread seems to have been highjacked - but the general concensus seems to be - carriers unnecessary (I have tried some and find them a nuisance).
Jun-2012
Pavelski
Old Andy is correct about tips down position and bindings resting on shoulders near neck. If you look very carefully at high tech,,high level ski jackets they have a rip-stop (black usually) nylon material at shoulder area ( where skis should rest).
That is the function of that rip-stop nylon patch.

The trick is to balance skis with shoulder as fulcrum. With this method you can carry poles and boots AND still hold that tender hand!

Practice this winter this move.
Jun-2012
AllyG
Thanks for the video Andy - that's exactly how I carry my skis

And I generally use the throwing them over my shoulder technique.

But I'd still fail the 'looking cool' test because I can't walk down gondola steps without turning my ski boots sideways

For some reason I am fine walking up the steps, but not down.

And sorry for the thread hi-jack
Jun-2012
Pavelski
Old Andy is correct about tips down position and bindings resting on shoulders near neck. If you look very carefully at high tech,,high level ski jackets they have a rip-stop (black usually) nylon material at shoulder area ( where skis should rest).
That is the function of that rip-stop nylon patch.

The trick is to balance skis with shoulder as fulcrum. With this method you can carry poles and boots AND still hold that tender hand!

Practice this winter this move.
Jun-2012
NellyPS
TC wrote:
Also got another that had a pouch at the bottom where the tails of the ski's go into and then the strap is attached from the pouch to a velcro strap that goes abouve the bindings and again forms a carrying strap.

This isn't quite what I have but near enough - [url] http://www.skisling.com/


Thank you, I was just trying to remember what these were called. I saw a woman using one this year and thought it was the best one I'd seen so far.

Will be purchasing for next winter I think.
Jun-2012
Pavelski
The item that no one has addressed yet is how to get into that " ski carry position" .

Once skis on shoulders that cool walk desired is easy.

What I watch for to detect the good ski carrier from the great (expert) ski carrier is one special move. One trick that instantly tells me,,,,,that is "old Andy's pupil" or Dave Mac taught him/her how to carry skis.

It is called that "transition move".

From skis leaning on wall, on rack to ,,,on shoulders.

A smooth, move, elegant and fluid that shows the one that has done it a thousand times.

Yes I see the brain cells heating up,,,,searching,,,,,,

No You TUBE videos of this move yet. It is a secret of the ,,,,,,,,,,,
Jun-2012
Pavelski
May I suggest an improvement on video.

Excellent video. I go one step more.

Watch video again. Note that carrying hand. See how the gloved hand is holding the skis with thumb and index finger.


I place my wrist OVER skis and use wrist as a counter weigh to balance skis on shoulders. If you pressure down with wrist ski tips will go down.
PS. Ski tips must be downward to avoid you hitting skiers behind you with your ski tails!

Why use this wrist action ?


Well it frees your hand to carry poles ( yours and women's )!
It frees your hand to carry water bottle.
In short it frees your hand,,,,

Of course the other hand is for,,,,,the wife, the girlfriend,,,etc,,,,,

Just my way.
Jun-2012
Verbier_ski_bum
On the shoulder - mine or someone else's There is a way to carry them on the shoulder and prevent them from sliding apart sideways. It's easy to show but not so to explain but basically you end up with the top ski sliding a bit forward and down and just stopping there. Don't carry them parallel to the ground, always tilted downwards. I carry poles in my hands. Overall I don't find carrying skis tiring, and look at it as the integral part of the sport. It's walking in ski boots that I dislike. Last season my flat was quite far from lifts (about 1300m) with some uphill stretches and ski bus only going one way on my street so I rented the boot locker for the year - it aslo saved me from carrying them back to Geneva when season ended and they will be waiting for me there when I return in December.

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