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Severely broken tib/fib, the future is looking bleak. 5 surgeries so far and no signs of healing.

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Hi all,
I severely broke my tib/fib in a skiing accident. I also developed compartment syndrome. This happened early December, 2023. Since then I have had 5 surgeries (external fixator, 2 fasciotomies, ORIF nail placement and a allograft 2/26/24)
I have shown no signs of healing. I am 31 years and and was very active prior to this injury. I was on track to become a mountain guide and was working as a full time guide in New Hampshire's White Mountains.
I'm not really sure what the next steps are for me. I am looking at about a 7.5cm defect in my left shin bone. I dream of climbing and skiing again but I'm not sure this will be a possibility for me.
I've had several people reach out regarding tib/fib breaks but I've never seen anyone with a defect as large as mine. My facture was a comminuted, compound and I don't think they were able to use a large section of my shinbone.
Another bone grafting surgery is imminent...there has also been talk of doing a "bone transport" surgery. The final option would be BKA.
Can you even backcountry ski with a BKA? What about climbing difficult mountains, talus fields, etc.

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2024/05/20
13:59 UTC

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Skiing 2X4s

Shredding the atomic bent chetlers 1810

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2024/05/20
07:10 UTC

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maybe this is a stupid question but how do you know if you are bad at skiing?

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42 Comments
2024/05/20
04:54 UTC

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Finally ripping the 2X4s

I was BOARD this weekend, so I decided to finally ski the 2x4s. People thought I was jOAKing when they saw me on these, and asked how I WOOD ski them. But in all seriousness, they were fine. The main problems were A) it weren’t waxed. B) The tips were so close to the actual snow that whenever there is a bump, the tips just got stuck, and I popped out of my bindings C) the DIN was too low D) they were really just a fucking piece of wood.

40 Comments
2024/05/20
04:48 UTC

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Best sites to get used ski gear?

Trying to pick up a used set of black crows

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2024/05/20
02:44 UTC

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maybe this is a stupid question but how do you know if you are a natural at skiing?

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30 Comments
2024/05/20
02:05 UTC

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How to deal with elevation?

I just spent 4 days at Mammoth, which is only 8k at base, on my first ski trip. I was DYING from the elevation. Like winded just brushing my hair. Never mind walking in ski gear or pushing against choppy slush straight into 50 mph headwinds lol

I want to travel to ski next season, but clearly elevation is an issue. Guess I’m not hitting up Breckinridge 🫠

For those who struggle, is there a trick or is it just suffer through🥲 yes I drank a boat load of water

Edit since it keeps coming up: I exercise regularly, typically only missing a few days a month. I run 4-6x a week and usually do hiit or intervals. Adding endurance runs is def something I can do. I lift weights 2-3x a week with progression. I started indoor cycling since MTB season is gearing up. I’ll be MTB 1-2x a week and all cycling uphill, no lifts to get you up there 🥲 in addition to all that, I typically walk 20k steps a day on the tread while I’m working. I spend anywhere from 3-5 hours I’d exercise a day (I do struggle with compulsive exercise). I’m not sure there’s much more exercise I can add 😂 and I’m not sure my therapist would think that’s a good idea lol

Also I was draining my camelback 2x which is about 40 oz per, plus multiple refills of a giant smart water bottle when not skiing. That comes to 146 plus whatever extra at dinner or whatever

Not sure if this is high enough to matter, but I live on a mountain at 4500

Another edit: I ski at 7k base at Big Bear regularly (2x a week) without issue from open to close

Also I am sober, so no alcohol

198 Comments
2024/05/19
23:24 UTC

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tossed a quad (haters will say it's fake)

32 Comments
2024/05/19
23:15 UTC

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Meyer Teton all mountain skis?

Anyone used th se or have thoughts on whether they would be a good pickup as a second pair? Currently run k2 disruptions.

5 Comments
2024/05/19
17:23 UTC

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Solomon QST 106

Looking them for 40% off of 750. I unfortunately missed the time frame to demo them.

I’m in SoCal and looking for something for the few powder days we get (and to potentially travel with) and slush. Lord knows we get that slush. Specifically looking for a specialized ski

Thoughts? Grab them at a discount when I already feel pretty strongly about them or wait for a (weekend) powder day next year, demo something and buy the skis and bindings at full price?

Update: I bought them and I am super pumped! Can’t wait for next season 😁😁😁

Thanks all!

40 Comments
2024/05/19
15:42 UTC

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First season on skis!

Little recap of my season on skis, tips are welcome.

20 Comments
2024/05/19
14:59 UTC

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Skiing holiday advice

Hi people.

Looking for advice. My wife and I are going to France on 15 Dec. Looking for cheap accommodation, equipment hire and skii passes for about 3 days of skiing.

Could you recommend any resorts/stays/websites?

Thanks

14 Comments
2024/05/19
12:04 UTC

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Rate my quiver

Jk. Just some freshly waxed skis ready for that springtime sierra slush over here at Mammoth

27 Comments
2024/05/19
05:13 UTC

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Season send off

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2024/05/19
04:32 UTC

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Just bought hestra gloves - do I need to coat them in wax now or wait until they’re worn ?

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21 Comments
2024/05/19
00:52 UTC

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Buying first pair of skis

Just moved to CO and I’ve rented my whole life. Just purchased some ski boots and now I’m moving onto purchasing skis before the upcoming season.

I will probably be purchasing 165-170cm long skis with a wider base (100-110mm). Thats just what I’ve liked best. I’m not into terrain or anything like that so I’ll mainly be on groomers, powder and crud.

I wanted to know if anyone had insight to the “technology” of the ski and what would be best for that type of terrain.

Mainly just thinking of stiffness, camber, and the core material and which materials do what. Any help would be great!

14 Comments
2024/05/18
23:27 UTC

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These two ski areas in Colorado served us well this past season. On to other things.

6 Comments
2024/05/18
21:44 UTC

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Beer leagues

Do any Colorado resorts do a beer league? Afternoon/night races that are equally social and competitive.

4 Comments
2024/05/18
14:48 UTC

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Found on the street…any good?

14 Comments
2024/05/17
23:55 UTC

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Buying Enforcer 100s, thinking of getting Tyrolia Attack bindings, should i get with 95mm or 110mm breaks?

12 Comments
2024/05/17
23:45 UTC

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Timberline Summer riding/skiing Pass is $1400

The Timberline Summer Alpine Pass offers lift-accessed skiing and riding through the end of the 2024 summer season, Aug. 20th, with no blackout dates. This pass includes access to the public park. It does not include access to the Freestyle Training Center (FTC). FTC tickets can be purchased for $130 per day. The FTC will be open June 17 - July 27.

https://www.timberlinelodge.com/mountain/season-passes

30 Comments
2024/05/17
23:11 UTC

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Deep in the postseason nostalgia. One of my favorite shots of my buddy Graham on a very, very long rail at Breck, circa 2011.

7 Comments
2024/05/17
19:56 UTC

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Skis recommendations for a vertically challenged male

163cm/5’4” tall, 68kg/150lbs male.

Current skis are 156cm. I don’t think I’d want anything longer than 160.

I prefer to spend my time messing around through the trees, working on getting better on moguls, and playing with smaller jumps/obstacles. Nothing too aggressive.

What skis should I consider?

17 Comments
2024/05/17
19:47 UTC

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Should you let people ride alone in chairlift on empty days?

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2024/05/17
18:39 UTC

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Working a season in Canada, Big White or Whistler?

Obviously both have their pros and cons. Im on the fence currently. What are your thoughts?

37 Comments
2024/05/17
11:11 UTC

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