2003-04 Selected Race Skis/Dynastar, Atomic ..
Dynastar Speed Course (GS)
The Dynastar Speed Course is for big turns at high speed. Designed for racers and excellent skiers looking for the perfect turn shape, this screamer GS from Dynastar boasts a side cut of 104 tip, 66 mid, and 91 tail. It is offered in lengths of 172, 178, 184, and 189, with the 178 and 184 being tested. Radius is 21meters at all lengths. Edge hold was ?absolutely unreal?, ?fantastic?, ?rock solid?. The Dynastar Speed Course is what for Butch Reber said was had the ?best hold of a carved turn so far?. Mount the Look P14 with the racing lifter and you are ready for take-off.
Dynastar Speed Omeglass (Slalom)
Capturing the Gold Medal at the 2002 Olympics was great , and owning a pair or two made believers out of many on the Columbus Ski Club Race Team. The Speed Omeglass has oversized sidewalls, with Autodrive technology , giving superior edge grip. The Rhino Tip Protector is stainless steel with built-in gate protection on the sides of the tip to keep ?em looking goood. Offered are 152cm for the ladies, and 157 or 165 for the gentleman. The turn radius? are 11mm, 12mm, and 13mm respectively The side cut at 157cm is 112-64-102. If you are a racer or expert skier, and into short, precise turns, that has an explosive rebounding tail, then the Dynastar Speed Omeglass is for you. Testers comments included from Jon Reber,? Pay attention!! It?s a Slalom ski. ?. No Jon, it?s a Dynastar Slalom ski.
Dynastar Speed Omecarve 10 (expert to recreational racer)
For Technical, performance-carving skiers who love to link perfect carved turns.
We list this ski here because it is so versatile, and is a great candidate for a ?one ski does it all? for the owner. Race with it, free ski with it, travel with it. This is the one, that eliminates extra ski bags for Slalom, GS, free ski, mud and rock continued next section : - ) skis(huh?). The Omecarve 10 is offered in lengths of 152(10m turning radius), 158(11m), 165(12m), and 172(13m). Its side cut is 115mm(tip), 65mm(waist), and 104mm(tail). It weighs 2050 g. Enough with the numbers, testers thought Edge hold was; fantastic, incredible. Turn initiation; very exact, right on. Exit from turn; snappy, very smooth, snappy. Carveability; beautiful on hard pack and powder(we got dumped on at Boyne this year). Quickness; very, very, very.
Terrain suited for; ALL. ?Race it , Run it, Love it?. The Dynastar Omeglass 10, designed so you can leave those other 30 pounds of skis at home.
Atomic SL:9 (Slalom)
Slalom technology for the next generation. The radical side cut, super wide tip, and extreme torsional rigidity guarantee instant edge bite, and rock-solid stability for aggressive carvers. The SL:9 was designed by Atomic with The Race Carve system for amateur racers with a passion for speed. That said, it is offered in lengths of 150, 160, and 170. The radius for 160cm is 11meters. The top sheet is what is called aerospeed, which has golf ball dimple like properties to provide smoother skiing with high speed control. Heavier Skismith testers thought it washed out a little, but the SL:9 is designed for light to medium weight skiers who are attaining the perfect carve. And with the bright yellow top sheet, it?s good for at least at tenth of a second. The SL:9 was a blast to ski, and with it?s radical side cut ( not avail from Atomic), liveliness, edge hold, and quickness, testers ripped short turns down the fall line. The only minus of this ski is versatility at higher speeds.
Look for Deb's complete women's ski article elsewhere on huberskiteam's pages.
The kids loved this restaurant with a COWBOY flair
We walked into the restaurant and there was country music playing. There were two big barrels of peanuts by the door. The hostess greeted us immediately and was very friendly.
There was six in our party. My cousin Shari and her two kids, Cullen and Tayler and my dau. Noel and my niece, Tiffany and myself.
They seated us in a nice oversized booth.
There was neon signs everywhere, and it was very appealing.
The menu had a huge selection and our waiter Jason was very friendly and helpful.
The iced teas came in giant mason style jars. The food portions were large and very good. Everyone was happy with their food, and we were happy with the prices.
They gave us two buckets when we sit down; one was full of peanuts the other empty for their shells. Due to health reasons you can no longer throw them on the floor, though some people did.
A gentleman near us ordered the nachos appetizer and it looked like a mountain of nachos. Their portions were very large. I ordered potato soup and side order of celery, carrots and ranch dressing. My cousin Shari had a Black/Blue burger with fries. The fries were like steak fries. The sandwich was very big and very good she said. The four kids all ordered the childrens menu of chicken fingers and fries with sodas and they were all very pleased with their food.
For six of us it only cost $45. plus tip.
Not bad for six people and we were all full.
Katzinger's is Columbus's best deli. It's a cheerful, funky place with sausages hanging from the ceiling, a tall counter, loads of imported foodstuffs ranging from olive oils, to gourmet chips, to pesto, to cheeses. Dozens of unique menu items ranging from traditional deli sandwiches (rubens, corned beef, chicken salad) to more eclectic fare (calamari and lox on wheat). Pick from one of their creations, or construct your own. Anyone purchasing a sandwhich can pull a garlic or dill from the homemade pickle barrels. 'Fred's Finally Arrived' - spicy sausage with thai peanut sauce with lettuce, tomato and pepperjack chese on challa- lightly grilled.
Foriegn Movies or Comedy at the Drexel
Although there is a Plethora of movie theaters in the Columbus area, I feel that there are only a few worth mentioning in a tour guide, one of them is the Drexel. The Drexel at the South Campus Gateway is set apart from other theaters because they not only show mainstream pictures, but also odd films, and foreign films. (Some of them gems, others, probably not so much). I saw Volver (by Almodovar) there and really loved it. My friend saw the movie Shortbus there and left early (he said it scarred him), so you win some and you lose but you don't know until you try.
ticket prices are a little high with:
but students and seniors are reasonable at:
$6:00 & $6:50
Also every Friday night they have a comedy improv show. The 8th floor Improv Comedy group performs in their multimedia room. Tickets are at the door, and only 5$. With two showings 8 and 10:30 for those early birds and night owls. I haven't gone to see them yet, but I plan to on my next Friday night free.
The Drexel Theater
Before the Wexner Center came on the Scene, there was only one place in Columbus where one could go to satisfy their itch for subtitles- The Drexel Theater in Bexley. The Drexel- and its two 'branch' companions- The Drexel East and the new Arena Grand- are the only commercial outlets for independent cinema in Columbus. Showing a wide range films- from Mirimax-type stuff, to small but edgy documentaries, to imports- the Drexel theater has become an adjective in Columbus-speak. In personal ads, when reference is made to 'Drexel Films,' we know just they're talkng about.
The vintage building features three theaters, plush velvet seats, an old style neon marquee, and a fantastic Deli- the Drexel Radio Cafe- worth a visit in its own right (try the Chicken Salad).