October Meeting 2014 Recap

Recap

The October meeting was well attended, with a stream of Past, Present and NEW Members coming from a raining fall evening.

Chuck Riely, ACE EISCL Rep, gave us an update on EISCL Benefits, Card Distribution in December, and Party invites.

Robin Diamond, EISCL Racing, gave an update to WMRL racing this season. Registration will be $20.00 which will enable you to race in Four Races this coming season. For more details visit EISCL 2014 Race Dates.

Registration forms need to be sent to Robintdiamond@comcast.net by November 30th with your $20.00 registration fee made out to ACE SKI Club or you can pay via paypal on the ACE Ski Club website. Races will Start on Saturday, January 7th.

Featured Speaker

Ted Butler from Ken Jones Ski Shop in Manchester, NH to gave us a Ski Tuning Demo; a short “How To” on prepping skis for a great day of skiing or racing.

Ted Butler

Ted gave an easy to listen to Ski Tuning Demo where he explained:

  • the tools you would need
  • how waxing the ski works
  • and most importantly he answered the Question – “What does a stone grind really do to your base?”

Turns out it doesn’t sharpen your edges, it actually puts a texture in the base of your skis which allows the skis to slide better. If you are racing on your skis, and they have just had a stone grind, ski on them one or two days before the race, as they will only get better. Or use your brushes to smooth out those sharp ridges the grind puts in the bases. You will have a much better day and race.

A helpful hint – put 1 , 2, 3 or more layers of wax on the skis. Put it on hot, but not smoking, keep the iron at a tempered heat(no smoke) and then scrape it off while still warm. Texturize with a metal/copper and bristle brush.

For really good day on the slopes carry some Toko Express Pocket Rub On Wax in your pocket to apply on the hill or take a break at lunch and reapply at the lodge for fun afternoon skiing.

Ted had lots of helpful tuning suggestions and was kept busy after his presentation ended with many 1-on-1 questions.

A mountain sized THANK YOU goes out to Ted for taking time out of his schedule to join us at the meeting. Thank you to Ken Jones of Manchester NH for the six free stone grind tune-ups and two diamond stones they offered the club to add to the door prizes for the night.

Costume Contest

We had three contenders this year.

  • Ilene Titus – Chef Boyardee. She was serving up some Spaghetti O’s
  • Leta Markham – Downhill Mountain Biker with a Brain injury. The injury was busting out all over!!
  • Michele Grenier – French Ski instructor. Michele was our prizewinner of two Lift Tickets.

Winner for best costume: Michele Grenier – 2 Pico tickets

Thank you to those who came out in costume.

Leta-costume

October 2014 Door Prize Winners

Roscoe Diamond 2 Smuggler’s Notch tickets
Leta Markham Stone grind, at Ken Jones
Roxanne Arey Ski socks
Matt Kontoff 2 Mad River Glen tickets
Wayne Potter Goggles
Mary Mattock 2 Bromley tickets
John Campbell Stone grind, at Ken Jones
Cheryl Campbell Diamond sharpening stone
Rob Titus Stone grind, at Ken Jones
Chris Gerber 2 Smuggler’s Notch tickets
Kevin Kieley Ski socks
Marty Stark Stone grind, at Ken Jones
Greg Ruklic Thermal top
Jack Coady Ski socks
Andy Sage Stone grind, at Ken Jones
Dan Villani Diamond sharpening stone
Mary Stillson Goggles
Janet Kennett Stone grind, at Ken Jones
Mary Mattock Thermal top
Betty Ann Tyson Boot bag
Rose Villani Ski jacket
Mary Mattock Skis and bindings

Thank you to RJ Bradleys for providing the door prizes for the evening.

October Door Prize Winners

Food Donations

Thank you to everyone who brought food donations. The donations went to the Nashua Soup Kitchen, Nashua, NH and Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Ayer, MA. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.