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    And there is a rib up the centre of them now, I...

    And there is a rib up the centre of them now, I guess to dissipate forces or something (I'm civil eng, not mechanical). I have both silver and black toes and there is some small differences. The...
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    Yes; it is the black wings I am interested in. ...

    Yes; it is the black wings I am interested in. Are there any known failures with them? We all know by now that the silver ones may fail in a brittle manner with a high enough strain rate or from...
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    Skied the 188 carbon convert yesterday on...

    Skied the 188 carbon convert yesterday on Vermillion in Kootenay National Park, with the Vipec's on them. Conditions were 10 cm new snow on an isothermal snowpack. Snow was powdery near the top and...
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    I'm also wondering which may be better between...

    I'm also wondering which may be better between the carbon convert and synapse (either 101 or 109).. both look like they have good potential
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    I did geological engineering, masters in the...

    I did geological engineering, masters in the environmental side (hydrogeology/geochemistry) and it has now led me to a phd in avalanche mechanics through civil engineering. I loved the geological...
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    123mountain and OMC are the ones with $35...

    123mountain and OMC are the ones with $35 shipping for a $25 product. Jans doesn't ship to Canada. Already talked to OMC and they said they can't do anything about it. No reply from 123 yet. ...
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    They are out of stock for the year as well..

    They are out of stock for the year as well..
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    These are really tough to find.. MEC sold their...

    These are really tough to find.. MEC sold their last pair a couple weeks ago and I can't see anywhere else up north with them. I found two small US shops but they have an insane $35 shipping for a...
  9. Thread: sissy sticks

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    Any thoughts on the Trab Freerando Light vs. the...

    Any thoughts on the Trab Freerando Light vs. the Tour Rando XL? On paper, the differences I see are $350 retail difference for 130 grams/ski (1230 vs. 1360 in 178cm). The Freerando Light has all...
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    Beauty; appreciate the help! Vertical FT's it...

    Beauty; appreciate the help! Vertical FT's it is, possibly with some inserts if I have the time. Still love the Guides, but feel they will be better on some Trab's than the Opus
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    Right on, thanks. Inserts would make sense since...

    Right on, thanks. Inserts would make sense since the holes are already drilled.. I may get to that at some point! Does the plastic piece that looks like carbon of FT radical/vertical mess this idea...
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    Have any of you guys replaced Plums with Dynafits...

    Have any of you guys replaced Plums with Dynafits on the same ski? I'm contemplating taking my Guide's off my current ski and putting them on a new lightweight ski, and putting a pair of FT vertical...
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    Was the 22nd up to Rae.. yea, there were a ton of...

    Was the 22nd up to Rae.. yea, there were a ton of people, but there was more than enough snow to go around for everyone. Didn't cross a single track all the way down.. excellent turns! The ski out...
  14. Thread: 2012 ISSW????

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    deep slab, I think it is 1:20..? right after...

    deep slab, I think it is 1:20..? right after Yurg, eek! you?
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    can't wait for the winter... already got my 36...

    can't wait for the winter... already got my 36 months in a row in, but I'm ready for the real stuff to start building up! here's a quick edit of my last year around the pass/revy

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    heading up on Saturday and presenting Monday...

    heading up on Saturday and presenting Monday afternoon I believe.. should be fun!
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    went up to Rae last weekend to complete my 36...

    went up to Rae last weekend to complete my 36 months in a row of skiing. The top bowl was pretty nice corn, but the bottom 2/3 was half snow half rocks. We did have some fresh graupel to slide...
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    The hard to pull up is easily fixed with some...

    The hard to pull up is easily fixed with some olive oil or other lubricant, but that crack doesn't look so hot! I'd contact Matthieu
  19. probably restricted to Canada, but I think pretty...

    probably restricted to Canada, but I think pretty much every event is available for viewing here: http://www.ctvolympics.ca/viewers-guide/index.html

    The 'World Feed' ones at the bottom may be...
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    the earlier versions have super simple patches.....

    the earlier versions have super simple patches.. so if you don't care about the newer additions then it's great. still rocking CS2 and for what I use it for, it's just as good as the latest
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    I've always been a fan of the more natural...

    I've always been a fan of the more natural artistic style of Line/Pollard..

    http://iris.backcountry.com/image/view/2539/900/900

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  22. I was up at Highwood on Saturday.. very patchy on...

    I was up at Highwood on Saturday.. very patchy on ptarmigan loop and probably almost unable to put more than a few turns together now with this heat
  23. agree with the above.. long slogs for access in...

    agree with the above.. long slogs for access in winter. it's an excellent place for spring/summer skiing, however

    http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/63736617.jpg
  24. hmm.. darn. 70% of the time I'll be in snow pits...

    hmm.. darn. 70% of the time I'll be in snow pits but the other 30% I'll be touring.. I currently have insulated pants though and I'm happy wearing just boxers under them for a touring day. Are they...
  25. anyone use the Mako or Ventii pants?

    anyone use the Mako or Ventii pants?
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    we rented a boat while we were there, and it was...

    we rented a boat while we were there, and it was definitely a huge highlight of our 3.5 month europe trip. Something to be done with multiple people though. I believe it was around 100 CAD for the...
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    Any idea on stiffness of the bond-X? ...

    Any idea on stiffness of the bond-X? Intuitively, I'd think such a light, wide ski would be quite flimsy.. initial specs look pretty rad though
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    yea I think I'm mainly asking for spring/summer,...

    yea I think I'm mainly asking for spring/summer, although if they would also work out for mid-winter large excursions (i.e. big outing to a steep couloir for the hell of doing it rather than the...
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    a bit of miracle whip and scotch tape fixed mine

    a bit of miracle whip and scotch tape fixed mine
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    thanks for the insight.. seems that there are a...

    thanks for the insight.. seems that there are a bunch of great options available. The binding comments changed my mind; I didn't really think before of not having a flat touring mode.
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    1.1 kg for 88 underfoot? wow.. potential...

    1.1 kg for 88 underfoot? wow.. potential durability issue? I had been inching towards the Duo Freerando Light.. but the movement has more surface area and is lighter apparently..
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    That's a good point; it seems the BD/G3/K2 skis...

    That's a good point; it seems the BD/G3/K2 skis are more based on light but still good for powder. I'm torn as to whether I want that as a priority or not. On one hand it would be nice to have...
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    I'm not so worried on length.. my carvers are...

    I'm not so worried on length.. my carvers are 163, all-rounds are 179's, and powder skis 186. I'd be happy with 170-180 length. Weight is what I care most about, along with some sort of durability...
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    sissy sticks

    I'm planning on putting together a traverse/distance ski but I am having a hard time deciding what I want. Initial thought is something around 80 underfoot and 1200-1400 grams, which from what I've...
  35. to throw another one out there I haven't seen...

    to throw another one out there I haven't seen named: Nemo Obi Elite 2p. Two doors with ample space, 1 kg minimum weight, 1.3kg packed weight. 20D floor and 10D everything else. I'm getting mine in...
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    anyone gone up to Apex post-closure? I'm down in...

    anyone gone up to Apex post-closure? I'm down in Penticton for a meeting and thinking of skinning up for a few laps on Wednesday.. they okay with that?
  37. No complaints with them here. I have put in...

    No complaints with them here. I have put in about 250 days on my CSD's from 4 years ago.. I just recently applied some new BD gold label glue since one skin wasn't sticking as well as it used to;...
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    Downhill sliding with skins on a thick crust, put...

    Downhill sliding with skins on a thick crust, put a good amount of pressure I imagine downhill and forward on the binding which snapped it. After looking at my tlt speeds, I do question if the newer...
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    early season (received Oct 2011) on the right...

    early season (received Oct 2011) on the right
    later season (received Feb 2012) on the left

    everything looks the same except the crampon slot

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    here's another one ...

    here's another one

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/74323/guide-toepiece.jpg

    there's also different toe units from 2011-2012. My originals looked like this pic. the replacement has a different crampon...
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    thanks man.. back here with awesome news of an...

    thanks man.. back here with awesome news of an nserc scholarship.. yay. and it is snowing too! seems I bring the snow wherever I go. let me know on upcoming missions. i'm away early may for the...
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    last day for me up here tomorrow.. back to...

    last day for me up here tomorrow.. back to calgary :(

    south faces are full of corn mid-afternoon which is lovely. north powder has been affected since sunday with freezing level up to near-3000. ...
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    nice pics man.. yesterday was fun! not sure if...

    nice pics man.. yesterday was fun!

    not sure if this will help, but it has been snowing here at the pass consistently since 10am. Looks like about 10-15cm at Fidelity so far, which should be...
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    I can't speak specifically for Trout Lake as I...

    I can't speak specifically for Trout Lake as I found conditions around there a fair amount different than Fidelity, but in general Feb 8 and 16 SH is down about 130-150 now, still well preserved and...
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    hehe yea.. I told Bruce it reminded me of my...

    hehe yea.. I told Bruce it reminded me of my coastal days. ah well, can't win em all!
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    some of the most difficult skiing conditions of...

    some of the most difficult skiing conditions of the year today. HST is up to 75cm but the top 40 is about 120kg/m3.. argh. Tips wanted to dive constantly (even with rockered 120 underfoot). Can't...
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    few reasons to add to Lee and Lamothe's points: ...

    few reasons to add to Lee and Lamothe's points:
    a) every permit area but Grizzly was closed yesterday, so Connaught was the best bet for me
    b) visibility was very poor. was between OVC and X...
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    Rogers Pass.. i can't see

    True winter is back! Today was pretty nutso...
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    40-50cm more expect in the upcoming days too.

    And one more from a month ago..
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    get up here!
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    They DO work, and quite well. you are reading...

    They DO work, and quite well. you are reading over all the positive notes that people are stating and just focusing on the handful of failures. Plenty of us are very happy with them without any...
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    hmm, I think I was about 30 steps behind your...

    hmm, I think I was about 30 steps behind your crew up the Connaught. 10 cm PP on DF's.. fast sluffing and okay conditions. Would be nice to have 30cm of low density PP, but this quality should hold...
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