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    Glad McLoughlin is looking better than Shasta! ...

    Glad McLoughlin is looking better than Shasta!
    Heard Amar was down that way recently getting his fix....
  2. Thread: Ski Chile 2021

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    Awesome video of the Plomo descent. Gracias por...

    Awesome video of the Plomo descent. Gracias por compartirlo.
  3. When I skied the Kautz, we went down Van Trump....

    When I skied the Kautz, we went down Van Trump. It is an enjoyable corny zone. I've even gone up that way on a different (failed) attempt at the Kautz. If you have the ability to do a car shuttle,...
  4. Would depend on winds etc., but my guess would be...

    Would depend on winds etc., but my guess would be around noonish for corn in the Finger.

    Beware of the schmoo on the Wilson glacier. I cut some big scary wet slides on that thing returning from...
  5. Glad you're okay. A friend of mine who is a...

    Glad you're okay. A friend of mine who is a long-time local has a story about being avalanched in the exact same spot.
  6. Rad. Yeah one of the slides happened in the gnar...

    Rad. Yeah one of the slides happened in the gnar terrain right behind your ski partner here ^^
  7. Thread: Ski Chile 2021

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    What a drag, sorry to hear that this second wave...

    What a drag, sorry to hear that this second wave of cases is happening
  8. Stoke aint broke 370626

    Stoke aint broke
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    I've skied a lot of K2 skis since getting hooked...

    I've skied a lot of K2 skis since getting hooked up by the engineers that I know here in WA. So maybe I'm a little biased, but I've found them to be plenty durable. I don't hit a lot of rocks, but...
  10. This guy seemed to get them out with a big...

    This guy seemed to get them out with a big wrench:
    https://www.frostguiding.co.uk/blog/693/Atomic_Backland_Ski_Touring_Boot_-_second_season.html
    He said the fix didn't do much, though.
  11. I have some worn pivots on my old Backlands that...

    I have some worn pivots on my old Backlands that got like that. I managed to get some replacement ones. The old were so tightly locked that I couldn't manage to get them out. (The socket tool that...
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    First off, I think it is inevitable that people...

    First off, I think it is inevitable that people will continue to get into trouble. The traps are too enticing. But I like the idea of saying "deep persistent slabs" rather than "persistent weak...
  13. You're tripping. Seattle hikers and other...

    You're tripping. Seattle hikers and other environmental folk would be up in a rage if you tried to build a ski lift in Denny creek. And I'd probably agree with them.
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    You can buy a little consumer convection style...

    You can buy a little consumer convection style toaster oven pretty cheap these days. I use my normal oven with a pizza stone in it for thermal mass, seems to work fine.
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    That jacket is sold! Received today, thanks.

    That jacket is sold!

    Received today, thanks.
  16. The persistent weak layer is here! Hopefully not...

    The persistent weak layer is here! Hopefully not to stay. Although they tend to do that.
    That late January high pressure + hard crust + light dry snow on top was a doozy.
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    Is your name Will C? I've got a puffy you can...

    Is your name Will C? I've got a puffy you can probably use for your suffer-fest. It's an OR synthetic belay jacket, so not the lightest.
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    I'm interested, sent you a PM

    I'm interested, sent you a PM
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    These are beefier than a Speedfit or a TLT:...

    These are beefier than a Speedfit or a TLT: higher cuffs, different materials. Speedfit is like a crappier, cheaper TLT6.
    This is plenty of boot for all but the gnarliest skiers. I had the Pebax...
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    Mercury, Backland, Tour Wrap sz 29 CHEAP

    For sale: some well-used but serviceable boots.
    Would be good for someone looking for a cheap option. Available in Bellingham and probably not worth shipping.
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    Nice! Keep up the stretch, roll, strengthen...

    Nice! Keep up the stretch, roll, strengthen routine and I bet you'll stay happy
  22. Thanks for the video! About 10 min in he talks...

    Thanks for the video! About 10 min in he talks about possible outcomes in a maritime snowpack.

    Here's some stoke for you all. First picture from Dec 23, one day after a solid rain event, a good...
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    Looks incredible. I think we saw Lancu and a...

    Looks incredible. I think we saw Lancu and a number of the other peaks from Lonquimay and Arenales last year and were wondering about them. This is really neat info, Casey. Some year maybe I can get...
  24. Interesting thoughts from you all, it makes for...

    Interesting thoughts from you all, it makes for good reading and thinking. There definitely was a bit of clear and cold weather immediately after the New Year's rain event (good boot top pow skiing...
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    I've got a backpack for sale, see here: ...

    I've got a backpack for sale, see here:
    https://turns-all-year.com/forum/index/yardsale/53367-fs-movement-skialpi-24l-pack
    $40 + shipping from Bellingham
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    Nice pictures of some neat mountains! These...

    Nice pictures of some neat mountains! These middle-elevation mountains would be great skiing.
  27. Do we really have a PWL at the moment? NWAC...

    Do we really have a PWL at the moment? NWAC hasn't been talking about anything like a PWL in the NW part of the state. I'd characterize our snowpack as generally well-bonded with a couple interfaces...
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    Compensating for something

    Compensating for something
  29. Yeah I think that's the arm, not Canyon

    Yeah I think that's the arm, not Canyon
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    It should stretch enough if it's a new liner....

    It should stretch enough if it's a new liner. Definitely use toe caps which will be very uncomfortable, and don't overbake. If you overbake, they shrink and then can't be stretched back. You could...
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    I get blisters there early season because my...

    I get blisters there early season because my heels become soft. A couple more tours and they callus up and don't recur.

    Your new liners might still be breaking in, I'd just give it another couple...
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    Even on a college budget, a single punch for that...

    Even on a college budget, a single punch for that issue should cost less than $20. I'd hunt around your local shops.
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    Thanks for the tip, I'm going to get lazier and...

    Thanks for the tip, I'm going to get lazier and avoid drying them out as much. Offset that with more skin waxing.

    At the moment just the edges of my orange BDs are starting to get funky, so I'm...
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    I fold glue to glue exclusively after I read...

    I fold glue to glue exclusively after I read this: https://www.wildsnow.com/27086/climbing-skins-easy-tips/
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    Re: XXX-er, yeah, heat can be problematic for the...

    Re: XXX-er, yeah, heat can be problematic for the glue for sure. I think a DWR-type application is good to keep the plush hydrophobic. With wax I like to rub it into the skin well then do a quick...
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    Didn't have a deal anywhere so I went with the...

    Didn't have a deal anywhere so I went with the Kohla's and hope that the waterproof backing will seal out some liquid. I will report back on how they do!
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    Glue failing to stick to ski isn't really the...

    Glue failing to stick to ski isn't really the issue I'm worried about. It's when the glue becomes extra sticky, changes color, and starts coming off on my bases (necessitating reglue w/ the gold...
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    Best skins for wet snow

    Kind of a cross-post from TAY but seeing what kind of different advice I might get here. I live in Washington.

    I'm looking for new skins to be used with my "winter" touring skis which will of...
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    I think that for the East coast style of touring...

    I think that for the East coast style of touring (I'm originally from VT), 85 mm short boards should be great! They will make it easy to wiggle through the trees.
  40. These are good touring skis. They are ultralight...

    These are good touring skis. They are ultralight with some carbon, so they aren't damp, but you get good touring performance for that. Titanal mounting plate. I've skied the 96 mm x 177 cm as my...
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    Not a medical professional BUT lighter skis...

    Not a medical professional BUT lighter skis should help. I've been dealing with hip pain (just from overuse & tightness) when touring on and off for a few years. Heavy skis, heavy packs, and big days...
  42. Funny. I have Justin to thank for a lot of my ski...

    Funny. I have Justin to thank for a lot of my ski friends since moving to WA. I imagine he was boarding back in '04.
  43. This is with Donnelly M and Justin A? Sweet....

    This is with Donnelly M and Justin A? Sweet. Legends.
  44. Righteous! Looks like wintry snow surfaces and an...

    Righteous! Looks like wintry snow surfaces and an early start. Probably firm if skinning with the ice axe. Did the snow soften up at all down low?
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    Even those Blister brobras think it is "ok"...

    Even those Blister brobras think it is "ok" https://blisterreview.com/gear-reviews/2019-2020-dynafit-tlt-speedfit-boot
    More info here: https://skimo.co/dynafit-tlt8-tlt7-comparison
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    Dynafit Speedfit Pro 29

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    Price: $360
  47. Are you willing to ship the tour pros to...

    Are you willing to ship the tour pros to Washington?
    Thanks
  48. Lots of New Yorkers, or lurkers, or just usual...

    Lots of New Yorkers, or lurkers, or just usual crowds in the Table mountain backcountry today.
    Nice day out there, if a bit windy, with powder stashes holding up away from the wind.

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  49. That's good. Let's hope that folks take it a...

    That's good. Let's hope that folks take it a little less "typical" with their carpooling, parking lot chilling, and joint-passing. Worried the bros will set us up for an outbreak after what I saw...
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    These are great skis. I skied the Chargers and...

    These are great skis. I skied the Chargers and now have 3+ seasons of winter touring (Washington) on the Superchargers. I love the feel in powder, and the camber is good for any icy snow you might...
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