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    The pricing isn't bad and none of the things...

    The pricing isn't bad and none of the things recommended are unreasonable.

    At 100k and 10 years it's time to flush all the fluids, especially if they haven't been done before. Do the cooling...
  2. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Have you added the pass you want and gone through...

    Have you added the pass you want and gone through checkout? The discount for renewal doesn't show up until the last page of checkout so maybe this is the same story.
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    I mounted Binding Freedom inserts myself as my...

    I mounted Binding Freedom inserts myself as my first mount - it's a little more involved than a standard mount but you can buy all the tools needed to do it (outside of a drill) for less than the...
  4. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    We skied there Saturday - it was pretty thin...

    We skied there Saturday - it was pretty thin coverage but a lot of fun. We rode in short sleeves all day. I can't imagine there is going to be much of anything left after mid-week, high 60s expected.
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    Looks like a bit of a disaster, but I've already...

    Looks like a bit of a disaster, but I've already got the tickets so I'm gonna go and have fun.
  6. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    Gonna ski Saturday at Baldy, will probably be a...

    Gonna ski Saturday at Baldy, will probably be a big departure from Alta last week but looking forward to it either way!
  7. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    Still kind of tempted for Saturday, though it...

    Still kind of tempted for Saturday, though it looks like tickets are up to $90 now.

    Anyways, got a half day in today at Snow Summit before I needed to head back to do some work. Super fun, great...
  8. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    Thinking about doing a Saturday reservation at...

    Thinking about doing a Saturday reservation at Baldy - does it get busy there or pretty chill on the weekends?
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    An update: Had a few days at Mammoth before...

    An update:

    Had a few days at Mammoth before the Wildcat 108s I ordered arrived and I also ended up demoing Line Sir Francis Bacons in a 184.

    The Lines were super fun early on a powder day -...
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    ESS - thank you! Love the thorough report and...

    ESS - thank you! Love the thorough report and pics.

    Gonna head up this week / weekend.
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    How's the snow? Especially curious about 13/14...

    How's the snow? Especially curious about 13/14 since it hasn't snowed much in the last few weeks!
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    I feel like there was an identical thread about...

    I feel like there was an identical thread about this a few weeks ago. I've never had an issue with my Patagonia zippers, but any company using metal zippers on activewear or outerwear is missing the...
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    I didn't do that when I just installed inserts,...

    I didn't do that when I just installed inserts, and the instructions didn't mention it - but if you're using a hand drill it could help you get a cleaner and more centered hole when you use the F bit...
  14. Thread: Why Pozidriv?

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    You do switch to machine screws but what Binding...

    You do switch to machine screws but what Binding Freedom sent me is an M5 thread with a PZ3 head. You could get a hex or Torx M5 easily though.
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    For those of you on Wildcat 108s - did you detune...

    For those of you on Wildcat 108s - did you detune at all or just ski them right out of the box? I am sure they'll be super fun either way and looking forward to finally putting them on snow this week.
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    It's a tank that uses ultrasound to agitate...

    It's a tank that uses ultrasound to agitate fluid. You can use whatever solvent or degreaser you want with it and it just does the "scrubbing" for you.
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    Purposefully over the top? Yes. I could have just...

    Purposefully over the top? Yes. I could have just taped the templates on the skis and did it at home with my hand drill and it would have been good enough. This was just the more fun way to spend a...
  18. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Have you tried re-seating the bead? Push one side...

    Have you tried re-seating the bead? Push one side into the center channel and re-inflate to see if straightens out?

    400mi on a set of MTB tires is amazing though!
  19. Thread: Why Pozidriv?

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    If there was a torque spec I think there would be...

    If there was a torque spec I think there would be less of a problem using fasteners that have solid engagement.

    Pozidriv is theoretically more resistant to the driver slipping and rounding the...
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    OK, I mounted my own fucking skis...with the help...

    OK, I mounted my own fucking skis...with the help of a friend who has a really bitchin' machine shop.

    Took the templates from Binding Freedom (confirmed the FKS is the right template for 2020+...
  21. Thread: Why Pozidriv?

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    Appreciate all the responses, I figured it was a...

    Appreciate all the responses, I figured it was a case of "this is how it's always been."

    There are a lot of fasteners out there, and I've got a boatload of specialty fastener tools, but Pozidriv...
  22. Thread: Why Pozidriv?

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    Why Pozidriv?

    Maybe this is a Jong question...but why are most bindings using Pozidriv versus Hex or Torx?

    Torx seems like it would be ideal to prevent stripping, but even Hex is a step up in terms of engaged...
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    Good tips, thank you! I'll grab a section of 2x4...

    Good tips, thank you! I'll grab a section of 2x4 and do a test mount and degrease the inserts.

    To determine if the mount point is good in relation to heel travel, is there something specific I'm...
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    I'm going to mount my own skis later - first...

    I'm going to mount my own skis later - first time. I've got Binding Freedom inserts and screws, epoxy, the proper drill bit and bottoming tap. I printed out the templates from Binding Freedom. Will...
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    ShipBikes.com or ShipNex.com for FedEx are...

    ShipBikes.com or ShipNex.com for FedEx are usually the cheapest for large parcels.

    BikeFlights.com if you have to use UPS, but I've never seen it cheaper than the two above.
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    I'm glad everyone else has suffered the same icy...

    I'm glad everyone else has suffered the same icy fate in the Alpine parking lot that I have...glad I had a helmet on still, seriously.
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    Note to self: take nice photos like Eastern...

    Note to self: take nice photos like Eastern Sierra Skier.

    Lapped from 8:30 - 1:30 today, not a line to be seen anywhere.
    Firm everywhere, very very firm in some spots - 12, 13, 14 weren't great....
  28. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Velo, the company with the 400 day lead time,...

    Velo, the company with the 400 day lead time, traditionally has 90+ day lead times anyways because they are a large OE. They make saddles for almost everyone.

    I think the biggest bummer is that...
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    PM'd. Edit: got my question answered - mounted...

    PM'd.

    Edit: got my question answered - mounted for a 27 boot. GLWS, great price.
  30. SOLD. FS: FREE - Giro Women's MTB shoes. SOLD.

    GONE. SOLD.

    Hey y'all,

    Bought these for the GF but she preferred a different shoe. Size 41, new in box, not even tried on.

    Here is Giro's link:...
  31. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I avoid straight pull spokes, but mainly the hubs...

    I avoid straight pull spokes, but mainly the hubs I like don't come in straight pull so it's not a problem. I doubt you'd really have a problem with straight pull or J bend, but I think you might...
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    We used to blow Crankbrothers pedals to bits like...

    We used to blow Crankbrothers pedals to bits like 3-4x a season racing downhill on them in the early to mid 2000s. Haven't touched them since then, maybe they've improved. Switched to Time ATACs and...
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    Just posted this in the Moment thread but I...

    Just posted this in the Moment thread but I decided to go with the Wildcat 108 in the 184 length. I don't really want to spend all winter demoing skis and I'm stoked on supporting a small brand. They...
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    Just ordered a set of Wildcat 108s - I've got...

    Just ordered a set of Wildcat 108s - I've got about 3 weeks before they arrive...can't wait.
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    Some updates: Wanted to check out the Black...

    Some updates:

    Wanted to check out the Black Crows Atris and Blizzard Rustler 10 this weekend, but couldn't get a pair of the Atris in an appropriate length.

    I ended up skiing the Rossignol...
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    Mammoth was pretty brutal on Saturday, I don't...

    Mammoth was pretty brutal on Saturday, I don't think I really got any good runs in and a few of the lines were 30+ min. Upper parts of the mountain didn't open or opened late enough in the day that...
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    Just want to take a moment to say that the Garmin...

    Just want to take a moment to say that the Garmin 820 was the worst piece of technology I have ever owned. Switched to Wahoo, and it's been flawless - route syncing (and ride upload) is so seamless...
  38. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I've never seen a BB like this - maybe there are...

    I've never seen a BB like this - maybe there are some but all of Pressfit / T47 BBs we've installed have been 29mm ID bearings. Cane Creek, WheelsMFG, etc. Maybe some of the early SRAM ones are like...
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    I'd try to buy a used CX bike or a gravel bike...

    I'd try to buy a used CX bike or a gravel bike that's a few years old. New $1500-$2000 bikes tend to be really heavy and have pretty terrible drivetrains and bad wheels. If you want to feel fast, you...
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    Too many. RIP to all the 26" Maxxis Wetscreams I...

    Too many. RIP to all the 26" Maxxis Wetscreams I left hanging in the garage and will now never be able to run.

    Folded and in a box in the closet seems to be the best method for storage. It takes 5...
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    I agree 100%, it was busier on Saturday than it...

    I agree 100%, it was busier on Saturday than it has been since November - it cleared out super early though and everything around Chair 12, 3, and 23 was empty. I'm crossing my fingers that the...
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    When I was riding a lot and feeling good my diet...

    When I was riding a lot and feeling good my diet was mostly vegetarian with low to no preservatives. If you have any weight to lose a cleaner diet will help and even a few pounds difference will make...
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    It doesn't look like lodging is really available...

    It doesn't look like lodging is really available right now in Mammoth - hotels aren't taking reservations yet and there isn't much on Airbnb. I guess I don't see how it could be that busy (hopefully...
  44. Thread: Theragun

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    Also have a knockoff massager - works great but...

    Also have a knockoff massager - works great but the battery life isn't awesome. I don't think any of these devices have much of a benefit other than feeling nice while in use - a real...
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    Thanks for the replies everyone - I'll steer away...

    Thanks for the replies everyone - I'll steer away from the Cochise if it's going to be a little tougher to ski.

    The Dyanstar M Pro 105 that was just suggested looks like it's got a relatively...
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    Thanks, I'll have to demo the Kore 105. I've...

    Thanks, I'll have to demo the Kore 105. I've definitely been making sure to get more forward, and stiffer boots has made it very apparent very quickly when I'm being lazy about it.


    Rossignol...
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    Thanks for the reply! The Soul 7 seemed appealing...

    Thanks for the reply! The Soul 7 seemed appealing since most of the reviews noted it was easy to ski in a wide range of conditions. I know it's probably not ideal in super deep powder, but I'm sure...
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    West coast daily driver resort ski?

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    Apologies in advance if this isn't technical enough for this subforum, but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed as a newer skier with all the choices out there.

    I just...
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    Forecast for yesterday / today was only a couple...

    Forecast for yesterday / today was only a couple of inches, but there was definitely a bit more snow than that. Busiest I've seen it in a while today, but everyone seemed to clear out as it got cold...
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    It’s been a ghost town up here. Bishop has even...

    It’s been a ghost town up here. Bishop has even added additional restrictions to stay there. I hope we’re turning a corner on Covid too though.
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