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    C6 Z06? If so, yes. Vettes are reliable, fast,...

    C6 Z06? If so, yes. Vettes are reliable, fast, cheap to own. It's a no brainer aside from being a little low end in terms of fit / finish.
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    I'll report back once I've got it mounted up, I...

    I'll report back once I've got it mounted up, I think -1cm will be fine for these. I'll be stoked if I get more than a few days in on them this season anyhow so I'm not sweating it, just wanted to be...
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    The current mount is for 328, my bsl is 305. So...

    The current mount is for 328, my bsl is 305. So in theory moving the toes back ~2cm should get the bindings in the right range to work properly. Left one ski with the binding where it was - it shows...
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    With the boot in now I am +1 of the line with the...

    With the boot in now I am +1 of the line with the heel slid up about 1-2 clicks from the end of the track. It seems like it has plenty of forward pressure, but just looks a bit off and the indicator...
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    Super helpful, thank you. I don't think the...

    Super helpful, thank you.

    I don't think the toes have any adjustment in them, so I have to get the heel all the way forwards (or within the last 2 clicks on the track) to get my boots in and it...
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    I need to remount a pair of Rossignol Axial3...

    I need to remount a pair of Rossignol Axial3 120s. Hoping to just change the toe to the get the mid-sole where I want it for a smaller BSL.

    Two questions though:
    1. How sensitive are the tracks...
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    This is kind of what I was thinking I'd hear...

    This is kind of what I was thinking I'd hear given the total lack of info about them online - the model didn't last for a reason, it sounds like.

    I picked them up this morning for $150 with Rossi...
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    You are right...but I want to be able to pass in...

    You are right...but I want to be able to pass in the left lane. Nothing I can do about it other than complain on the internet and drive slowly when I'm in CO.


    Anyways, stumbled on this on...
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    Any thoughts on the old 2013 era Ghost Chants? ...

    Any thoughts on the old 2013 era Ghost Chants?

    I ski mostly in the Sierra, but also planning a longer trip through the Wasatch, JH, and interior BC this winter. I already have Wildcat 108s and...
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    Every city comes with its own special blend of...

    Every city comes with its own special blend of infuriating driving but wtf is the wrong with Denver area drivers? Why do they all go the exact same speed in every lane (which is always the speed...
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    I have a 2009 Cooper S, it looks real funny next...

    I have a 2009 Cooper S, it looks real funny next to my full size truck. It fits a shocking amount of stuff in it and drives much better than expected at speed. I won't say it's the most reliable car...
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    You could try taking over a lease for the last...

    You could try taking over a lease for the last year of it or so - swapalease or leasetrader will let you browse to see if there is anything available.

    You probably won't get too hosed on re-sale...
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    I find the whole adjustable geo thing to be kind...

    I find the whole adjustable geo thing to be kind of disingenuous. I don't know anyone that actually switches their wheelsets with any regularity, so flipping the chips around is even less likely. The...
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    I've been making pizza in my home oven for a...

    I've been making pizza in my home oven for a while, and get pretty good results. I wanted an Ooni, but I think I prefer NY style or even a good, crispy pan pizza to most Neapolitan styles. So I've...
  15. Thread: Ski Chile 2021

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    Thanks for posting all the updates and photos -...

    Thanks for posting all the updates and photos - awesome to see a familiar activity from a different place / perspective.
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    Flylow Firebird vs Baker fit

    I picked up a pair of Flylow Firebirds secondhand, construction is super nice but they are too big in the lower leg. Feeling like I'm wearing some 90s JNCOs. Went for a Large but should have gone...
  17. Thread: Props to...

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    Sticky: Props to you for the killer deal. Looking forward...

    Props to you for the killer deal. Looking forward to some east coast skiing this winter!
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    Very cool - thanks for sharing it. Thinking I...

    Very cool - thanks for sharing it.

    Thinking I want to basically build my own version of this - but that's a really nice package.
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    If I go the LiFePo route I'd install the...

    If I go the LiFePo route I'd install the batteries into a Pelican case or something similar so it's portable - foam lined, could definitely add more insulation to it. Basically like a DIY Goal Zero...
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    After a bit more research it looks like you can...

    After a bit more research it looks like you can build a 100Ah battery with BMS for around $150. The DIY community online seems to think that ~$1/Ah is about the right price to pay for a decent LiFePo...
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    I don't think I need 100Ah, I think 50Ah usable...

    I don't think I need 100Ah, I think 50Ah usable would actually be plenty. Having some overrun seems like it'd be beneficial, mainly for AGM in the sense of discharging it less.

    That lithium pack...
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    From the looks of it, for $300 I can get one of...

    From the looks of it, for $300 I can get one of the following:


    High quality 200Ah AGM battery (~100Ah usable)
    Golf cart battery setup with 450Ah (~225Ah usable)
    This lithium battery pack ...
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    They should teach compounding interest in like...

    They should teach compounding interest in like 5th grade. And maybe some simple accounting.

    I don't use trig or calc in my day to day, but I know plenty of people who do. I think the issue with...
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    I checked out those Victrons, but was looking at...

    I checked out those Victrons, but was looking at the Redarc ones as well (without solar). If I am going to do just alternator charging it seems like the DC to DC chargers aren't too expensive - and...
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    All Canyons have issues cracking - Ultimate,...

    All Canyons have issues cracking - Ultimate, Aeroad, Speedmax, Grail, all of them. Wouldn't ride one or put anyone I care about on one.
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    I was definitely looking at a bigger inverter,...

    I was definitely looking at a bigger inverter, though you're right it's unlikely I'll draw that much power.


    Thanks for that detail - it looks like there is a very sharp jump in cost going from...
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    Thanks for all the input on the setup all. I...

    Thanks for all the input on the setup all. I don't want a generator, I think that's super overkill for my purposes. The GoalZero or similar power pack is appealing in that it is small form factor and...
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    So I have a shell coming in for my truck - little...

    So I have a shell coming in for my truck - little diesel heater is in the plans, but I need a reasonable way to power it (it would also be nice to power some LED lighting, laptop, and maybe a boot...
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    I replaced my iPhone Xs because there was an...

    I replaced my iPhone Xs because there was an incredibly high trade in offer towards the iPhone 12 Pro from AT&T. That said, using the two phones truly feels identical - the Xs was not slow or...
  30. The rubber and casing both harden and become much...

    The rubber and casing both harden and become much less flexible, which can lead to blowouts or tread separation. That's the biggest reason to avoid using old tires. I have had it happen on the...
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    $30k for a 6 year old cargo van with 115k miles...

    $30k for a 6 year old cargo van with 115k miles on it doesn't sound like a good deal. If you can wait I bet you'll do a lot better when all cars are more available. Ford and Mercedes seem to be two...
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    What's the car? I've had good luck buying...

    What's the car?

    I've had good luck buying lightly used snows that are already mounted - just figure out the bolt pattern and often you can buy something from another car that'll work. With Subarus...
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    My 2c from living in New England most of my life...

    My 2c from living in New England most of my life and owning a lot of light, powerful cars: narrower is better in the snow. I wouldn't go out of my way to get super narrow tires, stock size is usually...
  34. Thread: covid liability

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    I'm sure you could be sued over that - if it...

    I'm sure you could be sued over that - if it became a victory for the prosecuting party then case law would change and it would be easier to replicate the outcome in the future. US legal system will...
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    Chipotle Banana Tour...

    Chipotle Banana Tour - was showing on the website earlier in the month, seems only the cached version of the page from Google is available now. But either way, they've made this ski so maybe more in...
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    Repetitive tasks suck, sitting in an office...

    Repetitive tasks suck, sitting in an office sucks. Having to do both is pretty intolerable. I like to move, I like variety, I want to solve a problem or use my head rather than do something that...
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    The Garmin 820 pissed me off nearly every single...

    The Garmin 820 pissed me off nearly every single ride. I stopped using it for about half of my riding because it was too much work to deal with just getting it to sync (which it did flawlessly for...
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    Wahoo Element Bolt is the best head unit for most...

    Wahoo Element Bolt is the best head unit for most people - there is nothing better unless you want to spend $500. I'd go Wahoo over Garmin - better phone integration and better battery life. My...
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    There are a couple listed for $350 + ship on eBay...

    There are a couple listed for $350 + ship on eBay if you search "North Face Powder Guide ABS Avalanche Vest"
  40. Now you are getting it. Sometimes us mere...

    Now you are getting it. Sometimes us mere plebeians receive a break.

    I wouldn't buy one of these again - I'd have spent a lot of time under the car doing the work myself if they'd denied coverage....
  41. You're making a lot of assumptions, but none of...

    You're making a lot of assumptions, but none of them are correct. This car cost me ~$21k or so and had a new sticker price in the mid-$80k range. The warranty came with a car I intended to purchase...
  42. Making up extended warranty service stories that...

    Making up extended warranty service stories that don't benefit me or help the guy with a blown head gasket is 100% my favorite pastime. Anyways, this was CarChex through Assurant Solutions -...
  43. None of the above. Was a 3rd party warranty...

    None of the above.

    Was a 3rd party warranty purchased by the 2nd owner of the car and transferred to me. I'd guess he spent $6-7k for that coverage in 2014. Last I checked, in 2018, similar...
  44. I use AppleTV for this - you can stream from your...

    I use AppleTV for this - you can stream from your iPhone to the AppleTV via AirPlay. It's pretty seamless if you already have an iPhone or Mac.
  45. Some of the 3rd party warranty companies are...

    Some of the 3rd party warranty companies are legit. A few years ago I bought a used AMG, it came with coverage that ran to 12yr/100k miles bumper to bumper. They replaced anything and everything that...
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    What kinda cars are these failing in? I can't...

    What kinda cars are these failing in? I can't think of any battery in any car I've had that's failed in under 5 years, plenty that went 10+.

    Edit: actually a family member had a Subaru that went...
  47. Thread: Trucks.

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    I had one of the sturdy, braced vinyl roll up...

    I had one of the sturdy, braced vinyl roll up tonneau covers on my Silverado - it was fine though I imagine if someone really wanted something out of it they'd get it.

    On my F150 I have one of...
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    Thanks for the feedback on those Commander 98s...

    Thanks for the feedback on those Commander 98s all. Now to decide on a new vs used pair...the old 179 looks good for tighter stuff, but the new 182 seems like it could be better for firm days on in...
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    I have two pairs of Moments that apparently have...

    I have two pairs of Moments that apparently have nipples on them...no one, girlfriend included, has ever said anything other than that they like the graphic.

    Anyways, for New England mags, is...
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    https://www.skiburger.com/collections/frontpage/pr...

    https://www.skiburger.com/collections/frontpage/products/20-21-wildcat?variant=40107315724474
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