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    ^^ I'll consider these profundities like...

    ^^

    I'll consider these profundities like bubbles in the ocean.
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    Good for you Neck! I got that ski in my...

    Good for you Neck!

    I got that ski in my hands last March, and it is butterfly light! Minimal CCR, combined with sidecut, makes an unbelievably fun ski on-piste! Spin like a top, hotdog, and...
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    New option for the slackcountry/steep approach:...

    New option for the slackcountry/steep approach: Snowfoot, 'a radical step in mountain mobility'. Crowdfunding campaign this fall and a first series launch this winter.
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    Well, since it's your first post and it's a topic...

    Well, since it's your first post and it's a topic that interests me, I'll be nice and give some goods.

    I ski both the 196 Protest Carbon and the 187 MAP normal.

    I'm much taller than you but...
  5. Snoqpass-- did you work on that ski lift project...

    Snoqpass-- did you work on that ski lift project with the local community, or was a totally private affair? In Italy they would throw me in prison for such forward/upward thinking! Anyways, keep up...
  6. Not only have I gone down two full sizes in my...

    Not only have I gone down two full sizes in my penny loafers (and straight rippin' with precision between the copier and my boss' office), I've also gone UP three full sizes in my business suit. ...
  7. Another tip: naked pics of your girlfriend are...

    Another tip: naked pics of your girlfriend are the best barter for good advice.
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    Well, 'performance' and 'cut up resort pow'...

    Well, 'performance' and 'cut up resort pow' aren't exactly kissing cousins. But last year I skied just about every day of the season with my regular carbon protests, and as long as you're not afraid...
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    To share some beta on the 2015 GPO CCR with UL...

    To share some beta on the 2015 GPO CCR with UL core: dust on crust conditions, super fast and variable snow, and a minor avy trigger at about 15 seconds… I think this is the best way to sum up my...
  10. Noticeably lighter than the older carbon cores. ...

    Noticeably lighter than the older carbon cores. Supper poppy feeling, great sound. Worth the dough...
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    I put in a really simple vapor generator, I...

    I put in a really simple vapor generator, I believe the brand is Glass, a german company. Closed the roof and walls with glass panels, natural waterfall faucet and a secondary faucet for spraying...
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    Excellent book on this topic:...

    Excellent book on this topic: http://www.canammissing.com/missing_411.html

    Scary stuff. As far as that dude goes, ciao.
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    ^ If you mean substitute your PBs for CR GPOs,...

    ^ If you mean substitute your PBs for CR GPOs, you could. But totally different skis. Reverse sidecut will not deliver the same versatility on hard snow. CR GPO would be like an all-mountain PB,...
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    Took the bait on a 192 continuous rocker GPO,...

    Took the bait on a 192 continuous rocker GPO, with new 'ultralight' carbon layup.

    Glad I did. The first two days were blower fresh, some 30cm on top of abundant amounts of quasi fresh. If you...
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    ^^ Them's some strong toes!

    ^^
    Them's some strong toes!
  16. Whoa, didn't think you were ever clueless, even...

    Whoa, didn't think you were ever clueless, even more difficult to imagine a connoisseur like you on a snowboard!

    I'm on the same thought… BCs and Yetis are probably the most 'buyable' skis for the...
  17. PSA: Now open: Praxis ski demo center, Ayas (AO) Italy, Monterosa

    Alright folks, its (almost) official…

    From the 1st of March until the end of the apocalypse, we are proud to offer skiers in Europe the opportunity to test/demo/rent a wide range of Praxis skis. ...
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    I've got two years on the 196, and two days on...

    I've got two years on the 196, and two days on the 187. With the 187 so far I've slayed a super technical, super manky soft snow descent under a notoriously ugly gondola. Then I took them into my...
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    Since all this is well known in certain circles,...

    Since all this is well known in certain circles, and posted all over the forum, I propose changing the direction of this thread to: just how cool is it to have BOTH 187 and 196 PPs?
  20. for the soundtrack: ...

    for the soundtrack:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MNFJBbiRNE
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    mtnlion. there are more than you think. saw...

    mtnlion. there are more than you think. saw lots of tracks in west texas last fall, and talked with a lot of people. apparently much, much more common than I imagined.
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    thanks a lot for this review. I've got a 10 and...

    thanks a lot for this review. I've got a 10 and 7 year old (next season) and was seriously looking at this ski for them. Right now they are tied up in their 'racing' regimens, and maybe again next...
  23. thanks for sharing this experience. and thanks...

    thanks for sharing this experience. and thanks for carrying your camera.
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    Two cartons of cigarettes don't last long when...

    Two cartons of cigarettes don't last long when you're lost in the tundra. I followed the stars by night and streaking comets by day, knowing that somewhere outside Chelyabinsk my contact, Lindsey...
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    dumping. Its a week now that it can't stop,...

    dumping. Its a week now that it can't stop, won't stop. 149977 And probably a149977 good thing the pictures don't upload!
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    Underwear on, I finish off the last of the vodka,...

    Underwear on, I finish off the last of the vodka, check that my pistol is loaded, and swiftly dispatch with that so-called reporter sleeping in the bunk next to mine.
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    It's a profit thing!!!

    It's a profit thing!!!
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    Applebutters!

    Applebutters!
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    I'd like to improve my tricks and spend some time...

    I'd like to improve my tricks and spend some time in the park. I honestly don't know much about park skis, except that they seem short. I was wondering what the tribe thought about the 184 piste...
  30. So did lightspeed82 make it with the reporter, or...

    So did lightspeed82 make it with the reporter, or not?
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    Man, after reading through this thread, I feel...

    Man, after reading through this thread, I feel like I walked in to the wrong bar.

    No, correction. I know I walked into the wrong bar. I feel like I woke up with the snaggle tooth tiger who...
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    ^^ Well put, Phiber. To be fair, I've also...

    ^^ Well put, Phiber.

    To be fair, I've also gotten some good 'unconventional' mounting advice for certain skis from this forum. Yet from now on, I'm playing it skeptical.
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    It's like a snow globe in a blender around here...

    It's like a snow globe in a blender around here the last few days. The last 24h saw over 120cm of sweet white sugar come down from the heavens. Even protests are too little ski for these...
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    excuse the side trip, but above remarks made me...

    excuse the side trip, but above remarks made me think of this guy, who definitely wouldn't 'get' the GPO, and certainly doesn't see how it differs from the next cephalopod…

    American tourist in...
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    6'3", 185, bsl 335. I'm also looking to see...

    6'3", 185, bsl 335.

    I'm also looking to see some comparison write-ups, but the season is early and I know most of you guys have at least five or six pairs of new skis.

    To put a reply in to...
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    ^^ Good stuff there. I've not skied any of the...

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    Good stuff there. I've not skied any of the otter skis you mentioned. But having bought the Freeride and Protest (and Protest 163 fer me lady) last year, I know all about the razors that come...
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    ^^ Don't agree. I mounted mine at -1, not...

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    Don't agree. I mounted mine at -1, not listening to the advice of the, ahem, ski maker, and I find the ski to be 'off balance', in the sense that this mounting point is LIMITING the ski and...
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    Yes it is. And while you're there, don't drive...

    Yes it is. And while you're there, don't drive slow in the left hand lane.
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    pm sent for the 16s

    pm sent for the 16s
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    from local15tv.com

    from local15tv.com
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    Cute, keep drinking. It's fake terror and the...

    Cute, keep drinking. It's fake terror and the war for your mind. The cowardly random few are our psychopathic leaders.

    "Another thing those agents are responsible for, however, is plotting those...
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    Sticky: Looks like the printer cartridges were low. The...

    Looks like the printer cartridges were low. The lack of color on her skis is by far the biggest source of our relationship problems. Next year, custom graphic and more sex.
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    Sticky: 134627 Good eye, 163 has 53cm and 32cm tip and...

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    Good eye, 163 has 53cm and 32cm tip and tail taper, the 196 has 54cm and 33cm. So you are absolutely right, the 163 tapers way closer to boot center than the 177, 186, and 196 lengths.
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    134620 These 'surprising' little snowstorms :fm:

    134620 These 'surprising' little snowstorms :fm:
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    Sticky: Mr and Mrs AyasFreeski 2013 quiver 134613

    Mr and Mrs AyasFreeski 2013 quiver

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    I'm in the Champoluc area skiing extremely fluffy...

    I'm in the Champoluc area skiing extremely fluffy and deep powder everyday. Especially this week ;)

    Dust on crust....your mutande-s are crusty! It has been snowing here everyday for the last...
  47. Thread: Italy

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    A great place to stay in Alagna would be the TRE...

    A great place to stay in Alagna would be the TRE ALBERI LIBERI, a bed and breakfast run by Alpine Guide Roberto Walser and his wife. It's in Riva Valdobbia, a charming village about two minutes in...
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    Damn, that's cool AND tough. I second the...

    Damn, that's cool AND tough.

    I second the security aspect. I feel confident as hell on my protests and their potential to ski out of the gnarliest mistakes is incredible.

    In November I...
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    I'm 6'3, and got a large for this season. The...

    I'm 6'3, and got a large for this season. The sleeves are about an inch too short for my lanky arms, perfect fit for style, but I would take an XL for powder functionality.
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    And this morning:...

    And this morning: http://www.sott.net/article/254756-Breakthrough-compound-generated-by-low-carb-low-calorie-diet-blocks-effects-of-aging

    Anti-aging compounds produced through Keto Diet.
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