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    A couple shots to remind me to take the camera on...

    A couple shots to remind me to take the camera on more bike rides.
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    283074 The sun sets on another season on my 184...

    283074 The sun sets on another season on my 184 Steeple 108s...
    One of my buddies calls them C3PO skis and says they can do anything. I never payed much attention to C3PO, but I agree with his...
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    282926 July 1st photo of a line off Mount...

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    July 1st photo of a line off Mount Monolith in Tombstone Territorial park, Yukon. Certainly not the best and not all that long, but very aesthetic and located in a pretty unique place. I've...
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    If you have to ask you'll find out soon enough...

    If you have to ask you'll find out soon enough...
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    275357 Watched the sun go down and the moon come...

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    Watched the sun go down and the moon come up under the watchful eye of some ravens.
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    Felt like May on HBM today. Sunday dawned as a...

    Felt like May on HBM today. Sunday dawned as a day in March and transitioned to the current May conditions by late afternoon. Glad we left early!
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    275345 Heading for the lines in the background.

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    Heading for the lines in the background.
  8. It's hard to hate your life when you're out...

    It's hard to hate your life when you're out walking around in the mountains. Get a boot that fits your foot and budget and give touring a try. Lots of vert has been achieved in full alpine boots...
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    Another data point for people looking for excuses...

    Another data point for people looking for excuses to lug BGs and Steeples uphill. I put in a very long day on my 184 Steeple 108s yesterday. I sometimes wish they were a bit lighter on the way up for...
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    X2 - running 96 mm skins on 120 skis will only...

    X2 - running 96 mm skins on 120 skis will only tell you that you HATE skinning on them, which won't be a reflection of the skis, so you might end up farther behind than you were when you started in...
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    274119 Steeple 108s doing their thing

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    Steeple 108s doing their thing
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    I'm on the 184 Steeple 108. My experience doesn't...

    I'm on the 184 Steeple 108. My experience doesn't match ACH's, but one person's idea of driving the tips vs another's are probably different as are skier weights, ramp angles, etc. etc. so who knows?...
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    I toured on the DW in a 190 for a few seasons and...

    I toured on the DW in a 190 for a few seasons and mostly agree with what TeleBeaver said. I didn't love the "two skis in one" aspect of the ski as much, but I got fairly used to it and had lots of...
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    Next year's Roxa sounds promising:...

    Next year's Roxa sounds promising: https://blisterreview.com/gear-reviews/2019-2020-roxa-r3-130-t-i

    Could this be a legit slightly lighter weight alternative to Lupos?
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    Kemper. Composite core removes wood type argument...

    Kemper. Composite core removes wood type argument from the equation. Plastic fantastic for the win!
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    ^ I have experienced the same thing a bunch of...

    ^ I have experienced the same thing a bunch of times. Itís usually snow under the tab on the heel cup that catches the bottom of the boot heel for me. Pushing the binding back into tour mode packs...
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    At least others are trying to put their...

    At least others are trying to put their experiences into terms that other people might be able to relate to. Suggesting that their efforts are dumb isn't really contributing much. What's your take?...
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    ... and there will be legions of rabbid fans....

    ... and there will be legions of rabbid fans. That is all.
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    I agree that the Bibby is looser than the DW in...

    I agree that the Bibby is looser than the DW in 3D snow (and in general), but I've never really thought it was due to the slight difference in taper between the two skis. I'm not suggesting that it's...
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    I did a bit of a hybrid of the BF plates last...

    I did a bit of a hybrid of the BF plates last year to mount my preferred bindings onto a loaner ski that was inserted for bindings that I didn't want to ski. I mounted the plates to the ski using the...
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    My 190s (mounted at -1 from recommended) are my...

    My 190s (mounted at -1 from recommended) are my "in-between/feeling a little mellow/playful" skis. I end up skiing them a lot and rarely wish that I had reached for something else. They are great...
  22. I've had two great experiences with Komperdell....

    I've had two great experiences with Komperdell. Emailed the N.A. distributor and had replacement parts in hand less than a week later at no cost. First time was the upper half of a carbon touring...
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    Mine are the 183s, so they're not long enough for...

    Mine are the 183s, so they're not long enough for this thread, but the old Rossi Axiom DP110s meet the rest of the criteria and ski as such. Can frequently be found with Solly 997s on them. Low buck...
  24. This isn't just a skiing thing. I've been...

    This isn't just a skiing thing. I've been increasingly amused by the ever-increasing number of unfit/unskilled bro/brah dudes I see on high-dollar bikes. The "tribe" thing that Yeti pushes must...
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    I'm pretty aware/careful with my stuff and am...

    I'm pretty aware/careful with my stuff and am running metal buckles but have still had to replace 3 of 6 over the last few years. Lower cables break reasonably frequently as well. The good news is...
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    Add buckles that don't fuck up multiple times a...

    Add buckles that don't fuck up multiple times a year and take my money.
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    Schwing!!!

    Schwing!!!
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    Bang on! I ran the Mohair Mix STS 125s on some...

    Bang on! I ran the Mohair Mix STS 125s on some borrowed 187s last year and didn't have to trim, had zero issues with slipping or glue and appreciated the reduced weight/drag/packed volume over my...
  29. It's pretty hard to massively miss out when...

    It's pretty hard to massively miss out when you're in Japan. First of all, you're in Japan. Chances are good that you're skiing pow in rad birch forests with people you enjoy spending time with....
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    Aaannnddd??? Death and dismemberment or schmoo...

    Aaannnddd??? Death and dismemberment or schmoo schralping bliss?
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    Yup. For science.

    Yup. For science.
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    Bump for JONGin' the shit out of PM communication...

    Bump for JONGin' the shit out of PM communication with Muggy. Sorry for the spam and glad that something finally got through.
    I'm currently at -2 on the play. Benched until I contribute stoke or...
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    Bumping this up. I PM'd back and forth with...

    Bumping this up. I PM'd back and forth with Muggy. The weak northern peso has influenced my reluctant pass on these. Someone else buy some rad skis!
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    ^Interested, but north of the border/donít want...

    ^Interested, but north of the border/donít want to make things too difficult if there is local interest.
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    Fake news! No bench, drill or beer :fm:...

    Fake news! No bench, drill or beer :fm:
    Beautiful skis! Love the simple veneer topsheets.
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    Heat gun. You can remove the straps from BD grips...

    Heat gun. You can remove the straps from BD grips too if you don't mind the grip/just want to get rid of the straps.
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    264152 A quick bump to say that these relics...

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    A quick bump to say that these relics from almost a decade ago got 'er done in some "interesting" conditions today. Each run included a few hundred vertical feet of 40+ cm deep pow which...
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    I considered doing that back in the Black Diamond...

    I considered doing that back in the Black Diamond Factor era. Fuck I hated those boots!
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    FIFY and not sounding overly crusty to me. I'm...

    FIFY and not sounding overly crusty to me. I'm slightly older, have been known to be crusty from time to time and have come to the same realization.

    I'm not looking to daily drive these. OG...
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    Who doesn't like a little controversy? Thanks...

    Who doesn't like a little controversy?
    Thanks to everyone who has provided their thoughts. It's interesting to see established Billy fans speaking so highly of the new C&D. Unless a bunch of people...
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    I have Bibbys in Northern B.C. if anyone has...

    I have Bibbys in Northern B.C. if anyone has normal size Billys and wants to live the Bobcat Sig dream? Highly unlikely, which leads to this:
    I know these skis have been compared and discussed lots...
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    Bumping this up after a couple very different...

    Bumping this up after a couple very different days on Steeple 108s which further convinced me of their radness. Day 1 was a lengthy stroll and a few thousand feet of climbing to ski a zipper crust...
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    ^^^I Like Skiing summed it up well. It's also...

    ^^^I Like Skiing summed it up well. It's also worth mentioning that their pow performance is relative to what you know. If you haven't been on Protests, BGs, 138s etc. you will think the 190 Bibby is...
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    I'm 6' and ~185 and echo everything that has ever...

    I'm 6' and ~185 and echo everything that has ever been written about the 190 Bibby. Doesn't feel too big to piss around on side hits (not ideal obviously), but holds up to speed and crushes more...
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    Steeple 108s continue to check a lot of touring...

    Steeple 108s continue to check a lot of touring boxes for me. Predictable and easy to ski in everything from firm windboard to deep pow. As others have suggested, they punch well above their waist...
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    Depends how comfortable you are with skiing...

    Depends how comfortable you are with skiing Protests on firm conditions if you get the odd day without snow or how willing you are to tour for fresh if some effort is required to find the goods. I...
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    Amen brother! I had a similar experience and...

    Amen brother! I had a similar experience and solution last season in my Maestrale RSs when I went from toe-shimmed Dynafit Verts to Tectons.

    This comes up in enough threads that it could be a...
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    ^ those DWs look good all murdered out. Not that...

    ^ those DWs look good all murdered out. Not that I'm going to take the time to do the same, but curious what you used/how it's held up? Graphics on those have always left me scratching my head. Lots...
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    258214 258215 A couple from today. Skiing...

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    A couple from today. Skiing wasn't great, but the views were worth the effort for sure.
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    ^ I think the Steeple 108 was pretty well the...

    ^ I think the Steeple 108 was pretty well the tour core version of the skinny goat that was floating around for awhile. I have skied mine in a wide range of conditions and been stoked on their...
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