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    They were graphene! I had high hopes, might have...

    They were graphene! I had high hopes, might have been a manufacturing problem


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    I was pretty pumped to try the terraultras, but...

    I was pretty pumped to try the terraultras, but the sole started peeling on the first run i took, less than 8 miles.
    Maybe a fluke and definitely unfortunate as i liked them otherwise!


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    Thanks everyone, thereís some interesting new...

    Thanks everyone, thereís some interesting new stuff to look at for sure!
    If Iím colorblind will the red ones still be faster/best choice?


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    Which Hiking/fastpacking Shoes?

    We talked about running shoes for a bit, how about light hikers or fastpacking type shoes? I've been using my Altra running shoes for it, but they just fall apart too quick and aren't really tough...
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    UL 187 GPO with veneer remains one of my all time...

    UL 187 GPO with veneer remains one of my all time favorite shapes and flavors. Couldnít help chiming in on the gpo talk above.


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    Seconded on the topo heads up; Iíve had limited...

    Seconded on the topo heads up; Iíve had limited success with altra but need the width, so Iím stoked to try out some topos...


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  7. The shells are pretty used up, perhaps itís worth...

    The shells are pretty used up, perhaps itís worth the experiment of moving the buckle without going all the way to the cuff pivot, as you say turnfarmer. Will ponder!


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  8. Thanks mntlion! Iíll start looking for those...

    Thanks mntlion! Iíll start looking for those pivots.
    Is anyone else a bit surprised swissphic hasnít rolled through with something revolutionary yet?


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    Thanks!


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  10. I think it would be great- do you have any...

    I think it would be great- do you have any pictures mntlion? Any special hardware?


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  11. Right plug, i forget. Rod, i need more for...

    Right plug, i forget.

    Rod, i need more for uphilling than skiing, honestly.


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  12. Any elegant ideas for buckle relocation on tlt6?

    I donít need my instep crushed, i need heel hold. I know a splitboard company had a kit to move the front buckle to the cuff pivot in the style of Scarpa boots. I canít find it anymore. Iím looking...
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    WTB: 160-170 length all around touring rig

    Seeking for a friend; 5í4Ē, new to skiing and touring. Sheís looking for a decent tech/pin setup mounted for a bsl close to a mondo 24!
    Thanks


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    Can we discuss mid drives a bit? Iíve got a...

    Can we discuss mid drives a bit? Iíve got a karate monkey Iíve been considering building up. Bafang seems prolific, is it any good? Others I should look at? Mostly for exploring and kayak shuttles.
    ...
  15. This is a steal- not sure why they have lasted so...

    This is a steal- not sure why they have lasted so long, other than itís june.
    If I didnít have two pairs Iíd be getting in touch.


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    Iíve got dynafit cramps, and I guess I havenít...

    Iíve got dynafit cramps, and I guess I havenít tried going without it. Maybe I donít even need them....


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    It keeps the crampon centered so it doesnít catch...

    It keeps the crampon centered so it doesnít catch on the edge of the toe piece. Dynafit has a plastic tab built in that works great and canít fall off, get lost or require dexterity.


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    Any decent mods out there to ditch the little...

    Any decent mods out there to ditch the little plastic clips for Salomon Mtn ski crampons? They are fiddly and make a hassle out of something that should be simple.


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  19. Thread: Down jackets....

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    Total depth of loft and materials are the...

    Total depth of loft and materials are the determining factor for warmth; if I remember correctly, the fill power is as follows :
    1 ounce of down is weighed out and allowed to loft fully. Then itís...
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    60mm? Is it an axe for ANTS? It should be at...

    60mm? Is it an axe for ANTS? It should be at least twice that size....


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    These hang on the latch of the door frame, a...

    These hang on the latch of the door frame, a fairly strong point as itís intended to hold stuff together in a wreck.


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    Yo, eddy- After the kp experience, what...

    Yo, eddy-
    After the kp experience, what possessed you to buy alpinist?


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    Iíd stick with the tltís, but take a moment to...

    Iíd stick with the tltís, but take a moment to replace the toe lock levers. Dynafit calls them excenter levers; itís maybe the only thing that Iíd expect to break on older dynafit stuff. Easy...
  24. Thread: What bike am I?

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    Well, I pulled the trigger today on what seems...

    Well, I pulled the trigger today on what seems like a pretty good deal for a Transition Smuggler. I swung back to 29" wheels at the last second, and I'd been watching this one for a bit. It was a...
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    RTR, Iím pretty sure Iím solidly in the market...

    RTR, Iím pretty sure Iím solidly in the market for a large frame. That bike in the pic looks sick though...
    Adrenelated, i think you are right. Iím going to check out the Tracer, and if itís a no...
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    Yeah, i do dig the Monkey on almost everything,...

    Yeah, i do dig the Monkey on almost everything, but Iím ready to pedal sitting down on loooong ride.
    Iím looking at a decent condition Intense Tracer Carbon for $1700, or a nearly new transition...
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    Thanks again for ideas everyone, I'm starting to...

    Thanks again for ideas everyone, I'm starting to thin the herd a bit. I've decided as I've already got a 9'er(although rigid), to focus on 27.5 for a different flavor. I'm hunting a scout or...
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    Sounds reasonable. Sent from my iPhone...

    Sounds reasonable.


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  29. Thread: What bike am I?

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    What bike am I?

    The dreaded ďwhat should I buy?Ē Thread. Iíve got a good idea what skis to get, but Iím ready to step back into bikes with way too many moving parts.
    Iíve been on a Surly Karate Monkey steel 29íer...
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    185, 5í11Ē, menís spring. Sent from my...

    185, 5í11Ē, menís spring.


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    Iím also pretty stoked with the mtnís. Several...

    Iím also pretty stoked with the mtnís. Several big days, great function. They feel solid. Inly gripes are the silly plastic clips for ski crampon use, must improve. Also, ramp angle calls for a tiny...
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    Those guys do such good work... i sourced the...

    Those guys do such good work... i sourced the veneer , so paul tagged on a bit extra for the setup etc, but worth it for me!
    They are just under seven pounds for the pair, so light but definitely...
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    275733 A new addition to the touring quiver:...

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    A new addition to the touring quiver: 175 Lithic Joplin 99. Built with the touring core option and fiddleback maple tops. I mounted them last night and toured Ďem today, Iím pretty pumped...
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    Thanks everyone! Iíll keep looking, probably...

    Thanks everyone! Iíll keep looking, probably focusing on large sizes


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    Bike sizing question

    Ok, Iíve been on a large Karate Monkey for a while, now looking for a bounce bike. Iím looking at used or new 27.5 all-around trail bikes. Iím 5í11Ē, sorta long torso. Can i get away with a medium?...
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    Poll: Trailbreakers here too. PNW, about 60 days on...

    Trailbreakers here too. PNW, about 60 days on them this season. Decent build, decent zippers and pocket placement. Iíve put some damage on them, but reasonable for the amount of use. I could use a...
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    Iím pretty stoked on OR stormtrackers. Iíve had...

    Iím pretty stoked on OR stormtrackers. Iíve had decent luck with touchscreen ops, no integrated overmitt though.


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    Summit- yeah, in fact it happens way too much for...

    Summit- yeah, in fact it happens way too much for me. Iím finding it more frequently when i fail to bring the skis inside to melt out each night. Iíve never done it before, but the tecton seem to...
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    I believe that the first year Vulcan didnít have...

    I believe that the first year Vulcan didnít have built in stops. Does the cuff have the holes? Maybe you could turn up some bolt-ons for Ďem.


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    Large stashes and medium Ferrosi jacket are still...

    Large stashes and medium Ferrosi jacket are still available...


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    Medium chemicals are gone! Sent from my...

    Medium chemicals are gone!


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    Stoic are gone! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Stoic are gone!


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    Most dibs have backed out, for now all is still...

    Most dibs have backed out, for now all is still available; Iím off the grid for a bit, back in a few days!


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    Flylow, OR, Stoic, BD outerwear

    Donkeyslide is currently first in line for probably the medium Chemicals and stoics.
    Aguo is first in line for large stashes.
    Tango has second dibs for stoics.

    Pm for PayPal etc, i can likely...
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    I get the clicking too, but mostly on high riser....

    I get the clicking too, but mostly on high riser. Iím pretty sure this is caused by the forward pressure spring being compressed and sliding the heel back.


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    One attempt and one completetion of pics. Iíll...

    One attempt and one completetion of pics.
    Iíll check back this evening with everyone!


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    Sorry, got confused. Indeed, you are in line for...

    Sorry, got confused. Indeed, you are in line for medium chemicals.


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    Thatís about how they felt after the last few...

    Thatís about how they felt after the last few days off...
    Laps has firsts on stashes, Iíll sort it all out tomorrow!



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    Yeah to helmets, i need to be better about that. ...

    Yeah to helmets, i need to be better about that.
    The first thing i do when Iím getting unstuck is go down to shirt sleeves. I cook so fast, then fill with rage.
    Iíve done the tricky riding bits...
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