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    RIP - one of the best managers in the automotive...

    RIP - one of the best managers in the automotive industry over the last 15 years.
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    Mad props if this turns out to be true, radness...

    Mad props if this turns out to be true, radness thru the roof.

    Hans Kammerlander did an attempt many years ago too but had to abort after descending on skis a few hundred meters from the summit...
  3. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Sorry for your loss Goldmember, this sucks big...

    Sorry for your loss Goldmember, this sucks big time.

    To all the others still battling the best of luck going forward and to those who overcame it mad props and congrats.
    My wife and daughter both...
  4. Thread: Brexit

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    Am pretty sure the way things are going within...

    Am pretty sure the way things are going within the EU right now voting leave was the best decision ever. The UK will reemerge much stronger within the next 10-15 years outside of the bloc.

    The...
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    So if South Korea fiercely kicks the Germans' ass...

    So if South Korea fiercely kicks the Germans' ass - which could easily happen - will the brat then get stuck in your throat?
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    The purpose of not using VAR is to piss off...

    The purpose of not using VAR is to piss off internet whiners like you - for the fun for everyone else.
  7. Thread: RIP tone capone

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    Terrible news! RIP shredder, Vibes to his...

    Terrible news!

    RIP shredder, Vibes to his family and all who knew and met him.
  8. Thread: KNIVES!!!!!!!

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    What exactly do you mean?

    What exactly do you mean?
  9. Thread: KNIVES!!!!!!!

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    Continental Europe is the very same in that...

    Continental Europe is the very same in that respect. Authorities preferably bust those fighting back, even when their life is at stake.

    Worse though is that meanwhile double standards are applied....
  10. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Once more vibes and best wishes to all affected...

    Once more vibes and best wishes to all affected here.
  11. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    Title says it all: Fucking Cyclists!! Why are...

    Title says it all: Fucking Cyclists!!

    Why are these low life creatures even allowed on the road where they get in the way of orderly, car driving people ? And why do they ride the forests to...
  12. Thread: KNIVES!!!!!!!

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    It will also come to continental EU very soon...

    It will also come to continental EU very soon since serious knife crimes skyrocketed indeed with the arrival of migrant hordes from the Middle East and Africa since 2015.
  13. Thread: Columbus, OH

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    Lived and worked in Columbus for 2 years during...

    Lived and worked in Columbus for 2 years during the early 90s. That's an awful long time ago when the wifey and me were still young and crispy so things might have changed somewhat. From what I...
  14. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Thanks everyone for all the good wishes. The...

    Thanks everyone for all the good wishes.

    The same time vibes to all the ones still battling or suffered the loss of a close one.
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    @BigKuba Vibes to your friend. Can relate...

    @BigKuba
    Vibes to your friend. Can relate because another of our female friends got terminal cancer as well.

    Here's to a positive story, my daughter got her cancer entirely removed it seems so...
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    Very filled. Should make for a highly interesting...

    Very filled. Should make for a highly interesting comp as long as current conditions prevail.
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    That's where I mounted mine and they ski $$$$ in...

    That's where I mounted mine and they ski $$$$ in all conditions. Should work perfect if you are a more traditional skier.
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    Best wishes for a positive outcome.

    Best wishes for a positive outcome.
  19. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Thanks Huckbucket, MS and ArtShirk for your...

    Thanks Huckbucket, MS and ArtShirk for your wishes. Best wishes for all the others affected here as well.

    Daughter's surgery went well and we are carefully optimistic for a positive outcome. If it...
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    Looks like the recent heat did not affect...

    Looks like the recent heat did not affect conditions too much higher up, we did that with around half a meter of fresh late January. Eventually giving another shot at it second half of next week.
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    First of all heartfelt condolences to you MS,...

    First of all heartfelt condolences to you MS, please hang in there.

    We seem to have quite a tradition with cancer too with several family members losing the battle in the past. More recently my...
  22. This sounds too ridiculous to be true. Pics?

    This sounds too ridiculous to be true. Pics?
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    Great post, so spot on.:rolleyes2 Kitzbühel...

    Great post, so spot on.:rolleyes2

    Kitzbühel has a lot more fur cougars so that alone edges out St. Anton by a mile.
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    The 188s are 186 when measured with straight...

    The 188s are 186 when measured with straight pulled tape fwiw and yes they are very capable, can subscribe to everything said here.
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    Definitely due to width and rocker profile alone....

    Definitely due to width and rocker profile alone. Skied them in various pow conditions and despite being on the stiffer side they provided great floatation.
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    FWIW I compared them to quite a few other sticks...

    FWIW I compared them to quite a few other sticks (f.i. Nordica Énforcer) and found them definitely on the stiffer side, particularly underfoot where it matters for holding an edge once a while when...
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    @Peds: glad you are ok, surely the right call...

    @Peds:
    glad you are ok, surely the right call in your situation.

    Thursday's mini storm still was a game changer in the Valais (Verbier) from rotten snow back to prime conditions with up to 2...
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    Take a look at the Stoeckli Stormrider 95 in a...

    Take a look at the Stoeckli Stormrider 95 in a 183 length.
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    So mounted mine 1 cm back from the line a tested...

    So mounted mine 1 cm back from the line a tested them today. Gotta say it felt $$$$$$$, no regrets.
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    Intend to mount my 188s same old schoolish since...

    Intend to mount my 188s same old schoolish since the tail is quite long compared to similar skis like the Nordica Enforcer 110.
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    Fond memories of the time when sticks were skinny...

    Fond memories of the time when sticks were skinny and sex was dirty.....
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    You're kidding, no?



    That's a sure thing to happen now.

    If according to the OP funds are no concern, then south-eastern Switzerland (Ticino) for sure. Highest living standard, low crime...
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    Currently on a 191 driver and want a tad shorter...

    Currently on a 191 driver and want a tad shorter so no 192 for me. The tail looked fairly long to me so from mere looks a -1 mount would make sense. But what do I know?



    Thanks. Please let me...
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    Thank you, please let me know how they skied on...

    Thank you, please let me know how they skied on the line. Your height and weight?



    Me 5'10", currently 170 lbs. Am solely looking into the 188 length since I am coming down from a 191 driver....
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    Thanks. Was asking since their mounting line...

    Thanks. Was asking since their mounting line appeared to be a tad more forward than on other comparable skis.
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    Question to the collective skiing the Rustler...

    Question to the collective skiing the Rustler 11s: did you mount them on the recommended factory line or did you vary from that? What are the results?
    Thx
  37. All Mountain / Backcountry Ski Recommendation

    I was looking into the ski below in a 186 length but since this company went out of business these skis are no longer made.

    http://www.ymli.cz/alien.html

    Any recommendations what comes close...
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    No way I'd ever want to eventually pedal a bike...

    No way I'd ever want to eventually pedal a bike weighting 70 lbs under any circumstances.
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    Dr. Pup?

    Dr. Pup?
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    I avoided alcohol on the slopes for long. Having...

    I avoided alcohol on the slopes for long. Having mostly skied in Eastern Europe in recent years though I learned to appreciate the unrivalled combo of booze 'n weed which can work wonders.
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    I haven't used CDG in years due to permanently...

    I haven't used CDG in years due to permanently ongoing construction work but experiences vary from all right to fucking nightmare. At times slow moving queues can be really testing your nerves. If...
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    Had done it the other way around many years ago....

    Had done it the other way around many years ago. No regrets despite my return to Europe at some point of time for another job opportunity.

    Czech Republic is a decent and pretty developed place to...
  43. Thread: Alps in April?

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    Besides what Subtle said if Northern Italy then...

    Besides what Subtle said if Northern Italy then consider the resort of Madesimo straight north of Milan (2 hrs by car, 4.5 hrs by train and 7.5 hrs by public bus). Sufficiently elevated for decent...
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    So that means if you're wasted and hit hard on...

    So that means if you're wasted and hit hard on hot bunnie's ass you'll even not gonna make it to her appartment?
  45. For a non skiing wife quite a few of the places...

    For a non skiing wife quite a few of the places mentioned can get boring pretty quickly so you want to look into those of a decent size. I would avoid staying in Switzerland except funds are no...
  46. An account on Estelle's fatal accident (in French...

    An account on Estelle's fatal accident (in French though).

    http://www.illustre.ch/sites/default/files/plan-de-chute_0.jpg

    Apparently on triggering the slide she hit a rock which sent her...
  47. Pretty good interview with Sam Anthamatten about...

    Pretty good interview with Sam Anthamatten about Estelle's accident and decision making while filming.

    http://www.1815.ch/news/wallis/aktuell/der-tod-von-estelle-balet-hat-uns-geschockt/

    It's...
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    Aside from the mere length there are cliffs in the runout to navigate around where she was likely swept over. Indeed a bad place to be as a passenger in a slide. Terrible consequence just for the...
  49. Doesn't matter how you call it...the result...

    Doesn't matter how you call it...the result stands for itself. It was said to have been really small but developed before it caught up with Estelle. Infos contradict on whether she triggered it...
  50. +1 Regarding Estelle Balet's accident a local...

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    Regarding Estelle Balet's accident a local newspaper mentioned Fasnacht (the other girl) and her went off the heli and dropped right in, no snowpack analysis o.e. since it was considered safe....
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