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    TX-Pro cuff swap with Scarpa Rush

    I've been threatening to do this for a while. Like many tele skiers I am not entirely satisfied with the current boot offerings. I already removed the top buckle on one pair of Pros because it puts...
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    Moon over Summit County strikes again! If you...

    Moon over Summit County strikes again!

    If you want to do a half, see what happens, then do the other half, that's up to you, man.

    "Giri" is a Japanese concept of obligations in close personal...
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    As a resident of Japan married to a Japanese...

    As a resident of Japan married to a Japanese national, a lot more people than me would be harmed if I got busted. I guess to the extent that I am a party to many "giri" relationships, I have gone a...
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    Just being in Tokyo is like an unplanned acid...

    Just being in Tokyo is like an unplanned acid trip.

    But I have to say, people in Japan are vaping nicotine all over the country. And not a single case reported. Weed is so illegal and so...
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    I have a Ramirez classical, a Lanikai baritone...

    I have a Ramirez classical, a Lanikai baritone uke, and this 1964 Regal archtop I found stuck to the floor in my uncle's basement. He bought it and never played it. The grandkids had used it as a...
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    Jarl is a righteous and stand up dude. If you...

    Jarl is a righteous and stand up dude. If you read his statements he was involved in Community Ski before he ever knew that Lish was a part of it. You will also see that Jarl invested none of his own...
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    I don't run as warm as I used to but not in your...

    I don't run as warm as I used to but not in your category. But on really cold ski days what I've been wearing is Uniqlo (Japanese clothing company) HeatTech mid length underwear as an additional...
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    Living in Sapporo now we went to Australia vx...

    Living in Sapporo now we went to Australia vx Fiji and England vs Tonga. Aussie vs Fiji was a great match, closer than the score indicated but in the last ten minutes Fiji seemed to bonk and Aussie...
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    Hey @Meadow Skipper and @MakersTeleMark !...

    Hey @Meadow Skipper and @MakersTeleMark ! Retirement life is good in Hokkaido. Got some medical SHIT to take care of before snow starts flying. Multiple repeats of the same procedure are no picnic....
  10. I live in Hokkaido and these are what I currently...

    I live in Hokkaido and these are what I currently have. I have one other pair of skis but they are very specialized and not Atomics.

    Atomic Backland 102 180 cm for lift skiing early and late...
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    I've been crayoning the wax for years. This is...

    I've been crayoning the wax for years. This is what I get after a light scrape and brush. No reason to waste wax at all. And while we're on the subject, I maintain if you wax your skis regularly...
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    What does a patroller need condoms for? $20...

    What does a patroller need condoms for?

    $20 Timex with large geezer hands, tic marks, and numbers is low profile enough not to interfere with my gloves. And for taking vitals what's important to...
  13. I have G3 120mm Alpinist skins on my 189 cm...

    I have G3 120mm Alpinist skins on my 189 cm Backland 107s. I maintain that you don't need edge to edge coverage the full length of a rockered ski. I end up tapering my skins in the rockered sections...
  14. Return of the Steincomps!

    Return of the Steincomps!
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    My work is done here. ;-)

    My work is done here. ;-)
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    I used to have a cave with a proper bench. ...

    I used to have a cave with a proper bench.

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    Then I retired and moved back to Hokkaido. Now I have a 2 cubic meter storage locker and these hot rods.

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  17. Thread: New ACL

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    Sounds like y'all have good, strong repairs. If I...

    Sounds like y'all have good, strong repairs. If I have any complaint about mine it's that it was never tight like you describe even from the start. At 1 week I had full extension and flexion. It was...
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    There will be no pictures of you and telepariah...

    There will be no pictures of you and telepariah pushing that reckless toboggan full of weight-limited, freestyle approved Staki Skis down the Molly Hogan on the six o'clock news because the...
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    I am not sure what help I can be but I am in...

    I am not sure what help I can be but I am in Sapporo, retired, and not looking for work. My Japanese is nowhere near good enough to get a regular job here but I see jobs that I could probably do if I...
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    Saffron flatline was April, 2017.

    Saffron flatline was April, 2017.
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    Looking back over this thread I see some...

    Looking back over this thread I see some disagreement regarding red vs lime green shoes. I used to think lime green shoes were faster until I noticed what David Rudisha was wearing against a field of...
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    I live in Japan. Just got a refill plus two other...

    I live in Japan. Just got a refill plus two other meds for about $40. US health care is fucked.
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    I had three pairs of Hokas. They lasted longer...

    I had three pairs of Hokas. They lasted longer than any other running shoes I've ever had by far. But ultimately, I think all that squish allowed too much wobble that translated to my knees and hips....
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    I'm also allergic to all tree nuts, so it has...

    I'm also allergic to all tree nuts, so it has been a scary life all along. I don't go anywhere without epipens, though I did go out for that walk without that night. Never more.
  26. I would buy them. Pretty much the epitome of...

    I would buy them. Pretty much the epitome of pre-rocker ski design IMO.
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    I had the same experience with a double inguinal...

    I had the same experience with a double inguinal hernia two years ago. I went in with an obvious hernia on the right and the surgeon said she would check the left while she was in there and repair it...
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    This is a great ski mags. I have a pair of 189s...

    This is a great ski mags. I have a pair of 189s and skied the 182 in the Backcountry Magazine gear test last year. Super versatile, light and quite stable for their weight. Ski like a wider ski in...
  29. Swing by a cash machine on your way to the...

    Swing by a cash machine on your way to the owner's house, you know, in case the nihilists are passed out.
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    In the last job I had before I was shooed away...

    In the last job I had before I was shooed away into retirement I asked if I could have a standing desk adapter. They said no so I brought in a 30 year old plastic milk carton and set a sheet of 3/4"...
  31. Thread: Maggot down

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    Following Brittany on FB. Vibes continuous and...

    Following Brittany on FB. Vibes continuous and donation sent. Know we are thinking about you and inspired by your tenacity and spirit.
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    "Where'd you go skiin'?" See that line up...

    "Where'd you go skiin'?"

    See that line up there?

    "That ain't snow. That's salt!"
  33. Eleven years ago inline speed skating in the road...

    Eleven years ago inline speed skating in the road I hit a drain cover that I didn't see and supermaned through an intersection, landing on both hands (with wrist guards) outstretched in front of me....
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    Not as big a difference as you might think. LAX...

    Not as big a difference as you might think. LAX to Narita 11:20. Denver to Narita 11:50. O'hare to Narita 13:00. Boston to Narita 13:45. Newark to Narita 13:55. Do it!
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    I read somewhere there are three different types...

    I read somewhere there are three different types of TKR; with existing cruciate ligaments, with no existing cruciate ligaments and the acl function is integral to the TKR, and partial cruciate...
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    I also thought the 182 skied shorter than I would...

    I also thought the 182 skied shorter than I would have expected. I have found that when sizing down to get more maneuverability powder performance suffers and I sometimes have felt like I was on the...
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    Having decades of intermittent boot fitting...

    Having decades of intermittent boot fitting experience I tend to guide people toward the smaller of two sizes as long as their foot is not too wide or high volume. Historically, I have always...
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    A somewhat different perspective here. Most...

    A somewhat different perspective here. Most people's mileage will vary. I first tore my left ACL in 1981 playing flag football (actually warming up before a game). Surgeon then said ACL is funny....
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    I too am in Hokkaido. Retired and moved back to...

    I too am in Hokkaido. Retired and moved back to Sapporo last fall. My first winter here in 25 years and I found myself lacking for backcountry partners. My friends from back in the day are very old...
  40. With the Kevin Durant achilles rupture in his...

    With the Kevin Durant achilles rupture in his first game back following a month out with a calf strain I'm thinking about my history with achilles tendonitis. I have had it since 2010 when I ran my...
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    Thanks MM. Posted what I know over there with a...

    Thanks MM. Posted what I know over there with a link to Dostie's description of setting the preload on the springs, which was a problem for me when I skied them in the Backcountry Magazine gear test....
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    I skied the Lynx in a pre-production test with...

    I skied the Lynx in a pre-production test with Backcountry Magazine last year. At the time we didn't know how to adjust the preload on the springs and while the binding skied great, I had trouble...
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    Been a while. I forgot my password and was too...

    Been a while. I forgot my password and was too lazy to reset it for the longest time. Then I stumbled across a thread here searching for something related to skin repair and decided I need to be...
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    I skied them last year during the Backcountry...

    I skied them last year during the Backcountry Magazine gear test as one of the techs. They were my favorite ski of the test but I thought the 182 skied short. I am 6', 180 pounds. Skied them with AT...
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    I've ridden in that van.

    I've ridden in that van.
  46. Never been charged myself on JAL or ANA.

    Never been charged myself on JAL or ANA.
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    From Boulder. We both lost our jobs in February...

    From Boulder. We both lost our jobs in February and being over 60 it didn't take long to decide that we had a better option than trying to find another job in the US. It took us until the end of...
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    First post here in years. Since downsizing,...

    First post here in years.

    Since downsizing, retiring, and moving to Sapporo permanently, I don't have a shop or a bench anymore. I brought some of my mounting gear and when I picked up a pair of...
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    After all these years I finally tried the rice...

    After all these years I finally tried the rice method. It worked great. Now my whole house smells like rice.
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    Thank you so much @~mikey b, @adrenalated,...

    Thank you so much @~mikey b, @adrenalated, @MakersTeleMark, @Danno, and @BFD for your kind words and others for lending their moral support. I'm starting to replace some items slowly and I hope I...
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