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    In the previous iteration of the 130/140 XT, the...

    In the previous iteration of the 130/140 XT, the plastic was the same type but the shell was stiffer on the 140. Why do you think the XT3 shells are the same stiffness even if they're made of the...
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    ATK Freeraider 14

    ATK Freeraider 14
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    It really depends on how you like to ski (neutral...

    It really depends on how you like to ski (neutral vs drive the tips), but I loved the Renegade in pow and thought it skied steep, firm snow WAY better than other skis I've used. The long radius and...
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    So floored these weren't snagged same day. ...

    So floored these weren't snagged same day.

    $450 shipped is a steal when you consider the only other way to get this is going custom for $1300+.
  5. Hey, sorry I somehow missed this. I have 185 Zero...

    Hey, sorry I somehow missed this. I have 185 Zero G 108s, and I specifically want the newer 180 Zero G 105.

    No specific price in mind. Was thinking standard mag pricing with a preference for...
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    nice. I own the predecessor Jeffrey 110 in...

    nice. I own the predecessor Jeffrey 110 in veneer. Amazing ski.
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    what are the other veneers?

    what are the other veneers?
  8. Maybe more background than you need but for the...

    Maybe more background than you need but for the past 4 years, I've skied the Zero G 108 with SSL w speed rad toe (previously Kingpins) and Vulcan as my primary touring setup. The setup skis so great...
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    Hard disagree. Both corn and pow ski quite nicely...

    Hard disagree. Both corn and pow ski quite nicely on a 108.

    I can see wanting a wider pow ski, and I can see wanting a narrower spring ski. But a 108 is incredibly versatile.

    Edit: rambling...
  10. I can definitely see owning both. I haven't...

    I can definitely see owning both. I haven't thought about this a lot :wink: but

    Zero G 105 + SSL + Skorpius = ~2850 g per foot
    Woodsman 108 Tour + Tecton + XT3 140 = ~4130 g per foot
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    PSA: These liners are SO sick. Like a low-volume...

    PSA: These liners are SO sick. Like a low-volume zip fit. If you have a very snug fit, I can't recommend them enough. I would buy them myself if they were a 26.
  12. So the few minor complaints I had about the Zero...

    So the few minor complaints I had about the Zero G 108 seem to be addressed in the ON3P Woodsman 108 Tour. At least on paper, the 182 Woodsman 108 is pretty much the same size and weight as a 185...
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    Not sure how much weight it holds, but my...

    Not sure how much weight it holds, but my bootfitter (Larry in Boulder) also confirmed that the XT3 140 does not use Grilamid.
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    Got a pair of them myself. Pretty excited --...

    Got a pair of them myself. Pretty excited -- we'll see how they ski. Walk mode seems pretty nice on the carpet, especially with pro tour liners (from another boot). I'm coming from a Vulcan for...
  15. skimo.co sells lots of adjustment plates, just...

    skimo.co sells lots of adjustment plates, just FYI in case you can't source a used pair.

    https://skimo.co/binding-parts
  16. bumping this while also browsing GS regularly ...

    bumping this while also browsing GS regularly

    Likely also interested in a non-tour Wildcat or Deathwish from last year when they were lighter, if you happen to be holding.
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    If you're buying a 1 kg touring boot, you prolly...

    If you're buying a 1 kg touring boot, you prolly want as frictionless a stride as possible...

    But then again, people put Kingpins on Zero G 95s, so to each his own, I guess.
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    Good to know -- I haven't actually toured in a...

    Good to know -- I haven't actually toured in a tour wrap. Just the pro tour and regular powerwrap. Apologies for recommending gear I haven't personally used.
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    Also consider the Sportiva Skorpius. I'd prolly...

    Also consider the Sportiva Skorpius. I'd prolly buy the new F1 if I could fit it, but the Skorpius is pretty sick. Little heavier than the 1kg mark I was aiming for (Travers, F1, etc) but walks much...
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    PM sent. Thanks mang.

    PM sent. Thanks mang.
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    Mount -1 to -2 if you like a more traditional...

    Mount -1 to -2 if you like a more traditional mount. Or just buy a Woodsman, which is the ski you should really own.

    Mount on the line if you like a more progressive/new skool mount. Mine are on...
  22. I think I'm looking for a later model year than...

    I think I'm looking for a later model year than OP has. But mostly, I'd like to buy a 180 Zero G 105 and 184 DW Tour 112 before I buy another inbounds ski.
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    SpyderJon, will you guys be carrying the Haute...

    SpyderJon, will you guys be carrying the Haute Route 10? I just bought my wife a pair of them, and I think she'll prolly want another pair. Such a sweet little binding -- I don't know of anything...
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    The only shenanigans here is grad school, haha. I...

    The only shenanigans here is grad school, haha. I purchased a Zero G 108 (not really a pow ski) around the time of that post (Jan 2016) and then a Lowdown 90 spring touring ski a few years ago. So...
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    Is it close enough to 5 years yet, shroomenheimer?

    Is it close enough to 5 years yet, shroomenheimer?
  26. WTB: Zero G 105, Moment Deathwish Tour, Tecton

    Trying to revamp the quiver after grad school. Looking for (in rough order)

    1. 180 cm Zero G 105 with room for SSL @ 295
    2. 184 Deathwish Tour (112) with room for Tecton at 305.
    3. Tecton
    4....
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    Late here, but I'll take em if ISBD doesn't them....

    Late here, but I'll take em if ISBD doesn't them.

    Dang, I was about to post a WTB for the same ski. Snooze ya lose, I guess.
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    People will likely have different opinions but...

    People will likely have different opinions but the RES will ski pow much better and looser than then Woodsman, while the Woodsman will be better on harder snow. I kind of hate how tapered pintails...
  29. No. I think the best you can do is ON3P's RES,...

    No. I think the best you can do is ON3P's RES, which let you move laterally almost like a R/R if they're planing. I don't think you can make the tip of the Renegade/Kusala wider and retain the same...
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    Been hearing very good things about the Ski Trab...

    Been hearing very good things about the Ski Trab Titan Vario 2.0. Similar to the MTN, but gapless heel and some elasticity in the toe. Not as light as some others, but not terribly hefty at 250g.
    ...
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    I've been hearing great things about the Ski Trab...

    I've been hearing great things about the Ski Trab Vario 2.0.
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    By your analysis, elasticity is irrelevant in...

    By your analysis, elasticity is irrelevant in binding design then. Because if there's sufficient torque in a certain plane, the binding will release. If there's not sufficient torque, they won't...
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    I'd say similar to the Vulcan, maybe a little...

    I'd say similar to the Vulcan, maybe a little higher, but I'm not particularly sensitive to instep height (either a little high or a little low), unless it's super low.
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    So I ordered some size 27 Sportiva Skorpius,...

    So I ordered some size 27 Sportiva Skorpius, which I returned unused because I didn't want to deal with bootfitting during covid. I tried them for a while side by side with my well-used 26 Vulcans...
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    Stolen Gear: McHale Pack in Denver CO

    Some gear was stolen out of my truck in Denver, CO. I'm searching craigslist, ebay, etc, but I thought I'd throw it out here for the community. Notably, I'm missing:

    - McHale backpack. This was...
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    What a steal, man! Congrats. Hope it works well...

    What a steal, man! Congrats. Hope it works well for ya.
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    I don't think manufacturers make half sizes any...

    I don't think manufacturers make half sizes any different than their full sizes these days. Liners, footbeds, etc, are all the same nowadays, I think.

    And it's a good one. But if you can find a...
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    Dang! Guess I need to start searching. What did...

    Dang! Guess I need to start searching. What did you pay, if you don't mind?
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    I think MNIAW is saying that you should pick the...

    I think MNIAW is saying that you should pick the shell that best fits your foot. IMHO, any fix that involves taking up more volume is a bandaid fix compared to having a shell that fits correctly....
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    Well since this is the 1kg boot thread and the...

    Well since this is the 1kg boot thread and the Scarpa Alien RS is low volume and about 1 kg, that would be my recommendation.
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    For me, going lighter doesn't really make the day...

    For me, going lighter doesn't really make the day that much easier, but it allows me move faster while staying below my aerobic threshold so I can keep up with my touring partners a little easier....
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    Same. It's a nice skin. and the best combo of...

    Same. It's a nice skin. and the best combo of grip and glide I've found. However, I did shatter the plastic on the tip loop on like day 3 when I accidentally knocked the tips together while skinning....
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    Currently, I've been rocking the Vulcans and 185...

    Currently, I've been rocking the Vulcans and 185 Zero G 108 with Speed Rad toe and SSL heel. Total comes out to 4155g per side plus BD Ascention skins.
    For spring, it's the Vulcans and 177 LD90 +...
  44. WTB: 27 La Sportiva Skorpius and 180 Zero G 105

    Long shot but it seems like I should find these guys on sale, but I haven't been able to. Please help me out before I drop stupid money at skimo.co.

    Especially the Skorpius, which is on sale...
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    Good stuff all. As I understand it, the...

    Good stuff all.

    As I understand it, the Skorpius is basically a stiffer Solar, using carbon-infused grilamid vs regular grilamid.

    Really too bad the Travers cc was recalled as it really does...
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    ^^ Have you tried bontex shims for instep volume?

    ^^ Have you tried bontex shims for instep volume?
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    yes, and the La Sportiva Skorpius is better, at...

    yes, and the La Sportiva Skorpius is better, at least in carpet testing. Little lighter, stiffer, with a better stride. I thought the stride was better than the TLT8, too.

    I know and that's great...
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    Bumping this thread. Anyone else with more...

    Bumping this thread. Anyone else with more info/thoughts? Been skiing my Vulcans without the tongue and booster more and more often because I rarely need the stiffness and I don't want to take the...
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    Here are some shots with the RX100 that seem...

    Here are some shots with the RX100 that seem similar to me as what you posted above. Unless you're putting a >200 mm zoom on and shooting from the valley floor, I think you get nearly the same...
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    I'm not trying to push the RX100 too hard, but...

    I'm not trying to push the RX100 too hard, but I've gotten some good action shots with it and my friends have gotten good shots of me skiing. Not trying to keep posting photos in this thread though,...
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