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    I immediately thought of you. Ya, AQS FTW.

    I immediately thought of you.

    Ya, AQS FTW.
  2. Not a horrendous tune out of the factory, but...

    Not a horrendous tune out of the factory, but super sharp.

    Dull the edges (as in rounded) up to about 2" before the tip and tail taper ends. From there to about 2" into the sidecut, feather...
  3. My GPOs are great in Spring slop, and ok to good...

    My GPOs are great in Spring slop, and ok to good in morning frozen barnacles.
  4. Bumperoo ... My buddy is in Jackson this week...

    Bumperoo ...

    My buddy is in Jackson this week (starting 2/22) and unsold items are traveling with him (a couple of new items added to first post).

    PM me and I'll forward you his mobile #.
    ...
  5. Pictures?

    Pictures?
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    I'm a big fan of visible colors in the BC - for...

    I'm a big fan of visible colors in the BC - for safety (and by no means due to radness, of which I lack).

    ... Thom
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    And this ... is but one more reason I hang out on...

    And this ... is but one more reason I hang out on Tech Talk. Great stuff!

    ... Thom
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    Powder skirt? NOW, I'm IN!!!

    Powder skirt? NOW, I'm IN!!!
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    Thanks @grinch and @margotron ... Somehow,...

    Thanks @grinch and @margotron ...

    Somehow, this one flew by me. Venting looks/sounds about average to slightly above average. I like the idea of enough venting to wear on the up, for a few...
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    So my first generation Petzl Meteor is long in...

    So my first generation Petzl Meteor is long in the tooth and I was pondering a replacement. I'm growing more conservative with gear choices so helmets like the Salomon, Scott Couloir, Movement 3Tech...
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    Now, I have to get a Go Pro ;-) ... Thom

    Now, I have to get a Go Pro ;-)

    ... Thom
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    This is worth its own thread (with a relevant...

    This is worth its own thread (with a relevant title) assuming there isn't one already ... not that I have a Go Pro ;-)

    ... Thom
  13. Somewhere, alpy is smiling. ... Thom

    Somewhere, alpy is smiling.

    ... Thom
  14. Bumper-ooo ... Rustler-10, ZG-95 and Cochise are...

    Bumper-ooo ... Rustler-10, ZG-95 and Cochise are still available.

    I might be able to ship for him, which would make it a maggot to maggot transaction. He's real lazy about photos, but is a good...
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    It's tech binding. Eh? Is this the first time...

    It's tech binding. Eh? Is this the first time you've witnessed sketchy translation into English?

    Folks who use jigs are gonna use em for any binder (NTTAWWT).

    Everyone's gonna use their...
  16. Yup. I picked up a few split rings. I've been...

    Yup. I picked up a few split rings. I've been meaning to load test them by hooking some cord to them and hanging off my chinning bar. I need to find a use for that bar ;-(
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    Good deal for a mag. If you haven't done a...

    Good deal for a mag. If you haven't done a massive detune to the contact points (ROUNDED edges), do so. They might then fit in your quiver.

    Let folks know where "local pickup" is.

    ... Thom
  18. This was using them for their normal purpose...

    This was using them for their normal purpose (indoors). The teeth on the ratchet section broke.

    But yeah, they're worse in the cold.

    Some of them are made for solar panel installations and are...
  19. Remember all, that cable ties are not all equal. ...

    Remember all, that cable ties are not all equal. I've bought some from the hardware store that snapped at the ladder lock under the pressure of tightening.

    ... Thom
  20. FS: Rustler 10 and 11, Zero-G 95, Cochise 130

    Selling for a buddy who is not a maggot. PM me and I'll forward you his phone # to discuss & he can forward you photos ...

    Everything is brand new in plastic, box, etc. This year's models...
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    I love Danny's comment at 1:12: ...

    I love Danny's comment at 1:12:


    https://youtu.be/dy1zAvjtRoA?t=71

    ... Thom
  22. So, I further geeked out and added the Rx to my...

    So, I further geeked out and added the Rx to my earlier comparison chart (also added the ProTest for the helluvit). You definitely need a full screen (not a phone) to view this.

    If I recall, a...
  23. Roof boxes go a long way toward them being...

    Roof boxes go a long way toward them being virtually maintenance-free.

    Yeah, check screws, adjustment, etc. periodically.

    ... Thom
  24. Damn, you're good ;-) I'm gonna expand the...

    Damn, you're good ;-) I'm gonna expand the comparison chart and stare at it (I'll post it here), but conceptually, I like this.

    @flowing alpy is smiling somewhere ;-)

    My sense is that the...
  25. Yeah, even in Colorado I can get by with a GPO as...

    Yeah, even in Colorado I can get by with a GPO as a daily driver. Admittedly, I avoid groomers like the plague. I need to baby my knees and stay away from hard snow. Speaking of the plague, maybe...
  26. That pretty much sums it up (about feeling the...

    That pretty much sums it up (about feeling the bottom of the snow).

    ... Thom
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    You may not notice slightly off center holes with...

    You may not notice slightly off center holes with a traditional mount, whereas with inserts, you will. They're more demanding of precise location.

    It's probably inconsequential with alpine...
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    ^^^ this ^^^ I cut my teeth skiing in...

    ^^^ this ^^^

    I cut my teeth skiing in Vermont.

    I also advocate backing up rappels with a prusik. What's with the macho thing about the bar?

    A few years ago, a guy had a seizure on the...
  29. ^^^ QFT ^^^

    ^^^ QFT ^^^
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    My memory is sketchy. Wasn't the Warden...

    My memory is sketchy.

    Wasn't the Warden toe/sliding AFD leveraged from the Guardian?

    ... Thom
  31. Isn't the air from dive shops dehumidified in...

    Isn't the air from dive shops dehumidified in some way?

    ... Thom
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    Indeed! From the picture in the link, it can...

    Indeed! From the picture in the link, it can only be a 90 degree rotation to achieve a riser position.

    Pretty cool, a binder for the little goblins ;-)

    ... Thom
  33. I picture that guy as a snowboarder, taking me...

    I picture that guy as a snowboarder, taking me out (and I've been taken out by one, along with a couple of close calls).

    BTW, if he's in a crosswalk (and expects to have the privileges conferred...
  34. ^^^ this (from someone far more experienced than...

    ^^^ this (from someone far more experienced than me) ^^^

    [edit] I just dug this thread up after watching the above video and was about to post a link k to it.

    ... Thom
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    I'm getting numb to all of this news. RIP.

    I'm getting numb to all of this news. RIP.
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    Wood, PVC, whatever ... It serves the same...

    Wood, PVC, whatever ... It serves the same function.

    Key to this type of stand would be how tippy it would be.

    I expect you'd need some form of outrigger on the base to widen the footprint,...
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    That patent claim would have been a perfect...

    That patent claim would have been a perfect opportunity for other manufacturers to get together and establish a tech mount standard (at least for toes).

    As @Spyderjon noted, folks on long trips...
  38. Great skis, but y'all knew that. I went to their...

    Great skis, but y'all knew that. I went to their baby brothers - 182s 'coz of my tight terrain bias. I miss the slightly longer turn radius of the 187s as soon as it opens up a bit, but that's OK....
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    No words for this. RIP.

    No words for this. RIP.
  40. @D-roc, I am humbly grateful for your recounting...

    @D-roc, I am humbly grateful for your recounting of that day. I know it has to be resonating and will be for a while.

    I only have one thing to add. I was fatherless from the age of one. I never...
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    When compared with with a hokey solution like the...

    When compared with with a hokey solution like the Comfort/Vertical brakes (in fairness, it's an almost two decade old design), I like the separation of functions with the ATK brake, although yeah,...
  42. Yup, that was in one of the various Pivot...

    Yup, that was in one of the various Pivot threads. IIRC, rotating the heel 90 degrees resets the indicator.

    So, reset and ignore ;-)



    ... Thom
  43. Good point about "too low or correct, then no...

    Good point about "too low or correct, then no dildo angle change". And ... there ya go ;-)

    ... Thom
  44. Strange year ... COVID concerns and not skiing,...

    Strange year ... COVID concerns and not skiing, so what better to do than re-read this thread for perhaps the 4th time ... and ... I don't even own Pivots at the moment. Get a life, Thom ...
    ...
  45. What would you change in your current boots to...

    What would you change in your current boots to better suit your fused ankle?

    ... Thom
  46. So, just to confirm ... the little plastic nubs...

    So, just to confirm ... the little plastic nubs on the new window serve to keep the touring lock engaged?

    I really want to like these bindings, but something about this really creeps me out. ...
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    Yup, definitely Tecton, CAST, or Shift (in this...

    Yup, definitely Tecton, CAST, or Shift (in this order, for me) for 70/30. As far as the Duke PT, I'd wait for the second year's production before it entered the conversation.

    ...Thom
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    Sorry to hear that @Kevo. Sure folks have...

    Sorry to hear that @Kevo.

    Sure folks have gotten hurt on alpine binders. Lots of folks here also set their binders (shall we say) aggressively. Hardly even anecdotal data.

    U-pin rears ......
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    Real hard to say with certainty, since my buddy's...

    Real hard to say with certainty, since my buddy's uphill technique is better than mine, but they definitely fit much, much closer to the green Pomocas than to nylon skins.

    I'm really curious...
  50. Cleaning didn't work? I think mine are a year...

    Cleaning didn't work? I think mine are a year newer than yours, and they made some changes to the "glue", sometime during that period.

    ... Thom
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