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  1. Sidecountry bindings: Marker Duke/Baron versus Solomon T Guardian MNC 16

    Need to buy a new pair of bindings and would appreciate current market advice. Spend 95% of my time bootpacking or downhill. 5% skinning. But for that 5%, I'd like to get some alpine touring...
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    2019/2020 model year: Looks like the Baron now...

    2019/2020 model year: Looks like the Baron now has magnesium "sole headers in the toe and heel housing." Does this mean there is no longer a difference between the Duke and the Baron regarding the...
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    European skiing requires a complete change of...

    European skiing requires a complete change of mindset, Cat. There is no concept of inbounds/out-of-bounds as you think of it back home... there is only on-piste/off-piste. The "trails" you see marked...
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    Sorry if this is too off-topic... I could use...

    Sorry if this is too off-topic... I could use some advice about new skis for this trip, so I thought I'd ask here, since I know how you guys ski (and vice versa). ;)

    I'm coming off 2013 Blizzard...
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    Zermatt-Cervinia is a HARD pass in my book. It's...

    Zermatt-Cervinia is a HARD pass in my book. It's the Aspen or Vail of Europe. Worst place I've ever skied in the Alps. Just my 2 cents
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    Felsental, Hospental, Giraffe... We hit many of...

    Felsental, Hospental, Giraffe... We hit many of the classic Andermatt lines last year. ;)
    For people with their own medical insurance and snow safety skills, I will happily lead a few more...
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    You can help

    You can help support him and his family by donating...

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/rally-for-robb-gaffney

    Rally for Robb Gaffney
    Robb was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow cancer known as...
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    I've lived in Milan and Paris. Trains from...

    I've lived in Milan and Paris.

    Trains from Milan to Andermatt are really convenient, about 4 hours total. You can get the routes from the SBB website (https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html). You...
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    Posting this here. Maybe some of you also know...

    Posting this here. Maybe some of you also know Robb Gaffney...

    Rally for Robb Gaffney
    Robb was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow cancer known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Blasts. He has a...
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    Ah yes, aligning my chakras with some trackside...

    Ah yes, aligning my chakras with some trackside morning yoga and working on proper hand position for stem christie turns.
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    a trickle of photos.... 278534 The Rueras...

    a trickle of photos....

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    The Rueras train station.

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    Goats!

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    Horses!
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    Technophobe in Paris chiming in here finally... ...

    Technophobe in Paris chiming in here finally...

    It was fantastic to ski with you all. What a great group of guys and badass skiers. What a pleasure!

    I will be here waiting for next year and...
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    Thanks ;)

    Thanks ;)
  14. Poll: I'm in, but need to get back to Sedrun at end of...

    I'm in, but need to get back to Sedrun at end of day.
  15. On the quality topic, I've used Marker bindings...

    On the quality topic, I've used Marker bindings since the 90's. I think they were known back then for good quality and being very easy to get into even with a lot of snow. I had a pair of Geze...
  16. Yes, I was asking recently for assistance on a...

    Yes, I was asking recently for assistance on a specific issue regarding a peculiarity in setting the heel DIN on Marker royal series bindings. And it was largely because of the difficulty I had in...
  17. No, you are not wrong. :) The official spec used...

    No, you are not wrong. :)
    The official spec used is that there must be a clearance of 0-0.5mm between the AFD and boot toe. Apart from using the specialized shop tools to measure this, various...
  18. If anyone provides input, I will make edits to...

    If anyone provides input, I will make edits to the above to improve it.
  19. HOW TO Adjust Marker Bindings (Duke, Baron, Jester, Griffon, etc.)

    I made this how to guide so I would remember and so others could refer to it as well. I'm not a licensed binding tech, but I've been doing my own adjustments and ski tuning for many years and have...
  20. Now, you're just playing with me, right? On a...

    Now, you're just playing with me, right? On a Griffon?? Where is that???
  21. Thanks, straightline. I'm thinking now the...

    Thanks, straightline.
    I'm thinking now the intended way to do it is with the boot out but the heel piece in the upright position as if the boot is in.
  22. Set Marker Griffon heel DIN with boot in or out? :/

    Trying to review shop setup of new Marker Griffon bindings, and I can't see the DIN setting clearly for the heel when the boot is in. I suspect this is a dumb question, but I always thought you had...
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    Sorry, I'm lost... What is an ADF? Also, are you...

    Sorry, I'm lost... What is an ADF?
    Also, are you saying the Duke also has plastic clips that attach to the rail? I had heard it was metal.
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    13 months and less than 20 days on my Baron's and...

    13 months and less than 20 days on my Baron's and they shattered on me exactly the same way. Mellow fall on a groomer... skis slid our from under me... tail piece shattered off and ski careened down...
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    Thanks, guys. Sure hope Marker will honor the...

    Thanks, guys. Sure hope Marker will honor the warranty on this.
  26. P.S. Love all the "hard carving" jokes. But...

    P.S. Love all the "hard carving" jokes. But y'all don't understand, here in Switzerland, when you are so free in zie mind, you kahn freeride even zie pistes!
  27. Dr. Highmen, no it's not. Baron's are plastic...

    Dr. Highmen, no it's not. Baron's are plastic too. They just paint them to look like metal!!
    Here is the exact binding I have (had)...
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  28. That's what I was hoping to hear! Of course,...

    That's what I was hoping to hear! Of course, little good it does me on this trip. Luckily, the good gentleman at Alpina Sport is renting me a Marker heel part from a Jester (or something like that)...
  29. My Marker Baron bindings blew up today on a groomer!

    152251I never broke a binding in my life, and today my Marker Baron's disintegrated catastrophically on a groomed run!!! (I weigh 170 pounds by the way.) I had a totally no big deal sideways fall...
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    My Marker Baron bindings blew up today

    Well, I never broke a binding in my life, and today my Marker Baron's disintegrated catastrophically on a groomed run!!! (I weigh 170 pounds by the way.) I had a totally no big deal sideways fall...
  31. I'm heading back tomorrow (3/19). Fresh storm...

    I'm heading back tomorrow (3/19). Fresh storm underway. Anyone want to join me? Email please: me (a.t) carvehard (d.o.t) com
  32. Andermatt, Switzerland... I need a touring partner from 3/19 until ???

    Heading to Andermatt from Milano tomorrow (3/19). The storm ends Monday night and want to hit all the backcountry routes. I know the touring area and have gear, but need a safety partner(s). Email...
  33. Wish I could have seen that. Oh wait, I did! ...

    Wish I could have seen that.
    Oh wait, I did!

    Nice write up, Buster B. Awesome trip.

    The only thing missing is some pictures of the pisten (groomers). They were soooo beautifully prepared! ...
  34. Thread: Oh. My. God.

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    Thanks! I was able to download it from FB using...

    Thanks! I was able to download it from FB using Charles.
    I tried the search for "stefan rides it swtich to glacier" but didn't find anything on this site.
  35. Thread: Oh. My. God.

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    I think he went about where the red line is: ...

    I think he went about where the red line is:

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  36. Thread: Oh. My. God.

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    :biggrin: Seriously! The day I found this...

    :biggrin:

    Seriously! The day I found this video I had just found some sleeper rocks on a moderate slope in Italy and bruised myself badly in 3 places, messed up 2 fingers, and jacked up a ski.
  37. Thread: Oh. My. God.

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    Anybody who downloaded the HD video from Vimeo......

    Anybody who downloaded the HD video from Vimeo... can you please post it again and send the link so we can nab it!?
  38. Thread: Oh. My. God.

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    You can actually ask the guy directly and he's...

    You can actually ask the guy directly and he's answered a few questions from his vimeo page: http://vimeo.com/20212556

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  39. Thread: Oh. My. God.

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    amazing

    First of all, quite the boneheaded move to start this all off! I was just thinking to myself as he rolled backwards off the cliff, "No, you're kidding."

    But then, I'm amazed that he tomahawked...
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    Damn. That does really suck. Website is dead...

    Damn. That does really suck. Website is dead now too.

    I have a pair of their bibs (2nd pair actually). I love them.

    Got a split in the butt seam and was just going to contact them for...
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    Nice pics, Jim. So how did the conditions this...

    Nice pics, Jim.
    So how did the conditions this time compare to last time?
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    Actually, Huckwheat, you were impressively...

    Actually, Huckwheat, you were impressively accurate listing the runs in the video.

    We did:
    - Diving Board (AKA Glory Rock?) under Granite
    - A rock band just below that, skier's left of the lift...
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