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    Do these have any expiration or blackouts?...

    Do these have any expiration or blackouts? Interested.
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    I think they're butt ugly.

    I think they're butt ugly.
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    For my wife. Of course.

    For my wife. Of course.
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    Sure if you insist! What about biking it...

    Sure if you insist!



    What about biking it with an e-bike?
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    I would be working in Bellevue so the commute...

    I would be working in Bellevue so the commute from Issaquah would not be so horrible (I think?), but alas I don't think I'd live there just yet.
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    From the Ballard / Freemont area is there any...

    From the Ballard / Freemont area is there any riding right out the door for an after work hour-ish where you can escape a bit?

    Also, is Alpental pretty much a go-to for sidecountry stuff?

    WW...
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    Yeah I'm not a native Texan so I've been ready to...

    Yeah I'm not a native Texan so I've been ready to get out.

    east or bust you nailed it though. I am lucky/privileged/whatever you want to call it to make living work pretty much anywhere I can get...
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    There's a much larger difference between 20 & 25...

    There's a much larger difference between 20 & 25 and 25 & 30. Not to be pretentious (sure I am) I'm not interested in hanging out with undergrads, I'm graduating from grad school.

    I guess...
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    Thanks for the input. What neighborhood in Denver?

    Thanks for the input. What neighborhood in Denver?
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    Not yet... I'm relatively new to backcountry...

    Not yet...

    I'm relatively new to backcountry skiing (1.5 seasons?), so maybe my terminology is wrong, but for example this spring I skied Esha peak near Mammoth (6k vert), Mount Whitney, and Mount...
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    Sure, but Denver isn't even close to the same as...

    Sure, but Denver isn't even close to the same as Boulder. It'd be an hour commute to live in Denver.
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    Hah! I meant pleasant as in relaxed and super...

    Hah! I meant pleasant as in relaxed and super walkable. I'm sure after a couple months I'll be so sick of going down there. Homogeneity is what I'm worried about. There's a bubble in Boulder, but...
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    I would love to be back in Portland, but...

    I would love to be back in Portland, but unfortunately there are just no great job opportunities there for me.
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    Where Should I Move? Seattle vs. Boulder

    Alright ya'll, so I'm finally graduating and getting the hell outta Texas. I'm an engineer and I've got a job lined up in both Seattle and Boulder and now it's time to make a decision.

    I want to...
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    That actually makes a ton of sense to buy right...

    That actually makes a ton of sense to buy right after the major service intervals and either make sure they've been done or get yourself a steep discount to get them done after purchase.

    What...
  16. What 3-season tent do you use? I agree, the only...

    What 3-season tent do you use? I agree, the only winter-camping I've done has been in clear weather and a 4-season tent seems like just extra weight in that scenario.
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    Man wish these were 182s....any 182s for sale...

    Man wish these were 182s....any 182s for sale come out of the woodwork?
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    Wish it were a 27.5

    Wish it were a 27.5
  19. tech talk JONG btw I have this ski in a 186cm...

    tech talk JONG

    btw I have this ski in a 186cm and I mounted +3 from center line. Mine are the first year they launched them, not sure if they changed the mount point. I think mine is like -6 or -7...
  20. Fill Power x Fill Weight Conversion Rule of Thumb?

    If I'm comparing a 650-FP sleeping bag with an 850-FP sleeping bag, and the 850-FP has XXXg of down fill, then what is the fill weight required in a 650-FP bag to have the equivalent warmth?
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    This Marker setup is basically the "obvious"...

    This Marker setup is basically the "obvious" implementation of the Shift. I actually think the engineering of the Shift toe is pretty darn amazing, aside from the AFD. And I think the AFD is a shit...
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    Oh...say less Now I have very little trust in...

    Oh...say less

    Now I have very little trust in Marker reading the Kingpin thread, but if this sucker doesn't pre-release (or explode) - it could be pretty nice.
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    I ski the Shifts and I like them, but my...

    I ski the Shifts and I like them, but my seat-of-the-pants take is that they really do not provide the same safety/confidence/elasticity compared to the Warden I was skiing before. I think it...
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    Honestly, it is hard to say. They definitely have...

    Honestly, it is hard to say. They definitely have limited elasticity compared to some other alpine bindings, but we already knew that.

    Of course I don't know which leg he injured, but the reason I...
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    Anyone see this video of Josh Daiek with what...

    Anyone see this video of Josh Daiek with what looks like a pretty clear pre-release in the Shift? Sprained MCL...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B4Pt7Jyl71P/
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    My speculation based on that picture would be the...

    My speculation based on that picture would be the silver lever is the tech toe and that the alpine part of the toe piece will be removable a la CAST, but with an actual IOS 9523 certified binding.
  27. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    DING DING DING. Everyone made a ton of revenue...

    DING DING DING. Everyone made a ton of revenue today on people that were on the fence (like me). It barely will affect the bottom line of the ski resorts (actually it will affect it positively by...
  28. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I think legally they can't rescind the purchase...

    I think legally they can't rescind the purchase because there were no strings attached to the purchase itself. The coupon was public, whether it was an accident or not. Though I am not a lawyer. We...
  29. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Huge 50% off deal some people scooped today....

    Huge 50% off deal some people scooped today. Posted on Colorado Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Facebook Group. Lots of drama, hope some folks scooped it before they deactivated!

    Links:
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  30. Hmm yeah, sounds lukewarm at best. I'm curious to...

    Hmm yeah, sounds lukewarm at best. I'm curious to check it out to see what I think of it as a platform. I might have two months free in Jan-Feb and so the wheels are turning in my head already.
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    AFAIK same as last year, but different from...

    AFAIK same as last year, but different from Backland 95 and always has been.
  32. Word on the street is she's selling because her...

    Word on the street is she's selling because her husband-to-be has his own vintage camper
  33. What do you mean by "fully baselined"? I'm going...

    What do you mean by "fully baselined"? I'm going to go check it out and get under it. I'm interested in suspension condition, rust, etc. As far as I've read - the Triton V8 is pretty bulletproof?
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  34. Seems like $5k for low-miles, already built -...

    Seems like $5k for low-miles, already built - pretty good! Question is definitely can I stand it, I might go check it out but I just bought a Subie so it's hard for me to justify.

    I'm trying to...
  35. 1998 E250 Van Conversion - Is This a GREAT Deal?

    Just saw this posted, for those who are familiar - is this a great deal? 78k miles? Obviously need more details, but fully built out...

    Looking for input, this caught my eye
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    Just grabbed a pair of the new RX Pro Mittens! I...

    Just grabbed a pair of the new RX Pro Mittens! I wanted a pair of them (used to have a different name) last season when I realized I have chronically cold hands, but they were all sold out. A friend...
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    Yeah, I think the biggest thing I'm missing with...

    Yeah, I think the biggest thing I'm missing with this Subie is the storage space, but I definitely realized that getting a midsized truck just makes no sense in retrospect. I do need to get new...
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    Well here's an update for ya: In order to...

    Well here's an update for ya:

    In order to check out used cars, I ended up renting a Tacoma DCSB TRD from Hertz (just by chance) and so I got to drive it first hand. I see what people mean. It's...
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    Also, in terms of off-roading, I know that in the...

    Also, in terms of off-roading, I know that in the front range at least there's at least a handful (or more) spots that you can't go get to the spring skimo TH easily without a 4x4 which is kind of...
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    Not towing anything heavy, but a camper could be...

    Not towing anything heavy, but a camper could be in my future depending on how I end up actually using the vehicle. I I think having a backseat would be helpful just from the perspective of having...
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    Truck Recommendations

    So I've been whippin' in my parents 2005 Mazda minivan for a while now and she's really on her last legs. After a cross-country road trip and several more adventures, combined with existential rust,...
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    Thanks! I was on the Pieps website...twas my big...

    Thanks! I was on the Pieps website...twas my big mistake.
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    Bumping this...how do you warranty this exactly?...

    Bumping this...how do you warranty this exactly? Their website has no method to do that...do I need to go to a shop?
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    Thanks for the advice! Seems like a waste to...

    Thanks for the advice! Seems like a waste to warranty a whole device for a small little tab...but alas
  45. I've broken the boa mounting plate twice on my...

    I've broken the boa mounting plate twice on my Fischer's, cracked the shell, and broke off one of the brass boa loops. I love the boots, but they have not held up for me.
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    Pieps DSP Pro - Lanyard Repair Advice

    So the nubbin' that holds the lanyard in place pulled out on me, but somehow I managed to hold onto it. I glued the bottom side of it with superglue, but I didn't want to glue onto the clear plastic...
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    Character building.

    Character building.
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    I was planning on skiing Shasta on the 30th or...

    I was planning on skiing Shasta on the 30th or maybe 31st. I was just going to do Avy gulch, but may be in for some other routes. Time is limited though, so may just have to go the easy way...
  49. What's still open? Not a local. Sitting in...

    What's still open? Not a local. Sitting in Mammoth parking lot, lots of lifts closed, real windy. The wind buff will be f*cking great I bet. Slept @ Vons last night haha
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    Can this still apply with the student discount?

    Can this still apply with the student discount?
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