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    Iíve had two sets of broken ribs from wearing a...

    Iíve had two sets of broken ribs from wearing a beacon in a chest harness. I have a secure pant pocket Iíve gone to using... not thinking that will work now.

    Pretty upset by this. I donít want to...
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    I mean... the Sierra already exists on the...

    I mean... the Sierra already exists on the womenís side. I think thatís the general outline of a 104 Deathwish once you make it a little bigger.
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    I think the better comparison is Billy Goat vs...

    I think the better comparison is Billy Goat vs Renegade. The Hoji is a mellowed out Renegade with deeper rocker lines and tweaked shape. I am a directional skier and got along with the Renegade great...
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    ... unless Iím crazy the Hoji (tour or free)...

    ...

    unless Iím crazy the Hoji (tour or free) plays just fine with kingpins. No issues with speednose.

    so I think in this instance the shop is right.
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    It's worth repeating... click on items to see the...

    It's worth repeating... click on items to see the final pricing. I was bummed earlier as I was thinking about some K2 waybacks and when I looked and they were still $699.99. I checked back, thinking...
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    Got it. I think I need to just try a couple...

    Got it.

    I think I need to just try a couple pairs of light skis and feel things out. Seems like there is a lot of preference for boot / ski combos.

    It seems like the better pairing is a...
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    I have some Hoji Freeís that are 1520 grams......

    I have some Hoji Freeís that are 1520 grams... going to a 1300 gram boot seemed redundant hence the Alien RS as a second boot. I wish the F1 Lt fit me as well but it doesnít.

    I was mainly asking...
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    This is a great answer and makes me lean toward...

    This is a great answer and makes me lean toward Ďprobably a bad ideaí.
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    Whatís the biggest ski itís reasonable to press...

    Whatís the biggest ski itís reasonable to press with some Alien Rs boots? I just picked up a pair and Iím new to lightweight boots.

    What about a 4frnt raven in a 177 (or even 184cm). Iím about...
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    Lots of options in the South Platte for that...

    Lots of options in the South Platte for that length mixing single track and dirt roads.

    Parking at Reynolds Park. Riding the north fork trail then heading east on the Colorado trail. Indian creek...
  11. Lines and shells are sold. Womenís Langes are...

    Lines and shells are sold.

    Womenís Langes are still around. Great resort boot!
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  13. Sole blocks have been used 40ish days but are...

    Sole blocks have been used 40ish days but are fully functional. I have a few other PMís but if earlier people donít snag them, I would happy throw them in the mail for you for $25 shipped (lower 48)....
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    Alright Iíll hop in with a few questions: I...

    Alright Iíll hop in with a few questions:

    I have good base fitness and Iím Ďquickí but not fast. I did the Colorado trail last summer and two years ago did the High Cascades 100 on a Pivot...
  15. Cheap : Intuitions, Freedom RS, Lange XT LV Womens

    A couple of items I need to clear out...

    Intuition Pro Tours - High Volume (good for skinny legs or taking up some shell room) size 27. Probably 40-50 days. They've been sitting for a year or...
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    If you can get there... Iíll be curious to...

    If you can get there...

    Iíll be curious to hear a report on how they fare. Iíve been kicking tires on some Cease and Desists (or protests) for a while... Pescadoís for me this weekend.
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    Perfect. Thanks!

    Perfect.

    Thanks!
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    Does anyone know where I could track down a set...

    Does anyone know where I could track down a set of base plates to use my Salomon MTN bindings brakeless? I am planning on installing some quiver killers.

    Any insights on if I could just use them...
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    Good question... honestly Iím not sure that was...

    Good question... honestly Iím not sure that was an off the cuff comment. I work in business lending (at a non-profit not a giant bank). Revenue for business this year has been super strange. Some...
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    Ski resorts arenít having a great year, so it...

    Ski resorts arenít having a great year, so it might be a good call for people to pay for use. At most resorts, a pass holder turning up means a ticket they cannot sell.

    Also the ďRobin HoodĒ vibe...
  21. I have Pescadoís with shifts. More than fine for...

    I have Pescadoís with shifts. More than fine for funky backcountry snow... also shockingly good for bigger airs (bigger being 20-30 feet for me).

    Comically fun ski. Makes a lot of mundane skiing...
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    PMíd

    PMíd
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    At the end of the day, skiing is supposed to be...

    At the end of the day, skiing is supposed to be fun. So I guess if someone is stoked on the idea of a 112 Wildcat then cool. I donít think it would be a bad ski and I drink the cool aide on this...
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    In the analogy I was using 150mm travel bike...

    In the analogy I was using

    150mm travel bike = WC 108
    160mm travel bike = WC 112 you want
    165mm travel bike = WC 116

    There is already some overlap between the 108 and the 116. Enough that...
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    Itís not like that at all. Itís like buying a...

    Itís not like that at all. Itís like buying a three different enduro bikes then needlessly trying to figure out if your 150mm travel bike, your 160mm travel bike, or your 165mm travel bike will be...
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    Itís not there now... Are you sure you didnít...

    Itís not there now...

    Are you sure you didnít look at the Wrenegade 110 Pro?
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    Woodsman Ti on there as well in a 187cm... bit of...

    Woodsman Ti on there as well in a 187cm... bit of a unicorn.
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    My guess is that the Renegade name goes away for...

    My guess is that the Renegade name goes away for a bit and we see a slightly wider Hoji and a heavy directional powder ski.

    Just a theory from poking around on social media and the Renegade...
  29. Season Forma in a 167 would be worth a peek. ...

    Season Forma in a 167 would be worth a peek.

    The Pescado is magic... but I bet some of that might be lost at her height and weight if she isnít charging hard.

    Think hard about mount points......
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    Has anyone seen Scarpaís 2022 offerings? Iím...

    Has anyone seen Scarpaís 2022 offerings? Iím wondering if there is anything that slots into their lineup between the F1 LT and Alien.

    Also on the note of the Hoji boots. My pair fits well. I have...
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    Cool setup. Youíll likely want to post the...

    Cool setup.

    Youíll likely want to post the BSL of the current mount.
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    Iím dreaming of some Wren 96ís with a touring...

    Iím dreaming of some Wren 96ís with a touring core for spring lines. Sounds incredible. Let me know if you want to sell the 96ís you have ;)
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    They sold to Cripple Creek BC. Itís essentially a...

    They sold to Cripple Creek BC. Itís essentially a gear store blog now... imagine your local shop telling you why everything they stock is awesome.

    Thatís wildsnow. It reads exactly like that.
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    Solid looking boot. ...

    Solid looking boot.

    https://www.wildsnow.com/29107/light-robust-2021-22-fischer-transalp-first-look/#more-29107
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    That Ďadjustableí STH 16 referenced in freeskier...

    That Ďadjustableí STH 16 referenced in freeskier makes me uncomfortable. You press a button it adjusts the Damping... I really really doubt that will last.
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    Wrenegades are a little less picky about mount...

    Wrenegades are a little less picky about mount point than the RES shapes from On3p.

    I had demo bindings on mine at first and thought I would like them forward. I actually didnít like them forward...
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    Iím on the wren 114, which is a little less...

    Iím on the wren 114, which is a little less nimble, as my daily driver. I live in Colorado and spend a decent chunk of time skiing moguls.

    They do Ďfineí in tight terrain. Are there better skis?...
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    Tire pressure gages vary like crazy from to the...

    Tire pressure gages vary like crazy from to the next. I have three handheld gauges (Topeak Digital and two analogue handheld gauges). None of them read the same, even though the handheld gauges are...
  39. Yeah... itís crazy how expensive these things...

    Yeah... itís crazy how expensive these things are. I didnít pay retail but still wasnít excited to shell out the money. Thatís where my ski money went this year.

    I tend to use things like this a...
  40. Construction of BCA packs is... fine. The whole...

    Construction of BCA packs is... fine. The whole form and function just isnít as dialed as a lot of the other options and they seem to be a little more prone to failure.

    Mammut makes great...
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    I did the math for my wife a few years ago... she...

    I did the math for my wife a few years ago... she is 115 lbs and on a 110 underfoot ski floats way better than I do on my 125mm skis at 160 lbs.

    Thinking about the lift generated as you get...
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    Iím on the 190cm but did zero detuning from how...

    Iím on the 190cm but did zero detuning from how they arrived stock. That being said, Iíve never taken them on resort snow.
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    Seems possible but way less certain than previous...

    Seems possible but way less certain than previous years. Production costs are way up and demand seems to be there so why would things go on sale?

    That ski is on back order at moment currently as...
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    Big edge compression with some significant...

    Big edge compression with some significant sidewall cracks. If feels a little 3D on the topsheet of the ski where the edge compression is.

    I just think itís beyond repair sadly.
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    A question that will help you conceptualize this:...

    A question that will help you conceptualize this: Why do ski boots flex? Why arenít they just completely rigid when skiing downhill?

    Ski boots are similar to suspension. They dampen impacts from...
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    What type of boot you are using matters and draws...

    What type of boot you are using matters and draws some guidelines for what you should get for skis. Itís a system that all needs to play nice.

    I have a 190cm moment touring setup and couldnít...
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    Iíll bite on this... I have Wren 114ís and love...

    Iíll bite on this... I have Wren 114ís and love them. I donít think itís a demanding ski, surprisingly easy but powerful. Iím on the 189cm at 160lbs and Iíve wondered about a Commander as another...
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    I just got one of these. Way better than any...

    I just got one of these. Way better than any other airbag Iíve used. Strong recommendation. Free bump!
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    Some people are fine with the tour skis for...

    Some people are fine with the tour skis for 50-50.... I donít get along with tour cores inbounds.

    If I was looking 50-50 Iíd go standard core.
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    No major changes. Used is fine.

    No major changes. Used is fine.
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