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    Wtb piv 15 or 18 + cast

    I’ve bought a brand new CAST set up (with both Gripwalk and alpine AFD) with brand new Look Pivot 15s. 115mm. Gold for steeziness.

    I put Tectons on some 115mm side country skis these were...
  2. Front Side 96-104 ski for hardpack, crud, chalk , steeps, groomers

    I have the Elan Ripstick 96 Black Edition and the Enforcer 104 in this spot in my quiver. I also (briefly) owned the Volkl M102 last year.

    The M102 was great for skiing really really really...
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    This. I used to ski Baker ~60-70 days a year...

    This.

    I used to ski Baker ~60-70 days a year when I had a cabin there.

    My “everyday” Baker ski was 122mm Factions or 122m Renegades. And a 115mm NAS Pow for groomer days.

    No Baker for me...
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    2021 Icelantic Nomad 115 181cm NIP

    Bump for some new 2021 Nomads.

    I’ve got some K2 Mindbender 116C and Dynastar Protos in this waist width.

    If can pick up in North Vancouver, BC then $600CDN.

    KC
  5. Thread: Line Blade

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    Line Blade

    Owning Line Blades this year has me excited for Whistler early season, when only a few non-steep, groomers are open. eg. these could make laps under Emerald Chair a blast.

    btw these may likely...
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    Line Pescado mini review

    Thanks. Ya I’m leaning Shifts on the rec line. Then can ski with my alpine boots on super deep, blower days in resort or hike for low aspect, untracked with pin boots.
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    Line Pescado mini review

    Found a sweet deal on some 2020 brand new, old stock Pescados. Always wanted to own some.

    Confirming the mount line is -8cm? I’ve also seen -9.75cm somewhere too.

    Also, is this a ski that...
  8. Thread: Line Blade

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    Line Blade

    Here’s some….surprisingly similar relative dimensions/radius?

    Line Blade: 154-95-124
    Radius “tight”

    Salomon BBR: 147-88-110
    Radius “13.5m”

    388546
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    K2 Reckoner 102 112 122 Thread

    You can see that my 2021 Geoff McFetridge “177cm” K2 Reckoner 112s measure pretty close to my 180cm Ripstick 96 Black Editions (really a 178.5cm), my 179cm Nordica E104s (a true 179cm), and are...
  10. Thread: Line Blade

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    Hahaha. Good on ya Gaijin. Just tell us...

    Hahaha. Good on ya Gaijin.

    Just tell us you’re drunk and then all is forgiven.

    When I get drunk I go to Corbett’s website. Then new skis show up a week later.

    I’ll be posting my 9-ski...
  11. Thread: Line Blade

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    Line Blade

    Gaijin…you grumpy? Or a dick? Hard to tell.

    I know you just ski M102s and Rens. That’s great.

    As I’ve told you before…it’s not a business model.

    It’s a hobby.

    Some people will...
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

    Makes me happy.

    I’m thinking of mounting my Reckoner 112s shortly with either STH or CAST.

    Will complement my Rustler 11s, for days after a storm that I want a more playful ski. Though...
  13. Thread: Line Blade

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    Line Blade

    181cm

    The 6’2” dude in this 2022 vid skis the 176cm?

    Looks like a really fun ski for in the resort, when conditions are not blower. And laying trenches in spring slush.

    I’m excited to try...
  14. Thread: Line Blade

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    Line Blade

    Ya I sized down. As most of my skis are 179cm-181cm (Eg 180cm Proto 118s, 180cm Rustler 11s, 179cm Enforcers 104s, 179cm M-Free 99s, 180cm Ripstick 96, 179cm Mindbenders 116s, 181cm Nomads) and so I...
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

    Got my 2021 Mindbender 116s mounted up with Tectons. These are replacing Ripstick 106s + Shifts. First time having Tectons too. Clicked into them on the living room floor last night. Pretty happy...
  16. Thread: Line Blade

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    Line Blade

    Just in case you forgot what this thread was about….

    More Blade pics.

    Surprised at the depth/length of the tip rocker, when decambered.

    Can’t wait to roll these over on edge. The tips are...
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    Corbett's released a 30% off full retail code for...

    Corbett's released a 30% off full retail code for any item last spring....my buddy got one and he let me use it. Which is why I bought these Ripsticks. It was weird as I couldn't login to Corbett's...
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    2021 Elan Ripstick 106 and Shifts

    Thanks for the interest.

    Ripstick 106s sold local for $500CDN (~$390US equivalent). No ship cost!

    The economics....paid $525CDN from Corbetts (=$749 x 30% discounted price = $525) x 1.05 GST =...
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    The Dynastar Thread

    So I had bought a pair of 2021 Rustler 9s for $539 in June. Didn’t mount them.

    Was in a different shop this week and decided I wanted the new 2022 M-Free 99.

    No change to the R9s so was...
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    Ya I’ve had a few low ball offers that I’ve said...

    Ya I’ve had a few low ball offers that I’ve said no to.

    I was fondling these RS 106s on the weekend. Really is a sweet set-up. I’m just going through those “I now have 10 skis in my quiver and...
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    The new -2017- CAST touring system thread

    Bought some Gripwalk soles for my Lupo Airs just so I’m on the same sole as my Lupo HDs.

    And CAST Freetour gold ordered (to go with my $239CDN gold Pivot 15s from Corbetts last spring). Pumped...
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    Hey banditman, If he likes the 184cm...

    Hey banditman,

    If he likes the 184cm M102...then he would like the 188cm R11. As I found the 177cm M102 long feeling, and I love the 180cm R11.

    Hoping to see you at Whistler this winter.

    KC
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    Elan Ripstick 106 2021 Review

    Nice….the Black Editions are really good skis. Lightweight feel (1,710 gm for the 96) but with power. Pretty playful too, for the impressive edge grip which makes them pretty versatile.

    I got...
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    Bump for like new 106 Ripsticks (180cm). Looks...

    Bump for like new 106 Ripsticks (180cm).

    Looks like I have a buyer for the Shifts, if someone takes the skis.

    K
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    2021 Elan Ripstick 106 and Shifts

    Feeler…

    I picked up some crazy cheap Pivot 15s back in the Spring. Just ordered a CAST set-up. Got some Reckoner 112s in mind for the Pivots/CAST. And have some new Mindbender 116Cs now with...
  26. Thread: Line Blade

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    Line Blade

    Shop mounted em up for free.

    Here they are….last year’s Line Blade.

    Lemme know if you want any more profile or tail pics or measurements. These are the 176cm. Mounted on the line (-7cm).
    ...
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    The days of >110 underfoot pow skis are gone...

    Haha this thread made me laugh.

    ~10 skis in my quiver…all pretty current shapes/models…apparently I missed the memo that 110mm is the new 120mm.

    My quiver waists:

    118mm
    116mm
    115mm
    112mm
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    2021 Icelantic Nomad 115 181cm NIP

    Hi,

    Picked these 181cm Icelantic Nomads up in the summer, but have too many skis in this waist width.

    Still in plastic.

    $499US shipped in continental USA or Canada. PayPal - you pay...
  29. Thread: Line Blade

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    Line Blade

    Here’s the Line Blade Blister review:


    https://blisterreview.com/gear-reviews/ski-reviews/2020-2021-line-blade


    Been researching, sounds like they like a wide stance. Can’t wait to try them. ...
  30. Thread: Line Blade

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    Line Blade

    Thanks babybear, looking forward to some feedback.

    Regardless, I just pulled the trigger on some of last years. The local shop says they are a blast to ski….from groomers to pow to trees, but...
  31. Thread: Line Blade

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    Line Blade

    Hey,

    Anyone try the Line Blades?

    At $499 CDN at the local ski shop......I think these may become ski #9 in the bloating quiver. Looks like a really fun early season ski (when not much is open...
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    Fondled some 2022 Dynastar M-Free 99’s in the...

    Fondled some 2022 Dynastar M-Free 99’s in the shop today….pretty sweet.

    Look a lot like the M-Free 108.

    Quiver may be n+1 soon. Damn.
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    The new -2017- CAST touring system thread

    I apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge re different tech boot soles.

    Looking at getting CAST for some cheap Pivot 15s I picked up.

    I currently have three ski boots with three...
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    K2 Reckoner 102 112 122 Thread

    Was weighing skis today.

    FYI the weight for the 2021 177cm K2 Reckoner 112 was 1,915gm and 1,938gm.

    So approx ~1,925gm per ski.

    I measure with a flexible tape laying flat “along the...
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

    2021 K2 Mindbender 116C weight 179 cm:

    1,891 gm for one ski
    1,864 gm for the other.
    ———
    3,755 gm per pair

    Using a kitchen scale so take that into account….but weight is what I figured...
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    Ya I’m really interested to try these. Here...

    Ya I’m really interested to try these. Here they are. Feel light, yet still firmish enough. Perfect wider ski for my Tectons.

    The 179cm measures 180.25cm with a tape along the base. So they...
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    What's Blizzard up to?

    Ya I was pretty interested in these then read a few online reviews. Reviews weren’t that inspiring…and hard to find. Haven’t met anyone who has skied them.

    They seem pretty directional. I like...
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    Thanks Vic, what I figured. Got some blue...

    Thanks Vic, what I figured.

    Got some blue 2021 MB 116C’s on the way for my Tectons.
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

    Does anyone have a weight for the 179cm Mindbender 116C? Can only find the 186cm weight online (~2,030 per 186cm)?

    I think I read 1,860gm per ski for the 179cm somehwere?

    Looking for a...
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    Dalbello Lupo Air Fit Question

    Own the Lupo HD Pro 130 and just bought a pair of these Lupo Air 130s ….also own three pairs Krypton Pros (two really old 130’s and one 2018 120). 5 boots. Jesus! Haha. I love ski gear.
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    4FRNT Renegade ~ Hand built in SLC.

    Got early access to 4FRNT 2022 lineup today.

    Hoji mount is -7cm.

    I have an email from 4FRNT in early July confirming mount is -4.5cm, after I asked them. I think they had the 187cm tail...
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    Yep agreed. Got 8 skis in the current...

    Yep agreed. Got 8 skis in the current quiver….and 4 pairs are in the 106mm - 112mm waist width range. Last pair of Hojis I owned were the 2013 Pilsner Hojis.
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    K2 Reckoner 102 112 122 Thread

    Nice.

    Where does a guy source some K2 Pontoons? Just asking.
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    Also looking forward to the final specs on August...

    Also looking forward to the final specs on August 18, 2021. I'm thinking of getting a pair of 184cm Hoji this year for inbounds....mount with STHs I think. We're gonna do 3 weeks in the...
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    I’m at + 1cm on 180cm R9s and 180cm R11s. ...

    I’m at + 1cm on 180cm R9s and 180cm R11s.

    But I’m only 5’7” (170cm) with a 289mm bsl.

    Rustlers are great skis. Big sweet spot as I’ve seen everywhere from -2cm to +2cm in the winding...
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    What's Blizzard up to?

    I’ve bought from ProSkiGuy and they are legit. Ship to Canada too.

    Also just picked up some new 2021 Rustler 9’s for $569 CDN (~$450US) from West Coast Sports in Vancouver. Not sure if they...
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    K2 Reckoner 102 112 122 Thread

    My sidecountry quiver used to be
    a pair of 2019 R11s with Shifts. I sold those R11s and got 2021 Rustler 11s with Pivot 15s. R11s with Pivots are a great inbounds set up.

    Considering putting...
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    Katana 108 - the resurrerection

    I value maneuverability in tight spots much more than super stability. Especially in steep and sketchy no-fall terrain at Whistler. If I lived only on groomers I would still own the 2020 M102 I...
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    Katana 108 - the resurrerection

    I remember measuring the Blazes in the shop last fall and the three marks were at -10, -11 and -12cm I think. F’ing crazy in my mind. -12cm??? At least the Katanas have marks at -9, -10 and -11cm....
  50. I have this exact pair. They don’t suck.

    I have this exact pair. They don’t suck.
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