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    What's Blizzard up to?

    alude— quick tip.

    The thread you started, Sooth Ski, is a rad thread for people that want that tech. Keep it there. Bring the comparisons brought up in every other thread to your thread and do it...
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    Mantra 102 - where to mount it?

    The 184 on a low angle runout. But still. I never imagined my carving ski would be 102 underfoot. Makes me super curious about that Fischer 107ti mentioned above.

    Can you solve this battle for...
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    The Forza was the perfect color way for that...

    The Forza was the perfect color way for that graphic. Gorgeous rig.


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    Am I reading this right? A 13 year bump? ...

    Am I reading this right? A 13 year bump?


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    4FRNT Renegade ~ Hand built in SLC.

    I am a renegade fanboy. I talk more shit about that ski than would be considered healthy. Or- I’m naive. Which is probably kinda true.

    Regardless, it’s posts like this that make me question wax. ...
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    Second post is a bit demanding but I’ll bite at...

    Second post is a bit demanding but I’ll bite at the M102 recommendation.

    It probably is very close to the explosive in feel… on soft snow. Much friendlier and more fun, though. Light years ahead...
  7. midlayer/fleece mess... too many models and variants (arcteryx patagonia etc)

    I’m not a gear/brand head for thermals. But I am a fit head.

    That R2 looks sick but… patagucci prices make me roll my eyes.

    Also— hunt around hunting gear for thermals. Skiing isn’t the only...
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    SPAM! buy from SlideWright

    Wax recommendations for -6c to -16c with high static?

    My go-to has been Dominator Zoom Graphite. But I’m open to recommendations.
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    Damn, that was fun. Thanks, 666. Sent from...

    Damn, that was fun. Thanks, 666.


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    SVS— I apologize for the drunk posting. It...

    SVS— I apologize for the drunk posting.

    It was funny when I typed it.


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  11. Thread: Line Blade

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    I’m a drunk grumpy dick. I apologize. Again. ...

    I’m a drunk grumpy dick.

    I apologize. Again.

    When I’m typing it I think it’s funny. I’m like— No, that sarcasm will read through. They’ll get it.

    What an asshole. I don’t why I get on TGR...
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    You say Real world testing but actually say...

    You say Real world testing but actually say NOTHING.

    Why do you like this ski, Homie? I mean— those aren’t your tracks.

    Everything rips in 2021.


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  13. Thread: Line Blade

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    I gotta say, now that I’m in it to win it, there...

    I gotta say, now that I’m in it to win it, there are so many skis available that most definitely shred easier and harder when conditions are not blower and/or laying trenches in Spring slush.

    And...
  14. Thread: Line Blade

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    Line Blade

    I’ve been sitting in the shadows trying really hard not to call the Blade the new BBR.

    Watching this thread gush over the Line version of this genre has been quite telling. It has also been...
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

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    Risk Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums

    Risk


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    I was in South Hedges. Fall ‘97.

    I was in South Hedges. Fall ‘97.
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    Pretty cool thread. Being an MSU Alumni it’s cool...

    Pretty cool thread. Being an MSU Alumni it’s cool to read people’s perspectives on how to approach that region 20 years after I left it.

    Only thing I can add is to spend more time at each local....
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    I teach my kids on an M102. The 3D radius is...

    I teach my kids on an M102. The 3D radius is tight underfoot for chill low angle noodle carves. Probably stout enough for maritime. K108 might even be better as it’s even tighter underfoot.

    I...
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    Cheers. ALA OG Ren is exactly why I was asking....

    Cheers. ALA OG Ren is exactly why I was asking. You seem to have picked up on that.
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    Lost/Stolen skis and bindings per UPS

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    Yo— today’s MPro 105 has wood sidewalls. Is that...

    Yo— today’s MPro 105 has wood sidewalls. Is that the core? Is that a poplar core wall-to-wall with no actual sidewalls?


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  23. Front Side 96-104 ski for hardpack, crud, chalk , steeps, groomers

    It’s Stowe. There isn’t a steep line in sight. No need for pole plants?

    They seem to mostly know what they’re talking about. Maybe that’s shop talk. They don’t ever really seem to dislike...
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    I thought this was crystal clear to everyone.

    I thought this was crystal clear to everyone.
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    Sorry— ProManiac’s pic of the MPro 105.

    Sorry— ProManiac’s pic of the MPro 105.
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    All that ski does is make me want to compete...

    All that ski does is make me want to compete again. It's brutal.

    I mean, it's like I buy the ski first, then plan my trips to suit it. It used to be the other way around.
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    Thanks for all the thoughts and hints. It’ll be a...

    Thanks for all the thoughts and hints. It’ll be a few weeks until the opportunity lines up. Maybe even spring would be best to counter the undergrowth. Hard to even walk.


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    Okay, so a set of socket heads and a breaker bar....

    Okay, so a set of socket heads and a breaker bar.

    Cheers!

    I’ll update later.


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    Tools needed for pulling a chair

    How about a torque wrench and socket head? Is it just an open nut or two?
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    Cheers, mate. Stoked to read there isn’t a...

    Cheers, mate. Stoked to read there isn’t a special tool involved.


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    Tools needed for pulling a chair

    Not the best pic, but probably enough of a pic for those in the know.

    It’s your classic double fixed chair from sixty years ago in Japan. The resort is closed. There are a few chairs at the base....
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    You guys should be following John Collinson on...

    You guys should be following John Collinson on Insta.

    https://instagram.com/johncollinson?utm_medium=copy_link

    And Jeff Cavaliere isn’t a skier but his knowledge linking PT and weight/strength...
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    Hydrophobic Coating for Skis

    Hhhhhhhh
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    Hmmm… as an M102 shredder that makes me wonder if...

    Hmmm… as an M102 shredder that makes me wonder if I need a longer tail with more rocker.

    The short answer is that I have never questioned my M102 tail. The long answer is I am likely naive.
    ...
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    I hope so. And— I hope not. Funny how...

    I hope so.

    And—

    I hope not.

    Funny how both statements feel right.


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    Is that Lou Dawson? Sent from my iPhone...

    Is that Lou Dawson?


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    To be fair, the Hakuba venue that was proposed to...

    To be fair, the Hakuba venue that was proposed to FWT was never actually used. It was much bigger and more open than what was used. The avi hazard was too much. Japan never should have been a January...
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    I vote to keep this thread going. Bummer...

    I vote to keep this thread going.

    Bummer Japan just never really clicked. Logistically and snowpack. Stoked to see a new venue, though!


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    If this is really a concern I think ski_the_trees...

    If this is really a concern I think ski_the_trees just nailed it. Car wax. Or boat wax. Depends on your top sheet. Is it fiberglass resin?

    I can see the request for long tours in 32/0 temps where...
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    Part of parenting kids is not parenting them. ...

    Part of parenting kids is not parenting them.

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    Those two ride that lift fifty times that day on that horrid gear.
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    Yeah, that's a whole truckload of Fuck That for...

    Yeah, that's a whole truckload of Fuck That for the Shoots.

    And yeah, I hope Tuco's iteration (2nd Gen?) of the Mavens keeps him happy. Us First-Get purchasers were in it for the trial. Glad to...
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    Thanks for steering me in this direction. I’m...

    Thanks for steering me in this direction. I’m close to pulling the trigger and hoping they’ll work.

    Any experience with a Lange RS130 in terms of fit for a comparison?


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    Any differences between the new and the old 2019...

    Any differences between the new and the old 2019 green Pro HD?

    The pics I see online of the green Pro HD have very ugly/short liners.

    Maybe it’s just the pic is weird? Surely the power strap...
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    I can’t believe I was considering buying those...

    I can’t believe I was considering buying those shoots… for Japan.

    I bought the Maven as a cheap throw-away intro to five-point skis.

    I hated everything about that ski. The running length. The...
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    Anyone else remember yelling...

    Anyone else remember yelling “Deuuuuuuuutterrrrrrr!”?

    The Billy Goat master of my time.

    (Sorry if I misspelled his last name.)


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    Did I read that right— the Hoji is traditionally...

    Did I read that right— the Hoji is traditionally stiffer (burlier?) than the Renegade?


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    I'm stoked on the Hoji's new rocker profile being...

    I'm stoked on the Hoji's new rocker profile being flatter underfoot for 130cm of running length.
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    You can joke all you want but the difference...

    You can joke all you want but the difference between a 192/105 and a 186/108 is quite substantial for dudes who are 5’9” 165.

    Not all of us want an M-free 108. Nor have we bought a katana or a...
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    The Dynastar Thread

    Is the 2021 M-Pro 192 105 in all black not the pinnacle of that ski for the 50 people a year who are going to buy it?

    I’d buy a 186 108 right now, though. The ON3P 110 WD would be pissed, though. ...
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    No need to justify anything on these boards....

    No need to justify anything on these boards. Anyone who doesn’t understand one’s need to tone it down simply hasn’t been there yet.

    I have 44 winters on skis. Some of those were bonkers. When I...
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