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    They have some vertical elasticity, but not...

    They have some vertical elasticity, but not enough to release.
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    12/14 have vertical release out of the toe 15/18...

    12/14 have vertical release out of the toe
    15/18 do not
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    Take the remount, a rain check for a free tune to...

    Take the remount, a rain check for a free tune to cover the loss in value, and don’t be a bitch.
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    Billy Goats ski better at -1 then they do at +1

    Billy Goats ski better at -1 then they do at +1
  5. I thought RMU had fully transitioned to running...

    I thought RMU had fully transitioned to running bars and making lap top bags and tail gate pads. Didn’t realize they were still losing money making skis. Thought J lev convinced them it wasn’t worth...
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    That November-December was special. I remember...

    That November-December was special. I remember breaking in my brand new Seth Vicious at Xtal Nov 5th and 6th and not hitting a rock.
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    Xtal could have probably left pass prices alone,...

    Xtal could have probably left pass prices alone, and just added a $30/day $500/season parking pass fee for the year and achieved the same effect on improved traffic/parking.
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    Instead of a lift, I think they should explore...

    Instead of a lift, I think they should explore making East Peak a ‘developed touring’ area. Managed routes to the top, some limited avalanche work, marked areas down.
    I think there is a market for...
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    Doesn’t the PCT only cross into the SUP around...

    Doesn’t the PCT only cross into the SUP around Pickhandle, Crown Pt, Bullion and East Peak?
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    I don’t know if making short north a quicker lap...

    I don’t know if making short north a quicker lap is what that area needs.
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    I wonder if they end up moving CHX to another...

    I wonder if they end up moving CHX to another part of the mountain/replace GV or Rex with it if they are building the base to CB gondola? Maybe it becomes the new Bulion lift?
    That lift is pretty...
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    Snoqualmie and Stevens were also cheaper at the...

    Snoqualmie and Stevens were also cheaper at the time. When Xtal was $1000 +/-, Stevens was ~$700, and Snoqualmie was <$500, and had more reliable drives.
    Last season Stevens was more expensive,...
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    I’m sure the big horn sheep need a couple acres...

    I’m sure the big horn sheep need a couple acres to watch traffic build up on I70.

    Vail co has definitely done a number on the ski resort industry and ski towns, but they don’t even get an...
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    Yup, Sudden drop in cost of passes, increase in...

    Yup,
    Sudden drop in cost of passes, increase in ‘paper value.’

    Despite a bunch of people staying on, it seems like all the local knowledge in decision making either left or was usurped by Altera....
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    I’d love to see the presentation where someone...

    I’d love to see the presentation where someone sold a senior exec and product director on the market needing a 150 flex consumer boot.
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    Yikes.

    Yikes.
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    To be fair, I’m ugly, so no Instagram future for...

    To be fair, I’m ugly, so no Instagram future for me.

    I do enjoy seeing $90k+ sprinter’s parked within eye sight throw of $300/night hotel rooms with indoor plumbing, central air and often a free...
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    As in, why would I drop $7k when I can just book...

    As in, why would I drop $7k when I can just book out my winter in an actual bed in an actual building and not deal with driving an RV/trailer up to the the mountain.

    Others seem to have seen the...
  19. Thread: Canting

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    Internet boot advice has gone the full circle...

    Internet boot advice has gone the full circle from telling people to “see a boot fitter, we can’t assess online” to “you’re boot fitter is a fucking moron, trust us, who have never seen your...
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    Or 20-30 nights at Crystal mountain hotels at...

    Or 20-30 nights at Crystal mountain hotels at peak rates, which benefits more then just Altera’s PE investors.
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    How does squatting with a shoe increase your...

    How does squatting with a shoe increase your chance of injury? By allowing you to be better balanced under load? I’d challenge you to find a bunch of people new to lifting and watch them squat with...
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    Is your squat the only way you are stimulating...

    Is your squat the only way you are stimulating muscle growth and adaptations in your back? I hope not, since it’s just an ok stimulus. If no, might it make sense to make reasonable adjustments to...
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    I wonder how January changes if you remove the...

    I wonder how January changes if you remove the first five and last five days? Compare to the middle 20 of February, December and March
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    98 will be sufficient in January

    98 will be sufficient in January
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    Unfortunately this is pretty accurate. At the end...

    Unfortunately this is pretty accurate. At the end of the day it’s a competitive market and people will probably be willing to spend $5k+ for the season to reserve ‘their’ spot. The culture has and...
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    I think the bullion basin snowshoe trails are a...

    I think the bullion basin snowshoe trails are a better use of that exceptionally marginal terrain.

    I guess I could see it providing a dedicated family/learning area that is relatively isolated...
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    Easy buddy, let’s not get hasty.

    Easy buddy, let’s not get hasty.
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    Whichever shoe allows you to lift the most...

    Whichever shoe allows you to lift the most weight. If that has an Olympic heel do that, Chuck’s wear those, if it’s a pair of crocs wear those. You’re in the gym to get stronger, which means the more...
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    It’s just an ever evolving comedy of errors in...

    It’s just an ever evolving comedy of errors in decision making.

    Employee housing has been turned into what looks like another 300-500 spots, that at least seems to make sense
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    No, it’s rich people protecting their property...

    No, it’s rich people protecting their property value by preventing additional “poor people” housing. It’s NIMBYISM. Folks can’t find a place to live and we care about big horn sheep? Give me a break....
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    Found snow about 8in deep around 6000ft today

    Found snow about 8in deep around 6000ft today
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    For those who didn’t catch it YoY epic pass and...

    For those who didn’t catch it YoY epic pass and epic local pass sales were down 10%. Overall prebook products were up 9% (4 packs or whatever they call them). Vail spent ~$20m relocating lifts to...
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    NIMBYism at its finest

    NIMBYism at its finest
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    I have a fenix 5 and use XC for touring. Seems...

    I have a fenix 5 and use XC for touring. Seems good enough. The Fenix 6 and 7 have a touring mode I believe.
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    OG Bodacious would have been perfect if it came...

    OG Bodacious would have been perfect if it came in a 190-193 length. 196 was super fun but just a bit big for getting in and out of tighter places.
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    Smoke wasn’t bad at rainy pass yesterday, but you...

    Smoke wasn’t bad at rainy pass yesterday, but you could smell it. Larch szn had a mile of cars on the hwy outside the maple pass/cutthroat parking lots at 3pm though.

    Terrible smoke in...
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    If you’re looking for it, you can find it. I...

    If you’re looking for it, you can find it. I don’t hold it against any boot shop who does it. It’s an extra $200 for pretty minimal work (especially now with cantology plates) in a time where the...
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    Most people don’t need canting, some who don’t...

    Most people don’t need canting, some who don’t need it could still benefit from it. People who need it probably won’t end up on the World Cup.
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    I’m curious if anyone is still using the Fischer...

    I’m curious if anyone is still using the Fischer vacuum fit machines
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    Nokia has a North American factory in Tennessee....

    Nokia has a North American factory in Tennessee. I would guess that’s where all our tires come from.
  41. M-Pro 99 is a super fun ski. I have the...

    M-Pro 99 is a super fun ski.

    I have the Bonifide 97 in a shorter length (183 instead of the normal 186-190 length) which really rips on any sort of firmer or light corn snow where you can lay it...
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    08 Billy Goats (4 pairs only) worked great for...

    08 Billy Goats (4 pairs only) worked great for those four skiers
    09/10 Billy Goats didn’t work - but I have skied worse
    10/11 were fine (less camber and some sidecut adjustments IIRC(
    11/12 had a...
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    What’s the issue with Crystal charging people a...

    What’s the issue with Crystal charging people a lot of money to camp in prebuilt yurts/tents in Campbell basin?
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    Blue collar employees without college education,...

    Blue collar employees without college education, often union members. A group that has historically voted overwhelmingly democrat and switched to get Trump elected.
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    I’m not sure I can make this any more simple....

    I’m not sure I can make this any more simple. Their share of the national debt just went up. Spending and tax cuts paid for by those who don’t benefit. Just because someone doesn’t come to their door...
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    I don’t buy this is that popular of an idea, it’s...

    I don’t buy this is that popular of an idea, it’s just very popular amongst the college educated millennial group that makes up an increasing share of the Democrats base, but we’re less and less...
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    So it’s regressive inflationary spending. Aka,...

    So it’s regressive inflationary spending. Aka, bad policy to buy votes for an administration who has managed to be less popular then the one under investigation for espionage and election tampering.
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    The data says this benefits people with 60%...

    The data says this benefits people with 60% higher expected lifetime income then most Americans.
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    So did the Trump, Bush, and Regan tax cuts. But...

    So did the Trump, Bush, and Regan tax cuts. But like this, disproportionately the wealthy ones.
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    They aren’t the ones benefiting from it. Any...

    They aren’t the ones benefiting from it. Any spending or tax cut is paid for by those not benefiting from it. 60% of Americans don’t attend college, those working in trades represent a large chunk of...
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