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  1. This year's Freetours do have DIN soles. But they...

    This year's Freetours do have DIN soles. But they aren't compatible with the 1st year freetours.
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    So...the whole front range is going to be skiing...

    So...the whole front range is going to be skiing Eldora for the remainder of the winter?

    As if the mountain communities weren't already fucked this holiday season.
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    Which lange? How much room do you have in a shell...

    Which lange? How much room do you have in a shell fit? Lots of different Langes.

    I'm in some 27 MTN Labs. Other boots I've worn / wear:

    Lange RX130 LV, 27.5 (little over 1 finger)
    Tecnica...
  4. I thought there were some objections to the way...

    I thought there were some objections to the way the Vipec/Tecton release with the pins engaged. Not just that that we need lateral release at the toe to reduce the probability of tib/fib fractures....
  5. IANAMechancial Engineer. But my understanding...

    IANAMechancial Engineer.

    But my understanding is some binding designers consider pins in the toe not to release with the same consistency as those without pins in the toe. I believe if you dig...
  6. A short video of transitions (both to ski mode...

    A short video of transitions (both to ski mode and to climb mode) would be helpful.
  7. Capo's price seems high given I put the same...

    Capo's price seems high given I put the same exact setup from STP/Corbetts together for $260 new two years back.

    But they are still good skis and bindings. Versatile, relatively damp ski.
    ...
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    47mm of elastic travel? Damn.

    47mm of elastic travel?

    Damn.
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    Whhaaaat? You must've only skied Z-series or...

    Whhaaaat? You must've only skied Z-series or something. The STH/9XX series are some of the most durable clamps in existence.
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    What is the part of that IMBA objected to? The...

    What is the part of that IMBA objected to? The bikes?

    I've got a buddy why has challenged the motorized wheelchair thing with varying luck around the West. Dude built himself an offroad wheelchair...
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    Sage moving in them.......

    Sage moving in them.... https://www.instagram.com/p/BcZ5GF7FvMh/?taken-by=sage_cattabriga_alosa
  12. The biggest gripe with them is from a thread...

    The biggest gripe with them is from a thread where RMU gave a pair of multiple-season old, defective to the point of unskiiable, away as part of a sweepstakes. The owner/mag put their son on them....
  13. I dabble in chess -- looking at some of the...

    I dabble in chess -- looking at some of the reviews of the games they played, one of the crazy differences between Google's AI and Stockfish is the kind of moves they play. Stockfish (and all other...
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    +1. Cool. Call them a bunch of jongs or...

    +1.

    Cool. Call them a bunch of jongs or whatever. They've all done more for ski design, dedicated more of their lives to bringing us cool skis the most anyone else on this board. No, they aren't...
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    Not in my experience (iPhone 6s, Verizon). Unless...

    Not in my experience (iPhone 6s, Verizon). Unless you can make calls via VOIP you're better off elsewhere.
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    To be fair to Salomon -- they make about the best...

    To be fair to Salomon -- they make about the best frame binding out there. And their first tech binding -- the MTN -- has been getting good reactions for the combo of features and weight.

    Of...
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    Am I missing something, or couldn't one make a...

    Am I missing something, or couldn't one make a chx-test by ordering a custom Protest with -10mm waist? Or was that not available at the time the chx-test was conceived?
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    Fuckin' A. Vibes.

    Fuckin' A. Vibes.
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    I was up there before this last snow. Not much...

    I was up there before this last snow. Not much skiable back to a trailhead unless you've got rock skis. Some lines filling in up higher. N. facing aspects much better than most others. Snotel says...
  20. Even if they did -- those waivers / T&Cs are not...

    Even if they did -- those waivers / T&Cs are not worth the paper their printed on if a jury finds Silverton acted recklessly / negligently.
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    You misspelled On3p as Onp3.

    You misspelled On3p as Onp3.
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    You must be referring to 4FRNTs new model --...

    You must be referring to 4FRNTs new model -- cause RMU MSP is still $800.
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    I can't see Salomon certifying something for...

    I can't see Salomon certifying something for GripWalk when it competes directly against their norm (WTR). But Alpine, WTR, Touring certified would be dope.
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    As someone with a lifted AWD Astro with...

    As someone with a lifted AWD Astro with snow-rated AT tires....

    This is 99% true.

    I've had a few moments in the past couple years when AWD was necessary. But that's mostly because I was doing...
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    Not much. I was just drinking beer watching...

    Not much. I was just drinking beer watching McLean videos in the garage and it seemed like a good idea. To be clear, it's like 2 3" pieces of curved aluminium. The beer can mentioned by Koot...
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    Thanks for this update. Looks rough.

    Thanks for this update. Looks rough.
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    I don't know about that. Killian Jornet has skied...

    I don't know about that. Killian Jornet has skied bigger shit than most anyone on this forum on a regular basis and he seems to do ok on ski mo gear. Lots of guides in the Alps are on relatively...
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    I cut up an old beat to fuck pole, sliced it in...

    I cut up an old beat to fuck pole, sliced it in half. Couple of those should be good splints for pole repair along with a hose clamp. Think I saw it in some Andrew McLean video.
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    Wow -- fuck the new Loveland uphill policy....

    Wow -- fuck the new Loveland uphill policy. That's dumb. Going in the wrong direction in one of the few growing areas of the sport.
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    Bullshit. They are a fixture of MN year round...

    Bullshit. They are a fixture of MN year round bike commuters and fat bikers for a reason. You don't know cold until you've ridden through a winter in the upper plains.
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    Free The Pow Lobster Mitts. That's what I'd...

    Free The Pow Lobster Mitts.

    That's what I'd buy if I didn't already have Pearl Izumi Lobster mitts.

    If you always ride the same bike on the commute, check out bar mitts. They are neoprene...
  32. IME a FWD w/ true snows (3PMSF) >> 4x4/AWD with...

    IME a FWD w/ true snows (3PMSF) >> 4x4/AWD with M+S.

    4x4/AWD doesn't aid in stopping or handling a damn. And rarely is something like the LCC/BCC so deep/unplowed that FWD with good traction...
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    Anyone been up around Leadville with some beta?...

    Anyone been up around Leadville with some beta? Looking for a place to put in some vert and would rather not do it at busy resort uphills. Was thinking something off Rollins, Mayflower gulch / Gold...
  34. - Big hearth fireplace with leather couches and...

    - Big hearth fireplace with leather couches and chairs. In a library with floor-to-ceiling book shelves. A TV hidden behind the mirror above the fireplace.
    - A separate shop -- ski tuning area with...
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    +10. I'm a CO skier. But PNW is totally...

    +10.

    I'm a CO skier. But PNW is totally different conditions. No one in CO ever really skis through rain.
  36. Fully agree. You could make an M+S tire with a...

    Fully agree. You could make an M+S tire with a stupid hard compound that would be useless in the snow.
  37. Most all seasons I see have an M / S, M+S, M&S,...

    Most all seasons I see have an M / S, M+S, M&S, etc rating. It's a design-based rating concerning the spacing of lugs, siping, etc.

    3PMSF is what most consider the "real" snow rating -- as it is...
  38. Snowflake rating is the "real" snow tire rating....

    Snowflake rating is the "real" snow tire rating. If they don't allow 3PMSF tires I'm not sure what "snows" they are referring to.
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    No decorated pics yet. But Voile straps are...

    No decorated pics yet.

    But Voile straps are good for carrying trees...
  40. Yeah -- it's 5K of gain. My point being that...

    Yeah -- it's 5K of gain. My point being that someone who lives in Durango is likely familiar with elevation and it's effects on them. Especially if they are athletic at all.

    It's all armchair...
  41. She was from Durango and allegedly was a pretty...

    She was from Durango and allegedly was a pretty fit athlete. I have a feeling that altitude wasn't the issue.
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    Couldn't make WildX -- but toured today with a...

    Couldn't make WildX -- but toured today with a gal who did. You really got her stoked for a lot more travel for bc adventures around CO. Currently borrowing her copy of the guide as mine is on...
  43. Waiting for someone to update their logo w/ a...

    Waiting for someone to update their logo w/ a sketchy chairlift fall...
    https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/60346657/silverton_twitter.jpg
  44. Da fuck does this have to do with freedom? ...

    Da fuck does this have to do with freedom?

    Your freedoms aren't under attack cause you can't ride up a chairlift at Silverton.
  45. Which is exactly why the argument that she signed...

    Which is exactly why the argument that she signed a waiver may not hold up in court -- i.e. offering the service in the way they did may be deemed reckless on the ski areas behalf which waivers don't...
  46. I'm not a litigious type -- but lady is...

    I'm not a litigious type -- but lady is paralyzed, and that off ramp looks sketchy for someone not on skis, especially without a lift slowing down. Shitty situation for all involved. Seems like maybe...
  47. Silverton being sued -- time to hurry up and get down there

    https://durangoherald.com/articles/197279-durango-woman-sues-silverton-mountain-after-she-fell-from-chairlift
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    Bar's open at 10:00. Why you waiting so long.

    Bar's open at 10:00. Why you waiting so long.
  49. Poaching such trails helps pad my KOM count....

    Poaching such trails helps pad my KOM count. :fmicon:
  50. Sweet. Looks fun. I'll be out for a recon ride...

    Sweet. Looks fun. I'll be out for a recon ride shortly.

    P.S. The area I have multiple years experience in is poaching rich subdivision's trails. Not enforcement.
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