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    I ditched the front buckle as well as all the...

    I ditched the front buckle as well as all the fiddly hardware that holds the tongue in place. Just duct tape the hole in the tongues and voila much simpler transitions.
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    North Rockies off to a decent start 260965

    North Rockies off to a decent start

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    115+cm in the Mcgregors yesterday and was...

    115+cm in the Mcgregors yesterday and was storming when we left :party:

    Still hard to get to though
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    Your level of enthusiasm is one of a kind swiss....

    Your level of enthusiasm is one of a kind swiss. Nothing sticking yet, just some flakes blowing around but still enough to get me excited! But far from enough to make me want to ski down a gravel...
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    It was briefly snowing in PG this morning. I've...

    It was briefly snowing in PG this morning. I've never skiied in September before...
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    I have a Light and Motion seca 1800, no...

    I have a Light and Motion seca 1800, no experience with Magicshine but I really like my light. Compared to my buddies Niterider 1400 it lights up a much larger area and seems to be more yellow less...
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    Very nice doc

    Very nice doc
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    Had a pretty sweet week @ the Wates-Gibson hut in...

    Had a pretty sweet week @ the Wates-Gibson hut in the Tonquin Valley

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    I haven't skiied lift access with them but I have...

    I haven't skiied lift access with them but I have skiied them hard. No issues other than making sure the tongue is lined up properly when you tighten the buckles down. It can shift when you have them...
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    So recently one of the little nubs that keep the...

    So recently one of the little nubs that keep the tongues on (by the toe of boot) fell off during a ski day and I noticed that it is completely unnecessary. For me anyway. So I took both of the metal...
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    And this winter keeps on giving! Headed into...

    And this winter keeps on giving! Headed into Wates-Gibson hut (Tonquin Valley, Jasper) for 7 nights 8 days with snow in the forecast followed by what looks to be clearing weather later in the week....
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    [QUOTE=swissiphic;5322149] Thanks swiss....

    Thanks swiss. Brought the real camera out that day and it paid off. We have had one hell of a year, the best I have had in 6 years of living here hands down. Thursday was the first time out I've not...
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    haha this is great, hearing your theories is as...

    haha this is great, hearing your theories is as good as the true story!

    We were up on a ledge trying to find the weakness through cliffs down to the lake below. I find a ramp that goes, sweet. I...
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    First day of spring conditions around these parts...

    First day of spring conditions around these parts did not go so great for us! Somehow this ended up causing zero damage or injuries so now its just a funny picture and story

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    The getting has been good lately 231561 ...

    The getting has been good lately

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    Agreed

    Agreed
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    Weird how he makes this all about not having pole...

    Weird how he makes this all about not having pole straps but says nothing about skiing one at a time. This could have been alot worse had all three of them been caught and buried.
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    Ok I'll play. It was deep in the McGregors this...

    Ok I'll play. It was deep in the McGregors this weekend. Reports of +- 100cms from PK but their website cannot be trusted. 120 HST in the North Cariboos. No matter what the actual total, it is...
  20. Well it's finally time! Hut is booked in April...

    Well it's finally time! Hut is booked in April for 7 nights. Gonna be a hell of a slog getting in there with that much food but it should be an incredible trip. Hoping to ski some big couloirs and...
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    North Rockies 229451

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  22. Mrs Eastcoast is roughly the same height and...

    Mrs Eastcoast is roughly the same height and weight and she is happily on Armada VJJ's 179cm. Those skiis are magic, they make most snow conditions (especially pow) very easy for her. She went from...
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    Car industry guy here... In my experience most...

    Car industry guy here...

    In my experience most new car buyers do not keep their vehicles long enough to benefit from extended warranties. OP mentioned he was driving a 2018 Subaru. That being said...
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    Only issue I've had with mine is the liners...

    Only issue I've had with mine is the liners wearing through. I think from the back and forth motion of touring. I've applied duck tape to both the liner and the offending rivets and it seems to be...
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    This is insane. Why would you not use the product...

    This is insane. Why would you not use the product designed for this specific purpose? It literally has no drawbacks to your situation. I cannot believe that anyone would accept the risk of skiing...
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    I leave my powerstrap (soon to be Booster) done...

    I leave my powerstrap (soon to be Booster) done up underneath the tongues. Less fiddling :)
  27. So did you end up skiing in the area? Was in...

    So did you end up skiing in the area?

    Was in the Telkwa range for the first time over the holidays... the potential is real!
  28. We wanted to hike Cornice! But it was closed ...

    We wanted to hike Cornice! But it was closed

    How are conditions now? Might be driving through on Sunday
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    Sorry again... I had old Griffons that were not...

    Sorry again... I had old Griffons that were not Sole ID. Put a new pair of Sole ID Griffon bindings on. The Sole ID bindings release nicely with the GripWalk soles.

    The non Sole ID bindings where...
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    Sorry maybe my last post was not clear. I...

    Sorry maybe my last post was not clear. I replaced an older pair of Griffon's with a Sole ID pair as those are designed to work with GripWalk soles.

    I realize I could have swapped to DIN soles...
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    I tried to make my GripWalk soles work with...

    I tried to make my GripWalk soles work with Griffons and they scared me enough bench testing that I bought new bindings... YMMV
  33. Full hardshell is quieter, earplugs are quietest

    Full hardshell is quieter, earplugs are quietest
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    ^Agreed

    ^Agreed
  35. Got to ski Marmot and Tres Hombres on Thursday,...

    Got to ski Marmot and Tres Hombres on Thursday, my first time there. Good times! Conditions were hard but it meant the rocks were easy to avoid and clear skies made exploring a new mountain much...
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    I gotta learn that handshake

    I gotta learn that handshake
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    Is it the same one as the dentists club?! :fmicon:

    Is it the same one as the dentists club?! :fmicon:
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    Haha I do, but good boot fitting is good boot...

    Haha I do, but good boot fitting is good boot fitting
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    Oh fuck I am a JONG

    Oh fuck I am a JONG
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    Yep you got er Dshack. I had the same issue on...

    Yep you got er Dshack. I had the same issue on both my skiis, on the advice of the rep I backed out the screw and I've been good since, albeit for a short time. That screw is a weird design, it is...
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    Hey XXXer Mark @ Ruckus in PG has been fitting my...

    Hey XXXer Mark @ Ruckus in PG has been fitting my boots since I've moved out here and recently has been going to some pretty high end professional training. My feet are a mess and he's been the best...
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    Thanks! Here's more, from Powderking this time....

    Thanks! Here's more, from Powderking this time. The storm cycle this weekend dumped a ton of snow! According to my scientific pole plunging there was about 100cm of unconsolidated snow up there...
  43. I have the SIDAS boot heaters and wondered why I...

    I have the SIDAS boot heaters and wondered why I ever waited so long, money well spent for anyone who gets cold feet IMO
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    Pretty much. Slightly different liner and not...

    Pretty much. Slightly different liner and not carbon but some kind of composite back. I find them to be quite close to the 130 in terms of flex.
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    The 125c is wider and I'm told it was done by...

    The 125c is wider and I'm told it was done by using slightly thinner grilamid thus making it lighter and slightly softer.
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    Might be cheaper to get intuitions from the...

    Might be cheaper to get intuitions from the source and throw a booster on there? Not sure. The carbon may be stiffer, but not by much and the stock strap doesn't have any elasticity like a real...
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    Any chance you'll also ship for free to Canada...

    Any chance you'll also ship for free to Canada eh?

    Sorry for asking
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    Fat feet :( the 125 has a wider last and I'm...

    Fat feet :( the 125 has a wider last and I'm still having to punch it quite a bit.
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    Also had a good experience with Zero G warranty,...

    Also had a good experience with Zero G warranty, hope they hook you up!
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    The 125 is grilamid and the 120 is made of ifran....

    The 125 is grilamid and the 120 is made of ifran. Not sure of other differences, doesn't look like much.

    I should have weighed them when I had them off the boots, but I think it has more to do...
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