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  1. Chatted with some folks - I ski the Raven in a...

    Chatted with some folks - I ski the Raven in a 184 and found them a little bit finnicky for negotiating tighter spots. I rarely pin it in the BC either. (A wider DWT also means better float than a...
  2. Just an update. Demod a bunch of skis on the...

    Just an update.

    Demod a bunch of skis on the list. None were bad. Spoke with some touring buddies and did some internet research, and I wound up picking up a pair of DWTs with Voyagers.

    Iím...
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    Trigger pulled on a DWT with Voyager 12ís. Got...

    Trigger pulled on a DWT with Voyager 12ís.

    Got tired of going back and forth on replacing my touring skis. Never skied a TC ski, but thisíll be my.. 4th pair of moments?

    Stoked.
  4. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Happy to hear people are enjoying the conditions....

    Happy to hear people are enjoying the conditions. FWIW, biking down on the shore goes good.
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    I feel like having a ski like the Comis is...

    I feel like having a ski like the Comis is amazing, because you know any day they come out is probably going to be season defining
  6. Managed to get out on a pair of Visions today....

    Managed to get out on a pair of Visions today. Snow in Whis is garbage frozen granular hardpack, softening to corn-like slush down below mid.

    Theyíre a surprisingly fun ski. I wouldnít call them...
  7. Definitely crossed my mind - reviews arenít...

    Definitely crossed my mind - reviews arenít exactly common yet. One caveat being from a friend at a shop stocking Nordica who claims the unlimited feels a bit pedestrian compared to his regular...
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    Have some Bibby 184ís in great shape (2018...

    Have some Bibby 184ís in great shape (2018 vintage before they got lighter and rebranded) if anyone is interested in trading some DWTs
  9. Trawling Craigslist here is surprisingly...

    Trawling Craigslist here is surprisingly disappointing. Then again I also staunchly refuse to get Facebook, and most of the best gear sales (ski and bike) here are usually on marketplace.

    PM me...
  10. Good call out, but my BSL looks like itíll...

    Good call out, but my BSL looks like itíll conflict pretty good there. Iíll take a closer look. I know nothing about Praxis.
  11. This set up is a front runner in my mind. Seems...

    This set up is a front runner in my mind. Seems like it would be reasonably versatile? Howís it handle in variable? Howís the edge hold? Retail folks have said itís demanding, but coming from Moment...
  12. Apparently I owe it to myself to check this ski...

    Apparently I owe it to myself to check this ski out. Still wondering how itíll do as a dedicated walking ski with the full twin / lack of skin clip.. kick turns would be interesting. Howís its edge...
  13. Howíd you do that? Whatís your secret?

    Howíd you do that? Whatís your secret?
  14. Thanks for the thoughts. I figured the Visions...

    Thanks for the thoughts.

    I figured the Visions might be too soft / unstable for steep jump turns - although I bet theyíre an absolute riot elsewhere. I have a hard time believing a ski that light...
  15. Not getting along with my touring setup - suggestions?

    Another ski recommendation thread

    About 3-4 seasons ago I got a pair of 4Frnt ravens with kingpins. Iíve never *really* gotten along with them - they feel a little too skittish for my liking. Iím...
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    Looking for a new dedicated touring ski as Iíve...

    Looking for a new dedicated touring ski as Iíve started to enjoy my Ravens less.

    Current resort quiver is an Enforcer 104 Free and a BC Anima. Love them both.

    I had a 184 Bibby that I enjoyed...
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    Any Whistler peeps who are aware of Voile dealers...

    Any Whistler peeps who are aware of Voile dealers nearby? Feels like I never see their skis or straps for sale in town. I know MEC has carried a few things of theirs sporadically in the past.
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    If this is a touring version of the Rustler 11.....

    If this is a touring version of the Rustler 11.. Iíd be intrigued.
  19. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Today was phenomenal.

    Today was phenomenal.
  20. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Looks nice. Went and took a gander at Cham 1...

    Looks nice. Went and took a gander at Cham 1 yesterday and itís definitely not running. Cham 3ís a go - but very wind hammered.

    Lots of folks skiing Corona and Husume.

    Wind slab is (in my...
  21. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Random question for my fellow Whistlerites ...

    Random question for my fellow Whistlerites

    Looking for a touring ski to take around the region - Duffey, Slackcountry, Squamish, etc. Iíll only be riding lifts to access the backcountry gates with...
  22. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Good stuff. Iíve yet to take Khyber this season,...

    Good stuff. Iíve yet to take Khyber this season, million dollar has been great on fresh days - I imagine Khybs is good to go.
  23. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Magic 8 ball says gongshow tomorrow

    Magic 8 ball says gongshow tomorrow
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    Touring on the Ravens for 3 seasons now. Pros:...

    Touring on the Ravens for 3 seasons now.

    Pros:

    Predictable and relatively easy to ski. Handles most types of snow well. Punches above its weight in pow.

    Cons:

    Walks well enough, but can...
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    Shit, you have my attention now. Always...

    Shit, you have my attention now.

    Always interesting to hear what other WB skiers are enjoying. At 5í9Ē Iíve found the E104 in a 179 awesome for steep and precise skiing. Super easy and intuitive...
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    Feet measure ~256 & ~255mm. About average width....

    Feet measure ~256 & ~255mm. About average width. High (but not crazy high) instep. Right foot is a smidge (1-2mm) wider.

    Skiing resort in a new Promachine 130 with custom foot beds in a 24.5. I...
  27. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Weird snow in the resort yesterday. Windpacked,...

    Weird snow in the resort yesterday. Windpacked, almost grabby in the alpine. Bloody cold too, managed to give myself a touch of frostnip with boot heaters running at mid.

    Originally planned to...
  28. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Yeeah a few years ago Iíd argue weekends are...

    Yeeah a few years ago Iíd argue weekends are fine. Tuesday-Thursday is the way!
  29. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    The Saturday forecast has me thinking weíve got...

    The Saturday forecast has me thinking weíve got another busy weekend ahead.

    Probably time to get the Christmas stuff done and hit the resort Monday.
  30. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Some good snow to be had, but my god were the...

    Some good snow to be had, but my god were the morning lines brutal.

    Seems like the morning queue race is here to stay, which is a bummer. I wonder if these lines are being made worse by highway...
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    Cat tracks on a GripWalk sole?

    Dumb question I was mulling over today while skiing.

    Iíve got a new pair of promachines. Theyíre dialed, ski great, precise fit, still comfortable. My only complaint is that the gripwalk soles...
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    Skinny foot in a size 9 shoe, comfortable...

    Skinny foot in a size 9 shoe, comfortable performance fit in a 24.5 boot, roomier touring fit in a 25.5.

    Itís a bit bizarre, but you need to think about ski boots as being separate from your shoe...
  33. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Sigh.

    Sigh.
  34. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Anyone make it up today? The village has been...

    Anyone make it up today? The village has been gloomy as hell but Iíve been hearing the skiing up high isnít terrible.
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    I find mine not keeping a nice smooth bit of...

    I find mine not keeping a nice smooth bit of tension on my shins. Iíve been intrigued in the Voile strap approach but havenít found any for sale in Whistler :(
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    Anyone had luck with replacing the stock power...

    Anyone had luck with replacing the stock power strap with a voile strap or booster?

    Not a huge fan of the cam system - wish my boots had a bit more of that booster elastic feel.
  37. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Bikes still go in Pemby at least.. if the the...

    Bikes still go in Pemby at least.. if the the deluge holds off for a bit
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    @RollGybe Footbed situation? Did a fitter put...

    @RollGybe

    Footbed situation? Did a fitter put you in this boot to begin with?

    If youíre in a boot thatís a size up from your mondo measurements, Iím immediately suspicious it could be a...
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    Iíve had my Ravens for a few years now (the...

    Iíve had my Ravens for a few years now (the latest iteration)

    Theyíre fun skis, but has anyone else had issues on the skin track? When things get steep and icy I can feel my butthole pucker. I...
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    Fair enough. Iím trying to find a balance between...

    Fair enough. Iím trying to find a balance between strength building and injury prevention. I might look in to tweaking my routine to simplify things and work in more rest.
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    Bit of a tangent, but Iíve been running a trimmed...

    Bit of a tangent, but Iíve been running a trimmed down WC booster for a while now. When buying new boots do you guys like to throw your boosters on immediately or do you prefer to take a few days in...
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    Do people have any mobility routines they...

    Do people have any mobility routines they recommend to follow through their season? Getting older and I find after 5+ days in a row I can be feeling pretty beat up.
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    Have some enforcer 104ís which Iíve loved, but...

    Have some enforcer 104ís which Iíve loved, but damn does an M Free 108 look fun for a tree ski. Too much overlap? My next ski up is a 2021 Anima.
  44. They used a brannock. Interesting.

    They used a brannock. Interesting.
  45. Been in Lupo 130 Cís for the past 5ish seasons....

    Been in Lupo 130 Cís for the past 5ish seasons. Went in to my fitter looking for a new resort boot and expected to be put in a krypton. Instead heís suggesting a size smaller pro machine is probably...
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    Refurbish old Lupos vs buying new Kryptons

    Hey yíall.

    As the title says, Iíve been contemplating a new set of resort boots for the year.

    About me:

    - Early 30s
    - Ski 50ish days a season. Live in Whistler with some Revelstoke / Golden...
  47. Open to offers, not really sure what the going...

    Open to offers, not really sure what the going rate in CDN$ is these days.

    Having issues adding photos from my phone, and unfortunately my laptop is out of commission. Iíll get some posted today.
  48. Selling 2018 ON3P Wrenegade 108s - 184 cm : Whistler, BC

    Looking to sell my 184cm Wrenegades. Theyíve been mounted twice on the line for a 297 mm BSL. (Pivots and attacks)

    Looking to sell them off locally in Whistler. Edges and bases are in great shape...
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    Whatís your BSL? Beers for demos? ;)

    Whatís your BSL? Beers for demos? ;)
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    Iím also looking for a Whistler pow ski to...

    Iím also looking for a Whistler pow ski to complement my enforcer 104ís.

    I ski 40+ days a season here, love me some peak and spankys laps, spend as much time in the tight steep trees as I can.
    ...
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