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    ^^^ some great stuff, @Gunder. I rarely learn...

    ^^^ some great stuff, @Gunder. I rarely learn anything new in these mounting threads :biggrin: ^^^


    Here's what I came up with. Obviously, there's no issue at the heel, so I omitted the Raider...
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    Apart from the person you spoke with being...

    Apart from the person you spoke with being incompetent, yes to two mounts. This raises a related topic about whom you'd trust with your skis for an insert mount.

    Regarding Pivot/Raider (Voyager)...
  3. Trying too hard to look cool ;-) Damn! I need...

    Trying too hard to look cool ;-)

    Damn! I need an excuse to spec out another ski, so I can have a Tsunami graphic. This is far better than collecting art.

    ... Thom
  4. My two favorite skis evar (if you count the...

    My two favorite skis evar (if you count the non-"L" version of the CD 114).

    My 114s would have mates if the 114Ls were made in 182cm.

    GPOs. Do you really need to ask?

    Someone jump on...
  5. Praxis GPO ;-)

    Praxis GPO ;-)
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    Great reference. Last year, I filled in my set to...

    Great reference. Last year, I filled in my set to include all of the 1/64" increments. I'm a wanker in comparison with you ;-)

    I have some dying bits, and will check out some high speed steel...
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    Thanks for the update. The form factor...

    Thanks for the update. The form factor ('biner/umbilical backup) were key ergonomic features that jumped out at me, both for reasons of switching packs as well as handing over to a buddy, who might...
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    I figured as much. Thanks. I just dug into...

    I figured as much. Thanks. I just dug into their FAQ and found this:

    ... Thom
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    It's that time of year ... really curious about...

    It's that time of year ... really curious about use reports on the Rocky Talkie. Hey @doebedoe ... how'd the first year work out for you?

    I've never liked umbilicals for reasons of durability -...
  10. Jon rocks!

    Jon rocks!
  11. That was my take. I know I'm in the minority. ...

    That was my take. I know I'm in the minority. 95% of the time, the Q was perfect. Then, there was the 5% of the time when I struggled with avoiding a "Tabke moment". I found myself skiing...
  12. That crumpled/quilted maple is awesome! ......

    That crumpled/quilted maple is awesome!

    ... Thom
  13. Nice! Maybe this year we'll get back out...

    Nice! Maybe this year we'll get back out together!

    ... Thom
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    We can thank my machinist for pointing out the...

    We can thank my machinist for pointing out the obvious ;-)

    ... Thom
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    No direct answer for you, (but Jonathan has you...

    No direct answer for you, (but Jonathan has you covered).

    Here's a quick tip for measuring with your dial caliper:

    Measure the distance to the outside edges of two holes (not center to...
  16. So many pretty choices ... deserving of an epic...

    So many pretty choices ... deserving of an epic ski season ;-)

    ... Thom
  17. I absolutely love it. The last few pairs of skis...

    I absolutely love it. The last few pairs of skis I ordered from Keith, it was down to Tsunami and whatever else. One day, I'll ride the wave ;-)

    The only "problem" with it is that the mountains...
  18. I almost didn't select Max. My departed, almost...

    I almost didn't select Max. My departed, almost (but not quite) perfect Quixotes had this top sheet. I didn't want to jinx these GPOs, but I couldn't resist:
    ...
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    My climbing buddy had one. I took him out on his...

    My climbing buddy had one. I took him out on his first post surgery climb about 6 months after surgery.

    Speedy recovery, Harry!

    ... Thom
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    Lining up for my "I Skied With Harry After His...

    Lining up for my "I Skied With Harry After His Full Recovery" t-shirt.

    ... Thom
  21. 182 UL/Veneer/flex 3 GPO (+10mm) is here. Max...

    182 UL/Veneer/flex 3 GPO (+10mm) is here.

    Max top sheet is great!

    They came in at 1899/1903g (left/right). Pretty impressive for a 126mm waist.

    Pix to follow.

    ... Thom
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    It may be time to kill that spreadsheet I mapped...

    It may be time to kill that spreadsheet I mapped out in post #1. Attempting to cross reference the evolution of their products (model renaming, changes, and permutations) may have to wait until we...
  23. Dunno if GPOs of all widths are being pressed at...

    Dunno if GPOs of all widths are being pressed at the same time, but Keith emailed me today, that my +10 GPOs are shipping on Monday.

    So, let this get yer GPO juices flowing ;-)

    ... Thom
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    Is that for reall, or is it from The Onion? ...

    Is that for reall, or is it from The Onion?

    ... Thom
  25. An attempt at squirrel-proofing:...

    An attempt at squirrel-proofing:
    https://youtu.be/hFZFjoX2cGg

    ... Thom
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    Damn! This is SO geeky. Translation: why NOT? ...

    Damn! This is SO geeky. Translation: why NOT?

    ... Thom
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    Makes sense. He also mentioned that the clog...

    Makes sense.

    He also mentioned that the clog had quite a few dings in it, and that one of the resolers (I don't think it was Dave) expressed a concern about the longevity of a repair as a...
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    Thanks Greg! I just got off the phone with my...

    Thanks Greg! I just got off the phone with my buddy to pass the information to him. It ends up that after exhausting all of the local Colorado options, he sent them to Dave and he couldn't do it. ...
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    Has anyone had success getting TLT 8 Carbonios...

    Has anyone had success getting TLT 8 Carbonios resoled?

    My buddy has gone to many of the usual suspects in Colorado and they've told him that they can't source the thin sole material used for...
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    I don't know the size you need, but you can find...

    I don't know the size you need, but you can find assortments of stick on rubber feet on Amazon.

    ... Thom
  31. Considering Salomon's mature manufacturing...

    Considering Salomon's mature manufacturing capabilities, it sounds as if the design is predicated on tight tolerances - tolerances that aren't easy to hold in production.

    I won't repeat the...
  32. I'd use hex drive, round heads, or socket heads...

    I'd use hex drive, round heads, or socket heads rather than set (grub) screws.

    Another thing to consider (before you've mixed up the epoxy and it's started to cure) is a means of measuring the...
  33. I've always ordered non-die cut black, because...

    I've always ordered non-die cut black, because it never made sense to me to cut a base into pieces, no matter how precise the process, and black because it's a lot easier to see where you need to...
  34. Does it come with a pair of Billy Goats?

    Does it come with a pair of Billy Goats?
  35. Yup, definitely only the up. Glad you mentioned...

    Yup, definitely only the up. Glad you mentioned that.

    Folks with illusions of a conversion for downhill use would do well to reread about the Salomon Quest fiasco.

    ... Thom
  36. I vaguely recall Dawson doing this, some 10 years...

    I vaguely recall Dawson doing this, some 10 years ago. It might be worth searching Wildsnow.

    ... Thom
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    Ya ... I didn't spend all that much time with...

    Ya ... I didn't spend all that much time with them. Interesting behavior on refrozen barnacles, and surprisingly, they were their wonkiest in long radius turns (go figure - with a 40m radius). ...
  38. @ISBD's 2014 BGs (the last year of the 186...

    @ISBD's 2014 BGs (the last year of the 186 length) are a softer ski than the next gen. (184) which I also owned. How much of this has to do with use (I bought 'em from @lucknau and passed them along...
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    I had similar reactions to the LD102s that @ISBD...

    I had similar reactions to the LD102s that @ISBD had, to the extent that I gave them a chance. I bought them for Spring, and one key criterion was hard snow performance - for those times when you...
  40. Ullr was on my short list, and I ended up...

    Ullr was on my short list, and I ended up ordering +10 GPOs. We'll see how good a decision this was in 6 months ;-)

    ... Thom
  41. I knew there must be a reason I didn't tune into...

    I knew there must be a reason I didn't tune into his podcasts.

    ... Thom
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    ^^^ this ^^^ I got diagnosed with the flu back...

    ^^^ this ^^^
    I got diagnosed with the flu back in 2005. After that experience (felt like I got run over by a truck), I knew the difference.

    ... Thom
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    So, this but add a flushing step, plus completely...

    So, this but add a flushing step, plus completely drying it out before lubing?

    Something doesn't make sense. Perhaps you did this?
    ...
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    Good news. Not necessarily related to your...

    Good news.

    Not necessarily related to your situation, but I wonder if we're gonna see a big bump in colds and such, as we begin to de-mask ... like when folks come back from a stint in...
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    Thanks. His first name is Ralph. As I recall,...

    Thanks. His first name is Ralph. As I recall, he ran in '93 & '94 (I lived in the Sac'to area from '91-'95). I met Gordy Ainsleigh through him & Gordy used to crack my back.

    I remember once...
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    That was exactly what I was going to ask. Also,...

    That was exactly what I was going to ask. Also, don't most runners in ultras have pacers who run a few legs with them? I seem to recall a buddy having a pacer when he ran Western States in the 90s....
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    Hang I there, KQ. on a related note, it seems as...

    Hang I there, KQ. on a related note, it seems as if the US doesn't have the monopoly on crazy:...
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    Got mine. A bit pricey at $30 plus shipping, but...

    Got mine. A bit pricey at $30 plus shipping, but hey! I saved so much on gas alone by taking a off year for COVID (not contracting it, thankfully), that it was a drop in the annual expense bucket.
    ...
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    Thanks everyone. My buddy just got back into...

    Thanks everyone. My buddy just got back into town. He has a hard-on for the BillyGoat version. I have no idea what his plans are (in terms of wanting/needing Verts or BGs for the Ruth), but that's...
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    Lemme ask him. He's on a plane ride back home at...

    Lemme ask him. He's on a plane ride back home at the moment.

    So, the Verts can't be used with crampons, but they have more float?
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