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  1. This year I put Shifts on my powder skis, which I...

    This year I put Shifts on my powder skis, which I also use occasionally for slack-country touring. Set up was pretty easy with my touring boots, and they work ok for short tours. They do inspire a...
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    The zipper on my 3 year old Stretch Nano Storm...

    The zipper on my 3 year old Stretch Nano Storm failed on a multi-day tent based ski touring trip, and I used safety pins to close and keep using what was my only warm jacket. Patagonia sent me a new...
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    Consumerism creates perverse incentives. To...

    Consumerism creates perverse incentives. To maximize sales, stock liners are designed to fool consumers by looking impressive and optimizing shop fit but are otherwise disposable. In a world where...
  4. I agree with your points about straps...

    I agree with your points about straps facilitating proper poling technique, which is also especially valuable when skating (a necessary evil at my home mountain). However the risks that might justify...
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    Yes, after watching so many of them struggle,...

    Yes, after watching so many of them struggle, Turdell looked effortless. I would have wagered his run unbeatable, but somehow Pollard delivered. Great entertainment. Carnage for the ladies.
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    90% of people buy boots that are too stiff

    Video please.
  7. Obviously super fun in the deep Japow, but...

    Obviously super fun in the deep Japow, but terrible on groomers and barely surviveable in firmer conditions.
  8. Effortless short powder turns, carving soft...

    Effortless short powder turns, carving soft groomers and lightweight = DPS Wailer 112s.
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    Amusing to see Freeland on skis with a Black...

    Amusing to see Freeland on skis with a Black Diamond (his new sponsor) top sheet and a Sego base. Skiing well regardless.
  10. Seems like a very smart sideways move. Hopefully...

    Seems like a very smart sideways move. Hopefully heíll refine the technology and cash in on roadies until ready to perfect the ski boot.
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    Just watched the ski men, start to finish on a...

    Just watched the ski men, start to finish on a big screen. Super entertaining, exceptionally (but for the mildly annoying commentary) broadcast quality, and a very high standard of skiing in...
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    Dynafit definitely make all sorts of inexplicable...

    Dynafit definitely make all sorts of inexplicable (to me at least) design choices, but some of us do appreciate that they produce boots which fit the lower volume, low instep end of the foot shape...
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    He makes a strong argument. I think the requisite...

    He makes a strong argument. I think the requisite information is already being provided, but perhaps not being heard enough or as well as it could.
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    We have regularly updated, region specific...

    We have regularly updated, region specific forecasts, produced by professionals, that reliably identify and quantify the issues of concern. Combined with endless other resources (weather forecasts,...
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    Except for the softer flex, broad ďcomfortĒ fit,...

    Except for the softer flex, broad ďcomfortĒ fit, and upright stance.
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    Apeirogon by Colum McCan. After too many duds in...

    Apeirogon by Colum McCan. After too many duds in a row, I was starting to lose faith in the power of the novel, but this is a masterpiece of form and impact.
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    Scarpa rebranded Intuition Pro Wrap 27.5 ...

    Scarpa rebranded Intuition Pro Wrap 27.5
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=340532
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    I got sick of pretending that the stock liners...

    I got sick of pretending that the stock liners were good enough, so bought and molded some Intuition MV Luxury liners. Now just back from a 4 day hut trip, putting in some big days on steep and...
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    Within my short life experience, backcountry...

    Within my short life experience, backcountry skiing has gone from something mysterious and implicitly dangerous that just a few of us weirdos practiced in obscurity, to what is now sold as a logical...
  20. Thread: Shiffrin

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTgDiTmqiWQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTgDiTmqiWQ
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    As per every time this is discussed, the end to...

    As per every time this is discussed, the end to the search for a dexterous, durable, affordable glove made for skiing and accomplishing various tasks in winter, and produced by some decent folks, is...
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    I donít agree that the forecasting is the issue....

    I donít agree that the forecasting is the issue. Every forecast available is very clear about the issues in the snowpack, and those who read them and have the humility and discipline to adapt...
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    A valid issue, but I donít think youíre quite...

    A valid issue, but I donít think youíre quite getting it. Perhaps you should start your own thread and see if you get any takers to argue over the minutia of boot flex, stance, and technique. All...
  24. We get to believing that we deserve first tracks,...

    We get to believing that we deserve first tracks, that the reward of being an ďexpertĒ is that we can out think all the clueless newcomers, and finesse our way through land mines in the snowpack....
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    My friends and I use a range of ancient, lower...

    My friends and I use a range of ancient, lower powered, and utility sleds, and generally have no issues getting to the end of the road for ski touring access. For this, something like a Tundra LT is...
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    This guyís reviews seemed the most current,...

    This guyís reviews seemed the most current, detailed, and objective, when I was researching a couple years ago.

    https://movingsnow.com/2020/the-best-snowblowers-for-you-fall-2020/

    Note that...
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    Anyone had time on the K108s skiing powder in...

    Anyone had time on the K108s skiing powder in steep trees?
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    Sweet. Iíve been hunting for these.

    Sweet. Iíve been hunting for these.
  29. Iíve been using this yearís Salomon Shift 13,...

    Iíve been using this yearís Salomon Shift 13, swapping between my hill and touring boots. I read everything I could find, but found setting the AFD correctly has been a learning curve, and I still...
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    361324 I move a lot of snow. I bought a Toro...

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    I move a lot of snow. I bought a Toro Powermax 824 on the advice of my opinionated local small engine mechanic. 3 years in, other than breaking shear pins on my gravel driveway (which are...
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    361119 My two, hanging out on the roof of the...

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    My two, hanging out on the roof of the sauna.
  32. Itís not the reverse camber thatís the issue, as...

    Itís not the reverse camber thatís the issue, as my RC Mantras kill it on hard snow, itís just that wide, soft, lightweight skis suck in firm conditions, regardless of camber. RC skis arenít any...
  33. Touring Ski that Skis like the BC Atris?

    Skiing at slower backcountry speeds, in deep heavy snow, and negotiating crusts, screams reverse or minimal camber and deep rocker lines to me. I figure I can enjoy perfect pow well enough on any...
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    If youíre gouging skis with any regularity, a...

    If youíre gouging skis with any regularity, a basic repair kit doesnít have to be expensive or complicated. Provided you have somewhere to work, get a simple base repair iron, a few tools and...
  35. The advisory against non-essential travel was...

    The advisory against non-essential travel was issued on November 19th. No travel since then. Went for a 2 week within province vacation this summer, when it was permitted. This shit isnít difficult.
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    Beyond being reminded what bunch of Karens post...

    Beyond being reminded what bunch of Karens post here, this thread has given me pause to consider my daily boot driving technique. The gas is easy, heel positioned to the left, boot at a diagonal,...
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    Iíve been putting a few days on my 183cm Shiros....

    Iíve been putting a few days on my 183cm Shiros. In more usual and easy skiing soft snow conditions I prefer a livelier ski, but with 30 -40cm of light fluff on top of a variable crust theyíre...
  38. Yes, people need to take responsibility for their...

    Yes, people need to take responsibility for their own actions first and foremost, and yes people leaving and returning to small communities are as much if not more of a risk than visitors, but...
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    Iím at the other end of the spectrum, finding my...

    Iím at the other end of the spectrum, finding my Hoji Free 110ís at the upright limit of what I can tolerate. FWIW, I tried them with Intuition wrap liners which made them too upright for me, but...
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    21/22 Gear Rumors

    Salomonís stable of ďmatureĒ influencers will all be served adequately by the Blank. Iíll give you it doesnít seem like a FWT calibre ski, but thatís obviously not where theyíre putting their...
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    Theyíre producing a versatile soft snow ski, that...

    Theyíre producing a versatile soft snow ski, that they can manufacture in large numbers at a low price, that lots of skiers are going to buy and love, while leaving the specialty niches (chargers,...
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  43. The issue in my community, and which is being...

    The issue in my community, and which is being overlooked in the Provincial messaging, is that transmission within a community only happens once itís arrived and circulating. Remote communities that...
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    Iím using the Patagonia Snowdrifter bibs for...

    Iím using the Patagonia Snowdrifter bibs for daily resort and occasional (I prefer a softshells for walking) touring use. The medium fits my long and lean 6í1Ē, 175lbs, 32Ē waist) physique perfectly...
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    Somehow I've survived a life of playing close to...

    Somehow I've survived a life of playing close to the line, but these could have gone either way:

    #1. Head on collision at highway speed. Drunk driver pulled out to overtake without looking. My...
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    I leave the house, dressed to ski, boots on,...

    I leave the house, dressed to ski, boots on, every day, and have for the past 30 years. If you can ski powder in the trees, kick steps up a couloir, climb into the back of pickup, walk steep icy...
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    No punches pulled. As devastatingly damning today...

    No punches pulled. As devastatingly damning today as it was when it came out.
  49. For better or worse, Bonnie Henry has wherever...

    For better or worse, Bonnie Henry has wherever possible advocated a ďNudgeĒ rather than enforce strategy to public persuasion. With BCís numbers perhaps having crested, it seems unlikely weíre going...
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    Mounting Shifts on oneís regular skis creates all...

    Mounting Shifts on oneís regular skis creates all sorts of opportunities for short and occasional ďtoursĒ. Iíd choose tech toe fittings in my next hill boots.
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