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    If the snow's not >= zero degrees C: the just a...

    If the snow's not >= zero degrees C: the just a little too short in the tail K2 Darksides in a 174cm length with 3cms of tail extenders really charge in chop and drier snow chunder, while allowing...
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    I felt your pain. I'll try to find pics and dig...

    I felt your pain. I'll try to find pics and dig around to find that emery cloth that I used...might have been 60 or 80 grit.

    I've since moved on to a nice wide dh boot good old velcro...
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    fix for that is hot glue on a strip of coarse...

    fix for that is hot glue on a strip of coarse grip emery cloth. worked for my vulcans with a similar strap
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    It's been a few years since Terrace had a real...

    It's been a few years since Terrace had a real winter. So many cool local things to do: urban jibbing, sneaky little 300 vert foot in-town steeps and setting a skinner right out the basement door....
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    Thanks Lee. Appreciate the credible opinion.

    Thanks Lee. Appreciate the credible opinion.
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    thread drift but curious... Lee, what's your...

    thread drift but curious... Lee, what's your opinion on the Chinese domestic ski industry boom/growth? Do you think it's a fad or is it real for the long term?
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    Good points. I'll add a few more kinda outta the...

    Good points. I'll add a few more kinda outta the box thinking, far fetched, throwing shit at a wall and see what sticks ideas for a more long term future viability of Valemount.

    1. The skiers'...
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    At this point, kinda looking like another pipe...

    At this point, kinda looking like another pipe dream/white elephant but damn, I hope it happens. Sure do appreciate what our local little hills have to offer but, life is short....to have a real,...
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    Whatever happens, stoked that Cowboy finally got...

    Whatever happens, stoked that Cowboy finally got the biggest possible money fight.
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    Okay, noted about potential/probable futility of...

    Okay, noted about potential/probable futility of reshaping rear cuff and/or changing cuff rivets...other issue i hadn't considered is the internal rear internal spoiler alignment would probably get...
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    Not gone...just went skiing. Didn't wanna drift...

    Not gone...just went skiing. Didn't wanna drift thread further, sent what I deleted to ya in a p.m.
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    Good point, i was speaking mostly about goretex...

    Good point, i was speaking mostly about goretex based garments, didn't mean to paint with a broader brush.

    As for washing/dwr loss after 2 months; no washing during first 2 or shortly after 2...
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    Good point. Will have to carefully consider any...

    Good point. Will have to carefully consider any changes in shell/cuff and how that would affect said male/female part mating....especially important considering the whole area has been modified for...
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    Sounds good. Will look into option 1 first, if...

    Sounds good. Will look into option 1 first, if no beuno, try the shell/cuff reforming. I have a heat gun and laser thermometer on hand. Thanks again for the advise.
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    can you drill out the non-adjustable side cuffs...

    can you drill out the non-adjustable side cuffs and replace with an adjustable one?

    - sure, any hints on what might fit/where I can obtain those parts?

    this is assuming you have a good, custom,...
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    mntlion/gregL; what's a good quick fix and then...

    mntlion/gregL; what's a good quick fix and then what's the best long term fix of a cuff alignment problem? I have the non adjustable Vulcans and i've concluded that an inside ski/inside edge...
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    Just an anecdotal data point but worth making: ...

    Just an anecdotal data point but worth making: Garments don't have to be abused to lose the dwr, they just have to get well used. Living in the pnw of canada, new jacket dwr's generally don't even...
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    Price? Are you in USA or Canada?

    Price? Are you in USA or Canada?
  19. Pretty light. Price at the canuck amazon...

    Pretty light. Price at the canuck amazon including shipping: $46.29 CAD.
  20. Swissiphic is tagging out and taking his hot glue...

    Swissiphic is tagging out and taking his hot glue gun ideas elsewhere. No ref required. lol. Long live AQS.
  21. What's the weight of these? Being so cheap, if...

    What's the weight of these? Being so cheap, if they're light they'd at least be a good emergency pant to keep in the pack for ski touring in polar cold conditions.
  22. Waiting for urethane to cure/dry sux ballz....you...

    Waiting for urethane to cure/dry sux ballz....you gotta ensure curved surfaces stay flat, add layers which takes even more time, etc....

    Just offering options for experimentation for those who are...
  23. hey XXX'er Two weeks worth of testing out this...

    hey XXX'er

    Two weeks worth of testing out this experiment. Windstopper fleece gloves with multiple failed seams and holes from from wear in many finger tip contact points. Repaired/restored...
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    Thanks Lee! Great intel.

    Thanks Lee! Great intel.
  25. Hey XXX-er; ever use a glue gun to repair cuts in...

    Hey XXX-er; ever use a glue gun to repair cuts in jackets/pants?

    Had to perform emergency surgery up in bell 2 and all i had on hand was glue gun with gorilla glue gun sticks.

    Hasty hack job...
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    Too bad I was outta town, powpig. Coulda did...

    Too bad I was outta town, powpig. Coulda did some townie urban jibbing laps as a plan B. Town snowpack is now sufficient.
  27. Update, Jan 12, 2020 Just over 4.5 months into...

    Update, Jan 12, 2020

    Just over 4.5 months into the training now. Good test last night. Ski toured all day in cold minus 15 - 18 celcius degree temps. Uphilling was laborious due to thigh deep...
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    Nice! Well, enjoy the harvest this sunday,...

    Nice! Well, enjoy the harvest this sunday, powpig!

    And, open offer to any mags visiting Shames in the future. Free rentals of the 180 solly rocker 2 122's and Volkl Shiro 185's with dh demo...
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    When u say 'standard downhill gear'...does that...

    When u say 'standard downhill gear'...does that include fatter skis? kinda required equipment at shames. if in need i have some salomon rocker 2 122's in a 180cm length and some volkl shiros in a...
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    Right on, A.P., looks like you guys (including...

    Right on, A.P., looks like you guys (including the reinstated mayor of Shames) nailed it! But, gotta ask, salesman hat on here...looks like some potentially undergunned planks in the quiver...did...
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    Can't recall accurately...but in a description of...

    Can't recall accurately...but in a description of the fabric in a Blister podcast, I think it was stated there were different weights of fabric with differences in the waterproof/breathable...
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    Another option: make your own unicorn. Find a...

    Another option: make your own unicorn. Find a used el cheapo ski closest to what u want and just rebend the rocker profile into what u want.

    To wit: customized circa 2002/3ish Rossignol B3...
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    Watch the temps/forecast though...raining on the...

    Watch the temps/forecast though...raining on the lower mtn right now, xxx'er...probably a take it hour by hour/day by day kinda storm; hope it cools and keep precipping.

    Google earthed that pass...
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    Google earthed the terrain...looks nice....very...

    Google earthed the terrain...looks nice....very nice....
  35. (Sick and burnin' off time on the couch, sorry...

    (Sick and burnin' off time on the couch, sorry for the thread drift...)

    The originals are hard to find but the latest black topsheet/longer front rocker ones still pop up from time to time. I...
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    Bought Dynafit Vulcans from Snowinn a few years...

    Bought Dynafit Vulcans from Snowinn a few years back and some Solly hiking boots from Trekkinn this past summer. Smokin' deal prices, reasonable shipping times, no dick around issues with either...
  37. Original version of the K2 Darkside. Dimensions: ...

    Original version of the K2 Darkside. Dimensions: 156/128/144. 27m turn radius.

    Bend extra rocker into the tip, pull back the front rocker contact point a bit and spoon the tip base edge a...
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    There are levels to this flu game. 2.5 week sick...

    There are levels to this flu game. 2.5 week sick duration in my world. Laid out for 4 days, felt a bit better, went for a pretty stressful week of work running the body down with outdoor winter work...
  39. Hats off to ya, basinbeater. I dabbled in car...

    Hats off to ya, basinbeater. I dabbled in car audio installs in the teenage years. At the time it was all about the boom for the subwoof and was primary focus was on maxing out the decibels. ...
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    How about laterally offset ski tail extenderz? Game changers. No shudder, just add more rudder.

    306050

    306051
  41. I worked as a ski shop grunt at Weigele's in '94....

    I worked as a ski shop grunt at Weigele's in '94. Primary rental skis were the Atomic fat boy powder pluses, all with offset bindings.

    No binding pullouts.

    They skied just fine. Different,...
  42. What country are the boots being sold from; can,...

    What country are the boots being sold from; can, usa, other?
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    Also, fwiw; if you're looking for just a few...

    Also, fwiw; if you're looking for just a few extra inches of skin material; When I was looking for 6 inch pieces of extras, I just asked local shops if they could save the pieces they cut off for...
  44. Awesome. I've been thinking about looking for...

    Awesome. I've been thinking about looking for something like this for a while now. Like u said, the create little bumps on various items. 'puter keyboard keys like volume buttons for easy...
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    Do you have enough folded over material at the...

    Do you have enough folded over material at the tip to gain the length so that you don't have to re/re the tail strap?

    For reference, some mods that I've performed over the years; maybe something...
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    Tried a bunch of whacky skin arrangements over...

    Tried a bunch of whacky skin arrangements over the years. The fat skin/skinny ski thing presented the following issues, none which were total disasters or deal breakers but some compromise was...
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    Don't do this. Failed experiment...well, not...

    Don't do this. Failed experiment...well, not experiment, rather; absolutely necessary emergency liner toebox amputation in the middle of a long ski tour day. Length is improved but toes get cold. ...
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    Truth. Ski toured and heli skied a number of...

    Truth.

    Ski toured and heli skied a number of seasons on custom tip rockered, 190cm Volant Ti Chubbs (88mm waist?) IIRC, we had some classic coastal seasons back then with pretty consistent...
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    Sand skiing nostaligia stoke! Fuck yeah!!! ...

    Sand skiing nostaligia stoke! Fuck yeah!!!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=hnnjuHID1qY&feature=emb_lo go
  50. First test of direct skin exposure to cold temps...

    First test of direct skin exposure to cold temps during a ski tour. Baby steps; this tour was no shirt. Hoping to eventually test no shirt/no pants, just shorts. Temps were minus 5 -7C, winds...
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