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    Fuck those are awesome

    Fuck those are awesome
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    Guilty! It was a nice starter third home for us...

    Guilty! It was a nice starter third home for us but we're finding it doesn't have enough bathrooms and it's a little too far down valley
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    That's so awesome, well done

    That's so awesome, well done
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    Good info, thanks. Does the newer Instinct also...

    Good info, thanks. Does the newer Instinct also not have a backcountry skiing activity? I read that the Fenix 6 has that as an option so if it's just a software thing I imagine most watches could get...
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    Got the afternoon off so I'm headed there now....

    Got the afternoon off so I'm headed there now. Pumped for some damp dirt
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    Yeah the 945 looks sweet but definitely a high...

    Yeah the 945 looks sweet but definitely a high price tag and I don't really want to buy used since I want a fresh new battery. My buddy just got a 745 I think so I'll check that out when it arrives....
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    I have an iPhone as well so apple watch is an...

    I have an iPhone as well so apple watch is an option, but I'd definitely prioritize battery life and tracking quality over standalone cellular since I'm not sure I'd end up paying the extra data...
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    Bumping this since I've been curious about a GPS...

    Bumping this since I've been curious about a GPS watch but definitely don't need a crazy expensive advanced one

    I want it 95% as a fitness/activity tracker. I'm trying to keep Strava out of my...
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    That's the key difference for me. I don't mind...

    That's the key difference for me. I don't mind the bags left on the side of the trail or out of sight since nobody wants to carry their dog's shit the whole time but I often see bags directly in the...
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    Yeah the whole "I'll just leave it directly in...

    Yeah the whole "I'll just leave it directly in the middle of the trail so I don't miss it on the way out" school of thought is so ridiculous
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    Yeah Keith made it sound like the new 108 is...

    Yeah Keith made it sound like the new 108 is pretty different from the past MVP and much more dialed for firm snow (and everything for that matter). I guess since its a newer shape well just have...
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    Where are you guys mounting your MVP 108s for...

    Where are you guys mounting your MVP 108s for those who got them? I'm deciding between on the line (-6) or +1 (-5). Keith said he and the team usually run theirs a bit in front of the line but can't...
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    I'd take one as well if you still have it! Need a...

    I'd take one as well if you still have it! Need a roof box. If I end up going a different direction I'll pass it along to the next mag

    Edit seems I'm a couple mins too late. If you get some more...
  14. Damn good deal. I'd grab them if I didn't have...

    Damn good deal. I'd grab them if I didn't have 16's on my truck
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    The toe holes on one ski look really out of wack....

    The toe holes on one ski look really out of wack. Is it the plugged holes or the open holes that are off center?
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    I have high hopes for my MVP 108 to fill that...

    I have high hopes for my MVP 108 to fill that slot. I already have PB&Js and Bibbys (essentially Wildcat 101 and 118) so I wanted to try something a bit different, but I could happily have a quiver...
  17. Let me dig through my parts bin I might be able...

    Let me dig through my parts bin I might be able to make one for you but I broke a couple baseplates recently so no promises
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    East Haven trails are worth a visit. Can either...

    East Haven trails are worth a visit. Can either park there and do Black Bear/Stormin Norman laps or ride over from town via New/White School and Flower Brook which I really enjoy but makes it a...
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    Wildcat 101 is almost the same ski. If you like...

    Wildcat 101 is almost the same ski. If you like skis that are a little more forward oriented and emphasize playfulness while retaining stability it's a great option. The Deathwish 104 could be a...
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    I keep pushing these but I love the moment pb&j...

    I keep pushing these but I love the moment pb&j as an Ajax ski. Stability where you need it, nimble in bumps, and playful enough for doing stupid shit on side hits. I skied them most days there last...
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    How do those usually work? The description makes...

    How do those usually work? The description makes it sound like more of an intermediate type thing but guessing it depends on the group and the coach? I'd be into some targeted coaching for racing but...
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    mmm Sunnyside?

    mmm Sunnyside?
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    Usually try to say 100 as a rough cutoff but...

    Usually try to say 100 as a rough cutoff but depends how desperate I get and also the look and feel of the smoke. We've had a nice monsoon season so it's been clear but some smoke started rolling in...
  24. For sure - this price is real good I'll likely...

    For sure - this price is real good I'll likely buy these

    On that note what do you guys think is a fair price for my Enduro S 1/1 wheelset? Got a few dings, scratches, and replaced spokes from a...
  25. Any noteworthy differences between 1/1 and Hydra?...

    Any noteworthy differences between 1/1 and Hydra? I'm running the 1/1s currently with the i9 Enduro rims and have no complaints, I was just sort of assuming Hydra since if i'm shelling out on wheels...
  26. Yeah the RW27 came out pretty recently so people...

    Yeah the RW27 came out pretty recently so people were running RW30s on Rangers before that

    This is ridiculously tempting I've recently started saving for a pair of RW30s with Hydras for my Rascal...
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    I have found this to be true as well. I spent...

    I have found this to be true as well. I spent 3ish months on flats at the beginning of the season and I don't think they're dumb they helped me a lot with technique but I'm notably faster on clips...
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    Good info, thanks. That's about what I expected,...

    Good info, thanks. That's about what I expected, I'm just trying to determine if they'll be passable since it definitely looks like a perfect summer tire for my uses which is >80% of the time this...
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    I'm not sure if this is a dumb question but is a...

    I'm not sure if this is a dumb question but is a pedal spinning almost too well an indication that it needs to be repacked with grease? I'm running clipless Saints now and they spin for a long time...
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    My super deluxe is solidly "hot as fuck" degrees...

    My super deluxe is solidly "hot as fuck" degrees after bike park laps. Like hard to hold a gloved hand on it for more than a couple seconds. #science
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    Has anyone here run the Cooper Discoverer ST...

    Has anyone here run the Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx, specifically in winter? I'm currently running Duratracs on my 01 Tacoma and been super happy with them but they're nearing the end of their life and...
  32. I wear pretty much exclusively sun hoodies when...

    I wear pretty much exclusively sun hoodies when in the alpine regardless of how hot it is. Then hat with my hood up over the hat to protect my neck, sunglasses, and lots of sunscreen and chapstick....
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    I've been on a stock GX Rascal for the last year...

    I've been on a stock GX Rascal for the last year or so and put a lot of miles on it. It is a magic bike. CBF is ridiculous for tech climbing and the bike smashes downhill. I've done anything from...
  34. I have a pair of these as well and I like them a...

    I have a pair of these as well and I like them a lot. Granted I only wear them at the bike park since so can't comment too much on heat, but I've taken a couple decently high speed crashes on very...
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    Oh my bad I figured S4 was build not size (not a...

    Oh my bad I figured S4 was build not size (not a specialized guy). I think he may be in the S5 camp since he's usually on XLs but I'll still send it over. Sweet bike
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    What size? I have a friend looking for a new bike...

    What size? I have a friend looking for a new bike and he might be into this
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    I have a big douchey pair of Blenders for biking...

    I have a big douchey pair of Blenders for biking and ski touring etc, basically anything where I want max sun coverage. They're plenty good, only complaint is the sweat drips straight into them from...
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    You're not wrong, but I'm too competitive to be...

    You're not wrong, but I'm too competitive to be able to let myself stop and walk unless it's really the only option. It's not my favorite quality but it is what it is
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    That climb is an absolute ass kicker both...

    That climb is an absolute ass kicker both mentally and physically
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    Hell yeah! It's a phenomenal sport - nothing...

    Hell yeah! It's a phenomenal sport - nothing beats the feeling of getting your first consistent rides and awesome you're getting the whole family into it. But it will consume your life...

    I was an...
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    I've kited Maui and I fully agree, though imo...

    I've kited Maui and I fully agree, though imo Cape Town has the best pow day equivalents. I grew up in a big windsurf family - it's an epic sport, absolutely no hate towards it. Then most people...
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    Wings: regressing kiteboarding into a more boring...

    Wings: regressing kiteboarding into a more boring version of windsurfing since 2018
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    The bike park definitely felt like it got...

    The bike park definitely felt like it got hammered this past weekend at least comparing the dirt last night to last Tuesday. But it's still excellent
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    I run pretty weak little Sram guides on 180mm...

    I run pretty weak little Sram guides on 180mm rotors so I'm set up for failure here to begin with - but when I ride long fall line tech trails specifically at the bike park I try to fully let off the...
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    So basically Strava...

    So basically Strava...
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    Yeah I'm sure I am using the wrong verbiage but I...

    Yeah I'm sure I am using the wrong verbiage but I do understand the groupings. It might just be bad luck and/or different test conditions but the aggressor has definitely seemed weaker overall...
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    Cool that's good to know. I assumed it would be...

    Cool that's good to know. I assumed it would be stronger but Maxxis has so many different compounds I never know which ones have a clear difference vs marketing gimmicks. Though some would say Maxxis...
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    Does the DD casing lead to a noticeable...

    Does the DD casing lead to a noticeable difference specifically with the Aggressor? I really like the feel of the tire but it's been a puncture magnet and I'm getting a bunch of tire squirm/sidewall...
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    It's really not bad I've switched them multiple times in a day before and it takes like 5 mins. Only annoyance I ever ran into was skiing inbounds and then having people decide they wanted to do a...
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    Cool cloudy and rainy has never felt so nice. Got...

    Cool cloudy and rainy has never felt so nice. Got dumped on last lap at the bike park yesterday evening and holy shit the mud was next level. Fully plugged up our rear wheels to the point where we...
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