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    So many variables to tune...took me a decade to...

    So many variables to tune...took me a decade to figure it all out...but i'm there and results are skis/boots/bindings all work in synergy so that the artificial things attached to my legs and feet...
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    Gary; I had some really badly railed skis ground...

    Gary; I had some really badly railed skis ground reasonably flat for the key 1.5cms in from the edges at the Shames ski shop... he was an experienced tech and really took his time and changed the...
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    Genuinely curious...is there anything in the...

    Genuinely curious...is there anything in the western diet that would have a potentially similar effect?

    Personal anecdote/speculation: Even while wearing good winter boots/socks and mitts; a...
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    Wim Hof; no flush, just tingle. Worked for...

    Wim Hof; no flush, just tingle.

    Worked for me; flip flops and shorts all winter if i'm not skiing...limiting factor: there's no winter grip flips on the market.
  5. So tight. Bringin' it to the jam tonight.

    So tight. Bringin' it to the jam tonight.
  6. Thread: OCD

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    Might wanna weigh each egg individually and place...

    Might wanna weigh each egg individually and place them with heaviest at the ends tapering to lightest in the middle to optimize the end to end weight balance...kinda like loading helicopters but not...
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    I have a Gregory Targhee 45 with lots of seasons...

    I have a Gregory Targhee 45 with lots of seasons of heavy ski touring use under the belt. Showing some signs of wear, the back panel zipper has few sticky points, had to reinforce some wear on...
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    Dunno if yer interested, but I'm renting out the...

    Dunno if yer interested, but I'm renting out the Bavarian Beer Belly Bounce Suit at a mag discount.

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    Actually, yer doing it the way the guy intended...

    Actually, yer doing it the way the guy intended it to be done, judging by the patent for the design. Things changed for good in our household after proving to my better half that there actually is a...
  10. Thread: OCD

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    Egg cartons or skis? Have the next length up...

    Egg cartons or skis?

    Have the next length up for both.

    For the Darksides; kinka prefer the slightly softer flex, suspension and perimeter weighting feel of the 174's with tipntailxtendrz to...
  11. Thread: OCD

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    lol, where's the fun in that? With the removable...

    lol, where's the fun in that? With the removable units, adjust length to suit snow conditions/terrain/personal interest for the day. Trucking long, deep, cadillac float turns through thigh deep...
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    I take the eggs out starting at the center, then...

    I take the eggs out starting at the center, then evenly work towards both ends, maintaining something close to symmetry.

    Kinda/sorta like the concept of perimeter weighting of some skis, a bit...
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    Pretty awesome skiing around Surprise Creek,...

    Pretty awesome skiing around Surprise Creek, north of mez lake these days. Snow depth is mind boggling. Was out doing snow safety with a few guides and found 550cms at 1100 meters. Tip 'n' Tail...
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    Stewart, British Columbia, right across the...

    Stewart, British Columbia, right across the border from Hyder, Alaska.
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    Ahhh...too bad, with exchange from can peso and...

    Ahhh...too bad, with exchange from can peso and shipping, twould be a bit too much...unless you have a generous spirit and wish to offer the boots to the Ghettowerx test labs for extreme adjustable...
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    Are you located in canada or usa?

    Are you located in canada or usa?
  17. Thread: UFC

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    Damn....Sanchez fight; hard to watch. Main...

    Damn....Sanchez fight; hard to watch.

    Main event: Nice k.o. but polish power looks a bit too flat footed for success against G.O.A.T. Jones.
  18. What about the latest 'tough' model from...

    What about the latest 'tough' model from Panasonic? Dunno about performance and quality, i'm just a "put it on automatic and push the button" kinda guy. FWIW, my 7 year old TS-4 still takes fine...
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    Probably depends on the the boots yer in, and the...

    Probably depends on the the boots yer in, and the exact location of the front buckle/vs the front of foot, but, I like to crank 'em down in techy, billygoat terrain so the ski boots have the feel of...
  20. Sized down for the fatties 8 years ago. Gained...

    Sized down for the fatties 8 years ago. Gained some weight as I aged but started sippin' from the fountain of youth via diet change and Wim Hoffing, so, added a bunch of weight and 5cms of length to...
  21. I'm about halfway done with mods to the...

    I'm about halfway done with mods to the boot...thus far, the biggest game changer was the addition of adjustable stiffness forward flex. The chunk of dog ball rubber in the mechanism just happens to...
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    More Ghettowerx product testing today around...

    More Ghettowerx product testing today around Terrace. An improved and refined ski drag system, Dairylandr 2.0's, and, brand new 2cms of hot glue gun Tip Xtendrz. Conditions varied from dust on...
  23. Actually...it was synergy between the guy lost at...

    Actually...it was synergy between the guy lost at Shames and insomnia...that 5am wake up a few mornings ago was a blessing in disguise...lots of quiet time to cuddle with the cat. When he does his...
  24. Emergencies are less of an emergency if one knows...

    Emergencies are less of an emergency if one knows a few unknowns. As for your second sentence; that is a known unknown.
  25. Evolution of the, dare I say, potential...

    Evolution of the, dare I say, potential revolution? :D Will it be a game changer? Or, just add pain and danger? Dunno, time will tell if this is just a 'half baked' or 'fully baked' idea, eh,...
  26. Yeah for sure. Gonna have to field test with...

    Yeah for sure. Gonna have to field test with a/b/c comparos with other options like shovel blade. Off the cuff thinking is shovel blade will have quite a bit less surface area, so, less float as...
  27. Sounds like the holy grail. Can't wait to stick...

    Sounds like the holy grail. Can't wait to stick me feet in 'em if real world testing confirms the superior fit, fit tension, support, and, no real world deal breakers like cold seepage or durability...
  28. Update: From thought experiment to field...

    Update:

    From thought experiment to field testing.

    Tested the thing out in the back yard this morning. Overnight refreeze breakable temp crust over loose wet grains.

    The pics tell the tale...
  29. Avalanche probe to snowshoe conversion...solution to "lost a ski in backcountry"?

    Last weekend a solo ski tourer lost a ski in the backcountry adjacent to our local ski hill. Due to snow conditions, he couldn't make it back out and spent the night in a snowcave. Got rescued the...
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    Achem..... You have no clue what yer getting...

    Achem..... You have no clue what yer getting yourself into........if and when I get the rare as a diamond in a gold mine invitation to ski with Her Maltin, the qualifier includes being his on slope...
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    After 12 seasons of workin' for lfh in stewart, i...

    After 12 seasons of workin' for lfh in stewart, i still get the euphoric emo-awe waves of appreciation gazing at the views from town.

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  32. Thread: UFC

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    Yeah, I think with proper use of the 10 point...

    Yeah, I think with proper use of the 10 point must system, Reyes took 1, 2, 3 with 10/9 rounds, Jones took 4, 5 with 10/9 rounds. Also, just imo.
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    Pink Floyd - dark side of the moon Faith No More...

    Pink Floyd - dark side of the moon
    Faith No More - the real thing
    Butthole Surfers - pioughd
    Dayglow Abortions - feed us a fetus
    Metallica - master of puppets/kill em all
    Jean Michell Jarre -...
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    First off, i copy/pasted text from facebook and...

    First off, i copy/pasted text from facebook and changed the color to lavender....can anyone read this on their phones/computer? if not, please advise on what to do to change color automatically to...
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    Being previously warned about the potential lack...

    Being previously warned about the potential lack of planing/float in specific snow conditions i tried a bunch of tweaks to technique to see if things changed during my testing. Nothing changed, skis...
  36. I'm up to 2.5 minutes of daily cold showers (4.1...

    I'm up to 2.5 minutes of daily cold showers (4.1 degrees C these days). The cold jewels/johnson issue lasted about a coupla months before some kind of adaptation occurred and I don't really feel it...
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    I'm 5'10", 185lbs and tried the 185's mounted on...

    I'm 5'10", 185lbs and tried the 185's mounted on the line. Snow was thigh deep low density, just a hair right side up. Tips didn't plane but skis felt fun and pivoty. Skied the same snow the next...
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    General shout out of thanks to mntlion, gregL and...

    General shout out of thanks to mntlion, gregL and others who post on this thread with helpful boot fitting advise. After a coupla seasons of employing a lot of helpful tips from here and a few other...
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    Around here we get a lot of Sastrugi during...

    Around here we get a lot of Sastrugi during arctic northerly outflow wind outbreaks. We've changed the word to Stratagucci.

    My personal methods of dealing with upside down wind/soft slab,...
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    Open your mind and the vents will follow. ...

    Open your mind and the vents will follow.

    Proper engineering will mitigate your concerns.
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    Here's the how to video of the squeeze open/close...

    Here's the how to video of the squeeze open/close clamshell pit zips and pockets,....sorta....i'm sure it'll be easy peezee to adapt materials and engineering to work for jacket pit openclosurz in...
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    I've been warm storm/wet snow/sleet/rain ski...

    I've been warm storm/wet snow/sleet/rain ski touring (+snow shovelling/snow blowing/general automotive work/etc) with some measure of success using cheap dollar store fleece gloves of varying...
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    So, one vent system i wanna try is something...

    So, one vent system i wanna try is something based on this basic operating system (sorry for the crappy example, i'm at work, no time for proper pics of actual idea): Spring loaded open or sealed...
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    Recent apres work, sea level start, night...

    Recent apres work, sea level start, night missions around Stewart, B.C. Breakable rain crust over rain soaked, wet grain, pole plants to ground mush. Tail Xtenders bumped the downhill skiing...
  45. Bivi sacks certainly have their place...but i'm...

    Bivi sacks certainly have their place...but i'm thinkin' for 750 grams a guy could prolly use the poly to fabricate a full double wall, baffled construction, inflatable airspace between the two walls...
  46. Hadn't thought about the snow cave but thanks for...

    Hadn't thought about the snow cave but thanks for the prompt!!!!!!!!!

    Short answer is yes...longer answer/rant to follow:

    The poly could be a game changer for snow caving comfort. I had a good...
  47. Yeah, thanks for links about the candle...

    Yeah, thanks for links about the candle heating/lighting systems....I youtubed a few, they might be more viable for sure. Also, for sledders and those able to carry extra weight, the clay pot/candle...
  48. See the part about future versions incorporating...

    See the part about future versions incorporating a fresh air exchange breathing tube system.
  49. Might depend on if yer a Wim Hof'er or not. For...

    Might depend on if yer a Wim Hof'er or not. For those who aren't, nothing stopping safe routing of the breathing tube in a spiral over the heating source to warm the air being exchanged. Who knows,...
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    lol. Tip Xtenderz were fabricated for the...

    lol.

    Tip Xtenderz were fabricated for the now retired Armada JJ's which needed a little bit of help in the front. I'm presently at work at a heli op in B.C. and have to mod the tip xtenderz for...
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