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    The main reason I convinced myself that replacing...

    The main reason I convinced myself that replacing my wren96tid+wren96s with mantra102s was to try a ski with longer effective edge and less splay while retaining titanal - aka a shape that I felt was...
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    Thanks for posting the wren10pro profile - I have...

    Thanks for posting the wren10pro profile - I have been more than a bit curious about how it would look irl.

    It will be very interesting to see if that more aggressive, yet still somewhat...
  3. Lange XT3 130 LVs - so GripWalk soles / AFDs.

    Lange XT3 130 LVs - so GripWalk soles / AFDs.
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    Wut? It is a pretty fair to assume that ON3P...

    Wut?

    It is a pretty fair to assume that ON3P tune them to 1/1 because they find that their skis ski as intended there. I am guessing that the vast majority of people just ski their skis when they...
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    eh well yes, that was never in doubt. :) The...

    eh well yes, that was never in doubt. :)

    The Jeff108 is ON3P's most sold ski by a mile, and in years past the end of existing stock 108s in 181/186 have been the start point for the sale of less...
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    Sweet quiver Rowen! Very interesting what you...

    Sweet quiver Rowen! Very interesting what you write concerning wood96s, both the regular layup ones and your new sweet custom pair with the Meeks graphic!

    To report back wrt the BMT109 vs...
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    interesting write up - thanks for sharing your...

    interesting write up - thanks for sharing your toughts on a ski that doesn't get a lot of attention on TGR!
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    Ah, nice - can't wait for more info on next...

    Ah, nice - can't wait for more info on next year's line :)
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    any modifications compared to stock? :) (besides...

    any modifications compared to stock? :) (besides the C&D graphic)
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    Very, very nice! J116s?

    Very, very nice!

    J116s?
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    That sums it up really well CallMeAl. The only...

    That sums it up really well CallMeAl.

    The only thing I can add is that a Woodsman116 is a better choice than J116s or BGs if you want to drive the skis through the shovels whereas J116s are better...
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    Hoji profile - notice the very long front rocker....

    Hoji profile - notice the very long front rocker.
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    BGs profile (identical to C&D and BG108) - long nearly flat section underfoot with relatively deep rocker lines with considerable splay....
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    They are pretty different skis where most people...

    They are pretty different skis where most people seem to opt for either Ravens or Renegades when getting 4FRNTs. Also, ON3P only introduced their new tour layup this winter, so hardly surprising...
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    I find that BMT122s ski better if you drive the...

    I find that BMT122s ski better if you drive the shovels a bit from a somewhat centered to forward stance. As such boots with a stiffer tongue will def enable that to a higher degree. The deeper and...
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    I have been pretty glowing in my praise of ...

    I have been pretty glowing in my praise of Woodsman108tour so far, and deservedly so. They are awesome for what I got them for: 60/40 playing around in resorts (wonky knee / more approachable...
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    I honestly do not get what it is that you hope to...

    I honestly do not get what it is that you hope to get out of these posts.

    So to be charitable - is it to urge people to be better to tune their own skis themselves and be more patient in figuring...
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    Re ON3P's touring skis. I have a few more days on...

    Re ON3P's touring skis. I have a few more days on both BG108tours and Woodsman108tours now, if still “only” in resorts (both on and off piste) for max descending. Both are mighty fine skis and I am...
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    Mr Faceman's post above inspired me bit, so I...

    Mr Faceman's post above inspired me bit, so I mounted up two pairs that I had semi-retired. They are the 2nd and 3rd pair of skis that I bought after making the switch from snowboarding - Lib Tech...
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    no issues on my end at least - I've run Vipecs...

    no issues on my end at least - I've run Vipecs and Tectons (same mount pattern) on all my VWerks skis over the years (BMT90/BMT94/BMT109x2/BMT122x2/MantraVWs/KatanaVWs).

    The marking was largely...
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    ahahaha - those videos are awesome Adrgha, nice...

    ahahaha - those videos are awesome Adrgha, nice find! Techno, assembly + machines and big wig presenters who are so woefully unprepared and unfamiliar with the script as to come across as genuine....
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    is that so? Interesting. Screen shot?

    is that so? Interesting. Screen shot?
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    Thanks for your thoughts Skibrd! I am a fairly...

    Thanks for your thoughts Skibrd!

    I am a fairly light and smaller rider, so I have never had any issues with either R10s or R11s not being supportive enough. I did find the R10s to be a bit too...
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    Hm, that is very interesting re Blank skiing...

    Hm, that is very interesting re Blank skiing similarly to R9s, just in a wider platform.

    It seems like a lot of folks like the Blanks re various reviews online (including Corolla debacle in the...
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    yeah, so he's in a medically induced coma right...

    yeah, so he's in a medically induced coma right now - so real funny there bruh, pure class.

    As for snake style - too funny, made me giggle a whole lot and I am happy to report that forgetting my...
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    I find that the line is money on BMTs. I have...

    I find that the line is money on BMTs.

    I have not seen/read Wildsnows review, but it seems a bit excessive to mount at -2 on a full rocker ski with the rec mount point at -10. I would def not do...
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    Not that anybody from FWT is going to read this,...

    Not that anybody from FWT is going to read this, but I really, really wish that FWT would make the judging of ski woman more consistent. It is all over the place as is, much more so than in ski men. ...
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    Well, as 2022 skis are but a few months from...

    Well, as 2022 skis are but a few months from being launched and this year's excellent offering on sale, perhaps now is as good a time as any to take stock of what changes were made prior to this...
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    After going through parts of the thread (debated...

    After going through parts of the thread (debated around page 25-28 or some such) and this thread warranty replacement of the heels seems to be the remedy. I think it has been discussed on this board...
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    Aever - good to have you back. Your detailed and...

    Aever - good to have you back. Your detailed and nuanced feedback on skis was always much appreciated.

    What can I say - it takes character to come back in a humble manner, prepared for and...
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    That is a very well tought out quiver! Awesome -...

    That is a very well tought out quiver! Awesome - well done man.
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    BG108t is the ski you are seeking. They ski like...

    BG108t is the ski you are seeking. They ski like what they are - a lighter, narrower BG that retains both the regular pivotability of BGs as well as more stability than they ought to given their very...
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    Understatement of the week - those are fekking...

    Understatement of the week - those are fekking spectacular!

    My first impression of BG108tours is that they ski just about as you'd expect them to. They are fun, surprisingly strong/stable for...
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    based on my time on R11 180 and MF108 182 -> they...

    based on my time on R11 180 and MF108 182 -> they seek to do something similar (soft snow versatility, ability to pivot easily yet be strong on groomers/edge/at speed), but they go about it in pretty...
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    Both the rocker lines and amount of splay are...

    Both the rocker lines and amount of splay are identical across 96s and 102s, so no bueno wrt seperating the two. Also keep in mind that both are going to float better in soft snow than their width...
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    i used 115s on mine in spite of also having 95s...

    i used 115s on mine in spite of also having 95s on hand - works well too.

    95s will need to be bent a bit to fit/work perfectly, so not a huge difference in protrusion in ski mode when everything...
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    Yeah, you don't say... I thought all the points...

    Yeah, you don't say... I thought all the points you made are/were fairly obvious given the context, but I guess my wording was not specific enough if you felt the need to elaborate on it. My bad.

    ...
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    Reach out to Iggy&crew and ask if they offer the...

    Reach out to Iggy&crew and ask if they offer the model of your choice with titanal as of now - either through custom or if they happen to have any of the model/length you want in stock.

    Titanal...
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    I got a bit carried away a few weeks back and...

    I got a bit carried away a few weeks back and some quality decisions were made. I also figured TGR was best served with a hiatus on my part for a while, so I have been busy skiing, not making fusses...
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    to prevent a harakiri event out of sheer...

    to prevent a harakiri event out of sheer turdiness here:

    The original phrasing from Iggy that I referenced was something like "if you over-drive the tips on BGs the tails will wash out". That is a...
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    This part? What is it that makes Jonathan...

    This part?



    What is it that makes Jonathan think that the people who was puzzled by the Blank's geo and Blister's review are not aware of this and do not look at the whole picture? Because, you...
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    BGs were def not wrong today. Sorry for the...

    BGs were def not wrong today. Sorry for the somewhat cliche tip into the view picture - def need to get a GoPro game.
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    The snow is getting a bit crusty/wind/sun affected in my neck of the...
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    occasional issues on products do occur, but...

    occasional issues on products do occur, but considering that they've sold shitloads of them vs how few issues that have been reported (to my knowledge) indications are that they are pretty reliable...
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    yes - that is a pity, they are damn good skis....

    yes - that is a pity, they are damn good skis. Guess I will have to pick up a back up pair of both 90s and 109s then.

    It will be interesting to see what they replace them with post-Corona. The...
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    some pics of the offending parts would be...

    some pics of the offending parts would be interesting to see.

    I cannot really understand what causes the issue - the brake lock mechanism is about as sturdy and easy as is possible, so I am...
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    My bad - forgot to post it in here too - thanks...

    My bad - forgot to post it in here too - thanks for picking up the slack RB!

    As posted in the 2022 thread (for those of you who do not follow that thread): Dynastar 21/22 - as described earlier,...
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    Lange 21/22...

    Lange 21/22 XT3 Pro Tour comes in three models - 130, 110, 100
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    Dynastar 21/22 - as described earlier, sadly no new sizes for 108/118
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    I rather enjoyed this closeup of the hybrid...
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    well - to be fair, it was a question, so now he...

    well - to be fair, it was a question, so now he had his answer :)
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    Source? I would not read much into them not...

    Source?

    I would not read much into them not being included in the 2022 previews. Völkl's ski range is vast, so they do not include all skis in all settings. It would surprise me if they replace...
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    yes. Especially if the R10.5 had the titanal...

    yes. Especially if the R10.5 had the titanal plate / turn characteristics of the 11 and not the 10. That would probably be as versatile a ski as they come.

    The R12 sounds more than intriguing too...
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