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    Among other things, I think my biggest issue with...

    Among other things, I think my biggest issue with the commentary was that both commentators were offering the same kind of commentary. If one of them was doing the play by play, and one of them was...
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    Good to hear they got it fixed so quickly -...

    Good to hear they got it fixed so quickly - that's impressive. Thoughts and prayers for all the human load testers in the next few weeks.
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    Fun to watch. Way better venue than last year's...

    Fun to watch. Way better venue than last year's Japan stop. The snow seemed tough, and with a lot of the guys, it seemed like more luck than skill in terms of getting a bobble free run. We all...
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    Another ridiculous nose manual from Courage...

    Another ridiculous nose manual from Courage Adams. That guy's balance is unreal.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B7gvEcvAtqn/?igshid=asp0uxmlfupg
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    Just buy an extra small.

    Just buy an extra small.
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    it's been many years since I was in there, but I...

    it's been many years since I was in there, but I don't remember it being that bad. We skied that stuff all the time. My recollection was some cliffy bits, but nothing all that continuous (meaning...
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    Saw a guy hiking up (inbounds) with his skis...

    Saw a guy hiking up (inbounds) with his skis mounted A-frame style on his pack, except they were upside down. Tips pointing down, and strapped together in a "V" behind his knees. Seemed awkward.
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    Sounds like he's the hero we need. The second...

    Sounds like he's the hero we need. The second coming of Shane?
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    I joined. I guess you have to approve me to join...

    I joined. I guess you have to approve me to join the tribe.

    I don't have the slightest idea who's going to win. Especially in the snowboarding women's category.

    That said, I'm still...
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    He's gotta learn to do it like half the other...

    He's gotta learn to do it like half the other companies out there and just kinda make up geometry numbers based on what he thinks people want to see, regardless of what the actual numbers on the bike...
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    For sure. Leo at Pole is an engineer who is now...

    For sure. Leo at Pole is an engineer who is now operating as a public relations manager, and he is unquestionably bad at it. Which doesn't excuse the bike breaking, but it does explain why the...
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    Yeah - I'm one of those that consider the stays...

    Yeah - I'm one of those that consider the stays on the TP to be super short. I think they'd be better if they were a good bit longer.

    The bike I actually had in mind when I wrote that was the...
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    For whatever it's worth, I'm pretty sure BTR...

    For whatever it's worth, I'm pretty sure BTR makes those pole branded hardtails.

    The pinkbike thing is funny. The pole breaks, they offer an explanation, everyone hates them now. The rocky...
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    Yeah. I'm a medium by their recommendation, but...

    Yeah. I'm a medium by their recommendation, but that thing is huge. I've spent a lot of time on a large guerrilla gravity, which has similar numbers to pole's medium. I felt like it was a bit...
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    This. A well balanced bike that doesn't...

    This.

    A well balanced bike that doesn't have super short stays corners sooo much better.
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    Interesting... Yeah, full builds look like a...

    Interesting...

    Yeah, full builds look like a solid deal.
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    Heh, yeah, pedal kickback in the granny was...

    Heh, yeah, pedal kickback in the granny was brutal on a lot of those older bikes. Which is funny, because I barely pay any attention to that number on modern bikes - I can't recall riding a bike in...
  18. A couple photographer friends seem to really like...

    A couple photographer friends seem to really like their Evoc packs. There's a side zipper compartment that holds the camera nicely, and can be accessed without taking the pack off. So you just...
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    The Enduro actually looks pretty good too. It's...

    The Enduro actually looks pretty good too. It's antisquat numbers make sense in the context of a triple chainring drivetrain. And the leverage rate probably actually worked pretty well with the...
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    DWR on my bibs failed semi quickly. Not...

    DWR on my bibs failed semi quickly. Not entirely out of line with some other brands, but certainly not better. They were also pretty warm / not breathable. Not sure if they've changed it on...
  21. Ok, fine. But the transformers didn't ruin...

    Ok, fine. But the transformers didn't ruin anything, they just weren't all that good. The Indiana reboot was just a goddamn travesty though.
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    Have we talked about people running shitty tires...

    Have we talked about people running shitty tires in winter? Saw this today. I agree with dude's take on the situation.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3wrkGsLp7Y&feature=emb_logo
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    It's also worth noting that we're only talking...

    It's also worth noting that we're only talking about / looking at leverage curves here. But the anti rise and anti squat numbers are also going to have a fairly significant impact on how the...
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    ^^^ that think looks rad. And yeah, pretty dang...

    ^^^ that think looks rad. And yeah, pretty dang good deal.
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    To add to what HAB said, the goal (theoretically)...

    To add to what HAB said, the goal (theoretically) with the kind of leverage ratio on the Intense is to make the bike supple over small bumps, pedal reasonably well, and not bottom out too easily.
    ...
  26. Transformers I can overlook. He was young, and...

    Transformers I can overlook. He was young, and it was easy money.

    But the Indiana Jones reboot - that was unforgivable. A steaming pile of LaTurd that shat all over a staple of my childhood. ...
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    Agreed with this - pretty happy with EVent. I've...

    Agreed with this - pretty happy with EVent. I've used gore pro a bunch - it's fine, but doesn't breathe nearly as well as EVent. It's warmer though.

    EVent durability is still TBD for me. So...
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    Are you saying they're as stable as a heavier ski...

    Are you saying they're as stable as a heavier ski on a smooth-ish groomer? Or as stable as a heavier ski in chopped up post-pow-day crud?

    If the first one, sure, agreed. If the second one, not...
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    Bsl matters. Short boot = higher din

    Bsl matters. Short boot = higher din
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    X3. I also tend to run my solly's higher in the...

    X3. I also tend to run my solly's higher in the heel than the toe, due to the aforementioned heel prerelease. I've been running looks the same front and rear.
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    Owned the original following. Agree with the...

    Owned the original following. Agree with the above; fun on the way down, not a great climber compared to other bikes of comparable travel. Even the MB geometry is kinda dated by modern standards. ...
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    That's nice. I heard they were installing a 2nd...

    That's nice. I heard they were installing a 2nd hot chocolate machine, but last I heard it was taking an improbably long time to actually get it up and running.
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    And just to be clear, Rasputin is still...

    And just to be clear, Rasputin is still contractually bound by the agreement, even when the hot chocolate machine breaks down. Which it does regularly.
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    I preferred my OG 184 Deathwishes at -1. I now...

    I preferred my OG 184 Deathwishes at -1. I now have some 184 DW tours that I mounted on the line and I like them just fine there. But I don't think going -1 would be terrible.
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    This. Onto the reservation is kinda their only...

    This. Onto the reservation is kinda their only option for expansion.

    Dark green is designated Wilderness:

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    Definitely. Which is why I'm glad it's foggy...

    Definitely.

    Which is why I'm glad it's foggy there 99.5% of the time. In my experience, Snowbowl gets a lot more sun. Although the snow staying better at Big Mtn. doesn't really make up for...
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    Keeping water out isn't hard. If the only goal...

    Keeping water out isn't hard. If the only goal was preventing water on the outside from getting inside, you could just wear some sort of non-permeable membrane (i.e. a trash bag). The problem is...
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    True, although it's almost entirely south facing....

    True, although it's almost entirely south facing.

    I think Snowbowl might have the distinction of being the southernmost ski area with a primarily south facing aspect.
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    Super shitty situation. Vibes to everyone in...

    Super shitty situation. Vibes to everyone in that area.

    Skied the same storm in Whitefish. Light snow from the afternoon before covered by a bunch of heavy, warm snow. Super, super touchy storm...
  40. Thread: Star Wars IX

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    As you may recall, blue force flux shit has been...

    As you may recall, blue force flux shit has been around since the beginning (or at least since the culmination of the original trilogy).


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jCWOFGYP2I
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    Definitely. And it is pretty interesting that...

    Definitely.

    And it is pretty interesting that worthwhile geometry didn't develop earlier. It's easy to blame it on the evolution of mountain bikes from road biking. But there were plenty of guys...
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    But even the dirt bike companies didn't know...

    But even the dirt bike companies didn't know that. Honda threw a shitload of money at the G-Cross program, but as best I can tell, that bike still had pretty typical geo numbers for 2004.
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    Pretty sure that rime is structural now.

    Pretty sure that rime is structural now.
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    If some major company produced a bike with modern...

    If some major company produced a bike with modern geo and a 500mm reach in 1999, no one would've bought it. As much as that bike makes sense now, it took incremental steps for the money-spending...
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    For the more discerning buyer of generic Chinese...

    For the more discerning buyer of generic Chinese knock offs.
  46. It seems easier to make a young person look old...

    It seems easier to make a young person look old than an old person look young.
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    $240 for non-prescription goggles is completely...

    $240 for non-prescription goggles is completely absurd.
  48. To be honest, I think that pretty much every time...

    To be honest, I think that pretty much every time I get on Saints or some of the Maguras. Mostly for the front - if I'm trying to feather the brake through a low speed corner, those things come on...
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    Never heard of the guy. (Seriously though -...

    Never heard of the guy.

    (Seriously though - different. Can't be held responsible for other's dumb shit. I say enough dumb shit on my own)
  50. If the goal is more power, rotors.

    If the goal is more power, rotors.
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