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    Here's a tougher one. Should be a familiar peak...

    Here's a tougher one. Should be a familiar peak to many, from a very unfamiliar angle.302898
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    @Riff - Blue Lake Peak / Madison Ave?

    @Riff - Blue Lake Peak / Madison Ave?
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    This happens all the time in the business world. ...

    This happens all the time in the business world. Backcountry would probably lose if they went to trial, because the term "Backcountry" is a commonly used descriptor, and therefore a "weak mark"...
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    Ha! That actually happened to me on my '09. It...

    Ha! That actually happened to me on my '09. It isn't the jackshaft bearing, it's the attachment point for the brace that supports the jackshaft bearing. The pressed in stud attached to the tunnel...
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    I've had a bunch of Doos including an '08 and...

    I've had a bunch of Doos including an '08 and I've never heard of this issue. I do a lot of my own wrenching and follow the Doo owner websites pretty closely. This just isn't a major issue on XPs. ...
  6. Seems like a lot of hype about GG lately. The...

    Seems like a lot of hype about GG lately. The linked Blister review didn't exactly rave about its performance. What is so special about this brand, price point, US made frames? Seems like an 8...
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    People ignore the permit regulations and rocks...

    People ignore the permit regulations and rocks have struck people camped at Thumb Rock before. I've even heard stories of rocks passing through tents there, like bullets. A guy died 2015 after being...
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    The standard strategy for LR is to bivy at Thumb...

    The standard strategy for LR is to bivy at Thumb Rock, but there are very few protected spots there. The route is only "in" for about a month per year, and only about half of that month has decent...
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    It happened on Liberty Ridge, while they were in...

    It happened on Liberty Ridge, while they were in their tents, so almost certainly around Thumb Rock. If so, crowding was likely a contributing cause here too, because there are not many protected...
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    I'll bet she could whip most of the keyboard...

    I'll bet she could whip most of the keyboard goons posting on this thread too.
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    Ha! That is a proud accomplishment on that...

    Ha! That is a proud accomplishment on that timeline, especially with a blown ACL. All you haters can eat a dick, Caroline's a badass.
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    The Cannon Couloir is a siren, calling to you...

    The Cannon Couloir is a siren, calling to you from the bridge at the campground to your doom (or, at least to a real bad day of schwacking). What's left of the spur road is terrible. But so are the...
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    Are these shots from 8 mile Peak or somewhere...

    Are these shots from 8 mile Peak or somewhere nearby? 2nd pic is Daniel/Citadel?
  14. Unless you're going to be sledding on a flat road...

    Unless you're going to be sledding on a flat road every time, two seats are worthless. Even then, really. The Doo and the Polaris are both great sleds. Doo is better for beginners, and people who...
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    Take it off, if you're just digging out. I'm...

    Take it off, if you're just digging out. I'm talking "when riding" here. That includes rolling it out of a stuck on a slope.
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    That's a crazy story! What kind of sled was it? ...

    That's a crazy story! What kind of sled was it? I take newbs out all the time, but I don't let them ride over any difficult spots anymore, mainly because they probably can't handle it and I don't...
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    I remember reading about that issue on early XMs,...

    I remember reading about that issue on early XMs, on SnoWest or Dootalk, can't remember (prob both). I think there is a spring that needs replacing. Maybe more. Search on there and you should find...
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    Situational awareness trumps all.

    Situational awareness trumps all.
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    The stats don't agree with you. Science says...

    The stats don't agree with you. Science says you'll probably be fine.
  20. A buddy of mine used to own a surf hotel in Jaco....

    A buddy of mine used to own a surf hotel in Jaco. He said they would always stop at that spot on the way in from the airport to show their guests the crocs. And car prowl theft was so common, if you...
  21. Thread: Bent Chet 120

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    I toured on Chet’s for 3 seasons. Still have and...

    I toured on Chet’s for 3 seasons. Still have and use them on the very best days. Super fun ski. Crampons are super helpful on any crusty or scoured sidehills, which you will often have to cross or...
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    This thing’s supposed to take the weight off the...

    This thing’s supposed to take the weight off the gate. https://www.discountramps.com/revarc-sled-riser/p/REVSLED-RISER/

    Curious to hear if a Doo fits in the back of a Tacoma. It’s gotta be close.
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    Cheap ramp will suck to use and likely fuck up...

    Cheap ramp will suck to use and likely fuck up your tailgate. If I was loading straight into a truck I’d get this ramp w/ the tailgate protector add on. You can get away with less but sketchy...
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    Ha! True. Turns out that's what grooming is...

    Ha! True. Turns out that's what grooming is really for.
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    Nice one Toby! I skied Ulrichs about 10 years...

    Nice one Toby! I skied Ulrichs about 10 years ago w/ you. Good to see you're still killing it.
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    If it's a Doo, you can probably find a stock...

    If it's a Doo, you can probably find a stock muffler for cheap. If your sled has a temp gauge, you should keep an eye on it in refrozen conditions, which are the worst for cooling. Take measures...
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    The phenomenon of the parking lot hero w/ the...

    The phenomenon of the parking lot hero w/ the super loud aftermarket "muffler" is unexplainable by me.
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    More fuel actually helps cool the engine. Also,...

    More fuel actually helps cool the engine. Also, constantly pulsing the throttle is better than holding it at a steady rate. This works because when you pulse you are giving it a blast of fuel...
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    Profiling. No record, newer truck, clean cut,...

    Profiling. No record, newer truck, clean cut, white AF, etc. Shifty hippies and "swarthy types" get the business.
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    Good suggestions. You have to move fast for the...

    Good suggestions. You have to move fast for the scratchers to work, and newbs generally can't go fast (understandably, sledding is NOT intuitive or easy). The scratchers on the new Doo G4s work a...
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    Ha! Nope.

    Ha! Nope.
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    I've never been asked whether I have a criminal...

    I've never been asked whether I have a criminal history when I've crossed in BC. I'm guessing they only ask if they come up with a hit on your passport, of if they're profiling you. Get a tight...
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    Are you bragging or lamenting? Better keep that...

    Are you bragging or lamenting? Better keep that rig on the hard pack.
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    Not sure what you're implying here, but you seem...

    Not sure what you're implying here, but you seem to be suggesting that I'm doing something wrong. I'll clarify my thinking so you can better critique it. There is no better data than personal...
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    Agree with most of what you're saying, but in the...

    Agree with most of what you're saying, but in the WA Cascades we get (and have gotten - and will get more today) rain to the top of our local mountains in practically every storm cycle, which usually...
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    I've seen it happen, but only during a storm with...

    I've seen it happen, but only during a storm with high wind. That said, he did not mention elevation, aspect or actual location, just "somewhere in the Icicle", and then extrapolates the risk to the...
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    XC in the valley or up at the Pass? We found the...

    XC in the valley or up at the Pass? We found the goods Thur and Fri in the 'Ol Back 40.
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    The difference between CO and WA, besides the...

    The difference between CO and WA, besides the nature of the snow and depth of the snowpack, is that we have lots of great skiing in trees that are never subject to slides (that's right, I said...
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    Buy a full face moto style helmet that fits with...

    Buy a full face moto style helmet that fits with your ski goggles, and skip the extra goggles. You want a full face helmet for sledding, trust me.
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    Not following how this correlates to your thesis,...

    Not following how this correlates to your thesis, but I agree that wind scour, wind transport and wind slab are the biggest culprits when it comes to dangerous avy conditions on the western slopes. ...
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    Yeah, but they either knew that or should have...

    Yeah, but they either knew that or should have known that. Should have been factored into the design. No other tech binding has this requirement, at least not that I've ever heard of. What happens...
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    I enjoyed it as well. Really struck me how...

    I enjoyed it as well. Really struck me how little of his life was documented in photos. Even less in video. He's super old in nearly all the video bits.
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    Just when you though pintech could not more...

    Just when you though pintech could not more fiddly! Measure your heel before each use.
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    When has a storm ever come in cold after a...

    When has a storm ever come in cold after a protracted high pressure system prevailed, especially at the Alp? I don't remember it ever happening in all my many years of paying extra close attention. ...
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    I had the same thing happen to me once on one of...

    I had the same thing happen to me once on one of my XPs, which is how I became such an "expert" on the topic. You can get that sleeve out of your spindle using penetrating oil and a drift punch. ...
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    There's something wrong with your setup there. ...

    There's something wrong with your setup there. The spindle should have two bushings, one each side, that appear to be missing in your pic. This site has pics of the missing bushings in the Ski-Doo...
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    Doo's OEM skid plates, provide no real...

    Doo's OEM skid plates, provide no real performance advantage and only deliver cosmetic underside protection. You don't need it. You can get an aftermarket carbon fiber skid plate that is designed to...
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    Whatever brand you get, make sure there is a good...

    Whatever brand you get, make sure there is a good dealer reasonably nearby, for when you need parts and service. Cat shrunk its dealer network considerably over the past several years, so much so...
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    I've seen a4 wagons pulling sled trailers, so it...

    I've seen a4 wagons pulling sled trailers, so it can be done. Probably not too bad if you get a decent single place sled trailer. Resist the temptation to buy a heavy steel utility trailer if...
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    I've owned multiple Ski Doos, both carbed and...

    I've owned multiple Ski Doos, both carbed and injected/ETEC and the carbed versions are just as durable and pretty much as powerful too. So don't worry so much about the engine type, focus more on...
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