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  1. Thread: Norway

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    This. Shame you're so far south.

    This. Shame you're so far south.
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    Super nice and warm ride after work today....

    Super nice and warm ride after work today. Approaching the last days of summer up here..

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    Oh right, western Norway then. Bike vacation? ...

    Oh right, western Norway then. Bike vacation?

    Yeah honestly, everything is much easier with a car over here if you're going outside of the cities.
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    Oh really? Where to? This is in BodÝ. Just...

    Oh really? Where to?

    This is in BodÝ. Just north of the polar circle.
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    Finally a day without rain. It's been an...

    Finally a day without rain. It's been an absolutely terrible start of the summer up here.

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    Wow, talk about quick feedback! :D I'll likely...

    Wow, talk about quick feedback! :D

    I'll likely be getting a pair of 184 Wildcat Tour 108's for the next season. Not in a rush, but I'll probably be looking to buy sometime this summer.

    Thanks!
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    Does anyone know when next seasons line-up will...

    Does anyone know when next seasons line-up will be available?
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    280750 184. I regularly tour on mine, so I was...

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    184. I regularly tour on mine, so I was pretty happy to score a lighter weight pair.
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    The retailer I bought the boots from from is...

    The retailer I bought the boots from from is trying to find some.

    BTW: These buckles break kind of easily. The price to pay for low weight, I guess.
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    Thanks. Already checked that out, but it appears...

    Thanks. Already checked that out, but it appears they only have the shell buckles. I need a cuff buckle. I'll shoot them an e-mail either way.
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    Atomic Hawx XTD Ultra spare parts

    I broke a buckle on the cuff during a gigantic tumble this weekend. I'm not sure what happened, but my guess is that an edge somehow hit the buckle (the skis in question have leashes..).

    Anyways,...
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    The BG's evil big brother. Perfect! :D

    The BG's evil big brother. Perfect! :D
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    This. I've skied mine so much more this...

    This.

    I've skied mine so much more this winter than I ever thought I would, even though we've had a shitty season over here. They're easy to grab, because they're just so damn fun.

    Oh yeah,...
  14. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Thanks guys. Maybe I'm just a big 'ol idiot. I'll...

    Thanks guys. Maybe I'm just a big 'ol idiot. I'll update tomorrow after mounting them.
  15. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Hmm right, I didn't actually think of that. The...

    Hmm right, I didn't actually think of that. The brakes that are on there now measure the exact same as these new ones when deployed. I don't know what the width of the brakes that came on the...
  16. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Came wrapped in plastic that says 110 mm on it....

    Came wrapped in plastic that says 110 mm on it. How hard can it be to get brake sizes right?

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  17. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    What the hell is going on with these brakes on...

    What the hell is going on with these brakes on these things? I bought new (overpriced) 110 mm brakes, hoping to get a snug fit over my 124 mm skis, but these things actually measure over 120 mm at...
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    Same here. I tour a lot with my standard...

    Same here.

    I tour a lot with my standard layup BG's. Because every time I'm on some other ski I wish I had my BG's instead. They are really way too heavy to tour on, but on the positive side, my...
  19. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    I sprayed both the bindings and the rear part of...

    I sprayed both the bindings and the rear part of my boots with silicone spray, and that fixed it - at least for a while. So it's definitely caused the forward pressure spring being compressed, which...
  20. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    The clicking definitely comes from the riser...

    The clicking definitely comes from the riser being lifted up slightly before letting go and clicking into place again. Happens on both, but it seems worse on the low riser.

    I guess it would make...
  21. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    I thought about tension, but I haven't been able...

    I thought about tension, but I haven't been able to recreate it on the kitchen counter. It really does feel like there's something sticky on my boots, and I can actually feel it grabbing with every...
  22. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    This is a bit of a weird one, but does anyone...

    This is a bit of a weird one, but does anyone else experience the heel lifters sticking to the boots? I can't for the life of me figure out why, but the lifters stick a little to boots after every...
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    So, on to something completely different: does...

    So, on to something completely different: does anyone know of a good luggage storage company at Narita airport? Need some place to put the ski gear while we go to Tokyo for a few days.
  24. Thread: Wash your gear?

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    So this might be a really stupid question, but...

    So this might be a really stupid question, but how do factories apply DWR?
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    That's true. Every place we've been to has had...

    That's true. Every place we've been to has had more people than I expected. Hordes of loud Australians everywhere. I guess it's hard to keep secrets in this time of hashtags and social media.

    At...
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    Anyone skied Kamui ski links? Driving south from...

    Anyone skied Kamui ski links? Driving south from Asahidake tomorrow and considering stopping there on the way. Worth it?
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    Skied the new Cease & Desists in ridiculously dry...

    Skied the new Cease & Desists in ridiculously dry and deep Japan powder today, and they're just incredible. They're equally awesome in deep untracked pow as they when that pow gets tracked out. And...
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    Skied Asahidake today. Dryest and deepest snow...

    Skied Asahidake today. Dryest and deepest snow I've ever seen. It's so light, it's like smoke. It's a Saturday so the easily accessible stuff got tracked fast, but we skinned out skiers left of the...
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    Thanks for the great beta, guys! Will likely be...

    Thanks for the great beta, guys! Will likely be going to Kiroro in a few days as we have a hotel booked not far from Toyako. Planning to hit Rusutsu as well, heard good things about the trees there....
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    Yes, Furano has more Americans than I could ever...

    Yes, Furano has more Americans than I could ever imagine, and consequently, the highest percentage of DPS skis I've ever witnessed.

    Thanks for the tip about Tokachidake, will definitely check that...
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    Arrived in Furano two days ago, and honestly it's...

    Arrived in Furano two days ago, and honestly it's a little more tracked out than I expected. Talked to a guide who said it's been a while since the last proper snowfall, so I guess it's to be...
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    Ended up preddi gudd. Mounted on the line....

    Ended up preddi gudd. Mounted on the line. Exactly 2000 grams with 115 mm brakes, which fit just about perfectly.

    She was worried they'd be a tad long, but they only measure 176 cm.

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    Flying down on Monday. The stoke is rising. :D

    Flying down on Monday. The stoke is rising. :D
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    That looked like one hell of a day! Nice to see...

    That looked like one hell of a day! Nice to see the C&D's in their right element.
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    That makes perfect sense, thanks!

    That makes perfect sense, thanks!
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    I'm about to mount up some DPS Lotus 124 Tour1's...

    I'm about to mount up some DPS Lotus 124 Tour1's with G3 Zed's for my GF, and I noticed DPS recommends a 4.1mm drillbit. I'm used to using that on skis with metal in them, and I can't imagine these...
  37. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Well, I talked to the distributor, and they...

    Well, I talked to the distributor, and they actually sent me a new toe piece. Unfortunately this new toe piece is the old type that I had, but I guess I should be happy they replaced it at all.
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    Any word on the weight of the new Wildcat 108?

    Any word on the weight of the new Wildcat 108?
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    Any recommendations as to which 4G pocket WiFi...

    Any recommendations as to which 4G pocket WiFi provider is best suited for Hokkaido? I understand there are some differences in coverage between the different providers.
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    Kinda reminds me of a rear window defroster grid...

    Kinda reminds me of a rear window defroster grid on an old car.
  41. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    The brakes sticking out is my one annoyance with...

    The brakes sticking out is my one annoyance with these things so far. I have them mounted on a 124 mm ski, and they stick out a great deal. I'm actually not sure what width these are (bought them...
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    Great, thanks!

    Great, thanks!
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    Is there a template for these, or do they use the...

    Is there a template for these, or do they use the same pattern as IONs?
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    The stoke is rising! Flying out in 16 days....

    The stoke is rising! Flying out in 16 days. Hitting Furano first, then Asahidake and we'll go from there. I've been checking the forecasts for the areas the last few days, and I was getting a bit...
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    Sweet. Did you get as much snow as you expected?

    Sweet. Did you get as much snow as you expected?
  46. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    In contrast, I broke a heel lifter spring on a...

    In contrast, I broke a heel lifter spring on a pair of G3 Ions just before Christmas. Sent the distributor an e-mail, and I literally had two new binding houses arrive in the mail the next day.
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  47. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Yeah, it seems like BD is handling the issue...

    Yeah, it seems like BD is handling the issue great over in North America. Unfortunately we don't have the pleasure of having BD handling this here in Europe, and from what I've gathered, the local...
  48. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Yeah I don't know, but that loop seems very prone...

    Yeah I don't know, but that loop seems very prone to breakage. It's just a bit annoying since it was only the 2nd time I skied them.

    The bindings are great otherwise. It released super smooth from...
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    So I just noticed this on after a weekend of...

    So I just noticed this on after a weekend of skiing my Tectons. I had a crash on Saturday in deep pow where one of the skis caught on a branch, so it must've happened then. It doesn't look like it'll...
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    Finally got to ski my C&D's in proper conditions...

    Finally got to ski my C&D's in proper conditions with 20 inches of blower over night.

    The short version is that these are absolutely fantastic in pow. So smearable and manoeuvrable, tight trees...
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