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    Interesting article on how Europop is handling...

    Interesting article on how Europop is handling ransomware.

    They Stole Your Files, You Don’t Have to Pay the Ransom https://nyti.ms/2H3Wxgo

    ... Thom
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    So the stack height on these is reasonable? They...

    So the stack height on these is reasonable? They look a bit high compared with my Perrigrines which are approaching end of life.

    5-6mm drop seems to be my sweet spot.

    Time to check both these...
  3. ^^^ this ^^^ after feedback showed that scaling...

    ^^^ this ^^^ after feedback showed that scaling down a ski doesn't get you a scaled down "equivalent" ski.

    A partial redesign is necessary in many cases (seemingly in the case of the Protest) ......
  4. I get it too! I haven't been on a 20-21m ski in...

    I get it too! I haven't been on a 20-21m ski in a while. Carving tight turns in tight places on the EXPs I got from @grinch was ... a lot of fun!

    ... Thom
  5. What's tempting me most right now, is a UL Veneer...

    What's tempting me most right now, is a UL Veneer GPO for most of the Winter. 1st World Probs, I know. My Enduro/Nylon (flex 4) GPOs never seem too wide or stiff in the BC around these parts.
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  6. Wondering if my EXPs are lonesome ;-) ... Thom

    Wondering if my EXPs are lonesome ;-)

    ... Thom
  7. Am I reading you correctly - that UL/Veneer is...

    Am I reading you correctly - that UL/Veneer is almost as damp as MAP (Enduro) / Nylon?

    A UL/Veneer GPO has been floating in my head as the ideal Winter touring ski.

    As it is, I'm loving my...
  8. Those teeth ... almost as scary as Nancy...

    Those teeth ... almost as scary as Nancy Kerigan's.

    ... Thom
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    Same thing landed in my spam folder on Sunday...

    Same thing landed in my spam folder on Sunday morning.

    Since I'm old school and keep an offline password list (on multiple flash drives), I checked and found the only place I used that password...
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    ^^^ double this ^^^ Just ask Todd Skinner's...

    ^^^ double this ^^^

    Just ask Todd Skinner's friends/family.
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    ^^^ this cannot be overemphasized ^^^ It can...

    ^^^ this cannot be overemphasized ^^^

    It can probably mess you up worse than a bad boot fit.

    ...Thom
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    Summertime blues ;-) ... Thom

    Summertime blues ;-)

    ... Thom
  13. A capacitor's biggest enemy is heat, so yeah,...

    A capacitor's biggest enemy is heat, so yeah, charge/no charge during storage ... whatever suits your fancy.

    ... Thom
  14. Poll: This is where I always end up as well.More like...

    This is where I always end up as well.More like changing from your 3 seasons to snows.

    I'll mount a pair of skis (alpine), and possibly (later on), mount touring bindings on them to see how they...
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    They oughta find you handy.

    They oughta find you handy.
  16. Scarpa ankles/heels were way too wide for me, and...

    Scarpa ankles/heels were way too wide for me, and it finally drove me to retire my Maestrales before their time. I really like the fit of both the Zero-G Pro and the Hawx.

    In retrospect, I'm...
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    Dawn dish soap and a nail brush worked well on a...

    Dawn dish soap and a nail brush worked well on a few years worth of grime on my cuffs. Patience is the key.

    ... Thom
  18. This year's thread bump, I read "bacon". Must be...

    This year's thread bump, I read "bacon". Must be time for dinner.
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    1000-oaks has a pair in gear swap, in case anyone...

    1000-oaks has a pair in gear swap, in case anyone is interested
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    At least Hagan tells you which ATK model they're...

    At least Hagan tells you which ATK model they're selling, although renaming it doesn't seem to make any sense.

    BD leaves it to you to figure it out. Silly branding exercise.
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    So I received delivery of that 303 stuff that...

    So I received delivery of that 303 stuff that @geezersteve is big on. Reading the application warnings on the back gives me pause. My wife has chemical sensitivities and I can envision problems the...
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    There's a lot of love around here for the STH 2s....

    There's a lot of love around here for the STH 2s.

    One stupid thing (mentioned earlier - and admittedly a minor nit) I wish Tyrolia would change is that tab for adjusting forward pressure. It's...
  23. So I lucked out with a 6-8” powder day two weeks...

    So I lucked out with a 6-8” powder day two weeks ago, and headed off to A-Basin with the EXPs and my Vipec mounted GPOs. The temptation to ski the GPOs all day was too great. About 4 hours in, the...
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    That was the biggest surprise yesterday. In...

    That was the biggest surprise yesterday. In retrospect, your analysis about Northern exposure makes sense.
  25. I have a BCA from about 2008 (Stash Pack, I...

    I have a BCA from about 2008 (Stash Pack, I think). It might have 2 days use. Too small for me - barely room for shovel/probe. PM me if you want a photo. $7.50 + shipping?

    [Edit] It's sold.
    ...
  26. Let's look at it this way. If a new geological...

    Let's look at it this way. If a new geological survey came out showing that Gasherbrum I was the highest peak on the planet how many of these people would still prioritize Everest?
  27. Maybe this was lost on you, but we're not talking...

    Maybe this was lost on you, but we're not talking about Alex Lowe.

    We're talking about vain, clueless dickheads who put others at risk with the power of their checkbook - people for whom I have...
  28. ^^^ This is my main concern as well ^^^ ......

    ^^^ This is my main concern as well ^^^

    ... Thom
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    ^^^this^^^

    ^^^this^^^
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    Young man, the Winter of 74-75 was the shit. The...

    Young man, the Winter of 74-75 was the shit. The 90s is modern times.

    Hot pow (3") this skied well at the Basin this morning. Snow in the afternoon up high, and wet snow at the base.

    All in...
  31. Jorma's the man. I have his DVD set, but I...

    Jorma's the man. I have his DVD set, but I confess to giving up about 80% through learning a song.

    I spent a couple of months trying to get "Mann's Fate" down. That's a tough one, at least for...
  32. Good idea for a thread. Does it make sense to...

    Good idea for a thread.

    Does it make sense to move this thread to tech talk?

    Alternatively, to the slide zone since we're talking about gear for when shit goes down and what to do about it.
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  33. Check out Justin Guitar. He structures it pretty...

    Check out Justin Guitar. He structures it pretty well so you don't feel overwhelmed.

    The way he teaches the CAGED system (intermediate level stuff) is with an eye toward learning the neck (not...
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    Neither Cody nor the rest of us had any idea how...

    Neither Cody nor the rest of us had any idea how prescient he was in making that comment, and in what way we're in an era of last descents.

    ... Thom
  35. Someone buy these so I don't have to.

    Someone buy these so I don't have to.
  36. Without knowing what "no professional tune in ...

    Without knowing what "no professional tune in 200 days" means, and given the basic nature of your question, I'd start from square 1 and get a true bar on the base to see what I'm up against. Heck!...
  37. +1 to interface issues (worn boot, AFD, etc.) as...

    +1 to interface issues (worn boot, AFD, etc.) as well as incorrect forward pressure. Good point made about exposed transport (road salt, grime, etc.).

    'nuther thing ... maybe the indicator line...
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    No question about that. I have a perverse...

    No question about that. I have a perverse curiosity about this thread - like watching a car wreck.

    Does anyone know if DMM is still involved in the Kingpin"s manufacture? The first year pins...
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    These bindings are like a foot of blower over a...

    These bindings are like a foot of blower over a persistent weak layer - so tempting (at least when they were first released), and yet we're all just waiting and waiting for them to blow. The fact...
  40. What? Me count? I'm still working on that...

    What? Me count? I'm still working on that readin' thang.
  41. Isn't it about this stage in the thread where...

    Isn't it about this stage in the thread where someone posts the Q&P?

    OK , I'll do it ...


    https://youtu.be/Wi4N4duxwgk

    ... Thom
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    ^^^ this ^^^ (now, if I could get to Japan).

    ^^^ this ^^^

    (now, if I could get to Japan).
  43. Ya, while I bought a 92 side guide, it remains...

    Ya, while I bought a 92 side guide, it remains unused, some 10 years later.

    Maybe I'm missing something also, but my only complaints skiing in the West have been too sharp, and not too dull.
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  44. Different manufacturers refer to a non-90 degree...

    Different manufacturers refer to a non-90 degree side edge angle differently.

    My 2 SVST side edge guides are marked 90 and 92.

    You'll see this same angle referred to as 0 and 2, as well as 90...
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    Take the liner into account as well. It's...

    Take the liner into account as well.

    It's helpful to bring one of your liners to use as a baseline, if you can fit them in the shells of interest.

    ... Thom
  46. The good news is that it should sell quickly this...

    The good news is that it should sell quickly this time of year.

    ... Thom
  47. Agree that it's not like a 'biner, but then...

    Agree that it's not like a 'biner, but then again, it's a single point of failure and can be expected to serve belay anchor duty, so maybe it's worse.

    Looking at this from the retailer's...
  48. Climbing gear is always a final sale - for...

    Climbing gear is always a final sale - for obvious reasons.
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    Folks can be their own worst critics. We see our...

    Folks can be their own worst critics. We see our flaws which are invisible to others.

    I think you guys started at a very high level, and the fact that you're building on this is a testament to...
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    How is it that this just keeps getting better...

    How is it that this just keeps getting better with each episode? Great work guys!

    ... Thom
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