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  1. OK if I use tech bindings at the resort if I skin...

    OK if I use tech bindings at the resort if I skin up first?
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    24 LV Pro Tour in 25.5 Backland Carbon. Never...

    24 LV Pro Tour in 25.5 Backland Carbon. Never molded. I'm much happier now.
  3. Many thanks to Magic for hosting a rando race...

    Many thanks to Magic for hosting a rando race last Saturday. Amazing that 25 people came to race uphill in the rain. Luckily the rain stopped partway through the race.

    And I was once again...
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    In October 2017 I went to buy an Impreza. Felt...

    In October 2017 I went to buy an Impreza. Felt tinny and uncomfortable in the test drive. Car friend suggested looking at a RAV4. The hybrid got better mileage, had way more features, and was...
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    Coverage was still top-to-bottom on April 21....

    Coverage was still top-to-bottom on April 21. Even skied Talisman. Lots of snowmobile tracks in the middle of the groomers, which made things a bit bumpy after an overnight freeze.
  6. Bootfitter says you can't punch Salomon Mtn Lab/Explore boots

    I just got back from a well-known bootfitter's shop in Southern Vermont. They've been working on a pair of Salomon Mtn Explores for me. Liners molded on Thursday, got a punch for my left 6th toe...
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    I've been quite happy with the Black Diamond...

    I've been quite happy with the Black Diamond Cirque 45. It's very light, carries well (I've had up to 33lb), and stores avy gear. The opening is a little weird, and the top pocket too small, but...
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    Not a gal, although I ski slower than any of...

    Not a gal, although I ski slower than any of them. But I love the Helio 88. They are turny and fun, easy and predictable in every kind of ungroomed snow we've had in New England this winter.
  9. Thread: Skin length?

    by dauwhe
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    I bet it was the skin for the 171cm Seven...

    I bet it was the skin for the 171cm Seven Summits, mislabelled. You know these types of precut skins are not adjustable for length, right?
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    My eight-year-old son insisted on getting a...

    My eight-year-old son insisted on getting a flat-brimmed hat. Apparently the curved-brim hat is very uncool now amongst second-graders.
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    I think it's a Dynafit Speed Superlight.

    I think it's a Dynafit Speed Superlight.
  12. Interesting story on how IP address mapping can...

    Interesting story on how IP address mapping can be very inaccurate http://fusion.net/story/287592/internet-mapping-glitch-kansas-farm/
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    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/292688-DPS-Lotus-124-These-Look-Fun?highlight=lotus+124
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    Significant contribution by skimo.co's Jason...

    Significant contribution by skimo.co's Jason Borro, about how the release characteristics of tech bindings compare to alpine bindings. Some discussion of how this may relate to the Vipec in the...
  15. I have ~30 days on a Knifeblade jacket. No issues...

    I have ~30 days on a Knifeblade jacket. No issues so far. My favorite jacket ever.
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    Seek and ye shall find: ...

    Seek and ye shall find:

    http://www.wildsnow.com/9644/dynafit-cho-oyu-review/

    http://coldthistle.blogspot.com/2014/01/dynafit-nanga-parbat-ski-review.html
    ...
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    Flying to Seattle on Friday. Tempting.

    Flying to Seattle on Friday. Tempting.
  18. I'm an aggressive, level 9 driver, and need a...

    I'm an aggressive, level 9 driver, and need a roof box that will work for fast driving on both smooth pavement and dirt roads. Also need recs on a mounting point. I'm thinking of mounting ahead of...
  19. I love the Drifts, being a very non-agressive...

    I love the Drifts, being a very non-agressive skier. And I would highly recommend Dynafit! I was somewhat afraid of the fiddle factor, but it was a non-issue. It's even less of an issue if your boots...
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    I've done lots of XC skiing with my son in an...

    I've done lots of XC skiing with my son in an Ergo. We're still using it although he's now four and weighs 37 pounds.
  21. Go Canadian! Clipskins were perfect for a...

    Go Canadian! Clipskins were perfect for a seven-day trip to Mistaya Lodge last winter.
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    I'm probably the worst skier here (seriously!)...

    I'm probably the worst skier here (seriously!) and have no trouble with TLT5M on 100mm waist skis (BD Drift).
  23. Sounds like the BD Drift. Very light, very soft,...

    Sounds like the BD Drift. Very light, very soft, flat tail. Probably a pound lighter than the Coomback.
  24. Thread: Macbook Air?

    by dauwhe
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    No issues with durability for me. Seems very...

    No issues with durability for me. Seems very solid (and yes, my three-year-old has played with it).
  25. Thread: Macbook Air?

    by dauwhe
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    Been using an 11.6 MacBook Air as my primary...

    Been using an 11.6 MacBook Air as my primary machine for a while. Most work is done on the company MacBook Pro, but I have to say I'm quite happy with the Air. No issues running a 23" cinema display....
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    From greghill.ca:

    From greghill.ca:
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    Lots of information both here and on...

    Lots of information both here and on WildSnow.com, a search would be fruitful.
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    I had a lower cable work loose, too. Don't know...

    I had a lower cable work loose, too. Don't know how it happened, but I fixed it and have had no problems since.
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    http://www.wildsnow.com/2599/dynafit-tech-heel-spa...

    http://www.wildsnow.com/2599/dynafit-tech-heel-space-shim-gauge/
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    Where will you be skiing? What boots?

    Where will you be skiing? What boots?
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    http://images.whatport80.com/images/6/61/Igx3dk.jp...

    http://images.whatport80.com/images/6/61/Igx3dk.jpg
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    And stop calling me "Shirley!"

    And stop calling me "Shirley!"
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    Has anyone used the Dynafit Guide leash with...

    Has anyone used the Dynafit Guide leash with these boots? Where do you attach the leash to the boot?
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    Everything you want to know about this type of...

    Everything you want to know about this type of skiing can be found here: http://home.comcast.net/~pinnah/DirtbagPinner/dirtbag.html
  35. Buy this book: Amazon.com: The Princeton...

    Buy this book:

    Amazon.com: The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (9780691118802): Timothy Gowers, June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader: Books

    And see what looks interesting to you.
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    Fischer Europa 99ST. Meets every requirement but...

    Fischer Europa 99ST. Meets every requirement but the price. Oh yeah, and ski it long. 215 at least...
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    This has been discussed quite a bit on TTips....

    This has been discussed quite a bit on TTips. Might try a search there.

    Much of the discussion, of course, has been about the cracks in the bellows.
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    Various sites say the Janaks are 125/99/117... so...

    Various sites say the Janaks are 125/99/117... so there's some sidecut. No reviews I've seen suggest there's an unusual amount of camber.
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    Note that both the Bulldog and the Lite Dogz can...

    Note that both the Bulldog and the Lite Dogz can be set up as free pivot, using the heel tube. See http://www.burntmtn.com/order/index.html

    I have Lite Dogz on Karhu Guides, and feel it's the...
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    BD Stigma/Dynafit ST/Scarpa Matrix Lost my...

    BD Stigma/Dynafit ST/Scarpa Matrix

    Lost my Dynafit virginity today!

    Dave
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    Vertical ST and various brakes and crampons would...

    Vertical ST and various brakes and crampons would be a good start...

    Dave
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    That's the one. I'm 5' 8", 150lb, wear a...

    That's the one.

    I'm 5' 8", 150lb, wear a medium. Lots of places carry these, so it shouldn't be too hard to find a retail store and try one on.

    Dave
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    I do most of my backcountry skiing with a...

    I do most of my backcountry skiing with a Capilene base layer and a Marmot DriClime windshirt. I've been happy with that combo...

    Dave
  44. Thread: Orage Gear?

    by dauwhe
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    There's a size guide on their website: ...

    There's a size guide on their website:

    http://www.orageski.com/sizeguide

    Dave, trying to resist the temptation to join the spelling police...
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    It's a rule at some gas stations. I forgot to...

    It's a rule at some gas stations. I forgot to turn off the ignition once, and they yelled at me over the intercom.

    Dave
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    I've been happy with the Avocet Vertech. Svelte...

    I've been happy with the Avocet Vertech. Svelte compared to some of the other choices, and easy to use. I've had it for several years without needing to replace the battery.

    Dave
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