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    3/10 Update from NWAC: Due to a significantly...

    3/10 Update from NWAC: Due to a significantly worsening forecast for warmth and rain for this weekend and Monday we have decided to postpone AWOL at Alpental to April 17th. A takeaway from our...
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    Dusting off my login, which has accumulated quite...

    Dusting off my login, which has accumulated quite a bit of dust on it since last use. I posted this over on the Padded Seats thread as well, but figured I'd get some exposure for the upcoming NWAC...
  3. Thread: K2 Shaxe

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    I used a sample last year on a few trips, while I...

    I used a sample last year on a few trips, while I was with K2, and I really like it. It's heavier than an axe, yes, but lighter than an axe and a shovel separately. The design is solid, with quite a...
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    Edited, not meaning to leak any secret spots....

    Edited, not meaning to leak any secret spots. I've fished there a number of times, just surprised to see it pop up.
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    Undeross - is this outside Fraser, CO? I realize...

    Undeross - is this outside Fraser, CO? I realize it could be anywhere, but I swear that's the stream that goes through there (broken bridge in the corner is a giveaway). My inlaws hike up there all...
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    Longboards mounted tele, ready to go for this...

    Longboards mounted tele, ready to go for this year, but I'm going to be traveling that weekend. Dammit.
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    Having skied on the original 2009 and the current...

    Having skied on the original 2009 and the current Darkside, I much prefer the fully rockered current version.
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    Might be a little small, in my opinion. I'm a 34"...

    Might be a little small, in my opinion. I'm a 34" waist, and the large is pretty perfect for me, medium too small. Definitely a slimmer fit than the Flylow pants.

    Regardless of sizing, the...
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    Another one to add into consideration - we're...

    Another one to add into consideration - we're offering a new ski called the BackDrop for this fall. 142/112/131 for dimensions with a really light build (1820g), nice rocker profile, flat tail, tip &...
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    Nice photos! We went yesterday, and happened to...

    Nice photos! We went yesterday, and happened to hit the narrow weather window this week pretty well. Camped out Friday night on the road with my wife and two friends, and woke up to cloudless skies...
  11. Skiing/lodging recommendations for Chamonix/Zermatt?

    Looking for some advice from the collective here. I'm heading over to Europe in early April for some lift-served/touring and an Ortler tour with my wife and a few friends. We're flying into Geneva...
  12. iTomahawk, yes the new green skins use Pomoca's...

    iTomahawk, yes the new green skins use Pomoca's safer skin waterproofing, and it should be pretty noticeable.

    mcgrathchris - enjoy, just make sure to seal the inside of the holes, as CS said, to...
  13. I skied last winter with prototypes of the new K2...

    I skied last winter with prototypes of the new K2 tools, and I'm really psyched on how they came out. The Rescue Shovel comes with hardware in it to rig the shovel to the tip/tail holes on the skis...
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    Second hop on this one... I know a couple guys...

    Second hop on this one... I know a couple guys who just drilled tip and tail holes in their other brands' skis. Just make sure to seal the holes, and I'd recommend matching the diameter of the hole...
  15. Thread: K2 Coomback

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    Updated Coomback for Fall 2011. Dimensions/rocker...

    Updated Coomback for Fall 2011. Dimensions/rocker stay the same, but a little more carbon in the tip/tail for stiffness. New graphics too (left ski here:...
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    Some info here on Darkside and Megawatt:...

    Some info here on Darkside and Megawatt: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/165230-Darkside-vs-Shoots-vs-atlas-vs-MW-vs?

    Just took mine out again on Sunday, and love them. No...
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    Up and down weekend at Alpental. The good -...

    Up and down weekend at Alpental. The good - skiing far exceeded expectations after this last week of rain. Deep and empty resort on Saturday, lots of good turns with Dromond, Mofro and a few other...
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    Otis, took them with me on vacation trip to Japan...

    Otis, took them with me on vacation trip to Japan - mix of light pow, wind buff, sunwarmed wet snow, wind-affect, cut-up crud, and occasional groomers/bumps for runouts over a week and a half....
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    Otis, I haven't skied the two seasons of...

    Otis,
    I haven't skied the two seasons of Darksides head-to-head, but comparing the new amount of rocker to my Sidestashes and testing various amounts of rocker on protos, I don't think the new one...
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    I work at K2, but just spent two weeks recently...

    I work at K2, but just spent two weeks recently skiing the Darksides for the first time. Coming from the Pontoon, the Darkside really surprised me. It has all the float and fun in softer snow, but...
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    Baron stuck in ski mode?

    Took a two-week ski trip and discovered a couple days into it that one of my skis mounted with Barons wouldn't go into tour mode as we're about to skin out a traverse. Cleared out any icing I could...
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    How are things shaping up in Niseko/Asahidake?...

    How are things shaping up in Niseko/Asahidake? I'll be over there in about a month, and curious to know how conditions are.
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    Good friend of mine now works at OR and had these...

    Good friend of mine now works at OR and had these out a bunch last year in the PNW. He loves them, seemed super durable and waterproof. I checked them out in the store the other day, they look...
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    Is anyone left around Valle Nevado? Any idea what...

    Is anyone left around Valle Nevado? Any idea what conditions are like there right now?
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    We have a marketing position open at K2...

    We have a marketing position open at K2 currently:

    http://www.k2sports.com/careers
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    It all depends on the snow conditions. That...

    It all depends on the snow conditions. That Omnitrak base design works really well for waxless, and it's best in soft, wetter snow, particularly spring corn. I use them a lot for spring tours. If I'm...
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    Yes, 165, 175, 185, 195. Works great with a wide...

    Yes, 165, 175, 185, 195. Works great with a wide range of the tele gear (I've skied them with everything from leather boots to my 4-buckle Garmonts). If you're going Dynafit, a lot of people I know...
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    Big Steve has it right... the Guide/Annum is just...

    Big Steve has it right... the Guide/Annum is just what you're looking for. If you're looking for something right now for spring touring, you might find some Guides still out there. Otherwise, we're...
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    Got in today as well, running between Atlas,...

    Got in today as well, running between Atlas, Tubbs, Madshus and K2 booths.
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    FYI... for Fall 09, both the 165 and 172cm...

    FYI... for Fall 09, both the 165 and 172cm Pandora will have the Francis Bacon shape (tip and tail taper, 115mm waist), along with tip rocker. Sweet looking pow ski for women.
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    I need to kickstart more summer posts, but I'll...

    I need to kickstart more summer posts, but I'll gladly spam our Karhu blog: www.wherewillyouski.com

    Lots of trip reports, cool stories, photos, and videos from our office, athletes, and friends.
  32. Thread: Karhu Spire

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    I'm your size and use the 177cm for touring, as I...

    I'm your size and use the 177cm for touring, as I like something a little more nimble in steep/tight areas. Our sizing guide would put you on the 184, but if you're looking for something a little...
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    What spring? Another good morning at Alpental,...

    What spring? Another good morning at Alpental, that makes 5 of the last 7 days on snow for me. Regular opening this morning, but still not too many people. Chair 2 went by 10am, and once you went out...
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    Back in the office, Alpental was ridiculous this...

    Back in the office, Alpental was ridiculous this morning. I've been waiting for the sleeper pow day, and today was it. Showed up at 8:15 expecting a line and a wait as usual, only to find 2 other...
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    Hope it comes in tonight, because Alpental sure...

    Hope it comes in tonight, because Alpental sure was funky today. Decent chalky snow in spots, but you had to stay on your toes. Started snowing pretty hard around 3pm, but no real accumulation before...
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    Sorry, I was recommending the 184 more for the...

    Sorry, I was recommending the 184 more for the OP's size. If you want a stiffer ski at 150lbs, I'd recommend the 177 Spire (maple/aspen and metal vs the paulownia/maple and carbon in the BC).


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    The old Couloir reviews list the Crossride 112 as...

    The old Couloir reviews list the Crossride 112 as 3380g/pair (length unknown, but likely the 178).

    All things equal, a narrower ski should have better edgehold, but there are a ton of variables...
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    The shorter length Spire BCs might be a little...

    The shorter length Spire BCs might be a little soft for someone at 190, but the 184s would still ski really nicely. Otherwise, the regular Spire is probably the right recommendation. I'm about 190...
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    Karhu Spire BC - 122/86/108, the 177cm length...

    Karhu Spire BC - 122/86/108, the 177cm length weighs less than the your Tuas, the 174 Baker SL or either length Mustagh Ata. It's heavier than the 7 Summits, but it's also wider. In my opinion, that...
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    Tahoe Cat Skiing HelmetCam

    Nothing very extreme, but a little bit of POV stoke from Pacific Crest Powdercats that I shot back in mid-February, the first bluebird day after the big storm cycle. Fun day with Dave Rintala and a...
  41. At least they kept it on the runway, which is...

    At least they kept it on the runway, which is more than I can say for my United flight the last time I flew into Jackson.
  42. Actually, that is correct. The core in that ski...

    Actually, that is correct. The core in that ski is Paulownia with maple stringers, but the percentage of maple (which is heavier) in the 165 is higher. I did a double-take when I saw our numbers last...
  43. The sidecut on the Jil isn't that deep... it's...

    The sidecut on the Jil isn't that deep... it's pretty quick to initiate, but it's really versatile in turn shape, not really hooky or trapped in a quick turn. It's really well suited to East Coast...
  44. Thread: Karhu Spire

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    I'd still recommend the 184cm length for your...

    I'd still recommend the 184cm length for your height and weight. Even for more ski mountaineering stuff, it'll be a heck of a lot shorter than a 195cm ski.
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    We sat at North Bend for 90 minutes before the...

    We sat at North Bend for 90 minutes before the State Patrol came through and told everyone I90 wouldn't be opening at all today. Sucks. At least Crystal was off the hook yesterday.
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    The non-BC Storm is definitely light enough for...

    The non-BC Storm is definitely light enough for touring. Float's just as good as the Team/Prophet 100 in my opinion, but the weight's lighter. I don't have a weight on the Janak Bro, but our weights...
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    I'm getting married in CO in September, and we...

    I'm getting married in CO in September, and we looked at a number of locations. Since you're planning something small, I'd recommend looking at the Maroon Bells Amphitheater outside Aspen:...
  48. Thread: Trekking Peru?

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    Thanks Rideit. Yes, the trip is with Mountain...

    Thanks Rideit. Yes, the trip is with Mountain Lodges of Peru, and it is the Salkantay trek. We're starting to plan it right now, but we're trying to get the trip starting a week after our wedding, so...
  49. Thread: Trekking Peru?

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    Trekking Peru?

    Anyone ever been to Peru?

    I thought I did pretty well winning a Juice & Serve at an office Christmas party, until my fiancee told me she'd won a week-long trekking trip in Peru for the two of us....
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    From my experience with retailers and magazines...

    From my experience with retailers and magazines shooting product, it's almost certainly glued or taped on for a photo... not actually drilled or mounted like that.
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