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    They rip in anything soft, one of the more...

    They rip in anything soft, one of the more impressive skis I got on that season. Kinda funky tip and tail, meh graphics and saying Dynastar kept them from selling (and being talked about) as well as...
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    My sympathy for your efforts is overflowing...

    My sympathy for your efforts is overflowing...
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    They’re heavier, and better in the resort. Wild...

    They’re heavier, and better in the resort. Wild cat tours are a touring ski.
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    I think this was in reference to the $1000 black...

    I think this was in reference to the $1000 black crows’ metal laminate ski.
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    I have shifts on mine and as mentioned, they...

    I have shifts on mine and as mentioned, they ain't light but they will get up the mountain if a bit slower than you normal would. Obviously ski pretty well.
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    Rustler 10... kinda softer not quite the same but...

    Rustler 10... kinda softer not quite the same but neither are any of the others.
    Rustler 9... pretty awesome.

    .....?

    If not those, woodsman 96 has been pretty awesome for me.
  7. Thread: STH 13

    by XavierD
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    FWIW an 11 year old girl is likely at or very...

    FWIW an 11 year old girl is likely at or very close to her full grown foot length.
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    Yes. Completely different boots

    Yes. Completely different boots
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    Haven’t skied the Sender Squad but the Sender Ti...

    Haven’t skied the Sender Squad but the Sender Ti was just ok. Sender without Ti was better IMO. Both skied on a shitty hard day. M-Free 108 was mo better for sure.

    Sender Squad seems like it...
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    According to me, yes, for reasons however. Also...

    According to me, yes, for reasons however. Also Norseman skis it so that’s cool.

    Looking like:
    189 Billy Goats - skiing Reserved powder or chowder
    182 Woodsman 116 Tour - Unreserved powda ...
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    Question for those of you who have/had them, are...

    Question for those of you who have/had them, are pellet grills worth it? Costs, cleaning, etc?
  12. Poll: 26.5 in Lange RS, XT free, and ZeroG Tour I...

    26.5 in Lange RS, XT free, and ZeroG Tour

    I was a 27.5 in green TLT 6 performance.
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    If as many people (specifically jerries)...

    If as many people (specifically jerries) regularly skied ATKs inbounds as do shifts and kingpins we would see a lot more issues.
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    Cochise is 14-15d if I remember correctly Lupo...

    Cochise is 14-15d if I remember correctly
    Lupo is 11-12

    Cochise is much edgier and quicker to engage
    Lupo has a deeper flex to it.

    Both solid options. Although the current (non ID) Lupo...
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    Aside from being a first year touring binding...

    Aside from being a first year touring binding (from Marker) the Duke PT impressed me a ton
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    It’s instagram, ya gotta influence. How are you...

    It’s instagram, ya gotta influence. How are you going to influence if you don’t match your PPE?
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    STH 1 or 916/920 driver

    STH 1 or 916/920 driver
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    I might be late to this, but did the wildcat...

    I might be late to this, but did the wildcat tour’s get heavier? I seem to remember my 18/19 pair weighing in under 1750g a ski?
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    As mentioned export to python is your best bet. ...

    As mentioned export to python is your best bet.

    If you want to muscle through excel:
    What’s the code in?
    There should be some sort of delineator that will separate the two sets of code from...
  20. Thread: Head RS boots

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    Have you ever skied a Nordica cork race liner?

    Have you ever skied a Nordica cork race liner?
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    Love my 96 woodsman for low tide. In a few in of...

    Love my 96 woodsman for low tide. In a few in of chop and soft it still does well.
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    This is terrible. A huge loss for his family, and...

    This is terrible. A huge loss for his family, and the Jackson community.
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    336736 Historically most avalanche closures...

    336736

    Historically most avalanche closures have been westbound. The 20 million year improvement project west of the pass has really reduced avalanche closures.
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    Low elasticity in the heel = crank em up.

    Low elasticity in the heel = crank em up.
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    So you’re gonna hold off and save the money to...

    So you’re gonna hold off and save the money to buy a mini van?
  26. Dalbello Lupo Air Dalbello Lupo AX Atomic Hawx...

    Dalbello Lupo Air
    Dalbello Lupo AX
    Atomic Hawx Prime XTD
    Lange XT3
    Nordica Strider

    No particular order but should give you a range of options which work well for a taller instep.

    I have a...
  27. N=1 already elite athlete attempting a feat very...

    N=1 already elite athlete attempting a feat very few individuals will ever be in danger of attempting.

    Take it with a grain of salt.

    Up hill athlete has some good stuff but it’s also a bunch of...
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    I have red ones and green ones.

    I have red ones and green ones.
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    Damn, skiing looks pretty good for mid July. Hope...

    Damn, skiing looks pretty good for mid July. Hope to get back before it all disappears.
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    New 177 Black Pearl rips. It’s a better ski than...

    New 177 Black Pearl rips. It’s a better ski than the new Bonifide.

    All the new bones/bramas are individual skis at each length. I’d buy length based on skiing style not size. The 189 makes big...
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    Your brother has an Full Tilt intuition power...

    Your brother has an Full Tilt intuition power wrap from a minute ago.

    What are your goals for the intuition? I have used power wraps, luxury, pro tour and tour wraps in the boot. Generally I...
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    New boot skis better than the green one. It’s not...

    New boot skis better than the green one. It’s not an RS or even RX, but it’s closer. Big difference for me was feeling more spring and support higher up the spine of the boot. Often I feel the flex...
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    Sticky: 317924 Resort: 189 Billy Goat 186 Kartel...

    317924

    Resort:
    189 Billy Goat
    186 Kartel 108
    182 Woodsman 96
    186 Mindbender 108

    Travel:
    188 Rustler 11 w/shifts
  34. Thread: Shift V2?

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    1. Yes. 2. Everyone who tours regularly. I don't...

    1. Yes.
    2. Everyone who tours regularly. I don't need it on a shift (or similar binding) I wouldn't get a shift for regular touring use however.

    There are plenty of ways to improve to the shift....
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    This is silly, all these bindings have pros and...

    This is silly, all these bindings have pros and cons to argue one is definitively better or worse is silly and ignores the reality of the majority of experiences. I’ve had my issues with all of them,...
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    I wouldn’t go forward, plenty of tail as it is....

    I wouldn’t go forward, plenty of tail as it is. Hang on when you open them up. Feels like there is a rocketship on the tail which just takes over just before the apex of the turn. 183 was more...
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    Skied great at -2cm. Hopefully they changed up...

    Skied great at -2cm. Hopefully they changed up the sizing 10cm breakdowns are wack. Give me 7cm intervals for every ski; 5 if you want to be generous.



    Try Lukeisafilthyhipster
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    New Katana rips. If you liked the old one, you...

    New Katana rips. If you liked the old one, you owe it to yourself to try the new one. You can still brake it loose fairly easily, it’s maybe a bit nimbler. Still totally quiet when you get up to...
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    Awesome day touring big sky today curtesy of...

    Awesome day touring big sky today curtesy of Talisman. Much thanks to you and Harry for the hospitality. I’ll be back in the area again for sure.
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    In the tour not the guide but the tour wrap liner...

    In the tour not the guide but the tour wrap liner is borderline the best thing to happen to my touring boots.

    Better heel hold
    Better energy transfer
    Less pressure points
    Warmer
    Very slight...
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    Driving into Bozeman tonight and skiing (likely...

    Driving into Bozeman tonight and skiing (likely Big Sky) tomorrow, if any of you want to meet up for some turns.
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    Passive graphics not in danger of alienating...

    Passive graphics not in danger of alienating anyone for the olds, take a little more risk on the ones you’re gonna market to gen Z.

    Graphics don’t sell skis but they can stop a sale in its tracks.
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    I wouldn’t judge the quality of a shop based on...

    I wouldn’t judge the quality of a shop based on their willingness to put the wintersteiger rep’s kids through college, but rather if their employees can actually flex their boots.

    Both shops I...
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    Generally

    Generally
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    Every single shop has dimpled a base or...

    Every single shop has dimpled a base or misdrilled a ski. Generally several a year. The shop employees work long days, it’s late in the retail season, occasional mistakes happen. We are all human....
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    The direct costs are not what’s preventing K2...

    The direct costs are not what’s preventing K2 from warranting the ski. They are trying to force the slimy CA shop to deal with the consequences of breaking dealer agreements. K2 pretty much needs to...
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    Why? No shop, or tech is perfect. This shit...

    Why? No shop, or tech is perfect. This shit happens. They owned up to their mistake.
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    What greg said. No issue with the blizzards,...

    What greg said.

    No issue with the blizzards, the shop should still offer to replace the skis. If I were you, I’d be a bro and just ask them for a high end tune on the skis instead . Either now,...
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    I have skied some iteration of both, but also...

    I have skied some iteration of both, but also about as far from each other as possible. 185 WC tour (116), and 182 Woodsman 96. Wildcat cuts a quicker turn and is more alive in tight places....
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    Where are the WNDR reviews?

    Did I just miss them? One of you has to have gotten a pair. Any reviews out there not on the WNDR website?
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