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  1. The 104 Frees I owned briefly came flat. Checked...

    The 104 Frees I owned briefly came flat. Checked with a true bar.
  2. I haven't skied the new Katanas, but I agree with...

    I haven't skied the new Katanas, but I agree with Bandit Man's assessment of the 104 Free. It is not a charger at all.
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    That is fucking funny. I wonder what the vet...

    That is fucking funny. I wonder what the vet said. More likely the squirrel died in his arms, he said a quick prayer, and he slid the thing into a trash can on top of some empty Mountain Dew bottles.
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    The OG Cochises had bases made of cold butter,...

    The OG Cochises had bases made of cold butter, but it was worth it. Newer Blizzards have perfectly fine bases.
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    My dad had a Bassett hound that ate: A bandana...

    My dad had a Bassett hound that ate:

    A bandana
    A bad of cough drops with the wrappers
    A bag of Lindt chocolates with the wrappers
    A peach cobbler and some of the pyrex glass that shattered when...
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    Congrats!

    Congrats!
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    Praxis and ON3P use thicker bases than most. IIRC...

    Praxis and ON3P use thicker bases than most. IIRC 1.2mm is pretty standard. Praxis uses something like 1.6mm. ON3P 1.8mm.
  8. You sure know how to take the fun out of skiing.

    You sure know how to take the fun out of skiing.
  9. I'd take a pair. Maybe one of each depending on...

    I'd take a pair. Maybe one of each depending on the difference.
  10. Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the...

    Southern trees bear a strange fruit
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root - Abel Meeropol

    I asked her for water. She gave me gasoline. - Howlin' Wolf.

    If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t...
  11. Where the avy classes go: 363878 One drainage...

    Where the avy classes go:
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    Crowds are definitely worse in the easiest to access safe places. But those places have been too busy for a while, unless you wake...
  12. You were clear. I just sound like a dick in that...

    You were clear. I just sound like a dick in that first post.
  13. It would seem that Jessie takes skiing pretty...

    It would seem that Jessie takes skiing pretty seriously. So did my old dog, Sadie:363658363659
  14. Exactly. See above.

    Exactly. See above.
  15. I wasn't clear. They had already skied a lap...

    I wasn't clear. They had already skied a lap there and were going to do it again when I passed them.




    I reread my post and think I cast the two younger guys in two negative a light. I guess I...
  16. Last Friday I skied a bunch of laps with my dog....

    Last Friday I skied a bunch of laps with my dog. It was snowing and blowing hard.

    Heading up the first time I followed a well placed skin track and came upon a couple guys, probably in their...
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    I knocked the splash guard off a Mazda 3 trying...

    I knocked the splash guard off a Mazda 3 trying to drive a bit too far up a dirt road that required higher clearance. The plastic clips that held it on all sheered off. The car was full of people and...
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    In the past Dynafit has offered two different...

    In the past Dynafit has offered two different liners in some boots. I think they've usually offered only the heavier, more comfortable, more expensive, heat moldable versions in the US.
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    Was this a certified guide? Or a "guide?"

    Was this a certified guide? Or a "guide?"
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    I love touring solo and I do it a lot. But I do...

    I love touring solo and I do it a lot. But I do it under constraints: I stick to simple terrain. I keep it under 30 degrees unless I have close to zero doubts about stability (which is rare in CO in...
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    I think you're underestimating the top end of the...

    I think you're underestimating the top end of the 11's. And they do have a partial sheet of metal (you can see the outline on the topsheets).

    The 11's aren't all that damp, but they are quite...
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    Saw these guys in the park yesterday: 363198 ...

    Saw these guys in the park yesterday:
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    I don't care about that guy. And I hate the...

    I don't care about that guy. And I hate the Ravens and Steelers. But the've been legit contenders more frequently than the Seahawks or Packers over the last decade.
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    Reposting the images I tried to post above. ...

    Reposting the images I tried to post above.

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    The preliminary report says 11800. That's on the...

    The preliminary report says 11800. That's on the bench. See the topo above.

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    Steelers and Ravens had to play each other twice...

    Steelers and Ravens had to play each other twice a year and the Pats in the playoffs.
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    362936 362937 Edit. Not sure why those...

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    Edit. Not sure why those didn't embed. Trying to show a rough estimate of how far that face might run.
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    Ugh. Scary spot that sees a lot of traffic ...

    Ugh. Scary spot that sees a lot of traffic

    https://denver.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15909806/2021/02/Avalanche-Danger-1-hillsides-fracture-from-leary.jpg
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    It was -16 at my mom's house in Estes this...

    It was -16 at my mom's house in Estes this morning. Warm and calm on the divide.
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    Slope angle shading features provide useful info...

    Slope angle shading features provide useful info but aren't precise enough to trust them entirely. Is this what people were talking about? I use caltopo a lot. But sometimes a slope that looks like...
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    Oh man. What a beautiful day. 362914 362913

    Oh man. What a beautiful day.

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  33. "It's windy up here! Why can't you transition...

    "It's windy up here! Why can't you transition like those skinny guys in lycra?"
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    Had some great turns today. Not good. Great....

    Had some great turns today. Not good. Great. Steep Gullies look seven better.

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  35. If you're dealing with buried surface hoar, it's...

    If you're dealing with buried surface hoar, it's probably a good idea to be extra conservative on slope angle. Otherwise I have the same questions as Foggy.
  36. I talk to people about this sort of thing...

    I talk to people about this sort of thing regularly. Most are very receptive. Every so often someone seems to think I'm mansplaining. I'm ok with that.

    There are a couple strategies I use to get...
  37. The "or under" seems to be a major issue this...

    The "or under" seems to be a major issue this year. A related challenge is that while PWL are pretty standard in some places, the "shitty PWL," as you called it, is a whole other animal. There are...
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    Doebedoe, I'm registered for the Continental...

    Doebedoe, I'm registered for the Continental Divide Trail Run in Steamboat. I'm on the waitlist for a couple other races I'd prefer (I forget which ones...), but I doubt I'll get in since so many...
  39. Plus the recent accident is nothing like the one...

    Plus the recent accident is nothing like the one this thread is dedicated to. At all.
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    This is what I want. A skinnier 11. The 10 is not...

    This is what I want. A skinnier 11. The 10 is not it.
  41. Same here. This is a spooky one. RIP Ian.

    Same here. This is a spooky one. RIP Ian.
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    That's my understanding and what I was trying to...

    That's my understanding and what I was trying to represent. The caltopo images are nothing more than my "drawings" based on the CAIC images.
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    Very rough, but here you go. 361955 IIRC the...

    Very rough, but here you go.
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    IIRC the south east facing slide in the photo was the result of mitigation.
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    361937 361935

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    Brady has won more Super Bowls than any NFL...

    Brady has won more Super Bowls than any NFL franchise.
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    It's a lot easier when your QB doesn't throw 30...

    It's a lot easier when your QB doesn't throw 30 INT's. But Yeah, Bowles is a very good coach. I thought he did a good job with the Jets horrible roster. As a Pats fan, I was psyched when they fired...
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    Large group errors. Sent from my Pixel 3a...

    Large group errors.

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    I skipped I70. 361683 Breaking trail was...

    I skipped I70.

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    Breaking trail was burly with knee deep drifts all over. Should have brought my Protests. Sub 30 degrees was slow on my GPO's, especially on E->NE facing slopes.
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  49. Are they in CO? Happy to pass along resources...

    Are they in CO? Happy to pass along resources (nothing beyond what you can easily find with a google search) I gathered for my mom, although I think it was the local (Estes Park) sign up that finally...
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    What's wrong with the Keystone patrol?

    What's wrong with the Keystone patrol?
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