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    ^^^ Thx both. I think the LD90 is the safe bet...

    ^^^ Thx both. I think the LD90 is the safe bet (vs the 102) - about as light as my existing ZG85s but more versatile in more conditions. The 102s are just so damn intriguing with the super long...
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    ^^^ Thx again all... I think one of the LDs is...

    ^^^ Thx again all... I think one of the LDs is pretty well suited.
    And black diamonds, yes Boulder and thx much on the ZG105 offer. I agree that that is another great option. My brother has the...
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    ^^^ Excelente, thx MW. On the 102, I get that the...

    ^^^ Excelente, thx MW. On the 102, I get that the tail is stiff/unforgiving, but will it come around and out of the snow fairly easily - ie, can you throw it sideways, or is it super flat and locked...
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    Figure best to tag this onto this thread......

    Figure best to tag this onto this thread...
    Background... So for late spring/early summer climb-ski missions, I've been using blizzard zero g 85s, and they have been surprisingly good - obviously...
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    Some conditions from Indian Peaks after a Sat/Sun...

    Some conditions from Indian Peaks after a Sat/Sun up there...

    On Sat, Skywalker was pretty good on the up, until Lea and then it became a soft granulated mess. Stable enough to climb (at least...
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    I am definitely showing this to my wife, thank you

    I am definitely showing this to my wife, thank you
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    Montanaskier... another to consider is quandary...

    Montanaskier... another to consider is quandary couloir, off north side, a few hundred feet down from summit. There was a 14er condition report from a week or so ago and some melting out near bottom...
  8. Thread: The Fifty One?

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    This is a really interesting nps post, thanks for...

    This is a really interesting nps post, thanks for sharing...
    - First, very honest and lacking in agency-speak
    - Is this the Denali equivalent to sprinters showing up at all the trailheads?
    -...
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    FYI, keplingers (longs) is still in, with plenty...

    FYI, keplingers (longs) is still in, with plenty of snow connecting from the summit. Also, took a pic of dragons egg on the exit, and also in real good shape. Those storms from a few weeks ago really...
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    ^^^Very true, especially as you get into more...

    ^^^Very true, especially as you get into more climb-to-ski stuff where you're 3-5 hours in, tired, and your first 10 turns are going to be the hardest of the day!
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    ^^^Sweet, good on you guys! That line is serious

    ^^^Sweet, good on you guys! That line is serious
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    Wow, big line for sure, congrats! Big cornice?...

    Wow, big line for sure, congrats! Big cornice? Was the icefall section snowed over?
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    That was quick! Great ski! I love mine at +2...

    That was quick! Great ski! I love mine at +2 fwiw. Thereís a shoe thread on mount point
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    Keep in mind that the canister and plumbing will...

    Keep in mind that the canister and plumbing will take up at least 5L
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    Used is always a good route. If you donít like,...

    Used is always a good route. If you donít like, you can sell for close to what you paid.
    Boots that fit. And agree with others, would go lighter. Say 1500 ish gram boot is often a good mix of...
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    Herman required about a mile hike in on dry...

    Herman required about a mile hike in on dry trail, then continuous snow starts on other side of the creek - or stay on trail another approx mile before enough snow to skin
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    A lot to unpack there... Ontario is east of here...

    A lot to unpack there... Ontario is east of here and north of the US midwest (MN, WI, MI). And they are on average nicer than us, less armed, and therefore at least less likely to road rage shoot...
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    ^^^ Nice, was that on Parnassus? We were maybe a...

    ^^^ Nice, was that on Parnassus? We were maybe a spec in your first pic...
    Somewhat related, a couple groups got Keplingers in last weekend. Probably doesnt hold till next Sat with things warming up...
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    Quick FYI beta in case helpful for anyone......

    Quick FYI beta in case helpful for anyone... Skied Citadel (north collar) this AM. (East/norheast facing.) It did freeze last night, but not really enough to lock it up - was plunging through a good...
  20. Thread: The Fifty One?

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    First, this thread is so awesome, and pretty...

    First, this thread is so awesome, and pretty different from the fifty thread, so bumping. No complaints right?!
    And second, a lot of debate on the high and low ends of the list, naturally - ie,...
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    Lots of opinions out there on this. And I've...

    Lots of opinions out there on this. And I've never been on a tecton, but agree its a great option - and I imagine way better to tour on than a shift
    But if you're truly 80% touring with decent...
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    Thereís are rather fulsome discussion on it in...

    Thereís are rather fulsome discussion on it in the renegade SLC thread. Youíre right, the new hoji aligns to the newer ren and raven. Looks like an average of the two in width and camber (ren pretty...
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    Iíll say again that the raven isnít playful, in...

    Iíll say again that the raven isnít playful, in that it doesnít have much of any rebound energy being reverse camber. But it can be slarvy and slashy so fun from that standpoint. But vision is prob...
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    I love the mb108ti as a western daily driver. I...

    I love the mb108ti as a western daily driver. I have plenty of pow skis so these are really for earlier season for me. I have them mounted +2 and love them there. They are very surprisingly good in...
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    Good question! One other group got out ok ahead...

    Good question! One other group got out ok ahead of us and were having a quick tailgate. But good question on some of the others. We tried to jump the traverse out by 50-100' of vert... that doesnt...
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    FYI, silver skied real well yesterday (5/13). Had...

    FYI, silver skied real well yesterday (5/13). Had been cold overnight. Started descent at 10, pretty well timed but couldíve gone earlier. Top 1/3 great - still snow from tues plus some blown in =...
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    It was a joke, I donít have a Diore mag discount...

    It was a joke, I donít have a Diore mag discount code. Sorry.
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    ^^^ was thinking of hitting either silver or...

    ^^^ was thinking of hitting either silver or cristo early tmrw (thurs) and so was looking at breck snow... was their 6" report yesterday accurate? and theyre reporting another 2" this AM
    thx
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    ^^^eek

    ^^^eek
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    I like the raven a lot but wouldnít put it in the...

    I like the raven a lot but wouldnít put it in the playful category. The reverse camber makes it pivoty but not poppy. Not us made, but 51st state
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    Iíve got a 10% mag code if anyone wants

    Iíve got a 10% mag code if anyone wants
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    Nothing happens without pics, so here's some...

    Nothing happens without pics, so here's some intel...
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    Emperor - again, looks like enough snow through the usual rock choke; the alternate is to climb/ski lookers right of that...
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    Semi success. Started before 5. Basically Stevens...

    Semi success. Started before 5. Basically Stevens and grizzly gulch junction (canít drive beyond that now). 2 mile, 1000í skin to bottom of tuning forks. (Emperor gulch also looked good and filled in...
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    That is helpful SnowShow, thank you. Looks like a...

    That is helpful SnowShow, thank you. Looks like a rock scramble at the top, if we get that high. May end up being more recon - snow and weather may conspire against us! Thx
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    ^^^Good to hear. Aiming for north side of Torreys...

    ^^^Good to hear. Aiming for north side of Torreys tmrw but not sure how much of a freeze we'll get tonight. Tight windows these days. May need to be a stupid early start.
    But colder and snow...
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    Skeptical of WP's reported 3" today. There is a...

    Skeptical of WP's reported 3" today. There is a nasty dirty frozen slush layer on the west side of berhoud and at MJ. I guess it is May and the south and east facing has been so baked. Did find some...
  37. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Be safe Cody, and yes I'm sure this group here...

    Be safe Cody, and yes I'm sure this group here isn't the most representative demographic on watching ski content... the fall much better for the normal masses!
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    Fun, I'll play... Low 60's in days so far this...

    Fun, I'll play...
    Low 60's in days so far this year, roughly 2/3 inbounds, 1/3 BC
    Inbound days split evenly between...
    K2 mindbender 108ti - especially earlier season and on low snow/bump days;...
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    Having used my scott e1 40 more, I'll note... -...

    Having used my scott e1 40 more, I'll note...
    - good fitting pack, hugs pretty close to your body, skis well
    - also good lash points and daisy loops
    - bad diagonal system (I may have already...
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    Kind of an echo chamber here, but yes I don't...

    Kind of an echo chamber here, but yes I don't understand the whole line up going lighter. I kind of get the hoji line up since it's more bc-oriented... but why not keep or add back a chargier heavier...
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    I guess this is the best ď4frntĒ thread, so...

    I guess this is the best ď4frntĒ thread, so putting it here. Hoji blister interview just dropped, him on the new hoji. Sounds like hoji updated to catch up with the ren and raven - so 184 and 191...
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    ^^^ thx much

    ^^^ thx much
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    Somewhat related to eldo... So I always seem to...

    Somewhat related to eldo... So I always seem to be a week late learning when the road is plowed up to 4th of July. Anyone have a rule of thumb on this? Even on where to find out? That road (CR 111)...
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    Good morning next door above Lost Lake! Kudos to...

    Good morning next door above Lost Lake! Kudos to plows clearing up to Hessie by 645
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    ^^^ bingo thx all, lining it up!

    ^^^ bingo thx all, lining it up!
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    Uh, kinda reluctant to ask, but uh here it...

    Uh, kinda reluctant to ask, but uh here it goes... anyone got any conditions beta on silver?
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    Sweet vid and nice sluff mgt!

    Sweet vid and nice sluff mgt!
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    I can confirm from prior that tgr consensus is...

    I can confirm from prior that tgr consensus is 1.5 cm back from rec. I did same. Helped that that also let me re-use some holes. I only have one day on them, was pretty deep day and they were great.
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    ^^^ Very excited for the new flat hoji. Yes,...

    ^^^ Very excited for the new flat hoji. Yes, sounds like the closest to getting back to the EHP. I'll pick up a pair for sure and prob put inserts in for both alpine and a 300g tour binding. Glad to...
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