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  1. Looks like snow on the KW cam right now. They...

    Looks like snow on the KW cam right now. They really only need a few inches of snow to get race course open off 5. I imagine they will have lower zacs and montes open as well with some skulls and...
  2. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Squeeling rear brake issue. Bought a used spawn...

    Squeeling rear brake issue. Bought a used spawn Yama Jama for my son. The rear brake had a squeal and I assumed a good cleaning would fix it. removed pads and rotor, isopropyl alcohol, rubbed the...
  3. We were gonna go WROD hunting this Saturday. But...

    We were gonna go WROD hunting this Saturday. But my son called it. He's a bit tired from this week, and we did have a total of maybe 12 hours of road time to get to the snow right now. Gonna stay...
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    What an endorsement. He must feel truly...

    What an endorsement. He must feel truly validated now.
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    oh, sorry. Does seeing his words hurt your soul?...

    oh, sorry. Does seeing his words hurt your soul? Do you hate impeccable logic?

    /sarcasm
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    OMG, so many good points here. I. mean, why even...

    OMG, so many good points here. I. mean, why even try?

    What About ism if an alien army comes to our planet and steals all the oxygen and we all die? Would we then make the Earth go to jail for...
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    Not if you have ass crampons. But yeah, you...

    Not if you have ass crampons.

    But yeah, you can't engage an edge while ass on the ground. No leverage. Lean too far back into the hill, and the edge pops out. Kind of like back seat skiing.
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    We lodged over by Eagle last spring. First week...

    We lodged over by Eagle last spring. First week of April and it was running. They try to keep it going until Easter typically. It was getting thin-ash last year, but not really. My son and I would...
  9. La Nina, we want hwy 22. No?

    La Nina, we want hwy 22. No?
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    Cranking up here again. I was in the mountains...

    Cranking up here again. I was in the mountains over the holiday biking and "ski" touring, and miss the bulk of the first swell. Came home Saturday and worked all Sunday morning. Hit the ledge in...
  11. Thankful for the TGR troops. For posting up snow...

    Thankful for the TGR troops. For posting up snow and dirt stoke. And helping convince me it should be a multi sport weekend,

    My son and I hit Sidewinder and Lower Corral yesterday. We stopped 5...
  12. Packed the bikes and some touring set ups. ...

    Packed the bikes and some touring set ups. Taking the godson out for his first tour; maybe his last depending on conditions. Any beta on when the east faces have been softening is welcome.
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  13. Not chasing the WROD yet. Thought about heading...

    Not chasing the WROD yet. Thought about heading down to Mammoth on Saturday to get a few turns, but decide to tour or bike instead. I don't mind a WROD, but waiting in line to ride a lift and ski a...
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    Sweet. Any PU is going to be way better than...

    Sweet. Any PU is going to be way better than floppy foam. The Wavestrom is a a great entry level floaty to get one out initially without much of a financial investment. And they float. A PU will...
  15. Headed up to KW for a few days over Thanksgiving....

    Headed up to KW for a few days over Thanksgiving. Do I bring a touring set up or the bike?

    We were thinking of heading down to Mammoth for a day, but it looks like that day would be Saturday...
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    Had a window this evening and got out on the...

    Had a window this evening and got out on the incoming tide. Small swell combing pop nicely on the reef. A bit of WNW at 12s and a bit of SW at 15s made for some fast, punchy, down the line head...
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    Yeah it rained Tuesday. Dirt is in good shape in...

    Yeah it rained Tuesday. Dirt is in good shape in most spots as of today. We do certainly have options and less than 4 hours away, pretty damn good skiing

    Past two days were pretty fun in the...
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    ^^^ thanks all. That gives me the info to share...

    ^^^ thanks all. That gives me the info to share with the friends. I guessed as much, but I too, being a super expert skier, never even have looked over there.

    We won't be skiing on the...
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    I got out and crushed the high tide today. Not...

    I got out and crushed the high tide today. Not an epic day by any means but head high and plus on the sets. Lots of different swells in the water but the 7@12 seemed to be making the biggest, and...
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    Back before Alterra, I always figured the few...

    Back before Alterra, I always figured the few Black Passes they sold helped keep mine at less than $400, so I was grateful for the handful of wealthy folks who rarely skied but kept my skiing cheap. ...
  21. Is anyone still renting bikes in north lake? ...

    Is anyone still renting bikes in north lake?

    Friends are headed up this coming weekend, and if the Palisades Tahoe lifts don't spin, they are looking for something to do. Figured some trails...
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    ^^^^ high tide here as well. I have a window...

    ^^^^ high tide here as well. I have a window most days from 8:30-11. Not helpful when the tide is about 5' the entire time and the wind is effecting things up the coast. Dirt has been real nice...
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    Kook question that I need a good answer for. ...

    Kook question that I need a good answer for.

    We have beginner/intermediate friends who may be joining us for a week ay Mammoth, M-F during President's Week.

    They asked me how long the lines...
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    The kiddo enjoyed it very much, especially the...

    The kiddo enjoyed it very much, especially the castle urban and ice tunnel.
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    Anyone have any experience with Frog bikes? The...

    Anyone have any experience with Frog bikes? The Frog 69 w air fork is in stock right now. It is their own air fork and hard to find information on. Frog is also not on 99 Spokes so looking at...
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    Smaller today. Head high to a bit overhead. Fun...

    Smaller today. Head high to a bit overhead. Fun being back out on the 6'0" again. Tho, today's wave and full tide, perhaps a fuller volume would have been nice. Still fun being out on it. Trying...
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    There was a contest in fact. I was up the coast...

    There was a contest in fact. I was up the coast a bit on the 29th, and a buddy paddled out saying he had thought the ocean would be too messy up north and stopped at the Lane and said, "a million...
  28. Nice stoke Wobby and Darkstar. Dookey, if...

    Nice stoke Wobby and Darkstar.

    Dookey, if you don't work something out, and we can figure out a handoff, I'm a 296bsl and have two rigs I am currently just nit getting out on. You are welcome...
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    Great pics. Coverage in wipeout/dropout looks as...

    Great pics. Coverage in wipeout/dropout looks as good as it was last April/May. Can't wait to get east.
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    That is rad. Did not expect the top. Have fun...

    That is rad. Did not expect the top. Have fun out there. Pack it down for us.
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    Especially clean warm sand bottom points. ...

    Especially clean warm sand bottom points.

    Ocean looked wonky again today. MTB trails were prime. Maybe I'll get in the ocean tomorrow.

    The fall here has been way windier then typical. Still...
  32. The manufacture of d3o does not suggest putting...

    The manufacture of d3o does not suggest putting that material in a washing machine and voids any warranty of the product. So, there is that. From what I've read, I'll continue to sponge bathe them...
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    Oh geez, here is the new thread. Bumping this on...

    Oh geez, here is the new thread. Bumping this on top. As expected with openings. Have fun out there. I'll see ya'll in a few months.
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    1,3,11,G1 Kind of what I would have expected. ...

    1,3,11,G1

    Kind of what I would have expected. With luck Saturday will see something else.
  35. They are not removable. Thinking I will put them...

    They are not removable. Thinking I will put them on a gentle way cycle and occasionally wash the pads with a damp cloth in between cycles.
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    From the cams it looked like they got about a...

    From the cams it looked like they got about a foot at Canyon Lodge by the end of the day, but it was raining there at dawn. Main looked pretty thin early, but would assume they got 18" at least...
  37. ^^^truth for SAT 2004 I believe. That was...

    ^^^truth for SAT



    2004 I believe. That was when my wife and some of our friend bought their first season pass, cause I got them up to ski before Halloween. I think that was also the year the...
  38. thank you for your sacrifices.

    thank you for your sacrifices.
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    ^^^^that came in wet. It will be glued and...

    ^^^^that came in wet. It will be glued and filled in in spots. It looks like game on. You picked a good year to move.
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    praise ullr then. snow sticking in the village.

    praise ullr then. snow sticking in the village.
  41. The Olympic Valley cam time lapse is pretty...

    The Olympic Valley cam time lapse is pretty entertaining.
  42. High Camp last night looked like Space Warp. We...

    High Camp last night looked like Space Warp. We watched that for a bit.
  43. Free bump. Just a bit too much ski for my wife. ...

    Free bump. Just a bit too much ski for my wife. Nice set up for sure.
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    ^^^ Is it the same bird? The roasted one are...

    ^^^ Is it the same bird? The roasted one are typically commodity buds, while the ones in the aisles, which must be labeled, are often free ranged, organic, grass fed, massaged and/or hugged...
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    Who are you praying to? You did not strike me as...

    Who are you praying to? You did not strike me as the deity following type.
  46. According to the KW website they have received 5...

    According to the KW website they have received 5 inches of snow so far this year and have a current base depth (as of yesterday) of 8 inches. That there is the K-Factor.

    Looks like Tahoe is...
  47. ^^^^^That is an insane amount. It's been...

    ^^^^^That is an insane amount.

    It's been ramping up all evening down here. What a storm.
  48. The storm is hitting the coast now. Rained a few...

    The storm is hitting the coast now. Rained a few inches overnight and misted all day. Almost a moment of seeing the sky around 11AM. Wind picked back up around 1PM and howling now, and the rain...
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    Sticky: I depends on how and where they ski and how stiff...

    I depends on how and where they ski and how stiff the ski is. Caber gives rebound, so it does help. My kid is 10 and has been skiing since 2.5. He mostly used and still uses mostly cambered skis. ...
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    Sticky: I've got some stuff. Can't post pictures any...

    I've got some stuff. Can't post pictures any more for some reason.

    Atomic 90s. Mounted and never used. Whoever mounted, mounted the heel piece on one ski three times. Otherwise pristine. Free...
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