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    If they can find a way to contrive some airy...

    If they can find a way to contrive some airy bootpack at whatever venue they use and get some good drone shots, it will make for some great TV or highlights. The top guys are absolutely pushing their...
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    I've been chasing XP and route badges, but since...

    I've been chasing XP and route badges, but since I do some racing I realize my mistake was not going for the tron. Still about 13000m short. Not much for upgrades after the Canyon and 808's until the...
  3. A trail bike is faster than an XC bike It's...

    A trail bike is faster than an XC bike
    It's worth it getting the right wheels and drivetrain on the bike from the get go and selling the old stuff to some chump rather than constantly replacing...
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    another spring of punters playing whack-a-mole.

    another spring of punters playing whack-a-mole.
  5. Were the ski resorts able to recruit enough...

    Were the ski resorts able to recruit enough staff? Is it viable to operate less lifts/terrain/indoor spaces if it means resorts can survive with just local traffic? A ski season with just the...
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    There's lots of opportunity in Canada for a...

    There's lots of opportunity in Canada for a skilled guide to step it back (or not...) working at the ski touring/heli/cat lodges but that means weeks and months away from the family. Guiding the...
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    not wanting to drag this further off topic (but...

    not wanting to drag this further off topic (but since my girlfriend hasn't updated her address on her drivers license...), but hypothetically they would use the drivers licenses to verify who is in a...
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    I have heard that the cases with a built in...

    I have heard that the cases with a built in external battery trick the phone into thinking it has more battery life left.
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    I go back and forth between a Bontrager with 108...

    I go back and forth between a Bontrager with 108 POE and an 18 point DT swiss star ratchet and I don't notice any difference
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    I found that I had mixed success with even being...

    I found that I had mixed success with even being able to get winter shoes on. I had success with Defrosters, Wolvhammers, and Scott Heaters.

    but not with the original Bontrager OMW, Diadora (or...
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    incredible, Luke!

    incredible, Luke!
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    it's funny when you pass a couple of them, and...

    it's funny when you pass a couple of them, and get to their leader, who can hear you coming up behind and thinks that you are one of his buddies and sees that as a sign that he needs to speed up....
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    Yup, you're supposed to have pro-deal on...

    Yup, you're supposed to have pro-deal on everything which erases the store margins, but you still claim that you support the local climbing/bike/ski store. Or money is no object and only stingy...
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    Poll: how is the "put the boots on in the lodge" crew...

    how is the "put the boots on in the lodge" crew going to function this year?
  15. Thread: Canada

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    Speaking of old white people who think they can...

    Speaking of old white people who think they can afford private health care, is the border closure reciprocal? I think once first cold snap hits, the snowbirds (aka old people with money who vote)...
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    The no grouping-up thing will be interesting....

    The no grouping-up thing will be interesting. skinning to Goats Eye or Temple will probably be a key strategy on powder days. Otherwise lift capacities should be able to handle it once everyone is up...
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    American commentary trio: "iT wAS tHe DrONe". No,...

    American commentary trio: "iT wAS tHe DrONe". No, it was some badass Polish guy who remains an absolute machine at altitude (Elbrus ascent FKT) who did something radder than Lhotse couloir on O2,...
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    This guy is somewhat local to me and does biking...

    This guy is somewhat local to me and does biking in the summer as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0-n0pjPwYthectw22ao02A

    Someone brought up this channel earlier for more high end stuff...
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    I'd like to rant about how cassettes are $200

    I'd like to rant about how cassettes are $200
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    I find I am noticing that I am willing to spend...

    I find I am noticing that I am willing to spend more time on the road of course increasing my risk of getting hit by a car rather than deal with the coast, brake, stop, go, weave passing joggers...
  21. Maybe it's not a black/white situation andpeople...

    Maybe it's not a black/white situation andpeople need to slowly wean themselves off skiing and get closure on the season. Or they see that nothing will prevent a full on lockdown like in UK, France,...
  22. Let people get out ONE last weekend (or maybe...

    Let people get out ONE last weekend (or maybe that last weekend was Mar 21, 22) and then go full lockdown to put this virus to bed. I found some of the #stayhome messaging coming from people who were...
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    Have an OR Ferrosi and the BD Alpine start, and I...

    Have an OR Ferrosi and the BD Alpine start, and I much prefer the BD Alpine Start. I find it gets less damp
  24. when does a simple day trip become a mission? are...

    when does a simple day trip become a mission? are you trying to convert the non-believers?

    add to the list:
    coulee
    pack (referring to the snowpack)
    pieps
  25. I'm curious about the process as I would...

    I'm curious about the process as I would eventually like to start a youth development club wherever I end up in a couple of years, but for skimo racing.

    I would think some necessary steps would...
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    Artist is Brent Lynch

    Artist is Brent Lynch
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    I've seen this one with a couple different below treeline destinations on it.
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    Too late, family just cashed out in Whistler and...

    Too late, family just cashed out in Whistler and Canmore and used the profits to buy up the rest of the undeveloped land in Valemount and Blue River. Snooze you loose.
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    Brogressive insurance was Powderwhore...

    Brogressive insurance was Powderwhore
    https://vimeo.com/54793604
    That was some solid carnage. Loved the parallel tomahawk tracks.
  30. https://mtnath.com/skimo-in-resort/?fbclid=IwAR3ca...

    https://mtnath.com/skimo-in-resort/?fbclid=IwAR3caWQL63L0PF2QWmhd6dU5hgca2RHcNWD_h6OKUkGpRJ-SmxubAXavMlw

    It's a thing. When I have a family, I'm going to book my ski vacations at a place that...
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    until your ashes are found in your burned out...

    until your ashes are found in your burned out camper? :eek:
  32. I think it's worth paying for if it's a good...

    I think it's worth paying for if it's a good route. Just the right steepness, no blind rolls, not a meandering cat-track, even better if it's a roped off lane.
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    at least summit at LL is only a 1 person lift but...

    at least summit at LL is only a 1 person lift but old maps say it was a t-bar back in the day? Riding a steep t-bar with another person is worse as the "inside" skis of both occupants inevitably jam...
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    I once clubbed a helmetless ski patroller being...

    I once clubbed a helmetless ski patroller being pitched forward by his backpack in the head while lowering the safety bar
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    Lake Louise for sure. Sunshine if Delirium dive...

    Lake Louise for sure. Sunshine if Delirium dive is open and you have beacons, skip Norquay.
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    anything out east. I saw Whitefish was mentioned,...

    anything out east. I saw Whitefish was mentioned, but I think has better skiing than Kimberley, Silverstar, Sun Peaks, and Big White.
  37. Maybe there's a bunch of racers around here...

    Maybe there's a bunch of racers around here getting free skis around here (CDN rockies), but it seems the going rate for race skis with a bit of edge left at ski swaps and consignment is ~$200....
  38. kinda disappointed by what's come up. Was...

    kinda disappointed by what's come up. Was expecting more 90mm ish millennium era classic daily driver. Bandits, Dynastar 4x4/intuitiv, pre wizard/budha explosivs, etc.... Because there is a guy at...
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    this one always seems to come up as people's...

    this one always seems to come up as people's favourite films. I need to see it!
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    Say they get their insurance cheque, and the...

    Say they get their insurance cheque, and the police give the go-ahead to get back in there, what sort of lead time is there for 30 gondola cabins and a new haul rope install? Back in action next...
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    They could use their platform to inspire us Joe's...

    They could use their platform to inspire us Joe's to reduce our own footprints. Carpool to the hill, ski tour instead of heli/snowmobile, explore deeper into the local regions instead of flying...
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    or I feel like once Messner did it without...

    or I feel like once Messner did it without oxygen, a new standard had been set and that anything less should be given similar coverage to a high school basketball game, not the media...
  43. Spend the time in the Columbia valley, "summer"...

    Spend the time in the Columbia valley, "summer" skiing in the Purcells, MTB in Invermere, Golden, Fernie, and Kimberley.
  44. Thread: The FIFTY

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    On Friday, Village to Village Spearhead Traverse...

    On Friday, Village to Village Spearhead Traverse FKT, climbing up from the bottom, was set to 6:27
  45. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I dug up some interesting dialogue on ski descent...

    I dug up some interesting dialogue on ski descent style. Original biglines.com article can be found using archive.org...
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    anyone noticed an IKONic invasion anywhere close...

    anyone noticed an IKONic invasion anywhere close to what the Jackson Hole guys are bitching about?
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    Or skiers with brakeless touring bindings...

    Or skiers with brakeless touring bindings...
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    So weekend trips to KH, Revelstoke, and Fernie,...

    So weekend trips to KH, Revelstoke, and Fernie, and weeks at SunPeaks/Silverstar/Bigwhite equals daytrippers from Calgary to SV and LL? I wouldn't say the hills are full, but there is a lack of...
  49. First of all to the OP, I think there is only one...

    First of all to the OP, I think there is only one person in Fernie who has "low techs" (race style bindings), but she would be skiing tele at the resort.

    I too have pointed out locked out toes to...
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    I'm surprised the "bigger" name skiers/boarders...

    I'm surprised the "bigger" name skiers/boarders even compete. Maybe the AK film star life isn't as lucrative as we think it is, but it seems interesting to not only open yourself up to being ranked...
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