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    Excellent point! And maybe I'd change my mind if...

    Excellent point! And maybe I'd change my mind if I toured on a BGT 108 regularly.

    I should also note that I'm quite biased against pin-tailed skis on steep, firm snow. The tails wash out on me,...
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    Hard disagree. A 108 underfoot touring ski is the...

    Hard disagree. A 108 underfoot touring ski is the staple of my touring quiver. IMHO, a 105-110 is a really excellent width when you're seeking pow but might get some combination of icy/firm...
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    Long shot, but if anyone's looking to rehome a...

    Long shot, but if anyone's looking to rehome a 187 Woodsman 108 tour, let me know. I stupidly missed the last pair when the spring sale started.
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    We'll be there this weekend, Friday & Saturday...

    We'll be there this weekend, Friday & Saturday unguided and touring Red Mtn pass Sunday. edit: I'll be in blue/turquoise jacket, gray pants, black helmet.

    We just went under contract on a house in...
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    Yokohama G015 is kind of a mix between an AT and...

    Yokohama G015 is kind of a mix between an AT and a highway tire. Otherwise, I've head better things about the Falken Wildpeak than the K02
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    FS: 184 Moment Deathwish

    2019 184 Deathwish. Skied 1 day. Drilled once for P18 @305 bsl.

    Thinking $450 + ship skis only. Keeping the binders.

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    Bump for visibility. Surprisingly little...

    Bump for visibility.

    Surprisingly little response so far.
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    Yep, just add the booster under the stock strap...

    Yep, just add the booster under the stock strap using the same rivet. Can post a photo if it's helpful.

    Same (not that I'm one of the best skiers on the hill), haven't touched my lower buckles in...
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    Couple thoughts: - In my mind, "too stiff"...

    Couple thoughts:

    - In my mind, "too stiff" means I can't flex the boot. Maybe other people like softer boots -- that's fine for them but I'm not a fan of hitting the end of my ankle ROM. I ski...
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    Some more thoughts, partially as a mass response...

    Some more thoughts, partially as a mass response to PMs:

    1. I know it sucks for the broke college students out there, but I'd really prefer someone in high school cuz they're more reliant on their...
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    26.5 XT3 140 -- Free to *GOOD* Home

    TL;DR: I have a pair of 26/26.5 Lange XT3 140s (basically new but punched a lot) that I'd like to give to a kid who loves skiing but can't afford new boots.

    The good: The shells have been skied...
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    Sunday morning at Tiehack was pretty decent. I'm...

    Sunday morning at Tiehack was pretty decent. I'm pretty over the Highlands crowds/parking and would rather have fun with the wife on more mellow terrain. Probably should try to ski Ajax more. Thanks...
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    Anybody fondled a woodsman 108 tour? How much...

    Anybody fondled a woodsman 108 tour? How much softer is it compared to the woodsman?
  14. Well YMMV, but I skied the 202 L138 a fair amount...

    Well YMMV, but I skied the 202 L138 a fair amount and found it superior to the Protest on groomers and firm. Especially if you can find an older Rocker 1 or Rocker 2 version.
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    182 DPS Lotus 138
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    Big fan of the RX100 here. I've taken some of my...

    Big fan of the RX100 here. I've taken some of my favorite ski shots with the RX100 I -- just keep it in my ski pants pocket and snap off a shot whenever. I have also a Sony a6500 now, but it's not as...
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    Sorry, I forgot to finish my sentence, which was...

    Sorry, I forgot to finish my sentence, which was that while a 186 ON3P wouldn't straight tape at 190, Moment measures the material before it's pressed so their skis typically straight tape 2-3 cm...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50970023543_2f...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50970023543_2f48a5740f_b.jpg
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    ON3P tends to straight tape pretty close to their...

    ON3P tends to straight tape pretty close to their actual length. So no, not 190 cm straight tape...

    I'm about your size, and I've spent some time on an older stiff Jeffrey 110 (now probably flexes...
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    I don't have a scale -- is the Vulcan sans tongue...

    I don't have a scale -- is the Vulcan sans tongue with Intuition is <1300g? Is that for the 24?
  21. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    Have you personally tried this with the XT3? The...

    Have you personally tried this with the XT3? The liner catches on the rubber overlapping the walk mode. Happens with both intuitions and leather lace-up from my plug boots.

    Personally I find the...
  22. Well, seems I'm not the only wanting DW Tour or...

    Well, seems I'm not the only wanting DW Tour or Tectons, but to the top anyway.
  23. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    ^^I'm jealous of that boot quiver. After skiing...

    ^^I'm jealous of that boot quiver. After skiing the ZB as my everyday inbounds boot for like 5 years, my feet can't take it any more. I guess feet just get wider with age (32 now). Even last year, I...
  24. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    I was told, perhaps erroneously, that they are...

    I was told, perhaps erroneously, that they are the same width and the liner is the difference. Very reputable bootfitter.

    Coming from the ZB plug, the XT 140 is actually not super easy to get...
  25. WTB: 184 Moment Deathwish Tour, 190 Moment Wildcat Tour, Tectons

    I've been browsing Gear Swap, but haven't seen anything pop up. Want a Deathwish Tour in a 184 with room for a dynafit a 294 and/or the Wildcat Tour in a 190 with room for Tecton at 306.

    Also...
  26. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    My bootfitter couldn't get them to fit my...

    My bootfitter couldn't get them to fit my relatively wide feet. After several sessions of punching, my bare foot was still touching the shell pretty much everywhere* with a lot of pressure on my...
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    PM sent!

    PM sent!
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    That's almost sig worthy right there.

    That's almost sig worthy right there.
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    Very, very well said. I keep typing out...

    Very, very well said. I keep typing out responses, but you pretty much covered it all. Great post.

    Like you said, the Campbell study was for touring soles, not GripWalk. On wildsnow, Campbell said...
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    Even better -- ON3P keeps layup info on every ski...

    Even better -- ON3P keeps layup info on every ski they've ever made. You tell him you want a 12.13 191 BG flex, and I bet Iggy can reproduce.
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    My pair are at the bootfitters getting punched...

    My pair are at the bootfitters getting punched for width. Carpet impressions are very positive. Can't wait to ski them.

    Maybe I've gone soft, but the flex feels pretty substantial and fairly...
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    I'm a little thrown by the fact that the temps...

    I'm a little thrown by the fact that the temps aren't specified as snow temp (vs air temp). I'm assuming it's all snow temps?
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    Assuming her boots fit properly and she's in an...

    Assuming her boots fit properly and she's in an UL sock, here's what works for me in plug boots:

    1. Warm, dry boots to start. Not too hot or they're super soft.
    2. Keep your core extra warm....
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    ^^I didn't realize how much I missed the PNW...

    ^^I didn't realize how much I missed the PNW until that video. Dang.
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    Man, she doesn't need a shift. Or a tecton or a...

    Man, she doesn't need a shift. Or a tecton or a vipec. They'd all work fine, but are WAY overkill. Just get her some regular alpine binders until she figures out if she even likes it. And if she...
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    Skiing is expensive and I hear that, but there...

    Skiing is expensive and I hear that, but there are plenty of soft, tech compatible boots that don't break the bank. Finding one to fit her foot is a different story. It's hard because if she likes...
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    1. She won't really progress skiing like 5 times...

    1. She won't really progress skiing like 5 times a season...
    2. Where are you located? It makes a difference in the ski recommendation.
    3. Friends don't let friends teach their SOs to ski. Find her...
  38. Thread: Petzl Leopard?

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    Dunno if this helps but the Leopard is like the...

    Dunno if this helps but the Leopard is like the Gully axe, Irvis Hybrid is like the (redesigned) Sum'Tec. Neither climb ice/mixed like a Quark or Nomic, but I've found those tools are more...
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    Good to know!

    Good to know!
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    ^^You've skied my stiffer than stock 12/13 191...

    ^^You've skied my stiffer than stock 12/13 191 Goats. Thoughts? I don't think it's the stiffness but rather the shape that makes it superior in pow. But I haven't spent enough time on a newer pair to...
  41. Ski Trab Titan Vario.2. The guys at skimo.co told...

    Ski Trab Titan Vario.2. The guys at skimo.co told me the toe piece is one of the few they haven't seen broken. The toe wings have a little bit of elasticity to them due to a unique design, which aids...
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    I bet you'd be stoked on Zero G Tour Pro or...

    I bet you'd be stoked on Zero G Tour Pro or Atomic Hawx XTD 130 + Zero G 105 + a <300g binder. But it will be lighter than your original post suggested you wanted.

    If you like modern skis with big...
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    Please let us know if it's equivalent after you...

    Please let us know if it's equivalent after you use it! Too bad it doesn't have a hood.

    (I adopted Steve's semi-VB approach and love it, but my MH Transition hoody is also wearing out.)
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    What changed about resort vs touring? Is it the...

    What changed about resort vs touring? Is it the terrain/snow? Are your legs less tired riding chairs? Are your inbounds boots significantly better? Is it a mental thing?

    What boots are you using?...
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    Looks like the 187 Woodsman 108 Tour sold out on...

    Looks like the 187 Woodsman 108 Tour sold out on the website. Was thinking about it pretty hard (and trying to get my boot situation dialed first), but it's better for my wallet that they're sold....
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
  47. Completely agree. And if Ms Bossal was asking for...

    Completely agree. And if Ms Bossal was asking for a fat touring ski because her 105 underfoot skis don't have enough float, I would never have mentioned it. But *she* wasn't asking for...
  48. I'm wrong either way, I guess -- either I'm...

    I'm wrong either way, I guess -- either I'm called out for having too big a quiver, or the problem is I don't have enough skis...

    To be fair, I had a pair and got rid of them cuz I didn't ski...
  49. If you're offering to buy her another pair of...

    If you're offering to buy her another pair of skis, I wonder if she'd be better off with a Zero G 85/95 or Backland UL 85 for spring touring? Just a thought. And again, my comment was mostly because...
  50. I don't have a 115+ touring ski... But my...

    I don't have a 115+ touring ski...

    But my point more had to do with body weight vs float. A tiny lady doesn't need nearly as much ski as a big dude to experience the same amount of float.

    I'm...
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