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    Never heard of it. Looks cool. I'd like to...

    Never heard of it. Looks cool. I'd like to support local. But Arc'teryx just barely sent me a new Sabre AR, so I think I'm good. Might try to find a TNF Brigandine on sale and alternate between them...
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    lol. always the internet experts. No, you're...

    lol. always the internet experts. No, you're right. I'm making shit up so I can post about it on the internet. TNF Purist Shell bought from backcountry.com: large pocket zipper stuck permanently...
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    lol. I'm not doing anything but skiing in them. I...

    lol. I'm not doing anything but skiing in them. I ski hard and jump off of stuff but I don't wreck anymore than anyone else that's getting after it. I also hang them up when I get home, etc.
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    lol. No Yes they fit. Well, the Arcteryx...

    lol. No



    Yes they fit. Well, the Arcteryx pants were a little snug but that wasn't the source of the zipper failure. No harness.




    I have some Flylow pants. I like them and they've been...
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    shell and pants that hold up?

    Anyone had good luck with outerwear that holds up? This past season, I got Arcteryx Sabre pants and jacket. Both fell apart halfway through the season and had to be warrantied. zippers exploded,...
  6. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    the world is overpopulated. It's not getting...

    the world is overpopulated. It's not getting better. The US loves capitalism, and the goal of capitalism is to make money. Capitalism + increased population = no more quiet, people free experiences...
  7. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I'm personally really stoked about A Basin being...

    I'm personally really stoked about A Basin being added. I was considering buying a midweek pass or maybe full season A Basin pass on top of my Ikon. I don't love WP and I don't want to have to drive...
  8. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I'm surprised you think so. Ikon only gives you a...

    I'm surprised you think so. Ikon only gives you a few days at Alta or Bird, I'm surprised locals would find that to be enough days. OTOH, the pass prices at those mountains are astronomical, so I can...
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    pm'd.

    pm'd.
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    Copper was decent today. Fairly good snow and...

    Copper was decent today. Fairly good snow and almost no people. Entire backside of the mountain closed though.
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    I live at 9k between idaho springs and empire and...

    I live at 9k between idaho springs and empire and we got about a foot today. very loose sugar snow.
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    yeah unfortunately my buddy coming in to town was...

    yeah unfortunately my buddy coming in to town was running two days late as always.
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    today is a zero at Copper. No thanks. I'll stick...

    today is a zero at Copper. No thanks. I'll stick to biking from now on, I think.
  14. everything sold except the Cochises and Spurs....

    everything sold except the Cochises and Spurs. Make me an offer.
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    current Front Range conditions are not giving me...

    current Front Range conditions are not giving me the stoke. likewise with all the slides despite the CAIC downgrade. at 76 days for the season I think I may be getting close to calling it as my best...
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    bah. wish I didn't have to work today.

    bah. wish I didn't have to work today.
  17. F1s sold pending payment.

    F1s sold pending payment.
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    Yeah it’ll be refrozen. I doubt there’s even any...

    Yeah it’ll be refrozen. I doubt there’s even any dust. I skied Copper on Friday and it was a sheet of ice. Only dust was what people’s skis had shaved off the ice.
  19. Pants and Brahmas sold pending payment.

    Pants and Brahmas sold pending payment.
  20. Weird. I’ll send it again

    Weird. I’ll send it again
  21. PM's responded, thanks guys.

    PM's responded, thanks guys.
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    Loveland today had just enough dust on the crust...

    Loveland today had just enough dust on the crust to be really fun. day 72 was a good one.
  23. bump. make me offers before this stuff heads off...

    bump. make me offers before this stuff heads off to fleabay. cheers
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    Predictably, Copper was nearly straight ice today.

    Predictably, Copper was nearly straight ice today.
  25. bump, make offers.

    bump, make offers.
  26. bump, make offers.

    bump, make offers.
  27. Shifts sold.

    Shifts sold.
  28. FYI pretty easy to make room in these if you heat...

    FYI pretty easy to make room in these if you heat mold the shells.
  29. Scarpa, Blizzard, Tecnica, Arc'teryx, Shifts, etc

    just have too much gear and need to downsize. I'm in the Front Range, local pickup available from Denver to Copper. Will ship if you pay shipping. Prices OBO within reason.



    2019 Tecnica...
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    measure 29.5, wear a 12.5 street shoe. Ski in...

    measure 29.5, wear a 12.5 street shoe. Ski in 27.5. skied in a high volume 29.5 for about 5 days before I sized down to high volumes 28.5. Then went down to medium volume 28.5. Skied MV 28.5 for a...
  31. Thread: DPS Koala?

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    They are awesome. I’ll try to do that later when...

    They are awesome. I’ll try to do that later when I’m home.
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    cool, my friend is trying to convince me to try...

    cool, my friend is trying to convince me to try snowboarding in the morning, but if I end up skiing, I'll be on fat black DPS's with Forza Pivots and very green Atomic boots.
  33. Thread: DPS Koala?

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    Took out the 189s today. Skied mostly steep chop...

    Took out the 189s today. Skied mostly steep chop bumps, steep bowls, some deeeep first tracks in trees and pillow lines in cat/hike terrain, with some groomer runs here and there. Very damp, very...
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    anyone hit Loveland today? did it get warm enough...

    anyone hit Loveland today? did it get warm enough to be all crusty and refrozen tomorrow?
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    Tucker was insanely good today. Found a thigh...

    Tucker was insanely good today. Found a thigh deep pillow line and got first tracks for a couple runs.
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    Thinking of going to Cooper tomorrow as well....

    Thinking of going to Cooper tomorrow as well. Anyone go today? How were snow conditions?
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    when I left at 3:30 there was still very deep...

    when I left at 3:30 there was still very deep very soft snow in certain steep tree zones
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    cirque. South headwall.

    cirque. South headwall.
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    seriously tho MJ was great today. Caught a...

    seriously tho MJ was great today. Caught a snowmobile ride out to Vasquez, was stupid good. Eagle wind all morning. Then went and hit the chutes, good snow and no people at all. Really cleared out...
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    Highest quality tracked out chopped pow

    Highest quality tracked out chopped pow
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    anyone make it to Copper today? wondering what...

    anyone make it to Copper today? wondering what they had open.

    MJ was pretty great today. Almost no people, lots of snow.
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    “The Black Crows vision was conceived in a...

    “The Black Crows vision was conceived in a Chamonix tavern during a conversation between Jaccoux and two friends, French freeski pioneer Bruno Compagnet and industrialist investor Christophe...
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    Because they said so, multiple times. They came...

    Because they said so, multiple times. They came up with the brand in Chamonix, and wanted to name it after something they associated with the area. I listened to one of the founders talk about it in...
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    completely wrong. It's in reference to the birds...

    completely wrong. It's in reference to the birds in Chamonix. but keep your knowitall thing going, it's amusing.

    Black Crows are terrific skis. Unfortunately the US reps blow goats.
  45. Thread: DPS Koala?

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    I can’t, but I can say that they have almost the...

    I can’t, but I can say that they have almost the exact same mount point as a 188 Rustler 11 but are considerably stiffer. Similar amount of rocker but more tail splay.
  46. Thread: DPS Koala?

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    They are way heavier and WAY stiffer than...

    They are way heavier and WAY stiffer than Wailers. One of the stiffest non-metal skis I’ve seen.
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    shocking

    shocking
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    Copper is my fav Front Range hill, by far.

    Copper is my fav Front Range hill, by far.
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    really glad I decided to stay home today.

    really glad I decided to stay home today.
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    No. They didn’t even open Spaulding or Copper...

    No. They didn’t even open Spaulding or Copper Bowl. Only frontside. They didn’t get Sierra or Resolution open until about 1pm. With another 10” last night, I highly doubt Tucker will open today. Or...
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