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    Late to the thread but itís summer and Iím not on...

    Late to the thread but itís summer and Iím not on TGR as much. Atris is -8. Iíve gone back as much as -1.5. Did not like the ski mounted that far back. Lost its playfulness but didnít gain much...
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    Iíll take them. Pm incoming.

    Iíll take them. Pm incoming.
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    Get in touch with Marker warranty. When a buddy...

    Get in touch with Marker warranty. When a buddy broke a plate a while ago they sent him a new one for free. Ymmv.
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    Stormstride has stitched seams.

    Stormstride has stitched seams.
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    This is the best answer so far. Being good at...

    This is the best answer so far. Being good at skiing powder is way more fun than having a ski that is good at skiing powder.

    Buy some soul 7s, get as many lessons as you can afford.
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    Patagonia stormstride breathes pretty well. Or if...

    Patagonia stormstride breathes pretty well. Or if you can find their older Descensionist on wornwear, that also breathes very well. Never had a neoshell so canít compare apples to apples.
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    Poll: God I love not wearing a helmet. Especially since...

    God I love not wearing a helmet. Especially since I let my hair grow out during the pandemic. That said I always wear a helmet at the resort.

    I only sometimes wear a helmet touring. I ski...
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    This game is fun for me because having a rack of...

    This game is fun for me because having a rack of skis from the same producer reduces my anxiety slightly.

    Iíd go with Black Crows because as others have pointed out, they have variety and...
  9. Might look at the Dalbello Lupo Ax 120. They have...

    Might look at the Dalbello Lupo Ax 120. They have a 100mm last, and handle a high instep (I assume thatís what you mean by high arch) pretty well. You can always get them punched for width. I have...
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    Probably have to consider wear on the boot too....

    Probably have to consider wear on the boot too. Some people get a season out of a touring boot, other half a decade. It seems reasonable that the more combined days you have on boot/binding combo,...
  11. Sold. Sorry that is a relic. Iíll delete the...

    Sold. Sorry that is a relic. Iíll delete the photo.
  12. Powslayer sold. If itís still posted itís still...

    Powslayer sold. If itís still posted itís still available.
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    Has anyone used the Atomic Backland 22+ or 30+?...

    Has anyone used the Atomic Backland 22+ or 30+? On paper itís very close to my ideal pack. Roll top; avy pocket, skin/crampon skimo style pocket; helmet sling.

    Looks like the 30+ is hard to find...
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    I live in the PNW too. I think something like the...

    I live in the PNW too. I think something like the Zero G 95 or Black Crows Camox FB are awesome skis for this region. Zero G is more directional, Camox is a little easier to pivot, and floats better....
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    overpacking risk ("just in case")?

    Double post deleted.
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    I like having complete kits with a purpose. I...

    I like having complete kits with a purpose. I have three: ďresortĒ ďcold touringĒ and ďwarm/high output touringĒ. Each kit contains similar elements (shell,insulating layer, wind layer, corresponding...
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    I wonder if theyíre giving it the anima...

    I wonder if theyíre giving it the anima treatment. Shorter turning radius but shape/rocker profile maintain stability. Seems like with heavily rockered/reverse camber skis they will have one turning...
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    Atris down to 105mm listed waist from 108mm. If...

    Atris down to 105mm listed waist from 108mm. If it comes in lighter Iíll be stoked to tour on it. If not, I hope they donít offset pow performance to make it carve better.
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    Looks like new top sheets across the board for...

    Looks like new top sheets across the board for Black Crows skis next year. Here are Turdellís Animas on FWT. 402208
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    Interesting. After my first post I did some quick...

    Interesting. After my first post I did some quick Google ďresearch.Ē Here is an interesting study on back protectors. Looks like at one point they used motorcycle testing standards. Doesnít look like...
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    Iíve never worn one so maybe this is a dumb...

    Iíve never worn one so maybe this is a dumb question: is the purpose of the protector to protect from blunt force impacts to the back/spine, or to prevent the spine from moving outside itís normal...
  22. Bump. Offers encouraged.

    Bump. Offers encouraged.
  23. Bump for updates.

    Bump for updates.
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    I think Introís point was 100g on the feet = 500g...

    I think Introís point was 100g on the feet = 500g in the pack. Both points are good ones. I donít know if the 1:5 ratio is exact, but there are many studies that show weight on feet takes...
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    The shop was reasonably busy and I didnít want to...

    The shop was reasonably busy and I didnít want to take employee time from actually selling new skis so I just walked in with my digital scale and weighed them on the shop floor. Not the most...
  26. I already own a pair in part because STP was...

    I already own a pair in part because STP was selling them for about $360 in 2020. I donít think they fall the same category as Spatulas, so thereís no legendary ski premium. $300 for a thrice drilled...
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    I just went by the shop, mostly out of curiosity....

    I just went by the shop, mostly out of curiosity. The other 184 Atris they had on the floor were 100g different. One was about slightly over 2100g, one was just over 2000g. Holding one in each hand I...
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    If you want to go with binding freedom (which...

    If you want to go with binding freedom (which honestly I canít see any downside vs helicoil) I have all the tools to do the install if youíll be through PDX anytime soon (and have mounted many skis...
  29. Agreed. But I figured Iíd wait to see if I could...

    Agreed. But I figured Iíd wait to see if I could use the ski before getting serious about price. I have small feet so sometimes I can eek out one more mount.

    But yeah, OP, I wouldnít spend...
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    Thatís a good point. And at least the skis are...

    Thatís a good point. And at least the skis are identical in weight (within 3g). It would be more annoying to have a difference of 100g between skis. Or maybe I wouldnít notice and prove a couple...
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    Ski weight variability

    To be clear, the skis are still in the shrink wrap so if I were bringing them back, it would really just be to see if I could shave 100g for zero dollars and everyone is happy.

    But Iíll probably...
  32. Gotcha. Was hoping Iíd get lucky with a previous...

    Gotcha. Was hoping Iíd get lucky with a previous mount that works. $300 seems steep for skis with three mounts but PM me if they donít sell with bindings and maybe we can work out a deal.
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    I mean I guess it depends on what youíre...

    I mean I guess it depends on what youíre comparing to. In my mind the 2000g ski was heavier than any other ski I would consider, given then alternatives. but I chose it because I really liked how the...
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    Alright, that tool is amazing. And good point...

    Alright, that tool is amazing. And good point about taking measures weights from a few ski shops. Seems like the soothski data corroborates Xavierís explanation of minor changes year to year without...
  35. Interested in Animas. Whatís the previous mount?...

    Interested in Animas. Whatís the previous mount? And what would you take for the skis flat? Can likely arrange local pickup.
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    Ski weight variability

    Iím curious if thereís any industry standard regarding weight tolerances, or if anyone has noticed what the upper end of weight variability is within a ski modelís run.

    I picked up some new Black...
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    I mean, the prices for those skis is already...

    I mean, the prices for those skis is already unreasonable. How much bacon did you offer? Did they decline because your bacon offer was not enough, or they (incorrectly) do not view bacon as currency?
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    Bomber Bentley Skis - Any Reviews?

    Seem like a really compelling option for the TGR community. Any reviews?

    https://bomberski.com/products/bentley-centenary-gold

    Do the 24k gold tip and tail inserts help with dampness?

    Is it...
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    Were your toes locked out while you were skiing?...

    Were your toes locked out while you were skiing? I can't imagine how the toe lock would catch like that otherwise. In any event, assuming you don't ski with your toes locked, it shouldn't really be a...
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    Looks like the toe shims are available from skimo...

    Looks like the toe shims are available from skimo too: https://skimo.co/atk-binding-parts and include longer screws.

    But $70 seems like a lot of money for shims.
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    That's good info. I only really noticed ramp...

    That's good info. I only really noticed ramp angle a few years ago when I had F1s (lots of forward lean) with Speed Radicals (Lots of ramp). That was a terrible combination.
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    Thanks! That's a pretty strong endorsement for...

    Thanks! That's a pretty strong endorsement for the Freeraider/Voyagers. I am very curious about the freeride spacer concept. To me, it makes a lot of sense.

    It looks like the ATK universal...
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    Can anyone compare either the MTN/Backland and/or...

    Can anyone compare either the MTN/Backland and/or Alpinist 12 with the ATK Freeraider 14s? I've been really happy with the MTNs over the past few seasons, and I've got a pair of BNIB alpinists...
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    Ova Sold.

    Ova Sold.
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    Corvus Sold. Ova still available.

    Corvus Sold. Ova still available.
  46. Thatís good to hear. Every one of those folks...

    Thatís good to hear. Every one of those folks deserves it.
  47. I was at Alta that day and talked to patroler...

    I was at Alta that day and talked to patroler while we were taking in the view from e. Greeley area. He made a comment about how he was glad no one died that day. I think itís safe to say two patrol...
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    This thread has been an epic read. Anyone aware...

    This thread has been an epic read. Anyone aware of issues with kingpin M-werks failures (either toe or heel piece)? Seems like the kingpin recall sorted this out but Iím still a little nervous taking...
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    Bump. Make my 2022 dreams come true.

    Bump. Make my 2022 dreams come true.
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    WTB Black Crows Atris

    Looking for 184cm and ideally the 19-20 color (white and black with teal lettering). No more than one mount. Let me know what ya got!
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