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    415842 40cm of mid winter powder at Kootenay...

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    40cm of mid winter powder at Kootenay Pass on Sunday.
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    I donít ďneedĒ a lighter, narrower touring ski,...

    I donít ďneedĒ a lighter, narrower touring ski, than my current 112/109 choices, but they would get plenty of use this time of year.
    I just found an incredible deal on a pair of 186cm Mantra V Werks...
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    Incredible how fast and purposefully they move...

    Incredible how fast and purposefully they move through the terrain, weíre such bumbling amateurs in comparison. A reminder to post any sightings to:
    https://www.wolverinewatch.org/
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    2021/22 BC Southern Interior

    Sledded into the Gold Range south of Revelstoke with a buddy for 4 days/3 nights. Toured up Kelly Creek in a raging blizzard, and camped at the base of Kelly Peak.

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    Lapped the north face...
  5. Utopie MFG in Rimouski are manufacturing 12,000...

    Utopie MFG in Rimouski are manufacturing 12,000 pairs of skis a year, for a variety of companies including J skis, G3, and presumably anyone who can meet their minimum orders. Xalibu seems a new...
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    Best tubeless valve stems?

    I also went with the Fillmores for the coming season. They seem like a pretty well thought through design, and Iím looking forward to not continually gumming up and replacing valve cores, but I...
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    Terrible, in every way possible.

    Terrible, in every way possible.
  8. Itís just so much easier to think about simply...

    Itís just so much easier to think about simply quantified and compared variables, like weight and ROM, than more complicated and subjective variables, such as all the parameters that combine and...
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    Iíve put more days on my 184 M4s this year than...

    Iíve put more days on my 184 M4s this year than any of my inbounds quiver, just so smooth and predictable, on or off piste, no matter the conditions.
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    411407 I keep my current regulars racked...

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    I keep my current regulars racked vertically, with tails on a quick drying mat, and the rest up and out I the way. Works great.
  11. Iím an old school traditional ski equipment and...

    Iím an old school traditional ski equipment and technique snob, but even I can acknowledge that there are a variety of ways to ski at a high level, and that for the way some people ski (and the...
  12. Not exactly the same, but I ripped my calf off in...

    Not exactly the same, but I ripped my calf off in a tree falling incident about 20 years ago, which required major surgery including an arterial graft, and left me with venous insufficiency. I needed...
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    Freeride World Tour

    Heíd already confirmed a complete lack of judgement at Baqueira Beret, and should have been left to some obscure corner of the internet. He is what he is, and is almost certainly suffering from some...
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    Havenít skied it, but did endure through the...

    Havenít skied it, but did endure through the recent alpine binding panel discussion on Blister, which was effectively a promo piece for the Strive, and then did some reading. I took away that the...
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    Absent of commentary and soundtrack, but...

    Absent of commentary and soundtrack, but compelling nonetheless.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fCz2M7iSUQ
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    I havenít done a close comparison, but Iím doing...

    I havenít done a close comparison, but Iím doing lots of big days in the luxury liners, and cuff resistance never occurs to me as an issue. Either way, they tour just fine for this type of touring...
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    If you find yourself with new Protours, you can...

    If you find yourself with new Protours, you can always sell or swap them. Your experience may vary, but I notice the lack of padding and support in the cut outs.
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    I didnít find the stock liners held any semblance...

    I didnít find the stock liners held any semblance of a mold (microwave rice method), and that it made zero difference to the inadequate heel hold. I went with MV Luxury liners, and the fit and skiing...
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    Iíll go for long periods without finding anything...

    Iíll go for long periods without finding anything inspiring, but the past three books have all been exceptional.

    MInistry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson: A near future science fiction...
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    Zincton.... BC's newest ski area???

    They made their initial proposal, got a bunch of feedback, revised said proposal to make it ďgreenerĒ, and are now waiting on a BC government decision.
  21. Canada Closed until US Gets Covid 19 Under Control

    Ottawa and Ontario were responsible for, and could and should have dealt with the situation, but were demonstrably weak, indecisive, and incapable (a good argument against ill considered diversity...
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    That new Smith Summit Backcountry helmet looks...

    That new Smith Summit Backcountry helmet looks interesting. Iím surprised it took them so long to come up with something focused on this market.
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    In my lifetime: Dynafit Verticals. The first...

    In my lifetime:

    Dynafit Verticals. The first skis I fell in love with. So much fun in Spring bumps.

    K2 TNCs. First skis that could stand up to hard charging and hucking in soft snow conditions...
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    Local News: Man say's neighbour threw a potato...

    Local News:

    Man say's neighbour threw a potato and carrot at his house - RCMP

    RCMP Release - On Friday, February 18, 2022, at 6:15 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer...
  26. Yes, this seems pretty clear to me and almost...

    Yes, this seems pretty clear to me and almost everyone I interact with, but itís the certainty of their legitimacy (der Wille zur Macht) despite all evidence (scientific or statistical) that makes...
  27. Conservative populists are making their move in...

    Conservative populists are making their move in Canada. Building upon a core of disaffected rednecks, and abetted by right wing (alternative and social) media, Poilievre is gambling he can exploit...
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    Any Sled Heads Here? Help wanted.

    I use my sled for ski touring access: long road approaches, moderate trail breaking, tandeming, and towing a trailer full of gear. My 14 year old low km Yamaha Phazer MTX works great for this, and...
  29. I expect that most us lack the...

    I expect that most us lack the education,experience, and information to properly evaluate the risk:benefits of the public health measures being implemented. I therefore, like in so many other...
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    405775 405776 Snow quality was mediocre, but...

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    Snow quality was mediocre, but what a beautiful day in the mountains.


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  31. Central America in Summer is going to be hot, and...

    Central America in Summer is going to be hot, and itís going to rain. Itís all affordable, but if you really want to dirt bag it, some places are a lot cheaper (but also more primitive) than others....
  32. The Pagoda Tours are everything you want them to...

    The Pagoda Tours are everything you want them to be, though I expect the Voile Hyper V8s will do the job at half the price.
  33. Cops obviously have an issue policing people that...

    Cops obviously have an issue policing people that look, sound and act like themselves.
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    I thought the Beast 108 is a completely new ski,...

    I thought the Beast 108 is a completely new ski, required after the Chugach molds burnt in the Fischer factory fire?
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    Not quite in the snow belt, unless you get up...

    Not quite in the snow belt, unless you get up into the Wilderness around Gypsy Mtn or Snowytop. Also remote as fuck. From what I can see, the Selkirks North of Schweitzer have the elevation and snow...
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    191 Volkl V-werks Katanas. ...

    191 Volkl V-werks Katanas.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/903606330593013/
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  38. 404354 Yes, the Hojiís toe box is absurdly high,...

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    Yes, the Hojiís toe box is absurdly high, but easily fixed with my Luxury liners. I havenít tried any Intuitions using a moccasin style forefoot, but I like your concept. Definitely ditch the...
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    Iíve been waiting for 30 years for a Raichle/Full...

    Iíve been waiting for 30 years for a Raichle/Full Tilt Classic that tours. Do it and take my money. Just make sure you start with a low volume fit that can be adjusted for the masses, cause it...
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    Iím a tall-ish (6í1Ē) guy, that loves (skiing...

    Iím a tall-ish (6í1Ē) guy, that loves (skiing Full Tilt Classics for 30 years) lotís of forward lean and ramp angle. I actually found my Hojiís a little too upright at first, but seem to have...
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    BRCís niche is catering to intermediate resort...

    BRCís niche is catering to intermediate resort skiers just stoked to be cat skiing. They do quite well at it, but serious skiers should look elsewhere.
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    Skintrack stoke

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    Itís been a bit dry lately. Sundayís system only sprinkled the local mountains, while only an hour away got 20-30cm. Touring solo, I put up a gentle track on an appropriate aspect, and lapped...
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    I replaced (returned for warranty) my leaking...

    I replaced (returned for warranty) my leaking Patagonia Snowdrifter Bibs with Untracked Pants, which donít have quite enough space for my ancient Taiga 200 weight fleece pants (cut off to boot...
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    Found a deal (CAN$200) on a pair of used 184ís,...

    Found a deal (CAN$200) on a pair of used 184ís, that Iím going to mount for touring. I have moments when Iím convinced I shouldnít be skiing on anything but these Katanas.
  45. Way too niche for my quiver, but Iíd love to give...

    Way too niche for my quiver, but Iíd love to give these a try.
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    Obviously pretty challenging conditions, but I...

    Obviously pretty challenging conditions, but I like that it rewarded the technically proficient and calculating skiers, and punished the rest. Turdell, Tester, Slemmet, and Pollard looked solid,...
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    Impersonating Ski Patrol

    A dirt bag acquaintance of mine used to ski in a 20 old Lake Louise patrol jacket in order avoid paying for lift tickets. I watched him several times here at Red, not actually saying he was a...
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    PMd.

    PMd.
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    403132 Cougar Ck, Southern Valhallas. Sheltered...

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    Cougar Ck, Southern Valhallas. Sheltered East aspects are still holding dry consolidated powder.


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  50. Damn, was just waiting to run it by my wife.

    Damn, was just waiting to run it by my wife.
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