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    One other benefit to meeting at a bank: most of...

    One other benefit to meeting at a bank: most of them have good security cameras. Not likely to be an issue with a neighbor, but meeting at a business with obvious security cameras would be my choice...
  2. No idea on tightening, but I did Dremel down the...

    No idea on tightening, but I did Dremel down the ski side of the nubs (basically put a 45 chamfer on it) to reduce catching on the top sheet. While I'm sure it has some negative effect, it seems to...
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    In hindsight, this is a good idea. I sold a car...

    In hindsight, this is a good idea. I sold a car cheap before moving cross country, dental months later got a call from a garage asking if I had any intention of paying the tow and storage fees or, if...
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    Yeah, definitely on the "not going to try that...

    Yeah, definitely on the "not going to try that again" list. The chances that I'd bounce as well today are pretty slim, and for some reason, I have little interest in free-skiing Gauge at speed these...
  5. I've got this year's Prime XTD, with no such...

    I've got this year's Prime XTD, with no such issues even in sloppy conditions (wet enough that the exterior layer of my GoreTex pants was still soaked the following morning), and I have spent seven...
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    Did someone mention MRRs (the real ones, not the...

    Did someone mention MRRs (the real ones, not the later ones that you could step into)?

    Pre-Dualtec Rossi DH boards for good measure. One of these years, in going to get out on the damn things...
  7. Sleeper day at Sunday River, too... I'm not sure...

    Sleeper day at Sunday River, too... I'm not sure whether it was the wet precip in the forecast or the proletariat pass being blacked out, but it may have been the lightest Saturday I've seen this...
  8. What were you looking for, reviews of a Rossi...

    What were you looking for, reviews of a Rossi CUT?

    Wait, nevermind, I don't want to know.

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    The retail 7XK went purple in either 93-94 or...

    The retail 7XK went purple in either 93-94 or 94-95, then the black/yellow EX's came out in 95-96. My DH skis are from that era, black/yellow top sheets that were clearly applied on top of something...
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    I'm about the same height, 180ish pounds, and I...

    I'm about the same height, 180ish pounds, and I find the 184 to be very playful, to the point where I wonder if I'd have been happier in mixed conditions going longer. I haven't skied the 192, but...
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    Smooth, yes. Effortless, eh, I'm betting that's...

    Smooth, yes. Effortless, eh, I'm betting that's an illusion.

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    Or anywhere else. I'd be hesitant to book a...

    Or anywhere else.

    I'd be hesitant to book a long-distance destination trip of any sort right now for logistical reasons even if I wasn't concerned about the increased risk of viral spread...
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    I finally got some real turns on mine last...

    I finally got some real turns on mine last Saturday. It was about 2" of fresh, slightly wet snow when I left the house and probably 3.5-4" of more wet stuff when I got on the lift. Skiing that on top...
  14. Anyone who works outside all winter ends up...

    Anyone who works outside all winter ends up working through sniffles and coughs. Depending on the wording of the Covid self-assessment they presumably use, answering accurately about such things...
  15. I'm often told I move at the speed of molasses...

    I'm often told I move at the speed of molasses when trying to get out of the house or such. I've pointed out that finishing one task before starting the next take time--like emptying the dishwasher...
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    Catching up, but good call on the Snow Clogs. I'd...

    Catching up, but good call on the Snow Clogs. I'd love to find another pair, mine have holes in the soles know and are relegated to wax room duties. They are probably 15 years old+and originally...
  17. My wife's car has one of those fancy heating...

    My wife's car has one of those fancy heating systems with a thermostat and numbers on the dial. She still insists that it must be cranked to broil when the car is cold, until it's too warm for humans...
  18. It's been pretty good groomer and whaleback...

    It's been pretty good groomer and whaleback skiing at the River, with a bit of softness this morning keeping things interesting. The snowmaking effort has been truly impressive with a lot of guns...
  19. Got out for a lap with the dog today at Mt....

    Got out for a lap with the dog today at Mt. Abram. Not a lot of natural depth, but the dust on groomed crust in some places made for surprisingly good turns. It probably would've been a really good...
  20. If he doesn't want to wear it because it's a good...

    If he doesn't want to wear it because it's a good idea to prevent viral spread, you could also point out that the state authorities deciding which businesses can operate and under what rules think...
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    On the subject of snowmaking, back in the late...

    On the subject of snowmaking, back in the late 90s, Sunday River, Maine, advertised that they could make snow to a wet bulb of 38 degrees (so 38 degrees at zero humidity). As it was explained to me,...
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    It's a super cool event, but if you're going,...

    It's a super cool event, but if you're going, book tickets as soon as you can. Most of the ticketed stuff sells out pretty quickly, and I'd expect next summer to be worse with pent up demand for live...
  23. Ethan Allen was a flatlander, after all.

    Ethan Allen was a flatlander, after all.
  24. That's not uncommon in my experience; I've been...

    That's not uncommon in my experience; I've been either not given a pass for opening or asked not to ski while terrain was particularly limited at a couple of large, non-Vail resorts here on the east...
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    Interesting to compare thoughts; I got mine out...

    Interesting to compare thoughts; I got mine out for one run (before work) on Saturday morning, and I thought they skied well as a wide charging ski, but they didn't feel as playful as I expected when...
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    If you're willing to move bindings, or can source...

    If you're willing to move bindings, or can source a pair, it shouldn't be too hard to find a pair of cheap, used slalom skis. You may need to get creative with the mounting (everything has...
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    My new Pro showed up today. Haven't fired it up...

    My new Pro showed up today. Haven't fired it up yet, but I'm happy with the outcome (if not psyched with the process).
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    So speaking of fishscales, when putting an AT...

    So speaking of fishscales, when putting an AT binding on, what's the thought process on offset (relative to suggested boot centerline) mounts? I'm planning to remount a pair of Rossi BC125s for my...
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    In my case, I had to pull them off my wife's old...

    In my case, I had to pull them off my wife's old skis first. I had to google the damn tech manual to figure out where the second pair of toepiece screws were (I knew about the single button screw).
  30. Have you tried SkiBootRX in Billings, Montana?...

    Have you tried SkiBootRX in Billings, Montana? Tim (the owner) posts on here occasionally, although I'm not sure what he's got available for boots right now.

    Re: comparing to a race boot, I'm a...
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    I'm hoping I can't feel it, either. I think it's...

    I'm hoping I can't feel it, either. I think it's about 0.5-0.75 cm, so potentially significant, but if it comes down to it I can always remount both towards center-mount and learn how to ski switch....
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    Note to self: when triple-checking hole position...

    Note to self: when triple-checking hole position relative to ski edge and center, don't forget to check fore/aft position as well.

    I guess we'll see if I can tell the difference with them on my...
  33. I will say that, IMO, there's been less jockeying...

    I will say that, IMO, there's been less jockeying for position this year, even in the cluster yesterday. The one lift-served run I took, we got up to the corral..and found that the line we had been...
  34. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dF4yvUt...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dF4yvUt6swHujzaaDgxb9mxdJWZl_0eHf8Ze0terWKlh4CoYzTosP0LyAQueQnc0UaP0srGhoceFA3Dr3PZHQ-hl13o9bYliBTJUFJgQgR3vyOTmGgXbSzRzLuor9oJfn_ULMZmtKXCSX1b2hDqpqYHA=w266...
  35. The local resort has been really good IME at line...

    The local resort has been really good IME at line management (light-years better than I expected, honestly), but the 'crowd after the gates' is still a problem. I think it's two-fold at this point:...
  36. +1 on both. It's also worth remembering that six...

    +1 on both. It's also worth remembering that six feet is not a golden measure of nature; it's a reasonably low-risk distance estimated by scientists. If you can get seven feet, or ten, that's...
  37. Policy is "unless actively skiing or seated and...

    Policy is "unless actively skiing or seated and eating/drinking." I haven't seen any enforcement on the hill for people who have stopped or whatnot, but as a coach I'm trying to make damn sure I set...
  38. And this is a big part of the problem. Skiing...

    And this is a big part of the problem. Skiing itself should be nearly-zero risk (for Covid); it's the ancillary stuff that has some risk. Take, for example, lodge bathrooms; as we all know, they're...
  39. Best wishes to your FIL; hopefully the medical...

    Best wishes to your FIL; hopefully the medical support works and he pulls through.

    Re: shutting lifts, that alone may not be enough. There were a lot of out of state plates at both local ski...
  40. Between weather performance to date and the damn...

    Between weather performance to date and the damn pandemic, you're probably right about this being a good season to be focused on getting healthy.

    Best of luck healing up quick. Surgery sucks even...
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    As I mentioned previously, I responded...

    As I mentioned previously, I responded (yesterday) to the customer service email with a polite but pointed reminder that it was within the five-year extended warranty.

    I got another email today...
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    Maybe I'm overly optimistic, but based on the...

    Maybe I'm overly optimistic, but based on the "free replacement beyond two years" reports mostly being earlier, I'm guessing that the warranty folks were initially being customer-friendly (which is...
  43. The skiing at Sunday River today was pretty good....

    The skiing at Sunday River today was pretty good. Mostly decent depth on the open stuff, with a few of the not-unusual thin spots showing chocolate chips. Upper-mountain stuff was firm this morning...
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    Same for me. I'm going to try emailing back to...

    Same for me. I'm going to try emailing back to see if they'll do any better, but given the recent posts here, I'm not so hopeful.

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  45. While most of those are nice-to-have, trash cans...

    While most of those are nice-to-have, trash cans seem like a pretty good idea before the dog poop and trash gets overwhelming. Not to be overly pessimistic about the human race, either, but I bet dog...
  46. That's a good point; I hadn't thought about...

    That's a good point; I hadn't thought about full-on touring boots and the binding being fully MNC. Whether or not you know what you're talking about, that theory makes sense to me.
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    I totally get why they're overwhelmed—trying to...

    I totally get why they're overwhelmed—trying to scale to replace this many beacons has to be taxing every part of their warranty infrastructure—but I'm also looking at it an example of a silver...
  48. So I've been running Shifts with Lange boots and...

    So I've been running Shifts with Lange boots and either WTR (first-year XT 130) or alpine DIN soles (140 Pro), and I've been happy with them overall—the only times I've come out before crashing...
  49. Sunday River had one hell of a gun show going...

    Sunday River had one hell of a gun show going today. I'm sure they're trying to make the most of a limited amount of good snowmaking temps in the forecast, but the weather has challenged the plan to...
  50. If people could manage to behave intelligently...

    If people could manage to behave intelligently and responsibly without a government mandate hitting them upside the head, we'd be in a much better spot now.

    Hell, last spring's uphill season might...
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