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  1. I have the current Carbon Travers and love it. I...

    I have the current Carbon Travers and love it. I have the newer Maestrale (Orange) which I rarely use since the Carbon Travers skis downhill almost as well and uphill much better. The fiddle factor...
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    The F1 is the best fitting boot I have tried. ...

    The F1 is the best fitting boot I have tried.

    The Maestrale are a tad too high volume, Aliens way too low volume and weird, F1 = just right.
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    Also, based on a few minutes of carpet testing,...

    Also, based on a few minutes of carpet testing, the Alien felt way stiffer/more powerful than the other two. It felt equivalent to an F1.
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    I considered all three. I really wanted the Alien...

    I considered all three. I really wanted the Alien RS but it was way too low volume and narrow for me. A sweet boot if it fits.

    The Backland is time tested but really nothing special.

    I went...
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    Does social media overhype avy danger?

    Just wondering to hear from anyone else who has been at the backcountry game for more than a few years what your thoughts are about the relatively recent phenomena of using FB, IG, certain forums...
  6. I wishing they offered the touring version...

    I wishing they offered the touring version without so much tail rocker. The Wildcat 108's tail looks horrible for skinning.
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    How do the people that have skied the QST 118...

    How do the people that have skied the QST 118 like 'em?

    I have pair still in the wrapper, but wasn't thrilled Outdoor Gear Lab (who have great climbing gear reviews, maybe more iffy ski gear...
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    The ski they don't make (yet) is the one I am...

    The ski they don't make (yet) is the one I am interested in the most = a Mythic 107.

    The ski they currently make that I am interested in is the Legend Factory (117mm). Seems like this ski has been...
  9. Thread: DPS boots?

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    I ski about 65 days a year - 50 on tele gear and...

    I ski about 65 days a year - 50 on tele gear and 15 on fixed heel gear and when I heard that podcast I thought that the best way to get bio-mechanical feedback is to use modern tele gear. I prefer...
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    At the risk of sending too many mags over to a...

    At the risk of sending too many mags over to a very civil site and forum, I think Craig Dostie (now on Earn Your Turns) easily writes the most thorough and least bias reviews in the business and he...
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    Back to Dynastar - anyone know if the Mythic will...

    Back to Dynastar - anyone know if the Mythic will be offered in a wider size (e.g., 107) next year?
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    You ski to the snout of the Mer de Glace, huck a...

    You ski to the snout of the Mer de Glace, huck a lung climbing the stairs, and then take the cog train down to Cham. I have never seen a more dramatic example of glacial recession as there, the climb...
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    I feel the comments above about how they ski are...

    I feel the comments above about how they ski are accurate so I won't add anything about the Procline's ski performance. I much prefer them over the TLT6 for skiing but that may be due mostly to the...
  14. PSA - Just last night, I returned a pair of new...

    PSA - Just last night, I returned a pair of new but last years ZeroG 108s 178cm to the Seattle flagship REI. With tax they ran about $525. Go get 'em if you want 'em.
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    Truax (or anyone else) - have you skied both the...

    Truax (or anyone else) - have you skied both the 178cm ZeroG and Supercharger yet? If so, can you compare and contrast? These are the two skis that I am considering for a (relatively) lightweight...
  16. Another vote for Dynafit skins - they are my...

    Another vote for Dynafit skins - they are my favorite of any skin that I have owned, despite the fact I prefer the more "traditional" attachment system of a metal loop over the tip and a rubber strap...
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    Or, maybe it is time to stop putting any faith in...

    Or, maybe it is time to stop putting any faith in long range forecasts. Several (i.e., the two that I know) professional meteorologist have come to the conclusion that the correlation between ocean...
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    Yes, the current Scott Synergy is the previous...

    Yes, the current Scott Synergy is the previous Garmont EnerG so don't be afraid to buy Scott - I think you are due for new boots.

    You also may be getting arthritis is your big toe which doesn't...
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    I have three pairs of EnerGs and one pair of the...

    I have three pairs of EnerGs and one pair of the Neon Green Scott Synergys and they are basically the same. Definitely the fit is the same. Last year's Green Synergys had much lighter buckles (both...
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    You should have been on Rainier Saturday when one...

    You should have been on Rainier Saturday when one member of our party wrestled to unlock the cuff of his TLT5 for 25 minutes and was finally able to pry it open with a Leatherman. I don't own TLTs...
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    I have the Sportiva Spitfires and love them....

    I have the Sportiva Spitfires and love them. Definitely the widest of the TLT (narrowest) and F1 Evo (middle) type boots. They have a great ski/walk mechanism (seems more bomber and easier compared...
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