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    Agreed on Axl, great binding and adjustment...

    Agreed on Axl, great binding and adjustment options, plus free pivot touring.

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    NTN, or 75mm? Armada Invictus 95 (non-metal...

    NTN, or 75mm? Armada Invictus 95 (non-metal version) in 185 with Rottefella Freeride. Not a lot of days on the skis, bindings older but in good shape functionally.

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    Doing some science, are you publishing your...

    Doing some science, are you publishing your findings? lol

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    Well if they are treating some extended...

    Well if they are treating some extended warranties different than others, that's total BS. I didn't talk to them, just put the warranty in the box and they sent a new beacon. They keep referring to...
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    It sounds like you got the initial email, not...

    It sounds like you got the initial email, not that they have your beacon in hand and sent that message? A lot of us got that message and got a free replacement with proof of extended warranty.
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    It sounds like an in between the "alpine style...

    It sounds like an in between the "alpine style waxless" and the narrow long nordic waxless might be a good fit for you (eg. Fischer Outback 68 or even E99 that was mentioned) with a simple 3 pin...
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    Outdoor gear exchange has some pretty good pack...

    Outdoor gear exchange has some pretty good pack sales going on:

    https://www.gearx.com/packs-bags/backpacks/mid-size-packs?intended_use=22520&is_discounted=14872
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    Yep, and I totally saw this coming. Which is why...

    Yep, and I totally saw this coming. Which is why I jumped on it quick, would have been even quicker if I had the beacon on hand at the time.
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    The mothership of tele mounting pattern...

    The mothership of tele mounting pattern comparisons:

    https://earnyourturns.com/34683/telemark-binding-mounting-patterns/2/
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    Sounds like a good setup for the intended use. If...

    Sounds like a good setup for the intended use. If you ever want to climb something a bit steeper but not breakout the skins, you can kickwax the tip and tail (as long as conditions are right). Do you...
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    Based on your length comment, I think you are...

    Based on your length comment, I think you are confusing classic nordic touring skis with the more modern wider waxless skis with metal edges. These skis typically don't come in a 210 length, they are...
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    The switch design on this one could be better...

    The switch design on this one could be better too, but not as worrisome to me as the warranty version. I'm comfortable with using the yellow/gray one but carry it in the harness. The biggest concern...
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    Is that the warranty version or the older yellow...

    Is that the warranty version or the older yellow body / gray switch version like this one?

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    Even simpler!

    Even simpler!
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    yes And I should have added certain ski designs...

    yes And I should have added certain ski designs may dictate further fore/aft for boot center, but that would be the case whether alpine or tele.

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    For Freerides, I just put the boot in the...

    For Freerides, I just put the boot in the binding, line up boot center on the line, mark the front of the binding on topsheet with a marker, then remove boot and mount there. For 22 Designs template...
  17. Ever since Sid left us, it's been hard to keep...

    Ever since Sid left us, it's been hard to keep one's self entertained.

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  18. I never post here, but - best news headline ever?

    "John Lydon bitten by fleas on groin after tending to squirrels in home"

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/john-lydon-bitten-fleas-groin-squirrels-home
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    The fore/aft adjustment after mounted is one...

    The fore/aft adjustment after mounted is one reason I really like the Rotte Freeride for lift served skiing (among other things, release, brakes, ease of entry). I won't say it skis as well as the...
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    One is hyper and the other is super, duh. :D

    One is hyper and the other is super, duh. :D
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    On second thought, an insulated Carhartt jacket...

    On second thought, an insulated Carhartt jacket and tights might be the better option.
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    I mean coveralls do have their disadvantages.
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    Harry, that is probably the older version (yellow...

    Harry, that is probably the older version (yellow with gray slider switch) that is not part of the warranty replacement. Although who knows. You should ask and then let me know what they say, ha.
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    Insulated Carhartts or similar would be my...

    Insulated Carhartts or similar would be my suggestion. I mean why pay bucko bucks for weight savings when just standing around?
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    I neglected to mention the wait time, thanks...

    I neglected to mention the wait time, thanks margotron. They did have some pre-made ones ready to ship but only in XL. They said those typically go pretty fast.
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    I think you know the answer to that question.

    I think you know the answer to that question.
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    Ha, guess it never hurts to ask! Sent from my...

    Ha, guess it never hurts to ask!

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    I was always happy meadow skipping in my...

    I was always happy meadow skipping in my Switchbacks. Skied the 3 pin CRB and Hardwire for years. Much prefer the switchbacks for efficiency. To me, meadow skipping still requires skins so kick and...
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    I imagine that they have sold since they were...

    I imagine that they have sold since they were posted over 10 months ago.
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    Yeah, if I had readily available parts would have...

    Yeah, if I had readily available parts would have been different. Easy to work on for sure.
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    Only tele binding I've ever hated, ha. Lots of...

    Only tele binding I've ever hated, ha. Lots of extra parts is good though. I would opt for simple 3 pin with no heel cable myself over targa.

    Skis sound nice though! ;) I'm sure it will be fine.
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    First, I wouldn't want to tour on those Targas!...

    First, I wouldn't want to tour on those Targas! Switchback or another free pivot option would be way mo bettah.

    That being said, for that setup I would probably just mount back 2cm from boot...
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    you got them, sweet! Sent from my...

    you got them, sweet!

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    I can see skating over classic if you only ski...

    I can see skating over classic if you only ski groomed areas, but the joy of nordic, for me, is getting back to the basic roots of overland travel and enjoying being outside. I hate being where there...
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    :rolleyes: Classic is way more versatile, so fun...

    :rolleyes: Classic is way more versatile, so fun to just head cross country on mellow terrain. I think most new to nordic would be better served with classic gear IMO.

    Edit to add: but I'm someone...
  35. Has she taken an Avy 1 class? That trumps gear if...

    Has she taken an Avy 1 class? That trumps gear if not.
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    These may have sold, but skinny Q for not much $...

    These may have sold, but skinny Q for not much $

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/337482-Skinny-Quixote-HH-drilled-x2-catch-and-release
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    Awesome shot!

    Awesome shot!
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    Very common repair, I have had numerous nails...

    Very common repair, I have had numerous nails pulled and plugged over the years. Yes, let a shop do it.
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    Tua Wilderness, yah baby! At least we...

    Tua Wilderness, yah baby!



    At least we don't smell like damp wool and cheap polypropylene these days. :D
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    I hear ya!

    I hear ya!
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    Good to know, my Hubba NX had great ventilation...

    Good to know, my Hubba NX had great ventilation but definitely very light materials and didn't put it through long term use. For the price of the MSR tents you can definitely get something way more...
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    Yeah, location where you pitch definitely...

    Yeah, location where you pitch definitely matters. If you can shelter in protective trees, avoid snow loading, etc. you can get away with a lighter build tent. It's sure nice to be in a very strong...
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    There are places in the U.S. to camp in a lower...

    There are places in the U.S. to camp in a lower elevation desert and drive an hour or so to ski. Maybe not near big resorts, but good backcountry skiing. I will leave it up to you to figure out where...
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    I figured, but wasn't sure. I hope they are...

    I figured, but wasn't sure. I hope they are getting good use out of it!
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    Marmot Thor 2P for a good price on ebay, used but...

    Marmot Thor 2P for a good price on ebay, used but new fly and looks in good shape (always ask about mildew if buying used)
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    Getting super sweaty during outdoor pursuits is...

    Getting super sweaty during outdoor pursuits is gross? That's a weird statement since it's part of the deal for most. Are you sure you don't just want some potato chips, beer, and a lazy boy? ;)
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    For sure!

    For sure!
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    Many single wall tents are exceptional for winter...

    Many single wall tents are exceptional for winter but dismal in the rain. The advantage of a double wall is they can be used year round if wanted. Can't go wrong with Hilleberg. I would avoid all the...
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    I'm running 245/75R/17 with the new Hakkas,...

    I'm running 245/75R/17 with the new Hakkas, waltzed right through stuff like this tonight without even getting the heart rate up. The Falken Wildpeaks definitely out perform the LT3 in squirmy mud,...
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    Apologies for my balding tire shit talk, lol...

    Apologies for my balding tire shit talk, lol (mine were nowhere near that bad cuz that would be damn near impossible to get anywhere on icy roads I would think). But I was young, stupid, and fearless...
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