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  1. The palisades at squaw valley on palisades circle...

    The palisades at squaw valley on palisades circle in olympic valley at the palisades at tahoe
  2. I kind of like the idea of calling it "The...

    I kind of like the idea of calling it "The Palisades" or maybe even "The Palisades at Tahoe" instead of "Palisades Tahoe" which feels almost shorthand. I'm speculating here, but I think they included...
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    The delivery vehicle variant, MPDV, also has a...

    The delivery vehicle variant, MPDV, also has a concept of it outfitted as an "adventure van" so they've clearly thought about it, but the lack of range is a dealbreaker for sure.

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    I'm assuming these are the stock contis from when...

    I'm assuming these are the stock contis from when you bought the car. In that case you're probably out of luck.

    Most mfgs have deals with tire mfgs to create a retail-spec tire for those cars....
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    Same, they look pretty great

    Same, they look pretty great
  6. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    iirc, Mammoth has had "early ups" for all...

    iirc, Mammoth has had "early ups" for all passholders on the first saturday of every month since at least the Cali4nia pass.
    Includes a free breakfast at mccoy, and the breakfast was actually...
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    https://www.ruroc.com/media/catalog/product/r/g/rg...

    https://www.ruroc.com/media/catalog/product/r/g/rg1-dx_core_blue_lens.png
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    Scarpa Freedom SL 120 - 50/50 boots

    I've got some backcountry ski boots for sale if anyone is interested. They're Scarpa Freedom SL 120 flex.

    Details: These are Scarpa's freeride boots, and are great for alpine (lift-served) and...
  9. Thread: Best Avy Bag?

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    Correction to the previous message: Ortovox...

    Correction to the previous message:

    Ortovox is replacing the bag without further questions! Good customer service after all. Honestly the shop really made it right for me.
  10. Thread: Best Avy Bag?

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    I have an Ortovox Ascent 28 for day tours and...

    I have an Ortovox Ascent 28 for day tours and it's a pretty great bag, however, I've been pretty disappointed with the customer service. The bag ripped on the side from a ski edge rubbing against it...
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    In order of qty used: 188 Praxis FRS w/STH2s -...

    In order of qty used:

    188 Praxis FRS w/STH2s - killer big mtn sticks
    184 Moment Bibby w/Shifts - 10 days, but sold and replaced this setup with the FRS
    184 Moment Wilcat Tour 108s w/ATK FR14s -...
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    Where can I buy a boot punch device? I already...

    Where can I buy a boot punch device? I already have a heat gun and I don't see a boot punch on tognar.
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    1000% yes those are so slick

    1000% yes those are so slick
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    The og purple octopus is the coolest GPO topsheet...

    The og purple octopus is the coolest GPO topsheet by a mile, love that one
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    I'm on some dynastar menace 98s for the spring...

    I'm on some dynastar menace 98s for the spring snow and I really like them. Very jibby and still somewhat damp
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    Idk what you're doing or what to tell you, I've...

    Idk what you're doing or what to tell you, I've never paid that much for shipping skis via USPS. It was far and away the cheapest.


    Decided to check my numbers, CA to CO, 72x4x4", 10lbs, and...
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    I don’t think they’re really phasing it out so...

    I don’t think they’re really phasing it out so much as it is a more complex shape. He only offers it on the “more difficult” and “most difficult” custom models.

    Not certain about that however.
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    The Quixotes are a really compelling design. Very...

    The Quixotes are a really compelling design. Very happy with my FRS but I think the Qs are gonna be my next buy from Praxis
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    Box it up yourself and ship via USPS. I've...

    Box it up yourself and ship via USPS. I've shipped from California to Wisconsin and it was $23 - that was 2 weeks ago. If it's above 76" (193s) then they'll tack on a little extra for it being...
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    The FRS is a +10mm MVP with a few other tweaks,...

    The FRS is a +10mm MVP with a few other tweaks, so if you didn't jive with that it might not be your thing.
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    2017-18 Bibby, the blue/green ones with the...

    2017-18 Bibby, the blue/green ones with the underworld graphics, which would probably be considered the lighter ones. I think it was ~2100g per ski when I weighed them

    Cheers Superior! Thanks for...
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    My 184 Bibbys were also a size down from the 188...

    My 184 Bibbys were also a size down from the 188 FRS, so you can probably chalk it up to that.

    Large thought dump oncoming:

    I don't know the exact proportions of each layup, but the Bibbys...
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    From what I recall, the Rustler 11s also have a...

    From what I recall, the Rustler 11s also have a pretty rearward mount. Perhaps that's what is contributing to your thoughts on it being better in runouts/aprons? That would also align with how...
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    Friday morning surprised us with a bit of fresh...

    Friday morning surprised us with a bit of fresh in Mammoth so I took out the FRS again for first turns, wildly smile-inducing.

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    ^don't know who beat me here, but there was only...
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    Wildcats at +2 sounds a bit funky especially if...

    Wildcats at +2 sounds a bit funky especially if you preferred a rearward mount on the FRS.

    Interesting that the 190 cats are stiffer, my FRS feel stiffer, but again, my wildcats are 184s.
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    Yeah that'd make sense. To me they feel like...

    Yeah that'd make sense. To me they feel like they'd be a great ski for a taller/larger skier as well, but I'm not a taller/larger skier so I don't really know.

    Anyway, it's probably worth a chat...
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    I also have a pair of these in 188 enduro core,...

    I also have a pair of these in 188 enduro core, and my experience is a little different than yours. Here's what I think (some copied from the praxis thread).

    Spent the past few days enjoying the...
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    https://tgr.scdn2.secure.raxcdn.com/imgcache.php?i...

    https://tgr.scdn2.secure.raxcdn.com/imgcache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rpk4.com%2Fmm5%2Fimages-museum%2Fsarner%2F1977-1978-ski-wall-sarner.jpg

    Think it's an old italian ski brand. They appear to...
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    Spent the past few days enjoying the free refills...

    Spent the past few days enjoying the free refills in Mammoth on the FRS 188 and I have nothing but praise for this ski. Mine is a #4 flex with enduro core (Maple/Aspen/Ash). Has a hefty tip and tail...
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    These arrived today FRS 188 366643 Nice...

    These arrived today

    FRS 188

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    Nice touch:
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    Precision:
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    Alright here’s mine 364438 Used them...

    Alright here’s mine

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    Used them instead of my carbon adjustable poles on a tour a couple weeks ago, the large grip was a welcome relief, really just need to replace the baskets with...
  32. It's a no-go. Those bindings are not...

    It's a no-go.

    Those bindings are not indemnified. You'll need new bindings.
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    Well done, I'm very interested

    Well done, I'm very interested
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    Can't speak to tectons but I've skied my shifts...

    Can't speak to tectons but I've skied my shifts with these (~15 days) when not on my ATKs and they're mostly fine aside from a few marks that are way less severe than those images.
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    Moment just announced their Voyager XIV, which is...

    Moment just announced their Voyager XIV, which is a redesigned ATK FR14 with a smaller ramp (sits more flat, no need to shim the toe).

    In matte black of course.
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    Unlikely. The US-Canadian border has been closed...

    Unlikely. The US-Canadian border has been closed to Americans since March 21st.

    https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/08/14/fact-sheet-dhs-measures-border-limit-further-spread-coronavirus
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    Same!

    Same!
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    Looks like the Black Diamond 350 has been...

    Looks like the Black Diamond 350 has been released and it appears to be a mix between the ATK Crest 10 and the ATK R12. It has the R12 rear but with a crest toe piece... so it's basically an ATK...
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    I rode meridians for about 2 years as my primary...

    I rode meridians for about 2 years as my primary resort ski daily driver, they will handle chop and spring snow like a champ. Loved those skis, switched to the Bibby/Wildcat because I wanted...
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    I just bought the soft sided 20 cooler (same...

    I just bought the soft sided 20 cooler (same internal volume as soft sided Yeti 30, 20ish quarts) and the hard sided 35 (same volume as Yeti 45, 35ish quarts) from Canyon Coolers .

    Honestly super...
  41. Thread: SoCal Kick-Off

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    Call Big Willi Mountaineering in Lone Pine and...

    Call Big Willi Mountaineering in Lone Pine and talk to Blair. The man could write the book for SoCal backcountry lines, he used to live down here and knows the region better than anyone I've met....
  42. Thread: Ikon Pass

    by macon
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    Does this only apply to the full priced Ikon...

    Does this only apply to the full priced Ikon Pass, or the base pass as well?
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    Yep, brake assemblies are 48g a piece (108mm...

    Yep, brake assemblies are 48g a piece (108mm brake width). 96g total.
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    Yes brakes are removable. Here they are removed...

    Yes brakes are removable. Here they are removed on my FR14 (with freeride spacer installed).

    Was super easy to remove brakes and just required a small torx bit (can’t remember what size). 3 screws...
  45. Thread: TP Alternatives

    by macon
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    I use TP to dry after the water spray. Only...

    I use TP to dry after the water spray. Only requires a small fraction of what you use for a normal wipe.
  46. Thread: TP Alternatives

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    This is the one I mounted on my bedroom toilet a...

    This is the one I mounted on my bedroom toilet a couple years ago, it still works great and has a clean minimal look. Was only $30 when I bought it but it appears prices are increasing probably due...
  47. Thread: TP Alternatives

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    A bidet is $30 on amazon. It's so much cleaner. ...

    A bidet is $30 on amazon. It's so much cleaner.

    If you barefoot stepped in dog shit, would you just wipe it off with paper and call it good? Of course not. So why do you do it on your bum?

    Buy...
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    Touring setup (pretty powerful): Moment WCT108...

    Touring setup (pretty powerful):

    Moment WCT108 at 184cm: 1750g
    ATK FR14 w/o brakes: 312g
    Tecnica ZGTP w/lange spoilers: 1330g
    Kreuzspitze Kevlar Leash: 15g
    Pomoca S-Glide Pro Tipon: 300g
    ...
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    I too have had a little birdie tell me of the...

    I too have had a little birdie tell me of the ~360g option being offered from BD next season. Being labelled as the Helio 350 would make a lot of sense.
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    Correct The difference between the R12 and...

    Correct

    The difference between the R12 and FR14 is the DIN and additionally the FR14 comes with the new style freeride spacer included.

    The freeride spacer also fits the R12 and can be used...
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