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    I use XTD130s with XTD120 liners for the most...

    I use XTD130s with XTD120 liners for the most part. They work really quite well.

    As for bindings, I agree that Tectons makes a ton of sense if you want to take them touring - more so than Shifts....
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    Adrgha has mounted his with C&Ds with Tectons and...

    Adrgha has mounted his with C&Ds with Tectons and I believe he is touring with them quite a bit. He has skin clip tails as well. I can't remember if he posted any pics of his skis after he mounted...
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    Again, it has been two hours, and no back to...

    Again, it has been two hours, and no back to back skiing - so take what I say with a grain of salt. The difference is down to wildcats being softer in the first and last fifths of the ski, and...
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    I meant to type jibby, but brainfarted. Iggy...

    I meant to type jibby, but brainfarted. Iggy posted a while back stating something like "woods are not jibby" or some such, so I just meant to mirror that sentiment.

    Tried wildcat108 184s for a...
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    If demoing is not an option, the easiest thing is...

    If demoing is not an option, the easiest thing is as always just to give ON3P a call and ask.

    Or just go 187 and shred.

    Btw - mr Ellsworth over at Blister is just about the same size/weight as...
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    As you say, a 182 wood108 and a 184 wildcat108 is...

    As you say, a 182 wood108 and a 184 wildcat108 is practically identical length wise and mount wise.

    The rockers in the tails of the two skis are a bit different, as is the flex in the...
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    2-year cycle I believe - which means changes...

    2-year cycle I believe - which means changes should be coming to the Jeffrey line for 2021 :) (changes two years ago was that the 96 was introduced, sidecut changes for the 108s and 19 weight glass...
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    nice write up Muggy! Snow is dumping down...

    nice write up Muggy!

    Snow is dumping down outside. So as you do I was sitting here debating whether to start on C&Ds, BGs or SGN Toggas (local ski brand's take on a Renegade) tomorrow. After...
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    holy crap - 550usd for those brand spanking new,...

    holy crap - 550usd for those brand spanking new, custom made 2021 wider MVPs is spectacular value for money.
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    nice vid klauss :) 123ski - i would suggest...

    nice vid klauss :)

    123ski - i would suggest giving Iggy/ON3P a call. Their advice is usually spot on :) Both skis are awesome.
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    mtnwriter - my bad, didn't see that you posted...

    mtnwriter - my bad, didn't see that you posted the video ahead of me :)
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    davide explains it better than I can ...

    davide explains it better than I can

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Kr7edoIJ5o
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    besides the brakes moving location, the heel...

    besides the brakes moving location, the heel remain the same as far as I know. Whether or not the redesigned front is an improvement remains to be seen - it is not like a ton of people are reporting...
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    my bad - finally removed the faulty link. :) ...

    my bad - finally removed the faulty link. :)

    I must admit that after listening to the Blister podcast I am more than a little bit curious about the XT3s. :)
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    I would go wood108s+wood116s, or wood96s+wood116s...

    I would go wood108s+wood116s, or wood96s+wood116s if you want the skinnier ski.

    Wood108s and wood116s ski a bit differently due to width differences and flex differences (116s are a bit rounder...
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    if that happens then just trim the top inside...

    if that happens then just trim the top inside platic bit on the brake arm - aka the little stud that probably is what is catching on the ski before the brakes make it down and out - and/or try to...
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    I've skied both Ravens and Hojis on the same kind...

    I've skied both Ravens and Hojis on the same kind of bulletproof as described above wrt the BGs. To be a bit overly dramatic - the 4FRNTs had grip, BGs were Bambi. If you had been there you would...
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    My BGs are the worst pair of skis I've ever tried...

    My BGs are the worst pair of skis I've ever tried on bulletproof. Zero grip. I was probably somewhat to blame though, being a smaller, light guy with shit technique on 184s. In any type of dust on...
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    Shift 100mm brakes are 108mm wide internally - so...

    Shift 100mm brakes are 108mm wide internally - so it should be perfection. With a minimum of bending and a bit of trimming (on the top of the plastic brake pad on the inside edge) I've fitted 100mm...
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    I took my EXPs (mounted with Atomic Backland) out...

    I took my EXPs (mounted with Atomic Backland) out today, and what I experienced suprised me to say the least.

    First and foremost - EXPs ski like a heavier ski, even in their stock configuarion...
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    Thanks for sharing! That was an awesome find. ...

    Thanks for sharing! That was an awesome find.

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    Call me crazy, but I think the Mantras (third ski from the right) look pretty awesome. They probably pop nicely on snow. The new V Werks...
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    I am kinda interested in learning more about the...

    I am kinda interested in learning more about the changes to the Anima, as mentioned in Evo's write up. Most Mags + Blister seem to rate it at a solid meh (while people seem to really get on with the...
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    hehe - wopsy, my bad. Didn't check the actual...

    hehe - wopsy, my bad. Didn't check the actual catalogue all that closely - took the heading at face value. Oh well.

    You probably saw this thing right?
    ...
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    holy crap - those Cohens look amazing. 118s right?

    holy crap - those Cohens look amazing. 118s right?
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    Bry - it is a screen grab from an Insta-story. It...

    Bry - it is a screen grab from an Insta-story. It showed what I believe to be their two V Werks skis (Katana and Mantra) to the right of the presumed Katana, then the new freeride range of supposedly...
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    The latest I heard was that they were still...

    The latest I heard was that they were still working on it, but had to completely redesign the heel (i think it was) due to patent infringements or some such. Somebody else posted about it, perhaps in...
  27. Agreed - ATK's statement is utterly nonsensical....

    Agreed - ATK's statement is utterly nonsensical. I find it baffling that one of their engineers could not write a succint reply based on actual data, instead of "the referenced test is shit, our...
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    Today I got on my Rustler11 180s for the first...

    Today I got on my Rustler11 180s for the first time this season. Also a first - I did not swap skis. R11s are just so amazing. It is like they were made specifically for the resort/terrain/snow that...
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    hah - I've been checking for that page to be...

    hah - I've been checking for that page to be updated over the last couple of days :)
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    what the vids show isn't the elasticity at work,...

    what the vids show isn't the elasticity at work, but seem to be play.

    Again, I would just contact BD and get their take on it. Their warranty responses seem to be pretty damned fast wrt...
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    Supergoats? If yes, then keep in mind that they...

    Supergoats? If yes, then keep in mind that they are 118 (144/118/127 - 2mm wider waist, 1mm wider in tip and tail vs stock BG quote PowTron) and have less tail rocker :)

    Lots of feedback on that...
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    You could, but that is a mighty fine way to break the toes if done a lot - the wings does not take kindly to steel edges. :)
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    no - what the videos show is not a known issue...

    no - what the videos show is not a known issue with Tectons - or Vipecs. I would call/email Black Diamond / Fritschi and have them give their take on it. Probably a warranty issue.

    I checked both...
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    If you want the same effortless ease as 4FRNTs in...

    If you want the same effortless ease as 4FRNTs in powder (and can live with decreased liveliness on groomers) then BGs are an obvious choice as they kinda requires a similar stance. I rode Hojis...
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    2021 Dynafit:...

    2021 Dynafit: https://issuu.com/josport/docs/dyn_wb_w2021_hg_swe_web

    Other than the binding that was already posted a while back in the 300gr binding thread there doesn't seem to be a whole lot...
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    I finally got to take my woodsman116s out in...

    I finally got to take my woodsman116s out in decent snow yesterday. I started the day on BMT122s and 4FRNT Hojis (both mounted w/Tectons) while the snow was fresh, then took out the Woodsies when...
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    awesome write up Luck! I am really curious about...

    awesome write up Luck! I am really curious about Lithics - they seem awesome, but are a bit cost prohibitive as of now. Time will tell when I have the chance to get a pair or two :)
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    It can be found in Knut's library ...

    It can be found in Knut's library

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lpDx4-8PF44Pc08HHNyYY6Gg2a3Dd245

    Vipec mount pattern aka #3
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    Awesomeness headed your way then! :)

    Awesomeness headed your way then! :)
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    ATK's build quality and design is plain...

    ATK's build quality and design is plain redonklous.

    I have a pair of FR14s on order. I too do not need 14din, but getting them with the freeride spacer included was just easier. I am planning to...
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    Wren114s are still offered as customs. Hell -...

    Wren114s are still offered as customs. Hell - apparently one can get them with titanal now too, which should make them missiles and increase their edge grip on hardpack. A pair or two pops up in gear...
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    I don't really see that being a controversial...

    I don't really see that being a controversial take on the woods116 at all - meaning, it seems to be fairly on point. :) I mean, comparing Woods 116s and BGs isn't excactly an apple to apple...
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    No worries - a pair of woods96 is the more...

    No worries - a pair of woods96 is the more versatile choice (and is an awesome choice) :) Woods96s probably strike a very good balance between chargyness and releasability, more so than wren96tis....
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    :) Thanks! They will remain in my quiver due to...

    :) Thanks! They will remain in my quiver due to unobtanium factor alone (also, I really enjoy them). :rolleyes2




    Nice! BGs will not leave you wanting if pow and variable is on the meny often...
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    In a surprise move, the weather here in...

    In a surprise move, the weather here in Scandiland answered your request by turning prime BG conditions into wren96ti conditions through the medium of rain.

    Skis:
    Wren88 w/pivot 14s
    Wren96...
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    quite a bit of info over on NS:...

    quite a bit of info over on NS: https://www.newschoolers.com/forum/thread/871693/Gear-rumours-20-21
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    Give it a rest man. It is too bad if the Shift...

    Give it a rest man. It is too bad if the Shift binding did not work out for you - and for those others of you where that is the case - yet it seems to work for a lot of people. That is just the way...
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    In case anybody have not seen it, Cody adresses...

    In case anybody have not seen it, Cody adresses his thoughts on Shift vs MTN use pretty well in this bonus gear episode of The Fifty:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuCEOKhvd5k&t=
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    I currently own three pairs (all bought at steep...

    I currently own three pairs (all bought at steep discounts though), as they have been discontinued - which kinda sums up my feelings about this ski. They are awesome.

    Blister's review sum em up...
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    nice! My first thought was "poor rock". :)...

    nice!



    My first thought was "poor rock". :)

    Turns out that my new home resort and BGs are a very, very good match. Forgot about both wren114s and woods116s that were in the car awaiting...
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