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    Yes, but you have to remember that -10 Loaf...

    Yes, but you have to remember that -10 Loaf Degrees is actually -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
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    Sunday River also has an open-during-windhold...

    Sunday River also has an open-during-windhold T-Bar (otherwise competition programs only). Some of the operators are better then others at recognizing who is or isn't a racer, but I wouldn't suggest...
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    If the insurances savings ROI was anything...

    If the insurances savings ROI was anything remotely near-term, you'd see a lot fewer chairs without bars; many, if not most, of the chairs out there without them could be retrofitted....
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    ...and that, right there, is one of the many...

    ...and that, right there, is one of the many forms of eternal optimism of the Eastern skier.

    "Somewhere on this face, there's a hardwood line that doesn't end in a spruce/fir thicket, and I think...
  5. In theory, that should work. I found it to be...

    In theory, that should work.

    I found it to be a lot more challenge to balance on my heel and pivot the toe free while pivoting the other leg across and pushing down to release. IIRC the brake...
  6. One other pro/con between the two not mentioned:...

    One other pro/con between the two not mentioned:
    You can step on the Shift heelpiece with the opposing ski and release yourself. You cannot do that with the Tecton, because you're still connected at...
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    It's one of those things...you can go, embrace...

    It's one of those things...you can go, embrace the shitshow and enjoy, or you can stay away. Any other option will lead to disappointment. Show up early, the limiting factor there is parking.
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    Seconded. I only had two on the hill this week,...

    Seconded. I only had two on the hill this week, but yesterday was one of them, and conditions were pretty darn good (at least for freeskiing, the race training took a bit of effort to pull off).
    ...
  9. So I see several references to "protecting the...

    So I see several references to "protecting the camera" while skiing.

    I think I already said it, but I'll say it again:
    Fuck the camera, protect your body.

    Pro-grade gear (and I include...
  10. Can you manage not to crash, at least most of the...

    Can you manage not to crash, at least most of the time?

    Wrap it in a small puffy or other extra layer.

    Want better protection and organization, especially for additional gear...
  11. Just be damn sure you don't drop a ski, or you'll...

    Just be damn sure you don't drop a ski, or you'll look like even more of a doofus running after it.

    Re: grinding down/smoothing the brake pads, just be aware that you may also be compromising...
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    I have a pair of the 182s that are, I assume, at...

    I have a pair of the 182s that are, I assume, at the factory recommendation. I'm quite happy with how they skied, although I am working on rehoming them because I picked up a pair of Bent Chet 120s...
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    The UV-5R is functional, and if you're...

    The UV-5R is functional, and if you're technically capable not all that hard to program, but:
    a) it's not actually legal for FRS/GMRS use (probably not a big deal in practice, as getting caught is...
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    A lot of good commentary on hoods above; I...

    A lot of good commentary on hoods above; I strongly prefer a hood that's compatible with a large helmet, because I have a large skull. Unfortunately, most aren't quite big enough (I can hunker down...
  15. If you're using it specifically for GMRS, it's...

    If you're using it specifically for GMRS, it's probably worth replacing the POS stock antenna with one specifically tuned for GMRS frequencies. A quick Google turns up this:...
  16. Bindings don't protect your ACL except by...

    Bindings don't protect your ACL except by coincidence. Back when ACL injuries started become a big subject, several manufacturers introduced upwards-toe-release as a risk-mitigation factor, but IIRC...
  17. Yes. If you were in the States, I'd have to...

    Yes.

    If you were in the States, I'd have to say no, you'd be better off buying my Beast 14s so I can put Shifts on the full-powder boards and have my entire quiver alpine-boot compatible, but the...
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    Really good skiing first thing at the River...

    Really good skiing first thing at the River today, I think we may have gotten the jackpot for this storm. The downside of a relatively good lift system is that things got tracked out pretty quickly....
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    Sunday River was skiing well this morning, but I...

    Sunday River was skiing well this morning, but I was on slalom skis that were pretty close to sharp. Got a visual reminder about the importance of self-arrest skills, though, and took a few minutes...
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    The surface on the race hill here is great for...

    The surface on the race hill here is great for its intended use, but I don't think the kids believe me when I tell them that.

    Also, I think I'm bringing my crampons tomorrow.

    Sent from my...
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    Have you checked out any of the above recently?...

    Have you checked out any of the above recently? From the first results for "coaching fee u12 soccer travel team":



    So over $2k in coaching and club costs for 8-9 year-olds playing soccer....
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    Keep in mind that the 3PMSF rating only requires...

    Keep in mind that the 3PMSF rating only requires a modest improvement over a normal M+S tire (10% in straight-line stopping distance, not sure on other tests); most dedicated winter tires crush the...
  23. ...and unlike that year, there is a base already...

    ...and unlike that year, there is a base already in place this year, right?

    If not, keep that in mind. It ain't called Rock Dodge for nothing.*

    *: and I've got the hardware in my left tibia to...
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    There's usually not much need for a parent to be...

    There's usually not much need for a parent to be traveling with the athlete at the FIS level (for many athletes, it tends to more of a distraction than a benefit), and they will be traveling with...
  25. On the first, that's in part dependent on the...

    On the first, that's in part dependent on the land ownership, lease terms, and I would assume the regulations and policies of the local Forest. In the case of the area I skied at in Montana (Red...
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    Friggin' cold this morning in Bethel, after...

    Friggin' cold this morning in Bethel, after another norincher last night. Resort is showing a three-day total of 8", which is probably about right (I'd have said 6" in my driveway). I wish it would...
  27. When it's federal or state-owned land, or even...

    When it's federal or state-owned land, or even land leased from another private landholder, the terms of the lease or special-use permit matter. If those terms specifically allow for non-motorized...
  28. The KMart lease (from the State of Vermont)...

    The KMart lease (from the State of Vermont) specifically provides that they may not prohibit hunting, and there was some discussion of this when they banned uphill travel (before instituting the...
  29. FWIW, the bicyclists were using the roadways well...

    FWIW, the bicyclists were using the roadways well before the cars and trucks.

    I just paid the $120 for uphill passes for my wife and myself at a smaller local area. I expect we'll get out there...
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    He put the skis on and somehow made it onto the...

    He put the skis on and somehow made it onto the lift, but they didn't stay on for very long when he started heading downhill, at which point someone else heard him say, "I think I forgot to stand...
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    "Mario, you gotta put those on, they won't let...

    "Mario, you gotta put those on, they won't let you just carry them up."

    "Those" were his skis, and yes, Mario was in the lift line at the time.
  32. Can't answer for the question-asker, but I will...

    Can't answer for the question-asker, but I will note that it makes sense that the AFD would need to max out for a alpine-DIN sole, as that's the skinniest spec it needs to meet.

    I believe mine are...
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    Do you perceive a significant difference in...

    Do you perceive a significant difference in forward lean? Blister shows 12' on the Lange (sans spoiler) vs 15' on the Hawx.

    One of the guys I work with switched from an XT 130 to the Hawx Ultra...
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    It has been a life-long dream. Sent from my...

    It has been a life-long dream.

    Sent from my SM-G892A using TGR Forums mobile app
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    For a tuning bench, remember to consider the...

    For a tuning bench, remember to consider the height of the vises (or whatever ski-holding system you choose) in your calculations. I do agree with the article that cutting down a bench that's too...
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    The red ones, and the red one, respectively, duh.

    The red ones, and the red one, respectively, duh.
  37. While I remain nostalgic for the Way Things Used...

    While I remain nostalgic for the Way Things Used To Be in some regards, at the end of the day, I think that reducing poaching is a good thing. If poaching is statistically significant, it ends up...
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    I ran the Cooper M+S, studless, on my XTerra....

    I ran the Cooper M+S, studless, on my XTerra. Only got it really stuck once, and that was being dumb (isn't it always?)—tried to yank a Wrangler on street tires out of a snow drift in April, as...
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    I had no problems with my Nokian LT2s on...

    I had no problems with my Nokian LT2s on rough-ish USFS roads when I was living back in Montana (nor since, but the driving isn't as interesting around here). I don't know how the SUV line compares...
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    Shifrin's dominance is due in no small part to...

    Shifrin's dominance is due in no small part to the hard work she did before getting to the World Cup and her ability to keep working that hard—and figuring out the right things to work on—while on...
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    I'll also point out that there was a significant...

    I'll also point out that there was a significant amount of support from women competing; the proposal was sponsored by both the gender equity working group and the athletes' group. All other concerns...
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    ...which is unfortunate, because a lot of the...

    ...which is unfortunate, because a lot of the staff at the time the legal issues came to the fore were good people (and competent). No idea how many of them are still around.
  43. I saw it done on the three-foot day at Bridger a...

    I saw it done on the three-foot day at Bridger a couple of years back, and I've seen it done at Alta as well.

    In the latter case, it was the first time I was there, so I just figured it was...
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    They don't. FIS officially changed the...

    They don't. FIS officially changed the nomenclature this past summer.




    Yes.
  45. The trail map labels single-diamond trails "Most...

    The trail map labels single-diamond trails "Most Difficult Run", double-diamond "Expert Terrain", and triple-diamond "High Exposure."

    As much as it's a bit jankety in some regards, I do think that...
  46. It doesn't even have to be that fancy to be...

    It doesn't even have to be that fancy to be useful. Got someone you think has been sharing his pass with his roomie because you caught it once, and they claimed "oops, forgot that was in the jacket...
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    My VW experience is now a few generations old (I...

    My VW experience is now a few generations old (I owned two different Mk 2s), but I wouldn't expect a used VW to be any less expensive to maintain than a used Audi, Merc, or BMW. If you can find a...
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    Sunday River picked up about three or four dense...

    Sunday River picked up about three or four dense inches by 2:30, made a world of difference after Friday's weather event that turned most trails into good racing surfaces. Came home to find an inch...
  49. Nope, I'm in Maine for the foreseeable future....

    Nope, I'm in Maine for the foreseeable future. You can thank me for the snow you've been getting. ;)
  50. I just got a shipping note and tracking number in...

    I just got a shipping note and tracking number in my email for order 17871. That would be great, but I've already got my hat and signed magazine. Not sure if you can catch that before it actually...
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