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    hot scrape does wonders Also Tech Talk JONG

    hot scrape does wonders

    Also Tech Talk JONG
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    I feel a general sense of duty to the old guard...

    I feel a general sense of duty to the old guard who have watched me grow up.

    To make them feel really old...
  3. Find a pair of pocket rockets, the soft foam core...

    Find a pair of pocket rockets, the soft foam core basically made them the first reverse camber ski
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    Do you like skiing corn? If so: April. You...

    Do you like skiing corn?
    If so: April.

    You have a helicopter.

    If you have a helicopter and can't find good snow in April you are doing something wrong (or it rained to 6k'). I love April...
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    On the bright side, having one of my favorite...

    On the bright side, having one of my favorite skiers show his mortality in a non skiing/BASE Jumping way is something.

    Heal up Robb! You've got this!
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    Meh, boat makes me money... It's just insane how...

    Meh, boat makes me money... It's just insane how much money flows through the local economy due to salmon.
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    It's definitely something I'll consider, would be...

    It's definitely something I'll consider, would be helpful maintaining my boat too.
  8. Pretty sure they can stop all of you, see World...

    Pretty sure they can stop all of you, see World War 1
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    Well I got a professional level job for half the...

    Well I got a professional level job for half the winter, so by moving back in with the parents and forgoing a season pass (I'll just ski BC) I should be able to afford about 20 hours this winter. ...
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    Anybody fly airplanes?

    Did my first flight lesson yesterday.

    So I guess I can't buy new ski gear for a while.

    :D

    Anybody else?
  11. Nah it just means I need a job this winter.

    Nah it just means I need a job this winter.
  12. Hey I'm using my masters degree right meow. Well...

    Hey I'm using my masters degree right meow. Well I will be after my lunch break
  13. To get a full share you generally have to be a...

    To get a full share you generally have to be a tender as well, which doesn't jive with my current summer job of running a salmon boat. Also fuck that shit, I'm trying to spend the winter around...
  14. Because I owe people tens of thousands of dollars...

    Because I owe people tens of thousands of dollars and didn't catch enough fish this season.
  15. Well shoot now I'm leaning towards the vision.

    Well shoot now I'm leaning towards the vision.
  16. Yeah this looks like what I'll do, just gonna be...

    Yeah this looks like what I'll do, just gonna be hard to do that living out of a van.
  17. looks like the job market is about what I...

    looks like the job market is about what I thought. I need to catch more fish next year. Working sucks.
  18. Don't the prime and the seekr have tail rocker? ...

    Don't the prime and the seekr have tail rocker? Also the corvus only had early rise (I want no part of skinning a fully rockered ski). Could have also been the binding holding me to far from the...
  19. I guess I'll add I'm not super concerned about...

    I guess I'll add I'm not super concerned about skiing on ice, I just need to be able to traverse/skin on hardpack. The black crows skied just fine. I don't need a suuuuper smeary ski, just need to...
  20. Shop people generally make a reasonable wage in...

    Shop people generally make a reasonable wage in that $20 range especially if they are bootfitters, and/or the shop has a commission program. $12/hr with a decent commission would work just fine.
  21. Help me buy a ski... Line Vision v faction prime v G3 SeekR

    So I'm in the market for a light (no metal topsheet), 110ish underfoot touring ski. I've narrowed it down to 3 contenders... First off the AKJJ 195 is my all time favorite powder ski, I've also been...
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    6-12
  23. That thar job board doesn't get much traffic eh? (Tahoe/Reno folks, jobs?)

    So I'm looking for a job in the reno/tahoe/mammoth area, really anything interesting that leaves me a modest amount of time for skiing will do.

    My Education:
    Masters of arts in teaching
    B.S....
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    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA oh if only we collected tax...

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA oh if only we collected tax income!
  25. inReach style devices seem like a great option...

    inReach style devices seem like a great option because you can get help before you really really really need it.

    That being said, having an inreach allows you to check in with people who might...
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    Sounds super fun. But I'm a guide, so I couldn't...

    Sounds super fun. But I'm a guide, so I couldn't be on the same team as Schwerty.

    Also how do you catch fish without beads? San Juan Worms?
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    I could probably be talked into it.

    I could probably be talked into it.
  28. Why not just use a gillnet?

    Why not just use a gillnet?
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    I demand more tele turns!

    I demand more tele turns!
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    I'm wondering how the mounting point compares to...

    I'm wondering how the mounting point compares to the CT3.0 on paper they look like very similar skis, and moving my mount from the "candide line" to -1 from all mountain went from a ski that I hated...
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    Costco has ticket 2 packs for $110, and various...

    Costco has ticket 2 packs for $110, and various shops have $75 tickets.

    If it's sunny it'll be fun, for sure.
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    Springtime in the Chugach (TR)

    We have had basically the worst season I can remember here in AK, it rained all of November, then snowed a bit, then didn't snow till February, then snowed like 15 feet at elevation then rained at...
  33. Oh man, then I'd have to bring like 3 more fly...

    Oh man, then I'd have to bring like 3 more fly rods... Also unfortunately I'm probably not gonna have time to get that far north. Sometime though.
  34. Anybody want to go fishing between Tucson and Seattle?

    Going on a fishing/skiing trip next week. Plan is to fish northern Arizona for a day then head to mammoth for morning skiing afternoon/evening fishing, then up to Reno for more of the same...
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    I fished there once and it was pretty boring...

    I fished there once and it was pretty boring fishing wise, caught a 14 inch rainbow every cast for like 5 hours. Maybe the easiest fishing I have ever done (the guided offered me a job at the end of...
  36. Make sure to pay attention to the rod loading...

    Make sure to pay attention to the rod loading especially on the backcast, and in the forward cast you should make sure to increase your power as you go into it. Then make sure you stop the rod...
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    I love how easy it is to troll TGRer, after 20...

    I love how easy it is to troll TGRer, after 20 years you'd think someone would wise up.

    :D

    Cody if you do ski St. Elias it will rank you among the best/luckiest ski mountaineers in history as...
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    Nah, I just don't see how a line 4 people on...

    Nah, I just don't see how a line 4 people on earth have ever skied is a classic. Maybe the most badass ski line on earth (nearly 20,000 vert, yes, a classic though... ?


    Anyway, this discussion...
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    Being an Alaskan skier makes you more of an...

    Being an Alaskan skier makes you more of an expert on Alaskan skiing than someone who flies up for a month a year at most and spends most of their time in helicopters guided by non Alaskans yes. ...
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    There's a lot more objective risk on that...

    There's a lot more objective risk on that mountain than most other mountains in the world. I don't think Cody is gonna do anything stupid, but St. Elias is definitely the crux of his project, and...
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    Right, and St. Elias is not a classic. It's been...

    Right, and St. Elias is not a classic. It's been skied like twice, and I think the first time someone in the party died. How is that a classic? Like it's really fucking cool, but it's not a...
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    Should those descents be in the same book at...

    Should those descents be in the same book at Tuckermans Ravine and Mt. Superior? St. Elias was first skied like a decade ago, calling it a classic is like calling The Goo Goo Dolls classic rock. I...
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    $39 heli bumps... damn.

    $39 heli bumps... damn.
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    My advice: Boot heaters, green wax, all of the...

    My advice: Boot heaters, green wax, all of the clothing.

    Make sure to get the sweet patch for skiing the "big 3" (big 2 medium 1)
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    seconded I have skied in Alaska for 20 years,...

    seconded

    I have skied in Alaska for 20 years, I had never heard of University Peak until the book came out. I would put the S couloir in front of that. I've honestly never met or heard of anyone...
  46. Pretty much all the ski hills in Alaska are owned...

    Pretty much all the ski hills in Alaska are owned by a club or city.

    Eaglecrest - City owned a large percentage of the city wide sales tax goes to buying explosives for ski patrol
    Eyak - City...
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    Well shit. I'll be in Seattle that day. My...

    Well shit. I'll be in Seattle that day.

    My ski bag only holds up to 200 CM skis though.

    Can I still come?
  48. The Northwest is good... Once you get off I-5 (mini TR)

    The Ikon Pass continues to be a good investment...

    Headed down south for some sunshine and baseball.

    Also Xtal. ...
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    whelp that was a fun winter. Good thing I have...

    whelp that was a fun winter. Good thing I have an ikon pass... California here I come.
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    Yeah all 3 super narrow fairly steep trails. In...

    Yeah all 3 super narrow fairly steep trails. In the rain. And people like you and me hauling ass to get to the tram. Being a beginner or intermediate skier at Alyeska is miserable. Makes skiing not...
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