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    Intuition Tour Wrap?

    I tried a pair last year for my Delbello Carbon TI’s and they were surprisingly too low-volume even in an medium volume, so I went with the Pro Tours MV instead which have a thicker foam. This was...
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    The toe wings on the Alpinist are shorter...

    The toe wings on the Alpinist are shorter requiring more effort to leverage the open therefore only two spring suffice vs 6 for the same retention on the Kingpin toe.

    The Alpinist toe also uses...
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    New Kingpin M Werks ...

    New Kingpin M Werks
    https://www.alpinstore.com/en/blog/Présentation-de-la-nouvelle-fixation-KINGPIN-.html
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    Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD aka Hawk Extended aka HawX

    I tried both in my Lopo Carbon TI’s and my Vulcan’s last year. I felt that the regular Lopo with the power wrap was the secret to its great fit for me with my skinny calves and that a tour version...
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    I have it on pretty good authority, skiing with...

    I have it on pretty good authority, skiing with some aquaintences of Hoji in Norway this year, that next year there will be a freeride verson with toe and heel welts for full binding compatibility. ...
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    . Funny you mention the Pro Riders. I just...

    . Funny you mention the Pro Riders. I just dusted my 2006 classics off and skied them yesterday. I had forgotten how great they are. I have become accustomed to more upright boots and skiing...
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    I gave these a try as my Lupo Carbon Ti's, which...

    I gave these a try as my Lupo Carbon Ti's, which come with an Intuition Tongue liner, like a Pro Tour, didn't fit me like my Lupo SP's with the wrap liner. I figured it would be a touring version of...
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    No, just the regular medium volume Pro Tour. It...

    No, just the regular medium volume Pro Tour. It is higher volume than the stock liner. It fits completely different. The stock liner gave me too much room over the arch and over the whole of my...
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    I finally made it by Intuition a few weeks back...

    I finally made it by Intuition a few weeks back and tried the new Pro Tour Wrap. I never did get a good fit with the stock Intuition made tongue liner in the Lupo Carbon Ti. As I have a Lupo Sp...
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    Concepts are probably the best all around do it...

    Concepts are probably the best all around do it all ski I’ve ever had. Super icy and super deep are the two extremes I wouldn’t want them for, but for everything else they are pretty awesome.
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    I just spoke to Tom at Intuition and they will...

    I just spoke to Tom at Intuition and they will have them in the early new year.
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    Japan Newbie Touring Set-up Thoughts

    Having just done the trip last year that you are going to do, here are my suggestions. Travel with one pair of skis. When you arrive in Narita airport, spend $20 to have them shipped by Black Cat...
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    I got my Tour 1 construction, 124's out again. ...

    I got my Tour 1 construction, 124's out again. So far, I have had them out only 3 days. The first two were skiing trees, which I commented on above and the last time in wider open alpine terrain. ...
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    I've skied by 184 Katanas mounted with Kingpins a...

    I've skied by 184 Katanas mounted with Kingpins a few times so far. I got them as a 50/50 resort slack country ski. I wanted to get 191 but found a great deal on 184's and since I had demoed the...
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    Skiing 185 Tour 1 124's mounted on the line and...

    Skiing 185 Tour 1 124's mounted on the line and no tip dive in deep fresh powder skiing trees. That is where I would expect to get it as I'm forced to slow down and turn a lot. I wouldn't say they...
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    I bought a pair of Lotus 124 Tour 1's on the...

    I bought a pair of Lotus 124 Tour 1's on the dream time promotion this summer. They are apparently a limited production edition and are planned for regular production next year. Mine are serial...
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    I think where this thread is getting confusing is...

    I think where this thread is getting confusing is that last year it started out talking about the Lupo Ti, which was just a regular Lupo SP with a lugged Grip Walk sole and tech inserts, which is...
  18. This is a very good assessment. I own several...

    This is a very good assessment. I own several DPS skis and Several Praxis skis, not the Protests but the Powders. A good friend skis the Protests and I have tried them. They are much more damp and...
  19. Lotus has always been a family. The Lotus 120...

    Lotus has always been a family. The Lotus 120 and Lotus 138 were the two skis using that name to denote the more powder specific skis. They added the Spoon to that family and they've just added...
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    I have a pair mounted with Salomon Guardians...

    I have a pair mounted with Salomon Guardians which are mainly for near resort tours. I like them so much I am considering an UL core version with Dynafits for a BC powder ski.
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    Over engineered and gimmicky in what way...

    Over engineered and gimmicky in what way specifically as opposed to the many new ski designs from all the other manufacturers?
  22. Thread: DPS Advise

    by Wetdog
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    Not only doctors and dentists, some hard core...

    Not only doctors and dentists, some hard core skiers also love them. Love em in the back country and for tree skiiing! 50 year veteran skier and not a doctor or a dentist.
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    No, not yet. It's just getting nice and deep in...

    No, not yet. It's just getting nice and deep in the backcountry. As it turns out, I could have skied them yesterday, but I didn't know what the snow conditions were going to be like. Off to Mexico...
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    I think he's talking about the Ti not the Carbon...

    I think he's talking about the Ti not the Carbon Ti. Different boot. The Lupo Ti is a Lupo Sp with tech inserts and "grip walk" sole. It was the Green boot introduced last year and comes with a...
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    I tried a pair of the Carbon Ti's on yesterday. ...

    I tried a pair of the Carbon Ti's on yesterday. Very interesting boot. I ski the KR2 Pro and the Lupo so was excited about this boot. It also seemed to me to be the Holy Grail. I resisted last...
  26. Thread: Praxis Ullr

    by Wetdog
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    For those of you who had enquired in the past...

    For those of you who had enquired in the past about the Ullr, and for lack of further reviews, I wanted to post a short update having skied them for a full two seasons now. I had occasion to get out...
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    I'm wondering the same. I demoed the 184's last...

    I'm wondering the same. I demoed the 184's last spring and was very impressed with them. I thought they would feel too short as I am 6'4" and 190 and most of my big skis are in the 190-195 range. ...
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    It's interesting, reading in Skialper magazine,...

    It's interesting, reading in Skialper magazine, that the Lupo Carbon TI, which they have in their free touring section alongside boots like their top pick "Boot of the Year," the Salomon Mountain...
  29. There was a problem with tablet/phone app which...

    There was a problem with tablet/phone app which they have now fixed. I was able to download the English version to my desktop computer, but not my iPad so I e-mailed them about the tablet app and...
  30. Yeah same here. I can see the English version but...

    Yeah same here. I can see the English version but when I click on it it asks me if I want to restore subscription and when I do it tells me I have successfully restore two versions, but can only open...
  31. The English version is not immediately apparent....

    The English version is not immediately apparent. I stumbled upon it by accident after downloading the mag which turned out to be the Italian version. The app doesn't make that clear. In the past,...
  32. So I paid and downloaded the mag through the app....

    So I paid and downloaded the mag through the app. Of course it was in Italian, so I went back and saw there was an English version under "supplements" not that it would make any sense to offer it...
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    No they are not. I wish I had taken pics of the...

    No they are not. I wish I had taken pics of the 191 vs 185, but the 191 tip profile is more like the 99/112 and the 185 is very similar to the 106. I'm not sure why. They are very different and I...
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    Exactly what I was thinking which is why I bought...

    Exactly what I was thinking which is why I bought these. 3.2kg
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    I saw a pair of 191 Lotus 124's at MEC in...

    I saw a pair of 191 Lotus 124's at MEC in Vancouver. They flexed almost as stiff as the 189 Lotus 120, a bit softer in the tail. The tip profile is similar to the Wailer 99 and 112. Shown here...
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    Had two sets of WR's on my RAV. They were a good...

    Had two sets of WR's on my RAV. They were a good snow tire for an AWD. They didn't have the stopping grip of winters, but forward traction was good. They were good in summer and had good wear...
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    Concepts feel a lot skinner than their dimensions...

    Concepts feel a lot skinner than their dimensions would suggest in firmer conditions. You'd be surprised.
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    Weird, I tested them on bullet proof ice and was...

    Weird, I tested them on bullet proof ice and was blown away by how well they performed, both in a carve or dumping speed. Granted they were a touch chattery in an intense slide to dump speed, but...
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    Agreed. Makes more sense to go with a narrower...

    Agreed. Makes more sense to go with a narrower waist, or keep the same width and widen tip and tail slightly. This is what Prior did with the Overlord. Last gen 140-118-125 this gen 146-118-130 and...
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    Agreed on the Concepts. They are my daily driver....

    Agreed on the Concepts. They are my daily driver. I've owned dozens of skis, presently 10, and demo 10-15 new a year, and these are my favorites ever for an all around West Coast ski. Not the best in...
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    That's precisely the reason I did not embrace the...

    That's precisely the reason I did not embrace the Beast bindings because of the uncertainty of the compatibility of the horse shoes with other alpine and touring bindings. It seems you have to use...
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    They did make the waist slightly wider, but the...

    They did make the waist slightly wider, but the tips are significantly wider increasing the side cut and combined with a bit more camber and less pin tail they should be better in firmer conditions....
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    They did make the waist slightly wider, but the...

    They did make the waist slightly wider, but the tips are significantly wider increasing the side cut and combined with a bit more camber and less pin tail they should be better in firmer conditions....
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    Thule Flow. I have one for my WRX. Low profile,...

    Thule Flow. I have one for my WRX. Low profile, contoured and aerodynamic. Fits 5-7 pairs of skis. I've had all my big rockered skis in it no problem.
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    Was just a MEC in Vancouver and saw the Pure 3...

    Was just a MEC in Vancouver and saw the Pure 3 version of this ski in a 191 and 185. Strangely, the 191 has more of the traditional paddle tech tip like the 99 and 112, 120 with 145 dimension and...
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    I was pretty impressed by the performance of the...

    I was pretty impressed by the performance of the Carbon Katana in variable conditions and cut up crud. Never skied the metal one, but have plenty of experience with other big metal skis and the...
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    Demoed them both last spring. They're very...

    Demoed them both last spring. They're very similar. Katana is more powerful and directional, BMT a bit more finesse, but could still push it hard. BMT is lighter and would make a better back country...
  48. Thread: Prior Overlord

    by Wetdog
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    Haven't skied the very latest version, but have...

    Haven't skied the very latest version, but have the previous model. It is a tank. Very good in crud and crust, not bad for it's size on hardback and a pretty good powder ski. Probably in it's...
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    My understanding is that it is the same.

    My understanding is that it is the same.
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    Great PNW crud ski with similar dimensions to the...

    Great PNW crud ski with similar dimensions to the Bodacious is the Prior Overlord. But they aren't cheap new.
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