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    Orbea Wild FS in Northern Nevada 325353

    Orbea Wild FS in Northern Nevada

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    I have and use Endura MT 500 pants, great pants...

    I have and use Endura MT 500 pants, great pants for a number of reasons mainly extra durable, water resistant and really sheds mud. They do run a little small like most of the Endura Humvee MTB...
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    OK, just to add to the discussion, I own a 2018...

    OK, just to add to the discussion, I own a 2018 Hightower which was the last year of the 27.5/29 option. I demoed the bike both ways and decide to buy the bike in the 27.5/2.8 option and get a second...
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    Thanks for looking that up and yes that is...

    Thanks for looking that up and yes that is probably the best option to get a reliable charge without a wall charge. Besides the $$ this is not the option I want as my Van setup is minimal with a...
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    Kinda change of topic. Anyway, picked up two MTB...

    Kinda change of topic. Anyway, picked up two MTB ebikes with Bosch motors and XT level bikes so pretty high end gear. My question is does anyone have any clever ideas on battery charging in the field...
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    I've always had some sort of fishscale ski in my...

    I've always had some sort of fishscale ski in my touring quiver in addition to regular base skis. A couple of years ago I decide to go to 100% Voile fishscales for all my tours regardless of hacking...
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    Eye Shield Sunglasses

    Looking to buy some quality large "eye shield" sunglasses that would be used dual purpose for MTB and BC skiing. I just bought and sent back some Smith Wildcat glasses that I thought would be what I...
  8. I never had great luck with BD gold label but I...

    I never had great luck with BD gold label but I have had pretty good luck with reconditioning the skins with the "parchment paper" method. So you lay out skins nice and flat and take parchment paper...
  9. My wife has been touring for a long time and has...

    My wife has been touring for a long time and has had a number of rigs. Her current rig is 164 Voile Superchargers/Dynafit Speed Radicals and Salomon Explore boots. The total weight of this rig is a...
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    Free heel downhill takes practice as your feet...

    Free heel downhill takes practice as your feet need to be pinned to the skis with no leverage from shins to boots. But it is a skill you really need with tech bindings to deal with rolling...
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    I have some experience with kickers and I think...

    I have some experience with kickers and I think they climb better than modern fishscales but they don't glide as well. So for typical approaches and runouts the scales will be faster with same or...
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    I agree with Steve here, my background is that I...

    I agree with Steve here, my background is that I use modern big fishscales on my primary AT skis and also use big fishscales on my one tele setup as well. I don't think there is much of a reason to...
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    Well I guess the main difference is weight as my...

    Well I guess the main difference is weight as my Vector BC tele is about 6-7# heavier as every piece is heavier including the skins. As far as skiing them my tele version is I think 2012 and has a...
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    Wouldn't change what I have: Maestrales(orange)...

    Wouldn't change what I have:
    Maestrales(orange)
    Voile Hyper Vector BC and Voile Charger BC
    Speed Radicals
    Pomoca skins

    Put this together last year and haven't found any of the trad tours...
  15. Straight about what? I think what I said is...

    Straight about what? I think what I said is pretty clear, Don't support Snowlands and never did as I don't believe in their principles. So to be more accurate, I do know Bob and when he lived in...
  16. I don't think it is too much to ask to throttle...

    I don't think it is too much to ask to throttle back near a very crowded area till you get a little ways out. As far a "grown ass adults" plowing into kids sure just like driving a car with that...
  17. I disagree here in the Mt. Rose area, the lack of...

    I disagree here in the Mt. Rose area, the lack of snow at the lower elevations have wiped out the traditional snow play areas that used to be very popular at Galena Creek(bottom of 431) has pushed...
  18. Nice, English Major at St. Mary's? Hows the...

    Nice, English Major at St. Mary's? Hows the money in Children's novels and comic books? How about 8,000 is the new 7,000...................
  19. Long time lurker here and appreciated the vibe of...

    Long time lurker here and appreciated the vibe of the Tahoe group and opinions too. So, I would like to weight in on what I think re sharing the terrain as I live in Washoe Valley, backcountry ski...
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    Well, IMO for me the Tour Wrap is a softer...

    Well, IMO for me the Tour Wrap is a softer overall and lower volume than the other Intuition performance liners including the Pro tour. The low volume is especially noticable in the forefoot. I have...
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    I have a pair of Vulcans that I have experimented...

    I have a pair of Vulcans that I have experimented with different liners. Mainly, Pro tour tongue, Power Wraps, stock liner and Tour wraps. So, my conclusions are that the Pro Tours(tongue) just...
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    Additionally, my 2018 Maestrales were the next...

    Additionally, my 2018 Maestrales were the next generation and didn't meet the criteria to be sent back. This was a plus for me as I had to do a fair amount of fitting and a toe punch to get the fit I...
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    BTW, you need to follow up on this before you go...

    BTW, you need to follow up on this before you go thru the fitting process and then find out that your boots need to be sent back.
    http://www.scarpa.com/product-recall

    As far as heat molding,...
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    AT boots are more fiddly than Scarpa Teleboots...

    AT boots are more fiddly than Scarpa Teleboots and the Maestrale and the RS too have a fiddle factor and it got worse when they changed the tongue making it harder to move it out of the way as well...
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    I also have a pair of 2018 Maestrales that I got...

    I also have a pair of 2018 Maestrales that I got this year to replace Dynafit TLT 6's. Never really like the 6's as they didn't ski well with tongues removed and just wanted a simplier boot. I also...
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    My call is to not over think this. The screw(s)...

    My call is to not over think this. The screw(s) are stuck in the chain stays because the Al has oxidized around the screws essentially locking them in like glue. So, they are not coming out without...
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    Good info and sure it is all about the up....

    Good info and sure it is all about the up. Anyway, might get beat up for this but hot waxing your skins can do two things, one, keep skins from glopping up easily and if you hot wax with yellow or...
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    I looked at both and weighted both. 2019's. The...

    I looked at both and weighted both. 2019's. The orange was 5oz lighter for a 28.0. I did buy the orange Maestrale, not so much for the weight savings but I was keeping my Vulcans and wanted a lighter...
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    Poll: I use leashes 100% in the BC and for me the...

    I use leashes 100% in the BC and for me the reason is obvious, lose a ski in deep snow way back in you might die. So, IMO, brakes are a resort gimmick so maybe if you crash on firm snow your ski...
  30. I really like Village Ski Loft in Incline...

    I really like Village Ski Loft in Incline Village. The boot fitter I see is Elko and works Tues-Sat. He has been there for quite a while and I never have gone in there where he wasn't working on...
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    OK, just got a pair of Tour Wraps to go in my...

    OK, just got a pair of Tour Wraps to go in my Vulcans. I have tried several liners in these boots to get the right blend of power and tourability. Stock power Wraps ski down great and powerful but...
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    Ok, sorry to put this on a screamer as to what is...

    Ok, sorry to put this on a screamer as to what is compatible and what is not. I contacted another ski shop, Village Ski loft in Incline village and they checked with the rep for these bindings and...
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    Well, called my LSS and they had Shifts in stock,...

    Well, called my LSS and they had Shifts in stock, jig and two dedicated techs who did a clinic on these bindings. So, I went down there to buy a pair and get them installed with my plan. My plan was...
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    Haven't read all this so a couple of quick...

    Haven't read all this so a couple of quick questions. I have a pair of DPS Wailer 112's mounted with Speed Radicals that I ski primarily touring with Vulcans, however, do ski them on occasion at the...
  35. Taken yesterday from Dry Pond which is upper...

    Taken yesterday from Dry Pond which is upper Whites Creek and at least 1,000' lower than top of Rose at 12:00. So, blowing snow mid day and it was coldish at Dry Pond temps in the mid/upper 30's at...
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    OK, for what is is worth, I tried this boot on...

    OK, for what is is worth, I tried this boot on yesterday and I also tried on the Scarpa Maestrale RS as well. These two boots are on my short list to replace my Vulcans, the main reason why I chose...
  37. WTB, sorry wrong forum but ran into a guy who is...

    WTB, sorry wrong forum but ran into a guy who is from Israel and in Truckee for a day or two and looking for a pair of pin touring boots in a 27.5 shell or US 9.5-10. so if you have or know of any...
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    What Boot am I?

    Looking to replace my current resort boots. Currently have been on 2016/17 Technica Cochise 130's and prior to than had some earlier versions on the same boot. Fit of these boots was OK in the...
  39. My wife got some 164 Voile Superchargers last...

    My wife got some 164 Voile Superchargers last season as a 100% BC ski and really likes the lightness with the chops to handle heavy and variable snow. I guess the latest version is the Hypercharger...
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    In certain situations ski crampons would/may...

    In certain situations ski crampons would/may increase traction but IMO generally that wouldn't be as efficient as skins only. So, looking at the pics of what you have they look like big mountain skis...
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    Great post, the fishscales on the Harvest skis...

    Great post, the fishscales on the Harvest skis are maybe the same ones on the Voiles. Personally, I have been a fishscale skier for decades coming from skinny XC skis and going thru all the...
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    OK, thanks for the replies. I think I will...

    OK, thanks for the replies. I think I will rephrase my inquiry, what Alpine boots are you using if your AT boots are Vulcans and you love the fit and performance? For me, not going to refit my Alpine...
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    Matching my Dynafit Vulcans

    Well to start with, I have a average foot, thin ankles and high calf so fitting skiboots has always been a issue for me especially resort boots. However, my Dynafit TLT6's and my Vulcans fit great...
  44. Yeah, my wife has a pair of women's version SC in...

    Yeah, my wife has a pair of women's version SC in a 164. She is a good skier both resort and BC and got these as she wanted to downsize from her prior skis BD Converts in a 172. She loves the ski for...
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    Nice reviews and beta. I own a pair of 16-17...

    Nice reviews and beta. I own a pair of 16-17 Cochise 130's size 28 shell, orange four buckle model. Anybody want to compare the fit of these versa the 18-19 OG's Tour Pro. Not performance or ROM,...
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    Interesting, on a slightly different note, the...

    Interesting, on a slightly different note, the other day coming back in from a moderate angle tour had a guy approach us on what looked like a fat bike. This is not uncommon around here and some...
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    Nice! how about coconut oil;). Anyway, thanks for...

    Nice! how about coconut oil;). Anyway, thanks for all the tips. I skied a couple of days ago and it was butt cold like around 0. Boots were solidly stiff afterwards. I had great success with just...
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    Good plan and Snow season is not over by a long...

    Good plan and Snow season is not over by a long shot. A good idea if you want to extend your season is to get a touring kit. Mt. Rose Resort is one of the easiest places to hike for turns after their...
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    I assume you will be here next season. I...

    I assume you will be here next season. I initially got a Vail pass this year after years of skiing Rose, with the low tide conditions I don't like skiing Heav or N Star so I wasn't going. So, I took...
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    Tricks For Exiting Overlap Skiboots

    I am not new to owning overlap skiboots and never had anything but a tough time getting my feet out of these after a session and back at the car. I do have my boots in a heated boot bag so putting my...
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