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    402728 At least the trail breaking is easy...

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    Theyíre not red.

    Theyíre not red.
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    399862 New Years Day skinner.

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    New Years Day skinner.
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    Must be real warm and not windy where all the...

    Must be real warm and not windy where all the hood haters are skiing or they have a collection of wind blocker/goretex toques and donít tour. Canít imagine topping out on a a cold/windy ridge top and...
  5. Thread: touring puffy

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    I run a similar system - base layer and light...

    I run a similar system - base layer and light wind blocking layer that stay on all the time for the way up and a light, fairly weatherproof insulated layer for transitions and the down. I'm inland,...
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    Gotcha, and know exactly what you are talking...

    Gotcha, and know exactly what you are talking about regarding ON3P's balance between damp and poppy (see my recent post in the ON3P thread). The on snow feel of my BGs and Steeples makes me want to...
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    X2. I ended up ~.5 cm forward on my 189s and...

    X2. I ended up ~.5 cm forward on my 189s and haven't thought about the mount point since. Getting out of the backseat will make a way bigger difference to the OP's Goat experience.
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    Some good banter in here for sure. My biased...

    Some good banter in here for sure. My biased interpretation of your ask points directly to the OG Cochise. I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned, as it is typically one of the references in this...
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    Iím just here to say that the blend of dampness...

    Iím just here to say that the blend of dampness and pop that 0N3P builds into their skis is magic. A day of lift-served crud and pow on 189 Goats followed by a day of pow on 184 Steeples provided...
  10. Read then post. Firm does not mean piste. Plenty...

    Read then post. Firm does not mean piste. Plenty of firm conditions to be found in the backcountry. Your anecdotal experience with Plums from 10 years ago is fairly meaningless. Not defending Plum,...
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    I have lots of days on 190 Bibbys and 190 DW. Iím...

    I have lots of days on 190 Bibbys and 190 DW. Iím a bit of an outlier, but I never really found the DW to do anything noticeably better than the Bibby. Iíve written on this before in this thread, but...
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    Not worth a remount without skiing them first....

    Not worth a remount without skiing them first. Ski 'em and go from there.
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    As others have said, appropriate tools for the...

    As others have said, appropriate tools for the task at hand is the best option. Beyond that, figure out where you are most willing to compromise and select skis, boots and bindings accordingly. I...
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    Something to do with the BSL not being set...

    Something to do with the BSL not being set correctly would be my thought as well. I have had this happen to me a few times in pretty specific snow/weather conditions that have lead to icing somewhere...
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    This is what I wanted to hear. The local shop...

    This is what I wanted to hear. The local shop doesn't have any in stock, so I wasn't able to confirm for myself. Thanks!
  16. This is the only suspect piece of advice in this...

    This is the only suspect piece of advice in this thread so far. If skiing was practical and not fun this discussion wouldn't be a thing and the collective wouldn't be so dang passionate about the...
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    Nice catch. You're going to be stoked. Goats are...

    Nice catch. You're going to be stoked. Goats are fun everywhere, but are maniacal cackle out loud awesome in their preferred habitat. Enjoy!
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    Thanks for the confirmation gents - it's good to...

    Thanks for the confirmation gents - it's good to know I'm not missing any obvious options. I was hoping for a better reaction to the Zero G from her, but there's no hiding how thin that liner is with...
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    It might be new touring boot time for my lady. I...

    It might be new touring boot time for my lady. I am therefore looking for input/confirmation from the collective to help steer the ship.
    She is: ~125 LBS, confident in most snow/terrain, light on...
  20. Poll: Looks like Smokkan took the win here. There...

    Looks like Smokkan took the win here. There doesnít seem to be a ton of interest in the MPCs these days, so not sure itís worth posting another one right now? What do the six of you who have been...
  21. Poll: Voting Poll - MPC Volume 2 #3 - Trails - May 15th - July 15th

    I had hoped to see more interest in this one. Oh well. Hopefully the winner here can spark some interest and keep the MPCs alive. Here are the three finalists in no particular order:

    Smmokan:...
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    Bumping this up to point you all to the current...

    Bumping this up to point you all to the current MPC in the photo/video forum. Go have a gander and post up some shots of your favourite trails.
  23. MPC Volume 2 #3 - Trails - May 15th - July 15th

    As the season changes from sliding on snow to rolling and walking on dirt I always find myself thinking about the contrast between travelling through landscapes covered in snow versus trails during...
  24. Poll: Thanks for the votes everyone. I am glad you...

    Thanks for the votes everyone. I am glad you enjoyed the image. Happy pant feelings have occurred and I am pondering the next contest. I’ll post a new thread later today. Hopefully we can get the...
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    I used to tour on regular DWs in a 190. I swapped...

    I used to tour on regular DWs in a 190. I swapped them for Steeple 108s in a 184 a few seasons ago. Steeples are same shape but heavier than current BGT 108s, but for me they outperform DWs across...
  26. Bump for photos 2 & 3 being added to my...

    Bump for photos 2 & 3 being added to my submission. I was fortunate enough to not struggle very much the last couple months, so my entries aren't all that strong. Hope we see a few more before the...
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    I recently mounted some Crest 10s on my main...

    I recently mounted some Crest 10s on my main touring rig. The mounting templates provided by ATK worked well and were accurate. Initial skiing/touring impressions after a day at the hill and a couple...
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    Fixed it for you:smile: I did say skinny-ish. I...

    Fixed it for you:smile: I did say skinny-ish. I am aware that there's a whole world of touring stuff narrower than 95 or so - it just doesn't really register for me or my use cases. YMMV of course,...
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    Lots of good discussion in here. I put together a...

    Lots of good discussion in here. I put together a skinny-ish touring set up last spring to experiment with a lighter/narrower setup for longer spring days. I have now put enough days on the skinny...
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    Tell us more about the Woods 96. Touring core?...

    Tell us more about the Woods 96. Touring core? Weight? Thoughts as a long day/spring ski? How does it compare to the Steeple 98?
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    I like where this is going. I've been beating...

    I like where this is going. I've been beating this particular drum with Moment since 2013.
    I have since found my personal answer to the mid-winter ~110 underfoot touring ski, but am not 100% sure...
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    Easiest way for me to activate the risers is to...

    Easiest way for me to activate the risers is to poke straight down at the centre of them with the tip of ski pole held vertically. The taper in the tip opens the riser enough to then keep pushing...
  33. 1. The struggle is the wind 369852 2. The...

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    Norseman and Auv's comments are bang on. Horses...

    Norseman and Auv's comments are bang on. Horses for courses. BGT108s aren't unicorns, and like all non-mythical beasts, they have their limitations. If I know that a tour is going to deliver hard,...
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    Out of curiosity, why? What do the BGs do/not do...

    Out of curiosity, why? What do the BGs do/not do that Woodsmans would/would not? I would expect the woods to be better on firm, but that isnít the conditions that skis of this width should be seeking...
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    I notice this too. I must be an outlier, as I've...

    I notice this too. I must be an outlier, as I've always been significantly more fired up about my Bibbys. I wonder if this is one of those situations where the DW is more approachable for more...
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    I own both and appreciate the automotive...

    I own both and appreciate the automotive reference. I don't see either of these skis as being related to road going super cars though. They're more like desert race trucks or rally cars. I may have...
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    Which option did you go with? I spent most of the...

    Which option did you go with? I spent most of the weekend rallying lift-served spring crud on my Steeple 108s and had a great time. Reminded me that having a standard build BG108 mounted with alpine...
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    Iím currently in the market for a binding in this...

    Iím currently in the market for a binding in this weight class. Ranked performance criteria are: reliability, touring ease and ski performance. I keep coming back to the Plum Pika as checking these...
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    I can comment on Steeple 108 performance on firm....

    I can comment on Steeple 108 performance on firm. They're not current BGT108s, but they are the same shape and likely flex pretty similarly. I also have 189 BGs for comparison.

    My take is that as...
  41. Poll: Tough call on this. phatty got my vote based on...

    Tough call on this. phatty got my vote based on the uniqueness of the shot and the mood that it portrays. I also really liked Bronic's, as it captures the precise moment that we all wish to occupy....
  42. January and February netted lots of cold, stormy...

    January and February netted lots of cold, stormy days that kept the camera buried deep in the pack more often than not. Props to the mags grabbing deep pow action shots. My ski buddies usually won't...
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    Rant: Touring bindings that have tiny little...

    Rant: Touring bindings that have tiny little pockets that collect snow, compress it into ice through use and render the binding non-functional. Extra points for pockets that are hidden/can't be...
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    If you own something for long enough you'll have...

    If you own something for long enough you'll have to Macgyver it at some point. One of my finest moments was patching a blown rad hose in the middle of nowhere on my way to a New Years eve party. This...
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    If only there was a thread that might contain...

    If only there was a thread that might contain info about such a mythical beast...
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    BG108 makes a great daily driver in the...

    BG108 makes a great daily driver in the backcountry. This is especially true when it is supplemented with a narrower firm conditions ski and a wider deep day ski. The 108 waist width works well and...
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    I made a couple like that out of 1x6s. They work...

    I made a couple like that out of 1x6s. They work fine and allow skis to occupy open space in the middle of the shop rather than taking up limited wall space that is occupied by shelves, bike storage,...
  48. Paging Rontele to the white courtesy phone......

    Paging Rontele to the white courtesy phone... Until then, FFS, ski whatever makes sense to you and your situation. Pow skis are obviously going to be better than Enforcers. Only you can decide if the...
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    If you can gather enough info from this thread to...

    If you can gather enough info from this thread to mount your own fucking skis you should be able to figure out which glue to put in the holes. Use whatever you think is good enough. Some people...
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