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    Seconded. HAB's way gnarlier than me, but I fully...

    Seconded. HAB's way gnarlier than me, but I fully agree.

    Chesters flat out suck. It's almost irresponsible how many folks get sold Chesters as their introduction to flat pedals, and never get a...
  2. Yep, they're in Teton Upholstery now. I have a...

    Yep, they're in Teton Upholstery now. I have a bunch of gear in their shop right now, getting modified. Huge fan, those guys are great!

    And thanks for putting that comic on the cover HMS. Love...
  3. Maybe…probably not going to be closed as far as I...

    Maybe…probably not going to be closed as far as I can tell. It is potentially going to become “slack country” with a traverse in and out from the new Peaked Lift if/when that happens.
  4. Bluebird weekend stoke: 402664 402665

    Bluebird weekend stoke:

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  5. This refresh was nice, still finding the bottom,...

    This refresh was nice, still finding the bottom, but fun skiing!

    It is reactive as all get out, but not propagating/slabbed up at all at the lower elevations I skied this AM.
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    This is why I ask the experts, thanks! This...

    This is why I ask the experts, thanks!

    This seems like by far the best solution.
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    As has been noted in this thread, there are a...

    As has been noted in this thread, there are a myriad of factors that can lead to this sort of discrepancy. Personally, I'm usually ready for a ski to be 150ish grams off in either direction from...
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    About to pull the trigger on new wheels, which...

    About to pull the trigger on new wheels, which means I need to decide what drivetrain I'm gonna run.

    Last fall I built up my Patrol with Microshift Advent X. I like it better than GX Eagle, except...
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    Three years ago mine did the same "going to...

    Three years ago mine did the same "going to search instead of send" thing. BCA was quick to warranty it, but I sold the brand new model they sent me and went to the Mammut Barryvox S and haven't...
  10. Sue's Roos recently told us that they didn't...

    Sue's Roos recently told us that they didn't want our old Subaru because "Nobody drives stick anymore, and nobody tele's. So if you know anyone looking for a pretty rough but very affordable valley...
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    I haven't done it, yet, but I know that a few...

    I haven't done it, yet, but I know that a few people have, and it seems pretty straightforward. Current strap is just T nutted on to the cuff, and then there's that handy loop already living on the...
  12. HMFBD HMS! And happy pitted dog day to...

    HMFBD HMS!

    And happy pitted dog day to Pancho's dad and Lucky!
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    This is really validating my J118 Tour purchase....

    This is really validating my J118 Tour purchase. Thanks!
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    ON3P Jeffrey 118 fits that bill pretty nicely....

    ON3P Jeffrey 118 fits that bill pretty nicely. The Kartel 116 felt like an old Bent Chetler that had eaten even more wheaties. I haven't skied the new 118 yet, but I'd bet that it fits the same...
  15. Some light stoke. The low hanging fruit has been...

    Some light stoke. The low hanging fruit has been just fine this week.

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    Thought I was done with my Swiss cheesed Facebook...

    Thought I was done with my Swiss cheesed Facebook marketplace Ghost Trains, but it's been dumping and I couldn't resist putting one more set of holes in them. This ski is so dang good. So much fun to...
  17. From what I've heard their usual off-season...

    From what I've heard their usual off-season closure was prolonged by the early arrival of a baby. Not sure if there's any other beta at this point, just praying they re-open before prime pow skiing...
  18. Thread drift while we wait for the atmospheric...

    Thread drift while we wait for the atmospheric river. Ya'll really recommending Teton Thai over Chiang Mai? Like, Teton Thai is great, but in my uneducated opinion Chiang Mai is dang near...
  19. Thread: Mezzer CSU?

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    Nah, we just need a quick release stem like on...

    Nah, we just need a quick release stem like on the old Honda Trail 90's. That way you can climb with your fork backwards for the ultimate in short wheelbase tight switchback climbing, and flip it...
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    The answer to this question, in case anyone is...

    The answer to this question, in case anyone is wondering, is that I now have a very light wallet. Sounds like they're right in the sub-2000g bracket I was looking for. Now I'm waiting for "late...
  21. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I really appreciated this episode, and Bjarne's...

    I really appreciated this episode, and Bjarne's take. I remember as I was getting into ski filming/photography scouring the web for any insight into what the pros were doing. And so often the...
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    If your heater or a hot pipe is close to where...

    If your heater or a hot pipe is close to where you want it, it shouldn't be too terrible. And with the magic of shark bite fittings it's probably an easy afternoon task.

    And it's so worth it. I've...
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    Anybody happen to have a ballpark weight for Tour...

    Anybody happen to have a ballpark weight for Tour layup J118's? I can't realllllly afford a pair, but also I keep leaving that custom builder tab open....
  24. Great piece. I love reading grumpy HMS writing. ...

    Great piece. I love reading grumpy HMS writing.

    I'm bad at weather, I'm just going off a halfassed combo of reading mtnweather and Bruce Mason. And I'm eternal weather pessimist anyhow.
  25. Yeah. Parallel was riding really nicely...

    Yeah. Parallel was riding really nicely yesterday. Looks like we're gonna get just enough snow this week that there's no more mountain biking, but not enough to redeem the skiing.
  26. The goods were real odd today at the Ghee. I'd...

    The goods were real odd today at the Ghee. I'd post photos but I've been too busy taking stupid videos of myself skiing poorly and don't have any.

    I'd be pretty surprised if DC stays open through...
  27. Powerful as in a less vague sensation when I lean...

    Powerful as in a less vague sensation when I lean the boot over, and it leans the ski over. A more immediate and precise edge initiation.

    I get the "more alpine feeling" argument for the Vipecs,...
  28. I get why people thing about this so much, but in...

    I get why people thing about this so much, but in my experience, width of the mount pattern is very far down the list of things I worry about in a binding. I just can't tell the difference in...
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    Depends. I mostly ski the 184 Deathwish inbounds....

    Depends. I mostly ski the 184 Deathwish inbounds. But where I live/the terrain I usually ski combined with my skiing style lends itself to sizing down. At the Ghee, I'm always fine on the 184. If I...
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    It can fit a 26oz Specialized Purist bike water...

    It can fit a 26oz Specialized Purist bike water bottle in each side. Nalgene would be too wide. I go with a Camleback 17oz soft flask, and I could probably carry four of those no problem if I was so...
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    It came with one, which I promptly lost. If I...

    It came with one, which I promptly lost. If I can't find it by ski season, I'll just grab one of the aftermarket ones, Blue Ice and Arva both make good ones, and the pack has plenty of webbing...
  32. Apparently that was a lot of people's place, and...

    Apparently that was a lot of people's place, and was part of the federal public transit plan for the valley, with the funding that entails. Grapevine says that the skate park stop is back on the...
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    Bigger folks on 184's unite! I like shorter skis,...

    Bigger folks on 184's unite! I like shorter skis, and most of the time I'm not nuking. My terrain/style doesn't lend itself to that, and I ski pretty centered so it's rare to feel like I'm outrunning...
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    I got the Cirque 22 late last season and skied...

    I got the Cirque 22 late last season and skied four days in it. I'm completely converted. It feels like a big 22L, closer to 30. I can fit everything I need for full day tours in GTNP in it no...
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    Toast nailed it, but I'll add another data point....

    Toast nailed it, but I'll add another data point. 6'1" 190 lbs and I've skied the 184 DW, DWT, WC, WCT and WCT 108 quite a bit. The WCT Tour 108 is a great touring ski, but the only reasons I can see...
  36. Entering the first season in my adult life...

    Entering the first season in my adult life without a pass to any hill means the 'Ghee will be incredible this winter, so have fun up there on my behalf!

    Silver lining is that they cut the 5th...
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    On paper this is the answer. I put the Advent...

    On paper this is the answer.

    I put the Advent X 11-46 on my Patrol because we had a full set of it in the house, and pandemic parts are hard.. So far I have mixed feelings. It shifts really well,...
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    Voyagers are pretty wonderful.... Personally,...

    Voyagers are pretty wonderful....

    Personally, between Speed Radicals and Voyagers I'd go Voyager all day long. The Speed Radicals only save you around 40g per foot (going off stated weights) and...
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    I haven't lusted after/really wanted a Rocky in...

    I haven't lusted after/really wanted a Rocky in ages, but this thing is hawt. Interested to hear how the Float X changes it up.
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    I've pulled plastic plugs before just using a...

    I've pulled plastic plugs before just using a little threaded hook that you'd get at a hardware store. It's easy to screw into most plastic plugs by hand, without a pilot hole, and then you can just...
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    Last call for bikes this weekend, maybe? Anyone...

    Last call for bikes this weekend, maybe? Anyone have any beta on Parallel? I'll probably go check on it tomorrow, kick some mud, and drive home sad unless someone has recent info?

    Seems unlikely,...
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    What's the hivemind's top choice for an...

    What's the hivemind's top choice for an affordable 27.5 rear wheel? Specs are: Boost 148, compatible with a steel HG free hub body, durability takes precedence over weight because it's going on the...
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    I also just started doing this, and it's been...

    I also just started doing this, and it's been working well for me, especially since I had a weird number of leaks near the valve this summer. That said, I feel like there must be some reason nobody...
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    Personally, I would probably just put the spacer...

    Personally, I would probably just put the spacer in the shock and run it as designed, I don't really think the LT gained that much descending over the regular. I owned the LT and never really totally...
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    Mud season parts purchasing has commenced: Bought...

    Mud season parts purchasing has commenced: Bought a STFU bike chain thing, because IDK if it's the Microshift, or this frame, but I've never had so much chain slap in my life. We'll see if it helps....
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    That's about where I ended up. The tire felt...

    That's about where I ended up. The tire felt fine, it just looked terrible. Still riding it with no issues. But, for folks who just bought a brand new tire, I can see how it could be really...
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    Not directly Tannus related, but I, and a few...

    Not directly Tannus related, but I, and a few friends have had bad luck with DD wobbles this year. I had a tire that I had put on one rim with no tire levers, with no problems, no wobble, but when I...
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    I am firmly of the opinion that on most trails,...

    I am firmly of the opinion that on most trails, anything that's not attached to the ground, and can be moved with a quick kick or toss is fair game to clean up. I'm no fan of sanitization either, and...
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    Yeah, it's a weird angle, had to go double check...

    Yeah, it's a weird angle, had to go double check to make sure they're not actually that wild in real life haha. Pretty dang stoked.
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    Dang, that sucks. I broke the little rubber...

    Dang, that sucks. I broke the little rubber thing, and ran it without it for a year and a half, even at bike parks and was fine. I did find that for it to stay secure in the bracket you have to run...
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