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    I remember having the same impression about the...

    I remember having the same impression about the factory detune on the Kartels. They were so dulled out I thought it must be a mistake. Iím digging it now, but after a couple of close calls on sneaker...
  2. 2019-20 - Oregon - it never snows here and when it does, it sucks

    People on the lift today were saying the ice has mellowed out a lot in the canyons. We started our day at 1pm, so we missed the morning ice glaze, but I heard it was a thing. I was skiing with my 7...
  3. Friday I had sort of the same experience on the...

    Friday I had sort of the same experience on the run just to the right on Mt Hood Express (Deathís Edge?), but the moment I let my guard down (right above the trees) it turned into a solid sheet of...
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    Bungp

    Bungp
  5. 2019-20 - Oregon - it never snows here and when it does, it sucks

    There is a 700 vertical foot, continuous sheet of exposed ice directly below and a little bit skiers left of the Twilight Bowl gate. Careful out there, my friends.
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    Depends on whether anyoneís willing to be seen...

    Depends on whether anyoneís willing to be seen supporting Backcountry.com.
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    I recently moved to -2 on the 191 cm Kartel 108,...

    I recently moved to -2 on the 191 cm Kartel 108, and didnít love it. Moved up to -1 and felt much better, but I think I like them on the line best. I get an over-the-bars scare from time to time, but...
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    BD Boundary pro 107 vs BC Corvus

    The reverse camber ski will be easier to get used to if youíre not a well honed skier. Much more forgiving when linking turns, pivots quicker, easier to smear, still carves well.

    The cambered ski...
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    Snow in the PNW 2019-20

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    Heh. Yes, and I appreciate the peer pressure.

    Heh. Yes, and I appreciate the peer pressure.
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    These two serve all my maritime needs: 189/191...

    These two serve all my maritime needs:
    189/191 Billy Goat
    191 Kartel

    Whether I end up skiing them or not, I bring at least one of them every time I go out. Juryís still out for me on what a...
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    The new -2017- CAST touring system thread

    Yes. One of them didnít and the other did. I micíd them and found that one was 3/10mm thicker than the other. I ground the thicker one down (on the top surface) a little at a time with a Dremel until...
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    I think Lukeís are lighter, too, around 2000g.

    I think Lukeís are lighter, too, around 2000g.
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    My 2019 188 Corvuses are 2200g. I think I got a...

    My 2019 188 Corvuses are 2200g. I think I got a pair from the heavy batch. With CAST and FKS 155s, as a pair they only weigh 30g less than my 191cm Billygoats.
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    2019 Black Crows Corvus....bueller?

    They have a lot of effective edge. I posted a video above, of a euro dude skiing an icy glacier on them, which looks promising. He base jumps at the end, so I guess that could imply that you might...
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    If it has RES there is only one mount point. On...

    If it has RES there is only one mount point. On the hash. The hash is marked by some ski factory nerd. All the nerds that tried to center mount their Billy Goats ended up selling them for scrap to...
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    Are the red lines in this image meant to be...

    Are the red lines in this image meant to be exaggerated depictions of the actual sidecut?
  18. Yeah, youíre right. I guess Iím thinking that if...

    Yeah, youíre right. I guess Iím thinking that if a deluge is on the way, the water loading on the recent massive snow dump plus possibility of temperatures staying mild mean thereís a significant...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/507cdeb7...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/507cdeb7c892e36a3a45f0a6076a837b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/28e629a006fbd6ea69fee27f5e0186f2.jpg
  20. Throughout the Cascades, Avi hazard is going from...

    Throughout the Cascades, Avi hazard is going from Considerable today to High on Thursday, at and above tree line, as the rain sets in. Water loading will cause high altitude wet slides that can...
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    Hereís the present ďinĒ list: iriponsnow...

    Hereís the present ďinĒ list:

    iriponsnow
    BDevil17
    Speedfreak
    optics
    lucknau
    Ducksta13
    Luke Campbell
    BlueBison
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    Iím still in.

    Iím still in.
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    The 191cm Kartel 108 is no joke in deep maritime...

    The 191cm Kartel 108 is no joke in deep maritime snow. Been hammering away on a pair all season, and skied it all week, after some great days (or mornings) on fatskis (Prx Protests, Head Boobshakers,...
  24. They were short all morning, till they werenít....

    They were short all morning, till they werenít. Snow was fresh and deep, warm and heavy. Really nice to ski on, but entirely different than the past week. Steep HRM Trees continued to deliver the...
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    Cool looking repair. Did the top buckle on you?

    Cool looking repair. Did the top buckle on you?
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    Was the fucking cat, most likely.

    Was the fucking cat, most likely.
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    Table saw mishap...

    Table saw mishap...
  28. Nukiní in Sandy

    Nukiní in Sandy
  29. Welp. Iím using another sick day tomorrow. ...

    Welp. Iím using another sick day tomorrow.

    Itís been a rough week....... *cough*

    Iíll be at Meadows in the morning with my youngest kiddo. Depending on whether she wants to do an all day...
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    My protests are about 2-3mm ski to ski and...

    My protests are about 2-3mm ski to ski and Boneshakers are 5-6mm. Iíll take a picture of both tonight if I can remember.
  31. Best Skibowl opening week possible. Tonight...

    Best Skibowl opening week possible.

    Tonight was a frolic fest. No lines. No wind. Great visibility. Squeaky cold snow. People giggling midair as they careened off every rock or buried tree....
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    First time Iíve heard of the freeride spacer....

    First time Iíve heard of the freeride spacer. Very cool.
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    191 Head Motorhead Boneshaker Length: 189 cm...

    191 Head Motorhead Boneshaker
    Length: 189 cm (straight pull)
    Sidecut: 146-125-135
    Radius: 32.3 m
    Mass: Left: 2628 g, Right: 2608 g
    Mount: Tyrolia Attack Demo at +1 cm from Freeride line

    Today...
  34. 2019-20 - Oregon - it never snows here and when it does, it sucks

    HRM trees rawked today. Holy shit was it good over there. I need to figure out my camera situation so I can post more porn.

    Gonna give Skibowl a shot tomorrow after work.
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    Well the Arlos are worth the scratch. I think Iím...

    Well the Arlos are worth the scratch. I think Iím going to get the Ramblin Jacks for next year.
  36. Just remembered that my annual 2-day compliance...

    Just remembered that my annual 2-day compliance training starts on Tuesday. Iím going to sit down at a computer, click a mouse a thousand times as rapidly as possible and take a bunch of interspersed...
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    I got the kids out on their ON3Ps yesterday for...

    I got the kids out on their ON3Ps yesterday for the first time. Jain (the boy) has a ďcold dead handsĒ love for his Candide 1.0 Jrs., so he waited till the second half of the day for fear of missing...
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    I havenít been out on them yet, but Iíll check in...

    I havenít been out on them yet, but Iíll check in later this week. Itís snowing cats and hogs right now.
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    Praxis Protest..just how cool is it?

    I spent the first part if the day bouncing through the ~24Ē of Mt Hood fluff on my 192s. Admiring them on the rides up, admiring them on the rides down.

    Several times people on the lift and in the...
  40. 2019-20 - Oregon - it never snows here and when it does, it sucks

    We went up to Timberline for the second half of the day after a morning of bliss on the HRM side. 5 first track runs in low angle trees were well worth the trip. The snow at Timberline was a...
  41. Nice try muther fucker?

    Nice try muther fucker?
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    Reminds me of high school in the 80s

    Reminds me of high school in the 80s
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    How long are they, and are the bindings part of...

    How long are they, and are the bindings part of the sale?
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    Sticky: Binding Mount Paper Templates

    Heh. Yeah. Sorry.

    I think if itís shop (jig) mounted it might not be in the center of heel travel, for the specified BSL. I canít remember if itís forward or back.

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    ... so if it was shop...
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    Sticky: Binding Mount Paper Templates

    Depends on the ski, and how much youíre going to obsess about it after the fact. Iíd probably just use the existing holes as a first attempt, which would allow you to go -0.45 and -0.95 without...
  46. Echo that. Avy hazard is High at Mt Hood National...

    Echo that. Avy hazard is High at Mt Hood National Forest and that wind slab takes a long time to settle out. Know what youíre doing, or go with someone who does, or stay home. And if you do go, post...
  47. I watched a snowboarder break loose a good 40í...

    I watched a snowboarder break loose a good 40í diameter, 5Ē thick slab under MtHoodExp this morning. Saw shooting cracks on a few subsequent runs. The wind is fawkiní rowdy right now. Big fluffy...
  48. Iím in the main parking lot at MHM.

    Iím in the main parking lot at MHM.
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    Whats up with Lithic Skis?

    Yeah, -8.5. These are my first pair of Lithics, so I donít know what the other core types or flexes are like. I think theyíre pretty similar to a 4 flex Praxis. Theyíre a little on the heavy side but...
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    For the 191 Arlo 120 itís 102.8 cm straight pull...

    For the 191 Arlo 120 itís 102.8 cm straight pull from the tip.
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