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    Yup, except there is fuck-all on the market to...

    Yup, except there is fuck-all on the market to buy. Where's my rope, these trusses should be sturdy enough...
  2. Let's just be brutally honest and call it like it...

    Let's just be brutally honest and call it like it is: there is a segment of the population who is opposed to being vaccinated because they get off on the idea that they may have the ability to...
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    Thanks for sharing that. Worth a listen, but do...

    Thanks for sharing that. Worth a listen, but do yourself a favor and fast forward through everything the host has to say. HFS is that guy annoying. I would rather hear nails on a chalkboard than...
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    I hope you let the air out of at least one of the...

    I hope you let the air out of at least one of the tires.
  5. Tell Bonnie to go back to sniffing her shoes...

    Tell Bonnie to go back to sniffing her shoes until more data are available.
  6. This seems like a device for risk-averse erotic...

    This seems like a device for risk-averse erotic asphyxiation fans. "All the endorphins of a blood choke, none of the risk of actually killing yourself!"
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    The rocker profile of this is the inverse of a...

    The rocker profile of this is the inverse of a mullet: party in the front, all business in the back. The tips want to slide, smear, pivot, slarve, whatever, but the tails don't like to do anything...
  8. The government needs to start sending the bill...

    The government needs to start sending the bill for these services to these shitbag employers. If they don't want to pay a living wage, let them cover the actual cost of their miserliness. I bet at...
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    Agreed on sizing. Patagonia sizing went to shit...

    Agreed on sizing. Patagonia sizing went to shit somewhere around 10-15 years ago. I'm convinced their stuff used to sized/tailored based on Yvon, as I've never had another brand where size L...
  10. By 2100 the great majority of ski resorts in the...

    By 2100 the great majority of ski resorts in the US won't be able to operate due to lack of snow and warm temps. The corporate overloads need to make as much money as possible off of those places...
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    FWIW, I've broken teeth out of multiple Vislon...

    FWIW, I've broken teeth out of multiple Vislon zippers over the years.
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    To further confound things, my skinny Quixotes...

    To further confound things, my skinny Quixotes are a "cold, dead hands" ski for me.

    I also owned a pair of Protests for two seasons, one where I lived at the base of Alta, and the other I was...
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    If someone, even accidentally, shit themselves...

    If someone, even accidentally, shit themselves spectacularly in a place of business I operated, there's no way in hell they would ever be welcome back. That's the kind of customer you can afford to...
  14. Neither of my parents had any side effects from...

    Neither of my parents had any side effects from either their first or second round shots. My dad got the Moderna, my mom got the Pfizer. Sounds like a lot of you need to harden the fuck up and get...
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    Interesting. I have some 10+ year old Patagonia...

    Interesting. I have some 10+ year old Patagonia pieces that still get worn multiple times a week, haven't ever had a zipper failure on a single Patagucci product. Shells, insulation, pants, fleece,...
  16. Okay, fuckface, nobody in this thread other than...

    Okay, fuckface, nobody in this thread other than you has said anything about "swimming in an avalanche." Poles strapped to your wrists are anchors in a slide, anchors that in the grand scheme of...
  17. Because I have seen the mechanisms jam with...

    Because I have seen the mechanisms jam with snow/ice to the point where they require a lot more force than normal to release, and I want as few potential anchors as possible affixed to my body (even...
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    I love that stuff. I can crush an entire box in...

    I love that stuff. I can crush an entire box in a single sitting if I happen to have the munchies. My colon is the strongest muscle in my body.
  19. Scott poles have had breakaway straps for at...

    Scott poles have had breakaway straps for at least a couple of years now. My pair from ~2013 doesn't have them, but some ones I bought last spring do. They're becoming more common. They're a good...
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    If N is the number of touring skis you own, you...

    If N is the number of touring skis you own, you should never own less than N+1 pairs of skins.
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    Need a link? I'll see ya in there. ...

    Need a link? I'll see ya in there.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrgpZ0fUixs
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    That isn't going to help if you're in a situation...

    That isn't going to help if you're in a situation where you trigger an SOS call from an InReach/Spot/PLB, particularly if it is a device with two-way communication capability.

    It would be great...
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    Yup, this is one that makes me irate when I see...

    Yup, this is one that makes me irate when I see it. Enormously dangerous and inconsiderate. If you can't be bothered fully cleaning your roof should probably drive directly into the nearest...
  24. Wow. This is just pathetic. Roadies are a...

    Wow. This is just pathetic. Roadies are a protected class? GFYS.

    Got my first Pfizer poke yesterday morning and have felt great since. No soreness, no fatigue, in fact, I feel better than I...
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    A+ thread title.

    A+ thread title.
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    Yup. The one my folks have is sized to run most...

    Yup. The one my folks have is sized to run most of their house and at this point is about 25 years old (was installed when they bought the house in ~2003) and it will go through 75-100 gallons or...
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    Detailed review. Interesting tune as well. I...

    Detailed review. Interesting tune as well. I wouldn't think to run a 2 degree base bevel on anything but a pure powder ski or a SG/DH ski if it was being prepped for a course with a lot of gliding....
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    Another important consideration with base/edge...

    Another important consideration with base/edge thickness is how many times you can tune them. ON3P is likely the industry leader, or near the very top in this regard, given the thickness of their...
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    Thank you. That's been my experience generally. ...

    Thank you. That's been my experience generally.



    We ski in different places, but I hit more rocks, and hit them harder, when there isn't fresh snow than when there is. Although that was also...
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    No natural gas where my folks live, they have a...

    No natural gas where my folks live, they have a 1000 gallon propane tank that runs their generator. Running the generator for a week puts a big dent in that tank.
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    Did you ever think that this may have to do with...

    Did you ever think that this may have to do with the conditions and manner in which you ski the two skis? Seems far more likely that is the culprit, and not different base materials from two skis in...
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    He was an amazing teacher and all around...

    He was an amazing teacher and all around hilarious, staggeringly intelligent guy. Had him write a couple of letters of recommendation for me.

    He was like a walking caricature of a career...
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    It costs an awful lot to run a generator for that...

    It costs an awful lot to run a generator for that long in terms of propane consumption. Certainly into the thousands. Also gotta factor in lost income when you're in private practice and your...
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    She stays out of the backseat, and doesn't have...

    She stays out of the backseat, and doesn't have excess volume in the toebox of her boots.

    Black toenails are from your toes having enough room to move that they repeatedly smack the fronts/tops of...
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    You clearly never had a high school chemistry...

    You clearly never had a high school chemistry teacher with a big gut and small waist. He blew that bottom button out almost every day, leaving the entire class with a perfect view of a triangle of...
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    You have a point on water, but less of one on the...

    You have a point on water, but less of one on the grid/electrical infrastructure. In the last ten years my parents have cumulatively spent almost two full months without power, and they're 45 miles...
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    That phase of gentrification took place across...

    That phase of gentrification took place across the great majority of the American west during the last 10 years. Now we're on to rents and cost of living driving those independent businesses out to...
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    That's quite different from the demographics of...

    That's quite different from the demographics of the recent transplants here, at least anecdotally. Seem to be lots of folks in the 35-50 bracket with young children and Ranger Rovers/skyjacked...
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    I disagree. And the facts would too.

    I disagree. And the facts would too.
  40. I don't own a dog, but if you can scroll through...

    I don't own a dog, but if you can scroll through this thread without having a big smile on your face and a warm feeling in the cockles of your heart, maybe even in the sub-cockle region, then you're...
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    That's gotta be rough on DWR.

    That's gotta be rough on DWR.
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    Meh, high-quality healthcare is relative. And...

    Meh, high-quality healthcare is relative. And you are right about some resort towns/areas, but there are plenty of places that align with my description that have seen crazy run-ups on RE prices. ...
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    Until they deal with a major injury/illness/life...

    Until they deal with a major injury/illness/life getting in the way to the point that they can't do those expensive, time consuming activities, and then they're over-leveraged in bumfuck nowhere with...
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    Not at all, but I'm making a point about why I...

    Not at all, but I'm making a point about why I choose to give the great majority of my ski-buying dollars to a manufacturer who will make me skis with straight black, logo free bases. And also,...
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    Do you spend a lot of your time at the ski hill...

    Do you spend a lot of your time at the ski hill lying on your back with your legs in the air? NTTAWT...
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    The DPS thin base issue had to do with problems...

    The DPS thin base issue had to do with problems getting the bases flat, and having to grind through a lot of base material to get them there. Which is why you would have those ground through/close...
  47. And those selfish fucking assholes should have...

    And those selfish fucking assholes should have been rounded up and liquidated. I would have volunteered to help shovel.

    I get round #1 of the Pfizer vax tomorrow.
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    I could use that stimulus check.

    I could use that stimulus check.
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    They are thick as shit and made of some of the...

    They are thick as shit and made of some of the more durable base material out there though, so they have that going for them, which is nice.

    However, it aggravates my OCD because it's so damn hard...
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    "The only people who really know where the edge...

    "The only people who really know where the edge is are the ones who have gone over."
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