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    I second the above wool layering and two downs...

    I second the above wool layering and two downs for non-tent touring.

    But I replaced my vest with a down T years ago. Montbell.

    Now I use a full size Windstopper & a down T.

    Windstopper...
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    It's not often a team shot sells a product--- but...

    It's not often a team shot sells a product--- but the CAST team is about as stout as I've ever seen. OP's dilemma isn't a binding choice... it's his boot choice. Stop trying to make your binding work...
  3. Japan. Mountains. Surf. Fishing.

    Japan.

    Mountains. Surf. Fishing.
  4. Thread: MSP 107

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    I haven't skied the MSP 107, but the Mindbender...

    I haven't skied the MSP 107, but the Mindbender 108ti was surprisingly legit on firm groomers with a tail that released with zero effort. Probably the most versatile ski I've ever skied.

    They say...
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    Referencing myself above-- anyone have any beta...

    Referencing myself above-- anyone have any beta on what Hoji has been up to this last season?
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    Well, ^^^ that's fucking brutal. Really makes...

    Well, ^^^ that's fucking brutal.

    Really makes me question-- Where the fuck has Hoji been this season? I mean Instagram kinda killed the ski movie. But my Hoji feed has been slim. Is he just...
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    I'm genuinely confused about this black & white...

    I'm genuinely confused about this black & white attitude towards detuning tips and tails. I've also never detuned. Ever. I don't necessarily tune beyond contact points, but I've never understood the...
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    Kinda thinking a Mantra 102/CAST as a...

    Kinda thinking a Mantra 102/CAST as a do-everything to compliment my Renegade/STH for storm days.

    Call it a 2-ski quiver until I either hit conditions too firm that piss me off, or develop a...
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    Thanks for the insight. I'll be keeping the Rens...

    Thanks for the insight. I'll be keeping the Rens as my storm day ski. A Wren 108ti is very intriguing as a single do-it-all, but that rocker profile just looks too big. I'd rather have two other...
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    Any camber profile pics of the Wren 108ti?

    Any camber profile pics of the Wren 108ti?
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    ON3P SKIS Discussion

    We gotta compliment kid-kapowís vanity posts with some on-hill stoke about performance.
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    Is it big boy stiff? Or can my 5'8" 160lb self GS...

    Is it big boy stiff? Or can my 5'8" 160lb self GS the 184? Does it require speed to turn? Is it a dawg at low speeds, like in flat light? Does it crank medium radius GS arcs while allowing you to...
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    A lot of people like the protest in Japan. Iím...

    A lot of people like the protest in Japan. Iím considering it with cast.

    I donít think Iíll remount my renegades. Too much bs for what is already a perfect storm day ski.

    Still considering a...
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    Hard to calló but you are the guys who develop...

    Hard to calló but you are the guys who develop the cults.

    The Nocta came up a couple of times.

    Probably better off not remounting my Rens and just getting a designated touring ski and a...
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    Iím sure Iíll be getting new skis more...

    Iím sure Iíll be getting new skis more frequently. But I would like them to be designs that have cult followings like my Renegade that outlast your average new hot thing on the market every season. I...
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    Lots of interesting thoughts in here. Thanks so...

    Lots of interesting thoughts in here. Thanks so far!

    Anyone have any knowledge of the STH16 & Shift hole conflicts? Or STH/Tecton?
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    Rebuilding the 3+ ski quiver.

    This is for Hakuba.
    I'm 43. Used to be strong. One year post-ACL reconstruction. Ironically, I still go fast. Will be working in the industry next season with a career change. I expect to be on the...
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    Waitó a wren 108 ti? Titanal? Can you elaborate?

    Waitó a wren 108 ti? Titanal? Can you elaborate?
  19. Bryce Newcomb. Was he a member of The Newcomb...

    Bryce Newcomb. Was he a member of The Newcomb family of Jackson Hole?
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    I've been questioning for years why people think...

    I've been questioning for years why people think 1/1 is standard for a carving ski at, say, 85mm waist but as soon as you suggest maybe a 2/2 makes sense for a 100mm waist dorks get all up in arms. ...
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    Welp, there it is... I'm never on steeps anymore....

    Welp, there it is... I'm never on steeps anymore. smh. :redface:
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    Reverse camber skis @ ~100 underfoot?

    I think what this entire thread has turned into is what Thom pointed out. Reverse camber is pretty much a soft snow thing.

    And if this is a soft snow skió why are we talking about 100 underfoot?...
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    The more important question, imo, is why there...

    The more important question, imo, is why there are so few offerings for a 100mm reverse camber on the market.

    My theory is that athletes out-grow the design.
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    Gear rumors 19/20

    Just spent the morning trying the Mindbender series on firm groomers. It’s a legit lineup.

    The 108ti with CAST will probably be my next purchase to compliment my renegade.

    All the MBs had a...
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    Poll: Missed SuPu during his latest trip through JP. ...

    Missed SuPu during his latest trip through JP.

    Next time, dawg.
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    Wanna buy my OG '04 Gotamas? Kidding. I love...

    Wanna buy my OG '04 Gotamas? Kidding. I love them, too. I'd like to remount with a modern binding but that just seems stupid. There has to be a number of skis that are better by this point. Amazing...
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    I've posted it before, but this is the originally...

    I've posted it before, but this is the originally proposed venue for Hakuba '17.
    276051

    Hakuba's problem is timing. Japan gets a January stop, which is basically Japan's blizzard month. In '17...
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    So... what would you armchair quarterbacks be...

    So... what would you armchair quarterbacks be skiing the Bec on? Given 2019 event conditions.

    I know this is The Dynastar Thread... but... I can't really come up with anything else I'd rather...
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    Klassen threw down. His back slaps only proved...

    Klassen threw down. His back slaps only proved that. They may have affected his score but he did not hold back at all.

    Major respect.
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    Klassen... My lord.

    Klassen... My lord.
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    Marion doesn't need to be there. Has already...

    Marion doesn't need to be there.
    Has already won the tour.
    Claims to aim at nailing the best run of her life.
    Wins.

    Attention Wild Cards-- please see the text above.
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    As Reine (kinda?) said in the past: "You haven't...

    As Reine (kinda?) said in the past: "You haven't won until you've won The Bec."

    Competitive free riding is its own sport. I was cheering for Tanner to bridge this genre with his own genre. I'm...
  33. 5'9" 165. Fairly advanced skier. Rule of thumb...

    5'9" 165. Fairly advanced skier. Rule of thumb has always been one size down from the longest offering by the manufacturer. 186 is my standard, but I've been told now that I'm old I should be sizing...
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    Bandit man makes a lot of sense, too. I admit I...

    Bandit man makes a lot of sense, too. I admit I do want both.
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    The G108? The Gotama? Pick your lineage. All...

    The G108? The Gotama? Pick your lineage.

    All in all the Mantra 102 feels like a feeler ski... something they are putting out there to later refine. As such, I'm hesitant to buy as I know that the...
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    Anyone skied the Mantra 102 yet?

    Very appealing on paper. But why make a 102 and a 96? Seems quite redundant at 6mm. I assume the 102 is noticeably softer?
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    ^^^ sad because it feels true. This is the least...

    ^^^ sad because it feels true. This is the least impressive tour I've ever seen. Hopefully the Bec changes my mind. It was only a few years ago that I said: "That was the best comp I've ever seen."...
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    ^^^THIS.

    ^^^THIS.
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    I find it interesting that the girl winning every...

    I find it interesting that the girl winning every FWQ event in Japan is on the Volkl M5. She has the entire 2020 quiver, but has chosen the M5 for every event from pow to corn. I've been chatting a...
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    Fuck I hope Turdell takes Verb. He won today in...

    Fuck I hope Turdell takes Verb. He won today in my mind. He looked bored.

    His approach/execution of the final air pretty much summed up how differently he sees the mountain. Bigger and smoother....
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    Good luck, Oft! Berk is coming into his own,...

    Good luck, Oft!

    Berk is coming into his own, that's for sure.

    Being in Japan, my time zone is always different and I always enjoy the hours right around now-- 3:30am local venue time......
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    Good for him for backing away from the original...

    Good for him for backing away from the original plan when something didn't feel right. I always respect that.

    I have high hopes for Tanner. I want to see him bridge the gap he's trying to bridge....
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    So, THall's comfort zone, then... :fmicon:

    So, THall's comfort zone, then... :fmicon:
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    This happens on this side of the world when the...

    This happens on this side of the world when the sierras get their insane winters. Once every decade or so.
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    I read it as "Don't turn famous lines into your...

    I read it as "Don't turn famous lines into your source of income at the expense of other riders losing access to said lines." To which I don't disagree. But...

    We have ex-olympians out here...
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    Yup.

    Yup.
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    I stopped competing when I discovered the best...

    I stopped competing when I discovered the best part of my day was having finished my run... and not the moments of being in it. I just chalked it up to not being capable with the new talent. That was...
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    teamdirt just summed it up.

    teamdirt just summed it up.
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    That's a very low overhead model. It'll only...

    That's a very low overhead model. It'll only grow. Build it and contact me in the future and we'll expand you into Hakuba & Nagano.
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    My stream-of-consciousness feedback all in one...

    My stream-of-consciousness feedback all in one post--

    Pollard went faster than anyone thus far.

    Berkley... my lord that was large. He's still finding his voice, so going a bit larger than...
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