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    To this point, and this is only my opinion, the...

    To this point, and this is only my opinion, the very best choice would be to use GMRS frequencies at modest power (<5w), or FRS @ <1W. Yes, using a non part 95 cert radio isn't "technically" within...
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    @mrkbrnblm I think I'd characterize it like...

    @mrkbrnblm

    I think I'd characterize it like this; The FCC (the bear) takes a ton of work to get motivated to do anything. But once you enrage the bear, it's really likely to do crushing damage to...
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    I know this is the "shit that annoys you" thread...

    I know this is the "shit that annoys you" thread - but I thought I'd make it opposite Thursday and say - this does NOT annoy me.
    In fact, it's such an awesome thing.

    It's really easy to push your...
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    I'd be interested in the citation that supports...

    I'd be interested in the citation that supports that someone was actually prosecuted (not just threatened) for transmitting in a true emergency, even on the sheriff's channels.
    The CFR regarding...
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    Ha! That, and your comment "it's designed...

    Ha!

    That, and your comment
    "it's designed for the skier who just points it and trusts that the hill will flatten out eventually"

    Ok, I'll bite.
    I'll buy the Bodacious first. Then I'll see...
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    I dunno, you seem like a troll/douche - not sure....

    I dunno, you seem like a troll/douche - not sure.
    The facts are there is super scant evidence from any reliable (science based) source that the protests were substantial spreaders of Covid-19. They...
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    I'd guess if you read up-thread a bit, you'd find...

    I'd guess if you read up-thread a bit, you'd find the answers. I'm 99% sure I've posted my thoughts in this thread.
    But I'll just do it again.
    Three lenses covers everything.
    If I were to pick...
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    IMO, the Bonafide is nowhere near the ski the...

    IMO, the Bonafide is nowhere near the ski the Cochise is. [I've bent a pair of Bonafides. There's a thread about it.]
    Not that I didn't like them, but they simply aren't nearly as bomber.

    But you...
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    I can't argue much, though I almost always use...

    I can't argue much, though I almost always use the trackpoint, not the touch-pad - so I'm not terribly bothered. And in some respects it feels more like a; "I wish it was the way it was before,...
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    FWIW, I always have mine in a chest pocket, and...

    FWIW, I always have mine in a chest pocket, and while I don't crash constantly, I push things pretty hard and usually my bombs are considered pretty epic by my friends. And I've never had any...
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    Here's a 10 pack, for ~$88....

    Here's a 10 pack, for ~$88.
    https://www.amazon.com/Baofeng-BF-888S-Radio-10-Programming/dp/B00EDIC062

    [Not the ST version, just the plain old BF-888.]
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    I have not used with really young kids. We have a...

    I have not used with really young kids. We have a group of friends who all have these - and their kids are/were younger when we started. 10-11? Something like that. [I think we got a 12 pack?]

    The...
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    Could be interested in the Cochise - prices will...

    Could be interested in the Cochise - prices will help decide.
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    Baofeng BF-888S + hand-mic. Should be around...

    Baofeng BF-888S + hand-mic. Should be around $15-20/radio.
    You'll need to program the radios.
    I'd suggest, though not technically in-spec, using FRS frequencies at low power.
    [I'm glad to have a...
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    I don't recall where I read it, but helmets are...

    I don't recall where I read it, but helmets are designed to protect well in crashes at under 15-20mph.
    I don't know about everyone here, but I'd guess for the typical TGR person, that might apply to...
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    This is def the "DIY" suggestion. Ebay (with...

    This is def the "DIY" suggestion.

    Ebay (with Gixen to bid-snipe) and get a Lenovo T540P or T560/T570
    The 540's are the last of that "style" but are quite inexpensive. [Like sub $200 even with a...
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    I had a pair of alpine skis I mounted with pretty...

    I had a pair of alpine skis I mounted with pretty wide brakes.
    Not sure how it happened, but I must have stepped in too close while hauling down some chopped up blue, and found I'd hooked the brake...
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    I thought I'd reply. I think I've seen other...

    I thought I'd reply.

    I think I've seen other threads, but Amazon has a "lumber" rack - there are quite a number of them.
    However this one seems the cheapest and decent enough.
    KASTFORCE KF1005...
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    I honestly think you'll be reasonably happy. IMO,...

    I honestly think you'll be reasonably happy. IMO, KB isn't trash.
    Would love to hear your opinion after a few months, so drop a line when you've got some time on them.

    I have a pair or two I've...
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    I'm modestly interested. General ball-park on...

    I'm modestly interested.
    General ball-park on price?
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    Looks promising, at least with an antiviral. ...

    Looks promising, at least with an antiviral.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4342818/
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    A topical steriod on canker? You apply it when...

    A topical steriod on canker?
    You apply it when you are starting to get one? Hmmm...

    Some quick google searches seem to back this approach up.
    I have really reactive skin, and I use a fluticasone...
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    It isn't very pleasant, but silver nitrate...

    It isn't very pleasant, but silver nitrate (tipped) sticks on the canker sore and it's done for.
    A few minutes of pain, and then none.

    You can thank my dad for the tip. [that's what he'd always...
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    I think STP is done, not just the codes. Sure,...

    I think STP is done, not just the codes.

    Sure, I've picked up a few things the last few years - but it's been getting thinner and thinner.
    It used to be that if you looked, you'd find really good...
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    Sticky: Try SoooL's hint first. ...But the screw...

    Try SoooL's hint first.

    ...But the screw measurements seem pretty similar to the Axial2 demo template I did some time ago, at least the heel.
    But mine's a demo binding, so it's not very useful...
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    Sticky: A pic of the binding would probably be helpful,...

    A pic of the binding would probably be helpful, several perhaps to show more detail. [Good ones, not blurry from 25 feet away in the dark.] Perhaps someone else will know from that description, I'm...
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    I think, as I read somewhere on here somewhat...

    I think, as I read somewhere on here somewhat recently, that the most important measurement is "how many grannies, small children and Ikon pass-holders" they'll mow down.
  28. @Cruiser et al. Plantronics backbeat fit is...

    @Cruiser et al.

    Plantronics backbeat fit is what I've been using - several years now.

    But they have/had known battery issues - and mine are headed that way as well.
    Anyone replace the battery...
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    Sure, I get that. But I fail to see what...

    Sure, I get that.
    But I fail to see what advantage that really has over the current system of: "The guys at Blister/TGR/BroRiders/your-fav-review-site have this review and it's pretty similar to the...
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    I totally get why one would *want* to measure all...

    I totally get why one would *want* to measure all those attributes, and have a less subjective "measure" of the ski.

    But so you produce a set of numbers. Lets ignore all the difficulties about...
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    Thanks! Got the baffled down expedition jacket....

    Thanks!
    Got the baffled down expedition jacket. (Though I don't think I'd consider it an "expedition" jacket. It looks more like a cold-weather down piece, instead of a super-light-weight puffy....
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    An attacker that got a foothold in the core and...

    An attacker that got a foothold in the core and took their time and moved laterally until "all your base are belong to us."
    Probably took months of waiting till they owned all the backup history,...
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    I haven't read all the upthread stuff, so this...

    I haven't read all the upthread stuff, so this may not exactly apply.
    Consider the 185 Cochises. I've skied nearly every version of the Cochise and thought I wanted to stay in the 177/178's.
    I...
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    Thanks all for all the replies. So, I think I'll...

    Thanks all for all the replies.
    So, I think I'll plan on the Bodacious - provided I decide to buy something.

    [I do have a pair of Volkl Ones, which I like quite a lot, and seem more like the BG -...
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    Yeah, I've heard this. ON3P is just up the street...

    Yeah, I've heard this. ON3P is just up the street from me too.
    I sent them an email early last winter asking if I could demo some stuff, since I'm local - never heard back. FTR, I'd like to try the...
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    5'7" (on a good day) and ~140-145. I should...

    5'7" (on a good day) and ~140-145.

    I should also note, that I'm skiing almost exclusively in the PNW / Hood. Float is usually not an issue in the denser snow, the ability to steamroll heavy chop...
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    That's the money quote. LOL. And I tend to agree...

    That's the money quote. LOL. And I tend to agree with it. But that's part of what I love about it too.
    I've seen your comments about the Rustler-11 too. But I'm skeptical, I guess - at least that...
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    Confession vs Bodacious

    So, I've been ready to pull the trigger on the Bodacious since it's going away - but I also have the potential for a good deal on the confession.

    So, I've skied the OG Bodacious in a 177 - and I...
  39. +1 And have they listened to Trump? Coherent?...

    +1
    And have they listened to Trump? Coherent? Really?
  40. BTW, has anyone considered 3D printing an adapter...

    BTW, has anyone considered 3D printing an adapter for the tech-toes to mount on the Attack rails? It doesn't need to be very strong, since you're only going up on it.
  41. @1000 I'll take the two pairs of 110's. PM me...

    @1000
    I'll take the two pairs of 110's.
    PM me paypal details please.
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    Bump

    Bump
  43. The heating elements I'm using now might cause...

    The heating elements I'm using now might cause smoke, but no fire! :) More seriously, they are *VERY* warm. I can only leave mine plugged in for about 10m at a time. But after 10m on, I'm good for...
  44. Thread: Heated socks

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    @Gri_C_Rentsch [and others] I just put up the...

    @Gri_C_Rentsch [and others]

    I just put up the following thread on some boot heaters in considering offering.

    It's something I've been playing with the last year. The multiple versions I've put...
  45. Selling: Boot heaters, possible beta project.

    I've been meaning to get this off the ground, but life and a pandemic haven't been so kind to my good intentions. :)

    I'm working on a foot-warmer setup that I'm considering/planning to offer to...
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    WTB Attack2 13 AT demos

    I'm looking for a couple of pairs of Attack2 13 AT 13 demo bindings.
    Brakes; I'd like something that will fit ~110mm and another @ ~120mm. [I can't ever recall the brakes sizes, so I'm giving the...
  47. The brake arms on the orig attack are attached to...

    The brake arms on the orig attack are attached to the track, not the heel-piece - so it won't really work. [I guess you could wire the arms up for the climb and reverse it on the down - but that's...
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    It's like this, see. Drop the brakes to save...

    It's like this, see.

    Drop the brakes to save weight.
    Then crank the release values WAY up.
    Now when you should release, your whole leg [at least up to the knee] stays with the ski. But it's...
  49. These are $424 flat (with shipping) from...

    These are $424 flat (with shipping) from Corbetts, and only ~$475 with bindings. [In USD]

    I'd certainly think about picking them up, if you were to substantially beat Corbett's price, including...
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    I've been buried in other things - so haven't...

    I've been buried in other things - so haven't been back to this thread.

    This sounds pretty attractive - depending on pricing.
    I'll PM you.

    -Greg
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