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  1. Adding a photo of the home-made high risers:...

    Adding a photo of the home-made high risers:
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    I really like the Faction Prime 2.0

    I really like the Faction Prime 2.0
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    What the heck overlaps that ski? lol i canít...

    What the heck overlaps that ski? lol i canít think of anything at all
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    Damn this hand! Looks super fun!

    Damn this hand! Looks super fun!
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    What would your touring setup consist of?

    DIY. Modeled after splitboard risers. Ti rod from Amazon with a bench vise and a butane torch. Hacksaw, dremel tool and a cutting board from Walmart. Gonna try 3d printing sometime in the future.
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    Hah, of course! Total fail.

    Hah, of course! Total fail.
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    Canít really call that a valid test if it was at...

    Canít really call that a valid test if it was at room temperature, no?
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    If it werenít for my broken hand, sure! 2 more...

    If it werenít for my broken hand, sure! 2 more weeks
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    Helmet/hat combos for touring

    Get a helmet that fits without a hat.

    I like a headband I can stuff in my jacket breast pocket. Most helmet carry systems suck. Mammut had a good one. See if you can rig up one that works for...
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    What would your touring setup consist of?

    If I have to pick one boot... Atomic Hawx 130 XTD

    Iím not picking one ski and binding. Winter is too different from spring and summer for me.

    Spring/Summer:
    184cm Faction Prime 2.0 and BD...
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    Yeah, Schilthornís terrain looked really good a...

    Yeah, Schilthornís terrain looked really good a couple weeks ago when we were hiking out that way.
  12. Out of the binding game for a while, need a recommendation

    Given that these probably are only coming out on soft snow days (and deeper ones probably), Iíd say Vipec for the tib/fib protection.

    If these are the extra stiffs, theyíre my favorite pair of...
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    I guess you like breaking trail? Also, some...

    I guess you like breaking trail?

    Also, some of us have limited dorsiflexion, and the high riser helps a lot. I end up needing a high riser much more often than most people I know. If I donít its...
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    Cutting the cable cord

    Weíre pretty happy with Hulu. Great picture quality, good selection of on demand (most everything popular), so if you donít record something, no big deal. No clue if it hits all your channel needs,...
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    What would your touring setup consist of?

    Add a secondary riser by using a cut down Voile splitboard riser. Thatís effectively what I did. I made a homemade one with cutting board plastic and a Ti rod. Comes in at about 14g, so 125g for a...
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    Canít you get the whole Trofeo binding for nearly...

    Canít you get the whole Trofeo binding for nearly that price?
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    What would your touring setup consist of?

    Not enough information. Location? Range of months skied? Conditions generally skied? Will you be adding a second ski or binding in the future? How aggressive do you ski?
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    Removing Hybrid Glue On Contour Skins

    Iím sure cleaning them helped... but...

    All skins have issues sticking at super cold temps we frequently get in the interior states. New Contour Hybrid skins are less sticky than new G3 and BD...
  19. Please donít edit out your prices. It makes it...

    Please donít edit out your prices. It makes it hard to discern current market rates. Just put sold on either side of the price.
  20. Fill Power x Fill Weight Conversion Rule of Thumb?

    Yes but...



    Some testing Iíve seen over at backpackinglight suggests that loft is only loosely correlated to warmth. A high-lofting 800 fp jacket is approx the same warmth as a jacket with the...
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    Do I really need multiple boots?

    I thought the MTN Labs were pretty soft, especially in the rearward direction. Thereís no way Iíd want to ski them as my only boot. Not even as a burly touring boot either honestly. But it sounds...
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    Atomic Shift Question

    Landed this one a little too far forward in pretty shallow powder. Iím not sure who is having problems with heel release but it ainít me @ 180lbs (w/o gear). The runout was frozen sluff debris too...
  23. Donít the Mindbenders have pretty soft shovels...

    Donít the Mindbenders have pretty soft shovels though?
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    FWIW, I ran STH14s and 16s with my old tech toe...

    FWIW, I ran STH14s and 16s with my old tech toe Cochises for two years before they switched to DIN soles. Not Gripwalk. Worked fine for me. Had releases when I needed to, had none when I didnít.
  25. Super easy to use in-field.

    Super easy to use in-field.
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    Thats why this thread exists. If we all could...

    Thats why this thread exists. If we all could just test boot flexes in the shop, there wouldnít be much need for it.

    Unfortunately I havenít skied the Hoji boots yet.
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    AT Boot Comparative Flex by model (updated)

    If youíre not trying them on, while in the cold on the slopes, your impressions arenít worth much due to different plastics involved. In the shop doesnít tell you a lot either.
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    Recommend me a new tv

    You mean 1080i? Lots of motion artifacts in sports, etc. and lower effective resolution. A lot of channels are 720p - ESPN, FOX, ABC, etc. All TVs upscale. Some do shitty jobs, some do good jobs....
  29. Touring for turns ski for the alps. Mantra V-Works or BMT90?

    The travel is unlikely to make a difference - as I mentioned, its pretty corner-case.



    You mean in flat mode? With the Trofeo or SLR and ski mode you have an almost flat mode and high mode with...
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    Recommend me a new tv

    Itís extremely rare. Thats more FUD than anything else. Just like plasma way back when - so much fear, but we watch a lot of football and donít have issues at all. Early plasmas were susceptible, but...
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    Recommend me a new tv

    Cable is generally pretty horribly compressed - theyíre effectively streaming every single channel down the same damn pipe at the same time. A lot of the live TV streaming services deliver a higher...
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    You can make any TV look better than another....

    You can make any TV look better than another. Going this route is a total crapshoot, since factory settings and what sales monkeys do is all over the map. But most people donít care enough, which is...
  33. Didnít they eliminated the mount pattern...

    Didnít they eliminated the mount pattern restrictions last year (or this year)?
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    Recommend me a new tv

    Can you do that with skis too?
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    Recommend me a new tv

    You absolutely want the full range of HDR support - HDR10/10+, Dolby Vision and HLG.

    For sizing, seating distance should be about 1.3-1.8x the screen width, any closer and your eyeballs are moving...
  36. From what I've been reading, it sounds like it...

    From what I've been reading, it sounds like it could have been something just as simple as an accumulation of concussions over the years. Not that the research is great in this area, but I know of...
  37. Touring for turns ski for the alps. Mantra V-Works or BMT90?

    When the ski overflexes to an extreme. I probably should have just said... do you have problems with consistent vertical heel release that shouldnít be solved with a higher release value?

    Note: I...
  38. Touring for turns ski for the alps. Mantra V-Works or BMT90?

    I donít see the value in brakes or elastic heel for the extra 150g+, but thats a personal choice. Do you prefer brakes? Are you worried about consistent heel release on super soft skis or in extreme...
  39. Yeah. I wrote a lot about why over at Blister in...

    Yeah. I wrote a lot about why over at Blister in my Vipec review.
  40. Touring for turns ski for the alps. Mantra V-Works or BMT90?

    Used a dremelíd piece of cutting board plastic from Walmart and titanium rod from Amazon to create my own lightweight version of a splitboard riser that is screwed in front of the heelpiece. Access...
  41. Touring for turns ski for the alps. Mantra V-Works or BMT90?

    For any ski I intend to tour with, of any weight... Iíd either pick one of... 110/140g ATK (or similar), Vipec, Tecton or Shift. I donít see any reason to use the 150g-600g bindings (except the...
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    Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD aka Hawk Extended aka HawX

    I think you misread. We are saying the same thing ;)

    But with a different boot collection.
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    Probably true. All boots are temperature...

    Probably true. All boots are temperature sensitive. I donít think the Hawx are really any worse. I definitely notice it on my Cochises - I can pretty easily bottom them out on the buckles when itís...
  44. Depends on what youíre looking for, but I recall...

    Depends on what youíre looking for, but I recall the MTN Explore 95 being up there, but less secure edgehold but also less slarvy. Its a bit easier going though too. Thereís not a lot of options...
  45. An earlier version of those bindings, but yeah....

    An earlier version of those bindings, but yeah. Not a big difference except a fixed non-removable crampon mount.

    The Prime was quite a bit better than the ZeroG, yes. I havenít skied the BMT, but...
  46. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Iíd be curious how those guys measure up to...

    Iíd be curious how those guys measure up to Teague Holmes and some of the other skimo guys I know back in CO. Thereís no way I can keep up with them. Hah.
  47. Touring for turns ski for the alps. Mantra V-Works or BMT90?

    Yeah, I have the 110g ATKs on my Prime 2.0s. I also have the 20g plate so I can ski them both with my Backlands and Hawx. I also added a 16g home-made high riser. Itís removable so weíll see if I...
  48. Touring for turns ski for the alps. Mantra V-Works or BMT90?

    Iíve skied a ton of different skis in a ton of different conditions. We moved to Europe over the summer. I could bring just about any ski from my testing and reviewing days that I wanted. For this...
  49. If you can find them... PM Gear Kusalas in pure...

    If you can find them... PM Gear Kusalas in pure carbon are a sick ski also and pretty similar I think.
  50. Voile Hyper series also.

    Voile Hyper series also.
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