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    179 carbon bros - feeler

    So, I had kids and don't really tour as much as I used to. As a result, I am strongly considering selling my 179 carbon bros (purchased 2014 - clear topsheet over carbon, red graphic). The skis have...
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    Yes. La Plagne has some of the best tree skiing...

    Yes. La Plagne has some of the best tree skiing gin the are. Not as good as further south as it is firs rather than latches but still good fun. Top of the Arpette lift straight down toward the valley...
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    Prior to taking on Julien Regnier, BC were,...

    Prior to taking on Julien Regnier, BC were, essentially, a French PM Gear* that outsourced their manufacturing. Skiers skis, loved by insane Chamoniards and few others. Now they are a major ski brand...
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    A pic would be helpful. ISO 5355 specifies...

    A pic would be helpful. ISO 5355 specifies dimensions for toe/heel lugs hence it should not be possible to alter stack height that much without causing compatibility problems with alpine bindings. It...
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    La Voute (the vault) would be in my top five lift...

    La Voute (the vault) would be in my top five lift accessed runs in the Alps, couloir or no couloir. The Rama over the other side is a technically more difficult ski and has a greater sense of...
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    I'm guessing shim balance system - uses shims to...

    I'm guessing shim balance system - uses shims to change the angle of the bootboard. Like canting inside the boot.
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    Lou's numbers are based on estimates of where the...

    Lou's numbers are based on estimates of where the tech heel and toe fittings would be. For comparison with alpine bindings, the Blister measurements are obviously better.
  8. I just sold a pair of the 186 trad layup for...

    I just sold a pair of the 186 trad layup for domestic reasons. Quiver rationalisation allowed me to buy a lightly used pair of 191 carbon Lhasas that I just could not resist.

    The trad R.108s are...
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    How quickly does it track these days if the top...

    How quickly does it track these days if the top is not open? Last time I skinned up from the Bochard (2009) I had 50cm of decent powder down Point de Vue a week after it had last snowed.
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    Jon, when you get your hands on the crampons,...

    Jon, when you get your hands on the crampons, would you mind posting the actual dimensions and seeing what sort of waist width they actually fit over?
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    Freedoms should work with either sole block.

    Freedoms should work with either sole block.
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    An indication of how these might be priced would...

    An indication of how these might be priced would be helpful. The post Brexit vote pound is worth next to fuck all. On the other hand, my 186s are double the age of my eldest child and on their third...
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    I am very interested in this.

    I am very interested in this.
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    Yeah, that's exactly how it works. Shovel not a...

    Yeah, that's exactly how it works. Shovel not a problem next to the back. Have yet to fall badly on it, mind.
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    No.

    No.
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    The 27l has an internal divider within the main...

    The 27l has an internal divider within the main compartment. There is space for a shovel and probe behind the divider. If you had to you would be able to access the shovel/probe quickly through the...
  17. Scottish Skier is right about Espace Killy....

    Scottish Skier is right about Espace Killy. Provided you can avoid the English it is spectacular.

    It is, though, busy and tracks fast. Lot of guiding ops, lot of ski schools specialising in off...
  18. Really hard to advise on this now. I spent the...

    Really hard to advise on this now. I spent the 09/10 season in Nendaz. Things were slightly different in that there was no guidebook (other than the one written by Scottish Skier) and a short walk...
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    The 186 r.108 skis like a 186 Lhasa pow. Slightly...

    The 186 r.108 skis like a 186 Lhasa pow. Slightly less float due to being a little narrower and slightly better behaved on firm snow due to having a little more tail width. As in if you get backseat...
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    Unsure. Could be 2005-2007. Not obvious from the...

    Unsure. Could be 2005-2007. Not obvious from the photos. My 06/07 179 softs had a bright red base and white/black sidewalls so I would guess they are earlier than that but am far from certain.

    I...
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    Seems to be quite widely available in the UK...

    Seems to be quite widely available in the UK right now. Looks like they have finally reprinted the thing. While it is a great book, it clearly isn't worth the silly money people wanted for it...
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    Mont Blanc and the Aguilles Rouges: a guide for...

    Mont Blanc and the Aguilles Rouges: a guide for skiers by Anselme Baud is the pick of the guide books. It is more ski mountaineering focused than the Vamos guide. It also has an entertainingly wide...
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    Sure - really appreciate the ideas.

    Sure - really appreciate the ideas.
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    Much appreciated Mntlion. Unfortunately #1 is...

    Much appreciated Mntlion. Unfortunately #1 is apparently not physically possible. I've had someone check that out and apparently it would compromise the integrity of the boot. I tried a 2 degree...
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    I kind of know WTF is wrong with my boots, I just...

    I kind of know WTF is wrong with my boots, I just need to know what to do about it. I am using a Scarpa Freedom SL. The upper cuff is quite tipped out and there is only one adjustment rivet on the...
  26. If you are at all worried about the integrity of...

    If you are at all worried about the integrity of the mount then the insert or helicoil routes seem sensible. I, personally, would probably just throw the new bindings down the existing holes but I'm...
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    I'd go for another round of "get the toe shims". ...

    I'd go for another round of "get the toe shims".

    I run three set ups with the Freedom SL. One with a Warden c. 3mm delta - forward lean on boot set to 14 degrees. Second Vipecs c. 10mm delta -...
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    I am 183 cm and 80kg. I have last year's 184...

    I am 183 cm and 80kg. I have last year's 184 Atris mounted on the line with Vipec blacks. These were bought as a ski to tour from the lifts with, which is the majority of the small amount of skiing I...
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    Whitedot Ranger/R108 is similar in dimensions and...

    Whitedot Ranger/R108 is similar in dimensions and also in the way it skis. The only thing to note is that the tail is proportionately slightly wider on the R108 than on the 186 Lhasa meaning that it...
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    Re the Lhasa vs R108 comparison. I have both in a...

    Re the Lhasa vs R108 comparison. I have both in a 186. The lhasa is a carbon 2009/10 model and the R108 is a first year standard build. Main difference is that the tail on the R108 is a more...
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    Well this is just fucking terrible news. I'm...

    Well this is just fucking terrible news. I'm really sorry it has all worked out like this.

    I've owned two pairs of 179s - a green floppy pair and a carbon fibre pair. Both much loved but for...
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    I think you need to be asking yourself why your...

    I think you need to be asking yourself why your pit is or ia not adding to the knowledge you should have gained from the bulletin. I understand things are different in the US. I am told that they are...
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    Listened to the thing Henry did. Seems to have...

    Listened to the thing Henry did. Seems to have been a group with a guide and full cert instructor at the back. So two professionals qualified to lead the route. Henry stressed two things. First,...
  34. All of the available options are good. You could...

    All of the available options are good. You could pick any of them and consistently find good skiing.

    I think Verbier/Nendaz is a better option for the kind of straight off the lift/back to the...
  35. I'd try and avoid the French/English school...

    I'd try and avoid the French/English school holidays if you can. English looks like 21st Feb for a week and French kicks off on 9th Feb with the holiday period running for just over a month. I...
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    I'm getting all misty eyed. Probably looking down...

    I'm getting all misty eyed. Probably looking down the barrel of 20 days this season if I'm lucky.

    Get Hamish to post here as Haggis Trap. Would be pleasantly circular.
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    Look in the Snow for the Euros thread and also at...

    Look in the Snow for the Euros thread and also at this thread here: Best skiing near Lausanne, CH? - Teton Gravity Research Forums . I'm conscious that is the one you may already have seen but I...
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    There is a UCPA down towards the Venosc end of...

    There is a UCPA down towards the Venosc end of town. I don't know of any other hostels. I'd get on to the UCPA sharpish.

    http://2alpes-venosc.ucpa.com/ .

    Otherwise, a self cater apartment is...
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    If you have a Chamonix pass and are skiing...

    If you have a Chamonix pass and are skiing Verbier or vice versa then you need to get a day ticket from the caisse on the day, every day you ski. They will not give out tickets for the next day etc....
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    Good location. The bus goes from by the Tracouet...

    Good location. The bus goes from by the Tracouet gondola station. You will also be about 5 mins from most of the supermarkets, the better of the skishops (techshop) and the least shit of the bars...
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    The guys living in Le Chable that I skied with...

    The guys living in Le Chable that I skied with were mainly in their mid 20s to mid 30s. It seems to be a favoured place for people working for the ski schools. I got the impression that most of the...
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    Good advice in this thread: VERBIER questions -...

    Good advice in this thread: VERBIER questions - Teton Gravity Research Forums . I don't have personal experience of looking for accom in Verbier but people I know have said nice things about John...
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    Hohes. there is a school in Les Arcs that teaches...

    Hohes. there is a school in Les Arcs that teaches speedflying: http://www.speedriding-school.com/speedflying-school.html

    France regulates the instruction (but not the practice) of this kind of...
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    Stantonbum1 The people at Sole have a good...

    Stantonbum1

    The people at Sole have a good rep.

    www.thebootroom.fr are very good indeed. Based in Sanglard in the centre of town. Check the racing testimonials.
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    Orash111, I guess this one is going to depend on...

    Orash111, I guess this one is going to depend on what the wind does. We're forecast to get a shedload of wind overnight, which may cease at some point tomorrow afternoon.

    See...
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    Had a reasonable Superbowl today. Slight...

    Had a reasonable Superbowl today. Slight windcrust at the top but otherwise pretty good to the traverse. Otherwise I agree completely and have got the 1:50 out right now.

    On the transfer point,...
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    ABS patented the zip on, zip off bag idea. Not...

    ABS patented the zip on, zip off bag idea. Not only have Snowpulse had to discontinue this but, it is also supposedly responsible for some of the more popular models being harder to obtain than is...
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    Judging from what's happened in Nendaz we don't...

    Judging from what's happened in Nendaz we don't seem to have had very much. Light snow overnight, which is now slacking off. From the radar it looks like places west and north of us did better.
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    Arno, I will be in Chamonix from Sunday night....

    Arno, I will be in Chamonix from Sunday night. Drop me a line if you fancy a pint or two.
  50. Such was the adverse reaction to the logo that...

    Such was the adverse reaction to the logo that the BBC hosted a competition where viewers were invited to design their own. This included the following submission, which they actually broadcast:
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