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    You sir, are full of shit

    You sir, are full of shit
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    Are you using a Voile strap as your upper power...

    Are you using a Voile strap as your upper power strap?
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    Tectons are awesome. I canít tell the difference...

    Tectons are awesome. I canít tell the difference between skiing them and alpine clamps. Definitely prefer them to shifts personally, as long as you donít want to use non-pin boots.
  4. The shaking was pretty substantial in Boise....

    The shaking was pretty substantial in Boise. Knocked some stuff off shelves in my house and scared the shit out of my dog. I was stoked though, had never felt a quake before.
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    Yeah a bunch of tech bindings have ďdemoĒ...

    Yeah a bunch of tech bindings have ďdemoĒ options, typically with an extended length heel track.
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    A lot of the health agencies donít report stats...

    A lot of the health agencies donít report stats on sundays.
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    Yep, me too. I'm thinking I got it at Outdoor...

    Yep, me too. I'm thinking I got it at Outdoor Retailer in Denver. I never sought medical care because I'm an idiot and a cheapskate, but I genuinely felt like I was on the brink of death for a while...
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    Yeah the Wildcat 108 Tour is a much more...

    Yeah the Wildcat 108 Tour is a much more versatile ski when the conditions get shitty. I can actually enjoy skiing mine in bad/ chopped up resort conditions, which is more than I can say for the...
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    I picked up something awful at Outdoor Retailer...

    I picked up something awful at Outdoor Retailer at the start of February that matched the coronavirus symptoms nearly identically. Iíve never been so sick in my life, and would have gone to the...
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    Source?

    Source?
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    This makes me sad. Those were my favorite skis...

    This makes me sad. Those were my favorite skis for hauling ass on shitty low tide conditions. Any similar replacements to look at?
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    Yes, theyíre sick.

    Yes, theyíre sick.
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    Basically, theyíre a Bibby thatís been bent to...

    Basically, theyíre a Bibby thatís been bent to their sweet spot, and then they got stuck there. So good.
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    Youíre headed down the right road. Iím actually...

    Youíre headed down the right road. Iím actually considering the unthinkable, and selling my Wildcats. Not because I donít absolutely love them, but because I enjoy the Bananas even more in soft...
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    I found them super easy to cut loose and pivot...

    I found them super easy to cut loose and pivot due to their shape.
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    Scary to think how you can make good decision...

    Scary to think how you can make good decision pretty much all day, and still get killed by a quick slip up.
  18. Youíre definitely headed in the right general...

    Youíre definitely headed in the right general direction with the J108. Honestly, itís hard to go wrong with most skis in that class, just demo a handful and see which you like the most.
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    Icelantic is also known for deviating from stated...

    Icelantic is also known for deviating from stated dimensions(Nomad 105 measures 111mm for instance), so actual dimensions may well vary between sizes. It would make sense for them to given the...
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    The handle brundo caught my attention since I...

    The handle brundo caught my attention since I mostly ski Brundage. I'm assuming you referenced being in Boise at some point in a past thread and I remembered that since there aren't all that many ID...
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    I've got access to Wildcat 118 190cm, and Wildcat...

    I've got access to Wildcat 118 190cm, and Wildcat 108 184cm demos in Boise if you're interested in trying them. No Wildcat 108 190s though unfortunately., although I might buy a pair soon.
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    A ski boot horn makes a huge difference getting...

    A ski boot horn makes a huge difference getting liners in and out of shells without damaging the liners. Regardless, totally agree that boot driers are the way to go.
  23. When I was working as a ski tech, I offered to...

    When I was working as a ski tech, I offered to mount a buddyís new pair of Apaches in exchange for beer. About 8 beers and a safety meeting later, I drilled the holes.

    Turns out, I drilled to...
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    Sounds like a tune issue, specifically the tails...

    Sounds like a tune issue, specifically the tails need more detuning. I've got access to a demo pair of the same skis and have always felt like they're very easy to cut loose, and never catch edge....
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    Iíve got some yellow ones kicking around. Maybe...

    Iíve got some yellow ones kicking around. Maybe blue too.
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    Looks like a 100 to me. Iíve run 100s on skis up...

    Looks like a 100 to me. Iíve run 100s on skis up to 112 without bending.
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    Check again, one in stock right now

    Check again, one in stock right now
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    I weigh 160lbs if I havenít crapped in a good...

    I weigh 160lbs if I havenít crapped in a good while. I think standard flex will suffice.
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    Now thatís what Iím fucking talking about. 189cm...

    Now thatís what Iím fucking talking about. 189cm it is.
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    Yep Iíve been keeping that in mind, otherwise the...

    Yep Iíve been keeping that in mind, otherwise the 189cm would have been the only length on the table. Still will probably go that direction since Iím getting really tired of tomahawking because I...
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    Looking for a bit of advice on sizing BGs. ...

    Looking for a bit of advice on sizing BGs.

    Iím 6í0Ē, 160lbs, chargey skiing style. Iíve always thought of myself as a pretty centered skier but lately Iíve been having issues with getting too far...
  32. Be aware that those tubes on the top sheet have a...

    Be aware that those tubes on the top sheet have a tendency to leak a black tar-like substance in their old age. I know of several car interiors and carpets that have been ruined by leaky old Salomons.
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    Exactly how I feel about my WCT108s. Touring ski...

    Exactly how I feel about my WCT108s. Touring ski perfection.
  34. Wildcat 108 Tour with Tectons has been awesome...

    Wildcat 108 Tour with Tectons has been awesome for me. Pair with some ~1500g boots and youíve got a semi-light setup that really rips.
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    If youíve got access to a sled, thereís plenty of...

    If youíve got access to a sled, thereís plenty of gnar in the area. If not, youíre somewhat limited by access.
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    They didnít have a booth but Jake was there...

    They didnít have a booth but Jake was there showing the new line to dealers. Details TBA soonish.
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    Same as 19/20, no color changes at Salomon except...

    Same as 19/20, no color changes at Salomon except the addition of a black Shift
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    Just fucking buy them already. They absolutely...

    Just fucking buy them already. They absolutely slay, and make me feel way more badass than I actually am. They ski pretty short, so size up if on the fence.
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    Right? And not just one of the rinky dunk booths...

    Right? And not just one of the rinky dunk booths downstairs with the rest of the Chinese knockoffs.
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    They freaking rip. My favorite soft snow skis...

    They freaking rip. My favorite soft snow skis ever, by a large margin. Theyíre very stable geniuses when blasting through crud and chop, but are more than happy to be cut sideways when you want to...
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    I used to work as a ski tech, and have made that...

    I used to work as a ski tech, and have made that same mistake before, and I like to think Iím pretty knowledgeable and methodical. Itís a super easy mistake to make, especially when handed used...
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    Totally. Iíve got 184cm WC108 Tours with Tectons...

    Totally. Iíve got 184cm WC108 Tours with Tectons that Iím winding up using a surprising amount on lift serviced days. While Iím a fan of skis with a lot of top end, theyíre fast becoming my go to ski...
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    Hmmm, maybe they arenít lighter than the Bananas...

    Hmmm, maybe they arenít lighter than the Bananas after all. That was just my one run impression of the Ghost Trains.
  44. A small degree of lateral elasticity at the heel,...

    A small degree of lateral elasticity at the heel, and the heel piece rotates to follow the boot heel when releasing laterally at the toe, allowing for smoother release.
  45. This. Itís a common misconception that Pivots...

    This. Itís a common misconception that Pivots release laterally at the heel, but try it on a bench and youíll see itís not possible.
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    I own Bananas, and have ridden a single lap on...

    I own Bananas, and have ridden a single lap on the Ghost Trains.

    The Bananas are pretty subtly rockered, which is not at all the case with the Ghost Trains; the rocker lines are deep, and the...
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    Iíve got some undrilled 18/19 178cm Commander 98s...

    Iíve got some undrilled 18/19 178cm Commander 98s if youíre interested. I havenít skied them but Iíve got buddies who seem to really like them for low tide usage.
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    I send old guys and beginners out on the...

    I send old guys and beginners out on the Icelantic Pioneer 96 all the time and they seem to always like it.
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    I aggressively round my edges with a file to the...

    I aggressively round my edges with a file to the widest points of the tip/tails, then aggressively gummy stone the next few inches inwards, And lightly gummy to the rocker contact points. Seems to...
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    Seriously, Phantom wax sucks! Iím totally...

    Seriously, Phantom wax sucks! Iím totally regretting doing it to my Wildcats, they feel slow even after waxing them with temp appropriate wax now.
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