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  1. Lange ZB

    Lange ZB
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    Bodacious is heavy as fuck, and (hence) stable as...

    Bodacious is heavy as fuck, and (hence) stable as fuck. I think it is a pretty cool powderski, but it needs a bit of speed to come alive. It also carves OK, bit not very exciting, and again, needs...
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    Yes smartass, but those sites are bitching about...

    Yes smartass, but those sites are bitching about cardboard boxes, so i wanted to know if someone has experience shipping a std ski-rollerbag across states.
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    If I want to ship a 50 lbs ski bag across the US,...

    If I want to ship a 50 lbs ski bag across the US, what am I roughly looking at? Any tips on which carrier is cheapest?
    (most likely VT->MT or WA->MT)
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    If anybody in Europe (CH preferrably) needs a ATK...

    If anybody in Europe (CH preferrably) needs a ATK freeride spacer (AL05), I have an extra one, new in the wrapper with screws.
    Edit: a pair, obviously.
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    I assume you've seen this? ...

    I assume you've seen this?
    https://factionskis.com/blogs/news/my-setup-sam-anthamatten

    https://youtu.be/vdroNWzMl0I
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    I understand nipple clamps can change your (sex)...

    I understand nipple clamps can change your (sex) life, but what do they have to do with binding?
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    Sticky: I am jealous of that crate of Duvel!

    I am jealous of that crate of Duvel!
  9. yes this is problematic seeing that they are both...

    yes this is problematic seeing that they are both red.
  10. I bet Mikaela also uses different (softer?) boots...

    I bet Mikaela also uses different (softer?) boots for Super G than she does for slalom.

    So there is no one 'accurate stiffness' - it depends on the terrain, ski, speed etc.

    Although I...
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    I was interested in the 96 as a touring ski, but...

    I was interested in the 96 as a touring ski, but tore my ACL again so -like XXXer - solved the dilemma that way.

    Watched the FWT in andorra the other day and the new kid Mael Ollivier skied a...
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    Binding stoppers pull skis together in my...

    Binding stoppers pull skis together in my experience. Not a fair comparison?
  13. Yes, al though its not Ed who runs it anymore but...

    Yes, al though its not Ed who runs it anymore but Kevin.
  14. Looking for a 1-2 bedroom appt in Bozeman

    My wife and I will spend a year (or more) in Bozeman from the end of April 2021 working at MSU. We're looking for a place to rent. Ideally furnished, since we are coming from Europe with nothing more...
  15. cool thanks for the tips. I'll check them out. ...

    cool thanks for the tips. I'll check them out.

    On a different note, if anyone has a lead on a furnished 1 (or 2) bedroom place for rent, don't hesitate to send me a PM.
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    Lenz for the win. Digging snow pits in plug boots...

    Lenz for the win. Digging snow pits in plug boots is comfy now. Who would’ve thought. Def worth the €€
  17. Recommend me a Bozeman Physiotherapist

    Tore and repaired my ACL (again) and will be moving to Bozeman, MT in April, so will finish my post surgery rehab there. I am looking for a physiotherapist in the area to work with, preferably...
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    Get over yourselves guys. The ski companies dont...

    Get over yourselves guys. The ski companies dont make money with the 10 pairs of bodacious they sell. Be happy the shift sells so well, it drives prices down and funds further innovation. I for one...
  19. So I am two weeks out from my ACL reconstruction....

    So I am two weeks out from my ACL reconstruction. I had an ACL repair two years ago (repair is when they sow the ACL back together, in my case with some additional stuff called an internal brace) ...
  20. What is the consensus on this? Does it work out...

    What is the consensus on this? Does it work out most of the time? Or are they usually impounded?

    Reason I am asking is that I am moving to the US for at least a year. Debating whether to try to...
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    so if a crowbar doesnt flex (bend) it cannot...

    so if a crowbar doesnt flex (bend) it cannot transmit power?

    As much as I enjoy this flexing stuff, maybe start a separate topic and lets get back to talkin new fancy gear here?
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    Shop owners will thank you for that. Especially...

    Shop owners will thank you for that. Especially now. I approve.
  23. For me the nr one factor (ok besides fit) is...

    For me the nr one factor (ok besides fit) is weight. I tour a lot and with the Mammut light 30 there is just no argument not to bring the avy bag. Only in spring do I swap to a non avy bag.
    Had a...
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    just be aware that just because an app measures...

    just be aware that just because an app measures something doesnt mean it is right. I seem to remember listening to a podcast with the author of 'why we sleep' that most of the smartphone apps that...
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    true on hard snow. But in powder you don't truly...

    true on hard snow. But in powder you don't truly carve. (If carve is defined as tail edge follows exact same path as tip edge.) So maybe in powder it really doesn't matter much? (Though I too prefer...
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    Keep an eye out for the vwerks Katana. May be a...

    Keep an eye out for the vwerks Katana. May be a bit wider than you are after, but it is an extremely versatile, powerful ski that is very very good in less than ideal conditions. It is my go-to...
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    Get CAST to put pins in your alpine boot. Why...

    Get CAST to put pins in your alpine boot. Why compromise if you have several boots anyway?
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    I want whatever they are on. They look high as a...

    I want whatever they are on. They look high as a kite. Not at all aware of what the hell they are wearing.
  29. Honestly, it is hard to come up with the right...

    Honestly, it is hard to come up with the right answer without seeing you ski. It could be a million things, some of which have been mentioned already.
    And I too have noticed that stiff skis do not...
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    going into season 2 now, boot still looks really...

    going into season 2 now, boot still looks really good. But I only use it to tour, ca 50 days a season?
    If I'd need one boot for 60/40 lifts/tour I'd probably pick another. But that is just me.
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    Thanks everybody, some good info here. I...

    Thanks everybody, some good info here.
    I ordered a new battery and a case w. external battery. Will report back once I find the time to install the new battery.
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    Sticky: How do the Dicators compare to the Bodes?

    How do the Dicators compare to the Bodes?
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    iphones and cold temperatures

    I have an iphone SE (1st gen), that has served me well over the last couple of years. However, at some point I upgraded the software and battery life in the cold turned into a nightmare overnight....
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    Dont do it. I have, and hated it. Basically, you...

    Dont do it. I have, and hated it. Basically, you are just increasing the forward angle. The boot needs that contact there to flex, before that, you have very little resistance. I have since put on a...
  35. ^^ what he said. I have Lange ZB's with inserts...

    ^^ what he said. I have Lange ZB's with inserts and it sucks to tour, but like anything, you can get used to it. I have a friend who used to tour 2000hm+ days on head raptor B3's. Most of the 'La...
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    Sticky: 'oly shit that is an impressive quiver sir.

    'oly shit that is an impressive quiver sir.
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    Fuck yeah, this looks cool. I wish I had your...

    Fuck yeah, this looks cool.
    I wish I had your garage.
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    Just a note on the Lupo: Bought these for my wife...

    Just a note on the Lupo: Bought these for my wife in a 23. She loves how they ski. The only issue is that getting them into ski mode requires a hell lot of force/ fwd flexing. I havent seen this with...
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    ^ That does look like a sweet profile. Allthough...

    ^ That does look like a sweet profile. Allthough i am a bit bummed they didnt bring back the old one, I am very curious about this new ski, especially after all the praise the mantra 102 has been...
  40. nespresso?

    nespresso?
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    I dont know much about the US legal system, but...

    I dont know much about the US legal system, but wouldnt acknowledging a flaw in the design open them up to lawsuits surrounding these accidents?
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    They are a (relatively) light weight touring...

    They are a (relatively) light weight touring boot, not a resort boot. Get an alpine boot for resort. If you must have a walk mode (must you for those occasional laps?), get something like a cochise,...
  43. As far as I know the prime received pretty...

    As far as I know the prime received pretty mediocre reviews everywhere, so I am not surprised it is discontinued. The Agent comes from the Dictator mold, but with a lighter layup. The dictator which...
  44. Great stuff indeed! Merci!

    Great stuff indeed! Merci!
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    Does anybody have the weight of a 173 Solis?

    Does anybody have the weight of a 173 Solis?
  46. Train your hamstrings, heavy eccentrics are the...

    Train your hamstrings, heavy eccentrics are the best in protecting your acl.
    There is a strong correlation between quad/hamstring imbalance and acl tears i’ve been told.
    I strength trained the...
  47. Very cool data, thanks for sharing!

    Very cool data, thanks for sharing!
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    The women rustler 10 is a popular choice over...

    The women rustler 10 is a popular choice over here. Forget what the women model is called.
  49. I have come to the conclusion that 1300 grams is...

    I have come to the conclusion that 1300 grams is just too light for a ski if you want to push it (in non-homogenous snow). So now leaning towards a ~1600 gram ski at 95 mm. The mantra VWerks is high...
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    Sounds like you want the real (M5) Mantra,...

    Sounds like you want the real (M5) Mantra, bonafide or sth similar, not the VW Mantra.
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