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    Weíre in Tokachi area. Iíd guess there is 40%...

    Weíre in Tokachi area. Iíd guess there is 40% less snowpack at 1500m than when we were here in 2014, much less so at 700m. Backcountry ski conditions have been decent - but not amazing. Some boot top...
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    Dust as in dirt or ash? No we didnít see any in...

    Dust as in dirt or ash? No we didnít see any in Niseko. Is that likely some volcanic activity from the mountains there?
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    Despite little to no snow forecast, it snowed...

    Despite little to no snow forecast, it snowed about 20cm in Niseko yesterday and more today. Unfortunately, high winds also came in and really hammered NW slopes. We skied some sheltered slopes in...
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    Rusutsu received significant snow for maybe the...

    Rusutsu received significant snow for maybe the third day in a row so we headed there. Despite the thin snowpack and a decent line to get in the gondola at first we had an extremely awesome day...
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    @telepariah thanks for the report from...

    @telepariah thanks for the report from Daisetsuzan as Iím heading up there in about a week.

    I skied on Yotei today. Starting at 300m it was extremely brushy. We skied from 1000m and there was...
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    There is so much good advice in this thread that...

    There is so much good advice in this thread that it hard to add more. X4 on earplugs for sure - bring an extra pair for someone who forgets them.

    This is just a general BC skiing item but my...
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    Y'all got that flu yet?

    I got the flu about 3 weeks ago and donít think Iíve had it for perhaps 20 years. I was mostly bedridden for 4-5 days. I returned to work after 6 but it took and entire additional week before my...
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    PM sent! Apologies for the delay.

    PM sent! Apologies for the delay.
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    That sounds perfect. Thanks!

    That sounds perfect. Thanks!
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    WTB: Intuition Plug wrap liner sz 27

    Does anyone have a pair of these that they want to sell? Used/molded is fine.

    These guys: https://intuitionliners.com/shop/plug/

    Thanks!
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    I've been in 27.5 Hawx XTDs for touring with MV...

    I've been in 27.5 Hawx XTDs for touring with MV Luxury liners for two seasons. I've been pretty happy with this setup but am finicky AF when it comes to boot fit so I wanted to check out the Tour...
  12. Thread: Electric Greg

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    What are your sources and what alternatives do...

    What are your sources and what alternatives do you recommend? Serious question. Most everything I have read suggest that driving a BEV emits significantly less carbon over the life of the vehicle -...
  13. Thread: Electric Greg

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    I think that the inability to imagine a future...

    I think that the inability to imagine a future where we have much lower emissions but still live exciting, fulfilling lives is a major barrier. As a skier I definitely feel this and canít be alone....
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    Electric car thread

    (This was a repost)
  15. PM sent regarding Speed Radical Toes w/ Plum Race...

    PM sent regarding Speed Radical Toes w/ Plum Race 170 Heels
  16. Thread: Norway

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    Nice! I was wondering what it would be like to...

    Nice! I was wondering what it would be like to ride in Norway. The fjord areas northwest of there that I saw seemed nearly too steep to ride in many places. Not to mention crazy rugged, steep,...
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    That place blew us away! When you approach the...

    That place blew us away! When you approach the subterranean roundabout, the blue lights make you think you are about to fall prey to an alien abdication.
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    Iíve done them all - many of my favorites! I...

    Iíve done them all - many of my favorites! I prefer to go both up and down Northway but to each their own. Cristoff is a bit of a brake burner.
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    410 is awesome (although I havenít yet ridden it...

    410 is awesome (although I havenít yet ridden it post-fire TBH) but I donít think it has quite the trail density of Oakridge in one small area if thatís what you are comparing it to.
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    Backyard getaway?

    Backyard getaway?
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    Savage!

    Savage!
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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I guess Iím in...

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I guess Iím in a similar spot in that Iím sure they are good skis, but 50/50 on if they are my personal favorite. Iíll have to go skiing some more to find out...
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    Interesting that youíve skied both. Do you prefer...

    Interesting that youíve skied both. Do you prefer the backlands in general?
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    It all makes sense now! Radical.

    It all makes sense now! Radical.
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    Interesting. I'm honestly surprised that you...

    Interesting. I'm honestly surprised that you didn't get more than 40 days in living in Whistler - do you have a high work load and need to work on weekends? I definitely see what you are saying about...
  26. While you could take the thread as a negative...

    While you could take the thread as a negative nancy sort of thing, but the inverse observation of "most disappointing destinations to ride at" is "most surprisingly awesome destinations to ride at."...
  27. St George. Maybe I rode the wrong trails, but...

    St George. Maybe I rode the wrong trails, but what I did ride was tedious to the extreme.

    II'm thinking of this one in particular:
    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/suicidal-tendencies/
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    Myself and a friend both got 182cm Backland 107s,...

    Myself and a friend both got 182cm Backland 107s, mounted them with lightweight tech bindings, and went on a 7 day hut trip in interior BC.

    Likes


    Very lightweight and great feel while...
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    Those are interesting stats. Where did you find...

    Those are interesting stats. Where did you find them?
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    Is this the project you guys are referring today?...

    Is this the project you guys are referring today? Iím assuming that the terrain and/or elevation canít compete with Whistler?
    ...
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    Are those milk-crate verts?

    Are those milk-crate verts?
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    Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
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    I recommend the above. I ski the 26.5 KR2 for...

    I recommend the above.

    I ski the 26.5 KR2 for alpine with a huge toe punch and several bontex shims to reduce vertical volume. I use the softer of the two sets of tongues that come with them. I...
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    I've considered ditching my hardtail for these...

    I've considered ditching my hardtail for these exact reasons you mentioned. It's less the comfort loss than the fact that it just doesn't corner and flow all that nicely. It's ok but the whole...
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    Does anyone know what the delta/pin height on the...

    Does anyone know what the delta/pin height on the ATK Crest 280 is? Just did a quick scan of the website and the skimo chart but couldn't find it.
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    ^^^this is good for the base!^^^ The pic says...

    ^^^this is good for the base!^^^

    The pic says it all. My compatriots and I deemed it the deepest of all time. Not the best of all time but pretty good and quite memorable.
  37. Nice to bump into some of you. It was quite the...

    Nice to bump into some of you. It was quite the first Mission experience. Is it like that every weekend? [emoji38]
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    Did you see any ptarmigans?

    Did you see any ptarmigans?
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    I'm considering 107s for my next bc ski. I'd ski...

    I'm considering 107s for my next bc ski. I'd ski the 182 length, (I weight 182 lbs and am 5' 11") mount them with very lightweight tech bindings, and ski them with Hawx 130 XTD boots. My bc ski for...
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    On a related note, does anyone know where a deal...

    On a related note, does anyone know where a deal can be had on the Backland 107 in a 182cm? I'm assuming that it's a similar situation as for the new bent chetler.... more lighter is more better for...
  41. Thread: G3 Seekr 110

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    Thanks for the photos and review, andrewpringle!...

    Thanks for the photos and review, andrewpringle! I haven't skied this but briefly compared the 180cm to the 182cm Atomic Backland 107. Just looking in the store, the flex profile and rocker of these...
  42. Thread: ZBo

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    ZBo

    Shredding deep pow, all night parties, high quality woodworking!
  43. Thread: ZBo

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    Old school in post count but timeless in spirit!...

    Old school in post count but timeless in spirit!

    When do you get your own series?
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    I have a guess: solar gain is not that strong in...

    I have a guess: solar gain is not that strong in January, and clears skies keep the snow surface cold and frozen by radiating all the heat away even when the air temp is mild.

    If someone is more...
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    Also: restaurants are expensive AF in Norway if...

    Also: restaurants are expensive AF in Norway if you haven't figured that out yet. We mostly stayed in AirBnBs and cooked for ourselves. Salmon in the grocery stores is pretty good and not expensive....
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    Agreed regarding Romsdalen. The view from the the...

    Agreed regarding Romsdalen. The view from the the Romsdal Ridge hike is unforgettable. If the weather is good when you are there, donít miss it.
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    We actually flew to Alesund, rented a car and...

    We actually flew to Alesund, rented a car and drove to Bergen. There was a decent fee to pay to go one way with the rental but I thought it was worthwhile just to be able to see more places in the 6...
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    Have you considered going Bergen to Ňlesund and...

    Have you considered going Bergen to Ňlesund and skipping to Oslo? I've never been to Oslo so I can't comment, but we did Ňlesund to Bergen this summer and it was just insanely beautiful. Lots of...
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    Looks like fun terrain, raypruit! Iíve done...

    Looks like fun terrain, raypruit! Iíve done guided sled access touring in the N Cascades but donít see many guides offering that. Is it sort of what I would expect in that you blast up a logging road...
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    Well, somewhat inspired by this thread, other...

    Well, somewhat inspired by this thread, other folks I've met who have really gotten into smart trainers, and the general darkness of November I picked up a used Wahoo Kickr to try out this odd habit....
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