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    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2022/04/28/local-l...

    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2022/04/28/local-legend-valdez-heli-ski-guide-killed-by-avalanche-in-chugach-mountains/

    I don't know what Valdez is like at the moment but there have been numerous...
  2. I'm old school? Really I think it was just force...

    I'm old school? Really I think it was just force of habit.

    I've barely done some sled-skiing this year, and otherwise all of my life I've been in established lift-served areas (with perhaps the...
  3. They are not. These are the first set I bought...

    They are not. These are the first set I bought that had Pivot 14s (indemnified! and already set to my BSL!) which made me fall madly in love with Spatulas, and made my passion for Volant Machetes...
  4. preview from heliskiing with Chugach Powder Guides 4/9/22

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    I got the call to go standby yesterday; first time heliskiing. I'll edit something more substantial and post it later, but it was a pretty great day! Here's a preview with two raw files I...
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    Possibly similar, but aluminum (titanal) does not...

    Possibly similar, but aluminum (titanal) does not equal stainless steel. And Atomic is still producing stainless skis under the Volant brand, so they've retained the intellectual property for Volant...
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    You were about four chairs ahead of me on...

    You were about four chairs ahead of me on Saturday on GBX, and I was going to ask what you thought about Volants but you disappeared by the time my chair unloaded. So have you skied the steel?
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    Maybe. Depends on what I've got going on...

    Maybe. Depends on what I've got going on work-wise and what conditions are like (whether it's worth taking the day off). I at least would be up for night skiing one of those nights.

    I ski...
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    Um, . . . frogger??? SERIOUSLY????!!!?? I agree...

    Um, . . . frogger??? SERIOUSLY????!!!?? I agree with the second Trooper. That's possibly one of the dumbest things I've seen recorded.

    Also, thank you for your posts. I appreciate seeing what...
  9. Machetes!: 401687

    Machetes!:

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  10. paulster2626, you're a gentleman and a prince for...

    paulster2626, you're a gentleman and a prince for offering to help me out.

    If any of you see an old stainless snowboard for sale in the Toronto area (or elsewhere), pass on the info! The seller...
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    I <3 you. I emailed the CL seller and sent you a PM. I don't know Toronto neighborhoods at all; it just says "West Bend" in the CL ad.
  12. Giving this one last shot to find some help. ...

    Giving this one last shot to find some help. After giving up I went ahead and showed my nephew the ad, and he thought it was REALLY cool. I sent the seller one more message asking if he'd...
  13. Bump. Still looking for someone to help me...

    Bump. Still looking for someone to help me physically get this board. Help!
  14. There are several Volant Machete McT (and one...

    There are several Volant Machete McT (and one abused set of the last model non-stainless 69s) sets for sale that I've found on FB Marketplace in that size range. Ski the steel!
  15. I have to start by convincing the guy to ship. ...

    I have to start by convincing the guy to ship. His response to me was that he wants to sell locally.

    Hence, my request for assistance from a forum member who is physically located in Toronto.
  16. Kirby suggested I post this here rather than in...

    Kirby suggested I post this here rather than in the gear swap subforum:


    MAGGOTS IN TORONTO: HELP BUYING/SHIPPING SNOWBOARD?
    I found a Volant/Aggression snowboard in West Bend that I want to buy...
  17. Maggots in Toronto: help buying/shipping snowboard?

    I found a Volant/Aggression snowboard in West Bend that I want to buy for my 16 year old nephew, but the seller won't ship. Is there anybody I could talk into picking this up for me, boxing it, and...
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    Definitely DISPLAY. But I have two pairs of...

    Definitely DISPLAY. But I have two pairs of Spatulas, so "conventional" displays won't work since they have no sidecut. Granted, those will hold the rest of the Machetes without a problem, but I'm...
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    If you need a hand picking up/shipping/etc., let...

    If you need a hand picking up/shipping/etc., let me know. As I've been trying to build my quiver of Machetes this year, I've been feeling the pain of distance ski purchasing.
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    That might actually be perfect! But I was hoping...

    That might actually be perfect! But I was hoping to mount them each as a pair recognizing that they'll stick into the room somewhat. I'll check the tool organizers the next time I'm in Home Depot.
    ...
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    I considered something similar, but it won't work...

    I considered something similar, but it won't work for my Spatulas. So I'm thinking it will have to be something horizontal, and spaced out far enough from the wall to give depth for the binding on...
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    Man-cave ski display?

    I'm about to close on a house that will allow me to have a section of the garage dedicated to Volant. (Apparently I love dead brands, because I also love AMC.) I'm going to have a wall for my...
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    Do a Facebook Marketplace search in Anchorage for...

    Do a Facebook Marketplace search in Anchorage for "DPS skis" and then send me a thank you. They are the carbon ones. Seller claims the "have not been used at all" and have a Dynafit A/T binding. ...
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    I messaged that guy within 24 hours of his post...

    I messaged that guy within 24 hours of his post and said I'd take the Spatulas and make it worth his time to ship; hell, I was interested in the monoski too! I was trying to make/find connections to...
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    I found my prize, and it even came with Pivots!!!...

    I found my prize, and it even came with Pivots!!!
    (I still have no idea why my photos always rotate when I post to TGR.)
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    But the tips are really torn up. Anybody know of a stash of old...
  26. Thread: Line Blade

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    A buddy of mine and I were talking about them,...

    A buddy of mine and I were talking about them, and I ended up finding a deal for him at the end of last season. He got one day in and really liked them, replacing his circa '12 Obsetheds for his...
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    Bump.

    Bump.
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    FWIW: A pair of poorly described Spatulas went...

    FWIW: A pair of poorly described Spatulas went on eBay a couple weeks ago for $287. The sidewalls had pulled out in locations, and the red plastic was gone in substantial amounts. Seller didn't...
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    Sticky: I was kinda excited to see where ski technology...

    I was kinda excited to see where ski technology had evolved to between my '01 Volant Machete McG and the '17-'18 ski season. I demo'd at least 5 different skis that year and couldn't find anything...
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    Sticky: 380494 Not sure what's up with the angle; the...

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    Not sure what's up with the angle; the pic is straight up on my phone.

    Top to bottom:
    - Older 189 Pontoons with Dukes. I got these to hopefully use this season with snowmachiner...
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    I read it before I started looking for my...

    I read it before I started looking for my Spatulas, but just went through the whole thread again. The DPS Lotus 138 is the next ski I want to try. I actually tried to add Peter Turner on LinkedIn...
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    I'd never skied a full reverse/reverse before,...

    I'd never skied a full reverse/reverse before, and the day I spent on them was in Juneau with coastal, dense powder. The only other dedicated pow ski I'd demo'd felt like a wet noodle on my boots...
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    Thanks for checking, but I want the FBs for the...

    Thanks for checking, but I want the FBs for the wood core.
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    If all goes well, I have a set (189, with Marker...

    If all goes well, I have a set (189, with Marker Dukes) on the way to me probably tomorrow. I figure the Spatulas will be for fresh days, and the Pontoons for stuff thatís windblown or days old in...
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    183 McG that I skied on this season with new...

    183 McG that I skied on this season with new Marker XComp. These were NOS skis that had been drilled but never used; there were factory stickers stacked up on the base underneath one tip.

    I'm...
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    I'm going to have some extra Machete McG sets...

    I'm going to have some extra Machete McG sets that I could let go, and I'll definitely let the 175 Machete FBs I have go.
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    WTB: 185 Volant Machete FB

    I love the steel. The 175s I got on a whim this year are like skiing on aircraft carriers: heaviest ship in the Navy, but also the fastest, and unaffected by hurricane seas/waves. However, I'm...
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    Now that I have 10 posts I'll throw in: ...

    Now that I have 10 posts I'll throw in:

    Vintage Ski World has a set of new-in-wrapper that he got a buddy-deal on. I offered to throw MSRP at them just because I wanted to see how they actually...
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    Looks like a fun group to ski with. (Really I...

    Looks like a fun group to ski with. (Really I just need to make my 10th post.)
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    New MSRP retail was $899 IIRC. I know there were...

    New MSRP retail was $899 IIRC. I know there were many (most?) sold at steep discounts over the next two years. A buddy of mine ordered a new set on a whim after breaking a ski (not a Volant) at the...
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    I actually bought two pairs of skis from him...

    I actually bought two pairs of skis from him earlier this season. He was a pleasure to do business with!
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    I'm old, and recognizing that I need to set a...

    I'm old, and recognizing that I need to set a good example for my kids who started skiing this year, I decided to buy my first helmet. Given COVID (face covering requirements) and the fact that they...
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    FWIW, I asked about the Spatulas and offered to...

    FWIW, I asked about the Spatulas and offered to throw $1000 at them just because I'd ski them and love them and own them in Alaska. He said he really just wanted to hang on them as collectibles and...
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    I bought a pair of Machete McGs and Machete FBs...

    I bought a pair of Machete McGs and Machete FBs that were sitting next to those Spatulas earlier this year. They were a pleasure to do business with!
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    It's definitely still having an impact up here. ...

    It's definitely still having an impact up here. I'd post a link to this article but it won't let me do that or even copy and paste the text. But hey, here's a maggot still building his post count...
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    Sticky: I love rules

    Forum rules are awesome. Requiring 10 posts before doing anything in the buy/sell area is a PIA though.
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    Sticky: Not my first forum

    I'm only posting here to build my post count. Thank you for having stickies for maggots.
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    Sticky: Also trying to hit post count

    I have nothing productive to add here other than I really like Volant Machetes.
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