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  1. Thread: Why go skinny?

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    I shaved about 5 minutes from my best time on a...

    I shaved about 5 minutes from my best time on a 3400' booter when I went from a 1600g ski to a 1300g one. Shorter lighter sticks are nice when on the pack, they don't swing around much and get caught...
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    Should have looked at the final results. 16/100th...

    Should have looked at the final results. 16/100th is more reasonable.
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    That gap is absolutely massive. Winning Kitz by...

    That gap is absolutely massive. Winning Kitz by >1.5 seconds is just unreal
  4. Thread: Why go skinny?

    by Boissal
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    You won't find me on anything less than 100 mm...

    You won't find me on anything less than 100 mm underfoot regardless of conditions. The edge-hold difference between a 105 and a 90 underfoot ski is negligible, the swing weight irrelevant (to me the...
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    This shit happens to Ms Boissal and I every...

    This shit happens to Ms Boissal and I every fucking time we have a family dinner. Her parents have a general distrust for medical science and will listen to anyone other than the 2 of us who have...
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    Especially considering that the only "training"...

    Especially considering that the only "training" displayed was the ability to pull an airbag...
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    ^^ Dear lawd... Someone posted an analysis of...

    ^^ Dear lawd...
    Someone posted an analysis of Qanon by a game designer somewhere upthread, it was a fascinating read. Apophenia is a powerful force. I wonder what your high school buddy would make...
  8. I'm opened to change my list of favorites...

    I'm opened to change my list of favorites anytime. If traveling is ever a thing again I'm looking forward to hearing it!
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    Brand fucking new wood chips. Everywhere. Well,...

    Brand fucking new wood chips. Everywhere. Well, not everywhere, there's mud just outside of that fence, lots of mud mixed with chicken poop.

    The conversation in the other thread makes me laugh....
  10. Very much agree. The funi is an example of a...

    Very much agree.
    The funi is an example of a solution that could be implemented if the goal was to really fix a traffic problem. Huge costs, huge engineering challenges, huge rewards. Not saying...
  11. Should be "l'esprit d'escalier", not "de...

    Should be "l'esprit d'escalier", not "de l'escalier". Wikipedia and Merriam-Webster are wrong on this one.

    It refers to a situation in which you're unable to deliver a sick comeback when someone...
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    Digging the Bonfire so far: 358690

    Digging the Bonfire so far:

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    My sister tested positive yesterday after a...

    My sister tested positive yesterday after a couple days of feeling abnormally tired. She works in the in-patient service at the hospital and despite all the precautions they're taking she knew it was...
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    Almost perfect, bottom right pic is missing...

    Almost perfect, bottom right pic is missing evidence of jeebus jammies poking out from under mom's blouse. And they're short a couple of kids.
  15. 1050 people/h and about 60 minutes to cover 3500'...

    1050 people/h and about 60 minutes to cover 3500' of vert over 8 miles... Sigh. Diverting 1/3 of the road traffic means the line to get in or out of LCC on a pow day will go from 4.5 hours long to 3...
  16. Not much else to do at the moment. I feel like we...

    Not much else to do at the moment. I feel like we have access to about 20% of the terrain that was skiable the past 2 seasons right now, it's nuts. A narrow band of mid elevation terrain centered on...
  17. Collector's item right now I imagine. The 3...

    Collector's item right now I imagine.

    The 3 volumes of the old Wasatch Tours books by Kelner & ?? are great. Published way BITD when touring was in its infancy and skiing Superior would have been...
  18. Over the past 2-3 years I've been decreasing the...

    Over the past 2-3 years I've been decreasing the size of the lawn and replacing it with drought-friendly options and wood chips are the best filler to balance looks, cost, and water savings. I've...
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    The bulk of the new trails look relatively...

    The bulk of the new trails look relatively promising I think, probably not super interesting machine built-stuff but at least it will be novel and the old trails aren't exactly that stimulating...
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  20. Damn Brutah, that's some serious talus munching...

    Damn Brutah, that's some serious talus munching you got into! I've skied Long John a few times this year and it's been consistently good but the stuff around is barely covered enough to travel...
  21. That implies there was snow there in the first...

    That implies there was snow there in the first place which seems dubious.
    I'm not even motivated to go stand on top of things right now. While I don't mind dealing with ridges at low tide (makes for...
  22. Not what you're asking but you might be better...

    Not what you're asking but you might be better off dodging Brighton altogether and staying lower in the canyon. Climbing out of Silver/Days Fork is a bit longer but would give you some better skiing...
  23. Jeebus of all the fucking things one could hope...

    Jeebus of all the fucking things one could hope to keep under the radar I'm gonna nominate a yurt at the end of a long cat track as being the dumbest...
    A heli flying around would be a close 2nd...
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    Last weekend on Shoreline: 358044 358045 ...

    Last weekend on Shoreline:

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    Other than having to carry the bike a bit longer than usual on the climb to Twin Peaks and dealing with the occasional patch of gnarly ice or mud you...
  25. MW's labeling below the pics instead of above...

    MW's labeling below the pics instead of above made me think for a second that his better half looked a lot like a bearded dude. Which is very confusing considering that he just had a kid :D
  26. I do remember that despite the crust being the...

    I do remember that despite the crust being the textbook perfect layer of doom for massive deep slabs nothing really happened that year. Right after the rain it started snowing non-stop with...
  27. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Level of fucks given: so low that a piece of...

    Level of fucks given: so low that a piece of coral can be used as a pillow.
  28. Watched a similar situation unfold in the Needle...

    Watched a similar situation unfold in the Needle with 2 buddies. Got into Hogum from the bottom and saw no sign of the crust and a good amount of fresh snow so we ran up the Needle thinking we were...
  29. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Cat-hat: 357837 Doesn't look comfy but...

    Cat-hat:

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    Doesn't look comfy but since the chair is prime napping real estate old man Artie makes do by dropping his ass on his brother's head and hanging halfway out of the front:
    ...
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    One way to look at it. I'd pick the option that...

    One way to look at it. I'd pick the option that gets me fucked less often but... I'm not judging :biggrin:
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    Nah, one side wants to fuck you in the ass any...

    Nah, one side wants to fuck you in the ass any chance it gets, the other side is just not very good at stuff and will occasionally slip it it in.

    Edit: apparently the WH has been instructed not to...
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    This. If you were the average American picking...

    This.
    If you were the average American picking up a bar of soap in a jailhouse shower, the likelihood that Mitch McConnell ravages your asshole is 100%. Chuck Schumer will occasionally stick it in...
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    5% for impeachment. 65% for stealing the...

    5% for impeachment.
    65% for stealing the election.
    Is that what a non-divisive rhetoric is supposed to look like?
  34. Completely agree. The tone of the 'gram was in...

    Completely agree. The tone of the 'gram was in stark contrast with the obs for the UAC and the progression from prolific observer / informal forecaster to local Insta celebrity, complete with overly...
  35. Might be too soon, even with /s?

    Might be too soon, even with /s?
  36. Dropping that kind of inflammatory post on IG...

    Dropping that kind of inflammatory post on IG knowing full well that the UAC won't respond and get into a shit flinging online argument is weak AF. There's clearly way more to the story than meets...
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    OP, Ms Boissal is thinking about getting rid of...

    OP, Ms Boissal is thinking about getting rid of her DPS Yvette 112. 168 long, Pure 3 version from a few years back, drilled once for ??? and currently mounted with Speed Rad bindings (for a 24 boot,...
  38. Holy fuck, the luck that must have been involved...

    Holy fuck, the luck that must have been involved in surviving that one... The terrain dudes got dragged through looks less than pleasant. Not even sure where I'd put a skinner to get up there on a...
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    Indeed. Never thought I'd exist in a world with...

    Indeed. Never thought I'd exist in a world with this level of crazy:



    Edit: the ban hammer dropped:

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    Cue the wailing and gnashing of teeth of all these silenced conservative...
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    As riot raged at Capitol, Trump tried to call...

    As riot raged at Capitol, Trump tried to call senators to overturn election

    The depths of this man's depravity... And fucking idiocy since he and Rudy couldn't even get the right phone number.
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    Hearing from medical peeps that a body has been...

    Hearing from medical peeps that a body has been recovered. No official word yet as far as I can see.
    Initial report was around 11:30AM, the timeline is bad news. Hoping for a good outcome but, vibes...
  42. Thread: Kitty Stoke

    by Boissal
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    One of the best pics in this thread!! Those...

    One of the best pics in this thread!! Those ears...

    Here's old Artie sleeping so hard he's having to claw to the bed to hold on:

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    Flashed their badges?? From this Politico...

    Flashed their badges??
    From this Politico article
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    356686 Angry child gets timeout. One more...

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    Angry child gets timeout.
    One more fuck up and they take away the cookie jar.
    Priceless
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    ^^ That's the problem with alternative facts,...

    ^^ That's the problem with alternative facts, some kooks are more than happy to believe them...
    Funny though, MTT is usually reasonably articulate but when he started spewing his bewildering insane...
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    356638 Confederate flags? What a fucking...

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    Confederate flags? What a fucking surprise...
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    So this is what a peaceful transfer of power...

    So this is what a peaceful transfer of power looks like? The bedrock of American democracy is looking damn flimsy right now
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    That's been his argument all along. All his...

    That's been his argument all along. All his friends got it and nobody died, what's the big deal?? They were genuinely surprised when Ms Boissal tore into them for hanging out with the parents after...
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    Ms Boissal is getting her second dose tomorrow....

    Ms Boissal is getting her second dose tomorrow. The wifi reception has greatly improved at the house but we also got a new router so the data is a bit murky...
    We just found out that her sister and...
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    Ground hag day?

    Ground hag day?
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