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  1. Thread: The FIFTY

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    "That first turn was a little airy, eh Bjarne?"...

    "That first turn was a little airy, eh Bjarne?" Heh. My Elvis leg still hasn't disengaged, and it's been a few days since I watched the video.

    cheers,
    john
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    Thanks Ottime! The code you wrangled worked as...

    Thanks Ottime! The code you wrangled worked as advertised.

    cheers,
    john
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    I know that I'm late to this soiree, but I just...

    I know that I'm late to this soiree, but I just sent you PM.

    Thanks!

    cheers,
    john
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    So, what length are your EXPs? :) cheers, john

    So, what length are your EXPs? :)

    cheers,
    john
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    Since you're staying at the Snowmansion, I'm...

    Since you're staying at the Snowmansion, I'm guessing that you're staying relatively low-key. I guess I'll make a couple of suggestions: (1) Early dinner/late lunch after the lifts close at the Hondo...
  6. Thread: Hardwood plugs

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    Someone posted a photo on the "Mount Your Own...

    Someone posted a photo on the "Mount Your Own Skis" thread that showed that a #12AB tap is same as M5.3 x 1.81 in metric. A 5mm coarse-thread tap is M5 x .80, I believe, which is pretty dang close to...
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    Mine are heavy; I'm not imagining that. That...

    Mine are heavy; I'm not imagining that.

    That said, now you've made me super-curious to know how damped the newer MAP core ski feels compared to the old ones. I could probably never ski another...
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    I'm skiing a 2012/13 vanilla version of the...

    I'm skiing a 2012/13 vanilla version of the Concept, which, I seem to recall were then defaulting to #3 flex. I think that you'd be hard pressed to find a better (semi-)one-ski (in-area) quiver. (I...
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    Yeah, I figured I'd get some push back on that...

    Yeah, I figured I'd get some push back on that count. I should clarify, that I meant just a bit slow ime, probably owing to them being the widest, and possibly heaviest ski I've ever strapped the...
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    This is my thought on these skis as well. I'm on...

    This is my thought on these skis as well. I'm on the 2012/13 version of these (missed much of the past 5 years with various injuries) in 177cm, medium flex, stock layup, mounted on the divot. I'm...
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    I loved hop's quote in this thread that he...

    I loved hop's quote in this thread that he actually wore his ski boots onto planes when he traveled with them. I believe him!

    When I was doing regular plane travel for ski trips, including Euro...
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    Now I won't be able to sleep for a few nights due...

    Now I won't be able to sleep for a few nights due to random bouts of sphincter contractions and Elvis leg... Thanks, OP!
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    Hey Dhelihiker, When I broke both my tibia in...

    Hey Dhelihiker,

    When I broke both my tibia in Dec 2013, I broke my fibula too. It was shatter-broken with splinters going every which way. Still, the surgeon chose to leave it to its own healing...
  14. Thread: Spiral tib/fib

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    Sorry to read that you're having some problems...

    Sorry to read that you're having some problems with pain and flexibility!

    A couple of things to remember is that, first, you may have sprained your ankle badly in your fall. Second, there is no...
  15. Thread: Spiral tib/fib

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    Hey couloirman, I posted in this thread last...

    Hey couloirman,

    I posted in this thread last year not far from this timeframe, so my memories are still pretty fresh.

    I don't think it's surprising that your calf is wickedly painful: When you...
  16. I know that there are many concerns surrounding...

    I know that there are many concerns surrounding the sale of the ski valley, but the expansion master plan for changes to the area had already been accepted by the Forest Service prior to any formal...
  17. Thread: Spiral tib/fib

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    LightRanger, thanks so much for following up with...

    LightRanger, thanks so much for following up with this explanation. I'm glad to read that there's been a happy ending for you, despite the long path reaching it.

    I don't know the formal name for...
  18. Thread: Spiral tib/fib

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    So, I'm semi-reviving this thread, which I found...

    So, I'm semi-reviving this thread, which I found today after myself acquiring a spiral tib/fib fracture about 10 days ago (hit a buried rock in some early-season mank), and I just wanted to throw in...
  19. I have a pair of these, and can tell you that...

    I have a pair of these, and can tell you that it's highly likely that the skis *do* have boot center marked---it's just that the mark is an extremely subtle line-with-arrows countersunk into the top...
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    Hey Den, Thanks for getting back to me with...

    Hey Den,

    Thanks for getting back to me with your experiences.

    I've actually only skied these things a couple of days, one in-area, and one in the bc, and I am thinking of doing a quickie...
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    So, thread revival, but I just mounted a pair of...

    So, thread revival, but I just mounted a pair of these that I bought used over a year ago and curiosity got the better of me...



    First of all, I'm still trying to figure out how you got your...
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    I was up on Tuks last weekend, and, I have to...

    I was up on Tuks last weekend, and, I have to say, I really enjoyed looking at your tracks from the "western line" down the south side of Pre-Laurel. Looked like you had to do about a 100ft...
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    First, I'd like to take this opportunity to say...

    First, I'd like to take this opportunity to say how much of a love/hate relationship I'm developing with this thread... :)

    Secondly,



    (a) You can be certain that it'll get back to you, most...
  24. Gunder, try: Canyon Coffee & Cafe 6522 South...

    Gunder, try:

    Canyon Coffee & Cafe
    6522 South Big Cottonwood Canyon
    Salt Lake City, UT 84121
    (801) 947-0848

    It's in that new(er) shopping center off of Wasatch Blvd on the way up
    the hill to...
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    Actually, that's a really good small detail... ...

    Actually, that's a really good small detail...

    Oh, and since I haven't seen this posted here (and, yes, I know a
    quick web search would do the trick):...
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    I live in a rural area that doesn't have the...

    I live in a rural area that doesn't have the cable option, so I've had
    DirectTV for several years. Generally, everyone's giving you good
    information regarding DirectTV.

    You will have...
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    I know that this is off-topic for the main...

    I know that this is off-topic for the main business of this thread, but ts01, I'm sitting here with the binding doc in my lap. Based on your statements: Type II skier, 135lbs, DIN 5, I'm concluding...
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    The problem was that you weren't telling me that....

    The problem was that you weren't telling me that. You were busy quoting text from the K2 website, text that I had written in my post that I'd read, and telling me how to measure mid-sole of my boot...
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    I've heard people say that, but I've never...

    I've heard people say that, but I've never thought it. I think the
    non-power version feel just like a Riva 2 (sorry for essentially
    double-posting that opinion). I don't mind that at all, but it...
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    I didn't mean to suggest that the 7tms are...

    I didn't mean to suggest that the 7tms are without problems. I'm not
    sure that there's a tele binding out there that's got all of the bases
    covered.

    I have been able to mitigate the tour's heel...
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    I agree with XXX-er. I don't see how you can...

    I agree with XXX-er.

    I don't see how you can go wrong with any of several cable bindings
    (Voile Hardwire, Rottefella R6/8, G3, etc), which I believe you can
    find on Ebay at a reasonable price,...
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    I have a pair of this year's 179s that I mounted...

    I have a pair of this year's 179s that I mounted for tele at +2cm from
    the traditional line. Why +2? Well, I devined it from an ad hoc
    assessment of the mags' opinions here as them having a "best...
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    Hey, ts01, I don't know anything about...

    Hey, ts01, I don't know anything about tele-v-alpine DIN consistency,
    but I've been skiing the 7tms for a fair bit of time now, and I'm
    really curious about where you've ended up putting the 7tms...
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    I'm having a difficult time understanding why...

    I'm having a difficult time understanding why you're recommending the NTN, which is not DIN-style releasable, over a binding that is: the 7tm.

    I've been skiing on 7tms for 5 years now, and I've...
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    All right boys, I pulled the header off the...

    All right boys, I pulled the header off the storage shelf this morning just to be certain of what I've got for you. I have a couple of additional pieces of info: (1) The header is a chromed Doug...
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    Khakis, if the OP isn't interested, then consider...

    Khakis, if the OP isn't interested, then consider it yours. You guys are doing me a favor by creating space in my garage...

    cheers,
    john
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    Hey FD, I'm in the process of cleaning out my...

    Hey FD,

    I'm in the process of cleaning out my garage, and I ran across a header I'd bought for my '85 4Runner that had a 4-cylinder 22RE engine in it. It's fully chromed out and fancy. Hell, I...
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    So Tick, where did you end up mounting your skis,...

    So Tick, where did you end up mounting your skis, and are are you happy with the location?

    I've got a pair of 179s that I'd like to mount tele, and I plan on using them for exactly the same...
  39. Thread: FS: Naxo NX21s

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    I'm Interested...

    ...in these bindings. Your asking price sounds fine to me.

    If you still have them, how do you want this deal to be completed?

    (I live in NM, if that makes any difference...)

    cheers,
    john
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    I don't know which incident you're referring to,...

    I don't know which incident you're referring to, but I was present
    last year when someone died falling on the Forest Lakes side of the
    Rollins Pass area. In July. Conditions were nowhere near as...
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    I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment! ...

    I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment!

    (Mr. Skipper, I'd like a cup of that same style coffee when we meet on
    Saturday! :) )

    cheers,
    john
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    You've gotten a bunch of good suggestions...

    You've gotten a bunch of good suggestions already, so I'm going to
    give you an unconventional one: Turkish coffee.

    That stuff tastes great, you don't have to take any special gear to
    make it,...
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    Hey Pam, Unspeakably awesome stuff. Reading...

    Hey Pam,

    Unspeakably awesome stuff. Reading your account made my palms sweat
    and my sphincter pucker. I guess this goes to show you: Teach a gal
    to climb, and she's going to want to climb...
    ...
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    Heh. I *knew* you were out there somewhere......

    Heh. I *knew* you were out there somewhere... and you're right: I
    don't know jack!

    cheers,
    john
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    My ghod, I can't believe how weak I am; I can't...

    My ghod, I can't believe how weak I am; I can't resist...

    Brock was incorrect in saying that his two examples differed: In both
    cases he showed lovely was being used as a predicate adjective (the...
  46. Hey Lani/SkiKilo, Wow, great report! You...

    Hey Lani/SkiKilo,

    Wow, great report! You always manage to pull off some supercool
    stuff, and, through your TRs, demonstrate your love of the mountains.

    Some of those photos made me break out...
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    Since no one else has answered your question yet,...

    Since no one else has answered your question yet, I'll give it a go:
    True, it is illegal in many states.

    I say this because I live in one of the worst-for-driving states in
    the US, New Mexico,...
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    Okay, I promise this is my last post on this,...

    Okay, I promise this is my last post on this, but...



    ...I seriously doubt that this is the case. Jeep dealers themselves
    very often encourage mods---especially lift kits, and I know that...
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    This is one of the reasons why I was asking lemon...

    This is one of the reasons why I was asking lemon boy about swapping
    out his ring and pinion. It seems that folks are throwing the whole
    Wrangler v Whatever in there based on power/torque...
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    I hear you on gas mileage, but, at least in my...

    I hear you on gas mileage, but, at least in my case, I haven't seen as
    dramatic a hit as I thought I would.

    Also, it's true you stated that you felt the 4lo thing was working for
    you, but then...
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