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    Doing some fall ski shop (garage) prep for the...

    Doing some fall ski shop (garage) prep for the season and these ended up together. Thought a “flip core” family photo was in order.

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    I’ve skied with SupreChicken. We ski the same...

    I’ve skied with SupreChicken. We ski the same home mountain. He’s pretty skilled and skis faster than I do. But our mountain has a lot of tight quarters so maybe there isn’t room to get them up to...
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    Well, there goes my desire for a 191 Revolt 121....

    Well, there goes my desire for a 191 Revolt 121. Appreciate the inputs, SC. Hope to see you out on the hill this season.
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    SOLD

    SOLD
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    You are a man of exquisite taste. Some nice stuff...

    You are a man of exquisite taste. Some nice stuff in that stable! Glad the jig will go to a worthy owner.

    Plus, I’ve decided I probably won’t buy all the Warden 13 demos. I took inventory and I...
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    FS - 21-22 Blizzard Rustler 11 - NIP

    For Sale - Blizzard Rustler 11
    2022 model
    188-cm length
    New in plastic

    These were a backup pair that I no longer need.

    $420 + shipping to lower 48 or arrange pickup north of Seattle

    Will...
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    Some 189 Asym BG’s up in Bellingham for you guys...

    Some 189 Asym BG’s up in Bellingham for you guys pining for the past:

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/4903003603132706/
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    Check out the Blister Gear review. It’s spot on...

    Check out the Blister Gear review. It’s spot on for the WD108.
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    Doh! Too slow. You better put that to good use....

    Doh! Too slow. You better put that to good use. [emoji6]

    But I will still buy all the Warden 13 Demos. Yes, all of them. [emoji16]
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    You should by these and let me try them at Alpy.

    You should by these and let me try them at Alpy.
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    M5’s and M6’s ski a good bit different IMO.

    M5’s and M6’s ski a good bit different IMO.
  12. You sure about that? I have the first year...

    You sure about that? I have the first year Enforcer Pro (115) and they have two sheets of metal…
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    This!

    This!
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    Lots of deals on last season’s 184’s. 191’s on...

    Lots of deals on last season’s 184’s. 191’s on the other hand, are just hard to find, let alone for a nice price.
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    That's aligned with my thinking. I loved the...

    That's aligned with my thinking. I loved the Volkl Two/Revolt 124 in the 196-cm length but it was a pure pow tool and fell apart when the snow got heavy. The Revolt 121 seems like an evolution of...
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    That rocker profile and what I know about 3D...

    That rocker profile and what I know about 3D sidecut is enticing. At 200-lbs, does that force me to the 191 or could 184 be enough?
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    Mike Tracy will never been known for running an...

    Mike Tracy will never been known for running an orderly shop (IMHO), but I’ve had his crew fix some nasty core shots, etc. and always happy with the work. That being said, that was pre-pandemic, so...
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    Really looking forward to your thoughts on the...

    Really looking forward to your thoughts on the Revolt 121. Should be an amazing BC powder ski.

    Also, I think your account was hacked. You mentioned mounting BEHIND the recommended line. Can’t be...
  19. Fair price, if they weren’t the ladies’ length....

    Fair price, if they weren’t the ladies’ length. [emoji6]
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    What's Blizzard up to?

    Located in the Spokane Valley. Somebody snag these! (From FB Marketplace)

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  21. Nordica Enforcers - TGR-Enough for Their Own Thread

    Looking forward to your impressions. I’m covered with a pair of Brahma 88’s, but like the things I have read about the Enforcer 88.


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  22. Absolutely! But I wouldn’t pass it off as a...

    Absolutely! But I wouldn’t pass it off as a “frontside ski” like the OP mentioned.


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  23. I’m kinda looking for the same thing, but keep...

    I’m kinda looking for the same thing, but keep end up on the more stable at speed side of the equation. The 184 MantraM6 and 183 Bonafide 97 are going to battle it out this coming season.

    Unless...
  24. If you felt that way about the Evolve, take the...

    If you felt that way about the Evolve, take the Enforcers off the list…
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    100% agree and guilty as charged. Have limited...

    100% agree and guilty as charged. Have limited time on my 194 SS and lots on my 192 MFree 108. Both are surprising skis but the MFree feels like a lot less ski compared to the Squad. Definitely more...
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    The OG Goats are one of the WORST skis I have...

    The OG Goats are one of the WORST skis I have ever skied. Total garbage. The fact that I am such a BG fan after that first iteration is a testament to how much better the ski became with RES, less...
  27. Nice skis and great prices as usual. And here I...

    Nice skis and great prices as usual. And here I thought I was going to get to chase you around Blackcomb on my Menace Protos this winter since you made them look so fun!
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    I looked at them…then looked away. Seems like...

    I looked at them…then looked away. Seems like time for you to take one for the team. [emoji6]
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    Sticky: Some TGR classics in that photo! Here’s hoping...

    Some TGR classics in that photo! Here’s hoping you get the conditions stateside to put them to use!
  30. I think those ARG’s need to come to the PNW.

    I think those ARG’s need to come to the PNW.
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    Loved seeing this edit again. You were killing it...

    Loved seeing this edit again. You were killing it on what sure sounds like dust on crust. Maybe the Bonafide 97’s will help me be half as competent in those conditions. [emoji16]


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  32. I have a younger ski buddy who has a set of these...

    I have a younger ski buddy who has a set of these on his powder skis (Volkl Shiros) but has a busted heel piece. These are exactly what he needs to get those skis ready for the season. I’m happy to...
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    Haha…I forgot you had these. Bry, you’re...

    Haha…I forgot you had these. Bry, you’re becoming my unintentional“ski whisperer”.

    Trigger pulled on the 183 mere mortal length.


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    Throwback graphic Bonafide 97’s for $399 at Evo...

    Throwback graphic Bonafide 97’s for $399 at Evo right now: https://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/blizzard-bonafide-shop

    I don’t need a pair, but I kinda want some 183’s. [emoji6]
  35. This…geez, enjoy the rest or summer and fall....

    This…geez, enjoy the rest or summer and fall. Winter will be here soon enough.

    And I was hoping to make it to the inland PNW gathering this year, but now it probably won’t even snow for you guys....
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    Wasn’t Bode hawking some other fringe brand...

    Wasn’t Bode hawking some other fringe brand recently? Unless you are a ski racer, how is his influence on a pair of skis even relevant anymore?
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    WTB: 184 Asym Goats

    My comments were in respect to all the bitching that came from some saying Asyms ski weird and people not being able to adjust to the design. My 189 Asyms are still my go-to for BG conditions.
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    Who would have ever thought that the Asym BG...

    Who would have ever thought that the Asym BG would one day become a “sought after” model?
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    Greg - appreciate the “on topic” response....

    Greg - appreciate the “on topic” response. [emoji6] Also, being a fellow PNW skier means you understand the terrain and conditions where these would need to perform. I’m really happy with my Volkl...
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    Nordica Unleashed 108

    Anyone been on the Nordica Unleashed 108? Was reading the SkiEssentials review on the 191 length and I found their comparison to the Mfree108…intriguing.

    “On the longer 191, Bob St.Pierre noted...
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    Had the 190 and it was great in everything but...

    Had the 190 and it was great in everything but the trees. I bet this 184 would be money there.

    Low expectations, but 2nd in line if shipping is available and Doremite gets hit by a bus. [emoji6]
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    There are a handful of skis I wish I had never...

    There are a handful of skis I wish I had never sold. Even if they were wall art, wish I still had my White Wizards…
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    Decent price on 2021 MFree108's at Evo: $479 -...

    Decent price on 2021 MFree108's at Evo: $479 - https://www.evo.com/outlet/skis/dynastar-m-free-108-2021#image=180346/710820/dynastar-m-free-108-skis-2022-.jpg

    And they have 192's in stock, too!
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    I talked to Scott directly about it two seasons...

    I talked to Scott directly about it two seasons back. Not sure the molds are around anymore. He chuckled a bit when I mentioned my affinity for that specific design. I’ve also had conversations with...
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    Facts. The 2014-2016 pre-Asym 191’s are the...

    Facts.

    The 2014-2016 pre-Asym 191’s are the best balance of maneuverability and ability to charge.

    The Asym 189’s are still very good in trees, just not as loose as the 191’s.
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    Owned a 191 Enforcer 110, 186 and 191 Enforcer...

    Owned a 191 Enforcer 110, 186 and 191 Enforcer 104, and 186 Blank. Enforcer 110 is easier to ski than the 104. A tad softer and way more surfy. They are a bit more damp, too. Still really capable on...
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    Thanks, KC. He was a good pup. I think I need...

    Thanks, KC. He was a good pup.

    I think I need you to show me around Blackcomb this season. Whether on some Dynastars or not, this finally needs to happen.
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    I planned on it but life got in the way this...

    I planned on it but life got in the way this year. We had to put our 12-yo Black Lab down the day before the Inland PNW Gathering, so didn’t feel like making the trip.

    Did look likes lots of fun....
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    The Dynastar Thread

    That “best ski ever” stuff makes me laugh. Not sure how universal that sentiment is, but the MFree is quite good and definitely in the top three for my quiver rotation.

    I will agree on your other...
  50. That is THE vintage. I will NEVER sell mine. Some...

    That is THE vintage. I will NEVER sell mine. Some Mag is going to get lucky.
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