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  1. @stuntmanbo I dont think (solely from reading)...

    @stuntmanbo I dont think (solely from reading) that the confession is an improvement over the katana. Sounds like a way more cumbersome, locked in the turn kinda ski. I personally really like the OG...
  2. Damn, VWKatana w shift sounds like a dream to...

    Damn, VWKatana w shift sounds like a dream to me... I have the VW Katana w Raiders and love them, but not in the resort. Would love an additional one with shifts for resort-based touring. If you put...
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    Sticky: Impressive, to say the least. I am also...

    Impressive, to say the least.

    I am also positively surprised by the weight of those katanas. Thought they'd be a lot heavier.
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    Very well, I stand corrected. Just figured since...

    Very well, I stand corrected. Just figured since it was the same toe as the beast 14 it would ski similar.
    Carry on.
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    From skiing dynafit beasts for years. I dont care...

    From skiing dynafit beasts for years. I dont care what the design philosophy was, it skies a lot less harsh than any other pin binding.
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    Just to echo a different sentiment here: I fully...

    Just to echo a different sentiment here: I fully agree that the MTN is a great binding. However if you plan to use the same setup in the resort, the rotating toe of the radical 2.0 (that one has the...
  7. I think you vastly overestimate the size of that...

    I think you vastly overestimate the size of that niche market segment compared to the huge race/alpine market.



    This. A boot with a rigid spine skis way better. Whether or not everyone needs...
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    Yes the one and only OG. I think that one year...

    Yes the one and only OG. I think that one year they spurred the Bode can go into the history books as a minor mishap. I never skied it, and my buddy likes the Spur, but you don't mess with something...
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    Thanks for the replies. I feel kinda nuts...

    Thanks for the replies.
    I feel kinda nuts getting more skies when I should slim down. And it is really hard to let go of those Bodacious and cochise's. Plus if Big sky eats my ski's (why is that...
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    MT quiver ponderings

    The first bit of snow has fallen here in the alps so i am thinking about skiing again. Considering a quiver overhaul and looking for input. This will be my last winter in the Swiss Alps before moving...
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    Sticky: Cool thnx. For those who were on the (OG) cochise...

    Cool thnx. For those who were on the (OG) cochise 185, did you go 188 or 180 R11? Im kinda in between.
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    Sticky: How much top end do you give up compared to the...

    How much top end do you give up compared to the cochise? For how much increase in float?
  13. 2 skis is way too few.... but if you'd put a...

    2 skis is way too few....

    but if you'd put a gun to my head:
    Volkl Katana V-Werks w shifts
    Volkl BMT 109 w ATK freeraiders
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    Jeez the athlete channeled propaganda on this...

    Jeez the athlete channeled propaganda on this stuff is clogging my instagram feed. Fuckin anoying. If this is the future of advertising I'm out.
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    The beginning of the end I tell you!

    The beginning of the end I tell you!
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    Sticky: Damn. Are you a dentist?

    Damn. Are you a dentist?
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    I am always lost with all the lupo models. Is...

    I am always lost with all the lupo models. Is this the sucessor to the white carbon/pro Lupo? Or something different?
  18. Cochise will be pretty similar to the katana. New...

    Cochise will be pretty similar to the katana. New Cochise a bit 'edgier', but poorer pow performance.
  19. And once you do buy some new skis, sell me your...

    And once you do buy some new skis, sell me your katanas.
  20. BC are the absolute kings of marketing. They...

    BC are the absolute kings of marketing.
    They even have you talking about millimeters of ski,


    and now me too :(
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    Sticky: Nice quiver. So what is the not-so-low-snow...

    Nice quiver.

    So what is the not-so-low-snow touring rig? Shiros w cast? Or do you only tour w low snow ;)
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    Sticky: Love the Tyrolia setup! As someone living in...

    Love the Tyrolia setup!

    As someone living in Switzerland, I'd urge you to bring the katana's. Such a versatile ski. And if you're moving shit anyway, why not throw another one in. Or a dedicated...
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    Damn, all the best Greg. You need roughly...

    Damn, all the best Greg.
    You need roughly 100-120 degrees of flexion for riding a bike. But if your PT has a stationary bike where you can shorten the pedals you can get on that earlier. (W shorten...
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    I rock climb a lot (or currently just train due...

    I rock climb a lot (or currently just train due to ACL surgery). Elbow is flaring up and I am doing planche progressions, wrist curls and handstands to cure it. Has worked in the past so i am hopeful...
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    Good luck! I am 7 weeks out of ACL repair and had...

    Good luck! I am 7 weeks out of ACL repair and had my first (cautious) moves on the climbing wall this week. Physio is the key, even more with reconstruction than with repair. Hit the PT hard, but not...
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    If you remove the brake from the MTN it is even...

    If you remove the brake from the MTN it is even flatter (and lighter) I believe.
    Also ATK makes great stuff. The haute route may fit your needs. Dunno if it is available in the USA. BD...
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    Aight, 6 weeks since ACL repair (not...

    Aight, 6 weeks since ACL repair (not reconstruction) surgery today, so I ditched the crutches. Walking is fine, ROM is 0-120 degrees. Did a short stationary bike ride today. I've been on the...
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    I sincerely doubt that they are riding the comps...

    I sincerely doubt that they are riding the comps on a light touring ski. I know a few FWT riders rock the 117 backland, maybe that is the confusion?
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    V werks Katana is a very capable ski. I love...

    V werks Katana is a very capable ski. I love mine. never feels out of place.
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    thanks, great info.

    thanks, great info.
  31. open the car window.

    open the car window.
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    I have a RAD line. I think it is great for what...

    I have a RAD line. I think it is great for what it is. But beware, it does not handle as a 7+ mm dynamic rope. Did some testing jumping into crevasses and prussikking (is that a verb in english?)...
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    Cochise charges better, Kastle better in pow....

    Cochise charges better, Kastle better in pow. (according to Blister)
    Rustler 10 as a more mellow alternative? Probably better pow performance as well. New BC Corvus in 183 also sounds like a...
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    I run a similar setup (ATK freeraiders on Vwerks...

    I run a similar setup (ATK freeraiders on Vwerks Katanas) and am thoroughly impressed with both. The ATK blows every dynafit out of the water. Note however, that it is still a traditional pin...
  35. I second the Vwerks katana, seems to be able to...

    I second the Vwerks katana, seems to be able to do everything.

    QST106 also sounds like a contender (new one is more beefed up), as does the new corvus.
  36. I live in Davos (Switzerland) and have all my...

    I live in Davos (Switzerland) and have all my bootwork done at Heierling. They are very very skilled and racers from all around come there to get their boots done. The first thing they do is put...
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    Not willing to go through 39 pages to find out:...

    Not willing to go through 39 pages to find out: Is the (current) Hoji compatible with the tecton?

    If someone can provide me with a list of incompatible boots, I could add that to the first post to...
  38. If the Vwerks mantra is as good as the vwerks...

    If the Vwerks mantra is as good as the vwerks katana Id say go for it... if you can find an affordable one.
  39. The beast 14 really wasnt that bad at the time it...

    The beast 14 really wasnt that bad at the time it came out. Nowadays there are better and lighter options. I think the main fuckup dynafit made was with the marketing, introducing it at ridiculous...
  40. because they are not chronically overweight?...

    because they are not chronically overweight? (since we're generalizing here)
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    Yeah it seems it is becoming more popular again...

    Yeah it seems it is becoming more popular again to repair. At least at the Swiss clinic I am now (www.klinik-gut.ch) they have been doing it for a while and report good results. Indeed the first few...
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    Had my surgery yesterday. They managed to sow the...

    Had my surgery yesterday. They managed to sow the ACL back together and add a internal brace to the ligament, rather than reconstruct with the hamstring tendon. Pretty psyched on that, cause it means...
  43. Measure 26 and 26.5 and ski a 25.5. Tried 26.5 in...

    Measure 26 and 26.5 and ski a 25.5. Tried 26.5 in the past and it sucked.
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    How exactly does a footbed help with forward lean?

    How exactly does a footbed help with forward lean?
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    Damn geo, that sounds like quite a tumble. I too...

    Damn geo, that sounds like quite a tumble. I too am suffering inside watching an epic season unfold here in the Alps. I live right in front of the lift so there is no escaping it :(
    All I can say is...
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    Thanks guys, I'm slowly starting to accept the...

    Thanks guys, I'm slowly starting to accept the reality and am leaning towards getting it fixed ASAP.

    Any of you guys have experience with a repair vs a reconstruction? LIke here...
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    New member as of 2/12/19. Tore my left ACL and...

    New member as of 2/12/19. Tore my left ACL and damaged the LCL. Doc said to wait a few weeks for the LCL to heal before surgery on the ACL. Going to another doc at a clinic that does a lot of pro...
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    Updated ATK freeraider apparently, although the...

    Updated ATK freeraider apparently, although the wanker that edited this video put images of the current Freeraider in, which is confusing.
    New one appears to have the brake at the heel.

    ...
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    pics?

    pics?
  50. I used to run beasts (14) on OG Cochises and...

    I used to run beasts (14) on OG Cochises and thought it was pretty good.

    Until I swapped them for a pair of STH w CAST and I was blown away by the improvement in snow feel.
    Surely the Beast is...
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