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    ^^^ those attack demos came off my blaze 106 and...

    ^^^ those attack demos came off my blaze 106 and the blaze gets g3 zed for touring now, mounted at +1.5cm from the back line. This weighs so much less than my last setup and should ski way better...
  2. I'm not selling mine, but take a look at the...

    I'm not selling mine, but take a look at the volkl blaze 106. Fits your requirements and not super expensive.
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    Nice one bruvva.

    Nice one bruvva.
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    Yeah that makes sense. I love the idea of indy...

    Yeah that makes sense.

    I love the idea of indy brands, and I'm sure some of them are better than others, but the final product from volkl was ready to go, whereas I'm usually giving my new skis...
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    I am also considering a blaze 94 as a noodle...

    I am also considering a blaze 94 as a noodle around and bumps ski. The light weight seems like it would be a real benefit for that use.

    But I don't need it badly so I'll way to see what kind of...
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    Yeah I've done that. Or find a rock and hack...

    Yeah I've done that.

    Or find a rock and hack away until happiness ensues.
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    That works but is not ideal. You're sacrificing...

    That works but is not ideal. You're sacrificing the point of the edges to compensate for a bad tune.

    Not judging at all... but the ideal situation is a quality flat tune with appropriate base...
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    Agreed. But my point is taking a free tune out...

    Agreed.

    But my point is taking a free tune out of the deal is likely a benefit for the OP because you can't always trust the factory tune.
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    Just pulled the demo bindings off these to mount...

    Just pulled the demo bindings off these to mount touring bindings. I decided to weigh them because the weight listed on the volkl page is more than what blister had listed.

    Mine are 1747 and 1748...
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    I love new ski mounting day. 183cm Faction...

    I love new ski mounting day.

    183cm Faction candide 5.0 mounted with attack demos at 1.5 cm behind the candide line, biased to my 295mm bsl for maximum adjustment range... because I like to play...
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    Not always. Just mounted some faction candide...

    Not always.

    Just mounted some faction candide 5.0 and they had little to no base bevel... which would suck hard on a ski that wide. I put a 1.5 degree on them myself.

    They SHOULD have a base...
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    Ahhh... I missed that. Not sure how you dimple...

    Ahhh... I missed that.

    Not sure how you dimple a base with that scenario... weird.

    Wrong bit depth maybe?
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    I'm curious what kind of skis they are? Thin...

    I'm curious what kind of skis they are? Thin profiled touring skis?

    If they are for powder only you probably would never notice. But if you will ski them on firm snow you might notice.

    Plus,...
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    Wtf? You are an angry little man, aren't you.

    Wtf? You are an angry little man, aren't you.
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    This bodes very well for fill in.

    This bodes very well for fill in.
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    Subscribed. I don't use my huge skis much but...

    Subscribed.

    I don't use my huge skis much but this ski has always intrigued me and if anyone is going to reproduce the ideal version of this ski, it's Marshal.

    So I'm very interested.
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    On that subject, I was on the gondola at louise...

    On that subject, I was on the gondola at louise on Friday and we took our masks off and this guy had wretched breath... I put my mask back on and couldn't smell him anymore.

    Maybe teamdirt has...
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    I've commented with my impressions from +0.5cm to...

    I've commented with my impressions from +0.5cm to +1.5cm above, but I'm on the 177 which may be a different beast than the larger sizes.
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    If I had a bunch of time to ski I'd just do a...

    If I had a bunch of time to ski I'd just do a road trip to somewhere I could be assured I can ski and get decent conditions.

    Don't decide until the day you leave.

    You'll have fun and won't be...
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    I love almost everything about my new boots......

    I love almost everything about my new boots... barely even tighten them and and they ski great and no foot pain. I even did a lap or two where I didn't undo the buckles to ride the lift... I haven't...
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    The factory tune seemed to be ever so slightly...

    The factory tune seemed to be ever so slightly detuned already from the widest point to a couple of inches in from there.

    I hit that area pretty lightly with a Gummi to about 3" to accentuate...
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    Healy pass from the sunshine parking lot is nice...

    Healy pass from the sunshine parking lot is nice once you get up high.
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    2nd day update: 15cm of new snow, I'd say...

    2nd day update:

    15cm of new snow, I'd say medium density for the rockies... not blower. Soft chop, old firm moguls underneath.

    They ski powder well, not just ok, and still truck through soft...
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    Riiiiiight... just trying to rile us up. You...

    Riiiiiight... just trying to rile us up. You knew the answer alllllll along.
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    You try the Googles on that one, chief? ...

    You try the Googles on that one, chief?

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8275855/amp/Professor-answers-question-jeans-stop-fart-mask-prevent-coronavirus.html
    ...
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    Demo bindings? Just a thought. If trying new...

    Demo bindings? Just a thought.

    If trying new skis is your hobby, think how much more "fun" you will have playing with mount points! [emoji6]
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    Where did you get this information? I'm not...

    Where did you get this information? I'm not doubting you but it's odd that this info doesn't seem to be reflected on the faction website.

    I picked up a pair of 2021 5.0's in a 183 and even though...
  28. Thread: Eddie Bauer?

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    I don't know that particular jacket but I have an...

    I don't know that particular jacket but I have an old Eddie bauer micro puffy that's going strong since 2008 with only one small hole I patched with tape. Still lots of loft.
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    Nice find. Just ordered one for my chronically...

    Nice find. Just ordered one for my chronically cold wife.
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    I got a pair of those a couple of weeks ago and...

    I got a pair of those a couple of weeks ago and they are amazing.

    Windproof and warm and you can wear them in public without looking like a slob.
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    Totally agree on loving volkl shapes/profiles,...

    Totally agree on loving volkl shapes/profiles, but I actually think the blaze at +2cm skis almost full reverse loose... though perhaps not in very deep powder... haven't got them in more than about...
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    Yup. And I still liked them at +1.5 too, but...

    Yup. And I still liked them at +1.5 too, but leaning towards +1 after my first couple of hours. I'll need to measure if it's actually -11cm on the 177 size or not... not positive right now. The...
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    At lake louise they have staff at every entrance...

    At lake louise they have staff at every entrance to check it, and once checked they give you a wrist band. Which you can show to get into buildings or onto the gondola.

    If you have a pass or a...
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    Can also confirm this.

    Can also confirm this.
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    ^^^ I believed you, I just wasn't sure about...

    ^^^ I believed you, I just wasn't sure about myself. [emoji854]

    Lots of good comments on this thread but it was your reviews that pushed me over the top to buy it... so thanks!
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    Had my first couple of hours on the k108 (177cm)...

    Had my first couple of hours on the k108 (177cm) today.

    Lake louise, groomers, small moguls, chop, tracked powder and 3 or 4 actual powder turns were had.

    First I did a top to bottom on the...
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    Do any of you guy who use these use a knee brace?...

    Do any of you guy who use these use a knee brace?

    I don't have much space at all between the top of my boot and the bottom of my brace.
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    ^^^ I found a few rocks in surprising places but...

    ^^^ I found a few rocks in surprising places but overall not bad. Even 3 or 4 turns of actual powder!
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    I'm going to try them first but will get back to...

    I'm going to try them first but will get back to you if I feel like I want a change.

    Thanks.
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    I'm going to try this idea this winter... don't...

    I'm going to try this idea this winter... don't care about the weight as much as the cost.

    Looking forward to it as I found my boots too stiff with the stock velcro.
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    I wonder how long it's going to take for my skis...

    I wonder how long it's going to take for my skis to get here now... should have arrived yesterday. They're in Richmond now.

    First world problems, I know.

    I don't think I'm going to order...
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    I've just thought of the perfect solution. ...

    I've just thought of the perfect solution.

    Instead of spiking drugs with fentanyl (a very real problem) let's start spiking it with covid vaccine.

    People will unwillingly rail their way to...
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    You haven't answered one of my questions but...

    You haven't answered one of my questions but you're repeating numbers you don't understand.

    Welcome to my growing ignore list.
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    It took me about 30 seconds to find that...

    It took me about 30 seconds to find that information.

    The first link I found made my point better but I don't know the source so I didn't quote it.
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    http://globalnews.ca/news/8279892/covid-deaths-ful...

    http://globalnews.ca/news/8279892/covid-deaths-fully-vaccinated/

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211116/986d07e650e2d9e0efb80fc99389c050.jpg
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    Very scientific reply. For your second numbers...

    Very scientific reply.

    For your second numbers of 400000 dead, how many of those are vaxxed and how many unvaxxed?
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    Do you understand context? I asked you who is...

    Do you understand context?

    I asked you who is dying... do you know? Vaxxed or unvaxxed?
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    The virus actually does choose based on your...

    The virus actually does choose based on your beliefs. If you don't believe the vaccine works and you don't get one, you are way more likely to get sick and/or die. Fact. Go ahead and believe...
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    It's absolutely amazing to me how few people...

    It's absolutely amazing to me how few people understand statistics and how to think critically.

    It's fucking depressing, really.
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    Yeah but who is dying? Statistically. In...

    Yeah but who is dying? Statistically.

    In Alberta where I live there are ads from the government indicating that 90+% of those in ICU are unvaccinated. If the deaths are the same but most of...
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