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    You guys shred. Super stoked to see this humble...

    You guys shred. Super stoked to see this humble approach to real life. Please make more!
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    The 108 shreds. I'm not a marketing trickster. I...

    The 108 shreds. I'm not a marketing trickster. I skied it on melt/freeze groomers and was shocked at the edge hold and ability to release the tail. The tip felt slightly out of its element and would...
  3. A new ski to replace the Gotamas for $200?...

    A new ski to replace the Gotamas for $200? Wouldn't that just be another Gotama somewhere at a ski swap?

    On paper the 2020 reincarnate of the Gotama is the Mantra 102. Wanna buy a pair with...
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    301715 /End Thread. This was posted just to...

    301715

    /End Thread. This was posted just to prove that you're not worthy.
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    That's hard to answer because they're all kind of...

    That's hard to answer because they're all kind of your average mom-and-pop, mini-golf, private-like forest lines. Zao is big, as in vast. And I know my way around it... so it's my choice in Tohoku....
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    Not Hokkaido. Central Japan, but still north of...

    Not Hokkaido. Central Japan, but still north of Tokyo & Nagano. Zao. Where I own a home.
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    That was made in Reno. It holds 14 pairs of 190cm...

    That was made in Reno. It holds 14 pairs of 190cm modern-day pow skis.
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    These breaks that I get to write, to respond to...

    These breaks that I get to write, to respond to you, to react to those who want to hear more-- they're sought after.

    I wish I had more time. I want to tell the world my story. I think it's worth...
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    Kind of hard to bump this as there is actually a...

    Kind of hard to bump this as there is actually a bit of shame I've experienced but I guess that's part of the process.

    And I think I owe you all an update.

    I do have a tax ID as an...
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    I skied the Mindbender 108Ti 186 in spring slush...

    I skied the Mindbender 108Ti 186 in spring slush and melt/freeze and thought it was legit on groomers hauling ass. I also liked the turning radius for a groomer ski. I DID notice a little bit of tip...
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    So in the midst of my biggest mental breakdown to...

    So in the midst of my biggest mental breakdown to date, when I am at my lowest point in history I begin searching around me for life preservers. I begin asking for help.

    I call everyone I know...
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    My company: “Please come to a big meeting with...

    My company: “Please come to a big meeting with the TV company, one week before you’re on payroll.” “Uh… okay.”

    My boss in that meeting: “I don’t really care. This is just a pet project to me....
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    Iím going to tell you my story. This thread...

    Iím going to tell you my story.

    This thread has become classic TGRó an outpouring of support from an amazing family of skiers who know very little about what is happening, so letís get real.
    ...
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    I'll hit you up on that soon! Thank you! That's...

    I'll hit you up on that soon! Thank you! That's awesome.
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    This. This is my hustle right now. I've never...

    This. This is my hustle right now. I've never been more outspoken in my life than this time in which I feel most humbled.

    This world is a good place to be.
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    I'll be posting more answers in the future. Too...

    I'll be posting more answers in the future. Too much stimulus to reply to right now.

    Regardless...

    Anyone want a ski rack? This is a prototype I built for my own home that was designed as a...
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    Hey guys. There are a lot of questions that I...

    Hey guys. There are a lot of questions that I need to be answering.

    I donít want to look ungrateful to anyone as I am a bit overwhelmed with the support and not doing a very good job...
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    I qualify for unemployment after 3 months but...

    I qualify for unemployment after 3 months but that won't ever be enough or come soon enough. And I doubt I'll ever be able to start a go-fund me page while being healthy.
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    Family is close and I'm swallowing that pill...

    Family is close and I'm swallowing that pill right now. Stripping might make my wife jealous.

    Any brands looking for distribution in Japan?
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    First off, Thank You everyone for the immediate...

    First off, Thank You everyone for the immediate out-pouring of support. And thank you for the PMs asking for my paypal. I'm not exaggerating that we are hurting financially, but I am also not yet in...
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    Help Needed-- No Shame Below

    I need a job. I'm about to lose my house. I have three kids. Things have escalated quickly. The snowball began slow... but then it got real.

    I'll keep this simple. I left my career to produce a...
  22. Follow them on facebook, or get on their mailing...

    Follow them on facebook, or get on their mailing list. I was just invited to be part of a rheumatoid arthritis study group but I needed blood samples from before beginning the WHM. Which I don't...
  23. Not still... but again. I took an unintentional...

    Not still... but again. I took an unintentional break from the breathing for about eight months. I just kind of let it fade out of my life. And I continually felt worse and worse and continually told...
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    That was really nice to read. Thank you. I follow...

    That was really nice to read. Thank you. I follow you on Instagram now. Keep it up!

    I am already talking to a director about turning this story into a movie someday. Itís been an insane five...
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    Yup, I enjoyed those views from my office in...

    Yup, I enjoyed those views from my office in Tokyo... that I am moments away from quitting with no other job lined up because I am that miserable.

    Life is a roller coaster. Share those special...
  26. I still ski OG Gotamas when Iím with my kids and...

    I still ski OG Gotamas when Iím with my kids and am always surprised at their longevity.

    Just buy it. Youíll find a place for it. Low tide? It kinda has float due to its width and flex for a...
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    https://youtu.be/nUBtKNzoKZ4

    https://youtu.be/nUBtKNzoKZ4
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    You trolls need to chill out with the...

    You trolls need to chill out with the speculation. Take what is said at face value.

    4FRNT explained (with utter transparency) what happened with last yearís production run.

    Then they said...
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    Buy a Line. Slow, jibby butters are their bread...

    Buy a Line. Slow, jibby butters are their bread and butter.

    Full reverse camber and stiff flex is an entirely different sport that these builders are trying to identify.
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    Rebuilding the 3+ ski quiver.

    I ended up ordering a Mantra 102 and a Baron. Not sure how I feel about that binding but the package deal price was absurd, so...

    Gonna debate the binding more when they arrive.

    So this...
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    I second the above wool layering and two downs...

    I second the above wool layering and two downs for non-tent touring.

    But I replaced my vest with a down T years ago. Montbell.

    Now I use a full size Windstopper & a down T.

    Windstopper...
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    It's not often a team shot sells a product--- but...

    It's not often a team shot sells a product--- but the CAST team is about as stout as I've ever seen. OP's dilemma isn't a binding choice... it's his boot choice. Stop trying to make your binding work...
  33. Japan. Mountains. Surf. Fishing.

    Japan.

    Mountains. Surf. Fishing.
  34. Thread: MSP 107

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    I haven't skied the MSP 107, but the Mindbender...

    I haven't skied the MSP 107, but the Mindbender 108ti was surprisingly legit on firm groomers with a tail that released with zero effort. Probably the most versatile ski I've ever skied.

    They say...
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    Referencing myself above-- anyone have any beta...

    Referencing myself above-- anyone have any beta on what Hoji has been up to this last season?
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    Well, ^^^ that's fucking brutal. Really makes...

    Well, ^^^ that's fucking brutal.

    Really makes me question-- Where the fuck has Hoji been this season? I mean Instagram kinda killed the ski movie. But my Hoji feed has been slim. Is he just...
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    I'm genuinely confused about this black & white...

    I'm genuinely confused about this black & white attitude towards detuning tips and tails. I've also never detuned. Ever. I don't necessarily tune beyond contact points, but I've never understood the...
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    Kinda thinking a Mantra 102/CAST as a...

    Kinda thinking a Mantra 102/CAST as a do-everything to compliment my Renegade/STH for storm days.

    Call it a 2-ski quiver until I either hit conditions too firm that piss me off, or develop a...
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    Thanks for the insight. I'll be keeping the Rens...

    Thanks for the insight. I'll be keeping the Rens as my storm day ski. A Wren 108ti is very intriguing as a single do-it-all, but that rocker profile just looks too big. I'd rather have two other...
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    Any camber profile pics of the Wren 108ti?

    Any camber profile pics of the Wren 108ti?
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    ON3P SKIS Discussion

    We gotta compliment kid-kapowís vanity posts with some on-hill stoke about performance.
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    Is it big boy stiff? Or can my 5'8" 160lb self GS...

    Is it big boy stiff? Or can my 5'8" 160lb self GS the 184? Does it require speed to turn? Is it a dawg at low speeds, like in flat light? Does it crank medium radius GS arcs while allowing you to...
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    A lot of people like the protest in Japan. Iím...

    A lot of people like the protest in Japan. Iím considering it with cast.

    I donít think Iíll remount my renegades. Too much bs for what is already a perfect storm day ski.

    Still considering a...
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    Hard to calló but you are the guys who develop...

    Hard to calló but you are the guys who develop the cults.

    The Nocta came up a couple of times.

    Probably better off not remounting my Rens and just getting a designated touring ski and a...
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    Iím sure Iíll be getting new skis more...

    Iím sure Iíll be getting new skis more frequently. But I would like them to be designs that have cult followings like my Renegade that outlast your average new hot thing on the market every season. I...
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    Lots of interesting thoughts in here. Thanks so...

    Lots of interesting thoughts in here. Thanks so far!

    Anyone have any knowledge of the STH16 & Shift hole conflicts? Or STH/Tecton?
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    Rebuilding the 3+ ski quiver.

    This is for Hakuba.
    I'm 43. Used to be strong. One year post-ACL reconstruction. Ironically, I still go fast. Will be working in the industry next season with a career change. I expect to be on the...
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    Waitó a wren 108 ti? Titanal? Can you elaborate?

    Waitó a wren 108 ti? Titanal? Can you elaborate?
  49. Bryce Newcomb. Was he a member of The Newcomb...

    Bryce Newcomb. Was he a member of The Newcomb family of Jackson Hole?
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    I've been questioning for years why people think...

    I've been questioning for years why people think 1/1 is standard for a carving ski at, say, 85mm waist but as soon as you suggest maybe a 2/2 makes sense for a 100mm waist dorks get all up in arms. ...
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