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  1. ^ Wow, thanks -- all fixed now! And this...

    ^ Wow, thanks -- all fixed now!

    And this explanation:

    ... sounds especially likely, since it happened in the middle of copying a lot of text back-and-forth from SkiReg.com pages for four...
  2. Computer monitor is suddenly gray scale instead of color?

    I must be missing something obvious here, but so far I'm utterly baffled: my computer monitor has suddenly gone gray scale on me!?!

    Same with both the laptop screen and an external display.
    ...
  3. ^ I told him via our PM exchange four days ago...

    ^ I told him via our PM exchange four days ago that I'll take them, but haven't received a reply yet re payment arrangements.
  4. WTB Dynafit Speed/Classic, Comfort, Vertical

    Inquiring on behalf of a friend trying to assemble a bargain setup.
    (TLT5 boots $80, Tua Helium skis for free, used momix skins and spare parts poles for $40.)
    Price upper bound is set by Spanish...
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    I measured the sleeve at ~46cm. Based on a quick...

    I measured the sleeve at ~46cm.
    Based on a quick sampling of my quiver, any probe will fit, but many shovel handles/shafts will NOT.

    For the tail loop, the circumference is ~310mm. So if your...
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    Oh yes we do! Steve and I spent a looong time...

    Oh yes we do!

    Steve and I spent a looong time going over the edits on this one:
    http://beaconreviews.com/transceivers/Specs_PiepsMicro.asp

    Here's my executive summary in the form of a review...
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    So far I haven't noticed any differences in...

    So far I haven't noticed any differences in firmware updating frequency since the Garmin acquisition -- I've had the Explorer since it first came out, and the non-navigational SE original version...
  8. And again from ESAW:

    And again from ESAW:
  9. Just replaced my WRG3 tires at almost exactly...

    Just replaced my WRG3 tires at almost exactly 60k. Very happy overall, and looking forward to another 60k with the new tires.
  10. For anyone who somehow doesn't get the reference:...

    For anyone who somehow doesn't get the reference:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHHitXxH-us&t=0m45s
  11. We must unite against our common enemy!...

    We must unite against our common enemy!
    (Avalanches? Oh, right...)
  12. The official word from AIARE:...

    The official word from AIARE:
    https://avtraining.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b977efdf73b2b6a272c116495&id=cddbcbd158&e=2a9b432847
  13. Some more thoughts in advance of ESAW: ...

    Some more thoughts in advance of ESAW:

    https://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/look-after-one-another-educate-yourself/
  14. And another update: ...

    And another update:

    https://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/esaw-november-11-2017/
  15. ESAW update:

    ESAW update:
  16. ESAW flyer: 213491

    ESAW flyer:

    213491
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    http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/...

    http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=38808.0
  18. Unfortunately, increasing innovation in walk/ski...

    Unfortunately, increasing innovation in walk/ski switches has led to increasing compatibility problems with crampons.
    Fortunately, this has led to increasing innovation in crampons that avoid such...
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    I can see how it looks like that in the picture I...

    I can see how it looks like that in the picture I posted, but what appear to be the add'l indentations of a Torx screw are actually just the damage from a 2.5mm head that is starting to strip.
    I...
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    So almost a full year later ... after my final...

    So almost a full year later ... after my final lap of this season:
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/NERandoRaceSeries/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1759106070797299
    ... I realized that one of heel units...
  21. Remembered this thread the other day when I had...

    Remembered this thread the other day when I had another regrip need:
    https://www.facebook.com/NERandoRaceSeries/photos/a.170251606349428.29539.137097509664838/1757522637622309/?type=3&theater
    Wow,...
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    Pics here:...

    Pics here:
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/NERandoRaceSeries/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1759106070797299
    ... from Adams on Tuesday & Wednesday (each day the same route of South Climb up to ski down SW...
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    Had to downhike only around 250 vertical feet...

    Had to downhike only around 250 vertical feet after dawn patrol this morning.
    Upper Palmer skier's left of lift is fat with most training lanes empty.
    (Skier's right is gone.)
    Lower Palmer is...
  24. FS: $195 Tennis Racket Stringer (Alpha Pioneer III)

    [SOLD]

    Probably not a great fit for posting here, but since I'm often posting on skimo stuff at TGR, here goes...

    After a mere decade+ of forgoing competitive tennis in favor of more aerobic...
  25. Ski base protectors (three of them), $9 each (plus shipping)

    Older versions of these:

    http://www.racewax.com/swix-gs-ski-protectors-for-one-pair-of-skis-130-to-220-cm/
    https://the-raceplace.com/collections/ski-base-protectors/products/swix-base-protector...
  26. [SOLD] Summer bump! [SOLD]

    [SOLD]

    Summer bump!

    [SOLD]
  27. Eek! Eek again! Ditto!

    Eek!



    Eek again!



    Ditto!
  28. Contacts q: Disposable Dailies for the Occasional Overnight Use?

    Yes, disposable daily contact lenses are obviously meant to be worn only for a day and then disposed.
    Plus this message board of course specializes in dentists, not eye doctors!

    But just curious...
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    I thought that Rainier doesn't dislike skiers per...

    I thought that Rainier doesn't dislike skiers per se, but rather just dislikes anyone who isn't either a customer of an official park concessionaire or a proverbial tourist on a 100' car tether?

    I...
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    Thanks, but although I'd like to take the credit...

    Thanks, but although I'd like to take the credit for the compliment, if that was on August 2 last year, could have been either me, or one of two other guys whom I persuaded to come out with me on my...
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    I can see how my post could have interpreted...

    I can see how my post could have interpreted contrary to how I intended it, and I sincerely apologize for that.
    (And no, I'm usually not so conciliatory on the internet, but you guys have a really...
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    My sincere apologies if my post came across that...

    My sincere apologies if my post came across that way -- definitely not my intention at all, sorry.
    What I really meant was whether the official climbing blog typically announces such a...
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    Has anything this blunt ever been officially...

    Has anything this blunt ever been officially posted in prior years?
    (I'm asking sincerely -- I rarely pay attention to the upper-mountain conditions there.)...
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    Impressive how only slightly different aspects on...

    Impressive how only slightly different aspects on the same mountain and at the same elevation can make such a big difference for skiing conditions.
    (The South Climb and SW Chutes also almost always...
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    When I skied off the summit via the Emmons in...

    When I skied off the summit via the Emmons in July 2009, both weather and snow were so perfect that it almost felt too easy.
    But since then, four people have died on that same route, sigh...

    So...
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    Thanks -- sounds like spray paint will work well...

    Thanks -- sounds like spray paint will work well for us.



    Good idea for the night before the race!
    (Morning of the race, once the lifts are already open, hmm....)
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    For anyone else who might be contemplating all...

    For anyone else who might be contemplating all this, World Cup Supply wrote me back that:
    "Chalk paint dissolves in water, it is used more on turf such as a soccer field, it is not ideal for snow."...
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    Do those Tyvek suits come with pockets for my...

    Do those Tyvek suits come with pockets for my race skins?
    (Now I'm going to have nightmares in my sleep about trying to out-race an army of malevolent Smurfs skinning up after me in Tyvek...
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    Dye or Paint for Snow at Ski Races?

    I know, take it to GapicSki -- oh wait, that no longer exists, so Pugski instead?

    Still though, prefer to try here first.

    So somehow during my dozen years of alpine ski race coaching, I never...
  40. 2017 EASTERN SNOW & AVALANCHE WORKSHOP = NOVEMBER 11

    Even though I returned only a few days ago from Shasta, and even though I still have at least one more ski trip planned for this season...
    ... already time to start prep for the 2017-18 ski season!...
  41. Speaking of next year, which is now, umm, this...

    Speaking of next year, which is now, umm, this year: the 2017 ESAW will be held on Saturday November 11.
    Note that this is one week later than usual.
    Venue will as always be in the broadly defined...
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    Those could be competing for understatements of...

    Those could be competing for understatements of the year!

    My TR here for this past Th-Su:
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/NERandoRaceSeries/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1671714946203079

    And here's...
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    Yes, that is an important caveat for all my...

    Yes, that is an important caveat for all my praise of the Salomon X-Alp 20/23 loading carrying ability: for those really long carries, it's 4 lb 11 oz for skis (Movement Big Fish-X) with bindings...
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    March 1, 2011 -- and the Forest Service has used...

    March 1, 2011 -- and the Forest Service has used it as the opening picture for every Eastern Snow & Avalanche Workshop since then:

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    Finally got to use my new X Alp 23 last week on...

    Finally got to use my new X Alp 23 last week on an overnight hut trip:
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/NERandoRaceSeries/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1622643711110203
    ... since my usual itinerary up...
  46. I've some info, but it's not complete -- table...

    I've some info, but it's not complete -- table copied below.
    For this year, given the upcoming warm weather, I think definitely opening by Memorial Day weekend.

    Year; Opening Date and Skiable...
  47. Only while out skiing. Seared tuna sounds great...

    Only while out skiing.
    Seared tuna sounds great for afterwards!
  48. Mmm, seared tuna and steaks, that does sound...

    Mmm, seared tuna and steaks, that does sound good!
    I enjoyed skiing the Superstar bumps in the sun last week, although my apres ski food was definitely lacking.
    (As you can probably figure out...
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    You should! One of the first "real" tours I did,...

    You should!
    One of the first "real" tours I did, back in 1999.
    On August 20.
    Could be good again this year on August 20 too!
    Here's an ancient low-res jpg from that day:

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  50. The usual problem on the usual route at the usual...

    The usual problem on the usual route at the usual time of year is that it's trampled like crazy by climbers.
    Somehow I got lucky with the timing the only time I bothered going all the way to the...
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