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  1. This is probably best for the "under 300g" thread...

    This is probably best for the "under 300g" thread in Tech Talk, but since I started here ...

    I'm good with these Helios. They'll go on the GPOs.

    My epiphany came when I was checking out a pair...
  2. Awesome times ahead for the new owner. If they...

    Awesome times ahead for the new owner. If they were 182s, one of our bank accounts would have been a bit thinner.

    ... Thom
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    I don't have any handling experience with any...

    I don't have any handling experience with any add-on tail kits - as far as length of the strap, etc. Yeah, I've had one or two situations where I was glad I had a tail clip. I wouldn't choose to...
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    I like the idea of stitching something like nylon...

    I like the idea of stitching something like nylon or ballistic cloth to extend the skin at the tip (if taking advantage of the folded skin material isn't enough) and affixing tip loops to that.

    I...
  5. There's always the Tour Wrap to consider. Mine...

    There's always the Tour Wrap to consider. Mine just arrived, but haven't been molded yet.

    One item of interest I just learned is that they have a lacing system. This might be helpful with your...
  6. One of those happy and all too rare exceptions to...

    One of those happy and all too rare exceptions to the "no good deed goes unpunished" rule.

    Thanks, MiCol!

    ... Thom
  7. Almost got some Tour Wraps molded today. I...

    Almost got some Tour Wraps molded today. I dropped in the shop and was like Black Friday Doorbusters. You'd think it was December or something. Instead, I let myself get recruited to work for an...
  8. I'm getting closer to mounting the Helio 200s on...

    I'm getting closer to mounting the Helio 200s on my GPOs. My head's not quite 100% there yet.

    I think it's down to whether I'm cool with the riser height. Looking at so little metal in the toe...
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    And then have it auto post to their Facebook page.

    And then have it auto post to their Facebook page.
  10. I have a pretty fat neck (16"), but my friends...

    I have a pretty fat neck (16"), but my friends say that I'm a fat head ;-)

    I have a couple of LL Bean Powerdry half turtle necks (front zip). The were so loose around the neck that they might as...
  11. I really like the tight neck. Functionally, it's...

    I really like the tight neck. Functionally, it's a better seal than some turtleneck base layers which sit loosely around my neck.

    ... Thom
  12. So, after handling them a bit, I'm getting more...

    So, after handling them a bit, I'm getting more confidence. All metal ... what's not to like?

    My only area of uncertainty is an ergonomic one. I've gotten so spoiled with using my ski pole to...
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    That was a 4-5 day deal at the end of last month...

    That was a 4-5 day deal at the end of last month ... at least that's what the email said.

    ... Thom
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    No biggee, but when someone posts a question...

    No biggee, but when someone posts a question based on a conclusion they drew from an article which they didn't bother to link to, while they're questioning their understanding of that article while...
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    Oops!

    Oops!
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    Not to discount in the importance of correct...

    Not to discount in the importance of correct setup and due diligence, but there's a whole lotta FUD here, and you're asking our opinion based on your read of Lou's suppositions (and without linking...
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    It's no different from walk mode in (say)...

    It's no different from walk mode in (say) Dynafits, Plums, etc. Lever up = walk mode. Levers tend to angle up a bit so I suppose you could catch a branch with any tech toe. I've never thought about...
  18. My high expectations were exceeded. Thanks,...

    My high expectations were exceeded. Thanks, Micol!

    5'9" 165. Medium is "base layer tight". Perfect. I sweat a LOT, and loose base layers don't wick as well for me.

    I have long arms and...
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    Fair enough. 15 mph is obviously dangerously...

    Fair enough.

    15 mph is obviously dangerously slow. If he doesn't do that drive on a daily basis and he panics, he's definitely not going to process quickly enough to stack on the extra...
  20. Hopefully, he'll be in a conversational mood...

    Hopefully, he'll be in a conversational mood tomorrow and will be willing to take my money. I'll post back here. This line of bags hits the sweet spot for me as well.

    That monster they love...
  21. ^^^ +1 for your general technique ^^^ Yeah, I...

    ^^^ +1 for your general technique ^^^

    Yeah, I round it over (yes - rounded!) with a mill bastard file to within ~3-4 cm of the end of the tip and tail tapers. This is not a job for a gummy.

    I...
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    So lemme get this straight. You almost hit him...

    So lemme get this straight. You almost hit him because you couldn't see and it was his fault?

    That sun glare is real. Yeah, doing 15 mph is slow, indeed. I get that.

    This sounds...
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    I missed this until my wife brought it to my...

    I missed this until my wife brought it to my attention today. Inspector Clouseau meets mountain rescue.

    Warning ... drain your bladder before watching.

    ... Thom
  24. So my Hot Gear Bag (now "Snow Eagle") heating...

    So my Hot Gear Bag (now "Snow Eagle") heating element gave up the ghost. It blows the fuses in my car (works fine on AC). I called up to get a replacement:

    me: do I have to order using the...
  25. Thanks for the encouragement. I was debating...

    Thanks for the encouragement. I was debating whether I should have gone with the new version of the Raiders (the R12s) or these.

    Man! If my gimpy left knee could deal with the men's spring (I...
  26. Yeah I feel myself caving. Maybe I'll mount...

    Yeah I feel myself caving.

    Maybe I'll mount them to a couple of 2x4s, click in and gain some confidence looking down at them. I'd need to do a test mount to verify the template anyhow.

    They...
  27. FS (feeler): BNIB BD Helio 200 Bindings (this year's model)

    [edit] Update ... I don't want to a tease, so I added this update. I'm keeping these binders. I must have been nuts to consider parting with them.

    original post follows ...

    So I'm staring at...
  28. Yup, 2mm cord oughta do. 1 /16" is about 1.6mm. ...

    Yup, 2mm cord oughta do. 1 /16" is about 1.6mm.

    The only problem with thiscis if you needed to replace it at some point, and you're not running with inserts, is that you'd have to pull the toes...
  29. I think you're right. Perhaps icing cord would...

    I think you're right. Perhaps icing cord would be the only minor inconvenience.

    ... Thom
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    Tech Talk.

    Tech Talk.
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    Is fastfred the love child of Beetleguise and DD?

    Is fastfred the love child of Beetleguise and DD?
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    Let's just say someone is 90 pounds lighter than...

    Let's just say someone is 90 pounds lighter than you, or (gasp!) they have 2-X chromosomes. D'ya think they'd flex a ski differently?

    I don't think anyone is arguing for a weight weenie/fragile...
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    I fabricated my shims out of UHMW (cutting board...

    I fabricated my shims out of UHMW (cutting board material) and my bindings are mounted with inserts. I sourced my own M5 screws.

    I compared Vipecs against Wardens and measured the pin delta (the...
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    I love my Guides. I compared them against my...

    I love my Guides. I compared them against my Vipec Blacks, shimmed the toe by about 7mm to create parity (before ever going out on them), and haven't thought about it twice.

    ... Thom
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    Speaking of pet peeves, I really hate when I get...

    Speaking of pet peeves, I really hate when I get sweaty, and my sun screen drips in my eyes. I remember a skin last Spring where I spent some 40 minutes with my left eye closed.

    A wrist sweat...
  36. Those Wrens have bomber cores, but since they...

    Those Wrens have bomber cores, but since they don't have a metal top sheet (and the holes weren't robustly plugged with for example, fiberglass and marine epoxy), I'd never mount that close. It's...
  37. Thanks. Yeah, I have two wire crimpers (don't...

    Thanks. Yeah, I have two wire crimpers (don't ask). I found some stainless cable with 50 crimping sleeves on Amazon for about $10.00. What the heck! I'll do all of my friends' binders ;-)

    I'm...
  38. Ya know, not that Keith's other designs are...

    Ya know, not that Keith's other designs are chopped liver, but with my first Praxis being a GPO, I was a bit surprised by the misfires I made as far as other models not being for me. The GPO set an...
  39. I called skimo this week, asking about the cable...

    I called skimo this week, asking about the cable in question. The weren't familiar with it (it's not on their binding parts page). I see where it is indeed sold through various Euro sellers, but...
  40. ^^^ this ^^^ I'm up to two GPOs (182 , MAP,...

    ^^^ this ^^^

    I'm up to two GPOs (182 , MAP, Carbon, Nylon, #4 with Vipecs, and 187, Enduro, Veneer, #4 with Wardens).

    I have however, sold my Qs, for reasons I've stated too many times. ...
  41. Good one! And if you have wimpy straps, y'all...

    Good one! And if you have wimpy straps, y'all carry a few Voile straps with ya ... right?

    ... Thom
  42. In last year's group buy thread, Simen published...

    In last year's group buy thread, Simen published the mount points for the whole lineup.

    ... Thom
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    It gives you a point of information as far as...

    It gives you a point of information as far as what's happening in the Indian Peaks.

    ... Thom
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    That's the reason I mentioned buying long,...

    That's the reason I mentioned buying long, cutting the front to the length that gives you the tail coverage you want, and then adding your own tip loop. IOW, simulating the Back Fix for a model they...
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    It's British slang, meaning redundancy. Braces...

    It's British slang, meaning redundancy. Braces are suspenders. Belts are, well ... belts.

    ... Thom
  46. Or less time if you're running B&D leashes - time...

    Or less time if you're running B&D leashes - time saved, not having to park/release the brake, combined with not having to disconnect your leashes all day.

    Either way, it's not a big deal.

    ......
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    Yeah, I got that "not, not working on it"...

    Yeah, I got that "not, not working on it" comment, but I also know how these things go ... at least with my projects. I seem to find that my back burner projects continually get bumped back ... just...
  48. Seller's remorse ;-) ... Thom

    Seller's remorse ;-)

    ... Thom
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    Seems like no reason to take this on, other than...

    Seems like no reason to take this on, other than as a "research project", or perhaps as a hedge against changes in the market.

    ... Thom
  50. U-bet! Here's a plastic shop in SLC: ...

    U-bet! Here's a plastic shop in SLC:
    https://www.polymershapes.com/group/uhmw-ultra-high-molecular-weight-polyethylene/

    ... Thom
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