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  1. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    I've had the heel slip thing off and on multiple...

    I've had the heel slip thing off and on multiple times. Definitely had it on an Evo toe, can't remember if I've had it with a Black toe. Not a notable amount of play in either.
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    There is a big difference between #vanlifing...

    There is a big difference between #vanlifing while holding down a job and #vanlifing while frigging off IMO.

    In the latter case, it's quite easy. You aren't tied to one area, so finding spots...
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    Can anybody that owned an M-series AC back when...

    Can anybody that owned an M-series AC back when Motorola Razrs were cool advise on how to best fix a saggy skid? My track regularly bottoms on my tunnel in any sort of deep compression or whoops . ...
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    Canít recommend as I havenít purchased yet and am...

    Canít recommend as I havenít purchased yet and am looking for suggestions myself. Iím pretty sure thereís a thread around here somewhere.
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    Always a wealth of knowledge in these threads. ...

    Always a wealth of knowledge in these threads.

    1. OP if you run hot, touring with a vest seems like a nonstarter
    2. Ferrosi is a nice piece that Iíve used a lot but is firmly outside of the...
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    Bump because Iíve been testing a North Face...

    Bump because Iíve been testing a North Face Snowmad 34 and although I was skeptical during initial inspection, I really like it.

    The outer Ďstashí pocket is great for skins, and the helmet carry...
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    FS: BCA Tracker 2 Stud Finder

    Selling my Tracker 2 stud finder. Tests normally in search and transmit, and range checks out. According to the "stud level" indicator that shows during unit startup I'm a level 97 stud. Pretty...
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    Strafe Cham is a similar cut/feel/fabric to...

    Strafe Cham is a similar cut/feel/fabric to Descensionist. The Recon was a better cut for mountaineering, but is discontinued (apparently returning next season).
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    In that case something with weather sealing might...

    In that case something with weather sealing might be worth it for you. FWIW I think most zooms will have a bad time with sand sealed or not.



    Actually, red does distinguish some of the higher...
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    I was gonna say "yeah duh the more expensive lens...

    I was gonna say "yeah duh the more expensive lens is sharper," but that 18-200mm in the "not very sharp" category is kinda wild. Thing ain't cheap.

    I use a FujiX so I'm not especially dialed on...
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    Lots of good input here. I'll try to do my best...

    Lots of good input here. I'll try to do my best to add some points I missed when making this decision.

    1. Weight matters. The fancier bodies often have better weather sealing, better tech etc....
  12. That is a killer deal on the BlackJack. They...

    That is a killer deal on the BlackJack. They last forever and your appears to be in great shape.
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    Dakine Poacher Vest is best I've used in this...

    Dakine Poacher Vest is best I've used in this category. Very comfortable, and as an added bonus feels a bit like a suit of armor. Lower profile than any pack and avy bag compatible if that's your...
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    Figured it was a major improvement, but not as...

    Figured it was a major improvement, but not as drastic as you guys are saying. If it really is night and day, I'm more optimistic than ever about having some buddies rent new ones for a day and get...
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    I think it took me a solid season on my M-series...

    I think it took me a solid season on my M-series to figure out the powder thing. Even then, I'd feel like a hero in light pow, but would promptly humbled a day later when it had set up.

    Have...
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    If you can surf, and have a thick wetsuit, there...

    If you can surf, and have a thick wetsuit, there are some waves...
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    Somewhere in this thread or elsewhere Jason K....

    Somewhere in this thread or elsewhere Jason K. mentioned that the last will be slightly roomier than the RS.

    I think the key on this new boot will be whether or not that powerstrap buckle has...
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    Dunno where my instep falls on the spectrum of...

    Dunno where my instep falls on the spectrum of high vs. low but original Mango Maestrales always caused pain over the instep for me. No problems with ZG.
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    I think Boissal is the outlier here. 30 page...

    I think Boissal is the outlier here. 30 page thread and 4 pals in my touring group that use ZzeroGs and it's the first I've heard of it. I've used them with 3 different pairs of pants - no issues. ...
  20. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Keep forgetting to throw a scraper in my pack. ...

    Keep forgetting to throw a scraper in my pack. Now I want one of those little MSR dealios.
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    I installed my Hotronics on a pair of thin Bontex...

    I installed my Hotronics on a pair of thin Bontex shims so I could leave them in my alpine boots and swap my footbeds back and forth to touring boots. Insoles go on top of shims, and the shims never...
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    ^^^50ish days on my boots and have never...

    ^^^50ish days on my boots and have never encountered this. I wear a typical (for non skimo-centric culture centers) pant w/gaiter until springtime. If you run your top buckles very loose and the...
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    Bang on.

    Bang on.
  24. A week of touring in the Wasatch will make any...

    A week of touring in the Wasatch will make any Coloradan (me included) question why we accept the limitations of our annual persistent weak layers. Hard to beat that stable mid-winter UT blower.
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    Perfect, thanks.

    Perfect, thanks.
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    What are the pros using to glue foam to liners? ...

    What are the pros using to glue foam to liners? Epoxy? Super glue? I need to add some padding in the ankle area of my liners, but past experience suggests that I'll need something better than the...
  27. Thread: NFL 2019/2020

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    WHEW!

    WHEW!
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    Bump because I'm headed to Kauai in February and...

    Bump because I'm headed to Kauai in February and this is a great general thread for Hawaii any time of year.
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    Bump because Japan season is nigh, this TR is...

    Bump because Japan season is nigh, this TR is awesome and I missed it the first time.
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    I have the same one more poorly composed and with...

    I have the same one more poorly composed and with less vibrant colors. I really like the skintrack photo.
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    What are people's thoughts on terrain etiquette...

    What are people's thoughts on terrain etiquette for areas with multiple adjacent huts?

    On my last trip my group got slapped on the wrist and then threatened with removal from the hut for skiing in...
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    I'll echo that the weight limit is not to be...

    I'll echo that the weight limit is not to be feared. Compact is more important. You shouldn't need anything more than a pack and small/medium duffel for personal gear, and that should allow you to...
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    If somebody wants the skis but doesn't want to...

    If somebody wants the skis but doesn't want to tour on them I'll take the skins. I have these exact Renegades and fresh glidelites waiting to be cut, but I hate cutting skins and don't need brand...
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    Cool. Thanks for the update. I took the same...

    Cool. Thanks for the update. I took the same plunge, but ordered mine on the 12th, so by your math I should be seeing them shortly (which is good, because I purchased them for an upcoming trip). ...
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    Which of the current options will hold a 200cm...

    Which of the current options will hold a 200cm DPS 138? My old concourse double "185" is maxed around 190. Can anybody verify that the Thule roundtrip fits a 200? Also looking at Dakine Boundary...
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    It's a PITA, especially during busy connections,...

    It's a PITA, especially during busy connections, but I was always able to stash mine on the overhead shelves no problem. If you have extra time between destinations, use Black Cat (Takubin)
  37. Thread: Kauai Info

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    Bumping this because I'll be in Maui for a week...

    Bumping this because I'll be in Maui for a week with the fam starting Feb 1. and have the option to head over early (solo) and I'm trying to decide whether to spend my extra time on Maui or Kauai. ...
  38. Thread: WSL

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    Never watched a WSL event before today. Pretty...

    Never watched a WSL event before today. Pretty cool and engaging if you commit to watching the full heats, less so if you can't focus in on the drama/buildup.

    I latched on to team Italo. Cool to...
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    I had the opposite experience. Pretty much...

    I had the opposite experience. Pretty much parked anywhere I pleased within reason. My pals were rolling in a Class C with a woodstove and had no issues parked for a week behind a 24hr mexican...
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    Thanks man, appreciate the offer. I'll let you...

    Thanks man, appreciate the offer. I'll let you know if I get out that way.



    Not helpful for the primary purpose (getting the old man out on them) but I'll be in that area mid-January, might...
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    Bumping this because I lost my beloved Salomon...

    Bumping this because I lost my beloved Salomon XALP30 out of my roof box a few months back. If anybody isn't enjoying their's as much as I did, I'd be happy to buy it assuming good condition.
    ...
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    WTB: Salomon XALP30 Backpack

    Lost my Salomon Xalp 30 out of my roofbox earlier this fall. If anybody is holding one of these packs in good condition, shoot me a PM.
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    I can get 3/4" MG, but there are aluminum lips...

    I can get 3/4" MG, but there are aluminum lips running longitudinally that capture the decking, so the 3/4 won't fit without routing the edge. In any case I think I've located some 5/8" MG, but my...
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    I've been geeking out on these lately. The 25L...

    I've been geeking out on these lately. The 25L Upslope from Thule is very similar in style but they have some notable differences:

    - Thule has a slightly wider cut back panel than the Mammut. I...
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    Anybody have a rec for replacement trailer deck...

    Anybody have a rec for replacement trailer deck material? I have an open aluminum 2-place that is badly in need of a redo. I've spent a stupid amount of time trying to figure out what to use -...
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    1. Check to make sure the exhaust line is...

    1. Check to make sure the exhaust line is unobstructed. Depends on how yours is routed but mine sometimes gets blocked by snow.
    2. If you have a reset button (newest model does) try that or a power...
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    I keep hearing how intuitive and fun the Pescados...

    I keep hearing how intuitive and fun the Pescados are in anything soft. I'd love to try a pair myself, but am more interested in getting my Dad out on a pair. Seems like it could be a great ski for...
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    Thanks for chiming in. Helpful comments.

    Thanks for chiming in. Helpful comments.
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    EpicMix = Strava If you're using either of...

    EpicMix = Strava

    If you're using either of them, you are a dork, and therefore your holier-than-thou aspersions cast at the other (same but different) dorks cancel out.
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    I was traveling the reverse direction from Golden...

    I was traveling the reverse direction from Golden to Monarch Pass, and took 70 thinking 285 might be pretty burly. Sometimes a concrete median is pretty nice insurance. Still had a miniature version...
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