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  1. Oh, I'm sure they lost _revenue_ from food/bev -...

    Oh, I'm sure they lost _revenue_ from food/bev - but I still think their *profit* overall was up.

    It sounds like the car business. Or the record, or movie business.

    Them: "We'll sell you XXX...
  2. You know I keep hearing this trite platitude -...

    You know I keep hearing this trite platitude - that ski areas got screwed from Covid. But honestly, I haven't seen any evidence that's true.
    I can't speak for Bachelor, but at MHM, the lots were...
  3. The best way to answer this, short of someone...

    The best way to answer this, short of someone already having the answer, is simply print the template and compare to the pattern on the plate. (Which, it appears, you already have.) That's a 5m job....
  4. Thread: Lugless?

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    I totally get that. I'm still not sure I believe...

    I totally get that. I'm still not sure I believe every instance I've seen matches that the end-user screwed up. And it shouldn't take two weeks, and there should be something pretty substantial...
  5. Perhaps. But a user on public (FS) land, saying...

    Perhaps. But a user on public (FS) land, saying that to the senior senator from Oregon - well, that probably doesn't come off too well. (Guarantee they'll need something from Wyden sometime in the...
  6. ^^ That might actually have impact. All the...

    ^^
    That might actually have impact.

    All the plebes complaining sure won't.
  7. Thread: Lugless?

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    Lugless?

    Right now, it looks like Lugless is probably the cheapest way to ship a pair of skis that I'd like from *way* east to me, on the left coast.

    Looking for any beta from people who have used lugless!...
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    Me too. Someone buy those before I do something...

    Me too.
    Someone buy those before I do something rash!
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    I've never done CAD, never mind 3D modeling, and...

    I've never done CAD, never mind 3D modeling, and learning Fusion360 is a long, long curve.
    :)
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    That must have taken a week (ok, it would just...

    That must have taken a week (ok, it would just feel like forever) to print!
    (I'm not that patient. LOL)

    Looks cool though.
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    Just a note. I've always hated monkeying...

    Just a note.

    I've always hated monkeying around with finding the centerline, and drawing a line on tape down the ski. (It's one of those trivial annoyances - it probably only takes a few extra...
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    Hey there, don't rain on my parade! :) I've...

    Hey there, don't rain on my parade! :)

    I've actually owned quite a few Kastles - but yes, I've found them very cheaply.

    I actually had a line on a pair of FX94s in Hood River via Craigslist...
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    I guess here's what I hear, and have read in this...

    I guess here's what I hear, and have read in this thread and elsewhere...

    Newer MX99's seem to have gotten a little more "accessible" (at least what I've read) - I think that generally means...
  14. Thread: Shipping PSA

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    This. Recently I've purchased skis and handled...

    This.
    Recently I've purchased skis and handled the shipping for the seller. (I essentially got them to box/wrap the skis up and I bought the label. USPS using Paypal's multi-order ship tool gave me...
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    Same here... I've got demos on two pairs. (True...

    Same here...
    I've got demos on two pairs. (True OG's and the newer black ones.)
    BM; - you guys come to MHM/PDX and I'll hook you up for a day.
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    Some other responses. I've skied the Mantra...

    Some other responses.
    I've skied the Mantra before the M5, when it had camber. (Circa 2013-2014, IIRC)
    It wasn't bad. Pretty nice. But still not close to the Kastles, at least the way I remember...
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    I was lusting after your 194cm MX's. But I've not...

    I was lusting after your 194cm MX's. But I've not skied anything in the 190+ range, and I suspect the MX98 in 194 would kick my ass. (And it probably wouldn't be optimal in places where I'd like a...
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    No, I don't think so - at least not for me....

    No, I don't think so - at least not for me. Perhaps the Bonafide 97 does, but the older versions (not the OG but the ~2016-2020 versions) sure don't.

    I skied a cheap pair I picked up in 180 for...
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    Cheapo mans version of Kastle FX94, MX98

    I've been looking for a Kastle MX98 or FX94 for a while now.
    But I'm a cheapo - and a lot of Kastle's stuff has kind of gone the way of "lets please the masses." (Which I get, I'm cheap and not...
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    I've been tinkering with a 3d printed template. I...

    I've been tinkering with a 3d printed template. I made one for the Attack1/2 demo, and it's super cool. It's very precise, vs a paper template.

    I've been doing the setup with Fusion 360,...
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    Just my two cents for anyone thinking of picking...

    Just my two cents for anyone thinking of picking a pair up, off of another mag, or the like.

    I'm a small, 31/32" waist.

    They are long in the legs - it's not obscene, but quite long for a small....
  22. How many billion days are on the E98's do you...

    How many billion days are on the E98's do you think? :)
  23. That'd be sweet, especially if I don't have to...

    That'd be sweet, especially if I don't have to persuade you too hard, since I'm so cheap. :)
  24. Bump. Want to trade me some attacks for *NEW*...

    Bump.
    Want to trade me some attacks for *NEW* Warden 13 NMC (non-demo) in RED!?

    To recap, looking for Attack (1) or Attack 2 demos. ~95mm brakes
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    Not wanting to blame anyone (though perhaps...

    Not wanting to blame anyone (though perhaps Boissal wishes I would) I'm kind of startled by this story. (Again, perhaps I shouldn't be...)

    But if this is even a tiny percentage of alerts that SAR...
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    I have a line on a OG Cochise 193 in Bend. :) (I...

    I have a line on a OG Cochise 193 in Bend. :)
    (I should have said, that I'm more or less planning to pass up. But if someone else wants the deets, I'm glad to share.)
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    Ok, this isn't about the Bodacious. (But it's my...

    Ok, this isn't about the Bodacious.
    (But it's my thread, so I can do what I want, eh?)

    But it IS about the next best thing. The OG Cochise.
    I've a story to tell.

    I've been hunting for an OG...
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    I dunno about anyone else, but I've never had...

    I dunno about anyone else, but I've never had snow go around the pant-leg and up over the top of my boots. (Of course, I'm in the PNW, and we don't often get blower pow here, but even when we do, I...
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    I think it's the 2011-2012 version. These......

    I think it's the 2011-2012 version.
    These... (though in 183)
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    As for giving them more of a chance - I should probably put some early days on them this year, and decide one way or the...
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    My answer to everything. Find some Bodacious'. ...

    My answer to everything.
    Find some Bodacious'.

    Seriously. I've seen a few pop up around on CL etc.
    (I picked up a spare 186 OG pair for ~$100 flat last spring. Search tempest is your friend.)
    ...
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    I know I often get spun up about injustice in the...

    I know I often get spun up about injustice in the world, but I wish these kinds of people would die in a fire. (Or fall in into a brush chipper...feet first.)
    [And yeah, I totally get how that kind...
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    Thanks! I've been thinking of some bibs for a...

    Thanks!

    I've been thinking of some bibs for a while, but wasn't willing to spend the $$$ yet. $114 makes the choice a lot easier. We'll see how I like them. Nice color too!
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    I dunno, I know I'm not the average skier - so...

    I dunno, I know I'm not the average skier - so what I do doesn't matter in the general world of ski production and what sells...but I find that what ski I want to ski doesn't have a ton of...
  34. Thanks a lot! Grabbed them. (I already have a...

    Thanks a lot!
    Grabbed them.

    (I already have a saved search setup, but you found them before my ebay search did.)
    Thanks again!
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    I've got an OG 183 Katana, that's nearly...

    I've got an OG 183 Katana, that's nearly flawless, that I picked up last year. The few times I skied it, I wasn't overly impressed. I keep thinking I should give it more chances, but I could be...
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    There are alarm clock apps that force you to do...

    There are alarm clock apps that force you to do math to shut off your alarm.
    (Depending on how good you are at math, you might still have it going off at lunch.)
  37. I prefer the 2nd gen, both for the MNC (which I...

    I prefer the 2nd gen, both for the MNC (which I don't _really_ need) and more importantly that the toe and heels side off the rails fully. I shared a locker with a friend last year, and by pulling...
  38. Bump Potential trade/partial trade; I have...

    Bump

    Potential trade/partial trade;
    I have some Warden 13 MNC's (non demo's) /w 130mm brakes;

    Since they're RED they're the best!
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    Yeah, but think about what you probably do need....

    Yeah, but think about what you probably do need.

    Epoxy. (Some people have it on hand, but not that many.)
    Pre-cut PTex base (If you're using pre-cut material, you'll also need a cut template, so...
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    Not withstanding Tuco's dig at GregL - I agree...

    Not withstanding Tuco's dig at GregL - I agree with GregL.

    I've repaired that kind of stuff myself - though the edges were intact. (I used a ptex iron, base and metal-grip, instead of pre-cut base...
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    If you're just the average Joe, with modest...

    If you're just the average Joe, with modest bandwidth needs, mesh works. Probably easiest too, especially without Cat5/6 to multiple points.
    But if you regularly use a lot of bandwidth, have lots of...
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    So, for most of us, (5) bits for $84.00 (The 6th...

    So, for most of us, (5) bits for $84.00 (The 6th 3.6x9.5 isn't very valuable to most of us, even the ski nerds we are...)

    That works out to ~$17 per bit.

    New from Skimo is $15.
    Yeah, Skimo...
  43. WTB Attack or Attack2 *DEMO* bindings. ~95mm brakes

    Looking for Attack Demos.

    I can use either Attack1's or Attack2's. (Obviously, I'd expect Attack1's to sell much more cheaply.)
    Again, DEMO bindings.
    I'm looking for ~95-100mm brake width.
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    If we could find a way in the next couple of...

    If we could find a way in the next couple of months to get the OG Cochises to PDX, OR - I'd be game @ $150. (A mag tripping to climb some volcano's or something...)
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    I've got Leki Vario Trigger S - and while I'm...

    I've got Leki Vario Trigger S - and while I'm underwhelmed with the trigger strap, I do like the poles quite a lot.

    I even took a pretty thrashing crash where my pole rolled under me and broke...
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    I'm not sure why I'm explaining....but I guess......

    I'm not sure why I'm explaining....but I guess...

    It was my first programming class, ever. I might have done some batch scripting or macro scripting before, but certainly not a lot.
    The K&R book...
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    I totally agree with stats. A class I enjoyed -...

    I totally agree with stats. A class I enjoyed - back when my daughter thinks I just got off the Mayflower.

    She's a college student now - but in her *precalc* class, they spent like two months on...
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    As long as we're ranting... Math. Can someone...

    As long as we're ranting...

    Math.
    Can someone tell me why if you're not an engineering (or CS or math-major) destined kid we have you take calculus in high school? Or trig? I am a fairly...
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    Fixed it for you. Any sentence that refers to...

    Fixed it for you.
    Any sentence that refers to yellow jackets and that doesn't involve them dying, preferably horribly, is definitely shit that annoys you.
  50. Out of that list, I'm pretty sure I could off the...

    Out of that list, I'm pretty sure I could off the goose - everything else is pretty iffy.

    Are we talking regular rats, or serious rats.

    Regular NYC rats - unless I got lucky, probably we're at...
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