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    skis change a lot in the first 10-20 days of use....

    skis change a lot in the first 10-20 days of use. If the new skis have as a starting point the flex of the 4 year old ski, then they're effectively softer, no?
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    if you like the ren then I'd be looking at hoji...

    if you like the ren then I'd be looking at hoji or gpo before mvp but that's just me maybe?
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    people on the west coast consider anything under...

    people on the west coast consider anything under 100 underfoot to be a "no new snow" ski. it might be what you consider fat coming from the east coast but it's barely all mountain around here. if...
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    How does one affix said greek pastries to such a...

    How does one affix said greek pastries to such a visor? do they go in front of your mouth for hands free snacking? if so, I bow to your genius.
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    Poll: just to add to the data I'm running with a...

    just to add to the data I'm running with a 310bsl. regarding mount point vs tip dive, for my build i would think that being a heavy fuck would more than make up for an extra 15mm of bsl but what do i...
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    Poll: on the line for me. pivot on a dime and no tip...

    on the line for me. pivot on a dime and no tip dive experience others reference. 192, 225lb rider, coastal snow.
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    king pin is not lightweight and is the least...

    king pin is not lightweight and is the least trust worthy piece of equipment i have owned in the last 15 years. total garbage. the recall was a joke as well.
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    why not praxis powboards? 190 or 200... 3d...

    why not praxis powboards? 190 or 200... 3d base... i mean if the protest isn't specific enough, this ought to be the ticket.
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    Too much overlap for me but ymmv. I'm super...

    Too much overlap for me but ymmv. I'm super stoked to have something in the mid 90s back in the rotation and don't think 108 - 128 is a big enough spread.
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    Stay away from anything Marker makes. first gen...

    Stay away from anything Marker makes. first gen radicals also littered with issues, second gen seem heavy for the performance.

    In the weight class, I'd look at solly mtn/fritschi zenic/g3 zed/...
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    protest/mvp-gpo-rx/yeti mid fat chosen to...

    protest/mvp-gpo-rx/yeti

    mid fat chosen to taste. I'll probably be adding the middle one in the next 2 years or so but protest/yeti has been doing outstanding as a two ski quiver.
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    praxis freeride or 9d8 fit this bill. -10 rx...

    praxis freeride or 9d8 fit this bill. -10 rx might too.
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    Rax

    Rax
  14. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I can't believe no one is talking about the time...

    I can't believe no one is talking about the time Cody made. After a biggish day like the one they just did, 28 minutes from joffre apron to cell cervice is really quite incredible. The ski out feels...
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    No one said it was. Now that you mention it...

    No one said it was. Now that you mention it though adaptability is definitely a strength.
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    just chiming in because hawx is fine for huge...

    just chiming in because hawx is fine for huge calves. mine are about as big as they come for my foot size and i have zero issues. tour and ski great. if you want softer flex you can dump the power...
  17. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    25mm total if I'm not mistaken.

    25mm total if I'm not mistaken.
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    Yeti is a narrow bc with a couple key tweaks. I...

    Yeti is a narrow bc with a couple key tweaks. I haven't skied the bc but my custom yeti smashes all the things. super fun everywhere I hoped it would be.
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    ironically, these are red. This is the most...

    ironically, these are red. This is the most conclusive evidence in favor of the problem being the skier that has yet been presented.
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    I wish I had that problem. Longest dry spell I...

    I wish I had that problem. Longest dry spell I think I've ever experienced in SW bc.
  21. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Gotcha. Sounds like it's safe to assume I need...

    Gotcha. Sounds like it's safe to assume I need the 100s for a 94 mm ski and that I'm SOL for a Protest.
  22. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Searched the thread but seems there was never a...

    Searched the thread but seems there was never a definitive answer to crampon sizing. Anyone able to comment on internal widths of crampon sizes? Tis the season...
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    Why so little chatter this year? is no one...

    Why so little chatter this year? is no one snapping up half priced customs?
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    not that I'm in the market this year, but any...

    not that I'm in the market this year, but any word if the lhasa 191 will go into yearly custom rotation?
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    Also, what ever came of that ski that was on...

    Also, what ever came of that ski that was on their insta a few weeks ago, the A... something something. It was billed as a ski designed to be plus 10 or minus 10 friendly. Can't quite remember what...
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    call me crazy but 82 seems narrow enough to not...

    call me crazy but 82 seems narrow enough to not roll the dice on changing the special sauce...
  27. As so many others have stipulated, there is so...

    As so many others have stipulated, there is so much more to this than height and weight of skier. Ski shape (philosophy), rocker profile, flex, intended use, terrain of most frequent use, preferred...
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    Also curious. Whilst reading about Foon's stuff,...

    Also curious. Whilst reading about Foon's stuff, I came across something more interesting than the idea that he's using cedar. It's not just yellow cedar but a single piece of yellow cedar. If I'm...
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    whatever year they stopped making anything over...

    whatever year they stopped making anything over 190. At one point you could get 200cm, then it was 196 (iirc) then 190 was as long as it came. i think flex and assorted other attributes were...
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    change for sake of change is kind of dumb. If...

    change for sake of change is kind of dumb. If it's not actually an improvement, you do your brand a long term disservice.
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    I get the impression dps started neutering some...

    I get the impression dps started neutering some of the better designs some time before they actually stopped making them.
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    Pescado has a lot of sidecut, although the vector...

    Pescado has a lot of sidecut, although the vector does too if memory serves. Personally, I hate that in a touring ski... in almost any ski really.

    I wish the LD102 came in a 19x...
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    LD 102 is nicely pintailed for a ski that size. I...

    LD 102 is nicely pintailed for a ski that size. I have always been rather attracted to this one although I have yet to pull the trigger.
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    you want a pintail. Lotus 120 simply the most...

    you want a pintail. Lotus 120 simply the most well known example.
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    This. The original maestrale RS has been...

    This. The original maestrale RS has been surpassed dramatically by boots that both tour and ski much better. Maestrale RS2, Tecnica ZGTP, Atomic Hawx XTD, all do both better and noticeably,...
  36. I worked on course a lot during the 2010...

    I worked on course a lot during the 2010 olympics. The courses had every roller juiced up, every off camber exaggerated, and the sets were brutally punishing. Frankly, I'm all for it as it separates...
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    Another vote for hawx 130 xtd. I have had various...

    Another vote for hawx 130 xtd. I have had various iterations of "stiff touring boots" over the years and this is the first time I have no complaints with how they ski. Is it quite as good as an...
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    just get over it or buy a different binding....

    just get over it or buy a different binding. expedition bindings don't even have any adjustable heel riser settings and people make it work just fine.

    or make your own.
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    If only someone could've seen this coming!

    If only someone could've seen this coming!
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    Why not just go UL+veneer?

    Why not just go UL+veneer?
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    8 passes on each side with a bastard file on a 45...

    8 passes on each side with a bastard file on a 45 degree.
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    I think I've finally got enough time on my 192...

    I think I've finally got enough time on my 192 E+C #4 yetis to gel with them. total of about 10 tours in 0-30 cm ski pen including a bigger traverse (for me) and a couple resort days.

    They're...
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    I went from stock xtd liner to a pro tour. at...

    I went from stock xtd liner to a pro tour. at fitting, volume felt ridiculous frankly. the heat molding process made it so I'm back to roughly where i was in terms of buckle ladder position but with...
  44. Poll: those using a clinometer, do you take extra steps...

    those using a clinometer, do you take extra steps to account for the height of your eye, especially on shorter slopes?
  45. pintails, so long as the tail is truly flat and...

    pintails, so long as the tail is truly flat and the radius is greater than 35 meters (preferably 40+), and which are stiff and come in lengths well over 190, are some of the most fun resort charger...
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    part number is somewhere around page 16-18 in...

    part number is somewhere around page 16-18 in this thread.
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    I'm told they're also changing the forward lean...

    I'm told they're also changing the forward lean out of the box. shop owner was uncertain if they were changing something in the mold or simply which flip chip came with the boot.
    discussion came up...
  48. Thread: KINGPIN RECALL

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    it took my first set about a hundred days to...

    it took my first set about a hundred days to start self destructing but once they did, everything went. both heels and both toes, then another toe almost immediately.

    I finally got my toes back...
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    I would rather stick my dick into a bees nest...

    I would rather stick my dick into a bees nest than buy another marker product. At least with the bees i know I'll get stung immediately and then it'll more or less be over.
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    under 2050g is pretty vague without a length...

    under 2050g is pretty vague without a length stipulation.

    fwiw those freaking out about hauling a protest uphill shouldn't. the waist may be 128 but the large radius and aggressive taper mean the...
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