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    Shit. Bandit Man, let me know if you cut them...

    Shit.

    Bandit Man, let me know if you cut them loose.
  2. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I'll occasionally wear goggles with a half shell...

    I'll occasionally wear goggles with a half shell for descents if it's really muddy and I'm trying to keep it out of my eyes, but that's it. And if it's that muddy goggles usually suck anyway because...
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    Thanks. At first glance it didn't look like the...

    Thanks. At first glance it didn't look like the clip was going to fit through the loop for that method, but it does go just fine if you open the clip and snake it through.

    Slight bummer that the...
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    Question re: running the ATK kevlar core leashes...

    Question re: running the ATK kevlar core leashes on the current "springless" Raider toe: The instructions show the leash threading through a hole in the side of the toe lever and getting secured with...
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    No. If anything it'll make the bike...

    No. If anything it'll make the bike infinitesimally stiffer, because you're going to be starting very very slightly deeper in the travel (at a point where the leverage ratio is lower on a progressive...
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    Think about it in terms of the resulting distance...

    Think about it in terms of the resulting distance between the shock mount bolts. The center of the bushing (as in center of the OD, ignoring the hole) doesn't move but if you orient the bushing such...
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    I've skied them both on the line and at +1.5 and...

    I've skied them both on the line and at +1.5 and like them significantly better forward. FWIW I'm a directional skier but not an ex racer or "must mash my shins through my boots at all times" type...
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    Thanks, missed that one before. Good info. I'm...

    Thanks, missed that one before. Good info.

    I'm intrigued by the 106 being such a big improvement in steep, tight spots — because I already like the OG a lot there. It's a blend of a lot of...
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    I'd love to hear more on your thoughts about the...

    I'd love to hear more on your thoughts about the Cochise 106 vs. the OG. Because I also love the OG (in the 185 — would be curious to try the 193s, but they're probably overkill for my 165lb) and am...
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    Currently in SLO. Thinking I'll stick around here...

    Currently in SLO. Thinking I'll stick around here for another day or two. Then debating carrying on to Santa Barbara. Kind of tired of driving but... those trails are awesome.

    Anybody in that neck...
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    Thanks man. I'll stand down on these....

    Thanks man.


    I'll stand down on these. soul_skier, you're up.
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    You're a legend.

    You're a legend.
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    I'd love those if someone can facilitate and ship...

    I'd love those if someone can facilitate and ship to Seattle
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    That's the plan! I'll keep you all posted on...

    That's the plan! I'll keep you all posted on timing.
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    Just got the El Granada tour (thanks, Andeh)! ...

    Just got the El Granada tour (thanks, Andeh)!

    Anybody going to be riding in Santa Cruz tomorrow and game to show a PNW interloper around?
  16. Thread: 22/23 gear rumors

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    Lol. What it always should have been (and what a...

    Lol. What it always should have been (and what a lot of people on here, myself included, have always made happen with the buckle from the Mach 1).
  17. I've also got a set I'd swap (Seattle) though I'm...

    I've also got a set I'd swap (Seattle) though I'm on the road and won't be able to ship for about a week.
  18. I've got a 32'' inseam and have toured a lot on...

    I've got a 32'' inseam and have toured a lot on the 192 L138. Like you, I rarely find tip length to be an issue for kick turns (in general, not specific to the Lotus) but run into issues with tails...
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    Yup. Maybe even more to the point, spokes...

    Yup.

    Maybe even more to the point, spokes can't and in compression, because at the point that they lose tension, the nipple just starts to float in the rim. It's not taking any load from that...
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    GG's whole thing is (or was, the new Trail Pistol...

    GG's whole thing is (or was, the new Trail Pistol goes back to "normal") dishing the wheel 3mm towards the NDS to 1) even spoke bracing angles out and 2) make the chainline better, since the rear...
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    Thanks, ton of good info there. I used to live...

    Thanks, ton of good info there.

    I used to live in SoCal, so I'm pretty familiar with what's down there (though it's been a while). I could probably stretch the trip to two weeks, but I'd rather...
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    Yeah, but they also had 3 hole heels which these...

    Yeah, but they also had 3 hole heels which these don't have.
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    Yup. The EPF has wider hole spacing and is...

    Yup. The EPF has wider hole spacing and is nowhere close. The toe sort of almost lines up on the older one but isn't right, and the heel is off by a mile for either size.
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    Well, it's definitely not a Kingpin demo either....

    Well, it's definitely not a Kingpin demo either. I'm stumped.
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    You got that Kingpin demo template anywhere I can...

    You got that Kingpin demo template anywhere I can see it?

    This is getting pretty academic at this point because I can just put Pivots on here for my BSL on the line, but I've spent long enough...
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    I also assumed that, but like I noted in my first...

    I also assumed that, but like I noted in my first post, it's not a Duke either. The toe seems almost close but the heel isn't at all.
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    Yeah, I'm not actually mad at it, just thought it...

    Yeah, I'm not actually mad at it, just thought it was funny.

    Though my 192 Lotus 138 Pure 3s are lighter, so there's that.
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    That has to be the heaviest ski to ever have "UL"...

    That has to be the heaviest ski to ever have "UL" in the name.

    It is way lighter than the standard ones though, so I'm not sure what I was really expecting.
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    Good call on the Look — there's a PX mount in...

    Good call on the Look — there's a PX mount in there, sharing the front two toe holes with the STH.

    That leaves one more full mount for something that has a hole at ski center, but a Kingpin isn't...
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    Picked up a pair of used Billy Goats on here and...

    Picked up a pair of used Billy Goats on here and I'm trying to figure out WTF the holes in them are for. One set is for a STH at ~332 mm BSL but I'm lost on everything else.

    The other six toe...
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    Awesome typo :D I love the normal version of...

    Awesome typo :D

    I love the normal version of that ski, and from checking a friend's setup out, the 4lock seems pretty slick. GLWS.
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    Thanks, looks like they're gone now though. ...

    Thanks, looks like they're gone now though.

    Anybody else?
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    Hmm, Redding wasn't really on my radar. What's...

    Hmm, Redding wasn't really on my radar. What's worth riding there?
  34. I've got a pair of skis in active rotation with...

    I've got a pair of skis in active rotation with 18 inserts AND 19 other holes in them.

    I'm the right man for the job, is what I'm saying.
  35. I'm not scared of some swiss cheese. I'll take...

    I'm not scared of some swiss cheese. I'll take those Goats.
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    WTB: Lupo Alpine Soles

    Like the title says looking for a set of alpine soles for a pair of Lupos.
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    Southern migration Where to go to ride right now?

    I'm looking to head south from Seattle to get some riding in. The mega atmospheric river that we've been getting has shut pretty much everything down up here.

    So the question is, where to go? I'll...
  38. Thread: ATK Spacer

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    The actual ATK spacer has a sliding AFD built in.

    The actual ATK spacer has a sliding AFD built in.
  39. Oh shit, that has my attention. From the renders...

    Oh shit, that has my attention. From the renders on the site I was thinking they had more camber than that.
  40. Math checks out.

    Math checks out.
  41. I own four dedicated pow skis, including a pair...

    I own four dedicated pow skis, including a pair of 192 L138s and I'm still kinda tempted to try a pair of the 202s. If I don't do it, I'll never know, you know?

    What I'm saying is, do it.
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    Damn, I pulled a pair off a pair of skis I...

    Damn, I pulled a pair off a pair of skis I snagged on here a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't think to list 'em. If only I'd know what they were going for!


    I think you should try to track down...
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    I've got a few more days on them now, and I'm...

    I've got a few more days on them now, and I'm only getting more psyched about these. They're predictably awesome in pow, but hit a patch of sun crust the other day and basically only noticed because...
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    I'll PM ya Edit: you're full up, shoot me a...

    I'll PM ya

    Edit: you're full up, shoot me a note once you've cleared space
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    PM inbound. I'll have a pair to cut loose...

    PM inbound.



    I'll have a pair to cut loose once I get leash parts from Jon, if you're not in a huge rush. Only skied 4 or 5 days, pretty much as new.
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    Anybody know where I can buy the leash and...

    Anybody know where I can buy the leash and blanking plate parts to go brakeless on a pair of Raiders?
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    Crystal is my home mountain. But I'll let you...

    Crystal is my home mountain. But I'll let you know if I'm ever heading down to MHM.

    And if you ever cut a pair loose, I'm your guy.
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    WTB: 185cm OG Cochise

    My current pair is pretty tired and I haven't found anything newer that I like as much in this slot. So who's holding? Not too fussy about condition or prior mounts, within reason, but ideally I can...
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    There were 166s for a few years, and then a 164...

    There were 166s for a few years, and then a 164 in... I think 15/16.
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    Haha, same. Though I've already skied 8/12...

    Haha, same.

    Though I've already skied 8/12 this season so feels like I'm doing pretty well there.
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