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    185 BCs! That's new this year, I think.

    185 BCs! That's new this year, I think.
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    ha, just a single data point. I too appreciate...

    ha, just a single data point. I too appreciate your guys' thoughts/input. I have gleaned ideas and read good articles from this board.
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    A few thoughts floating in my head on the bond...

    A few thoughts floating in my head on the bond debate . . .

    As the rates go up, bonds become more attractive, so if buyers take advantage of that, rates could level/drop.

    Have mkts priced in...
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    Right now, the tech employment news is mixed. The...

    Right now, the tech employment news is mixed. The rescinded offers and hiring freezes of some big names are well known. The FT has a good article on this issue and basically says there's a divide...
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    My only quibble here is that I've probably had...

    My only quibble here is that I've probably had 100 days on Lynx this year and something similar last year. I probably had a range of issues on ~ 5 outings. My AT ski partners probably had a range of...
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    Of all the storied comebacks, I still don't...

    Of all the storied comebacks, I still don't understand why anyone was buying cruise line stocks at any point since March 2020 through the present.

    3/20 - 12/21 is obviously one for the storybooks.
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    x2

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    The role that the fiscal stimulus has had with...

    The role that the fiscal stimulus has had with respect to inflation is a good question. Many countries around the globe are experiencing high inflation, and many of them provided much less stimulus....
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    I guess you're not buying Cathie Woods'...

    I guess you're not buying Cathie Woods' conclusion that Target's retail losses show that inflation is declining.
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    Yet, still ~10% below the 2019 numbers...

    Yet, still ~10% below the 2019 numbers.
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    Correct (or maybe TTS with those ATK toes that...

    Correct (or maybe TTS with those ATK toes that have brakes, if they still are even around?).
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    One more data point for you - I'm on Lynx mostly...

    One more data point for you - I'm on Lynx mostly and Outlaw occasionally. I tried Meidjo 1/2 dozen times. I played in the TTS sandbox a lot before Lynx/Meidjo emerged.

    I love 22D's stuff and their...
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    I read (a) that there is usually a lag between...

    I read (a) that there is usually a lag between Fed. interest rate hikes and payable interest on savings accounts and (b) in addition to that lag, banks have so much cash that they have no need for...
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    Yup, that's always true. The bond market for...

    Yup, that's always true.

    The bond market for 2022 has so far had one of its worst years ever. So, deploying cash that has been on the sidelines into BOND, which is chasing yields from a variety of...
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    And a timely article in support of that strategy:...

    And a timely article in support of that strategy:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-the-worst-bond-market-since-1842-thats-the-good-news-11651849380

    Can't get past the pay-wall or don't want to...
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    4matic's strategy makes sense to me, though I...

    4matic's strategy makes sense to me, though I also understand the desire to wait to deploy cash given the current situation, i.e., the upcoming "quantitative tightening" - the passive shrinking of...
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    Agreed, mostly because the risk of a 75 bp hike...

    Agreed, mostly because the risk of a 75 bp hike seemed very, very, very low. Or, the risk was disproportionate to the post-hike-announcement celebration.
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    I think inflation is a political hot button so...

    I think inflation is a political hot button so they push for whatever appears to be the strongest inflation-fighting measures and, right now, I think that's pushing for aggressive rate hikes.
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    I don't, sorry about that. Sounds like Abraham...

    I don't, sorry about that. Sounds like Abraham can help you out.

    As for age, I just checked my account and I ordered them for the fall of 2019, so not very old.

    And, fwiw, the Rx's do not have...
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    I have the BCs in a #3 with the enduro/carbon...

    I have the BCs in a #3 with the enduro/carbon core and it is a great inbounds ski (minus bumps/carving -- does fine, but the 9D or SND is too more fun in that terrain). It replaced my -10 Rx's and...
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    The new Jedi Mind Sticks look good on paper too.

    The new Jedi Mind Sticks look good on paper too.
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    That's a gem.

    That's a gem.
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    Great pics. and TR.

    Great pics. and TR.
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    I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey and, with studded...

    I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey and, with studded tires, it remains the worst winter car I've had. I also have a 2017 Chevy Bolt with Blizzaks and that small ride is far better in snow/ice. For us,...
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    You might also reach out to 22D. They are now...

    You might also reach out to 22D. They are now testing flex plates that run down to the cam stop and they are testing main plates that have little tabs on them to prevent migration. So, they might be...
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    The evolution of the main plates (starts with...

    The evolution of the main plates (starts with sharp tabs, then they tried sloped tabs to mitigate splintering along the plate, and this year they removed the tabs and tapered the plate):
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    I assume you have the 21-22 version with the...

    I assume you have the 21-22 version with the modified cam stop and main plates. If the springs on your toes are shiny silver (instead of carbon black), you have the most recent version. I mention...
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    pm sent. My kid's pair for next year.

    pm sent. My kid's pair for next year.
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    Picture of the upside down heel throw is in 22Dís...

    Picture of the upside down heel throw is in 22Dís instructions for Hammerheads on p. 1:

    https://www.twentytwodesigns.com/tech.html
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    I swear by it. Someone gave me that tip when I...

    I swear by it. Someone gave me that tip when I dug up a tie that I had to wear for work after X squared years of not wearing one, and it was musty and smelly. Turns out, the grain alcohol kills odors...
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    Cheap grain alcohol -- put it in a spray bottle...

    Cheap grain alcohol -- put it in a spray bottle and give them a good spray bath, inside and out, reaching the far stinky corners of the inside. Let hang dry. Repeat if needed, but one go should solve...
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    I don't disagree. And this guy made that point...

    I don't disagree. And this guy made that point yesterday:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2022-02-10/the-bond-market-s-job-is-to-warn-about-inflation-but-qe-got-in-the-way?sref=5frvVJaF
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    I don't know. Cathie Wood may be right about this...

    I don't know. Cathie Wood may be right about this - the bond market currently thinks inflation won't persist. Personally, I have found the contrary arguments more persuasive and my YOLO money is out...
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    That picture is hilarious. It's like they melted...

    That picture is hilarious. It's like they melted in the snow.
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    OK, that has happened to me. Entirely my fault,...

    OK, that has happened to me. Entirely my fault, and I got lucky in that it got hung up about 200' feet below us.

    ETA: and it happed to a someone on Shifts when he ripped his skins off before...
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    Generally, I've seen that with light weight skis....

    Generally, I've seen that with light weight skis. In my experience, inserts are the way to go to minimize risk of pullout. Or, stop going to knee to ski (which can happen in bumps regardless).

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    Right, which NTN binding are we talking about?...

    Right, which NTN binding are we talking about? It's different screws for different bindings. For Outlaw, Axl, and Vice, you should use 10mm low head screws.

    The blue Loctite melts the particular...
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    I am planning to mount some old Atomic FFG 14s...

    I am planning to mount some old Atomic FFG 14s for a friend on some fairly beat up skis. The rearward holes on the toe piece has a hole in the middle (see below). It doesn't appear to have been used...
  40. I'd probably email Crispi, Rotte, and the shop...

    I'd probably email Crispi, Rotte, and the shop where you got them. Show them the video and ask wtf they would do.
  41. Maybe it's about now that I trash Rottefella NTN...

    Maybe it's about now that I trash Rottefella NTN bindings and suggest you check out the Outlaw X's (if you don't mind leashes as I hear the brakes are meh).
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    I have only seen it done to improve the fit of the tech fittings, so it would basically be at the last yellow dash mark, to remove some of the plastic around the cups. That's obviously not your...
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    Maybe I'm missing something here, but even if the...

    Maybe I'm missing something here, but even if the screws are too long, hand tightening them to the bottom and trying to force them down farther shouldn't cause an insert to spin, at least not on the...
  44. Given the Scotts had the same issue, is this a...

    Given the Scotts had the same issue, is this a binding issue? If you have the time, maybe before sanding go to a shop and fiddle with your boots in 22D bindings and other boots in your bindings to...
  45. This came up two years ago with Crispi boots. I'm...

    This came up two years ago with Crispi boots. I'm not sure they've owned up to it or what, but here's one assessment:

    https://earnyourturns.com/35137/crispi-ntn-duckbutts-come-up-short/
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    ha. Did you say, well, at least you're not using...

    ha. Did you say, well, at least you're not using a lurk.
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    There are a ton of opinions on this matter. An AT...

    There are a ton of opinions on this matter. An AT boot's range of motion and an option for a really light weight boot would be my vote for some new tele boots.

    Crispi WC boots are definitely...
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    Here's arguably a worst case scenario (TLDR =...

    Here's arguably a worst case scenario (TLDR = Grantham predicts SP550 @ 2500).
    ...
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    Graphic from yesterday's Fin. Times: 402479

    Graphic from yesterday's Fin. Times:

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    I don't think you could tell the difference...

    I don't think you could tell the difference between HHs and Axl/Vice unless you're skiing the HHs in position 1 or 2. It's been a while, but I recall that Axl/Vice's most neutral position is about...
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