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  1. I've got some 177cm Concepts for sale. They ski...

    I've got some 177cm Concepts for sale. They ski pretty short. I think they're an awesome tree ski. Read the reviews on here

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    I'm in Teton valley. The majority of my touring...

    I'm in Teton valley. The majority of my touring partners are in Jackson. I'd love to meet up with any of y'all, especially to have some people on call for when the pass is closed and I have to ski...
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    Thanks, I was thinking about that. I also...

    Thanks, I was thinking about that. I also figured, if I'm gonna put that much time into it, maybe I should just do it "pro" and make something in CAD and give it to the local machinist. Might try the...
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    I'll second this. Being 5'9 160# on the 191...

    I'll second this. Being 5'9 160# on the 191 probably helps, and I probably haven't skied as many different skis as many people on here, but the BGs eat up dust on crust, crud, hot pow, etc. My go to...
  5. I know nothing about golf but that's really...

    I know nothing about golf but that's really interesting. Be curious to see if anyone else thinks they have the same issue. Any PTs around here know if this is a thing?

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  6. Radical [emoji869][emoji869] plans for another...

    Radical [emoji869][emoji869] plans for another bike are always good

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    I think it would, but in my opinion it would suck...

    I think it would, but in my opinion it would suck compared to the other options. I haven't tried it though (and based on my experiences with plasti dip, I don't plan to) , maybe someone else can...
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    Praxis Concept 177

    $150 obo

    Had these skis for a couple seasons set up with Dynafit speed turns, so they only got skied in the backcountry, save for one single day at the resort. They're in great shape, and I wanted...
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    I have a pair with a grippy section. It slips all...

    I have a pair with a grippy section. It slips all over now. Some safety wire would fix that, or just cut it off and replace it with old bar tape like XXX-er does.




    You can also wrap your...
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    This has been 100% my experience with the OG...

    This has been 100% my experience with the OG 191s. I find them manageable in most cases (but lots of work), but the most stable thing ever charging through crud. You have to trust the ski, and it...
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    This is what I do. I'm phenomenally lazy when it...

    This is what I do. I'm phenomenally lazy when it comes to my ski set up, unless it has to do with safety. The voile strap is always something I can remember at the trailhead. Wrapping the pole with...
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    Custom BF-style plates

    EDIT: thanks to whoever moved this for me.


    Has anyone tried making their own plates? I can think of a number of advantages, most of which have been discussed previously with the Bindings Freedom...
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    I thought that too but I think it's pipe...

    I thought that too but I think it's pipe insulation with zip ties. Bar tape would be fun to try, though. You could do a layer of cork tape and then a layer of something grippy, like lizard skins or...
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    Bump. The whole package is still available. I...

    Bump. The whole package is still available. I have skins that fit too that I'll include for $25.

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    This Backland tongue mods are cool, I should try...

    This Backland tongue mods are cool, I should try some. Unfortunately I think I got rid of the extra tongues I had lying around. Won't be hard to find something to fit that purpose though.

    With...
  16. Thread: Small Dukes

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    Bump for pics. Offer up Sent from my Pixel 2...

    Bump for pics. Offer up

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  17. If anyone wants the K2s or Blizzards flat, I may...

    If anyone wants the K2s or Blizzards flat, I may be interested in the STH2s. Keep me in mind if you go that route

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    Bump for a price drop. Someone is interested in...

    Bump for a price drop. Someone is interested in just the skis. If anyone wants the bindings, let me know.

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    The neoprene is definitely a "suspension" system,...

    The neoprene is definitely a "suspension" system, regardless of the stiffness rating. It's like comparing a hard tail to a full suspension bike - no matter how stuff the rear shock is, there's still...
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    I can post something in it's own thread later, if...

    I can post something in it's own thread later, if there's demand for it.

    Basically, here's what I've found in the handful of days skiing the Backland Carbons:

    I haven't taken them to the...
  21. Thread: Small Dukes

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    Small Dukes

    Got some small Dukes for sale. I've used them to skin a whole 4 times in the past three seasons, and they've been skied maybe three dozen times. They're in great condition. Reason I'm selling is I...
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    Lowered the price. I bought some new skis and so...

    Lowered the price. I bought some new skis and so now I reeeeaallly want these gone

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    I have been told just to go with the WC for every...

    I have been told just to go with the WC for every boot... I did and haven't been disappointed. I use them on my Backland Carbons and on my Speedmachine 130s. The way I see it is anything is more...
  24. Well the bushings are separate from the seals....

    Well the bushings are separate from the seals. Depending on your soil, conditions, how you ride (are you blowing up dusty berms or charging into mud holes, using a lot of your travel all the time or...
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    Bump for the weekend. Someone make me an offer. ...

    Bump for the weekend. Someone make me an offer.

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  26. You should definitely change your seals dude! I...

    You should definitely change your seals dude! I really wouldn't keep your seals going that long. Maybe double the service interval (so 100 hours) if you clean everything out, and always change the...
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    Good info, thanks for sharing! Nickel's...

    Good info, thanks for sharing!


    Nickel's comment is the shirt version of why I'm nervous... Although I don't have any absolute horror stories first hand, I have found all the Marker products I've...
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    Thanks! I guess the mental barrier for me with...

    Thanks! I guess the mental barrier for me with the u-spring comes from the wear and tear aspect, which is easily remedied by vigilance/having an extra set of springs. It shouldn't be that big of a...
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    Buddy was in a tree well or a slide burial?...

    Buddy was in a tree well or a slide burial? That's a terrible feeling, brain racing not sure what the right decision is and time is of the essence. Glad it all turned out ok

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    Lee, can you compare the feeling of the Alpinists...

    Lee, can you compare the feeling of the Alpinists to something like the Crests, Raiders or RT 2.0s? The Alpinists look great in so many ways but they are Markers, they haven't been out very long and...
  31. Why wouldn't you buy a set? There's been very...

    Why wouldn't you buy a set? There's been very occasional issues, but nothing compared to the warranty nightmares of Guides, Maguras warranty issues and so forth. I'd buy TRP before XTs, but you...
  32. It also depends on how you're riding. If you're...

    It also depends on how you're riding. If you're not hucking or plowing through stuff, you're gonna be fine. If you're hard on parts and break a lot of stuff, just be prepared to replace that rear rim...
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    Tour Lotus? Protest UL? If you want to spend some...

    Tour Lotus? Protest UL? If you want to spend some money I'm sure there a couple dozen smaller outfits who would make that for you. Send Franco Snowshapes an email, or email Keith at Praxis.

    Sent...
  34. That's a solid build. The DT hubs make those...

    That's a solid build. The DT hubs make those wheels a lot better. If you're on a small and not too heavy, you probably won't have an issue. Run some Huck Norris if the wall thickness scares your. For...
  35. Nightmare ain't a stretch. Maybe you haven't seen...

    Nightmare ain't a stretch. Maybe you haven't seen dozens of them, but some of them become nightmares, like "are we going to have to get a grinder wheel out" sort of nightmares than you don't want to...
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    Shit, RIP that's awful. Young :( sobering to...

    Shit, RIP that's awful. Young :( sobering to remember none of this stuff we do for fun is really "safe"

    This is one of my "oh shit" nightmares. I ski alone a lot and this season I've been wearing...
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    I wonder if that's just coincidental or if it...

    I wonder if that's just coincidental or if it constitutes a statistically significant rise... Curious what the reasons behind it would be (are snowshoers all of the sudden going deeper? Is there a...
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    Totally... Maybe one day I'll know what I like...

    Totally... Maybe one day I'll know what I like well enough, but there's a lot to ski design. When I compare it to bicycle design (something I know well) it just seems like there's more of an "art" to...
  39. The cassettes are a nightmare, but nothing...

    The cassettes are a nightmare, but nothing compared to their rims and bbs.... I'm sorry for the ruined rides you probably had [emoji120]

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    I remembered you could check the serial after...

    I remembered you could check the serial after posting. Fairly certain I did that last year but I should check again. I was unaware that you could warranty them if you aren't the original owner...
  41. Curious, what problems did you have with your...

    Curious, what problems did you have with your ribbon? Did the you have the negative leak on you or just find it finnicky to set up? It's definitely not as stout as a 36 but it's 100 grams lighter....
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    I've read it! I suppose I really meant "I don't...

    I've read it! I suppose I really meant "I don't see many people talk about them as a touring ski/their touring ski of choice. I'm curious who's using them for that." It's been a little bit since I've...
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    I know the OP said he doesn't wanna spend much,...

    I know the OP said he doesn't wanna spend much, but chances of finding a UL Protest used are pretty slim already, so enter the next suggestion - if you don't want to drag 128 uphill, get Praxis to...
  44. GG makes decent bikes and they're a solid group...

    GG makes decent bikes and they're a solid group of guys and a solid company. I came here to say stay the fuck away from e13, though. Do a survey of mechanics and see what they think... I'd be happy...
  45. Thread: Skin repair

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    That would be a good resource. I've had really...

    That would be a good resource. I've had really good luck using gorilla tape for all sorts of repairs like this, wonder how it would stack up. The aquaseal patch is probably cleaner.

    The dryer...
  46. Thread: Skin repair

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    Sorry, I did search but I didn't see that Sent...

    Sorry, I did search but I didn't see that

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    I'm about to pull the trigger on some Crests for...

    I'm about to pull the trigger on some Crests for all the positive qualities discussed in this thread (wish they went to 12 RV, but 10 will be fine), but I was wondering about the brake pad/heel...
  48. Thread: Skin repair

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    ^^ that's what I was looking for. Awesome info,...

    ^^ that's what I was looking for. Awesome info, thanks. Looks pro

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  49. Thread: Skin repair

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    Skin repair

    I have a skin that hasn't been used very much but got a big slice in it. Would be a shame to have to toss it. I sewed it up with carpet thread, but I'm curious if anyone has any other methods? I was...
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    When I had some Charger BCs I thought they were...

    When I had some Charger BCs I thought they were the best in spring corn. Noticed them about as much there as I did in deep pow. It was variable stuff and styrofoam that I felt like I noticed the...
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