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  1. FS: Fischer Ranger 108 Ti 174cm Skis & Dynafit Vertical Bindings - $550 shipped

    These skis are the 2018 model and were purchased last winter. They are in good condition and have seen less than 20 days of backcountry use. See photos, but bases are nearly flawless and have been...
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    Loving the skis and the Atomic skins. The skins...

    Loving the skis and the Atomic skins. The skins are the best Iíve used in 25 years of touring. See my post above, Iím pretty sure theyíre made by contour. I probably have 60 days of touring on the...
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    I have the Atomic skins for the Backland 107s - I...

    I have the Atomic skins for the Backland 107s - I believe they are made by Contour and have a plastic section from the tip loop to about 8Ē back. I get virtually zero snow build up under the tip of...
  4. Thread: Gear rumors 19/20

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    Rumor has it this might be in the works for the...

    Rumor has it this might be in the works for the 2019-20 Backland. Boa closure, no tongue. Looking forward to seeing pics.
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    Another vote for the Atomic Backland binding....

    Another vote for the Atomic Backland binding. Simple, reliable, light. I skied them all last year, as did my wife and two of my ski partners. Probably a combined total of 300 ski days between the...
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    Ended up with a pair of these at the end of last...

    Ended up with a pair of these at the end of last season. Donít remember the exact weight when I put them on the scale, but the 182s were within an ounce or two of the 185 Helio 105. They have more...
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    The strap system worked better for the down than...

    The strap system worked better for the down than the up. Eventually we gave up trying to skin out from Lower Marshall - I gave him my skis and I booted out.

    On this same trip, another guy's G3...
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    I was the guide who dealt with the Kingpin...

    I was the guide who dealt with the Kingpin failure in this Instagram post. At the bottom of a pitch, the client skied to a stop and his foot came off the ski. When I inspected the binding and saw the...
  9. Thread: BD Link vs Helio?

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    Wonder if the OP meant the Route 95? Comes from...

    Wonder if the OP meant the Route 95? Comes from the same mold as the Helio but with no carbon and I think a heavier core. Have skied the Helio 105 and 116 extensively - they ski very well for the...
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    This doesnít necessarily answer the OPís question...

    This doesnít necessarily answer the OPís question but itís another data point. I have 50-60 days on three pairs of the Salomon and Atomic versions with the Man spring. Iím 190#, 314mm BSL, and Iíve...
  11. Thread: Intuition liners

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    Anyone have any info on how these compare to the...

    Anyone have any info on how these compare to the stiffness of the tried and true Pro Tour in both touring and skiing? Sounds like they may be a denser foam than the Pro Tour and thus ski stiffer, but...
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    Ahh thanks. Missed that. Still curious how they...

    Ahh thanks. Missed that. Still curious how they compare to the Pro Tour in ski/tour performance.
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    More importantly do tell about the Powerwrap...

    More importantly do tell about the Powerwrap Tour. When will this be available (didnít see it on Intuitions website)? Comparisons to Pro Tour?
  14. I've ground off the nubbin on three pairs of...

    I've ground off the nubbin on three pairs of TLT5/6s as well as the Atomic Backland and can see no real downside. Makes getting the tongue in much easier, and you can pull it out without undoing any...
  15. I skied the TLT5P and 6P since their inception...

    I skied the TLT5P and 6P since their inception until this year. Both versions of the TLT6P. Toured without the tongues but always used the tongues for skiing. I'm around 190 pounds without gear so...
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    Any comments on fit of the Arcteryx Procline FL...

    Any comments on fit of the Arcteryx Procline FL pant? Slim, regular, relaxed?
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    The Salomon X Alp is quite narrow, although it...

    The Salomon X Alp is quite narrow, although it might have a similar heel pocket to the MTN Lab - at least with the stock liner. An Inuition Pro Tour solved this for me. And yeah the Backland and TLT6.
  18. Thread: Atomic Backland

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    Anyone try adding a rear spoiler to the Backland...

    Anyone try adding a rear spoiler to the Backland to increase cuff height? Something like this seems like it might attach to the existing power strap hole. I've been experimenting with a Vulcan tongue...
  19. Thread: Atomic Backland

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    My Backlands and Intuition Pro Tours (MV...

    My Backlands and Intuition Pro Tours (MV thickness) are the same size. I never used the stock liner, my foot was swimming in it. I have a great fit with the Pro Tours.
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    Pret Cynic. As light as the Smith Maze but...

    Pret Cynic. As light as the Smith Maze but ventilated. And reasonably priced.

    The Salomon MTN Lab is also nice but a bit bulkier and not as light as stated (heavier than both Maze and Cynic) but...
  21. Thread: Atomic Backland

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    I ground down the tab on the shell so itís...

    I ground down the tab on the shell so itís basically flush/gone. Makes making inserting and removing the tongue WAY easier, but still not as easy as the TLT6 with nub removed. No downsides that I can...
  22. Thread: Atomic Backland

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    Itís my understanding, and experience from...

    Itís my understanding, and experience from molding my Backlands, that the molding process wonít tighten anything up. Maybe thereís a way to apply pressure from the outside but I donít think thatís...
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    Yep, no need to. But I often do just in case I...

    Yep, no need to. But I often do just in case I encounter the unexpected flat area.

    Pretty sure the heel gap is 5mm. Most Dynafits are 5.5mm so negligible difference.

    The toe clamps tight...
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    Iíve been using this binding all season (20...

    Iíve been using this binding all season (20 days?) and love it. It has more features than a race binding but is still damn light.

    I thought I would use the feature you describe more frequently as...
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    I would add to the list coming in a color other...

    I would add to the list coming in a color other than black.

    The BD Dawn Patrols are pretty slim fitting and the fabric is pretty light. No beacon pocket either. I have a pair I rarely wear except...
  26. Sold

    Sold
  27. FS: Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Boot, 29.0, Lightly Used, $350

    Selling a lightly used pair of Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Ski Boots, size 29.0. These are the carbon cuffed version.

    I've skied them around 10 times, mostly on shorter days of 2-3000 vertical feet. The...
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    Thanks stradissimo. Super helpful. So how do you...

    Thanks stradissimo. Super helpful. So how do you decide to cook with liners in or out. Iím looking to use an intuition pro tour thatís been molded for another (but similar) boot.
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    Iíve read directions for cooking the shell with...

    Iíve read directions for cooking the shell with liner in and shell only - pros/cons? Any suggestions on buckle tightness after getting your foot in?
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    Salomon X-Alp / Dynafit TLT6P Comparo

    Spent some time the other day doing some A/B testing of my new Salomon X-Alp boots against my tried and true Dynafit TLT6Ps. I'm not super good at writing reviews but I was dying for this information...
  31. Yep, they're identical bindings.

    Yep, they're identical bindings.
  32. The flat on ski mode and BSL adjustment of the...

    The flat on ski mode and BSL adjustment of the MTN were the clinchers for me. Sounds like the SSL 2.0 heel piece will generally stay in the 90 degree twisted position for flat skinning but there is...
  33. Yep. My measurement technique probably isn't...

    Yep. My measurement technique probably isn't exact as online sources, but it's clear it's closer to the 8mm that skimo.co publishes vs. the 10mm on Wildsnow.

    My other bindings have been Speed...
  34. Salomon MTN Binding ramp angle/removing plastic heel shim

    Wildsnow.com states the binding delta for the Salomon MTN Binding (without brake) to be 10mm. According to Skimo.co and my own measurements, I think it's closer to 8-8.5mm. Also, you can remove the...
  35. Priced reduced to $600!

    Priced reduced to $600!
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    I skied a fair bit last season on the Helio 116...

    I skied a fair bit last season on the Helio 116 186cm. Theyíre actually for sale in the Gear Swap forum. Iím 190 pounds/6í.

    I really liked them and the only reason Iím selling them is to pay for...
  37. Edit: these are 186cm not 185cm

    Edit: these are 186cm not 185cm
  38. The top sheets have two chips near the tips and a...

    The top sheets have two chips near the tips and a few scratches but are otherwise normal for the use theyíve received. Skins were new last year, standard BD mohair mix.

    Itís a bit spendy to put...
  39. FS: BD Helio 116 186cm, Dynafit Radical Toe/Speed Turn Heel, BD Skins $600

    Price reduced to $600 shipped

    Black Diamond Helio 116 Ski, 185cm. Used maybe 40 days last season. Skis are in good condition, bases have only a few minor scratches, no core shots or edge damage....
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    Also, I have the Helio 105 mounted with a radical...

    Also, I have the Helio 105 mounted with a radical toe and plum race heel. With BD ultralight skins, it is a remarkably light and fun rig!
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    I have the 185/6 in both. I have generally skied...

    I have the 185/6 in both. I have generally skied a 180 and have enjoyed the extra length. They still feel quick enough but have more stability.

    Skied the Convert and Carbon Convert extensively,...
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    I skied the Helio 105 all last season and they...

    I skied the Helio 105 all last season and they have been my favorite touring board of all time. The performance to weight ratio is hard to beat and I really like the more traditional shape with just...
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    I skied all last season with a radical toe and...

    I skied all last season with a radical toe and plum race 145 heel. I added the plum adjustment heel plate to 1) give some additional length adjustment and 2) bring the ramp angle up to about 6mm from...
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    Sold!
  45. Just checked the scale with a liter of water and...

    Just checked the scale with a liter of water and it seems pretty close.
  46. They're 8# on the BD site for the Carbon Megawatt...

    They're 8# on the BD site for the Carbon Megawatt (http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/skis/carbon-megawatt-BD115082_cfg.html#start=7) but obviously that's still off by 12oz. I've found BD's listed...
  47. Was asked what the weight is for these. Weight...

    Was asked what the weight is for these. Weight for the pair on my digital scale is 7 pounds 4.5 ounces. See photo below.

    173410
  48. Sold: $400 - 2016 BD Carbon Megawatt 188cm NEW IN WRAPPER

    Selling this season's Black Diamond Carbon Megawatt in a 188cm. They are new in plastic. These were purchased as seconds (as BD occasionally offers on their website) but the only blem I can find are...
  49. Or make me an offer...

    Or make me an offer...
  50. FS: BRAND NEW 2016 Dynafit TLT6P CL Liners 29.0 $100

    Selling brand new Custom Light liners from this year's black Dynafit TLT6P, size 29.0. I have Intuition liners from my last pair that I plan to use. These are a souped up version of the original...
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