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    Never heard of this skin mod...I like going...

    Never heard of this skin mod...I like going straight up most of the time too and, in most snow conditions, the skins have enough traction but I'm not aware of any way to modify my skins for more...
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    Good points. The same binding can have variations...

    Good points. The same binding can have variations over the years. I just noticed all mine are Z10 Ti's, not Z12's as I misremembered. Mine were purchased in 2011 and 2013 and they all have metal heel...
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    I use SuperLube Synthetic Grease in a 3 OZ. tube...

    I use SuperLube Synthetic Grease in a 3 OZ. tube on all my tech bindings because it's good for cold temperatures, safe for plastics and resists washing out with water. It uses PTFE and silicone. Plus...
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    Don't worry if it's well used, the gasket is the...

    Don't worry if it's well used, the gasket is the only thing that really wears on these things. As long as the inner ceramic firebox and the outer ceramic exterior isn't cracked you probably don't...
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    You're saying the bindings are not suited for the...

    You're saying the bindings are not suited for the intended purpose? That Salomon marketed them as doing a job they are incapable of doing?

    Because Skiing slower than 7 mph and never skiing a mogul...
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    Check your base flatness. I bought a new pair of...

    Check your base flatness. I bought a new pair of ZeroG 95's a month or two ago and they didn't come with flat bases, they were cupped in the middle so that the edges were high. Very high. I didn't...
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    I think a lot of breakage of these is user error...

    I think a lot of breakage of these is user error or mounting problems. It's important to put the boot in the binding and insure you have the track adjusted to the proper position for your BSL,...
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    For those of you who have never used a Green Egg...

    For those of you who have never used a Green Egg (or equivalent ceramic komodo), they maintain a VERY even and very low temperature with no tending for many hours. It takes a while to believe that...
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    I really like the grippiness of the OEM BD lower...

    I really like the grippiness of the OEM BD lower grips.

    Just inject 3M 5200 under there using your caulk gun. Then work the grip to spread it around (the 5200 will act like a lubricant with it's...
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    Anyone know where I can get screws just like the...

    Anyone know where I can get screws just like the ones that come with Dynafit Vertical ST's only longer. I want to experiment with less ramp angle and use the same holes.
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    I picked up a pair of new Zero G 185's a few...

    I picked up a pair of new Zero G 185's a few weeks ago, had the opportunity to try them out yesterday and thought some of you with more experience on them could give me a little feedback.

    I...
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    What size foot do you have? I have trouble...

    What size foot do you have? I have trouble getting in and out of my Lange RX130's when they are not warm. Because there are a lot more foot sizes than shell sizes (and the difference is made up with...
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    It's not uncommon in the Cascades to encounter...

    It's not uncommon in the Cascades to encounter conditions that are conducive to snow buildup on the top sheet that's difficult to remove, even with a gloved hand at the end of the day. It has little...
  14. Most skis I've done were a little base high but...

    Most skis I've done were a little base high but not evenly so across the skis or from tip to tail. Just draw the Ski Visions tool down the length of the ski and pay attention to where the most...
  15. It's certainly possible to flatten the bases in...

    It's certainly possible to flatten the bases in stages but it's pretty time consuming to do it that way because base flattening requires multiple hot waxings following removal of base material. The...
  16. The girl can ski. She looked different than all...

    The girl can ski. She looked different than all the other competitors. It looked like her mind was focused on attacking the gates and going fast instead of on form. She had a natural, athletic look...
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    I suspect you don't have experience in the full...

    I suspect you don't have experience in the full range of various breakable crusts.

    Because breakable crusts form, from time to time, that NO ONE would ever say they don't mind. Ever. I don't care...
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    ^^^This!^^^^ Apple ain't what they used to be!...

    ^^^This!^^^^

    Apple ain't what they used to be! Lots of better options these days. Especially the new crop of Apple phones. Yesterday's technology, tomorrow's prices.
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    Can I add the 500-700 grams of snow each of my...

    Can I add the 500-700 grams of snow each of my skis is usually carrying around in the form of Cascade powder stuck to the top sheets?

    'Cause then my Zero G95's will weigh 1850-2050 grams each and...
  20. I've been using the Ski Visions tool with the...

    I've been using the Ski Visions tool with the metal bar quite extensively with excellent results. It's capable of removing a lot of material quickly and, because of the way the metal bar cuts/shaves,...
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    Sometimes the difference between a good alpine...

    Sometimes the difference between a good alpine ski tour and ski mountaineering is the quality of the bud. Totally.
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    Oh, we've been invaded by foreign governments...

    Oh, we've been invaded by foreign governments alright.

    Yes, I know, they used net bots and digital media. But does the lack of guns and bombs really matter when they successfully installed the...
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    If removing the lenses that have a pressure...

    If removing the lenses that have a pressure equalization valve from the frames makes them dry faster then the googles are defective/wornout.

    The pressure equalization valve is there because the...
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    Not necessarily. It's possible for water to enter...

    Not necessarily. It's possible for water to enter via the pressure equalization valve. Especially in wet climates. A few heat/cool cycles or trips to high altitude and back when the air is drier...
  25. "Don't take up the whole trail" ?? That...

    "Don't take up the whole trail" ??

    That doesn't sound quite right. Pretty sure you said;

    "Don't take up the whole goddamn trail"
    or
    "Don't take up the whole fuckin' trail."


    Oh well.
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    I would lean more towards a cocktail helmet or...

    I would lean more towards a cocktail helmet or even a picnic helmet. Boating helmets are too bulky.
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    Damn! I bet he didn't even bother to de-tune the...

    Damn! I bet he didn't even bother to de-tune the tips and tails first!
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    Interesting stuff but I'm not sure the problem...

    Interesting stuff but I'm not sure the problem lends itself to such simplistic modeling or that the errors tend to cancel themselves out. My non-scientific observation has been that Mt. Baker Area...
  29. That's OK, it looks like even ABOM wasn't aware...

    That's OK, it looks like even ABOM wasn't aware they are not the first. They claim:

    "Abominable Labs is proud to introduce F-BOM: the first snow goggle with active anti-fog technology."
    ...
  30. New goggle heating tech? Not really new...

    New goggle heating tech?

    Not really new (unless 40 years old qualifies it as "new"). Smith goggles had a thin, electrically conductive film to heat the lens via battery back in the 1970's. You...
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    To be clear, Markcjr was asking about dual...

    To be clear, Markcjr was asking about dual compound winter tires. The link you provided didn't confirm those Nokian were dual compound, only that they had a built in tread wear indicator that would...
  32. I would have to say more than half of my fondest...

    I would have to say more than half of my fondest touring memories happened in the midst of storms in which I can't imagine taking my googles off!
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    Thanks for that! That is the most comprehensive...

    Thanks for that! That is the most comprehensive and well done winter tire test I've seen. I love the way the pragmatic Norwegians tested the tires! I used Google Translate to review.
    ...
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    Well, they can't release it until it's proven and...

    Well, they can't release it until it's proven and works. The fact that it's still featured on their website is pretty good evidence that they didn't decide it wasn't viable.



    Studs do provide...
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    Studless winter tires are designed to handle ice...

    Studless winter tires are designed to handle ice amazingly well. Not as good as new studs, as the published testing shows, but the difference is not as great as many people assume, particularly once...
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    In Washington State studded tiress need to be...

    In Washington State studded tiress need to be removed by March 31. Because we tend to get a lot of nice snow storms in April and even May, I would need to put on studless winter tires after removing...
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    Uh, where there's snow, there's probably ice. And...

    Uh, where there's snow, there's probably ice. And while I've driven a lot of A/T tires, I've never driven an A/T tire that had adequate ice traction.




    I have Goodyear Silent Armor on my...
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    Exactly! Tools and rims are cheap. Panel beating...

    Exactly! Tools and rims are cheap. Panel beating and hospitals are not. Neither is replacing your "all weather" tires every 25K.

    Buy a fucking floor jack and pneumatic impact driver for the lug...
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    Where's the emoji of the guy rolling on the floor...

    Where's the emoji of the guy rolling on the floor and pounding his fists in laughter? Cause I need it now.:rolleyes2

    You brought up my lack of winter driving experience? I have been a backcountry...
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    Exactly! And none of the best winter studless...

    Exactly! And none of the best winter studless tires accept studs. They are designed to not need studs.
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    The study posted by auvgeek uses a wide cross...

    The study posted by auvgeek uses a wide cross section of modern studded tires and they came to much the same conclusion that I did.



    I didn't say "studless are king", in fact, I acknowledged...
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    If by "ice radials" you mean "studless winter...

    If by "ice radials" you mean "studless winter tires", no, studs will not maintain good winter performance longer than studless. As soon as the studs are worn down a bit their performance drops below...
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    They might not be clueless, maybe they just don't...

    They might not be clueless, maybe they just don't know any better.

    It wasn't that long ago that studs were the only thing that worked on ice. Now we have better solutions but old habits die hard.
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    Studs are also a good idea for drivers lacking in...

    Studs are also a good idea for drivers lacking in winter driving skills and young/beginning drivers. But the studs have to be kept in good shape to be of ANY benefit. I'm not against studs, it's just...
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    I've got somewhere around 28,000 miles on the...

    I've got somewhere around 28,000 miles on the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice (including all last summer) and they have worn very evenly and still drive bare pavement better than quality all season radials...
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    Just get the AS350. Anything else is just ghetto...

    Just get the AS350. Anything else is just ghetto and sends the message to your peers that you're having financial issues. How could you ever live that down? It's bad enough that you still think...
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    I don't need data, I've been an active snow/ice...

    I don't need data, I've been an active snow/ice driver for over 35 years in my personal vehicles and in work trucks equipped with various types of winter tires. But since you want data, I'll point...
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    There are a lot better phones out there than an...

    There are a lot better phones out there than an iPhone X. And they don't cost $1000.

    New Samsung models have the best battery charging technology (battery will still be 95% after 2 years)....
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    Studded winter tires run the gamut from poor to...

    Studded winter tires run the gamut from poor to excellent. But even the excellent ones aren't that much better on ice than a good studless winter tire (and there are plenty of winter conditions where...
  50. Seriously? I know AGW is real because the fat...

    Seriously?

    I know AGW is real because the fat man with tiny digits tweeted it's all a big hoax.

    If you had been paying attention, that right there tells you pretty much all you need to know.
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