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    I think what Dunfree means, if you want to be a...

    I think what Dunfree means, if you want to be a slacker, donít come here.

    Dude clearly has a bias. This place is not that hard to break into. The issues in Watsonville have their source in...
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    I do think it is still possible. But it takes...

    I do think it is still possible. But it takes work and patience. I moved into basically a slum when I arrived here. It was fine. I was in my 20s. Then 8 months later I lived with a tweeker and a few...
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    There is a pair of 179s for sale on here right...

    There is a pair of 179s for sale on here right now.
  4. Thread: Mammoth 16/17

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    Where do you see they have the 1/2 off for other...

    Where do you see they have the 1/2 off for other resort pass holders? I was looking and could not find it. Hoping they also go free for 12 and under like they did last spring. Want to get the family...
  5. Thread: Mammoth 16/17

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    Turx, from my experience the BAF and Season Pass...

    Turx, from my experience the BAF and Season Pass Deal come to about the same price (give or take a $1) for a single day of skiing. If you plant to ski two or more days, then the BAF is a better deal.
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    That is why I think Iíll wait until next week and...

    That is why I think Iíll wait until next week and hit Squaw and hope KT, Headwall and Granite are still spinning.

    I forgot I had a commitment to tomorrow and Friday looks questionable. Sunday...
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    Man, you make it sound tough here. All that I...

    Man, you make it sound tough here.

    All that I know is I moved here with no money twenty years ago and am now in a good position on my mortgages. I work in the food industry and my wife is a high...
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    Dunno about the oyster place. But Iíve eaten good...

    Dunno about the oyster place. But Iíve eaten good oysters around here.

    Waddell was fun today. Got my first waves on the short board since breaking my ankle in September. Almost forgot how much...
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    ^^^^^that is accurate. I grew up in the...

    ^^^^^that is accurate.

    I grew up in the suburbs twenty miles from Albany. As far as developments go, it was pretty nice with two large ravines to play in on either side of my neighborhood. We...
  10. Thread: Mammoth 16/17

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    Typical blackout dates. Good at Mammoth, AM,...

    Typical blackout dates. Good at Mammoth, AM, Squaw, June and a few more. 5 days each at a bunch of places, incl Big Sky, Jackson, AltaBird, revelatoke and more. Good for the rest of this season.
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    That is not entirely accurate. Suburbs were a...

    That is not entirely accurate. Suburbs were a design concept. To move (white) people out of the cities. Roads and automobiles facilitated this. There was land in the cities, but it was easier to let...
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    To get a day, Iíve got to plan it. Too much shit...

    To get a day, Iíve got to plan it. Too much shit to juggle. Rarely can I just go.

    But anyway, thatís what Iíll do. Watch things and hope for a window to play. And not pick poorly.
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    Iíve visited WB twice in my life. Last week of...

    Iíve visited WB twice in my life. Last week of March and second week of April. Only a few spots had lines (7th Heaven) in March. None in April. Except perhaps the 30cm powder days we got on those...
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    So, I now have a Squawlpine ticket and no plan....

    So, I now have a Squawlpine ticket and no plan. Want to get up and use it. I had settled on skiing AM (at least in the morning), so kind of want to stick with that plan. But there does not look like...
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    There is not enough water for the all the Ag in...

    There is not enough water for the all the Ag in the Central Valley. It should be left as the desert it is. No farms, no real estate. But I would not trust politicians to do the right thing, and...
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    Truth. Iíd also put the blame on Robert Moses for...

    Truth. Iíd also put the blame on Robert Moses for making the car king, and destroying the rail system.
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    BTW, There are two Donnelly brothers. If that...

    BTW,

    There are two Donnelly brothers. If that info becomes important.
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    Now that we are expanding, if either of you are...

    Now that we are expanding, if either of you are interested in red woods, there are old growth on the loop (no bikes) in Henry Cowell, a really cool hike in Fall Creek (no bikes) through a lot of...
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    ^^^^ I was looking at the AM map this week. I...

    ^^^^ I was looking at the AM map this week. I remember those groomers from spring mornings. Thanks for letting me know my memory is not shot. Only could find Yellow Chair
  20. Thread: Mammoth 16/17

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    How is coverage at Mammy right now? ...

    How is coverage at Mammy right now?

    Considering bringing the family over Memorial Day Sunday; but only if at Chair 2 will still be open.
  21. Thread: AT Setup

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    ^^^^ seriously. This thread is missing snark.

    ^^^^ seriously. This thread is missing snark.
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    ^^^^ i would. With this warmth and stick you want...

    ^^^^ i would. With this warmth and stick you want steep and few run outs.

    Skyos, Iíd call Rose and ask. I saw the 4 for $99 on their site not too long ago. Maybe it is just a glitch.
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    Left my tickets at home so poked around a bit...

    Left my tickets at home so poked around a bit today. Super warm. Looks like it will better to use my ticket some day next week anyway.

    Anyway, had visuals on four resorts and it is a fucking...
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    ^^^that is pretty cool. Gnarbro, we just like...

    ^^^that is pretty cool.

    Gnarbro, we just like to ski and are bummed to see this change in the industry. Most would rather see those 5 months start a little later and last a little later. Like...
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    Bear Valley. Sierra at Tahoe Kirkwood, pre...

    Bear Valley.

    Sierra at Tahoe

    Kirkwood, pre Vail.
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    TAHOE: LAND OF THE SNOWFLAKES -- 17/18 STOKE

    Maybe.

    When Alpine and KW used to do this they would operate just Summit (AM) or 5/6 (KW). So there was not a huge staff required. Services were at a minimum as well. No ski school, limited food....
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    Most cliched trail name?

    KW has Palisades Bowl. So 4 in tahoe edit- never mind yíall beat me by days.

    I see Waterfall a lot. I know Alpine, KW and Heavenly all have one.
  28. Thread: AT Setup

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    AT Setup

    I donít know the X pros, but I skied in a full alpine boot (Solly Gun) for several years with no big issue. It is not a super stiff boot, but I would just in latch the top buckles and loosen the...
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    +1 on Donnellyís. Seriously good chocolates. ...

    +1 on Donnellyís. Seriously good chocolates.

    Those other places Billyk mentions are also good. But yeah, if your lady (or you) like chocolates it is worth checking out Donnellys
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    Sticky: Cool. That makes sense. Still gonna look for 120...

    Cool. That makes sense. Still gonna look for 120 cambered skis. Mine skis fine in the soft, but a bit too much skid/slarve in the firm. OTOH he carved his cambered skis this winter fine when we had...
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    Ongoing Kid Stoke [2011 and on...]

    Damn that is some vert in snow shoes. Okay, gotta start touring.
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    Yeah, I dunno what I want. Likely Iíll be there...

    Yeah, I dunno what I want. Likely Iíll be there Saturday, with a forecast in the valley for 33F low to 61F high. I assume all things will soften

    I know AM sometimes closes the hikes if there has...
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    Yes. Iíd buy what ever frame binding you can find...

    Yes. Iíd buy what ever frame binding you can find cheap and leave it at that.

    You would want really long flats (like a mile) to bother transitioning to skins. Or really thick or deep snow. On a...
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    Wren 108 or 98? I love both my OG and slightly...

    Wren 108 or 98?

    I love both my OG and slightly rockered tail 191 Wren.

    I also have a pair of OG LPs (99mm). But Iím looking for a fun narrower ski than my current for former days. Iíd like a...
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    Sticky: That makes sense. Do your kids use any...

    That makes sense.

    Do your kids use any cambered skis?

    I ask, as my kid seems to love his Gotamas in spring and skis great on them on the firm morning groomers.

    He has a 110 Hot Rod (68mm),...
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    My two cents. Donít worry about it too much...

    My two cents.

    Donít worry about it too much for your first set up. I skied Dukes for years. If you are in shape, the weight is fine. Especially when you are just sorting out. But unless you ride...
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    Resort skiers. Iíve got a solo day coming up and...

    Resort skiers. Iíve got a solo day coming up and a ticket to Squawlpine. Where should I go?

    Hard to tell what is open at Alpine. I see Sherwood and Scott chairs open, but not any terrain off then...
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    Yes. 4 years now. Off and on. When Iím on, it is...

    Yes. 4 years now. Off and on. When Iím on, it is 2-5 classes a week. Some Vinyasa and some other forms that tend toward core strength.

    I have a back issue that can cause the back to go out...
  39. Is whether someone uses clipless v. flats a reasonable measure of anything?

    I thought i sucked because my Hardrock sucked. Now I know it is because I have flat pedals over a decade old. Good to know it is not my lack of technique or practice. Iíd go out and buy clipless, but...
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    Sticky: Funny. You Gotama and my Mantra have the same...

    Funny. You Gotama and my Mantra have the same dimensions. Now I wonder what the difference is.

    His current Gotama 118 have a narrower shape overall.

    Maybe Iíll call Volkl for a tape pull...
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    Swell has been pretty solid up here. More on the...

    Swell has been pretty solid up here. More on the way.
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    Sticky: Keep kids skiing pass it down thread...keep it going

    Nope. I looked on the sidewall for a mark.

    There are two lines on the top sheet. I assume they mean something, but not sure why there are two. It is a rocketed ski, so not like there should be a...
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    Sticky: Tech question. Placing it here as it is kid...

    Tech question.

    Placing it here as it is kid related.

    I need to move the toe piece on a binding mounted to a Mantra Jr. previous owner was older and bigger, and I canít adjust the binding down...
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    Sticky: Keep kids skiing pass it down thread...keep it going

    Iíve got two pairs of boots and a set of poles for sale.

    214 bsl Nordica two buckle boots. Owner asking $40 plus shipping. I got these on here for $80 and they have been used for two seasons...
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    Ongoing Kid Stoke [2011 and on...]

    Skied Heavenly with the kid on Saturday. Pretty much only because Vail closed Kirkwood on us. Still, my son enjoys hitting different resorts and definitely enjoys a boarding a detachable over a fixed...
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    Well, now, that looks like stoke. Rained...

    Well, now, that looks like stoke.

    Rained overnight on the coast. Came back in just in one for school drop off. Cold down here.
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    Ah man, real shitty news. RIP.

    Ah man, real shitty news. RIP.
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    Cleary Bikes - Awesome Kid's Bikes

    My kid is doing just fine on shitty, heavy, hand me down bikes. He pedals that heavy thing up hills. And now he has strong legs.

    Yes, kids are expensive, but you donít always have to the best,...
  49. Ski Recommendation for Saudan Couloir Race April 13th

    Theyíve groomed that run before? That is insane. Iíve only been down it a few times, but never thought of it as a potential groomer. Damn.

    Yíall are owned by Vail now. No way it is groomed. That...
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    Canít believe these have not moved. If I had any...

    Canít believe these have not moved. If I had any money at all to spend, Iíd be buying these up as a back up pair.
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