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    Petzl is making some really nice stuff right now....

    Petzl is making some really nice stuff right now. I just got the Irvis hybrid crampons, steel toe and alu heel. Almost as light as my alu CAMP tour 350, but I can climb (occasional) Ice or rock. I...
  2. Yes you will lose some power transfer, as you can...

    Yes you will lose some power transfer, as you can probably wobble the boot sideways in the pins before transferring power with the AFD removed. This is the same with speed radicals (or any hovering...
  3. Seems to work for Marcus Caston...

    Seems to work for Marcus Caston
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BgBz3IKBI8W/?taken-by=marcuscaston
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    Yes you are drunk 1. Grilamid is way stiffer...

    Yes you are drunk

    1. Grilamid is way stiffer than other plastics, which is why they can use it in small amounts to create a lightweight boot that is still stiff. If you would make a PU boot with...
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    zeroG 108, volkl v-werks katana, solly QST106...

    zeroG 108, volkl v-werks katana, solly QST106 would be my pick for what you describe.

    or take the mtn if you want it even lighter.
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    Are people detuning the tips and tails of their...

    Are people detuning the tips and tails of their V-Werks Katanas? I found them to be a bit hooky at times and a gummi stone didnt do much, so I put a file to the tips and tails. I've only skied...
  7. 14's. really nice binder. pricey, but nice.

    14's. really nice binder. pricey, but nice.
  8. I think Knut once made a really nice pdf with...

    I think Knut once made a really nice pdf with layers for different mount patterns. Not exactly what you describe, but with a bit of math does the job.
  9. yer gonna die!

    yer gonna die!
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    oh boy.... you have a lot to learn my young...

    oh boy....
    you have a lot to learn my young padawan.
    Does the name 'Katana' ring a bell?
    'cochise'?
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    for what its worth i've been skiing the ATK...

    for what its worth i've been skiing the ATK freeraider 14 2.0 this season and so far I am very impressed. Strong toe springs (so no pre-releases (yet)) and very strong ski feel for the weight. No...
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    Sticky: I am a smaller guy (5'9) , and used to ride beast...

    I am a smaller guy (5'9) , and used to ride beast 14 inbounds a lot. And relatively hard. I thought they were great, until I swapped them for a CAST setup this year. Damn if that isn't a step up in...
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    Wow, that Billy Goat seems to have twisted...

    Wow, that Billy Goat seems to have twisted sideways up your ass when you got out of bed this morning.
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    Which is near impossible ..... unless you are...

    Which is near impossible ..... unless you are skiing reaally cold blower all day and no sun shines on your (black) bindings.

    I will look into applying some wax though. Any specific wax or will...
  15. +1 awesome ski as are the blizzard flat / full...

    +1
    awesome ski
    as are the blizzard flat / full rocker skis.
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    Just to be sure, are you talking about the older...

    Just to be sure, are you talking about the older Cochise or the all black 120 Cochise from the last two years (16/17-17/18)?
  17. Yeah, just throw some 2nd hand dynafits on...

    Yeah, just throw some 2nd hand dynafits on whatever reasonable lightish (=< 2kg) ski you have lying around. Or borrow something. After 10-20 tours report back and then we'll see.
    You seriously want...
  18. I put ATK's on them. No issues so far. there...

    I put ATK's on them. No issues so far.

    there is a thread about this btw. Someone there mentions a movie where you see the cores in the factory and there indeed appears to be no H shaped mounting...
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    Oh, I thought it was the 'light fit' of the...

    Oh,
    I thought it was the 'light fit' of the liner.

    But yeah, the weight's not bad either.
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    Sticky: Are you sure you're not overdoing it with the...

    Are you sure you're not overdoing it with the Fritschi's? :O
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    That's a cool mod, and it might work with...

    That's a cool mod, and it might work with non-solid toes. Keeping that in mind. I'll need a better workshop for that though.
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    Nope that was the old (14/15) mach1. The new mach...

    Nope that was the old (14/15) mach1. The new mach 1 has the same replaceable soles as the new cochise, but there the tech fittings are in the boot rather than the sole.
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    DIY CAST boot mod

    So I dig this CAST thingy.
    I want to make (something resembling) tech inserts in my tecnica mach1's and Lange ZA boots. The tecnicas have hollow soles, whereas the Lange's have solid ones, so I'll...
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    Sticky: They are the Apple of freeride skis. (I) Don't...

    They are the Apple of freeride skis.
    (I) Don't believe the hype. Although I am sure they are good skis, I sincerely doubt their popularity is based solely on ski performance, but rather the looks...
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    I'm assuming you mean the older cochise boots?...

    I'm assuming you mean the older cochise boots? I.e. not the latest generation (16/17 and 17/18)?
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    I have been looking into this as well, to ski...

    I have been looking into this as well, to ski with my CAST setup. As much as I like my zero G boots, the smooth flex of a mach1 is on a whole other level.
    So far, most alpine boots that are...
  27. So the one you demoed still had camber I assume?...

    So the one you demoed still had camber I assume?
    How was the powder performace compared to the OG cochise? (i.e. float)
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    OG cochise is still a favorite here. Bring that...

    OG cochise is still a favorite here. Bring that one back. Perhaps slight increase in tip splay to improve powder performance, but otherwise it is awesome as it is.
  29. Just bumping to add the new Black Crows Corvus to...

    Just bumping to add the new Black Crows Corvus to the list of potential katana replacements, as it will feature a full rocker construction next year.
    As much as I dislike the trendiness surrounding...
  30. blizzard zeroG 95 or salomon mtn 95, 4FRNT raven,...

    blizzard zeroG 95 or salomon mtn 95, 4FRNT raven, to name a few with solid reviews.
  31. New product looks awesome guys!

    New product looks awesome guys!
  32. Isn't the MTN pin binding built by ATK? and just...

    Isn't the MTN pin binding built by ATK? and just a combination of toe and heel pieces used in other ATK bindings over the years? I think only the brake is 'new'. But I could be wrong.
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    Yes. Welcome.

    Yes. Welcome.
  34. you didnt swear so your argument doesnt count

    you didnt swear so your argument doesnt count
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    I updated from Yosemite recently, and the macbook...

    I updated from Yosemite recently, and the macbook is noticeably slower. Kinda regret the move.
    Late 2014 macbook air.
  36. "Publication of this video is in progress, it...

    "Publication of this video is in progress, it will be available soon"
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    I hear ya, yet apparently we aren't buying enough...

    I hear ya, yet apparently we aren't buying enough monsters, QLab's etc, cause companies keep dropping them after a season or two.
    Maybe, just maybe, TGR isn't a representative sample of the skiing...
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    and on the blister podcast, the black crows...

    and on the blister podcast, the black crows weren't hiding the fact that the Deamon was inspired by the (rockered) mantra. Oh well, as a big cochise, bodacious and katana fan I cant complain when...
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    i heard 1315 (Pro) and 1350 (scout)

    i heard 1315 (Pro) and 1350 (scout)
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    Didnt ABS have a 'pull your buddy's bag' system?...

    Didnt ABS have a 'pull your buddy's bag' system?

    for me the number one determinant in choosing a new airbag would be weight. If you are pulling your airbag multiple times a day your doing...
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    yes or the old cambered profile. I am really...

    yes or the old cambered profile. I am really digging the v-werks katana profile. Could see a place for a similar, but narrower ski. Not when it has tail rocker though.
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    There is also a V-werks mantra. But looking at...

    There is also a V-werks mantra. But looking at the description on the picture it seems they went for the new M5 shape, with rocker/camber/rocker. Too bad.

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    and wazzup with the different colored zeroG skis?...

    and wazzup with the different colored zeroG skis? (95 & 85). Women version?
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    new ATK wizzardry...

    new ATK wizzardry
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BegLyWEBm4D/
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    this is good to hear. Does anybody have a...

    this is good to hear.
    Does anybody have a direct comparison to the Lange Freetours? Fit as well as downhill performance? Given that they are roughly the same weight (I think).
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    ^ this, possibly also add a spoiler to take up...

    ^ this, possibly also add a spoiler to take up space (will slightly increase fwd lean )
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    and how do you like those scrappers?

    and how do you like those scrappers?
  48. New. read the thread Jong

    New.
    read
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    thread
    Jong
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    222244 new walk mode, buckles (one of which is...

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    new walk mode, buckles (one of which is reversed). 1300 g? hope it still skis well....
  50. Jeremie Heitz and some salomon dudes have been...

    Jeremie Heitz and some salomon dudes have been spotted with what looks like a black ghost boot. No idea what the deal is there though.
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