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  1. I've come to something of a conclusion re:...

    I've come to something of a conclusion re: protests
    If you ski fast I think you'll get along with them. They aren't spectacular at low speeds which might help explain why some gripe about float...
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    It's not catering to outrage culture, it's being...

    It's not catering to outrage culture, it's being cognizant that everyone is doing their best to deal with this situation and everyone's perception of what that means is different. In time, perhaps it...
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    I'm also 6ft, hate the park, and collapse my...

    I'm also 6ft, hate the park, and collapse my poles to 115 for skiing.

    On a recent hut trip there was a guy skiing with his poles still set at 125 as a 5'8 guy. It was messing with his body...
  4. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    As stated, I'm same weight as you. I've been...

    As stated, I'm same weight as you. I've been running the toes at 11 and the heels at 11.5

    I ski fast and jump off stuff even when the snow is powerfully mediocre. I have had zero issues with them....
  5. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    I'm in your weight ballpark. I've had 2 pairs of...

    I'm in your weight ballpark. I've had 2 pairs of tectons in heavy rotation for the past 2 years.

    As stated above, brakes are not a disability issue as long as you stow them by holding the pad...
  6. Thread: KINGPIN RECALL

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    The heels are garbage too and can also...

    The heels are garbage too and can also spontaneously detonate. I have nothing other to contribute.
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    I've got mine mounted with tectons on the line. I...

    I've got mine mounted with tectons on the line. I go back and forth considering putting a light binding like the atk fr14 or r12 but I'm very happy with them. The benefits I derive from it make the...
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    I don't have a scale precise enough to make it a...

    I don't have a scale precise enough to make it a worthwhile exercise so I never bothered. They feel close enough to call it splitting hairs to my 192 4 flex enduro carbon veneer yetis. Both mounted...
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    I've literally done every one of my touring days...

    I've literally done every one of my touring days this year on 192 UL F4 veneer protests. This includes a 7 day and a 5 day hut trip and many 7k+ days. I grab them anytime I expect to find 10cm or...
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    ^^ and that's why I reserve a special hatred for...

    ^^ and that's why I reserve a special hatred for building "architects" who lay out buildings in snowy climes where the roof sheds somewhere people are supposed to go, eg driveway, deck, entrance. How...
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    I clear roofs part time for a living in winter,...

    I clear roofs part time for a living in winter, or I used to before going outside was verboten. From the configuration you're describing, it sounds like they should be installed on the ski Juno part...
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    Afaict no one has yet answered this?

    Afaict no one has yet answered this?
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    Does the spring tension in the toe piece change...

    Does the spring tension in the toe piece change between the r12 and fr14?
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    Now we're talking. This is the kind of thinking...

    Now we're talking. This is the kind of thinking that makes me love this place
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    Pity for us fat fuckers that so many nice...

    Pity for us fat fuckers that so many nice bindings in this category stop at an rv of 10 like the Crest. Probably some r12 or fr14 in my future though.
  16. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    You're trading one hazard for another though. I'm...

    You're trading one hazard for another though. I'm all for safer bindings but we practice a dangerous sport and I think that's important to keep in kind. Strengthening your legs is probably a more...
  17. Skis are like people. There are some you...

    Skis are like people.

    There are some you like, some you don't and a bunch that elicit something like indifference.

    You can learn things and drive enjoyment from almost everyone you meet and...
  18. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    Subscribing. Nothing to add other than I want in...

    Subscribing. Nothing to add other than I want in on this segment. Is the consensus still that the alien RS is the best skiing boot in this class provided it fits? Looks like potential for that to...
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    Praxis Rx

    Praxis Rx
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    The new bridges are a borderline game changer.

    The new bridges are a borderline game changer.
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    Spancered folk do it when they would otherwise...

    Spancered folk do it when they would otherwise take goggles off due to fog or other reasons. Looks normal in pictures. Not surprising others are imitating.
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    I actually just had a friend with a sheared pin...

    I actually just had a friend with a sheared pin on a post-second recall set of toes and I'm pretty sure I read about another one in here somewhere recently. Someone posting about what to carry for...
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    Just to add to the custom yay/nay discussion my...

    Just to add to the custom yay/nay discussion my custom UL/ veneer flex 4+ protests are exactly what I wanted.
    My custom yetis are very close in that I do not regret getting them in flex 4 but I...
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    Afaik pretty much everywhere in bc requires...

    Afaik pretty much everywhere in bc requires winters OR chains. Not both. If you've got good winters and know how to use them you'll be fine.
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    Sig worthy.

    Sig worthy.
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    I could be off base but that looks like it would...

    I could be off base but that looks like it would quickly pack full of snow and negate the weight savings, at least with the snow I often tour in.
  27. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    They do indeed run huge although I haven't tried...

    They do indeed run huge although I haven't tried pushing it that far. I've got 120 on 128 skis and 90 on 94 skis.

    120 on 128=tight fit
    90 on 94=fair bit of room

    Extrapolate from that what you...
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    27 liner in a 27/27.5 shell. Would not go up for...

    27 liner in a 27/27.5 shell. Would not go up for my personal shell fit. Felt like pure unfiltered suffering before molding. Is perfect post molding.
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    April is sweet most of the time. Can rain, can...

    April is sweet most of the time. Can rain, can also snow big amounts and deliver uncrowded goods. Original assessment of no-brainerness accurate.
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    PM Sent

    PM Sent
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    I've got an mv pro tour in mine, 27 shell with a...

    I've got an mv pro tour in mine, 27 shell with a slightly tighter shell fit and am very happy.
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    Very helpful, thanks to both for the video....

    Very helpful, thanks to both for the video. Interesting work on making the toe piece clean and essentially "garaging" all the bits that usually pack full of coastal glop underneath them. This binding...
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    They both have the same elastic response system...

    They both have the same elastic response system in the features although only one species travel amount so imo that's not clear. Do they actually have different elasticity amounts? Also, wtf does...
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    Asked in a different thread but no answer so...

    Asked in a different thread but no answer so trying again.

    Besides the obvious that the brake for the fr14 is on the heel piece vs the freeraider 14 being on the toe piece, what are the major...
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    With the new broadcast not being live, does that...

    With the new broadcast not being live, does that mean we can watch Saturday or what?
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    Humidity, total saturation of the snow pack...

    Humidity, total saturation of the snow pack pre-cooling, solar effect, net temperature swing are all major factors in the process you're describing. It is quite rare to have low enough humidity...
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    Seems as good a place as any to ask but what are...

    Seems as good a place as any to ask but what are the key differences between the atk fr14 and freeraider 14? Site is vague and full of marketing babble
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    Gun barrels = two chutes lookers left Wet dreams...

    Gun barrels = two chutes lookers left
    Wet dreams = pillows
  39. Sounds like a ramblin Jack 108 from the guys at...

    Sounds like a ramblin Jack 108 from the guys at lithic to me.
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    Why does everybody wants to make things smaller?...

    Why does everybody wants to make things smaller? Am I the only one that dreams of bigger bacon?
    The shop rat tells me there's no market and I have to special order. Fucking butchers!
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    If anyone gets time on the skunkworks 122 I'd...

    If anyone gets time on the skunkworks 122 I'd love to know more. That shape is dreamy
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    The no results component is super troubling....

    The no results component is super troubling. Everyone knows the monster is down there, it's just not coming out to play readily.

    Anyone remember the surf's up slide from like a decade ago? PWL,...
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    Want

    Want
  44. Thanks, ideas are exactly what I'm looking for at...

    Thanks, ideas are exactly what I'm looking for at this point.
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    It's still listed on his website. I guess the...

    It's still listed on his website. I guess the bigger question is if spring sale is still a thing
  46. Prior northwest, Fischer 102 and moment pb&j...

    Prior northwest, Fischer 102 and moment pb&j added to the list. Not sure what to think of the nordica. Menace ruled out by length. Actually measures 185.x
  47. I dunno, ski blades>rax for saucer boy days....

    I dunno, ski blades>rax for saucer boy days. Bethel juice notwithstanding.
  48. What ski am I? The long, playful all mountain ski edition.

    The ski I'm looking for is 95-100 mm underfoot, has an ample rocker/camber/rocker profile or similar and ideally measures over 190cm. Anything under 188 is a deal breaker. It should be stiff enough...
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    I find skis over 100 underfoot are never more...

    I find skis over 100 underfoot are never more than passable on groomers. I also work on my skis and therefore am not always doing what I want. I've got a quiver that already covers the ~110mm spot...
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    If I was going to do it, I think it would be 193...

    If I was going to do it, I think it would be 193 -1 MVP with Heavy + C and veneer in a #5 flex.

    So, yeah, anyone had Keith build them a -1 MVP?
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