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    We had 3 days, out of 14, with out any new snow,...

    We had 3 days, out of 14, with out any new snow, the Protests were fine.


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    Yep, you can go with Blizzard Bonafides or DPS...

    Yep, you can go with Blizzard Bonafides or DPS Spoons, doesnít matter because the skiing is easy. I think next time if I go with a 1 ski quiver, it will be around 115mm, give or take a bit. If I go...
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    I took my 196s to Japan and didnít regret it...

    I took my 196s to Japan and didnít regret it once. I had shifts on mine and it was fine. We did one tour longer then 30 min and I wished I had a lighter setup, but on the way down I was really...
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    I filled the holes on my Protests today, epoxy...

    I filled the holes on my Protests today, epoxy and wood, no plastic plugs for me, I hope.

    Pivots are going on at -1, where the Shifts were. I like how the tails sink in and donít want to be...
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    Iím filling the holes today and going to mount...

    Iím filling the holes today and going to mount them -1.5 or -2


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    This is exactly how I felt about the Protests and...

    This is exactly how I felt about the Protests and I ended up taking a day off because of it.

    Iíve been thinking a ton about the 3 v 4 flex issue and I donít think we are all off with the 4 flex,...
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    13 this year, hopefully many more Sent from...

    13 this year, hopefully many more


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    Some of my best powder days are on my Kastle...

    Some of my best powder days are on my Kastle MX98s. Itís all about the skier and attitude. I would of had fun in Japan on a much narrower ski, maybe not the Kastle, but Bonafides would of been fun....
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    This is 100000% right. The Protest is not a...

    This is 100000% right. The Protest is not a magical unicorn, but for me it does pow better then most other skis. It was my first selection for Japan, but would be 3rd or 4th for AK. It may not even...
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    I think your assessment is spot on with the flex...

    I think your assessment is spot on with the flex difference. I really enjoyed the stiffer flex in cut up pow because the ski didnít deflect as much as I feel a softer flex ski would of, but I also...
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    Praxis Protest..just how cool is it?

    Just finished up skiing the 196 Protest 4 flex with Carbon in Japan in all sorts of snow. The Protest that stiff with the Carbon really demands a mid-foot to heel skiing style in heavier snow. In...
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    Yeah, technique is something I definitely need to...

    Yeah, technique is something I definitely need to work on.

    The skins are also cut for 193 Shiros, so 8 or 10mm narrower then the Protest so I donít have edge to edge coverage. If I keep the...
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    Iíve been skinning on my Protests with the glide...

    Iíve been skinning on my Protests with the glide G3 Backcountry skins and even with the width the grip is crap. Iím also not the greatest at skinning, but I do wish I had the more grip skins over...
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    Yep, they do just about everything that involves...

    Yep, they do just about everything that involves soft snow well, actually, I donít really know what they do poorly when it involves soft snow


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    264652 Repost from the Praxis thread 196...

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    Repost from the Praxis thread

    196 Protest
    Flex 4
    Enduro w/ Carbon
    Veneer Tsunami
    Mounted -1 from dot with Shifts
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    Way to go! They are a blast of a ski. Iím...

    Way to go! They are a blast of a ski. Iím holding out on getting mine mounted until my roommate trades me his Shifts. Hopefully sooner rather then later.


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    Oohh those are pretty

    Oohh those are pretty
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    Protest got some Blister love in their yearly...

    Protest got some Blister love in their yearly review. Still holding strong after all these years against how many newer/modern skis?
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    Keith likes to keep us guessing, and I love it...

    Keith likes to keep us guessing, and I love it yet hate it.

    Can we get a 194/5 RX please!! That would be perfect
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    I skied my Protests for about 2 months before...

    I skied my Protests for about 2 months before selling them. I had no issues in any density snow getting them to ski amazing. In low density, they didnt float on top as much as sliced though snow...
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    Trying to get a pair of Protests again, sort of...

    Trying to get a pair of Protests again, sort of miss the easy swishing around on the for days after a storm...
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    If you make it up to Wyoming you are welcome to...

    If you make it up to Wyoming you are welcome to try take my 196s for a spin. They are medium flex with carbon. They Navajo top Protests that at least 5 of us have owned.

    What amazed me was how...
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