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    jambi is not meh

    jambi is not meh
  2. yeah but if you're concerned about being able to...

    yeah but if you're concerned about being able to call for rescue, it sure would suck to not get a signal on your garmin. you don't have to be summiting k2 to justify these things anymore than you...
  3. i read the opposite, that all of these devices...

    i read the opposite, that all of these devices will struggle in a slot canyon, or in mountain areas with steep rock walls, etc.. but that a PLB like a Res-Q-Link with a 5 watt output will fare better...
  4. So far all the talk has been about spot vs...

    So far all the talk has been about spot vs inreach, and the conclusion is spot sucks, inreach better.

    but what if comparing the inreach to something like the ACR ResQLink+ PLB that transmits on...
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    we're not talking about seracs breaking off.....

    we're not talking about seracs breaking off.. that's normal, and to be expected.. it's an objective risk everyone is well aware of.. we're talking about the side of a mountain falling off, not a...
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    you should go for a walk man, it's just a tv show

    you should go for a walk man, it's just a tv show
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    sometimes i think people in yemen and syria have...

    sometimes i think people in yemen and syria have it hard, and then i read something like this that puts it all in perspective, i'm so sorry for your struggle. it must have been really difficult...
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    wow. so are there any warning signs for this kind...

    wow. so are there any warning signs for this kind of thing? would be a real shitty way to go... what causes the face of a mountain to fall off? glad no one in the area..
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    If I lived in NYC, I wouldn't fly to Denver, I...

    If I lived in NYC, I wouldn't fly to Denver, I would fly to Geneva.

    But if you're driving 8 hours already, you should try Quebec. It's 8 hours to Quebec City, stay in the old city, and you will...
  10. bump!

    bump!
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    i've lived in whistler and spent a lot of time in...

    i've lived in whistler and spent a lot of time in vernon. the town is a town, its no worse than anywhere else in BC, the winters are mild but they usually have snow for a couple months. the summers...
  12. Rossignol Squad FKS 18 180 Pivot Bindings, Black, 105mm brake

    I believe the brakes are 105mm, anyways you can see in the photo they're on 98mm waist skis (dynastar legend pros). Anyways they're in great shape, only one season of use and been sitting in a closet...
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    nothing on the sin 7? its weird that it seems...

    nothing on the sin 7? its weird that it seems like no one on here tried the ski? especially considering how beloved the S3 was
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    what's wrong with the sin 7's? are they not the...

    what's wrong with the sin 7's? are they not the successor to the S3's?

    i'm looking to replace a 2010 pair of beat to shit S3's, i found them to be the perfect east coast ski for me since i spend...
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    what's your point? are these investors convicted...

    what's your point? are these investors convicted criminals?
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    such wit!

    such wit!
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    so in your opinion -anyone- from...

    so in your opinion -anyone- from "Kahdgkahgagistan" ranks lower than a drunk from the states? either you really have a low opinion of people from Kahdgkahgagistan, or a rather inflated perception of...
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    more that its a small percentage of people that...

    more that its a small percentage of people that get busted drinking and driving, so what little money the drunk driving segment of society has to offer canada in terms of tourist revenue isn't worth...
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    oh man you flag people are for real? i thought...

    oh man you flag people are for real? i thought that was all made up, you people really exist? that's fucking hilarious! all i can say is... wow.
  20. hey how's it going :) briancon does make sense,...

    hey how's it going :) briancon does make sense, the kids don't need to be challenged. monetier had some good terrain, just isn't on the same scale as verbier, but ya can always go to la grave to do...
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    i wouldn't recommend kalalau beach as a dayhike...

    i wouldn't recommend kalalau beach as a dayhike for a 10 and 13 year old, we did it and it was a pretty long day with a lot of elevation gain, some pretty rowdy creek crossings on the way back, and a...
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    haven't been to belize, but underwater, it's...

    haven't been to belize, but underwater, it's going to kill kauai, scuba diving for sure, ambergis cay, etc.. snorkeling, i'm sure they take you out on a boat to some nice outer reefs. kauai is not...
  23. Haha yes, time flies, I hope we both get another...

    Haha yes, time flies, I hope we both get another season one day :)
  24. Absolutely, anyone considering Verbier look at...

    Absolutely, anyone considering Verbier look at Nendaz, it's 1/2 to 1/3 cheaper for rent. We actually stayed in Siviez which is further up but is only two buildings, but 10 steps from the chairlift,...
  25. Yeah we don't mind quiet, we had a car so drove...

    Yeah we don't mind quiet, we had a car so drove down to Nendaz or Sion every other day to shop and what not. I would have a car again this time. I've been to Zinal and Grimentz in the summer, they...
  26. Thanks that's really helpful, If I was 25 with no...

    Thanks that's really helpful, If I was 25 with no kids I'd go to Cham in a heartbeat, but dragging kids around on the bus to different lifts, dealing with the mega crowds, and skiing high consequence...
  27. Yeah, it seems like the big ski areas in the...

    Yeah, it seems like the big ski areas in the tarentaise (paradiski, 3 vallees, espacy killy) have that whole moonscape aesthetic going on. never really skied anywhere like that, does it get old? just...
  28. Where to spend a season in Alps? Have spent seasons in Whistler and Verbier

    I'm thinking of packing up the kids in a couple years and spending a season somewhere, but have to start planning now for a deferred absence and all that if it's going to happen.. so just wondering...
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    If your choice is big box stores? Ikea no...

    If your choice is big box stores? Ikea no question. They have a kitchen promo 2-3 times a year where everything is 20% off, which makes a huge difference. You can return anything, install a cabinet...
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    your 60 yo co-worker beats the market over a 10...

    your 60 yo co-worker beats the market over a 10 or 15+ year period, after taxes and costs are factored, with his entire portfolio? as does your dad? and you too i presume? impressive.
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    That's a terrible analogy, most people CAN make a...

    That's a terrible analogy, most people CAN make a great burger, it's relatively simple. Quality meat, cooked just right, fresh ingredients. It's not rocket science. Almost no one can consistently...
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    So, with all the time, energy and mumbo jumbo you...

    So, with all the time, energy and mumbo jumbo you guys talk, what is your 1yr/5yr/10yr annualized roi after fees?

    If you're not beating the indices, then what in the fuck is the point?

    If...
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    you should totally just go do that. if what...

    you should totally just go do that. if what matters most to you is your total vert skiied in a day then chamonix is not for you.

    for anyone else that finds this thread and is getting turned off...
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    i use airbnb all the time, it's awesome. rent...

    i use airbnb all the time, it's awesome. rent full houses for my family. lots of room to roam, proper kitchen to cook meals. also use vrbo. we're good renters, quiet, respectful. so i don't feel like...
  35. FREE: Buncha ski movie DVDs from 2006-2010 era

    I don't have a DVD player anymore, and I don't watch ski movies anymore, but I have a few original dvd's and at least a dozen dvdr's (copies) of movies from around that time period. If anyone wants...
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    Cool, just wondering if better to go in October...

    Cool, just wondering if better to go in October again when weather is cooler, but will mean missing riding TWE from Burro.. not sure when I'll get a chance to go back
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    Is doing it from Burro more novelty than anything...

    Is doing it from Burro more novelty than anything else? Or is it a big part of the ride and rightfully not to be missed?
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    Moab first week of September?

    I was there last week of October a couple of years ago and it was nice but on the cooler side, pants and long sleeves for hiking. Didn't do any biking then. Thinking of going first week of September...
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    whoops, i never checked back on this thread after...

    whoops, i never checked back on this thread after my last post, too bad we were there at the same time. beautiful weather huh? :)

    for anyone stumbling on this thread wondering what to ride, i...
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    4-5 days in Sedona in two weeks?

    Going to be in Phoenix in two weeks and thinking of tacking on a few days to go riding in Sedona. Should things be pretty good that time of year? Is that a good amount of days for that area or...
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    thanks, i just need something that will...

    thanks, i just need something that will essentially spend all day in bumps and tight trees, that can turn on a dime, and is easy to toss around quickly. the s3 was great for that. out west having a...
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    bump. anyone hate or love these? looking for...

    bump. anyone hate or love these? looking for something quick for east coast bumps and trees that can handle the odd dump. don't care about groomers, have other skis for that
  44. FS: Via Ferrata Lanyard w/ Biners - Petzl Scorpio Vertigo & Eashook

    two sets, one is petzl scorpio vertigo http://images.mec.ca/fluid/customers/c822/5035-281/generated/5035-281_NOC02_view1_720x720.jpg

    second set is the eashook, they're even easier to clip on/off....
  45. hah so who's right?

    hah so who's right?
  46. i thought that was an old wives tale :)

    i thought that was an old wives tale :)
  47. cool, but i guess what i'm wanting to know is -...

    cool, but i guess what i'm wanting to know is - why is it too much, does it make it harder to pivot, slide, slip or skid? does it make it grabby on wind buff or chalky snow? stuff like that. i guess...
  48. There any reason not to tune side bevels to 2 or 3 degrees?

    Is there any reason not to tune to 2 or 3 degree side bevel on a 100mm everyday resort ski to have a little more edge grip on the often unavoidable icy groomers or bumps? Seems most shops want to...
  49. I demo'd a ton of piste skis this winter because...

    I demo'd a ton of piste skis this winter because it hasn't snowed much and I want to have fun when it doesn't snow, and I'm on small hills out east (400-800m vertical). I tried a bunch of 88mm skis,...
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    no kidding, that was awesome

    no kidding, that was awesome
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