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  1. This year's thread bump, I read "bacon". Must be...

    This year's thread bump, I read "bacon". Must be time for dinner.
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    1000-oaks has a pair in gear swap, in case anyone...

    1000-oaks has a pair in gear swap, in case anyone is interested
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    At least Hagan tells you which ATK model they're...

    At least Hagan tells you which ATK model they're selling, although renaming it doesn't seem to make any sense.

    BD leaves it to you to figure it out. Silly branding exercise.
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    So I received delivery of that 303 stuff that...

    So I received delivery of that 303 stuff that @geezersteve is big on. Reading the application warnings on the back gives me pause. My wife has chemical sensitivities and I can envision problems the...
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    There's a lot of love around here for the STH 2s....

    There's a lot of love around here for the STH 2s.

    One stupid thing (mentioned earlier - and admittedly a minor nit) I wish Tyrolia would change is that tab for adjusting forward pressure. It's...
  6. So I lucked out with a 6-8 powder day two weeks...

    So I lucked out with a 6-8 powder day two weeks ago, and headed off to A-Basin with the EXPs and my Vipec mounted GPOs. The temptation to ski the GPOs all day was too great. About 4 hours in, the...
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    That was the biggest surprise yesterday. In...

    That was the biggest surprise yesterday. In retrospect, your analysis about Northern exposure makes sense.
  8. I have a BCA from about 2008 (Stash Pack, I...

    I have a BCA from about 2008 (Stash Pack, I think). It might have 2 days use. Too small for me - barely room for shovel/probe. PM me if you want a photo. $7.50 + shipping?

    [Edit] It's sold.
    ...
  9. Let's look at it this way. If a new geological...

    Let's look at it this way. If a new geological survey came out showing that Gasherbrum I was the highest peak on the planet how many of these people would still prioritize Everest?
  10. Maybe this was lost on you, but we're not talking...

    Maybe this was lost on you, but we're not talking about Alex Lowe.

    We're talking about vain, clueless dickheads who put others at risk with the power of their checkbook - people for whom I have...
  11. ^^^ This is my main concern as well ^^^ ......

    ^^^ This is my main concern as well ^^^

    ... Thom
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    ^^^this^^^

    ^^^this^^^
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    Young man, the Winter of 74-75 was the shit. The...

    Young man, the Winter of 74-75 was the shit. The 90s is modern times.

    Hot pow (3") this skied well at the Basin this morning. Snow in the afternoon up high, and wet snow at the base.

    All in...
  14. Jorma's the man. I have his DVD set, but I...

    Jorma's the man. I have his DVD set, but I confess to giving up about 80% through learning a song.

    I spent a couple of months trying to get "Mann's Fate" down. That's a tough one, at least for...
  15. Good idea for a thread. Does it make sense to...

    Good idea for a thread.

    Does it make sense to move this thread to tech talk?

    Alternatively, to the slide zone since we're talking about gear for when shit goes down and what to do about it.
    ...
  16. Check out Justin Guitar. He structures it pretty...

    Check out Justin Guitar. He structures it pretty well so you don't feel overwhelmed.

    The way he teaches the CAGED system (intermediate level stuff) is with an eye toward learning the neck (not...
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    Neither Cody nor the rest of us had any idea how...

    Neither Cody nor the rest of us had any idea how prescient he was in making that comment, and in what way we're in an era of last descents.

    ... Thom
  18. Someone buy these so I don't have to.

    Someone buy these so I don't have to.
  19. Without knowing what "no professional tune in ...

    Without knowing what "no professional tune in 200 days" means, and given the basic nature of your question, I'd start from square 1 and get a true bar on the base to see what I'm up against. Heck!...
  20. +1 to interface issues (worn boot, AFD, etc.) as...

    +1 to interface issues (worn boot, AFD, etc.) as well as incorrect forward pressure. Good point made about exposed transport (road salt, grime, etc.).

    'nuther thing ... maybe the indicator line...
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    No question about that. I have a perverse...

    No question about that. I have a perverse curiosity about this thread - like watching a car wreck.

    Does anyone know if DMM is still involved in the Kingpin"s manufacture? The first year pins...
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    These bindings are like a foot of blower over a...

    These bindings are like a foot of blower over a persistent weak layer - so tempting (at least when they were first released), and yet we're all just waiting and waiting for them to blow. The fact...
  23. What? Me count? I'm still working on that...

    What? Me count? I'm still working on that readin' thang.
  24. Isn't it about this stage in the thread where...

    Isn't it about this stage in the thread where someone posts the Q&P?

    OK , I'll do it ...


    https://youtu.be/Wi4N4duxwgk

    ... Thom
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    ^^^ this ^^^ (now, if I could get to Japan).

    ^^^ this ^^^

    (now, if I could get to Japan).
  26. Ya, while I bought a 92 side guide, it remains...

    Ya, while I bought a 92 side guide, it remains unused, some 10 years later.

    Maybe I'm missing something also, but my only complaints skiing in the West have been too sharp, and not too dull.
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  27. Different manufacturers refer to a non-90 degree...

    Different manufacturers refer to a non-90 degree side edge angle differently.

    My 2 SVST side edge guides are marked 90 and 92.

    You'll see this same angle referred to as 0 and 2, as well as 90...
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    Take the liner into account as well. It's...

    Take the liner into account as well.

    It's helpful to bring one of your liners to use as a baseline, if you can fit them in the shells of interest.

    ... Thom
  29. The good news is that it should sell quickly this...

    The good news is that it should sell quickly this time of year.

    ... Thom
  30. Agree that it's not like a 'biner, but then...

    Agree that it's not like a 'biner, but then again, it's a single point of failure and can be expected to serve belay anchor duty, so maybe it's worse.

    Looking at this from the retailer's...
  31. Climbing gear is always a final sale - for...

    Climbing gear is always a final sale - for obvious reasons.
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    Folks can be their own worst critics. We see our...

    Folks can be their own worst critics. We see our flaws which are invisible to others.

    I think you guys started at a very high level, and the fact that you're building on this is a testament to...
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    How is it that this just keeps getting better...

    How is it that this just keeps getting better with each episode? Great work guys!

    ... Thom
  34. So normally, the typical "rules" are to subtract...

    So normally, the typical "rules" are to subtract $$$ for previous mounts. In the case of 1000-oaks' precision work, I'd argue that there should be an up-charge for the insert installation.

    ......
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    Yesterday in the Park. We hit it a bit too late,...

    Yesterday in the Park. We hit it a bit too late, and turned around where Dragon's Tail and Dragon's Tooth converge at the outcrop.

    Good workout, and and a few hundred vert of survival skiing in...
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    That's always been my impression. I wonder...

    That's always been my impression. I wonder what's up.

    ... Thom
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    When I was your age, we walked 10 miles to school...

    When I was your age, we walked 10 miles to school ... and we didn't have shoes :eek:


    This is an "inversion" of the climbing gym model. Folks who "graduate" from climbing gyms can have high...
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    Surprisingly soft today. @Ive Seen Black...

    Surprisingly soft today. @Ive Seen Black Diamonds! and a buddy scoping out lines in the general direction of James Peak.281289
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    So I realized the limited brake selection on the...

    So I realized the limited brake selection on the Tyrolia/Head site (posted above) is due to viewing on mobile. On a laptop, it shows all of the brake sizes.

    ... Thom
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    I'm considering an Attack2 14 AT, which is sold...

    I'm considering an Attack2 14 AT, which is sold without brakes.

    Can anyone confirm that they use brake code A?

    Strangely their website shows only a 130mm type A. Apparently, they're showing...
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    So at the end of the day, I got nervous and took...

    So at the end of the day, I got nervous and took the safe route with a pair of Plum Guide 12's. I shimmed the toes with some UHMW (a touch under 5/16" which netted out to 8.25mm).

    This puts the...
  42. I don't have statistics, but we all know that...

    I don't have statistics, but we all know that peolple sue sue when they feel like it, and a diligent lawyer will access the binding indemnification list and published boot lists.

    Kind of like...
  43. He's logged more vert on skins than I have riding...

    He's logged more vert on skins than I have riding lifts. Mighty impressive indeed!

    And yes, as far as Praxis lengths are concerned, they've tended to run about 1cm shorter (straight-pull) than...
  44. I thought that might be the case from your...

    I thought that might be the case from your earlier comments. They're definitely chargers.
  45. I'm curious how they compare to Rxs, 'coz the...

    I'm curious how they compare to Rxs, 'coz the heavy core, veneer, flex 4, 184 Freerides I bought two years ago beat the crap out of me.

    Low tide around these parts usually means a healthy dose of...
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    Because drivers are nuts, school kids likely have...

    Because drivers are nuts, school kids likely have to take the bus and Denver probably hasn't used up their snow day allocation for the year. Other than that, no reason at all.

    ... Thom
  47. I just cut some 6mm (1/4") shims out of UHMW...

    I just cut some 6mm (1/4") shims out of UHMW (cutting board material) for my Guides which arrived yesterday.

    Off to the hardware store for longer screws. Since I knew I'd be experimenting with...
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    Scott owes you a sales commission (for Woodsmans...

    Scott owes you a sales commission (for Woodsmans sold) for this post :cool:

    ... Thom
  49. I read some conflicting info on these leashes...

    I read some conflicting info on these leashes (breakaway vs. non-breakaway): https://skimo.co/plum-binding-leashes

    I'll likely run some Maurelli breakaway loops on them (they're sitting around -...
  50. Leashes come with the brakeless version (65 Kg....

    Leashes come with the brakeless version (65 Kg. breakaway strength).

    ... Thom
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