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  1. MAP was renamed Enduro and then Enduro changed to...

    MAP was renamed Enduro and then Enduro changed to MAA (aspen in place of paulownia).

    ... Thom

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  2. Yeah, also remember that this is TGR, where...

    Yeah, also remember that this is TGR, where everyone except Cody Townsend thinks they need DIN-16 and 195cm skis ;-) My Qs (with me at 5'9" / 165#) floated very similarly to my 184 BGs and...
  3. I'm the outlier as far as float. 182 Qs float...

    I'm the outlier as far as float. 182 Qs float much better than my limited experience with my 187 Protests. I had to tail gun my Protests mounted at -1.

    Qs float just fine - similarly to my...
  4. I haven't skied the Bibbys, but he Qs ski...

    I haven't skied the Bibbys, but he Qs ski slightly longer than GPOs, in harder pack snow. In soft snow however, they initiate equally quickly but differently. The GPOs initiate with more of a...
  5. I made a parallel observation in post #352 in the...

    I made a parallel observation in post #352 in the main, current Praxis thread. Serendipitously, my first pair of Praxis were GPOs and I love them. I haven't been so "luckly" since then:


    ...
  6. Absolutely!

    Absolutely!
  7. Same here and I still have to keep my attention...

    Same here and I still have to keep my attention on centering my stance (not driving my shins hard).

    They're going on a trip in 10 days (along with my Down CD 114s), and I promise a commentary upon...
  8. Why do I keep forgetting about this? Maybe...

    Why do I keep forgetting about this? Maybe because over time, Alpy's "Praxis Rx" posts have become background noise ;-)
  9. I'm rooting for folks to try a +10 Q and tell us...

    I'm rooting for folks to try a +10 Q and tell us about it, 'coz I may be the only maggot who didn't bond with the Protest.

    I'm thinkin' +10 Q or a C&D are where I'd go.

    ... Thom
  10. Yup, the Q was/is the longest adjustment period...

    Yup, the Q was/is the longest adjustment period I've spent with a ski. Like yourself, it usually takes a few runs - a day at most, for me to figure out a ski.

    The fact that they did some things...
  11. That's exactly it. Where I still have an...

    That's exactly it. Where I still have an occasional hiccup is on hardpack because of old habits.

    That sense of similar balance point (both fore/aft and left/right) can end up being a game...
  12. I'm really interested on the returns this year on...

    I'm really interested on the returns this year on the skinny Rx as well.

    ... Thom
  13. I only have a dozen or so days on my Qs and was...

    I only have a dozen or so days on my Qs and was only beginning to get used to their behavior on harder snow. It's all about adopting a more centered stance than I'm used to - an old dog/new tricks...
  14. It was beginning to feel like a lost season until...

    It was beginning to feel like a lost season until last month.
  15. I'm coming the same conclusion. Other than an...

    I'm coming the same conclusion. Other than an occasional "Tabke moment", they're some of the most versatile & predictable skis I've been on. They're bit wide for me on hard pack, but hey! they're...
  16. I'm seeing more and more, why a Goat makes a lot...

    I'm seeing more and more, why a Goat makes a lot of sense in maritime snow.

    Yesterday was wet/wind affected and I had to stay a bit more in top of it with my Qs than I would have with my...
  17. I don't get the "Q's are slower to pivot than...

    I don't get the "Q's are slower to pivot than Billy Goat" thing.

    The reason i sold my Goats is that I found that I'm quicker in the trees with my Q's. I don't have much opportunity or...
  18. So I put my money where my mouth is, and put my...

    So I put my money where my mouth is, and put my Billy Goats up for sale yesterday. They sold in record time (literally 1 minute after posting). Perhaps the slightest bit of seller's remorse, but...
  19. Responsiveness to feathering is a great way of...

    Responsiveness to feathering is a great way of putting it!

    ... Thom
  20. That's where I got wrapped around the axle - a...

    That's where I got wrapped around the axle - a terrible season for me with the first exposure to anything deeper than a couple of inches of chalk being yesterday (Damn! ... We've already passed the...
  21. Actually, it was the opposite. I got on them and...

    Actually, it was the opposite. I got on them and expected instant bonding with them. Instead, it was a WTF experience and the thinking started (why does my inside ski seem to have a mind of its...
  22. I'm on the standard width Qs. I edited my post...

    I'm on the standard width Qs. I edited my post (above) to clarify this for future readers.

    I agree with you about being a "ski designer" and having one shot to get it right ;-)

    A-ever-geuse...
  23. I like your travel ski definition. It recognizes...

    I like your travel ski definition. It recognizes that we're quiver guys at heart, but that when traveling, you have to make hard choices.

    I don't think your comment is dickish at all. I've never...
  24. I'm really in love with these skis, and I can't...

    I'm really in love with these skis, and I can't envision ever deviating from the Enduro/Carbon/Veneer formula - whether for inbounds or touring.

    I'm giving serious consideration to a pair of BCs...
  25. I finally got my Q's out into their intended...

    I finally got my Q's out into their intended habitat - or at least close. It's been a miserable year, compounded by traveling to sea level during the February storm cycles.

    So today I found some...
  26. Well, the wonky inside ski behavior is a distant...

    Well, the wonky inside ski behavior is a distant memory and I foresee lots of great turns on these skis. Never have I been so initially confused/depressed/pissed off with a ski, only to experience...
  27. I dont think you'll find many folks who varied...

    I dont think you'll find many folks who varied their relative mount location from their GPOs to their Qs, but it would be interesting to hear from them.

    ... Thom
  28. That's interesting. Unfortunately, I don't have...

    That's interesting. Unfortunately, I don't have demo bindings mounted, so I can't easily try that.

    [ETA] Keith advised us to mount the Q's where we like to ski the GPOs. I've skied and bonded...
  29. My full width Q's are also mounted at -1. Think...

    My full width Q's are also mounted at -1. Think centered stance on hardpack and the wonkiness goes away. Centered is very counterintuitive to me on hard snow and I had trouble convincing myself to...
  30. You're gonna make someone very happy ...

    You're gonna make someone very happy ...
  31. I went from pretty depressed (WTF am I doing -...

    I went from pretty depressed (WTF am I doing - buying skis on the interwebz) to elated, and this, without yet having had the opportunity to play with them in their primary natural habitat.

    ......
  32. Well, my Q's and I finally bonded yesterday (or...

    Well, my Q's and I finally bonded yesterday (or at least, we made major progress). I have to admit (based on a limited # of turns), I was getting a bit depressed at how weird they skied on hardpack....
  33. Yup ... 182 GPOs & Qs are both at -7. ... Thom

    Yup ... 182 GPOs & Qs are both at -7.

    ... Thom
  34. I'm in general agreement with you, but having...

    I'm in general agreement with you, but having asked Keith about it, he said to mount the Q's where I like my GPOs (at -1). I'd say that +/- 1cm is generally safe with most skis.

    Having said...
  35. Yeah, I'm still hopeful that it's a weird...

    Yeah, I'm still hopeful that it's a weird learning curve for me, but at the end of the day, I'm also open to the possibility that it's for a different skier type. We'll see ...

    ... Thom
  36. I’m sticking with the plan to re-hab the knee by...

    I’m sticking with the plan to re-hab the knee by going self-propelled skiing through the holidays. This morning, I got out on a forest service trail adjacent to the Eldora ski area. On the return...
  37. I'm beginning to think that a cheap flight to...

    I'm beginning to think that a cheap flight to Reno to demo (Keith has some demos in popular sizes for local use?) would be money well spent.

    ... Thom
  38. You beat me to the punch. I was just editing my...

    You beat me to the punch. I was just editing my above post. There's hardly any base bevel (considerably less than 1 degree). Herein could lie the answer to varied responses to hard snow...
  39. Agree with refining the tune/de-tune to one's...

    Agree with refining the tune/de-tune to one's taste. For my GPOs, there was significant tip/tail detuning.

    I just put the true bar on my Q's. Dead... Nuts... Flat.

    [edit] Initially, it...
  40. I'm going from memory (a 4 run demo of two years'...

    I'm going from memory (a 4 run demo of two years' ago Steeple) but from a "charge" perspective, I'd say that Steeple is about right (5'9", 165Lbs.). In that limited Steeple demo, I remarked to...
  41. Consistent with my brief experience to date -...

    Consistent with my brief experience to date - trying to figure out how to pressure the "little toe" edge (the inside ski of the turn).

    ... Thom
  42. Yeah, a heavy core Protest would be quite the...

    Yeah, a heavy core Protest would be quite the dreadnought.

    ... Thom
  43. The weight of my 182, #4, Enduro/Carbon/Maple...

    The weight of my 182, #4, Enduro/Carbon/Maple Veneer Qs was surprising at: 3897g/pair (8.6 Lbs.). That's .3 Lbs. lighter than my 182 GPOs (same layup except for veneer).

    I found my post on...
  44. Late season start for me, but just cleared for...

    Late season start for me, but just cleared for takeoff by my surgeon, and I'm really psyched to try my Q's. They're still cool to me ;-)

    Keith said to mount my Q's the way I like my GPOs which...
  45. If I were smart, I would have engineered a...

    If I were smart, I would have engineered a situation where I spend more time on skis ;-)

    ... Thom
  46. I used to be in IT, but now I design turntables...

    I used to be in IT, but now I design turntables and vacuum tube amplifiers.

    I've never been able to accurately find the center with the origami method. Always close, but no cigar.

    ... Thom
  47. Yup to calipers. I prefer referencing off of a...

    Yup to calipers. I prefer referencing off of a square butted against the ski edge rather than using the sidewall, but there are so many reliable ways to check.

    I really enjoyed sharing/comparing...
  48. The only way you could err with a template mount...

    The only way you could err with a template mount is if you establish the center points outside the bounds of the short edge's taper point.

    Most folks aren't OCD enough to do this.



    You're...
  49. Sometimes however, I'm amazed at how much OCD...

    Sometimes however, I'm amazed at how much OCD behavior I have to go through to arrive at an obvious answer.

    ... Thom
  50. I've had a few offline conversations with folks...

    I've had a few offline conversations with folks about how the Quixote's asymmetrical sidecut affects the binding mount's left/right centering on the ski. It's so simple, and yet this eluded me until...
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