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    Do they offer in factory discounts?

    Do they offer in factory discounts?
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    I have some Wren 114's. It sounds like from...

    I have some Wren 114's.

    It sounds like from this you think the 110 will be even a little more chargy?
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    Turn radius is quite a bit shorter on the 102....

    Turn radius is quite a bit shorter on the 102. Effective edge is about the same. I have not skied it... but I think itís a safe bet that itíll be a wren 108 that edges a bit better and is a little...
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    Kicking myself for being focused on work today. ...

    Kicking myself for being focused on work today.

    PM'd just in case other deals fall through (but I can't imagine they will)
  5. Pin bindings vs frame bindings is 100 percent the...

    Pin bindings vs frame bindings is 100 percent the biggest jump. An F10 vs a shift is the difference for a lot of people between one lap and several.

    Then boots.
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    Iíve been really impressed with Hilleberg tents. ...

    Iíve been really impressed with Hilleberg tents.

    Single wall tents are good for fast and light... but Iíve always been willing to bring an extra few pounds to make sure Iím comfortable and have...
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    Good points. Iím sure there are people that like...

    Good points. Iím sure there are people that like the Wildcat 108. Iíve really tried to like Moments. I buy them and Iím really excited for them... but itís just not my feel, itís the core profile not...
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    I have yet to read any rave reviews of the...

    I have yet to read any rave reviews of the Wildcat 108 and there were a lot for sale here last winter with people saying they didnít click with the ski.

    My read (from owning the normal wildcat)...
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    Both skis look awesome for different reasons. The...

    Both skis look awesome for different reasons. The 102 fills a hole in my quiver. The 110 matches other skis Iíve loved but currently own...
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    I had Wrens that I used demo bindings on few a...

    I had Wrens that I used demo bindings on few a few days last season. I expected to like them better forward of the line. Settled on the link with -1 being my second favorite.

    Not a big person. On...
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    Look at Aeolus Pro 5ís used. They can be in your...

    Look at Aeolus Pro 5ís used. They can be in your budget and donít have anything wrong with them. Also tubeless which is really nice.
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    I rode the CT this summer. I would have been fine...

    I rode the CT this summer. I would have been fine doing it on a SB130 or SB115. My wife was on a Spot Mayhem (like the 130) and I was on a Mach 4 Sl (Like the 115) both did great and had their pros. ...
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    https://featheredfriends.com/collections/down-boot...

    https://featheredfriends.com/collections/down-booties-and-overboots/products/feathered-friends-down-booties

    In dry climates these work great. You can walk around outside as long as youíre in...
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    Moment has some interesting Colabs that theyíre...

    Moment has some interesting Colabs that theyíre doing with Backcountry (yeah I know backcountry).

    Essentially a wildcat 101 with a tour core and a Bella with a Bamboo core. The bamboo core Bella...
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    https://www.newschoolers.com/videos/watch/977729/J...

    https://www.newschoolers.com/videos/watch/977729/Jonnie-Merrill--19----20

    Love the style as it feels way more like my average day than massive AK spines. This makes me want Jefferys. Looks like...
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    Another vote for 186. If heís a solid skier no...

    Another vote for 186.

    If heís a solid skier no question 186.
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    It seems like theyíre focusing on just a few skis...

    It seems like theyíre focusing on just a few skis with just a few sizes.
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    New Pollard Ski Company - Season Eqpt.

    I might be biased as someone who loves the Pescado... but dang Iím pretty stoked on this.

    https://seasoneqpt.com/

    Pollard announced yesterday that heíd left Line skis and launched Season Eqpt...
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    186cm. You said Ďtreesí. Doesnít sound...

    186cm.

    You said Ďtreesí.

    Doesnít sound like youíre looking for a lot more stability over your Bibby which is what the 193 is for. The 186 is already likely a more stable ski than the Bibby...
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    This debate over 116 vs 108 makes more sense...

    This debate over 116 vs 108 makes more sense understanding use and context. I said this a few pages ago but snow density and the terrain youíre touring on makes a huge difference.

    I personally...
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    I had a buddy who had bad form and weighed 250...

    I had a buddy who had bad form and weighed 250 lbs. He skied with his toes locked out. Made sense and was necessary in a lot of touring conditions.

    I have had one true ĎPre-releaseí and that was a...
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    You could do either size. It really is the...

    You could do either size.

    It really is the basic do you want more playful vs more stability question. Most people find the 190 plenty playful in their new lighter constructions, hence the 190...
  23. Any thoughts from someone on how different the...

    Any thoughts from someone on how different the protest and Kusala will be?

    They seem like fairly different shapes... but get grouped together a lot these days.
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    Lots of preference and style involved... but most...

    Lots of preference and style involved... but most people would tell you 190.

    Iím 6í2Ē 160 and Iíve skied both in the 118 width. I wouldnít want the 184 by they were fun to mess around on.

    The...
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    Not to sound like an old retro grouch (Iím not)...

    Not to sound like an old retro grouch (Iím not) but I grew up near White Ranch and would ride over there on my rigid 26 inch trek with cantilever brakes. I got my ass kicked, but I kept going back...
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    I have a 34 Step Cast on my Mach 4 Sl. I am...

    I have a 34 Step Cast on my Mach 4 Sl.

    I am actually pretty happy with it. The previous 34's were horrible... this one for this application seems solid.

    I can also say that I really like the...
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    Snow inches to water inches ratios matter. 10...

    Snow inches to water inches ratios matter.

    10 - 1 snow, 108mm stuff works great
    20 - 1 snow, time for wide skis

    Lighter 30-1 storms are super tiring on 108mm skis...
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    Dang... where did you pull this off?

    Dang... where did you pull this off?
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    Both good skis. Slightly different but not worlds...

    Both good skis. Slightly different but not worlds different. You could learn to ski either of them, Iíve liked the learning to handle slightly more playful skis like the deathwish.

    Buy the ski...
  30. Thread: What bike?

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    DW link bike sounds like the way to go. New Pivot...

    DW link bike sounds like the way to go. New Pivot Switchblade would be ideal... but is superboost. So maybe Ripley or Ripmo.
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    Double down tires, carbon wheels, and a few other...

    Double down tires, carbon wheels, and a few other spec choices.

    Also... it might be like 29.9lbs vs 32.0...
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    Are you asking for your recon trip or the single...

    Are you asking for your recon trip or the single day attempt?

    For a single day attempt Moab to Fruita is the right direction, no questions. You get the long climb out of the way in the dark, the...
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    Trying to keep track of the well regarded older...

    Trying to keep track of the well regarded older versions of Billy Goats. Is the 12/13 191cm version one of the sought after versions?
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    This is my favorite resort ski of all time. Daily...

    This is my favorite resort ski of all time. Daily driver in Colorado.

    Iím 6í3Ē and ski the 189. Anyone 6í or under (or even 6í1Ē) would love this length.
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    Air springs work between the 29íer and 27.5...

    Air springs work between the 29íer and 27.5 versions. A 140mm 29íer airspring is 150mm in a 27.5 fork. 130mm 29íer is 140mm in a 27.5 fork.

    Different generations will swap back and forth too.
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    Dropping the travel is super cheap on these...

    Dropping the travel is super cheap on these forks. Likely $30 and most people could do it at home with some help from YouTube. Or pay a mechanic and get the fork freshend up at the same time.
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    Buy a new Ďusedí fork if you can find one...

    Buy a new Ďusedí fork if you can find one non-boost with limited hours.

    That 34 was never a great fork... even when new.

    I would look around for a Pike thatís only been ridden moderately and...
  38. This is a ridiculous deal... good luck on a...

    This is a ridiculous deal... good luck on a hopefully instant sale.
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    Yeah... Santa Cruz frames used to be around 5lbs...

    Yeah... Santa Cruz frames used to be around 5lbs flat and were really durable.

    The couple pound increase really is fairly substantial percentage. Makes me wonder the Ďwhyí behind that. Iím sure...
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    For helmet mounted lights this outbound looks...

    For helmet mounted lights this outbound looks ideal. Lightweight and good beam pattern.

    https://www.outboundlighting.com/product/hangover/
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    I wouldnít ski a MTN in bounds. Youíll have a few...

    I wouldnít ski a MTN in bounds. Youíll have a few weird releases per year that can get dangerous. Great touring binding though.

    I would prioritize durability.

    I think the shift seems to hold...
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    I wouldnít loosen with a torque wrench... It...

    I wouldnít loosen with a torque wrench...

    It might be urban legend but I was taught it could mess with calibration.
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    I bought mind with two precious mounts so I did...

    I bought mind with two precious mounts so I did Shifts because I wanted to tour and take them to the resort. Crazy fun resort ski for both good snow and spring laps. The shifts bother me touring but...
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    Good point. It has never really bothered me but...

    Good point. It has never really bothered me but Iím not sure why. It might be that itís just a shorter ski than Iím used to but I also just tend to be on wide setups. They do break trail nicely. I...
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    Like tgapp said, not that heavy. You're really...

    Like tgapp said, not that heavy. You're really splitting hairs compared to a 1700gram ski... and honestly a few of the options you listed are likely a little heavier than stated specs. Point being,...
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    Are you thinking youíll have more pairs of...

    Are you thinking youíll have more pairs of touring sticks?

    My current setups are Moment Deathwish Tour as a daily driver and Line Pescadoís that actually get used A LOT.

    The Pescado is a...
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    Poll: These look incredible. Any word on how long...

    These look incredible.

    Any word on how long the pre-order will be open?

    Also feedback on if Iíd be crazy to mount a shift on these? Iím thinking resort powder ski mainly, but Iím curious about...
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    My wife has a pair of the womenís Husumeís (the...

    My wife has a pair of the womenís Husumeís (the flute). It took her a bit, and they showed up edge high which didnít help, but theyíve made her a better skier and watching her style develop to match...
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    I donít see any reason to patch dynaplugs... even...

    I donít see any reason to patch dynaplugs... even on road tubeless itís a permanent fix.

    Bacon strips or the dart... I have no idea.
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    No need for something fancy for this... just use...

    No need for something fancy for this... just use a strap setup. They seem to work fine.

    The cool solution would be a bedrock sinbad. Iíve been eyeing one and will likely put an order in at some...
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