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    Yes Stairway to Heaven at #2 canyon. Endless...

    Yes Stairway to Heaven at #2 canyon. Endless green circle downhill!

    This weekend I sampled my Galbraith and Tiger. Both were prime condition but the Tiger dirt was out of this world!
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    x2 on that! For wet mtbing at 30-50 degree temps...

    x2 on that! For wet mtbing at 30-50 degree temps those waterproof socks have led to a big increase in riding comfort for me. The boot drier also works great to dry the shoes out.

    I'm half...
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    This thread is a little stale considering the...

    This thread is a little stale considering the luscious loam that is going to be ripening over the next few days. Last weekend i journeyed east for some nice, mellow, flowy single track and flowers,...
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    So sorry to disappoint you. I was here 10 years...

    So sorry to disappoint you. I was here 10 years ago and must have survived by miracle or generosity from superior beings.
  5. Thread: Fuck podcasts.

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    I wanted to love audiobooks, but for the most...

    I wanted to love audiobooks, but for the most part I find them too slow, and that listening to something meant to be read isnít as satisfying as reading it. Thatís why radio/podcasts works better as...
  6. Thread: Fuck podcasts.

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    Cheap podcasts where people blab for 2 hours...

    Cheap podcasts where people blab for 2 hours aren't really podcasts to me - they are talk radio.

    The real podcasts IMO and produced radio shows with specific approach to the audio medium - not...
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    I'm almost through season 3 of Babylon Berlin on...

    I'm almost through season 3 of Babylon Berlin on Netflix and think this show is great. An awesome historical drama made with a modern aesthetic and great production values.
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    If it has enough range for your commute, I think...

    If it has enough range for your commute, I think the cheap, used, small electric car is a legit second car option. They are good at what they are good at.
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    This is absolutely a thing. My building is four...

    This is absolutely a thing. My building is four floors and we have multiple teams in other countries so we had to communicate as though we were remote much of the time anyways. Hybrid WFH is the...
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    So Syracuse hasnít benefitted from the WFH boom?...

    So Syracuse hasnít benefitted from the WFH boom?

    This thread has me wondering if there were similar RE trends internationally, and my five minutes of searching suggest that there are:
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    I should have said: that frame looks dialed

    I should have said: that frame looks dialed
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    2021 Bikes That Make Your Shorts Tighter.

    Price aside - that bike looks dialed. Seems like the bike between the Sentinel and Spur that Transition hasnít made yet. The sizing gap is a bit large, though.
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    I have the Houdini and Ferrosi. Used the Houdini...

    I have the Houdini and Ferrosi. Used the Houdini for skiing and more recently mtbing for years. Ferrosi is softer and less ďslipperyĒ and noisy than the Houdini but also much bulkier and absorbs more...
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    I would like to buy these. PM sent!

    I would like to buy these. PM sent!
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    My sister-in-law in Ontario told me about this...

    My sister-in-law in Ontario told me about this and I was blown away. Another friend has sick parents in Nova Scotia who are faaaaar away from a vaccine. He said it has to do with Canada buying...
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    I ordered the FT pro tour liner but returned it...

    I ordered the FT pro tour liner but returned it before molding. Much the the interior foam is super soft and doesnít look heat moldable - very different from the dense supportive foam on the inside...
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    We got one recently. Well really my wife insisted...

    We got one recently. Well really my wife insisted she get one. They are pretty cheap all around but surprisingly functional for a very affordable used car. The price had to be low enough that I...
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    Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD aka Hawk Extended aka HawX

    Have you tried the Plug wrap style? Itís lower volume than the pro wrap but skis really nice inbounds.

    I feel the same way about wrap liners - Iíve never been 100% happy with a tongue liner....
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    Some people have extremely low volume feet. This...

    Some people have extremely low volume feet. This is especially a problem for touring where you need to walk all day and canít really downsize due to length. I tried to use the next size down Hawx for...
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    FWIW Iím skiing Pro Wraps in my XTDs and it works...

    FWIW Iím skiing Pro Wraps in my XTDs and it works well. Itís a lot of liner volume in a low volume shell so it might be too much for some.
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    I've found that among my friend group, some adapt...

    I've found that among my friend group, some adapt to more center-mounted skis and others don't at all. One had the Bent Chetler 120 and didn't like it - mounted back 3 cm and it was better, but still...
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    If you enter it from the inside, donít you sort...

    If you enter it from the inside, donít you sort of need some empty space in the truck bed to stand/climb up? If itís fully loaded with gear, doesnít that mean you still end up having to move stuff...
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    I love this dish and a bunch of others in the...

    I love this dish and a bunch of others in the Jerusalem cookbook:

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    Roast butternut squash and red onion with tahini and za'atar
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  25. Itís snowed like 3 feet since this ski was buried...

    Itís snowed like 3 feet since this ski was buried on Wednesday so itís not coming out for some time! Let me know if you want to sell your old wailers...
  26. Iíve waited in more lift lines than prior years,...

    Iíve waited in more lift lines than prior years, but Iíve also skied many more days with amazing snow than normal so Iím very thankful for that. At least everyone is out enjoying themselves in what...
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    If anyone finds a blue DPS Wailer 112 in a 168cm...

    If anyone finds a blue DPS Wailer 112 in a 168cm in the area just above and skier's left of the cliff area that runs under the Green Valley chair, let me know. I've got a sad skier in the house!
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  28. WTB: 168 DPS Yvette 112 hybrid (or wailers) pair or single

    Dear skiers: my wife is in love with these skis, and today she lost one in some deep blower pow. You can imagine the emotional torment she is going through right now. Please send your old skis on to...
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    I put in my vote and spread the word, Gary. ...

    I put in my vote and spread the word, Gary.

    Speaking of voting, we fulfilled our end of the deal down here so how about that border, eh? Iíve heard the skiing is mighty fine this year in the land...
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    FYI I donít think those flex ratings are...

    FYI I donít think those flex ratings are equivalent between Ultra 130 and Ultra XTD 130 so there is a chance she will find the XTD version noticeably softer. I read of someone else getting the 120...
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    Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD aka Hawk Extended aka HawX

    The XTD 130 I have is certainly ok inbounds (for a touring boot itís frankly amazing and good enough for some) but since I have the alpine version I know thatís better. I donít know how much the XTD...
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    Full disclosure: I have skied touring gear in the...

    Full disclosure: I have skied touring gear in the resort and will again. I do it specifically when I'm on a primarily-touring ski trip or when I'm intending to access the backcountry from the resort....
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    To be more specific - maybe just make sure your...

    To be more specific - maybe just make sure your current alpine skis/bindings can accommodate the touring boot you want to get.

    Another option is to have one boot with two liners. The stiffer...
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    I know people do this,but believe the cost...

    I know people do this,but believe the cost savings are largely an illusion. I ski both the Hawx ultra alpine boot and the XTD for touring. They might look the same, but the alpine version is...
  35. That pollution is a real bummer. Seems like an...

    That pollution is a real bummer. Seems like an otherwise unusually unique spot in thatís itís in the US but very close to Canadian skiing. (Not this year of course.)
  36. The weight, style and skill of the skier make a...

    The weight, style and skill of the skier make a big difference - probably less in all cases for me! These things have seen so much pow over the years.... thanks again
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    For anyone else with low volume feet/ankles: I...

    For anyone else with low volume feet/ankles: I was growing dissatisfied with the skiing feel of my Luxury liners (soft foam) but the tour wrap was too thin. I got a set of Pro Wrap liners and even...
  39. I'm chuckling at this old quote since I bought...

    I'm chuckling at this old quote since I bought your Automatics and they have been my favorite resort pow ski by a long shot. I've tried to replace them with newer skis including the QST 118 and the...
  40. Snow in the PNW 20-21: We may have Corona but Corona doesn't have us!

    Skied the morning at xtal today. Snow was somewhat dense and wind-whipped but pretty fun on the steeps. Lifts servicing steep terrain are more busy on weekdays this year than weekends. Weekdays do...
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    Confirmed - I'll buy the Pro Wraps. PM sent

    Confirmed - I'll buy the Pro Wraps. PM sent
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    I think I have a friend who will buy those Pro...

    I think I have a friend who will buy those Pro Wraps - let me check
  43. You nailed it IMO. I don't like long lift lines,...

    You nailed it IMO. I don't like long lift lines, but if I want to ski some version of International in the bc I'm not going to do it on a day with that kind of hazard. I love touring, but it is a...
  44. ERMERGERD I skied really good pow for the last...

    ERMERGERD I skied really good pow for the last three days
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    Suggesting Carnation as a good commuter spot...

    Suggesting Carnation as a good commuter spot might be a stretch depending on your expectations. Pre-COVID, my office was/is in Redmond town center and a coworker in Carnation refused to arrive at...
  46. Superline Sunday indeed. I got there early AF...

    Superline Sunday indeed. I got there early AF which led to some really good runs - but not a lot of them!

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  47. May you heal well, sir Norseman

    May you heal well, sir Norseman
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    Expectations of the middle class family home have...

    Expectations of the middle class family home have definitely risen. When looking at 2BR houses built in the 50s it becomes clear than bunk beds used to be much more popular than they are today. I...
  49. I went on a pow mission to Baker yesterday and it...

    I went on a pow mission to Baker yesterday and it delivered! Stayed cold enough and snowed all day - that ice crust is mostly covered and after this next dumpage it should be more so
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    WTB: Dalbello Lupo TI ID 27.5 LINER

    This is a weirdly specific request, but if anyone has any of these liners for ~2016 vintage Dalbellos, I'd like to buy them. Looks like the below picture (copied from someone's old for sale thread)...
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