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    Since you're in Frankenbinding mode, you might...

    Since you're in Frankenbinding mode, you might consider Kreuzspitz GT heels from skimo. That would of course be 4 extra holes instead of two. Maybe it just "pays" to buy both full binding sets &...
  2. Yer on a roll ;-)

    Yer on a roll ;-)
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    I just got my Barryvox S. No time spent with it...

    I just got my Barryvox S. No time spent with it yet, but I have to say that I'm very impressed with the switch.

    One thing I'm not too big on is the hard, open frame holster. Maybe I'll get...
  4. Beacon, shovel, probe.

    Beacon, shovel, probe.
  5. Doh! And here, I thought he was thinking of...

    Doh! And here, I thought he was thinking of using standard 12AB binding screws, so he didn't mangle the threads in his skis with a different tread pitch.

    Another (more complicated) solution would...
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    ... and, in the middle of the active ATK thread,...

    ... and, in the middle of the active ATK thread, @Spyderjon has a download link to the 20/21 catalog which will help folks visualize the differences. @Spyderjon rocks (a man after my own heart)!
    ...
  7. I don't understand the problem. If you have...

    I don't understand the problem. If you have screws that are longer than necessary, then how (by shortening them) will you end up with insufficient thread engagement - unless of course, you blow it...
  8. I feel the same way, and prefer them to ProTests....

    I feel the same way, and prefer them to ProTests.

    I sold (and regretted doing so) my 184 Goats to @jongiest (the year before asym. came out - 2015/16?)

    These 2014s are more fun in soft snow. I...
  9. Roger on everyone in line (in sequence). ......

    Roger on everyone in line (in sequence).

    ... Thom
  10. He shows up at the strangest of times.

    He shows up at the strangest of times.
  11. ISBD is a neighbor, so they're his, unless he...

    ISBD is a neighbor, so they're his, unless he suddenly backs out.

    ... Thom
  12. Billygoats - 2014 (186 - a Swiss Cheese Project)

    I got these from @lucknau in January, 2019. They have quite a few holes - all plugged with chopped fiberglass and G-Flex epoxy.

    I'm comfortable skiing them, but I don't drop cliffs. How does...
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    Welcome to my world, although in my case it's...

    Welcome to my world, although in my case it's general wear and tear (age).

    ... Thom
  14. Damn! What a memory! I used to keep a log of...

    Damn! What a memory! I used to keep a log of this stuff (who knows why?) and yup, that was me. I'll probably regret selling these. I think folks are right about the 2014 being a more fun powder...
  15. I think I'm weaning myself from this, but ya...

    I think I'm weaning myself from this, but ya never know ;-)

    On some skis I've QK'd, 'coz I was on the fence as to whether I'd use 'em for touring vs. inbounds. On a couple of pairs, I was going...
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    Is it time for the Q&P video yet? "2/3 sidewall,...

    Is it time for the Q&P video yet? "2/3 sidewall, 1/3 edge ... that ought to be 3 degrees."

    Me ... any old file up against a vertical surface. An 88 degree angle is no better or worse than a...
  17. ^^^ this ^^^ Some binders are more fiddly...

    ^^^ this ^^^

    Some binders are more fiddly than others. Pivots come to mind. Another is Verticals/Comforts if you use brakes.

    It's been too long, but I recall with Verts (and brakes), you...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmW1Wm6icAw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmW1Wm6icAw
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    As long as you know what ramp angle works for...

    As long as you know what ramp angle works for you.

    Note that the Std. Raider/Freeraider is 10.5mm which is like a Vipec/Tecton. That's about 7mm less ramp than the stiletto heel (older)...
  20. +1 (Ocam's razor) ... Thom

    +1 (Ocam's razor)

    ... Thom
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    ATK makes a fused leash. The thing about the ATK...

    ATK makes a fused leash. The thing about the ATK leash is that the fuse is a small loop of 1mm cord that's tack welded into a small loop. If you bust it, then you're into a $30 replacement leash,...
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    I'll defer to folks who have fixed these things,...

    I'll defer to folks who have fixed these things, but I want to mention one thing. You're dealing with high voltage in there :eek:

    The first thing I'd look into is how to discharge the power...
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    Yup, my OG Freetours with WTR only soles engage...

    Yup, my OG Freetours with WTR only soles engage tech toes just fine.

    I defer to those with Grip Walk, as I've never owned a GW boot.

    ... Thom
  24. I heard from some place up high that Mexico's...

    I heard from some place up high that Mexico's paying for it ;-)
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    Less filling ... tastes great.

    Less filling ... tastes great.
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    What does getting the toe height right with tech...

    What does getting the toe height right with tech bindings mean? Can you replicate it (or avoid it) with the skis on the bench?

    ... Thom
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    They specify Vibratite VC-3 because it's friendly...

    They specify Vibratite VC-3 because it's friendly to plastic binding parts. LocTite makes a version of this as well. Next time, use that stuff.

    Typically, the way you apply it to screws however,...
  28. And ya gots dat fiberglass & epoxy ;-)

    And ya gots dat fiberglass & epoxy ;-)
  29. Nah, you get dibs. If it falls apart however,...

    Nah, you get dibs. If it falls apart however, I'm here.

    ... Thom
  30. The good news is that one of us will end up with...

    The good news is that one of us will end up with them. I can live with that ;-)
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    Same here. Been working on my Summer carpentry...

    Same here. Been working on my Summer carpentry projects the last few days (out on the driveway).

    ... Thom
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    Nokian, Michelin X-Ice, and possibly General...

    Nokian, Michelin X-Ice, and possibly General Arctic Altimax (made by Gislaved).

    The first two, easily get double the mileage of Blizzaks and they don't give up performance to do so.

    Generals...
  33. Congrats on the GPOs! I sold some stuff & now...

    Congrats on the GPOs! I sold some stuff & now have cash. I lost track of these. If you decide against 'em, lemme know.

    ... Thom
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    My sense is that Steve is about endurance...

    My sense is that Steve is about endurance missions and that he's easy on gear. Also, he's a fan of Speed Turns, which doesn't fit the OP's buddy's profile.

    ... Thom
  35. Lol. I'm going through the same thing with some...

    Lol. I'm going through the same thing with some Billy Goats.

    ... Thom
  36. Just a point of emphasis - these went through two...

    Just a point of emphasis - these went through two people after me (the ad linked above).

    One of them (@red7) was a one day meetup/trial. So don't take the copy of my ad as being a anything but...
  37. Just a lot of work to keep out the air voids and...

    Just a lot of work to keep out the air voids and have a high glass to epoxy ratio. I like it, but it's really tedious, and very likely overkill.

    ... Thom
  38. Your boot quiver and whether these skis are...

    Your boot quiver and whether these skis are candidates for midday side country excursions is another consideration.

    If your resort boot is alpine & you want a side country option midday, it's...
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    ^^^ this ^^^

    ^^^ this ^^^
  40. Another option if you chopped them flush, is to...

    Another option if you chopped them flush, is to carefully drill countersinks into the dowels.

    ... Thom
  41. +1

    +1
  42. Sounds as if you've achieved pro level (20 year...

    Sounds as if you've achieved pro level (20 year old stoner at 11pm) ;-)

    Seriously, do you want to be thinking about that spinner at the top of the gnar?

    There are countless ways to get it...
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    Excellent point about footbeds! I'd call my...

    Excellent point about footbeds!

    I'd call my arch medium to medium low (unsupported), with perhaps an average instep height when supported by a footbed.

    A data point: I had to run my Z-Gs in...
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    I have trouble believing that brake pads support...

    I have trouble believing that brake pads support the heel, but I confess to not having studied a multitude of binders.

    I'd expect designers to be wary of the boot heel binding up (interfering...
  45. I just ordered & received this, 'coz I realized...

    I just ordered & received this, 'coz I realized that those short bits that come with the BD T-handle screwdriver won't reach through some bindings to reach the screws :eek: I still haven't decided...
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    I've only had the leashes out with a mid-Winter...

    I've only had the leashes out with a mid-Winter rig. On cold, Colorado days (say, 5-10F), they're really slow to retract. This was all pre-COVID - before I started attaching them to the my power...
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    One thing that surprised me about B&D leashes is...

    One thing that surprised me about B&D leashes is that if you stretch them out on a cold day, they don't fully contract until they warm up. You end up having to take up 4-8" of slack. This is at...
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    Fiddle factor with leashes (on again, off again)...

    Fiddle factor with leashes (on again, off again) indeed.

    Affixing the leashes to my boot and clipping into the ski (in front of me) makes it less so. Then, there's the dicey step-in situation...
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    Maybe I'm extra-normal (narrow heel, but average...

    Maybe I'm extra-normal (narrow heel, but average width forefoot), but getting molded with Tour Wraps (using a double toe cap), my 25.5s (for my 9.5 foot) give me ample wiggle room. No, they don't...
  50. My brief foray with 187s was at -1 and I didn't...

    My brief foray with 187s was at -1 and I didn't feel the need to go farther back. If it weren't for tight trees, I would have kept them. Instead, I swapped them out for my ol' faithful length and...
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