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    Yeah... So many questions, I gotta stop...

    Yeah... So many questions, I gotta stop speculating haha.

    For me, I want something pretty close to a mini DH bike, so 150 or 160/170 sounds awesome. I was really impressed at how playfull and not...
  2. Some more stoke. Middle-riser-friendly skin...

    Some more stoke. Middle-riser-friendly skin tracks and long consistent pow shots aren't anything to complain about.

    Also, Pass Gas makes driving to ski the dark side exponentially better.

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    All good points! And a lot of it comes down to...

    All good points!

    And a lot of it comes down to your style/terrain. If I'm opening it up and making big turns, it's in good snow, and the DW is plenty for as fast as I want to ski. But a lot of my...
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    Yeah... but only briefly. So take all the grains...

    Yeah... but only briefly. So take all the grains of salt. I'm a hardcore Deathwish guy, and the WC has never made me feel like the DW does, so for me, that weird combo of really strong edge grip in...
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    I was literally in a shop, trying to order a 2020...

    I was literally in a shop, trying to order a 2020 Enduro frame, but the dumbass at the counter was being a jabrone and trying to sell me the old one instead, and claiming there wasn't a new one out...
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    New Transition Sentinel in the mold of the new...

    New Transition Sentinel in the mold of the new Scout that just got released will do it for me.

    Although this Scout almost has me ready to go back to little wheels...too bad I have carbon 29er...
  7. Si. Shot zee moon, shot zee buck, shot zee...

    Si.

    Shot zee moon, shot zee buck, shot zee pillows all the way back home.
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    Just jumping back in with my regular "The...

    Just jumping back in with my regular "The Deathwish Tour is the greatest ski ever!" gushing. Been touring a bunch, in a wide variety of conditions, in some more committing lines this winter, and I...
  9. Can't say how anything will be, but the park was...

    Can't say how anything will be, but the park was frigging excellent today!
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    Ha, hadn't seen Brother Merle's stuff, now I'm a...

    Ha, hadn't seen Brother Merle's stuff, now I'm a fan.

    Another trip report from Sunday:

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    Part one from last weekend: 314076

    Part one from last weekend:

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    I'll second CAST or a Techton. Don't go Ions,...

    I'll second CAST or a Techton.

    Don't go Ions, have seen a bunch of failures, including one where my 6'1" 175lb body manage to somehow bend the threaded rod that the binding rides on and...
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    If you do go WAO wheels, the Downtime Podcast has...

    If you do go WAO wheels, the Downtime Podcast has had a few episodes sponsored by WeAreOne and had a 20% off code in the show notes. You don't even have to listen to the podcast, just scroll through...
  14. Double stoke post cause hey, there's two days in...

    Double stoke post cause hey, there's two days in the weekend, might as well ski something fun on each of them!
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  15. You guys with your village meetups almost make me...

    You guys with your village meetups almost make me wish I skied there more.

    Meanwhile, behind the potato curtain:


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  16. I have no idea, and am not a slope angle whore....

    I have no idea, and am not a slope angle whore. The Smileys say the top few turns are around 50, and because of that my partner and I were making gaper jokes about how important the slope angle is...
  17. Little illustrated TR from last week's wander. ...

    Little illustrated TR from last week's wander.

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    Not a trip report, but I'm doing a user-sourced...

    Not a trip report, but I'm doing a user-sourced series of comics over on that other skiing forum website.

    If you've got an idea you want made into comics, go over there and throw it in the...
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    I was in the same boat at the end of last year....

    I was in the same boat at the end of last year. Had a Smuggler but wanted something more bike park capable, and still needed a smaller bike to coach the kiddos on, as well as some bikepacking.
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    Another week, another walk in the woods. Favorite...

    Another week, another walk in the woods. Favorite line I've skied in quite a while!

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    Anybody have any extra heel parts they want to...

    Anybody have any extra heel parts they want to sell me? Managed to crack the little plastic saddle piece that holds the brake arms up in tour mode and BD is not getting back to me about buying just...
  22. Weird question, but any of you folks headed to...

    Weird question, but any of you folks headed to OR/SIA in two weeks and want to carpool?

    I may be headed to down to try to recruit potential illustration clients, and am happy to pitch in for...
  23. Drove the pass, parked at the Village, skied...

    Drove the pass, parked at the Village, skied somewhere else. Fun stuff and things.

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    I really thought I knew what new bike I was...

    I really thought I knew what new bike I was grabbing in the spring and then this came out...so tempting. The frame only, with the Float X2 is like $600 less than what I've been looking at.
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    Sorry, just got back to this. And I'm using your...

    Sorry, just got back to this. And I'm using your question as an excuse to respond to a bunch of people who are asking me about it.

    Skied a tiny bit on the 108 Tour, and one of my main touring...
  26. I've gone back and forth between camera-specific...

    I've gone back and forth between camera-specific and general ski packs, as well as building a bunch of my own carry systems. My takeaway has been that if you're trying to carry your entire film kit...
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    It's hilarious to me how many people are...

    It's hilarious to me how many people are expressing their difficulty kick turning on a twinned, more centered ski. I get that it requires a slight change in technique, but it's not like you're...
  28. Saw some skis with a bunch of raven stickers in...

    Saw some skis with a bunch of raven stickers in Yostmark this morning. Jake was making grumbly noises about Zed brakes sucking.
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    My Tracker 3 consistently led me to the fridge...

    My Tracker 3 consistently led me to the fridge when I used it indoors. The fridge had beer in it, so I couldn't complain.
  30. Thread: Two-way Radios

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    I was on the $30 amazon for a pair train last...

    I was on the $30 amazon for a pair train last year, sucked it up and got a BCA this year.

    For me, I'm generally using them when skiing bigger lines in the backcountry with a group. For example,...
  31. Everything has just been too dang good! Face...

    Everything has just been too dang good!

    Face shots on the pass Friday to wear the dog out and holy crap!? Did everyone and their mom decide to ski Mail Cabin at 2PM on Friday? Never seen so many...
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    I realized these are all just going to be "we...

    I realized these are all just going to be "we walked up, then we skied down" so I mixed it up a little this weekend. This was one of those fruitful days where you walk and ride fourteen miles, and...
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    Interesting. My 120 brakes have a tendency to pop...

    Interesting. My 120 brakes have a tendency to pop off, and my friends with the 110 and the 100 brakes never have issues. I need to just find my way into a pair of 110's, I'm sure they'd fit any skis...
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    Christmas Eve recap: Very open to critiques on...

    Christmas Eve recap:

    Very open to critiques on these if ya'll see ways to make them more interesting.

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  35. Thread: AT Helmet halp

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    If you're looking for a race helmet, I can't...

    If you're looking for a race helmet, I can't really help you. Don't have any experience with those, but they do look like they'd function as an effective form of birth control.

    I'll echo everyone...
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    Catching up on the backlog of adventures from the...

    Catching up on the backlog of adventures from the last few days. Here's what I did Sunday:

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    Thanks for all the love! Been a minute, avy...

    Thanks for all the love!

    Been a minute, avy situation at home hasn't been awesome, so I didn't get to ski anything worth drawing for a few weeks. But I've got two or three missions I'm...
  38. It looks a lot better than it skied hah! There...

    It looks a lot better than it skied hah! There was quite a bit of crusty old debris and rocks in there that made turns a crapshoot, either faceshots, or coreshots, not much between.

    That old...
  39. Unless you guys don't like it, I'm just gonna...

    Unless you guys don't like it, I'm just gonna dump a couple photos in this thread every time I do something I thought was fun. So if that makes anybody unhappy, please let me know and I'll stop!
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    Welp, just finished the one beer that was keeping...

    Welp, just finished the one beer that was keeping me from jumping off. Then I cracked one of those 10 Barrel canned cocktails so who knows what happens next.

    Have Pivots on em now, but I don't...
  41. Pit on N/NW aspect of Little Mary's, 28ish degree...

    Pit on N/NW aspect of Little Mary's, 28ish degree slope, wind loaded as all hell. 150 cm snow depth, ECT 17 - propagated on that persistent weak layer. Couple other layers of note in there that...
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    Maybe an unpopular opinion, but with every Moment...

    Maybe an unpopular opinion, but with every Moment I've skied I'd always vote for anyone looking for a 50/50 ski to CAST or Shift the inbounds version of the ski. For the Deathwish, Wildcat 108,...
  43. I love living in Idaho, but man, the events you...

    I love living in Idaho, but man, the events you guys have at the Wildlife Art Museum are probably the biggest draw for me personally to live in Jackson. So jealous!
  44. The Trap has better nachos...just saying! Not...

    The Trap has better nachos...just saying!

    Not gonna make it over to the dark side this weekend. Party on!
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    I had a CAST toed Atomic Hawx Ultra (not the XTD)...

    I had a CAST toed Atomic Hawx Ultra (not the XTD) that I skied some with CAST but mostly with Shift. HUGE fan of that for anyone planning on doing less than 30% of their skiing uphill.

    I think...
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    My .02: I've never skied anything that + or - 1...

    My .02: I've never skied anything that + or - 1 made a real, problematic difference on, so I apply that to my own, and my friends' mounts by never moving anything less than 2cm. Because why not? And,...
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    This feels like it might fall into the "or you...

    This feels like it might fall into the "or you could take a dump before you ski and save way more weight" category?

    Are you really having that much trouble making kick turns with that extra 2cm of...
  48. Last few days at the Ghee have been excellent....

    Last few days at the Ghee have been excellent. But we got antsy. So this:

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    I used / use it off an on. I mostly use it for...

    I used / use it off an on. I mostly use it for riding my bike to the grocery store now. In my experience it straddled an awkward line between a more full-featured pack, and something minimal and more...
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    Mostly this. I have come out the bottom once...

    Mostly this.

    I have come out the bottom once with one of my toes locked, after I unlocked them at the top. It was also the most bushwhacky, bullshit, skiing through large bushes and downed trees...
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