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    Accepting that this is a troll or that y’all have...

    Accepting that this is a troll or that y’all have changed, I offer up the obvious response. Red 5 flex veneer praxis rx. Bend ze knees and speed is your friend!
  2. What kind of insight were you hoping to receive?...

    What kind of insight were you hoping to receive? That your shitty skis were mounted with the new offset power drive technique? You asked a stupid question and got a straightforward answer. Read more,...
  3. Missing or shifted rubber pad on the jig. Tech...

    Missing or shifted rubber pad on the jig. Tech should have checked, but you get what you pay for. MYOFS and you can only blame yourself.
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    Performance on firm conditions was one of my main...

    Performance on firm conditions was one of my main concerns when deciding to buy Steeples. A day spent on demo Billygoats eased my concerns enough to pull the trigger on some 184 108s. These have been...
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    I toured on 190 DWs mounted -1 (-6 from centre)...

    I toured on 190 DWs mounted -1 (-6 from centre) for a few seasons and liked them there. Have since mounted then alpine on the line and can’t say I notice a huge difference, but I don’t ski them on...
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    I see what you did there...

    I see what you did there...
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    ^ edited for clarity/reality. Continuing the...

    ^ edited for clarity/reality. Continuing the wank, I'll add change for my previous 2 cents. Comparison of extremes doesn't make any sense. Of course a traditionally cambered 130 underfoot ski is...
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    I think rocker and flex matter more than width...

    I think rocker and flex matter more than width within reason. Cochise provides a good example of this. Shit float for the waist width. I also think the original question is kinda dumb. It needs to...
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    Those look awesome. I keep coming back to the...

    Those look awesome. I keep coming back to the skinny Wren or WM to fill this spot in the touring quiver - grams be damned! Please let the naysayers of the world know how rad they are once you've put...
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    Cue the annual “which glue?” debate...

    Cue the annual “which glue?” debate...
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    A-fuckin'-men!

    A-fuckin'-men!
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    I agree that the list of currently-available skis...

    I agree that the list of currently-available skis with these specs is pretty short/lacking. Prior Husume in the light build? I was more suggesting that the Steeple series might not need to be...
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    Just be careful with clamp selection. Not all...

    Just be careful with clamp selection. Not all clamps are created equal and lots of clamps have jaws which flex and/or are nowhere near parallel/square to each other from the get go. My collection was...
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    The last round of 108s weren't that far off of...

    The last round of 108s weren't that far off of what everyone seems to be looking for. I don't know what the 189s were weighing in at, but my 184s came in at ~2168 grams. Mine are towards the heavy...
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    Favorites are too hard. Sorry. Scoping,...

    Favorites are too hard. Sorry.
    Scoping, skinning and skiing last March.
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    The stock headlights in the gen 2 Tundra are...

    The stock headlights in the gen 2 Tundra are pretty good when the lenses are clear. Toyota unfortunately seems to have shopped the manufacturing out to the lowest bidder though, as most of these...
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    If you have to ask you probably aren't ready for...

    If you have to ask you probably aren't ready for the answers. Ford/Chev/Dodge. Pick one. Defend it irrationally against all others.
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    A couple shots to remind me to take the camera on...

    A couple shots to remind me to take the camera on more bike rides.
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    283074 The sun sets on another season on my 184...

    283074 The sun sets on another season on my 184 Steeple 108s...
    One of my buddies calls them C3PO skis and says they can do anything. I never payed much attention to C3PO, but I agree with his...
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    282926 July 1st photo of a line off Mount...

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    July 1st photo of a line off Mount Monolith in Tombstone Territorial park, Yukon. Certainly not the best and not all that long, but very aesthetic and located in a pretty unique place. I've...
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    If you have to ask you'll find out soon enough...

    If you have to ask you'll find out soon enough...
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    275357 Watched the sun go down and the moon come...

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    Watched the sun go down and the moon come up under the watchful eye of some ravens.
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    Felt like May on HBM today. Sunday dawned as a...

    Felt like May on HBM today. Sunday dawned as a day in March and transitioned to the current May conditions by late afternoon. Glad we left early!
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    275345 Heading for the lines in the background.

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    Heading for the lines in the background.
  25. It's hard to hate your life when you're out...

    It's hard to hate your life when you're out walking around in the mountains. Get a boot that fits your foot and budget and give touring a try. Lots of vert has been achieved in full alpine boots...
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    Another data point for people looking for excuses...

    Another data point for people looking for excuses to lug BGs and Steeples uphill. I put in a very long day on my 184 Steeple 108s yesterday. I sometimes wish they were a bit lighter on the way up for...
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    X2 - running 96 mm skins on 120 skis will only...

    X2 - running 96 mm skins on 120 skis will only tell you that you HATE skinning on them, which won't be a reflection of the skis, so you might end up farther behind than you were when you started in...
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    274119 Steeple 108s doing their thing

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    Steeple 108s doing their thing
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    I'm on the 184 Steeple 108. My experience doesn't...

    I'm on the 184 Steeple 108. My experience doesn't match ACH's, but one person's idea of driving the tips vs another's are probably different as are skier weights, ramp angles, etc. etc. so who knows?...
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    I toured on the DW in a 190 for a few seasons and...

    I toured on the DW in a 190 for a few seasons and mostly agree with what TeleBeaver said. I didn't love the "two skis in one" aspect of the ski as much, but I got fairly used to it and had lots of...
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    Next year's Roxa sounds promising:...

    Next year's Roxa sounds promising: https://blisterreview.com/gear-reviews/2019-2020-roxa-r3-130-t-i

    Could this be a legit slightly lighter weight alternative to Lupos?
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    Kemper. Composite core removes wood type argument...

    Kemper. Composite core removes wood type argument from the equation. Plastic fantastic for the win!
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    ^ I have experienced the same thing a bunch of...

    ^ I have experienced the same thing a bunch of times. It’s usually snow under the tab on the heel cup that catches the bottom of the boot heel for me. Pushing the binding back into tour mode packs...
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    At least others are trying to put their...

    At least others are trying to put their experiences into terms that other people might be able to relate to. Suggesting that their efforts are dumb isn't really contributing much. What's your take?...
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    ... and there will be legions of rabbid fans....

    ... and there will be legions of rabbid fans. That is all.
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    I agree that the Bibby is looser than the DW in...

    I agree that the Bibby is looser than the DW in 3D snow (and in general), but I've never really thought it was due to the slight difference in taper between the two skis. I'm not suggesting that it's...
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    I did a bit of a hybrid of the BF plates last...

    I did a bit of a hybrid of the BF plates last year to mount my preferred bindings onto a loaner ski that was inserted for bindings that I didn't want to ski. I mounted the plates to the ski using the...
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    My 190s (mounted at -1 from recommended) are my...

    My 190s (mounted at -1 from recommended) are my "in-between/feeling a little mellow/playful" skis. I end up skiing them a lot and rarely wish that I had reached for something else. They are great...
  39. I've had two great experiences with Komperdell....

    I've had two great experiences with Komperdell. Emailed the N.A. distributor and had replacement parts in hand less than a week later at no cost. First time was the upper half of a carbon touring...
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    Mine are the 183s, so they're not long enough for...

    Mine are the 183s, so they're not long enough for this thread, but the old Rossi Axiom DP110s meet the rest of the criteria and ski as such. Can frequently be found with Solly 997s on them. Low buck...
  41. This isn't just a skiing thing. I've been...

    This isn't just a skiing thing. I've been increasingly amused by the ever-increasing number of unfit/unskilled bro/brah dudes I see on high-dollar bikes. The "tribe" thing that Yeti pushes must...
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    I'm pretty aware/careful with my stuff and am...

    I'm pretty aware/careful with my stuff and am running metal buckles but have still had to replace 3 of 6 over the last few years. Lower cables break reasonably frequently as well. The good news is...
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    Add buckles that don't fuck up multiple times a...

    Add buckles that don't fuck up multiple times a year and take my money.
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    Schwing!!!

    Schwing!!!
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    Bang on! I ran the Mohair Mix STS 125s on some...

    Bang on! I ran the Mohair Mix STS 125s on some borrowed 187s last year and didn't have to trim, had zero issues with slipping or glue and appreciated the reduced weight/drag/packed volume over my...
  46. It's pretty hard to massively miss out when...

    It's pretty hard to massively miss out when you're in Japan. First of all, you're in Japan. Chances are good that you're skiing pow in rad birch forests with people you enjoy spending time with....
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    Aaannnddd??? Death and dismemberment or schmoo...

    Aaannnddd??? Death and dismemberment or schmoo schralping bliss?
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    Yup. For science.

    Yup. For science.
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    Bump for JONGin' the shit out of PM communication...

    Bump for JONGin' the shit out of PM communication with Muggy. Sorry for the spam and glad that something finally got through.
    I'm currently at -2 on the play. Benched until I contribute stoke or...
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    Bumping this up. I PM'd back and forth with...

    Bumping this up. I PM'd back and forth with Muggy. The weak northern peso has influenced my reluctant pass on these. Someone else buy some rad skis!
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