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    This has my attention. Also, follow along...

    This has my attention.

    Also, follow along with the question I just posted to the Praxis thread (Ullr vs. FRS).

    ... Thom
  2. So, for someone whose "cold, dead hands" ski is a...

    So, for someone whose "cold, dead hands" ski is a 182 GPO, what say yee about a fat equivalent for meadow skipping? These would be a UL/Carbon/#3 layup for touring.

    @grinch pointed me to the...
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    I forget the exact quote, but @Iggy said...

    I forget the exact quote, but @Iggy said something to the effect: groomers are a means to get to untracked snow.

    Words to live by.
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    ^^^ this ^^^

    ^^^ this ^^^
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    Thanks for that. Earlier in this thread (maybe...

    Thanks for that. Earlier in this thread (maybe in the 300g thread?) I mentioned that the R12s don't have clearing grooves.

    Well, as you note, this year's R12s/FR14s do, they're just not as...
  6. ^^^ count me in ^^^ ... Thom

    ^^^ count me in ^^^

    ... Thom
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    Yup, I find I have to play mind games with myself...

    Yup, I find I have to play mind games with myself to stay in control of the situation, because apart from their utility, I consider skis to be objects of beauty and a creative expression of their...
  8. Boards, not skis, but an epic day at Jaws over...

    Boards, not skis, but an epic day at Jaws over the weekend:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LX0cEPvTds

    ... Thom
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    My 182/Enduro/Carbon/Veneer/flex #4 Quixotes...

    My 182/Enduro/Carbon/Veneer/flex #4 Quixotes behaved the same as other Praxis skis with the same, or a very similar layup: flex #4, MAP or Enduro for all of them, with various combinations of...
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    So someone with COVID walks into a room and...

    So someone with COVID walks into a room and sneezes (without a mask on) and then walks out.

    CO2 readings look good. Do you feel safe in this scenario?

    ... Thom
  11. Irrespective of whether you have the right size...

    Irrespective of whether you have the right size shell, the double sock thing is a head scratcher.

    Double toe caps, yes. Double socks = fail.

    ... Thom
  12. Darn! The Pescado has suddenly floated up my...

    Darn! The Pescado has suddenly floated up my list, but the BMT 122 still holds my attention. I've never been on a full rockered ski however (BMT).

    It's a growing short list, however, which...
  13. Thanks, this (BMT) has my attention, and (as much...

    Thanks, this (BMT) has my attention, and (as much as I dismissed it for irrational reasons) so does the Pescado. I have time, and now more skis to obsess over. It makes sense to jump a full width...
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    Well, if it was my ski, I would (and did) plug...

    Well, if it was my ski, I would (and did) plug and re-drill. I had a wandering drill bit issue due to drilling near an old hole. I plugged with fiberglass and epoxy and re-drilled in this Swiss...
  15. You are not alone in your thinking. ... Thom

    You are not alone in your thinking.

    ... Thom
  16. Bucking might have been a poor choice of words on...

    Bucking might have been a poor choice of words on my part.

    With the Qs, I found that on hard snow, I needed to shift my weight back slightly, so I was pressuring the ski from center of my arches...
  17. Dust over crust performance. You have my...

    Dust over crust performance. You have my attention.

    Dust over crust performance is why I sold my Quixotes. This was a case of my natural stance not jiving with the asym. Skiing in a whiteout...
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    Always a challenge viewing this on a phone, but...

    Always a challenge viewing this on a phone, but we're now on the big screen ;-)

    I didn't catch that all 8 screw holes were used. Bomber plus? U-bet! My attention was drawn to some of the...
  19. Is it time to go down the rabbit hole for a...

    Is it time to go down the rabbit hole for a (hopeful) Spring custom sale? That gives me 5 months to obsess ;-)

    I've been thinking of a UL/Carbon/Veneer/#3 GPO for touring (stay with what works...
  20. I've wondered about BMT 122s for the next level...

    I've wondered about BMT 122s for the next level of meadow skipping float over my GPOs.

    I'm giving serious consideration to a UL veneer FRS, but that group therapy session will have to be carried...
  21. Whoosh ... the sound of my bank account balance...

    Whoosh ... the sound of my bank account balance ;-)

    ... Thom
  22. So much goodness. Here's to the mayor of Lot 4,...

    So much goodness. Here's to the mayor of Lot 4, wherever you are.

    Might have to add FRS to that collection as well ;-)

    ... Thom
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    His keynote address at Americana Fest is a good...

    His keynote address at Americana Fest is a good read:

    https://thetrichordist.com/2016/09/25/must-read-t-bone-burnetts-keynote-address-at-americanafest/

    ... Thom
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    This app (assuming I could get it to work), might...

    This app (assuming I could get it to work), might have some validity for remote fitting, and if you have no local options, that's obviously a good thing.

    One thing that jumps out at me is that...
  25. I started a mod project to see if I could convert...

    I started a mod project to see if I could convert my OG XT 130 Freetours from WTR to an alpine sole. That first year, the Langes didn't have Alpine/ISO 5355 inserts.

    I got wrapped around the...
  26. Yup ... in general, 9523 and WTR are close in...

    Yup ... in general, 9523 and WTR are close in shape, from the perspective of the height between AFD surface (the ball of the foot in the case of 9523) and the lip of the toe piece.

    There is a...
  27. WTR should be no issue at all. The contact is...

    WTR should be no issue at all. The contact is plastic to plastic.

    It's the rubber sole on a 9523 boot that adds friction.

    One additional concern I'd have with a rubber 9523 sole is rocks...
  28. What @tgapp and @snowaddict91 said. While red...

    What @tgapp and @snowaddict91 said. While red is faster, white is very stealth, so there's that ...
    ...
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    That's what I did - including uninstalling,...

    That's what I did - including uninstalling, reinstalling and applying an update.

    The bloody app is taunting me. Maybe they can run this app through user acceptance testing before releasing it?
    ...
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    Did you install it by going directly to Play...

    Did you install it by going directly to Play Store (which I did), or did you use the link Greg provided?

    When I clicked on Greg's link, it took me to some spam site (Super Surveys) that I...
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    Maybe I just keep skiing in my boots that fit...

    Maybe I just keep skiing in my boots that fit great ;-)

    20 minutes of my life that I'll never have back. 3 different locations in the house, 2 wasted sheets of paper.

    ... Thom
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    Anyone else on an Android and finding the app...

    Anyone else on an Android and finding the app restarts (reverts you back to aligning the bubbles)?

    ... Thom
  33. Powderguide has both templates. I can't find the...

    Powderguide has both templates. I can't find the link using my phone. Check the myofs thread, or maybe here:

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2907447

    ... Thom
  34. Good one ;-)

    Good one ;-)
  35. Well, the votes are in. It'll probably remain a...

    Well, the votes are in. It'll probably remain a townie jacket, but it doesn't hurt to check my local repair shop, so I can get it out of my system.

    Ya know when you have a piece of gear that...
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    Looks like Hagan and skimo.co. Then, there's...

    Looks like Hagan and skimo.co.

    Then, there's Telemark Pyrenees, Snowinn, etc, from across the pond.

    ... Thom
  37. Yup I have pretty good sewing skills, but yeah,...

    Yup I have pretty good sewing skills, but yeah, this looks like a challenging pattern.

    I once asked the folks at Rainy Pass about it, and they said they'd have to charge me too much (they did a...
  38. Adding a Hood to a Jacket (No Powderskirt Content)

    So I've had this amazing soft shell top forever, but I never take out, 'coz it doesn't have a hood.

    Has anyone seen any after market zip off hoods, or alternatively sewing patterns for hoods? I...
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    Call me impressed. Good work!

    Call me impressed. Good work!
  40. I haven't put a lot of miles on your old EXPs,...

    I haven't put a lot of miles on your old EXPs, but yeah, they're really versatile.

    It had been quite some time since I was on a ski that I could bend into a tight arc to carve a turn.

    I can't...
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    Toe pin popped out (a la Kingpin). But wait! ...

    Toe pin popped out (a la Kingpin).

    But wait! I just realized it's a Salomon toe. WTF is he posting this here for???

    ... Thom
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    It's kind of like the stages of grief. It'll...

    It's kind of like the stages of grief. It'll pass. Enjoy them!

    ... Thom
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    There are so many variations of Raiders, when you...

    There are so many variations of Raiders, when you take into account the back and forth renaming of the front brake version vs. the rear brake version, that it's difficult to be specific.

    What I...
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    It worked for Phil Lesh ;-) ... Thom

    It worked for Phil Lesh ;-)

    ... Thom
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    Yeah, skiing around with a 10" mill bastard file...

    Yeah, skiing around with a 10" mill bastard file in your pocket is not exactly the safest (or most comfortable) strategy. Before the apocalypse (like ... when I went to ski areas), I'd usually test...
  46. I posted a hole overlay for Shifts - on the line...

    I posted a hole overlay for Shifts - on the line for BSL = 317mm. I've never mounted a Shift, but used the template @lucknau published on the Shift thread. If I recall, people were making minor...
  47. Indeed. After re-reading, I dug up the original...

    Indeed. After re-reading, I dug up the original thread. Some good comments in there, including a quote from the victim's buddy.

    Here's the original thread

    ... Thom
  48. Lemme twist my buddy's arm. I think he should do...

    Lemme twist my buddy's arm. I think he should do it. It's a win-win for two great folks. I'll PM you one way or another.

    ... Thom
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    I seem to recall a post up thread where Iggy said...

    I seem to recall a post up thread where Iggy said there was a short period of time where they discovered issues with their stone grinder ... at least I think so :eek: Bottom line is ... tune 'em and...
  50. Thanks for the free bump.

    Thanks for the free bump.
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