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  1. Piggybacking on frorider, the beast replacement...

    Piggybacking on frorider, the beast replacement (I think) Free 107 is also interesting - I think it's low-ish cambered vs flat Beast 108, and at a similar tour friendly weight (~1600 for the 181). 0G...
  2. Thread: Glade Goggles

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    A few years old, but just sharing in case OP...

    A few years old, but just sharing in case OP hasn't seen - https://blisterreview.com/gear-reviews/glade-optics-challenger-goggle
    I use cheap photochromatic shield glasses for everything but full-on...
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    ^^^ Cat, interesting. I didnít realize they were...

    ^^^ Cat, interesting. I didnít realize they were in any US shops.
    Thereís definitely more and more new brands out there. Saw some Stereos yesterday at bentgate
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    Norse Enduro 188 review

    Iíve put enough days on these to post a review. Not too many over here in the US - and free shipping, low import duty so nets to a reasonable price. I think it would be interesting to some as a...
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    Sad sad sad. If Iím interpreting right and...

    Sad sad sad.
    If Iím interpreting right and looking at right place on the map, that was a remote trigger from below on a 30ish slopeÖ although probably a bit steeper with loading.
    Tough conditions...
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    Sad that things got that tense. Was at Moffat...

    Sad that things got that tense. Was at Moffat yesterday. Likely confluence of RMNP closed and Eldo park out (and wind and avy risk above TL) made things way more crowded than I've ever seen there....
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    We gambled on BP when i70 closed but I think wb...

    We gambled on BP when i70 closed but I think wb 70 has reopened. People now bailing on BP, presumably going for 70. Lots o strategery
  8. Thread: 22/23 gear rumors

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    Yeah I like that. Maybe non boa? Maybe little...

    Yeah I like that. Maybe non boa? Maybe little wider (unlikely)?
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    So incredibly tragic. Vibes to everyone impacted...

    So incredibly tragic. Vibes to everyone impacted
    And we just can't flip from wind to snow fast enough - but just heard that snow is now forecasted for late morning, and now 5-10" in boulder area,...
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    I say go for it. Itís great as a pow ski based on...

    I say go for it. Itís great as a pow ski based on width and shape. Itís mellowed over the years - youíll want to stay centered on it but itís not as punishing as the early versions in case you get...
  11. Boulder PSA: Animas, Alien RS's, bunch o' AT boots

    No affiliation with the Boulder Sports Recycler, but its right near my house in north Boulder, so I stop in a bunch and know the gang there pretty well. I'll post some notable items that some folks...
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    While I-70 has (or had) its Camaro, Eldora has...

    While I-70 has (or had) its Camaro, Eldora has its Gremlin. If only they'd actually replace the rear window and put a mega lift kit on the thing...
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    ^^^Brilliant! Avoids the whole "mentally ignore...

    ^^^Brilliant! Avoids the whole "mentally ignore all the footprints in the snow" thing
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    To someone else I take it?

    To someone else I take it?
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    Like beacon drinking games? My mind is racing! ...

    Like beacon drinking games? My mind is racing!
    Either way - practice and whatever refresh and cheat resources are all critical. Doing a practice day on thurs. I shoulda been practicing earlier but...
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    PMing you

    PMing you
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    Avy cheat sheet cards

    This is something I did a few years ago, but never thought to post it. Maybe helpful for some folks here. This is no substitute for practice of course, but it also helps me to refresh before heading...
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    Wolverines! 398409

    Wolverines!
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    ^^^ Good to know, thank ya! Yes, we'll see how...

    ^^^ Good to know, thank ya! Yes, we'll see how the CD's do. I'd really like to try a pair of the Down LD's... but alas those are quite hard to find
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    Good thread! Agree with Benneke ^^^ re the need...

    Good thread!
    Agree with Benneke ^^^ re the need for someone to make a lightweight bc ski that is more modern shaped - progressive mount, longer radius, low or no camber. I ditched my ZG85s after...
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    Mounted up my new Norse Enduros, using rfconroys...

    Mounted up my new Norse Enduros, using rfconroys 3d printed jig for the guide holes, then an intermediate drillbit, then the BF insert drillbit. Once I ski em a bit, I'm gonna add inserts for my ATK...
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    This... with so many skis out there, this is...

    This... with so many skis out there, this is still a hole. Down kinda hit that, but the LD90 is skinnier and narrower - and Down is either gone or mothballed. SGN almost hits it with the Hurr Carbon
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    I use these for most everything... clear when you...

    I use these for most everything... clear when you start up at 5am in the dark, darken when sun comes up, broad coverage (work in light snow), cheap as hell, look sufficiently ridiculous ...
  24. While its a bit time-consuming, heating and...

    While its a bit time-consuming, heating and scraping off skin wax is oddly satisfying for me - the before/after is just so much nicer looking
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    Following on rf's above... yes local library...

    Following on rf's above... yes local library (Boulder for any front rangers) was 5 cents per gram, which they estimated to be $7, but based on actual weight would've been $9.60... but when I went to...
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    Kudos again to rfconroy on the 3d printed jigs....

    Kudos again to rfconroy on the 3d printed jigs. Mounted up one pair yesterday for the Tyr attacks. Worked so great. I wish I had printed that centering tool. Most of the time for me now if just...
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    Those are my fave top sheets of all time

    Those are my fave top sheets of all time
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    Maybe already posted here, but if not... Chris...

    Maybe already posted here, but if not... Chris started a good podcast with San Juan Snowcast (https://www.instagram.com/sanjuansnowcast/). It posts about once a week and is a good general listen,...
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    Funny, I still see his truck around town

    Funny, I still see his truck around town
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    Ha, cool. Is dusty on here?!

    Ha, cool. Is dusty on here?!
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    In case JL youíre on the fence, I can get em to...

    In case JL youíre on the fence, I can get em to tgapp in SLC if he wants em. I live like 5 blocks from the BSR
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    ^^^ good stuff, good to know they'll go a mag

    ^^^ good stuff, good to know they'll go a mag
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    Gone... I thought I grabbed the last, hit buy and...

    Gone... I thought I grabbed the last, hit buy and then cart was empty. Dang!
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    PSA: 185 Billy Goats @ Boulder Sports Recycler

    Just saw at Boulder Sports Recycler, up in warehouses in north Boulder (which just expanded their space BTW).
    2016 ON3P Billy Goats - they just say Prototype instead of any dimensions. 185 length....
  35. PMing on the Attacks

    PMing on the Attacks
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    I havent read all the comments here, but two nice...

    I havent read all the comments here, but two nice features I saw in a review... 1) when flipping to search, the "lever" visibly stick up/out and is very obvious to others if the holder did not switch...
  37. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Thx... somehow I missed. Watching (and...

    Thx... somehow I missed. Watching (and procrastinating) now
  38. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Paging Cody Townsend to the courtesy bonus...

    Paging Cody Townsend to the courtesy bonus episode phone... Title: The 51st Classic Ski Descent of North America
  39. Thread: The FIFTY

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    ^^^ thefrush - Yes, agree on the variety and...

    ^^^ thefrush - Yes, agree on the variety and certainly worthiness of Silver. Plus so damn visible and just beckons. Torreys is more of a quick glimpse @ 70 mph
    What if they had filmed some of the...
  40. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Great episode as always. Fun to see ones you've...

    Great episode as always. Fun to see ones you've skied. I wish I could magically skip past the exit! It feels like you should be able to eek out some more vertical, but no... it's a net hike out. ...
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    SOLD

    SOLD
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    In boulder, co. And FYI I'm pending a couple...

    In boulder, co. And FYI I'm pending a couple inbound PMs.
    Also, yes brake switch out easily. And I'm pretty sure you can run brakeless with the freeride spacer - but would leave a gap under the...
  43. those protest top sheets are just too cool... I'm...

    those protest top sheets are just too cool... I'm almost went for those, just have too many big skis!
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    ATK FR14 new in box, 120 brakes

    SOLD
    I've got two pairs of these, but going with inserts, so selling a pair.
    New in box Freeraider 14s, with the freeride spacer, 120 brakes. Note they are the 2020 30/45x35 toe pattern.
    Looks...
  45. Thread: The FIFTY

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    ^^^ second ISBD (for CO and a "run hot"...

    ^^^ second ISBD (for CO and a "run hot" person)... houdini windbreaker "shell" + a nano-air jacket (very breathable insulation) - and then big puffy in pack in case weather unexpectedly turns, or out...
  46. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Another great episode. Lots of opinions and...

    Another great episode. Lots of opinions and methods out there... Mine = take on/off hat and/or gloves alot to regulate overall temp. Quick, easy and can do it on-the-fly. Oh, and start your tour...
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    On the latter question, my SWD pack has an outer...

    On the latter question, my SWD pack has an outer "sleeve" that I put my shovel and probe in - but also run some cord through since it's not fully enclosed. Looks like that MH pack has same, but also...
  48. Thread: No warmup

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    My non scientific and non dentist view, so take...

    My non scientific and non dentist view, so take with some number of grains of salt...
    Every sport has its own "in shape-ness" - biking, climbing, skiing, etc. General fitness obviously helps, but...
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    ^^^ good looking day cmsummit! I've seen some...

    ^^^ good looking day cmsummit! I've seen some similar pics from up north, round cameron pass. north has been doing better so far
    I'm hoping that the slow start is at least limiting our usual...
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    With huge caveat that I havenít received or skied...

    With huge caveat that I havenít received or skied yet, I ended up ordering SGN Hurrungane Carbons in 182 for long mission duty. Sub 1400 gr, modern shape (tip tail rocker, longer radius, low camber)....
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