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    What's the difference? ...

    What's the difference?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOlGMPE68Bo
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    Been meaning to follow up on this. I bought the...

    Been meaning to follow up on this. I bought the Thule Upslope 35, wife bought the Gregory Targhee 32. I've mostly used the Thule, but I did take the Gregory out for a tour. Here's my take on each:...
  3. So if you're decreasing fork travel by 20mm, and...

    So if you're decreasing fork travel by 20mm, and thus keeping axle to crown same-ish, then head angle will slacken, but not by too much. There'd be no net change in head angle due to the wheel size...
  4. I'd bet the headtube angle will get slacker, not...

    I'd bet the headtube angle will get slacker, not steeper. Lowering rear end will slacken it. Decreasing fork travel would steepen it, but you're actually getting a longer axle to crown, which...
  5. If a 29er fits in that rear end, I'd bet it'll...

    If a 29er fits in that rear end, I'd bet it'll only fit with a fairly skinny tire on there.

    I also think your BB will be much, much higher than the current 345 height. I'd expect it to end up...
  6. Confirmed - money sent. Thanks!

    Confirmed - money sent. Thanks!
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    They must have been if the probes weren't able to...

    They must have been if the probes weren't able to reach them but they still knew where to dig.
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    Presidents / family day weekend with long lines. ...

    Presidents / family day weekend with long lines. The lift is stopped because someone fell off as it was leaving the terminal. I see the guy doing the walk off shame back to the loading zone - it's...
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    1. Parkin Costain 2. Hans Mindnich 3. Sam Kuch...

    1. Parkin Costain
    2. Hans Mindnich
    3. Sam Kuch


    1. Veronica Paulsen
    2. Arianna Tricomi
    3. Caite Zeliff
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    The acoustic version? Or the Derrick and the...

    The acoustic version? Or the Derrick and the Dominoes version?

    I find the former kind of boring, but the latter is a great song that's in my regular rotation.

    And yeahman - no way, not...
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    Live version, because it's great. ...

    Live version, because it's great.


    https://youtu.be/gWmECLnMKGk
  12. Based on the local freeride program, the key...

    Based on the local freeride program, the key component seems to involve taking 30 teenagers, putting them all on a crowded cat track at the same time, and having them try to spin every side hit and...
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    That sounds nice. I was there on a pow day a...

    That sounds nice. I was there on a pow day a few years ago and the lineup was a solid 45 minutes.
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    Always. N+1

    Always. N+1
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    People who don't want to pay for the more...

    People who don't want to pay for the more expensive, non-blacked out pass?

    At least around here, sunny, warm weekend days can get almost as crowded as pow days. Nice weather brings gapers out of...
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    Yeah - it's a bit odd. Not sure if I'd do it...

    Yeah - it's a bit odd. Not sure if I'd do it different though.

    The Bibbys are are for soft days, and pow days only last for 3 hours anymore. So I spend a lot of time sniffing out pow stashes and...
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    Great classic rock songs

    The counter to the "songs that should be retired for 10 years / everyone hates classic rock" thread.

    Post up some classic rock gems that aren't overplayed and are still worth listening to. And...
  18. It's a perfectly safe and effective remedy that...

    It's a perfectly safe and effective remedy that has been used to combat illness for millennia. Side effects are minimal.
    ...
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    bump / price drop

    bump / price drop
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    I own / have owned Bibby's, WC108, Bibby Tour,...

    I own / have owned Bibby's, WC108, Bibby Tour, Deathwish, and Deathwish Tour. My $02: All of those skis can set a decent edge, but the Deathwish digs in a bit better. Bibby / WC108 rocker lines run...
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    Sounds like you did it right! And yeah, Moose's...

    Sounds like you did it right! And yeah, Moose's is a gem.
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    My impression was that fell out of favor because...

    My impression was that fell out of favor because it potentially rewards riskier skiing. It seemed like the fwt gravitated pretty heavily towards rewarding clean runs and heavily penalizing any...
  23. Thread: RATM Tour

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    Got tickets for Calgary. Psyched! Also: fuck...

    Got tickets for Calgary. Psyched!

    Also: fuck scalpers. I was in the queue literally as fast as I possibly could have been. By the time I actually got to pick seats, 90% of the arena was sold...
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    Probably true. Seems unnecessarily pessimistic...

    Probably true. Seems unnecessarily pessimistic though.
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    Sure, but there's an easy argument to be made...

    Sure, but there's an easy argument to be made that current pass structures lead to crowding issues, which yields a short term gain but a long term decline in people that are going to visit the...
  26. Yeah, that's my conclusion. I've had various...

    Yeah, that's my conclusion. I've had various ~105 waist touring skis and generally wished they were a little wider, since if I'm bothering to walk uphill, it usually means there's pow to be found. ...
  27. I think you'd be pretty happy with any of those...

    I think you'd be pretty happy with any of those skis, paired with a light pin binding (Sally Mtn, ATK Raider, etc.), and a good boot. The more your tours are inclined towards pow, the happier you'd...
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    For sure. I'm pretty bummed I couldn't get them...

    For sure. I'm pretty bummed I couldn't get them to work for my stupid feet, because the functionality of these boots is tough to beat.
  29. Pin bindings. Light, but not ultralight. ...

    Pin bindings. Light, but not ultralight. Salomon mtn, or comparable.

    Touring specific ski. Base the ski choice on the conditions you'll mostly tour for. Touring for pow? Get a pow ski with...
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    Yeah, I liked them. The flex felt a lot...

    Yeah, I liked them. The flex felt a lot smoother. They're definitely a touch softer, but not excessively so (at least for me).
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    FS: Dalbello Lupo Pro HD boots, 26.5

    Like the title says, Lupo Pro HD boots in a 26.5. I upgraded the liner to an Intuition luxury liner. Tongue is swapped out for a "C" flex. Also added a spoiler, and did some minor shaving on the...
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    Dude, it's 2mm. That's negligible. Especially...

    Dude, it's 2mm. That's negligible. Especially since any ski measurement is +/- 1mm in the real world.
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    Mostly needed to find the error so I could yell...

    Mostly needed to find the error so I could yell at the bank. They fuck things up every month, usually for much larger amounts.

    Have since switched banks.
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    Definitely. And I'm sure the days of reasonably...

    Definitely. And I'm sure the days of reasonably priced passes in WF are winding down. But our cheap-ish day tickets definitely result in heavy crowds on plenty of weekends. Low ticket prices +...
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    Of course. But based on the last 200 posts in...

    Of course. But based on the last 200 posts in this thread, it appears that many people are unsatisfied with the how the resorts are implementing that data.

    If you want a pass structure that...
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    Because if you don't show up for your scheduled...

    Because if you don't show up for your scheduled day, you can't reschedule? I dunno - plenty of little logistical hurdles with that scheme.

    But it does seem like a more heavily tiered pass...
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    Dang. That's interesting, glad he's ok. And...

    Dang. That's interesting, glad he's ok. And it definitely helps explain the carnage.
  38. Thread: RATM Tour

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    Pretty fucking psyched for this. Shooting for...

    Pretty fucking psyched for this. Shooting for the Calgary stop.

    Anyone seen pricing on tickets?
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    Seriously. I don't think I've listened to more...

    Seriously. I don't think I've listened to more than 30 minutes of (music) radio since spotify became a thing.
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    Long lift lines means that plenty of people...

    Long lift lines means that plenty of people retire to the bar early. So not only does Vail get their $200 for lift tickets, but they can wring $8 / beer out of them too. I'm sure they're...
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    ^^^ harsh. but kinda true.

    ^^^ harsh. but kinda true.
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    I was kinda wondering if some of the snow was...

    I was kinda wondering if some of the snow was getting manky in the sun. The guys dropped a good bit later in the day than the women - some of those south facing pitches had been cooking for quite a...
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    Oh, for sure. The Stones' phoning it in period...

    Oh, for sure. The Stones' phoning it in period runs from ~1979 through present.

    But I'm sure they're back in the studio working on an artistic masterpiece as we speak.
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    Start me up was a terrible song to begin with. ...

    Start me up was a terrible song to begin with. 10 years isn't gonna fix that. That one was definitely into the Stones' "phone it in and make a shitload of money" period.

    But Sympathy for the...
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    They know what they need to do to get a good...

    They know what they need to do to get a good score. There were plenty of guys that took (relatively) modest, safe lines. They didn't crash and got ok scores, but none of them are on the podium.
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    But isn't this thread about songs that are good,...

    But isn't this thread about songs that are good, but overplayed?

    So you hate the stones. That's fine. If their songs go away for 10 years, are you suddenly going to like them?
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    Seems like the Rockies are modestly increasing,...

    Seems like the Rockies are modestly increasing, midwest and southeast are decreasing, and other areas are flat-ish.

    But I think impressions of busy-ness are thrown off because good days are...
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    This thread could pretty much just be re-titled...

    This thread could pretty much just be re-titled "people that don't like classic rock"
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    -Announcing was much better than Japan ...

    -Announcing was much better than Japan

    -Judging mostly seemed about right, except for Hank Bilous. His score was oddly low; he had an ok run, but scored behind some guys that crashed.

    -Deeper...
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    For legit bulletproof days where you're not...

    For legit bulletproof days where you're not leaving the groomers, nothing beats a real GS ski. A couple years ago I put in a drunken lowball ebay bid on some Fisher RC4 World Cups that no longer...
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