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    This is a theory propagated by Lou Dawson of Wild...

    This is a theory propagated by Lou Dawson of Wild Snow fame. Where many of us tour, the sun doesn't come out for months in the winter, and when it does the temperature is well above freezing, so...
  2. Gap is 4mm, but yeah, this is my thinking as...

    Gap is 4mm, but yeah, this is my thinking as well. This is from a guy who owns 4 pairs of MTN/Backland Tours.
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    Ordering a pair of 183's . . .

    Ordering a pair of 183's . . .
  4. I've only skied a few runs on each, but my...

    I've only skied a few runs on each, but my impression was that the 104 Free was heavier, damper, more directional and less poppy. You'd expect as much with more metal and less tail rocker.
  5. Well, if your partners are all on fat skis and...

    Well, if your partners are all on fat skis and your fitness level is similar, I'd think in terms of maybe Armada JJ Ultralite, Black Crows Anima Freebird, or Bent Chetler 120 (all in the mid-1800...
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    I don't see why Titan, OG Cochise, or Quest Pro...

    I don't see why Titan, OG Cochise, or Quest Pro soles with tech fittings couldn't be ground flat and simply bolted on. Should be able to find some somewhere, even though they aren't currently for...
  7. Everyone has to determine for themself how much...

    Everyone has to determine for themself how much "float" they need in a given situation. Personally, I feel like 100mm is plenty for 12-14" of snow, but YMMV. Your neighbors may also be in better...
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    On sale now: ...

    On sale now:

    https://www.evo.com/shop?text=season
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    Did I say "instead of?" I meant "in addition to."...

    Did I say "instead of?" I meant "in addition to."

    I still have 2 pairs of 186 Bodacious, 2017 and current re-issue black graphic, in the quiver, along with 2 pairs of 188 Rustler 11's.
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    Good offer, B. I could do something similar but...

    Good offer, B. I could do something similar but not as cheap, and I'd probably insist you get P15's.
  11. Probably, from what I see we kind of look the...

    Probably, from what I see we kind of look the same but you have hair. I have Zero G 85 in a 164 (original version) for a long day ski.
  12. FWIW, I own the Zero G 105 in a 180 and love...

    FWIW, I own the Zero G 105 in a 180 and love them, but they are not the ski I reach for when planning a "long day."
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    Some things, particularly backcountry-related,...

    Some things, particularly backcountry-related, are in very short supply and are already nearly sold out. Re-supply is a bit of an issue, mostly due to people cancelling orders at the start of the...
  14. Probably a ski narrower than 105mm. Zero G 95,...

    Probably a ski narrower than 105mm.

    Zero G 95, Backland 95/100, MTN Explore 95, Helio (not Recon) 95 . . . these are skis I would consider "long day" skis.

    Slightly heavier: Line Vision 98,...
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    That's too long, any Seattle shop doesn't...

    That's too long, any Seattle shop doesn't warehouse any further away than Auburn/Puyallup/Sumner. Time to call customer care and get it sorted out.
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    IMO the ultimate touring setup involves NO power...

    IMO the ultimate touring setup involves NO power strap. That's how I run my Hawx Ultra XTD's, Zero G Tour Pros, and Dalbello Quantum Asolo Factories.
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    Website is now live; announcements forthcoming ....

    Website is now live; announcements forthcoming . . .

    https://seasoneqpt.com/collections/snowboards-skis
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    Well, my friends may be right - I ski the Tour...

    Well, my friends may be right - I ski the Tour Pro with no power strap to give it a more progressive feel and soften it up a bit. They're all bigger than me and seem happy with the burliness of the...
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    The sizing and last are nominally the same for...

    The sizing and last are nominally the same for the Cochise (assuming it's fairly recent) and the Zero G lineup (99mm). The Zero G actually feels a little looser on my foot due to a thinner liner. If...
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    The Vancouver Olympics was 10 years ago. ...

    The Vancouver Olympics was 10 years ago.

    GripWalk, WTR, MNC, SoleID, etc. did not exist; all you had to choose from were alpine soles and touring soles. Many people, myself included, stuck touring...
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    GripWalk soles DO have a smooth AFD contact pad,...

    GripWalk soles DO have a smooth AFD contact pad, it is shaped and angled a bit differently, but the net result is that the height between AFD and top of the boot lug is similar to alpine ISO...
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    Well, I tell people what the shop will set their...

    Well, I tell people what the shop will set their bindings at given a certain set of answers on their mount form every day at work.

    Off the record, I MAY tell them that the system is very...
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    So you tell the guy who walks into your shop with...

    So you tell the guy who walks into your shop with a new GripWalk boot and a 10-year old Pivot that you'll mount them and as long as they test out to his indicated DIN he's good to go?
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    That isn't exactly the point. The relationship...

    That isn't exactly the point.

    The relationship between skier weight, height, skier type, BSL (and sometimes age) doesn't change according to sole type.

    However, the ski industry seems to think...
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    You can do whatever you want, there is certainly...

    You can do whatever you want, there is certainly plenty of toe height adjustment in any of the Driver toes. Lots of people have run full ISO 9523 soles in them without dying, not sure about how many...
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    It's not that the instep is that tight (once you...

    It's not that the instep is that tight (once you get it on your foot), it's that the cuff circumference is about 1.5 inches smaller than anything else on the market. While I feel this makes the boot...
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    They will probably fit fine, and yes, they can be...

    They will probably fit fine, and yes, they can be punched for width though Dalbello specifically says not to. I can't tell you if they will be too light for your purposes or not - what ski/binding...
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    Sounds more like "ice chunks" under fire to me.

    Sounds more like "ice chunks" under fire to me.
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    Putting on my skins takes less time than putting...

    Putting on my skins takes less time than putting on my boots, and you need a damn good walk mode to drive a manual transmission more than a few miles. If that's your only reason, save yourself a few...
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    How far do you drive to ski? Personally I would...

    How far do you drive to ski? Personally I would not hesitate to drive a couple hours to try on some boots.

    The Pro HD and 130C use the same 98mm last as the Krypton but both weigh a ton and have...
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    You're starting to get the hang of how TGR works....

    You're starting to get the hang of how TGR works. Fig Newtons, right?
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    Like onenerdykid says, the Grilamid formula that...

    Like onenerdykid says, the Grilamid formula that Atomic uses in the XTD boots is very tough, still going strong after many days of use in alpine bindings. Grilamid boots from other companies in my...
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    Yes, but I've never seen them print it on the...

    Yes, but I've never seen them print it on the sole. Could be something new, I've sold a bunch of XTD's this season and never looked at the bottoms.
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    322mm is a possibility if it is a Hawx Ultra XTD...

    322mm is a possibility if it is a Hawx Ultra XTD (walk mode boot), not sure what you have as 102mm is the Magna, their "wide" boot - Hawx Ultras are 98mm.
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    You sure about those BSL's? Atomic Hawx 100mm...

    You sure about those BSL's?

    Atomic Hawx 100mm lasts end in "5", Hawx Ultra 98mm lasts end in "0" and Lange RX lasts end in "6."

    In any case, yes, you should adjust them each time you change...
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    Another good one. Every piece of gear you'll...

    Another good one.

    Every piece of gear you'll ever acquire for touring is some sort of compromise. You are essentially doing two different sports with one boot/binding/ski.

    U-spring not having...
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    Very apt analogy, tgapp. I like the lightest...

    Very apt analogy, tgapp.

    I like the lightest bomber option I can find for the ski. That means the ATK Trofeo/BD Helio 145 for short light skis for spring and summer, Salomon MTN/Atomic Backland...
  38. Count me in this group - the Zero G 105 is a...

    Count me in this group - the Zero G 105 is a keeper. On the other hand, I like the "stubborn" first generation ZG95 and ZG85 better than the new versions.
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    The "new" Spur is symmetrical . . .

    The "new" Spur is symmetrical . . .
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    Just about every boot company makes a 130 flex...

    Just about every boot company makes a 130 flex boot with decent walk mode that's significantly lighter and doesn't feature a cavernous fit around the ankle these days. There's a reason Scarpa...
  41. As I said earlier in this thread, I don't see any...

    As I said earlier in this thread, I don't see any for sale in the US at the moment, best bet would be to contact a Lange dealer or the warranty dept. at a shop and try to order them. "KIT GRIP WALK...
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    evo tracks most common boot sole lengths here,...

    evo tracks most common boot sole lengths here, but be aware there can be slight "ISO-conforming" variations in heel height and the numbers on the side of your heel aren't always correct:
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    They've been screwed down before. NIB they are...

    They've been screwed down before. NIB they are attached to the rest of the baseplate, they are designed to make a series of audible cracking noises when screwed down, so inexperienced DIY'ers freak...
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    They snap free once they are screwed down once,...

    They snap free once they are screwed down once, like if one was mounted on a demo board.

    No worries, just mount them.
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    Don't push "in" or "down" - it will be an...

    Don't push "in" or "down" - it will be an exercise in frustration. Put a flathead screwdriver under the tab and twist it to raise it, then set the binding where you want it on the track. There are...
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    Albeit sustainably grown sawdust . . .

    Albeit sustainably grown sawdust . . .
  47. Thanks, Dee Hubbs, I knew those photos were...

    Thanks, Dee Hubbs, I knew those photos were around somewhere.
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    Do you honestly think you'll be able to tell the...

    Do you honestly think you'll be able to tell the difference in a 2.5mm change in balance point?
  49. Unsure, and I don't have a GW AFD to check. The...

    Unsure, and I don't have a GW AFD to check. The "old" pivot AFD had tabs that fit into a matching slot in the toepiece base, the newer ones didn't have them.

    Anyone around that can check?...
  50. True. EITHER you have a 2020 Lange XT Free OR you...

    True. EITHER you have a 2020 Lange XT Free OR you have WTR soles, not both.
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