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    There's plenty of snow in Green Valley except...

    There's plenty of snow in Green Valley except maybe at the ridge getting off the chair. Fun day of skiing, stoke among the crowd was very high. Don't bother trying to ski down from the top, nothing...
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    Darn Tough is my go-to for skiing and daily use...

    Darn Tough is my go-to for skiing and daily use (RFL Ultralite, Breakaway) and I'm not inclined to change. Point6 has been excellent as well, but smaller sample size. Shout out to LeBent for the best...
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    There is a carbon spine on the Men's MV boots...

    There is a carbon spine on the Men's MV boots called "T-Drive." It is not shaped like a "T" but is bolted to the cuff with two rivets and the shell with one. They are introducing it on the MV this...
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    Pretty much my thinking, too. I do my winter...

    Pretty much my thinking, too. I do my winter touring in the ZG Tour Pro (and used the ZG Guide Pro and Hawx Ultra XTD for a season each as my single boot quiver), but there's nothing like a pure...
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    it's not just Tecnica, every manufacturer's low...

    it's not just Tecnica, every manufacturer's low volume boot has a higher instep these days (and they aren't really that narrow, either). Did you try on an Atomic Hawx Ultra, for instance? Even the...
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    Plenty of the usual suspects in attendance...

    Plenty of the usual suspects in attendance yesterday. There's a new sign at the bottom, which doesn't specifically state that no skiing, ski touring, or sledding is allowed but makes it clear the...
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    iPhone 8 is a bomber upgrade (new SE might be as...

    iPhone 8 is a bomber upgrade (new SE might be as well), mine runs 3 days with normal use, but it's not "free." I needed a full day plus reserve battery life for a couple trips to Europe where I was...
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    iPhone 8 has a higher capacity battery and more...

    iPhone 8 has a higher capacity battery and more efficient processor to start with . . . while even the Apple warranty replacement on the 6S wouldn't take a ski picture at 11 months. Unfortunately no...
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    Not sure about the location of the screw, I have...

    Not sure about the location of the screw, I have the factory jig and it seems fine, you just have to be careful sliding it from the big hole to the narrower slot (I've only mounted 3 pairs, though).
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    When you slide the toepiece on, make sure the...

    When you slide the toepiece on, make sure the front screw is in the slot; it's easy to wedge the binding over the screw so the toe is off the topsheet of the ski. Look from the side to make sure it's...
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    My surgeon and PT were both in the same camp....

    My surgeon and PT were both in the same camp. Said if I applied myself to PT I should have a pretty good idea if I can ski and how hard to push it; brace is mostly for psychological support rather...
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    Never knew Mountain Girl speaks Cantonese . . .

    Never knew Mountain Girl speaks Cantonese . . .
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    Good call again. I tried to ski on it twice more...

    Good call again. I tried to ski on it twice more (yes, once should have been enough) after blowing the ACL, subsequently tearing the MCL and damaging the meniscus on both sides. 1,000 gram boot and...
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    Good call on quitting the oxy if you can handle...

    Good call on quitting the oxy if you can handle it; I went 4 days on them and had a shitty time getting the flow going. Not sure what the equivalent in SUI is, but the DonJoy Iceman I used...
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    People like softshell garments for touring or...

    People like softshell garments for touring or skiing in dry interior climates because you can often put them on in the morning and just wear them all day, plus they are super comfortable and have a...
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    Hawx Prime XTD will be a winner. We sold two...

    Hawx Prime XTD will be a winner. We sold two pairs in March before the store shut down. Generous 100mm last, plenty of instep height, reasonably snug heel but more room under the medial...
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    This week's project is moving to the pedal bike -...

    This week's project is moving to the pedal bike - he's got the strider dialed.
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    I like them. I have about 8 days of "fitness...

    I like them.

    I have about 8 days of "fitness skiing" - parking in a friend's driveway, walking stealthily over to the ski area and skinning quickly away - the past month or so. Very satisfied...
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    In the

    In the <1,000 gram touring boot class (but not a race boot), what else is there at the moment? I've been using the Dalbello Quantum Asolo Factory this spring, which might be a great option, but there...
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    FWIW, a manufacturer with a Goretex license can...

    FWIW, a manufacturer with a Goretex license can attach any weight of face fabric to any of their membranes - typical choices are 40, 60, 70, 80 and 100 denier. Denier is thought of as a general...
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    In my experience, and I've owned plenty of both...

    In my experience, and I've owned plenty of both fabric, Goretex Pro is about 20% more breathable and the garments tend to be more packable, depending on which backer they choose (or if the regular...
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    steveski, check your PM's . . .

    steveski, check your PM's . . .
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    What class are we talking about? 130 flex...

    What class are we talking about? 130 flex "tourable" boots with excellent downhill capabilities?

    Everyone makes one. For next year there's the Atomic Hawx Ultra/Prime XTD, Tecnica Zero G Tour...
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    Good reasons might include: You get them for...

    Good reasons might include: You get them for free, you love how a 3-piece design skis, you have a tall instep and have trouble getting into some of the other boots in this class, you like a really...
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    You realize the Pro HD and AX HD are very...

    You realize the Pro HD and AX HD are very different fits, right? (But both are significantly lower volume than your current Panterra).

    Feet have different levels of compressibility, people define...
  26. Because people don't realize what can be done...

    Because people don't realize what can be done with a boot to make it fit better, they don't have a full knowledge of what fit options are available, and they've never experienced how much better they...
  27. Plenty of people think their boots fit really...

    Plenty of people think their boots fit really well simply because they don't hurt and they can ski OK in them. They MAY be right, but it's relatively rare.
  28. It's not just the physical act of returning them,...

    It's not just the physical act of returning them, the retailer expects that. Most people can sort of figure out if the length is right, but very few are able to accurately assess volume, think beyond...
  29. Tecnica's replaced the Ten.2 HVL with the Mach 1...

    Tecnica's replaced the Ten.2 HVL with the Mach 1 HV and it's available in a 130. Atomic has the Hawx Magna 130. Neither is a stated 106mm last, but both have tons of volume and can easily be made...
  30. Two months ago would have been perfect. Right now...

    Two months ago would have been perfect. Right now your chances of getting a good bootfit in Phoenix are about the same as Salt Lake.

    Prices will probably get better, not worse, but who knows when...
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    The guy sent me a pretty cordial email, but it...

    The guy sent me a pretty cordial email, but it sounds like he has no idea what jigs they have and hasn't mounted a ski in his life. I wouldn't mind driving over from Seattle, but from looking at the...
  32. Sure. Giavera del Montello, east of Montebelluna.

    Sure. Giavera del Montello, east of Montebelluna.
  33. PS Not sure if they have your size, but evo's...

    PS Not sure if they have your size, but evo's price on the LV 120 is only $70 cheaper than the LV 130 at the moment . . .
  34. And you've been happy in the Mach 1 LV 130? ...

    And you've been happy in the Mach 1 LV 130?

    Legitimate reasons to go to the 120 might be: You've lost weight. Your skiing preferences or habits have changed. You are spending more time skiing...
  35. You are considering this to save money, or...

    You are considering this to save money, or because you think you want a softer boot?
  36. Wait a couple months, you won't have a problem...

    Wait a couple months, you won't have a problem getting a deal on a 130. You'll get a great deal on a whole ski shop if you want.
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    Sweet, that guy's a friend of mine, too. Don't...

    Sweet, that guy's a friend of mine, too. Don't see him much now that he's not in Seattle!
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    Do they plan to charge by the pound?

    Do they plan to charge by the pound?
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    I've still got a set of NIB Look non-releasing...

    I've still got a set of NIB Look non-releasing turntables (the ones Killy used for SL and GS) if anyone wants them! About the same weight as a Trofeo Plus heel.
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    All of those weights are for one binding, not two.

    All of those weights are for one binding, not two.
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    We should do it again when this COVID-madness...

    We should do it again when this COVID-madness abates . . .
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    Fatigue factor was definitely more noticeable,...

    Fatigue factor was definitely more noticeable, plus I feel confident on pretty much any terrain/snow on the Zero G 105 rig @ 9.5% and wouldn't choose to lug more weight uphill except in an emergency...
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    Have you considered moving the bindings? Just...

    Have you considered moving the bindings? Just because there's a bump in the topsheet doesn't mean you have to put the middle of your boot there.
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    But none of those people are working "right now."

    But none of those people are working "right now."
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    Fair enough, though I'm fatter than most of you...

    Fair enough, though I'm fatter than most of you at 77 kilos so it looks more impressive. The Zero G 85 setup with Dalbello Quantum Asolo Factory boots, Backland Tours and G3 Minimist Mix skins + Leki...
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    Wanted to do Helio 145's on the Zero G 85's,...

    Wanted to do Helio 145's on the Zero G 85's, would have saved another 150 grams, but the Backland Tours were sitting in my basement already and I'm not working.
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    You don't have to live with it the way it comes...

    You don't have to live with it the way it comes from the factory, but you'll have to find a skilled bootfitter to change the shape. Not sure where you live, but that tends to be harder some places...
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    You got that right. There's always room for one...

    You got that right. There's always room for one more "perfect" setup in the garage, eh?
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    It depends on what sort of touring you're talking...

    It depends on what sort of touring you're talking about.

    It's not just fit out of the box, you also have to consider weight, range of motion in tour mode, ease of transition, etc. I spend a lot...
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    Have you heat molded this shell with foam over...

    Have you heat molded this shell with foam over the areas that get pressure? Have you punched this boot for extra width where it hurts?

    25mm shell fit is on the long side, though maybe OK as a pure...
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