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    Stock liners felt OK-ish but a bit on the soft...

    Stock liners felt OK-ish but a bit on the soft side (I weigh 205lbs). Doing an A/B in the living room the Tour Wraps make a nice difference to the flex of the boot and feel fine in touring mode. To...
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    Yeah, it had 0.2 sized one. Tried it with and...

    Yeah, it had 0.2 sized one. Tried it with and without, not much improvement. I had a 0.4 sized one I played with as well just could not get it dialed. I think it was a combo of the frame being very...
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    May as well go biking at Alice Lake tomorrow I...

    May as well go biking at Alice Lake tomorrow I guess. 16C forecast high.
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    Fully agree with this. For casual/family skiers...

    Fully agree with this. For casual/family skiers with money itís fine, but no idea why anyone who is a serious skier bothers with WB if they have to pre-book/fly in. Way too much of a gamble.
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    Went from three pairs of skis and two pairs of...

    Went from three pairs of skis and two pairs of boots (Tecnica Dragon 120 with Intuition Luxury and Booster straps and Scarpa Maestrale RS 1.0) to Hawx XTD 130 with Tour Wrap liners and one pair of...
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    Watch out for the DPX2 on progressive frames if...

    Watch out for the DPX2 on progressive frames if you are a heavier dude. The thing felt either super harsh or wallowy/using too much travel on small hits for me. DVO Topaz was superior, although I am...
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    hjX3rhC7838 Pretty impressive skiing for a 36...

    hjX3rhC7838

    Pretty impressive skiing for a 36 year old with multiple catastrophic injuries in his past.
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    The old Eagle double chair at Lake Louise was...

    The old Eagle double chair at Lake Louise was similar, not as bad maybe but if it was fully loaded and stopped between towers you were bouncing up and down forever. Was fun as a kid.
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    Really curious to try the new sight, both 27.5...

    Really curious to try the new sight, both 27.5 and 29... Intrigued by the 63.5/64 HTA with short offset fork/40mm stem. 160/150 perfect numbers for what I ride as well (current bike 27.5 160/160,...
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    Would be shocked if itís removable toe on a...

    Would be shocked if itís removable toe on a commercial product like this from Marker. It has to be Shift like in operation.
  11. I went +87cm which is now the recommended line on...

    I went +87cm which is now the recommended line on my new 2020 Hojis, was gonna go +86 but decided to try it first. If I don't like it will probably go back 1.5 to 85.5.
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    Guessing will be a limited mid season release...

    Guessing will be a limited mid season release this year, given marketing launch is in November?
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    Fox Factory and Shimano XTR9100. Doesn't get any...

    Fox Factory and Shimano XTR9100. Doesn't get any better, beauty build.
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    Running Arctic 12's on our XC60 and loving them....

    Running Arctic 12's on our XC60 and loving them. Had the Altimax Arctic previously on our Mazda 3 and that was also a good experience. With the XC60 being so much heavier and AWD it's a beast...
  15. I've been using the WPL Fork Boost on my fork...

    I've been using the WPL Fork Boost on my fork stanchions and dropper for a couple years now. Not every ride, but maybe once every 4-5 rides... just a small amount, and it seems effective at pulling...
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    Encouraging people to climb up trails/stuff that...

    Encouraging people to climb up trails/stuff that people descending/hiking etc. will not expect them to be climbing... what's the worst that could happen? Already seeing stupid behaviour like this on...
  17. Can't remember where I read it, might have been...

    Can't remember where I read it, might have been on Darren Berrecloth's instagram, but I believe he crashed on a small gap on what they are saying was a mellow trail ride. Sounds like a freak accident...
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    I-beam saddles are awesome for DH. Used the SIXC...

    I-beam saddles are awesome for DH. Used the SIXC I-beam and Atlas saddle combo, more resilient to bending (no rails), easier to adjust nose up/down, forward/back etc.
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    Not sure about ANTA: ...

    Not sure about ANTA:

    https://www.muddywatersresearch.com/research/anta/part1/

    Also heard they were long on MTB carbon rotors. Risky position.

    Arcíteryx is great though.
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    I was surprised to find buyers on Craigslist/FB...

    I was surprised to find buyers on Craigslist/FB marketplace pretty easily for my old boots: 2010 Tecnica Dragon Slayer w/ Intuition Luxury and Booster straps pretty haggard $45 and 2013 Scarpa...
  21. But ebikers keep saying that any concerns over...

    But ebikers keep saying that any concerns over land access are just "whataboutism" and aren't real! Good to highlight situations like this and throw it back in their faces. I don't even blame the...
  22. Thread: Shock question

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    Look at DVO, if you can get shop pricing they are...

    Look at DVO, if you can get shop pricing they are extremely reasonable (and MSRP ain't bad either) and the Topaz is an awesome shock.
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    Old post but sounds like the WTR (2018/19) Hawx...

    Old post but sounds like the WTR (2018/19) Hawx XTD 130 fits fine in STH2 WTR bindings? Gonna grab a pair of those or Wardens for the same purpose, inbounds resort/skiing with kid ski.
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    Had a fitting with Tom @ Intuition already. My...

    Had a fitting with Tom @ Intuition already. My feet measure 109/110mm width wise. He did a bit of shell work punching out the outer forefoot/met area as well as a bit for navicular. Didn't bother...
  25. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Cool concept, makes logical sense... curious if...

    Cool concept, makes logical sense... curious if you can update us on how you feel later in the season versus past couple years. How much you weighing these days, you look thinner than before this...
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    Respect for this post, solid perspective and the...

    Respect for this post, solid perspective and the advocacy work and awareness is important. Even if I am on the side that believes the necessary change is going to be extremely hard to achieve, both...
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    Excellent post, truly captures that it's not a...

    Excellent post, truly captures that it's not a simple "government and evil energy companies" problem that a lot of people seem to view it as, and also the fact people are not willing to sacrifice...
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    Similar experience to Wetdog above. I haven't...

    Similar experience to Wetdog above. I haven't skied them yet but was at Intuition Vancouver today with a pair of new Hawx Ultra XTD 130's in 27.5. Shell fit is a bit over a finger, slightly tighter...
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    I'm a downtown Vancouver office drone so can't...

    I'm a downtown Vancouver office drone so can't help there. One of my friend's co uses WeWork and has had good things to say about the Bentall location. I know Lee was bigly bullish on the failed...
  30. Thanks. I donít have access to test with my...

    Thanks. I donít have access to test with my boots, maybe Iíll ask my tech if he will do it off the record for me, would be nice to not spend more money for skis I wonít use often for a few years.
  31. STH2 WTR / STH mount pattern compatibility?

    Might be a search fail on my part, but can't seem to find the answer. I have a pair of skis mounted with STH916, any chance STH2 WTR shares same mounting holes? Getting WTR boots and would be nice to...
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    Social feed today clogged with pro...

    Social feed today clogged with pro skiers/mountain bikers at the Climate Strike protests. Many of these folks will be flying around the continent to promote ski films (in which they flew around the...
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    Scored a pair of 2018/19 XTD 130's for $300 off...

    Scored a pair of 2018/19 XTD 130's for $300 off the 2019/20 price at Comor this week... shell fit on the 27/27.5 is a titch tighter than my 27.5 RS 1.0's but pretty close. With stock liners in both...
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    2019 Racing on Dirt

    This. What a legend.
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    Metal Dome is good to go for Saturday baby.

    Metal Dome is good to go for Saturday baby.
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    Stoked to see it. Definitely a change to fall in...

    Stoked to see it. Definitely a change to fall in the city as well... cool and rainy.

    Any changes to ops at WB this season? Havenít seen any news releases or anything. No new big capital...
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    I'm not actually sure how wide they measure, but...

    I'm not actually sure how wide they measure, but the punch on the OG RS wasn't crazy by any means. Your feet give me hope though, pretty sure mine are not that wide.



    I think my heels are...
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    How is the Hawx Ultra XTD for slightly wide...

    How is the Hawx Ultra XTD for slightly wide forefoot? Current boots are Scarpa Maestrale RS (the first gen) with stock liners, shells needed a bit of work on the outside edge of forefoot but nothing...
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    Anyone get a pair of 2019/20 Hojis in hand yet?...

    Anyone get a pair of 2019/20 Hojis in hand yet? Curious if any perceivable differences from last few years (I believe it should be identical). Will be ordering a pair soon. Currently on 186...
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    I only had one shuttle lap but Bootleg in...

    I only had one shuttle lap but Bootleg in Kimberley blew me away. Snow Mexican off the top, fall line tech with awesome rock lines, steep berms, doubles, drops etc. So good.. amazing trail building...
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    Telus Pure Fibre would be the most reliable home...

    Telus Pure Fibre would be the most reliable home connection but doesnít look like itís in Whistler yet. $105 for 300/300mbit low latency connection.
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    Cush Core related? Iíve used up to Double Down...

    Cush Core related? Iíve used up to Double Down casing tires on TRS aluminum and TRSr carbon rims. Not super easy to get on/off (needed levers) but definitely not what you experienced. Tubeless with...
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    Shimano stuff is fucking great especially for the...

    Shimano stuff is fucking great especially for the price, even with the Europe online stuff locked down (eBay still works for now). SRAM is a joke in terms of pricing in Canada at least and my god are...
  44. Whistler - Place where so expensive, can't find or afford to hire non-foreigners?

    WB themselves do a good job on sustainability thanks to the Fitz Creek IPP (and legit waste reduction stuff), but itís hilariously hypocritical of council to write that letter when the entire fucking...
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    Comes across as pretty clear paranoid delusions...

    Comes across as pretty clear paranoid delusions IMO (as an outsider with no bias). How the hell is a small heli op in AK going to attract that type of massive conspiracy? Chemicals, poison etc.
    ...
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    Ahh good to know. Strange because they went...

    Ahh good to know. Strange because they went through whatever effort was required to load bike carriers onto Red. I thought I had read some rumours about more bike trails up that way... part of...
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    Whistler conditions 18-19

    Maybe someone can save me a call to guest services since I canít figure this out from the website:

    Is foot/sightseeing traffic allowed up Creekside/Red? Iím pretty sure I saw it last summer while...
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    Only been up a couple times a few seasons ago,...

    Only been up a couple times a few seasons ago, great terrain with not bad access but you need cold storms for decent skiing with the elevation and proximity to the ocean. There's serious...
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    Sad news out of Pemberton today... didnít know...

    Sad news out of Pemberton today... didnít know him outside of ski media but seemed like a super solid dude and obviously part of a legendary ski family. Tough couple years... RIP.
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    Rehashing the Tanner topic a bit... put me in the...

    Rehashing the Tanner topic a bit... put me in the cop-out camp. It looks like he's filming booters and mini golf lines around Tahoe which he has done for so many years now? His film last year has...
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