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  1. I have this exact pair. They donít suck.

    I have this exact pair. They donít suck.
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    Elan Ripstick 106 2021 Review

    Hey,

    Blister just posted a review for the 2021 Ripsticks (2021s are stiffer than the previous versions of Ripsticks from 2020 and prior years) and the 2022 Black Editions (stiffer yet again). I...
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

    The retro MB's look super sick! I'll be mounting mounting mine with gold Pivot 15s now.

    Re the mounting question.

    Back when I had a big house and a big double garage and ski workshop I...
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    Which ski is a skinny Rustler 11?

    Love my Rustler 11ís.

    And itís quiver building season.

    Just picked up a new pair of 2021 Rustler 9ís from a local shop for a good deal. Considered some Enforcer 94ís, but wanted something a...
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    I have the MB108Ti and the Reckoner 112 for next...

    I have the MB108Ti and the Reckoner 112 for next year....both with STH 16s. Canít wait to try them.
  6. Nordica Enforcers - TGR-Enough for Their Own Thread

    Frickin love my E104s! So good on piste and also off piste in steep, tight spots. Solid and stable. Yet easy and predictable. You can carve or slide turns. Great mix of strong/damp enough with...
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    Katana 108 - the resurrerection

    The impression on tgr is that only big skis sell. Probably true to some extent. But I’ve sold lots of 179-182cms on here, eBay or Craigslist or Facebook marketplace. List on all places. If...
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    Katana 108 - the resurrerection

    My theory has always been to buy good skis at good prices....eg a K108 for $569cdn meets that criteria!

    Ski it 5-10 days and if you donít like it then sell it for a loss....say $400 Cdn ($300US)...
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    Katana 108 - the resurrerection

    Corbettís is always the best price IMO.

    Havenít skied the K108s but Iím sure this applies..... I skied the 2020 M102s for a month. Unbeatable.... on piste. So solid. Ripping down early morning...
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

    Hey banditman,

    Comparing the M102/K108s to a Mindbender 108Ti....MB is a bit more ďenforcerishĒ Iím assuming. MB is kinda of inbetween the Enforcer 104 and the M102/K108s?

    Iím planning on...
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    Katana 108 - the resurrerection

    Also at Corbett's for $569.99CDN in a 177cm. I had the 177cm M102. Measured 179cm.

    https://www.corbetts.com/2021-volkl-katana-108-skis/
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

    Nice work banditman!

    Corbettís price is too good to pass up. I bet youíre not out that much when all is said and done on the switch.

    My last two ski purchases have been these 2021 limited...
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

    I haven't even had coffee yet this am.

    I thought my previous post showed how much I loved skiing through my gear buying and selling. But you took it that I like the gear more. So easy for...
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    Go get em.... 186cm K2 Mindbender LTD for...

    Go get em.... 186cm K2 Mindbender LTD for $449CDN:

    https://www.corbetts.com/2021-k2-mindbender-ltd-108-ti-skis/



    https://youtu.be/cg-M8SIeKYU
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    Thanks! I was more explaining my spending...

    Thanks!

    I was more explaining my spending theory....and that too many non-tgr people “judge” those of us who buy/sell gear....my point is, if you buy gear, knowing you’re going to lose money,...
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

    Ya pretty much. Their prices are so damn low ($449 CDN for new 2021 Mindbender ďlimitedĒ skis?) and itís always free shipping and only 5% GST tax to BC.

    My wife just shakes her head as the...
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

    Well look what Corbettís sent to my house....K2 Mindbender 108Ti LTD

    Anyone own the K2 Merlin from 1998? Same graphic. Likely going a bit forward on these. With black STH 16s.

    Interested...
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    K2 Reckoner 102 112 122 Thread

    Oops ya now that I look at that pic again the Mushroom ski looks narrower.

    Glad to hear the 112 is phenomenal! I had previously bought some 2020 K2 Catamarans in March for $350CDN. But then...
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    How much of your quiver have you skied in 20/21?

    Used briefly this season then Sold:

    181cm Salomon QST 106 - 4 days (bought cheap in summer 2020, then sold for basically what I paid to get the M102... and I had the E104 which I prefer),

    183cm...
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    K2 Reckoner 102 112 122 Thread

    Ya I think the 112 is the one to own. Just been reading more on the Reckoners. The 122 seems a bit softer than the 112 and the 102 a bit less surfy than the 112/122.

    For now Iím covered in the...
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    K2 Reckoner 102 112 122 Thread

    Iím pretty happy with my 112s.

    Re lengths.....like the K2 Catamarans/Marksmans, the K2 Reckoners measure a bit longer in stated length relative to other brands. ie the 177cm K2 Reckoner 112...
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    K2 Reckoner 102 112 122 Thread

    Starting a thread for the K2 Reckoner line...102s, 112s and 122s.

    I'm now a K2 Reckoner owner as these arrived today from Corbettís. As $449CDN was too good a deal to pass up for new 2021 K2...
  23. Thread: K2 Catamaran

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    K2 Catamaran

    We need to rename this the "K2 Reckoner" thread...sold the K2 Catamarans and bought K2 Reckoner 112s....the cool ones like above.

    The 112 Reckoners fit better in my quiver.
  24. Thread: K2 Catamaran

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    Thanks for this pic. Looks way better than the...

    Thanks for this pic. Looks way better than the pic on Corbetts.

    My black STH 16s would look nice on that top sheet.

    Reckoner 112 way more versatile than the Catamaran.
  25. Thread: K2 Catamaran

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    Got a local offer to buy the Catamarans. ...

    Got a local offer to buy the Catamarans.

    Thinking on it. Corbetts has some Reckoner 112s....

    Hmmm...reasonable switch or simply Covid boredom?
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    Hahaha One day banditman we are gonna have...

    Hahaha

    One day banditman we are gonna have beers at Whistler.

    On me.

    Just cause you are a quiver god.

    Well played.
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    Elan Ripstick 106 2021 Review

    Kind of had the same experience. Had some black STH 16s sitting in a box at home and went in to the shop and came out with some 2022 BE 96ís. I got three days on mine before the season abruptly...
  28. Thought about the Stance...176cm and 182cm sigh. ...

    Thought about the Stance...176cm and 182cm sigh.

    I have the 180cm 2022 Ripstick 96 Black Edition in that slot. Great ski too.
  29. Nordica Enforcers - TGR-Enough for Their Own Thread

    I think I confused my E104 vs E110 sizing point by adding in the E115.

    Your points make sense. I get that the E110 sizing flowed from the old E94 and E100.

    Ignoring your points now.....
    ...
  30. Nordica Enforcers - TGR-Enough for Their Own Thread

    M102 who I say?

    PS There are a pair of K108s saved in my Corbettís wish list. Punch me in the face if I buy a pair over the summer.

    E104 all the way.

    btw....can someone smarter than me...
  31. Yep. E104ís were by far my fav ski this past...

    Yep. E104ís were by far my fav ski this past season at Whistler. Could have been my sore knee, but I loved their width, shape, weight, flex, easiness, all while still being able to charge a bit. ...
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    Elan Ripstick 106 2021 Review

    Just added the 4th pair of Ripsticks to the family.

    For my 10 year old daughter for next ski season (damn you Corbetts). These were $349CDN ....they came with brand new 2021 Attack 11s which I...
  33. I live in North Van. These are so close. ...

    I live in North Van.
    These are so close. Resisted.
    Glad a few of you are ahead of me.
  34. Thread: K2 Catamaran

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    Haha nice description. Brought me back to 2014...

    Haha nice description. Brought me back to 2014 when I had a cabin at Baker....early November skinning up inbounds and then skiing down under the silent lifts on Owl Renegades with Dynafits....and...
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    Slack Country Setup

    Agreed.

    Appreciate any and all mount point over-thinking discussions!

    I reference the distance from center as a guideline for me. I know Iím not gonna like a ski designed to be skied at...
  36. Thread: K2 Catamaran

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    Ya this was my thought when buying them. ...

    Ya this was my thought when buying them.

    With this yearís travel restricted ski season; skiing Whistler-Blackcomb exclusively for ~50 days, my quiver got a bit too all-mountain capable and...
  37. Thread: K2 Catamaran

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    K2 Catamaran

    Not really a tgr charger ski....but any thoughts on these?

    Picked up a brand new pair of 2020 K2 Catamarans for dirt cheap. Just liked their look with the HUGE amount of tip and tail rocker. ...
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    Slack Country Setup

    I have the 2021 "regular" Ripstick 106 (the 2021 regular Ripstick is stiffer than the 2020 regular Ripsticks and the same stiffness as the 2020 Black Editions....there were no Black Edition Ripsticks...
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    I have a short bsl (287mm) and like forward...

    I have a short bsl (287mm) and like forward mounts so take that into account.

    Iím at -6.5cm (+1.5cm). Going -1.5cm on the 180 will put you at -9.5cm. Still reasonable. And the fact you skied it...
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    Whistler/Vail North 2020/2021

    The timing is very interesting.

    I think they lulled us all with the 20% off for next year announced last week.

    Then acting all innocent like this was ďunexpectedĒ.

    I call bs.

    The...
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    Elan Ripstick 106 2021 Review

    5'7", 165 lbs, ski 60+ days a year, mostly at Whistler and Powder Highway.

    Was looking for the weight of the 2022 96 Black Editions and found this Ski Essentials vid.....they are 1710 gm per ski...
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    5'7", 165 lbs, ski 60+ days a year, mostly at...

    5'7", 165 lbs, ski 60+ days a year, mostly at Whistler and Powder Highway.

    We have a loose ski group at Whistler where everyone skis fast. We're always skiing steeps and sketchy entrances. ...
  43. Nordica Enforcers - TGR-Enough for Their Own Thread

    Glad you like the M102. I sold mine and no regrets. Love my Enforcer 104s too much which are more fun, still damp and just more manueverable in tight spots than the M102s.

    Interesting to hear...
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    I never had any issues with Factions. I had the...

    I never had any issues with Factions. I had the 2013 183cm Faction Royales (in the end they had 3 mounts on them, super thrashed and they sat in my garage for years....took em to the swap a few...
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    Elan Ripstick 106 2021 Review

    I bought the 2020 M102 a few months ago, skied them for a month and half and just didn't feel the Volkl love. So I sold the 2020 M102 and bought the 2022 Ripstick Black Edition 96 (almost bought an...
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    Got $. Sold! Shipping Monday. Thx!

    Got $. Sold! Shipping Monday. Thx!
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    FS: Flylow Savage Gloves (2 pair) Medium

    These are in great shape, hardly worn. I have too many gloves.

    These are sweet Flylow leather gloves that retail for $75 per pair. They are burly.

    Selling the two sets together....for one...
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    Elan Ripstick 106 2021 Review

    Here’s some pics (left to right) of: a 2022 180cm Ripstick 96 Black Edition, a 2020 177cm Ripstick 102W, and a 2021 180cm Ripstick 106....I can confirm they are all exact same length. Straight pull...
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    PSA - Corbetts just dropped prices on pivots

    Got some new 115mm gold Pivots coming....$230CDN all in delivered is not bad at all. thx.
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    I’m in awe of these things. So stiff...and damp...

    I’m in awe of these things. So stiff...and damp feeling yet light. They have a quality look/feel/weight that my 2021 Ripstick 106s don’t have.

    Cost was $799CDN ($630US) which was a “deal” from...
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