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  1. Video: Verbier rescue on what sounds like a chaotic day

    I believe this is making the rounds on the news, instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B8rSFvwFYTN/

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    Avalanche in Verbier, Switzerland. Thursday 30th of January was a hard day, almost...
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    Yah thatís where Iím at.. couple skiffs this week...

    Yah thatís where Iím at.. couple skiffs this week and maybe Sat... could be decent or could be junk... biking is guaranteed good... but Iíll regret not skiing every chance I get when summer rolls...
  3. Thread: Shift V2?

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    Hah that is amazing (putting skins on while in...

    Hah that is amazing (putting skins on while in bindings), no way I'm flexible enough to do that. I'm a stocky guy with short legs and I can still rip skins while in bindings and used to do it,...
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    Anyone been out in the bumps the last couple...

    Anyone been out in the bumps the last couple days? Wondering how ski conditions are. Dribs and drabs of snow most days week would have decent surface conditions I'd think. Debating skiing out there...
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    I'm not talking about wear from the weight of the...

    I'm not talking about wear from the weight of the bike, I'm talking about wear from people doing multiple laps of hard to reach trails (which are marked no ebikes) and doing so in poor conditions due...
  6. 315418 First few days he ignored it but now...

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    First few days he ignored it but now heís playing around with it and mostly figured out how to move with his feet... pic above is indoctrination with Brook MacDonald Vital RAW.

    Thanks...
  7. Thread: Shift V2?

    by gramboh
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    No changes for 20/21 other than 10 din model...

    No changes for 20/21 other than 10 din model introduced, and as pointed out staying in toes not possible and why would you care about that on a binding like the shift? If you are yo-yoing laps and...
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    Atomic (in this segment at least) is one company...

    Atomic (in this segment at least) is one company I actually stand up and take notice when onenerdykid makes a statement like that... cool stuff, excited to see it even though I am happy with my Tour...
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    3:30ish ...

    3:30ish

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXO7YIY99vs
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    Haven't ridden Cox but it looks sweet. Other...

    Haven't ridden Cox but it looks sweet. Other examples of areas that cannot handle it (ebike traffic) is Dark Crystal on Blackcomb and the Sproatt alpine stuff (at least muni staff there are...
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    Early April is awesome. Even if it isnít deep pow...

    Early April is awesome. Even if it isnít deep pow (and it can be) thereís no one skiing and itís a relaxed vibe compared to the busy times.
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    Whistler 2019 - 2020

    Havenít done it in a few years but you definitely could... unless the glacier changed a lot?

    And those Whistler Freeride Kids are amazing. That Ryder kid (15?) shreds hard on a mountain bike too,...
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    Some dumbass that got slammed on the Whistler FB...

    Some dumbass that got slammed on the Whistler FB group for complaining about buying a black out date Edge card (not new and extremely clearly advertised) wrote a whiny letter to the editor that the...
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    The number of posts on South Coast Touring either...

    The number of posts on South Coast Touring either whining about access via Singing Pass/WB not allowing access from the alpine during adverse weather or asking about safe terrain to ski around...
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    I debated mounting them a bit back but after...

    I debated mounting them a bit back but after talking with my bootfitter/tech he convinced me to just try mounted and move them back if need be... honestly they ski fine at mounted, including in pow...
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    I think Pivot's argument is DW-Link stays higher...

    I think Pivot's argument is DW-Link stays higher in travel while pedaling, combined with the shock tune, so you don't need a 77-78 STA. Same argument Canyon makes with the Shapeshifter. I like the...
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    Winning as usual Lee, some solid pow skiing shots...

    Winning as usual Lee, some solid pow skiing shots there.
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    Hah, funny I am the opposite, always been a...

    Hah, funny I am the opposite, always been a Whistler guy. Have only had one Blackcomb pow day since the new lifts went in and I was rusty with the morning pre-Crystal routine. Only thing with H5 is...
  19. Thanks Todd, found a few Spherovelo's on FB...

    Thanks Todd, found a few Spherovelo's on FB marketplace will try to snag one.

    I also started mountain bike indoctrination early, our son was born late August and I had him watching WCDH with me a...
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    H4/H5 -> traverse -> Boomer -> Wet Dreams... the...

    H4/H5 -> traverse -> Boomer -> Wet Dreams... the classic Harmony pow day first lap. Could go for one of those right about now.
  21. Lots of good info in this thread... Shirk I'll...

    Lots of good info in this thread... Shirk I'll take a look at the Strider stuff as well before I order the Spawn. I'll plan to keep it inside so he can fart around the living room/halls on it and...
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    Second this... cool to see someone hit WB for the...

    Second this... cool to see someone hit WB for the first time and have a great experience, good timing on that one dude.

    How's the snow up high today?
  23. How soon can I have my kid on a 500mm reach...

    How soon can I have my kid on a 500mm reach enduro sled with 820mm bars? He's 18 months old.

    Seriously though, I am now looking at run bikes, buddy's kid has done really well with the Spawn Tengu...
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    Whistler 2019 - 2020

    Wonder if any alpine survived those winds? Canít imagine any tree skiing will be good either with the temps, rain and winds. No idea what all those people were lining up for, besides disappointment. ...
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    Gusts at Hosrtman Hut hitting 170-179km/h...

    Gusts at Hosrtman Hut hitting 170-179km/h consistently from 7pm-12am... Peak 150-175 same timeframe. Don't recall seeing >150 gusts sustained before? Alpine is going to be shitkicked.
  26. Thread: Which Wagon?

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    No DCT, pass... seriously though wondering why...

    No DCT, pass... seriously though wondering why they didn't on the car at that price... but yeah, best wagon ever.
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    thanks!

    thanks!
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    When I was at Whitecap there was someone similar...

    When I was at Whitecap there was someone similar to that profile, backseat hip turning/lifting inside ski and she blew up her knee (ACL I believe) crashing on a simple slope on the first afternoon...
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    Thanks dude, that is very helpful. Some good pics...

    Thanks dude, that is very helpful. Some good pics of the terrain in that article. I've heard good things about Ross as well from a buddy that did a Tantalus trip with Altus a few years back. Most...
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    The newest NS racks use a different paint coating...

    The newest NS racks use a different paint coating that is supposed to deal with rust better, only had mine since last summer so can't comment. The prongs do rub paint on fork crown/bottom of head...
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    Any links to the Volkl catalogue? Would like...

    Any links to the Volkl catalogue? Would like stats on the Katana 108 and whatever their new freeridey 105-110ish ski is... and I guess no Gotama for 20/21 then.
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    Sweet! Wasn't able to watch live so good to catch...

    Sweet! Wasn't able to watch live so good to catch up here... Gary nice to see some Canucks top 30, hope Ben has better luck next time. On the splits it looked like Cam was doing well up top before...
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    I definitely want to do a proper week long...

    I definitely want to do a proper week long interior hut trip but time is an issue for us these days... young kid at home/wife working demanding job, buddy with a tight work schedule etc... those...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Anyone have any experiencing skiing up at Hurley...

    Anyone have any experiencing skiing up at Hurley Pass Lodge/Backcountry Snowcats? Looking at the cat assisted touring packages that Altus Mtn Guides are doing up there for a trip next winter. Curious...
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    Guide fail to not tell the guy to fuck off with...

    Guide fail to not tell the guy to fuck off with that after first run.

    Good point about motion sickness, especially in cats when the cat roads are refrozen/bumpy... never felt sick in an A-Star,...
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    Dumb question, how do you notice the AFD has...

    Dumb question, how do you notice the AFD has slipped down? Easy pre-release at toe, or just checking at end of day?
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    Is there a market for 115-125 waist light touring...

    Is there a market for 115-125 waist light touring skis though? Volkl killed the V-werks BMT 122 due to no one buying it (except people grabbing them super cheap on close-out).
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    I feel the same way about it. It's been almost 10...

    I feel the same way about it. It's been almost 10 years since I lived in PG, but from my time in that area, lots of driving back and forth to Jasper and beyond on Hwy-16, I just don't see it making...
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    Cheering on Cam Alexander here... top 20 at Wegen...

    Cheering on Cam Alexander here... top 20 at Wegen last week.
  41. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Been a fan of the Platypus 1L bladders because of...

    Been a fan of the Platypus 1L bladders because of their shape and how they can fit in a pack (and when empty take up no space), usually run 2x 1L in my pack, and for resort days I put a 1x 500ml in...
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    Single day can be rough, by the time you get...

    Single day can be rough, by the time you get through beacon training, safety briefing, shakedown run it's gonna be like 10:30am at least. Also not much time for guides to get comfortable with the...
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    WB should use pics of the Hanging Roll slide to...

    WB should use pics of the Hanging Roll slide to educate people on why avalanche control closures need to be respected. It seems to run past Hwy-86 at least once every couple years if not more, might...
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    I thought the announcers were decent? Good...

    I thought the announcers were decent? Good enough? Definitely didn't bother me. Watched men's skiing and Victor's run in snowboarding. Bilous gap and Tabke were the highlights, love seeing that dude...
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    Definitely get Intuitions in the XTD 130s.. I...

    Definitely get Intuitions in the XTD 130s.. I have the Tour Wrap setup by Tom @ Intuition (is there also a Jon there? Only ever seen Tom doing fit work). Definitely a huge step up in ski performance...
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    Thanks, good feedback. Honestly the main reason I...

    Thanks, good feedback. Honestly the main reason I even want an airbag is for hut trips or if I ever actually make it to Japan. Guided hut trips scare me more than the usual touring I do in the...
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    No changes to Shift for 2020/21 model other than...

    No changes to Shift for 2020/21 model other than adding a 10 din version. Maybe see if you can find a deal on this seasons Shifts and sell the Kingpins? I do think they ski better at a marginal...
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    hahahah this is honestly an amazing visual.

    hahahah this is honestly an amazing visual.
  49. Put on skins and get back up to the resort. Or...

    Put on skins and get back up to the resort. Or just smash it down to the Sea to Sky and hitchhike back like this dipshit must have thought he would do:...
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    Goat touched on it but the issue is not being...

    Goat touched on it but the issue is not being able to safely merge back into a crowded groomer after a side hit (especially boarders jumping backside), I see close calls coming down Expressway to Red...
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