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    I saw some mention of it on the Turns-all-year...

    I saw some mention of it on the Turns-all-year facebook group. Sounded like 2 full burials who were able to clear their airspaces and one partial. The guy partially buried was able to dig himself...
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    I would guess that a full depth slide would...

    I would guess that a full depth slide would involve some fairly compact debris compared to the BD link.
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    I take it you've never gotten hung up in a...

    I take it you've never gotten hung up in a lifeline corral because the automatic pass reader wasnt working?
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    Fuck off.

    Fuck off.
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    Until someone awkwardly leans down to unbuckle...

    Until someone awkwardly leans down to unbuckle their boots and zaps their pacemaker.

    That said it shouldn't be rocket surgery to make a secure latch that doesnt easily break.
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    Ah sorry I missed that you were talking about...

    Ah sorry I missed that you were talking about multiple runs.
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    Tabke said on Instagram that he landed on a...

    Tabke said on Instagram that he landed on a shark. And judging by this photo of his ski he hammered it.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200217/b2a900b77c6f863eaadcf2a111fdc96b.jpg
  8. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    Nice work. The knight in P-B-Armor was my wife.

    Nice work. The knight in P-B-Armor was my wife.
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    MiCol gets it. In my time as a lifty in Telluride...

    MiCol gets it. In my time as a lifty in Telluride the worst was working a chair that had latches to keep the pad flipped down. Inevitably there were a few chairs with broken latches that would...
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    Because the rider is 4' 6". Read the thread.

    Because the rider is 4' 6". Read the thread.
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    That kid pic makes me feel inadequate.

    That kid pic makes me feel inadequate.
  12. Thread: DIY Art

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    I read the novel for a bit, but then hit the "too...

    I read the novel for a bit, but then hit the "too many characters" point about 3/4 of the way through. I felt like I was kind of getting the same point from every chapter. It was entertaining enough...
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    Yeah, that was a serious wtf. Also what's up with...

    Yeah, that was a serious wtf. Also what's up with the lack of forecast for the east side of the south cascades?
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    Whoops. I got a large

    Whoops. I got a large
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    FWIW I got mine today and never received tracking...

    FWIW I got mine today and never received tracking info. Seems to fit true to size. I'm 6'2" 180 and like the length and hood size. I have a bit more space in the torso than I'd prefer but I'm used...
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    Plastidip might be the solution. I'm surprised...

    Plastidip might be the solution. I'm surprised XXXer hasn't come in to suggest Aquaseal yet.
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    Ohh you poor thing? Your misery has been...

    Ohh you poor thing? Your misery has been forgotten?
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    Yeah, to echo PD, thanks for sharing. It's really...

    Yeah, to echo PD, thanks for sharing. It's really good to read these. This is not meant negatively at alll, I'm amazed and envious of the terrain familiarity that a bunch of the avid side country...
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    Also here is another link for 20$ off if it's...

    Also here is another link for 20$ off if it's anyone's first purchase. I'd guess it would work with a burner email too, I wish I'd tried that. Also FYI it looks like I'd get 20 bucks if someone...
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    Thanks for the heads up! Thats a sweet deal,...

    Thanks for the heads up! Thats a sweet deal, I've been curious about the breathable midlayer thing for a while and this is a great way to try it out.
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    Is it fair to complain about both late openings...

    Is it fair to complain about both late openings and snow stability concerns? Bitch away but think about that one a bit.
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    To echo Bunion you've got the right idea about...

    To echo Bunion you've got the right idea about much of that. Keep in mind if you do get buried none of your gear will do much good if you aren't skiing with someone else that's got the skills/gear...
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    Outdoor Research has pit zips on some of their...

    Outdoor Research has pit zips on some of their shells that run all the way to the bottom of the coat. It's kinda nice backpacking in the rain to be able to convert your coat to poncho mode for...
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    I'd like SVP to move his shit to Mars. And for...

    I'd like SVP to move his shit to Mars. And for him to take Steven A and Skip with him. Ever time that shit comes on in a commercial I find myself gritting my teeth.
  25. Try one of each and let us know.

    Try one of each and let us know.
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    To my eye it looks like there are claw marks on...

    To my eye it looks like there are claw marks on the lowest two tracks in this photo. I agree on your most recent photo there do not appear to be visible claw marks and the lowest track looks more...
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    Alpinord those are canine tracks. Presumably...

    Alpinord those are canine tracks. Presumably coyote unless your neighbor's Jack Russel has been tearing around the neighborhood. The attached photo is for wolf va cougar but the same characteristics...
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    Man, shitty luck on that one. I had a hard time...

    Man, shitty luck on that one. I had a hard time grasping scale, how large was the chunk of ice that came off?
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    I've got an old BD Anarachist 42l avalung. Only...

    I've got an old BD Anarachist 42l avalung. Only hitch is that in a foot of stupidity I trimmed the waist belt so it would likely only work if your waist is 34" or smaller. I can pass on some pictures...
  30. Yeah props on posting that on the avy centers...

    Yeah props on posting that on the avy centers website. As well as acknowledging that if things had been a smidge different the poster would have been dead.
  31. I read that as they stopped prior to getting to...

    I read that as they stopped prior to getting to the lower end of deposition?
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    Not to sound pessimistic, but once it warms up...

    Not to sound pessimistic, but once it warms up the snow depth will compact and current depths will be a lot closer to average. Here is a graphic based off of Snow Water Equivalent that is a bit...
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    Used skis was my approach in regards to skate...

    Used skis was my approach in regards to skate skis. If you make it to Winthrop prior to purchasing skis check out Winthrop Mountain Sports. The shop is pretty crowded and challenging to navigate...
  34. The First Light is currently on sale in Medium...

    The First Light is currently on sale in Medium and XL. http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/web-specials/first-light-hoody-APY4FG_cfg.html
  35. I believe she was the only person who died in the...

    I believe she was the only person who died in the avalance.
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    Unbelievable! The nerve! I don't know why she...

    Unbelievable! The nerve! I don't know why she just sit back and watch the NCAA championship and swill beer like I am?

    But let me guess, what Tommy Caldwell and Jeremy Jones have to say is...
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    This may not be the place for it Bunion, but...

    This may not be the place for it Bunion, but would you mind sharing some of the other things that were on your list?
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    Ughh, an additional person missing? Where are you...

    Ughh, an additional person missing? Where are you seeing that SkiLyft?

    Edit: Nevermind info can be found on Silver's FB page. Sounds like a missing skier was reported this morning.
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    It wasnt completely asymptomatic but it was mild...

    It wasnt completely asymptomatic but it was mild enough that I never thought "my neck is fucked" or woke up and couldn't turn it. Those are more of what I expected to be symptoms of whiplash.
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    FKNA. Does this sort of shit happen on...

    FKNA. Does this sort of shit happen on AlpineZone? I highly doubt it.
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    I've posted about my concussion experiences a...

    I've posted about my concussion experiences a bit, but I had a mild concussion from a bike crash that had symptoms that lingered for the better part of a year. What I learned through PT that...
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    Jesus! I hope that ends up being true.

    Jesus! I hope that ends up being true.
  43. Goddamn. Wife is laid up with a gimpy knee and...

    Goddamn. Wife is laid up with a gimpy knee and it's a no go this winter.
  44. Damn damm damn. That's a ski I really want to try...

    Damn damm damn. That's a ski I really want to try out.
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    Yeah man, the first half of the day was the best...

    Yeah man, the first half of the day was the best shooting I've ever done. Unfortunately when it came to the sixth bird for the limit I regressed back to my normal shitty shooting.
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    Got into the chukar this morning. Not a bad way...

    Got into the chukar this morning. Not a bad way to start the new year off.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200101/6fad55ed11ff25b1f88d4f78dfd48e10.jpg
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    Very well written and certainly illustrates the...

    Very well written and certainly illustrates the bizarre world of backcountry travel. The concept of wanting to go where the danger potentially is must look very strange to people/newbies. I ski...
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    Check out some of the other Joe Simpson books....

    Check out some of the other Joe Simpson books. The Beckoning Silence and Game of Ghosts are both really good.

    Separately Into The Silence by Wade Davis is a great book about the early days on...
  49. Thread: DIY Art

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    I'm hesitant to interrupt but I'm enjoying the...

    I'm hesitant to interrupt but I'm enjoying the shit out of this. Nice writing.
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    Nope, just a shitty gif. Dumped the sled off the...

    Nope, just a shitty gif. Dumped the sled off the trailer into the yard and will take a look after 6-10 beers.
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