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    Good feedback. Not having ever really skied in CO...

    Good feedback. Not having ever really skied in CO or much in the Rockies I hadn’t really considered a ton of benefit to a 90-100 alpine ski.

    Goal was to get me to think outside of the...
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    I’m trying to stay somewhat positive in here

    I’m trying to stay somewhat positive in here
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    Anything can happen when you have two big dumb...

    Anything can happen when you have two big dumb football dinosaurs like Kirby Smart and Muschamp (or Cristobal...) calling plays. As long as Coach O keeps his fingers out of the play book UGA don’t...
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    Decent shot if UGA wins, but that ain’t gonna...

    Decent shot if UGA wins, but that ain’t gonna happen. After watching UGA at Auburn (great experience BTW, highly recommend) and really seeing the ugly brutal and stupid nature of Georgia’s offense......
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    Weekend Options by preference 1. Hike for some...

    Weekend Options by preference
    1. Hike for some turns
    2. Veg out and watch football
    3. Whore out on American Consumerism
    4. Drive two hours to have a chance to win an Ikon hat in a Gondola and...
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    Scenic Gondola rides to 6800ft November 28th...

    Scenic Gondola rides to 6800ft November 28th might be the most depressing thing yet.
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    Two ski winter travel quiver in 2019

    Goal: find two pairs for traveling around the western US and Canada with a mix of touring and resort skiing. This year I’ll have two windows to ski in 20DEC-5JAN (I know gross) and 1FEB-14FEB but a...
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    The infared boots are pretty thin in the marked...

    The infared boots are pretty thin in the marked ‘zones.’ I wouldn’t grind them. In general the modern Nordic’s boots take less heat to move, and stay there, than older boots.

    The required plastic...
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    Any rocker profile shots of the new skis?

    Any rocker profile shots of the new skis?
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    We will see how they do against that finish. If...

    We will see how they do against that finish. If they win out they will go to the play off. Fun game this weekend will have something to say about dat.




    USC: #26 in SP+
    K State: #37
    S....
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    What unique materials has DPS used?

    What unique materials has DPS used?
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    Some of us are waiting for real reviews not ad...

    Some of us are waiting for real reviews not ad dollar inspired reviews.

    Personally, not having had a chance to ski them (too much snow kept them from the demo) I’d have a tough time justifying...
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    Plenty of folks buying a turn with some wailer...

    Plenty of folks buying a turn with some wailer 112s.

    Koala is pretty rad though. Red 190 Hybrid Lotus 120s were DPS’s peak.
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    Can I get a prime delivery of some Pow?

    Can I get a prime delivery of some Pow?
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    First season here?

    First season here?
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    Cool. Forced removal of a self absorbed...

    Cool. Forced removal of a self absorbed overinflated ego might help DPS actually grow as a company now that they can get past Chapter 1: How Stephen Drake Rejuvenates the Powder Experience.


    Iíd...
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    The ZeroG Tour series did not change YoY. Last...

    The ZeroG Tour series did not change YoY. Last season’s boot is the same as this season’s.
    There was a decent change in fit from the 17/18 ZeroG Guide, to the 18/19-19/20 ZeroG Tour.
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    GA lost to South Carolina and stayed up. Brand...

    GA lost to South Carolina and stayed up. Brand name is a brand name. Both are still up there in SP+. Pretty sure Alabama, Penn State and UGA all have higher advanced states. If we’re going off...
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    dude is eating a breakfast sandwich on a BART...

    dude is eating a breakfast sandwich on a BART station. Police call for back up, handcuff and detain then cite him. Take one guess what the color of his skin was.

    Boss: why were you late for work....
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    always awesome to roll around a corner and see...

    always awesome to roll around a corner and see the entire landscape cunted up because everyone thought they could make a better skin track.
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    Think about what you just said, then haze...

    Think about what you just said, then haze yourself.
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    gotta beat the shit out of Penn State first, then...

    gotta beat the shit out of Penn State first, then a big ten championship game, then a playoff semifinal. Five (really 4.1) games to go before you can play LSU in the championship. I've been wanting...
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    fixed it for you. you forgot about Baylor....

    fixed it for you.



    you forgot about Baylor. They will bump Florida out of the top 10.
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    I’ve gotten lots of use out of 5’ short bed...

    I’ve gotten lots of use out of 5’ short bed Tacomas and Ford Rangers. Maybe not practical for many but a very capable platform for moving four people, a bunch of awkward and often dirty/muddy heavy...
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    The cool thing about ISO 5355 is it’s pretty...

    The cool thing about ISO 5355 is it’s pretty specific which is what has allowed all alpine boots to work with all alpine bindings without adjustment for the entire time I’ve been alive.
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    I’d contribute $37 to a Norse GoPro fund

    I’d contribute $37 to a Norse GoPro fund
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    Yes, but why? Very gross.

    Yes, but why? Very gross.
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    Add a true pow ski back to the mix with some...

    Add a true pow ski back to the mix with some WildCat Tour (I had to give them back) and but with KingPin M-works instead of shifts. I’d go with tectons but like being able to use universal crampons....
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    Maybe SoftBank?

    Maybe SoftBank?
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    I agree in the yes canp three pairs of boots...

    I agree in the yes canp

    three pairs of boots which each get significant use: Lange RS, Lange XT Free and Tecnica ZeroG. Each got at lead t10 days last year. ROM and weight of the ZeroG is good...
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    Do you know what a hedge fund is?

    Do you know what a hedge fund is?
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    Gonna wait until after he looses to Chip 2 years...

    Gonna wait until after he looses to Chip 2 years in a row. Give the new AD some time to mull over how he wants to decimate Clay.


    Who gets fired first Todd Grantham or Clay Helton?
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    If bc.com loss their contracts with Flylow and...

    If bc.com loss their contracts with Flylow and DPS it would absolutely effect their bottom line. Two strategic Co-branding partners pulling out would be huge.

    It would also send a very loud...
  34. Very few shops go into fore-aft alignment of the...

    Very few shops go into fore-aft alignment of the boots other than adding a heel lift. There is such a variation in bindings (more than in boots) and boots are all pretty flat it’s generally a waste...
  35. The dictator is also too light for how stiff it...

    The dictator is also too light for how stiff it is and gets pinged around. Don’t mistake unforgiving for being stable or badass. The only people who should be skiing it are those getting it for free...
  36. Mantra 102 is a different construction than the...

    Mantra 102 is a different construction than the confession. Mine were fine for a season btw, just some top sheet chipping you’d expect of a vertical sidewall ski
  37. Never flexed the declivity but it was totally...

    Never flexed the declivity but it was totally fine ripping through stuff I’d normally make multiple turns down.

    TBH the MB blister MB 108 reviews read more like someone trying to stick to the K2...
  38. In addition to above: ON3P Metal Wrenegade 108...

    In addition to above:
    ON3P Metal Wrenegade 108
    Black Crows Corvus
    K2 Mindbender 108
    Armada Invictus 108
    Armada Declivity X
    Moment Commander maybe?
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    I. CANT. WAIT.

    I. CANT. WAIT.
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    A couple things: What makes you think a Tecton...

    A couple things:

    What makes you think a Tecton or Kingpin heel would offer any more damping than the shift heel. The shift heel really isn’t part of any it’s ongoing issues.

    Also, both the...
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    AAA rated GSA bait. Website says locks down in...

    AAA rated GSA bait.

    Website says locks down in four places.

    fiddle factor looks to be right in with Shift/Cast. Uphill weight is 100g heavier than a shift and right in line with CAST uphill...
  42. What’s the generation who both used Netscape and...

    What’s the generation who both used Netscape and can tell the difference between Tesla and Uber?
  43. Neither understand how to value any company which...

    Neither understand how to value any company which based its existence off the internet.
  44. $700 Goretex Jacket Retailer bought for 45% MAP...

    $700 Goretex Jacket
    Retailer bought for 45% MAP : $315
    Brand makes 20% profit: $250 total cost to produce
    Factory Paid $70 to produce and ship to distribution center: $180 to cover:
    Goretex fees,...
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    Looks like a beast 16 and shift fucked.

    Looks like a beast 16 and shift fucked.
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    if UGA or FL can eek out to one win maybe, but...

    if UGA or FL can eek out to one win maybe, but they most likely won't. AU has two losses. a one loss Bama doesn't really have a body of work to speak of, especially without going to the SEC champ...
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    historical ACC v SEC games on thanksgiving...

    historical ACC v SEC games on thanksgiving weekend:
    Clemson v SC
    GT v UGA
    FSU v Florida
    Louisville v Kentucky

    Also Don't forget the FCS opponents that pack an SEC network November TV slate.
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    What happens if Clemson looses to S Carolina like...

    What happens if Clemson looses to S Carolina like UGA? Seriously doubt they will, but itís kinda possible. Muschamp is only really good for one of these upsets a year, and against another pound the...
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    After LSU and Auburn hang Bama with two losses...

    After LSU and Auburn hang Bama with two losses and FL gets beat a second time by LSU? We will see what happens in two weekends.

    Likely going to be against an undefeated LSU, OSU, and Clemson,...
  50. Kinda tempted to buy back my skis to be honest....

    Kinda tempted to buy back my skis to be honest. and the other ones.
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