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    Beauty!

    Beauty!
  2. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    The mighty King Kona...on the roof. 285851

    The mighty King Kona...on the roof.

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    Nothing to see here...if yer a 0.00001 percenter....

    Nothing to see here...if yer a 0.00001 percenter. For the rest of us in the middle of the bell curve of average genetics....
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    Skiing is the best training for skiing. 285826

    Skiing is the best training for skiing.

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    Figured I'd report on a beneficial addition to my...

    Figured I'd report on a beneficial addition to my usual summer uphill/downhill hiking routine to gain/maintain fitness for ski season and if yer into it, really bolster the body for summer non snow...
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    This thread might provide some reference for...

    This thread might provide some reference for dealing with that issue. Obviously it's a different ski and your results could be more auspicious using similar methods of attempts at healing.

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    Thnx for the pro tips!

    Thnx for the pro tips!
  8. Irrelevant data point: Don't need much boot for...

    Irrelevant data point: Don't need much boot for 2D snow up at about ankle deep that's soft, smooth, consistent and not too steep. Did a test a few years back and did a few laps in hiking boots...
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    The displeasure could be due to the fact that...

    The displeasure could be due to the fact that number 2 didn't get his morning treat of minced, fresh avocado (he rejects over ripe browned material...just like humans do).

    More likely, it's just...
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    Cat sneaking into my usually Swiss vault-like...

    Cat sneaking into my usually Swiss vault-like secured, locked down bedroom and pissing in 4.5 different spots....'cause, well, I guess he thought it was a special occasion since he hasn't visited the...
  11. Thread: UFC

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    +1

    +1
  12. Thread: UFC

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    Spectacular main card. Too bad about Tony's...

    Spectacular main card. Too bad about Tony's tainted win but damn he was lookin' good in the second, loosening up and boogeymanning the hell outta cowboy. Can't see how the tide would have turned in...
  13. Thread: UFC

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    Enjoyed some good fights last weekend. ...

    Enjoyed some good fights last weekend.

    Coming up, a pretty stacked card.

    For the main event (in my mind and i'm sure a lotta other folks), hard to not go for Cowboy at this point but rootin'...
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    checkin the cams, looks like a nice pow day up at...

    checkin the cams, looks like a nice pow day up at Sunshine?

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  15. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Seeing this fella's twisted, frozen, unnatural...

    Seeing this fella's twisted, frozen, unnatural looking body position, I popped out the door with a bit of concern thinkin' lil Hilo had exhaled his final breath and his body had progressed into a...
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    Back in the day, one of the highlights of trips...

    Back in the day, one of the highlights of trips to Van for me and crew of small town hicks were visits to the Planetarium to enjoy the laser light show. Went specifically for the Pink Floyd, Dark...
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    Hey bear. 283921

    Hey bear.

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    Didn't get to test the ghetto milk crate based...

    Didn't get to test the ghetto milk crate based ascension plates in enough of a variety of conditions to figure out if they're good enough yet...but...they worked pretty good in the limited scope of...
  19. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Stock footage makes it looks pretty steep steep...

    Stock footage makes it looks pretty steep steep and exposed. The neurology powered brain/mental "ReGnar" of true angles and exposure makes it ass puckering...too bad there's no software that...
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    Holy faaaak...the mountain just keeps falling...

    Holy faaaak...the mountain just keeps falling apart...as seen from a few Steve Jones pics on facebook, another chunk just below the summit fell off. Drew a red line of what i'm guessing is the crown...
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    In a pinch, I've had success in the past with using two layers of double sided carpet tape. Heat both exterior of liner and the tape on the pad with a hair dryer before attaching.
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    Unintended positive consequence of skiing lots of...

    Unintended positive consequence of skiing lots of gravel was a pro level base structure and edge detune for soft, moist/wet snow. To get the hairs off, just finish with a few laps down a pure sand...
  23. Had similar wear issues on previous touring...

    Had similar wear issues on previous touring boots, okay maybe not to that degree... I built up that worn area that triggers the dynafit toe to close with successive layers of shoe goo and it did the...
  24. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Sooooo, according to facebook, even more of...

    Sooooo, according to facebook, even more of Joffre fell off.

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    Any intell/speculations on coverage on Robson's...

    Any intell/speculations on coverage on Robson's north face? Asking for a friend.
  26. Thread: The FIFTY

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    2nd vote. In fact, i'm boycotting all future...

    2nd vote. In fact, i'm boycotting all future episodes till we see the boot mod only bonus episode! It's all that local peeps were whispering about in hushed tones in our local Tim Horton's at 5am...
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    There are levels to this analysis game. +1

    There are levels to this analysis game. +1
  28. Thread: The FIFTY

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    What really strikes me is the runout distance...

    What really strikes me is the runout distance in/on low angle terrain of these types of events... 'specially with the melted snow/ice lubricating the mess. Mind boggling, humbling, terrifying.
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    Regarding tip rocker; are you speaking...

    Regarding tip rocker; are you speaking specifically about mono skis or about the entire spectrum of downhill sliding implements for feet?

    If you're making a general statement, I would venture a...
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    Mono really does look fun. As a personal project...

    Mono really does look fun. As a personal project was hoping to construct an attachment system for regular fat touring skis to make a mono for the down.

    Any chance you have a Split Mono prototype...
  31. Thread: UFC

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    Agreed...can't wait for the fight. Hoping for a...

    Agreed...can't wait for the fight. Hoping for a Thug Rose surprise submission but def leaning towards that endurance fest 5 rounder.

    And lol, i'm just a layman/skier/not involved in the fight...
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    Any guesses how Thug Rose will fare against...

    Any guesses how Thug Rose will fare against Andrade? Just rewatched the Joanna champion fight against A and it was a pretty sound victory... What improvements can Andrade bring to the table to give...
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    Snapped off a few roadside sand ski lines en...

    Snapped off a few roadside sand ski lines en route to some snow skiing recon work on logging roads. Nice way to break up the drive to and from. It was unintended 'leave no trace' skiing as the sand...
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    Tried that too. Worked pretty good till a thin eggshell ice crust caused chunks of the hot glue to chip off. Then it didn't work so well.

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    Seamless transition season...snow to sand. ...

    Seamless transition season...snow to sand.

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    QFT

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    Ghettowerx Solution: Materials: Cordless...

    Ghettowerx Solution:

    Materials: Cordless drill, 10mm drill bit, 125cm ski pole with handle, red duct tape (the really sticky stuff).

    Procedure: Drill hole in exterior door or car body panel...
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    Pics? Yes please. And yeah, I live in nwbc...

    Pics? Yes please.

    And yeah, I live in nwbc and ski a lot of terrain and snow conditions that are somewhat similar to the A.K. stuff. My go to ski these days is a 10 year old pair of custom...
  39. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Besides the inspiring emotive stoke that goes...

    Besides the inspiring emotive stoke that goes beyond the effable...Nick...droppin' the knee for uber vert @ >=45ish degrees in what appeared to be less than perfect groomed corduroy? There are...
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    lol, that's awesome!

    lol, that's awesome!
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    Good to hear they're still on the road and...

    Good to hear they're still on the road and intact...was curious/somewhat concerned to a small percentage/some degree about bear issues...frequent facebook updates/pics/vids from terrace based...
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    ...totally off point but just sayin',...

    ...totally off point but just sayin', Gary...words I hope to never hear on a mission with Brad! haha.
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    Interesting...I own the Kuro in a 185 and so far...

    Interesting...I own the Kuro in a 185 and so far haven't jived with it. I liked the feel of the front of the ski but suspect the rear rocker begins too early and is excessive. In most snow...
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    Awesome April just keeps producing. Shames...

    Awesome April just keeps producing. Shames Mountain yesterday; midwinter dry pow on settled base.

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    Paralleling some fresh lone wolf tracks @ Shames...

    Paralleling some fresh lone wolf tracks @ Shames Mountain yesterday.

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  46. Bought my first pair of tlt tourlite tech binders...

    Bought my first pair of tlt tourlite tech binders back in the mid to late 90's or so i think...

    Here's the wear pattern sequence that i've noticed after (speculating) close to 2 000 000 vert feet...
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    Hellz yeah. The sooner we bring it to product...

    Hellz yeah. The sooner we bring it to product testing phase, the sooner my ski tours that require skins on skis while ski dragging and wearing ascension aid plates transition times go from 27...
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    What about baby steps to the full biological...

    What about baby steps to the full biological gaft...start with a discrete computer controlled exoskeleton with a variably adjustable position third, forth or fifth hand? It's only a matter of time...
  49. Thread: UFC

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    Fight card was the bees knees. Lots of...

    Fight card was the bees knees.

    Lots of finishes from the get go; good action, very technical co-main...and those knees by the demolition man in the main...wow.
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    Damn...beauty terrain. You know with a bit of...

    Damn...beauty terrain. You know with a bit of climate change giving the okanagan coastal precip at consistent cool temps and Vernon would be ground zero for ski touring utopianess...those lavington...
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