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    I am size 11, sometimes 11.5 with shoes. My boot...

    I am size 11, sometimes 11.5 with shoes. My boot size has been 27.5 the last few times ive been fitted. Currently in a Dalbello Lupo AX120 with Powerwraps that take up even more volume.

    No...
  2. Whats funny is whenever my skis have acted weird...

    Whats funny is whenever my skis have acted weird or grabby or something ive just resorted to progressively detuning further and further until the funny handling stopped. I also stopped holding an...
  3. THIS is the kind of content i wanted. Gems on how...

    THIS is the kind of content i wanted. Gems on how to get bang for buck.
  4. I appreciate the effort, but no-fucking-way am i...

    I appreciate the effort, but no-fucking-way am i watching a 1.5 hour video on how to sharpen edges. thats why i liked the "Mount" thread... it basically just gave you some links to paper jigs, told...
  5. thats like asking why my MTB tires look like...

    thats like asking why my MTB tires look like semi-slicks. Combination of lethargy, frugalness, and keeping with the life theme of "run what ya brung".

    Agreed though, i would really appreciate...
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    Super glue breaks. And, you want the basket to...

    Super glue breaks. And, you want the basket to spin. Thats why you want to heatgun to make the rubber/plastic malleable, then you shove that puppy on their as far as it will go. Then wrap a 1/4"...
  7. Coming to the realization that the guy i was...

    Coming to the realization that the guy i was paying $60-$80 to drill some holes and screw some screws was nearly 100% super baked and banging out 100 mounts a shift is what gave me the confidence to...
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    https://www.evo.com/outlet/ski-pole-baskets/line-s...

    https://www.evo.com/outlet/ski-pole-baskets/line-skis-screwoff-powder#image=68907/332051/line-skis-screwoff-powder-baskets-2016-.jpg

    Buy these. They will fit any pole, if you have a heat gun.
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  9. Personally, its not worth the gas and time to go...

    Personally, its not worth the gas and time to go back to the shop. Unless you have a bone to pick. I literally could not tell the difference between a minty base and a scratched to hell base, i...
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    Its good for the hiking?

    Its good for the hiking?
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    Ended up pulling the trigger on one of these even...

    Ended up pulling the trigger on one of these even though i don't like the external shovel carry, and am not confident my 320cm probe will fit. doesnt look like the Poacher vest will come back into...
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    Fuuuuck i want to do this. 25% off site wide...

    Fuuuuck i want to do this.

    25% off site wide right now too. So you basically are getting that $420 for $220. This is a nearly %50 discount at Dakine.com.
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    Got first tracks down silver fir on Wednesday...

    Got first tracks down silver fir on Wednesday morning. Ran into a bluehole on the way up that turned the snow from light to much more supportive in real time. Ended up being a blessing as the 15"...
  14. Went for a skin at the local hill right before...

    Went for a skin at the local hill right before the rains came this week. Randomly caught a bluehole on the way up that made for great views but manked up the snow in real time as i skinned. Ended...
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    Fine line between playing it safe, and being...

    Fine line between playing it safe, and being dangerously tentative. The struggle *will be* real.
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    thanks! the plan is to get him mobile and on a...

    thanks! the plan is to get him mobile and on a pushbike/skis ASAP so that family time gets spent at the mountain/in the woods and mom/dad can take turns shredding vs...
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    Rides in sloppy conditions on newly opened...

    Rides in sloppy conditions on newly opened trails, complains about brake bumps and ruts and thrashed trails, and doesnt throw dirt himself. This would describe the vast majority of MTBers in the...
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    Not enough days. I remember a lot of days last...

    Not enough days. I remember a lot of days last year driving over the pass early thinking "pass is for sure gonna close soon"... and then watch another 1000 people sidestep up the hill above me at...
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    Traffic is starting to pickback up to something...

    Traffic is starting to pickback up to something near prepandemic levels again. And with that, the assholes and talentless amongst us are also out on the road again. Nearly been hit a couple times...
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    For purely skiers, id put frontsquat ahead of...

    For purely skiers, id put frontsquat ahead of backsquat. Skiing is super quad dominant with an upright torso, and its really hard to acheive similar body positioning with a backsquat without really...
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    Yep, similar reasoning as to why a power clean or...

    Yep, similar reasoning as to why a power clean or hang clean are generally better for athletes than learning a full clean or snatch. Why waste the time learning a super technical movement when you...
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    I actually see pistols being applicable to...

    I actually see pistols being applicable to skiing, and pistol like movements being great prehab activation exercises to incorporate into a warmup. It will help coordination (proprioception), balance...
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    Shits all good when youre 13, 14, 15, 16 and you...

    Shits all good when youre 13, 14, 15, 16 and you bounce. But after a few injuries or big crashes that feeling of invincibility starts wearing off and hucking meat like you used to as a teen might...
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    Rontele?

    Rontele?
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    Damn, there were time when i barely spent...

    Damn, there were time when i barely spent $20/week on food. 10lb bag of potatoes $1.99, 12pack of Nalleys chili $10, Two dozen eggs $4, brick of cheese $4. Shoot, i still dont spend close to...
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    It is harder. No doubt about it. How much...

    It is harder. No doubt about it. How much harder is up for debate IMO.

    How much of college expenses did parents pay (on average) in 2000, vs how much they contribute in 2021? Arent college...
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    Yep, i changed my post when i realized you were...

    Yep, i changed my post when i realized you were talking about total cost. the cost you posted assumes school housing and meal plan... both of which are much more expensive the private housing and...
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    Says $8k for the year in terms of tuition and...

    Says $8k for the year in terms of tuition and fees for instate... ...
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    Sure does. Same way seeing a gaper attach their...

    Sure does. Same way seeing a gaper attach their day ticket to their main jacket zipper (zipped to the top) on a shitty snow/weather day HAVING THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES! brings a smile to my face, and...
  31. They will all wet out if its nuking sleet. And...

    They will all wet out if its nuking sleet. And then they will lose their breathability and your hands will be wet from sweat. Embrace the wetness and wear stuff that makes you comfortable while...
  32. My anecdote: I got the J&J shot back in April. ...

    My anecdote: I got the J&J shot back in April. Fucking flattened me- hallucinating and shivvering curled up on the floor of a scalding shower at 3am type of deal. Not fun at all. Was 100% fine 12...
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    the walls didnt cause issues on yours because...

    the walls didnt cause issues on yours because those are less than 4' tall, meaning they dont have to be engineered and no one cares about them. As for driveways, there are all sorts of SF and...
  34. Dont they? Pretty sure a 20oz gatorade or...

    Dont they? Pretty sure a 20oz gatorade or powerade bottle would fit fine in my basic cheap metal bottle cage. Especially because it bends to tighten or loosen. Never tried, but im like 90% it would.
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    Or, do what the builders have requested over...

    Or, do what the builders have requested over various media including TF and stay off it during and immediately following large precip events. Like the one we are currently experiencing.
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    Got my booster shot the other day at a walgreens....

    Got my booster shot the other day at a walgreens. I felt bad for staff. they were crazy busy filling scripts, answering questions, inputting patient info for vaccinations and every customer was...
  37. I just want to feel like how i feel right before...

    I just want to feel like how i feel right before surgery as they tell me to count back from 10. I always figured it was the warm blanket, oxygen feed, and maybe a little valium?

    I have yet to...
  38. I do not, please enlighten. I always lusted for...

    I do not, please enlighten. I always lusted for one of these when brutally hungover.
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    I have nothing to really base this on other than...

    I have nothing to really base this on other than experience across the sound, but i would be shocked if there werent some really great unsanctioned trails systems and shuttle spots on the DL out...
  40. I cant be the only one who cringes at white...

    I cant be the only one who cringes at white underwear. TMI?
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    You could live out on the peninsula, and be...

    You could live out on the peninsula, and be 1.5-2hrs from all the skiing, same (or a quicker ferry ride) from your job situation, and old farmhouse vibes.
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    The law does care about intent. The victim...

    The law does care about intent.

    The victim likely doesnt care about intent.

    Intent is usually the difference between an evil MFer and a dumb/selfish/ignorant/naive MFer. The later of which...
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    Is it illegal? maybe in some places, but i bet...

    Is it illegal? maybe in some places, but i bet not in Texas. Not to mention any deisel car can "roll coal".

    One of the funnier things ive seen is a VW TDI on a freeway on-ramp being tailgated...
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    this. I know multiple contractors who live in...

    this. I know multiple contractors who live in that area that commute every single day, and during winters their company rents a 1bdrm crashpad on the west side for them to stay at during snow storms...
  45. What idiot buys 300% markup poly shirts and...

    What idiot buys 300% markup poly shirts and underwear? just go to target or get it on Eastbay for 2 for $20. All my workout shirts and compression shorts/leggings are +5years old and get worn (and...
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    Oh hell yeah he is. Grandpa also taught skiing...

    Oh hell yeah he is. Grandpa also taught skiing for years at park City, so no doubt Jr's form will be much tighter than mine by age 10. Gonna have to train some PSIAA out of him though.

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    I think https://badboymowers.com/ needs to look...

    I think https://badboymowers.com/ needs to look into that named product line.
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    I was thinking of spraying random gapers with...

    I was thinking of spraying random gapers with snow FWIW, not necessarily friends and family (i did nearly take out my mother some years back actually). And in the land of freedom and oil that is...
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    IDK. Probably... unless there is gopro/dashcam...

    IDK. Probably... unless there is gopro/dashcam evidence showing him intimidating and then fully in control taking them all out. Its tough to prove intent. If i meant to ski spray you but lost my...
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    Ive said it before, and ill say it again... There...

    Ive said it before, and ill say it again... There is no law on the books saying you cannot slap a plow blade on the front of your own vehicle and get to plowing yourself. Im gonna put that job up on...
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