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    Damn! This ain't Yvonne's company no mo'. Of...

    Damn! This ain't Yvonne's company no mo'. Of course, it hasn't been for quite some time :rolleyes:

    ... Thom
  2. The adoption is complete, although @ISBD has...

    The adoption is complete, although @ISBD has granted me visitation rights. I miss them already, but they're in the family, so there's that.

    ... Thom
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    BSPSM (beacon, shovel, probe, sanitizer, mask). ...

    BSPSM (beacon, shovel, probe, sanitizer, mask). Common sense video from G3:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utIAmtIqCY4&feature=emb_logo
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    Good point.

    Good point.
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    It sucks to be waiting, but exactly what...

    It sucks to be waiting, but exactly what foresight are you referring to?

    The news broke in early Fall, and for sake of argument, let's assume that there are claims in for half the beacons sold in...
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    Thanks for posting. Geez! Nothing like a...

    Thanks for posting.

    Geez! Nothing like a company (not ATK) trying to make this all the more difficult. I get it. They don't want it to be easy for people to replace their beloved xxxx binders...
  7. Agreed. Also, who gives you a real 'biner in the...

    Agreed. Also, who gives you a real 'biner in the deal - from Mammut, no less?
  8. ^^^ this ^^^ I learned the hard way that the...

    ^^^ this ^^^

    I learned the hard way that the latest and greatest, isn't necessarily the greatest (for me). They're my "cold, dead hands" ski.

    ... Thom
  9. Reports of the BCA's design robustness aside,...

    Reports of the BCA's design robustness aside, something is inherently appealing about a one piece solution like the Rocky. I'm a big Ocam's razor advocate.

    I can much more easily imagine...
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    Well dang! How did you phrase the question -...

    Well dang! How did you phrase the question - just express FUD to BD about your gray Slider version?

    I have 2 of them, and discounted upgrade would be great.

    ... Thom
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    Trimming the top seems wrong to me. Isn't it a...

    Trimming the top seems wrong to me. Isn't it a sliding AFD sort of construction? And yeah, trimming the boot heel makes more sense to me (unless, you perhaps trim the spacer from the bottom).

    ...
  12. In the other thread, I mentioned a concern about...

    In the other thread, I mentioned a concern about two pieces systems like the BCA.

    The concept seems convenient, but my concern lies with stress on the umbilical. It seems to me, to be a major...
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    I like the built in 'biner attachment (good...

    I like the built in 'biner attachment (good choice in 'biners, too :D). The integrity of the umbilical in two piece radios has always bugged me, given how we handle our packs when rummaging through...
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    My bet is that it's the legal and accounting...

    My bet is that it's the legal and accounting departments ;-)
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    My take ... your skepticism is well-founded. ...

    My take ... your skepticism is well-founded. Those comments are no doubt due to confirmation bias, but you probably knew that. I've heard that they ski pretty well, but to expect them to do more...
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    Since you're in Frankenbinding mode, you might...

    Since you're in Frankenbinding mode, you might consider Kreuzspitz GT heels from skimo. That would of course be 4 extra holes instead of two. Maybe it just "pays" to buy both full binding sets &...
  17. Yer on a roll ;-)

    Yer on a roll ;-)
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    I just got my Barryvox S. No time spent with it...

    I just got my Barryvox S. No time spent with it yet, but I have to say that I'm very impressed with the switch.

    One thing I'm not too big on is the hard, open frame holster. Maybe I'll get...
  19. Beacon, shovel, probe.

    Beacon, shovel, probe.
  20. Doh! And here, I thought he was thinking of...

    Doh! And here, I thought he was thinking of using standard 12AB binding screws, so he didn't mangle the threads in his skis with a different tread pitch.

    Another (more complicated) solution would...
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    ... and, in the middle of the active ATK thread,...

    ... and, in the middle of the active ATK thread, @Spyderjon has a download link to the 20/21 catalog which will help folks visualize the differences. @Spyderjon rocks (a man after my own heart)!
    ...
  22. I don't understand the problem. If you have...

    I don't understand the problem. If you have screws that are longer than necessary, then how (by shortening them) will you end up with insufficient thread engagement - unless of course, you blow it...
  23. I feel the same way, and prefer them to ProTests....

    I feel the same way, and prefer them to ProTests.

    I sold (and regretted doing so) my 184 Goats to @jongiest (the year before asym. came out - 2015/16?)

    These 2014s are more fun in soft snow. I...
  24. Roger on everyone in line (in sequence). ......

    Roger on everyone in line (in sequence).

    ... Thom
  25. He shows up at the strangest of times.

    He shows up at the strangest of times.
  26. ISBD is a neighbor, so they're his, unless he...

    ISBD is a neighbor, so they're his, unless he suddenly backs out.

    ... Thom
  27. Billygoats - 2014 (186 - a Swiss Cheese Project)

    I got these from @lucknau in January, 2019. They have quite a few holes - all plugged with chopped fiberglass and G-Flex epoxy.

    I'm comfortable skiing them, but I don't drop cliffs. How does...
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    Welcome to my world, although in my case it's...

    Welcome to my world, although in my case it's general wear and tear (age).

    ... Thom
  29. Damn! What a memory! I used to keep a log of...

    Damn! What a memory! I used to keep a log of this stuff (who knows why?) and yup, that was me. I'll probably regret selling these. I think folks are right about the 2014 being a more fun powder...
  30. I think I'm weaning myself from this, but ya...

    I think I'm weaning myself from this, but ya never know ;-)

    On some skis I've QK'd, 'coz I was on the fence as to whether I'd use 'em for touring vs. inbounds. On a couple of pairs, I was going...
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    Is it time for the Q&P video yet? "2/3 sidewall,...

    Is it time for the Q&P video yet? "2/3 sidewall, 1/3 edge ... that ought to be 3 degrees."

    Me ... any old file up against a vertical surface. An 88 degree angle is no better or worse than a...
  32. ^^^ this ^^^ Some binders are more fiddly...

    ^^^ this ^^^

    Some binders are more fiddly than others. Pivots come to mind. Another is Verticals/Comforts if you use brakes.

    It's been too long, but I recall with Verts (and brakes), you...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmW1Wm6icAw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmW1Wm6icAw
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    As long as you know what ramp angle works for...

    As long as you know what ramp angle works for you.

    Note that the Std. Raider/Freeraider is 10.5mm which is like a Vipec/Tecton. That's about 7mm less ramp than the stiletto heel (older)...
  35. +1 (Ocam's razor) ... Thom

    +1 (Ocam's razor)

    ... Thom
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    ATK makes a fused leash. The thing about the ATK...

    ATK makes a fused leash. The thing about the ATK leash is that the fuse is a small loop of 1mm cord that's tack welded into a small loop. If you bust it, then you're into a $30 replacement leash,...
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    I'll defer to folks who have fixed these things,...

    I'll defer to folks who have fixed these things, but I want to mention one thing. You're dealing with high voltage in there :eek:

    The first thing I'd look into is how to discharge the power...
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    Yup, my OG Freetours with WTR only soles engage...

    Yup, my OG Freetours with WTR only soles engage tech toes just fine.

    I defer to those with Grip Walk, as I've never owned a GW boot.

    ... Thom
  39. I heard from some place up high that Mexico's...

    I heard from some place up high that Mexico's paying for it ;-)
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    Less filling ... tastes great.

    Less filling ... tastes great.
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    What does getting the toe height right with tech...

    What does getting the toe height right with tech bindings mean? Can you replicate it (or avoid it) with the skis on the bench?

    ... Thom
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    They specify Vibratite VC-3 because it's friendly...

    They specify Vibratite VC-3 because it's friendly to plastic binding parts. LocTite makes a version of this as well. Next time, use that stuff.

    Typically, the way you apply it to screws however,...
  43. And ya gots dat fiberglass & epoxy ;-)

    And ya gots dat fiberglass & epoxy ;-)
  44. Nah, you get dibs. If it falls apart however,...

    Nah, you get dibs. If it falls apart however, I'm here.

    ... Thom
  45. The good news is that one of us will end up with...

    The good news is that one of us will end up with them. I can live with that ;-)
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    Same here. Been working on my Summer carpentry...

    Same here. Been working on my Summer carpentry projects the last few days (out on the driveway).

    ... Thom
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    Nokian, Michelin X-Ice, and possibly General...

    Nokian, Michelin X-Ice, and possibly General Arctic Altimax (made by Gislaved).

    The first two, easily get double the mileage of Blizzaks and they don't give up performance to do so.

    Generals...
  48. Congrats on the GPOs! I sold some stuff & now...

    Congrats on the GPOs! I sold some stuff & now have cash. I lost track of these. If you decide against 'em, lemme know.

    ... Thom
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    My sense is that Steve is about endurance...

    My sense is that Steve is about endurance missions and that he's easy on gear. Also, he's a fan of Speed Turns, which doesn't fit the OP's buddy's profile.

    ... Thom
  50. Lol. I'm going through the same thing with some...

    Lol. I'm going through the same thing with some Billy Goats.

    ... Thom
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