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    I'm inching towards a critical mass of skis where...

    I'm inching towards a critical mass of skis where she can't keep track of all of them and I'm forever in the clear. The promised land.
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    When you account for having to explain myself,...

    When you account for having to explain myself, the veneer upgrade totally pays for itself!
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    Next question: will Ms. HAB notice if I add...

    Next question: will Ms. HAB notice if I add another pair of veneer Protests without graphics? I think probably not as long as I don't ever leave both pairs next to each other. Seems like a win!
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    Been (think/drink)ing heavily, does anybody have...

    Been (think/drink)ing heavily, does anybody have a picture or graphic of what the CCR profile looks like? I'm having bad ideas about throwing that at a Protest to make it even looser and surfier.
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    Sheeeeeit. That's real tempting. I would...

    Sheeeeeit. That's real tempting.


    I would like to throw Keith some business right now though...
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    Those are intriguing. I assume they're a stock...

    Those are intriguing. I assume they're a stock flex 4, which might be a little stiffer than I need for a soft snow touring ski at my weight, but the price sure is right...
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    I've been thinking about adding a more dedicated...

    I've been thinking about adding a more dedicated powder touring setup to the quiver for a while, and might jump on this as the opportunity to do it. I've got 192cm MAP veneer Protests with Shifts...
  8. Thread: Shift or Tecton

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    They're both good bindings and I think you'll be...

    They're both good bindings and I think you'll be fine with either, but as has been said above, for what you're describing, I'd give an edge to Shifts. Reasons are that 1) it sounds like you'll...
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    Slide the tab out further.

    Slide the tab out further.
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    That's kinda where I've ended up too. ~100mm...

    That's kinda where I've ended up too. ~100mm (currently 187 Masterblasters for me, at 96mm underfoot) for firm conditions inbounds, and then just jump up to ~115mm (currently 186 Bodacious, 190...
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    That's helpful, thanks! All of that (apart from...

    That's helpful, thanks! All of that (apart from the tip dive bit) sounds pretty great actually. How tall/heavy are you, if you don't mind me asking? Their chart has me borderline on the 186/194. I've...
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    Can you elaborate on what didn't click with the...

    Can you elaborate on what didn't click with the Toggas? The shape looks pretty awesome to me, but I haven't found much on the flex pattern yet.
  13. Thread: Ask the experts

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    None of the parts are actually stretching. What...

    None of the parts are actually stretching. What happens is, the pins that hold the links together and the inside of the narrow plate pairs that they ride on are wearing, so that those interfaces get...
  14. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Well, at least a used chain does actually get...

    Well, at least a used chain does actually get longer (unlike cables). But yeah, "stretch" isn't a very accurate descriptor for the bushings wearing.
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    I've got one of those California ones. 5.5...

    I've got one of those California ones. 5.5 gallon, 1hp version. Big fan of it for airing up tires and the like in my basement shop space, since it's way quieter than most. It'll also run an impact...
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    Those look awesome. Just looked through their...

    Those look awesome.

    Just looked through their website, and the Togga has me all hot and bothered. What was the order process like to get them stateside?
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    If we were talking about skis I already had...

    If we were talking about skis I already had sitting around my calculus would be different. But I'm disinclined to buy a pair for the purpose. We're not talking about a unicorn of a ski here, I'll...
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    Only if it uses a proprietary crown that only...

    Only if it uses a proprietary crown that only comes in stupid long lengths, and the whole thing explodes if exposed to direct sunlight or a stiff breeze.
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    Saw a picture somewhere that definitely showed...

    Saw a picture somewhere that definitely showed revised lowers. Knobs looked the same as Grip2, but no idea if they changed anything internally or not.
  20. Thread: Ask the experts

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    #therightthingtodo

    #therightthingtodo
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    I would have snapped the tours up already if the...

    I would have snapped the tours up already if the holes worked out better for what I had in mind. And the standard ones are an incredible ski, I love mine.

    Free bump.
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    Very much agreed. I'd be more inclined to go for...

    Very much agreed. I'd be more inclined to go for it on an inbounds rig.
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    I am using inserts, as mentioned previously. The...

    I am using inserts, as mentioned previously. The overlap is still pretty bad. We're also talking about a lightweight touring ski here, so not a super burly core. I'm thinking it makes more sense to...
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    I've gotten really close to bamboo plugged holes...

    I've gotten really close to bamboo plugged holes before and not died. But I've never tried to go for straight up overlap.
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    I'm not reusing toe holes, but have room for new...

    I'm not reusing toe holes, but have room for new ones within a couple mm of putting my boots on the line. If I push the heels back far enough to clear everything, I'm riiiight on the brink of having...
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    Contemplating a purchase of a ski with a couple...

    Contemplating a purchase of a ski with a couple mounts. I can make the toes all clear nicely, and reuse two of the heel holes. The other two partially overlap. I would want to do inserts for binding...
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    If they're the plastic plugs, just pull them out....

    If they're the plastic plugs, just pull them out. Drill a little pilot hole into the center of the plug (not all the way through), screw a drywall screw into that, and yank 'em out with vice grips....
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    Super interested in the tours, and local. Need to...

    Super interested in the tours, and local. Need to figure out hole conflicts, I will investigate when I get home in a couple hours.
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    Did you burn said shop down? I'm trying to...

    Did you burn said shop down?

    I'm trying to imagine how horrendous my 2010 Wrens would be center mounted...
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    I've got 187 Masterblasters, and also live in...

    I've got 187 Masterblasters, and also live in Seattle. Their edge hold is only okay on truly hard snow, but they're much more versatile and fun in better snow off piste than most anything I've tried...
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    184 4Frnt Ravens with Zeds, no brakes. ~2175g...

    184 4Frnt Ravens with Zeds, no brakes. ~2175g total per foot.
    192 MAP Veneer Protests, with Shifts. ~3200g total per foot.

    I'm pretty on board with the idea of trying to save more weight in the...
  32. The initial run was as a promotion, briefly, a...

    The initial run was as a promotion, briefly, a couple years ago.

    Best price I can find them for now is $575 from Corbetts, with Griffons.
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    Both of the ones I measured are 2.34" across the...

    Both of the ones I measured are 2.34" across the tread on a 30mm rim.
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    Same hole pattern. No issues with mine....

    Same hole pattern.

    No issues with mine. Probably ~25 days on them so far. I weigh about 170 and have them on 4Frnt Ravens, FWIW.
  35. Thread: FS: 26 Power Wraps

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    The wrinkling around the ankle on the right one...

    The wrinkling around the ankle on the right one isn't actually nearly as bad as that picture makes it look, if that's what you're referring to. It's just in the fabric over the top, the foam itself...
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    I hadn't considered that possibility, carry on. ...

    I hadn't considered that possibility, carry on.


    I actually haven't tried any of the Formula suspension yet. I'd be curious to...
  37. Thread: FS: 26 Power Wraps

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    Bump

    Bump
  38. Dibs on the Zero Gs. And I'm local.

    Dibs on the Zero Gs. And I'm local.
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    Orange is so 2018. Needs a purple Formula or...

    Orange is so 2018. Needs a purple Formula or Marzocchi.
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    WTB tires. Fork doesn't match the frame. 2/10 do...

    WTB tires. Fork doesn't match the frame. 2/10 do not want.
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    This. I'd absolutely do some spring skiing in...

    This. I'd absolutely do some spring skiing in cutoff jorts for a laugh. Ideally also in a wifebeater and drinking MGD all day.
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    Well, they're the redesigned, more pow-specific...

    Well, they're the redesigned, more pow-specific version, rather than the one that made the Bibby a classic. But yeah, price is great if you want that.
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    God damn it, bummed I missed those Hojis. My...

    God damn it, bummed I missed those Hojis. My fault obviously, that was a while ago.

    Free bump for some good deals.
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    The Cast advice is still good. I own and happily...

    The Cast advice is still good. I own and happily ski Shifts on a pair of big pow skis (Protests) but I don't think I'd trust them for skiing park with any regularity. No real knock on the Shift, it's...
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    Ions and Zeds definitely have snow cleaning...

    Ions and Zeds definitely have snow cleaning grooves too.
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    Yep. Got a bunch of time on the AT 2.4 in both...

    Yep. Got a bunch of time on the AT 2.4 in both Race and MoPo rubber, and trail and enduro casings. Tread pattern seems really good, rubber is interesting. The top layer is quite tacky, especially in...
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    Helllloooooooo new signature

    Helllloooooooo new signature
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    Shifts and Hawx XTD 130s on my heavy touring rig...

    Shifts and Hawx XTD 130s on my heavy touring rig (192cm MAP Veneer Protests). Something like 3200g per ski and binding. My DD touring rig is much, much lighter, but I've taken that setup up 4-5k of...
  49. Thread: FS: 26 Power Wraps

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    FS: 26 Power Wraps

    Slightly older model that I picked up brand new recently. Molded once, skied twice, aren't going to work for my stupid feet. Looking for $90 clear to me. Located in Seattle.318565318566
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    Guy in the lift line, seeing the Praxis name on...

    Guy in the lift line, seeing the Praxis name on my Protests: "Oh sick skis, I've heard good things about Praxis. How do you like them?"

    Me: doesn't feel like talking, mumbles something like...
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