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    I've heard of people sanding them down, but I...

    I've heard of people sanding them down, but I think that should be reserved for restorations of old pans. Is it loaded with crusty carbon now? In my experience to get rid of caked-on carbon the best...
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    Thought you guys might appreciate this....

    Thought you guys might appreciate this. Quarantine indoor recipes. Steak, cilantro, garlic, salt and pink peppercorn.

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    I have to say that most of you are over-thinking...

    I have to say that most of you are over-thinking and over-analyzing everything.

    I use my cast iron skillet for every meal I cook.

    “I don’t know how to clean it.”

    That’s because you’re...
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    Sticky: Being as Volkl couldn't account for the ski, the...

    Being as Volkl couldn't account for the ski, the ended up sending me an OG Gotama "they had laying around." That thing arrived and I was bummed like-- Goddamnit. A fucking clown shoe. (Major props to...
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    Sticky: No. I had that ski in 188 mysteriously disappear...

    No. I had that ski in 188 mysteriously disappear between Volkl’s shipping dock and me. It was a warranty replacement. I always figured somebody hid it and sold it.

    That vertigo series was the hot...
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    Sticky: The Quiver Pic Rerun Thread

    Zombli , where did you get that Volkl G4 Vertigo? Was it a cheap acquisition by chance?
  7. So much talk about cutting snowboards in half......

    So much talk about cutting snowboards in half... more talk about "making your own rig."

    You want to cut the tails off of Bros?

    The amount of work you're willing to put in sure does seem...
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    A lot can happen between now and November. Mount...

    A lot can happen between now and November. Mount them and go skiing while the universe allows it if you have the chance.
  9. 321216 Fight me.

    321216

    Fight me.
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    I have a couple of mates who reach out randomly...

    I have a couple of mates who reach out randomly and "check up" on me. It means the world as it forces me to answer the question of "How are you doing?" And I don't want to tell them when I'm in the...
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    Don’t forget about those help lines, guys....

    Don’t forget about those help lines, guys. They’re magnificent.

    In my “No Shame” past, I was battling hard in Tokyo. I was being strategically destroyed by verbal abuse. I didn’t even know that...
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    That doesn’t make any sense. As any suicidal...

    That doesn’t make any sense. As any suicidal person will tell you, it takes tremendous strength to end it.

    You could even argue the opposite— that the weak can’t commit.

    This is an uneducated...
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    K2 Mindbender Skis

    I appreciate people sharing this data. I often say to people (my kids, family and friends) when I’m driving that— “I ski faster than this.”

    “Are you serious?”
    “Yeah, it’s normal to break 60mph.”...
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    Condolences for loss, Flyover. I hope you find...

    Condolences for loss, Flyover. I hope you find peace. It might take some time. Keep reaching out.

    This crew helped me during my darkest time last summer. Thanks for it not being taboo around...
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    I have not. And I won’t until my M102 is dead. I...

    I have not. And I won’t until my M102 is dead. I don’t want to know there is a better ski out there.

    The M102 does not feel too wide given it’s ability to carve. I could easily imagine 3 more mm...
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    The general consensus between comparing the MB...

    The general consensus between comparing the MB 108ti (and the 99ti, imo) and the M102, for this genre of all mountain rippers, is that the M102 has better grip and the MB 108 has better float.
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    I feel like a broken record saying the same thing...

    I feel like a broken record saying the same thing all season, but the Mantra 102 seems to be leading the charge for groomer skis that offer versatility.

    It shreds. And it’s easy. It carves. It...
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    Posters who have the capacity to politicize a...

    Posters who have the capacity to politicize a global pandemic are to be ignored.

    Go away. This thread needs to end.
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    M4s? or M5s?

    M4s? or M5s?
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    An MSP 99 & Pivot 15 Gold (or RAW) + CAST is...

    An MSP 99 & Pivot 15 Gold (or RAW) + CAST is something I would literally buy right now with no thread needed. I would totally cheat on my M102/Baron for that set-up.

    There aren't any kids...
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    I second that request. I would love for somebody...

    I second that request. I would love for somebody give us an update. The lack of discussion has led me to believe the cult is fading.
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    Below 20 is too tight if not running gates.

    Below 20 is too tight if not running gates.
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    Mount pivots. Ski. When touring option becomes...

    Mount pivots. Ski. When touring option becomes visible, add CAST.
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    East coast groomer skis

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    The MSP 99? That was/is super attractive to me as...

    The MSP 99? That was/is super attractive to me as well.

    As was said— a lot of good skis in this category these days.
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    5’8” 154lbs.

    5’8” 154lbs.
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    I don’t find the tails demanding at all. I find...

    I don’t find the tails demanding at all. I find them releasable with their subtle rocker. I have a hunch the M102 is the most underrated do-it-all ski of 2020.

    I think their “noisy” carbon tips...
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    The Mantra 102 184 replaced this dad's OG 183...

    The Mantra 102 184 replaced this dad's OG 183 Gotama. Carves better, floats better. Simple to ski and is there when I decide to begin ripping. My Gotama is still alive, but the M102 is everything the...
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    The Mantra 102 is deserving of a demo on the...

    The Mantra 102 is deserving of a demo on the spring refreeze.
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    Sticky: The Quiver Pic Rerun Thread

    Or the K108.

    Somebody needs to A/B the K108 (and/or the M102) with the LPR 105.
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    Yeah, loving the kiwi creativity. But those...

    Yeah, loving the kiwi creativity. But those homies are throwing off my fun bet predictions.

    Super fun being so surprised. That was probably the most fun Fieberbrunn event I’ve seen so far.
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    It’s in the downfall of giants that I gain...

    It’s in the downfall of giants that I gain perspective. The last year has been shitty to me. I went huge and lost big. Some of you were there for me.

    And so was my wife. I didn’t lose family.
    ...
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    Wow— ...

    Wow—

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2410231/skier-dean-cummings-charged-murder
  35. I always say I'm going to hoard, but I'm...

    I always say I'm going to hoard, but I'm completely full of shit. I can't imagine owning more than one pair of anything. And I've never sold a pair of skis in my life. I know on paper what the ski is...
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    So mind blowing I don’t even have to click the...

    So mind blowing I don’t even have to click the link to know which run you’re talking about.
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    As someone with experience trying to secure...

    As someone with experience trying to secure funding for events, I’ll just add that the audience should be stoked a tour actually exists at all.

    The FWT is not overwhelmed with venue options....
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    Is this the same venue as Smoothy’s ‘15 line?

    Is this the same venue as Smoothy’s ‘15 line?
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    317883 But yeah, the carbon tip can be noisy...

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    But yeah, the carbon tip can be noisy when encountering firm cord (as per the K108 discussion)

    Regardless, this ski shreds. It’s a GS ski, that releases and surfs.
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    Mantra 102 - where to mount it?

    Dude, read the first page of this thread. “The Mantra 102 should have been called the Gotama 2.”

    It’s sad, in a way, but yes— this is the ski that replaces our OG Buddha Gotama.
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    I find the whole rocker trend and shape...

    I find the whole rocker trend and shape revolution has made skis so easy to ski I can't fathom sizing down. I've been on something ~185cm for the last 25 years. Basically, the second biggest option--...
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    I only skied the MB99 for a few runs before...

    I only skied the MB99 for a few runs before switching to the MB108 and realizing it did everything the 99 could do (minus ice, which I don't ski.) But the M102 is better for me as a supplement to my...
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    I can't believe the night & day between men and...

    I can't believe the night & day between men and women. Are women in general just able to feather the surface more than agro bros? It seemed like the guys were all punching through some under layer...
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    My take is that if you're getting a deal on it,...

    My take is that if you're getting a deal on it, you probably won't regret the purchase. If you're building a quiver and want the cusp of 2020 design to last you 10+ years, you might want to look at...
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    I skied the Mindbender 108ti (18x?) last spring...

    I skied the Mindbender 108ti (18x?) last spring on slush and refrozen slush. I was surprised at how well it skied those conditions and said at the time that it would be my next ski. And if it were...
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    /Can't tell if bragging or being articulate. ...

    /Can't tell if bragging or being articulate.

    What an interesting field to be playing.
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    Let's chat this out. This is my first ski with a...

    Let's chat this out. This is my first ski with a variable sidecut. (I don't even know what that means in real life.) It's hard to understand the physics behind a short radius underfoot and a longer...
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    Ha! :rolleyes2 oops.

    Ha! :rolleyes2 oops.
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    Anyone know how similar a Lange XT3 is in fit to...

    Anyone know how similar a Lange XT3 is in fit to an RS 130?

    Also, any idea why the XT3 isn't in the catalogue?
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    https://www.newschoolers.com/news/read/The-Embarra...

    https://www.newschoolers.com/news/read/The-Embarrassing-Influencer-Ski-Video
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