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  1. Thread: Gear rumors 19/20

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    Does anyone know if the Black Crow Atris is...

    Does anyone know if the Black Crow Atris is changing for 2020?

    Thanks, J
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    I've got some 110mm brakes. I guess that's the...

    I've got some 110mm brakes. I guess that's the missing width.

    (Edit) Apologies: I thought we were talking about brake width.
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    There should be a serial number on them. Email...

    There should be a serial number on them. Email Alex; I bet he can tell you what the composition and flex is. He can probably tell you what model it is too..

    info@kingswoodskis.com
  4. Hi, I've been running a Cochise in NZ for 4...

    Hi, I've been running a Cochise in NZ for 4 seasons and I can't find a better stiffish ski for Sth island conditions including wind slab, and low cm pow. It's a bit wider than you want at 108 but the...
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    The All Blacks often win, or seal their games in...

    The All Blacks often win, or seal their games in the last 10-20 mins. They do this by attacking hard, the strategic pressure is constant, and they play an extremely fast game that other teams can't...
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    yes? I'm not freaky talk a lot jerr who likes...

    yes?

    I'm not freaky talk a lot jerr who likes guns and seemed to have no life outside this board. I'm the original jerr who only really talks about skiing... and rugby every 4 years.
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    Next weekend will be sick. Australia were the...

    Next weekend will be sick.

    Australia were the only team to bet NZ this season. It was a tight game at home for Aus, winning by 8 points. The following weekend we bet them 41-13 in Auckland.
    ...
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    Reading the beginning off this thread's the first...

    Reading the beginning off this thread's the first time I've seen anyone from the English rugby team in a while!

    So there's a bit of controversy surrounding the Ossie/Scotland game. The penalty...
  9. Ohhhh shit. This is exactly what I wanted to...

    Ohhhh shit. This is exactly what I wanted to hear. I love buying new skis.
  10. Bliz zero g 108 - Urge to live vicariously through others

    I've been playing around with new set-ups lately, touring and resort, and I've learned 2 things.

    1, I keep going back to my OG cochise because they make me really happy.
    2, I want a touring ski...
  11. Quiver killer dual mount - Guardian & King Pin

    Hi, I'm just about to mount up some sally guardians via quiver killer inserts (look 13 din version of that binding, whatever that's called). I want to pop some king pins on later. Does anyone know...
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    ^ How do you find that mount point?

    ^ How do you find that mount point?
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    Thanks Seth. So, +1 seems to be the money spot? I...

    Thanks Seth. So, +1 seems to be the money spot? I can live with that.

    Cheers, J
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    RPC112 Hybrid - mounting point

    Hi,

    I've just got a pair of these, current production year, in 186. I'm putting sally 13din touring bindings on em, but I'm not sure where to mount them. Does anyone have any insight?

    I'm...
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    Money & population size and/or number of...

    Money & population size and/or number of participants per capita do make a difference. The thing that makes the All Blacks freakish is that they achieve their level without without topping the world...
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    USA vs All Blacks - Rugby

    Game's on this Saturday, 1st Nov in Chicago. I think it's the first time the All Blacks have played in the US?

    Sell out 60 000+ crowd.
  17. In TGR land they call NZ North Island skis 'east...

    In TGR land they call NZ North Island skis 'east coast' skis. So, ask for a playful turny east coast type ski that you can tour on.

    Good luck
  18. Thread: Wailer 122 RP2

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    ^^^ No offence, but I think that sounds really...

    ^^^ No offence, but I think that sounds really silly. Now please stop talking about it because you're taking up space where we could be talking about a 122RP/C - which doesn't sound silly at all.
  19. Thread: Wailer 122 RP2

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    The idea of a 122 RP is pretty exciting. Can we...

    The idea of a 122 RP is pretty exciting. Can we stay with that?
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    ...yawn!

    ...yawn!
  21. You're welcome

    You're welcome
  22. The only thing that happens to a pair of skis...

    The only thing that happens to a pair of skis over 2 summers in a shop is they get really fucking cheap. Slap down your buck-fitty and stop asking stupid questions.
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    Unexpected thread reincarnation #294??

    Unexpected thread reincarnation #294??
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    I've found the cochise is pretty damn good in...

    I've found the cochise is pretty damn good in crud. Needs lots of angulation though.
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    You'll be right with the SFB. I spent most of...

    You'll be right with the SFB. I spent most of last season on 120 underfoot. My little ski was a cochise which is 108 uf.

    The SFB also has a small radius, what can possibly go wrong?
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    Fuck pragmatism get the 138. Having a ski with...

    Fuck pragmatism get the 138. Having a ski with the feel of a rounded side cut is way more valuable than having a neat quiver match.

    If practicality must be addressed; you'll be amazed the variety...
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    ^^^Wow, you're quite something. Enjoy your season.

    ^^^Wow, you're quite something. Enjoy your season.
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    We get skis 6 months before you do. Our season is...

    We get skis 6 months before you do. Our season is over. I'm guessing that's the end of season dumping price. The cost during the season was NZ$2500.

    Now, are you finished or do you have other way...
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    ^^^$1275 - I take it that's the US cost? As I...

    ^^^$1275 - I take it that's the US cost? As I said, I looked at them in NZ - the cost was the equivalent of US$2066. Which is roughy twice the price of a regular Katana.

    Has that cleared that up...
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    I want a custom ski with some raspberry flavoured...

    I want a custom ski with some raspberry flavoured nano-tigers in the lay-up.
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    I'm utterly underwhelmed by this ski. I looked at...

    I'm utterly underwhelmed by this ski. I looked at it in NZ a few months ago. It's a shape that's been really well covered, made with "carbon", which is thoroughly embraced throughout the industry,...
  32. Rugby mags - All Blacks vs South Africa - one of the all time great games

    If you're remotely interested in rugby you'll love this one. It's been heralded as one of the all time great test matches.

    The back story - The three power houses of rugby; NZ, South Africa and...
  33. Just ski it on your edges rather than flat - cuts...

    Just ski it on your edges rather than flat - cuts through kunk just fine. I've found a >mid-20's radius and low profile or sturdy tip helps too.

    I'd bought a ninthward early rise powder ski as a...
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    Mid to late Sept a lot of rooms will be coming...

    Mid to late Sept a lot of rooms will be coming free. A few weeks out from your arrival use trademe's wanaka rooms for rent

    Lots of good back-packers around if you need to hole up for a bit, too.
    ...
  35. This is the first time I've bothered reading...

    This is the first time I've bothered reading AKR's posts, usually I just skip over them. I'm glad I did read them tonight - lots of value. If we're looking for life as intelligent as ourselves; I...
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    SethSmtz - you're welcome, you'll love it. ...

    SethSmtz - you're welcome, you'll love it.



    I knew this was coming (yawn-a-little).

    I guess if you can't see how you can manage this safely then you probably shouldn't do it - no big deal....
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    Not quite action but you get the idea. It's...

    Not quite action but you get the idea. It's mounted on an old hard tail but I've used it on my full sus bike too. This was a few years ago. My son is 2.5yrs in the pic.

    136834
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    Yep. I'll see if I can find an action shot

    Yep. I'll see if I can find an action shot
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    I made a wooden seat that slots over the...

    I made a wooden seat that slots over the cross-bar of my bike (arms extend down to the bottom of the v-frame, to hold it on/up). It has foot rests and my son holds onto the handle bars. So, he's...
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    Blizzard cochise: I had the same initial thoughts...

    Blizzard cochise: I had the same initial thoughts but I found greater angleation got the tips & tails into the game and it popped like a mother fucker.
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    Wow, a lot of earthquakes today

    We've had a bunch of earthquakes today. Mostly just little ones, so far.

    Very still sky.
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    You know what I will say for the Ardent, the...

    You know what I will say for the Ardent, the edging, once you're there, was amazing! When I put it on the back and tried to lock shit up sideways, to bleed speed on big dumb get-back tracks - I had...
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    Borrow? You can just have it.

    Borrow? You can just have it.
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    It's a 60a, admittedly about 3/4 life, but it's...

    It's a 60a, admittedly about 3/4 life, but it's the side lugs/edging that gave me no love. ~33psi
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    Reporting back - I tried the HR2 up front and...

    Reporting back -

    I tried the HR2 up front and hated it. On firm dusty trails it washed out a number of times where the ardent stuck. Regarding, the ardent I do get that there's a gap as you move...
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    Have you ever seen this happen? I never have, and...

    Have you ever seen this happen? I never have, and I've never replaced all the tires on any of my awds in 15+ years. Both personal and a small fleet of 4wds that fell under my care for 2.5 years.
    ...
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    Effectively, I just did exactly this - brand new...

    Effectively, I just did exactly this - brand new tires on the rear in Feb, death puncture week before last.

    I replaced just the one. No conversation or thought about doing the other one at all.
    ...
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    ^^I did, as alluded to here... I'll try to...

    ^^I did, as alluded to here...



    I'll try to be less vague in the future. Opinions were generally contradictory, nor specifically relevant.



    Thanks for your input - and review on Blister....
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    Thanks, that was among the pile of stuff I read. ...

    Thanks, that was among the pile of stuff I read.

    I'm going to spend a few more days riding the ardent on the front and focus on how it feels, and then put the HR2 up there. Looking forward to it....
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    It looks like a DHF is worth a look. Thanks. ...

    It looks like a DHF is worth a look. Thanks.

    Also, I have a 2.4 HR2 on the back at the moment. Is it worth while putting this on the front, and the ardent at the rear?
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