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    Anybody here want some dull 4.1mm drill bits?...

    Anybody here want some dull 4.1mm drill bits?
    (Mix of 9.0mm and 9.5mm, and if you care about that distinction, then you probably aren't interested in dull bits.)
    Say, a buck each plus actual...
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    No apparent toe insert degradation or damage...

    No apparent toe insert degradation or damage (whether visual or functional) despite that much normal use, with Normal Use including lots of off-snow travel on scree (PNW) and granite (NH) that most...
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    As I discovered yesterday while mounting up four...

    As I discovered yesterday while mounting up four pairs of ATK bindings:



    ... that the Kuluar uses a different crampon clip than the otherwise nearly identical toe pieces on the RT, Crest,...
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    I think this is more apt:...

    I think this is more apt:
    https://www.nps.gov/articles/battle-of-the-ironclads.htm

    And here's boot heel binding interface vs Ti U spring:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Santiago_de_Cuba
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    Even though steel U spring vs boot heel binding...

    Even though steel U spring vs boot heel binding interface might seem like a variation of this:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irresistible_force_paradox
    ... both of them in my experience seem to be...
  6. Curious what providers the various posters are...

    Curious what providers the various posters are citing for service getting better -- or not -- in various locales?

    In New England, with Verizon, since 2006 I haven't experienced any improvement in...
  7. This pending feature:...

    This pending feature:
    https://9to5mac.com/2022/09/27/ios-16-1-satellite-connection-demo-iphone-14/
    ... seems to imply that the "demo" will allow you to see whether you're actually able to establish...
  8. Same here! I've gone through the sequence of PLB...

    Same here!
    I've gone through the sequence of PLB > Spot > subsequent generation Spot > inReach > subsequent generation inReach > inReach Mini.
    My Mini sits buried in my pack on any tours that stray...
  9. The new iPhone feature will not have a simple...

    The new iPhone feature will not have a simple "HAAAALP!" icon but instead will guide the requester through some sort of iterative sequence of q's to filter out would-be frivolous requests.
    (Plus the...
  10. I can sell, for shipping cost plus some nominal...

    I can sell, for shipping cost plus some nominal amount, a brand new pair of Silvretta Pure bindings, plus a lot of new parts too.
    This model is highly amenable to being cut down since all you need...
  11. Yes, definitely a fact that 100% carbon fiber...

    Yes, definitely a fact that 100% carbon fiber skimo race boots ski really well.
    (Their entirely plastic predecessors from the earlier years of the sport, not so well!)
    Ditto for skimo race bindings...
  12. You're of course wrong on the specific attributes...

    You're of course wrong on the specific attributes that you cited in the rest of your post, although I can understand how a telemarker would take offense at my lack of typical telemarking attributes...
  13. You would have been exclaiming that sincerely if...

    You would have been exclaiming that sincerely if you had been there.
    (No, it's not at a ski resort.)
  14. Can be, sure: 426785

    Can be, sure:


    426785
  15. ?!? ...

    ?!?

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1247047959086108

    (Although someone remind me, in the GapicSki Movement Analysis threads, are points deducted for open-mouthed excitement while skiing? The...
  16. At a certain threshold on the FunOMeter,...

    At a certain threshold on the FunOMeter, mouth-wide-open excitement is mandatory.
  17. Not if you come back East this winter! (Or at...

    Not if you come back East this winter!
    (Or at any of the skimo races I organize.)
  18. Priceless indeed -- both the various outings from...

    Priceless indeed -- both the various outings from which I culled the following pictures, and the mere concept of a telemarker mocking the downhill skiing abilities of a former NCAA alpine ski racing...
  19. You're joking, right? Otherwise, I'll start...

    You're joking, right?
    Otherwise, I'll start posting pictures of myself and let the peanut gallery post judgement.
  20. Aww, come on, where's the fun in that! (I go so...

    Aww, come on, where's the fun in that!
    (I go so far in my tele antagonism as to waste weeks of my life each season and thousands of dollars to organize a ski race series that embarrasses the few...
  21. I'll post a link soon to a Google Sheet that...

    I'll post a link soon to a Google Sheet that solves all those equations.
  22. Exactly:...

    Exactly:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHHitXxH-us
  23. Sure seems like I've been praising his...

    Sure seems like I've been praising his accomplishment.
    (Insulting telemarkers though, that I've definitely been doing!)
    Nobody here would be posting anything negative were it not for how the OP has...
  24. Even more complicated than that, since it's a...

    Even more complicated than that, since it's a moving target.
    With the exception of the famed Ron Jarvis:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronaldjarvis/...
  25. Neither what nor what? As anyone who has...

    Neither what nor what?
    As anyone who has participated in my races already knows, skimo is definitely skiing.
    As for whether skimo is ski mountaineering, it definitely requires many ski...
  26. Sigh, if only I were too young to remember the...

    Sigh, if only I were too young to remember the PowderMag site, as well as too wise to have wasted so much time posting there.

    And yes, the topic was discussed and deliberated (to the extent that...
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    I'm planning to do that in a couple months. My...

    I'm planning to do that in a couple months. My OEM tires have a sufficiently reasonable size to work year-round (245/45R20, so 109mm sidewall height should be good enough for pothole protection),...
  28. Judging by their capital investment, sure seems...

    Judging by their capital investment, sure seems to be the other way around: through the 1992 ski season, only fixed-gripped lifts, but now half-a-dozen high-speed detachable lifts, with a gondola on...
  29. Yipes, same here -- I hadn't noticed that list...

    Yipes, same here -- I hadn't noticed that list previously.
    This is definitely the most impressive monthly ski streak ever, regardless of length!
  30. Congrats, and certainly impressive! But...

    Congrats, and certainly impressive!
    But definitely not the longest such streak, although might still be on the podium.

    Back on September 1, same location, we met Gordon Garlock, whose monthly...
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    Great line from this book:...

    Great line from this book:
    https://newrepublic.com/article/159662/libertarian-walks-into-bear-book-review-free-town-project
    ... I was listening to during laps on the Palmer today about the subject...
  32. This will make for a great Gear Swap post:...

    This will make for a great Gear Swap post:
    "Condition = mounted once, never skied. Reason for selling = bought only to participate in the extensive/extended discussions on mounting point."
  33. Whoah, this sounds like my kind of thing, I might...

    Whoah, this sounds like my kind of thing, I might have to buy a pair just to participate in the discussion!
  34. Before tip rocker, I used to be really into...

    Before tip rocker, I used to be really into calculating my own mounting point based on aligning Ball of Foot with the center of the running length.
    But I haven't done that in many years. The only...
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    I am honored to be mistaken with him!

    I am honored to be mistaken with him!
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    Oh, those college students were definitely a...

    Oh, those college students were definitely a topic of discussion at town planning board meetings!
    Mainly:
    Complaints from downtown residents about drunken college students at night urinating in...
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    East side of the Connecticut River, i.e., Amherst...

    East side of the Connecticut River, i.e., Amherst as opposed to Northampton.
    Kind of cracked me up when we moved here from Cambridge, as that ~15 min drive would be considered trivially short back...
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    The original Guide, yes. Other Plum models...

    The original Guide, yes.
    Other Plum models though ... well, you can see the different configurations here:
    https://skimo.co/tech-binding-hole-patterns
    My Plum jig has to accommodate so many...
  39. Many times I have set up a spreadsheet to...

    Many times I have set up a spreadsheet to determine whether BC or SAC offered the better bottomline price including shipping and Active Junky!

    Meanwhile, bunch of "spring" cleaning...
  40. I have a few pairs of new-old-stock Dynafit momix...

    I have a few pairs of new-old-stock Dynafit momix skins that I can sell for that price.
    I bought a batch of a shop's leftover Dynafit skins for the race models, and ended up with the touring models...
  41. Yep, nice feature for sure!

    Yep, nice feature for sure!
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    Is red the fastest for bikes, just like with ski...

    Is red the fastest for bikes, just like with ski gear?
  43. Ended up pulling the trigger on the SL 8 Disc Di2...

    Ended up pulling the trigger on the SL 8 Disc Di2 since it was immediately available in the outlet for an add'l 10% discount -- essentially indistinguishable from new other than a couple trivial...
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    Ended up going with Canyon since an outlet bike...

    Ended up going with Canyon since an outlet bike was immediately available and for an add'l 10% discount:...
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    Fear not:...

    Fear not:
    https://www.skitalk.com/forums/ski-school.6/
    (Or maybe some of those threads are grounds for fear?)

    As for the OP's q, I got $500 off my last car purchase via PSIA.
    (Otherwise, I'm...
  46. Definitely a stretch even by the loose standards...

    Definitely a stretch even by the loose standards of the so-called Darwin Awards, as the victim was a 53 year-old married father of three children (one in high school, two in college).
  47. Okay, for nordic-esque approaches that long, then...

    Okay, for nordic-esque approaches that long, then sure, a flat mode would be helpful.
    Setting up an ATK race binding on a plate with a bit more of a heel gap would accommodate that.
  48. I never need flat mode in any context, so that is...

    I never need flat mode in any context, so that is not a concern with full-on race bindings.
    Ti heel pin notching though is definitely a drawback. But the new ATK heel pins solve that problem. I...
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    Ventum NS1 road bike?

    Anyone here have any direct experience with this?

    Sounds like they started with tt bikes, then branched out, but have been changing their degree of customization significantly, as older reviews...
  50. Yep, just like skiing at 62.4 mph on skimo race...

    Yep, just like skiing at 62.4 mph on skimo race skis:
    https://www.strava.com/activities/1997064590
    ... feels like, well, actually, it felt like 62.4 mph, which is somewhat terrifying on skis.
    By...
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