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    +1 for splat and FKNA sweet Lhasa Pows. Just had...

    +1 for splat and FKNA sweet Lhasa Pows. Just had the bases of my 186 pair restored, and hoping they'll hold up for a while longer. Those newer carbon offerings are looking sweet, though..
    Ordered 3...
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    Sail and ski, Norway

    I did a sail and ski trip from Harstad to Senja last year, some pictures at http://www.lunheim.net/foto/ski_og_seil/. We did it as a weekend trip; sailing friday, touring saturday and returning on...
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    Lhasa Pow Arctic stoke

    Some Lhasa Pow action stoke (Spitsbergen, Svalbard, June 2010)
    http://www.aagard.no/2010_Freeride_ski/100612_Svalbard_Freeride_09_files/_SPA6736.jpg
    Still in love with my 186 Lhasas as do-it-all...
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    I think Frode took telemarketeering about as far...

    I think Frode took telemarketeering about as far as it was possible back then. Dunno if he was injured or just quit before the inevitable happened.. I know he managed the Whiteout clothing line for a...
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    I would epoxy and clamp it. There's a good chance...

    I would epoxy and clamp it. There's a good chance that it will last for a long time before the inevitable breakage. I lost count over how many times I epoxied my old BROs until the final breakdown...
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    Sad to hear about warm temperatures and unstable...

    Sad to hear about warm temperatures and unstable snow. It looks like it will be colder and nicer over New Years though, hopefully some fresh snow aswell. Flying into Zürich the 1/1, staying for 9...
  7. mid-february means winter holidays in switz,...

    mid-february means winter holidays in switz, france et al. Some places may be booked early, and openings may appear, but with some flexibility i'm sure you'll find something. There are lots of good...
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    Since you mentioned Touching the void in the...

    Since you mentioned Touching the void in the original post, here's a couple of related films covering the same story (early attempt at climbing Eiger North Face):
    The Beckoning Silence - documentary...
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    I got an idiot-proof insurance when I bought the...

    I got an idiot-proof insurance when I bought the body (30D), and I bring it whenever I think I can get some pictures, i.e. nearly always. No point in having a fancy camera if you can't afford to take...
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    Awesome TR.. wish we had more time to tour BC. ...

    Awesome TR.. wish we had more time to tour BC.


    We were some Norskies in an RV at the Pass when you were there, Lee. I forgot to post and thank you :yourock: for the sweet TRs and condition...
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    188 Soft BROs: Old faithful pair, skied them in...

    188 Soft BROs: Old faithful pair, skied them in every condition. Ripped out and broke 7tm bindings on them (again), epoxied and clamped them, then mounted NTN. Pleasant upgrade. Numerous...
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    need. more. skis.

    need. more. skis.
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    I had my 186 Lhasas mounted with NTN 1 cm back...

    I had my 186 Lhasas mounted with NTN 1 cm back from the alpine boot center (middle position). I think they ski fine there, so haven't experimented with moving the binding to the front or rear...
  14. Never did it myself - although my BD skins look...

    Never did it myself - although my BD skins look like they might need a workover.
    A recent thread on that tele forum looks useful: http://telemarktalk.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=54177
  15. Thread: D90 Folks

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    I'd go with the Sigma 30mm/1.4 over the 50/1.8 -...

    I'd go with the Sigma 30mm/1.4 over the 50/1.8 - more versatile, however it costs a bit more.
    I've seen some cool low-light videos shot with D90 and the Sigma 30mm.
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    I'll play. Need backup skis - running out of...

    I'll play.
    Need backup skis - running out of epoxy for ski repairs..
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    4 of us norwegians heading up to Rogers pass from...

    4 of us norwegians heading up to Rogers pass from Revelstoke now, in big RV (Canadream). Nice weather here, but not much fresh snow.
    Looking forward to doing some mellow touring and check out the...
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    ++vibes++ to Pat and Joyce. She's lucky to have...

    ++vibes++ to Pat and Joyce. She's lucky to have you as a best friend, Pat.
    I'm sure you'll pull through, as you have been pulling for so many before.
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    Thanks for the input - agree that having midsole...

    Thanks for the input - agree that having midsole at center mark in the foremost ntn position should be sufficient for all purposes. I do have a feeling that the NTN system benefits from a more...
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    Consensus seems to be to mount on the recommended...

    Consensus seems to be to mount on the recommended line (surprise) for alpine.

    I am getting a pair myself, just in time for my visit to Whistler. Going to mount them with NTN (tele), and I'm...
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    I preferred a leash with the 7tms in the...

    I preferred a leash with the 7tms in the backcountry - less chance of runaway ski or never finding it beneath the pow. And I've taken some spectacular tumbles without being injured from skis flopping...
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    This one instantly made me sick to visit...

    This one instantly made me sick to visit Engelberg again.. sigh.
    Such a nice scene.
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    I'm reviving this thread from a year ago rather...

    I'm reviving this thread from a year ago rather than starting a new one - good info here. We're a group flying into Vancouver, staying in BC for two weeks. The idea of staying flexible with an RV -to...
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    No suggestions for Benro (http://www.benro.com/)?...

    No suggestions for Benro?
    Carbon fiber, basically chinese copies of Gitzo brand.. but has got some good reviews. A carbon fiber version will set you back more than $150 though.
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    Been thinking of modifying a ski pole with a...

    Been thinking of modifying a ski pole with a monopod head like this:
    http://reallyrightstuff.com/tripods/03.html

    Unfortunately the head is a bit heavy, some assembly would be needed between use...
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    Same thing with the newer Crispi boots, i.e. XP,...

    Same thing with the newer Crispi boots, i.e. XP, XR, Evo..
    Fit is essential in a tele boot. Try it on without the liner, if there's room for more than one finger behind the heel the shell's probably...
  27. Thread: Google Chrome

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    Using it now. Pretty slick, I think I could get...

    Using it now. Pretty slick, I think I could get used to this.. The notion of not losing all tabs/applications if one of them crashes has the most appeal to me, plus it feels fast.
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    Øksfjord. Finnmark, Norway...

    Øksfjord. Finnmark, Norway
    http://lunheim.net/foto/pano/oksfjord_middagstind_s.jpg
    Large version

    Isfjorden/Romsdalen, from Nyheitind
    http://lunheim.net/foto/pano/isfjorden_pano_s.jpg
    Large...
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    Bad situation on K2....

    Bad situation on K2.
    http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=17458

    Shows the seriousness of an expedition to this mountain..
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    http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/...

    http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshoplightroom/

    Free trial for 30 days - but IMHO it's worth it if you spend some time editing and sorting photos.
    Another useful link:...
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    Lightroom is primarily a program that handles the...

    Lightroom is primarily a program that handles the entire workflow, from importing images from the camera to printing, exporting, web publishing. It has some manipulation features, enough that I...
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    snowing outside

    We are experiencing a 10C temperature drop from last weekend. Snowing outside now (at sea level), but supposed to get warmer over the weekend....
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    The route doesn't start before June 1st, so it's...

    The route doesn't start before June 1st, so it's too late for the Stryn opening weekend, but Londoners should take note of the new London-Ålesund connection which is being opened by SAS (flights...
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    Good stuff. It looks like you had luck with the...

    Good stuff. It looks like you had luck with the weather, at least you had some light. :cool:

    Leaving for Åndalsnes soon, forecast doesn't look that good but hopefully I can get a shot or two...
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    I got ski crampons (100mm) for O1 from...

    I got ski crampons (100mm) for O1 from telemark-pyrenees, they had them in stock a couple of weeks ago.
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    Nope. IMO Norrøna are more BC oriented.

    Nope.
    IMO Norrøna are more BC oriented.
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    http://www.norrona.com/ I like the quality of...

    http://www.norrona.com/
    I like the quality of the Lofoten series for skiing. It's not a really baggy fit, but definitely loose. I have long arms and legs myself, and that's often a problem with...
  38. Thread: Coomba

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    Strandafjellet, last weekend:...

    Strandafjellet, last weekend:
    http://www.lunheim.net/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1836&g2_serialNumber=1
    Snow coverage is good, and it was possible to find some good...
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    Kari pointing to Strahlhorn, where we summited...

    Kari pointing to Strahlhorn, where we summited two days earlier.
    http://www.lunheim.net/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1215&g2_serialNumber=1
    Tourists in Zermatt looking...
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    Get new bindings, something laterally stiff and...

    Get new bindings, something laterally stiff and burly enough to match your Ener-Gs and V-Pros. Riva-3s or Chilis are not suitable here; they will probably break. You might end up hurting...
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    And Sweet (http://www.sweet.no/):...

    And Sweet:
    http://www.sweet.no/images/produktbilder/trooper_fullface_industrialwhite_small.jpg
    muy core..
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    We might get snow up in the mountains, but along...

    We might get snow up in the mountains, but along the coast we won't have winter temperatures for a couple of weeks. Managed two ski days at the turn of oct./nov., but now the weather is more...
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    It's actually looking pretty good at the moment....

    It's actually looking pretty good at the moment. Interior areas have got more snow than normal so far, and currently we are getting pounded by weather systems from the west. Strong winds and rain...
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    I would certainly be interested, and order more...

    I would certainly be interested, and order more often from e.g. SAC if shipping (overseas :rolleyes: ) wasn't so expensive.
    I've ordered a couple of times from SAC, and both times the shipping made...
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    FKNA!

    How's work in the factory coming along?

    Season here started yesterday. BROs were perfect:
    http://www.lunheim.net/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=79&g2_serialNumber=2
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    It's just the annual .no ski film tour...

    It's just the annual .no ski film tour. Hugo Harrison was here last year. Maybe Ingrid this year? :cool:
    I'll probably go, even if there is a lot of jibbing. Hope the TGP team got some good...
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    http://www.lunheim.net/albums/patchell/IMG_1568.si...

    http://www.lunheim.net/albums/patchell/IMG_1568.sized.jpg
    Sunnmøre alps, Jakta

    http://www.lunheim.net/albums/storli_luca/IMG_1094.sized.jpg
    In the Home of the Trolls
    ...
  48. Åre will host the Alpine World Championships in...

    Åre will host the Alpine World Championships in February next year, http://www.are2007.com/, and I think they're building some new lifts for that. Lift-wise Åre is pretty big compared to norwegian...
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    It's 2006, man. The HDR-HC3, replacing the HC1,...

    It's 2006, man. The HDR-HC3, replacing the HC1, has been on the shelves for a while now (in Japan atleast;)): http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Sony-HDR-HC3-Camcorder-Review.htm

    The DCR-SR100...
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    In the market for a cam myself. Not sure about...

    In the market for a cam myself. Not sure about what to choose from mini-DV, HDV, HDD.. DVD-recording doesn't seem very attractive, from an action/outdoors standpoint. A/V in (necessary if you want to...
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