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    I have some experience with edge pull-out on a...

    I have some experience with edge pull-out on a pair of Mantras 6-7 years ago. I did the repair myself. It's an involved story, and I don't feel like typing a lot. Suffice it to say that if it's a...
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    See Tanner Hall. And I think you need to turn...

    See Tanner Hall.

    And I think you need to turn in your Chad's Gap card now.
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    Sticky: Since I've authored a number of templates (but...

    Since I've authored a number of templates (but not that one), it seemed good to suggest some ideas that allow for self-service. You get a quicker answer and no one has to take time to answer a...
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    @Tuco to the white courtesy phone! Yeah, I'd...

    @Tuco to the white courtesy phone!

    Yeah, I'd be wary of that. Looks glue-starved to me.
    (Though the pics aren't great, so it's hard to really see well. I'm not complaining about the pics you...
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    Sticky: Definitely not trying to be a smart-ass - but you...

    Definitely not trying to be a smart-ass - but you know you can print it and lay the binding on the printout and get a pretty good idea, right?
    It'll take you about 5m, tops.

    If the pattern didn't...
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    Still, it sounds like waxing is "better" in...

    Still, it sounds like waxing is "better" in general. Perhaps substantially so.
    And I've had very good luck with crayon-ing on the wax (Moly Wintersteiger or Graphite KUU) for the worst spring days....
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    If you're a Phantom fan boy, just ignore this...

    If you're a Phantom fan boy, just ignore this post, ok?
    I'm wondering what a "real" mag has to say after a few seasons of Phantom.

    I'm probably most interested in spring glop performance.
    (You...
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    Thanks - good information to know. I guess...

    Thanks - good information to know.

    I guess I'll keep scouring CL, or hope for a big REI deal. :)
    [I've got a few months to score something, so it's not like I'm in a pinch.]

    Thanks all!
    ...
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    Yakima discount/coupon code?

    I'm looking at new boxes that fit my longer skis. Have some trips planned that makes stuffing my 196's inside a little less attractive. :)

    If someone had a good code for Yakima (their boxes look...
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    I was reminded I should post about the polarized...

    I was reminded I should post about the polarized lenses from OM, and update on the photo-sensitive lenses.

    Got polarized lenses pretty cheap, $13, IIRC. Shipping was free too. Too hard to pass up....
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    Dual 32" 4K. HP z32x. If you're willing to...

    Dual 32" 4K.
    HP z32x.
    If you're willing to dabble in the used market, they're available without a stand on ebay for around $200.
    (I've done several of the 4K HP monitors, and even the B grade (not...
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    In my neighborhood, no one got the memo. Like...

    In my neighborhood, no one got the memo.

    Like 1A last night and "BOOM!"
    My poor doggo.

    (To be fair though the volume is way down, from two years ago. It's just that now it only sounds like...
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    Covers get you a lot for not much energy use, or...

    Covers get you a lot for not much energy use, or hassle.
    I'm not a pool owner - but my parents have one.
    Now it's in central Washington, which is very sunny and quite hot during the summer - so I'm...
  14. PSA: Oregon Mags: Womens TNF A-CAD jackets/bibs, S/XS

    This is a little unusual PSA post. Not available on-line that I know of.
    Was in the The North Face outlet stores in Lincoln City and Woodburn yesterday and ran across a bunch of A-CAD jackets -...
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    Just a quick follow-up. Went back and checked...

    Just a quick follow-up.
    Went back and checked for flatness - and they're flat.
    One thing that probably would help would be detuning edges. I should note though that all my skis get the same...
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    Having skied the 192's myself (and liking them,...

    Having skied the 192's myself (and liking them, but kinda "meh" when comparing them to the OG's and Carbon versions) I think it depends on how comfortable you are on 192's.

    They feel somewhat less...
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    Sawhorses work just fine. I never clamp down the...

    Sawhorses work just fine. I never clamp down the skis.

    Hand-drill,
    If tapping, which I always do (both because I have the tap and also because almost everything I own has lots of metal) I tap...
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    This +1000 My daughter works in that area, and...

    This +1000

    My daughter works in that area, and yup - that's generally what she's seen.
    (Not that they're bad people - some are, some aren't; She likes quite a few of them quite a lot, and...
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    WTB OG Cochise 193cm

    I'm cheap, and really don't need yet another Cochise.
    But I'm lusting after an OG 193.

    Anyone have one in even modest condition you want to let go?

    I'll obviously keep my eyes open to see...
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    I had a pair of Volkl Mantras a number of years...

    I had a pair of Volkl Mantras a number of years ago.
    I got them damaged - edge-hits/compressions etc.

    (I got them cheap, so they were no risk to work on, if I destroyed them, I wasn't out much.)...
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    I saw a pair somewhere recently, but can't recall...

    I saw a pair somewhere recently, but can't recall where, exactly.
    Craigslist or FB marketplace - try searchtempest.com (https://www.searchtempest.com/)

    I usually only use the CL search function,...
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    @Fred Pabst! You da man! Here we see the...

    @Fred Pabst!
    You da man!

    Here we see the Bodes 196's in their natural habitat!
    (Mowed-down grannies and kidos omitted to keep it family friendly!)
    415727

    I got these a couple of days ago,...
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    It's true, I *always* eat the daffodils first! :)

    It's true, I *always* eat the daffodils first! :)
  24. Re: Plastic/Alu vs Bacon... This reminds me of...

    Re: Plastic/Alu vs Bacon...

    This reminds me of the guy my dad saw in my home town after the St Helens eruption dumped massive amounts of ash on us. He was wearing a face-mask (think the 1980's N95...
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    That's a good point. I do my own work on most...

    That's a good point.
    I do my own work on most all my skis - check base geo. with a flat-edge - file/flatten as required and dress edges.
    But the 106's didn't get that look - especially since they...
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    I need to actually write up a "full" review - but...

    I need to actually write up a "full" review - but here's a quick take.

    I have:
    OG Cochises in 185. (And have skied most all sizes, all except the 193)
    Carbon Cochise's (108's) in 185 and 192...
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    Dang man - I'd be totally into that! I'll PM...

    Dang man - I'd be totally into that!
    I'll PM you!

    Thanks!
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    I don't know if this helps, but I've got a Vermont Ski release tester, and I'd be glad to test some combinations of boots/bindings (the boots+bindings would have to come from someone else) to help...
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    I'll bump one more time, then wait to see what...

    I'll bump one more time, then wait to see what pops up over the summer.
    Anyone have a pair of 196 Bodes they want to let go?
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    I've posted several times about this.

    I've used epoxy with wood "dust," epoxy only, and epoxy with skewers.
    In the closest mounts, I think it's always been skewers+epoxy.

    And I've never had...
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    What volume (low/med/high)?

    What volume (low/med/high)?
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    Um, unless you're got those hydrogen core,...

    Um, unless you're got those hydrogen core, mega-buoyant skis which actually help float you to the top on the up, well, I don't think a pool noodle is going to help. :)

    The bars/shelves, IIRC are...
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    This +1000 And 2 pairs? Try four, or more,...

    This +1000
    And 2 pairs? Try four, or more, depending on how wide.

    Slip some SCH40 1 1/2" PVC pipe over the metal arms, and mine are 20+ inches deep.
    The heel/toe pieces can/do hang up on the...
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    Bump this again...

    Bump this again...
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    +1 I usually use sandpaper around a 1.5 or 2"...

    +1

    I usually use sandpaper around a 1.5 or 2" thick-wall PVC pipe - but yeah, I'm too cheap to do regular base-grinds on my skis. I'd be pretty shocked if any mere mortal could tell a difference...
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    Back on the hunt. Anyone holding a 196 they want...

    Back on the hunt.
    Anyone holding a 196 they want to get rid of?
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    Yeah, I've seen those. Inserts complicate things...

    Yeah, I've seen those.
    Inserts complicate things - but could perhaps be worked around.
    Plus for a 2015 ski, it's more than I really want to pay, at least right now.

    Are you pretty set on the...
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    WTB: 196 Bodacious

    Looking for a pair of Blizzard Bodacious in 196.
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    I don't much disagree - we do live our lives in...

    I don't much disagree - we do live our lives in insane ways.
    However, making a holiday, while it totally appeals to the idealist in me, is not even remotely going to happen. After pigs fly and...
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    I think a good read of the science and the...

    I think a good read of the science and the trending indicators (messing with people's sleep is not a trivial exercise that is a net-zero game) should disabuse you of the notion that the effects are...
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    If you're claiming that the big problem with the...

    If you're claiming that the big problem with the time change, for most people, is changing their clocks - well that seems particularly crazy.

    Quite a few people DIE every year, prematurely, as a...
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    Hey, that'll make the Wifi chip that got...

    Hey, that'll make the Wifi chip that got implanted in my testicles, with the super awesome Trump-led Covid vax breakthrough that I was super scared of taking because it kills unicorns, quit working!...
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    This +1000. But I've watched many, many people...

    This +1000.
    But I've watched many, many people start to cross streets without looking or paying much attention, often in dark, and/or visually messy/busy intersections.
    I honestly don't know if...
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    Funny you should resurrect this thread now. I...

    Funny you should resurrect this thread now.

    I decided to take a flyer and see about a 196 Bodacious, after loving the Cochise in 192.
    But I'm no big guy, at 5'7" and <150.

    But, my oh my.
    The...
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    Yup - but mine did start moving a few days ago,...

    Yup - but mine did start moving a few days ago, and I think they will get here tomorrow - certainly in a day or two.
    (I'm not sure if my complaining to WM made a difference, but they did start...
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    If you're not doing tech toes, or inserts - just...

    If you're not doing tech toes, or inserts - just eyeball it. (Tech toes and inserts are very sensitive to less than ideal placement, being straight up and down, etc. So these are kind of special...
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    That's really cool. I learned something new...

    That's really cool.
    I learned something new today, kids!

    Like I said, I'm not super fond of the Marker Griffon demo but it could really fit into someone else's world.
    Thanks for following up!
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    I have one coming. At $13, I figured it was worth...

    I have one coming. At $13, I figured it was worth trying. I also have the brown polarized 25% VLT coming too.
    Glad to post back what I think once I have a chance to try them. (But if you wait, I'd...
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    Yes, only on OM. I strung together a bunch of...

    Yes, only on OM.
    I strung together a bunch of different discounts - can't recall what. I got it down pretty cheap. (but NOT cheap compared to the deals posted above.)
    If I were giving my best...
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    Wha?! Really!? You can buy the rails...

    Wha?! Really!?

    You can buy the rails separately?
    Where and how much?

    I probably wouldn't change what I'm doing, but that's quite cool.
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