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    Doc cleared me this week for return to any and...

    Doc cleared me this week for return to any and all activity. Said pain/swelling/etc might be present for up to 3 years, but the graft is rock solid. "Congrats, you've graduated!" were his words.
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    I'm curious about this too. Also what's...

    I'm curious about this too.

    Also what's everyone's take on the G3 Zed vs Raider 12? Lookin like they're pretty similar but can't decide which would fit my needs better. Raider = harsher ride, but...
  3. Fair point, I just edited my previous post right...

    Fair point, I just edited my previous post right before you posted.

    TNF Brazil is the branch that hired LB Tailor Made (the brazil branch of Leo Burnett). TNF Brazil CEO defended the action,...
  4. I'm pretty sure they didn't WANT to get caught...

    I'm pretty sure they didn't WANT to get caught necessarily. But yes, they made the video for an advertising award.

    TNF terminated this campaign with Leo Burnett (the ad agency) as a result of...
  5. Absolutely not. Just because something is open...

    Absolutely not. Just because something is open source does not mean it should be amenable towards abuse. Rather, I'd argue the opposite is necessary in order to maintain the legitimacy of the...
  6. Read more about this directly from Wikipedia on...

    Read more about this directly from Wikipedia on their twitter page, here.

    https://twitter.com/Wikipedia/status/1133815000399863809?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
  7. The North Face has deliberately defaced Wikipedia

    Article here:
    https://wikimediafoundation.org/2019/05/29/lets-talk-about-the-north-face-defacing-wikipedia/

    Not pleased. Bad move for TNF.
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    When the shifts are set up correctly they do not...

    When the shifts are set up correctly they do not prerelease, this is covered heavily in the Shift thread. I can't imagine a good reason not to get the shifts, outside of it only going up to 13... but...
  9. Thread: New ACL

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    Check out this thread: ...

    Check out this thread:

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/309811-ACL-Class-of-2017/page7
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    That's troubling. They used to be the obvious...

    That's troubling. They used to be the obvious choice in town for just about anything.

    Mammoth Mountaineering is my go-to shop now. Incredible staff. Otherwise I get my work done by Ian at SkiNet...
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    Dude honestly footloose is really horrible with...

    Dude honestly footloose is really horrible with binding mounts in my experience. I've had two friends mount their skis there this year and they both came back improperly setup - one had the wrong...
  12. The tour layup doesn't have the diagonal rear...

    The tour layup doesn't have the diagonal rear tail and instead has a concave skin compatible one. So take off about 2cms from the blister straight pull measurement. It will still ski about the same...
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    That's a new one. Prototypes huh? I don't have...

    That's a new one. Prototypes huh?

    I don't have mine in front of me right now but does the pin need to freely spin, or can the boot heel platform rotate around the pin? If it doesn't need to spin...
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    Pret Cynic is 14.5oz with the removeable...

    Pret Cynic is 14.5oz with the removeable pads/earmuffs which is lighter than any other helmet on the market IIRC. Remove those pads and it's probably around 12 oz.

    It's also the helmet that...
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    I totally agree with this. After my knee injury...

    I totally agree with this. After my knee injury I've really focused on my form and core strength, and have been progressively lowering my DIN without noticing as much prerelease as before raising to...
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    I already responded to him saying I have the same...

    I already responded to him saying I have the same boots with no issues. Works great.
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    I've done it too. Feels really washy at first and...

    I've done it too. Feels really washy at first and then you sent into that backseat gas pedal mode and you realize your mistake.
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    When you move the boot in between ski/hike mode...

    When you move the boot in between ski/hike mode you have to flex the boot forward until you hear a "click". You have to do this when switching between either mode, should work fine if done correctly....
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    You're making it more complicated than it...

    You're making it more complicated than it actually is, it's not that confusing.

    The arrows are supposed to align with a little rectangular indicator nub on the threaded metal piece (as seen in...
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    Yeah this is the same pic in the manual. The...

    Yeah this is the same pic in the manual. The green pic 2, flush, is what mine looks like. Freetour WTR boots. No issues.

    Sounds like you might legitimately have a faulty binding.



    Cody says...
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    The FP indicator should be inline with the...

    The FP indicator should be inline with the arrows. The metal threaded bracket inside the black slot should be flush, if not just slightly inside. I don't know if that's what you're trying to...
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    I mounted my OG Bibby's on the line and they ski...

    I mounted my OG Bibby's on the line and they ski just like sruffian says. Easy to drive the tips like a directional ski but they also work well in a more neutral body position. I think one of the...
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    My experience has been the same as yours. ...

    My experience has been the same as yours.

    While I agree most people on this forum are savvy, I am confident this is mostly user error.
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    You really doubt that 90% of the issues are user...

    You really doubt that 90% of the issues are user error? IME, most problems people experience with any product are user error... why would this be any different? PEBCAK.

    Personal anecdote: I...
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    That's interesting. For me, that's one of the...

    That's interesting. For me, that's one of the last things I look for in a ski because I haven't found a ski with traditional sidecut that you can't carve up groomers on. That's one reason I ended up...
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    That's really sad. I was on that Dragons Tail...

    That's really sad. I was on that Dragons Tail traverse on Saturday, and it there were some semi-sketchy portions but nothing too crazy. I'm guessing he went skiers right on the traverse instead of...
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    I use the Hiya app. It works pretty well at...

    I use the Hiya app. It works pretty well at notifying you of nuisance calls.

    Unfortunately, most of these auto calls are spoofing other numbers. So blocking numbers won't solve the problem,...
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    Out of curiosity, any reason why Titanal is...

    Out of curiosity, any reason why Titanal is preferred over something like a more generic 7075 aluminum? Surely the very slight difference in material properties isn't going make a substantial...
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    these are all stiff skis that rip. you should...

    these are all stiff skis that rip.

    you should also look into at the soul 7 by rossignol
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    Yeah that dude started following me on IG and it...

    Yeah that dude started following me on IG and it seems like he’s been really successful with it. He has patients with full ROM on day 5... and they’re back to skiing by month 4.


    Sent from my...
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    Ah okay this is good info. The 184 tour being 2cm...

    Ah okay this is good info. The 184 tour being 2cm shorter makes it more palatable to me. I think you're right about the 174 being a dissatisfying transition. Plus, the 21m radius of the 184 is much...
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    Even on steeper skin tracks? I was on a skin...

    Even on steeper skin tracks?

    I was on a skin track in the Sherwins this past weekend that required a lot of balance in order to complete the kick turn, and it was gassing me. The slope was nearly...
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    I'm 5'10" and find the length of the 184 bibbys...

    I'm 5'10" and find the length of the 184 bibbys to be a bit unwieldy on steep kick turns during the uphill... thinking of pulling the trigger on some Wildcat 108 tours, but I'm afraid the 174 length...
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    A direct competitor to the Smith Wildcats are the...

    A direct competitor to the Smith Wildcats are the 100% S2. Similar price, so shop around and see which you get a better deal on.
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    That's impressive that they were able to sew it...

    That's impressive that they were able to sew it back together, will probably make for a quicker overall recovery. Be careful with it for the next couple months, as I imagine that's a much weaker...
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    And here’s how it fits with the ski boot. About...

    And here’s how it fits with the ski boot. About one inch of clearance when standing upright, and it just lightly touches the top of the tongue when flexed forward.

    Excellent brace.

    273970

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    I have shifts and the 1st gen Lange Freetours and...

    I have shifts and the 1st gen Lange Freetours and they're still completely fine at the toe. Lange did send me some metal horseshoes for free since the first gen freetours had a lot of trouble with...
  38. Poll: Maritime snow, so I favor hardshells. I use...

    Maritime snow, so I favor hardshells. I use Mountain Hardwear cyclone pants.

    Polartec Neoshell, lots of stretch, and tons of mechanical venting. Honestly would probably prefer this over many...
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    Idk if you know this but Pit Vipers are actually...

    Idk if you know this but Pit Vipers are actually just restyled Military SPECS ballistic glasses. You can find them on ebay for like $10.
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    Call Lange customer service. This grilamid...

    Call Lange customer service. This grilamid plastic is driving me a little nuts as it's not very durable.
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    The annual pond-skim is always the last day. It's...

    The annual pond-skim is always the last day. It's scheduled for 4/21 this year.

    https://www.mammothmountain.com/winter/things-to-do/events/event-detail?url=pond-skim&day=&month=&year=
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    Woah that's clever, do you feel the hotglue adds...

    Woah that's clever, do you feel the hotglue adds a significant amount of unnecessary drag in regular conditions? Like, how noticeable is it?
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    Damn that's actually a really great proving...

    Damn that's actually a really great proving ground for this type of ski... cause that area is straight garbage on anything noodley if there aint fresh snow.
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    maybe a "non-gosling and non-cease/desist"...

    maybe a "non-gosling and non-cease/desist" variation of this for the rumored 212cm chief commander?

    it'd be raaaaaaad
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    this would be dope: 273104

    this would be dope:

    273104
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    Just got a Pod K8 V2 knee brace. This thing is...

    Just got a Pod K8 V2 knee brace. This thing is awesome, leg feels rock-solid in it and it doesn't hinder movement. Highly recommend for you fellow gimpy ACL mags.

    here's a shitty pic of it from my...
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    Get a pyramid style tent as they're super...

    Get a pyramid style tent as they're super versatile and strong in adverse weather. I'd normally recommend the BD MegaMid, but I just came across these dudes - they're a cottage brand that sell a...
  48. Thread: Blister

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    They all seem like totally proficient skiers to...

    They all seem like totally proficient skiers to me.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmxe4DBkm1w


    And idk how I found this but here's a steezy vid of reviewer sam shaheen from a decade ago:...
  49. Thread: Arva shovels?

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    I have a mammut alugator shovel because it felt...

    I have a mammut alugator shovel because it felt like it was the strongest and easiest to assemble in a hurry, however, I haven't found a shovel that didn't have some degree of slop in the telescoping...
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    Meridians are stiff, forgiving, and playful. They...

    Meridians are stiff, forgiving, and playful. They don't seem to have an apparent speed limit and slashing the tails is super easy. It's weird saying all those things about one ski but I haven't had a...
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