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  1. Brake cleaner or denatured alcohol works great.

    Brake cleaner or denatured alcohol works great.
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    . 20 years ago, back in engineering school we did...

    . 20 years ago, back in engineering school we did a dynamic loads case study on this. From what I remember, on pickup trucks the only thing that connects the bed load to the front cab is the frame,...
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    I do. Does that flooring material have much give?...

    I do. Does that flooring material have much give? I've tried weather stripping and it was too soft.

    Thats always a good idea, but the drywall screw leaves lots of room for error. I use a alpine...
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    We actually get this thing out west called snow....

    We actually get this thing out west called snow. It can be deep at times. Good luck with a smaller or mid size suv getting out of the driveway. Secondly trucks have real transfer cases and real 4wd....
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    Iíd happily trade a little space to ski Hokkaido...

    Iíd happily trade a little space to ski Hokkaido pow on a regular basis.
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    Agreed. I need to find a better type of grip tape...

    Agreed. I need to find a better type of grip tape for the top of the supports tho. Havenít found anything to last a season yet. I also dig his old ski boot drill holster!
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    Letís see you home wax bench

    Good points. If you are having off center issues itís usually due to the plastic gears on the levers wearing. Itís a cheap wear item. I just replaced these an you can already see it starting to wear...
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    293560 just this old Toko iron. It works well...

    293560 just this old Toko iron. It works well enough which is surprising for how many times itís been dropped. I finally got smart and put a locking plug on it that connects to an overhead electric...
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    Letís see you home wax bench

    That was my first ski vice setup. I dig the tech binder conversion too. Wish I would have thought of that! Stuff like that is exactly the types of ideas I hope this thread generates more of.
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    Truck Recommendations

    Get a truck. With some weight in the bed they handle way better in the snow than any suv or car and are 100x more useful. My old tundra double cab with the 6.5 bed was one of the best vehicles Iíve...
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    Iím pretty heavily invested in them at this...

    Iím pretty heavily invested in them at this point. I still prefer mfg jigs as they are quite a bit more accurate and reliable but the jigarex plates work well enough as long as you replace the...
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    I had to up the rate to a 12 pack of ipa to keep...

    I had to up the rate to a 12 pack of ipa to keep up with inflation. I rarely ski low tide areas so only do metal / ptex stick work. If itís that bad I just grab a new pair out of the quiver. 293474
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    Letís see you home wax bench

    Just finished dialing in my home wax bench for the season. Letís see the various set ups of the TGR community. 293459293460293461293462293463
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    It is. Do it proper chug a beer at top and at...

    It is. Do it proper chug a beer at top and at bottom.
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    Bugging out to PNW/BC. Reccos?

    Alice lake in squamish is nice but quite short. So you can hit a lot of stuff in a short time. My hit list for the best Bellingham has to offer is double down and Cnut ridge in the chuckanuts. ...
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    sun valley ski tools makes a wide assortment of...

    sun valley ski tools makes a wide assortment of fittings just did this.
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    Too much grease and the freehub wont work....

    Too much grease and the freehub wont work. Less=more in this application.
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    Iíve been running one for a year now. Very happy...

    Iíve been running one for a year now. Very happy with it but it is significantly louder than the standard star. I also found I like using the Dumont tech FreeHub oil way better than the dt Swiss...
  19. Why bother with a shop? Itís not rocket science....

    Why bother with a shop? Itís not rocket science. A new complete air spring is only $45 and you donít even have to touch the lower seals to change it. Just a 32mm socket on top and a 10mm bellow. The...
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    Whoa, someone one randomly bumped an old thread. ...

    Whoa, someone one randomly bumped an old thread. Anyways, I am actually heading back for a fall MTB trip again this year. Apparently there has been a bunch of new trails built so time to go do some...
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    Dropper posts for sale cheap!

    I have a Raceface Turbine dropper AKA a 9point8 30.9 x440mm 150mm drop with the turbine remote. This was a new bike take off and has not been used.

    Fox Transfer 31.6 x 160 drop. This was a...
  22. Dropped the price to $225 shipped. Or make me an...

    Dropped the price to $225 shipped. Or make me an offer.
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    AND ITS SOLD!!!

    AND ITS SOLD!!!
  24. Custom Modified Cane Creek Double Barrel AIR CS 8.5 x 2.5

    Selling a Cane Creek Double Barrel AIR CS 8.5 x. 2.5. This shock has been modified by Cane creek to have a third set of compression adjusters. This includes high, mid and low speed adjustments (See...
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    XX1 drive train $400 SOLD

    XX1 Eagleshifter and derailer used two seasons and works great!
    Also included are a XO1 and a XG Eagle cassettes each used one season. Plus two 32t boost rings. asking 400usd the stapled and...
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    Selling my XX1 Eagle complete set

    I'm thinking of selling the following. Thinking $650 or Make me a reasonable offer on the set if you are interested. Not interested in parting out separately at this time.

    XX1 Eagle shifter 2...
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    I canít say enough positive things about Dave....

    I canít say enough positive things about Dave. Amazing skier but an even more amazing farther and husband. This one hits incredible close to home for me. Dave was one of the few guys that I always...
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    Not to mention they basically got slapped in the...

    Not to mention they basically got slapped in the face with a red flag when a natural slide burred the cat road that morning forcing them to change plans. Instead of avoiding all avy terrain, they...
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    I ditto that.

    I ditto that.
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    I have no knowledge about this operation, slide...

    I have no knowledge about this operation, slide path or people. However I want to post the following account of a close call I had a few years ago. I think it is relevant to this accident as it...
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    I had some great skiing there. Was not stoked on...

    I had some great skiing there. Was not stoked on them hauling 20+ jerry cans of fuel in the cat cabin with us on the way up. Good thing none of us smoked.
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    Tokyo things to do?

    Eat a bunch of magic mushrooms then head to robot restaurant. If your head doesnít impload then Iíd be amazed. Iíll be in Tokyo 19-22 If I donít extend my trip.
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    My risk tolerance is actually quite low....

    My risk tolerance is actually quite low. Especially compared to what it was 20 years ago. Loosing as many friends as I have to the mountains over the years will do that to you. Plus Iím in a...
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    If you are going to make decisions about skiing a...

    If you are going to make decisions about skiing a slope based upon slope angle, you are going to end up dead. A major problem with all avy classes is way too much time is wasted on book statistics...
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    If those guys spent a fraction of the time they...

    If those guys spent a fraction of the time they do bitching.... then they might actually become good skiers. They seem to get riled up about just about anything they can think of. Too bad, because...
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    To be perfectly honest I think this advice is...

    To be perfectly honest I think this advice is totally useless. In 20 years the only time I have ever measured slope angle or pulled out a compass is when I had to on the CAA forms for my Opps 1.
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    Wouldnít be the TGR we live without it. Gotta...

    Wouldnít be the TGR we live without it. Gotta keep it in character!!!
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    Does social media overhype avy danger?

    Fair enough. Iíve traveled in the interior, Rockies and other ranges enough to have a fair amount of exposure to both types of layers. However not when they are directly on top of each other and...
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    Wish it would be done with this rain half way up...

    Wish it would be done with this rain half way up non sense and just piss to the top to fully clean that damn layer out and give us a good reset. Iím not skiing for a few weeks but would sure love to...
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    From my perspective I was on a pretty large...

    From my perspective I was on a pretty large supported bench and well back from the edge. I had put too much faith in the avy control that am. I fact we all did. In hindsight Whomever ended up...
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    Agreed. Best advice anyone can get when dealing...

    Agreed. Best advice anyone can get when dealing a questionable snowpack is to manage the terrain not the conditions.
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    I agree 100%... I just did the CAA OPPS pro...

    I agree 100%... I just did the CAA OPPS pro course. My single bigggest complaint about the class is that way too much time is wasted on crystal ID and virtually no time is spent on how relate your...
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    And of everyone of those I know of at least two...

    And of everyone of those I know of at least two ski bums that will tour faster, farther and have more fun while beating the weight weeines to the top and chances are they will chug a beer and blow...
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    I do. Wont be the first nor the last time the...

    I do. Wont be the first nor the last time the engineering department and marketing / communications team at a ski brand wasn't on the same page. In fact I cant think of a single time I have been...
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    Or c) both.

    Or c) both.
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    Does social media overhype avy danger?

    It all depends on whoís doing the posts. If itís a respected individual with a ton of experience I often take heed and find there information very reliable. If itís some dude that just took there...
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    There isnít a touring binding on the market that...

    There isnít a touring binding on the market that I havenít skied and broken. Iím usually worse case scenario. 215lbs of beer drinking fat with a pack filled with another 50lbs of leaded glass. When...
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    I was on the skiers left. Just after the choke in...

    I was on the skiers left. Just after the choke in the waterfall cliff section. My plan was to take the same route across the bench into the main chute the patrollers before me did. I was only in that...
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    Its the only family name my wife didnt reject......

    Its the only family name my wife didnt reject... it means "Adventure and light on the feet"
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    The following is a combination of a repost of my...

    The following is a combination of a repost of my Facebook / Instagram account of the accident, as well as a few thoughts I have added based upon the questions I have been asked the most. Please...
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