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    I ride my 190cm non-tour Deathwishes at -7cm from...

    I ride my 190cm non-tour Deathwishes at -7cm from center or -2cm from rec. 6' 170lbs. I never spin but do ski switch pretty often, and at -7 they are still super fast turning and fine for going...
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    The supercharger has been my daily touring stick...

    The supercharger has been my daily touring stick for 3 seasons now. Utah and CO. The camber has good grip in less than stellar conditions but the wide shovel and decent tip rocker make them pretty...
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    That is really really good to hear. Less stiff...

    That is really really good to hear. Less stiff than billygoats is good info. I have been looking at the Cease and Desist as well (also one notch down from billygoat stiff), and it seems to check all...
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    While the topic is on bananas, anyone else got...

    While the topic is on bananas, anyone else got some good beta? I have read all the (limited) old posts about them and it seems like there are only a few guys on here who have actually skied them a...
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    4sevens quark mini 123 on my car keys (which are...

    4sevens quark mini 123 on my car keys (which are literally always with me since I live in my car). Phone lights are good as an area light in a pinch, but using one for extended periods drains the...
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    I ride mine at -2cm and they rip there. For...

    I ride mine at -2cm and they rip there. For something that is primarily a powder ski for me I prefer a little more tip out front.
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    I'm 5'11 170ish and ski regular the regular core...

    I'm 5'11 170ish and ski regular the regular core 190 deathwish inbounds. If you were getting it for inbounds use I would say 190 all day long, but for touring they are definitely cumbersome. If this...
  8. I'm in for OG lotus 190s if we can get the white...

    I'm in for OG lotus 190s if we can get the white lotus 138 topsheet. Those skis are damn sexy.
  9. Hmmmm this is intriguing. I have some blue 2010...

    Hmmmm this is intriguing. I have some blue 2010 megawatts that occupy the top end of my quiver, and they are super fun but i find the tip to be a bit soft for carrying speed in chop. I also think the...
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    I'm 5'11" 170lbs and ride the 184cm wren 96. In...

    I'm 5'11" 170lbs and ride the 184cm wren 96. In the woodsman I would go 182. I could rock the 187 in the 116 as a deep day ski but the 184 wren is plenty of ski and unless you're trying to rage 100%...
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    I'm 5'11," 165lbs and haven't had any trouble...

    I'm 5'11," 165lbs and haven't had any trouble with the tips "folding" on the 184cm. I can see what you say about the slightly softer tips compared to the tails that are ready to rage though. The only...
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    My 2019 Wren 96 (not ti)in 184cm both weigh in...

    My 2019 Wren 96 (not ti)in 184cm both weigh in within a gram of 2031g. Not what I would call "light" for a sub 100mm spring touring ski. The shape would be phenomenal for that purpose though. They...
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    My 190cm 2019 deathwishes weigh 2004g and 2010g...

    My 190cm 2019 deathwishes weigh 2004g and 2010g with 8 inserts. I think at that weight they are just light enough to be a reasonable short lap touring ski while skiing plenty hard for me inbounds. I...
  14. The '01 5.4l is one of the good ones. It is the 2...

    The '01 5.4l is one of the good ones. It is the 2 valve which doesn't have the clogged oil journal problem of the later 3 valve models. It is after they updated the heads so spark plugs don't fly...
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    I thought you were the cutting board guy for a...

    I thought you were the cutting board guy for a second until I got to the mtb shock. Lmaooooo
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    My 2015 pb&js hand flex stiffer than my 2019...

    My 2015 pb&js hand flex stiffer than my 2019 deathwishes and my wren 96s. They also feel stiffer on the snow. They are more maneuverable than the wrens by quite a bit because of the shape though. I...
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    One ski quiver: Deathwish. The triple camber...

    One ski quiver: Deathwish. The triple camber seems like a gimmick but I think it really works. They carve better than they should for a ski that is 112mm underfoot, and they pivot in trees/tight...
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    FWIW I ski the 188 pb&j (same rocker/camber as...

    FWIW I ski the 188 pb&j (same rocker/camber as the wildcat, correct me if I'm wrong on that) and the 190 deathwish and find the deathwish to have equal or better edgehold on groomers. The pb&j is...
  19. +1 I bought a pair of Voile Superchargers...

    +1

    I bought a pair of Voile Superchargers (106mm) when I was living in salt lake as a midwinter touring setup and they were awesome. Now living in CO they are still awesome but I would be happier...
  20. Seems to be a general consensus on the bindings...

    Seems to be a general consensus on the bindings and boots. Any of the simple pin bindings without brakes etc, and some boots under 1500g that fit well and have decent ROM. For the skis people are a...
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    To verify the template once you've gotten it...

    To verify the template once you've gotten it taped up, the distance from the rear holes of the toepiece to the front holes of the heel piece on center should be your BSL (in mm) minus 97 or 98. I've...
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    For Alta/Bird I'd personally go with the first...

    For Alta/Bird I'd personally go with the first one, and wouldn't rule out the Cease and Desists instead of the Billygoats. Why not go big if you ski somewhere that legitimately gets big dumps? I have...
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    Hard to compare since I don't have the wren 114s,...

    Hard to compare since I don't have the wren 114s, but I find the 184cm wren 96s to be plenty maneuverable in steep bumps, but its when things get lower angle and I want to flow/zipper the bumps with...
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    I tele on a pair of 184cm Wrenegade 96 with...

    I tele on a pair of 184cm Wrenegade 96 with outlaws. I believe the reccomended line is at -9.3cm, but mine are a hair ahead at -9cm and I love them there. Definitely wouldn't go back, could maybe up...
  25. I've always kind of wondered when auto heel...

    I've always kind of wondered when auto heel risers would come out. I imagined a bluetooth version with a pole mounted button that raised and lowered a single medium height riser. This would be for...
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    I love skiing my pb&js when there is 1-4 inches...

    I love skiing my pb&js when there is 1-4 inches of fresh. Super turny and playful yet stiff enough to absolutely rage chop if you want to. Once the snow starts getting deeper or heavier, they become...
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    I realize the ski has a proven design that...

    I realize the ski has a proven design that everyone loves, and that the mount point is dialed and that if you ski RES your cock will grow a foot, but this is TGR tech talk, the land of examining the...
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    Ahh thats a good idea. And yeah I'm a little more...

    Ahh thats a good idea. And yeah I'm a little more sensitive to mount point because of the whole tele thing. I will probably get them anyway, but just like to make informed decisions.
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    I don't have the skis, otherwise it wouldn't be a...

    I don't have the skis, otherwise it wouldn't be a question. I'm curious where that dimple is on the 189s in particular.
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    What is the recommended mount point for the new...

    What is the recommended mount point for the new Cease and Desist? I keep reading that it is the same as the billygoat, and that the billygoat has a traditional directional mount, but whats that mean?...
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    Sticky: Should be up there now, idk why I can see it when...

    Should be up there now, idk why I can see it when I imbed the photo but you can't.

    You can buy the duckbutts from shapeways 3d printing. A guy made a 3d printing file and uploaded it there. Just...
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    Sticky: Skis L->R Retro/kick and glide touring: 1984...

    Skis L->R
    Retro/kick and glide touring:
    1984 Karhu XCD GT 200cm - pins
    1986 Fischer GTS super telemark - Riva C
    Touring:
    2016 Voile WSP 160cm - Moonlight Pure
    2018 Voile Objective 171cm - Lynx...
  33. I agree about not wanting too demanding of a ski....

    I agree about not wanting too demanding of a ski. It's hard enough doing lunges all day without adding in some monster ski you have to crank around.

    Quasi related to that, I happen to love a bit...
  34. Also I have never skied alpine so I don't know...

    Also I have never skied alpine so I don't know how the mounting point "translates." I just know what works for me on my tele skis.
  35. The general rule these days is to just follow the...

    The general rule these days is to just follow the alpine mount recommendation. Mounting a cm or two rearward helps keep the uphill ski tip from diving in powder, but these days skis are so fat and...
  36. The 2019 and deathwish is definitely lighter and...

    The 2019 and deathwish is definitely lighter and softer in a relatively similar shape. I'm not sure how the new ones ski since they beefed them up. Might be a little too close to what you have. I...
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    Pretty sure the deathwish is flat underfoot with...

    Pretty sure the deathwish is flat underfoot with an overall camber. I didn't know the Ghost train lacked the camber, but makes sense given its purpose. The DW is my favorite ski ever as well, but it...
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    Maybe the Chipotle Banana is a better comparison...

    Maybe the Chipotle Banana is a better comparison to the C&D than the ghost train? Yeah I know they are very different still (fully rockered "radius rocker sidecut" at -5cm vs fat pintail w/RES at...
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    Yeah I think I'm going to go big or go home on...

    Yeah I think I'm going to go big or go home on this ski. I love the megawatts at 125mm but they are straight noodles once things get tracked. Good intro to pow specific skis but I want to upgrade....
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    Hmm this C&D talk has me thinking. I've been...

    Hmm this C&D talk has me thinking. I've been dreaming about a custom pair for next season, but you guys have me considering the billygoat. I'll be living at Alta, so there is a high probability I...
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    I have a number of days on my 2020 Lynx and they...

    I have a number of days on my 2020 Lynx and they are phenomenal. I am skiing them with a scarpa f1 that I modified with the 3D printed duckbutts from the EYT forum. After a bit of trimming of rubber...
  42. Bumping up this long shot wtb. Anyone holding?

    Bumping up this long shot wtb. Anyone holding?
  43. WTB: OR blackpowder pants (or other pants that take kneepads)

    I am looking for a pair of Outdoor Research Blackpowder pants (original, not the II) in any color size medium. The defining feature of these pants is that they have built in slots for kneepads, while...
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    I live and tour in CO, and the Voile Supercharger...

    I live and tour in CO, and the Voile Supercharger is my only dedicated touring setup (178 length). I am looking to add a <90 underfoot ski for long spring sufferfests, and I have 190 Deathwishes that...
  45. Two pairs isn't enough for inbounds/touring amd...

    Two pairs isn't enough for inbounds/touring amd one brand is way too limiting. My current two ski resort quiver is:

    184 Wren 96
    190 Deathwish
    Both with 22D outlaw telemark bindins

    I have some...
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    800 is the fill power, which basically rates the...

    800 is the fill power, which basically rates the quality of the down. Fill weight would be in ounces or grams. That jacket probably has like 12oz of down in it. Its a bit frustrating because...
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    When you see 650, 700, 800 etc. that is the fill...

    When you see 650, 700, 800 etc. that is the fill POWER. 800 and 850 are pretty much the highest quality down, which means it takes less fill WEIGHT to achieve the same warmth as a 650 fill power...
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    I am very interested hear these comparisons as...

    I am very interested hear these comparisons as well, one of these two will be my next ski. Although I think I have decided on C&Ds (still waffling between sizes though... 🙄).

    188 blue Megawatts...
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    What was up with the 108s? Just curious. Also...

    What was up with the 108s? Just curious.

    Also I think the commander 98 makes even more sense than the 108s if you already own the deathwish. I pair my 190 deathwishes with 184 wren 96's and find...
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    What length are those? Also: Anyone skiing the...

    What length are those?

    Also: Anyone skiing the 184 C&D and wishing they got the 189 or vice versa? I'm sorta in between sizes and would like a little info on the differences. Normally I'd go...
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