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    Yep, those lines, and that snow, and lots of fall...

    Yep, those lines, and that snow, and lots of fall line. You have me thinking about CAST and booking flights to Schwiz! What would you do binding wise?
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    So maybe Pro Riders with trekkers aren't such a...

    So maybe Pro Riders with trekkers aren't such a dumb idea!

    It looks so good, and I wish I could make it.
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    Pro Riders with P18s and Day Trekkers :-)

    Pro Riders with P18s and Day Trekkers :-)
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    You and me both, mate. Unfortunately that's all I...

    You and me both, mate. Unfortunately that's all I have for now, but will be pestering my source.
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    Rossignol BlackOps Squad Ti. 112mm, and only in...

    Rossignol BlackOps Squad Ti. 112mm, and only in 194.
  6. Hey Geo! Good looking lineup, once again....

    Hey Geo!

    Good looking lineup, once again. Congratulations.

    Re the SD105, I assume the 5300gr weight is for the 202cm. How much do the 187s weigh, please?

    Good luck on selling lots of skis...
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    There's a stupid amount of skiing between Cham...

    There's a stupid amount of skiing between Cham and Milan, i.e. all of the Aosta Valley.

    Just down from Courmayeur is Morgex, which is a beautiful and quiet place to stay, and up the hill from...
  8. Would love to try an SD105 - 187 or 202.

    Would love to try an SD105 - 187 or 202.
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    From what I understood, the M-Pro 105 is not the...

    From what I understood, the M-Pro 105 is not the new Pro Rider, but I could have gotten that wrong.
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    Apparently there’s an ‘M-Pro 105’ coming. No idea...

    Apparently there’s an ‘M-Pro 105’ coming. No idea exactly what that meant got be, but sounds promising
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    Yep, I’m with you on that one. Good luck!

    Yep, I’m with you on that one. Good luck!
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    What’s on your wish list, Funky?

    What’s on your wish list, Funky?
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    Heard from reliable source that Dynastar is...

    Heard from reliable source that Dynastar is bringing back a shorter Pro Rider.
    Good news for lighter skiers, and possibly an indication that they will not phase out the Pro Rider. Here’s hoping.
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    Beauties! Very happy with the weight, thank...

    Beauties!

    Very happy with the weight, thank you. They can be carried on a pack, that's good enough. I was just wondering if Dynastar had tweaked the build a bit.
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    Hey mate. How much do your new ones weigh?...

    Hey mate.

    How much do your new ones weigh? Curious that Dynastar lists them at 2400gr. My 2017s are well north of that.

    And good luck with the AK winter.
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    Nice! Mine are still waiting for me in...

    Nice!

    Mine are still waiting for me in Denmark. Better go and visit the family soon.

    Edit: Jeebus, they're outrageous, aren't they. In the best possible way, of course :-)
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    Terrible accident. My condolences to all, incl...

    Terrible accident. My condolences to all, incl 1000-Oaks.

    Made me think of being on our surf charter boat in the Mentawai in Indo in May. Only 9 of us sleeping below deck, but everyone smoking...
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    Interested too. In the queue :-)

    Interested too. In the queue :-)
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    Another idea. Ryokan cycling tours. Not...

    Another idea.

    Ryokan cycling tours. Not guided, but all planning, detailed maps and route descriptions provided, and bags transported from ryokan to ryokan. You know the mountains, can do the...
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    Did you get yours, mate?

    Did you get yours, mate?
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    Your opinions, please. I have been offered a...

    Your opinions, please.

    I have been offered a pair of brand new Pro Riders at a silly good price. Would it be over the top or just prudent future proofing to buy them?

    NZ is sharky, and I’m...
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    Bloody hell, Gaijin. That was not the story I...

    Bloody hell, Gaijin. That was not the story I wanted to hear. So sorry.

    Lots of good advice, and I'm in no position to give better practical advice than already offered by the collective. In...
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    They don't make them anymore...

    They don't make them anymore...
  24. Swissiphic, care to give a precis of the...

    Swissiphic, care to give a precis of the breathing techniques, or a link?
  25. Holy heck! I'm only halfway through, and...

    Holy heck!

    I'm only halfway through, and already feel totally humbled. Incredible mountains, and what an effort.

    Thanks for that, Norseman.
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    The man can ski! ...

    The man can ski!

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B1iDLO7F17A/
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    Excellent stuff, Gary! Great writeup and...

    Excellent stuff, Gary!

    Great writeup and photos.

    We had a day at Castle 6 or 7 years ago, and loved it. Windsift is a magic thing, and Castle and Craigieburn has the best I've seen.
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    All the best, Gaijin. Sorry if this sounds...

    All the best, Gaijin.

    Sorry if this sounds cavalier - and I obviously don't know your circumstances - but I have found that good things come from rotten times. I hope this is the case for you.
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    Yeah, it's just shitty POV footage, but I'm still...

    Yeah, it's just shitty POV footage, but I'm still buzzing on the skiing, the skis, Craigieburn, the people, everything.

    And some of you may be jonesing badly enough to enjoy this. Two runs out of...
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    What’s the feeling among those of you in the know...

    What’s the feeling among those of you in the know about future availability of the Pro Riders? I have my 192s, and a pair of 184 Ducroz rainbows waiting for me courtesy of Soool, but am seriously...
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    Don't let them get away. They are truly...

    Don't let them get away.

    They are truly special skis, and hard to find.

    Back on mine Monday-Thursday, with a freshly charged battery :-)
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    Gaijin, what do you end up doing? I have a...

    Gaijin, what do you end up doing?

    I have a couple of days on the Fischer 102fr now (with P18s). Chalky 'NZ variable' conditions, and they were actually very good. Skied those and my Dynastar Pro...
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    Had an almost religious experience today on my...

    Had an almost religious experience today on my Pro Riders. 4-6” of overnight powder, 40 people on the entire mountain, bluebird and no wind.
    Usual Craigieburn fare, with steep chutes fanning out...
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    Thanks, Greg. I'll probably get used to it. I...

    Thanks, Greg.
    I'll probably get used to it. I just really liked the powerstrap/buckle on my old Cochise 110.
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    Two days in my 130s now. Very smooth, yet very...

    Two days in my 130s now.

    Very smooth, yet very powerful. Skis great, and is comfortable at the same time..

    Proper walk mode. Only actual walking so far, as no touring in them yet.

    New power...
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    Got my 130s (size 28) and have had a good fiddle...

    Got my 130s (size 28) and have had a good fiddle with them. Here are my findings:

    -Walk mode hugely superior to that of my old 110s (size 27).
    -Less stiff than my old blue 110s. Go figure.
    -Very...
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    Found a pair of Fischer Ranger 102fr at a...

    Found a pair of Fischer Ranger 102fr at a bargain. They look and feel really good, and I'll whack some Pivot 18s on them for the NZ winter.

    If I like them enough, they'll get the Cast treatment.
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    That was so impressive. In every way. Total...

    That was so impressive. In every way.

    Total immersion. Learn to speak Urdu in a few weeks; engage with locals in a deep and respectful manner; do it all with style and flair and humility.
    ...
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    If you liked La Liste...

    ...here's another little treat:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_GnIMxHY7M

    La Liste came up in the FIFTY thread, and I remembered this little goody. It's not new, but it's bloody good. Insane...
  40. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Totally different ballgame. Different premise....

    Totally different ballgame. Different premise. The skiing in La Liste is the best I've ever seen, and it's my favourite ski film/video/whatev.

    I love this series, though, and it's great to see...
  41. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Viggo approves - but is too tired to post ...

    Viggo approves - but is too tired to post

    https://i.imgur.com/aNiiGYH.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/aNiiGYH.jpg279952
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    Sorry bud, been busy. Count me out.

    Sorry bud, been busy.

    Count me out.
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    That's a Praxis MVP! Truly, if you're after...

    That's a Praxis MVP!

    Truly, if you're after super versatile ski, and don't need the metal (and you shouldn't, I think, for Hakuba), then it's the perfect choice. Long mellow rocker tip and tail,...
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    Interested in the 115 14s. Any idea of shipping...

    Interested in the 115 14s. Any idea of shipping to Portland? (NZ Post forwarding facility).

    Cheers
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    Thread drift - sorry. Just bought a pair of...

    Thread drift - sorry.
    Just bought a pair of Ranger 102fr - 184 straight pull - and will mount them with CAST/Pivot, so we shall see. Will be my travel ski. They are stiff, have beautiful rocker (a...
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    Disclaimer: I have only been to Hakuba three...

    Disclaimer: I have only been to Hakuba three times, and only in Late Jan/early Feb, so my experience is limited.

    Despite bringing other skis, I have only ever skied my Protests. Yes, the snow...
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    Thanks for all the good advice. 130s size 28...

    Thanks for all the good advice.

    130s size 28 ordered.
  48. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Great stuff. I have more and more respect for...

    Great stuff.

    I have more and more respect for Bjarne Salén - and for Cody.
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    Good luck, mate!

    Good luck, mate!
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    Or Canale Pisse? I can't believe what they did...

    Or Canale Pisse?

    I can't believe what they did to the lift system there. For those of you who didn't know, there used to be a lift from the valley in the lower righthand corner of that photo to...
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