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  1. Poll: Looks like Smokkan took the win here. There...

    Looks like Smokkan took the win here. There doesnít seem to be a ton of interest in the MPCs these days, so not sure itís worth posting another one right now? What do the six of you who have been...
  2. Poll: Voting Poll - MPC Volume 2 #3 - Trails - May 15th - July 15th

    I had hoped to see more interest in this one. Oh well. Hopefully the winner here can spark some interest and keep the MPCs alive. Here are the three finalists in no particular order:

    Smmokan:...
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    Bumping this up to point you all to the current...

    Bumping this up to point you all to the current MPC in the photo/video forum. Go have a gander and post up some shots of your favourite trails.
  4. MPC Volume 2 #3 - Trails - May 15th - July 15th

    As the season changes from sliding on snow to rolling and walking on dirt I always find myself thinking about the contrast between travelling through landscapes covered in snow versus trails during...
  5. Poll: Thanks for the votes everyone. I am glad you...

    Thanks for the votes everyone. I am glad you enjoyed the image. Happy pant feelings have occurred and I am pondering the next contest. I’ll post a new thread later today. Hopefully we can get the...
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    I used to tour on regular DWs in a 190. I swapped...

    I used to tour on regular DWs in a 190. I swapped them for Steeple 108s in a 184 a few seasons ago. Steeples are same shape but heavier than current BGT 108s, but for me they outperform DWs across...
  7. Bump for photos 2 & 3 being added to my...

    Bump for photos 2 & 3 being added to my submission. I was fortunate enough to not struggle very much the last couple months, so my entries aren't all that strong. Hope we see a few more before the...
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    I recently mounted some Crest 10s on my main...

    I recently mounted some Crest 10s on my main touring rig. The mounting templates provided by ATK worked well and were accurate. Initial skiing/touring impressions after a day at the hill and a couple...
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    Fixed it for you:smile: I did say skinny-ish. I...

    Fixed it for you:smile: I did say skinny-ish. I am aware that there's a whole world of touring stuff narrower than 95 or so - it just doesn't really register for me or my use cases. YMMV of course,...
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    Lots of good discussion in here. I put together a...

    Lots of good discussion in here. I put together a skinny-ish touring set up last spring to experiment with a lighter/narrower setup for longer spring days. I have now put enough days on the skinny...
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    Tell us more about the Woods 96. Touring core?...

    Tell us more about the Woods 96. Touring core? Weight? Thoughts as a long day/spring ski? How does it compare to the Steeple 98?
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    I like where this is going. I've been beating...

    I like where this is going. I've been beating this particular drum with Moment since 2013.
    I have since found my personal answer to the mid-winter ~110 underfoot touring ski, but am not 100% sure...
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    Easiest way for me to activate the risers is to...

    Easiest way for me to activate the risers is to poke straight down at the centre of them with the tip of ski pole held vertically. The taper in the tip opens the riser enough to then keep pushing...
  14. 1. The struggle is the wind 369852 2. The...

    1. The struggle is the wind
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    3 The struggle is breakable wind board and flat light
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    Norseman and Auv's comments are bang on. Horses...

    Norseman and Auv's comments are bang on. Horses for courses. BGT108s aren't unicorns, and like all non-mythical beasts, they have their limitations. If I know that a tour is going to deliver hard,...
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    Out of curiosity, why? What do the BGs do/not do...

    Out of curiosity, why? What do the BGs do/not do that Woodsmans would/would not? I would expect the woods to be better on firm, but that isnít the conditions that skis of this width should be seeking...
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    I notice this too. I must be an outlier, as I've...

    I notice this too. I must be an outlier, as I've always been significantly more fired up about my Bibbys. I wonder if this is one of those situations where the DW is more approachable for more...
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    I own both and appreciate the automotive...

    I own both and appreciate the automotive reference. I don't see either of these skis as being related to road going super cars though. They're more like desert race trucks or rally cars. I may have...
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    Which option did you go with? I spent most of the...

    Which option did you go with? I spent most of the weekend rallying lift-served spring crud on my Steeple 108s and had a great time. Reminded me that having a standard build BG108 mounted with alpine...
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    Iím currently in the market for a binding in this...

    Iím currently in the market for a binding in this weight class. Ranked performance criteria are: reliability, touring ease and ski performance. I keep coming back to the Plum Pika as checking these...
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    I can comment on Steeple 108 performance on firm....

    I can comment on Steeple 108 performance on firm. They're not current BGT108s, but they are the same shape and likely flex pretty similarly. I also have 189 BGs for comparison.

    My take is that as...
  22. Poll: Tough call on this. phatty got my vote based on...

    Tough call on this. phatty got my vote based on the uniqueness of the shot and the mood that it portrays. I also really liked Bronic's, as it captures the precise moment that we all wish to occupy....
  23. January and February netted lots of cold, stormy...

    January and February netted lots of cold, stormy days that kept the camera buried deep in the pack more often than not. Props to the mags grabbing deep pow action shots. My ski buddies usually won't...
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    Rant: Touring bindings that have tiny little...

    Rant: Touring bindings that have tiny little pockets that collect snow, compress it into ice through use and render the binding non-functional. Extra points for pockets that are hidden/can't be...
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    If you own something for long enough you'll have...

    If you own something for long enough you'll have to Macgyver it at some point. One of my finest moments was patching a blown rad hose in the middle of nowhere on my way to a New Years eve party. This...
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    If only there was a thread that might contain...

    If only there was a thread that might contain info about such a mythical beast...
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    BG108 makes a great daily driver in the...

    BG108 makes a great daily driver in the backcountry. This is especially true when it is supplemented with a narrower firm conditions ski and a wider deep day ski. The 108 waist width works well and...
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    I made a couple like that out of 1x6s. They work...

    I made a couple like that out of 1x6s. They work fine and allow skis to occupy open space in the middle of the shop rather than taking up limited wall space that is occupied by shelves, bike storage,...
  29. Paging Rontele to the white courtesy phone......

    Paging Rontele to the white courtesy phone... Until then, FFS, ski whatever makes sense to you and your situation. Pow skis are obviously going to be better than Enforcers. Only you can decide if the...
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    If you can gather enough info from this thread to...

    If you can gather enough info from this thread to mount your own fucking skis you should be able to figure out which glue to put in the holes. Use whatever you think is good enough. Some people...
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    Planting in 2021: 361097

    Planting in 2021:

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    Iím not totally convinced of this logic. My data...

    Iím not totally convinced of this logic. My data points are a 189 BG that I end up ~0.5 cm forward of the line and a Steeple 108 that a boot change put me 0.5 cm behind the line. Not apples to...
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    This was my first thought too.

    This was my first thought too.
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    I'll raise you by a 0.9% and suggest that you're...

    I'll raise you by a 0.9% and suggest that you're thinking of the Steeple 98 that was essentially a touring cored Wren 98. My understanding is that Steeple 108 is the same shape as current BG108T but...
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    Recent posts and discussion from CascadeLuke,...

    Recent posts and discussion from CascadeLuke, Norseman and theforetrees confirm my experiences and thoughts on the Steeple 108 that has been my main touring ski for the past few seasons. I too find...
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    What build are the DPS? Plenty of people tour on...

    What build are the DPS? Plenty of people tour on both of those skis and seem to enjoy them. Nothing to lose by giving them a whirl. More info on what kind of touring would help too. There are...
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    I picked up a cheap pair pre-COVID madness last...

    I picked up a cheap pair pre-COVID madness last spring as a light/long day ski. I only have a few quick walkabouts and a few groomer laps on them so far (have other skis for mid winter pow touring)....
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    358020 358022 358023 This is pretty cool. It...

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    This is pretty cool. It has the potential to be a very good resource for those of us who live in the boondocks and don't have access to a good selection of boots to try/good...
  39. Sig worthy anecdote and nice display of humility....

    Sig worthy anecdote and nice display of humility. The collective perspective and experience are what makes this place tick.
  40. Another vote for the Bibby/Wildcat here. I own...

    Another vote for the Bibby/Wildcat here. I own original versions of 190 DW and Bibby. For slithering around in tight spaces and occasional groomers Iíd go Bibby. Itís looser and releases its tails...
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    I was an idiot too. Once I allowed the app to use...

    I was an idiot too. Once I allowed the app to use my location from my phone I was able to complete the location step and have the email code step populate/complete.
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    The huge range of tourable boots and bindings...

    The huge range of tourable boots and bindings available now can play a big role in fore-aft balance. I would check forward lean and ramp of the set up you ski the Beasts with and compare to another...
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    I agree from a performance perspective but do...

    I agree from a performance perspective but do think the Tecton toe has the potential to increase safety in certain release scenarios. This is of course very difficult to quantify, but I think it...
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    Tectons have served me well over the course of...

    Tectons have served me well over the course of about 80 days. Definitely ski better than my old dynafits and have released from the toe in a couple of ďoh shitĒ moments that might have ended...
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    I would select neither of those options for icy...

    I would select neither of those options for icy chutes, but thatís just me.
    The one ski touring quiver is a pretty big ask. I donít know of too many skis that excel in pow and on hard steeps....
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    1) Correct you need machine screws for inserts....

    1) Correct you need machine screws for inserts. Binding freedom has a good selection. Profile of head is key. Length can be adjusted with a grinder if required.
    2) I have that drill guide and...
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    Not quite a BG 108 with a standard build, but I...

    Not quite a BG 108 with a standard build, but I have Steeple 108s that are the same shape as BG 108 with the previous tour core. Theyíre rounder flexing than the standard core would be and slightly...
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    I picked up a pair of 189 BGs late last season...

    I picked up a pair of 189 BGs late last season just before COVID shut everything down. Theyíre taking the spot in the lineup previously occupied by OG 190 Bibbys. I think the Bibby is a great lift...
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    Wildcat gets my vote. LOTS of discussion on these...

    Wildcat gets my vote. LOTS of discussion on these two skis in this thread if you are willing to do some reading.
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    Not a direct comparison between current tour 108...

    Not a direct comparison between current tour 108 and 116, but I have the Steeple 108 in a 184 and the standard 189 BG. 108 punches above its waist width, but if I was shopping for a primarily soft...
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