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    Hah, that would be great if you could change the...

    Hah, that would be great if you could change the voice not just among different languages but also among different voices and personality types within the same language!
    (Fond memories of when my...
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    I've been intentionally holding off on any formal...

    I've been intentionally holding off on any formal testing since I was hoping to combine that with formal testing of this beacon:...
  3. Here's the executive summary at the very end...

    Here's the executive summary at the very end (after finishing almost exactly 100% off from the winning time):

    "I can't really say I recommend the race. There's almost nothing that you could...
  4. Lightness inspiration:...

    Lightness inspiration:
    https://www.facebook.com/NERandoRaceSeries/posts/6745137945527395
  5. I was definitely in a positive place yesterday...

    I was definitely in a positive place yesterday:

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    Here's a setup I have for sale that may -- or may...

    Here's a setup I have for sale that may -- or may not! -- be relevant:
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/223986123013100
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    Remember that a beacon is sending out a signal...

    Remember that a beacon is sending out a signal only once a second (+/- 0.3 seconds).
    With the exception of multi-burial searches, any beacon is spending most of its time just waiting for the next...
  8. Wish I'd had a real camera yesterday to capture...

    Wish I'd had a real camera yesterday to capture this fully:


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    Yep, raging snowstorm (in the summer, but...

    Yep, raging snowstorm (in the summer, but predicted), was actually at Pikers Peak false summit (i.e., lower point on the blown-out crater rim), fell and tumbled down that really steep (and typically...
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    Perhaps, but it's not a fun story:...

    Perhaps, but it's not a fun story:
    https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/coroner-confirms-body-found-on-mount-adams-is-missing-hiker/article_0eff42e6-59a5-11e6-8948-73ecaeac0745.html
    I'm the...
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    You do realize that this thread is all just one...

    You do realize that this thread is all just one big long prelude to a dead body?

    (Although the dead body I really did find was not in the woods but on an wide-open snowfield ... which I suppose...
  12. Wow, that's been sitting around for something...

    Wow, that's been sitting around for something like half-a-decade after being discontinued!
  13. Correct on TLT5, and also on the add'l roominess...

    Correct on TLT5, and also on the add'l roominess for the TLT6.
    The boxy fit was introduced on the TLT7, and continued into the TLT8.
    (Same fit on the PDG2, which adopted the TLT7 lower shell, and...
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    And for today's installment ... chairlift tower...

    And for today's installment ... chairlift tower pads -- I think? -- found in an illicitly cut in-bounds glade (which I just happened to end up hiking through, not doing work or scouting), fairly far...
  15. Wow, thanks, that sounds pretty good! (Or is it...

    Wow, thanks, that sounds pretty good!
    (Or is it just that I sound pretty desperate by now?)

    So I was thinking of hiking up Snowball until I reach Allyn's Lodge, then skinning up Jester.
    For...
  16. Did they lay down enough of a McSludge base to...

    Did they lay down enough of a McSludge base to make it sorta skiable this week?
    (And do they care about pre-season poaching during temps far too warm to have snowmaking in progress?)
    This looks...
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    FTW!

    FTW!
  18. Tyrolia 360RD!!! As for Deflex removal, back...

    Tyrolia 360RD!!!

    As for Deflex removal, back in the day, I heard that piano wire worked really well.
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    Heavily treed for sure, but unsure on the value...

    Heavily treed for sure, but unsure on the value of the timber.
    (I've worked on enough timber cases as an economist to know that I don't know how to value timber, as foresters pointed out to me the...
  20. Oooh, I like these q's -- let's see how I fare: ...

    Oooh, I like these q's -- let's see how I fare:

    "Have you completed your profile on the Skimo Co website?"
    YES!
    (One of our many sponsors, as shown here on our new custom race suit: ...
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    And for yesterday's installment of WOFITW ("Weird...

    And for yesterday's installment of WOFITW ("Weird Object Found In The Woods") we have ... umm, what is this doing in the middle of nowhere?!?


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    Just remember that you have to start off with a...

    Just remember that you have to start off with a new set of lithium batteries then use them continuously.
    The remaining power is a calculation based on cumulative use in the beacon, since the...
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    For Trab, the differential according to Skimo Co...

    For Trab, the differential according to Skimo Co is half-an-ounce per pair:
    https://skimo.co/ski-trab-gara-titan
    I recall measuring something similar when I swapped out notched Ti pins for steel...
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    I'm pretty sure that even that older generation...

    I'm pretty sure that even that older generation can flip the notched Ti pins to extract some additional life from them without having to deal with rattling.
    And should be compatible with the...
  25. A picture might be worth a thousand words, but...

    A picture might be worth a thousand words, but ...
    ... a spreadsheet is worth a thousand pictures!
    Well, maybe not, but link is HERE.
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    That would make sense, thanks, given all the...

    That would make sense, thanks, given all the races that were timed back then.
    I'll have to find those trees again to take home a bigger length as a souvenir, a piece of alpine ski racing history!
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    ^ re the 90-degree turn for the flat mode on...

    ^ re the 90-degree turn for the flat mode on racing bindings, yep, not something you want to be doing frequently. If you have a tour that starts off with a long truly nordic-esque approach, then no...
  28. I was there that same day! (Although just a...

    I was there that same day!
    (Although just a quick late-afternoon drive-by on the way up north to ski the Presidentials the following day.)
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    Weird Object Found in the Woods

    And now it's time for the umpteenth installment of, identify this odd object found in the New England woods!

    What could it be this time ... old stone foundation, chimney, or wall? (nah, we have...
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    The one exception is this clever design from ATK...

    The one exception is this clever design from ATK that debuted here partway through the 2019-20 season:...
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    Another Garmin advantage is compatibility with...

    Another Garmin advantage is compatibility with Garmin watches: I can send an emergency SOS from my Garmin Fenix 5x.
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    Sticky: Adding to the list: 170cm Hagan Cirrus (75mm...

    Adding to the list:
    170cm Hagan Cirrus (75mm ultralight touring ski, met its untimely demise on a slightly submerged hazard at a backcountry skimo race I was organizing, and the owner gave it to me...
  33. That would be great if you could confirm the 2022...

    That would be great if you could confirm the 2022 date, thanks!
    (I have to plan the skimo race schedule working backwards from the Inferno weekend, since it's very popular among skimo racers.)
  34. Thanks -- I'll email you about that now. (All...

    Thanks -- I'll email you about that now.
    (All the skimo racers who attended that first Black race were very positive about it.)
  35. But didn't this last snowfall count as measurable...

    But didn't this last snowfall count as measurable at ~0.01"?
    Okay, reading through some old ECRC first dates, those were some real snowfalls -- fun to look back on those turns of past Octobers!
    ...
  36. And while we're talking about the upcoming...

    And while we're talking about the upcoming season:

    1. Isn't it time for a new 2021-22 thread? (I nominate "The Pandemic Might Not Be Over, But We're Over the Pandemic")

    2. Does anyone have any...
  37. The other major advantage with this approach is...

    The other major advantage with this approach is that your field days will far more productive, covering far more terrain, than you would in a public course.
    Even if you think that your touring pace...
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    Hardly any need to apologize -- some helpful...

    Hardly any need to apologize -- some helpful thought-provoking info in there, thanks.
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    Skimo Co agrees with you for a similar model:...

    Skimo Co agrees with you for a similar model:
    https://skimo.co/tech-binding-hole-patterns
    ATK R12 (2019) 45 x 44 45 x 60
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    I think this is the first time a reflector has...

    I think this is the first time a reflector has ever been integrated into a climbing harness:
    https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/product/technician-recco/
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    Some interesting background info here:...

    Some interesting background info here:
    http://www.telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=29919&sid=cf419824a5726f436ad6b816740e0f16#p29919
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    Yep, those are exactly the ads that I remember!

    Yep, those are exactly the ads that I remember!
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    While we're on the subject of military skis... ...

    While we're on the subject of military skis...

    Foldable model:
    https://skimo.co/elan-ibex-tactix

    The infamous 333 skis had a blog post many years on developing a prototype for inspection by...
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    Those skis have been for sale for about...

    Those skis have been for sale for about two-and-a-half decades.
    And even back then they had already been obsolete for a long time.
    For $65, you can do a lot better. Even free dumpster-diving skis...
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    Found them now for [re]sale on eBay, incorrectly...

    Found them now for [re]sale on eBay, incorrectly described as nylon, with prices ranging from $35 to $80 for a single pair, or $500 for ten pairs ... with the competing listings all from the sale...
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    Back in May, a total of 6,626 pairs were for...

    Back in May, a total of 6,626 pairs were for sale, of which 3,166 sold for less than a dollar per pair:...
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    New toe-mounted brake for C12 Pro:...

    New toe-mounted brake for C12 Pro:
    https://www.facebook.com/NERandoRaceSeries/photos/pcb.6200412856666576/6200410900000105/
  48. Thread: Jigs

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    Nordic jigs aren't used very often for new gear...

    Nordic jigs aren't used very often for new gear now given the dominance of hostage plates.
    But you'll probably find a taker here:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1821388311425194/
    ... although be...
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    So to add to the confusion, ATK will now have a...

    So to add to the confusion, ATK will now have a Kuluar model, and DPS will rebrand ATK bindings:
    https://skimo.co/preview
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    Says BD sold off POC in 2015:...

    Says BD sold off POC in 2015:
    https://www.bicycleretailer.com/international/2015/10/08/investcorp-acquires-poc-65-million
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