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  1. Stoked for Dirt Diggler! In other local bike...

    Stoked for Dirt Diggler!


    In other local bike news, One Hour of 5th Street is in the spring this year:

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    Just like the last three years I'll have free beer and chocolate milk for all...
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    Very helpful, thanks! Yeah, I really don't care...

    Very helpful, thanks! Yeah, I really don't care who makes it. Should have worded it as "which exotic-sounding-to-your-average-american-skier, Italian-made, heavily machined, very light binding do I...
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    Another "Which ATK binding am I?" post. Had...

    Another "Which ATK binding am I?" post.

    Had Trofeos on the light setup, and FR 14's on the do-it alls this year. Big fan of both. But now I want one binding to split the difference and do it all....
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    What Toast Said. As a data point: Put a used...

    What Toast Said.

    As a data point: Put a used fork with a 7.5" steerer on my wife's medium V2 Sentinel, she has 4 x5mm spacers and a OneUp stem. Could probably have gotten away with 7" but wanted...
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    The Cariboo Jack year that it rained was by far...

    The Cariboo Jack year that it rained was by far my favorite day of racing ever. I was so far down in the pack before that stage and then managed to claw back a bunch of time by tearing my fender off...
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    So friggin stoked to come "race" this thing...

    So friggin stoked to come "race" this thing poorly!
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    Anybody on here ever try to Octamouse inserts?...

    Anybody on here ever try to Octamouse inserts? The review on NSMB is glowing, but it's also the only review on the internet and I'd sorta like to hear another take before I buy expensive Spanish pool...
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    And I swear by both the DW and the DWT one in...

    And I swear by both the DW and the DWT one in front of the line. I really wouldn't worry about mounting most skis 1 cm forward or back from the line.
  9. Nah, not the pseudo cowboy. I actually have a...

    Nah, not the pseudo cowboy. I actually have a very specific rant about the Broulim's shopping cart return situation and staffing, but that's sort of irrelevant in light of their current drama.
  10. So if you've take a dump at the Broulim's in...

    So if you've take a dump at the Broulim's in Driggs in the last two years, there's a pretty good chance there's video evidence out there: Cameras in Broulim's restrooms lead to voyeurism charges for...
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    If that doesn't sell by the time I'm back at the...

    If that doesn't sell by the time I'm back at the end of the month I may need to pay ya to ship it down the block. I love my Session but my acidic forehead sweat just eats away the pads and glue and...
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    I got T1's on HAB's recommendation last year...

    I got T1's on HAB's recommendation last year (thanks for the tip!)

    I have very poor ankle mobility, to the point that I have trouble getting out of SPD's on occasion since it's uncomfortable for...
  13. NE aspect in 3rd Option. Again, super...

    NE aspect in 3rd Option. Again, super perfunctory, was mostly supposed to be getting pictures of an athlete doing snow safety stuff, but ended up being surprised by what we found.
  14. Agreed. Real downer of a week. Sorry for all...

    Agreed. Real downer of a week. Sorry for all involved.

    And also agree on the snowpack situation. I was sitting in Mail Cabin watching people skiing the poop chute on Taylor Thursday morning,...
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    Signed up for the Rendezvous Enduro. Was going to...

    Signed up for the Rendezvous Enduro. Was going to do Helena with my partner but I think we'll just go on a big riding trip instead.

    Rumor has it that Targhee will (finally) have a couple gravity...
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    Yep! You've gotta push the top side of the high...

    Yep! You've gotta push the top side of the high riser between the pins of the heel. It's machined to fit perfectly, and it goes in and out easily with a pole. If you just let them flop, they'll flop...
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    I also have a gaping forefoot. I home cooked my...

    I also have a gaping forefoot. I home cooked my old Intuition Tour Wraps for these boots. I always do a toe cap, with a little extra side padding (cut up yoga mat) taped on, as well as extra padding...
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    So, I took this excellent advice... Still not...

    So, I took this excellent advice... Still not quite enough separation from the upper pulley and the big cog, so I grabbed a longer B-screw from the hardware store, with that in place, it works, but...
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    Yep, DD'd the J116 for a year and a half and...

    Yep, DD'd the J116 for a year and a half and loved that ski. Don't have enough time on the 118 to really make a comparison yet unfortunately.
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    Since I'm procrastinating really hard today, and...

    Since I'm procrastinating really hard today, and since these might be my favorite graphics I've ever owned, here ya go:

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    Shifts are not my favorite binding, but they're what I had on hand...
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    1860ish g per ski in the 186 length. Basically...

    1860ish g per ski in the 186 length. Basically exactly what I was hoping for.
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    Only one day, in sorta weird conditions, but so...

    Only one day, in sorta weird conditions, but so far I'm so friggin hyped on the J118 tours. This tour layup feels ridiculously good, even in a weird mix of fresh snow and coral reef. Can't wait to...
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    Snagged a WAO Union wheelset, ostensibly as a...

    Snagged a WAO Union wheelset, ostensibly as a Valentine's gift. Two years without adjusting, dinging, bending, tensioning, or otherwise thinking about my wheels spoiled me, and the return to...
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    Completely agree. But, Atomic had the same hole...

    Completely agree. But, Atomic had the same hole in their lineup for like 5 years, and Rossi had a couple years of a fat Black Ops and a skinny Black Ops with nothing in-between. There has to be some...
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    This is the best winter content ever.

    This is the best winter content ever.
  26. If you get bored you can go on Gaia, turn on...

    If you get bored you can go on Gaia, turn on "public tracks" and scroll over to their base area, their guides have left GPS tracks all over the place of their flight patterns and ski terrain. Was a...
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    Signed up for NAEC even though I'm slow. Love...

    Signed up for NAEC even though I'm slow. Love Silver and am stoked to ride the race-only trails.

    Was gonna race the Montana Enduro Series with some of the high school kiddos I used to coach XC,...
  28. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    I stored my Tubolito in a little Dakine frame...

    I stored my Tubolito in a little Dakine frame strap thing with no bag around it for two seasons, and then it did another summer in a Specialized SWAT box (and left it in the unheated garage for two...
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    Seconded. HAB's way gnarlier than me, but I fully...

    Seconded. HAB's way gnarlier than me, but I fully agree.

    Chesters flat out suck. It's almost irresponsible how many folks get sold Chesters as their introduction to flat pedals, and never get a...
  30. Yep, they're in Teton Upholstery now. I have a...

    Yep, they're in Teton Upholstery now. I have a bunch of gear in their shop right now, getting modified. Huge fan, those guys are great!

    And thanks for putting that comic on the cover HMS. Love...
  31. Maybe…probably not going to be closed as far as I...

    Maybe…probably not going to be closed as far as I can tell. It is potentially going to become “slack country” with a traverse in and out from the new Peaked Lift if/when that happens.
  32. Bluebird weekend stoke: 402664 402665

    Bluebird weekend stoke:

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  33. This refresh was nice, still finding the bottom,...

    This refresh was nice, still finding the bottom, but fun skiing!

    It is reactive as all get out, but not propagating/slabbed up at all at the lower elevations I skied this AM.
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    This is why I ask the experts, thanks! This...

    This is why I ask the experts, thanks!

    This seems like by far the best solution.
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    As has been noted in this thread, there are a...

    As has been noted in this thread, there are a myriad of factors that can lead to this sort of discrepancy. Personally, I'm usually ready for a ski to be 150ish grams off in either direction from...
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    About to pull the trigger on new wheels, which...

    About to pull the trigger on new wheels, which means I need to decide what drivetrain I'm gonna run.

    Last fall I built up my Patrol with Microshift Advent X. I like it better than GX Eagle, except...
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    Three years ago mine did the same "going to...

    Three years ago mine did the same "going to search instead of send" thing. BCA was quick to warranty it, but I sold the brand new model they sent me and went to the Mammut Barryvox S and haven't...
  38. Sue's Roos recently told us that they didn't...

    Sue's Roos recently told us that they didn't want our old Subaru because "Nobody drives stick anymore, and nobody tele's. So if you know anyone looking for a pretty rough but very affordable valley...
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    I haven't done it, yet, but I know that a few...

    I haven't done it, yet, but I know that a few people have, and it seems pretty straightforward. Current strap is just T nutted on to the cuff, and then there's that handy loop already living on the...
  40. HMFBD HMS! And happy pitted dog day to...

    HMFBD HMS!

    And happy pitted dog day to Pancho's dad and Lucky!
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    This is really validating my J118 Tour purchase....

    This is really validating my J118 Tour purchase. Thanks!
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    ON3P Jeffrey 118 fits that bill pretty nicely....

    ON3P Jeffrey 118 fits that bill pretty nicely. The Kartel 116 felt like an old Bent Chetler that had eaten even more wheaties. I haven't skied the new 118 yet, but I'd bet that it fits the same...
  43. Some light stoke. The low hanging fruit has been...

    Some light stoke. The low hanging fruit has been just fine this week.

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    Thought I was done with my Swiss cheesed Facebook...

    Thought I was done with my Swiss cheesed Facebook marketplace Ghost Trains, but it's been dumping and I couldn't resist putting one more set of holes in them. This ski is so dang good. So much fun to...
  45. From what I've heard their usual off-season...

    From what I've heard their usual off-season closure was prolonged by the early arrival of a baby. Not sure if there's any other beta at this point, just praying they re-open before prime pow skiing...
  46. Thread drift while we wait for the atmospheric...

    Thread drift while we wait for the atmospheric river. Ya'll really recommending Teton Thai over Chiang Mai? Like, Teton Thai is great, but in my uneducated opinion Chiang Mai is dang near...
  47. Thread: Mezzer CSU?

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    Nah, we just need a quick release stem like on...

    Nah, we just need a quick release stem like on the old Honda Trail 90's. That way you can climb with your fork backwards for the ultimate in short wheelbase tight switchback climbing, and flip it...
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    The answer to this question, in case anyone is...

    The answer to this question, in case anyone is wondering, is that I now have a very light wallet. Sounds like they're right in the sub-2000g bracket I was looking for. Now I'm waiting for "late...
  49. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I really appreciated this episode, and Bjarne's...

    I really appreciated this episode, and Bjarne's take. I remember as I was getting into ski filming/photography scouring the web for any insight into what the pros were doing. And so often the...
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    If your heater or a hot pipe is close to where...

    If your heater or a hot pipe is close to where you want it, it shouldn't be too terrible. And with the magic of shark bite fittings it's probably an easy afternoon task.

    And it's so worth it. I've...
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