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    It seems like theyíre focusing on just a few skis...

    It seems like theyíre focusing on just a few skis with just a few sizes.
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    New Pollard Ski Company - Season Eqpt.

    I might be biased as someone who loves the Pescado... but dang Iím pretty stoked on this.

    https://seasoneqpt.com/

    Pollard announced yesterday that heíd left Line skis and launched Season Eqpt...
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    186cm. You said Ďtreesí. Doesnít sound...

    186cm.

    You said Ďtreesí.

    Doesnít sound like youíre looking for a lot more stability over your Bibby which is what the 193 is for. The 186 is already likely a more stable ski than the Bibby...
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    This debate over 116 vs 108 makes more sense...

    This debate over 116 vs 108 makes more sense understanding use and context. I said this a few pages ago but snow density and the terrain youíre touring on makes a huge difference.

    I personally...
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    I had a buddy who had bad form and weighed 250...

    I had a buddy who had bad form and weighed 250 lbs. He skied with his toes locked out. Made sense and was necessary in a lot of touring conditions.

    I have had one true ĎPre-releaseí and that was a...
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    You could do either size. It really is the...

    You could do either size.

    It really is the basic do you want more playful vs more stability question. Most people find the 190 plenty playful in their new lighter constructions, hence the 190...
  7. Any thoughts from someone on how different the...

    Any thoughts from someone on how different the protest and Kusala will be?

    They seem like fairly different shapes... but get grouped together a lot these days.
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    Lots of preference and style involved... but most...

    Lots of preference and style involved... but most people would tell you 190.

    Iím 6í2Ē 160 and Iíve skied both in the 118 width. I wouldnít want the 184 by they were fun to mess around on.

    The...
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    Not to sound like an old retro grouch (Iím not)...

    Not to sound like an old retro grouch (Iím not) but I grew up near White Ranch and would ride over there on my rigid 26 inch trek with cantilever brakes. I got my ass kicked, but I kept going back...
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    I have a 34 Step Cast on my Mach 4 Sl. I am...

    I have a 34 Step Cast on my Mach 4 Sl.

    I am actually pretty happy with it. The previous 34's were horrible... this one for this application seems solid.

    I can also say that I really like the...
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    Snow inches to water inches ratios matter. 10...

    Snow inches to water inches ratios matter.

    10 - 1 snow, 108mm stuff works great
    20 - 1 snow, time for wide skis

    Lighter 30-1 storms are super tiring on 108mm skis...
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    Dang... where did you pull this off?

    Dang... where did you pull this off?
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    Both good skis. Slightly different but not worlds...

    Both good skis. Slightly different but not worlds different. You could learn to ski either of them, Iíve liked the learning to handle slightly more playful skis like the deathwish.

    Buy the ski...
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    DW link bike sounds like the way to go. New Pivot...

    DW link bike sounds like the way to go. New Pivot Switchblade would be ideal... but is superboost. So maybe Ripley or Ripmo.
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    Double down tires, carbon wheels, and a few other...

    Double down tires, carbon wheels, and a few other spec choices.

    Also... it might be like 29.9lbs vs 32.0...
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    Are you asking for your recon trip or the single...

    Are you asking for your recon trip or the single day attempt?

    For a single day attempt Moab to Fruita is the right direction, no questions. You get the long climb out of the way in the dark, the...
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    Trying to keep track of the well regarded older...

    Trying to keep track of the well regarded older versions of Billy Goats. Is the 12/13 191cm version one of the sought after versions?
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    This is my favorite resort ski of all time. Daily...

    This is my favorite resort ski of all time. Daily driver in Colorado.

    Iím 6í3Ē and ski the 189. Anyone 6í or under (or even 6í1Ē) would love this length.
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    Air springs work between the 29íer and 27.5...

    Air springs work between the 29íer and 27.5 versions. A 140mm 29íer airspring is 150mm in a 27.5 fork. 130mm 29íer is 140mm in a 27.5 fork.

    Different generations will swap back and forth too.
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    Dropping the travel is super cheap on these...

    Dropping the travel is super cheap on these forks. Likely $30 and most people could do it at home with some help from YouTube. Or pay a mechanic and get the fork freshend up at the same time.
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    Buy a new Ďusedí fork if you can find one...

    Buy a new Ďusedí fork if you can find one non-boost with limited hours.

    That 34 was never a great fork... even when new.

    I would look around for a Pike thatís only been ridden moderately and...
  22. This is a ridiculous deal... good luck on a...

    This is a ridiculous deal... good luck on a hopefully instant sale.
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    Yeah... Santa Cruz frames used to be around 5lbs...

    Yeah... Santa Cruz frames used to be around 5lbs flat and were really durable.

    The couple pound increase really is fairly substantial percentage. Makes me wonder the Ďwhyí behind that. Iím sure...
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    For helmet mounted lights this outbound looks...

    For helmet mounted lights this outbound looks ideal. Lightweight and good beam pattern.

    https://www.outboundlighting.com/product/hangover/
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    I wouldnít ski a MTN in bounds. Youíll have a few...

    I wouldnít ski a MTN in bounds. Youíll have a few weird releases per year that can get dangerous. Great touring binding though.

    I would prioritize durability.

    I think the shift seems to hold...
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    I wouldnít loosen with a torque wrench... It...

    I wouldnít loosen with a torque wrench...

    It might be urban legend but I was taught it could mess with calibration.
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    I bought mind with two precious mounts so I did...

    I bought mind with two precious mounts so I did Shifts because I wanted to tour and take them to the resort. Crazy fun resort ski for both good snow and spring laps. The shifts bother me touring but...
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    Good point. It has never really bothered me but...

    Good point. It has never really bothered me but Iím not sure why. It might be that itís just a shorter ski than Iím used to but I also just tend to be on wide setups. They do break trail nicely. I...
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    Like tgapp said, not that heavy. You're really...

    Like tgapp said, not that heavy. You're really splitting hairs compared to a 1700gram ski... and honestly a few of the options you listed are likely a little heavier than stated specs. Point being,...
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    Are you thinking youíll have more pairs of...

    Are you thinking youíll have more pairs of touring sticks?

    My current setups are Moment Deathwish Tour as a daily driver and Line Pescadoís that actually get used A LOT.

    The Pescado is a...
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    Poll: These look incredible. Any word on how long...

    These look incredible.

    Any word on how long the pre-order will be open?

    Also feedback on if Iíd be crazy to mount a shift on these? Iím thinking resort powder ski mainly, but Iím curious about...
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    My wife has a pair of the womenís Husumeís (the...

    My wife has a pair of the womenís Husumeís (the flute). It took her a bit, and they showed up edge high which didnít help, but theyíve made her a better skier and watching her style develop to match...
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    I donít see any reason to patch dynaplugs... even...

    I donít see any reason to patch dynaplugs... even on road tubeless itís a permanent fix.

    Bacon strips or the dart... I have no idea.
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    No need for something fancy for this... just use...

    No need for something fancy for this... just use a strap setup. They seem to work fine.

    The cool solution would be a bedrock sinbad. Iíve been eyeing one and will likely put an order in at some...
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    The Vole works great and and uses the wolf tooth...

    The Vole works great and and uses the wolf tooth clamp. I donít have any tire issues nor does my 5í5Ē wife on hers but thatís a bit closer.

    It really depends on terrain if itís needed. For single...
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    I used a Revelate Vole on the Colorado Trail....

    I used a Revelate Vole on the Colorado Trail. 150mm travel dropper left me with a little over 100mm of usable drop. No real complaints. It isnít a large seatbag but it would hold my tent or down...
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    I had not spent a lot of time looking at the...

    I had not spent a lot of time looking at the dimensions... but Iím really intrigued. Agree entirely with the shape looking much more dialed. That 194 will be a bug ski this season.

    I bought some...
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    Last years 178cm was around 1780 I think... At...

    Last years 178cm was around 1780 I think...

    At some point wanting to hit 1600 flat seems like splitting hairs. Find a slightly lighter binding and call it a day?
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    I tried to post a few photos as attachments......

    I tried to post a few photos as attachments... but I donít think they show up on mobile. Iíll try to get some posted later this week.

    Thanks for the good feedback.

    We had three days with some...
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    Colorado Trail 2020

    Finished up the Colorado Trail a week ago.

    My wife and I had other travel plans canceled this summer and we live right by the start of the Colorado trail and felt like we could complete it while...
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    Dynaplugs are annoyingly expensive... but itís a...

    Dynaplugs are annoyingly expensive... but itís a small us made company and they work great. They seem better in a handful of ways than most other setups. Iíve even had good success using them with...
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    Good feedback from everyone. Sounds like both...

    Good feedback from everyone.

    Sounds like both are awesome setups and would be beneficial in different ways. My main worry with the Billy goat was to much overlap with my Wrens but it sounds like...
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    Iím doing my summer ski quiver pondering. I have...

    Iím doing my summer ski quiver pondering. I have two soft snow setups already Wren 114 and Line Pescadoís. I like both, Iíve bought and sold a lot of skis and settled on those being the two I like...
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    A 29íer with a 28 tooth front chainring and 10-42...

    A 29íer with a 28 tooth front chainring and 10-42 or 10-50 has a higher top end gear than your setup ;) thatís why some people are good with a 28 tooth ring.

    10 tooth vs 11 tooth is a big...
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    Santa Cruz Stigmata is a good used option... ...

    Santa Cruz Stigmata is a good used option...

    The new version is also pretty slick. The Warroad cannot fit quite large enough tires in my opinion.
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    Gravel Centruy

    First Gravel Century this past weekend... surprised by how hard it was. Temps hovered in the upper 90's which didn't do me any favors. 101 Miles. 10.5k climbing. Ride time about 8.5 hours with stops....
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    I really want a pair of super goats but I own...

    I really want a pair of super goats but I own Wren 114ís which are my favorite skis and daily resort setup. A cease and desist would likely add more to the quiver. The conditions where the Super Goat...
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    Could be. I think itís geographically based as...

    Could be.

    I think itís geographically based as well. When I lived in Washington I liked small wheels. Now that Iím in Colorado I like big wheels.

    Without a lot of research my gut is that the...
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    I have no knowledge. But I would guess we...

    I have no knowledge.

    But I would guess we wonít see another 27.5 Nomad Soon... I think it will either be a mullet bike, replace the Megatower as a 29íer, or remain the same.

    The reasoning...
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    We Are One wheels? That should be a fun setup!

    We Are One wheels?

    That should be a fun setup!
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