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    Just to add to the custom yay/nay discussion my...

    Just to add to the custom yay/nay discussion my custom UL/ veneer flex 4+ protests are exactly what I wanted.
    My custom yetis are very close in that I do not regret getting them in flex 4 but I...
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    Afaik pretty much everywhere in bc requires...

    Afaik pretty much everywhere in bc requires winters OR chains. Not both. If you've got good winters and know how to use them you'll be fine.
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    Sig worthy.

    Sig worthy.
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    I could be off base but that looks like it would...

    I could be off base but that looks like it would quickly pack full of snow and negate the weight savings, at least with the snow I often tour in.
  5. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    They do indeed run huge although I haven't tried...

    They do indeed run huge although I haven't tried pushing it that far. I've got 120 on 128 skis and 90 on 94 skis.

    120 on 128=tight fit
    90 on 94=fair bit of room

    Extrapolate from that what you...
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    27 liner in a 27/27.5 shell. Would not go up for...

    27 liner in a 27/27.5 shell. Would not go up for my personal shell fit. Felt like pure unfiltered suffering before molding. Is perfect post molding.
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    April is sweet most of the time. Can rain, can...

    April is sweet most of the time. Can rain, can also snow big amounts and deliver uncrowded goods. Original assessment of no-brainerness accurate.
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    PM Sent

    PM Sent
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    I've got an mv pro tour in mine, 27 shell with a...

    I've got an mv pro tour in mine, 27 shell with a slightly tighter shell fit and am very happy.
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    Very helpful, thanks to both for the video....

    Very helpful, thanks to both for the video. Interesting work on making the toe piece clean and essentially "garaging" all the bits that usually pack full of coastal glop underneath them. This binding...
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    They both have the same elastic response system...

    They both have the same elastic response system in the features although only one species travel amount so imo that's not clear. Do they actually have different elasticity amounts? Also, wtf does...
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    Asked in a different thread but no answer so...

    Asked in a different thread but no answer so trying again.

    Besides the obvious that the brake for the fr14 is on the heel piece vs the freeraider 14 being on the toe piece, what are the major...
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    With the new broadcast not being live, does that...

    With the new broadcast not being live, does that mean we can watch Saturday or what?
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    Humidity, total saturation of the snow pack...

    Humidity, total saturation of the snow pack pre-cooling, solar effect, net temperature swing are all major factors in the process you're describing. It is quite rare to have low enough humidity...
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    Seems as good a place as any to ask but what are...

    Seems as good a place as any to ask but what are the key differences between the atk fr14 and freeraider 14? Site is vague and full of marketing babble
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    Gun barrels = two chutes lookers left Wet dreams...

    Gun barrels = two chutes lookers left
    Wet dreams = pillows
  17. Sounds like a ramblin Jack 108 from the guys at...

    Sounds like a ramblin Jack 108 from the guys at lithic to me.
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    Why does everybody wants to make things smaller?...

    Why does everybody wants to make things smaller? Am I the only one that dreams of bigger bacon?
    The shop rat tells me there's no market and I have to special order. Fucking butchers!
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    If anyone gets time on the skunkworks 122 I'd...

    If anyone gets time on the skunkworks 122 I'd love to know more. That shape is dreamy
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    The no results component is super troubling....

    The no results component is super troubling. Everyone knows the monster is down there, it's just not coming out to play readily.

    Anyone remember the surf's up slide from like a decade ago? PWL,...
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    Want

    Want
  22. Thanks, ideas are exactly what I'm looking for at...

    Thanks, ideas are exactly what I'm looking for at this point.
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    It's still listed on his website. I guess the...

    It's still listed on his website. I guess the bigger question is if spring sale is still a thing
  24. Prior northwest, Fischer 102 and moment pb&j...

    Prior northwest, Fischer 102 and moment pb&j added to the list. Not sure what to think of the nordica. Menace ruled out by length. Actually measures 185.x
  25. I dunno, ski blades>rax for saucer boy days....

    I dunno, ski blades>rax for saucer boy days. Bethel juice notwithstanding.
  26. What ski am I? The long, playful all mountain ski edition.

    The ski I'm looking for is 95-100 mm underfoot, has an ample rocker/camber/rocker profile or similar and ideally measures over 190cm. Anything under 188 is a deal breaker. It should be stiff enough...
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    I find skis over 100 underfoot are never more...

    I find skis over 100 underfoot are never more than passable on groomers. I also work on my skis and therefore am not always doing what I want. I've got a quiver that already covers the ~110mm spot...
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    If I was going to do it, I think it would be 193...

    If I was going to do it, I think it would be 193 -1 MVP with Heavy + C and veneer in a #5 flex.

    So, yeah, anyone had Keith build them a -1 MVP?
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    Except for pj longest length is 184. I haven't...

    Except for pj longest length is 184. I haven't skied many skis I really like any shorter than 188. My preferred length for everything but a pure carving ski is 190-195. Hard to find in a 95-100mm...
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    Has anyone skied a -1 MVP? I've got a 193 all...

    Has anyone skied a -1 MVP? I've got a 193 all mountain twin that's coming up on end of life and thinking it might do well in that quiver spot.
  31. I have the pro tour medium volume. It was...

    I have the pro tour medium volume. It was moderately uncomfortable before even doing up buckles. Had I attempted to keep the uncooked package on my feet for 5 to 10 minutes, pain would have been more...
  32. This. I was asking myself the same questions as...

    This. I was asking myself the same questions as you my first time. They HURT out of the box before baking. In hindsight though they could even have been a touch tighter and might've baked even...
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    Some things are better left unsaid.

    Some things are better left unsaid.
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    I too find the price unpalatable but to play...

    I too find the price unpalatable but to play devil's advocate, i can't imagine the 5 runs currently open with twice as many people so maybe there's an argument for reasonable season pass prices and...
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    Wind has really scoured the area around the...

    Wind has really scoured the area around the rendezvous and the beating sun and warm temps haven't helped. Snowmaking has definitely done all they can up to this point but it will not be the finest...
  36. 1. The last time that you went...

    1. The last time that you went skiing/snowboarding, who did you go with? (friends, family, just myself, strangers, etc.)

    If we're living in a simulation like our Lord and Savior E. Musk has...
  37. praxis 9d8?

    praxis 9d8?
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    I must be in the minority but for me it's the 105...

    I must be in the minority but for me it's the 105 group i find redundant. I'd go 95 and 115, both ready to tour.
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    praxis BC and GPO Volkl bmt 108 and 122 Moment...

    praxis BC and GPO
    Volkl bmt 108 and 122
    Moment wildcat tour 108 and commander 118 or 124
    So many good options out there...

    Not knowing anything about you, these are my picks for 2 ski travel...
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    I like to use at least 3 different weather...

    I like to use at least 3 different weather models. Call it democratic weather forecasting. to do that I use spotwx (gfs & gdps) windy (ecmwf & gfs) and then sometimes will also look to icon (Germans)...
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    Cliff is spot on as usual. Clear and cold ish...

    Cliff is spot on as usual. Clear and cold ish with chance of warm air aloft Monday through Saturday or Sunday at which point most models are showing snow that currently looks to be to the valley....
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    Having been to the front lines recently, I can...

    Having been to the front lines recently, I can report back that the cams at best tell an accurate story. They might even be flattering. The forecast for the next 10 days holds some promise but the...
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    time to start a petition to reopen the bike park?

    time to start a petition to reopen the bike park?
  44. Poll: Why the fuck would he recommend not mounting on...

    Why the fuck would he recommend not mounting on the god damn mark he put on his skis? honestly though.

    We can all discuss personal preference but that can apply to any skier on any ski. The spot...
  45. Poll: I'm on the line and well happy on my 192 flex 4.5...

    I'm on the line and well happy on my 192 flex 4.5 UL veneers. Full disclosure, i haven't tried any other mount points but I am a picky nerd who knows what he likes.

    I chatted with Keith for a...
  46. Bruce Tremper's book is excellent for sure. If...

    Bruce Tremper's book is excellent for sure. If you're keen for good "how not to die while skiing" books, Bruce Kay has an excellent one called "autonomy mastery and purpose" that's very different and...
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    I wouldn't change a lot in my setup. I finally...

    I wouldn't change a lot in my setup. I finally knew enough what i wanted to nail it down.

    Atomic hawx 130xtd

    192 protest custom w/ tectons and g3 nylon

    192 yeti custom w/tectons and g3...
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    based on the numbers that keep getting flashed...

    based on the numbers that keep getting flashed all i can deduce is 184 length, 94 underfoot and 19m radius.

    I could be off the mark but I'll be damned if i can come up with another explanation for...
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    Anyone know if they're planning on releasing an...

    Anyone know if they're planning on releasing an RV12 version for the husky gentleman?
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    It's close enough I'm sure I'd be happy with it....

    It's close enough I'm sure I'd be happy with it. In fact I'm rather disappointed i didn't indebt myself and get in when Keith and Pat did the small run but it wasn't quite time and I'd rather see a...
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