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  1. G3 Zed 12s with Dynafit Hoji Frees 110s for...

    G3 Zed 12s with Dynafit Hoji Frees 110s for touring, and Salomon STH2 WTR 13s with Full Tilt Classics for riding the lifts. Iíve been fine running separate setups for 35 years, and have accepted that...
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    Youíre doing great work this season, from a slog...

    Youíre doing great work this season, from a slog fest to hanging out on a summit on a perfect day, celebrating the variety of ways we enjoy ski touring. Canít wait to see whatís next.
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    In my experience, most users arenít going to...

    In my experience, most users arenít going to notice any appreciable difference in the skiing, striding, or release characteristics of any of these bindings, and obsessing over these subtleties is...
  4. Pomoca Skins Replacement Plastic Tail Clip

    Iím playing with my new Pomocas, after years on G3s. I eventually (not intuitive) worked out how to attach the tail clip, but even after repeated practice it still seems awkward, and potentially...
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    A pretty good introduction to a range of...

    A pretty good introduction to a range of fascinating concepts, and perhaps an impetus to go deeper. The visualizations of nutrient transfer between trees were excellent, really brought the process to...
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    Never used them , but a quick search indicated...

    Never used them , but a quick search indicated they're the online store for a well established German retailer. seems legit.
    http://www.pohl-handel.de/
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    The environmental issues at Zincton are Wolverine...

    The environmental issues at Zincton are Wolverine and Grizzly habitat. No Caribou in that zone. Mountain Caribou are fucked no matter what we do, due to 100 years of insatiable logging, and climate...
  8. Not much of a functional difference between...

    Not much of a functional difference between fleeces for use as mid-layer. Pay for style if that's important, or find something practically equivalent for a fraction of the price used (fleece lasts...
  9. Sold mine for what I paid for them. Glad to not...

    Sold mine for what I paid for them. Glad to not have to think about about them ever again.
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    What do you want it for? For a jacket breathable...

    What do you want it for? For a jacket breathable enough to tour in, balanced with enough weather resistance enough to handle doing so when snowing and blowing (combined with an insulated waterproof...
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    There are always deals. I just grabbed a pair of...

    There are always deals. I just grabbed a pair of Smith IO/X with 2 chromapop lenses for CAN$99 and free shipping at Corbettís.
    ...
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    Both great bikes (Iíve demoed both and my wife...

    Both great bikes (Iíve demoed both and my wife has a TB4) but on most parts of most rides Iíd rather be on the TB4, which from what you described wonít limit where you can ride, just slow down a...
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    Nice work. Iíd love to see someone take this on...

    Nice work. Iíd love to see someone take this on as hobby/micro-business, producing custom shims.
  14. Some anecdotal evidence. The only anti-vaxer I...

    Some anecdotal evidence. The only anti-vaxer I know, who recently got and recovered from COVID, has realized that with BCís vaccine passport coming into effect, itís in his interest to get the jab,...
  15. US land border closure for Canadians extended for...

    US land border closure for Canadians extended for another month.
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    Iíve used Shimano AM/Enduro shoes forever, most...

    Iíve used Shimano AM/Enduro shoes forever, most recently the M200s, which worked/fitted great and lasted forever. When they were finally done, I tried all their latest models, including the ME7, but...
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    I run three Stihl MS260s and an MS261. All are...

    I run three Stihl MS260s and an MS261. All are great saws when freshly serviced, but the newer saw seems more sensitive to variable fuel quality, and most annoyingly the electronics require my local...
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    Iím reasonably well read on the subject, am in...

    Iím reasonably well read on the subject, am in local government, and am a strong advocate for the changes required to prevent complete ecosystem collapse. However it also seems pretty clear that our...
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    Many of us have known what was coming, and what...

    Many of us have known what was coming, and what was theoretically necessary to avert it for at least the past 35 years. Unfortunately, the levels of restraint, sharing, coordination and discipline...
  20. Dirt cheap Blaze 106s on Corbettís when I last...

    Dirt cheap Blaze 106s on Corbettís when I last checked.
  21. PSA: DPS Dreamtime Sale, $200 off skis & more

    Iím not going to make the case that theyíre good value (though my 10 year old Wailer 112s are as lively as the day I bought them), but as Iím hanging out in oppressive wildfire smoke and considering...
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    Another day of smokey gloom here in Rossland. Not...

    Another day of smokey gloom here in Rossland. Not much of a long weekend, mostly hanging out inside with the air purifier cranked. Hoping that the rain forecast for later in the week actually...
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    Iím using the brakes, as they seem a little...

    Iím using the brakes, as they seem a little safer, and simplify transitions and carrying. Theyíre easy to remove, and I thought I would do so on big days where weightís a concern, but in practice I...
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    Iíve had lots of days on Zeds, and ski with...

    Iíve had lots of days on Zeds, and ski with partners on various Dynafit, ATKs, Marker and Salomons. For touring use in soft snow, (but for ramp angle) I donít know anyone who can discern the...
  25. The issue is coordinating a sensible and...

    The issue is coordinating a sensible and applicable policy on proof of vaccination requirements, when many states, including key border states, are fundamentally opposed. The Biden administration...
  26. People in my community are receiving their second...

    People in my community are receiving their second dose, I received mine and have a little card to prove it, vaccination rates are high, case numbers are non-existent, mask mandates have been...
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    In my experience pin bindings are significantly...

    In my experience pin bindings are significantly lighter and easier to tour with than Shifts, and ski just fine for controlled skiing in backcountry conditions. Pin bindings are ok for limited...
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    Giro Terraduro Mids or Shimano ME7s depending on...

    Giro Terraduro Mids or Shimano ME7s depending on fit. I've worn a succession of similar Shimano shoes forever, but found the latest version a bit wide, so went with the Giros.
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    This could work: ...

    This could work:

    https://ca.monsroyale.com/products/approach-tech-mid-hoody_3
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    Final update for the season. I added padding on...

    Final update for the season. I added padding on top of my toes (such a weirdly high toe box) and mounted my bindings forward 1cm (to compensate for the relatively upright stance of the boots combined...
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    https://youtu.be/j0XcRmn2760 Spring powder turns...

    https://youtu.be/j0XcRmn2760
    Spring powder turns with my wife.
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    The Salomon S/Lab X-Alp or the almost identical...

    The Salomon S/Lab X-Alp or the almost identical Arcteryx Procline AR Carbon (look for the latest iteration with the added tongue) are what you need. Nothing else fits as well for a low volume, low...
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    Yes, itís just that without the benefit of...

    Yes, itís just that without the benefit of working with a high level coach and boot-fitter, or just plain dumb luck, most skiers are never going to experience that combination of personalized boot...
  34. Depressing, but true. Through some cosmic good...

    Depressing, but true. Through some cosmic good fortune Iíve been able to live my life working at something I enjoy, and only as much as I need to, owning my home, and saving towards a dignified...
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    Iím in the Hoji Free 110 which Iíve had to do...

    Iím in the Hoji Free 110 which Iíve had to do lots of work on to take up volume,, so the higher volume Radical Pro isnít going to work, but the refinements to the buckles, tongue, strap, and climb...
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    Seems an obscure choice, given the the more...

    Seems an obscure choice, given the the more significant and spectacular options (Goat, Valhalla, Kokanee) in the area, but slogging through the mountains with a buddy sounds like good times...
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    Yes, a lifty at Red and an employee at the...

    Yes, a lifty at Red and an employee at the Clanceyís went to Whistler for a short visit, partied, and got COVID. On his return he infected his house-mate/landlord (a friend of mine, who then booted...
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    Iím a lean 6í1Ē, and find a Patagonia Houdini in...

    Iím a lean 6í1Ē, and find a Patagonia Houdini in large works as described. I also own an OR Ferrosi in large, which is slightly baggier, significantly heavier and less packable, more breathable and...
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    I bought and then returned it due to the weird...

    I bought and then returned it due to the weird fit. The fabric and features could have worked, but not for my tall, lean, long armed physique.
  41. I had chronic lower back pain, associated with a...

    I had chronic lower back pain, associated with a major injury, in my 20s. I got all sorts of bad advice, till I got on a daily strength and stretch regime. Just 20 minutes every morning, doing a...
  42. Couldnít resist a pair of 184cm Vwerks Katanas...

    Couldnít resist a pair of 184cm Vwerks Katanas and some STH13s. Would have grabbed some BMT109s also, but was too slow.
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    164cm at CAN$449 with free shipping could work. ...

    164cm at CAN$449 with free shipping could work.

    https://www.corbetts.com/2021-elan-ripstick-106-skis/
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    I didnít find any significant drop off in...

    I didnít find any significant drop off in performance through my 40ís, by just doing all the right things but not being obsessive about it (except for skiing of course). Into my early 50ís, and no...
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    Just got to keep it under $100.

    Just got to keep it under $100.
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    Sounds great. Iím easy to find.

    Sounds great. Iím easy to find.
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    Sent you a buyer on FB. A Ripping lady skier from...

    Sent you a buyer on FB. A Ripping lady skier from Rossland.
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    I went in to replace my Reverb, which is usually...

    I went in to replace my Reverb, which is usually faultless but that it doesnít function below 8 degrees Celsius. From reviews I was deliberating between the PNW and the One Up, but the shop guys were...
  49. With tens of millions being funnelled into...

    With tens of millions being funnelled into dubious stimulus projects, itís mind blowing this isnít funded. I can only assume that Avalanche Canada are useless at lobbying, and that Clovechok has no...
  50. The standard fire crew McLeod works just fine,...

    The standard fire crew McLeod works just fine, but there are better options. Rogue make pretty much every combination and configuration of McLeods, hoes, and heavy duty rakes, which all have their...
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