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    K2 is happy if you buy Völkls, too.

    K2 is happy if you buy Völkls, too.
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    Give them a break, they're sponsored. It's called...

    Give them a break, they're sponsored. It's called product placement. Jed is the designer, though, along with Peter B., and they've done some good work on the Mindbender series, hungover or not.
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    Found it, the Verifyt data is organized by region...

    Found it, the Verifyt data is organized by region and I was looking at N. America, didn't realize you were in OZ.
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    Nothing comes up when I search "nick.sceales" on...

    Nothing comes up when I search "nick.sceales" on the Verifyt database.
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    Sure, share your Verifyt scans with me using the...

    Sure, share your Verifyt scans with me using the QR code a few pages back, and let me know what email address you used (so I can find your scans - you can abbreviate it here as you can't message me...
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    You're the outlier. I skied bindings with 13 to...

    You're the outlier. I skied bindings with 13 to 18 mm differential for years (Dynafit and Plum) for years and thought I was skiing fine. Then I got a pair of Atomic Backlands and discovered I skied...
  7. Thread: Holy skins help

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    PS That's not really a knock on Pomoca, all the...

    PS That's not really a knock on Pomoca, all the light skins I've tried have had durability issues (BD Ultralight Mix, G3 Minimist, etc.). Better to drink one less beer a night.
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    Next time stick with the Climb Pro S-Glide, the...

    Next time stick with the Climb Pro S-Glide, the Free Pro 2.0 backer is too thin . . . good luck with the fix.
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    I had a pair. And to think, no one's been able to...

    I had a pair. And to think, no one's been able to come up with a colorway quite that ugly in all the ensuing years . . .
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    Skied the new Alp Tracks 98 in a 178 for a half...

    Skied the new Alp Tracks 98 in a 178 for a half day on hard snow at the ski area and was impressed with the edgehold and stability, esp. as I'd never normally use them for that . . .
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    I've stopped adding to my collection of scans...

    I've stopped adding to my collection of scans because I've pretty much figured out how to use the data for my own purposes, and because the shop account now has about 5,000 scans to look at. I can't...
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    Damn, you bought these Salomon boots and 30 years...

    Damn, you bought these Salomon boots and 30 years later a buckle broke?
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    The mint green ones? That was the Montero AX.

    The mint green ones? That was the Montero AX.
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    Yeah, the Atomic Hawx Ultra last works pretty...

    Yeah, the Atomic Hawx Ultra last works pretty well for narrower heels because you get better retention with the narrower cuff . . .
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    No one really makes a dedicated touring boot for...

    No one really makes a dedicated touring boot for low instep/narrow heel feet, because that would make it difficult to sell to people with average insteps and heels (most prospective customers) and...
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    I just buy extra frames on closeout and keep...

    I just buy extra frames on closeout and keep different lenses in each. Current setup is Flight Deck M frames with Prizm HI Pink, Prizm Persimmon, Prizm Torch (Torch gets the most use). For super low...
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    The Polyamide/Grilamid XTD models don't heat mold...

    The Polyamide/Grilamid XTD models don't heat mold in the oven quite as well as the PU boots, but they can be punched just as well. My foot is 117mm wide (equivalent of ~113mm if I was a 24.5) and I'm...
  18. Thread: Climbing Skins

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    I only have one pair of Contour Hybrids and they...

    I only have one pair of Contour Hybrids and they came off totally clean after cutting . . .
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    Found it. I don't think you'll find a better...

    Found it. I don't think you'll find a better hybrid solution than the Hawx Ultra XTD, simply because of your extremely narrow ankle/heel. At the moment the best way to get better heel retention in...
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    You mean real FIS skis, not beer-league skis?...

    You mean real FIS skis, not beer-league skis? They will come with a plate, and take a specific high DIN binding, mine are DIN 20.

    iriponsnow is right, anything under 180 is a U-16 ski. I'd shoot...
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    You would save yourself a lot of discomfort if...

    You would save yourself a lot of discomfort if you heat molded first, but maybe location plays a role. That's why my brother-in-law moved from St. Louis to Switzerland, come to think of it. When you...
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    The Stöckli built quality is incredible for sure,...

    The Stöckli built quality is incredible for sure, but I don't think Völkl's is far off. The best skis in every factory are built by certain people - they are all built by "hand" but some hands are...
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    She's looking for a ski she can jam into 10...

    She's looking for a ski she can jam into 10 inches of snow with impunity? Works just as well for me if you just leave them lying in the snow.

    At any rate, Stormriders/Nelas have a 1/4" chunk of...
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    Heat molding the stock liner won't do much, there...

    Heat molding the stock liner won't do much, there isn't enough moldable foam in there to compress. The floating tongue is mainly to change positions for shin comfort, but higher or lower MAY also...
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    The Stormrider 95 is a great ski, but I'd...

    The Stormrider 95 is a great ski, but I'd question whether she wants to go with a 166 - I ski the 175 at 5'8" and 175 lbs. and all my other skis are between 183 and 188. The 175 SR 95 feels like it's...
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    If done correctly, heat molding the shell and...

    If done correctly, heat molding the shell and liner can have dramatic effect on instep height, but I can't say every bootfitter has equal experience or knowledge even if they carry the product. The...
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    Am I correct in assuming you have not heat molded...

    Am I correct in assuming you have not heat molded this boot?

    Your instep numbers are high, but chances are you can make more room over the instep by heat molding it as Atomic intends. Do a...
  28. Correct, but there's no guarantee you'll be able...

    Correct, but there's no guarantee you'll be able to wear your traditional size in the Peak . . .
  29. Same here, I've seen some Dynafits and Plums...

    Same here, I've seen some Dynafits and Plums shear at the housing, but no other Kingpins. Well documented, though, and glad he wasn't hurt worse.
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    In that case, yes, I've re-punched for more...

    In that case, yes, I've re-punched for more magnitude on both Alien RS and F1 LT shells and it didn't seem to be a problem. Leave it on the press a bit longer.
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    Because it's in the wrong spot? I don't think the...

    Because it's in the wrong spot? I don't think the plastic will retract very well with heat, but I haven't tried.
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    The skis rip and they can afford them.

    The skis rip and they can afford them.
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    All the standard methods are viable - grind the...

    All the standard methods are viable - grind the bootboard, thin the footbed, trim the elastic out of the liner, put foam over your instep and heat the instep area with a heat gun, etc.
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    They were at the WWSRA demo at Mission Ridge this...

    They were at the WWSRA demo at Mission Ridge this year and last. Lots of them on the hill at Sun Valley and Deer Valley this year . . .
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    You'll be concerned when it falls off mid-kick...

    You'll be concerned when it falls off mid-kick turn on a 35 degree icy ridgeline. Get a new pair.
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    Shortest line from the tip fixture to where the...

    Shortest line from the tip fixture to where the skin actually contacts the snow, although I usually curve it somewhat. I freehand cut one side, then flip the free piece over and stick it on the other...
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    Stupidly narrow feet ARE the reason to go with a...

    Stupidly narrow feet ARE the reason to go with a plug boot if you ski enough (and in your case, it will probably last for years). Making the boot softer is actually something anyone with time on...
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    OK, was able to log into my work Verifyt account...

    OK, was able to log into my work Verifyt account and take a look.

    You're in the 98mm Dalbello Scorpion DRS 130? Burly boot, if I remember correctly. The current DRS 130 97mm would be a decent...
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    Doubtful. If the change is so radical as to...

    Doubtful. If the change is so radical as to change to amount of shell overlap, there might be some change but generally it's a function of how thick the shell structure is around the midfoot. Take a...
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    I will occasionally pull my own bindings for a...

    I will occasionally pull my own bindings for a bunch of passes on the stone grinder, as I think you "may" get a smoother pull through (and it takes less attention), but for most jobs you just put the...
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    I'll take a look in couple days - currently at...

    I'll take a look in couple days - currently at Whistler and I don't have access to my work computer.
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    Are the Escapist the same plush as the Minimist...

    Are the Escapist the same plush as the Minimist but without the fused tip connector? If so, the glue on my pair (from two years ago) sucks in wet spring conditions, I had two total failures and the...
  43. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    40 cm sounds about right. Line for the Blackcomb...

    40 cm sounds about right. Line for the Blackcomb gondi started at Lululemon. Two lines of about 60 people each going up Spanky's. Worth it.
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    Yeah, lots of Fischer/Blizzard/Nordica stuff was...

    Yeah, lots of Fischer/Blizzard/Nordica stuff was being made in Ukraine and I'm pretty sure all production there is on hold . . .
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    Really? I don't change my stride because I get a...

    Really? I don't change my stride because I get a boot with more or less range of motion. Either a boot has enough for my regular stride or it doesn't (these days, pretty much everything I will...
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    We get tons of people asking what boots weigh,...

    We get tons of people asking what boots weigh, especially for touring and hybrid models, and we refer them to our website. We also have a digital scale on our boot wall - one guy tonight probably...
  47. Yes and yes. I don't need to do anything for...

    Yes and yes. I don't need to do anything for length in the Zero G Tour Pro 26.5; I punched the Peak Carbon about 4mm and it still feels very short. Volume and width-wise, the Peak is comparable if...
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    Some but not all of them come with a 2nd bolt,...

    Some but not all of them come with a 2nd bolt, usually in the bag with the volume enhancers. If not, drop by a shop and ask if they have spares. You will have to drill the 2nd hole.
  49. OK, I've punched them and made them fit, but...

    OK, I've punched them and made them fit, but they're still short, plus I needed to remove the front of the bootboard (yes, it actually has a 3.25mm one) for more forfoot volume and grind the nubs off...
  50. I'll let you know in a week or so. It feels very...

    I'll let you know in a week or so. It feels very much like a 26.5 in the 2nd gen TLT6 or the Backland Carbon, both of which I made work in 26.5, maybe a tad shorter because they gave it a real ISO...
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