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    Thatís why I keep my first gen tacoma around so I...

    Thatís why I keep my first gen tacoma around so I can lecture people about how ďthey donít make Ďem like they used toĒ and then proceed to barely fit a camp stove in the back seat and shift into 2nd...
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    GoTreads makes thinner hinged traction mats. Never used them but they spam the shit out of me with ads
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    I think the newer ones are nice if you want a...

    I think the newer ones are nice if you want a daily driver that youíll also take off roading (actually using 4lo and locker). Otherwise any car with intelligent AWD will be better on icy roads,...
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    Id likely get something along those lines -...

    Id likely get something along those lines - thatís the style my buddies use. It seems like they have multiple ratings with class 1 being softer and more comfortable while class 2 is usually the hard...
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    Do you use a back protector?

    A couple of my skiing buddies were former competitive freeride guys where back protectors are mandatory for competition. They still wear them nearly every day skiing and it's got me wondering if this...
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    I have a few days so far on my 188 mounted +1.5...

    I have a few days so far on my 188 mounted +1.5 and I think it depends on your skiing style and what you want to use them for.

    Iím using mine as a dedicated touring ski so I donít care too much...
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    #groomthebowl2022 Itís always too bumpy and...

    #groomthebowl2022

    Itís always too bumpy and powdery in there anyway


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    It was extra absurd this past weekend There...

    It was extra absurd this past weekend

    There was a guy standing across the entrance to the alpine springs lift line who decided to take his ski and boot fully off for an unknown reason and a kid...
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    I always took my 190 Bibbys out in anything over...

    I always took my 190 Bibbys out in anything over 6Ē and now find myself reaching for the MVP instead on those days for the exact same reasons. Bibbys are still an all time favorite for deeper days...
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    Big line up the bowl yet felt like nobody was...

    Big line up the bowl yet felt like nobody was actually skiing the bowl. I had 3 great laps in there as well. First lap down the B-fore spine was almost totally untracked since most people seemed to...
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    What a sneaky awesome weekend. Free refills at an...

    What a sneaky awesome weekend. Free refills at an empty Ajax yesterday and amazing bowl laps today. So much fun both days
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    I have the same exact setup minus the carbon....

    I have the same exact setup minus the carbon. Would def be curious to try them with some added carbon. Iím liking +1 but it does make them feel a little short when carving (though they carve...
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    Anyone spent significant time on the new MVP 108...

    Anyone spent significant time on the new MVP 108 yet? I have 3 days on mine and really digging them so far, especially their stability at speed for a "playful" ski. Not enough days and different...
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    Iím in for one as well Sent from my iPhone...

    Iím in for one as well


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    And now Ericís is closing Sent from my...

    And now Ericís is closing


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    Did they just lock it down completely? I donít...

    Did they just lock it down completely? I donít even see 5 days out anymore

    If so Iíll jump in on one


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    Highlands was fuckin awesome today! Way more than...

    Highlands was fuckin awesome today! Way more than 4-5Ē up high. I skied mostly untracked snow all afternoon in DT. Bowl will be great tomorrow in the Gís I got in there right before it closed for the...
  18. Go back to our roots and bend them? I bent a...

    Go back to our roots and bend them?

    I bent a pair of new 95 brakes out to 115 yesterday and the new baseplate assemblies seem so much easier to take apart and reassemble than the old ones. Same...
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    Sweet Iím hoping to get up there later in the...

    Sweet Iím hoping to get up there later in the day. Holler if you see me and want to take some laps Iíll be in a half pink/half green coat


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    How deep into a ski can a screw go without...

    How deep into a ski can a screw go without dimpling the bases? Mounting up a pair of thin DPSís for my gf and they say to use a small bit and short screws. Iím mounting with pivots though so the heel...
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    How was the cover? Might be able to get out for...

    How was the cover? Might be able to get out for some afternoon laps tomorrow and debating bringing a new pair of skis that Iíd rather not completely destroy day 1
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    Resorts hate him for this one simple trick!

    Resorts hate him for this one simple trick!
  23. Anyone got a spare set of 115 brake assemblies? ...

    Anyone got a spare set of 115 brake assemblies?


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    Was Ajax crazy heavy as well? Tiehack was kinda...

    Was Ajax crazy heavy as well? Tiehack was kinda hilarious, it was difficult to move at times (and I was on Hojis)
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    Were they grooming tiehack? Trying to get out for...

    Were they grooming tiehack? Trying to get out for a lap this afternoon
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    Damn highlands tomorrow is gonna be a nightmare...

    Damn highlands tomorrow is gonna be a nightmare but might be worth it
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    I really wanted to like this wax but itís such a...

    I really wanted to like this wax but itís such a fucking pain to scrape. Even their warmest temp wax with a sharp plastic scraper is a straight battle. I even find i avoid waxing at this point...
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    Damn you must be spewing so much performance all...

    Damn you must be spewing so much performance all over the place


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  29. Yes you can just swap the dildos and leave...

    Yes you can just swap the dildos and leave everything else on the ski. Idk if thereís any downside to doing it repeatedly but canít imagine there is as long as you keep the threads somewhat greased ...
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    Good point I forgot about that. Just didnít want...

    Good point I forgot about that. Just didnít want OP to end up with a ski he wasnít expecting
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    Do you want the OG Bibby Pro shape which is now...

    Do you want the OG Bibby Pro shape which is now the Wildcat or the different one they ran for a few years? Important distinction imo (as a cold dead hands Bibby pro guy)
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    Iíve run many pairs of G3ís over 10+ years and...

    Iíve run many pairs of G3ís over 10+ years and had very few issues until the skins were so old that the issues made sense. Definitely not as good as my experience with BD and Pomoca but I canít hate...
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    I've tried this method before and it was never...

    I've tried this method before and it was never accurate. I'm probably doing something wrong since I know it's tried and true for a lot of people but I've never had success with it. It seems to be by...
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    This is my go to...

    This is my go to (see the next page for more info from Alpinlord). Allows you to center off the ski edge and it's really straightforward (I mounted a pair of skis yesterday where the sidewalls on one...
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    Question for those who mount their own fucking...

    Question for those who mount their own fucking DPS Pure skis:

    My gf just picked up a pair of older Yvettes and behind the heel it says to use a 7.5mm bit with a screw length of 6.5mm max...
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    Bump for the hottest bindings on the market right...

    Bump for the hottest bindings on the market right now. Flexible on price too - give some love to those lighter skiers in your life


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    FS: Salomon Z12

    Swapping these off some skis my gf just got since she needs a gripwalk binding. Nice condition, used maybe 15 times, 115ish brakes. Is $70 fair?
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    Sticky: Some quick visual observations on Knutís...

    Some quick visual observations on Knutís MTN/Backland template from using it yesterday:

    - lateral spacing between screws is bang on for both heels and toes
    - toe fore/aft spacing between holes is...
  39. About 3Ē long right under the toepiece. The...

    About 3Ē long right under the toepiece. The topsheet is separating from the bamboo sidewall. I have tried epoxying it a couple times but would always pop back open while skinning since thereís so...
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    It seems to be the opposite. Ladies are on the...

    It seems to be the opposite. Ladies are on the hunt for a dude in excruciatingly tiny boots with a ďTGRfitĒ boot fitter sticker on them

    Performance in the feet means performance in the sheets

    ...
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    This is one of the weirder dick measuring...

    This is one of the weirder dick measuring contests Iíve seen


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  42. Might be more than youíre looking to take on but...

    Might be more than youíre looking to take on but I have some 188 DPS wailer 105s that have a delam underfoot but should hold up for you for the week. Theyíre currently unmounted but drilled for plum...
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    If Iím swapping them out I might as well go with...

    If Iím swapping them out I might as well go with a fully certified GW binding. If it were me Iíd make an older non GW binding work but Iíd hate for her to get hurt because of a release fluke and feel...
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    Sweet yeah I remember the 3 vs 4 hole toe thing...

    Sweet yeah I remember the 3 vs 4 hole toe thing from back in the day since I swapped some z series for STH. Do any of the newer MNC bindings share that hole pattern or is that all in STH2 territory?...
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    Anyone know if the Stage 11 GW binding has the...

    Anyone know if the Stage 11 GW binding has the same toe hole pattern as the Z series? I donít mind just getting a better binding and redrilling but would be cool to not have to put more holes in the...
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    Ya hers are the Ultra so looks like either try to...

    Ya hers are the Ultra so looks like either try to make these work with GW or replace the bindings. Definitely donít want to compromise her release options - if these were for me Iíd be a little more...
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    Good info, thanks. Iím assuming a shop wouldnít...

    Good info, thanks. Iím assuming a shop wouldnít accept the liability of running a release test for something technically incompatible?

    Also do they make alpine soles for the Hawx XTD? I see them...
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    Z12 Binding vintage: Gripwalk?

    Surprisingly there isnít a dedicated Salomon Z series thread (lol) but I found a good deal locally on some skis with Z12s that will be perfect pow skis for my gf but wondering about the binding...
  49. In the past I have covered the fully exposed part...

    In the past I have covered the fully exposed part with some painters tape and then filled the whole cavity with JB weld. Still in there after 2 years and hasnít messed with the ability to adjust the...
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    I plan to get new ones every 9 days so wonít be...

    I plan to get new ones every 9 days so wonít be an issue


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