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    Tomorrow might even be better, if that's...

    Tomorrow might even be better, if that's possible. It's supposed to snow all night again LOL

    It's been years since I've skied a cycle like this down here in SW. I'm almost stoked to have a...
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    Today was fucking nuts at Wolf Creek. Waited in a...

    Today was fucking nuts at Wolf Creek. Waited in a line on Berta maybe twice before the hike-to opened. The turns off the top of Alberta peak proper were absolutely bonkers. Glad I skipped the locals...
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    I just went to make a reservation for tomorrow...

    I just went to make a reservation for tomorrow and it looks like they are making you reserve 48 hours out now instead of shutting it down at 8pm then night before. I know yesterday and today were a...
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    I have. And its a whole bundle of fun. It is a...

    I have. And its a whole bundle of fun. It is a rocket ship in the up and the down. Pretty much everyone at the Norco shop I hangout at is selling their 2020 Sights (such a pig of a bike) for the 2021...
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    I just have to post this batshit crazy Canadian...

    I just have to post this batshit crazy Canadian model run here. I'm ready for 60 inches in downtown Durango by the 31st LOL.

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    This is what I'm banking on. Balked on ordering a...

    This is what I'm banking on. Balked on ordering a 2021 with my local shop when they were placing their preorders and now I'm in limbo. I sure hope folks who bought during this time but just don't...
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    That ATK jig is a damn fine thing. Paper mounting...

    That ATK jig is a damn fine thing. Paper mounting those binders was.... time consuming to say the least.
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    356707 I'm not drooling. You're drooling. ...

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    I'm not drooling. You're drooling.

    Now I just need it to snow.

    Had the 184 Asym BGs for the last couple seasons so I figured I needed the big boys. Thanks SkiLyft for one of the...
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    Watching that sprint made my whole body hurt....

    Watching that sprint made my whole body hurt. Talk about giving 110% effort. Impressive stuff.
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    I drove past that shit show on my way home on...

    I drove past that shit show on my way home on Tuesday. I have never seen Wolf Creek like that, ever. People were walking through the snowshed on the East side 1.25 miles to get to the resort. I don't...
  11. I remember hearing that he bitched and moaned to...

    I remember hearing that he bitched and moaned to the saloon gals over a few ptichers... which would make sense based on the the screenshots. Dude will be a legend in LCC forever, but maybe not for...
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    I've sold more full backcountry set ups to older,...

    I've sold more full backcountry set ups to older, experienced (self admittedly in-bounds) skiers this season than any other demographic.

    I believe, this group is at a particularly elevated risk...
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    Made a pilgramage from WP to Durango today so it...

    Made a pilgramage from WP to Durango today so it is time for my once in every couple years bitch about I70/Front Range traffic post.

    What the fuck is with the assholes on Berthoud Pass? I get...
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    Uh my boss just gave me a bonus, my BSL is 312...

    Uh my boss just gave me a bonus, my BSL is 312 and I just bought a pair of shifts....

    PM incoming.
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    wow. I was not expecting him to be experienced at...

    wow. I was not expecting him to be experienced at all. What an enormous bummer.

    RIP.
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    The 181 would probably be too short for you. Been...

    The 181 would probably be too short for you. Been out on both the 181 and 188, back to back groomer runs. It was pretty obvious to me that the 181 would be way to small for me. I'm 6' 175ish and the...
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    God damn. What a tragic two weeks for avalanches...

    God damn. What a tragic two weeks for avalanches in Colorado.

    Based on the accidents pages on the CAIC I'm guessing they were a XC skier or something else? They've gone out of the way to classify...
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    There is an option on the little gear icon in the...

    There is an option on the little gear icon in the bottom corner to slow down the video. Pretty easy to follow at .25% speed. Though I would suggest muting it.

    I wish he had at least stopped...
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    This is what I use. And I will confirm, it is the...

    This is what I use. And I will confirm, it is the tits.
  20. From the chairlift at purg to the shop I work at...

    From the chairlift at purg to the shop I work at damn near every conversation I've had about this accident has gone exactly like you mentioned. I wish I could understand why they even considered...
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    Was re-watching some of The Fifty project videos...

    Was re-watching some of The Fifty project videos last night and saw this one. I'm surprised it never got posted in this thread.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQgGMrFRonY
  22. It is. I skied the run from near the top of...

    It is.

    I skied the run from near the top of the bowl for the first time less than a month ago. It's an enormous path. It's damn near the perfect avalanche path. My whole party kept commenting on...
  23. Fuck. It's so god damn sketchy around here...

    Fuck.

    It's so god damn sketchy around here right now. Stay safe folks.
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    My afternoon email from Wolf Creek said 13 inches...

    My afternoon email from Wolf Creek said 13 inches today! Not bad. Great to see snow on the ground here in Durango, even if it was only a half inch.

    I'm sure it has been discussed in here a little,...
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    If the local economy around here is any...

    If the local economy around here is any indication, these are going to sell no problem. The gear shop I work at has sold 20+ beacons this season already, the vast majority over Amazon or to brand new...
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    The Barryvox is the first beacon I've owned that...

    The Barryvox is the first beacon I've owned that I can say made my search times faster. I recently had it out with my old Tracker 2 and a DSP Sport from my works demo fleet (don't worry we aren't...
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    tBatt were you running the regular Barryvox or...

    tBatt were you running the regular Barryvox or the S?

    Interesting that yours started this issue after 100s of days of use while mikey's was right out of the box. I love my S and probably have...
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    350033 North San Juans are skiing well right...

    350033

    North San Juans are skiing well right now.
  29. I love the idea of the baeofangs, but just have...

    I love the idea of the baeofangs, but just have never been able to get them to work for me. I bought two with the hope of having one to lone out to a partner if needed. I broke a mic on day one...
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    Holy fuck. Punctuation, grammar, and...

    Holy fuck. Punctuation, grammar, and capitalization would go a long way in making your posts remotely legible ff.
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    If you thought COVID testing lines were bad, wait...

    If you thought COVID testing lines were bad, wait till tomorrow at that Aurora In n' Out lol
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    I completely understand their intention. It would...

    I completely understand their intention. It would be very unusual for the ski industry to leave any money on the table, especially on food/alcohol sales.

    But, my main concern is for the people...
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    As someone who has worked in one these places;...

    As someone who has worked in one these places; the idea of Alf's, Watson, or Albion (or any major ski area on-mountain indoor dining hall) being able to run without incident seems ludicrous. Those...
  34. If you're remounting a stripped screw, the nylon...

    If you're remounting a stripped screw, the nylon inserts are bomber. If you're planning on remount that many times a year go with stainless inserts/machine screws just like Short_J said.
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    Sticky: I miss seeing those Renegades in my garage. Glad...

    I miss seeing those Renegades in my garage. Glad you'll be giving them the snow they deserve.
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    Silverton is looking goooood. I wish they still...

    Silverton is looking goooood. I wish they still had early unguided damn it. I understand why they don't, but some of my best days out here have been there in December.
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    Wolf Creek was great yesteday! Alberta was...

    Wolf Creek was great yesteday! Alberta was fantastic as it was a little better protected from the crazy winds and the coverage was pretty darn good considering it is early November. People were...
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    Been raining as hard as it has in maybe 8+ months...

    Been raining as hard as it has in maybe 8+ months in Durango right now. Wolf Creek typically goes off when storms like this hit us. Tomorrow could be a really, really good day for November.
  39. 130s. No question.

    130s. No question.
  40. Kinda this/what ntblanks said. Cosignment/Used...

    Kinda this/what ntblanks said.

    Cosignment/Used Gear shop with select demos on more obscure brands like ON3P, WNDR, Praxis, whatever.

    I doubt anyone would want to open a gear store in a town...
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    This will go down as the worst fire in Colorado...

    This will go down as the worst fire in Colorado history. No doubt about that.

    Vibes to all involved. I'm dancing my snow dance hard right now. Bring on that moisture.
  42. WWMD: Dream Ski Workshop. Flooring/Other recommendations

    So, I have a pretty awesome opportunity to help the ski shop I work for build a brand new workshop space.

    About 360ish square feet. Currently raw concrete with old ass carpet glue on the floor.
    ...
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    Great info in this thread. I will be showing some...

    Great info in this thread. I will be showing some of this info and videos to my boss who is a bit skeptical on the whole situation and was considering putting the few DSP Pros we have in back stock...
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    Quick update after ~100 days in the Purist Bibs. ...

    Quick update after ~100 days in the Purist Bibs.

    For touring, the futurelight fabric is awesome. Breathable, stretchy, more than waterproof enough for storm days, nice pockets, good venting and...
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    Down here we've just decided to sacrifice those...

    Down here we've just decided to sacrifice those areas for the greater good of the rest of the mountains here. That said, I want permitting and designated camps in those places asap.
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    Silverton just put out a press release. I...

    Silverton just put out a press release.



    I hope 320 is a huge over estimate. My guess is the fire is burning down South Mineral Road rather than up into the Basin proper, but we'll have to see...
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    It's down in the woods in the valley near the...

    It's down in the woods in the valley near the trailhead right now. 15-25 acres based on what I'm seeing on social media. Ice lakes has been absolutely slammed in the past few years, there has been...
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    This has got me considering going back to a...

    This has got me considering going back to a harness. I don't treat my beacon like shit, but I broke a rib during a hard fall directly to the beacon on my side in some variable shit a few years ago....
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    I've seen a lot of DPS sports on sale recently....

    I've seen a lot of DPS sports on sale recently. As a someone in the outdoor retail world, I couldn't, in good conscious, sell someone a beacon that could fail on them in any way. Pieps response has...
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    I've had some cold waits down there during the...

    I've had some cold waits down there during the winter, but 1.5hrs to get back to Molas sucks. Did you try showing some skin? The locals love that.
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