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    +1 for Conti on wet roots. I warped the light...

    +1 for Conti on wet roots. I warped the light casing mountain king, and I got a protection mountain king as replacement. They have really good grip on cambered wet roots.

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    The general gmax as-05 are also pretty...

    The general gmax as-05 are also pretty impressive. Got them for the GF and I am really considering replacing my Michelin pilot sports as 3 with the gmax.

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    I ended up taking one out with the extractor I...

    I ended up taking one out with the extractor I had, using a small impact with a chuck adaptor. I kept the heat gun on the frame.

    Now one of the screws is hard stainless steel. It will take a long...
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    I was thinking to use a pointy abrasive stone...

    I was thinking to use a pointy abrasive stone with the Dremel on low speed.

    Great idea with the left hand drill bit. It'll either get it out or I can increase drill bit size until I can re-tap...
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    Broken screws in bike frame

    I tried to move a rack between two bikes and one of the screws that holds the rack broke off without much force on both bikes. Both have been carrying a lot of weight.

    I got one screw drilled...
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    Carbon cleaning is pretty much a must for all...

    Carbon cleaning is pretty much a must for all vag/bmw direct injection engines, and probably every other DI engine beyond the german ones. 5K sound excessive. Most audi engines can be done for under...
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    Wait what's so bad about the dynafit buckle? I'm...

    Wait what's so bad about the dynafit buckle? I'm about to pull the trigger on some mercuries because I want a boot that fits like my khions without having to deal with 5 buckles.

    IMHO the F1...
  8. Thread: The FIFTY

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    People condemn choices too much. IMHO the only...

    People condemn choices too much. IMHO the only bad bad choice is when others are engaged by that personal choice.
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    The cars themselves also cost more usually.

    The cars themselves also cost more usually.
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    I go a lot to europe and drive lots diesels. They...

    I go a lot to europe and drive lots diesels. They are not that much more efficient especially for sprinted driving, and with the the premium in price the savings are small. If it would cost the same...
  11. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Who's so they guy was solo? No spooked friends up...

    Who's so they guy was solo? No spooked friends up top?

    Again thanks for the series. I really like the format.
  12. Thread: G3 skins

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    I got some G3s alpinist pow+ for my lotus 120....

    I got some G3s alpinist pow+ for my lotus 120. They they deserve some praise because I been critical of G3 skins based on what I seen in the field and what many told me.

    I am pretty reckless with...
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    Oh yea, awesome skis where they really belong ....

    Oh yea, awesome skis where they really belong . Thanks for them.



    Dunno, I am pretty sure my old vectors are 20M+. New ones are <20m.
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    Whole lots of yay. The lotus 120 are great...

    Whole lots of yay.

    The lotus 120 are great thanks for all the recommendations. There is a learning curve. First thing I need to get used to is less edge angle on hard snow.
    I gather they are a...
  15. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Wow such good stoke. Also a great learning...

    Wow such good stoke. Also a great learning resource. Like people actually dig pits in the field.
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    I wonder if he has a revolutionary freeride tune....

    I wonder if he has a revolutionary freeride tune. Detuning will be a game changer.
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    Oke, got it. Not worth trying, and I don't want...

    Oke, got it. Not worth trying, and I don't want to be that guy in a group. Maybe one day I'll take a trip to Vermon to skin inbounds and try stupid shit.


    No way I am splitting those skins. Good...
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    Yay or...

    Yay or nay?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190324/a30595b2ba0850331a08c34f8b48112f.jpg
  19. Thread: Hardwood plugs

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    I think I will use 10-24 nylon screws to fill...

    I think I will use 10-24 nylon screws to fill regular holes, and 5-16 for inserts. The threads have good interface with the wood, and fills nicely with a bit of epoxy. I think nylon bolts are more...
  20. Thread: Hardwood plugs

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    Here to see if there a 12AB die to make wood...

    Here to see if there a 12AB die to make wood threaded plugs. Wood threaded plugs would be better than aluminum for overlapping holes since the chance of the drill bit running is reduced.
  21. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Fell on the skin track.

    Fell on the skin track.
  22. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    First pic is the broken...

    First pic is the broken bindinghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190318/84e20da4803e893310f0d66efcbc8e1b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190318/1c46571a0ff021785cd5daddca0bbaae.jpg
  23. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Buddy on tectons broke the forward release...

    Buddy on tectons broke the forward release mechanism on first tour. All that forward release stuff popped out. He kinda got the bidding back together, but bits of plastic will end up in the ocean....
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    125 BDs? Our next size up to get perfect trail...

    125 BDs? Our next size up to get perfect trail coverage?
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    I ended up purchasing 1000-oaks 178 spoons....

    I ended up purchasing 1000-oaks 178 spoons. 140/120/126. Will it be impossible to skin for a while until I see how I like the skis with my vector skins that are 96 underfoot?
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    Definately looking to get out of the skinny...

    Definately looking to get out of the skinny class. The vectors will stay and share the vipecs with the next ski.

    So I did a bunch of reading on the 120 spoons. Everyone pauses them in soft snow....
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    I am not worthy.

    I am not worthy.
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    Dunno, maybe I don't need the most racer tip...

    Dunno, maybe I don't need the most racer tip driving ski out there. I been having an overall good time, with few accidents, on 96 underfoot vectors. I must know what I am doing ;)

    Didn't elan...
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    Vectors are great. I can't see the chargers to be...

    Vectors are great. I can't see the chargers to be a significant upgrade, though. If I could go back and trade the vectors for the chargers I would do it.

    I toured with a guy on spoons. Big spoons,...
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    I looked at your tip extenders thread and gave...

    I looked at your tip extenders thread and gave them serious consideration. I might make a pair. Still I want to play with a new ski.

    Dunno it could be this whole ball of foot driving vs forward...
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    No tip dive touring skis

    I been touring for a long time on voile vectors. Lately, since I started skiing with the extra weight of an airbag, I had a few tomahawks because of tip dive. The sweet spot between tip dive and too...
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    I would just mix a bunch of epoxy and spread it...

    I would just mix a bunch of epoxy and spread it with a scraper. Might turn out to be ghetto phantom glide.
  33. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I hope the Chinese buy JH and the crusty Utah...

    I hope the Chinese buy JH and the crusty Utah resorts. $20 AliExpress tickets FTW
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    Anyone open for some big tours in the area? I can...

    Anyone open for some big tours in the area? I can buy a beer/soy latte to talk plans before.

    I am aiming for Kootenay pass but anything else works for me.
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    Skinning race on whitewall at KH?

    Skinning race on whitewall at KH?
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    Heh we got too TGRish. This was about improving...

    Heh we got too TGRish. This was about improving grip. I pointed out what consistently improves my grip.
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    People are quick to go to a higher riser rather...

    People are quick to go to a higher riser rather than work on their flexibility. Their loss when it comes to traction.

    swissiphic what's the weight of that mod? I saved 23 x 2 grams by removing my...
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    So what's the optimal relation between terrain...

    So what's the optimal relation between terrain and lifters and what's too much?
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    Lack of flexibility is an issue. Forgot it's all...

    Lack of flexibility is an issue. Forgot it's all old dentists here.

    Leaning forward is detrimental to skinning. Lifters put you forward. It's tantamount to skiing backseat.
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    In my experience(vast), avoiding the lifters...

    In my experience(vast), avoiding the lifters makes a huge difference in grip. I rarely use the medium lifter. The high lifter has a serious negative impact on grip.
  41. It's more of a test of how capable the bootfitter...

    It's more of a test of how capable the bootfitter is
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    Anyone have a source for light can straps? The...

    Anyone have a source for light can straps? The dynafit replacement straps are $30+ each.
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    I was eyeing them. I want something that's...

    I was eyeing them. I want something that's quicker to get to a marked position than the velcro strap.
    How do the voile XLs ski?
    What about just using the regular and tightening them more? Too...
  44. Shit skis or shitty mounts? It's not like tech...

    Shit skis or shitty mounts? It's not like tech bindings are mounted with #6 screws.

    I redline my audi everyday and beat on my vipecs for over 400 days every season :p
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    Jokes aside, I found very nice and considerably...

    Jokes aside, I found very nice and considerably cheaper accommodations at Tremblant. I been there a lot of times and I know the mountain. I want to check something new out, so between killington,...
  46. That's a really good idea. The thick "contractor"...

    That's a really good idea. The thick "contractor" bags are still really light and packable.
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    Good thing I ski with whippets.

    Good thing I ski with whippets.
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    Yes, I believe. Any particularly difficult...

    Yes, I believe.

    Any particularly difficult lift offloadings at those resorts?
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    Looking to put my ikon to good use next weekend....

    Looking to put my ikon to good use next weekend. Sugarloaf vs Sugarbush vs Killington. Which one's better for advanced skiers with AST1, inbound tech set-up, and hoppy microbrewery preference.
  50. Imodium, because you just can't tough out diarrhea

    Imodium, because you just can't tough out diarrhea
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