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  1. I'm aiming higher. British Harrier Jet. ...

    I'm aiming higher. British Harrier Jet. Smithers to summit of Mount Saint Elias in under an hour for the drop. Ski down and pickup, be home in time for din din.

    In the meantime...beer budget. ...
  2. Lookin for advise for fat tire/E-skizee mod

    Call me crazy....what about this concept for eliminating calorie burn on ski touring approaches up sled packed logging roads and/or low angle groomers at a ski hill?


    Wonder what wheel size would...
  3. Yeah, i bought Polly's tristep heels a few...

    Yeah, i bought Polly's tristep heels a few seasons back. The plastic volcano snapped off (known problem) so i fabricated some new custom alu ones. Heels are fine.

    Never bought the Rad 1 cause of...
  4. Shout out for old school Dynafit tourlite tech...

    Shout out for old school Dynafit tourlite tech durability.

    20+ years old and still going 80 percent strong.

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    Mind blown. That Jeremy Jones quote: "If you...

    Mind blown.

    That Jeremy Jones quote: "If you think of all the thousands of little things that need to line up for that to happen, and not only to succeed but to get it in, in what I would call...
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    Really lookin' forward to some hill days at HBM. ...

    Really lookin' forward to some hill days at HBM. Don't think I've skied there since a lot of the recent years' worth of run cutting and custom thinning/glading stuff has been done. Nice work.
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    Where's white fang? Good to see Briguy on...

    Where's white fang?

    Good to see Briguy on the up and up. Hope he's doin' good.
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    I use high volume Intuition Luxury Liners in my...

    I use high volume Intuition Luxury Liners in my Vulcans and they work really well. I have thin, flat, low instep, wide feet with skinny ankles and lower legs so the extra cush fills the gaps and...
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    View from treeline up at Last Frontier...

    View from treeline up at Last Frontier Heliskiing's Bell 2 lodge area this morning. Beautiful white basting. If a guy was in situ, looks like game on for alpine and subalpine skiing.

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    Daaaaaaaaaamn.......... Bell 2 area kickin'...

    Daaaaaaaaaamn..........

    Bell 2 area kickin' ass and takin' names with the early season snowfall so far this season. This morning's view from the recently installed remote webcam at treeline...
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    Every spring/summer we get some pretty bad sticky...

    Every spring/summer we get some pretty bad sticky pollen layers that wreck the skiing glide. I started touring with a bottle of white gas in the pack and use the two part system of scrape base then...
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    Went back to Wesach for some more snow play a few...

    Went back to Wesach for some more snow play a few days ago. Joined local legend Brad and the mayor of Shames, garyfromterrace, for 1/6th of the ski day.

    The recent good whack of precip that...
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    Totally worth it to ski the hill. If you hit it...

    Totally worth it to ski the hill. If you hit it during a storm cycle and it's not packed with skier traffic, the inbounds and sidecountry is mini backcountry-esque. Lots of sneaker lines in trees...
  14. So awesome.

    So awesome.
  15. Dunno if this counts but... bedroom slipper soft,...

    Dunno if this counts but... bedroom slipper soft, decomposing plastic kick and glide xc boots from circa 1987 or so. I take out the 210 fishscales setup once or twice a season to practice the drop...
  16. Thread: UFC

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    +1 for a Gastelum rematch with Izzy for another...

    +1 for a Gastelum rematch with Izzy for another fight of the year.
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    Hey Smithers peeps: I'm lookin' for up to date...

    Hey Smithers peeps: I'm lookin' for up to date intel on Sibolas. Heading off on a road trip sometime soon and was thinkin' of a little side trip for some turns.

    I'll be driving a fairly weighed...
  18. Yeah, they were a popular ski around these parts...

    Yeah, they were a popular ski around these parts back in the day and iirc most of em either exploded or got bent.

    Musta got lucky with my pair 'cause they're still holding camber and still make...
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    Sorry to hear about the lack of ski finding...

    Sorry to hear about the lack of ski finding success.

    But damn, that Henderson line looks like one hell of an awesome ski run. Can imagine it has all the right ingredients for amazing corn...
  20. 207 Rossi 4G's from back in 1989ish. Still...

    207 Rossi 4G's from back in 1989ish. Still skiin' 'em actively on hill days...but hill days only number less than a handful per season so dunno if that counts.

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  21. Thanks for the inspiration! Introducing the...

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Introducing the latest offering from Ghettowerx: The EpipenMan Suit

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  22. The system worked great on the toy Matrix's...

    The system worked great on the toy Matrix's slightly bigger brother, the RAV4. Fast, light and efficient. Threw some extra grease on the S. jack threads. No noticeable weird wearing on the...
  23. Thread: UFC

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    Izzy. Questions answered. Real deal. The...

    Izzy. Questions answered. Real deal.

    The way I see it; Whittaker played a risk/reward game. Take chances to get inside, get outside quick...left himself open. He led with his head, leaving...
  24. Thread: UFC

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    +1 for "go B.K." In my mind, lots of questions...

    +1 for "go B.K."

    In my mind, lots of questions to be answered about Izzy. Too much too soon? Will he wilt under pressure? Can he keep B.K. at distance? Can he land a head kick? Will he go to...
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    Props to those Atomic Fat Boy Powder...

    Props to those Atomic Fat Boy Powder Pluses...first real fat skis that were ridden at Weigele's back in '94. Changed the game. We used to bend camber back into the tips when they came back to the...
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    Bump the thread, report on progress. The rock...

    Bump the thread, report on progress.

    The rock workout during up/downhill hiking system/summer gravel pit skiing paid dividends on the first full day of real on snow ski touring last week. Can't...
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    I think I found a better material. Inherently...

    I think I found a better material. Inherently supple. Cheap. And it keeps wet areas clean and safe. #winning.

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    Dairylanders. It'll be a small step from ski...

    Dairylanders. It'll be a small step from ski boots to the shoulder girdle.

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    An advantage to using a permanent self applied...

    An advantage to using a permanent self applied DWR would be that a user could outline the exact contact patch of pack straps and pressure contact area of the upper backpack, thereby reducing the...
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    New rechargeable batts for night ski missions. ...

    New rechargeable batts for night ski missions.
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  31. [QUOTE=Obstruction;5770501]Well in the interest...

    [QUOTE=Obstruction;5770501]Well in the interest of science I think you should consider building on the success these Nobel laureates have achieved ...[QUOTE]

    Pretty much S.O.P. for livin' in the...
  32. Nice, thanks! To prepare surfaces, what should i...

    Nice, thanks! To prepare surfaces, what should i clean it with? rubbing alcohol? Jacket has been freshly laundered.
  33. Speaking which, xxx'er.... what should i use...

    Speaking which, xxx'er....

    what should i use to repair the delammed seam tape? hot glue or aquaseal? Company X denied warranty claim. lol

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    Exactly! And putting some thought into it...if...

    Exactly!

    And putting some thought into it...if that rubberized non breathable area around the shoulder girdle/upper back was suspended above the body by a cm or two to allow airflow...a guy...
  35. because...the company mission statement includes...

    because...the company mission statement includes an ethos to be 'cheaper than china'. Gotta save the remains of that roll of tape for mounting bindings on the rest of the 17 pairaskis quiver.
  36. Of course it's ghetto as fuck. My ski gear...

    Of course it's ghetto as fuck. My ski gear fabrication/modification not a company name is Ghettowerx.

    Other high risk, high reward experiments include a few days of skiing with bindings mounted...
  37. Like ski touring; low probability/high...

    Like ski touring; low probability/high consequence event. Life on the edge.
  38. yeah...but....damn....120+ bux = 20 drives...

    yeah...but....damn....120+ bux = 20 drives to/from ski hill in gas money.... or, 1 good pair of used fat skis in Whistler..... or, 6 x brand new backup scissor jacks from amazon. :biggrin:
  39. copy that...regular socket returned, exchanged...

    copy that...regular socket returned, exchanged for impact drill socket.
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    Had a discussion with a big brand outerwear gear...

    Had a discussion with a big brand outerwear gear designer and amongst all the other awesome geeky tech knowledge he imparted was the fact that dawn ultra free and gentle dish soap (they stuff used to...
  41. Lol... That's the reason for this experiment. ...

    Lol... That's the reason for this experiment. Can Tire was gonna charge me 58 bucks for the changeover. Long story short, the day i made the appmnt, because i had can tire tires, changeover was...
  42. Enormous risks must be undertaken in the name of...

    Enormous risks must be undertaken in the name of science and experiments.

    I always jack with plywood underneath but, the drill wouldn't lift the car cause the mechanical leverage or whatever the...
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    Bumping an old thread. Where are we these...

    Bumping an old thread.

    Where are we these days with DWR? Anything new under the sun?

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    Wondering if there's a product that's super durable and not necessarily breathable...my thinking...
  44. Damnit...so lots of downvotes for using the stock...

    Damnit...so lots of downvotes for using the stock scissor jack. I think i'm gonna stick with the ethos of experiment and run the scissor till it breaks, then bottle up.

    As a nod to safety,...
  45. Thanks guys. Just picked up an impact...

    Thanks guys. Just picked up an impact drill/wrench. fyi, 54 bux on sale at Can Tire, 126 dollars off right now. Should be good to go now.

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  46. cordless drill/car jack experiment...cordless drill question

    Had to do the winter tire changeover the other day. Tweaked back at wheel #3. Figured I should look into a back saving system for the future and didn't wanna spend a bunch of bucks for a floor...
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    Stoke building time! Perfect weather forecast...

    Stoke building time! Perfect weather forecast for loading our early season zone at Wesach! Glorious cold rain = great base building condish in the alpine.

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    Buddy of mine cobbled together this fully E...

    Buddy of mine cobbled together this fully E powered bike and I've been testing it out for the past month. He wanted to test the various parts to see if it all works before committing to a full...
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    For the sake of interest in the meltocalypse of...

    For the sake of interest in the meltocalypse of our local glaciers, I went through photo archives of our formerly 'go to' 100 percent sure thing, easy access summer ski zone up in East Bowl of Wesach...
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