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    Gore-Tex strong-armed brands into dropping...

    Gore-Tex strong-armed brands into dropping Polartec options is what happened. My Rab Neo Guide is still going strong.
  2. My wifeís hands are still too small for these....

    My wifeís hands are still too small for these. $OLD. 406377
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  3. I have a 183 Corvus w/ Pivot 15 GWís listed. One...

    I have a 183 Corvus w/ Pivot 15 GWís listed. One mount at 315. Glass half full/empty: I have with me at Big Sky this weekend, depending on the rock situation Iíll give them a tune and lower the...
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    Nah theyíre skinning Silver Fir with double...

    Nah theyíre skinning Silver Fir with double whippets in hand, no pick cover while the chair is spinning. Wish I were jokingÖthink they were QSTís though
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    Sounds promising. In those conditions Iím not...

    Sounds promising. In those conditions Iím not sure much helps other than slowing down and picking turns but my current ski is a noodle and gets kicked around pretty good. Iíd probably be looking to...
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    Anyone have some time on the Woodsman Tour 102?...

    Anyone have some time on the Woodsman Tour 102? Looking at it as my one and only touring ski for the PNW to replace some Voile Vectors that I feel are too noodle for the choppy firm conditions Iíve...
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    SW face of Lichtenberg was nice and smooth up top...

    SW face of Lichtenberg was nice and smooth up top yesterday. That quickly gave way to variable conditions into trees then full on refrozen tree bombed survival skiing exiting the drainage.

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    Indeed, she has wheels!

    Indeed, she has wheels!
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    Patagonia Capilene Layers Medium

    Size medium mid weight longsleeve capilene base layer w/ thumb loops, never worn. Size medium short sleeve capilene, worn once but too small. $20/each shipped or buy both for $35 shipped.

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    FS: Double ski bag

    Prefer local Seattle area sale but Iíll ship if we split the cost. Padded double ski bag with wheels from Select Sportbags. Fits skis up to 190, really good padding and straps. Bought two of these to...
  11. I skinned a few laps at Hyak early afternoon with...

    I skinned a few laps at Hyak early afternoon with 100 of my closest friends after Summitís twitter feed said chair 2 wouldnít open today. I didnít dare venture off piste with my little uphill sticks,...
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    Iím another TLT6 hold out because my fit is...

    Iím another TLT6 hold out because my fit is dialed and the shells are in good shape. Do the ZGTPís really tour as well?

    Edit: If the F1 XT skis like the TLT6 sans tongue that might be the one.
  13. Their website: All areas at The Summit will...

    Their website:

    All areas at The Summit will remain closed Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, Jan 9 due to I-90 extended closure. We plan to re-open Monday, Jan 10 pending the status of I-90, but may...
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    I just reglued my 8 year old Ascensions. Took...

    I just reglued my 8 year old Ascensions. Took about 1:15 and required an tube of gold label, old iron, parchment paper, old scraper+ razor, and some cardboard. Pretty simple.
  15. Wildside sure was good this morning. Less good...

    Wildside sure was good this morning. Less good were the folks traversing unpredictably across the face.
  16. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Going to skin a bit then ride...

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    Going to skin a bit then ride the chairs until 11 or so. Black/pink Loveland beanie and blue jacket. Iíd be stoked to meet some folks to get a lay of the land.
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    I have Wednesday 12/15 off and planning to skin...

    I have Wednesday 12/15 off and planning to skin central or west before the chairs turn. Have a pass so may stick around for a few laps if itís not a cluster. Iím also watching weather and MRNPís...
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    Masa followed by drinks at the Duck next door is...

    Masa followed by drinks at the Duck next door is the move.

    Edit: the taco truck at the Chevron on Gilman and Front is also decent.
  19. Thread: WTB Shifts

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    Have some Solly branded Shift 10ís with 90mm...

    Have some Solly branded Shift 10ís with 90mm brakes Iíd let go for $300. My wife did 3 days on them. No issues, weíre just swapping for Dynafits. Located in the Seattle area, PM if interested.
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    Damn thatís a sweet ride! Too bad fat and slow is...

    Damn thatís a sweet ride! Too bad fat and slow is more my speed these days.
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    Love this thread. Relatives have been waiting...

    Love this thread.

    Relatives have been waiting on a custom Sprinter from Sportsmobile for a hot minute. They NEED AWD to get to those gnarly backcountry spots but will require suspension work to...
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    Do it, Loveland skied great yesterday.

    Do it, Loveland skied great yesterday.
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    Havenít received anything yet, but FYI Iím around...

    Havenít received anything yet, but FYI Iím around today and tomorrow then gone for a week. I can make a hand off anywhere within reason.
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    If itís early June, hit me up! Iíll likely still...

    If itís early June, hit me up! Iíll likely still have them. Targeting early June move.
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    SOLD: Voile Charger 181 $75 OBO

    Circa 2014 Voile Chargers, 181cm 112mm underfoot, white top sheets. One mount for Dynafit Radicals @ 317 BSL. A few base repairs and some chipping but all in all good shape. See pics, they capture...
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    I havenít had a proper setup for banging out...

    I havenít had a proper setup for banging out chair laps in 5 years. My wife has me skiing inbounds regularly again and I no longer wanted to be associated with all the beaters struggling to get in...
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    Yeah, but if Iím spending 95% of my day out...

    Yeah, but if Iím spending 95% of my day out walking to some skiing I damn sure want to enjoy that 5%.

    Posted this in the other thread but there seems to be a gap between the Hoji-type beef boot...
  28. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    Hold out and check the new Dalbello Quantum Free...

    Hold out and check the new Dalbello Quantum Free or Fischer TransAlp. They both look like they could fill that gap. Iím interested in both for the narrow last, simple buckles, no BOA mess, and...
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    Itís only 6:30...theyíre still making their way...

    Itís only 6:30...theyíre still making their way around C-470.

    I hope this thing isnít a dud, we need some heavy wet snow to stick. Not even a drizzle in Morrison yet.
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    I fondled the Radical Pro in Bent Gate the other...

    I fondled the Radical Pro in Bent Gate the other day. Seems like a nice boot if it fits. Holding out hope that new two buckle Fischer or the beefier Dalbello Quantum is a worthy TLT6 replacement.
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    Compared to turn heel, stomp, buckle, unlock toe,...

    Compared to turn heel, stomp, buckle, unlock toe, and rip skins I think it kind of sucks. I usually do all that then help my lady convert a ski over while she does the other.
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    Donít underestimate the weight penalty either....

    Donít underestimate the weight penalty either. Iím 50lbs heavier yet sheís pushing probably an extra .5-1lbs PER FOOT compared to my touring setup.
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    Get her on a proper tech binding for mellow...

    Get her on a proper tech binding for mellow touring is my $0.02. We got my wife a setup with Shifts for inbounds skinning and mellow tours thinking it would give her another ski for the resort plus...
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    If Red Rocks turns happen, I got first round at...

    If Red Rocks turns happen, I got first round at the Holiday Bar in town afterwards!
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    Moving to PNW from CO and wondering the same. On...

    Moving to PNW from CO and wondering the same. On Voile Vectors now but not loving how soft they feel. Fun for continental snowpack though. Bought them because I loved my old 112 underfoot Chargers....
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    Good olí Wild Basin, nice shot!

    Good olí Wild Basin, nice shot!
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    I know nothing about split bindings; do they...

    I know nothing about split bindings; do they release? Obviously this was a huge slide, but Iím wondering if the board attached counteracted the airbagís assistance in the fight to stay on top.
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    That Fischer boot looks like it may be a worthy...

    That Fischer boot looks like it may be a worthy replacement for my old TLT6.
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    The dimensions and rocker profile of the QST 112...

    The dimensions and rocker profile of the QST 112 reminds me of the old Voile Charger with a burlier layup. Sounds fun to me.
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    No hate here, I couldnít care less what he looks...

    No hate here, I couldnít care less what he looks like or if heís on a board or skis. Iím glad luck was on their side that day. Hopefully privately this dude recognizes it was luck not his avy...
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    ď...avalanche safety training likely saved his...

    ď...avalanche safety training likely saved his life.Ē

    Is luck now part of AIRE 1 curriculum? What an arrogant thing to say.

    Edit: I know itís easy to Monday morning quarterback, but why do so...
  42. Thread: Why go skinny?

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    Iíve got a hard on for some Zero G 85ís or the...

    Iíve got a hard on for some Zero G 85ís or the new BD Cirque 84 with light bindings and F1ís for those days that start in trail runners.
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    Iíd much rather continue to support Loveland than...

    Iíd much rather continue to support Loveland than bitch about Epic or Ikon while still giving them money.

    All that is open is skiing well, but it would be nice to disperse the lines a bit with...
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    I have you in line, but I got a local that...

    I have you in line, but I got a local that messaged me first and a bunch of others interested. Thanks all!
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    SOLD: Dynafit TLT Radical FT12 110mm brakes

    As the title says TLT Radical FT12ís w/ 110mm brakes. Put together a lighter setup this year and have no use for these. Iím 155lbs soaking wet so I donít think they saw too much abuse.
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  46. At least you have different highways to access...

    At least you have different highways to access the areas though. Here youíre at the mercy of I-70.

    This reminds me of my favorite dead baby joke.
    Q: Whatís better than 10 dead babies in a trash...
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    My thought as well. In that scenario at least...

    My thought as well. In that scenario at least both skiers are anchored (assuming rappel is backed up and ends knotted) if it slides, but that also requires the gear and knowledge to use it.
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    That would work too...until you pull the rope. Or...

    That would work too...until you pull the rope. Or is there a community fixed line up there?

    Edit: either way, the number of questionable decisions with no bail plan resulting in rescue that occur...
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    Making a lot of assumptions based on limited...

    Making a lot of assumptions based on limited information but it doesn’t appear that they had a backup plan. A microtraxion, tibloc, cord, and/or a set of bail stoppers and biners doesn’t add much...
  50. Thanks all. Canít be much worse than trying to...

    Thanks all. Canít be much worse than trying to ski from the CO front range.

    If we do check out Rainier Iíll do my homework and put together a proper tour plan. Only way is if we have good...
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