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    I think it depends on the spirit in which it is...

    I think it depends on the spirit in which it is offered. If a genuine expression of joyous celebration, shared with the community to bring snow upon the lands, go crazy.
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    Obviously Scarpa have made a bunch of very...

    Obviously Scarpa have made a bunch of very popular and functional boots, that work for most people, and are deservedly successful because of it. Iím just unusually discriminating when it comes to the...
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    Wow.

    Wow.
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    Touring in the Valhallas yesterday, with a zipper...

    Touring in the Valhallas yesterday, with a zipper crust over dense powder on all aspects and at all elevations. Skied steep trees, which were surprisingly consistent and fun.
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    Just skied my first day of wet conditions for the...

    Just skied my first day of wet conditions for the winter, and discovered my (1 and a bit season old) Patagonia Snowdrifter Bibs have lost any semblance of waterproofing. By lunchtime it was as...
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    Good coverage for this time of year. Cream cheese...

    Good coverage for this time of year. Cream cheese powder yesterday. Fun Spring conditions today on South facing terrain, crusty but skiable everywhere else. Not busy.
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    On the recent Blister podcast he was lauding the...

    On the recent Blister podcast he was lauding the Raichle/Full Tilt classic as the pinnacle of boot design, and how critical subtle fit and flex characteristics are to skiing performance, and then he...
  8. The Intuition Classic HD and Alpine liners are...

    The Intuition Classic HD and Alpine liners are pretty similar, in that theyíre both basic wrap liners using just medium volume high density Ultralon foam, but the Alpines utilize a strobel sole, so...
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    Yes, Iíll take any excuse to watch that again....

    Yes, Iíll take any excuse to watch that again. Inspirational.
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    Regular ski touring is tough on gloves. Contact...

    Regular ski touring is tough on gloves. Contact points with oneís poles, bindings and skins create wear and tear points through inappropriately placed seams and materials. Iíve had gloves fall apart...
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    Those would be lucky to last me a couple of weeks...

    Those would be lucky to last me a couple of weeks (but at least Iíd have touch screen capability for fuck knows what). Seriously, for non-disposable gloves, Iíve had repeated success with Free the...
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    These look fun and (only from reading about,...

    These look fun and (only from reading about, comparing the specs, and fondling) seem very similar to the 2012 DPS Wailer 112 Foundation rock skis (still bashing rocks on regular basis at RED) that...
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    Yes, I tried pro tours and had the same issue....

    Yes, I tried pro tours and had the same issue. Back to Alpine and Luxury liners, which along with being way more comfortable, ski better, and seem to walk equally well.
  14. Iíve never used FT branded liners, but my...

    Iíve never used FT branded liners, but my understanding is that like many companies, they spec an OEM version that includes a layer of ďsoftĒ generic foam on the inside, to optimize shop fit (and...
  15. I recently started using the Tools4Boards Orb and...

    I recently started using the Tools4Boards Orb and puck system. Loving how simple it is to set my base and edge bevel.
  16. Iíve always used the basic Alpine (wrap) liner,...

    Iíve always used the basic Alpine (wrap) liner, for maximum comfort, customization and neutral flex influence. If your boot flexes as it should, which I contend the Full Tilt Classic does, why the...
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    399310 DPS Lotus 118 Sent from my iPhone...

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    Iím all for re-localizing our economy, and our...

    Iím all for re-localizing our economy, and our skiing (and thatís where I put my efforts) but much as I love riding lifts, planning, building and operating a conventional ski resort in 2021 seems too...
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    I was always ok with a basic cut at the local...

    I was always ok with a basic cut at the local barber shop, but when they closed (and rather than paying for a hipster cut) I got my wife to start giving me haircuts with the clippers I was already...
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    Heading into Sentry Lodge on Boxing Day. ...

    Heading into Sentry Lodge on Boxing Day. Feedback yesterday from GAH Regarding the implications of the latest restrictions:

    ďNo changes, we are classified as an organized event (not a vacation...
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    397737 Norns Range. Sent from my iPhone...

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    I havenít found anything that works anywhere near...

    I havenít found anything that works anywhere near as well for touring/biking/trail work as Julbo photochromatic lenses. I keep my eyes open for deals, and always seem to be able to score them for...
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    I hate jacket hoods. change my mind

    Itís clear (as per the touring puffy thread) that you run at the hot end of the physiological spectrum, and perhaps for you hoods are unnecessary. For those of us more sensitive to the cold, hoods...
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    397289397290 No issues.

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    397133 The sun came out today.

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    The sun came out today.
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    Guilty as charged. Touring yesterday, -10C,...

    Guilty as charged. Touring yesterday, -10C, blowing and snowing (17cm on the truck) hard all day, I only removed my Nano Storm puffy (on top of a merino base layer, an Atom LT vest, and a Mercury Pro...
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    Apologies in advance for the rant, but the lack...

    Apologies in advance for the rant, but the lack of appreciation and decreasing selection of choices in this category has me slightly riled.

    Belaying jackets are too warm, not breathable enough,...
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    I layer the same way, and use the Patagonia...

    I layer the same way, and use the Patagonia Stretch Nano Storm, which is perfect for this application. The Arcíteryx Rush IS is also designed specifically for this. Unfortunately both have been...
  30. Provided you have internet connection, access to...

    Provided you have internet connection, access to Microsoft teams, it can all happen pretty quickly. You can arrange Fed-ex pickup if a drop off isn't possible. The only other complication I see is...
  31. I just went South to check my mail for the first...

    I just went South to check my mail for the first time in 18 months. After downloading my Federal Vaccine Passport and ArriveCAN app, and then setting up the app, the crossings went smoothly, but that...
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    The FIFTY

    I donít relate. My touring partners and I pretty much all use ďnon-breathableĒIntuition liners in our touring boots, day after day, year after year, without issue. But for the coldest of days, my...
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    For the love of god. The Backland 107 is as...

    For the love of god. The Backland 107 is as traditional as a ski of this width gets. Mount it on the line and ski it using standard ski technique. If thatís beyond your capability, you bought the...
  34. I get interested every time you post about them,...

    I get interested every time you post about them, and I expect theyíd work well for lots of people I ski with, but nobody around here carries them. I just need to slip my feet into a pair to know.
  35. Iím still using 10 year old W112ís on a...

    Iím still using 10 year old W112ís on a semi-regular basis. Theyíre obviously not a perfect big mountain charger, but are ideal for old school short radius turns in any untracked snow conditions, and...
  36. G3 Zed 12s with Dynafit Hoji Frees 110s for...

    G3 Zed 12s with Dynafit Hoji Frees 110s for touring, and Salomon STH2 WTR 13s with Full Tilt Classics for riding the lifts. Iíve been fine running separate setups for 35 years, and have accepted that...
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    Youíre doing great work this season, from a slog...

    Youíre doing great work this season, from a slog fest to hanging out on a summit on a perfect day, celebrating the variety of ways we enjoy ski touring. Canít wait to see whatís next.
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    In my experience, most users arenít going to...

    In my experience, most users arenít going to notice any appreciable difference in the skiing, striding, or release characteristics of any of these bindings, and obsessing over these subtleties is...
  39. Pomoca Skins Replacement Plastic Tail Clip

    Iím playing with my new Pomocas, after years on G3s. I eventually (not intuitive) worked out how to attach the tail clip, but even after repeated practice it still seems awkward, and potentially...
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    A pretty good introduction to a range of...

    A pretty good introduction to a range of fascinating concepts, and perhaps an impetus to go deeper. The visualizations of nutrient transfer between trees were excellent, really brought the process to...
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    Never used them , but a quick search indicated...

    Never used them , but a quick search indicated they're the online store for a well established German retailer. seems legit.
    http://www.pohl-handel.de/
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    The environmental issues at Zincton are Wolverine...

    The environmental issues at Zincton are Wolverine and Grizzly habitat. No Caribou in that zone. Mountain Caribou are fucked no matter what we do, due to 100 years of insatiable logging, and climate...
  43. Not much of a functional difference between...

    Not much of a functional difference between fleeces for use as mid-layer. Pay for style if that's important, or find something practically equivalent for a fraction of the price used (fleece lasts...
  44. Sold mine for what I paid for them. Glad to not...

    Sold mine for what I paid for them. Glad to not have to think about about them ever again.
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    What do you want it for? For a jacket breathable...

    What do you want it for? For a jacket breathable enough to tour in, balanced with enough weather resistance enough to handle doing so when snowing and blowing (combined with an insulated waterproof...
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    There are always deals. I just grabbed a pair of...

    There are always deals. I just grabbed a pair of Smith IO/X with 2 chromapop lenses for CAN$99 and free shipping at Corbettís.
    ...
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    Both great bikes (Iíve demoed both and my wife...

    Both great bikes (Iíve demoed both and my wife has a TB4) but on most parts of most rides Iíd rather be on the TB4, which from what you described wonít limit where you can ride, just slow down a...
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    Nice work. Iíd love to see someone take this on...

    Nice work. Iíd love to see someone take this on as hobby/micro-business, producing custom shims.
  49. Some anecdotal evidence. The only anti-vaxer I...

    Some anecdotal evidence. The only anti-vaxer I know, who recently got and recovered from COVID, has realized that with BCís vaccine passport coming into effect, itís in his interest to get the jab,...
  50. US land border closure for Canadians extended for...

    US land border closure for Canadians extended for another month.
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