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    Yes, I love the bindings. And robust, as in...

    Yes, I love the bindings. And robust, as in powerful making turns. I would never characterize any binding as robust as in unbreakable. I have had, and wasn't hiding, issues with claw grab and...
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    Lynx is sweeet. Light and robust, and 22D has...

    Lynx is sweeet. Light and robust, and 22D has been tinkering to iron out the kinks. This year, I think the best improvement is a better cam stop so the claw is more robust (doesn't grab while touring...
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    22D now has softer flex plates and softer springs...

    22D now has softer flex plates and softer springs for the smalls.
  4. After regluing skins, I toss them. I've tried to...

    After regluing skins, I toss them. I've tried to re-use them or glue around them and it never went well. But, I do use cheat sheets. I cut a piece so that it's about 1/3 the length and narrower than...
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    I've been using the orange Free 2.0s this season...

    I've been using the orange Free 2.0s this season -- maybe 15 tour days so far. Grip is fantastic. Glide is meh (as marketed). The tips seem a bit chintzy and I almost lost the clip when it fell out...
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    01s came last and added the touring mode. The 03s...

    01s came last and added the touring mode. The 03s were like the Targas and the 02s had the underfoot cable (like the 01s without the tour mode). But, if you're talking about exploding Black Diamond...
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    If you ever can get your hands on an old telemark...

    If you ever can get your hands on an old telemark jig, such as Black Diamond's, it works great as a center line tool. Since those bindings are discontinued, the jig has become cheap. You just use the...
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    Damn, telemarking must be growing. Sweet Lynx...

    Damn, telemarking must be growing. Sweet Lynx (best binding evah) and nice work on the inserts.
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    I would reach out to 22D or FHL when the upgrades...

    I would reach out to 22D or FHL when the upgrades are out and see if you can get them gratis or on a sweet deal. When touring in powder, the snow can get under the claw and release it; it then locks...
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    Are these new or did you pick them up used in the...

    Are these new or did you pick them up used in the offseason?

    I ask because 22D is coming out with some modest upgrades, probably by the end of October:

    - new design for the main plates to...
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    Prices missing from Pataguccia R1 threads?

    Prices missing from Pataguccia R1 threads?
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    Exactly. I've seen both 9mm and 9.5mm. No idea...

    Exactly. I've seen both 9mm and 9.5mm. No idea whether either is standard, but both are fine for adult skis, no metal layer.
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    Agreed. I had a pair for 10 years, and then one...

    Agreed. I had a pair for 10 years, and then one night I got high and went for moonlight skin/ski . . . . have never seen them since.
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    BCA makes only a combo aluminum/carbon in one of...

    BCA makes only a combo aluminum/carbon in one of its Scepter pole designs, and I like the second grips (which should be standard, IMHO) and the burly hook on the main grip for flipping heel risers.
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    Totally agree re hiking trails around the towns....

    Totally agree re hiking trails around the towns. I wasn't clear. Spending time in the town itself can be done rapidly. And in most AK towns, I'd rather be in my tent than their dumpy hotels.

    I...
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    The Alaska Marine Ferry, aka, the poor man's...

    The Alaska Marine Ferry, aka, the poor man's cruise, is fantastic and, if I didn't have the time to go via sea kayak, I'd go that way. There still are a ton of options for seeing SE Alaska via...
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    Those and the Max graphic on veneers are hot....

    Those and the Max graphic on veneers are hot. Well, I say that about a lot of the graphics on the veneers, though I'm more surprised when a busy one, like Max, come out so nice. And sweet personal...
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    That freak burl maple veneer is sweet!

    That freak burl maple veneer is sweet!
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    Clearly in the minority, but I'd go in for a pair...

    Clearly in the minority, but I'd go in for a pair of 184 Bya's.
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    I hope so too.

    I hope so too.
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    BCs were my every day touring ski this winter and...

    BCs were my every day touring ski this winter and I absolutely loved them (veneer, enduro with carbon, #3). I can't compare them to those you've listed but they are very fun in most conditions and...
  24. Thread: IRA question

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    You can ask the bank that will let you buy real...

    You can ask the bank that will let you buy real estate within the IRA (I don't believe there aren't many of them or at least there weren't around 2005 when I looked into this), but my recollection is...
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    The cruise stocks mystify. They lack the sex...

    The cruise stocks mystify. They lack the sex appeal of GME. They are part of the travel and leisure industry, but they're foreign cos. so the biggest handout they got is a one-year exception from...
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    I just realized Praxis nixed the base graphics...

    I just realized Praxis nixed the base graphics option? Very minor but that was a nice touch.
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    Ditto.

    Ditto.
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    Of all of my rather boring (for this crowd) moves...

    Of all of my rather boring (for this crowd) moves for the last 6 months, Toro (TTC) has surprisngly been my winner (not counting GE options when that stock was at ~$6).
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    Quick thread drift . . . let me ask you about...

    Quick thread drift . . . let me ask you about your poles as I think all touring poles need more grip length and I have been eyeing some like those, but my concern is that there's no lip on the ends...
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    Thom, your specs are going to produce one helluva...

    Thom, your specs are going to produce one helluva a touring and floating ski.

    Interesting views on the pros/cons of carbon. I'm definitely a fan, but it's been so long since I've skied without it.
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    Bubinga is killer and tough but infrequently...

    Bubinga is killer and tough but infrequently offered (as far as I can tell). I have been very happy with maple on several skis. But, to try something new, I went with birch this year. I think the...
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    Good info., thanks. I'm looking for a spring ski...

    Good info., thanks. I'm looking for a spring ski and am leaning towards a 173 Exp, enduro with carbon, #4.
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    That's a very sweet deal. There are a ton of...

    That's a very sweet deal. There are a ton of Leafs around Juneau.

    And I'm pretty sure you can take it in and someone can run a more detailed battery assessment to let you know what shape it is in...
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    ha, me too! I can add that I tried to park in...

    ha, me too!

    I can add that I tried to park in an area of about 8" of fresh snow and the low clearance on the Bolt got me. The car was high centered and stuck for 20 minutes, while we dug out snow...
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    I have the BCs in 180cm, #3, enduro with carbon,...

    I have the BCs in 180cm, #3, enduro with carbon, maple veneer. I'm 5'9", 185ish lb.

    Absolutely love these skis. Just the right amount of rocker for skin track up and then same for the down on...
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    I live in a cruise town of 30K that is over-run...

    I live in a cruise town of 30K that is over-run every summer daily with 15-20K soft-serve loving cruisers, so my opinion is skewed. That said, I maintain that the big 3 are fucked. Not bankruptcy...
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    Sold.

    Sold.
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    FS - skinny Praxis Rx

    Skinny Rx purchased during spring 2019 pre-season sale. I used them nearly every outing during the 2019-20 season and a few outings this season. Bases suffered some gouges but no core shots.

    My...
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    I have never been a fan of the UL core. I have...

    I have never been a fan of the UL core. I have the BCs in 180 cm with the enduro + carbon, #3 flex, and am loving it. I wavered between #4 flex (which I usually get) and #3. Given that I've been...
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    Same thing happened to my wife's Jessie skis when...

    Same thing happened to my wife's Jessie skis when she failed to close the roof rack and they flew off while she was going 45 mph on our local road. As you've done, epoxy and clamps returned them to...
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    See post #94.

    See post #94.
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    No, as far as I know, the 2017 Bolt (maybe a...

    No, as far as I know, the 2017 Bolt (maybe a newer model is fancier) has two driving modes -- Drive and Low. Low is one-pedal driving and doesn't have multiple settings. My wife refers to it as...
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    I appreciate the honest assessment!

    I appreciate the honest assessment!
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    You should notice a difference. The spacers are...

    You should notice a difference. The spacers are supposed to help with the claw engagement, but I haven't experienced a problem without them (unless I get a little snow/ice in there while skinning --...
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    The first time I tried the latest version of Lynx...

    The first time I tried the latest version of Lynx with both power spacers, I thought it was impossibly stiff. I'm not skinny and I couldn't comfortably drive my hips/thighs/shins forward to make the...
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    The shift plates would work great -- a bit...

    The shift plates would work great -- a bit heavier than inserts and just make sure you add a shim under the duckbutt lever if the shift plates don't extend that far -- it will be hard to engage that...
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    As stated in the other thread, I can't say enough...

    As stated in the other thread, I can't say enough of 22D's NTN bindings. But, I haven't skied the BMFs to compare.

    I'd also say that you can go low in the tech NTN stuff -- they hold your heel...
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    When I first used regen braking in snow, I almost...

    When I first used regen braking in snow, I almost went off the road following the hard braking action as soon as you let up on the "gas." I feel like I now have it dialed in, just use one pedal...
  49. In 75mm, I was last on T Races and and Voile...

    In 75mm, I was last on T Races and and Voile Switchback X2s. I'm now on the Tx Pros. On 75mm gear, the stiffer/taller boots helped a lot with bigger skis and mankier snow. NTN bindings provide more...
  50. On the NTN chatter -- the Rottes definitely...

    On the NTN chatter -- the Rottes definitely break. More or less than Outlaw X? Probably depends on the skier -- I continue to be amazed at some of the breakages people post up. I have only been on...
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