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    Went from DPX2 to MaraPro on my Occam. The...

    Went from DPX2 to MaraPro on my Occam. The improvement was shocking. I was never able to get the DPX2 to behave properly, it was always a compromise between support and sensitivity. I spent a fair...
  2. Booting, booting, slogging in the sun. 401500...

    Booting, booting, slogging in the sun.

    401500

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    Great to be back in the alpine after almost 2 years, I had missed it bad. Coverage up high isn't as good as I expected based on...
  3. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Glad to hear Ms Mayhem's fugue was only...

    Glad to hear Ms Mayhem's fugue was only temporary.
    Timmy looks like trouble!
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    Great, I bet the spokes are all wound up now and...

    Great, I bet the spokes are all wound up now and ready to DETONATE the second the wheels hit the dirt.
    UR GUNNA DIE!

    (see the other thread for context)
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    So what you're saying is check spoke tension pre...

    So what you're saying is check spoke tension pre and post re-dishing to make sure nothing horrible happened? Or burn asymmetric rear-triangles on a pyre? I'm unclear...
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    You rear wheel is painful to look at with that...

    You rear wheel is painful to look at with that 3mm offset, correct your dish already man!!

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    Thanks, obviously they're out of stock for the...

    Thanks, obviously they're out of stock for the sizes I need. I went with the FOX stuff, found it for $17 a pop, we'll see if it fixes the issue.
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    The sleeve (I assume that's what you mean by the...

    The sleeve (I assume that's what you mean by the shaft, the metal tube that goes through the bushing mounted inside the eyelet of the shock) does not move through the bushing at all. Can't rotate it...
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    Quoting myself here since this thread is on a...

    Quoting myself here since this thread is on a roll and my nitpicky shock hardware question got buried by all this dishing stuff:
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    Damn, nice explanation, thank you. I'll report...

    Damn, nice explanation, thank you. I'll report back when I'm done building the beast. Last re-dish for a couple mm was about 1/2 turn, 3/4 turn to full turn for 3 mm sounds about right.
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    That's what I read somewhere online (stack as...

    That's what I read somewhere online (stack as opposed to cancel out) but I have a hard time visualizing it so I'll wait til the bike is built and figure it out at that point. Spoke lengths came from...
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    It's listed in the manual for all Revved frames...

    It's listed in the manual for all Revved frames with the alu triangle, definitely an official thing. Plenty of online chatter about it too. I only have asymmetric rims and wonder how this is going to...
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    Had a grand old time sourcing a IS adapter to...

    Had a grand old time sourcing a IS adapter to make Hayes brakes work on the Gnarvana with the pile of 203 rotors I have on hand... Then I read about re-dishing the wheel. Then I found a seized...
  14. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Still reeling from the adoption of the dog. She...

    Still reeling from the adoption of the dog. She spends time in the house but wouldn't be caught dead hanging around the other animals, she's much too classy for them...


    Hard enough dealing with...
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    It's easy to miss but at least on the Speed Turn...

    It's easy to miss but at least on the Speed Turn 2.0 if you flip the toe piece (not something you can do now) you see the cutout for the crampon mount. Those toes you have appear to be a newer model...
  16. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    It was funny to watch them arrange themselves....

    It was funny to watch them arrange themselves. Very delicate dance, Ugly came in last and got swipped a bunch of times while tip-toeing across my gut. Then he settled right on top of Artie and fell...
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    There's a slot in the base plate of the toe unit...

    There's a slot in the base plate of the toe unit for that crampon mount so it fits in without lifting anything or messing with angles. Right now you probably have empty space below the plate in the...
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    This properly conveys how excited I usually am to...

    This properly conveys how excited I usually am to ride my bike but...

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  19. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Nobody gets off the couch! 400706

    Nobody gets off the couch!

    400706
  20. Thread: Wildlife

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    Size difference with the hen is pretty...

    Size difference with the hen is pretty impressive. Surprised the hen doesn't seem to care much!
  21. Dust on crust sure is skiing well but the...

    Dust on crust sure is skiing well but the skinning has been pretty challenging on anything low elevation. One step forward, 1.5 steps back and sideways. Stuff is filling in nicely and bad ideas are...
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    I posted that vid sometime this summer after...

    I posted that vid sometime this summer after fighting a particularly stubborn tire. It works really well, haven't had any issues sitting tires with a regular pump since I started using that trick.
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    Don't despair. I had a bike frame fully disappear...

    Don't despair. I had a bike frame fully disappear for 3 weeks (mine was "in-transit") then miraculously re-appear after filing a claim. One month to go from CO to UT. Fedex was also by the house...
  24. Damn, a slightly more manageable Legend Pro...

    Damn, a slightly more manageable Legend Pro sounds dreamy. I loved that ski so much but got to a point where I spent most of my time touring and on the few days I got at the resort I couldn't really...
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    If they still misbehave remount them 2 to 4 cm...

    If they still misbehave remount them 2 to 4 cm back. There were some issues with the center mark position on the topsheet for a while so unless you measured from the tail (details in this thread...
  26. Thread: The FIFTY

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    WAVY made me more uncomfortable than most of his...

    WAVY made me more uncomfortable than most of his other videos. He used to not really talk about avalanches, as if they just didn't happen. Then he got lanched a bunch and now he talks about them a...
  27. Definitely the wettest I've ever seen at this...

    Definitely the wettest I've ever seen at this time of the year. The MLK rain event from a few years back reached higher elevation but today was definitely a rarity. Never seen pine trees weep like...
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    The 4 pairs of Down I've skied have required the...

    The 4 pairs of Down I've skied have required the most aggressive detuning I've ever done on any ski. Definitely take a coarse gummy to the last foot of the ski or they'll never want to get out of a...
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    26.5! I'll PM you, name your price!

    26.5! I'll PM you, name your price!
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    Interesting. So far my first foray into Intuition...

    Interesting. So far my first foray into Intuition has not be the come-to-Jeebus everyone seems to experience. I wish I had looked for another pair of stock liners instead, people apparently throw...
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    I always tape over the rivets inside the shells,...

    I always tape over the rivets inside the shells, even the ones which are perfectly flush like to munch on the liner. Maybe put a tiny round piece of foam on the thin spot in the liner and another...
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    Wasatch trenching. It was -2 at the car, that sun...

    Wasatch trenching. It was -2 at the car, that sun was nice when it finally reached my frozen ass:

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  33. Bikeinn, snowinn, they have a slew of websites....

    Bikeinn, snowinn, they have a slew of websites. All legit, they ship out of Spain using a slow version of DHL. Sometimes stuff arrives in a week, sometimes it takes a couple months. And what's listed...
  34. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    KQ, I feel for you. We did not even attempt a...

    KQ, I feel for you. We did not even attempt a tree this year. Four evil cats and one old-ass dog who tends to eat EVERYTHING she can get in her mouth, the vet bills would definitely ruin the spirit...
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    In my case problem solved, they just told me it's...

    In my case problem solved, they just told me it's lost. Merry fucking Xmas from Fedex
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    +1 on this. We get donuts at least twice a week...

    +1 on this. We get donuts at least twice a week and there's a new batch of random candy every week. Lately it's been salted chocolate-coated caramel from Costco, the stuff is like crack and our admin...
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    We had a biggish storm in SLC last week. Biggish...

    We had a biggish storm in SLC last week. Biggish for the valley, almost a foot. The plows did an infinitely better job than usual and everything was pretty much cleared up by 8AM. By cleared up I...
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    Lately it's partially empty cans of dog or cat...

    Lately it's partially empty cans of dog or cat food that have been piling up in the sink. We have a really picky cat and the dog we rescued is super finicky as well so Ms Boissal is testing all kinds...
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    Fuck. That. If you have a weird name you expect...

    Fuck. That.
    If you have a weird name you expect it to be pronounced wrong the first time. Once you've corrected the person though it's on them not to be a disrespectful twat and pronounce the name...
  40. WTF does that even mean? Are people expected to...

    WTF does that even mean? Are people expected to get off the skinner because you were skiing down it? Newsflash bud, it's your job to avoid slow moving uphill people, not theirs. Solid Jerry move on...
  41. Gotta love the "no signs of instabilities"...

    Gotta love the "no signs of instabilities" comment for sure. I guess if you leave the car and only look at your feet until you're ready to drop into your line there's a chance you'd fail to see any...
  42. I had missed those views: 397586 And those...

    I had missed those views:

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    And those turns:

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  43. Yeah all slides should get captured, ideally once...

    Yeah all slides should get captured, ideally once from not too far away. Not sure we need obs from the glide cracks on Bonkers taken from the Cardiff ridgeline or fuzzy shots of random pockets taken...
  44. Avi observations are a gold mine in the same way...

    Avi observations are a gold mine in the same way Instagram spray is useful: it gives you an idea of what's in and where people are skiing. The bulk of what has been posted these past few years isn't...
  45. That is my approach now. I particularly enjoy #2!...

    That is my approach now. I particularly enjoy #2!

    In case anyone is wondering, I have posted obs on a few occasions: when I found something wholly unexpected (eg clashes with the current avy...
  46. ^^ YUM!!! Starting to look like there are fewer...

    ^^ YUM!!!
    Starting to look like there are fewer murderous branches lurking 1/8" below the surface.
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    You know, I used to go to the grocery store with...

    You know, I used to go to the grocery store with a giant pack since it was within walking distance from the house. Every fucking time I'd get weird looks and someone would have to inspect the bag to...
  48. #2, kooks dropping shit off ridgelines without...

    #2, kooks dropping shit off ridgelines without ever thinking about the runout.

    [unpopular opinion warning]
    Regarding the 1st part of your post, yes, I'm somewhat bothered by the number of...
  49. Been a thing for the past few years it seems....

    Been a thing for the past few years it seems. There's a whole pack of people out there who appear to be interesting in touring only because it allows them to drop cornices. Then there's the 10 to 15x...
  50. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Yeah Artie is rocking 4 white socks over his...

    Yeah Artie is rocking 4 white socks over his orange jumpsuit. He's quite the distinguished animal.

    Gigi is a nice hunk of cat! Her head looks slightly undersized compared to the rest of her body!
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