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    Winter camping tents??

    Hey I want to get into winter camping and multi-day ski tours and I'm looking for tent recommendations.
    I live in interior BC. I'm looking for a 2-3 person tent to use as a base camp. I've read...
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    PLEASE DO THIS

    PLEASE DO THIS
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    Wow thanks for all the irrelevant info. What I’m...

    Wow thanks for all the irrelevant info. What I’m trying to get at is: numbers like DIN (yes for fucks sake of course I’m talking about bindings) especially when subject to standard testing methods...
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    Now we’re talking!

    Now we’re talking!
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    We’re finally starting to ask the right...

    We’re finally starting to ask the right questions. I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t determine an overall dampness value. It’s not like you need to do a weighted average of all the materials....
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    Alright how about DIN?

    Alright how about DIN?
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    Oh ok. So flex index of 110 vs 130 when we’re...

    Oh ok. So flex index of 110 vs 130 when we’re talking about boots means nothing?
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    No no no I don’t want to use number to describe...

    No no no
    I don’t want to use number to describe the perfect ski. I want to use them to perfectly describe any ski.
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    Thanks for the quality input dingus.

    Thanks for the quality input dingus.
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    That is why we should use numbers instead. I...

    That is why we should use numbers instead.
    I guess a lot of people misinterpreted the objective of this thread.
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    Maybe you need an explanation of what it means to...

    Maybe you need an explanation of what it means to measure something?
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    That’s exactly what I’m trying to get at. The...

    That’s exactly what I’m trying to get at. The whole point of this thread was to start a discussion about how that could be accomplished, how to scientifically measure these things. There’s got to be...
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    Ski reviews: Qualitative vs Quantitative

    When reading a review for a ski or the description on a manufacturers website, words like ‘poppy’ or ‘playful’ often come up. The opposite of ‘playful’ might be ‘dead’ which has negative...
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    Anybody still touring sans sled in the Koots...

    Anybody still touring sans sled in the Koots right now?
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    Who's still touring in BC?

    Who's still touring? Got laid off due to covid and I'm jonesing to fill the truck up and drive somewhere for a week to get some high alpine spring skiing (responsibly of course - bringing my own...
  16. Help me find something similar to the 4FRNT KYE

    Really liked the looks of that ski and sad that I never got my hands on a pair. Currently looking for a new touring ski. Hoping that one of you gear nerds can recommend something similar.
    stiff flex...
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    WTB: 4FRNT KYE

    Looking for 188s. Show me what you got.
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    American here. Also interested in a South...

    American here. Also interested in a South American summer. Will do more research tomorrow but decided to come here first. Maybe somebody has some first hand knowledge they can pass on?
    Cheers!
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    That's a nice jacket. What is your asking price?...

    That's a nice jacket. What is your asking price?
    Thanks
  20. Gave em a call earlier today and left a message....

    Gave em a call earlier today and left a message. Will try again next week if I don't hear back.
  21. This is my second pair of Krypton Pros and it...

    This is my second pair of Krypton Pros and it definitely wasn't as much of an issue with my Langes or Technicas.
  22. Why is it so damn hard to get replacement buckles?

    Every year I break at least one buckle and every year I go through the same damn process. I go to my local shop and they say, "Let's see if we have something in the back." They sort through their...
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    I don't know why the video won't embed. Anyway...

    I don't know why the video won't embed. Anyway here's the link.
    https://vimeo.com/305405594
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    Up and comer: Jonnie Merrill

    Has anybody else noticed this young man tearing up the Wasatch and British Columbia the last few years? He just dropped his 17/18 season edit and it's legit as fuck.


    https://vimeo.com/305405594...
  25. WTB: pow skis to replace my ON3P Jeffreys

    Broke ass college student.
    I've been riding these skis for too god damn long. This is my first thread so go easy on me. However, I'm a big deal over on newschoolers so you know I'm legit. Mainly ski...
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    I am covered for 75 visits. I realize at this...

    I am covered for 75 visits. I realize at this point that my recovery rate reflects how much time I put into it but I think that some of the stuff I was doing earlier on for ROM was totally...
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    Question about PT

    I've been going to physical therapy for about 3 months now. I started going to The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Murray, Utah for my knee rehab in early May. This was my first real injury so I...
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    sounds expensive. I'd never pay for custom outerwear, but most stuff fits me pretty well anyway.
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    FS: 09/10 K2 Obsethed 179

    Here we have the 2009/2010 K2 Obsetheds. These skis are fucking bomb.
    They have 1 1/2 seasons on them of me charging around Alta/Snowbird and they've held up great.
    I'd like $200 shipped for them...
  30. Hey there's no need for that negativity dude. I...

    Hey there's no need for that negativity dude. I came over to TGR for a change of pace from NS which is all about park/urban. Cheer up! A positive attitude is contagious. :)
  31. No doubt he's on top of his game, but no one has...

    No doubt he's on top of his game, but no one has perfect form 100% of the time. That makes sense that he's locking the DIN out though. I had never heard of that. That's pretty cool. I wonder why more...
  32. Well I first posted this on NS then realized most...

    Well I first posted this on NS then realized most kids on NS are park skiers and might not know too much about touring, and no I didn't think there were threads about this already, hence why I asked....
  33. How does Hoji slay so hard on Dynafit bindings?

    We all know Eric Hjorleifson skis some big lines and big cliffs. And he does it all on Dynafit bindings which aren't very burly. Dynafit is known for being the lightest AT bindings on the market. I...
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