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  1. Poll: I'm on the line and well happy on my 192 flex 4.5...

    I'm on the line and well happy on my 192 flex 4.5 UL veneers. Full disclosure, i haven't tried any other mount points but I am a picky nerd who knows what he likes.

    I chatted with Keith for a...
  2. Bruce Tremper's book is excellent for sure. If...

    Bruce Tremper's book is excellent for sure. If you're keen for good "how not to die while skiing" books, Bruce Kay has an excellent one called "autonomy mastery and purpose" that's very different and...
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    I wouldn't change a lot in my setup. I finally...

    I wouldn't change a lot in my setup. I finally knew enough what i wanted to nail it down.

    Atomic hawx 130xtd

    192 protest custom w/ tectons and g3 nylon

    192 yeti custom w/tectons and g3...
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    based on the numbers that keep getting flashed...

    based on the numbers that keep getting flashed all i can deduce is 184 length, 94 underfoot and 19m radius.

    I could be off the mark but I'll be damned if i can come up with another explanation for...
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    Anyone know if they're planning on releasing an...

    Anyone know if they're planning on releasing an RV12 version for the husky gentleman?
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    It's close enough I'm sure I'd be happy with it....

    It's close enough I'm sure I'd be happy with it. In fact I'm rather disappointed i didn't indebt myself and get in when Keith and Pat did the small run but it wasn't quite time and I'd rather see a...
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    I'd be in for this. my big pintails are almost...

    I'd be in for this. my big pintails are almost ten years old and it's a shape i never want to be without. 150-117-123 , 45cm nose rocker with 7cm rise, shark nose. Trad camber throughout the rest...
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    Sticky: my experiences with magnetraction were not...

    my experiences with magnetraction were not positive although it would have specific benefits like unexpected icy chokes or ribs where edge grip is paramount. I found it very negatively impacted...
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    Sig worthy

    Sig worthy
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    This is very cool indeed. I'd like to see...

    This is very cool indeed. I'd like to see something even more pintail than the lhasa as well as some new touring shapes. The current ones are very versatile but the removal of the custom options mean...
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    Whistler and S2S touring partners

    Not sure how many people peruse this little backwater of the forums.

    I've got a slice of regular touring partners but sometimes schedules don't line up.

    If anyone's looking to earn some...
  12. Happened upon this just browsing. my schedule is...

    Happened upon this just browsing. my schedule is all over the place and i predominantly tour these days but who knows? maybe it'll work out. Shoot me a PM when you're around!
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    with respect to your burly friends Gunder, I have...

    with respect to your burly friends Gunder, I have in fact seen two sets of toes from the post-recall batch fail in exactly the same way i experienced on 3 toe pieces, all of which were from before...
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    I usually agree to disagree but you're wrong....

    I usually agree to disagree but you're wrong. kingpin was a disaster, with multiple failure modes which were each catastrophic as opposed to inconvenient. Many people expedienced them at...
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    True. it's downright impressive. Their ability to...

    True. it's downright impressive. Their ability to create products which self destruct on creative ways is very inspiring.
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    From your list: Line Vision 108 - touring...

    From your list:


    Line Vision 108 - touring ski. Doesn't sound at all like what you want.
    Line Sick Day 104 - traditional all mountain twin. fair bit of splay at both ends but not a full twin....
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    I also thought MVP when reading this.

    I also thought MVP when reading this.
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    Reading comprehension fail on my part. apologies...

    Reading comprehension fail on my part. apologies for flying off the rails.
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    this is very different to the measurements of the...

    this is very different to the measurements of the post above which states front two identical and rear two 3.75mm in front.
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    The other alternative is for the pattern to be...

    The other alternative is for the pattern to be different enough to not have so much overlap.

    No big deal really as I'm not currently in the market, just seems like a significant oversight/missed...
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    This seems like a fuck up to me unless I'm...

    This seems like a fuck up to me unless I'm missing something. That's a pretty unfortunate hole match-up with their own product sibling which means there is exactly zero chance I'd run these in tandem...
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    if you've got the frequency list for your area,...

    if you've got the frequency list for your area, baofeng radios have served me quite well. Definitely wouldn't be what i would refer to as a fool proof emergency contact device though, only a highly...
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    why would you use google maps over Google Earth?...

    why would you use google maps over Google Earth? you can plot routes and get elevation profiles for those routes, there are usually multiple image dates available to peruse, and you can even play...
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    Dates? There's a whole winter of them! I work a...

    Dates? There's a whole winter of them! I work a lot through until Christmas but pretty easy to shift my schedule around after that.
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    If you end up coming up the ol' sea to sky with...

    If you end up coming up the ol' sea to sky with some sticks I'll be happy to make time to show you the best spots i can think of. Touring ready a bonus!
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    194 B-Squads were probably the stiffest ski i...

    194 B-Squads were probably the stiffest ski i rode with regularity. Snapped 4 pairs of the damn things though. The definitely did not float until going over 30mph and were a big time handful in trees...
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    praxis yeti or exp. currently on sale too.

    praxis yeti or exp. currently on sale too.
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    Rambling Jack 115, Skunkworks 122 and Fletcher...

    Rambling Jack 115, Skunkworks 122 and Fletcher 124 all have my attention.

    I'd so love to try out some of these shapes as I'm the opposite of Eskido and love directional skis. I'd also love to...
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    Damn you and your truthyness...

    Damn you and your truthyness...
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    Check main thread for details but i wouldn't bet...

    Check main thread for details but i wouldn't bet on the ability to build a custom anything in the immediate future. Looks like Keith is shifting his business model.
  31. Thread: Better Super 7?

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    automatic 117 and wailer 112 are both actually...

    automatic 117 and wailer 112 are both actually pretty good rec's for this style of ski.

    I haven't skied it but would wonder with the Billy goat if it's soft enough for this skier bracket? I...
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    Duh!

    Duh!
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    Good luck to Keith, a rising tide lifts all ships...

    Good luck to Keith, a rising tide lifts all ships as they say.

    I'm a touch bummed i didn't get a last pull on the joint while it was going around but I'd have been more bummed to never have shown...
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    all the Hakkas i ever ran were the non-studded...

    all the Hakkas i ever ran were the non-studded variety. Definitely still superior to the Ice X but not double the price superior.
  35. Thread: Better Super 7?

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    I think the attribute that made the original...

    I think the attribute that made the original super 7 likeable was the semi pintail thing it had going on. Most people had never skied that kind of thing. With that in mind and based solely on...
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    I got Michelin Ice X last year because money....

    I got Michelin Ice X last year because money. First time in almost ten years I drove something other than Hakkas in the winter and I was actually pretty impressed. Second and third winter will really...
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    192 UL veneer protest 192 UL veneer yeti

    192 UL veneer protest
    192 UL veneer yeti
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    The beast is a strange tale of product...

    The beast is a strange tale of product development. Only other binding I can think of that expects many end users to modify their boots is CAST. I Agree that it is unfortunate for their clientele...
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    my mistake on the lean numbers, you guys are...

    my mistake on the lean numbers, you guys are correct. stock options 15/17 and optional dogbone gets you 13/19

    This discussion around boot sole delta is really interesting and makes me want to do...
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    I just came here to say that as an XTD 130 owner,...

    I just came here to say that as an XTD 130 owner, I also disliked the forward lean. Having said that, I got the alternate dog bone for the lean lock and am now running it at 11 degrees and it's...
  41. not involved but buddy's boots are. Thanks to the...

    not involved but buddy's boots are. Thanks to the cat in january for drawing attention to this before the snow flies.
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    that very much makes it not an awesome boot...

    that very much makes it not an awesome boot design. That makes it a boot design with interesting components but which treats potential customers with condescension and disdain. I don't need to keep...
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    if it were me, with that top sheet, I'd go white...

    if it were me, with that top sheet, I'd go white for sure. black would be second choice. Blue would clash pretty hard on those. I'd also get the cheapest ones, but for same price across the board...
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    Thank you for reminding me why to stay away from...

    Thank you for reminding me why to stay away from dynafit gear. yeesh.
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    can't make accurate recommendation without naked...

    can't make accurate recommendation without naked pics of dog.
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    skis change a lot in the first 10-20 days of use....

    skis change a lot in the first 10-20 days of use. If the new skis have as a starting point the flex of the 4 year old ski, then they're effectively softer, no?
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    if you like the ren then I'd be looking at hoji...

    if you like the ren then I'd be looking at hoji or gpo before mvp but that's just me maybe?
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    people on the west coast consider anything under...

    people on the west coast consider anything under 100 underfoot to be a "no new snow" ski. it might be what you consider fat coming from the east coast but it's barely all mountain around here. if...
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    How does one affix said greek pastries to such a...

    How does one affix said greek pastries to such a visor? do they go in front of your mouth for hands free snacking? if so, I bow to your genius.
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    Poll: just to add to the data I'm running with a...

    just to add to the data I'm running with a 310bsl. regarding mount point vs tip dive, for my build i would think that being a heavy fuck would more than make up for an extra 15mm of bsl but what do i...
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