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  1. Just skied it yesterday, stashed my shoes at...

    Just skied it yesterday, stashed my shoes at 8600í and started skinning on continuous snow from there. We were at least a day early for optimal conditions. The snow is smooth and in great shape for...
  2. I havenít posted much (at all?) in this thread...

    I havenít posted much (at all?) in this thread this year but just wanted to poke my head in and say thanks to all for the stoke, beta and bootfitting recs this year. I hope all of you are staying...
  3. Thread: Old man noob ?

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    Do it! Waikiki is in most ways probably the ideal...

    Do it! Waikiki is in most ways probably the ideal place to surf for the first time. Which also means that there will be plenty of first-timers out so no need to feel embarrassed. Thereís also a dude...
  4. The Official 19/20 Tahoe Ski Snowboard Thread. Plus bonus Bootfitting Recs!

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    @UnDeadspin on twitter posts links to all the...

    @UnDeadspin on twitter posts links to all the pieces for other outlets former DS writers have been putting out. I really liked David Rothís piece for TNR about the Astros the other day.
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    I really like my alpha sk 32 from last season....

    I really like my alpha sk 32 from last season. Checks all your boxes except maybe the helmet carry doesnít work great if the pack is super full. But price is the main drawback.

    A couple friends...
  7. I might be interested in the mediums but I need...

    I might be interested in the mediums but I need to find a pair to try on. I tried on the new version in large and they felt big despite being a little bigger than 1000-oaks. Both length and in the...
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    Awesome! I hope my potential future offspring are...

    Awesome! I hope my potential future offspring are into taking trips like this with me.
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    The folks over at skimo co have written about the...

    The folks over at skimo co have written about the tipon skins. I believe the gist was they work well if you keep them dry but they are not super user friendly.

    I also talked to an employee at...
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    The head gaskets of that era usually go between...

    The head gaskets of that era usually go between 80k and 120k miles. I bought a used Ď06 outback that had already had its head gasket replaced (around 120k) thinking I would be good, but the head...
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    This is almost like a tgr greatest hits list.

    This is almost like a tgr greatest hits list.
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    40 hours in downtown Seattle.

    I havenít read this thread but Iím obsessed with Kedai Makan in Capitol Hill. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Get the frog legs, even if you think you wonít like frog legs. Just note that...
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    I took my aiare 1 with Geoff Clarke and would...

    I took my aiare 1 with Geoff Clarke and would recommend him. Mine was through Kirkwood but I believe he also teaches through ASI and maybe others too. Seems like heís touring in the Sierra most days...
  15. Sitting having a beer in Silverton, hitched a...

    Sitting having a beer in Silverton, hitched a ride on the train from Needleton after hiking in from Molas, over the divide, down Vallecito creek, then over columbine pass and through Chicago Basin....
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    I think about this question a lot. Weirdly I live...

    I think about this question a lot. Weirdly I live a few blocks from the ocean but skiing is a bigger part of my life. It doesnít really make sense except it just has worked out that way.

    I donít...
  17. Humphreyís Peak was a nice way to shake off the...

    Humphreyís Peak was a nice way to shake off the cobwebs of two days of driving. Maybe a little disappointing scenery-wise but it was a beautiful day and leftover pizza on a summit is always a...
  18. Yeah thatís a great book, if youíre looking for a...

    Yeah thatís a great book, if youíre looking for a dark, pulpy noir that happens to be about surfers. Point Break actually started out as an adaptation of it, and though the narrative ended up pretty...
  19. Woke up and mobilized to mojave. Cool town! Has...

    Woke up and mobilized to mojave. Cool town! Has that desert vibe thatís simultaneously depressing and invigorating. Found a gas station bathroom through an ominously long and dark hallway to floss,...
  20. Live Journaling an athletically unremarkable road trip through the Southwest

    This doesnít *really* feel worth a trip report but what the hell, itís August and thereís only like a dozen people reading tgr anyway and Iíd probably read this.

    Itís been a pretty disappointing...
  21. Thread: Hiking in Japan

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    I donít know how good this site and its related...

    I donít know how good this site and its related guidebook are but it seems solid:

    https://japanhike.wordpress.com/kita/

    Iíve never hiked in Japan in summer but skied a decent bit in the Kita...
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    Maybe if youíre looking for more speed try a...

    Maybe if youíre looking for more speed try a single fin? Itís definitely a different style and you canít generate speed like you can on a thruster, but if you enjoy making slow long radius turns...
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    Sweet, Iíll check that out as well.

    Sweet, Iíll check that out as well.
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    I'm planning on spending a few days backpacking...

    I'm planning on spending a few days backpacking in your fine state at the end of August and am looking for some opinions. I was considering both the Elk Park to Needleton semi-loop and the Four...
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    I went back to Baltimore for the first time in a...

    I went back to Baltimore for the first time in a decade or so last summer and would say that most of it is awesome and the inner harbor is a shithole tourist nightmare, so the opposite of...
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    Iím not sure I surfed at all between the new year...

    Iím not sure I surfed at all between the new year and June (intense work period, epic ski season) but Iíve surfed seven out of the last nine days. Man, it feels good! Itís been fantastic to...
  27. Thread: Kauai Info

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    Hamura Saimin in Lihue is a hallowed old school...

    Hamura Saimin in Lihue is a hallowed old school saimin place. Feels like walking into a time warp. As old school Hawaiian as it gets.
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    Iím not local but Iím a fan of that place, too....

    Iím not local but Iím a fan of that place, too. Itís never been busy when Iíve been in so more business would be good.

    Verde at the Y in south lake is pretty solid also.
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    A couple friends and I skied the hotlum wintun...

    A couple friends and I skied the hotlum wintun route yesterday. Parking is still a little ways out (the trailhead proper is covered in two to three feet of snow still!) but the skiing is prime.

    We...
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    10 hours and nobody has said how rad this photo...

    10 hours and nobody has said how rad this photo dump is?! Weíre all spoiled by this thread.
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    Very cool; Iím not a climber and it took me a...

    Very cool; Iím not a climber and it took me a while to figure out that one climbs the west ridge vs the east ridge for aesthetic purposes. At first my lizard brain was confused why you would pass by...
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    The Hagan site says that theyíre rebranded atk...

    The Hagan site says that theyíre rebranded atk Crests, which were discussed some earlier in this thread. Itís confusing enough that ATK has a dozen-plus models of bindings; I wish BD and Hagan didnít...
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    Ha, itís a small ski nerd world. Wish I had...

    Ha, itís a small ski nerd world. Wish I had stopped to chat more but was in full get-home mode. That was me if you gave my two friends cans of deschutes. Thanks for the beers since I stupidly took an...
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    Dana couloir and ellery skied fantastic today....

    Dana couloir and ellery skied fantastic today. Dropped Dana at 12:30 or so. Minimal suncups skinning from the park gate and smooth snow in glacier canyon.

    Apparently part of a big cornice in chute...
  35. Thread: Ski Chile 2019

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    Eclipse is the second of July though I think? And...

    Eclipse is the second of July though I think? And the path of totality is pretty far north of where I thought most of the good skiing was.
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    Mammoth 2018/19 - Queen of the Eastern Sierra

    Reading comprehension fail, deleted
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    Yeah, driving to the devastated area parking and...

    Yeah, driving to the devastated area parking and climbing the north side is the standard approach until the road to the south is open, which probably wonít be for a while. The route is about 4 miles...
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    Yesterday was tracked boot-top pow. Pretty fun...

    Yesterday was tracked boot-top pow. Pretty fun though heavy. The kind of conditions wrenegades are made for. The sun never really came out but the times the clouds thinned a little the increase in...
  39. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I really want to see whatís in bjarneís pack for...

    I really want to see whatís in bjarneís pack for a given episode. I bet itís ridiculous.
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    Thereís an ice axe he only gave four stars to....

    Thereís an ice axe he only gave four stars to. Iím not buying that ice axe.
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    Rebuilding the 3+ ski quiver.

    My (fairly limited) impression of Hakuba-area snow is that itís often similar to Tahoe snow. It seems relatively warm there and the snow is denser than the blower that everyone in the us seems to...
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    Glad youíre ok, sounds super scary. Iím certainly...

    Glad youíre ok, sounds super scary. Iím certainly not judging your decision-making; nothing you did sounds particularly foolish. Iím glad you posted, itís a good reminder that shit happens even when...
  43. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Can you say hot Italian Jersey babes?!?

    Can you say hot Italian Jersey babes?!?
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    My rx130s are the regular ones, not the lv so...

    My rx130s are the regular ones, not the lv so ymmv. I have pretty wide feet.
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    Yeah, those Telluride lift lines on pow days are...

    Yeah, those Telluride lift lines on pow days are brutal! You have to wait whole minutes at times!
  46. Thread: The Fifty One?

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    I have nothing to contribute except to say this...

    I have nothing to contribute except to say this is my favorite new thread of 2019.
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    I just got a set of pro wraps (mv) for my rx130s...

    I just got a set of pro wraps (mv) for my rx130s at the beginning of this season. I have fairly meaty feet and use a footbed. Donít forget to take out the footbed that comes with the pro wrap for...
  48. Thread: The FIFTY

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    The link isnít working for some reason. But...

    The link isnít working for some reason. But google ďgarmin inreach webinarĒ and youíll find it.
  49. Thread: The FIFTY

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    The FIFTY

    Garmin did an inreach webinar with someone from the inreach product team and someone from GEOS a couple months ago thatís informative. Basically what was posted above by fenris is the cliffís notes...
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    The costs are a lot lower than I wouldíve assumed...

    The costs are a lot lower than I wouldíve assumed given that itís one of the most expensive countries in Western Europe.
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