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    2020 Stoke: ...

    2020 Stoke:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUdxyMMM5wc

    A little bit of movie magic to get two people skiing on the same pair of skis...
  2. I got on my Kusalas for the first time in a few...

    I got on my Kusalas for the first time in a few years this year and was back in love...

    Before I get into it I have to say that skis like the Renegade/Kusala are an endangered species. Anyone who...
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    Someone's gonna get robbed! Crap

    Someone's gonna get robbed! Crap
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    The heel's pretty solid, I've had good use in...

    The heel's pretty solid, I've had good use in kinpgins and shifts and they aren't really dented.
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    I have the ascendant. It's naked on the inside...

    I have the ascendant. It's naked on the inside with light softshell outside. Which is about as heavyweight as I would want to go for such a piece. Anything warmer and I care more about absolute...
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    ATK Freeride spacer will make any tech binding...

    ATK Freeride spacer will make any tech binding heel ski better, more like a kingpin. Watch out for ice on the sole while lift-served and ski-on-off with gondolas.
  7. Thread: AT Helmet halp

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    Not for racing... I use the Smith Maze with...

    Not for racing...

    I use the Smith Maze with earflaps stripped. You can buy it as the Maze Bike. It's only like 10oz. It's been the lightweight king for 10 years.

    It's not climbing certified,...
  8. It's not necessary, but it's a great aid. If for...

    It's not necessary, but it's a great aid. If for example, you have the "button", but not enough space it still won't work.

    I also have no issues barefoot, without any aid spreading my toes. When...
  9. Agreed. I'm punching the forefoot of snug boots,...

    Agreed. I'm punching the forefoot of snug boots, not getting buckets. My issue arose from a way too "race" fit, and stupidly not molding the liners. Those boots have since been punched to near death,...
  10. I live in Austria so they were done in our little...

    I live in Austria so they were done in our little town boot shop. I'm out of town for the next week, but I can ask them what the technology is called when I get back.
  11. I just saw those for the first time last week,...

    I just saw those for the first time last week, I'll check them out.
  12. I've had the issue for a few years. Started with...

    I've had the issue for a few years. Started with a season with way too tight boots, then followed up with a spring hiking in narrow running shoes. That sealed the deal, although thinking back the...
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    For sure, but it's way off topic for people...

    For sure, but it's way off topic for people looking for the Hoji Free. I don't know, I was just making logical assumptions.
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    So you're telling me that he showed up to Tecnica...

    So you're telling me that he showed up to Tecnica and then two years later they release a class leading boot with a hybrid walk mode mechanism that borrows heavily from the dynafit ultralock books,...
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    The guy who designed the TLT5/Vulcan also...

    The guy who designed the TLT5/Vulcan also designed the Zero G. But you're right that there's always bound to be something better. And in general, it's a pretty nice time to buy boots. Not too many...
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    I have the same type foot. I think the TLT8 seems...

    I have the same type foot. I think the TLT8 seems to fit similarly. Haven't tried Hoji or Hoji Free, but it seems like people have said the rear half of the boot is not high volume on Regular Hoji....
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    I don't think there's any reason Hoji wouldn't...

    I don't think there's any reason Hoji wouldn't ski on some Shifts. Dynafit couldn't give two fucks if someone was skiing on the Beasts or Shifts. They only make "touring" bindings now.

    The fit of...
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    I live in Montafon, it's basically one valley...

    I live in Montafon, it's basically one valley over from the Arlberg. You will not want for great terrain in the Alps!
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    11 at heel. To be clear, they were just releases,...

    11 at heel. To be clear, they were just releases, maybe a little soon but all were on airs landing forward into deep snow.
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    I'm on 10 at toe, 12 at heel. Maybe 11 would...

    I'm on 10 at toe, 12 at heel.

    Maybe 11 would be ok, but with heel releases I was ok to go back to my old solly dins 10/12

    I have really big calves though...

    Test passed on 12:
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    Not a splitboarder, but intrigued by the hardboot...

    Not a splitboarder, but intrigued by the hardboot concept.

    For those sad about the loss of TLT6, dynafit sell the "Speedfit" boot, which is essentially a plastic cuff tlt6 with no tongue, and can...
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    Back from another good touring day with lots of...

    Back from another good touring day with lots of jumps. Heel din on 12 and making sure to clear the snow seemed to do it. Still some fatties to flatty, and no faceplants.
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    That is way too far in. As per the manual, and...

    That is way too far in. As per the manual, and what others have recommended.

    Here's mine slighty passed flush. I have since gone back to flush (using a straightedge across the plastic bridge to...
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    Yeah, this doesn't seem so complicated to me. I...

    Yeah, this doesn't seem so complicated to me. I skied for years in the park and as a little huck monkey with Salomon bindings. I had to have the heel on 12 or bad things would happen on compressions...
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    More about clearing from the boot, like a normal...

    More about clearing from the boot, like a normal alpine binding. Still a little wary to kick the plastic, but I guess I shouldn't worry.
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    I went to up my heel din and realized the ski...

    I went to up my heel din and realized the ski that had been releasing actually had higher forward pressure. The one not releasing, either relaxed a little or was set to standard flush like the...
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    I'm at 11, so room to grow. I had said previously...

    I'm at 11, so room to grow. I had said previously that I used to run solly heels on 12. I haven't had any lateral release issues on 9. Even had a few scares with death cookies under powder and things...
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    I had another heel release that probably caused a...

    I had another heel release that probably caused a crash. I did go a little deep and landed on the front of my boots, but you can see the ski click off before the point of no return. So far I'm just...
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    Yeah, I love them. Have them in my hiking and...

    Yeah, I love them. Have them in my hiking and running shoes too, with different density foam. I have Morton's Neuroma issue that was flaring up bad, and when I first got the insoles they like they...
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    I had a couple of releases last week. One was a...

    I had a couple of releases last week. One was a stuffed tip to full slow down in a windlip. This was full force, slow fall, and the ski came off nicely. Next was landing a little too far forward on...
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    There's a small shop in my town that only does...

    There's a small shop in my town that only does shoes and boots. They push custom footbeds on everyone, and most people are your average euro skier. But we also have one of 4-5 ski middle schools in...
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    I'll do $300 Flat

    I'll do $300 Flat
  33. I tried them on at ISPO, but I couldn't compare...

    I tried them on at ISPO, but I couldn't compare to them to the current ones. They seemed stiffish, with decent flex range.

    Talked to a shop guy here who sells the current boots and he was stoked...
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    283mm Sorry for the delay. TLT8s are good...

    283mm

    Sorry for the delay.

    TLT8s are good boots. I've got over 10 days of touring on them and they're nice. Last lightweight boot I had was the TLT5, and I feel like these are a little softer...
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    I can't imagine the new elan ones are different...

    I can't imagine the new elan ones are different than the last two years, but the light (red/white) have lower tips and I think a tiny bit less rocker than the heavy (blue/weight/2015) ones.

    I...
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    Going to ISPO tomorrow, let me know if you want...

    Going to ISPO tomorrow, let me know if you want any direct questions asked.
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    Skied yesterday in Montafon, lifts are running...

    Skied yesterday in Montafon, lifts are running today, but I have a cold.

    It was kind of crazy yesterday. Deep fluff and low wind at 1800m. Upside-down windblasted snow from 900-1200m.
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    Let the testing begin! 263639

    Let the testing begin!

    263639
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    I fucking love that map! I'm constantly on there....

    I fucking love that map! I'm constantly on there. I get upset when I go to Tyrol and lose the good map. Forests are green on the map.
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    I think their still locking down the...

    I think their still locking down the configuration, so maybe that's why there's no details.
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    Right now the key is to stay low and out of...

    Right now the key is to stay low and out of danger. There is good skiing to the valley in Schruns.
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    That's Amazing!

    That's Amazing!
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    Maybe we can stop educating them? Lupos are...

    Maybe we can stop educating them?

    Lupos are stiff, and pretty narrow, even the wider version.

    I don't know how much you weigh, but the softest version would probably be best if you want to ski...
  44. Thread: Hero 7 Thread

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    Update slightly away from my body, Not much...

    Update slightly away from my body,

    Not much better. I guess I'll try cross eyed technique.

    This was at 50p, so I through in a few speed ramps. The quality is still good at 50p 4k vs 30p 5.7k....
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    I really like the latest one (rocker concerns...

    I really like the latest one (rocker concerns aside). It's funny that the elan skis are now the best in the lineup. They should have them build the Ren and Raven too!
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    Overheard a guy on a tram talking about his...

    Overheard a guy on a tram talking about his goggles, so I asked.

    Smith I/0 4D. Curved at the bottom so you can see your dick better, or your golfball... or snow.

    It was the European sales demo....
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    The general rocker is still the same (too much),...

    The general rocker is still the same (too much), but the tip profile is slightly lowered/less-upturned vs the original.

    I have the Blue/White Heavy and Red/White Lighten Version both 187
  48. Thread: Hero 7 Thread

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    I had to google TMJ.... hopefully I don't get rad...

    I had to google TMJ.... hopefully I don't get rad brah induced TMJ.

    RE: 7 Smooth

    You're probably right, as I was looking at higher frame rates like 50p with 4:3 2.7k and things like that. I...
  49. Thread: Hero 7 Thread

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    In my research of the 7, it seems like...

    In my research of the 7, it seems like hypersmooth wasn't in all modes and resolutions, so maybe the switch did it.

    Here's one I just threw together of Insta360 One X. I edited this on FCPx and in...
  50. Thread: Hero 7 Thread

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    Question. Are you sure you had on Hyperlapse...

    Question.

    Are you sure you had on Hyperlapse during the first video?

    The second(more pow) has a tighter FOV, and the more computerized smoothing movements. You can see this especially on tilt....
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