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  1. Glad those race skis were fun for you. Too bad...

    Glad those race skis were fun for you. Too bad the forecast looks like yet another 2 more weeks of racing conditions for all of us, haha. During the softer hours of the day, did you ever try those...
  2. Free demos of Black Crows skis tomorrow at Squaw....

    Free demos of Black Crows skis tomorrow at Squaw. Michelle Parker, etc.
    https://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/black-crows-ski-sauvage-demo-ski-squaw-valley...
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    Did you show that PayPal info to the people at...

    Did you show that PayPal info to the people at K2? Did K2 tell you why that PayPal info cannot be verified as belonging to a certified K2 retailer?

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  4. 2 skiers had severe outcomes in this case. I...

    2 skiers had severe outcomes in this case. I don't have any strong tips to decrease it from 2 down to 0, but don't downplay the "one at a time" strategy, even for trauma risks instead of burial...
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    Of course a fatal collision is a serious tragedy,...

    Of course a fatal collision is a serious tragedy, but it's interesting that many comments here are about behaviors which aren't even violations of any rules or safety codes at all.



    I don't get...
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    Sticky: You talking to me? Pretty sure I'm not selling...

    You talking to me? Pretty sure I'm not selling mine this year. You could buy the other expensive minty pair of 194 raceroom's (not my sale) at...
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    I have a pair, not for sale. WARNING: The...

    I have a pair, not for sale.

    WARNING: The topsheet graphics, manufacturer's mount mark, etc. can be sketchy & confusing. My pair of 2012 194cm's measures 141-108-129, which matches a past...
  8. No such screw exists in the STH2 design. Instead,...

    No such screw exists in the STH2 design. Instead, the brake slides onto the heel track.

    My guess is your layer of caked snow resulted in your boot being in a super-high position, and then your...
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    I think whichever pair you are selling now is not...

    I think whichever pair you are selling now is not the actual pair in the photos above. The pair in the photos is currently in my garage right now, because I bought them from you face-to-face at...
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    Sticky: To clarify, skiduck still likes donations of...

    To clarify, skiduck still likes donations of GOGGLES and ski clothing/softgoods for kids/teens to hit the resorts. I think Squaw rental shops hook them up with hardgood rentals for free (including...
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    My OG orange 194's weigh 2489g, and my other...

    My OG orange 194's weigh 2489g, and my other 194's with your graphic weigh a bit less at 2376g.

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  12. If the ZZ bar ain't broke, then don't mess with...

    If the ZZ bar ain't broke, then don't mess with it---just mount it as designed. On the hill, I can feel only ONE difference between ZZ and non-ZZ 916's---I can feel the ZZ heel shim is more rigid and...
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    Sticky: The way I choose skis for each day on the hill is...

    The way I choose skis for each day on the hill is complicated & moody, but for meh conditions and "recovery days", some recurring secondary priorities tend to be:
    - try the skis I haven't tried yet...
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    If you contribute your 187 LP XXL, then I will be...

    If you contribute your 187 LP XXL, then I will be offering to coordinate the lending of about 100 skis from my Truckee storage unit (or I can meet borrowers at Squaw/Alpine parking lots or wherever)....
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    Sticky: THE ARSENAL 2019-20 Of the 89 skis in last...

    THE ARSENAL 2019-20

    Of the 89 skis in last year's pictures of The Arsenal, I sold off 4 of those:

    GONE:
    - Head Boneshaker (was a duplicate)
    - K2 ObSETHed (was a duplicate)
    - Salomon Rocker...
  16. The error is in the published tail width number....

    The error is in the published tail width number. Most websites publish the erroneous “135-112-132”, but the manufacturer likely intended “135-112-122”, which is printed on the graphics of my 2010...
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    Skepticism can be a healthy thing. But it's weird...

    Skepticism can be a healthy thing. But it's weird to me when people believe that a wacky little skill like this is hard for a human to achieve. Reminds me of the early days of Blister when Jonathan...
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    Another mounting spree before the holiday. Old...

    Another mounting spree before the holiday. Old Sally wormscrews on 5 more old ski models.
    - Head Boneshaker 191cm 2013, Salomon S916
    - Atomic Big Daddy 125 190cm 2009, Salomon 997 DIN=14
    -...
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    What length does she have. I think the shorter...

    What length does she have. I think the shorter lengths of old S7's were completely different shape than the longer lengths.

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    On some skis, I can feel a difference of 0.4cm....

    On some skis, I can feel a difference of 0.4cm. But still I put WAY higher priority on dodging old holes than positioning the bindings at my precise favorite position.

    Also, when the hole conflict...
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    I freeballed another 4 mounts on some old ski...

    I freeballed another 4 mounts on some old ski models.
    - Whitedot Ragnarok 193cm 2013, Salomon S900 DIN=16
    - Rossignol Squad7 190cm 2013, Salomon S900 DIN=20
    - Dynastar Legend Pro 194cm 2008,...
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    People have posted methods in this huge thread....

    People have posted methods in this huge thread. Like helicoil, or brass tap-in insert, or nylon tap-in insert, or stainless steel M5 threaded insert, or mounting plate, or plug with mixture of...
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    Yeah, my point was: If you suspect that any hole...

    Yeah, my point was: If you suspect that any hole might possibly end up as sketchy, then a dry run will help you to first see how good or bad that hole responds to a screw being driven into it, to...
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    You're probably fine. But yes, just the act of...

    You're probably fine. But yes, just the act of inserting a screw into a brand new hole can damage the inner walls of that new hole, especially if the screw is inserted carelessly. I think you know...
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    I mounted Jester Demos on 4 old ski models for...

    I mounted Jester Demos on 4 old ski models for borrowing in Squaw/Tahoe (plus some visits to Mammoth).
    - Elan Boomerang 190cm 2012
    - Line Mr. Pollard's Opus 192cm 2013
    - Volkl Mantra 191cm 2015
    -...
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    10% touching does not meet my personal standards,...

    10% touching does not meet my personal standards, but you might be good to go anyway...hard to know if the holes got damaged when you inserted screws. As I wrote before, a "dry run" beforehand would...
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    I've never ripped out of my own mounts. But I've...

    I've never ripped out of my own mounts. But I've repaired other people's rip-outs, so it happens.

    How big of a concern it is depends on how many cascading risk factors you have in your case. So...
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    Yo otto parts, before you drill 'em, give...

    Yo otto parts,
    before you drill 'em, give mildbill. a chance. (EDIT: I just emailed him a link to this thread.)

    I think he puts a lot of days on 194's every year, and I think he's still in...
  29. Sorry, I checked my stash, and I have no more...

    Sorry, I checked my stash, and I have no more DIN=14 toes left except the oldskool shape that I think people call "pig toes"???

    Anyway, all I have for you that match your toe shape are DIN=12...
  30. If the heel cannot be adjusted AT ALL, like it...

    If the heel cannot be adjusted AT ALL, like it will neither move fore nor aft,---then that heel sounds very sketchy to me.

    On the other hand, if it moves fore and aft just fine whenever you get it...
  31. Yes, you can mix & match 916 main toe with ANY of...

    Yes, you can mix & match 916 main toe with ANY of the following toe base plates:
    - "old driver" is what I call the flat white strip that is not as wide as the new driver AFDs, and with the old ones...
  32. The tetongravity.com servers host images, works...

    The tetongravity.com servers host images, works good enough for me. that said, I can view your photos easily by right-clicking on the broken images and opening each one in a new browser tab.

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  33. I might have one, not sure. Post a photo. Some...

    I might have one, not sure. Post a photo. Some are smooth rounded shape, others have a more robotic boxy shape, etc.

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  34. If you believe you like damp & stiff, might as...

    If you believe you like damp & stiff, might as well shoot for the moon and try to demo Head skis (e.g. Monster 98). There might be a length of that model that might fit your personal sweet spot...
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    I have a Stormrider 110 TT 192cm, but have not...

    I have a Stormrider 110 TT 192cm, but have not skied it yet.
    My pair weighs 2346g per ski, which I don't consider "heavy" at all. YMMV.
    136-110-124 R=30.4m

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    Best workbench in this whole thread. Looks...

    Best workbench in this whole thread. Looks portable, too.
  37. Feel free to make low-ball offers on my kinda...

    Feel free to make low-ball offers on my kinda beat-up pairs of:
    - 1.) K2 Apache Chief 174cm 118-98-108
    - 2.) Salomon TenEighty Gun (PocketRocket) 175cm 122-90-115
    - 3.) Volkl Explosiv 3 180cm...
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    Friends don't let friends ski hard on crappy...

    Friends don't let friends ski hard on crappy bindings.
    (Remember that time Huckasoreass skied on a Salomon Z-toe, because he didn't know? Well, IMO his friends & the community let him down by not...
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    Those screws in the photo look correct length to...

    Those screws in the photo look correct length to me. Those are slightly different from screws I use in that:
    1) EDIT: I deleted the original sentence that was here, because it was wrong. Turns out...
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    Sorry, I merely pasted personal notes in lingo...

    Sorry, I merely pasted personal notes in lingo originally written for an audience of one (myself).

    The "Nx" lingo is just quantities:
    2x is like "Two sets, as in one set for each heel" or...
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    Guidance: SCREWS: P18/P15 without any shims,...

    Guidance:

    SCREWS:
    P18/P15 without any shims, drilling into the ski (no inserts):
    - Heels: 4 screws of 2x 2x 20mm panHeads/lowHeads (measured from horizontal bottom of head), plus 4 screws of 2x...
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    I'm gonna vote instead for Fritschi Eagle for the...

    I'm gonna vote instead for Fritschi Eagle for the 3rd set of holes. (But I agree with your calls on the Dynafit & Guardian for the other 2 sets of holes).

    See resources at...
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    Thanks for your reply. I think a skier with your...

    Thanks for your reply. I think a skier with your background can make pretty much any ski work just fine, but I'm curious to watch this thread to see if you end up LOVING the Pr-oto, or are just like...
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    If that's what you really want, some shops who...

    If that's what you really want, some shops who are unwilling to mount for you MIGHT be willing to ONLY plug old holes & drill new holes for you. That way, you pay shop for a full-price mount job, but...
  45. Mount position is a personal preference. We don't...

    Mount position is a personal preference. We don't know you.

    I am 6' 2", 220lbs, tried many positions on 186cm Automatic 117 using a demo binding (and Automatic 117 is similar to Backland 117). The...
  46. Yes, if you are mounting those Marker Royal demos...

    Yes, if you are mounting those Marker Royal demos for the general public to share, then the standard is to mount to 315mm BSL. That allows a 315mm boot to harness the full +/- 2.5cm range of...
  47. (EDIT: lucknau & I are on the same wavelength.) ...

    (EDIT: lucknau & I are on the same wavelength.)

    My preference is the "outdated generation" of demo plates for demo Jester/Griffon/Squire. Low stack height, plus that demo design is pretty damn...
  48. Each FKS heel has about 6-7 parts in it. Which...

    Each FKS heel has about 6-7 parts in it. Which part(s) do you need, precisely? Take it to PM's, and we'll figure it out together.

    I have parts in photo a few posts earlier, see...
  49. In Australia (or wherever user=Island Bay...

    In Australia (or wherever user=Island Bay lives?), I have no idea how to find a pair there.

    My guess for North America is: Best way is to post a "WTB" thread here on TGR, then I'd expect you'd...
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    Sticky: Yep, PlayItLeo's reply is aligned with what I...

    Yep, PlayItLeo's reply is aligned with what I remember about that topic. The "original" Volant construction was metal cap to the edges, like the Huckster in that same photo from Caucasian Asian. And...
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