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    Dakine Poacher Vest is best I've used in this...

    Dakine Poacher Vest is best I've used in this category. Very comfortable, and as an added bonus feels a bit like a suit of armor. Lower profile than any pack and avy bag compatible if that's your...
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    Figured it was a major improvement, but not as...

    Figured it was a major improvement, but not as drastic as you guys are saying. If it really is night and day, I'm more optimistic than ever about having some buddies rent new ones for a day and get...
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    I think it took me a solid season on my M-series...

    I think it took me a solid season on my M-series to figure out the powder thing. Even then, I'd feel like a hero in light pow, but would promptly humbled a day later when it had set up.

    Have...
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    If you can surf, and have a thick wetsuit, there...

    If you can surf, and have a thick wetsuit, there are some waves...
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    Somewhere in this thread or elsewhere Jason K....

    Somewhere in this thread or elsewhere Jason K. mentioned that the last will be slightly roomier than the RS.

    I think the key on this new boot will be whether or not that powerstrap buckle has...
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    Dunno where my instep falls on the spectrum of...

    Dunno where my instep falls on the spectrum of high vs. low but original Mango Maestrales always caused pain over the instep for me. No problems with ZG.
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    I think Boissal is the outlier here. 30 page...

    I think Boissal is the outlier here. 30 page thread and 4 pals in my touring group that use ZzeroGs and it's the first I've heard of it. I've used them with 3 different pairs of pants - no issues. ...
  8. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Keep forgetting to throw a scraper in my pack. ...

    Keep forgetting to throw a scraper in my pack. Now I want one of those little MSR dealios.
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    I installed my Hotronics on a pair of thin Bontex...

    I installed my Hotronics on a pair of thin Bontex shims so I could leave them in my alpine boots and swap my footbeds back and forth to touring boots. Insoles go on top of shims, and the shims never...
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    ^^^50ish days on my boots and have never...

    ^^^50ish days on my boots and have never encountered this. I wear a typical (for non skimo-centric culture centers) pant w/gaiter until springtime. If you run your top buckles very loose and the...
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    Bang on.

    Bang on.
  12. A week of touring in the Wasatch will make any...

    A week of touring in the Wasatch will make any Coloradan (me included) question why we accept the limitations of our annual persistent weak layers. Hard to beat that stable mid-winter UT blower.
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    Perfect, thanks.

    Perfect, thanks.
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    What are the pros using to glue foam to liners? ...

    What are the pros using to glue foam to liners? Epoxy? Super glue? I need to add some padding in the ankle area of my liners, but past experience suggests that I'll need something better than the...
  15. Thread: NFL 2019/2020

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    WHEW!

    WHEW!
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    Bump because I'm headed to Kauai in February and...

    Bump because I'm headed to Kauai in February and this is a great general thread for Hawaii any time of year.
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    Bump because Japan season is nigh, this TR is...

    Bump because Japan season is nigh, this TR is awesome and I missed it the first time.
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    I have the same one more poorly composed and with...

    I have the same one more poorly composed and with less vibrant colors. I really like the skintrack photo.
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    What are people's thoughts on terrain etiquette...

    What are people's thoughts on terrain etiquette for areas with multiple adjacent huts?

    On my last trip my group got slapped on the wrist and then threatened with removal from the hut for skiing in...
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    I'll echo that the weight limit is not to be...

    I'll echo that the weight limit is not to be feared. Compact is more important. You shouldn't need anything more than a pack and small/medium duffel for personal gear, and that should allow you to...
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    If somebody wants the skis but doesn't want to...

    If somebody wants the skis but doesn't want to tour on them I'll take the skins. I have these exact Renegades and fresh glidelites waiting to be cut, but I hate cutting skins and don't need brand...
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    Cool. Thanks for the update. I took the same...

    Cool. Thanks for the update. I took the same plunge, but ordered mine on the 12th, so by your math I should be seeing them shortly (which is good, because I purchased them for an upcoming trip). ...
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    Which of the current options will hold a 200cm...

    Which of the current options will hold a 200cm DPS 138? My old concourse double "185" is maxed around 190. Can anybody verify that the Thule roundtrip fits a 200? Also looking at Dakine Boundary...
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    It's a PITA, especially during busy connections,...

    It's a PITA, especially during busy connections, but I was always able to stash mine on the overhead shelves no problem. If you have extra time between destinations, use Black Cat (Takubin)
  25. Thread: Kauai Info

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    Bumping this because I'll be in Maui for a week...

    Bumping this because I'll be in Maui for a week with the fam starting Feb 1. and have the option to head over early (solo) and I'm trying to decide whether to spend my extra time on Maui or Kauai. ...
  26. Thread: WSL

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    Never watched a WSL event before today. Pretty...

    Never watched a WSL event before today. Pretty cool and engaging if you commit to watching the full heats, less so if you can't focus in on the drama/buildup.

    I latched on to team Italo. Cool to...
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    I had the opposite experience. Pretty much...

    I had the opposite experience. Pretty much parked anywhere I pleased within reason. My pals were rolling in a Class C with a woodstove and had no issues parked for a week behind a 24hr mexican...
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    Thanks man, appreciate the offer. I'll let you...

    Thanks man, appreciate the offer. I'll let you know if I get out that way.



    Not helpful for the primary purpose (getting the old man out on them) but I'll be in that area mid-January, might...
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    Bumping this because I lost my beloved Salomon...

    Bumping this because I lost my beloved Salomon XALP30 out of my roof box a few months back. If anybody isn't enjoying their's as much as I did, I'd be happy to buy it assuming good condition.
    ...
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    WTB: Salomon XALP30 Backpack

    Lost my Salomon Xalp 30 out of my roofbox earlier this fall. If anybody is holding one of these packs in good condition, shoot me a PM.
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    I can get 3/4" MG, but there are aluminum lips...

    I can get 3/4" MG, but there are aluminum lips running longitudinally that capture the decking, so the 3/4 won't fit without routing the edge. In any case I think I've located some 5/8" MG, but my...
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    I've been geeking out on these lately. The 25L...

    I've been geeking out on these lately. The 25L Upslope from Thule is very similar in style but they have some notable differences:

    - Thule has a slightly wider cut back panel than the Mammut. I...
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    Anybody have a rec for replacement trailer deck...

    Anybody have a rec for replacement trailer deck material? I have an open aluminum 2-place that is badly in need of a redo. I've spent a stupid amount of time trying to figure out what to use -...
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    1. Check to make sure the exhaust line is...

    1. Check to make sure the exhaust line is unobstructed. Depends on how yours is routed but mine sometimes gets blocked by snow.
    2. If you have a reset button (newest model does) try that or a power...
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    I keep hearing how intuitive and fun the Pescados...

    I keep hearing how intuitive and fun the Pescados are in anything soft. I'd love to try a pair myself, but am more interested in getting my Dad out on a pair. Seems like it could be a great ski for...
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    Thanks for chiming in. Helpful comments.

    Thanks for chiming in. Helpful comments.
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    EpicMix = Strava If you're using either of...

    EpicMix = Strava

    If you're using either of them, you are a dork, and therefore your holier-than-thou aspersions cast at the other (same but different) dorks cancel out.
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    I was traveling the reverse direction from Golden...

    I was traveling the reverse direction from Golden to Monarch Pass, and took 70 thinking 285 might be pretty burly. Sometimes a concrete median is pretty nice insurance. Still had a miniature version...
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    Depends on the pack IMO. I had good luck with...

    Depends on the pack IMO. I had good luck with the one on my Salomon X-Alp, but I did have it rigged a little differently than stock. I generally prefer an OK bungee system near the shoulder strap...
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    CAMP Raptor looks pretty solid. It'd probably be...

    CAMP Raptor looks pretty solid. It'd probably be my pick if I could find one on sale.
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    I used this pack for spring touring the last 2yrs...

    I used this pack for spring touring the last 2yrs or so. At moderate capacity, it was the most comfortable pack I've ever owned. Less so at full capacity. I usually rigged my helmet by attaching...
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    My first beacon was a hand-me-down Ortovox M1...

    My first beacon was a hand-me-down Ortovox M1 circa 2005. There was a recall for an issue where the batteries would dislodge and the beacon would turn off. I returned the beacon to Ortovox, and...
  43. Thread: NFL 2019/2020

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    NFL wanted him to agree not to sue if he remained...

    NFL wanted him to agree not to sue if he remained unsigned after the workout. Kaep's team responded with with a standard injury form.
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    QST seems like a good option. I haven't tried...

    QST seems like a good option. I haven't tried the 99, but I've been impressed with the versatility of my 106. They do well on firm, and surprisingly well in powder too.

    I have the 188 which...
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    Agreed. It's likely the way of the majority, but...

    Agreed. It's likely the way of the majority, but the presumption that there aren't folks in this community and elsewhere that possess the minimal moral fortitude that's required to boycott a petulant...
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    TGR Truck threads are the best. A summary: OP...

    TGR Truck threads are the best. A summary:

    OP - "I WANT a truck! Tell me why I NEED a truck!"

    Response 1 - "Welcome to TEAM TRUCK! Get any kind of TRUCK. Big truck, small truck, I like TRUCK...
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    Along those lines, family friend was supposed to...

    Along those lines, family friend was supposed to be on Pan Am 103. Missed her flight.
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    If by "top kit" you mean the "summer lid" that is...

    If by "top kit" you mean the "summer lid" that is not plumbed with airbag parts, I'm super very extra interested in that component alone if you'd consider selling separately.
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    Hell yeah man! Missed this the first time around....

    Hell yeah man! Missed this the first time around. Stoked to see what you come up with on the new path towards realizing your vision.
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    Not owned by the same people. They interview...

    Not owned by the same people. They interview Bruce Edgerly in the article.
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