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  1. When I was working as a ski tech, I offered to...

    When I was working as a ski tech, I offered to mount a buddyís new pair of Apaches in exchange for beer. About 8 beers and a safety meeting later, I drilled the holes.

    Turns out, I drilled to...
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    Sounds like a tune issue, specifically the tails...

    Sounds like a tune issue, specifically the tails need more detuning. I've got access to a demo pair of the same skis and have always felt like they're very easy to cut loose, and never catch edge....
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    Iíve got some yellow ones kicking around. Maybe...

    Iíve got some yellow ones kicking around. Maybe blue too.
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    Looks like a 100 to me. Iíve run 100s on skis up...

    Looks like a 100 to me. Iíve run 100s on skis up to 112 without bending.
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    Check again, one in stock right now

    Check again, one in stock right now
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    I weigh 160lbs if I havenít crapped in a good...

    I weigh 160lbs if I havenít crapped in a good while. I think standard flex will suffice.
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    Now thatís what Iím fucking talking about. 189cm...

    Now thatís what Iím fucking talking about. 189cm it is.
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    Yep Iíve been keeping that in mind, otherwise the...

    Yep Iíve been keeping that in mind, otherwise the 189cm would have been the only length on the table. Still will probably go that direction since Iím getting really tired of tomahawking because I...
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    Looking for a bit of advice on sizing BGs. ...

    Looking for a bit of advice on sizing BGs.

    Iím 6í0Ē, 160lbs, chargey skiing style. Iíve always thought of myself as a pretty centered skier but lately Iíve been having issues with getting too far...
  10. Be aware that those tubes on the top sheet have a...

    Be aware that those tubes on the top sheet have a tendency to leak a black tar-like substance in their old age. I know of several car interiors and carpets that have been ruined by leaky old Salomons.
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    Exactly how I feel about my WCT108s. Touring ski...

    Exactly how I feel about my WCT108s. Touring ski perfection.
  12. Wildcat 108 Tour with Tectons has been awesome...

    Wildcat 108 Tour with Tectons has been awesome for me. Pair with some ~1500g boots and youíve got a semi-light setup that really rips.
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    If youíve got access to a sled, thereís plenty of...

    If youíve got access to a sled, thereís plenty of gnar in the area. If not, youíre somewhat limited by access.
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    They didnít have a booth but Jake was there...

    They didnít have a booth but Jake was there showing the new line to dealers. Details TBA soonish.
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    Same as 19/20, no color changes at Salomon except...

    Same as 19/20, no color changes at Salomon except the addition of a black Shift
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    Just fucking buy them already. They absolutely...

    Just fucking buy them already. They absolutely slay, and make me feel way more badass than I actually am. They ski pretty short, so size up if on the fence.
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    Right? And not just one of the rinky dunk booths...

    Right? And not just one of the rinky dunk booths downstairs with the rest of the Chinese knockoffs.
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    They freaking rip. My favorite soft snow skis...

    They freaking rip. My favorite soft snow skis ever, by a large margin. Theyíre very stable geniuses when blasting through crud and chop, but are more than happy to be cut sideways when you want to...
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    I used to work as a ski tech, and have made that...

    I used to work as a ski tech, and have made that same mistake before, and I like to think Iím pretty knowledgeable and methodical. Itís a super easy mistake to make, especially when handed used...
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    Totally. Iíve got 184cm WC108 Tours with Tectons...

    Totally. Iíve got 184cm WC108 Tours with Tectons that Iím winding up using a surprising amount on lift serviced days. While Iím a fan of skis with a lot of top end, theyíre fast becoming my go to ski...
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    Hmmm, maybe they arenít lighter than the Bananas...

    Hmmm, maybe they arenít lighter than the Bananas after all. That was just my one run impression of the Ghost Trains.
  22. A small degree of lateral elasticity at the heel,...

    A small degree of lateral elasticity at the heel, and the heel piece rotates to follow the boot heel when releasing laterally at the toe, allowing for smoother release.
  23. This. Itís a common misconception that Pivots...

    This. Itís a common misconception that Pivots release laterally at the heel, but try it on a bench and youíll see itís not possible.
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    I own Bananas, and have ridden a single lap on...

    I own Bananas, and have ridden a single lap on the Ghost Trains.

    The Bananas are pretty subtly rockered, which is not at all the case with the Ghost Trains; the rocker lines are deep, and the...
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    Iíve got some undrilled 18/19 178cm Commander 98s...

    Iíve got some undrilled 18/19 178cm Commander 98s if youíre interested. I havenít skied them but Iíve got buddies who seem to really like them for low tide usage.
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    I send old guys and beginners out on the...

    I send old guys and beginners out on the Icelantic Pioneer 96 all the time and they seem to always like it.
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    I aggressively round my edges with a file to the...

    I aggressively round my edges with a file to the widest points of the tip/tails, then aggressively gummy stone the next few inches inwards, And lightly gummy to the rocker contact points. Seems to...
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    Seriously, Phantom wax sucks! Iím totally...

    Seriously, Phantom wax sucks! Iím totally regretting doing it to my Wildcats, they feel slow even after waxing them with temp appropriate wax now.
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    Agreed, drill the holes out on the bindings until...

    Agreed, drill the holes out on the bindings until the screws spin freely in the binding holes. This is a common issue on older Dynafits, and also on the rear two holes of Tyrolia Attacks.
  30. Itís not quite as clean of a result, but you can...

    Itís not quite as clean of a result, but you can cut the back of the block with a ski if itís fairly flat tailed.
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    They come set to 1/1

    They come set to 1/1
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    Back to the topic at hand, Iíve seen what feels...

    Back to the topic at hand, Iíve seen what feels like a disproportionate amount of delaminated/broken volkls the past ~7 years working in a shop. I always assumed it was just an artifact of small...
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    I setup Shifts with the AFDs lightly touching the...

    I setup Shifts with the AFDs lightly touching the boot and theyíve always passed a torque test as such. Iím convinced the only reason mfgs spec a gap at all is to prevent shitty techs from setting...
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    Iíve got a buddy skiing his at +1 and every other...

    Iíve got a buddy skiing his at +1 and every other sentence out of his mouth is how much he loves then. I know a lot of the Moment athletes go 1-2cm forward of the line too since theyíre of the flippy...
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    Moment doesnít generally do sales on their skis,...

    Moment doesnít generally do sales on their skis, and that model/length is probably the least likely to stick around long enough to go on sale in the spring/summer at a 3rd party dealer. Pull the...
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    Take the plate off the ski, do the thing, then...

    Take the plate off the ski, do the thing, then reinstall.
  37. I donít really see this happening to a ski from...

    I donít really see this happening to a ski from companies with burly construction like ON3P, Moment, Icelantic, etc.
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    Yep. More tip and tail splay, and a smidge more...

    Yep. More tip and tail splay, and a smidge more mass. I didnít get along with last years version of either, but Iím way into both this season.
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    Iím pretty sure I mounted your skis last year....

    Iím pretty sure I mounted your skis last year. Bummed theyíre too long for you, theyíre fun skis.
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    Got that shit on my Commander 98s the other day....

    Got that shit on my Commander 98s the other day. His skis were closer to 1998 than 98mm
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    Just curious, has anyone done a base grind on a...

    Just curious, has anyone done a base grind on a ski with Elanís amphibio asym rocker? Iím imagining it being a pain in the ass.
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    Echoing the Banana stoke. They rip.

    Echoing the Banana stoke. They rip.
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    Do it then! I see no good reason not to lop a bit...

    Do it then! I see no good reason not to lop a bit off, but I'm super curious why you'd want to.
  44. Someone try it on a pair of Swiss cheese skis....

    Someone try it on a pair of Swiss cheese skis. Offset enough and youíll miss the old holes.
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    Chipotle Bananas donít suck. At all. Iím pretty...

    Chipotle Bananas donít suck. At all. Iím pretty sure theyíre my new favorite soft snow ski.
  46. whatís the protocol for the pin width adjustment...

    whatís the protocol for the pin width adjustment look like? Iím envisioning having the boot in the binding and backing the pin off until thereís play and then back in a smidge?
  47. Fritschi Tecton refusing to release some boots?

    I just mounted up some Tectons, and they're absolutely refusing to let my Dalbello Lupo Pro HDs release laterally. It seems like the rubber boot sole is binding on the step in guides when the toe...
  48. The Cafe Latex rim strips have treated me well...

    The Cafe Latex rim strips have treated me well for fat bike tubeless. I have yet to encounter any form of air loss running them in combination with Orange Seal Subzero.
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    Iíve run Tectons since they came out, and sell a...

    Iíve run Tectons since they came out, and sell a bunch of them. The only issue Iíve seen is the brake assembly breaking when theyíre packed full of ice and then stomped into the lock position. To...
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    On the Tyrolia Attacks not screwing down flush to...

    On the Tyrolia Attacks not screwing down flush to the ski, the problem is due to Tyrolia not drilling the rear two holes in the heel assembly large enough. The screws index into the heel piece like...
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