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    Hmmm. In my collection of boots (Lange RS 130,...

    Hmmm. In my collection of boots (Lange RS 130, Lange XT Free 130, Tecnica Mach 1 130 LV, Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro, Atomic Backland Carbon) the Hawx Ultra XTD 130 seems to vary less with temperature...
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    Then 25.5 for sure. I measure 27.8 and take a...

    Then 25.5 for sure. I measure 27.8 and take a 26.5 in the Zero G Tour Pro with no toe length punches.
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    x2. Dalbello Lupo AX 110 W. Says it's 100mm but...

    x2. Dalbello Lupo AX 110 W. Says it's 100mm but it's got a lot of room in there and easy to make wider; plastic is Irfran but it punches much like Grilamid. True 22.5, they even make it in a 21.5.
  4. No. No. Maybe, but why?

    No. No. Maybe, but why?
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    The blue and yellow TLT6 is the same last as the...

    The blue and yellow TLT6 is the same last as the black and orange one, but I would go with the same shell size as your Cochise as the interior length hasn't really changed much if any on the Zero G...
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    My 26.5 looks just like that. Squirt some hot...

    My 26.5 looks just like that. Squirt some hot glue on it and stick it back in.
  7. Schoeller is still popular for touring gear and...

    Schoeller is still popular for touring gear and gets plenty of use in Europe; many larger manufacturers have developed their own similar softshell fabrics to avoid paying Schoeller's premium prices....
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    x3. Leave your current skis as they are and get a...

    x3. Leave your current skis as they are and get a used 100-108mm tech touring setup. Should be easy to find under $600. I'd offer you mine but you're a week late.
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    I don't think they did it to save YOU money.

    I don't think they did it to save YOU money.
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    Which version of the TLT6? I took a 27.5 in the...

    Which version of the TLT6? I took a 27.5 in the OG lime green/black one, 26.5 in the black and orange one. 26.5 in the Zero G Tour Pro (or Cochise).
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    Gunsmokes are gone, last pair went to oftpiste's...

    Gunsmokes are gone, last pair went to oftpiste's Thing #1 . . .
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    The water bottle group knows what they're talking...

    The water bottle group knows what they're talking about. 2 half liter Nalgenes plus a thermos for me (small bottles pack better). Never freeze up, no soaked puffy jackets, etc.
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    Just mounted up my orange 188's, so I have an...

    Just mounted up my orange 188's, so I have an extra pair of green 188's to sell, PM me for details.
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    Unless there's 2 ft. of fresh and you're sure...

    Unless there's 2 ft. of fresh and you're sure there's no chunky stuff underneath (and preferably no competition for virgin lines), the 188 Rustler 11 is better.
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    From the Waelzholz website, not sure where the...

    From the Waelzholz website, not sure where the steel comes from but maybe there is hope for a 100% American ski:

    "Waelzholz North America, located in Cleveland, Ohio, serves customers in the...
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    Thanks, iggy. Do you think the two are comparable...

    Thanks, iggy. Do you think the two are comparable in quality?
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    I've visited a few factories, and everyone says...

    I've visited a few factories, and everyone says they get their edges from Waelzholz - who is the other "decent" supplier?
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    I would hesitate to put a 135 lb. woman, no...

    I would hesitate to put a 135 lb. woman, no matter how slow she skis, on a $100 (not sure where you find these "all over the place") kids ski. They will be foam core and designed for a 75 lb. body.
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    Better kid's skis with a wood core are fine for...

    Better kid's skis with a wood core are fine for smaller and slower women. Think in terms of Mantra Junior, Mindbender Junior, BC Magnis, QST Ripper, etc. Watch out for 9.5mm screws, though, they...
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    I believe the "P" tongue is Pebax. Marfran is...

    I believe the "P" tongue is Pebax. Marfran is from the same company as Irfran (Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri) as found in the Lupo AX 120.
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    If you don't have a jig, Knut Pohl's templates...

    If you don't have a jig, Knut Pohl's templates are your friend:

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lpDx4-8PF44Pc08HHNyYY6Gg2a3Dd245
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    No, different jig.

    No, different jig.
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    If you fit in the Lupo Pro HD you'll have to wear...

    If you fit in the Lupo Pro HD you'll have to wear 3 pairs of socks in the Waymaker, though . . .
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    I don't think the MTN Explore 95 has changed...

    I don't think the MTN Explore 95 has changed since it's inception. The Backland 95 changed after the 2nd season to a lighter construction, HRZN tip, and skin notch.
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    Both are excellent skis, the Atomic is more of a...

    Both are excellent skis, the Atomic is more of a pure touring ski (trying to go head to head with Blizzard ZG 95 in the weight), MTN Explore 95 is a bit heavier, damper and probably more versatile if...
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    The part list is in the PDF of the Look/Rossi...

    The part list is in the PDF of the Look/Rossi technical manual, not on TGR.
    Part number is FCEF003, they are $8.00 per pair according to last year's manual. You should probably have a shop order...
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    Salomon lists an "acceptable range" of bevels....

    Salomon lists an "acceptable range" of bevels. The machine is probably set in the middle, i.e. 1.4 degrees.
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    Claimed numbers according to product managers. As...

    Claimed numbers according to product managers. As we know, there is a fair amount of variation in real life. Also, even the best maintained machines have a tolerance of around .2 degrees.
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    I thought the same thing and emailed them again,...

    I thought the same thing and emailed them again, they said "Oh yeah, were fun playful not carvy."
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    Factory Edge Bevels

    Want to know what the factory bevels are for your 2019/2020 skis?

    https://www.evo.com/guides/ski-edge-bevel
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    In my experience, the Hawx and Backland boots are...

    In my experience, the Hawx and Backland boots are shorter (and the toe on the Hawx slopes downward), the Cochise and ZG are pretty average, and the Lange XT Free is a bit longer. The Lange liner is...
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    No, the toe design is different (AFD slides in...

    No, the toe design is different (AFD slides in opposite direction). If you could find ID toes only, the mount pattern is the same.
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    If it's a Jester (or any other Marker Royal...

    If it's a Jester (or any other Marker Royal Family binding) it must say "ID" on it. If it's a Salomon/Atomic/Armada binding, it must say "MNC," and if it's a Tyrolia it must say "AT." Rossi/Look...
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    That's what counts. They are both awesome boots.

    That's what counts. They are both awesome boots.
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    4 mm is a lot of extra instep space, but you...

    4 mm is a lot of extra instep space, but you could grind it all away (separate the forefoot and heel) and hot glue the pieces back in place.
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    Assuming you have a reasonably thin footbed in...

    Assuming you have a reasonably thin footbed in place? You know the bootboard of the Zero G Tour Pro is 7.5 mm thick under the instep, and you can easily grind off 4 mm or so.
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    How wide is "slightly?" My foot measures about...

    How wide is "slightly?" My foot measures about 103-104mm and I have a large bunion on the right which makes it around 110mm total across the met heads. I heat molded the shell and punched it...
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    First year version, but a friend who got the...

    First year version, but a friend who got the Grilamid version had similar results. Toe and heel were pretty mangled, big divots formed above the toe lug where the binding (STH2 or Warden) arms hit.
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    Comparing Grilamid crossover boots in alpine...

    Comparing Grilamid crossover boots in alpine bindings (I used Warden 13's almost exclusively when not touring) is interesting - the Grilamid formulas are all different. None of them are anywhere near...
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    I am pretty sure the stock boot comes at 15...

    I am pretty sure the stock boot comes at 15 degrees and can be set to 17. The optional "dogbone" gets it to 13.
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    If you have to ask on TGR, it probably won't be a...

    If you have to ask on TGR, it probably won't be a $300 difference. The added breathability of Gore Pro is really nice when you're near aerobic maximum for hours in weather that requires a hardshell;...
  42. That took a while. When I warrantied a pair for a...

    That took a while. When I warrantied a pair for a customer two seasons ago, they first claimed they'd never heard of the problem (diagonal cracks in the toe emanating from the direction of the tech...
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    Tecnica says "Polyester" for the cuff on the...

    Tecnica says "Polyester" for the cuff on the Scout, but probably it is a polyurethane-ester TPU, likely purchased from the German company Covestro (formerly Bayer Material Science). To be Pebax you...
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    That boot isn't made of Pebax.

    That boot isn't made of Pebax.
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    They are no more accurate (consistent) in their...

    They are no more accurate (consistent) in their finishing than comparable skis from the Atomic or Elan factories. They are still cut apart by some guy with a bandsaw and finished with a variety of...
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    Good point about the forward lean on the F1,...

    Good point about the forward lean on the F1, North. If OP has a very thin calf and/or loves the stance of the Redster, they might be fine though. I think it is about 18 degrees, and would be hard to...
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    PS When I say "at least a size" it's because I'm...

    PS When I say "at least a size" it's because I'm not sure if the Scarpa sizes you reference are actually even 27 and 28. A Scarpa 27 is the same as a 26.5, a 28 is the same as a 27.5.
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    You have to make a decision on weight class, and...

    You have to make a decision on weight class, and I assume you want to go lighter because every boot you mentioned above is a tank. It's not that easy to decide; each time you drop weight the downhill...
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    The Hawx Ultra XTD (I have the first generation...

    The Hawx Ultra XTD (I have the first generation boot and I don't think the last has changed) combines a medium high instep with a very small diameter cuff. People who complain that it is tight in the...
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    PS Vulcan/Mercury had tons of space above the...

    PS Vulcan/Mercury had tons of space above the toebox; I had to glue 1/4" of foam on top of the liner toes to make it feel like the MTN Lab. The instep, on the other hand, was quite low.
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