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  1. Please feel free to price police if my pricing is...

    Please feel free to price police if my pricing is on crack here
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    They didn't tell WB passholders who got the...

    They didn't tell WB passholders who got the passes by mail about the vouchers. Note that these vouchers can be used when you are not present so you can give them as gifts

    Epic Pass holders get a...
  3. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    I thought Peru had blown my mind with its massive...

    I thought Peru had blown my mind with its massive vertical, immense diversity and grandeur of terrain and technicality of trails. Then we rode Huchuy Qosqo. "Little Cusco" is perched on a ledge...
  4. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    That section went on for over 1200m, It was...

    That section went on for over 1200m, It was insane how relentless it was. No chance to rest. Glad I had Whistler Bike Park hands to handle it
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    The flex felt very like a Mercury. It felt no...

    The flex felt very like a Mercury. It felt no more or less "alpine like" then any other boot I've tried on carpet. Since that data point is impossibly useless I never offered it up in my review but...
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    Very clever Cody. You have mined the knowledge...

    Very clever Cody. You have mined the knowledge and preferences of first-mover purchasers via this obscure internet backwater.

    Salomon. You would do well with a SHIFT line of accessories. May I...
  7. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    After Salkantay we chilled in Sta. Teresa and...

    After Salkantay we chilled in Sta. Teresa and watched Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to qualify for the Football World Cup for the first time in 36 years. The whole country partied hard! VAMOS PERU...
  8. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    I wouldn't use - say Maxxis EXO; I'd only use...

    I wouldn't use - say Maxxis EXO; I'd only use Maxxis DD or DH tires for Peru. The runs are that long, the trails are that tech and you can descend so far you go from glaciated moraine to desert in...
  9. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    The Salkantay trek is usually done in 4 days if...

    The Salkantay trek is usually done in 4 days if hiked. We opted to do it in one completing 44kms with "only" 800m of ascending but most of it in the death zone for us sea-level dwellers climbing from...
  10. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    There are plans to reopen the Inca Bridge trail -...

    There are plans to reopen the Inca Bridge trail - but oh boy is it exposed. Willy said it was "unheard of" for it to be so uncrowded. Apparently it rained a lot in the morning and then cleared up...
  11. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Zero problems. I ejected in tour mode on...

    Zero problems.

    I ejected in tour mode on Vulcans and Tecton today. Also no problem. Even had toe lever up.

    Tried to go up a too steep skintrack. Slid backward. Used crotch as a brake on...
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    Quite a few opponents of the STC stance have...

    Quite a few opponents of the STC stance have pointed out the unpalatable views of the Bill's sponsors and their political affiliations. And have pointed to other possible ways things can get tacked...
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    IMBA's statement ...

    IMBA's statement

    https://www.imba.com/blog/questions-bikes-wilderness

    Confirming they will cut off local trail advocates at the knees in furtherance of "long term goals" and citing commonality...
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    Cody is already doing a good job translating...

    Cody is already doing a good job translating tech-geek to real-life so I'll just add this

    As a reviewer I mention the ISO standards and certification in passing. When reviewing I tailor the...
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    I'm sz 27 dynafit Scarpa. But a sz 26 Salomon...

    I'm sz 27 dynafit Scarpa. But a sz 26 Salomon Atomic Dalbello Tecnica It was a touring fit not a performance fit. More along the lines of how the shells are sized

    Sent from my SM-G930W8 using...
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    It looks like bullet shaped noses like the new...

    It looks like bullet shaped noses like the new Dynafit Hoji boot will.not work in toepiece for downhill mode.

    C can you confirm? Or maybe guess since there's only protos of that boot for now?...
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    Thanks Cody Will spam this here as it had the...

    Thanks Cody

    Will spam this here as it had the microsite on it and will keep S happy

    Here it is

    Need-to-know

    DIN: 6-13
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    Here it is Need-to-know DIN: 6-13 ...

    Here it is

    Need-to-know

    DIN: 6-13

    NORM: MNC (Multi-Norm Compatible)

    SAFETY: TUV Certified
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    This is the amendment that IMBA opposed ...

    This is the amendment that IMBA opposed

    Section 4(c) of the Wilderness Act (16 U.S.C. 1133(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following: “Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of...
  20. Pretty varied group. We usually split into 3 - 4...

    Pretty varied group. We usually split into 3 - 4 groups touring. Don't need herd mentality
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    This is the Kingpin heel adapter. Its been OOS...

    This is the Kingpin heel adapter. Its been OOS for a while though. I can't see it hurting as I use Beast heel fittings on Kingpins without issue
    ...
  22. Apparently that was if one of your 12 people was...

    Apparently that was if one of your 12 people was the chef. But now custodian/owner is also going to be chef... therefore space for one more
  23. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    Even more #blessed then one can imagine in real...

    Even more #blessed then one can imagine in real life. On a trip to hike the Inca Trail from Chachabamba via Winaywayna and Intipunku to Machu Picchu organized via Peru Outdoor Experiences Sidenote-...
  24. No way. Fully catered. Burrrrppp

    No way. Fully catered. Burrrrppp
  25. I thought US passport renewals were running...

    I thought US passport renewals were running approx 2 - 3 weeks now. I know expedited can be done in like 3 - 4 days
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    Oh no! I'm glad you're ok. Got spare ski...

    Oh no! I'm glad you're ok. Got spare ski clothes and can see what I have for other stuff. You're close to my size.
  27. Vulcans are grilamid lowers and Carbon uppers. ...

    Vulcans are grilamid lowers and Carbon uppers. There's a 6th toe punch on both boots. Approx 4mm on left foot; 2mm on right foot
  28. Bump. Who has time off ?? Your USD is still...

    Bump. Who has time off ?? Your USD is still very strong
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    I got something like 10mm extra width out of the...

    I got something like 10mm extra width out of the Mtn Lab toe box. Crazy. And I bet it could have gone for more
  30. Reason I'm selling the Dalbello. I'm a sz 26 but...

    Reason I'm selling the Dalbello. I'm a sz 26 but got a sz 27 (wasn't able to check size). I bought a sz 26 from Gearswap for $ 350 so it seemed reasonable to sell mine for the same price. They're...
  31. For sale Dalbello Lupo AX120, Dynafit Vulcan - sz 27

    Both are touring boots with Dynafit/tech fittings

    Dalbello Lupo AX120 -sz 27. bsl 317mm. Skied about 10 times. Cosmetic wear and tear. Liners are brand new.. USD $ 350 plus shipping

    Dynafit...
  32. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    I'll grab those and go for a walk with the Mtn...

    I'll grab those and go for a walk with the Mtn Labs. Carpet test indicates it should be fine
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    I didn't have the zoom for some of those shots...

    I didn't have the zoom for some of those shots and it was way too photoshopped! My bad!

    Some more from the Cowboy Chute Flute zone

    Summer...
  34. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    Just a half-day for us so we could play tourist a...

    Just a half-day for us so we could play tourist a bit and rest a tad before doing the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu hike.

    Descent from Misminay at 3885m to Tarabamba at 3000m. Unfortunately part of...
  35. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    I have Mtn Labs and the plastic is NOT that soft....

    I have Mtn Labs and the plastic is NOT that soft. Whoa indeed!

    I've had just a couple days on Tecton but 8 days on the new Vipec EVO toes which are identical to Tecton. I haven't fallen over...
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    Snow forecast is overoptimistic for snow but in...

    Snow forecast is overoptimistic for snow but in the ballpark for FL's. And the FL's aren't terrible. You won't get triple overhead pow but it won't suck ass.
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    Still passable quality today. All about wind...

    Still passable quality today. All about wind loaded...
  38. Tom will definitely sort you out. I put LV...

    Tom will definitely sort you out. I put LV ProTours sz 26 in the sz 27 Proclines. I'd imagine it will work

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  39. Pretty much exactly the same Get the...

    Pretty much exactly the same



    Get the low-volume liner! I tried to stuff my medium volumes in the Procline and X-Alp and no-go. It's way better with the Intuitions.



    It basically...
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    Conditions are of acceptable quality. 4cms new -...

    Conditions are of acceptable quality. 4cms new - double that in windloaded aspects in alpine. Skies clear. Temps - 10. Winds nil. Observed stability GOOD on NE slopes of up to 40 deg

    Skiers -...
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    I confess to being one of the talking heads who...

    I confess to being one of the talking heads who talked about the toe being elastic. When I really should have said that the entire toe-heel system is more elastic because of the return to centre...
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    Regular is fine From today On Encore Ridge in...

    Regular is fine
    From today

    On Encore Ridge in Whistler area. Winds light. Last night's storm was SW; behold the power of loading. @1620m HST 25cms HS 145cms. @1900m ridgelines just below a...
  43. Dibs. PMed edit - sorry Andrew. Was calling...

    Dibs. PMed

    edit - sorry Andrew. Was calling dibs on the boots
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    What I was trying to say was that the elasticity...

    What I was trying to say was that the elasticity of the entire toe heel system of binding retention is better because of the rotating toe.

    Re the zero gap; Dynafit actually made that argument to...
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    Yesterday was acceptable...

    Yesterday was acceptable...
  46. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    Another run on Lares then two on Lamay. 1400m +...

    Another run on Lares then two on Lamay. 1400m + 600m + 1100m - all via vehicle shuttle.

    Call it moto-served alpine riding with liberal amounts of Inca ruins and steps and lots of sheer cliff...
  47. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    PataLares is the name given by Hans to the rides...

    PataLares is the name given by Hans to the rides encompassing the high pamero / puna in the Patacancha highlands then valley descending the N side of Pumawank'a from the Chalhua Cocha pass. Via this...
  48. Thread: Biking in Peru

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    You'd have to look at weather windows. I know...

    You'd have to look at weather windows. I know Sept Oct are still dry season. Nov is beginning to get wetter but I like travelling in November as its just before ski season so kind of the last...
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    Creaky's on the right track. The concept is...

    Creaky's on the right track. The concept is called "return to centre".

    For Dynafits, the rotating toe allows for some deflection and elasticity at the toe and because a boot connects the toe...
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    Saturday is Peak and Harmony

    Saturday is Peak and Harmony
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