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  1. kinda disappointed by what's come up. Was...

    kinda disappointed by what's come up. Was expecting more 90mm ish millennium era classic daily driver. Bandits, Dynastar 4x4/intuitiv, pre wizard/budha explosivs, etc.... Because there is a guy at...
  2. this one always seems to come up as people's...

    this one always seems to come up as people's favourite films. I need to see it!
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    Say they get their insurance cheque, and the...

    Say they get their insurance cheque, and the police give the go-ahead to get back in there, what sort of lead time is there for 30 gondola cabins and a new haul rope install? Back in action next...
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    They could use their platform to inspire us Joe's...

    They could use their platform to inspire us Joe's to reduce our own footprints. Carpool to the hill, ski tour instead of heli/snowmobile, explore deeper into the local regions instead of flying...
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    or I feel like once Messner did it without...

    or I feel like once Messner did it without oxygen, a new standard had been set and that anything less should be given similar coverage to a high school basketball game, not the media...
  6. Spend the time in the Columbia valley, "summer"...

    Spend the time in the Columbia valley, "summer" skiing in the Purcells, MTB in Invermere, Golden, Fernie, and Kimberley.
  7. Thread: The FIFTY

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    On Friday, Village to Village Spearhead Traverse...

    On Friday, Village to Village Spearhead Traverse FKT, climbing up from the bottom, was set to 6:27
  8. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I dug up some interesting dialogue on ski descent...

    I dug up some interesting dialogue on ski descent style. Original biglines.com article can be found using archive.org...
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    anyone noticed an IKONic invasion anywhere close...

    anyone noticed an IKONic invasion anywhere close to what the Jackson Hole guys are bitching about?
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    Or skiers with brakeless touring bindings...

    Or skiers with brakeless touring bindings...
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    So weekend trips to KH, Revelstoke, and Fernie,...

    So weekend trips to KH, Revelstoke, and Fernie, and weeks at SunPeaks/Silverstar/Bigwhite equals daytrippers from Calgary to SV and LL? I wouldn't say the hills are full, but there is a lack of...
  12. First of all to the OP, I think there is only one...

    First of all to the OP, I think there is only one person in Fernie who has "low techs" (race style bindings), but she would be skiing tele at the resort.

    I too have pointed out locked out toes to...
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    I'm surprised the "bigger" name skiers/boarders...

    I'm surprised the "bigger" name skiers/boarders even compete. Maybe the AK film star life isn't as lucrative as we think it is, but it seems interesting to not only open yourself up to being ranked...
  14. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I'm only really familiar with the Canadian...

    I'm only really familiar with the Canadian Rockies ones but Comstock couloir is rarely skied as well. Robson sees more summits (by other routes) so it might be easier to have conditions beta, though...
  15. Thread: IKON Hack

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    Generic skier is Asian Jerry?

    Generic skier is Asian Jerry?
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    Do you boycott any products?

    Not trying to name and shame here, but are you currently boycotting any companies or product?

    -Actions of their parent company (don't want to turn this into a political circle jerk).
    -Poor...
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    Unrelated but the demo tent is always a goldmine...

    Unrelated but the demo tent is always a goldmine for gaper quotes. Something about the gaper justifying the emotional attachment to their 15 year old skis while being blown away by new technology.
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  18. Is there a guidebook? Where I am from (Canadian...

    Is there a guidebook? Where I am from (Canadian Rockies), there was a good guidebook (Summits and Icefields) that was helpful when I was starting out. I asked my avalanche instructor what would be a...
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    Not sure what is worse. People who say "stability...

    Not sure what is worse. People who say "stability was excellent" or people who quiz you about pit results, aspect or elevation when you post simple observations. As if the snowpack or human factors...
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    I think someone asking a basic question about XC...

    I think someone asking a basic question about XC skiing isn't going to care about the finer details of waxing. Yes, waxable is better if you are a racer or if you are some crusty old guy who...
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    Classic is good if there is fresh snow or...

    Classic is good if there is fresh snow or recently groomed, shitty if the tracks get icy (from melt-freeze). Skate is good if the trails are groomed, or corn snow, shitty if there is fresh snow or if...
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    I feel like safe travel in avalanche terrain...

    I feel like safe travel in avalanche terrain starts at home with picking an objective that can reasonably be completed given the information that you have, instead of one where you are looking for...
  23. dependent on your boots and the boots for the...

    dependent on your boots and the boots for the previous mount as well. Scarpas have the toe inserts further back, effectively shortening the BSL for the mount. Whereas on a lightweight boot with...
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    I guess I'm untrustworthy. What I gathered from...

    I guess I'm untrustworthy. What I gathered from watching the olympics was that goggles under the helmet = having goggles for your toque when you take the helmet off even if they are just going to sit...
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    maybe the $180 in restitution doesn't cover the...

    maybe the $180 in restitution doesn't cover the full damages?
    $ value of lost hunting season?
    $ value on the emotional distress Skip's read through of this forum caused him.
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    For heat loss through sole, they have aerogel...

    For heat loss through sole, they have aerogel footbeds, though those would take up extra space or might not be available in more customizable options. I have also seen reflective material on the base...
  27. Observations from others are an important part of...

    Observations from others are an important part of the big picture when making decisions about terrain and conditions, so social media is a key tool. I used to really get the #FOMO or at least go back...
  28. Ok, but if you are advocating for shutting down...

    Ok, but if you are advocating for shutting down industries and putting people out of work, people whose individual footprint is less than 1/10 of a typical POW ambassador, you should look at your own...
  29. So do the hitchhikers I pick up on the way to the...

    So do the hitchhikers I pick up on the way to the hill get a cut of the $30 I save?

    I can't take POW seriously as an organization when they have ambassadors who are very fortunate to live in areas...
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    Based on eyeball engineering, wouldn't relying on...

    Based on eyeball engineering, wouldn't relying on bottoming out on the stomp pad during large compressions dramatically raise the lateral release value? Didn't Dynafit ship their Verticals with...
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    because explosive fragments can travel up to 1km....

    because explosive fragments can travel up to 1km. Pretty sure that's a question on the quiz.
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    hestras

    hestras
  33. while you're at it, can you order me some skis?

    while you're at it, can you order me some skis?
  34. I think with a few exceptions (Greg Hill's...

    I think with a few exceptions (Greg Hill's electric car), skiers who are climate advocates could be setting a better example. Cool, you joined POW, but if you want to shut down someone's livelihood...
  35. Exactly. Why not try to reduce the amount of...

    Exactly. Why not try to reduce the amount of NOx's, SOx's we are pumping into the air? Why not try to save $ by burning less?
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    I was using some 10 year old Salomon equipe 10...

    I was using some 10 year old Salomon equipe 10 3v, maybe not the full on race stock version, but I found that I could absolutely be lazy on them. After a morning of empty groomers, skiing directly...
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    They are pretty fun if not for just the tight...

    They are pretty fun if not for just the tight radius and never having to skid a turn. All of my other skis are 25m+, and it is fun being able to lay down some carves on a steeper groomer while...
  38. When Americans become "asylum seekers" wanting to...

    When Americans become "asylum seekers" wanting to move to Canada
  39. All of Canada except Whistler. But still lots on...

    All of Canada except Whistler. But still lots on 5 or 7 days Epic/Ikon. So all of the gangbanging of Epic/Ikon without the cheap multi area pass benefits...
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    I bet AM has a time stamped picture of when he...

    I bet AM has a time stamped picture of when he first encountered the installation, counted out 14 or 30 days and took action
  41. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Canadian Rockies. Pretty much all of the major...

    Canadian Rockies. Pretty much all of the major hills are included as 5/7 days on either Epic or Ikon. There is a pass for those resorts but it's $2200CAD ($1670USD) pre season. So all the gangbanging...
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    LOL all they have to do is screenshot the...

    LOL all they have to do is screenshot the Facebook post, any threatening messages they got (death penalty for a ladder and a chair :rolleyes2 ?) . Charges dropped. It's like people think words don't...
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    The real tragedy is that CG definitely has...

    The real tragedy is that CG definitely has received some creepy/weird texts that would be hilarious if made public but I'm sure her sponsors would not be happy if she were to humiliate potential...
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    the part about not using guides all the time...

    the part about not using guides all the time seems like genuinely good advice as far as her professional development goes. Maybe CG was not able to convey through her blog post the unprofessional (?)...
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    55cm has suited me for skiing (booting steep...

    55cm has suited me for skiing (booting steep couloirs/faces) but I wish that I had something with a proper spike rather than the 45degree cut shaft which is harder to plunge in firm surfaces. I'm not...
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    you can buy a video game for less than a lift...

    you can buy a video game for less than a lift ticket and get way more hours of use out of it.

    Haven't industry numbers flatlined/declined the last little while? I think I saw somewhere that...
  47. OP needs to crawl into his safe space and read...

    OP needs to crawl into his safe space and read George Koch articles in Ski Canada.
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    Fernie

    Fernie
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    He would also be out $120 for on-mountain pictures

    He would also be out $120 for on-mountain pictures
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    the way people talk about their skiing in tech...

    the way people talk about their skiing in tech talk, I'm surprised the janky lift layout at Kicking Horse isn't preferred around here. Keeps the pow fresh longer, and forcing people to the base makes...
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