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    Wouldn't surprise me if there are a lot of...

    Wouldn't surprise me if there are a lot of Frangers like me that found a lot of value in the $200 pass last year (unguided + bonus resort days at Abasin etc)...but at $300 it's pretty different...
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    Jesus. That's spendy. For two guided days you...

    Jesus. That's spendy. For two guided days you could go cat skiing at some places.
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    How long you willing to go without one for prices...

    How long you willing to go without one for prices to come down? Might be a while. AWD Astros still very popular for those who are dipping toe into owning a van.

    No idea what the market is in...
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    Probably left cash on the table. But I felt it...

    Probably left cash on the table. But I felt it was a solid extra thousand (i.e. 20%) over worth. And fleecing people just because the market is nuts feels like bad ski karma.

    Threw the buyer a...
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    Took 2.5hr from posting online to cash in hand...

    Took 2.5hr from posting online to cash in hand (no inspection or nutting) for asking for my old van today.

    Just did the math. Owned it for 6 years. Put 60k on it -- all ski commuting/camping...
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    Wish TGR had a simple +1 function sometimes. I...

    Wish TGR had a simple +1 function sometimes. I know that is millennial bullshit. But I can't read while pulling weeds out of the garden.





    What's particularly fascinating about Carlin to...
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    This. There are good podcasts. There are shit...

    This.

    There are good podcasts. There are shit podcasts. I find them and audio books useful for dog walks, long drives, doing chores around the house.

    I also suffer from intrusive thoughts....
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    And vent it out underneath?

    And vent it out underneath?
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    Sadly i can't think of a reasonable location to...

    Sadly i can't think of a reasonable location to install a chinese diesel heater on a minivan with sliding doors. Because that does sound cozy AF.
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    Example of what you used? I know people say...

    Example of what you used? I know people say "Chinese diesel heater" a lot but i'm suspicious of buying blindly off Amazon etc.
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    I'm about as into Loveland as one can be, and I...

    I'm about as into Loveland as one can be, and I get you. You're not doing anything wrong. If you're mostly out for skiing varied terrain, I think Abasin is pretty clear winner. Pali is unmatched...
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    Abasin should be mostly open as well if you...

    Abasin should be mostly open as well if you happen to have an IKON pass. Loveland will be fully open (minus East/West ropes, Tunnel face, the Face, and Marmot/Golden Bear) and coverage and skiing is...
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    It'll 70 and sunny this weekend. Think again.

    It'll 70 and sunny this weekend. Think again.
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    Well that was full stoke. Do they work at the...

    Well that was full stoke. Do they work at the Brown Bear? Cause i'm pretty sure one of them poured my coffee recently.

    An oldie -- but I've always found this one hit the spot....
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    Dumping over vail pass. Sign said I70 closed at...

    Dumping over vail pass. Sign said I70 closed at Dillon so drinking Outer Range, sleeping in the minivan after a great day in the La Sals.


    Gonna take my 8am from Luv and ski a few laps after if...
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    Someone's shit got lit today at MJ.... 371768

    Someone's shit got lit today at MJ....

    371768
  17. PMing.

    PMing.
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    Sweet. Thanks. And all you got to do was stay...

    Sweet. Thanks.

    And all you got to do was stay home and Zoom about wet avys?
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    Running Desert Rats in Fruita Danno? I'm in for...

    Running Desert Rats in Fruita Danno? I'm in for the half on Sunday -- then touring La Sals on Monday.
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    Thanks. CalTopo satellite can be hit or miss....

    Thanks. CalTopo satellite can be hit or miss. Most the lines we're looking at are NW-NE.
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    Anyone have eyes or beta on the La Sals recently?...

    Anyone have eyes or beta on the La Sals recently? Planning a day out there next weekend.
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    A more interesting National Parks Question: ...

    A more interesting National Parks Question:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/05/return-the-national-parks-to-the-tribes/618395/
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    If it can wait til next week I may be able to...

    If it can wait til next week I may be able to handoff with friend.
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    Store is "open" -- i.e. they are operating. But...

    Store is "open" -- i.e. they are operating. But only on a lottery basis. I "won" (seems like most people get chance to buy within a month or so) which made a couple of friends happy since i have...
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    I think smarter people look at your van than the...

    I think smarter people look at your van than the average shopper -- because it's well done and they can tell. I sold my last two clapped out Astros damn fast with very little in the way of questions....
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    Lol. Tell my wife i need to add to the 10+ pairs...

    Lol. Tell my wife i need to add to the 10+ pairs in the garage/roofbox/in the office. Every ski except the groomer zoomers are for skiing on rocks.
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    Lucky for the seller...there a lot of people with...

    Lucky for the seller...there a lot of people with more money than sense buying camper rigs around denver.
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    Skis are disposable objects. If they are in...

    Skis are disposable objects. If they are in regular use they last a couple seasons at best. And new they cost 5-1000$ dollars.

    A pair of good shoes will last you a lifetime if cared for. And cost...
  29. Haha -- bought one a couple of weeks ago and use...

    Haha -- bought one a couple of weeks ago and use styrafoam underneath! And yeah, it's pretty solid. Right now the limitation is my tiny ass 5 1/2" blade, battery powered circular saw.
  30. Damn -- that's sexy DJ. My in-progress...

    Damn -- that's sexy DJ.

    My in-progress project -- a sink/kitchen cabinet that can be quickly install/removed from our minivan. Pretty limited tool setup means some of my angles are wonky (no...
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    In most applications, I don't think battery life...

    In most applications, I don't think battery life is a primary concern. You'll run through water far faster than you'll run through battery with a decent 12v pump.

    Water hand pumps are nice for...
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    Yeah -- i'm all about affordable DIY options that...

    Yeah -- i'm all about affordable DIY options that are relatively simple to construct. I'm working on getting the built design (vs the draft design) re-done in Sketchup, a list of...
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    There have been a few decent post. For OP who is...

    There have been a few decent post. For OP who is looking non-everyday use, you can get near equivalent quality of a shoe for 1/2 the price.

    And I say that as someone who has 5 pairs of AEs in the...
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    Not to my knowledge. Do Goal Zeros? Not listed...

    Not to my knowledge. Do Goal Zeros? Not listed obviously in their product specs.

    Honestly--i'm just dipping my toe in. Not an electronics aficionado.
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    A&E and J&M both make lifetime shoes...but they...

    A&E and J&M both make lifetime shoes...but they also make some pretty low end crap. The model, not the brand is what matters.

    If you need one pair of good, leather-insoled (i.e. will form to your...
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    There are a ton of them -- Jackery is the biggest...

    There are a ton of them -- Jackery is the biggest competitor. I bought a rockpals because at they were cheap and had the form factor and features I was looking for. Plus a local van conversion...
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    Sure is. The main concern now will be using water...

    Sure is. The main concern now will be using water conservatively. No fancy battery setup, just a Goal Zero knock off and a foldable 100w panel for longer stays. The battery is mostly to charge...
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    Minivan now has running water because well fuck...

    Minivan now has running water because well fuck it.


    https://youtu.be/E7FZb313Q8Y
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    Sounds like you like skis with relatively flat...

    Sounds like you like skis with relatively flat tails?

    If you like something looser -- the MFree and the Moment Wildcat 108 (non-tour version) are both very capable skis whose wait won't kill ya.
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    Except for the Shift or Duke PT, Tectons or...

    Except for the Shift or Duke PT, Tectons or Vipecs are theoretically the safest for your kid.
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    I used wine and indica. Seemed to work.

    I used wine and indica. Seemed to work.
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    Hacksaw blade trick for the win. That at least...

    Hacksaw blade trick for the win. That at least got me over the front screw, and I was able to pull the rear screw down enough to release with a screw driver.

    So bad news is that it seems all 4...
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    I saw more mags in the liftline at Silverton last...

    I saw more mags in the liftline at Silverton last Friday. :fm:

    Would love to join...but don't have no fancy Eldora pass.
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    Not in a way I've found yet -- as there is no way...

    Not in a way I've found yet -- as there is no way to access them from the top with the heel in place to push/force them down.
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    Two screws on one side -- front and back. Can't...

    Two screws on one side -- front and back. Can't seem to get the brake off as it is secured by the track/locked in by the screws.

    Not sure which "lever" you're referring to. My Warden 13 heels...
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    So, managed to pull out a heel of my self-mounted...

    So, managed to pull out a heel of my self-mounted skis for the first time ever after a couple dozen mounts. Not sure what went wrong.... metal top sheet (BC Corvus), 4.1mm bit, tapped, Titebond3...
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    No. This was the 2nd day -- one of them skied a...

    No. This was the 2nd day -- one of them skied a pitch with too much gusto on Raff and ended up needing to make a sneaky traverse out. Was too busy coaching waterfall for pics.

    Who you bring to...
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    Silverton is a really unique operation. It's...

    Silverton is a really unique operation. It's incredible they can manage the terrain and snowpack they have with the rate of success they do.

    Yes -- Friday was busy. It sucks waiting in a lift....
  49. You're being a complete and utter asshole. Just...

    You're being a complete and utter asshole. Just because you don't live in or feel connected to a community doesn't mean other don't. The killer didn't live in this community, he traveled to it.
    ...
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    This is fucking perfect. I can smell and hear it...

    This is fucking perfect. I can smell and hear it from here.
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