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  1. Thread: OG K2 Poacher

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    Oh shit. I know those skis. I had no idea those...

    Oh shit. I know those skis. I had no idea those were the Poachers. Thanks!
  2. Thread: OG K2 Poacher

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    Every now and then still I check eBay, Gear Trade...

    Every now and then still I check eBay, Gear Trade etc. for twins from that era. Top of my list are the Dynastar Candides and Salomon Pocket Rockets, and I'm still kicking myself for not dropping...
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    Concepts were my very first pair of twin tips....

    Concepts were my very first pair of twin tips. Nothing has ever surpassed the cow spot bases.
  4. Thread: OG K2 Poacher

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    Pic?

    Pic?
  5. Thread: OG K2 Poacher

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    OG K2 Poacher

    I grew up right around the time of the original Solly 1080s, Lines, etc., and have very fond memories of those early twin tips. I had no idea until hearing about it recently on both the Powell...
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    JFC. It's white oak or don't even bother :nonono2:

    JFC. It's white oak or don't even bother :nonono2:
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    Well now I feel like I have to screw around with...

    Well now I feel like I have to screw around with them just to upset your delicate sensibilities ;)
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    Pivots - bend the brakes in, not out?

    I recently mounted up my first set of Pivots after finding a decent deal on a 130mm brake pair (to go on 122mm waist skis.) I realize the 115mm brakes would have probably fit those skis snug as a bug...
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    Any need to screw with the base edge bevel on...

    Any need to screw with the base edge bevel on these? I've never been picky when it comes to that sort of thing, pretty much only detuning when a pair of skis comes with a full-on, razor-sharp race...
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    I feel pretty much the same. When you scrape it,...

    I feel pretty much the same. When you scrape it, instead of being completely dry and flaky like traditional waxes it comes off a bit sticky. Not quite surf wax sticky, but you definitely have to...
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    This is interesting. I've tried a couple of times...

    This is interesting. I've tried a couple of times to use less - just enough to incorporate with the base but not enough to need to scrape - but I felt like I couldn't get it to spread thin enough to...
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    Itís their ďall season,Ē 8F-30F. Might be worth...

    Itís their ďall season,Ē 8F-30F. Might be worth taking a belt sander to my plastic scraper to get a bit better edge on it.
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    Meh. I was worried about gouging my bases the...

    Meh. I was worried about gouging my bases the first time I used the metal scraper, but it's all good. I've never been that picky about my tune, bevel, etc. anyway. It's just annoying and time...
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    Mountain Flow Eco Wax

    Anyone else find their wax incredibly hard to scrape? Itís tough to the point where I have to use a metal scraper - my usual plastic one doesnít stand a chance at getting this stuff off.

    I...
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    To that point I bought mine partly to force...

    To that point I bought mine partly to force myself to rail a little more than I normally would left to my own devices.
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    First Pivot mount. Not sure thereís ever been a...

    First Pivot mount. Not sure thereís ever been a more perfect ski/binding color combo.
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    Just mounted mine. Couldnít decide between on the...

    Just mounted mine. Couldnít decide between on the line and -1, so I went with -0.5. Ready for some spring laps.
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    The new -2017- CAST touring system thread

    As far as I can tell all it will do is chip off the paint on your Pivot heel, which will probably happen anyway. Iíd rather have that than have to buy a new pair of boots because I effed up that...
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    Theyíre coming... 369983

    Theyíre coming...
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    MIPS less comfortable?

    I'm not sure about your logic there.

    Mostly my point was non-certified helmets don't pass because their foam is too soft, and softer is inherently both more comfortable and less protective. A lot...
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    This. SnoParks are easy-access, safe, and cheap...

    This. SnoParks are easy-access, safe, and cheap (I think a winter season pass is like $30.) The best.
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    Bern HardHats are just that - a “hard hat” and...

    Bern HardHats are just that - a “hard hat” and specifically NOT a helmet. They do not pass EN/ASTM/CPSC safety standards.
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    We have a standardized set of head forms that are...

    We have a standardized set of head forms that are the starting point for any design (just like a last is for any piece of footwear.) I wasn't around at the time the team created the head forms, so I...
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    I'm not sure about the data available on the snow...

    I'm not sure about the data available on the snow side, but I'm pretty sure on the cycling side our higher-end MIPS Spherical helmets have generally scored better than our regular MIPS models on...
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    I believe the company line (based on legit...

    I believe the company line (based on legit research and testing) is that EPS helmets need to be replaced every 3-5 years to remain safe. I'm not sure about EPP or other multi-impact foams. Personally...
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    On the fit side of the equation, and this varies...

    On the fit side of the equation, and this varies brand by brand, older-model MIPS helmets will often fit slightly different from their original, non-MIPS version. In the early days a lot of models...
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    There should be some flexible elastomer tabs...

    There should be some flexible elastomer tabs extending from the shell/foam that hook into the MIPS liner and hold it loosely in place. The liner needs to be able to rotate independently from the rest...
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    I have a bit of firsthand knowledge here as a...

    I have a bit of firsthand knowledge here as a designer at Giro. There are a few different executions of MIPS, usually broken down by price point. The simplest MIPS system is an added liner made from...
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    My Sprinter 4x4 build, with the last key piece...

    My Sprinter 4x4 build, with the last key piece for not freezing my ass off on ski trips being the catalytic heater. Still needs some overhead storage, but itís been more than capable so far this...
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    All good, then. These were honestly easier to set...

    All good, then. These were honestly easier to set up than I thought theyíd be. Getting the brakes out of the way was the hardest part lol.
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    Pivot BSL advice

    Did a test mount at 304mm (option 3) and got both heels situated properly without much issue. With a 307 BSL the third knurling ring is sitting just inside the outer arm and out of view.

    One...
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    Pivot BSL advice

    Just bought my first pair of Pivots, which I will be mounting my fucking self. I currently have two sets of 26.5 boots with slightly different BSLs. My main boots are Dalbello Lupo 130Cs (307mm BSL),...
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    Does CAST have a removable heel option?

    It seems doable based on how well their current system works but with a couple of big caveats.

    On the pro side: Transitions ultimately wouldnít be that much worse considering the Pivots donít...
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    Editable Google spreadsheet...

    Editable Google spreadsheet
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zorjNWGMhQ0HgYCJyPv6Bo-C3fki-UQ1a2oa5Dp8raI/edit?usp=sharing
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    Started a google spreadsheet. Iíll get it posted...

    Started a google spreadsheet. Iíll get it posted tonight after I get the more popular models in there.
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    Solid idea. Will edit my original post.

    Solid idea. Will edit my original post.
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    Official Brake Width Thread

    This comes up so often I figure it's a good idea to have as many models/widths as possible all in one place. To keep things accurate please include only measured widths of un-bent brakes at their...
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    How does the camber affect those skis? There...

    How does the camber affect those skis? There seems to be quite a bit. I'm more inclined to go rocker/flat/rocker or subtle full rocker based on my personal experience, but I've heard so many people...
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    This is a pet peeve of mine. Itís not like Iím...

    This is a pet peeve of mine. Itís not like Iím taking them in the park or anything, but screw-around 180s and the like are my jam. Just canít bring myself to buy a truly directional ski again.
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    WC?

    WC?
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    Whatís the camber like on the BGT? Looks pretty...

    Whatís the camber like on the BGT? Looks pretty minimal from their pictures, but you never know how much to trust that.
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    Thatís interesting/encouraging to hear. The...

    Thatís interesting/encouraging to hear. The impression I got from Blisterís review was that it was potentially pretty unwieldy.
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    School me on large radius pow skis

    Ever since I bought a pair of Surface New Lifes a decade ago I've been sold on the fun to be had with light, surfy, slarvey pow skis. Most of those I've ridden, though, have had a pretty tight...
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    Never done it on a pow day, but once or twice a...

    Never done it on a pow day, but once or twice a year I run no poles just for the hell of it. It feels very freeing.
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    Those who have cut out laces, any issues with the...

    Those who have cut out laces, any issues with the liner being too loose while touring? I always assumed the reason touring liners usually have some sort of lacing was to keep it snug against your...
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    Agreed. The combo of a used convection oven...

    Agreed. The combo of a used convection oven heater/fan from eBay and making a custom box looks doable for under $100. The box might not be as fancy, but when you're maxing out at 250-degrees it...
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    Normal ovens, gas or electric, are pretty...

    Normal ovens, gas or electric, are pretty unreliable when it comes to temperature regulation (especially under 300-degrees), and they don't heat evenly due to their large volume, heating element...
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    I feel you. All things being equal I'd rather...

    I feel you. All things being equal I'd rather just go to a shop, but the closest shop that might even consider it is a solid 1.5-2 hours away. It also seems like a fun little DIY project, and if I...
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    Planing on removing the heater/fan unit from all...

    Planing on removing the heater/fan unit from all of the cooking parts and attaching it to a wood or metal box that will fit the liners. It would be nice to find something with a glass door so I don't...
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    Now this seems like a fun little project. Proper...

    Now this seems like a fun little project. Proper temperature is somewhere between 200 and 250 degrees, right?

    They make "halogen ovens" that are basically little portable convection oven heater...
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