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  1. You can drive a ski with your shins in parallel...

    You can drive a ski with your shins in parallel turns on tele gear, you do it by flexing your ankle. No you can't drive it as hard, yes you can drive from the shins.

    Nearly always, if you like a...
  2. Most tele skiers are used to a more rearward...

    Most tele skiers are used to a more rearward mount on the ski, as tele skis historically had more rearward mounting points and it's not uncommon to mount skis 1-2cm back from the recommended line...
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    Bentchetler topsheets - bueno! Spur topsheets -...

    Bentchetler topsheets - bueno!
    Spur topsheets - no
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    3rd the Patagonia Fitz Roy. It packs noticeably...

    3rd the Patagonia Fitz Roy. It packs noticeably smaller than my Rab Neutrino Endurance jacket and is just as warm, although it doesn't have the waterproof shell. I agree that the Western...
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    Personally I wouldn't ski the biggest skis...

    Personally I wouldn't ski the biggest skis possible at Silverton. You'll ski some deep snow but you'll also ski some windfucked alpine nonsense and some funky hardpack runouts as a lot of runs start...
  6. Third skier was definitely flying the drone. A...

    Third skier was definitely flying the drone. A little stalking on his youtube channel though, and I think the drone he's using has follow capabilities, so definitely possible the slide was filmed...
  7. The contradiction at the end I think might reveal...

    The contradiction at the end I think might reveal another reason why the average age of victims is increasing. He notes that having a kid has changed his risk tolerance. The average age of having...
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    What a boring ass venue

    What a boring ass venue
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    The comp happened yesterday, but they are...

    The comp happened yesterday, but they are broadcasting it now as if it were live.
  10. I'm surprised that nobody (either in this thread...

    I'm surprised that nobody (either in this thread or the Tahoe thread) has brought up the absolutely atrocious travel protocol. The drone video of the first two riders clearly shows that, other than...
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    He posts under the same username here. I just...

    He posts under the same username here.

    I just joined too and am going to crush all you posers once norde adds me
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    https://squawalpine.com/explore/blog/incident-stat...

    https://squawalpine.com/explore/blog/incident-statement-january-17-2020

    https://twitter.com/PlacerSheriff

    Resort and sheriff both confirming search is complete with one deceased and one...
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    On a Saturday night all the bars will be loud,...

    On a Saturday night all the bars will be loud, especially downtown.

    The pool/pinball/dive bar scene is more found on Colfax than downtown although I'm sure there's several spots downtown I don't...
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    When you say nightlife, what specifically are you...

    When you say nightlife, what specifically are you looking for? The biggest nightlife scene is LoDo (not 16th St specifically), but it's just that, a scene. There are a ton of smaller pockets...
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    2014/2015 186cm Wren 112 (so back when the tail...

    2014/2015 186cm Wren 112 (so back when the tail was flatter and stiffer), stock
    2019/2020 182cm Woods 108, custom topsheet but stock construction

    My old Wrens require staying on the front of your...
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    Those dryers don't put out anywhere near enough...

    Those dryers don't put out anywhere near enough heat to put any heat into the shell at all.
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    I mounted back 1cm on my Woods108s. I did this...

    I mounted back 1cm on my Woods108s. I did this because I'm very much an old school, shin-on-boots sort of skier and I knew I'd prefer them there, despite wanting a more center mounted ski than my...
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    please god, let this thread die the swift death...

    please god, let this thread die the swift death it deserves, amen
  19. Good questions. Both of the snowboarders above...

    Good questions. Both of the snowboarders above carry their beacons in the thigh pocket of their pants. There are many arguments both pro and con for this, but that's a different thread. In this case...
  20. Sounds like OP has figured out his rig, but...

    Sounds like OP has figured out his rig, but here's a couple photos of chest mounted holster bags FWIW.

    This is my buddy who shoots with a Canon 5D Mark IV. I don't recall which lenses but they...
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    Not crazy at all. For a long time my two ski...

    Not crazy at all. For a long time my two ski inbounds quiver was BGs and Wren112s. Those are only 4mm different in waist, but again, very different in design and how they feel on snow. I've now added...
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    Waist width is not the primary factor in how a...

    Waist width is not the primary factor in how a ski feels on snow. The BG and the MVP are drastically different shapes and will excel in different conditions. The MVP is a much more versatile mixed...
  23. I like the Capture Clip too, but it's a no-go...

    I like the Capture Clip too, but it's a no-go with an airbag and I prefer the additional protection of the holster bag (both weather and impact). Something tells me that OP, who initially asked about...
  24. I, as well as all the camera toting folks I ski...

    I, as well as all the camera toting folks I ski with, use holster bags and clip them to the sternum strap area of our packs. The exact attachment method varies a bit based on the holster bag and the...
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    So 191 BG's can't turn, eh? ;)

    So 191 BG's can't turn, eh?
    ;)
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    Not sure we have many elected Congressional...

    Not sure we have many elected Congressional representatives posting on TGR.
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    There's a thread for that...

    There's a thread for that
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/315322-Cordless-tool-ecosystem?highlight=cordless
    I still like my red ones
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    FYI there's currently a sale for 15% off TCL TV's...

    FYI there's currently a sale for 15% off TCL TV's at Best Buy with coupon code tcldolby15. Looking at Amazon price history this appears to be a screaming deal on a lot of the models. I'm buying one...
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    Having a bunch of gapers that don't know anything...

    Having a bunch of gapers that don't know anything about companion rescue milling around/losing their shit while wearing transmit only beacons would be my worst nightmare if trying to do a beacon...
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    Turn radius on MTour 99? Also reupping my...

    Turn radius on MTour 99?

    Also reupping my request for info on F20 Mammut airbags, if anyone has seen that catalog.
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    bullshit, you're in the front range, the lifted...

    bullshit, you're in the front range, the lifted Tundra and flatbrim are mandatory
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    no

    no
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    This is how I read it. This is heavy stuff and...

    This is how I read it.

    This is heavy stuff and it's easy to misconstrue things, especially words on a screen.

    Raising a glass tonight for those that didn't make it home and those that will be...
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    Thanks Summit for that more detailed graph! ...

    Thanks Summit for that more detailed graph!



    My understanding (based on Facebook posts from the ski area and from info in the Inland PNW thread) is that the missing person has not yet been...
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    And then your generation will be the cranky old...

    And then your generation will be the cranky old fucks
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    Approximately 25% ...

    Approximately 25%

    https://utahavalanchecenter.org/sites/default/files/images/staff/Drew/burial.gif
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    You read it right. This is a concept/test car....

    You read it right. This is a concept/test car. Not a production vehicle.
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    I have not been to that hut, however when in...

    I have not been to that hut, however when in similar situations, I always read the forecasts for every zone that might be applicable, paying special attention to details about specific parts of the...
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    If anyone knows what Mammut is planning for...

    If anyone knows what Mammut is planning for airbag packs next year, please let me know. Really I just care if the RAS 3.0 system is still going to be available next season, as I eventually want to...
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    Crested Butte should really start doing this, the...

    Crested Butte should really start doing this, the rocks there are getting a little dull from so many people skiing on them. They could use a freshening up.
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    No, a bay is a body of water surrounded by land...

    No, a bay is a body of water surrounded by land on three sides. A Basin is fairly rocky, however.
  42. I've had fade issues on 2 piston XTs but not on...

    I've had fade issues on 2 piston XTs but not on the 4 piston XTs. I prefer the feel of Shimano brakes but could get used to SRAM if I had to. No experience with TRP.

    Calipers only vs full kit =...
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    Yeah, you guys are right, it definitely wasn't...

    Yeah, you guys are right, it definitely wasn't worth it Saturday.

    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-mvWxN8x/0/164311fc/L/i-mvWxN8x-L.jpg
    ...
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    I'm not 100% sure but just from looking at the...

    I'm not 100% sure but just from looking at the graphs there IS a voltage drop on lithium batteries as well, it's just a lot more gradual over the first 80%-ish of the battery capacity. So I'd imagine...
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    More accurately, alkaline and lithium batteries...

    More accurately, alkaline and lithium batteries have different voltage vs. discharge curves. Lithium batteries have very flat curves - the voltage stays fairly constant until the battery is nearly...
  46. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpAvcGcEc0k

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpAvcGcEc0k
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    There are a couple beacons now that can accept...

    There are a couple beacons now that can accept lithium batteries. You generally need to change a setting in the beacon.

    Mine can take lithiums. I see no reason to change from just using high...
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    It definitely skis differently but my replacement...

    It definitely skis differently but my replacement was a pair of Billy Goats. However I concur that the OG Squad 7 was one of the best skis Rossi has made in recent years.
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    It's more of a revision than a new beacon. The...

    It's more of a revision than a new beacon. The basic functionality isn't dramatically different.
    I haven't used the new ones very much, but the one notable thing I noticed is the marking button has...
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    Needs to be thin, stretchy, and long so that you...

    Needs to be thin, stretchy, and long so that you can actually move around and so they're comfortable under your gloves.

    My Strafe Nomad jacket is an example of hand panties done right. But that...
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