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    Lee, you could say the same about KH. If you...

    Lee, you could say the same about KH. If you know it well top to bottom there is a lot of interesting skiing. KH has a lot less friendly terrain. It all pretty steep, rocky and the trees are...
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    Golden is not the place to be. It's apparent...

    Golden is not the place to be. It's apparent that Revy is where it's at. Great restaurants, great coffee, great resort and great snow. No need to come here.
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    Also, anyone touring with a pro wrap/tongue? Any...

    Also, anyone touring with a pro wrap/tongue? Any issues outside of the liner reducing ROM?
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    Any beta on the tour wrap? How does it ski? ...

    Any beta on the tour wrap? How does it ski? Does it tour well?
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    Hockey Night in Canada just became better...

    Hockey Night in Canada just became better overnight.
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    Thanks John!

    Thanks John!
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    This has probably been answered somewhere on tech...

    This has probably been answered somewhere on tech talk, but I don't feel like looking for it. So... can anyone tell me whether Scarpa changes the shell size at full size (ie. 29.0) or at the half...
  8. That's fair. In reality, not too many folks get...

    That's fair. In reality, not too many folks get the opportunity to test a boot in cold weather. So, if you have any further input than this it would be appreciated...
  9. The vast majority of people that I know that ski...

    The vast majority of people that I know that ski the Hoji have mounted it back 2-3cm from the recommended line. I really had a tough time with the ski feeling pushy, and once I moved the mounting...
  10. Any thoughts on the rating for the Hoji Free...

    Any thoughts on the rating for the Hoji Free Tour? IMO I would give it a 130-135 flex. It was the stiffest boot I tried on (just didn't get to try the Lupo 130C). It was as stiff, or stiffer, than...
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    I should clarify. The punches would be in the...

    I should clarify. The punches would be in the forefoot for bunions.
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    Does anyone have any experience with punching...

    Does anyone have any experience with punching this boot for bone spurs. The boot fits me really well other than the need to punch for the spurs. Will likely need to do decent spot punches. Any...
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    Are you doing any bootfitting in Banff before Dec...

    Are you doing any bootfitting in Banff before Dec 15th?
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    I have had some chats with a few bootfitters...

    I have had some chats with a few bootfitters about getting new boots this year, and when I had mentioned that I was in the MTN Labs the last two years they all pretty much asked me how much I hated...
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    Rough News Out of British Columbia

    Thoughts go out to the Dave's family.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/5173850/dave-treadway-killed-ski-accident/
  16. Try adding home renovations and ACL...

    Try adding home renovations and ACL reconstruction rehab to that. I am one cranky man these days...
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    I haven't had any luck tracking down a weight for...

    I haven't had any luck tracking down a weight for the Koala. This is the first pair of DPS' that I have been really keen on. They look like a great build. Anyone have a weight on them? Cheers!
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    Tell everyone the truth Todd. This is in...

    Tell everyone the truth Todd. This is in Revelstoke. Just off the resort. Everyone go to Revelstoke. Trust me.

    Nice skiing BTW.
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    I spoke to a patroller that said that they run a...

    I spoke to a patroller that said that they run a hardline every year. Apparently the issue was back in Europe where the live stream was being broadcast.

    There is a tremendous amount of tech and...
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    I'm not sure how the feed was in Japan, but the...

    I'm not sure how the feed was in Japan, but the filming was terrible. They seem to have really dropped the ball this year so far.
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    Normally I would be using them, but I have family...

    Normally I would be using them, but I have family in town and won't get a chance to use them. So, I might as well offer them to someone in need.

    On a side note... I am seriously debating whether...
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    Are they in Golden the entire time or are they...

    Are they in Golden the entire time or are they moving on? I have a pair of Salomon Mtn Labs 28.5 (fit like a 29) he could borrow for a day or two until he sorts out a solution.
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    If there has been recent snow or it is snowing in...

    If there has been recent snow or it is snowing in Golden KH is a must for two days or more. Or, with no snow and blue skies it's worth as least checking it out for a day. The terrain is so good. ...
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    From my understanding the highest priority lift...

    From my understanding the highest priority lift will start at the top of the Pioneer chair and end beside the top of the gondola. This will essentially be making up for the lacking of a gondi...
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    I like Truth and Dare as an alternate option, but...

    I like Truth and Dare as an alternate option, but I feel that they should open up the ridge to the looker's left of Dare to the venue. It may end up funneling the riders to the same features, but...
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    From my experience, and from talking to numerous...

    From my experience, and from talking to numerous shops (including shops that sell Salomon), the Mtn Lab rarely fits well and skis well without putting a considerable amount of money into modifying...
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    bruised from ass cheek to mid-calf. Following...

    bruised from ass cheek to mid-calf. Following Parker on the cat trip and he aired left off a pillow and I aired right. Directly onto dead tree. 8-10ft to 2" wide branch stub. The back of my quad...
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    I should clarify. Photos of the stuck vehicle...

    I should clarify. Photos of the stuck vehicle not the officer. That would be offside.
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    Slipped getting out of the hot tub...

    Slipped getting out of the hot tub...
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    I've had the heel piece break off twice on my...

    I've had the heel piece break off twice on my KPs, and I have also had the carbon piece tour switch piece break as well. The carbon piece was definitely due to icing, but it was really easy to snap...
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    What did you do to the foot?

    What did you do to the foot?
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    Lower Mainland I believe. Can't say for sure. ...

    Lower Mainland I believe. Can't say for sure. There are photos somewhere. If I can track them down I will post them here.
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    I am a member of a search and rescue group and on...

    I am a member of a search and rescue group and on a mission into a sled zone to look for some stranded sledders we came across a RCMP (Canadian Police) vehicle stuck nearly a kilometre up a groomed...
  34. Thanks, but I believe the WTR feature isn't...

    Thanks, but I believe the WTR feature isn't compatible with the Salomon Mtn Lab alpine sole. I believe I need an ID binding.
  35. WTB Jester or Warden bindings (Canadian Seller Pls)

    I am looking to get an alpine binding compatible with a touring sole. I have finally made my MTN labs fit and ski well enough, but my Kingpins have broken a couple times while skiing on-hill, so...
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    Where has everyone been mounting their Hoji? Here...

    Where has everyone been mounting their Hoji? Here in Golden most people are mounting back 2-3cm, and I've heard of people going further. I've found that even mounted back 2cm the tail can feel pushy...
  37. Hold on to your panties! There are some rumblings...

    Hold on to your panties! There are some rumblings in Golden. Maybe it's the Interior sushi or maybe it's legit rumour. If expansion is real expect to hear something in the next month or two.
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    I had this happen to me a couple weeks ago, and I...

    I had this happen to me a couple weeks ago, and I have also had the top part of the heel piece sheer off at the pivot. Both times with no injury, but a little bit of down time waiting for a...
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    I mounted the Hojis -2 and it's changed the ski...

    I mounted the Hojis -2 and it's changed the ski for the better. If I skied 60+ days a year I would have mounted at recommended, but -2 has made them a ski a little less pushy. Love them.
  40. I have the Kingpins mounted on the 195 Hoji and I...

    I have the Kingpins mounted on the 195 Hoji and I ski 50/50 resort and back country on them. I have zero issues with performance on them. No prereleases on hard crud at high speed. I have full...
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    196656 It would be ideal to drill out the...

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    It would be ideal to drill out the ankle pivot to add the ankle strap there, but after looking at the upper cuff the boot doesn't leave any room for that strap to tighten the lower boot.
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    Not all of us own one of those fancy snow...

    Not all of us own one of those fancy snow machines...



    I would assume they would have to redo the mould in order to have some beefy spots for the buckle rivets. I would also think they would...
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    Is this photo just to show the attachment point...

    Is this photo just to show the attachment point of the ankle strap?
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    Good to know. That's a really reasonable price...

    Good to know. That's a really reasonable price to do that mod. Thanks!

    I definitely like the idea of the strap attachment point being the pivot point even though that might lead to problems in...
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    I have thought of shimming but having skier's...

    I have thought of shimming but having skier's feet (big ass bone spurs) my punches are pretty specific and the the rivet for the forefoot strap won't allow me to punch any higher
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    Thanks for the photo! I was wondering if I was...

    Thanks for the photo! I was wondering if I was going to have to move the buckle on the forefoot to make room for the ankle strap. This should give me a starting point.
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    I was kidding about the boots not looking like...

    I was kidding about the boots not looking like mine.

    I'm sure I can get through to Ruebens through a friend or two. So that might be a good option. Thanks!
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    Your Mtn Labs sure look different than mine... ...

    Your Mtn Labs sure look different than mine...

    What is the buckle off of? You drilled out the pivot and bolted strap in?
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    3rd buckle to the Mtn Lab mod

    I have the Salomon Mtn Lab boots and after a year of use (20ish days... the liner is in good shape and not packed out) I really like them although I have a low instep and I am getting some heel lift....
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