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  1. In order of width: Moment Wildcats Moment Ghost...

    In order of width:
    Moment Wildcats
    Moment Ghost Chants
    Spatulas
    DPS Lotus 138s
    Praxis Powderboards
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    Pow Mow is enormous and the lifts are slow - the...

    Pow Mow is enormous and the lifts are slow - the skiing is super fun and not crowded, but just familiarize yourself with the map before you get there.

    Ditto what utagonian said above about storm...
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    It could be a bit of extra train time, but you...

    It could be a bit of extra train time, but you could go from NRT straight to HND and stay in a hotel at HND. Avoid dealing with skis through Tokyo twice - and it's easy enough to get to Tokyo from...
  4. Thread: Tune new skis?

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    I'm by no means the most experiences or best...

    I'm by no means the most experiences or best skier out there, but after some recent experiences I won't mount or ski anything before checking the tune and bases again. Less for performance and more...
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    I flew to Japan in my bibs. It took two days to...

    I flew to Japan in my bibs. It took two days to get to the ski resort, but I was prepared.
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    What programs can you transfer to? I'd start...

    What programs can you transfer to? I'd start there and see what programs tend to have the best availability (both flights and awards).

    If you want to fly economy or premium economy it's probably...
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    Just got back from a very fun week in Japan - it...

    Just got back from a very fun week in Japan - it would have been quite different without this thread, so thank you to everyone who has posted their experiences and recommendations.

    Originally we...
  8. Thread: Hooky Skiing

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    I’m lucky in that my job isn’t dependent on...

    I’m lucky in that my job isn’t dependent on specific hours - I can finish whatever I need to on nights / weekends /etc. I try to never miss our one weekly org call and I’m always up front about when...
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    That is exactly what is happening, and it’s...

    That is exactly what is happening, and it’s substantially more expensive. The a la carte model for services sucks for customers, IMO.
  10. Seconding this - tied for best burritos in...

    Seconding this - tied for best burritos in Mammoth with El Charro.

    Otherwise, any taco truck / cart in LA is legit. This one is close to the airport: https://maps.app.goo.gl/zUi72wapKcCAcinu5
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    Turns out we get in too late on Sunday to rent a...

    Turns out we get in too late on Sunday to rent a car from Shin Chitose airport. Ended up renting a Subaru Levorg from Nippon at Sapporo Station. I think with that + parking + gas and other fees I'll...
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    Awesome - the hotel has parking so it should be...

    Awesome - the hotel has parking so it should be good.


    Nippon from Sapporo Station. It's more like $650 from Shin Chitose, but that was with an extra day. Seemed like a very good rate - not sure...
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    We're staying in Sapporo for a week - have a few...

    We're staying in Sapporo for a week - have a few buses booked to go resort skiing, but wondering if it might be easier to just cancel those and rent a car so we can go where / when we want. Looks...
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    I have a brand new set of P14s with 115mm brake...

    I have a brand new set of P14s with 115mm brake in the Forza 3 colorway. Still in the box. I think I paid $225 shipped for them and I'd part with them for that.
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    Now I need red Sollys for my Spats...

    Now I need red Sollys for my Spats...
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    I've used booking.com a bunch of times - both in...

    I've used booking.com a bunch of times - both in the US and out of the US. Huge business - they also own Agoda, Priceline, Kayak, OpenTable, and some others.

    I bet most of the negative reviews are...
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    I'll PM you.

    I'll PM you.
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    I'm staying in Sapporo Feb 4-10. Planning to ski...

    I'm staying in Sapporo Feb 4-10. Planning to ski Kiroro, Kokusai, and maybe Teine as well. If anyone else is planning to be there that week, holler.
  19. Thread: Trucks.

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    It's buried in the settings somewhere, but there...

    It's buried in the settings somewhere, but there is a dark mode on all the Fords. I turned mine on the day I bought the truck and leave it there.

    They do make the heated steering wheel require a...
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    I may email Marker and see if they've got any...

    I may email Marker and see if they've got any info, good suggestion. I know this pattern doesn't match any of the current demo or retail bindings.

    Can't take any credit for finding these - they...
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    How do the boots fit / feel with the stock...

    How do the boots fit / feel with the stock liners? The Zipfits being thin, for me, means getting into a lower volume shell and giving just enough space that I don't have hotspots. But I don't need to...
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    Wondering if anyone's got knowledge of some...

    Wondering if anyone's got knowledge of some really old bindings and hole patterns...

    I picked up a minty set of Spatulas but they have ancient Marker M.1100 Titanium demo bindings. I think they...
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    Thanks for the suggestion, like the idea of a...

    Thanks for the suggestion, like the idea of a smaller city and was looking into that too - I'm already wishing we had more time. Thinking Sapporo is a good bet for a first trip with lots of options.
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    I shouldn't be surprised that the Japanese rental...

    I shouldn't be surprised that the Japanese rental cars come with appropriate tires - that's great.

    Looks like there are some good bus options to Teine and Rusutsu as well. Thinking we forego...
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    Learning a lot, poking around maps / searching a...

    Learning a lot, poking around maps / searching a bit in my free time based on the suggestions in this thread. For those of you who have stayed in Sapporo and skied from there - how did you get to the...
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    Thanks guys - I managed to make a booking for a...

    Thanks guys - I managed to make a booking for a decent looking place on the Niseko bus route. Little bit pricey, but not by US standards. Will take a look at going to Rusutsu - appreciate the...
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    Didn't even think about CNY. I'll have to see if...

    Didn't even think about CNY. I'll have to see if I can find a decent lodging option.

    I'll give a look to Nagano / Hakuba as well - that could certainly make life easier.
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    Will be in Japan for 7 days in early Feb. Beyond...

    Will be in Japan for 7 days in early Feb. Beyond excited, first time. Looks like it's not super easy to resort hop but we are thinking Niseko? Maybe 4 days there - a night or two in Tokyo before and...
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    Does the 101 last feel as wide as it sounds?

    Does the 101 last feel as wide as it sounds?
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    Also been wearing mine daily. If anyone bought a...

    Also been wearing mine daily. If anyone bought a Dune in Medium and wants to sell it I'd buy. Otherwise I'll wait till they hit the website - this is a great piece of kit.
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    Mine arrived yesterday - stoked. Super nice...

    Mine arrived yesterday - stoked. Super nice layering piece / light sweater. I'm 5'11" / 180 and got the Medium - fit is great.
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    Carbs are really essential for high output / high...

    Carbs are really essential for high output / high intensity activities. If you're staying mostly in Zone 2 you can probably burn fat and go low carb. That's a really simplistic approach - but you can...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUli9WRIh0A ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUli9WRIh0A

    I've always put my ZipFits on the way this guy does it. There is no way I could step into the boots with the liners already in 'em. Just wouldn't work.
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    I have the same Stormrider DPs and they ski so...

    I have the same Stormrider DPs and they ski so nicely. I really don't need another set of skis, but this is an awesome offer.
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    Even if it doesn't wear out, the auto start stop...

    Even if it doesn't wear out, the auto start stop is among the most annoying "features" of any vehicle. Disabling it is a must.
  36. Elon aside, is that how you use a truck? Because...

    Elon aside, is that how you use a truck? Because I actually don't want to go that fast in my pickup truck because...it's a pickup truck.

    This truck doesn't really nail any of the attributes I buy...
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    Sticky: I'm looking at buying a pair of Spatulas that are...

    I'm looking at buying a pair of Spatulas that are mounted with some ancient Marker demos - wondering if that pattern is potentially the same as the Marker demos up to 2017-ish? Sounds like it changed...
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    I messaged that guy - will see what he says....

    I messaged that guy - will see what he says. Thanks for posting!


    Might have to take you up on this if the seller still has these!
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    Short term profit possibilities if you bet for...

    Short term profit possibilities if you bet for growth, medium term losses though - long term is yet to be seen. Most small brands cannot afford this bet when things turn down, large brands can...
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    PM'd if SB passes.

    PM'd if SB passes.
  41. Thread: Tool Time

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    Wera Hex-Plus are the best hex tools available,...

    Wera Hex-Plus are the best hex tools available, IMO. I prefer them to everything else I've used, be it PB Swiss, Snap On, Bondhus, etc.

    There are numerous different Hex-Plus L keys available - I...
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    $675. Want these gone.

    $675. Want these gone.
  43. Thread: Tool Time

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    Everything from Abbey is super nice. The...

    Everything from Abbey is super nice. The Campagnolo chain tool is also very nice if you can score one for less than the Abbey. They're both smooth and easy to use in a way that cheaper chain tools...
  44. Thread: Tool Time

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    Those kits are obscenely expensive for what boil...

    Those kits are obscenely expensive for what boil down to mediocre tools. You'll do better buying separate for sure, if not on price then on quality. Plus avoiding stuff you don't need.

    Feedback...
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    These cranks are awesome - if you ride 175s these...

    These cranks are awesome - if you ride 175s these are indestructible.
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    FS: eeWings 175mm BNIB

    Brand new in box 175mm eeWings. Only slid the wrapper off the DS arm to show the crank, but it's back on.

    $675 net to me, inclusive of shipping in the US.

    https://i.imgur.com/cy0vpQg.jpg
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    Hubset and cassette sold - make an offer on the...

    Hubset and cassette sold - make an offer on the rest of it, want it gone!
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    5'11, 175-180, athletic build. Mostly ski...

    5'11, 175-180, athletic build. Mostly ski Mammoth. I like the 184, haven't tried the 190.

    Soft but no fresh - 108.
    Couple inches - 108.
    6+ inches - WC.
    If it's bottomless I've been skiing Lotus...
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    Very excited for the pre-order hoodie. The sample...

    Very excited for the pre-order hoodie. The sample images look awesome.
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    TPC hasn't been doing big discounts recently, but...

    TPC hasn't been doing big discounts recently, but I've always found their stuff be on the expensive end. It's well checked over and arrives in good condition, but you're certainly paying for that.
    ...
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