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    You got shifted out?

    You got shifted out?
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    Curious to hear what makes you say that. R11 is...

    Curious to hear what makes you say that. R11 is like one of the best resort powder chargers out there. You see tons of them on feet of capable skiers, also in the FWT and other competitions. The...
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    Mantra 102 - where to mount it?

    I don’t know how Völkl guys did this but M102 pivots very much like a subtle fully rockered Katana or Gotama having actually a good amount of camber. Also very similar to a Rustler 11/OG Cochise...
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    Agree with that. Marketing wise M102 is flying...

    Agree with that. Marketing wise M102 is flying completely under radar here. All the shop dudes don’t even know M102 exists what I learned when I tried to get a demo ski.
    You see tons of M5 over here...
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    Try the new Blizzard Bonafide (20/21 model) in...

    Try the new Blizzard Bonafide (20/21 model) in 189. Basically a fatter GS rocketship. And you can ski it off piste as well.
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    I was really surprised how much of a full gas...

    I was really surprised how much of a full gas charger the new Bonafide turned out. I was thinking they mellowed it down a bit and made it more accessible but damn, this ski is far far away from easy...
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    What's Blizzard up to?

    After one day on the new 20/21 Bonafide in 189 here my initial impressions:
    I skied the Bones with a Pivot 12 mounted at +1. Snow conditions ranged from soft mank to 20 cm of powder. I’ll draw some...
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    I wouldn’t say that mounting at +1 or +2 is...

    I wouldn’t say that mounting at +1 or +2 is stupid. My M102 in 184 is mounted at recommended and I don’t like it there very much. No problems on groomers and in consistent snow but in variable shit...
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    Thanks, that’s something to work with. I’m 185...

    Thanks, that’s something to work with. I’m 185 cm/85 kg.
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    Thanks for the insights. I meant Bonafide not...

    Thanks for the insights. I meant Bonafide not Brahma. Always confusing them.
    I‘m a little bit in doubt now because I didn’t click with skis mounted further back than 8-9 cm for a while now. I was 2...
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    What's Blizzard up to?

    Any beta on mounting the new true core (or whatever they call it) Brahma? Measured my pair and it comes out at -11.5 cm from center recommended. Seems to my pretty far back. Any thoughts from those...
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    I hope they learned something about modern...

    I hope they learned something about modern freeride technique and adjusted the recommended mounting point. -11 like on the Mantra 102 is pretty outdated unless you like to stick to your good ol...
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    Bodes definitely work if you have the power, the...

    Bodes definitely work if you have the power, the skills and the space to let them run. Really fun to go through whatever is in your way at mach stupid as long as it‘s softish. A very fascinating...
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    Loved my OG Bodacious as well but to tell the...

    Loved my OG Bodacious as well but to tell the true Rustler 11 is far superior in soft conditions. More agile, floats as well or even better, any turn shape possible, and don’t give much up in terms...
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    I‘m 185 cm and 85 kg naked.

    I‘m 185 cm and 85 kg naked.
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    First day on a Mantra 102 in 184. All kinds of...

    First day on a Mantra 102 in 184. All kinds of snow from blank ice to powder. Those are my impressions:

    1) It’s an excellent ski but it has in this length for me definitely a lower top end than OG...
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    Snow for the Euros.

    Smart move to ski such a line directly after major snowstorm with tricky snow cover throughout the season. Jeez, why are people so stupid...
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    Lotsa pictures from the ISPO, right at the bottom...

    Lotsa pictures from the ISPO, right at the bottom in the „Fotogalerie“ section. Good picture of the new Katana is there as well.
    ...
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    2020-2021 Gear Rumors / Pictures etc

    Nope, no way for testing here. For some to me unknown reason no shop has them. Just Mantras M5 all over the place.
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    What size Mantra 102 are you on? I got me now a...

    What size Mantra 102 are you on?
    I got me now a 184 which would be my shortest ski. I’m a little afraid 184 could be to short for my liking. Gonna ski the Mantra on the weekend but am really torn...
  21. My tibial plateau went in a Look Pivot 14 with...

    My tibial plateau went in a Look Pivot 14 with sliding AFD and a Nordica Promachine. You couldn’t exactly speak about little control, albeit in the air time shortly before the crash I wished I was on...
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    Just NA, obviously. The new Bonafide is on the...

    Just NA, obviously. The new Bonafide is on the way to me. If you want to grab some new Blizzards check out www.sport65.de
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    Funny how Hank Bilous is looking like 91 years...

    Funny how Hank Bilous is looking like 91 years old grandpa on the podium foto.
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    Mantra 102 - where to mount it?

    Well, that’s a pretty simplistic view. Some skis can be downsized without significant limitations, e.g. OG Bodacious or Cochise, some can’t, e.g. Rustler 11. Based on the published reports I‘d guess...
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    Oh no, shit, sounds like they enforcered the...

    Oh no, shit, sounds like they enforcered the Bones. Another great ski beeing neutered?
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    Mantra 102 - where to mount it?

    I‘m trying to decide btw 184 Mantra 102 and the new Bonafide in 189 as my low tide ski. I could get pretty good deal on both. Mantra sounds really intriguing but I’m getting nervous since I haven’t...
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    I love internet dudes commenting skiing skills of...

    I love internet dudes commenting skiing skills of FWT athletes. You would probably shit your Goretex pants just from looking down the venue course, not even talking about dropping in in flatish light...
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    But why going so wide on the Spur? 129 is a lot....

    But why going so wide on the Spur? 129 is a lot. In my part of the woods which happens to be one of the biggest ski areas in the world (and unfortunately very famous for “freeriding”), everything...
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    Anybody read the Blister Flash review on new...

    Anybody read the Blister Flash review on new Cochise? I heard the reviewer thought the new iteration is more locked in and not as „any turn shape possible“ as the OG version and even less than the...
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    That will be a tough one btw new Cochise and...

    That will be a tough one btw new Cochise and Katana. TGR gear whores will go for both, surely.
    Was hoping there will be a 188 version of the new Cochise, like Rustler 11. The OG 193 Cochise was...
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    The Official Salomon S/Lab SHIFT MNC Thread -AMA

    The 110 brakes on my Shifts are popping off when I‘m applying the ski boot method to put the heal into walk mode. This problem doesn’t occur when I manually elevate the brake prongs and then switch...
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    So, what’s about the new Blizzard freeride line...

    So, what’s about the new Blizzard freeride line (Bonafide, Cochise, etc.)? Would anybody share some insights with us?
    Apparently, the skis can be spotted someplaces.
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    What length? On anything shorter than 192 I...

    What length? On anything shorter than 192 I wouldn’t go back. The mounting point on R11 is very dialed for how it skis, IMO. No need for experiments. If you picked up the right size, you don’t have...
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    No my friend. You need to mount em with a Shift...

    No my friend. You need to mount em with a Shift to be trendy.
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    Or try to find a metal Katana in 184. More...

    Or try to find a metal Katana in 184. More accessible than OG Bodacious but no speed limit in every kind of terrain as well.
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    Kästle (HP, with metal) charges as well as...

    Kästle (HP, with metal) charges as well as Cochise but is more locked into turn. Better in powder, though. Corvus can be pushed almost as hard as Cochise and Kästle but isn’t as smooth and damp....
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    They ski much better if you put in a big fat rear...

    They ski much better if you put in a big fat rear spoiler and switch this shitty og strap to a booster strap, just sayin.
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    Hucking on Shifts in low vis conditions requires...

    Hucking on Shifts in low vis conditions requires some balls, I have to admit.
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    They ski just fine at recommended. On my Corvus...

    They ski just fine at recommended. On my Corvus there are two indicator arrows, one on each side. The arrows aren’t aligned, though. One arrow is like 5 mm in front of the other on the opposite...
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    No, I managed to fracture the lateral part of my...

    No, I managed to fracture the lateral part of my tibia head. Thanks god no other injuries to ligaments or menisci. My first significant injury in many years of skiing. I have to crank down my pivots,...
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    That’s right. I fucked up my knee at the...

    That’s right. I fucked up my knee at the beginning of march and can do exactly nothing with my left leg. Zero load for another 3 weeks. TGR keeps me to a certain degree mentally upright.
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    Why? Don’t like it anymore?

    Why? Don’t like it anymore?
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    Sometimes you can really make a change through...

    Sometimes you can really make a change through this forum. JE finally without flippy floppy pole straps. Yeah man!

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190330/238271ee912dc7335ba4b69593a450a0.jpg
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    Dunno, man. After Gorak it was pretty clear that...

    Dunno, man. After Gorak it was pretty clear that there was not much to add in the Central Couloir. Eder‘s and Slemett‘s lines were more creative and next level than just raging down the mountain. As...
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    Markus Eder, the most complete skier in the world...

    Markus Eder, the most complete skier in the world currently, gets not much love here, eh?
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    Black Crows: Fad or Fab?

    I didn’t hear about any casualties in this accident so fortunately all those dudes caught in the avy must have gone away from it.
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    Just a little reminder that it might be a good...

    Just a little reminder that it might be a good idea to ski with an avy pack. Taken few days ago at my home resort on a fairly frequented run:
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    ^^^^^^ you both got it right. This forum was...

    ^^^^^^
    you both got it right. This forum was strongly supporting B. over the last 2 seasons so we‘re kinda emotionally involved and were provided additional background knowledge as well.
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    You must be stupid if you don’t ski with an avy...

    You must be stupid if you don’t ski with an avy pack out of bounds in the Alps. Might of course not apply to your side of the pond.
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    What’s going on? Berkeley P. just announced on...

    What’s going on? Berkeley P. just announced on Instagram to make a break from FWT. What does that mean? Just for the next season? Other (filming?) projects? I‘m confused.
    Never occurred to me that...
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