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  1. I'm 66, 5' 9" & 150lbs. Strong skier but need to...

    I'm 66, 5' 9" & 150lbs. Strong skier but need to cover everything from volcanoes and snow droughts to deep touring days. Skis range from 170 (2pr), 176, 177, 178, 180. For reference, I started...
  2. Should be bringin some snow for Friday mornin....

    Should be bringin some snow for Friday mornin. First event, will I be hazed, will I enjoy it?
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    Yeah, just saw what they want on ebay for a pair....

    Yeah, just saw what they want on ebay for a pair. Maybe I oughta snag these. Jerry Garcia & all.
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    Seattle Craigslist/ K2 Jerry Launchers

    Never heard of these boards, K2 Jerry Launchers. 1,000 pair produced. Probably for the K2 collectors out there but too fuckin funny on the name. Seller thinks they're in the 100.00 league?
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    Blizzard had that same color pallet and...

    Blizzard had that same color pallet and geometrical patterns on a ski circa 1976 or so. Return to the past.
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    Well, if you can't use foot feedback or know your...

    Well, if you can't use foot feedback or know your skiing posture instinctively, might be for you. Made for the skier demographic that's clogging roads and over-populating the cafeterias. The fucking...
  7. Decision made, ATK R12's on the factory line....

    Decision made, ATK R12's on the factory line. Finding ATK's with the 120 brake wasn't easy but Exxpozed out of Germany had them and took 20% off for a total of 443 & change delivered. Their FR14's...
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    I hate to hear about collisions, especially when...

    I hate to hear about collisions, especially when it's an irresponsible jerk at fault. I watched a guy take a blind jump at Blackcomb, then drop a shoulder into an 8 - 10 year old girl that happened...
  9. ATK is a binding I already use and like. The 14's...

    ATK is a binding I already use and like. The 14's are beefier than my DIN which goes around 7 (never reveal your real age on one o' these DIN evaluators). ATK is a good consideration.
  10. DPS lotus 120 pure, what to mount and where?

    I have a pair of used (3 hrs./ like fkn new) Lotus 120 pures, those robin egg blue ones with "spoon". Former holes filled with marine epoxy. Very inclined to go with a touring binding with enough...
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    OAC integrated skin ski's

    Saw an overseas ad today about AOC ski's from Finland. Look more for tundra laps but the skins are integrated into the ski below the base height and protrude when backward forces make them. Company...
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    Man, sorry to hear this. RIP. First hike to I...

    Man, sorry to hear this. RIP. First hike to I took the wife on was out there with sunshine & 6'' fluff. Vibes to the valley.
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    When Whistler was tin cans on cable and the...

    When Whistler was tin cans on cable and the backside was a garbage dump & a shuttle bus you usually had to wait for. $5.00 heli lifts from mid-mtn. to the rarely skied summit.....yummhh. Yes, they...
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    We like it cold but have you seen the forecast...

    We like it cold but have you seen the forecast for (this coming) Sun. through the following Friday? Snow in Seattle according to two models and we're talking 6 days (intermittent breaks) in a row per...
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    Larry, Curly, and Moe?

    Larry, Curly, and Moe?
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    Was just off Stone way / 43rd for a few years....

    Was just off Stone way / 43rd for a few years. Any Buckaroo fans out there? You know, that dive bar with all the Ducatti, Motoguzzi, & cafe racer bikes out front.
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    A little off topic but race related. I was aboard...

    A little off topic but race related. I was aboard a 10 meter racing sloop with another 16 yr. old, both added late & think the heavy wind made us look better for ballast reasons than anything. Race...
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    It's base building time. Or it base repair time?...

    It's base building time. Or it base repair time? Should be adequate to cover sharks and the like by Sunday. The Paradise side of Rainier could see many, many feet whereas Crustal will get rain...
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    Some asshole dumped an elk head and legs, hooves...

    Some asshole dumped an elk head and legs, hooves off the side of a local trail, private property. Called the Dept. of Fish and Widlife and an officer came out for a look. The good, he found a guy one...
  20. Good to see things shaping up. Firming up the...

    Good to see things shaping up. Firming up the plan and driving over Late January / early Feb. First visit was in 74 but been there a bunch, my brother worked there for a few years. Hoping to hook up...
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    With a meager amount of snow, two hazards to...

    With a meager amount of snow, two hazards to watch for. Underlying rocks & other surprises and "whizzies". You know them when they blast by you three feet away going fast enough to dis-embowel you if...
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    Mine, after arthroscopic work to remove torn...

    Mine, after arthroscopic work to remove torn tissue were great for 18 years. Now have calcification on the one we x-rayed and some pain in the other so I'm going with Naproxin for after-ski relief...
  23. My bad. You do start at the furthest bleed screw,...

    My bad. You do start at the furthest bleed screw, then work next furthest and so on to the last, closest. Brain fart!
  24. I've done a complete set for the 05 Legacy and...

    I've done a complete set for the 05 Legacy and not that complicated. There's a lot of good info on the internet and I'm sure pic's too. Tough nuts will be encountered on the brake assemblies but all...
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    I'm braying for ya brother!

    I'm braying for ya brother!
  26. Link to "The Conversation" courtesy of Ron

    I had to read more after Mr. Johnson conveniently provided a link to "the conversation" regarding Australia and bushfires. That was written in late 2013 by the way. If you read more current articles...
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    Just reported on KIRO news, a Crystal Mtn....

    Just reported on KIRO news, a Crystal Mtn. update; "there's nearly 2 feet of snow here now and expecting another foot by Friday when they open". What happened to trusting your news sources? Marketing...
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    Did find the uphill travel link which helped....

    Did find the uphill travel link which helped. Outside season, nothing looks prohibited and that's about the only time I'd be there. Glad I checked though, you need a card from the ski patrol to climb...
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    Apparently the re-written RCW requires the ski...

    Apparently the re-written RCW requires the ski area operator to state the "out of bounds" policy on trail maps. That said, there is a misdemeanor involved should you be caught on any area they manage...
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    Circa 1965 I was in line for a rope tow. A kid...

    Circa 1965 I was in line for a rope tow. A kid slides up and cuts the line. Guy in front of me plants a pole firmly into his wooden ski's, splits one of them in half, and says that's what ya get....
  31. Often you'll see people skating on rental stuff...

    Often you'll see people skating on rental stuff and their skates (blade angle) are rolled inward. Poor fit or under-tightened for starters and hard to control skates with that shit. Agree with...
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    Stalker (upper) :biggrin:

    Stalker (upper) :biggrin:
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    My next door neighbor got trapped in her barn by...

    My next door neighbor got trapped in her barn by a Coug awhile back and they're reported to exist here. My catnip will at least anesthetize me....don't know if I could placate a cat though?
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    Went for a walk up our local trail. The gravel...

    Went for a walk up our local trail. The gravel yard is grooming my ski slope for this years snowmageddon, Edible mushrooms are still available, and a rather good size "kitty" has been scratching bark...
  35. Long overdue but I'm coming down in late Jan....

    Long overdue but I'm coming down in late Jan. Looking forward to seeing an old friend and gettin after the pow. So many fun memories like the moose chase-down of 2 skiers next to the Mangy, Skiing...
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    When I get numerous messages that someone hacked...

    When I get numerous messages that someone hacked our facebook and is trying to access Amazon, Ebay, and other sites. Almost predictable, I get an e-mail from Florida from nobody I know telling me...
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    A good friend was lost along with the Pilot in...

    A good friend was lost along with the Pilot in Dutch Harbor Ak. 1996. Was a short flight to transport him back from a vessel piloting job but never landed. No sign of debris or wreckage after days of...
  38. Thread: GOUT

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    I get gout occasionally, mostly big toe but also...

    I get gout occasionally, mostly big toe but also ankle. 2 Colchicine, an anti-inflammatory, lots of water will resolve it in a couple days. Watch diet, especially beer as it is one of the biggest...
  39. Thread: 737 MAX

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    Was there a powder skirt involved? Inquiring...

    Was there a powder skirt involved? Inquiring minds want to know. If bullshit was powder snow shoulda had one!
  40. Thread: 737 MAX

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    Three things came up in Dennis Muilenburgs...

    Three things came up in Dennis Muilenburgs testimony. The failure to make AOA sensors redundant which the Engineering management deemed unnecessary, Flawed assumptions about how pilots manage...
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    A truck aftermarket shop ordered some Hella...

    A truck aftermarket shop ordered some Hella replacement housings with glass for me years ago. Ford Aerostar van fitment. Put PIAA bulbs in them and could not believe the improvement. If the lenses...
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    Probably not it but following my nose I got in...

    Probably not it but following my nose I got in front of the VCR once and it was foul. Unplugged everything, pulled it out, opened the spring loaded door and there was a dead rodent in there. Cat...
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    Vouch for a generator, when you need one it's the...

    Vouch for a generator, when you need one it's the shit. Our Stihl chainsaws rate #3, hydraulic splitter #2 and did I mention a bud trimmer?
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    In our new neighborhood, shooting is legal if you...

    In our new neighborhood, shooting is legal if you own 5 acres or greater so of course, some have shooting ranges and gunfire is part of the deal. Where we previously lived, it was gangsters doing...
  45. Thread: 737 MAX

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    The story gets more interesting as facts emerge...

    The story gets more interesting as facts emerge surrounding the behavior of certain individuals. The whistleblower is spot on and it's hard to believe Boeing would compromise safety over schedule and...
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    The River Run lodge, bar, and sun patio are...

    The River Run lodge, bar, and sun patio are great. Always a decent crowd, good service, and afternoons outside in the sun with a cold one. I've never seen attitude unless it was a flat-lander making...
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    "Take California" is supposedly an Alien bringing...

    "Take California" is supposedly an Alien bringing a politician to the mike. When asked what memento of their visit he'll share, he blurts out "Take California". Yeah, give the extraterrestrials...
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    Remember the back entry Hanson's? Know a guy who...

    Remember the back entry Hanson's? Know a guy who made a table lamp out of one that was in pristine shape. Almost art...according to him. Didn't get to the Smithsonian.
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    So dig this, "Take California", Propellerheads on...

    So dig this, "Take California", Propellerheads on a decent system. But who can tell us what the conversation of the lyrics is about? Funky song/ surprise ending when you know who the "guest" is.
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    Couple minutes ago I looked at the M.R. cams. Mid...

    Couple minutes ago I looked at the M.R. cams. Mid mountain is maybe 5 -6" of slushy looking stuff but there were 2 BC skiers walking uphill in the background. If it cools like they say, soon will...
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