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  1. What volume for each. The maroon one looks a...

    What volume for each. The maroon one looks a little larger than the black.
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    Jong, They are slightly snug but definitely...

    Jong,

    They are slightly snug but definitely fit over ski boots, just not bell bottoms like most ski pants. Have an inner gaiter as well. With the side vents they are great for skimo, etc. I've...
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    Been using the Eddie Bauer softshell this year...

    Been using the Eddie Bauer softshell this year and like the shit out of it.....and it don't cost 4 bills. Might not be quite up to standard with the best Arc stuff but I'm even using them for...
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    With the limited time I have on the K108 and...

    With the limited time I have on the K108 and bulletproof surfaces, I will reiterate how shockingly strong it was on edge. Vastly exceeded expectations at high speeds and high edge angles. Haven't...
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    Fuck, fuck, fuckity fuck-fuck. That's my bsl and...

    Fuck, fuck, fuckity fuck-fuck. That's my bsl and preferred clamp. Must maintain control.
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    Need details on the mount

    Need details on the mount
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    Next year's Volkl Blaze is going to be a very...

    Next year's Volkl Blaze is going to be a very interesting option on the heavier end of this category. I think the 186's are going to be in the 1,600 to 1,700 gram range and ski quite a bit more like...
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    And Volkl VTA 98. Next year's Volkl Blaze 94 is...

    And Volkl VTA 98. Next year's Volkl Blaze 94 is going to be a real interesting entry into the slightly heavier end of this category...and retail at $600. There are A LOT of good skis out there that...
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    Yes to the above. Can't speak to the R11 as I...

    Yes to the above. Can't speak to the R11 as I haven't skied them yet, but the M102 or K108 are stronger on edge than the OG Cochise and has more energy out of a turn. In my opinion, Volkl is...
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    Just to throw this out there, it looks like the...

    Just to throw this out there, it looks like the new Volkl Rise is a slightly updated VTA, which were outstanding skis, and the Blaze 94 looks like it might be an outstanding spring ski in that...
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    I've been tinkering with this question for the...

    I've been tinkering with this question for the past 10 years and have some observations. A couple inches shorter and a few lb heavier for reference. First, if you are really serious about getting...
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    I've done some demoing on an array of touring...

    I've done some demoing on an array of touring skis in bulletproof conditions and have to corroborate the general consensus, ZG's are strong and solid on edge. The two others that stood out are the...
  13. XXX, No doubt. I was once 32 and my son happens...

    XXX,
    No doubt. I was once 32 and my son happens to be 32 at the moment. I ski with he and his friends on occasion, and occasionally tour with some local guys in their 30's. So, to follow the...
  14. Kids these days??? As one of my sister-in-laws...

    Kids these days??? As one of my sister-in-laws once said to her oldest son "you're not even old enough to have hair on your balls". Let me give you a preview of 15 years from now. You'll start...
  15. This has been an increasingly common conversation...

    This has been an increasingly common conversation topic in our house. On the tour side I'm a freakish gram counter now as I can watch my vert go down almost linearly with incremental increase in...
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    This is helpful. I wasn't quite following all of...

    This is helpful. I wasn't quite following all of the verbal descriptions.
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    Yep, what you said. Two very similar skiers can...

    Yep, what you said. Two very similar skiers can have very different experiences on the same ski in the same conditions. It's like me with most Atomic skis (e.g. Vantage 97's, Backland 107, etc),...
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    Not my experience on them at all (2x on the 191...

    Not my experience on them at all (2x on the 191 and 1x on the 184). Had no problem making super-G sweepers at a lot of speed. BUT, could slow down and ski in easy, short turns if desired. No bid...
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    Fischer's bold new move, the choice of pink or...

    Fischer's bold new move, the choice of pink or blue.

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    OK, back to the original intent of this thread. ...

    OK, back to the original intent of this thread. Below are tip (decambered) and tail rocker pics of the K108.

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    To respond to JackAttack, yes, not quite the same rubbery damp as...
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    Katana 108 - the resurrerection

    A few quick highlights from the WWSRA demo. Conditions: shitty. Rained on and refrozen (think standing water and slush on the groomed runs) Spent almost all of my time on the groomed as the off piste...
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    A few quick highlights from the WWSRA demo. ...

    A few quick highlights from the WWSRA demo. Conditions: shitty. Rained on and refrozen (think standing water and slush on the groomed runs) Spent almost all of my time on the groomed as the off...
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    Holy shit, the truewerk is exactly what I've been...

    Holy shit, the truewerk is exactly what I've been looking for. I've got a pair of EB naildriver pants that are just like these. Wear them everyday from Nov to April for the last 3 years, but the...
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    Had a look at the Blaze 106 in a 186 today. The...

    Had a look at the Blaze 106 in a 186 today. The one ski I weighed came in at 1,828g. More tip splay than I was expecting and fairly deep tip rocker, much less in the tail. Camber was pretty...
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    YUP

    YUP
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    Wish you guys would just tell me what I want to...

    Wish you guys would just tell me what I want to hear about these fucking things, and that they will make my wildest dreams come true, so I can just buy a pair.
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    A little additional data on the blaze 106. I've...

    A little additional data on the blaze 106. I've heard that the it will retail for $600, a refreshing change for Volkl. As it happens a 186cm Blaze 106 showed up yesterday at our local shop so I...
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    This might be of interest ...

    This might be of interest

    https://issuu.com/zuzupopo/docs/volkl_2021
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    Next week I'll start to have answers

    Next week I'll start to have answers
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    Free bump for sort of a unicorn ski in that...

    Free bump for sort of a unicorn ski in that length.
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    Somebody just posted some 176 BMT 109's a little...

    Somebody just posted some 176 BMT 109's a little while ago.
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    Goddamn, that looked like fun

    Goddamn, that looked like fun
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    Local shop got a shipment of 20/21 M5's yesterday...

    Local shop got a shipment of 20/21 M5's yesterday and the topsheets are pretty conservative yet pretty tasty to my eye. Will climb on the Katana next Wed.
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    MOMENT SKIS DISCUSSION In a great way! Stiff A...

    MOMENT SKIS DISCUSSION
    In a great way! Stiff A F! Definitely stiffest sticks I own. Ski from the foot (which I absolutely love) but need a ton of shin pressure, if you’re not over your knees these...
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    Inneresting. I like a lot of the same skis as...

    Inneresting. I like a lot of the same skis as you but gotta ask, how big/little or you. Being on the heavier end of the spectrum I find my experiences can vary quite a lot from most, especially...
  36. Ok gentlemen, let's talk $ and brake widths. ...

    Ok gentlemen, let's talk $ and brake widths. Feel free to PM me your bids. Jacka, we will be down at Mission on Monday and likely several Mondays in the future. (shitty snow all over the place up...
  37. bump for binders

    bump for binders
  38. WTB: Look SPX 12 that is GW compatible....CHEAP

    What the title says. Need GripWalk compatibility and cheaper is better. Brakes in the 115 range would also be nice. Feel free to sell your kids clamps off their Christmas skis, they'll get over it.
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    There's a cheap pair of Raven 190's from a few...

    There's a cheap pair of Raven 190's from a few days ago on the sell shit page. It's one of those closet cleaning titles
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    Never been on a pair of Corvus but I'm already...

    Never been on a pair of Corvus but I'm already starting to have those special feelings for them. Sounds like a perfect board for Mission. It is on the top of my to try list at the WWSRA demo in a...
  41. Red7, I believe the ski you just described is...

    Red7,

    I believe the ski you just described is the Wildcat/Bibby Tour; pick your length. You know exactly what the ski is like but it's just dialed back a little. More float and maneuverability,...
  42. Uhg, I feel for ya. Tore mine a few years ago...

    Uhg, I feel for ya. Tore mine a few years ago and that hurt like a miserable screaming bitch. Haven't had anything hurt like that in YEARS. Super cool that there's some actual useful information...
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    Hey Magnicorn, how do they float for a guy your...

    Hey Magnicorn, how do they float for a guy your size? I'm on the hunt for a board to splore around the rock pile you call home, Corvus is a leading contender. Glad to hear their holding up to the...
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    +1 on the float part

    +1 on the float part
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    Strips of bacon IS bite sized. Maybe I just...

    Strips of bacon IS bite sized. Maybe I just gotta big mouth? This whole mini bacon thing is heresy. I want mega bacon; strips that I can wear as apparel when appropriate.
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    Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit....what is this XT3? ...

    Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit....what is this XT3? More details now!
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    Yeah, that too. This has been very...

    Yeah, that too.

    This has been very interesting hearing everyone's experiences with Sally's and Pivots, pro and con or both. Fortunately, we have options and get to use what we want based on our...
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    Same here on the heel release. With...

    Same here on the heel release. With Sally/Tyrolia they seem to release somewhere in the range of really inconvenient and hazardous......resulting in things like a head first slide for life down icy...
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    YUP!!!

    YUP!!!
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