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  1. In the past I have covered the fully exposed part...

    In the past I have covered the fully exposed part with some painters tape and then filled the whole cavity with JB weld. Still in there after 2 years and hasnít messed with the ability to adjust the...
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    I plan to get new ones every 9 days so wonít be...

    I plan to get new ones every 9 days so wonít be an issue


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    I just skied a brand new boot out of the box with...

    I just skied a brand new boot out of the box with no molding or punching and had zero pain over two full days of skiing including standing around at the bar. I have literally never experienced such...
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    First! Will be at Ajax tomorrow

    First!

    Will be at Ajax tomorrow
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    After seeing a ski that had been drilled clean...

    After seeing a ski that had been drilled clean through because the homemade collar slipped Iím only using ski specific bits from now on

    It probably happened because the tips were pointed to the...
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    Hoping this doesnít launch another argument but...

    Hoping this doesnít launch another argument but can I drill a Bent Chetler 100 with a 3.6 bit? Topsheet says 4.1 but I donít think thereís metal. I donít have a 4.1 but will get one if itís required
  7. Damn would get these for my gf if they were a...

    Damn would get these for my gf if they were a little shorter. I know these ski short but I think 177 is still too much ski for her
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    Bumping since I came into a borrowed pair of...

    Bumping since I came into a borrowed pair of these to use for the season. Gonna put a pair of MTNs on them and use them as a touring ski for longer or firm snow days

    1) Whatís the consensus on...
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    ^ Ripstick looks like a nice option. My main...

    ^ Ripstick looks like a nice option. My main concern with the Backland is exactly what you mentioned - just not enough heft to it to handle super firm conditions
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    Thereís a pair of 190 Wildcat 108s in gear swap...

    Thereís a pair of 190 Wildcat 108s in gear swap right now for $350 Iíd probably just buy those
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    As much as Iíve loved all of my moments (theyíre...

    As much as Iíve loved all of my moments (theyíre all cold dead hands skis for me) I donít think triple camber or mustache rocker would be the best fit for her. Sheís a very traditional skier who will...
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    Thanks for the rec I poked around on there a bit...

    Thanks for the rec I poked around on there a bit and seems like the crowd favorite 50/50 skis are the Trace, Pandora, Blaze, and Backland

    She lives in southern vt so primarily skiing the little...
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    Tell me about mom skis

    Iíd like to get my mom an upgraded setup for her 60th birthday because sheís currently rocking a pair of like 2006 Karhu Jilís which are getting banged up and outdated. She lives in Vermont, is quite...
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    I would -1 for Hojis as a daily driver ski as...

    I would -1 for Hojis as a daily driver ski as well. I have a pair and theyíre friggin awesome donít get me wrong but definitely a ski for soft and 3D snow primarily in the backcountry. Theyíre light...
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    Iíve been on outings with several different...

    Iíve been on outings with several different people who blew off the tails on pomocas but those were on older heavily used pairs. The tips are much more of a day ruiner but a heli strap or some duct...
  16. Oh man I remember having those p12 jibs on a...

    Oh man I remember having those p12 jibs on a matching pair of troublemakers and it being the sickest setup ever at the time
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    Ah shit Iím an idiot and forgot to order through...

    Ah shit Iím an idiot and forgot to order through them
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    Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 experience

    PSA BC.com currently has these for like 20% off, you just have to pay them $3 every time you use them for ďbackcountryĒ related purposes
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    Didnít get a DM my inbox may be full. Iíll reach...

    Didnít get a DM my inbox may be full. Iíll reach out!


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  20. FS: FKS/Pivot Bindings: Used complete sets, and parts, mix-and-match

    In a continued pursuit to help pay medical bills hereís a pair of Pivot 14ís. 115 brakes, dual WTR toes so thatíd tell me theyíre from around 2018. Really nice condition overall, only area to note is...
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    Bump - open to offers if I priced them wrong

    Bump - open to offers if I priced them wrong
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    Bump. United Healthcare is really taking me to...

    Bump. United Healthcare is really taking me to pound town with some medical bills so no steeples for me
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    Dub2 and I just take one another for roller...

    Dub2 and I just take one another for roller coaster rides for all of your entertainment

    I unfortunately had to bail for financial reasons so somebody take these
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    FS: 189 ON3P Steeple 108 (New)

    SOLD!

    I picked these up as a local Craigslist find to either pass along to a mag or mount them up and ski them. Recently got hit with some unexpectedly high bills from a shoulder injury so I'm...
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    Haha yeah my 189 108s are definitely not a light...

    Haha yeah my 189 108s are definitely not a light ski
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    Red Hill is also fully dry and lower prince creek...

    Red Hill is also fully dry and lower prince creek is riding great. Could be some mud there up high and in shaded drainages like fog and skullbucket but should be good overall even in the afternoon
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    Cool thatís sorta what I was hoping. And the...

    Cool thatís sorta what I was hoping. And the steeple is similar enough in shape to the BG that it should be good for that specific ski too? Sorry Iím not well versed in ON3P lore post like 2010
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    Anyone experimented with mounting a Steeple...

    Anyone experimented with mounting a Steeple slightly forward of the line? Donít want to fuck with the RES but they seem so surfy and the tips are so long Iím curious how itíd ski
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    Iíve had the best luck with plums out of all pin...

    Iíve had the best luck with plums out of all pin bindings Iíve used so far, but thatís mostly in comparison to dynafits and not any of the newer super pin bindings from recent years. Simple, all...
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    Sweet. Pulled the trigger on some MTNs been...

    Sweet. Pulled the trigger on some MTNs been wanting to try them for a while. Charge is still pending but the conversion looks spot on. Thanks for the heads up!


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    Any issues with getting charged extra due to...

    Any issues with getting charged extra due to currency conversion?


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    Whatís the story with the Kuluar? Couldnít find a...

    Whatís the story with the Kuluar? Couldnít find a ton of info on it in the ATK thread. Looks real light but does it give up heel elasticity?
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    Bump, still looking for a pair if you got some...

    Bump, still looking for a pair if you got some hanging around. Hoping for Alpinist 12, MTN, or ATK 12s (willing to shell out more for the latter two obviously) but happy with any 12 din with a strong...
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    Keith told me he views the recommended area as...

    Keith told me he views the recommended area as anything +/- 2cm from the line but that he and the team usually run theirs in front of the line. So theoretically you could go -8 and still be within...
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    Theyíre stock so enduro and flex 4. Talked with...

    Theyíre stock so enduro and flex 4. Talked with Keith about some other options but the standard specs seemed best for what Iím looking for so we didnít fuck with em. Based on a hand flex the tips and...
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    I have done this for RS/RX soles and it worked...

    I have done this for RS/RX soles and it worked great. Cost like $12
  37. Are the boosters still available?

    Are the boosters still available?
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    Did you find a decent deal on them? I have heard...

    Did you find a decent deal on them? I have heard good things as well. Still on the hunt for a pair of pins!
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    Yeah the riser situation on the alpinist seems...

    Yeah the riser situation on the alpinist seems clunky and lacking in general. Not too big of an issue where I primarily ski but it's the type of thing you don't care about until you really need it....
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    Yup I've studied that one a bunch when trying to...

    Yup I've studied that one a bunch when trying to find bindings to fit in existing holes since I usually buy skis of the swiss cheese variety.

    Almost feels like the Marker Alpinist is the best...
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    Actually very helpful, thanks. I know there's...

    Actually very helpful, thanks. I know there's more to the equation than just toe clamp strength but that's always been the weak point with pin bindings for me in the past. Interesting the big jump...
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    I don't know much about this stuff since I...

    I don't know much about this stuff since I usually struggle to keep weight on so I eat whatever I can slam in my face and never skip breakfast, but for cooking large quantities of tasty chicken I've...
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    Hence why I jumped on the local Craigslist find....

    Hence why I jumped on the local Craigslist find. 189s are loooong though but seems like a great ski


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    Look what I found! ...

    Look what I found!

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211023/c3e4252b1103bf5296f27371b3f50082.jpg


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  45. Shit I'd buy these for my tacoma if you were in...

    Shit I'd buy these for my tacoma if you were in CO. Duratracs work okay in the snow but I'm always pretty puckered while driving
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    I like the 12 din of the plum but thatís a great...

    I like the 12 din of the plum but thatís a great deal, thanks for the heads up. Snowinn is legit right they just can take a long time to ship sometimes?
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    WTB: Minimal but mighty pin binding

    Title says it all. I'm exploring expanding my touring quiver because I have no fucking self control and looking for a lightish pin binding that can still be pushed reasonably hard. Thinking along the...
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    Yeah I've had success screwing in a drywall screw...

    Yeah I've had success screwing in a drywall screw and then prying it out with a claw hammer, just prop the hammer up on a piece of wood so you get a straight vertical pull. If the plugs were epoxied...
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    I just posted a pair in this thread...

    I just posted a pair in this thread if you're interested
  50. I have a pair of nice condition fks 185s I just...

    I have a pair of nice condition fks 185s I just pulled off some skis if anyone wants em. Oldies but goodies - from my experience these older guys are more durable than the post 2010 re-release but...
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