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    Doesn't appear to be any glue around those holes...

    Doesn't appear to be any glue around those holes either
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    You already had a response from somebody that...

    You already had a response from somebody that works for Blizzard about 28 posts ago. He already told you those would not likely garner a warranty replacement and told you how to proceed.
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    Not bustin on your tools. You're trying to make...

    Not bustin on your tools.
    You're trying to make some sort of precise measurement w/ imprecise tools. I guess I don't see the point of it
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    It's one thing to use that ruler as an...

    It's one thing to use that ruler as an illustration, but if you want accuracy, you should really use a truebar.
    Have you rebeveled and skied them yet?
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    Never said leathers were unskiable. I just don't...

    Never said leathers were unskiable.
    I just don't think you're going to make someone a better tele skier by starting them off on 30+ yr old gear that don't have the same control or power transfer!...
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    What point? If you could rip leather and pins,...

    What point?
    If you could rip leather and pins, the ante definitely got up'd w/ plastic boots and better bindings. If you're weighting your back ski more, that's just shitty technique.
    Every ripping...
  7. CD5 was available for at least 1 season. It was...

    CD5 was available for at least 1 season. It was 117 @ the waist. It was shaped closer to a Praxis PowderBoard. Can't remember if there was uf sidecut like PB's though or came to a wide point then...
  8. What's the timeline for pulling trigger on these...

    What's the timeline for pulling trigger on these sticks Marshall?
  9. Thread: Glade Goggles

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    No thanks

    No thanks
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    Won't destroy epoxy but you'll probably break the...

    Won't destroy epoxy but you'll probably break the seal.

    I'd do just as waves mentioned. File em flush
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    How much skis only to a local.

    How much skis only to a local.
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    Oh, and 1 other thing. I agree most factory...

    Oh, and 1 other thing.
    I agree most factory tunes suck.
    But @ msrp~9hundo to $1k, it's pretty fuckin butch imo to send out a ski that needs more work/$$ to make skiable, other than binding...
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    #1 Ive already stated that a ski does not need...

    #1
    Ive already stated that a ski does not need to be 100% flat. The edge needs to engage when the skier tells it to.
    #2 I already stated that edge bevels should be reset and refinished prior to...
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    This post was in reply to Alpinevibes

    This post was in reply to Alpinevibes
  15. Part of me agrees w/ you. The other part sez more...

    Part of me agrees w/ you. The other part sez more gapers going up Fantasy is not a good thing!

    Yep, that high stepper is stupid. Straightest shot to C-rock is best. Lower t to Crystal starts there...
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    Rocker? I'm gonna put your post amongst the bad...

    Rocker?
    I'm gonna put your post amongst the bad info too. At least your reasoning for a shitty factory tune.
    What your describing is a shitty factory tune. Period. Uneven grind.
    (which a good...
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    Yep. I'd even do it before skiing them. Railed...

    Yep.
    I'd even do it before skiing them.
    Railed skis can ruin a day of skiing!
    Ask me how I know!
    Also railed skis can be dangerous
    Again, ask me how I know!
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    Possibly My theory is in pushing production....

    Possibly
    My theory is in pushing production. Heat speeds cure time. Removing warm skis from mould and the center part of the ski stays warmer longer than the peripheries.
    I know the White Room used...
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    Just buy an edge guide and reset your own bevels....

    Just buy an edge guide and reset your own bevels.
    If they ski like shit after that, grind 'em.
    IMO, a good tech on a non automated machine can give you a better tune than a machine that just pops...
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    Edges are ground/beveled before a ski ever comes...

    Edges are ground/beveled before a ski ever comes close to a diamond dressed stone
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    Bases don't need to be 100% flat.. You'll know...

    Bases don't need to be 100% flat..
    You'll know pretty quick,
    Really you just want the edge to engage when YOU tell it to.
    In reality, resetting the edge bevel may be all you need.
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    Stone grind

    Stone grind
  23. You should do the same for the abomination of a...

    You should do the same for the abomination of a descending traverse out to Crystal. Brother and I heckle those fuks all the time. Hardly ever ski Boundary area anymore because of it.
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    I'm considering JF118T to compliment my cold dead...

    I'm considering JF118T to compliment my cold dead hands Caylors.
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    1/4" chisel should do the trick. Once you get...

    1/4" chisel should do the trick.
    Once you get enough peeled back, grab with needle nose and roll. If it rips, keep prying w/ chisel. Some material comes out easier than others.
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    Yep. This is the Ptest you want

    Yep. This is the Ptest you want
  27. Thread: The Epoxy Thread

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    Not bonding strength. G flex sticks better to...

    Not bonding strength.
    G flex sticks better to high density woods plastics and metal than 105
  28. Thread: The Epoxy Thread

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    ^^^good shit too. One thing I like about the g...

    ^^^good shit too.

    One thing I like about the g flex for ski repair is the increased bond strength especially since you may not be able to prep the substrates like new materials and it's potlife is...
  29. Thread: The Epoxy Thread

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    It's cheaper per once than the double plunger...

    It's cheaper per once than the double plunger kits, by quite a bit, for way better epoxy. I spent $18 for 2 4oz bottles quite a few yrs back now
  30. Thread: The Epoxy Thread

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    Yes, heat will kick off catalyzation of epoxy....

    Yes, heat will kick off catalyzation of epoxy. I've stated this many times, HEAT THE WORKPIECE, NOT THE EPOXY!
    Conroy- g-flex comes in 2 viscosities. 650 is regular, 655 is gel.

    NWSkier- unused...
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    Damp, yet poppy? ON3P

    Damp, yet poppy?


    ON3P
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    Delams were common on the 1st gen(eagles). It had...

    Delams were common on the 1st gen(eagles). It had nothing to do w/ the cores and everything to do w/ the wrong choice of sidewall material. Sidewall too brittle and would crack and chip.
    I've got...
  33. Snoseal kinda sux. My untreated Kinco's have...

    Snoseal kinda sux.
    My untreated Kinco's have lasted longer and performed better(you lose that dexterous as fuck quality w/ snoseal-hardens the leather) than my snosealed Kinco's . Snoseal is for...
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    Pretty much agree w) ^^^ that dude. Tele'n is...

    Pretty much agree w) ^^^ that dude.
    Tele'n is badass but why handicap yourself more than you have to.
    I learned on Scarpa Expresso's and Riva's. They absolutely sucked compared to my TRace HH/Axl...
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    Well. There's always Toluol!

    Well.
    There's always Toluol!
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    Every iteration of the Maven was different flex...

    Every iteration of the Maven was different flex wise(last version had updated rocker/camber profile, mainly how tips/rails rise). Gold version was/is not soft(my Proto mavens may be the stiffest ski...
  37. Those Fortitude's stiffer than Whitedot Ragnorak?...

    Those Fortitude's stiffer than Whitedot Ragnorak? That's the stiffest ski I've flexed. Core profile like an old skool ski!
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    Full DIN range good to go. The old wives tale is...

    Full DIN range good to go.
    The old wives tale is false!

    Cody mentions something about this(from a Salomon engineer) in the Shift thread
  39. Have Praxis make you a +10 Protest

    Have Praxis make you a +10 Protest
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    Totally. My favourite 10X ski just happens to...

    Totally.
    My favourite 10X ski just happens to measure out @ 120 uf!
    396317
  41. Stucki has it. Good machine that can only handle...

    Stucki has it.
    Good machine that can only handle skinny skis.
    Damn near worthless though, imho.
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    Probably just make sure it's sealed and keep an...

    Probably just make sure it's sealed and keep an eye on it. Edges have slight surface rust and it looks like it may have propagated under the base @ compression site(slight rusty tone under base). If...
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    I gotta admit that I was wondering the same

    I gotta admit that I was wondering the same
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    My feet are bigger than yours(12.5/13) My ski...

    My feet are bigger than yours(12.5/13)
    My ski boots are smaller than yours(28.5). If that tells you anything
  45. Thread: Ski tip forms

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    Cut plywood to width. Cut kerfs parallel to width...

    Cut plywood to width. Cut kerfs parallel to width of plywood. Your plywood will now conform to tip radius
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    Hahahahahahahaha.... That's the funniest post...

    Hahahahahahahaha....

    That's the funniest post you've ever made.
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    Especially considering buttah's eunuch

    Especially considering buttah's eunuch
  48. SFB

    SFB
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    Thats a sweet ride!

    Thats a sweet ride!
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