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    Driving from Terrace to Stewart B.C. yesterday on...

    Driving from Terrace to Stewart B.C. yesterday on a mixed bag of wet pavement, piss on a plate water on a sheet of ice, slush on ice, nicely scraped old compact snow and ice, plain old compact snow...
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    Okay, based on the new Pano info...i'm rethinking...

    Okay, based on the new Pano info...i'm rethinking viability of Valemount...have 2.5 hours of driving to stewart to formulate some ideas...
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    Ah, gotcha. Had no clue.

    Ah, gotcha. Had no clue.
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    Hey, what existing B.C. resort would be a pseudo...

    Hey, what existing B.C. resort would be a pseudo proximation to the Valemount project? Maybe Panorama? What supports that hill/resort?

    - seems kinda out of the way
    - lots of other great hills...
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    hmmm, interesting. Just for the hell of it, i...

    hmmm, interesting. Just for the hell of it, i checked the same spoiler/cuff/shell tolerance of my vulcans. Looks like the same 'gaposis' issue. However, I did notice that my intuition high volume...
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    Unsolicited stop gap repair recommendation if yer...

    Unsolicited stop gap repair recommendation if yer interested:

    Combo of these thingies u can get at the hardware store:

    - coated steel cable
    - aluminum oval crush sleeves to fit the...
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    what road?

    what road?
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    Okay, thnx. A bit out reach with...

    Okay, thnx. A bit out reach with shipping/xchange/cad.
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    Sorry to hear, XXX'er; heal up fast.

    Sorry to hear, XXX'er; heal up fast.
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    thread drift but curious....any word on what...

    thread drift but curious....any word on what happened/is happening/what will happen with Weigele's Saddle Mountain project? Back in '95ish when I worked there, there seemed to be big plans. Saw...
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    For the bow end; combo pack of two layers of...

    For the bow end; combo pack of two layers of double sided carpet tape and anchoring dabs of hot glue to ski top sheet for the tail xtenderz, fyi. Survived some pretty good thrashing yesterday 100...
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    Any chance you can provide some pics of the boots...

    Any chance you can provide some pics of the boots in tour mode, rear cuff flexed to maximum rear rom, min rear rom, liners in/out, external and internal perspectives with internal spoiler both...
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    Yeah i'm not a huge guy, 5'10, vary between...

    Yeah i'm not a huge guy, 5'10, vary between 185-195 pounds depending on the season, but usually ski with pack so total weight of about 200-215 pounds +/-...fwiw.

    Also, fwiw; a season project is to...
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    What about attaching a bellowed section of fabric...

    What about attaching a bellowed section of fabric or something to seal that area? Some avy airbag balloon fabric and hot glue gun might do the trick.

    Or maybe stuff in some compressible foam to...
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    Found the old powerstraps. Here's what the mod...

    Found the old powerstraps. Here's what the mod looks like and what grit emery cloth employed; e cloth was cheap; maybe a buck at the hardware store. For the bonding; in hindsight, i think i used...
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    Not trolling...but, good point about what...

    Not trolling...but, good point about what constitutes 'charger'. I skied with garyfromterrace yesterday, maybe he can weigh in on if i'm a charger or not on my little mini, fat, snowblades.

    I'm...
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    Like changing ramp angle of footbeds, bindings or...

    Like changing ramp angle of footbeds, bindings or grinding a bootboard, sometimes small changes result in big real world feel In this case, it's 3cms of non tapered tail; I think that's the part...
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    If the snow's not >= zero degrees C: the just a...

    If the snow's not >= zero degrees C: the just a little too short in the tail K2 Darksides in a 174cm length with 3cms of tail extenders really charge in chop and drier snow chunder, while allowing...
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    I felt your pain. I'll try to find pics and dig...

    I felt your pain. I'll try to find pics and dig around to find that emery cloth that I used...might have been 60 or 80 grit.

    I've since moved on to a nice wide dh boot good old velcro...
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    fix for that is hot glue on a strip of coarse...

    fix for that is hot glue on a strip of coarse grip emery cloth. worked for my vulcans with a similar strap
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    It's been a few years since Terrace had a real...

    It's been a few years since Terrace had a real winter. So many cool local things to do: urban jibbing, sneaky little 300 vert foot in-town steeps and setting a skinner right out the basement door....
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    Thanks Lee. Appreciate the credible opinion.

    Thanks Lee. Appreciate the credible opinion.
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    thread drift but curious... Lee, what's your...

    thread drift but curious... Lee, what's your opinion on the Chinese domestic ski industry boom/growth? Do you think it's a fad or is it real for the long term?
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    Good points. I'll add a few more kinda outta the...

    Good points. I'll add a few more kinda outta the box thinking, far fetched, throwing shit at a wall and see what sticks ideas for a more long term future viability of Valemount.

    1. The skiers'...
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    At this point, kinda looking like another pipe...

    At this point, kinda looking like another pipe dream/white elephant but damn, I hope it happens. Sure do appreciate what our local little hills have to offer but, life is short....to have a real,...
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    Whatever happens, stoked that Cowboy finally got...

    Whatever happens, stoked that Cowboy finally got the biggest possible money fight.
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    Okay, noted about potential/probable futility of...

    Okay, noted about potential/probable futility of reshaping rear cuff and/or changing cuff rivets...other issue i hadn't considered is the internal rear internal spoiler alignment would probably get...
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    Not gone...just went skiing. Didn't wanna drift...

    Not gone...just went skiing. Didn't wanna drift thread further, sent what I deleted to ya in a p.m.
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    Good point, i was speaking mostly about goretex...

    Good point, i was speaking mostly about goretex based garments, didn't mean to paint with a broader brush.

    As for washing/dwr loss after 2 months; no washing during first 2 or shortly after 2...
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    Good point. Will have to carefully consider any...

    Good point. Will have to carefully consider any changes in shell/cuff and how that would affect said male/female part mating....especially important considering the whole area has been modified for...
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    Sounds good. Will look into option 1 first, if...

    Sounds good. Will look into option 1 first, if no beuno, try the shell/cuff reforming. I have a heat gun and laser thermometer on hand. Thanks again for the advise.
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    can you drill out the non-adjustable side cuffs...

    can you drill out the non-adjustable side cuffs and replace with an adjustable one?

    - sure, any hints on what might fit/where I can obtain those parts?

    this is assuming you have a good, custom,...
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    mntlion/gregL; what's a good quick fix and then...

    mntlion/gregL; what's a good quick fix and then what's the best long term fix of a cuff alignment problem? I have the non adjustable Vulcans and i've concluded that an inside ski/inside edge...
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    Just an anecdotal data point but worth making: ...

    Just an anecdotal data point but worth making: Garments don't have to be abused to lose the dwr, they just have to get well used. Living in the pnw of canada, new jacket dwr's generally don't even...
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    Price? Are you in USA or Canada?

    Price? Are you in USA or Canada?
  36. Pretty light. Price at the canuck amazon...

    Pretty light. Price at the canuck amazon including shipping: $46.29 CAD.
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    Swissiphic is tagging out and taking his hot glue...

    Swissiphic is tagging out and taking his hot glue gun ideas elsewhere. No ref required. lol. Long live AQS.
  38. What's the weight of these? Being so cheap, if...

    What's the weight of these? Being so cheap, if they're light they'd at least be a good emergency pant to keep in the pack for ski touring in polar cold conditions.
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    Waiting for urethane to cure/dry sux ballz....you...

    Waiting for urethane to cure/dry sux ballz....you gotta ensure curved surfaces stay flat, add layers which takes even more time, etc....

    Just offering options for experimentation for those who are...
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    hey XXX'er Two weeks worth of testing out this...

    hey XXX'er

    Two weeks worth of testing out this experiment. Windstopper fleece gloves with multiple failed seams and holes from from wear in many finger tip contact points. Repaired/restored...
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    Thanks Lee! Great intel.

    Thanks Lee! Great intel.
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    Hey XXX-er; ever use a glue gun to repair cuts in...

    Hey XXX-er; ever use a glue gun to repair cuts in jackets/pants?

    Had to perform emergency surgery up in bell 2 and all i had on hand was glue gun with gorilla glue gun sticks.

    Hasty hack job...
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    Too bad I was outta town, powpig. Coulda did...

    Too bad I was outta town, powpig. Coulda did some townie urban jibbing laps as a plan B. Town snowpack is now sufficient.
  44. Update, Jan 12, 2020 Just over 4.5 months into...

    Update, Jan 12, 2020

    Just over 4.5 months into the training now. Good test last night. Ski toured all day in cold minus 15 - 18 celcius degree temps. Uphilling was laborious due to thigh deep...
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    Nice! Well, enjoy the harvest this sunday,...

    Nice! Well, enjoy the harvest this sunday, powpig!

    And, open offer to any mags visiting Shames in the future. Free rentals of the 180 solly rocker 2 122's and Volkl Shiro 185's with dh demo...
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    When u say 'standard downhill gear'...does that...

    When u say 'standard downhill gear'...does that include fatter skis? kinda required equipment at shames. if in need i have some salomon rocker 2 122's in a 180cm length and some volkl shiros in a...
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    Right on, A.P., looks like you guys (including...

    Right on, A.P., looks like you guys (including the reinstated mayor of Shames) nailed it! But, gotta ask, salesman hat on here...looks like some potentially undergunned planks in the quiver...did...
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    Can't recall accurately...but in a description of...

    Can't recall accurately...but in a description of the fabric in a Blister podcast, I think it was stated there were different weights of fabric with differences in the waterproof/breathable...
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    Another option: make your own unicorn. Find a...

    Another option: make your own unicorn. Find a used el cheapo ski closest to what u want and just rebend the rocker profile into what u want.

    To wit: customized circa 2002/3ish Rossignol B3...
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    Watch the temps/forecast though...raining on the...

    Watch the temps/forecast though...raining on the lower mtn right now, xxx'er...probably a take it hour by hour/day by day kinda storm; hope it cools and keep precipping.

    Google earthed that pass...
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