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    It's been a few years since I owned the TLT6P,...

    It's been a few years since I owned the TLT6P, but if memory serves correctly the Quantum Free Factory 130 skis at least as well and tours better. It's the fit that's the potential issue - I sized up...
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    My go-to has been the Blizzard Zero G 105 with...

    My go-to has been the Blizzard Zero G 105 with both boots, will probably try the Zero G 95 with the Dalbellos soon.
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    The Spectre set a pretty low bar - it collapsed...

    The Spectre set a pretty low bar - it collapsed as you loaded it up due to the bellows in the tongue. I own the Zero G Tour Pro and while it does ski better than the Free Factory 130, it doesn't tour...
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    It's true that manufacturing specs vary a lot,...

    It's true that manufacturing specs vary a lot, and it's hard to keep track of them all. Bootboard ramp in AT boots isn't consistent either (at least compared to alpine boots, most of which are at 4...
  6. Indeed, I'm calling it 6 months. Saw your car at...

    Indeed, I'm calling it 6 months. Saw your car at the head of Lot B, but not the distinctive headwear . . .
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    Feels too flat for me, too. My ideal is 7.5mm...

    Feels too flat for me, too. My ideal is 7.5mm plus or minus 2mm (when the heel is higher than the toe most people call it "positive" ramp) - Dynafit Superlite 2.0 was right on, Salomon MTN/Atomic...
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    Fly to Disneyland or Phoenix like all those other...

    Fly to Disneyland or Phoenix like all those other people and forget this volcano-skiing stuff?
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    Yes, I've ironed plenty of Pomocas with good...

    Yes, I've ironed plenty of Pomocas with good results. I like to do a pass with paper bag, then another with the release paper that comes with Black Diamond skins (ask a shop to save you some) for a...
  10. Thread: Old K2 Mec

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    Peter B. and Krystin N. and crew were on the hill...

    Peter B. and Krystin N. and crew were on the hill a bunch with various colored batches of test skis multiple times at Crystal, saw them twice on Wednesdays . . .
  11. Thread: Old K2 Mec

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    Some went to China, some stayed in Seattle. They...

    Some went to China, some stayed in Seattle. They can make a complete ski/snowboard from the ground up in the new facility south of Seattle, and even offer one ski to the public that's made in the...
  12. In the Salomon/Atomic/Armada binding scheme,...

    In the Salomon/Atomic/Armada binding scheme, there are several series where the construction and materials are the same but use different springs; the Z series is one (STH2 is another example). They...
  13. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    I suspect you are a highly skilled and balanced...

    I suspect you are a highly skilled and balanced skier - that combination isn't going to work for everyone.
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    Have a 20-year old one of these, too, though I...

    Have a 20-year old one of these, too, though I didn't get it from Hida:

    https://hidatool.com/item/1780
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    This Nisaku one is fine, Amazon has it cheap: ...

    This Nisaku one is fine, Amazon has it cheap:
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    I'd call the Zero G a 70/30 boot, with the 70...

    I'd call the Zero G a 70/30 boot, with the 70 being the touring end of the spectrum. Substantially lighter and with more ROM than the XT3. Fit is really between the 97mm and 100mm Langes.

    Which La...
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    Ouch. That's not normal. I'd try as your...

    Ouch. That's not normal. I'd try as your bootfitter suggested; squash the shit out of the tongue foam with a lever press and then cut a circle over the area (locating it accurately is key). If not, a...
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    You can't really shrink the ankle fit of either...

    You can't really shrink the ankle fit of either (looser fit on the Maestrale), and lots of people have problems with the leading edge of the shell (malleolus conflicts). In general, with the...
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    This is on the shin itself and not the malleolus...

    This is on the shin itself and not the malleolus (ankle bone)? I would ask you to show up in person so I could look at your leg and the boot/liner . . . doesn't sound like something I can fix over...
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    It is either an S/Max or an S/Pro, not both. They...

    It is either an S/Max or an S/Pro, not both. They are different lasts, and the S/Pro fit is pretty much duplicated in the Shift Pro but IMO it's too heavy and the walk mode isn't good enough to be a...
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    Jake Angeli is out on bail and working as a shop...

    Jake Angeli is out on bail and working as a shop tech in Europe? Let me guess, he found the sweet spot by locating the prominent bumps on the topsheet?
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    Thousands of people. I used them for pretty...

    Thousands of people.

    I used them for pretty much all my skiing one year, including touring under about 3,000 vertical ft/day and a week in Austria and thought they were great. IMO they don't ski...
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    I think you should be able to make a 28.5 Krypton...

    I think you should be able to make a 28.5 Krypton Pro work, but you will probably want the services of a good bootfitter available. Dropping down below what the app currently suggests depends on a...
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    Salomon figured it out; all 2022 Shift bindings...

    Salomon figured it out; all 2022 Shift bindings will ship with a new clear plastic DIN window with "bumps" on the sides to create more friction where they contact the lever. Not sure what the...
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    There are many sub-97mm plug boot options, but it...

    There are many sub-97mm plug boot options, but it will almost certainly be a "project." The good news is these boots are actually available in 24.5. The bad news is you'll probably need the shells...
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    Footbed issue? Possibly, what are you using now?...

    Footbed issue? Possibly, what are you using now?

    Canting? I haven't seen you or you stance in person, and this app won't help me see your alignment. Chances are some degree of medial canting would...
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    Sure.

    Sure.
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    Do you need to be in a walk-mode boot? There...

    Do you need to be in a walk-mode boot? There isn't really one made that is going to give you a performance fit, but an Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD or a Lange XT3 LV in a 24.5 will be a better place to...
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    Not in person - demo season didn't happen, and...

    Not in person - demo season didn't happen, and though I saw our Tecnica rep last week he didn't have the boots with him.
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    Thanks, Sam, added the side views to the Excel...

    Thanks, Sam, added the side views to the Excel sheet . . .
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    I doubt it. You'd notice the lack of tail rocker...

    I doubt it. You'd notice the lack of tail rocker and extra weight before you even put a binding on it . . .
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    I think I'd stick with 26.5 - 25.5 is going to be...

    I think I'd stick with 26.5 - 25.5 is going to be a struggle with your 27.35 right foot . . .
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    They are also an evo affiliate, so you can order...

    They are also an evo affiliate, so you can order out of evo's inventory and have it sent there no charge.
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    The regular (non-carbon) S/Max 130 comes with a...

    The regular (non-carbon) S/Max 130 comes with a rubber sole that is easily sourced for replacement from Salomon; they are a bit softer but still a solid 130 relative to other boots in the category....
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    Pretty sure ISO 13992 (touring binding standard)...

    Pretty sure ISO 13992 (touring binding standard) has a similar test, which is the reason only frame bindings and tech bindings with a spring-loaded heel have been able to pass.
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    I believe section 3.7 of ISO 9462 requires the...

    I believe section 3.7 of ISO 9462 requires the ski to be flexed by a controlled amount and the binding to still release within a specified range (I think plus or minus 20%), but I can't find a free...
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    Nothing to do with K2. The new owner of Amer is...

    Nothing to do with K2. The new owner of Amer is Anta Sports from Jinjiang, China. They are huge in Asia even if you've never heard of them, mostly making basketball shoes and such. So far they've...
  38. Sorry, B, working on the 10th with a bunch of...

    Sorry, B, working on the 10th with a bunch of "request Greg" reservations . . . you'll be in my thoughts, though.
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    PS Most people on this forum have figured out a...

    PS Most people on this forum have figured out a binding model/release value protocol that works for them.

    If a customer asks what they should set their bindings at, or if I ask them what they set...
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    DIN - as applied to alpine ski binding...

    DIN - as applied to alpine ski binding functionality - is just a set of standards (identical to ISO 9462) that every binding offered for sale needs to pass, and every customer who chooses to have a...
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    Got 'em all. If I went to Sun Valley I'd break...

    Got 'em all. If I went to Sun Valley I'd break out the 27m FIS GS ski, which so far has seen 1 day in the PNW this year.
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    Only if they used to ski 100 days a year at some...

    Only if they used to ski 100 days a year at some point in their career . . .
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    Yes, have been stashing, but I end up taking the...

    Yes, have been stashing, but I end up taking the Rustler 11 most of the time anyway.
  44. Thread: Covid Jab #2

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    I got 2 doses of Pfizer, no problems other than a...

    I got 2 doses of Pfizer, no problems other than a sore arm for either shot.

    Wife got Moderna, felt tired after dose #1, dose #2 kicked her butt big time - full body muscle ache/fever and chills,...
  45. Hitting frozen debris at the bottom of each turn...

    Hitting frozen debris at the bottom of each turn was the norm rather than the exception pretty much everywhere, but once you figured out it wasn't actually going to make you fall it was OK. The right...
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    Looks like the screw had enough hold to pull the...

    Looks like the screw had enough hold to pull the topsheet off the core . . .
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    What wider skis are you talking about? For a ski...

    What wider skis are you talking about? For a ski to have decent hard snow performance it needs to be built with adequate torsional stiffness and a decent amount of edge contact from the start, you...
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    It happens all the time. Not every ski rep is...

    It happens all the time.

    Not every ski rep is a great tuner, and most don't have the time to test ride every pair (or even a representative pair of each model) - they can barely get the bindings...
  49. Lots of blower turns, you just needed to tune out...

    Lots of blower turns, you just needed to tune out the sound of your skis hitting ice . . .
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    Yeah, the Blank is awesome. In the absence of a...

    Yeah, the Blank is awesome. In the absence of a Rustler 10.5 I may have to get one.
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