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    Gunsmokes are gone, last pair went to oftpiste's...

    Gunsmokes are gone, last pair went to oftpiste's Thing #1 . . .
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    The water bottle group knows what they're talking...

    The water bottle group knows what they're talking about. 2 half liter Nalgenes plus a thermos for me (small bottles pack better). Never freeze up, no soaked puffy jackets, etc.
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    Just mounted up my orange 188's, so I have an...

    Just mounted up my orange 188's, so I have an extra pair of green 188's to sell, PM me for details.
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    Unless there's 2 ft. of fresh and you're sure...

    Unless there's 2 ft. of fresh and you're sure there's no chunky stuff underneath (and preferably no competition for virgin lines), the 188 Rustler 11 is better.
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    From the Waelzholz website, not sure where the...

    From the Waelzholz website, not sure where the steel comes from but maybe there is hope for a 100% American ski:

    "Waelzholz North America, located in Cleveland, Ohio, serves customers in the...
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    Thanks, iggy. Do you think the two are comparable...

    Thanks, iggy. Do you think the two are comparable in quality?
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    I've visited a few factories, and everyone says...

    I've visited a few factories, and everyone says they get their edges from Waelzholz - who is the other "decent" supplier?
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    I would hesitate to put a 135 lb. woman, no...

    I would hesitate to put a 135 lb. woman, no matter how slow she skis, on a $100 (not sure where you find these "all over the place") kids ski. They will be foam core and designed for a 75 lb. body.
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    Better kid's skis with a wood core are fine for...

    Better kid's skis with a wood core are fine for smaller and slower women. Think in terms of Mantra Junior, Mindbender Junior, BC Magnis, QST Ripper, etc. Watch out for 9.5mm screws, though, they...
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    I believe the "P" tongue is Pebax. Marfran is...

    I believe the "P" tongue is Pebax. Marfran is from the same company as Irfran (Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri) as found in the Lupo AX 120.
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    If you don't have a jig, Knut Pohl's templates...

    If you don't have a jig, Knut Pohl's templates are your friend:

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lpDx4-8PF44Pc08HHNyYY6Gg2a3Dd245
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    No, different jig.

    No, different jig.
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    If you fit in the Lupo Pro HD you'll have to wear...

    If you fit in the Lupo Pro HD you'll have to wear 3 pairs of socks in the Waymaker, though . . .
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    I don't think the MTN Explore 95 has changed...

    I don't think the MTN Explore 95 has changed since it's inception. The Backland 95 changed after the 2nd season to a lighter construction, HRZN tip, and skin notch.
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    Both are excellent skis, the Atomic is more of a...

    Both are excellent skis, the Atomic is more of a pure touring ski (trying to go head to head with Blizzard ZG 95 in the weight), MTN Explore 95 is a bit heavier, damper and probably more versatile if...
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    The part list is in the PDF of the Look/Rossi...

    The part list is in the PDF of the Look/Rossi technical manual, not on TGR.
    Part number is FCEF003, they are $8.00 per pair according to last year's manual. You should probably have a shop order...
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    Salomon lists an "acceptable range" of bevels....

    Salomon lists an "acceptable range" of bevels. The machine is probably set in the middle, i.e. 1.4 degrees.
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    Claimed numbers according to product managers. As...

    Claimed numbers according to product managers. As we know, there is a fair amount of variation in real life. Also, even the best maintained machines have a tolerance of around .2 degrees.
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    I thought the same thing and emailed them again,...

    I thought the same thing and emailed them again, they said "Oh yeah, were fun playful not carvy."
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    Factory Edge Bevels

    Want to know what the factory bevels are for your 2019/2020 skis?

    https://www.evo.com/guides/ski-edge-bevel
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    In my experience, the Hawx and Backland boots are...

    In my experience, the Hawx and Backland boots are shorter (and the toe on the Hawx slopes downward), the Cochise and ZG are pretty average, and the Lange XT Free is a bit longer. The Lange liner is...
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    No, the toe design is different (AFD slides in...

    No, the toe design is different (AFD slides in opposite direction). If you could find ID toes only, the mount pattern is the same.
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    If it's a Jester (or any other Marker Royal...

    If it's a Jester (or any other Marker Royal Family binding) it must say "ID" on it. If it's a Salomon/Atomic/Armada binding, it must say "MNC," and if it's a Tyrolia it must say "AT." Rossi/Look...
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    That's what counts. They are both awesome boots.

    That's what counts. They are both awesome boots.
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    4 mm is a lot of extra instep space, but you...

    4 mm is a lot of extra instep space, but you could grind it all away (separate the forefoot and heel) and hot glue the pieces back in place.
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    Assuming you have a reasonably thin footbed in...

    Assuming you have a reasonably thin footbed in place? You know the bootboard of the Zero G Tour Pro is 7.5 mm thick under the instep, and you can easily grind off 4 mm or so.
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    How wide is "slightly?" My foot measures about...

    How wide is "slightly?" My foot measures about 103-104mm and I have a large bunion on the right which makes it around 110mm total across the met heads. I heat molded the shell and punched it...
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    First year version, but a friend who got the...

    First year version, but a friend who got the Grilamid version had similar results. Toe and heel were pretty mangled, big divots formed above the toe lug where the binding (STH2 or Warden) arms hit.
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    Comparing Grilamid crossover boots in alpine...

    Comparing Grilamid crossover boots in alpine bindings (I used Warden 13's almost exclusively when not touring) is interesting - the Grilamid formulas are all different. None of them are anywhere near...
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    I am pretty sure the stock boot comes at 15...

    I am pretty sure the stock boot comes at 15 degrees and can be set to 17. The optional "dogbone" gets it to 13.
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    If you have to ask on TGR, it probably won't be a...

    If you have to ask on TGR, it probably won't be a $300 difference. The added breathability of Gore Pro is really nice when you're near aerobic maximum for hours in weather that requires a hardshell;...
  32. That took a while. When I warrantied a pair for a...

    That took a while. When I warrantied a pair for a customer two seasons ago, they first claimed they'd never heard of the problem (diagonal cracks in the toe emanating from the direction of the tech...
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    Tecnica says "Polyester" for the cuff on the...

    Tecnica says "Polyester" for the cuff on the Scout, but probably it is a polyurethane-ester TPU, likely purchased from the German company Covestro (formerly Bayer Material Science). To be Pebax you...
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    That boot isn't made of Pebax.

    That boot isn't made of Pebax.
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    They are no more accurate (consistent) in their...

    They are no more accurate (consistent) in their finishing than comparable skis from the Atomic or Elan factories. They are still cut apart by some guy with a bandsaw and finished with a variety of...
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    Good point about the forward lean on the F1,...

    Good point about the forward lean on the F1, North. If OP has a very thin calf and/or loves the stance of the Redster, they might be fine though. I think it is about 18 degrees, and would be hard to...
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    PS When I say "at least a size" it's because I'm...

    PS When I say "at least a size" it's because I'm not sure if the Scarpa sizes you reference are actually even 27 and 28. A Scarpa 27 is the same as a 26.5, a 28 is the same as a 27.5.
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    You have to make a decision on weight class, and...

    You have to make a decision on weight class, and I assume you want to go lighter because every boot you mentioned above is a tank. It's not that easy to decide; each time you drop weight the downhill...
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    The Hawx Ultra XTD (I have the first generation...

    The Hawx Ultra XTD (I have the first generation boot and I don't think the last has changed) combines a medium high instep with a very small diameter cuff. People who complain that it is tight in the...
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    PS Vulcan/Mercury had tons of space above the...

    PS Vulcan/Mercury had tons of space above the toebox; I had to glue 1/4" of foam on top of the liner toes to make it feel like the MTN Lab. The instep, on the other hand, was quite low.
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    You should look beyond the fit of any of these...

    You should look beyond the fit of any of these boots in the shop, especially before heat molding the liners (and shells in the case of the S/Lab MTN (or 2nd gen MTN Lab). A decent bootfitter should...
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    PS If you go to the Czech SIDAS site, it is the...

    PS If you go to the Czech SIDAS site, it is the curved brace pictured on the right in this photo:

    https://www.sidas.cz/odstranene-produkty/1523-bootfitting-kit-deform-75-3661267050336.html
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    I'm not sure what SIDAS calls it; it's a nice...

    I'm not sure what SIDAS calls it; it's a nice stainless steel curved bridge with an offset mount point and rotating pads at the ends. It works well but the pads come off (should have designed a...
  44. Agree. Light, lively and not without guts when...

    Agree. Light, lively and not without guts when going fast.
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    Yes, yes and yes. TNF didn't think electrospun...

    Yes, yes and yes. TNF didn't think electrospun was catchy enough and decided to call it "Nanospun."
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    I made a wood one once, designed to fit over an...

    I made a wood one once, designed to fit over an existing Superfeet/Blademaster oval, but it cracked quickly; if you had machining and welding capability it would be a worthy project but I would make...
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    I used the DonJoy Iceman after my knee surgery in...

    I used the DonJoy Iceman after my knee surgery in May and if worked great. You need to make sure you have a few layers between you and the pad or it gets too cold.
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    My boss is back from Chile and wore a Futurelight...

    My boss is back from Chile and wore a Futurelight kit all week.

    No new snow and windy in Chillan, not atypical for South America, with hard chattery snow and no precip. He said the clothes were...
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    Where did you see this? TNF never quotes column...

    Where did you see this? TNF never quotes column inch specs, and only occasionally quotes PSI figures, IME. They sent us some samples and my boss is field testing a kit in Chile this week, but I'm not...
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    Have worked on a couple pairs of 130's for...

    Have worked on a couple pairs of 130's for employees.

    Shell is PU, cuff is Pebax, walk mode looks like a knockoff of Atomic's XTD external lever (that's a good thing, IMO), boots ship with...
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