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    It might be a feature that is unique to the S...

    It might be a feature that is unique to the S model. During fine search, the S will at some point switch to a new screen that says "probe here". This will sometimes (usually?) happen before I...
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    Pitchforks are out on the social medias on this...

    Pitchforks are out on the social medias on this one. Interesting that Pieps demonstrates that the switch on a normally operating unit can be forced into off from send.

    Unrelated: How many...
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    I never heard an official word, but remember...

    I never heard an official word, but remember reading somewhere that a member of the group said they did a check at the beginning of the day. Maybe a message board or social media. It was early COVID...
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    I had a buddy who had issues with the switch on a...

    I had a buddy who had issues with the switch on a DSP of ISBD's vintage. He's an avalanche professional, so his gear sees considerably more use than the average bear. I don't remember if it was...
  5. Thread: NFL 2020/2021

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    I mean, I suppose it's kinda interesting to...

    I mean, I suppose it's kinda interesting to weight the litany of possible outcomes based on different decisions, but in the end it's a meaningless exercise because we're talking about the Vikings and...
  6. Thread: NFL 2020/2021

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    Yep. Hole to the endzone was there. Mattison...

    Yep. Hole to the endzone was there. Mattison didn't take it. Hard to ask Mattison to be more patient in that scenario tho.

    Love the 20/20 from all the internet head coaches. Analytics decision...
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    Interdasting. Had a few Flylow pieces in the...

    Interdasting. Had a few Flylow pieces in the past that I was not impressed with but it's been awhile. Sizing never worked for me either but it looks like the do a medium tall now.

    Klim feedback...
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    Anybody have specific recs on durable pants for...

    Anybody have specific recs on durable pants for braaping? I can run the same outerwear for 5+ seasons ski touring but the 'mobiling is a lot harder on stuff IME.
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    2010 Watercolors are a close second IMO

    2010 Watercolors are a close second IMO
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    Both work great IME. Oh, and that 850 looks like...

    Both work great IME. Oh, and that 850 looks like a pure hot sex machine.
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    The ren is a really fun ski in soft untracked. ...

    The ren is a really fun ski in soft untracked. It is not a good resort ski IMO because it's a handful after it gets cut up and mogul-out (11AM on a pow day?). I haven't skied anything else that is...
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    Tough to say as I've never ridden with any 600s. ...

    Tough to say as I've never ridden with any 600s. I've had 3 humans on my old 700 (some say pulls like an 800) on a non-groomed singletrack shuttle laps and it did OK. Anything that runs reliably...
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    I like it. I also like "Nobody Cares That You...

    I like it. I also like "Nobody Cares That You Quit Your Jobs to Sleep in a Van"
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    The sled is a more versatile tool, and...

    The sled is a more versatile tool, and versatility is a big advantage for touring. I throw all the gear/toys on the rack and see what I get into. Can shuttle, skin, vert (for powsurfing), throw on...
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    I’ve only ever skied the 202, so no idea if a 19x...

    I’ve only ever skied the 202, so no idea if a 19x would provide the same magic, but this is a “cold dead hands” ski for me now. Best of luck.
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    Generally, no reason to be afraid of a sled with...

    Generally, no reason to be afraid of a sled with 2K miles. However, at that mileage you're at or approaching top end time for many sleds so factor that cost into the price. I've noticed the same on...
  17. Thread: The FIFTY

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    A direct vent diesel heater is no different in...

    A direct vent diesel heater is no different in principle than a direct vent propane heater. Same external process, different fuel.

    Neither of them will have a measurable impact on whether or...
  18. Thread: The FIFTY

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    This is a blanket statement. Yes, water is a...

    This is a blanket statement. Yes, water is a byproduct of propane combustion (it is also a byproduct of wood combustion). No, not all propane heaters put combustion byproducts into the heated air...
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    Jealous. Enjoy!

    Jealous. Enjoy!
  20. Thread: Kauai Info

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    Excellent from a general tourism standpoint, but...

    Excellent from a general tourism standpoint, but the surfing didn't happen. Kalalau hike took up a lot of time on Kauai (well worth it) and making surfing go was going to require a hijacking of the...
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    What’s the BSL on the mount?

    What’s the BSL on the mount?
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    Your direct vent options are Diesel or Gas...

    Your direct vent options are Diesel or Gas (Webasto or Chinese knockoff) or Propane (Propex). All will have similar BTU specs. The Webasto types can be finicky at altitude unless adjusted correctly...
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    Anything with the pyramidal structure over the...

    Anything with the pyramidal structure over the engine. The hosers in Quebec have determined that Doo invented the use of triangular geometry in structural design :rolleyes2
  24. Not to be confused with Rincon Point just up the...

    Not to be confused with Rincon Point just up the road a bit - a world class wave (apparently, what would I know). Mondo's is the closest Kook spot to Ventura. Watch out for SUPs and Foils. I also...
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    Interesting. I almost never use full travel on my...

    Interesting. I almost never use full travel on my patrol so the bit about more bottom out resistance runs counter to what I’d want to change
  26. Thread: Trucks.

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    ^^^^Sweet ride. Been looking at that vintage of...

    ^^^^Sweet ride. Been looking at that vintage of Toyota pickup lately. Scheming a Pan American Hwy rig. 22RE over the 3.0 but a swapped 3.4 would be awesome - I actually know may way around that...
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    What are these modern options of which you speak?...

    What are these modern options of which you speak? Genuinely curious.
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    Yep I’d say find out everything you can about the...

    Yep I’d say find out everything you can about the insurance and if you are confident you’re covered let ‘er rip. Since your conversion was done professionally, you presumably have a nice invoice to...
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    Pulled the trigger on 104Ls - too good of a deal...

    Pulled the trigger on 104Ls - too good of a deal to pass up, Boissal's feedback and mall walker's comparison of the regular 104 with the Solis were compelling enough. Hoping I can take them out for...
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    Weight savings goes bindings -> skis -> boots for...

    Weight savings goes bindings -> skis -> boots for me.

    Most go from a heavier boot to a lighter boot, and it goes something like “hey these light boots are pretty good! Almost as good as my heavier...
  31. Agree that glass lenses are tops for clarity. ...

    Agree that glass lenses are tops for clarity. Wish Smith had them as an option on more frames. I'm tied to them after warrantying a pretty fancy pair of polarized shades that had the lens coating...
  32. Nose high is your friend when sitting and...

    Nose high is your friend when sitting and spinning. Sink the tail. The farther back you are the faster/easier you’ll pivot.
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    9.5 in an Altra Superior 10 in a La Sportiva...

    9.5 in an Altra Superior
    10 in a La Sportiva Bushido
    10 more often than 9.5 for street shoes, but depends on the shoe
    26.5 ZeroG Tour Pro, 26.5 Alien RS
    25.5 Zero G Pro Guide (Resort)

    I did...
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    FS: Pearl Izumi X-Project Sz 43.5

    Make them disappear. BNIB warranty replacement that have been sitting in my basement for over a year. Not an #enduro shoe, but they'd be pretty great for #gravel or #groad or #grassbiking or...
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    Damn those CD104Ls are tempting. Need new spring...

    Damn those CD104Ls are tempting. Need new spring sticks to replace my 177 MTN Explore 95s which are a tad short for me. I ended up on some 187 QST 106s for most spring outings this season - fun for...
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    Yep nice job dude. I missed your lift update a...

    Yep nice job dude. I missed your lift update a few pages back - looks legit! Siennas seem to be multiplying in my crew. 3 new recruits in the past year.
  37. IME, boondocking can be done *near the coast in...

    IME, boondocking can be done *near the coast in CA, but very rarely within walking distance of a surf spot, and more often requires some sort of commute from your sleep spot to surf spot. Also, in...
  38. Congrats man! I just ended a 2yr sabbatical...

    Congrats man! I just ended a 2yr sabbatical living in the van and learning to surf was one of the best things I did. I got ~3 months (maybe 150 sessions) worth of surfing in. California is a good...
  39. Thread: Wet Suit Advice.

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    Check the aforementioned water temps to get an...

    Check the aforementioned water temps to get an idea of the thicknesses you should be looking at. Suits with multiple numbers mean torso thickness/leg thickness/arm thickness. A 3/2 is 3mm torso,...
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    4WD 7.3PSD w/100K on the clock and a wicked cool...

    4WD 7.3PSD w/100K on the clock and a wicked cool poptop. Assuming the top is well-engineered and isn't leak-prone, this seems like one of the better van deals I've seen in a long long time.
    ...
  41. In that same spirit, I have some 180 Pow+ that...

    In that same spirit, I have some 180 Pow+ that have been mounted 1.5x (I think). Will pass them along for the cost of shipping to anybody interested.
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    The M7 is EFI but yeah 2500mi and it's down on...

    The M7 is EFI but yeah 2500mi and it's down on RPMs. I had no complaints tandeming on the XM and that's including the trickiest tandem I've ever done (fully pinned on a steep, tracked, powdery hill...
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    Positive lead of that battery should be fused as...

    Positive lead of that battery should be fused as close to the battery as possible.
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    #notweather but figure this thread is as good as...

    #notweather but figure this thread is as good as any because it gets views.

    Blazed a trail through the snow into the N Halfmoon Creek TH Friday night. Crossed the creek with sleds on Saturday AM...
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    Does anybody here have suggestions for a few good...

    Does anybody here have suggestions for a few good resources that explain how to use the vast array of forecast tools available today? I've used sites like windy, spotwx, etc. to try to get detailed...
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    I like Front Range Lumber CO in Lakewood because...

    I like Front Range Lumber CO in Lakewood because they're friendly even if you're not a contractor buying in bulk. Pro tip: you'll get much better price/ft^2 if you buy 5' x 5' sheets of Baltic Birch...
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    I think your cabinet design looks fine. Without...

    I think your cabinet design looks fine. Without knowing the scale/dims I'd say your drawer space looks a little shallow, but that all depends on what you wanna put in there and how you design it. ...
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    Have some old 1st gen Cochise shells in the...

    Have some old 1st gen Cochise shells in the basement. 25/25.5 300 BSL. If you’re interested their yours for the cost of shipping. If you don’t care about skiing in a 15+yo she’ll I have some 26ish...
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    No sweat. Let me know if the pack goes. Can...

    No sweat. Let me know if the pack goes. Can arrange local pickup for canister.
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    Gotcha. Yeah the lower outcropping where the...

    Gotcha. Yeah the lower outcropping where the alternate entrance meets the main line (near the circled "crux" in the photo you posted) seems like the more obvious safe zone to me - at least it's the...
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