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    Oh ok, that makes sense. I never remembered...

    Oh ok, that makes sense. I never remembered seeing them prior to emigrating.
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    Are lynx readily available in North America?

    Are lynx readily available in North America?
  3. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    The skorpius has a wide ish forefoot and toebox...

    The skorpius has a wide ish forefoot and toebox although I did end up needing to punch across the metatarsals. It also runs short in length. Heel isn't super tight, but i prefer boots with an instep...
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    Jeez dire straits.

    Jeez dire straits.
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    It's not that the binding was misaligned?

    It's not that the binding was misaligned?
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    If it's killing your desire to ski, id honestly...

    If it's killing your desire to ski, id honestly just get a new boot. I'd rather sacrifice a bit of control and want to ski...
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    ^that looks awesome!

    ^that looks awesome!
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    Haha. Cheers. Can't let that gem go unlauded.

    Haha. Cheers. Can't let that gem go unlauded.
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    That seems like pretty poor form for the guide to...

    That seems like pretty poor form for the guide to poke fun at that.
  10. ^ My main hope is that enough of my generation...

    ^ My main hope is that enough of my generation decides to go this route so that the steep, lift accessed chalk becomes uncrowded again.
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    ^the old skinner to the looker's right is now...

    ^the old skinner to the looker's right is now posted and inaccessible? fuck, i didn't know that.
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    One thing that I also wonder about is people...

    One thing that I also wonder about is people knowing the risks, accepting them, and determining it to be "worth it". After watching so many people with tons of experience drop in to Saddle Peak (as...
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    This is what i should try, I guess.

    This is what i should try, I guess.
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    I guess i was maybe a little too harsh by saying...

    I guess i was maybe a little too harsh by saying "pieces of shit", but i find the little pull tab fiddly during transitions and tends to get frozen up and difficult especially to get the brakes...
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    Is that the movie he talks about riding Engelberg...

    Is that the movie he talks about riding Engelberg like "it's my backyard"?
  16. ^i think they're all in The Backcountry. Guess...

    ^i think they're all in The Backcountry.

    Guess the trick, in all seriousness, is to figure out areas that aren't seeing the crowds and take the hit in terms of terrain/snow quality for a bit more...
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    It's definitely noticeable, but that's one of the...

    It's definitely noticeable, but that's one of the reasons I like them actually. But i could see that being a big negative if that doesn't work with one's preferences.
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    I hate marker bindings after dealing with dukes...

    I hate marker bindings after dealing with dukes and some other terrible binding in the mid 2000s, but got a pair of alpinists super cheap and decided to give them i try. I actually like how they ski...
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    I just hope it's a wide forefoot and a skinny...

    I just hope it's a wide forefoot and a skinny ankle.
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    Maybe this is too dramatic, but as a thought...

    Maybe this is too dramatic, but as a thought exercise what about replacing the danger rating forecast model with an avalanche problem based model (i.e. the bullet point forecast take-away is the...
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    Not in relation to those specific boots, but it...

    Not in relation to those specific boots, but it feels like it runs a bit short. Like it's a short 27.5, but not so short as to warrant up sizing for me under normal conditions. If that makes sense.
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    Thanks again everyone for the responses. I'll ask...

    Thanks again everyone for the responses. I'll ask here, but all you financial folks can feel free to redirect me to, for example, the what is the number thread if these questions are too long term...
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    Ok perfect, thanks! Guess I'll see which one is...

    Ok perfect, thanks! Guess I'll see which one is friendlier for out of country people, but I've still got a permanent address in the states so it shouldn't be too big of an issue.
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    I'm looking at such funds through vanguard....

    I'm looking at such funds through vanguard. However, I'm an overseas US citizen with an unclear future (i.e. where I'll retire). Is vanguard still a worthwhile option for ETFs? I might hedge my bets...
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    Buddies in bergen are skiing into town. Guessing...

    Buddies in bergen are skiing into town. Guessing that means fonna's doing well again, but I've also had to stop looking. Think it's been a bit colder / drier there than last year though, maybe?

    I...
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    ^ill second that, with the caveat of it also...

    ^ill second that, with the caveat of it also having a progressive mount. I bet it's a jeffrey tour.
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    I did quarantine in Lyngen on the way back from...

    I did quarantine in Lyngen on the way back from Finland and was pretty blown away how little snow there was...
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    Feast or famine the last couple years, eh?

    Feast or famine the last couple years, eh?
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    Great, thank you. I'd love to put a tour wrap in...

    Great, thank you. I'd love to put a tour wrap in these despite the ROM decrease, but i just don't think I'm going to get a MV in there. I ended up needing to punch for metatarsal/bunion width, but...
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    Part of this is me "doing it wrong" by living in...

    Part of this is me "doing it wrong" by living in a place where it's often dark with poor snow conditions.

    The navis is great in softer snow, with a bit of speed, and when you can get over the ski...
  31. Well done! I'm just going through my semi-annual...

    Well done! I'm just going through my semi-annual "i wish I lived in the sierra despite never having been there" phase and am lashing out to conceal my jealousy. Pay me no mind.
  32. See i would think that is what would be maybe a...

    See i would think that is what would be maybe a considerable or potentially high day. Extreme danger basically means you can't find those slopes.
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    If you have housing sorted out, i bet it's not...

    If you have housing sorted out, i bet it's not too difficult to get a job at any of the shops in town.

    Or just rack up some debt (PT at a ski shop isn't really gonna pay the school bills anyway)...
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    I own both the Navis FB and the atris. Like the...

    I own both the Navis FB and the atris. Like the atris, never got along with the navis. Tour with both. The atris is my heavier touring ski now. They're heavy but doable.

    You're not looking for...
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    It's a shitty commute to work at a ski shop when...

    It's a shitty commute to work at a ski shop when you could spend that time skiing, partying, studying etc. Why not get a job at one of the places in town you can walk to from campus (if you're...
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    Working in big sky at a ski shop would suck ass...

    Working in big sky at a ski shop would suck ass if you're in school in my opinion.
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    Even if it's tracked out 😱?

    Even if it's tracked out 😱?
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    What size intuition did you go with? Same as...

    What size intuition did you go with? Same as shell?

    I gotta do something about the stock liner as well. My heels and forefeet are getting pretty beat up in this boot. Almost wonder if I should...
  39. yeah, I mean often on extreme days one isn't...

    yeah, I mean often on extreme days one isn't worried about "what low angle terrain can i find to lap" it's more, "fuck i hope the resort infrastructure will survive."

    but again, i haven't been...
  40. I don't have any skin in the game and have never...

    I don't have any skin in the game and have never been to tahoe, but i was perusing avalanche.org and couldn't happen to notice the extreme rating. There's been some good points made over the last...
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    Yeah, to be fair I ski in a very rocky area,...

    Yeah, to be fair I ski in a very rocky area, often in the dark so am hard on skis.

    The Navis FB i have are also partially broken from me faceplanting in a wind hole on the local glacier, but have...
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    I'll agree that BOTH the vision series (i tour...

    I'll agree that BOTH the vision series (i tour with the 98) and the freebird series (navis freebird) are underwhelming in terms of construction, although the navis FB is step up from the vision.
    ...
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    I actually read up on münter again last night...

    I actually read up on münter again last night after writing that post and realized I, as usual, had very little idea what I was talking about. And, from what i could find, it's really no different...
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    ^coming from N America, the reduction method just...

    ^coming from N America, the reduction method just strikes me as so odd.

    For example "the slope can be calculated one level below the level of the Avi bulletin"? Public advisories don't even...
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    I guess that's what i would want from a new...

    I guess that's what i would want from a new maestrale, so i think we're in agreement. It also seems like this is what most day in / day out ski toorers want so i guess the market will catch up sooner...
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    Well at least the Maestrale RS now has the XT...

    Well at least the Maestrale RS now has the XT walk mode switch (if this wasn't already the case) which hopefully helps with popping out of ski mode mid-turn. I too was hoping for a new Maestrale...
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    I thought maybe it was malware, but it isn't...

    I thought maybe it was malware, but it isn't happening on any other sites:

    359060
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    Pop-ups in mobile site

    Anyone else getting these?
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    That light-ish dalbello is a bit interesting just...

    That light-ish dalbello is a bit interesting just because I love boots with that ankle buckle. Also curious how it skis.
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    Ouch

    Ouch
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