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  1. Apparently everything is going over my head today

    Apparently everything is going over my head today
  2. Sarcasm detector fails me sometimes, which is...

    Sarcasm detector fails me sometimes, which is ironic since Iím a pretty sarcastic SOB
  3. I sold Norco’s for eight years back in the day,...

    I sold Norco’s for eight years back in the day, and they were decent bikes, but I never wanted one myself. A friend worked at Norco as a designer for several years after that, but still never one I...
  4. Nice! Hope it comes thru for you. The Optic I...

    Nice! Hope it comes thru for you. The Optic I ordered last fall ended up getting delivered mid summer, but that was two months after the shop had been told it wasnít going to come at all and refunded...
  5. No noticeable residue from the Naptha, just...

    No noticeable residue from the Naptha, just followed it up with alcohol since thatís the recommended final step from Squirt and others - but theyíre typically using mineral spirits instead of Naptha...
  6. I think you guys are talking about different...

    I think you guys are talking about different things when you say pedalabilty.

    I took Toast to mean, is it actually possible to pedal this bike up a hill. DH bike, no, Norco Range, yes.

    I think...
  7. Agree, Coleman fuel works great. I still followed...

    Agree, Coleman fuel works great. I still followed up with an alcohol rinse just to be sure there wouldnít be any residue left.

    Regular simple green can cause hydrogen embrittlement, donít leave...
  8. From what Iíve read about it, that sure sounds...

    From what Iíve read about it, that sure sounds like a Norco Range. And I believe their WC DH team were actually riding the Range front triangle with a prototype rear this past season.
  9. Silca Super Secret Drip/Tru-Tension Tungsten All...

    Silca Super Secret Drip/Tru-Tension Tungsten All Weather/Ceramic Speed UFO Drip are all newer style wax lubes where the waxes in the formula are the same types as being used in Molten Speed Wax/Silca...
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    Ahh, so thatís what Ďsenior researcherí is...

    Ahh, so thatís what Ďsenior researcherí is referring to!
  11. Video that covers the hot wax process, from...

    Video that covers the hot wax process, from removing chain from bike, thru waxing, to reinstalling chain. Actual hot wax process is covered from minutes 8-13:
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  12. Similarly, Iím keeping my Silca drip around as a...

    Similarly, Iím keeping my Silca drip around as a fall back if I donít get around to hot waxing - havenít needed it yet.

    Not sure how itís working with the Squirt over the MSW, but in general...
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    I think a lot of guys on here are wearing bigger...

    I think a lot of guys on here are wearing bigger shoes than they need to. Maybe trying to impress the ladies at the club? Does wearing bigger boots on the hill have the same effect?
  14. I live in Truckee (Tahoe), and we have some...

    I live in Truckee (Tahoe), and we have some pretty fantastic moon dust here. Before going to Molten Speed Wax, I tried the Silca Super Secret drip for a short period of time, but moondust was...
  15. Zero Friction is the only company that has ever...

    Zero Friction is the only company that has ever done, and is currently doing, structured controlled lab chain wear testing for lubes. And they wear test for clean chain/dry contamination/wet...
  16. I’d argue that there are definite measurable...

    I’d argue that there are definite measurable downsides with Squirt compared to some other options (hot melt, newer generation wax drip lubes), but that doesn’t mean those benefits, and all other...
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    Also replied in Queso thread

    Also replied in Queso thread
  18. Good hot melt (Molten Speed Wax, Silca) tests a...

    Good hot melt (Molten Speed Wax, Silca) tests a bit better than UFO drip, but UFO drip tested really, really well. Running costs are still noticeably lower with hot melt than UFO - both due to wear,...
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    replied in the Queso thread to keep Toast happy...

    replied in the Queso thread to keep Toast happy (already got myself on his bad side with the helmet fit discussion, need to make amends)
  20. I get that. I would say that hot melt is...

    I get that.

    I would say that hot melt is probably quicker than most people think, especially if you donít unnecessarily complicate the process - literally a few minutes of actual working time -...
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    I seem to recall having that issue with an arm,...

    I seem to recall having that issue with an arm, and that I slightly loosened the mounting hardware to fix it? Memoryís a bit hazy on that though, and I could be smoking crack
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    That thread is shockingly short for a lube...

    That thread is shockingly short for a lube discussion.

    Also love that WG went from ďIím doing QuesoĒ -> ďOn to formulation #2, love this tinkering shitĒ -> ďFuck this, bought UFO dripĒ in only...
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    I had been using Squirt for the past few years,...

    I had been using Squirt for the past few years, and was pretty happy with it. But the hot wax stays much, much cleaner. The wax is just much harder/drier and doesnít have the Ďtackinessí of Squirt.
    ...
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    That was the Ďetc.í in my previous comment. Knew...

    That was the Ďetc.í in my previous comment. Knew there was a third one, but couldnít remember specifics off the top of my head.

    I started using Molten Speed Wax a couple months ago, and super...
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    But that is the magic bullet! Hot wax and new...

    But that is the magic bullet!

    Hot wax and new generation drip wax (Silca Super Secret, Tru Tungsten, etc.) are constantly shedding wax particles which carries dirt out with it. Older gen wax lubes...
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    Havenít used them, but the Alt/Alt tool was...

    Havenít used them, but the Alt/Alt tool was designed for that purpose - made of Acetal plastic, so lower cost/less durable than pro grade tools:
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    12-sp XTR chains had great longevity in Zero...

    12-sp XTR chains had great longevity in Zero Friction wear testing. May want to consider that upgrade if youíre wearing out XT chains too quickly.

    Also, regardless of chain, consider using a wax...
  28. Sorry, didnít realize we were back on the point...

    Sorry, didnít realize we were back on the point of this thread. Yes, often the factory tune is not perfect, and Iíd happily take a free shop grind/tune to correct the dimples. If itís a good shop...
  29. True, but now youíre progressing beyond Ski Bum...

    True, but now youíre progressing beyond Ski Bum tuning level. Canít assume bases are flat either. Ski Bum may want to check the base edge bevel and if it needs adjustment then take it to a reputable...
  30. Got it. Ski bum 15 minute version:...

    Got it. Ski bum 15 minute version:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O7dJdn4wOAQ

    and you can skip the first few minutes about setting base edge bevel - typically the only work you want to do on the...
  31. Watch the tuning clinic put on by Swixís American...

    Watch the tuning clinic put on by Swixís American WC tech and then have at it:

    Tuning-
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=a2MGvdHWZ2s

    Waxing-
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3V2Id9QHBLA
  32. I put mine on right after the big October dump....

    I put mine on right after the big October dump. Sorry everyone!!!
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    $294 for a $420 credit? Are you high!?!:D ...

    $294 for a $420 credit? Are you high!?!:D

    (free bump)
  34. Maybe time to for resorts to stock up on Snomax:...

    Maybe time to for resorts to stock up on Snomax:
    https://www.snomax.com/
  35. I don’t know about that. Seems like with highs...

    I don’t know about that. Seems like with highs near 60 each day and lows not too far below freezing, there aren’t going to be many hours each night where they can actually blow snow?
  36. Looks good. Much better than just the single...

    Looks good. Much better than just the single number for both flexes.

    Could I suggest two additional numbers to consider adding in the charts?

    1) measured ski length, instead of just nominal,...
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    I donít have mine handy right now, but Blister...

    I donít have mine handy right now, but Blister says the recommended mount point on their 188 Rustler 11ís was 85.4 cm from the tail. My 188ís are marked as 114 waist; weird that a 188 Sheeva would...
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    buttahflake, if you and that D+ of yours want to...

    buttahflake, if you and that D+ of yours want to tag along with me and mine when I head to the shop to apply, just let me know!
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    Yep. Just make sure to use your handy at home...

    Yep. Just make sure to use your handy at home ultrasonic tester to check for crash damage on that used carbon fork.
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    Iíve mounted two pairs due to this thread. No...

    Iíve mounted two pairs due to this thread. No issues.

    Donít remember which way the tips were facing, but skis seem to work better switch?
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    D+ is a pass right? Going to head to the local...

    D+ is a pass right? Going to head to the local shop and tell them Iím accredited and would they like to hire me.
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    If I knew how most jigs/templates were set up, I...

    If I knew how most jigs/templates were set up, I wouldnít be reading the Ďmount your own fucking skisí thread, now would I? :fm:
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    Ski companies all make any text on the bases...

    Ski companies all make any text on the bases upright in that direction, so when I post pics of me mounting my skis on TGR and Instagram I donít look like a jong?
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    Iím going to step in here and demonstrate my...

    Iím going to step in here and demonstrate my ignorance.

    What is the reason for tips always left? I can come up with two possible answers: 1) having tips always point in the same direction makes...
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    a bit of everything. Comfortable to wear against...

    a bit of everything. Comfortable to wear against skin, but fine over a tee or baselayer as well. Just a nice all around lighter insulating layer
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    i have a Grid Air crew and really like it. Was...

    i have a Grid Air crew and really like it. Was looking to get another during this sale, but only have the same color Iíve already got in my size.
  47. Yep, got those emails two days in a row. Iím...

    Yep, got those emails two days in a row. Iím supposed to be blacked out, but kinda want to see what they say if I show up on a holiday
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    Honestly, kind of sucks that thatís the obvious...

    Honestly, kind of sucks that thatís the obvious conclusion. Would make things so much simpler if you could take an additional measurement or two on top of circumference and know exactly what helmets...
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    Kudos. Thatís probably the most helpful helmet...

    Kudos. Thatís probably the most helpful helmet shape info Iíve ever seen. And next time I need a new helmet Iíll have to try on Giro instead of ignoring them.

    For what itís worth, the shop I...
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    I think weíre going to have to agree to disagree...

    I think weíre going to have to agree to disagree on this one.
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