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    Sticky: Some quick visual observations on Knutís...

    Some quick visual observations on Knutís MTN/Backland template from using it yesterday:

    - lateral spacing between screws is bang on for both heels and toes
    - toe fore/aft spacing between holes is...
  2. About 3Ē long right under the toepiece. The...

    About 3Ē long right under the toepiece. The topsheet is separating from the bamboo sidewall. I have tried epoxying it a couple times but would always pop back open while skinning since thereís so...
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    It seems to be the opposite. Ladies are on the...

    It seems to be the opposite. Ladies are on the hunt for a dude in excruciatingly tiny boots with a ďTGRfitĒ boot fitter sticker on them

    Performance in the feet means performance in the sheets

    ...
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    This is one of the weirder dick measuring...

    This is one of the weirder dick measuring contests Iíve seen


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  5. Might be more than youíre looking to take on but...

    Might be more than youíre looking to take on but I have some 188 DPS wailer 105s that have a delam underfoot but should hold up for you for the week. Theyíre currently unmounted but drilled for plum...
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    If Iím swapping them out I might as well go with...

    If Iím swapping them out I might as well go with a fully certified GW binding. If it were me Iíd make an older non GW binding work but Iíd hate for her to get hurt because of a release fluke and feel...
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    Sweet yeah I remember the 3 vs 4 hole toe thing...

    Sweet yeah I remember the 3 vs 4 hole toe thing from back in the day since I swapped some z series for STH. Do any of the newer MNC bindings share that hole pattern or is that all in STH2 territory?...
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    Anyone know if the Stage 11 GW binding has the...

    Anyone know if the Stage 11 GW binding has the same toe hole pattern as the Z series? I donít mind just getting a better binding and redrilling but would be cool to not have to put more holes in the...
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    Ya hers are the Ultra so looks like either try to...

    Ya hers are the Ultra so looks like either try to make these work with GW or replace the bindings. Definitely donít want to compromise her release options - if these were for me Iíd be a little more...
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    Good info, thanks. Iím assuming a shop wouldnít...

    Good info, thanks. Iím assuming a shop wouldnít accept the liability of running a release test for something technically incompatible?

    Also do they make alpine soles for the Hawx XTD? I see them...
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    Z12 Binding vintage: Gripwalk?

    Surprisingly there isnít a dedicated Salomon Z series thread (lol) but I found a good deal locally on some skis with Z12s that will be perfect pow skis for my gf but wondering about the binding...
  12. In the past I have covered the fully exposed part...

    In the past I have covered the fully exposed part with some painters tape and then filled the whole cavity with JB weld. Still in there after 2 years and hasnít messed with the ability to adjust the...
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    I plan to get new ones every 9 days so wonít be...

    I plan to get new ones every 9 days so wonít be an issue


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    I just skied a brand new boot out of the box with...

    I just skied a brand new boot out of the box with no molding or punching and had zero pain over two full days of skiing including standing around at the bar. I have literally never experienced such...
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    First! Will be at Ajax tomorrow

    First!

    Will be at Ajax tomorrow
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    After seeing a ski that had been drilled clean...

    After seeing a ski that had been drilled clean through because the homemade collar slipped Iím only using ski specific bits from now on

    It probably happened because the tips were pointed to the...
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    Hoping this doesnít launch another argument but...

    Hoping this doesnít launch another argument but can I drill a Bent Chetler 100 with a 3.6 bit? Topsheet says 4.1 but I donít think thereís metal. I donít have a 4.1 but will get one if itís required
  18. Damn would get these for my gf if they were a...

    Damn would get these for my gf if they were a little shorter. I know these ski short but I think 177 is still too much ski for her
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    Bumping since I came into a borrowed pair of...

    Bumping since I came into a borrowed pair of these to use for the season. Gonna put a pair of MTNs on them and use them as a touring ski for longer or firm snow days

    1) Whatís the consensus on...
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    ^ Ripstick looks like a nice option. My main...

    ^ Ripstick looks like a nice option. My main concern with the Backland is exactly what you mentioned - just not enough heft to it to handle super firm conditions
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    Thereís a pair of 190 Wildcat 108s in gear swap...

    Thereís a pair of 190 Wildcat 108s in gear swap right now for $350 Iíd probably just buy those
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    As much as Iíve loved all of my moments (theyíre...

    As much as Iíve loved all of my moments (theyíre all cold dead hands skis for me) I donít think triple camber or mustache rocker would be the best fit for her. Sheís a very traditional skier who will...
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    Thanks for the rec I poked around on there a bit...

    Thanks for the rec I poked around on there a bit and seems like the crowd favorite 50/50 skis are the Trace, Pandora, Blaze, and Backland

    She lives in southern vt so primarily skiing the little...
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    Tell me about mom skis

    Iíd like to get my mom an upgraded setup for her 60th birthday because sheís currently rocking a pair of like 2006 Karhu Jilís which are getting banged up and outdated. She lives in Vermont, is quite...
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    I would -1 for Hojis as a daily driver ski as...

    I would -1 for Hojis as a daily driver ski as well. I have a pair and theyíre friggin awesome donít get me wrong but definitely a ski for soft and 3D snow primarily in the backcountry. Theyíre light...
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    Iíve been on outings with several different...

    Iíve been on outings with several different people who blew off the tails on pomocas but those were on older heavily used pairs. The tips are much more of a day ruiner but a heli strap or some duct...
  27. Oh man I remember having those p12 jibs on a...

    Oh man I remember having those p12 jibs on a matching pair of troublemakers and it being the sickest setup ever at the time
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    Ah shit Iím an idiot and forgot to order through...

    Ah shit Iím an idiot and forgot to order through them
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    Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 experience

    PSA BC.com currently has these for like 20% off, you just have to pay them $3 every time you use them for ďbackcountryĒ related purposes
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    Didnít get a DM my inbox may be full. Iíll reach...

    Didnít get a DM my inbox may be full. Iíll reach out!


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  31. FS: FKS/Pivot Bindings: Used complete sets, and parts, mix-and-match

    In a continued pursuit to help pay medical bills hereís a pair of Pivot 14ís. 115 brakes, dual WTR toes so thatíd tell me theyíre from around 2018. Really nice condition overall, only area to note is...
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    Bump - open to offers if I priced them wrong

    Bump - open to offers if I priced them wrong
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    Bump. United Healthcare is really taking me to...

    Bump. United Healthcare is really taking me to pound town with some medical bills so no steeples for me
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    Dub2 and I just take one another for roller...

    Dub2 and I just take one another for roller coaster rides for all of your entertainment

    I unfortunately had to bail for financial reasons so somebody take these
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    FS: 189 ON3P Steeple 108 (New)

    SOLD!

    I picked these up as a local Craigslist find to either pass along to a mag or mount them up and ski them. Recently got hit with some unexpectedly high bills from a shoulder injury so I'm...
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    Haha yeah my 189 108s are definitely not a light...

    Haha yeah my 189 108s are definitely not a light ski
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    Red Hill is also fully dry and lower prince creek...

    Red Hill is also fully dry and lower prince creek is riding great. Could be some mud there up high and in shaded drainages like fog and skullbucket but should be good overall even in the afternoon
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    Cool thatís sorta what I was hoping. And the...

    Cool thatís sorta what I was hoping. And the steeple is similar enough in shape to the BG that it should be good for that specific ski too? Sorry Iím not well versed in ON3P lore post like 2010
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    Anyone experimented with mounting a Steeple...

    Anyone experimented with mounting a Steeple slightly forward of the line? Donít want to fuck with the RES but they seem so surfy and the tips are so long Iím curious how itíd ski
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    Iíve had the best luck with plums out of all pin...

    Iíve had the best luck with plums out of all pin bindings Iíve used so far, but thatís mostly in comparison to dynafits and not any of the newer super pin bindings from recent years. Simple, all...
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    Sweet. Pulled the trigger on some MTNs been...

    Sweet. Pulled the trigger on some MTNs been wanting to try them for a while. Charge is still pending but the conversion looks spot on. Thanks for the heads up!


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    Any issues with getting charged extra due to...

    Any issues with getting charged extra due to currency conversion?


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    Whatís the story with the Kuluar? Couldnít find a...

    Whatís the story with the Kuluar? Couldnít find a ton of info on it in the ATK thread. Looks real light but does it give up heel elasticity?
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    Bump, still looking for a pair if you got some...

    Bump, still looking for a pair if you got some hanging around. Hoping for Alpinist 12, MTN, or ATK 12s (willing to shell out more for the latter two obviously) but happy with any 12 din with a strong...
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    Keith told me he views the recommended area as...

    Keith told me he views the recommended area as anything +/- 2cm from the line but that he and the team usually run theirs in front of the line. So theoretically you could go -8 and still be within...
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    Theyíre stock so enduro and flex 4. Talked with...

    Theyíre stock so enduro and flex 4. Talked with Keith about some other options but the standard specs seemed best for what Iím looking for so we didnít fuck with em. Based on a hand flex the tips and...
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    I have done this for RS/RX soles and it worked...

    I have done this for RS/RX soles and it worked great. Cost like $12
  48. Are the boosters still available?

    Are the boosters still available?
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    Did you find a decent deal on them? I have heard...

    Did you find a decent deal on them? I have heard good things as well. Still on the hunt for a pair of pins!
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    Yeah the riser situation on the alpinist seems...

    Yeah the riser situation on the alpinist seems clunky and lacking in general. Not too big of an issue where I primarily ski but it's the type of thing you don't care about until you really need it....
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