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    Let's put this way ... If my partner had a BCA,...

    Let's put this way ... If my partner had a BCA, I'd encourage him to swap my Barryvox for the day, because you know ... you want your partner to have better rescue gear than you do ;-)

    Of course a...
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    Big fan of tour wraps here. Pro Tours are nice,...

    Big fan of tour wraps here. Pro Tours are nice, for those who don't bond with wraps.

    ... Thom
  3. This is an excellent point - measuring down from...

    This is an excellent point - measuring down from the top of the toe and heel lugs. I've never given much consideration to this, since I don't change boots frequently.

    I've always concerned myself...
  4. Yup, N+1, and I'm thinking one add-on kit...

    Yup, N+1, and I'm thinking one add-on kit wouldn't hurt ... because you know ... N +1 +1 +1 ... ad infinitum ;-)

    ... Thom
  5. Ya know ... I have only one pair of skis that...

    Ya know ... I have only one pair of skis that isn't capable of ducking outside the ropes, and I'm wavering toward retrofitting a CAST setup on them. I can't think of a compelling reason to not not...
  6. Semi related data point. Flex-3, UL/Carbon,...

    Semi related data point. Flex-3, UL/Carbon, veneer +10 GPOs (126mm) in 183 came in at 1900 (+/- 5 g. between each ski).

    So, 2050-2100 for 192 ProTests sounds about right, depending on flex.

    I...
  7. Following on with a vote for Vipec/Tecton for...

    Following on with a vote for Vipec/Tecton for Mrs. Kootenai.

    ... Thom
  8. That's pretty much worked for me as well,...

    That's pretty much worked for me as well, although I confess to fewer and fewer groomers, or skis narrower than 104.

    ... Thom
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    My 120mm brakes on my Raider 12s easily clear my...

    My 120mm brakes on my Raider 12s easily clear my +10 GPOs (126mm waist).

    Of course the brakes are flimsy. What touring brakes that weigh 45 or so grams aren't?

    I'll likely leave mine on, but...
  10. Same reason my daily driver isn't a Slalom ski. ...

    Same reason my daily driver isn't a Slalom ski. 'Coz I'm skiing in the West. 1/1 is fine for me in the West.

    I learned how to ski on real ice back East, and if I still played around in those...
  11. ^^^ this ^^^ it's just a reference point for an...

    ^^^ this ^^^ it's just a reference point for an edge angle that varies anywhere from 90 degrees, to an accute one (89, 88, 87).

    So, they might refer to the SAME angle as 91, 92, 93, or 1, 2 3.
    ...
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    Key in part #40377F00001 (or "Power Lock Hook")...

    Key in part #40377F00001 (or "Power Lock Hook") in the search box. The direct link (https://www.blizzard-tecnica.com/us/en/search-results?searched=40377F00001) may not work.

    Curiously, the buckle...
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    You are aware that the buckles flip open a full,...

    You are aware that the buckles flip open a full, 180 degrees?

    ... Thom
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    Pretty much this, although the cable sometimes...

    Pretty much this, although the cable sometimes pops out of the ladder-grooves. I just deal with this annoyance. It's not as if I'm a skimo dude in Lyra ;-)

    ... Thom
  15. With inserts, tighten the screws down with the...

    With inserts, tighten the screws down with the mount in place while the epoxy is curing.

    This will draw them perpendicular to the ski surface, correcting a few degrees of tilt.

    It won't...
  16. Same here. Helio 200s on my GPOs (116mm). ......

    Same here. Helio 200s on my GPOs (116mm).

    ... Thom
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    Someone needs these skis.

    Someone needs these skis.
  18. Are you sure you want large? Wanna try my medium...

    Are you sure you want large? Wanna try my medium (not for sale- just for sizing refernce).

    It's a tight fit on me - marginally comfortable around town, but I like tight-ish fits for layering.
    ...
  19. Been thinking about a pair ever since @neckbeard...

    Been thinking about a pair ever since @neckbeard had his -10s built. Then, I forgot about it ;-)

    ... Thom
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    A win for Wes.

    A win for Wes.
  21. I've owned a pair of boots that exhibited this...

    I've owned a pair of boots that exhibited this problem, and yes there's the potential for pre releasing, because you're spreading the toe pins when the boot is rotated.

    I never did diagnose...
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    Un-fucking-real

    Un-fucking-real
  23. Probably best left for the Shift thread, but...

    Probably best left for the Shift thread, but regarding the "field fix" ... sorry, but it's been what ...three model years and no Shift v2.0 to address all of its quirks? That's a bit too much for my...
  24. Me? I'd also go Vipec/Tecton or CAST. ...

    Me? I'd also go Vipec/Tecton or CAST.

    Buddies of mine have had great success with Shifts. Maybe they're mechanically adept, or maybe they got good samples, but the rash of problems reported...
  25. Daily swaps (with inserts) are good in theory but...

    Daily swaps (with inserts) are good in theory but ...

    As stated many times before (everyone is different in this regard), the common wisdom is that swapping bindings on a daily basis is a royal...
  26. I was thinking he triggered it after about 7...

    I was thinking he triggered it after about 7 turns, and skied out looker's right.

    ... Thom
  27. WOW! That translates amazingly to veneer! ......

    WOW! That translates amazingly to veneer!

    ... Thom
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    ^^^ all of this (and more) ^^^ OP - start by...

    ^^^ all of this (and more) ^^^

    OP - start by creating a short list of your requirements. Everyone's list is different (doh!).

    One thing I will not compromise on is infinitely adjustable...
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    Smart move by the boys to navigate these...

    Smart move by the boys to navigate these challenging times. Let's support them by buying some soft goods.

    ... Thom
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    I love these threads. ... Thom

    I love these threads.

    ... Thom
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    And of course, super robust core. My 102s have...

    And of course, super robust core. My 102s have 16 plugged/unused holes (going from memory).

    ... Thom
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    I just PM'd ya, in case you made some of your...

    I just PM'd ya, in case you made some of your buddies jealous and they're in search of a longer pair. You can ignore my PM.

    If it weren't for a COVID enforced off-year last season, I would have...
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    I don't know if this helps, but I mounted my...

    I don't know if this helps, but I mounted my standard 114s on the line and they feel good to me - plenty of float. By "the line", I mean the references posted earlier in this thread (I never go by...
  34. My heavy hitter, flex 4, veneer Freerides were ...

    My heavy hitter, flex 4, veneer Freerides were beasts. I've never skied Cochises, Katanas, etc. but the Freerides in this build were a Wrenegade class of ski.

    Then again, I'm well on the far...
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    Sometimes, watching morons like us from the...

    Sometimes, watching morons like us from the sidelines is the most productive (and entertaining) option ;-)

    Shit! Who knew that metric screws with an 82 degree countersink were even made?

    ......
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    Are you guys eating fried chicken before you pick...

    Are you guys eating fried chicken before you pick up your guitars?

    ... Thom
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    You beat me to it. Open G-string runs are...

    You beat me to it. Open G-string runs are de-rigeur in bluegrass. I used to thumb my nose at it, until I recognized it as one common element of the style - as much as playing E blues and the...
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    Late to this thread. @old goat is right, that...

    Late to this thread.

    @old goat is right, that guitar videos can be a rabbit hole, but the videos below are all by well-known, minimum hype capable teachers. Plus ... they're approved by me :D
    ...
  39. This brings me vicarious joy. We turn our...

    This brings me vicarious joy. We turn our passion into a business and all too frequently, the flame gets snuffed out. Good on Keith!

    ... Thom
  40. Tough sledding for all businesses in this post(?)...

    Tough sledding for all businesses in this post(?) COVID environment, although this has been trending in this direction over the past couple of years. I was a bit saddened to see this sale (on behalf...
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    For one of my ATK mounts (Raider-12s) which have...

    For one of my ATK mounts (Raider-12s) which have counterbored heel holes, I went with stainless steel socket head screws from McMaster-Carr (M5 x .8 thread). I had some 12mms and ground them down to...
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    And if the bottom layer is more robust (stops the...

    And if the bottom layer is more robust (stops the tap), then the tap stays more or less in place and you strip the threads.

    You'll probably hear the fiberglass crunching before you go too far,...
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    Gunder is my new hero ;-)

    Gunder is my new hero ;-)
  44. Not an Apple guy, but in general, I've found that...

    Not an Apple guy, but in general, I've found that sometimes a double transfer will work.

    By this, I mean that Google is more than happy to grab Apple stuff, and vice versa.

    When I googled...
  45. Yup! I once started a project to do this. I...

    Yup! I once started a project to do this. I have a mess of different thicknesses of UHMW in my junk bins. For some reason, I shelved it and went on to something else. I might just resuscitate...
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    Good point! 5 and a half tuns has always worked...

    Good point! 5 and a half tuns has always worked for me.

    ... Thom
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    Raider-12s, Helio 350, Voyager, Hagan, etc. ...

    Raider-12s, Helio 350, Voyager, Hagan, etc.

    The locking mechanism is as described above. It's a solid latching system. ATK seemed to prioritize this over a brake that's easier to lock/unlock,...
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    I don't know how you qualify a shop to do insert...

    I don't know how you qualify a shop to do insert mounts, apart from having had first hand experience with the shop.

    In several threads on the topic, the majority opinion was that if they charge...
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    ^^^ some great stuff, @Gunder. I rarely learn...

    ^^^ some great stuff, @Gunder. I rarely learn anything new in these mounting threads :biggrin: ^^^


    Here's what I came up with. Obviously, there's no issue at the heel, so I omitted the Raider...
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    Apart from the person you spoke with being...

    Apart from the person you spoke with being incompetent, yes to two mounts. This raises a related topic about whom you'd trust with your skis for an insert mount.

    Regarding Pivot/Raider (Voyager)...
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