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    techtalkjong and all that, but since where going...

    techtalkjong and all that, but since where going with it here - those who have/have fondled whatvest: how small does the S/M size get? I'm a scrawny mofo who wears S in most shirts/jackets...
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    Ooooohhhh. That’s a hot tip as we’ve wanted...

    Ooooohhhh. That’s a hot tip as we’ve wanted something similar. That wall is amazing. Great taste.
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    What is an “mfree 108 tour?” My beast 108s are...

    What is an “mfree 108 tour?” My beast 108s are fine but, despite the fuckton of rocker they’re somehow not as evenly loose as the mfree.
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    If the chop in those photos is soft, they’re...

    If the chop in those photos is soft, they’re awesome. If it’s not, they’re not
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    When I daydream about skiing in summer, the skis...

    When I daydream about skiing in summer, the skis on my feet are mfree 108s.
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    The old ArcT procline is the shit - waterproof...

    The old ArcT procline is the shit - waterproof hood/shoulders/top of arms and softshell everywhere else. Use it constantly in the winter in PNW. The new one just looks like a boring ass softshell....
  7. on IMDB, the rating scale for Spinal Tap goes to 11

    It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever.
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    100% fair. Thx

    100% fair. Thx
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    Similar to the general advice out there on the...

    Similar to the general advice out there on the interwebs, so good to hear here as well. Might as well turn this into a full WWMD (and, yes, have done PLENTY of wanderthewest/expedition portal...
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    Ski RV's, who's sleeping in parking lots?

    How’s the sway? Lots of scare stories about the combo of camper and coils on those. Been ok? About to pull the trigger on a 3500 for this reason alone: wouldn’t need airbags/new sway bar, etc., but...
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    The only time I didn’t like the mf108 better than...

    The only time I didn’t like the mf108 better than my mantra 102s this past weekend at bachelor was on truly hard/icy shit first thing in the morning or some shit off the summit. Everywhere else the...
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    That is unbelievably good ^^^^^^

    That is unbelievably good ^^^^^^
  13. That photo is fucking amazing. Bachelor/Bend...

    That photo is fucking amazing.

    Bachelor/Bend mags - My soggy Seattle ass will be down there in April and June and be wet, wild, and ready to do long slogs on volcanos from Shasta on up N to the...
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    Did this and it was easy as pie

    Did this and it was easy as pie
  15. Protests saved my ass, if not quads. For the...

    Protests saved my ass, if not quads.

    For the randofolk, hyak face got groomed top to bottom this morning
  16. Edelweiss Chair and beyond... Alpental , The valley and the rest of snocrummy

    Awfully heavy up there this morning if you’re thinking about making a go of it.
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    RADICALLY different. The X-Alp is very anatomical...

    RADICALLY different. The X-Alp is very anatomical and low volume. It's fucking awesome for my foot in a way few are (TLT5/6 are too).
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    This is where the liner quiver approach makes a...

    This is where the liner quiver approach makes a ton of sense: use the tour wrap in ZGTP for pow laps and some tongue liner for long slogs/spring vertfests. To get TLT6Ps to ski close to how a ZGTP...
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    Bump for a kickass ski. Love my 177s.

    Bump for a kickass ski. Love my 177s.
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    Still ski my v2 grey ones quite a bit and love...

    Still ski my v2 grey ones quite a bit and love them. The ones sold recently said they had the same shape but list an 18m radius vs the 20/25 the old ones said. Fuzzy math?
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    Only 2 days but the 182 MF108 (5'8", 140#s) is...

    Only 2 days but the 182 MF108 (5'8", 140#s) is really fucking excellent - instantly clicked with it. Had it in pow, weird crud, wet new snow/slush, some hardpack: the usual early spring Alpental...
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    Been skiing the older orange 181s a bunch this...

    Been skiing the older orange 181s a bunch this winter. In pow and packed snow they're pretty great. Less pivot than expected but predictable and fun. They do well in wind-effect but aren't magical...
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    Ready 365822

    Ready 365822
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    Better than nothing, I suppose:...

    Better than nothing, I suppose: https://www.backcountryskiingcanada.com/Dynastar-M-Tour-99-Skis
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    Mantra 102 - where to mount it?

    5’8”, 140 #s, 177. They’re awesome. ETA: i have 183 metal katanas I adore and was worried for a minute the 177 102 would be too short, but it’s prefect.
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    ~$460 shipped from T-P for 108s, fwiw. With some...

    ~$460 shipped from T-P for 108s, fwiw. With some gold pivot 15s...sex machine
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    Awesome reply. Thank you. This last sentence sort...

    Awesome reply. Thank you. This last sentence sort of answers it. I already own the M102 (and an old metal Katana) and love it, but had demoed the wine-colored QST 106 (before it got heavier) I...
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    The 108 has my extreme attention: how overlapped...

    The 108 has my extreme attention: how overlapped with a mantra 102 you think? The mfree sounds more playful and pivoty. Anyone been on both?
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    Size 25/25.5^^^

    Size 25/25.5^^^
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    Vulcan shell, no booster or 3rd buckle or tounge:...

    Vulcan shell, no booster or 3rd buckle or tounge: 1100
  31. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    So, yeah, the heel hold is better with the stock...

    So, yeah, the heel hold is better with the stock liner, but man alive the stock liner is annoying in comfort and skiability in other ways. You know how it feels when hot shower water hits sunburned...
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    TLT5P: Amazing. Vulcan: Godsend. TLT7: When did...

    TLT5P: Amazing. Vulcan: Godsend. TLT7: When did Scarpa design lasts for Dynafit? Beast: Probably works when it doesn't break but weird. Hoji/Free: FINALLY the Vulcan repla....oh fuck this is a...
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    Got about 7 days on them, none in the conditions...

    Got about 7 days on them, none in the conditions I bought them for: long volcano tours.

    So far they're doing exactly what I got them to do: Be predictable, go where I point them, don't rattle my...
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    Same thought. The video goes on about the fit...

    Same thought. The video goes on about the fit being refined. I assume that's vs. the Hoji boots (I know some love them here but many find them weird) and not old shit like Vulcans. More interested in...
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    Thank you!!!

    Thank you!!!
  36. Edelweiss Chair and beyond... Alpental , The valley and the rest of snocrummy

    Protest or protest. Either works. That’s what ruled the morning at hyak
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    Vipecs and comforts, so if these are cake in...

    Vipecs and comforts, so if these are cake in comparison, awesome.
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    ^^^that is exactly what I’m afraid of: “close...

    ^^^that is exactly what I’m afraid of: “close enough” for other bindings won’t be close enough for these
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    I haven't paid for a binding mount in 20 years...

    I haven't paid for a binding mount in 20 years but these fuckers (Core 12 pro) look complicated ("Pins Axis Transverse Line?" Fuck you) compared to old dynafits/pivots/vipes/sollyfits and I'm not...
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    Rant: The overlap touring boots that are small...

    Rant: The overlap touring boots that are small enough to ski well (I HATE slop) are damn near impossible to get on. And, yes, I put the liner on first, and even then, it's a pure street fight, even...
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    Just cuz is came up here: for the “flat or full,...

    Just cuz is came up here: for the “flat or full, subtle rc” crowd: dynafit beast 98 for your touring needs. Haven’t skied them, but was pleasantly surprised when I fondled a pair yesterday to find...
  42. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    Good point. Don’t love tongue liners so haven’t...

    Good point. Don’t love tongue liners so haven’t tried stock zgtp but have my doubts given that they’re thinner than tour wrap. Will give it a shot
  43. Thread: Lange XT3 140

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    Data point: I don’t think the heel of the zero g...

    Data point: I don’t think the heel of the zero g is as tight as Lange free tour LV green ones), Vulcans or Lange rx130lvs. I’ve got tour wraps in the zgtp and will likely need some kind of padding to...
  44. Hyak was good as hell this morning.

    Hyak was good as hell this morning.
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    Feeling better about my 2012 FJ w/100k and in...

    Feeling better about my 2012 FJ w/100k and in solid condition given I’m wanting a full size truck right about now [emoji41]. Like everyone has said: sight lines aren’t great but i‘ve dug mine....
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    The Raven - Hoji's New Masterpiece

    How loose do these things ski on different surfaces? On the pivoty to locked-in-feels-edge-high spectrum, these are????
  47. Went for a scenic walk. Barely even dust on crust...

    Went for a scenic walk. Barely even dust on crust if anyone cares 359416
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    Bump for best touring boot ever

    Bump for best touring boot ever
  49. Cline butte got 6ish. Was pretty to look at while...

    Cline butte got 6ish. Was pretty to look at while working
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    That was really the deal with those skis. Trust...

    That was really the deal with those skis. Trust gravity and they come alive. Otherwise they sink.
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