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  1. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Yeah, I guess it's an easy and lazy way to do...

    Yeah, I guess it's an easy and lazy way to do this. For Ikon, it's like "Yeah, just put our logo somewhere on a couple items. Yeah, yeah, that's good, whatever, that'll do" and for Dakine, they just...
  2. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I wonder if we will actually see anyone wearing...

    I wonder if we will actually see anyone wearing these new Ikon Pass gear from Dakine:

    https://www.dakine.com/collections/now-trending
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    Cool videos! It was a fun season, even if it...

    Cool videos! It was a fun season, even if it didn't last through the 4th of July, like other years.

    Opening day has been moved to a week from tomorrow! We are planning on being there for our first...
  4. Maybe that's what will end up saving us from the...

    Maybe that's what will end up saving us from the takeover of the world by robot overlords.

    https://youtu.be/PZMRcrGix8Q
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    Not for me, I can get all items in the shopping...

    Not for me, I can get all items in the shopping list. Some internet purchase deliveries are taking a little bit longer, but that's a different issue, and it's not terrible, a day or two longer than...
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    That's good that you found some pants! I'll try...

    That's good that you found some pants! I'll try to remember to come back and post my thoughts on the HH pants once I have a chance to ski in them, in case anyone else checks this thread out looking...
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    I've been following this thread because I was...

    I've been following this thread because I was looking for new pants and your list of requirements is pretty much exactly like mine.

    I just ordered these Helly Hansen Garibaldi pants. They seem to...
  8. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Wow, you're really good at felting!! BTW, I got...

    Wow, you're really good at felting!! BTW, I got the needle that you recommend for mending the toys, works great!




    Absolutely refuses to do Downward Dog.

    I guess cats would find our yoga...
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    I don't think I've shared this one. Bluebird...

    I don't think I've shared this one. Bluebird weekend at Mammoth, probably around this past March.

    We were coming down one of the blue/black runs, and we saw below us a group of people stopped and...
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    The Home-made Pizza thread

    This is just a rant, since I don't have any pics to share today. A while ago we had a pizza from a guy that sells in farmers markets and pop-up places (like taco truck nights at the park, etc). We...
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    That's great! On both accounts. A friend of mine...

    That's great! On both accounts. A friend of mine has a son that just couldn't find his footing in life (it didn't help at all that his older sister is the kind of person that excels at school and...
  12. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    For fermentation we use these: ...

    For fermentation we use these:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211015/c894bfa20a328c365b63ac413a780440.jpg


    Soligt weight and a lid that allows gas release (and you can mark when you put...
  13. Thread: Fantastic Fungi

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    He does look like a fun person to hang out with....

    He does look like a fun person to hang out with. Also the mushroom foraging groups look fun. There's probably some overlap in the Venn diagram of mushroom foragers and tele skiers.

    I'll look for...
  14. Thread: Fantastic Fungi

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    We watched it last night. Good documentary! And I...

    We watched it last night. Good documentary! And I now want to find some Psilocybes.
  15. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211015/5b3a72a4...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211015/5b3a72a459b9148297a353622ec2dd63.jpg

    This is Tabby, out mostly outdoor cat. She comes in for food but does like to play with KQ's wool toys.
  16. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Nice kitty toes!

    Nice kitty toes!
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    Plate tectonics, probably.

    Plate tectonics, probably.
  18. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Tigger likes chairs too. Specifically my...

    Tigger likes chairs too. Specifically my (actually, formerly mine) stool on the kitchen island. He graciously does allow me to use it if he's not around.
    ...
  19. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Looks great! I've always been intimidated by...

    Looks great! I've always been intimidated by paella. One day I'll give it a try.

    Tonight we are meeting with friends for drinks and we'll bring empanadas (mostly sautťed oyster mushrooms but we...
  20. Thread: Ski Drill Bits

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    Thank you all for your comments, stories, tips...

    Thank you all for your comments, stories, tips (or "hacks" as some call them now). I mounted my first set of bindings, following all the suggestions in this thread: I volcanoed the top sheet, tapped...
  21. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Hmm, I don't know how long for a new purchase...

    Hmm, I don't know how long for a new purchase from the moment you buy it online to the moment it ships.

    But you can now track the status of your pass from your online account, you can see if it...
  22. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    We got our passes last week too. The fridge...

    We got our passes last week too.

    The fridge magnet words are kinda cool.

    Benny, we are thinking about going to the Dolomites too, we've never been there and it looks great. Other than that,...
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    This is why I really like this place! The depth...

    This is why I really like this place! The depth and breadth of knowledge is impressive. Thank you. Great data and analysis, @alude, @SnakeMagnet and all of you who share their minds here.
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    I'm really curious to hear what you think about...

    I'm really curious to hear what you think about these once you ski them. Especially when comparing them to your Enforcers.

    I have the Pinnacle 105 as my mid-fat skis. I skied the Mindbender 99...
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    One time at a small convenience store in San...

    One time at a small convenience store in San Francisco we were paying and we made small talk with the cashier about how his day was going, etc. Before we left he paused and said "THANK YOU. For...
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    Nice! We'll try to have our first laps in...

    Nice! We'll try to have our first laps in November (with some older, scratched skis).
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    Is your wife's car spotless and yours really...

    Is your wife's car spotless and yours really messy?
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    I guess it's more like people that have their...

    I guess it's more like people that have their living room set covered in plastic. So you can use it, just be prepared to slide all over the place.
  29. Thread: Guitar question

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    At that Guitar Center that seemed to be the case!...

    At that Guitar Center that seemed to be the case! Like before checking out a guitar you had to help with the pulled pork, and then with an oil change. "Now you are ready. Take the guitar. Find the...
  30. Thread: Guitar question

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    Heh, I should have phrased it like "unattended...

    Heh, I should have phrased it like "unattended fretboards tend to get gunky over time" or something like that.

    To me, guitars are not case queens, they're tools, but I do take good care of my...
  31. Thread: Guitar question

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    I forgot to say this, which was the main reason I...

    I forgot to say this, which was the main reason I replied!

    I like to take all the strings off when changing them, because it's also when I give the guitar a deeper cleaning.

    The fretboard can...
  32. Thread: Guitar question

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    That's really important, to not get into the bad...

    That's really important, to not get into the bad habit of stopping when you mess up.

    A friend of mine does this. He knows a lot of theory and has good technique, but when we are jamming, if he...
  33. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Yes, that's excellent news, Boissal! I'm really...

    Yes, that's excellent news, Boissal! I'm really happy to hear that Artie is back.

    YourMomJustCalled, so sorry to hear about Lady Fender. She was beautiful. I'm sure that she knew that she was...
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    Mammoth 11'053'. Get high not covid 20/21

    I got new liners this past March, and Nick at Surefoot did a great job. Todd is also very good.

    I've been taking some notes of good bootfitters mentioned previously in this thread:
    Kevin ("the...
  35. Yes, but yoga pants season is coming!

    Yes, but yoga pants season is coming!
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    Oh, look at Mr. Fancy Pants here with a yoga mat!...

    Oh, look at Mr. Fancy Pants here with a yoga mat! I use an old tarp.

    The Ultragauge looks really good, I have a Fixd scanner and it's not delivering on its promises, so the Ultragauge is looking...
  37. Thread: Guitar question

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    Nice! That's a major milestone. Congrats! ...

    Nice! That's a major milestone. Congrats!

    Enjoy the ride. That's great that you have a teacher. The process can be frustrating at times (I mean, it can be annoying to see someone play an F chord...
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    I don't get it either. Fofette says that they...

    I don't get it either. Fofette says that they look to her like a kid in a big wheel tricycle (and now I can't get that image off my mind when I see them).

    But I guess if I walked past a group of...
  39. Thread: Guitar question

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    That's a beautiful guitar! With an acoustic...

    That's a beautiful guitar!

    With an acoustic it is a little bit more challenging, and yeah, as dunfree mentioned, a compensated saddle should help. If it really bothers you a luthier can help you....
  40. Thread: Guitar question

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210905/3833398f...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210905/3833398fd04d7522d816dfe4196bade3.jpg

    This is how the saddles in my guitar look like. They're not even, and with these adjustments, a fretted note anywhere...
  41. Thread: Guitar question

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    Yeah, exactly! And the harmonic at the 12th fret...

    Yeah, exactly! And the harmonic at the 12th fret (the ringing sound you get when you gently touch the string right above the 12th fret and pick the string) should also be an E.

    But sometimes the...
  42. Thread: Guitar question

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    Guitar question

    It sounds like the intonation is off. Check what the tuner says on the harmonic at the 12th fret, and then what the fretted note at the 12th reads (don't press too hard). They should match. If not,...
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    Ha! I guess it's a Sierra Nevada commonplace. I'm...

    Ha! I guess it's a Sierra Nevada commonplace. I'm surprised that the writer didn't throw John Muir or Ansel Adams into the mix.
  44. "We sampled ... but it's not the same bass line!"...

    "We sampled ... but it's not the same bass line!"

    https://youtu.be/a-1_9-z9rbY
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    According to WebMD, yeah...

    According to WebMD, yeah...
  46. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Oh, this is great news! We really like Zermatt,...

    Oh, this is great news! We really like Zermatt, but it looks like we'll have to check out these other places.
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    For anyone with an iPhone, the stock Measure app...

    For anyone with an iPhone, the stock Measure app has a level, on the bottom of the screen you can switch to level. Even the compass app has a built in level (the crosshairs in the middle of the...
  48. In case you're serious about this (and I read a...

    In case you're serious about this (and I read a couple of years ago about a lady who saved her house from a brush fire by staying home, hosing the house till the last minute, then jumping in the pool...
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    Overnight shipping is a mess right now. Last...

    Overnight shipping is a mess right now.

    Last week a guy came to the house, he had ordered something for his construction business and he really needed to get it. UPS told him that it had...
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    That sucks. A very similar thing happened to me....

    That sucks. A very similar thing happened to me. I declined the collision and damage coverage because it was a single day rental, I was just going to drive on a freeway to the destination, have a...
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