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    Does the traction pad create drag?

    I recently installed a traction pad on a new (round pin tail) board and was wondering if the extra drag produced by it could be noticeable, given that something as small as a difference in the fins...
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    Nothing to see here, just a bunch of couch...

    Nothing to see here, just a bunch of couch potatoes hating on a world class skier doing his art
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    Ive been touring this past 3 seasons using klim...

    Ive been touring this past 3 seasons using klim pants and they still look pretty much new, even when stepping badly on them with crampons. The side zippers that let you literally get naked on hot...
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    Just got my first sled (summit 2012) and tested...

    Just got my first sled (summit 2012) and tested it yesterday, after hiking to ski all my life i was blown away with how quick it can get you ridiculously far away.
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  5. Thread: Southern chile

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    not that far south (about an 8 hour drive from...

    not that far south (about an 8 hour drive from santiago).
    in chile we call patagonia everything further south than puerto montt (13 hrs drive)
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    Sleds are a really great tool out there, usually...

    Sleds are a really great tool out there, usually the first 5 hours of approach are on shitty unskiable snow and the last 200 vertical meters are decent skiing so everyone would love to have a...
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    yes, the lengas grow in almost all the southern...

    yes, the lengas grow in almost all the southern andes
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    done, i figured out that "for kids" meant that it...

    done, i figured out that "for kids" meant that it was "violence free" or something like that
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    Southern chile

    Last season we checked out the area around a little lost village called "Ranquil" in the araucanía region of chile, usually when people go skiing there they just get to know the corralco resort and...
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    It hasnt stopped snowing all week, this were the...

    It hasnt stopped snowing all week, this were the conditions last weekend (movement in the different regions of chile is highly restricted so its only possible to go touring in your "backyard") ...
  11. Thread: Ski Chile 2019

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    The maule region has been getting more snow than...

    The maule region has been getting more snow than the rest of chile as usual, this weekend was blower https://www.instagram.com/p/BxwBIIJDV0g/
  12. Thread: Ski Chile 2018

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    if you are staying until wednesday in antillanca...

    if you are staying until wednesday in antillanca and your friend surfs, you could go score heavily this wave in that zone that only works on massive swells like the one that is coming 245646
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    Went to the "portezuelo ibañez" in aysen this...

    Went to the "portezuelo ibañez" in aysen this month, it has a ton of cool terrain if someone is thinking about going that far south https://vimeo.com/287337405
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    now measuring correctly the options we had, it...

    now measuring correctly the options we had, it was less than an extra km of touring to ski the spines of the first picture so we should have skied that instead, if you have an all wheel drive car i...
  15. Thread: Ski Chile 2018

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    went there yesterday,skied pretty cool lines in...

    went there yesterday,skied pretty cool lines in the border with argentina, but for the best stuff you need to wait till a little snow melts or to have a good team to shovel 200 mts of the road to...
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    july 9-11 this year

    july 9-11 this year
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    its actually really easy to access all the goods,...

    its actually really easy to access all the goods, 1.5 hrs touring from the road and you get on top of most lines. in 3 days we skied a ton of stuff 242199
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    there is a cabin located like 30 minutes lower on...

    there is a cabin located like 30 minutes lower on the road, if you want to be in the perfect spot you need to camp right where the road ends. its all owned be the parque guaiquivilo which you can...
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    if you want to go touring in chile, check out the...

    if you want to go touring in chile, check out the melado valley in the maule region. the terrain is insane
    https://www.tetongravity.com/video/ski/parque-guaiquivilo
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