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    Thousands of people. I used them for pretty...

    Thousands of people.

    I used them for pretty much all my skiing one year, including touring under about 3,000 vertical ft/day and a week in Austria and thought they were great. IMO they don't ski...
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    I think you should be able to make a 28.5 Krypton...

    I think you should be able to make a 28.5 Krypton Pro work, but you will probably want the services of a good bootfitter available. Dropping down below what the app currently suggests depends on a...
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    Salomon figured it out; all 2022 Shift bindings...

    Salomon figured it out; all 2022 Shift bindings will ship with a new clear plastic DIN window with "bumps" on the sides to create more friction where they contact the lever. Not sure what the...
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    There are many sub-97mm plug boot options, but it...

    There are many sub-97mm plug boot options, but it will almost certainly be a "project." The good news is these boots are actually available in 24.5. The bad news is you'll probably need the shells...
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    Footbed issue? Possibly, what are you using now?...

    Footbed issue? Possibly, what are you using now?

    Canting? I haven't seen you or you stance in person, and this app won't help me see your alignment. Chances are some degree of medial canting would...
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    Sure.

    Sure.
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    Do you need to be in a walk-mode boot? There...

    Do you need to be in a walk-mode boot? There isn't really one made that is going to give you a performance fit, but an Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD or a Lange XT3 LV in a 24.5 will be a better place to...
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    Not in person - demo season didn't happen, and...

    Not in person - demo season didn't happen, and though I saw our Tecnica rep last week he didn't have the boots with him.
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    Thanks, Sam, added the side views to the Excel...

    Thanks, Sam, added the side views to the Excel sheet . . .
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    I doubt it. You'd notice the lack of tail rocker...

    I doubt it. You'd notice the lack of tail rocker and extra weight before you even put a binding on it . . .
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    I think I'd stick with 26.5 - 25.5 is going to be...

    I think I'd stick with 26.5 - 25.5 is going to be a struggle with your 27.35 right foot . . .
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    They are also an evo affiliate, so you can order...

    They are also an evo affiliate, so you can order out of evo's inventory and have it sent there no charge.
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    The regular (non-carbon) S/Max 130 comes with a...

    The regular (non-carbon) S/Max 130 comes with a rubber sole that is easily sourced for replacement from Salomon; they are a bit softer but still a solid 130 relative to other boots in the category....
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    Pretty sure ISO 13992 (touring binding standard)...

    Pretty sure ISO 13992 (touring binding standard) has a similar test, which is the reason only frame bindings and tech bindings with a spring-loaded heel have been able to pass.
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    I believe section 3.7 of ISO 9462 requires the...

    I believe section 3.7 of ISO 9462 requires the ski to be flexed by a controlled amount and the binding to still release within a specified range (I think plus or minus 20%), but I can't find a free...
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    Nothing to do with K2. The new owner of Amer is...

    Nothing to do with K2. The new owner of Amer is Anta Sports from Jinjiang, China. They are huge in Asia even if you've never heard of them, mostly making basketball shoes and such. So far they've...
  17. Sorry, B, working on the 10th with a bunch of...

    Sorry, B, working on the 10th with a bunch of "request Greg" reservations . . . you'll be in my thoughts, though.
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    PS Most people on this forum have figured out a...

    PS Most people on this forum have figured out a binding model/release value protocol that works for them.

    If a customer asks what they should set their bindings at, or if I ask them what they set...
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    DIN - as applied to alpine ski binding...

    DIN - as applied to alpine ski binding functionality - is just a set of standards (identical to ISO 9462) that every binding offered for sale needs to pass, and every customer who chooses to have a...
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    Got 'em all. If I went to Sun Valley I'd break...

    Got 'em all. If I went to Sun Valley I'd break out the 27m FIS GS ski, which so far has seen 1 day in the PNW this year.
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    Only if they used to ski 100 days a year at some...

    Only if they used to ski 100 days a year at some point in their career . . .
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    Yes, have been stashing, but I end up taking the...

    Yes, have been stashing, but I end up taking the Rustler 11 most of the time anyway.
  23. Thread: Covid Jab #2

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    I got 2 doses of Pfizer, no problems other than a...

    I got 2 doses of Pfizer, no problems other than a sore arm for either shot.

    Wife got Moderna, felt tired after dose #1, dose #2 kicked her butt big time - full body muscle ache/fever and chills,...
  24. Hitting frozen debris at the bottom of each turn...

    Hitting frozen debris at the bottom of each turn was the norm rather than the exception pretty much everywhere, but once you figured out it wasn't actually going to make you fall it was OK. The right...
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    Looks like the screw had enough hold to pull the...

    Looks like the screw had enough hold to pull the topsheet off the core . . .
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    What wider skis are you talking about? For a ski...

    What wider skis are you talking about? For a ski to have decent hard snow performance it needs to be built with adequate torsional stiffness and a decent amount of edge contact from the start, you...
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    It happens all the time. Not every ski rep is...

    It happens all the time.

    Not every ski rep is a great tuner, and most don't have the time to test ride every pair (or even a representative pair of each model) - they can barely get the bindings...
  28. Lots of blower turns, you just needed to tune out...

    Lots of blower turns, you just needed to tune out the sound of your skis hitting ice . . .
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    Yeah, the Blank is awesome. In the absence of a...

    Yeah, the Blank is awesome. In the absence of a Rustler 10.5 I may have to get one.
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    You mean you think you bought a Pro Tour liner,...

    You mean you think you bought a Pro Tour liner, or you are skiing the OEM liner with Scarpa branding? If you bought it aftermarket, and didn't purchase directly from Intuition, chances are it is MV...
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    This. The Hoji Free has a 9523 heel and toe (heel...

    This. The Hoji Free has a 9523 heel and toe (heel is 8mm deep plus or minus 1mm). The Pro Tour is about 6mm. The rollers on the Kingpin are designed to function properly with 8mm deep heels.
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    Yes. The Hoji Free has an ISO 9523 sole and is...

    Yes. The Hoji Free has an ISO 9523 sole and is compatible with the Warden 13 and 11 MNC bindings.
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    Take them off your old boots, or find a pair of...

    Take them off your old boots, or find a pair of old women's entry level boots at a thrift shop - most of them have them.
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    With Scarpa, there is no difference between a...

    With Scarpa, there is no difference between a half size and the next full size up. They are unique in this sizing break.

    If you are trying to fill volume, go with the 31 liner, it shrinks in...
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    Lots of companies do it. Sidewall underfoot for...

    Lots of companies do it. Sidewall underfoot for edge hold, cap at the tips and tails for topsheet durability. K2 doesn't make anything on Vashon anymore, all the presses are on the mainland, south of...
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    Well, I'm 5'8" and 170-ish at the moment. I...

    Well, I'm 5'8" and 170-ish at the moment. I normally ski 185-188 skis, but neither the M6 or B97 felt "small" to me. With the factory tune, I'd guess the 184 M6 would be fine, the 183 B97 felt...
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    I think MD12 sums it up well. Lots of days on the...

    I think MD12 sums it up well. Lots of days on the Bonafide 97 (I own it), only one full day plus a couple runs on the M6, both in 177. My takeaway is that the M6 is less demanding/hooky out of the...
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    Thanks for playing, Sam. The app was originally...

    Thanks for playing, Sam. The app was originally intended as an aid to retailers selling street shoes and apparel (there is a body scanning app as well); the company is based in Boston and Singapore...
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    He is not a candidate for "off the shelf" boots....

    He is not a candidate for "off the shelf" boots. There are plenty of Canadian bootfitters who can fix the problem.
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    It's a Mexican car . . .

    It's a Mexican car . . .
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    Sorry, haven't been able to try one on yet.

    Sorry, haven't been able to try one on yet.
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    Bro, I don't think that's gonna rub out . . .

    Bro, I don't think that's gonna rub out . . .
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    Thanks for the how-to tutorial, GoldenBC! I like...

    Thanks for the how-to tutorial, GoldenBC! I like to use the heat gun to thoroughly soften the plastic, then cut with a pair of quality poultry shears that I keep very sharp . . . seems like I can...
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    Actually the ankle volume in ski mode is average,...

    Actually the ankle volume in ski mode is average, but the scaffo bends in right where many people's malleolus happens to be when flexing heavily and/or skinning, and it's hard to punch because of...
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    That is the 2022 upgrade - as mentioned above it...

    That is the 2022 upgrade - as mentioned above it is to prevent the lever from slipping back out of lock mode while skinning. All the Amer Shift products will have it next season.

    If you don't...
  46. Believe it or not, you can hike and tour just...

    Believe it or not, you can hike and tour just fine with a pair of $4.95 beater poles from Goodwill.

    The only difference between most companies' touring poles and their trekking poles is the basket...
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    Agreed, and I've owned a number of Plum bindings...

    Agreed, and I've owned a number of Plum bindings - but the Plum crampons are money in the Salomon toes!
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    Pretty sure the toes are being made by Plum in...

    Pretty sure the toes are being made by Plum in France . . .
  49. Maybe both?

    Maybe both?
  50. Have Skied: 188 Rustler 11 (lots of days, split...

    Have Skied:
    188 Rustler 11 (lots of days, split between 2 pairs)
    186 Black Bodacious
    183 Season Forma
    183 Season Nexus
    177 Bondafide 97
    180 Zero G 105
    171 Zero G 95

    Not Skied:
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