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    Salomon, your designs are bad and you should feel...

    Salomon, your designs are bad and you should feel bad.

    You owe me an apology and probably a new doorstop

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    nubs cast and shaped

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    The original design does not include nubs, the...

    The original design does not include nubs, the lever friction is held in place by something on the underside of the toe lever. You can't inspect it for wear, as it's hidden in the housing.

    The...
  4. nothing like 70+mph winds on hard suncups. but...

    nothing like 70+mph winds on hard suncups. but I'll take that trade for an extended spring season
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    OK so pulling the windows off... Is that just...

    OK so pulling the windows off... Is that just done with a flathead screwdriver? Are there pins/tabs to look out for? I think I might just epoxy some nubs on as a contingency to keep me skiing
  6. There is in fact skiing to be done. Friday had...

    There is in fact skiing to be done. Friday had sheltered pow but the wind blew it away, packed it down and the sun firmed it up.

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    Shift toe pieces fail again and again

    Just got back from a tour and my shift toe piece failed - again: when in touring mode, the lever fails to "lock up", it will flip down and I'll release while on some gnarly side hill.

    This...
  8. Lol I throw a debate prompt into the thread like...

    Lol I throw a debate prompt into the thread like a grenade then sneak out to go skiing.

    I like my mountains like I like my waygu. 371809
  9. As always, it comes down to California severely...

    As always, it comes down to California severely underbuilding housing for the past 30 years. And the finger is pointed directly at the groups of residents and citizens that fight against new housing...
  10. There's just no shortage of people who arrived...

    There's just no shortage of people who arrived two years ago complaining about people who arrived last year. Pick a place, literally anywhere (SF, Tahoe, Bozeman, whenever) and you could just play...
  11. I've never wanted 4" so much in my entire life ...

    I've never wanted 4" so much in my entire life


    - she said
  12. did some KW slackcountry mostly for a coverage...

    did some KW slackcountry mostly for a coverage check

    BC is holding on, but barely. snow still down in the base of summit city canyon. deadwood plinko course is ready but lord knows how long this...
  13. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    Ah man I check this thread for pass stoke beta...

    Ah man I check this thread for pass stoke beta and see that the most recent stoke is still my post from TWO YEARS AGO what happened! We're in a stoke drought.

    Sonora has opened as early as mid...
  14. Thanks all for the coverage report. Glad she's...

    Thanks all for the coverage report. Glad she's keeping a bit decent but damn do I worry when we worry in early April. Fingers crossed for a few more inches here and there to delay the sun cups.
    ...
  15. so like, how melted out are we taking in in the...

    so like, how melted out are we taking in in the BC now? I've been kept away and have lost my pulse on it all. 0" April doesn't sound great on paper.
  16. SAC is blowing up your spot.

    SAC is blowing up your spot.
  17. No sun, prolly got another 3" after lifts stopped...

    No sun, prolly got another 3" after lifts stopped spinning. Got a little colder too. Cloud cover right now too.
  18. It's a bit slabby out there today, lots of dense...

    It's a bit slabby out there today, lots of dense wet windslabs sitting on top of softer fuzz. Even at mid-elevation near treeline.
  19. Late evening turns, ranging from soft pow to...

    Late evening turns, ranging from soft pow to breakable crust, even north faces are not safe from variability after the hot sun of yesterday

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  20. As per reported stoke, late corn window on solar...

    As per reported stoke, late corn window on solar aspects at CP

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    Shoulda posted this sooner before AK got his shots up, tough act to follow. I'm glad somebody else calls it thunder bowl.
  21. Got a late start getting up to the mountains...

    Got a late start getting up to the mountains today. Corn at 3pm on mid elevation south aspects west of the crest in Carson area. YMMV, good luck
  22. I'm fully amazed at how crap conditions swung...

    I'm fully amazed at how crap conditions swung from Sun to Mon. 24hrs from soft wonderful pow to total sludge. Pitched a new winter tent in the backyard to test and woke in the morning to broken...
  23. TahoeBC, you know you've made it when your pic...

    TahoeBC, you know you've made it when your pic ends up in the official SAC forecast
    https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/forecasts#/central-sierra-nevad

    Really, really scary stuff thank you for...
  24. If you squint, you can see me having inbounds fun...

    If you squint, you can see me having inbounds fun this past weekend


    https://youtu.be/dDV0H-pTnco
  25. Sorta feels like you gotta pick between Donner...

    Sorta feels like you gotta pick between Donner party or covid party today

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  26. I'm just glad somebody else is also calling out...

    I'm just glad somebody else is also calling out the shitty new noaa radar experience.
  27. Subscribe to BA's site the guy has been posting...

    Subscribe to BA's site the guy has been posting forecasts since the TWD.com days and is now making a career of it - support local it's like 15 bucks a year barely buys a few coffees
  28. can't wait for the crowds to jam the 2" of snow...

    can't wait for the crowds to jam the 2" of snow on iceblock. I don't think there's anything left up there.... graph of KW winds overnight last night. consistently gusted ~190mph for like 4 hours. ...
  29. Thanks a ton all. Photochromo is pretty slow,...

    Thanks a ton all.

    Photochromo is pretty slow, takes a few minutes to transition so if you're whipping in and out of shadow it's not going to work super well it sounds like.

    Hear loud and clear...
  30. All this arguing about mtn biking reminded me...

    All this arguing about mtn biking reminded me that I needed to ask ya'll a question about mountain biking (maybe we can funnel this rage to productive ends?): I run a sunglasses brand called Sunski...
  31. Word on the piste is that kw was a total cluster....

    Word on the piste is that kw was a total cluster. Combo of no blackout + 10 closed cuz death ice entrance + backside closed until midday because ice and you had a lift line running up the hill.

    I...
  32. Wow gimpy making the rounds. Backboard burning...

    Wow gimpy making the rounds. Backboard burning out fast, sad shame in Jan
  33. For those of you who didn't watch the carpenter...

    For those of you who didn't watch the carpenter ridge video - they remote triggered an avalanche 150yds away on the Dec11 PWL, just by stepping off their skis
  34. Wait can we just go back to the part where they...

    Wait can we just go back to the part where they installed artillery at red lake??

    That's one way to deal with your parking lot pooper, tho seems a little overkill.
  35. oh good I love to start my season with a PWL in...

    oh good I love to start my season with a PWL in the first foot of base, like I like to start my day with a cup o joe

    perks you right up
  36. I hate to be the bearer or bad news but yo secret...

    I hate to be the bearer or bad news but yo secret stash is fckd

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  37. I agree, if we're worried about hospital capacity...

    I agree, if we're worried about hospital capacity and open beds then we should be closing the sno park lots to keep noobs from hurting themselves and occupying a much needed icu bed.

    Because we...
  38. until today, I've not checked tgr in a long time...

    until today, I've not checked tgr in a long time

    always wanted to be on the first page

    somewhere near the bottom by the 'next' button
  39. Ski leases more than 30 days would not fall under...

    Ski leases more than 30 days would not fall under STR jurisdiction without some statewide updates and rulings. California law gives tenants rights and protections to anybody leasing longer than 30...
  40. somebody made the argument that covid was...

    somebody made the argument that covid was precedent for a "just shut it all down" model of policy but,
    just our luck that we get to enjoy TWO unprecedented disasters simultaneously. This wasn't--...
  41. They closed Mormon emigrant trail (paved highway...

    They closed Mormon emigrant trail (paved highway but FS owned) so road closures did happen a little bit.
  42. The KW-only pass says 'priority' access to the...

    The KW-only pass says 'priority' access to the wood ...what does that *mean*?
  43. quick note - if you have ash on your car, mixing...

    quick note - if you have ash on your car, mixing water with it will make acid that eats your paint

    - if you're going to hose your car off, hose ALL of the ash off, don't leave anything
    - if...
  44. ^^ where is that taken from??

    ^^ where is that taken from??
  45. What about the elephant in the room that ski...

    What about the elephant in the room that ski resorts may not open this winter? I was holding out hope because "if disneyland can do it, the resorts can". Then disneyland was forced closed.

    I get...
  46. as of yesterday, crescent moon still goes

    as of yesterday, crescent moon still goes
  47. carson pass approach is getting a little rough. ...

    carson pass approach is getting a little rough. ended up dicking about in a boulder field of lower emigrant creek trying to get to melissa coray zone, then my shift binding broke. (first day...
  48. Lack of creativity. Also what the dirtbagger...

    Lack of creativity. Also what the dirtbagger photoshopping these pics likes so why not?
  49. ^ that looks live Can we talk about Kirkwood's...

    ^ that looks live

    Can we talk about Kirkwood's "no uphill" policy signs still?

    The Eldorado USFS had a "Developed Recreation Areas Closed" special Forest Order in effect that expired on 5/15...
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    I don't even know what that means anymore

    I don't even know what that means anymore
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