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    Although it is within the realm of the physically...

    Although it is within the realm of the physically possible that the OR masks would pass the N95 test, the ASTM standard to which the OR website claims their filter material is tested is for surgical...
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    The 350 toe is from the Trofeo, so same as on...

    The 350 toe is from the Trofeo, so same as on Helio 145/180/200.
    The race toe (Helio 110, Hagan Ultra) has a slimmer lever, plus a little bit of trimming down in other places too.
    (I had to compare...
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    Ah, *that* spacer -- I had forgotten (spaced...

    Ah, *that* spacer -- I had forgotten (spaced out?) that ATK has multiple models.

    Key differences are also in the verbiage...
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    Perhaps ATK didn't want BD and Hagan to have any...

    Perhaps ATK didn't want BD and Hagan to have any overlapping binding models?
    (That did happen last year with BD selling the race-oriented 110 model, which was kind of strange since BD doesn't have...
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    I use sheets of LDPE for cutting my own toe shims.

    I use sheets of LDPE for cutting my own toe shims.
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    I too would be interested in seeing the complete...

    I too would be interested in seeing the complete presentation, but ... this is kind of like when rival supermarkets claim the lowest prices, and each supermarket's analysis does indeed show the...
  7. Unfortunately for both of us, Western Mass....

    Unfortunately for both of us, Western Mass.
    (Although this place does its advantages, and the skiing can be quite good, including but by no means limited to this past spring.)
  8. Whoops, I left out the word "jig" in my prior...

    Whoops, I left out the word "jig" in my prior post!

    I have both this:
    https://www.haganskimountaineering.com/collections/accessories/products/m06-mounting-jig
    ... and the more basic one-piece...
  9. Correct, all race bindings use the classic...

    Correct, all race bindings use the classic Dynafit toe pattern, minus the fifth hole.
    Some supposedly measure out 0.5mm differently, but I've never noticed the difference when I previously used a...
  10. In case anyone else is interested, I have exactly...

    In case anyone else is interested, I have exactly the same configuration for sale, same price.
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    I still remember how when I used my G3...

    I still remember how when I used my G3 Rutschblock cord out here many years ago in a L3 course, we had so much trouble cutting through our numerous melt-freeze layers that someone joked we needed a...
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    The summer issue of the Canadian avy journal has...

    The summer issue of the Canadian avy journal has an interesting account of a "successful" victim search with RECCO, using both hand-hand and helicopter versions.
    Definitely a glass-half-full...
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    I think that was the Pure? Which is why I have...

    I think that was the Pure?
    Which is why I have something like 1 2/3 pairs of brand-new Pure bindings, for a plan to set up a touring rig for my daughter, which was never fulfilled.
    (The plan that...
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    Having been through all this, eventually having...

    Having been through all this, eventually having put together a home gym from a dozen different sellers (both new and used):

    - From any source, you'll probably have better luck at both ends of your...
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    Two of my ski buddies recently bought this for...

    Two of my ski buddies recently bought this for their kids:
    https://www.sierra.com/scarpa-made-in-italy-f1-alpine-touring-ski-boots-boa-for-women~p~716ch/
    The smallest AT boot on the market -- don't...
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    Now you're tempting me to go into a rant about...

    Now you're tempting me to go into a rant about all the people who claim to be "Level 1 CERTIFIED" via a certification of completion for an introductory-level course with no prerequisites, which is...
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    Just to clarify that ESAW 2020 is still on, and...

    Just to clarify that ESAW 2020 is still on, and live too, but from your screen of choice, not in-person.
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    Hmm, not ringing any bells, but maybe someone...

    Hmm, not ringing any bells, but maybe someone else can chime in with details.
    Either way, looking forward to chatting about that in person with you at ESAW ... in 2021!
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    Easy to say that ... until you personally have...

    Easy to say that ... until you personally have tried vetting any such course or outing.
    You think people on the internet exaggerate their skiing ability? You know, like how everyone who ever asks...
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    You could be entirely correct, but ... the...

    You could be entirely correct, but ... the Goodman book has been around a looong time, in many different editions (IIRC yet another edition is coming out soon, since he was asking for pics on FB this...
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    The ever-increasing annual enrollment in...

    The ever-increasing annual enrollment in intro-level avy course is so overwhelmingly that I haven't bothered with any sort of tally.
    Thinking back to when my wife and I took our first course in...
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    Marc, as in, Marc Chauvin? That is exactly where...

    Marc, as in, Marc Chauvin?
    That is exactly where I find fault with the typical minimally vetted intro avy course. Even though I'm sure the course was still worthwhile -- even just sitting down for...
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    True, but -- I highly doubt a guide book or map...

    True, but -- I highly doubt a guide book or map will change that.
    If anything, those products probably appeal more to skiers who already have some idea what they are doing, or are at least open to...
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    July turns yesterday in ... Vermont! (Looked...

    July turns yesterday in ... Vermont!
    (Looked ugly, but skied nicely -- all 70 vertical feet of it.)


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    Two places have definitely changed: Slackfest...

    Two places have definitely changed:
    Slackfest seemed to be an obscure novelty when I first did it in 2001, but already by 2004 it had become really popular.
    Cog to GG can sometimes feel almost...
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    When it rains it pours. (Often literally in the...

    When it rains it pours.
    (Often literally in the East, even during the middle of the winter, but that's another matter.)
    Anyway, by that I mean (and total coincidence) this map is also coming out...
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    Pretty much a textbook late-(late-)season Tucks...

    Pretty much a textbook late-(late-)season Tucks incident: hike up the steep snow (kind of the remains of upper lower Chute) ... no crampons ... in soft snowboard boots ... no sharps ... no pack ......
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    You mean Mister F'ing Lucky who survived an...

    You mean Mister F'ing Lucky who survived an inverted immersion in cold rushing water in Turkey Chute on June 4 of 2005?
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    Agreed on FB in general, but that link has some...

    Agreed on FB in general, but that link has some valuable info for anyone interested in the perils of late-(late-) season skiing in Tucks, and the admirable response by the bystanders.
    (And yes, I do...
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    When I was there Thursday, I was thinking that...

    When I was there Thursday, I was thinking that the very same connection would melt out in just a day or two -- looks like we were both right!

    Some details here on the injury and extrication:...
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    I was wondering about all those recent dawn...

    I was wondering about all those recent dawn patrol skiers/riders!

    On Saturday, I started up at about quarter to nine -- and encountered ten skiers/riders in four different groups already coming...
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    Yipes, sorry to hear about that incident! I...

    Yipes, sorry to hear about that incident!

    I too spent a lot of time many years ago puzzling over different insurance options.
    Fortunately, the best solution is still this:
    https://aacuk.org.uk/...
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    And for anyone who has skied both Mount Hood and...

    And for anyone who has skied both Mount Hood and Mount Washington:
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/NERandoRaceSeries/photos/?tab=album&album_id=4249511055090109
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    On the off chance that anyone here has skied both...

    On the off chance that anyone here has skied both the SW Chutes on Mount Adams *and* NH's Mt Washington via the summit road, you might find the following TR amusing.
    Otherwise, don't bother!...
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    The tightness of the pivot for the heel flap on...

    The tightness of the pivot for the heel flap on the 110 and 145/180 can be adjusted with an easily accessible torx-head bolt.
    So if a flap is flipping up during skinning, just tighten up the bolt a...
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    Whoops, I'm sorry, you're right on that -- my...

    Whoops, I'm sorry, you're right on that -- my fault for texting quickly from the skintrack.

    So the ATK AL05 requires a min 14.5mm gap.
    Measuring my Alien 3.0 in a 145/180/Trofeo w/o plate = 11mm....
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    The latter.

    The latter.
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    That spacer is designed to click into the Core...

    That spacer is designed to click into the Core binding.
    Maybe you could jerry rig a mounting system somehow, but the height might still be too thick for the 180.
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    ^ The add'l heel riser height from rotating the...

    ^ The add'l heel riser height from rotating the 145/180 model by 180 degrees (and then flipping the flap by 180 degrees in the other plane) is listed as 5mm, which matches up with my own...
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    I found some Vertical ST plates but the plastic...

    I found some Vertical ST plates but the plastic extension was removed.
    So although the crampon clips still attach fine, crampons might be prone to sliding laterally without the pressure from the...
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    Classic toe plates would impart crazy high delta...

    Classic toe plates would impart crazy high delta unless you added another shim underneath.
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    Glad I'm not the only one who did exactly that!

    Glad I'm not the only one who did exactly that!
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    Just to confirm what has already been posted: ...

    Just to confirm what has already been posted: the 145 and 180 are the same bindings. The only difference is that the 180 is a really great deal by bundling in some nice accessories (the leash is...
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    The detector is directional, but not *perfectly*...

    The detector is directional, but not *perfectly* so: unlike a beacon, which is essentially searching *everywhere* around the searcher, the RECCO detector is *primarily* searching in the direction at...
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    I asked Mike, and the binding is already...

    I asked Mike, and the binding is already available:
    https://www.haganskimountaineering.com/collections/bindings/products/core-pro-1
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    Agreed, re my Helio 145/180. I think much of the...

    Agreed, re my Helio 145/180. I think much of the credit goes to ATK refining the same basic binding over many (many) years, instead of bouncing around between different designs.
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    I confirmed the 145/180 data from Skimo Co,...

    I confirmed the 145/180 data from Skimo Co, except that the adjustment plate is definitely 5.5mm (not 5.0 or 6.0), so the 180 ramp deltas should be adjusted accordingly (i.e., downward by a whopping...
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    I've always been puzzled why BD ever carried that...

    I've always been puzzled why BD ever carried that model in the first place: all the BD ski models would be better mounted with any of the other Helio models rather than the Helio 110.
    (Even I of...
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    Update of sorts: just now mounted a new setup...

    Update of sorts: just now mounted a new setup that had arrived last Wednesday, and, oh, the Ultra bindings are already shipping with the new rolling-in pins.
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    More persnickitiness: the R.C.A World Cup...

    More persnickitiness: the R.C.A World Cup Vertical and Revolution World Cup share the two-position heel riser of the SL World Cup and SL Lightweight Worldcup.
    (Which is really just the standard low...
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