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    RIP Viking

    Last Saturday Alaska lost a legendary skier in a boating accident. I didn't really know him except in passing and will let people closer to him speak to his general awesomeness, but the man skied so...
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    Echo glass 9' 6wt hands down. There's no...

    Echo glass 9' 6wt hands down. There's no question.

    First off, glass lets you really master casting, is super easy for beginners to get out a roll cast, etc. Second it's super bendy, meaning a 6"...
  3. How does one sneak into Canada to a) take refuge...

    How does one sneak into Canada to a) take refuge from the covid wars in my country and b) catch steelhead when Canada is closed

    Asking for a friend
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    I like cooking over a fire. bring a little...

    I like cooking over a fire.

    bring a little grill for steaks and such, could even go cast iron if you wanna be really fancy, but those pie pan things, foil packets, hotdogs on sticks are all...
  5. Heli Operations in AK don't really make a profit....

    Heli Operations in AK don't really make a profit.

    That being said, never prebook a heli trip unless you can live without a refund. If you can fill a bird they will fly you.
  6. boy I think under my right leg most of the time,...

    boy I think under my right leg most of the time, but often it depends on the chair, outside hand on a riblet that's for sure. Wait maybe my left usually. I often move them to my right because it's...
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    I did this year, Alyeska has passholder day where...

    I did this year, Alyeska has passholder day where they open the mountain to passholders only, noon to five, which is pretty cool. The week they were suppose to open they got a ton of snow on the...
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    Only reason I was gonna buy an ikon pass was to...

    Only reason I was gonna buy an ikon pass was to spend all of this april skiing mammoth.

    Sigh
  9. man I shit in a bucket outside all summer. Hope...

    man I shit in a bucket outside all summer. Hope there's TP by then
  10. Blast the ferry not running! Eyak looks sooo...

    Blast the ferry not running!

    Eyak looks sooo dang good.
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    I mean... Zika is gonna kill your children now

    I mean... Zika is gonna kill your children now
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    Private land is shitty. Especially in the...

    Private land is shitty. Especially in the mountains.
  13. Ummm.... What changes on chair 6? One day last...

    Ummm.... What changes on chair 6? One day last year they ran chair six till 8:30 pm. Place shuts down at a hard 8 now.
  14. Just FYI Alyeska is not in the same league as any...

    Just FYI Alyeska is not in the same league as any of those resorts. Not even close.

    Anyway it was a long shot.
  15. I can buy and Ikon and and Epic Pass for the same...

    I can buy and Ikon and and Epic Pass for the same price as an Alyeska pass.
  16. Anybody know anyone in Pomeroy customer service

    So Polmeroy resorts bought Alyeska, but left the same terrible management in place.

    I'm not going to get into the absolutely terrible customer service and care at the resort with one of the...
  17. might buy an eaglecrest pass next year to get in...

    might buy an eaglecrest pass next year to get in on this
  18. does vail pay a dividend..? Might be time to get...

    does vail pay a dividend..? Might be time to get into them...
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    Does not sound like your coolant is leaking. The...

    Does not sound like your coolant is leaking. The reservoir is not supposed to be full, it is in fact there to catch the excess coolant after it expands in the engine do to thermal expansion. I...
  20. Finally got around to skiing them, conditions...

    Finally got around to skiing them, conditions were soft, with a bit of solidness in the groomers.

    I skied the 182s which are about 10 cm shorter than I want in a ski.

    First off the swing...
  21. Finally got around to skiing them, conditions...

    Finally got around to skiing them, conditions were soft, with a bit of solidness in the groomers.

    I skied the 182s which are about 10 cm shorter than I want in a ski.

    First off the swing...
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    GOD DAMNIT MARKER ONLY A FUCKING 10° RISER ON THE...

    GOD DAMNIT MARKER ONLY A FUCKING 10° RISER ON THE NEW DUKE?!?!?!??!?!?!??!?!??! Might as well buy a shift.
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    How has the Dynastar Mythic not come up yet? ...

    How has the Dynastar Mythic not come up yet? Surely it has and I'm just not reading things right? Sounds like almost exactly what you want...

    How about the movement Alptrack 100?
  24. Look if you just ski with a DIN 16 all the time,...

    Look if you just ski with a DIN 16 all the time, this really isn't a problem.

    Seriously though I would suspect it is important to keep release values consistently in spec with the TUV standard,...
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    I've been seeing a lot of people with complaints...

    I've been seeing a lot of people with complaints about the G3 glue. Lots of globs sticking to the bottom of skis and splitboards, but also a lot (like most of the people with G3 skins) of people...
  26. I'll ski em this week an get back to you. As...

    I'll ski em this week an get back to you.

    As far as I can tell they are pretty dope resort skis, on the stiffer side with solid specs at a good price. I just find them to be ugly as fuck (along...
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    watching the snowboarding knuckle huck was...

    watching the snowboarding knuckle huck was literally the only time in my life I thoroughly enjoyed watching a snowboarding comp.

    I wish say slopestyle had a rotation limit. No more than 720......
  28. might be time to replace the haul line... its...

    might be time to replace the haul line... its only $80k if our ski area is any indication
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    member when Alyeska would open in November and...

    member when Alyeska would open in November and Christmas Chute would open around Christmas and New Years Chute would open at all?

    I member
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    I member when it snowed to sea level on the...

    I member when it snowed to sea level on the regular in Alaska.
  31. Alyeska's parking lot is at the bottom of a...

    Alyeska's parking lot is at the bottom of a pretty big avy path, which once took out a day lodge there (I think). So camping there is a no go, but I can't imagine anyone would say anything about...
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    I remember getting roundly criticized for calling...

    I remember getting roundly criticized for calling shifts almost unusable.
  33. Best way to really dial in fast waxing is to...

    Best way to really dial in fast waxing is to skate ski. You reaaaaaaalllly notice bad wax then!

    There's a point where structure is more important than wax in terms of water content of snow. ...
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    A few questions: How will it affect my beacon? ...

    A few questions:
    How will it affect my beacon?

    Can you attach an airbag to that backpack?

    Will it help me climb mountains faster?

    Is it just me or are those skiers all in the back seat? ...
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    I remember being roundly made fun of for posting...

    I remember being roundly made fun of for posting pictures of us hitting kickers on skate skis on this very forum. Like 15 years ago.

    Shit

    I've wasted half my life on TGR forums.

    Anybody...
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    I stayed in the Hostel found it to be pretty...

    I stayed in the Hostel found it to be pretty decent, also they give you passes to the aquatic center, which is pretty nice
  37. If I were a resort, I would want more people at...

    If I were a resort, I would want more people at my resort spending money at my resort. Costs are fixed with out without people skinning uphill. More skinners = more people buying beer.

    I'm...
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    I'm on the 194s from last year, started at the...

    I'm on the 194s from last year, started at the "candide" mounting point which was a mistake, as I couldn't for the life of me ski powder with them. Moved my bindings back to .5 behind the "all...
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    I say the atomic backland was made for dancing

    I say the atomic backland was made for dancing
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    I think tail shape is what makes those backland...

    I think tail shape is what makes those backland 102s shine.

    But your question is like asking what ingredient makes for a more drinkable beer. So many factors are in play that it's impossible to...
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    Sounds like you need another pair of skis.

    Sounds like you need another pair of skis.
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    waaaaay better than smartwool

    waaaaay better than smartwool
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    I'm probably gonna get a garmin that interfaces...

    I'm probably gonna get a garmin that interfaces with my fish finder so I know the depth of the water when I set my net.
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    This is why I'm perplexed by the dynafit... That...

    This is why I'm perplexed by the dynafit... That big freaking gap

    I have 1 day on the backland/mtn I've been impressed by the binding for a while, it's so light and simple and basically all...
  45. Alpental... what a ski area. Place made me...

    Alpental... what a ski area. Place made me happy.
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    I've done it in as little as 4.5 hours (that was...

    I've done it in as little as 4.5 hours (that was terrifying. ) and as much as 6.5 hours. (stopped in death valley a bunch)
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    Pocket rockets were the first reverse/zero...

    Pocket rockets were the first reverse/zero camber ski.
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    Isn't there a place called like Mt. Charleston or...

    Isn't there a place called like Mt. Charleston or something?

    Also the drive to Mammoth is great. June is a bit closer, might be worth looking at. Seriously one of my favorite 5 hour drives.
  49. How about dynafit TLTs...? Backland is weird...

    How about dynafit TLTs...? Backland is weird because it's narrow last and high volume. X alp is fairly low volume. Since you have the lupos already I'd go with one of those 3 boots, maybe there...
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    this one is mine...

    this one is mine...
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