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    800 is the fill power, which basically rates the...

    800 is the fill power, which basically rates the quality of the down. Fill weight would be in ounces or grams. That jacket probably has like 12oz of down in it. Its a bit frustrating because...
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    When you see 650, 700, 800 etc. that is the fill...

    When you see 650, 700, 800 etc. that is the fill POWER. 800 and 850 are pretty much the highest quality down, which means it takes less fill WEIGHT to achieve the same warmth as a 650 fill power...
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    I am very interested hear these comparisons as...

    I am very interested hear these comparisons as well, one of these two will be my next ski. Although I think I have decided on C&Ds (still waffling between sizes though... 🙄).

    188 blue Megawatts...
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    What was up with the 108s? Just curious. Also...

    What was up with the 108s? Just curious.

    Also I think the commander 98 makes even more sense than the 108s if you already own the deathwish. I pair my 190 deathwishes with 184 wren 96's and find...
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    What length are those? Also: Anyone skiing the...

    What length are those?

    Also: Anyone skiing the 184 C&D and wishing they got the 189 or vice versa? I'm sorta in between sizes and would like a little info on the differences. Normally I'd go...
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    The deathwish is kind of a quiver killer imo. It...

    The deathwish is kind of a quiver killer imo. It does so many things so well that I think having it and the wildcat 108 or even the 118 in the same quiver is a little crowded. Its not nessecarily the...
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    They ended up opening the gondi, 5 and 23 later...

    They ended up opening the gondi, 5 and 23 later in the day. It was a pretty sweet time, snow was very wind affected but actually really dry up high. Later in the day the most sunny aspects were...
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    FKNA thats sick. Best model year of that truck...

    FKNA thats sick. Best model year of that truck imo. Good looking camper too.
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    Your skis can only tell how heavy you are, how...

    Your skis can only tell how heavy you are, how fast you like to go and how effective you are at bending the ski. Your skis don't know how tall you are. If you're strong, have good form and like to...
  10. Dude, I just tried to write a real response to...

    Dude, I just tried to write a real response to that question, I really did, but there are way too many variables involved here and there is no one size fits all formula, or anything even close...
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    Sweet thanks for the pics. Looks like in the...

    Sweet thanks for the pics. Looks like in the longer lengths I can expect them to measure 1.5-2cm shorter than stated length, similar to Moments. Seems like the 192 and 187 Protest would stack up...
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    Do Praxis skis measure true to length ala ON3P or...

    Do Praxis skis measure true to length ala ON3P or shorter like a Moment/most ski brands? It depends on the ski obviously but say for a similar shape/use how would a 184 ON3P stack up lengthwise...
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    Very enticing. Thanks for the help guys.

    Very enticing. Thanks for the help guys.
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    I don't want to start a politics debate, and I...

    I don't want to start a politics debate, and I agree with almost everything you said, but China doesn't have a communist government. They have a planned economy but the workers don't control the...
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    Whats the weight for the cease and desist in 184...

    Whats the weight for the cease and desist in 184 or 189? Anyone have their pair on a scale? I figured it would be listed on the 2020 page but its still not on there.

    My apologies if someone...
  16. A big roof box should be able to fit most of your...

    A big roof box should be able to fit most of your gear, and even though it kinda kills mileage, you can take it off in the summer, where a truck has bad mileage year round. A utility trailer for...
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    https://youtu.be/vfgTXFx4Ins Here it is. Just...

    https://youtu.be/vfgTXFx4Ins

    Here it is. Just re-watched it. Super interesting insights to asian bike manufacturing. I wonder how much transfers over to skis.
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    I have 2015 pb&js and the topsheets are all...

    I have 2015 pb&js and the topsheets are all chipped on the insides which sucks, but in reality its just cosmetic. My 2018 deathwishes (which have semi-cap construction but also way fewer days) show...
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    I agree with keeping a M5 class ski in there....

    I agree with keeping a M5 class ski in there. Personally I hate riding skis that are too fat for conditions, and would way rather be caught with a 96 underfoot ski in 6 inches than a 108 on...
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    Pretty sure liberty skis are made in china, and...

    Pretty sure liberty skis are made in china, and the pair I had was very durable. Thick sidewalls, burly edges, and a decently durable base. They were remarkably flat too. The camber was a little...
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    If you take the binding off, then put the machine...

    If you take the binding off, then put the machine screws partway in the inserts and hit them (all 4) with a blow torch, it will heat up the insert and loosen up the epoxy. It might give you just...
  22. Not saying its the worst place to ski, its...

    Not saying its the worst place to ski, its actually a great place to ski, especially when they have some fresh, because the majority of the regular crowd can't/doesn't ski powder. I just think it...
  23. I ski CB now, and while the terrain dictates that...

    I ski CB now, and while the terrain dictates that most locals are very good skiers, there really aren't as many locals as a place like Alta/Bird, and there are a lottttt of Texans bringing the...
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    Pictures didn't stick. Also send me a PM I'm...

    Pictures didn't stick. Also send me a PM I'm interested but can't figure out how to send PMs on mobile.
  25. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    +1 for middle aged skiers clogging traverses at...

    +1 for middle aged skiers clogging traverses at Snowbird. I think most boarders are aware of their inadequacies when it comes to traversing and act accordingly. Whether its a skier or boarder, its...
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    The vacation will definitely up the playfulness....

    The vacation will definitely up the playfulness. They were described to me by a J employee as "the J Blend"
  27. Mounted up the 182 attacks for my brother and we...

    Mounted up the 182 attacks for my brother and we went with -8.5cm from true center which is like -3.5cm from rec. He isn't skiing them in pow but also won't be skiing them switch so the -5...
  28. I assume you mean 2.5cm?? Mounting up a pair...

    I assume you mean 2.5cm??

    Mounting up a pair tonight and am likely going with -8cm from center. That reccomended line looks like -5.
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    I think you answered your own question. In the...

    I think you answered your own question. In the conditions that a ~100mm width ski excels in, camber can be an advantage a lot of the time. If you are getting a reverse camber ski you're likely...
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    Damn those are some pretty convincing praises of...

    Damn those are some pretty convincing praises of the C&D. Did anyone ever get their pair on a scale? I'm not fortunate to go cat/heliskiing (getting a sled for next year so will be able to do some...
  31. Another monte bianco user here. Great specs. Pick...

    Another monte bianco user here. Great specs. Pick whichever frame style you prefer and send it. The cameleon lenses are super versatile and have been super scratch resistant for me compared to other...
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    Oh you're right about that. The Vector in 180 has...

    Oh you're right about that. The Vector in 180 has a 23m radius and the newer Ultravector has a 20m radius in 184. Similar change from the Charger to the Supercharger. They also dropped the fattest...
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    They still make the superchargers as well as...

    They still make the superchargers as well as various models of fat fishscaled skis. They likely dropped the drifters because they are a dedicated touring ski company and very few people want to tour...
  34. Not the norm, but (all things being equal)...

    Not the norm, but (all things being equal) typically people ski slower on tele bindings, which lends itself to having a shorter ski. It is also much more of a two footed turn, and so you don't...
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    The standard meridian layup is already only 2020g...

    The standard meridian layup is already only 2020g a ski in the 187. Seems passable as a 50/50 ski weight to me. Depending on your stats it would probably be better to save weight by going with a 181...
  36. I believe I have the f1 comps? Or races? They are...

    I believe I have the f1 comps? Or races? They are circa 2006 from my research. My pair tele really quite well. It was pretty suprising how well they worked actually, I find them to be similar in...
  37. This is true too. If I find myself in a situation...

    This is true too. If I find myself in a situation where my diy setup is less than adequate, I just p-turn until I am in easier terrain. Recently strained my quad and spent 3 days at the resort...
  38. Wrote my previous reply without really realizing...

    Wrote my previous reply without really realizing thst you didnt care about the tele performance since you suck. In that case you might be fine with the current arrangements, but they still aren't...
  39. The scarpa f1 carbon comes in at about 1100g in...

    The scarpa f1 carbon comes in at about 1100g in some versions, but is sort of a unicorn. I have and tele on some of the f1s that come in more around 1600g. My diy TTS setup comes in at about 600g...
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    Sticky: 276615 Finally got a family photo Skis L->R...

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    Finally got a family photo

    Skis L->R

    Retro/kick and glide touring:
    1984 Karhu XCD GT 200cm - pins
    1986 Fischer GTS super telemark - Riva C
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    FWIW the TX comp is actually slightly lighter...

    FWIW the TX comp is actually slightly lighter than the TX pro due to the lack off inserts. But agreed, it is a shame there arent inserts on the comp. I have some tx pro lowers with the cuff of the...
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    I have a friend who is trying to sell a pair. PM...

    I have a friend who is trying to sell a pair. PM me and I can help facilitate a deal.
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    The OP looking for daily driver recs is a tele...

    The OP looking for daily driver recs is a tele skier, so I guess it sorta is.

    Inbounds:
    184 wren 96; Outlaws
    190 Deathwish; Outlaw X
    188 Megawatts; inserts for Outlaws
    Crispi Evo WC
    ...
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    Yeah I saw it. You're not crazy. Talked about...

    Yeah I saw it. You're not crazy. Talked about shorter goats being hard because RES is very flex dependent and it takes time to dial it in. It also mentioned a shorter fat woodsman for lady pow skis.
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    +1 haha ...

    +1 haha

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_burn_centers_in_the_United_States
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    Pretty much exactly describes how I feel about my...

    Pretty much exactly describes how I feel about my 184 Wren 96's, minus the rebound (not much camber). They are damp, rail turns on edge, and have a decently long radius with very subtle tail rocker...
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    Makes sense given your style. People parrot that...

    Makes sense given your style. People parrot that around the web that "tail rocker sucks for tele" and I believed it for a long time before getting on some significantly tail rockered skis (pb&js,...
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    Just curious, what tail rockered skis have you...

    Just curious, what tail rockered skis have you ridden, and what was the undesired effect related to the telemark turn?
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    Firm snow: no way. Powder: it could be alright....

    Firm snow: no way. Powder: it could be alright. Skinned on my megawatts with skins cut for 115s and in powder it was a non-issue.
  50. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    This was my main point, the benefits of a free...

    This was my main point, the benefits of a free pass are negligible, so its hardly the mark of a "true ski bum" (whatever that means). Didn't mean to sound douchey but I figure most people move to ski...
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