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  1. Thread: The FIFTY

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    That shit is way more scandalous than any nudes....

    That shit is way more scandalous than any nudes. Politico "Playbook" is something I definitely wish I blacked out.
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    Nah, I'm old school, S&W 1911.

    Nah, I'm old school, S&W 1911.
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    If it's simple, straightforward and we don't see...

    If it's simple, straightforward and we don't see any reason for shots that are far away, then we just resort to yelling and save the headache of radios. If they're big, complex and may take tactics...
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    Damn, good memory. I did, but a little different...

    Damn, good memory. I did, but a little different than what was discussed in that thread. You'll see them in the Mt. Moran episode at the end.
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    Okay, well I take back that bad-ass without...

    Okay, well I take back that bad-ass without whippets comment...;) cause Noah is most definitely a bad ass.

    Edit- oh and I'm excited to see this thread not be as boring as it's become. More...
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    Haha. Yeah definitely not claiming any status.......

    Haha. Yeah definitely not claiming any status.... yet :fm:. Half the lines in the book still don't even add up to one serious Cham line. No all this knowledge is a little from experience and a lot...
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    Yeah but that's the exact situation I described...

    Yeah but that's the exact situation I described which makes you more insecure because you're leaning so far in on the slope, away from your edges and onto a pick that will only hold weight in the...
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    Ski with the Stars camp in Portillo in August....

    Ski with the Stars camp in Portillo in August. Chris Davenport's camp.
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    It's a stressful line. Anytime you're skiing...

    It's a stressful line. Anytime you're skiing unknown variable conditions that changed drastically from the day before over a fall you die cliff, it's stressful. It's a line not for the feint of heart...
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    So I'm pretty anti-whippet. I mean, there are a...

    So I'm pretty anti-whippet. I mean, there are a few scenarios where they could be useful, but it's such a small window of usefulness, that I don't see the point of bringing one considering their...
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    That is correct, three more in the editing bays...

    That is correct, three more in the editing bays right now. The 4th after that...well that's the one I have no friggin idea about.
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    I'm wondering too. Right now, we're obviously on...

    I'm wondering too. Right now, we're obviously on pause. Honestly, it's been one of the tougher decisions of the project to hit the pause button because of something I have no control over. As a guy...
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    Yeah I'm two for two on blowing the stats. I even...

    Yeah I'm two for two on blowing the stats. I even looked up Mt. Washington over and over to confirm but must of read it wrong. The great thing about the internet is that 30+ people will let you know...
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    Oh yeah, I take everything with a grain of salt...

    Oh yeah, I take everything with a grain of salt and also like what I like so I generally just try to weigh feedback on a group scale and see if I can read between the lines on what's good or bad. The...
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    Awesome. Glad people are digging that. Spent a...

    Awesome. Glad people are digging that. Spent a pretty penny getting those things done but figured they'd help people understand the lines so much better.

    I'm also curious about this "person info...
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    I'm just here to say I'm glad something thinks me...

    I'm just here to say I'm glad something thinks me and my friends are pretty. That's quite nice. So thank you. Gonna go get a mani-pedi right now in fact as a treat to this compliment. Probably need...
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    I don't know yet. I need to some time not focused...

    I don't know yet. I need to some time not focused on making the project a reality to think about that. But otherwise, what you said helps the most. Thank you man.
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    Yeah, more traditional mount for sure on the...

    Yeah, more traditional mount for sure on the 106's. But that depends on what model. The new light army green ones that came out this fall can get a more forward mount because there is increased tail...
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    Little bit of both. I try to focus on one story...

    Little bit of both. I try to focus on one story in pre-production planning based off the line, the people and what I think may happen. I'd say 75% of the time, the story goes as predicted. But then...
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    Yup. Full time touring boot guy now. If you're...

    Yup. Full time touring boot guy now. If you're used to race last and race style built boots, then it may be a harsh transition, but otherwise, I've found I can ski as hard as I want with a slight...
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    Thanks man, that's definitely a huge huge goal of...

    Thanks man, that's definitely a huge huge goal of mine. To tell a vast variety of stories. To show as many of the different types of days and experiences we have in the mountains. For instance, we...
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    This could be true. I mean, I'm blown away how...

    This could be true. I mean, I'm blown away how shitty some techs can be. I came across a mess of mis-adjusted Shifts in Australia this summer/winter. Obviously one shop did not know how to set the...
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    My preference on Shasta is actually the North...

    My preference on Shasta is actually the North side. Avy Gulch is damn fun though too. Hell, most of the mountain is damn fun skiing but I on average stay away from the crowds of Avalanche Gulch.
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    Yeah and that's what I along with others have...

    Yeah and that's what I along with others have stated in this thread that the directions don't match the real-world scenarios we've found out for ourselves. The directions suggest something that in my...
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    The only potential downside is getting repetitive...

    The only potential downside is getting repetitive with storylines or dulling the final successful episode. Like for a re-try on Sphinx, I'm unsure of how the episode will turn out if we're successful...
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    Yes. Read above.

    Yes. Read above.
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    Funny enough, the original plan was to have one...

    Funny enough, the original plan was to have one episode for each line. So 50 nice and tidy little episodes. If failure on an objective happened then we'd build that into the episode and always end...
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    This is exactly what I do and I have no issues...

    This is exactly what I do and I have no issues with AFD slip or with releasing out of the toe the few times I've needed to release out of the toe. This is what I've recommended in early posts in this...
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    I can say without a doubt that fit you're...

    I can say without a doubt that fit you're requesting is happening. I honestly never realized just how narrow that toe box is on the MTN till I tested about 8 different manufacturers boots a couple...
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    Been back and forth with liners. I still haven't...

    Been back and forth with liners. I still haven't found the perfect one. I've tried everything from Intuition WC Tongues to Pro Tours, some indy Euro liners, WC race liners and two different kinds of...
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    I hate Phish, obsess over power transmission...

    I hate Phish, obsess over power transmission dynamics of the ski / boot / binding interface and don't really like weed...so my money is on the under for this ever happening.
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    I mainly ski on the MTN Lab. It's been my resort...

    I mainly ski on the MTN Lab. It's been my resort boot and 90% of my touring days boot. Though last year I started working the XAlp boot into my really big uphill days. I skied the XAlp on the Grand,...
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    Have you paid attention to anything at all or...

    Have you paid attention to anything at all or just make shit up in your head to go along with your non-factual beliefs? I skied and filmed my last MSP part entirely on the SHIFT. Go see All In, if I...
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    Unless you're into uphill over downhill, then...

    Unless you're into uphill over downhill, then it's a good choice.
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    Yeah, already did that once, about a decade...

    Yeah, already did that once, about a decade ago...couldn't do it again.
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    Meteorite was shot with a heli as it was...

    Meteorite was shot with a heli as it was primarily a TGR shoot I was. I just worked with TGR to do a footage swap so I could make this and they could make the segment with Jer and I in their film...
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    Well thanks and that was the goal from the get go...

    Well thanks and that was the goal from the get go when I started whipping this little project up in my mind. I too find post-line interview cliches to be absolute garbage and generally repulsive. My...
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    Answer: Just total personal choice by Jer. He'd...

    Answer: Just total personal choice by Jer. He'd be dreaming of Meteorite of foot far longer than I had so it was no question to let him go first and let him go where he want. The snow was a bit wind...
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    In the...

    In the works....https://skithefifty.com/the-classics
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    Yeah, this sums it up well. It's beyond fun at...

    Yeah, this sums it up well. It's beyond fun at times. Like, remember for the rest of your life as a highlight fun. But that is also buoyed by extreme fatigue, the haunting reality of the...
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    I've turned down multiple paid speaking...

    I've turned down multiple paid speaking opportunities this fall and multiple business-centric opportunities this winter and this upcoming one to focus on this project. So yeah, lots of opportunity...
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    Yeah, it's such a grey area and I've gotten...

    Yeah, it's such a grey area and I've gotten multiple answers from multiple parks service employees. For the most part, what they don't want is a movie that creates direct profits or gains, i.e....
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    Glad that worked out for you. Super weird. I...

    Glad that worked out for you. Super weird. I think I've only blocked two people, one person that kept repeating I was not respecting these areas and was gonna die because of that over and over and...
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    I'm starting to call this project "The Most...

    I'm starting to call this project "The Most Thorough Book Review of All Time". I'll submit a three graph review to the New York Times when I'm done. But seriously, if I actually complete this thing,...
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    Best touring shades I've ever rocked. Mainly...

    Best touring shades I've ever rocked. Mainly because they have better coverage than normal shades and yet enough ventilation to not steam up...and I'm a sweaty hiker for sure. I used to always steam...
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    You can call me anything but Shirley. Was really...

    You can call me anything but Shirley. Was really stoked to get the chance to tell Len's and Connor's story. Their perspective as Native Americans obviously shares some of values we have as outdoor...
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    You can call me anything but Shirley. Was really...

    You can call me anything but Shirley. Was really stoked to get the chance to tell Len's and Connor's story. Their perspective as Native Americans obviously shares some of values we have as outdoor...
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    If Lou Dawson is complaining about something I'm...

    If Lou Dawson is complaining about something I'm doing then I know I'm doing something right! The "rules" that he tries to enforce with skiing and the 14ers in particular is exactly what I never want...
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    I mention this in the AMA video, been trying to...

    I mention this in the AMA video, been trying to link up with Noah for a line this past season and hoping for this season as well. I definitely want to tell his story through the project at some...
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    Easily Pete. Janelle Smiley may actually be...

    Easily Pete. Janelle Smiley may actually be harder to keep up with than Mark as she was the Ski Mo racer in the family. Jimmy, that was easy. In his prime, it would've been impossible. His Grand,...
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