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    So I ordered some size 27 Sportiva Skorpius,...

    So I ordered some size 27 Sportiva Skorpius, which I returned unused because I didn't want to deal with bootfitting during covid. I tried them for a while side by side with my well-used 26 Vulcans...
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    Stolen Gear: McHale Pack in Denver CO

    Some gear was stolen out of my truck in Denver, CO. I'm searching craigslist, ebay, etc, but I thought I'd throw it out here for the community. Notably, I'm missing:

    - McHale backpack. This was...
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    What a steal, man! Congrats. Hope it works well...

    What a steal, man! Congrats. Hope it works well for ya.
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    I don't think manufacturers make half sizes any...

    I don't think manufacturers make half sizes any different than their full sizes these days. Liners, footbeds, etc, are all the same nowadays, I think.

    And it's a good one. But if you can find a...
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    Dang! Guess I need to start searching. What did...

    Dang! Guess I need to start searching. What did you pay, if you don't mind?
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    I think MNIAW is saying that you should pick the...

    I think MNIAW is saying that you should pick the shell that best fits your foot. IMHO, any fix that involves taking up more volume is a bandaid fix compared to having a shell that fits correctly....
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    Well since this is the 1kg boot thread and the...

    Well since this is the 1kg boot thread and the Scarpa Alien RS is low volume and about 1 kg, that would be my recommendation.
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    For me, going lighter doesn't really make the day...

    For me, going lighter doesn't really make the day that much easier, but it allows me move faster while staying below my aerobic threshold so I can keep up with my touring partners a little easier....
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    Same. It's a nice skin. and the best combo of...

    Same. It's a nice skin. and the best combo of grip and glide I've found. However, I did shatter the plastic on the tip loop on like day 3 when I accidentally knocked the tips together while skinning....
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    Currently, I've been rocking the Vulcans and 185...

    Currently, I've been rocking the Vulcans and 185 Zero G 108 with Speed Rad toe and SSL heel. Total comes out to 4155g per side plus BD Ascention skins.
    For spring, it's the Vulcans and 177 LD90 +...
  11. WTB: 27 La Sportiva Skorpius and 180 Zero G 105

    Long shot but it seems like I should find these guys on sale, but I haven't been able to. Please help me out before I drop stupid money at skimo.co.

    Especially the Skorpius, which is on sale...
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    Good stuff all. As I understand it, the...

    Good stuff all.

    As I understand it, the Skorpius is basically a stiffer Solar, using carbon-infused grilamid vs regular grilamid.

    Really too bad the Travers cc was recalled as it really does...
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    ^^ Have you tried bontex shims for instep volume?

    ^^ Have you tried bontex shims for instep volume?
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    yes, and the La Sportiva Skorpius is better, at...

    yes, and the La Sportiva Skorpius is better, at least in carpet testing. Little lighter, stiffer, with a better stride. I thought the stride was better than the TLT8, too.

    I know and that's great...
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    Bumping this thread. Anyone else with more...

    Bumping this thread. Anyone else with more info/thoughts? Been skiing my Vulcans without the tongue and booster more and more often because I rarely need the stiffness and I don't want to take the...
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    Here are some shots with the RX100 that seem...

    Here are some shots with the RX100 that seem similar to me as what you posted above. Unless you're putting a >200 mm zoom on and shooting from the valley floor, I think you get nearly the same...
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    I'm not trying to push the RX100 too hard, but...

    I'm not trying to push the RX100 too hard, but I've gotten some good action shots with it and my friends have gotten good shots of me skiing. Not trying to keep posting photos in this thread though,...
  18. Unlike skis, walk into the best bootfitting shop...

    Unlike skis, walk into the best bootfitting shop you can find (PDX mags can help here), and buy what the head bootfitter suggests. Be nice and patient, bring beer or whatever the shop likes, pay what...
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    Woah. I've been using the RX100 that I bought...

    Woah. I've been using the RX100 that I bought used off eBay for $100 for the past four years. And I don't baby it at all. Must have gotten lucky so far.
  20. This seems like a great question for Blister gear...

    This seems like a great question for Blister gear review, to be honest. But yeah, the 186 ON3P Jeffrey and 190 Wildcat 108 would be the top of my list.

    Also, make sure your boots fit well.
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    They pop up on eBay for super cheap pretty often....

    They pop up on eBay for super cheap pretty often. The mark 1 that Lee and I both own is pretty old tech at this point.

    But the buffer and frame rate makes it very limited for action shots unless...
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    Same, and that's why I'd like to upgrade from the...

    Same, and that's why I'd like to upgrade from the RX100 mk1 to the mkVI. It's not terribly expensive now, I don't need the features of the newest mk VII, and it addresses all of my concerns with the...
  23. Thread: TLT7

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    Because they don't sell many of that size and...

    Because they don't sell many of that size and it's expensive to make a new boot mold, it's very common for small boots to have a "toe dam" to take up length without changing the mold.

    Typically...
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    Sorry, I thought that was assumed, as is watching...

    Sorry, I thought that was assumed, as is watching the histogram for real-time exposure. But the general tip is that a little underexposed it better than a little overexposed, and I think that's a...
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    This isn't aimed specifically at coldfeet, just...

    This isn't aimed specifically at coldfeet, just good points that I wanted to respond to for Huskydoc.

    100% agree. This is where the RX100 wins big for me. Everyone talks about how the a6x00 is...
  26. Must be cuz I'm stoopid. I'm willing to take...

    Must be cuz I'm stoopid.

    I'm willing to take everyone making fun of me if it helps someone else realize they shouldn't store their skis this way. I'm not above admitting my idiocy for everyone to...
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    I own the a6500 with 18-135 lens and an RX100 mk...

    I own the a6500 with 18-135 lens and an RX100 mk I (which I got for super cheap).

    I think the best option that meets all of your criteria above is the a6500/6600. I'd start with the 18-135 lens...
  28. Explains a lot. I was never good at biology.

    Explains a lot. I was never good at biology.
  29. To be clear, I'm actually happy with the amount...

    To be clear, I'm actually happy with the amount of camber my skis have now. It was an honest PSA because I doubt I'm the only one dumb enough to do this. But maybe I am. And it's nowhere close to the...
  30. Yeah. Easy solution. But it's not something I...

    Yeah. Easy solution. But it's not something I considered before.

    Assuming you're not flaming me: No, because the brakes don't actively press the skis together with anywhere near the same force as...
  31. For whatever reason, this makes total sense to me...

    For whatever reason, this makes total sense to me and I'd never do this. But the voile strap issue just didn't click.
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    Interesting. I would agree with your assessment...

    Interesting. I would agree with your assessment that the use of grilamid is for more stiffness at the same weight, and it's use is at odds with the Blister podcast where the Lange designer explained...
  33. PSA: Don't Store Your Touring Skis Voile Strapped Together

    None of my touring skis have brakes so I voile strap them together to carry, etc. My friends pretty much do the same, and most of the photos in the quiver pic thread show many mags do this, too.
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    Yeah, I have thought about picking up the 180 ZG...

    Yeah, I have thought about picking up the 180 ZG 105 for use with a lighter boot, as an addition to, not a replacement for the 185 ZG 108. (My ZG 108s are mounted with SSL heels without an adjustment...
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    If you prioritize durability over waterproof,...

    If you prioritize durability over waterproof, consider the Alpine Threadworks duffels. They are amazingly durable for things like toss in the back of the truck or motorcycle, but not a true dry bag...
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    While I don't disagree that the pro tour offers...

    While I don't disagree that the pro tour offers quite a bit more ROM, I toured in power wrap in Vulcans for several years without issue. YMMV.

    I'm sure someone with more experience will chime in,...
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    Baby Wren is pretty easy going IMHO based on a...

    Baby Wren is pretty easy going IMHO based on a demo day a while back. If you like the 114, I'd be surprised if you want the Woodsman 96. Lot more rocker (for the width) and sidecut on the 96 compared...
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    ^^189 C&D or 187 Woodsman 116

    ^^189 C&D or 187 Woodsman 116
  39. Why are you assuming this? I'm pretty sure he...

    Why are you assuming this?

    I'm pretty sure he applied a pressure to the fore body of the ski, 45cm forward of the skis midpoint.
  40. Sounds like we need follow up testing both GW/WTR...

    Sounds like we need follow up testing both GW/WTR soles and sliding AFDs with teflon/delrin. Frankly, I wasn't aware that there was a shift in mechanical AFDs from non-Teflon/Delrin to Teflon/Delrin...
  41. Bottom of page 83, he says: "The worst load...

    Bottom of page 83, he says:

    "The worst load case for mechanical AFDs occurs in Front Preload Twist releases, when a
    preload is applied to the fore-body of the ski significantly increasing the...
  42. No, there is definitely a downside to the sliding...

    No, there is definitely a downside to the sliding AFD: it binds up and takes a MUCH higher force to release in certain conditions -- e.g., when the front of the ski is loaded and you need to release...
  43. Both release laterally at the toe. There are a...

    Both release laterally at the toe.

    There are a few bindings that release laterally at both the heel and the toe (knee binding and whatever Howell is working on), there are bindings that release at...
  44. Consider a twisting fall as you stuff your tips...

    Consider a twisting fall as you stuff your tips on a mogul. Stuffing the tips puts a lot of "weight" (vertical force) on the toe, but not enough for a vertical release at the heel.

    Yep. And the...
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    It's almost like Scott just made a long post/rant...

    It's almost like Scott just made a long post/rant about how specs can be similar but totally different on snow for reasons specs like width and EE can't encapsulate.
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    For best warmth/weight ratio, get something with...

    For best warmth/weight ratio, get something with a low denier face fabric and box baffle construction. For packability, get something with a high fill power, a supple, low denier face fabric, and...
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    Don't need, can't afford, but dang these are...

    Don't need, can't afford, but dang these are sick. GLWS.
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    Oh, that's just user error.

    Oh, that's just user error.
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    I'll chime in with some BG stoke. Don't know how...

    I'll chime in with some BG stoke. Don't know how to embed this but here ya go:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B7M3tPpF5K-/
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    New Pivot/FKS 18 "GW"

    Been out of the loop for a minute, and a search on this topic didn't turn up anything.

    It seems like the new P18 "GW" has a alpine and gripwalk (GW) AFD for this season:...
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