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  1. this is why we can't have nice things. I usually...

    this is why we can't have nice things.
    I usually try to yell, "hey guys, 6 feet huh? my wife works in a hospital, thanks"

    and yeah as mentioned already, the 6 feet is for short duration...
  2. Yeah, that all makes sense ... like I said, you...

    Yeah, that all makes sense ... like I said, you opened the rabbit hole ... fork, headset upper, stem (though that will be easy to find), wheelset, and probably new rubber? Lol.
    25 mm is fine for...
  3. Oof - that really sucks! People from opposite...

    Oof - that really sucks! People from opposite side of town or out of town ruining it if you live close enough to pedal there.

    We donít have quite the population density down here so I was...
  4. Why wheels, plural? Why not just a 27.5 boost...

    Why wheels, plural? Why not just a 27.5 boost front?

    Whatís the IW of your current wheelset?

    It would be less cash outlay to just get a boost front wheel and get the benefit of the wider fork....
  5. Jongy, do you remember your build kit and if you...

    Jongy, do you remember your build kit and if you have ďOverdriveĒ (standard tapered steer tube) or ďOverdrive 2Ē (proprietary steer tube)? One way to confirm would be to pull the top cap off the...
  6. Oh shit I totally forgot about those Giant steer...

    Oh shit I totally forgot about those Giant steer tubes ...
  7. Whatís currently on the rear end of your Trance?...

    Whatís currently on the rear end of your Trance? Float CTD?

    A larger negative air can (Fox ďEVOLĒ or RS ďDebonairĒ) piggyback shock is pretty much standard kit for long PNW trail descents. If you...
  8. Seattle proper or an outerlying burb, and if so...

    Seattle proper or an outerlying burb, and if so what burb? And do you have ample storage for a 3 bike quiver with extra wheelsets?
    Such a quiver also implies no kids, and therefore no need to have a...
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    They will! I realized my GPOs were a bit too...

    They will!

    I realized my GPOs were a bit too stiff for me when I realized I was having more fun in shallow snow - corn, windbuff, windblown, skier packed - than in deep snow, especially in the...
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    This is why they looked like 2.5 years ago (in...

    This is why they looked like 2.5 years ago (in plastic).

    Right now just one mount at -1 cm for 305 BSL Marker Royal pattern. They havenít hit a scale yet and Iíll be flexible on a mutually fair...
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    I might (likely) be putting my GPOs up for sale...

    I might (likely) be putting my GPOs up for sale this summer if anyone is interested.

    182, Flex 3 Enduro Veneer (ambrosia maple), Screaming Bear/totem graphic.

    Fun ski just too stiff for my 134...
  12. *If that is true that Bend has averted disaster,*...

    *If that is true that Bend has averted disaster,* (and we wonít know for 3+ weeks really because social controls only went into effect less than a week ago, it takes 5-6 days to carry the virus...
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    Bad news I finally threw mine out after having...

    Bad news I finally threw mine out after having all the sizes (except small, which I installed) for 10 years! Hah.
  14. I will be very surprised if Bachelor or any other...

    I will be very surprised if Bachelor or any other investor-owner ski resort will be opening before MLB, MLS, or some other much larger non-exclusive entertainment institution figures out how to do...
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    Inelastic elongation is not stretch! :p

    Inelastic elongation is not stretch!

    :p
  16. Grocery stores are struggling with how to manage...

    Grocery stores are struggling with how to manage social distancing, and they are an essential sector. Bachy provides recreational services - do you think they can figure it out ... in a way where...
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    I think I threw mine away this last fall? But can...

    I think I threw mine away this last fall? But can double check later today.
  18. 2019-20 - Oregon - it never snows here and when it does, it sucks

    Just keep in mind, how can you do this responsibly if you are an asymptomatic carrier?

    Do you need a car to get to the trailhead? If so, will you get gas at the same gas station at home that you...
  19. I think thatís the lift served season :( ...

    I think thatís the lift served season :(

    Oregon Health Authority has modeled a 6.2 day doubling time and is anticipating that we will have a statewide hospital bed shortage in April (donít quote...
  20. Iím a last minute decision! Have been...

    Iím a last minute decision!

    Have been reserving my scant free weekend days to train for an April ski mountaineering trip to Norway (Lyngen Alps) - but all this travel ban insanity and the risk of...
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    trail ride with my 14 monther today ... man it...

    trail ride with my 14 monther today ... man it ain't easy keeping her head from getting jerked around, and the Thule seat (which was totally not designed for this application whatsoever) leaves very...
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    Arenít you obligated to leave the FiveTens at...

    Arenít you obligated to leave the FiveTens at home and wear Chuck Taylors with gumwall tires?
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    Yeah if you only had 3 hours to ride lifts for...

    Yeah if you only had 3 hours to ride lifts for one day that would work ... otherwise just rent a DH bike and save your wrist, finger muscles lol.
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    Whistler bike rental

    What Gen Bronson, what kind of fork, and how big are your rotors?

    I did 2 days there during a big dry spell (when all of BC was socked in smoke during the 2017 fires) on my Gen 1 Bronson, that...
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    ^ I ended up getting Diety screw on endcaps and...

    ^ I ended up getting Diety screw on endcaps and moved my grips and controls inboard from 800 to 770 on my long reach hardtail.

    When I have taller friends come in from out of town I swap the grips...
  26. The late arrival of todayís storm made for nice...

    The late arrival of todayís storm made for nice soft warm bluebird skiing at Hoodoo, up until clouds socked in at 1 and then things refroze and crusted over between 3 and 4 pm ... groomed was holding...
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    OTB feeling on a Rootdown eh? What size frame and...

    OTB feeling on a Rootdown eh? What size frame and how tall? Did you try making the fork more progressive before deciding to bump travel?

    Or maybe itís time to trade that for a Doctahawk with a...
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    There you have it: Throttle / Patrol quiver is...

    There you have it: Throttle / Patrol quiver is akin to going Stylus / Megatrail.

    But I like having my hardtail be the 29Ē (running 2.6F/2.4R) and my full suspension being 27Ē (Bronson with 160mm...
  29. 2019-20 - Oregon - it never snows here and when it does, it sucks

    By Central Oregon standards, itís already a Hoo-Zoo down here too!


    (But empty by Meadows standards, not complaining)
  30. Nice Jonesy. Did Green run?

    Nice Jonesy. Did Green run?
  31. For kids stuff in St George - the petroglyph...

    For kids stuff in St George - the petroglyph trail above the Santa Clara river on the northwest side of town would be great for kids. And the Dinosaur Discovery site at Johnson Farm has thousands of...
  32. 2019-20 - Oregon - it never snows here and when it does, it sucks

    Creamed (rain induced) corn and breakable crust at WP today, leading to fine spring mank at the end of the day and then refreezing skin just as lifts shut down. Lots of tree branches and a few trees...
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    Oof, at Flex 2.5 Iíd have given you vig money to...

    Oof, at Flex 2.5 Iíd have given you vig money to get this deal. But maybe super woulda kept em if they were softer, hah!
  34. My brother got the Surestop brakes for his 4 year...

    My brother got the Surestop brakes for his 4 year oldís first pedal bike.

    Any parent mags actually see a kid front brake over the bars at the local pumptrack?
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    Sweet bike! Thatís a great deal. Ribbon Air would...

    Sweet bike! Thatís a great deal. Ribbon Air would be awesome!
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    Ahhh, I see. I had assumed you were bigger based...

    Ahhh, I see. I had assumed you were bigger based on the other skis. Kick turns on 190 definitely will suck at 5í 10Ē, especially on a beat and steep skinner.

    Iíd say go with the 180 then. They...
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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    ^ all that is why Iím hypothetically torn about replacing mine with another pair of 180 BCs or a combo of 182 Yeti / 177 Woo.

    But really, I just donít ski enough bc pow anymore to justify that...
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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    You never said your height and weight ... and I think you are in Tahoe?

    Most likely 190 BC is my vote, based on the size and flex of your other Praxii. It does ski exceptionally short due to the...
  39. Whomper, that is some *extremely enjoyable*...

    Whomper, that is some *extremely enjoyable* reading!

    My favorite kind of day is when everyone gets back without getting hurt, and all 3 types of fun are experienced in heavy doses. Most of those...
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    I suspect heís talking about lower tip height but...

    I suspect heís talking about lower tip height but rocker starting closer to the boot. Almost every model of Praxis ski has between 6 and 7.5 cm of tip rise, so itís hard to call that conservative!
    ...
  41. Recommend a SW Utah spring break adventure?

    Well, Vegas = Red Rocks and if headed from Vegas to California then itís about 3 hours from there to Joshua Tree NP, which is actually really nice weather and blooming with flowers in Mid March, and...
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    Especially considering 13 years ago he snapped...

    Especially considering 13 years ago he snapped his Spatulas (leading to the birth of the Pro Test model) ... but that was wet Tahoe mank, not light dry japow snow.

    The description of the build...
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    You love your Megatrail, live in Denver ... and...

    You love your Megatrail, live in Denver ... and didnít list Pedalhead or see if the factory can hook you up with a demo?

    Go freaking try one out on whatever is dry! Even if itís pavement!

    I...
  44. How old are the kids and how many are coming...

    How old are the kids and how many are coming with?

    High clearance or not? Camping rig or tents?

    You can camp at Gooseberry Mesa and Little Creek Mesa and get onto slick rock right from your...
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    Seems like itís the hottest growing market...

    Seems like itís the hottest growing market segment right now! My guess mostly because itís been overlooked for years by manufacturers - despite the fact so many towns have miles of scenic gravel...
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    And did you find the carbon added in said ďsnapĒ...

    And did you find the carbon added in said ďsnapĒ of energy return, coming out of a turn or loading the rails for an ollie?
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    I have always loved the energetic rebound carbon...

    I have always loved the energetic rebound carbon adds to a soft to medium flexing ski. It can make for really playful skiing in consistent / predictable snow. The thing Iíve never loved is the high...
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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    Actually it sounds like you already have a Concept ... I bet a Custom Yeti with Heavy Hitter core + veneer would actually be a pretty damn versatile ski for ďhasnít snowed in X daysĒ / spring...
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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    How does the Concept nose compare to GPO for float in deep and heavy? GPO nose doesnít really float in that stuff until you get it up to speed. Awesome for chop but for a 2 ski quiver in Tahoe itís...
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    They should call it the ďDHĒ Designated Hitter

    They should call it the ďDHĒ
    Designated Hitter
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