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    Lol. Oregon fans can just get used to finishing...

    Lol. Oregon fans can just get used to finishing third or fourth in the north when they realize their under-performing quarterback is still only producing mid tier production... But maybe their...
  2. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    lol....

    lol....
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    Has the majority of the skiing consumer buying...

    Has the majority of the skiing consumer buying power ever really accounted for more than the wealthiest 3-5% of Americans? No. Yes, there are a shit ton of terribly poor folks in my generation; those...
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    A good chunk of that generation is also making...

    A good chunk of that generation is also making over $100,000 a year before they turn 26 and own million dollar homes by the time they are 30. They are also skiing quite a bit, buying equipment and...
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    I hear the drive to Sandpoint and Schweitzer is...

    I hear the drive to Sandpoint and Schweitzer is totally worth it. Lots of light pow; no lift lines.
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    It’s August; Go back to the beach/pool/lake. You...

    It’s August; Go back to the beach/pool/lake. You can’t even buy most of the 19/20 gear yet.
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    The irksome hypocrisy is not caring about climate...

    The irksome hypocrisy is not caring about climate change while being professional outdoor adventures. The hypocrisy that really gets to me is pretending they are doing all these adventures for some...
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    A pivot steer would be easy with torque...

    A pivot steer would be easy with torque vectoring. On the roads, no so much.
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    Most of them are paid to use Marker products. ...

    Most of them are paid to use Marker products.

    Most folks on here would use them too if they were paid $1000 a year.
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    Definitely smoother and damper. Much more support...

    Definitely smoother and damper. Much more support in the tails too, but also not as light or quick to pivot. It’s a good ‘don’t notice it’ ski. Does everything well, doesn’t really leap out at you...
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    “ The flat-Earth theory was developed by boot...

    “ The flat-Earth theory was developed by boot fitters as a means to make more money off of custom canting your unnecessary race boots”

    Pretty accurate
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    Sticky: 284297 Over due end of season quiver before the...

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    Over due end of season quiver before the break up and sell off down to four pairs.

    178 ZeroG 95 - not broke, don’t fix. I’ll replace these with another pair when they have been skied into...
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    I wouldnít be caught dead in them but imagine...

    I wouldnít be caught dead in them but imagine theyíre pretty comfortable and will, in the end, take over; just like e-bikes.

    Starting to see more and more options available at a range of price...
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    Pretty sure ABS has filed for bankruptcy. Act...

    Pretty sure ABS has filed for bankruptcy. Act accordingly.
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    Could be wrong but I don’t think he has working...

    Could be wrong but I don’t think he has working on ski boots for them
  16. How should one scale width of ski to width of...

    How should one scale width of ski to width of foot?
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    As mentioned, Hoji skis incredibly balanced, and...

    As mentioned, Hoji skis incredibly balanced, and is very light weight. Likely wouldn’t have any pre-releases in a P12.

    Also as mentioned, the beast offered a very complicated and finicky way of...
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    its worth mentioning, I find Dynastars have...

    its worth mentioning, I find Dynastars have gernally been ready to go out of the wrapper and require less of an initial tune/detune than many other skis.
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    Not Lee, but I’d go 172; especially if that...

    Not Lee, but I’d go 172; especially if that 174-178 is a resort/crossover ski length.

    I now hove a couple handfuls of days on the 188; I’m 5’10” 200lb; and wish I was on the 180. The 188 is...
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    Meh, less skis are built in China than one would...

    Meh, less skis are built in China than one would think. Most cheap skis are built in various Eastern Europe countries now. Iíve seen durable and frail skis come from every country which makes skis...
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    Sounds like a couple bootfitters who are hoping...

    Sounds like a couple bootfitters who are hoping for an extra $200 per pair of boots.
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    There is also the sub 1300g ultralight Lupo...

    There is also the sub 1300g ultralight Lupo variation showing up next fall if you’re not in a rush.
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    I’m personally planning on moving shifts to my...

    I’m personally planning on moving shifts to my rustler 11s for this as well. If I was starting from scratch however, I’d likely go shifts on a Legend 106X.

    Edit to add: There a currently tons of...
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    Plenty of snowboarders sitting in blind spots on...

    Plenty of snowboarders sitting in blind spots on Jackson groomers the last two days. Alpental doesn’t have the space for all the slow signs Jackson uses.
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    Maybe it only works for those who can flex their...

    Maybe it only works for those who can flex their boots?
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    Armada will be offering an all black STH16,...

    Armada will be offering an all black STH16, Salomon a Metalic Dark Green one, and I think the Atomic one is still dark silver.
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    Maybe midway through product launch someone...

    Maybe midway through product launch someone pointed out having an 88mm, 92mm, 96mm, and 102mm wide version of the same ski was silly. 4mm between models can lead to consumer confusion and not buying...
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    An elusive bird. I’d hoped to ski it but the...

    An elusive bird. I’d hoped to ski it but the crows crew didn’t make it to our local demo.
  29. Yeah, you need to be able to flex your boots.

    Yeah, you need to be able to flex your boots.
  30. He is talking about getting a skier balanced in...

    He is talking about getting a skier balanced in the Sagital plane. Forward lean and ramp angle. It’s pretty fucking easy thing to do. However you still need to be able to flex your boots or you’re...
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    Oxygen thief

    Oxygen thief
  32. Bull fucking shit. This might be the dumbest...

    Bull fucking shit. This might be the dumbest Bootfitting advice given on the internet; ever.
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    There should be a ski test before you’re allowed...

    There should be a ski test before you’re allowed to buy touring gear.
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    Probably cheaper to just stock and spec one style...

    Probably cheaper to just stock and spec one style of tail cap/spacer for all your non twin skis, and it might as well have a skin clip notch because it doesn’t cost anymore to make, design or stock...
  35. I’d say ability to generate power is much more...

    I’d say ability to generate power is much more important than weight or height. Both weight and height will impact your ability to generate power, but so will your body composition, general physical...
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    I felt like it was a bigger, heavier, brwanier...

    I felt like it was a bigger, heavier, brwanier M5. At 210lb, I was comfortable on the 184 and didn’t feel an immediate need for the 191. More Comfortable in variable snow than the M5. Tip requires a...
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    There is also a foot in the equation. It’s not...

    There is also a foot in the equation. It’s not just a floppy mass of flesh. Footbeds assist the foot, not replace it.
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    Apparently Seattle is the gold fucking standard...

    Apparently Seattle is the gold fucking standard for ski Bootfitting as I’d be comfortable asking pretty much anyone at any of the local shops to perform tasks you all have mentioned.
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    If someone were to take a bunch of size 26.5/8...

    If someone were to take a bunch of size 26.5/8 shells and cut them open a cm above the bootboard and then measure toe to heel length they would likely find none of them are 26.5cm long, as well as a...
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    WAT?

    WAT?
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    Plenty of great bindings on the market which ski...

    Plenty of great bindings on the market which ski better, tour better, suck less and don’t require you to modify your boots to the point where they don’t fucking work in other bindings anymore.
    ...
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    Most Alpine boots with replaceable soles can go...

    Most Alpine boots with replaceable soles can go Grip walk.

    All Tecnica Mach 1s, Nordica Pro Machines, Lange RXs, Atomic Hawx, K2 Recon, Dalbello KR2 and DS
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    Compared to a ZB they all ski like shit. ...

    Compared to a ZB they all ski like shit.

    Compared to a Maestrale RS, many offerings ski great.

    There are folks out there whoís alpine boot is a ZB and their Ďtouringí boot is a stock RS 130...
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    X2 check AFD set up. I have maybe a dozen days of...

    X2 check AFD set up. I have maybe a dozen days of shifts and XT boots without seeing this.
  45. Thread: DPS Koala?

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    Not light. Heavy enough you shouldn’t need a...

    Not light. Heavy enough you shouldn’t need a scale. The 184s skied like they’re somewhere between 2100-2300g/ski.
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    I have a friend who is looking to summit this...

    I have a friend who is looking to summit this year without a leg. Her Social Media hasn’t blown up with folks calling her a liability.
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    Jesus titty Christ, folks still ski in a 5-7mm...

    Jesus titty Christ, folks still ski in a 5-7mm shell fit? Fuck that. More to a shell fit then length, but I’m in a 20mm shell fit and it fits and skis great.
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    Ready to ski and ready to test by all your...

    Ready to ski and ready to test by all your accounts prior to submitting their POs are not the same thing.
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    Warranty that shit. As mentioned Tecnica uses...

    Warranty that shit. As mentioned Tecnica uses Dynafit inserts. Ideally go through the shop you purchased the boot through. You could get a replacement sooner than later.
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    I have a tough time taking anyone who measures...

    I have a tough time taking anyone who measures skis to a 10th of a millimeter seriously.

    Like fucking sweet bro, you just saved me from almost buying a ski which was only 107.8mm wide, instead of...
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