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    Honestly, I found that one of the warmest layers...

    Honestly, I found that one of the warmest layers is a good old fashioned, non-ski specific, thick, ratty, thrift-store type wool sweater under a strong shell. There's a reason mountain sheep can stay...
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    You'll want to post a BSL - pivots have very...

    You'll want to post a BSL - pivots have very little wiggle room for adjustment without a remount.
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    Reebok's got a pretty decent lineup of fleeces...

    Reebok's got a pretty decent lineup of fleeces that are 85% off on SAC ($20 for a $119 fleece): https://www.steepandcheap.com/Store/catalog/search.jsp?q=reebok&s=u

    I bought one and fit's just...
  4. Thanks so much, everyone. I went as far as to...

    Thanks so much, everyone. I went as far as to take it to a dealership for my last oil change figuring they could at least diagnose it and they said the battery was good, they suggested the alternator...
  5. Car Gurus - Battery light on 2003 4Runner, ? alternator

    I was hoping a car guru in the collective may have insight into a Toyota 4Runner question.

    I have a 2003 4Runner V8 with 204K miles that I drive daily, have always kept up on oil changes and...
  6. Shaking my head and in awe at the same time -...

    Shaking my head and in awe at the same time - "Shawed"?
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    I have these exact same skis, year and length....

    I have these exact same skis, year and length. For reference, I usually prefer a ski in the 185 range, but ON3P measure length tip to tail so the 179 is the same length as, for example, my old 183...
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    Free bump - great deal on a great ski, ptex1 made...

    Free bump - great deal on a great ski, ptex1 made it seamless.
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    For those of us that live vicariously through...

    For those of us that live vicariously through this forum and ski out East, I have to place a plug for the Wren 88s as a perfect East coast ski. I demo'ed them last year and pulled the trigger - ...
  10. NE Mags - FREE to a good home, Volkl G20, 168cm w/ Solly clamps

    My wife has a pair of old Volkl G20s, 168cm, with Solly 800s. It's a great East coast ski that is well-maintained. We got her a new pair last year and figured the world needs some good vibes right...
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    Sorry to hear this. It's unfortunately a...

    Sorry to hear this. It's unfortunately a somewhat common outcome after pilon fractures, especially with more severe ones. Unlike the hip or knee, the majority of arthritis we see in the ankle is...
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    One of the skis that doesn't get mentioned a lot...

    One of the skis that doesn't get mentioned a lot on TGR given the preponderance of people lucky enough to call West resorts home is the Wren 88. Demo'ed them this year on the East coast and it's...
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    Thanks to all the advice. I'll try the crossover...

    Thanks to all the advice. I'll try the crossover step in method and appreciate the video. I had the bindings checked at a shop and everything worked out, so don't think it's the forward pressure. ...
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    Hard to step into Griffins - any solution?

    Did a search on Marker Griffons and there are lots of prior threads on various sites re: the fact that it can be hard to step into the Royal family of bindings. I personally have mounted skis with...
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    Agree with the ON3P recs above, Kartel 98 vs....

    Agree with the ON3P recs above, Kartel 98 vs. Wrenegade 98 depending on how much tail you like in a ski. I have a pair of the old 110mm Jeffreys and they're an amazing combination of playful and yet...
  16. Thanks, everyone. Really appreciate everyone's...

    Thanks, everyone. Really appreciate everyone's insights as I try to learn as much as I can about mountain biking - hard to know compatibility, etc, just through a web search. Yes, it's a 2008 Kona...
  17. Rockshox Pike RCT3 compatibility with an old bike

    Trying to upgrade my fork and found a good end of season deal on a Pike. My question is compatibility. I have an old 2008 Kona 26" that uses a Fox RL 32 that has a 9mm open dropout. The Pike (also...
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    Thanks everyone - really appreciate the advice. ...

    Thanks everyone - really appreciate the advice. I had taken the bike for a comprehensive tune before starting up again and the shop noted that the front shock was low on pressure, so they had to...
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    Fork advice - Fox vs. Marzocchi

    Relative beginner and have a 2008 Kona whose Fox RL 32 fork has started creaking. Considering a replacement and found some pretty good deals on a Fox 32 Float CTD vs. a Marzocchi 55 - any...
  20. It's one thing to attempt nonoperative management...

    It's one thing to attempt nonoperative management IF the peroneal tendon relocates reliably and you cast someone for six weeks - still has a 50% failure rate. I worry about people living with a...
  21. Unless you had an actual injury to the...

    Unless you had an actual injury to the nonoperative ankle, and unless you have some sort of neuropathy that would make your pain perception abnormal, it's utterly unlikely that you have any fracture...
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    Hmmm... I don't think any provider out there...

    Hmmm...

    I don't think any provider out there has bad intentions, nor are they trying to send anyone into a spiral of depression. The reality of calcaneus fractures is that they can be severe...
  23. Get xrays of your foot and make sure they are...

    Get xrays of your foot and make sure they are weight bearing. I would also be worried about a Lisfranc injury, especially if it were a twisting mechanism.
  24. Even in the best of hands a procedure can have...

    Even in the best of hands a procedure can have imperfect outcomes. Nonetheless, I honestly always have a little bit of pause when someone talks about "having the bunion cut off the side of the...
  25. It's not indicated if that's the only thing...

    It's not indicated if that's the only thing you're doing. You can't just pin the toe straight and expect it to stay there, but you hit it on the head when you mentioned z-lengthening. Something...
  26. With a tib-fib fracture people can most commonly...

    With a tib-fib fracture people can most commonly get curly toe for a couple reasons:

    1) Compartment syndrome: Spoken about previously, the injury can cause a build up of pressure in the leg...
  27. Humbly disagree with this. While some pain is...

    Humbly disagree with this. While some pain is definitely hardware related (pressure from boots over an ankle plate, etc), don't forget that a fracture itself, especially if into a joint, can have...
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    Thanks, Leo - unfortunately the code didn't work.

    Thanks, Leo - unfortunately the code didn't work.
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    Anybody got a working code? Thanks in advance.

    Anybody got a working code? Thanks in advance.
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    One of the very insulated mittens (like the BD...

    One of the very insulated mittens (like the BD Mercury) or another that doesn't finger dividers (this is key) and a hand warmer each day probably the best bet.
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    Thanks, all - really appreciate everyone's...

    Thanks, all - really appreciate everyone's experience. I was looking for a ski like my Gold Goats that don't excel precisely at one thing, but are able to handle a wide variety of conditions. I've...
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    DPS Wailer RP2 112

    Curious to hear people's experience who have skied the most recent version of the DPS RP2 112. I have a pair of the Cassiars that I use as a frontside ski and they're absolutely amazing on groomed...
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    Referencing newschoolers on TGR in a post about...

    Referencing newschoolers on TGR in a post about an over-priced poster that he got for free signed by a man who isn't really dead? Troll written all over it.
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    I don't know Dr. Van Boerum personally but looked...

    I don't know Dr. Van Boerum personally but looked at his bio and he did his Foot & Ankle Surgery fellowship at University of Washington in Seattle, which is a world renown trauma center - he's...
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    Sorry to hear about that Zion - these are tough...

    Sorry to hear about that Zion - these are tough injuries with long recoveries. The xray image that Zartagen posted years back was on the less severe end of the spectrum, possible because the ski...
  36. P18/FKS 180 and vertical release during slow backwards falls

    Looking to mount a new pair of Jeffreys and have a pair of unused FKS 180s sitting around. My concern is I've found myself lowering my DIN to the 9ish range in recent years to protect the knees, as...
  37. If you're being treated non-operatively it's...

    If you're being treated non-operatively it's almost certainly a less severe injury, which is great news. You don't want to walk or load the joint to prevent the fracture fragments from being...
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    Most common times I see that is when it's...

    Most common times I see that is when it's functionally a sprain, but a small fleck of bone gets pulled off the fibula and the radiology read states that there is an avulsion fracture off the fibula. ...
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    Pilon fractures have a range of outcome based on...

    Pilon fractures have a range of outcome based on severity as well as other factors. They're quite significant injuries, and if you look at surveys that try to measure overall function, pilons on...
  40. If you had an injury and subsequently began...

    If you had an injury and subsequently began dislocating your peroneal tendons (aka, traumatic dislocation), I'd recommend casting for six weeks. The fibrous sheath that holds the peroneal tendons in...
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    Anti-inflammatory medication have been observed...

    Anti-inflammatory medication have been observed to decrease bone healing in rat femur models as well as human spine fusions:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17332098...
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    A lot can be told just by physical exam, don't...

    A lot can be told just by physical exam, don't necessarily always have to jump from an MRI. For example, if you hit the inside of your knee on a ski and the pain is now below your knee, that could...
  43. The issues with removal of hardware include, 1)...

    The issues with removal of hardware include, 1) additional surgery and associated risks and, 2) risk of still not feel better after having the hardware removed (e.g., any joint can have a baseline...
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    Alkyy - sorry to hear about your injury. While...

    Alkyy - sorry to hear about your injury. While it may take 4-6 months for the patellar tendon repair to heal enough to allow skiing, don't forget that your entire quad muscle is going to atrophy and...
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    Check your pm's.

    Check your pm's.
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    Marshall - there's actually a really important...

    Marshall - there's actually a really important distinction between shoulder dislocations in very young people and those older than forty. The issue with very young dislocators is that they tend to...
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    Did you have it washed out in the ER or the OR? ...

    Did you have it washed out in the ER or the OR? What grew on cultures? Would consider broadening your antibiotic coverage and using IV meds rather than by mouth. Cephalexin will cover the most...
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    The plastic ones may indeed not be strong enough....

    The plastic ones may indeed not be strong enough. Those Allard (or similar) braces are carbon fiber and run in the hundreds of dollars each, but they should be covered by insurance given that you...
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    For biking purposes, it sounds like you need...

    For biking purposes, it sounds like you need something stiffer than a regular hinged AFO (which is what you have pictured). The same braces used for drop foot (that prevent your foot from flopping...
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    Wouldn't blame yourself. Osteoarthritis is...

    Wouldn't blame yourself. Osteoarthritis is arguably most influenced by genetics (and if you were to have congenital hip dysplasia this would certainly contribute), so wouldn't dwell on what you...
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