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    I'm a little younger than OP, but I feel his...

    I'm a little younger than OP, but I feel his pain, so to speak.

    I try to approach both skiing and biking with knowledge that the older I get, the more experience I have in both of those...
  2. For whatever it's worth on the Bibby / Deathwish...

    For whatever it's worth on the Bibby / Deathwish discussion, the original Bibby is maybe my all time favorite ski, but the Deathwish is probably in my top 5. Others have fairly accurately covered...
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    Yeah, I'm kinda surprised. Some of the stations...

    Yeah, I'm kinda surprised. Some of the stations around Whitefish were getting into the 80's, and usually we're not that windy.
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    Just checked lone peak. They're high, but not...

    Just checked lone peak. They're high, but not that high. Max gust was 58.
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    In addition to everything else that has been...

    In addition to everything else that has been said:

    -High Din Pivots work for a CAST conversion
    -Lots of plastic bindings have a vertical release at the toe. At best, I find this makes the...
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    If someone was your same size but in a ~300 BSL...

    If someone was your same size but in a ~300 BSL would be at 12ish on the chart if they were lvl 3+.
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    Ah, right on. Good to know.

    Ah, right on. Good to know.
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    It's basically an ATK FR14 with a taller toe...

    It's basically an ATK FR14 with a taller toe shim. You can probably find more discussion in the ATK thread
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    I think a lot of places are closed to today. ...

    I think a lot of places are closed to today. Whitefish is basically closed (only a couple of the lower lifts are spinning), Schweitzer, Baker, Crystal are all closed, Hood was closed yesterday,...
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    This baffles me as well. Seems like a good...

    This baffles me as well. Seems like a good hardsided camper that could go in a Tundra (or maybe even a Tacoma) would sell really well. Bigfoot / Northern Lite could take a chunk out of sprinter...
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    X2 ...

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  12. You should mount the Katanas, ski them, and then...

    You should mount the Katanas, ski them, and then and talk about them on here. Because I'm super curious about that ski, and I agree with your take on all the other skis you mentioned.
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    Damn. That slide video is spooky.

    Damn. That slide video is spooky.
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    Seriously. Metal tire levers. I have some...

    Seriously. Metal tire levers. I have some foot long metal levers for moto tires that I use all the time. If you're not a complete ape with them, they don't mar up the rim at all.


    But...
  15. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Democrats now have the presidency and both...

    Democrats now have the presidency and both chambers. The nut jobs will be going full hoarder status. You're not gonna be able to buy ammo until roughly 2060.
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    Long term effect is that, in a few years, we'll...

    Long term effect is that, in a few years, we'll reminisce about 2019, when bikes were still cheap.
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    Ha - I've never owned a Protest. I need to...

    Ha - I've never owned a Protest. I need to change that.

    I did have a Praxis Concept a while back. Similar premise as the DW's triple camber, but the Concept also had a wavy sidecut that...
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    My take on DW vs. WC. For reference, I have /...

    My take on DW vs. WC. For reference, I have / had had 184 original Bibby's, 184 Bibby tour, 190 WC 108, 184 DW, 184 DWT, and a few other Moments that aren't all that relevant to this discussion. ...
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    Prior to shell modifications, you could try...

    Prior to shell modifications, you could try sticking a little bit of very thin foam on either side of the ridge to alleviate the pressure point. It might just make things too tight, but it's quick,...
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    Downhill bindings will catch up with the rest of...

    Downhill bindings will catch up with the rest of the industry in trying to become lighter weight. While this has been happening for decades as a byproduct of companies cutting costs in production,...
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    Fun little hill. Not sure how it is these days,...

    Fun little hill. Not sure how it is these days, but even on big pow days, it never got all that busy there. I skied plenty of 20" storms with very modest lift lines. I also remember there being...
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    ... so you have an adaptor in there somewhere. ...

    ... so you have an adaptor in there somewhere. Like I said.
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    I think it's easier (cheaper) to manufacture on a...

    I think it's easier (cheaper) to manufacture on a frame. Forks are cast, so they went post mount earlier. At this point, most companies have figured out how to do post mounts on a frame, but I'm...
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    But the "lots of washers" solution won't work for...

    But the "lots of washers" solution won't work for his I.S. mount. Needs an adaptor in there somewhere.
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    You need a rear international standard to post...

    You need a rear international standard to post mount adaptor for whatever size shimano rotor you have. If you have a 160 rotor, you need a +20, if you have a 180 rotor you need a +40.
  26. I'm pretty sure my 2-3 days / year at big sky...

    I'm pretty sure my 2-3 days / year at big sky have done more damage to my skis than entire seasons at whitefish. Worth it though.
  27. Whitefish cares more about my skis than I do. ...

    Whitefish cares more about my skis than I do. If there's the slightest bit of gravel showing they freak out. You guys are skiing a 30" base on rocks. Whitefish will barely open a 30" base on...
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    Working on it. Cheers!

    Working on it.

    Cheers!
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    Oof. That's a whole new world of numbness.

    Oof. That's a whole new world of numbness.
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    Those were fun. I still have some lying around...

    Those were fun. I still have some lying around if you want them. Top sheet is delamming, per usual with that ski.
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    Yeah, the marketing departments definitely like...

    Yeah, the marketing departments definitely like to make it sound fancy when they're selling the exact same thing with a dab of fresh paint on it.

    The retro grouch company will do marketing the...
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    Most resort oriented bibs don't have zippers...

    Most resort oriented bibs don't have zippers below the knee. Of the ones I've owned, flylow, trew, and norrona all make bibs that'd work.
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    Color means color. Colorway means a...

    Color means color.

    Colorway means a combination of colors.
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    I just wish it came in a sub 192 length. I'm...

    I just wish it came in a sub 192 length. I'm not a large person, and I'm not getting any younger.
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    11) top tube length (shorter = less weight on...

    11) top tube length (shorter = less weight on hands)

    12) reach length (ditto as #11)
  36. I don't know shit about fuck, but I was under the...

    I don't know shit about fuck, but I was under the impression that many institutions were spreading out vaccinations for front line staff over a week or two, to avoid any issue with a large number of...
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    We keep a couple of the reusable silica...

    We keep a couple of the reusable silica dehumidifiers in our camper. Leave them in there until they change colors, them take them into the house and plug them in (which heats them up / dries out the...
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    Someone needs to start a retro-grouch ski company...

    Someone needs to start a retro-grouch ski company that only makes exact copies of great, now defunct ski designs.
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    Is a blue trail that has one or two double black...

    Is a blue trail that has one or two double black sections actually a blue trail? Or is it a double black trail that's mostly pretty easy?
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    Old Dynastars. LP's, XXL's, LP105, etc. Such a...

    Old Dynastars. LP's, XXL's, LP105, etc. Such a damp, smooth ride. I haven't found another mid-width ski that has such a nice combination of dampness, long radius sidecut, and stiffness without...
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    Kalispell, yeah. Whitefish is usually a bit...

    Kalispell, yeah. Whitefish is usually a bit better about covid protocols. But the resorts CEO keeps getting called out on social media for violating the resort's own mask policy.
  42. All of this, with emphasis on talking to your...

    All of this, with emphasis on talking to your local shop. The ideal kit varies a little from location to location. The local shop will have insight into those considerations.
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    If nothing else, Lupo Air is Grilamid. 130C is...

    If nothing else, Lupo Air is Grilamid. 130C is Grilamid. Pro HD is PU.

    Personally, I've never found a Grilamid boot that even comes close to offering the performance of a PU boot. It's...
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    I mostly don't get why people give a shit about...

    I mostly don't get why people give a shit about cairns one way or the other. Do you guys get worked up about trail maps at the trailheads too?
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    Yeah, cast is toe pin holes only, and I don't...

    Yeah, cast is toe pin holes only, and I don't believe they're rated to be skied on.

    So they work with the Cast binding setup, and they'd work with other bindings that only use the pins for the...
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    The problem you will have is that, if you want a...

    The problem you will have is that, if you want a resort boot that skis like a no-compromise alpine boot, then you need something that fits really well. There are very few options for boots with a...
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    Man, I wish Whitefish would do something like...

    Man, I wish Whitefish would do something like this. They eliminated the singles line, but otherwise made zero modifications to their lift lines. They don't group people together, and they also...
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    Maybe the turnoff wasn't obvious before there was...

    Maybe the turnoff wasn't obvious before there was a cairn there.
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    Farmer John was a tioga. I think wtb still...

    Farmer John was a tioga.

    I think wtb still makes velociraptors though.
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    Pretty sweet that they still offer the smoke and...

    Pretty sweet that they still offer the smoke and dart.
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