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    Thanks for tip, booked it for Friday night, see...

    Thanks for tip, booked it for Friday night, see you there, lol. Saturday was regular price, might stay at 2002 4Runner suites that night.

    Won't be upset if they cancel it, glitches happen.
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    Wait, they're not giving you a new pair AND...

    Wait, they're not giving you a new pair AND letting you keep the first pair, are they? If they replace the first pair with a new pair, they own the first pair, 100%. To walk away with two pair of...
  3. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Great series, enjoyed it much more than all of...

    Great series, enjoyed it much more than all of the big-budget ski movies I've seen in the last 20 years combined. Keep on keeping it real.
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    Quick, you better check your other mounts...

    Quick, you better check your other mounts for...topsheet volcanoes around the screw holes and an air gap under the bindings!

    Demand new skis and bindings now.
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    X2, only I'd skip the grind. In fact, I just did...

    X2, only I'd skip the grind. In fact, I just did this with a pair of junior skis and an adult binding screw I didn't grind down far enough. Removed the screw, ground it shorter, and glued it back...
  6. Bump, the seller has another pair.

    Bump, the seller has another pair.
  7. FS: Black Diamond Prodigy Gore Tex Gloves, Med (like Guide)

    Found these in my gear stash, they look new but I've probably worn them once or twice. Hard to say, I have a ton of gloves...these are pretty similar to the BD Guide and Patrol gloves.

    Product...
  8. Weight on the vest? Can't find it in Googe...

    Weight on the vest? Can't find it in Googe Images.
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    "Air permeability" is also a factor for this...

    "Air permeability" is also a factor for this class of materials, and it appears Futurelight does this a little better than Neoshell and AscentShell, though all three are MUCH better than Gore Pro in...
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    Trying to choose between the OR Interstellar and...

    Trying to choose between the OR Interstellar and the Summit L5 LT for a lightweight touring shell, some stuff I read today suggests Ascentshell / Neoshell / Futurelight all have about the same WPB...
  11. Figured either the boot is clamped in place or...

    Figured either the boot is clamped in place or the ski was, and they were fixed on the same plane. How else could there be load on the sliding AFD at full extension? I'll have to take a look at the...
  12. Don't forget about loads changing wildly...

    Don't forget about loads changing wildly depending on ski flex. For most bindings (race bindings with connector straps excluded), if you g-out into an unseen ditch, there's going to be a large...
  13. X2. Don't forget the thick grease between the...

    X2. Don't forget the thick grease between the sliding elements in the AFD mechanism, which lubricates movement even under heavy load. Greased movement between two clean, flat surfaces is a hell of a...
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    Ground the tips off the screws, mounted at -1...

    Ground the tips off the screws, mounted at -1 after much measuring. Tips have no taper so the sidecut is further forward than adult Volkls, and since these won't see any pow, being centered on the...
  15. Marketing, mostly. Yes, it possibly reduces...

    Marketing, mostly. Yes, it possibly reduces friction at the interface between the top of the heel lug and the dildo, but that's usually a pretty clean, low-wear area that doesn't have a lot of...
  16. Might as well get it out of the way: "Yer gonna...

    Might as well get it out of the way: "Yer gonna die."
  17. I'll take greens. Edit: Payment sent.

    I'll take greens.

    Edit: Payment sent.
  18. Yep. Can't use the rear inserts for Vipec toes,...

    Yep. Can't use the rear inserts for Vipec toes, they're 40mm apart while the Xenic pattern is 44mm wide. You can reuse the front inserts for Vipec for the front Xenic screws (and add new inserts...
  19. TTT

    TTT
  20. Finally did some measuring, if you mount the...

    Finally did some measuring, if you mount the Xenic using the front two inserts for a Vipec mount, the Xenic pin line is 16mm ahead of the Vipec.

    A Vipec pattern to Xenic adapter is doable, but...
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    Have the nearly identical E100, can confirm they...

    Have the nearly identical E100, can confirm they rail. Super fun on hard snow and soft that's not very deep.
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    Awesome, looking forward to hearing your...

    Awesome, looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

    Edit: Paul Bonhomme is damn amazing.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIOZIrXBpG0-ByyRFKy8gJA/videos
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    Pretty unlikely, considering shops had to drop...

    Pretty unlikely, considering shops had to drop the price on new STH Steels to around $200 to unload them. Unless shops can get them for $100 wholesale, Soli won't have many buyers.

    Soli could...
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    Check out Western Mountaineering, Feathered...

    Check out Western Mountaineering, Feathered Friends, and Rab. I don't bother looking at Patagonia stuff much, but what little I have seen is nothing like the loft and quality of the other three...
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    The Mammut marketing hype claims an amazing "80m...

    The Mammut marketing hype claims an amazing "80m range" or something, but when you look into it, it's 40m on either side of you. So yeah, about the same as any other high-end beacon.

    That said,...
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    Now that we're into 2020, anyone have mounting...

    Now that we're into 2020, anyone have mounting recommendations for the MVW?

    Planning to punch mine this week, currently thinking drill at -5mm for ZeroG Tour so I'm on the line for Alien RS...
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    Hell of a deal for a strong skier or larger guy. ...

    Hell of a deal for a strong skier or larger guy. These ski bigger than you'd expect for something so light.
  28. There's a third video they didn't share. The...

    There's a third video they didn't share. The original titles of the two shared videos were "X of 3". Curious why the didn't post it.
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    The "ah-ha" moment for me was to stop looking at...

    The "ah-ha" moment for me was to stop looking at "slopes" or "aspects", and instead think in terms of the snowpack being a patchwork quilt, with each patch having it's own unique combination of...
  30. WTB: FKS / Pivot 15/18 toe AFD's (old style)

    Anybody have a pair in new or nice condition? Looking for the old style, which has two rectangular humps that fit into the two pockets in the bottom of the aluminum pedestal.

    Also looking for PX...
  31. Independence Lake (Tahoe) observation, 1/17/20, full burial

    Whoa.
    https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/observation/2020/jan/17/1100/north-side-independence-lake
  32. ^ Really? Didn't know that. Something to be...

    ^ Really? Didn't know that. Something to be said for a short charging ski, at least as "chargy" as a ski can be at 1,600g.
  33. PSA: Volkl Mantra V-Werks for $499 shipped, new

    Hell of a good deal for a Mantra V-Werks, if you're not a big guy. (Edit: seller has another pair.)
    Volkl Vwerks Mantra 170cm **Brand...
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    I'm 5'9" / 170 lbs and wear the M/L size.

    I'm 5'9" / 170 lbs and wear the M/L size.
  35. Bump

    Bump
  36. Used to use this rig to carry a 70-200 on a 1Ds...

    Used to use this rig to carry a 70-200 on a 1Ds MkII when I shot freelance for a mountain biking magazine:
    Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW II Camera Case

    With the chest harness to secure it in front...
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    Believe the consensus was -1 to -1.5 on the R1.

    Believe the consensus was -1 to -1.5 on the R1.
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    If it's empty and the head is removed, should be...

    If it's empty and the head is removed, should be fine checked or carry on. Just have to figure out how to refill it stateside. PCP air pump plus some fitting creativity will be necessary.
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    Nothing traditional about the shape of the...

    Nothing traditional about the shape of the FX95HP, it's like a Bonafide with more tip rocker. Very short running length.
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    Hmm, don't see a line, just a " ] " a bit forward...

    Hmm, don't see a line, just a " ] " a bit forward of the serial number printed on the sidewall (same as on Mantra V-Werks and BMT-109). Will have to look again.

    Picked up a 7.5mm drill, so good...
  41. Well heck, dibs on the Q labs... Edit: Payment...

    Well heck, dibs on the Q labs...

    Edit: Payment sent
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    Don't most three antenna beacons search with all...

    Don't most three antenna beacons search with all three antennas, but only transmit on one? A few years ago, the Ortovox S1+ was unique in that it selected the best of the three antennas to transmit...
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    About to mount the 2019 Mantra Jr (camber with a...

    About to mount the 2019 Mantra Jr (camber with a bit of tip & tail rocker), the version with the M5 graphic. The mount mark on the sidewall seems really forward. If I center the ski on top of the...
  44. Scheduled to work that weekend, but I should be...

    Scheduled to work that weekend, but I should be able to change it!
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    Considering the cylinders retail for about $195,...

    Considering the cylinders retail for about $195, someone should jump on this.
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    Thanks for the report, any photos? Survival...

    Thanks for the report, any photos? Survival skiing back to car, or not bad?

    Here's this season's thread: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/331372-SoCal-Kick-Off/page4
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    Thanks for tip, but the 18m radius on the E100 is...

    Thanks for tip, but the 18m radius on the E100 is a little too short, and the Speedzone is even shorter. At 24m, the MX98 sounds about perfect.
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    Don't remember for sure, but seem to recall they...

    Don't remember for sure, but seem to recall they softened the ski a bit when it became the 100, never tried the 98. Definitely not a pow ski despite it's ample width, but a pretty awesome ski for...
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    Been looking for a pair of the 184 as well,...

    Been looking for a pair of the 184 as well, grabbed a 174 pair of second-gen in the meantime. Looking forward to trying 'em out, wonder how similar they are to Rossi Experience 100. Like the Rossi...
  50. Actually, leave the Tecton/Vipec toe alone and...

    Actually, leave the Tecton/Vipec toe alone and max out the horizontal release on the Xenic heel. You're basically trying to turn it into a lighter Vipec heel, which has no horizontal release. If it...
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