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  1. Someone make me an offer I can't refuse, or I...

    Someone make me an offer I can't refuse, or I might come to my senses and decide to ski/keep them.
  2. Go with 1/1, detune to the taper points and call...

    Go with 1/1, detune to the taper points and call it good. Great skis.

    ... Thom
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    ^^^ this (about removable boot boards) ^^^ I...

    ^^^ this (about removable boot boards) ^^^

    I also don't get the liner movement thing when not using laces. I suspect these may be people who loosen ALL of their buckles when going uphill.

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    Subscribed.

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  5. And last but not least, buy your tools from...

    And last but not least, buy your tools from @Alpinord. Those of you viewing via the TGR/tapaltalk app won't see Terry's signature line with his website: https://www.slidewright.com/


    ^^^ this...
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    Any remote thoughts I ever entertained about...

    Any remote thoughts I ever entertained about doing this were quashed by your comments about that long, sidehill traverse when you first published your TR.

    ... Thom
  7. Bumping ... because I can. I think the price is...

    Bumping ... because I can. I think the price is fair, but price police me if you think I'm off.

    ..Thom
  8. 16 minutes of coverage - all the podium guys +...

    16 minutes of coverage - all the podium guys + Bruce Bennet:

    https://youtu.be/4zDtS7W2Kl0

    ... Thom
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    Shameless plug ... someone buy my old Protests...

    Shameless plug ... someone buy my old Protests from @dub2 so I can sell him my Veneer GPOs.
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  10. Round and round these go. Indeed! They've gone...

    Round and round these go. Indeed! They've gone through two folks since I sold them, some 15 months ago. Great ski for the right person who gets to ski big dumps more than I did.

    Buy 'em so I...
  11. You guys DO realize that the numbers on tech...

    You guys DO realize that the numbers on tech bindings are RVs and not DIN settings (with few exceptions), right?

    ... Thom
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    Citrus cleaner and then wax 'em up. ... Thom

    Citrus cleaner and then wax 'em up.

    ... Thom
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    Check the thread I started earlier this week. It...

    Check the thread I started earlier this week. It evolved into a Tele mounting point discussion.

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=332881

    ... Thom
  14. That's the apples to apples part I can't comment...

    That's the apples to apples part I can't comment on. The Qs engage differently than the GPOs (coming out of a turn and starting the next one).

    Mid-turn, there's a calmness/dampness common to both...
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    As long as you're doing it with your Imprezza,...

    As long as you're doing it with your Imprezza, you'll be fine ;-)
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    ^^^ this ^^^

    ^^^ this ^^^
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    Can you spell r-e-s?

    Can you spell r-e-s?
  18. My departed Enduro/Carbon/Veneer Qs had a very...

    My departed Enduro/Carbon/Veneer Qs had a very similar feel (dampness-wise) to my Enduro/Veneer GPOs - not a perfect apples to apples comparison, but my sense is that in Keith's builds, veneer...
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    I went back and forth - using the laces with my...

    I went back and forth - using the laces with my Tour Wraps, to insert/remove foot into/from shell together with liner.

    Its definitely easier in and out, but they're so light that I have visions...
  20. Thanks for that. I have some CD 104's (not 104...

    Thanks for that. I have some CD 104's (not 104 L's), so this will be a good comparo.

    That playful comment makes me think that the 104L's might be for me, but the proof is in the skiing.

    I'm...
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    Sticky: Damn! I never gave props to @grinch for being an...

    Damn! I never gave props to @grinch for being an all out awesome fellow in putting up with me in our dealings on some Praxis EXPs.

    ... Thom
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    Well, at least it's one way to get to Alta ;-) ...

    Well, at least it's one way to get to Alta ;-)

    ... Thom
  23. So plastic has improved since the 80s...

    So plastic has improved since the 80s (outgassing, etc.)?

    I had a pair of 1984 Nordicas (red ones ... really). I spent 6 years in the 90s on the dark side, with various Tele boots.

    I tried...
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    That would take some talent.

    That would take some talent.
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    The difference being that you can do 50mph on a...

    The difference being that you can do 50mph on a downhill with a road bike.
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    Bummer indeed - yet another instance of athletes...

    Bummer indeed - yet another instance of athletes being cannon fodder.

    ... Thom
  27. Yeah, but all the bad asses here who check the...

    Yeah, but all the bad asses here who check the "better than Tabke" box on the custom order form require heavy hitter/flex #5 ;-)

    ... Thom
  28. Thanks, that was what @tgapp remembered. I...

    Thanks, that was what @tgapp remembered. I haven't scoped out hole location/reusability for BSL=293 yet.

    Cheapness at the moment probably means I'll mount some Plum Guides, especially since I...
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    I'm fairly certain @gregL has commented on this,...

    I'm fairly certain @gregL has commented on this, earlier in this thread.

    They're definitely not high insteps, but trying on with an unmolded liner is definitely a problem.

    I temporarily used...
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    Currently shows as Mon-Thurs. ... Thom

    Currently shows as Mon-Thurs.

    ... Thom
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    Also, Ikoners can get $69 A-basin tickets at the...

    Also, Ikoners can get $69 A-basin tickets at the window for friends.

    ... Thom
  32. Thanks. I had been looking at this as only 2...

    Thanks. I had been looking at this as only 2 extra holes for the conversion.

    I'm pretty stubborn about mount points ;-)

    It looks as if I do a combo shim/adapter plate if I decide to try...
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    Well that sucks. I have short legs, and my pants...

    Well that sucks. I have short legs, and my pants fit a tad long. I wonder if this is one of those rare, lucky instances for me.

    ... Thom
  34. Are you saying that neither pair of Vipec/Tecton...

    Are you saying that neither pair of Vipec/Tecton toe holes will position the Xenic pins in the same spot? I thought I read that using the rear pair will do so. Perhaps you're just referring to a...
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    Maybe wear ski pants? ... Thom

    Maybe wear ski pants?

    ... Thom
  36. ^^^ this ^^^ Amazing base layer, @micol. ...

    ^^^ this ^^^

    Amazing base layer, @micol. Thanks again!!!

    ... Thom
  37. I just picked up @tgapp's LD 102s last week. I'm...

    I just picked up @tgapp's LD 102s last week. I'm trying to decide on binders for them. I can't wait to try a long radius ski.

    Based on my experience with my CD 104s and CD 114s, the bases (while...
  38. 50% off custom prices which ended up more or less...

    50% off custom prices which ended up more or less like custom skis at standard ski pricing.
  39. Great stuff guys. Thanks! I pointed my buddy to...

    Great stuff guys. Thanks! I pointed my buddy to this thread.

    It's been so long since I freeheeled (Rottefella Red Chiles, Tua Tele Sauvage) that I had literally no clue.

    Powerful, active...
  40. That's my point. How would someone who knows how...

    That's my point. How would someone who knows how to turn an alpine mounted ski translate his observations (preferences) to a tele mount on the same ski?

    So, the question remains ... if he demos...
  41. Tele Skier Demoing Alpine Mounts - What to Look For

    Asking for a friend who went to the dark side about 30 years ago.

    Demoing a variety of Tele skis is not very easy these days, and I suggested that he demo some good alpine boots to expand the...
  42. Watching Tabke's winning run at Hakuba inspired...

    Watching Tabke's winning run at Hakuba inspired ya, huh ;-)

    Actually, I think he was running +10 MVPs.

    ... Thom
  43. My 187 GPOs that I put up on gear swap? ......

    My 187 GPOs that I put up on gear swap?

    ... Thom
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    This clearly looks like the centering springs...

    This clearly looks like the centering springs (toe carriage) and not poor mating between the pins and the boot inserts.

    ... Thom
  45. So ... ya want me to beat them with a chain? Of...

    So ... ya want me to beat them with a chain? Of course, if it were an electric guitar, it would be a "relic" and I'd have to charge more [emoji3]

    ... Thom
  46. Re-drill for helicoils. The challenge here lies...

    Re-drill for helicoils. The challenge here lies in keeping the drill bit from wandering in order to shift the hole location.

    For bindings with a metal mounting base, I've used the toe piece as...
  47. I'm one of the outliers who couldn't bond with...

    I'm one of the outliers who couldn't bond with Protests. After 3 days on 187s, I sold them. I got more float and felt better balanced on my 182 GPOs, 182 Qs, my 184 BGs (15/16 - pre asym), and even...
  48. That's parallel to my story. My 182s...

    That's parallel to my story. My 182s (Enduro/Carbon/Nylon/#4) started with Wardens, got Vipecs, and now have BD Helio 200s (ATK Haute Routes).

    The only thing I'd consider replacing them with...
  49. Resistance is futile (ask me how I know). The...

    Resistance is futile (ask me how I know). The 187s are a tad too long for my tastes, and a pair of 182s swam by yesterday that I couldn't resist. My 182s mounted for touring are lonely ;-)

    .. Thom
  50. FS: 187 Praxis GPOs (Veneer with Original Octopus Graphic)

    These are 187cm, Enduro /Veneer / Flex #4. $350 clear to me (flat) and $450 clear to me with the Salomon Wardens.

    Lazy ass communicators and other wankers who waste my time will be politely...
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