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    Ok I lied. I did not get any reading done...

    Ok I lied. I did not get any reading done yesterday.

    And only 6 hours from Alpine Meadows to Berkeley....
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    Just started a good book! Looks like a nice day...

    Just started a good book! Looks like a nice day to get some reading done. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190210/3fd919ef43724bf49e587cb226d65339.jpg

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  3. Chargers are sold! Liberties are still...

    Chargers are sold!

    Liberties are still available and still go very very fast.
  4. Hah! Make an offer! Honestly, it's a little...

    Hah! Make an offer!

    Honestly, it's a little more complicated than saying the Liberties didn't work out. Early in the day, with fresh legs, they are super super fun. Big, stable, predictable, and...
  5. FS: Voile Chargers 181cm (Sold!), Liberty Variant 113

    Two pairs of skis for sale as my quiver turns over this year. I would greatly prefer local pickup in the East Bay or in North Tahoe.

    Voile Chargers 181cm Sold! 112 underfoot, lots of camber, good...
  6. Well. I picked up a pair of G3 Synapse 109s on...

    Well.

    I picked up a pair of G3 Synapse 109s on eBay. And GOODNESS GRACIOUS. I am so glad I went with full rocker; these skis are revolutionary.

    On Saturday, WhetherMan and I toured a pleasant...
  7. Thanks, all. Lots to chew on and snoop the Gear...

    Thanks, all. Lots to chew on and snoop the Gear Swap threads.

    Good point about the ski crampons. I have a pair and maybe I'll just get them out more if I start sliding.
  8. Reverse Camber Touring Skis: What Should Be on my Radar

    I'm thinking hard about swapping out my 181 Voile Chargers (112 underfoot; very flat & stiff tail; ~1840 g/ski) for a pair of touring skis with a LOT more tail rocker, and maybe full-on reverse...
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    PM'd!

    PM'd!
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    How were they?

    How were they?
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    Someone got the deep slab to go on Houghton...

    Someone got the deep slab to go on Houghton yesterday: https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/observation/2018/mar/18/rose-bc-mt-houghton
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    Update: Bnd wrote back and said just to crank...

    Update:

    Bnd wrote back and said just to crank the screws on in there. And that seemed to work.

    And man, even from the carpet test I can tell a huge difference. Can't wait to ski!

    Sent from...
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    Installation question. The screws I got from...

    Installation question.

    The screws I got from bnd are wider than the screws my bindings came with and they don't fit through the holes in the bindings (see pictures).


    Am I better off 1....
  14. I don't know if it's a huge upgrade or not, but...

    I don't know if it's a huge upgrade or not, but the Brose lens is significantly pinker than the silver/chrome. Which I guess might help on low-light days. It's definitely not worse. Hope that helps?
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    I've had a pair of the 181 cm Chargers for a few...

    I've had a pair of the 181 cm Chargers for a few years now. I like them for railing fast big turns. But they can be a little hooky in punchy snow and hard to get around quickly in the trees. I'm...
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    At Alpine there was nice mashed potatoes until...

    At Alpine there was nice mashed potatoes until noon or 1, then it began to crust up. And the best day of the year, DEMO DAY!

    does that Mt rose snow look like it's going to crust up overnight or...
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    This is awesome. I am adding it to my internet...

    This is awesome. I am adding it to my internet weather rotation.
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    218771 10 day precip plot is looking...

    218771

    10 day precip plot is looking promising. But this is a US weather model so I'm not sure if it's only .78 as good. Where do Canadians go for the best local weather updates? Is there anything...
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    Correct on the location. You can see the new...

    Correct on the location. You can see the new gazex thingy at the top of the frames.

    And it would be an all time epic poach.

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171210/ffe972ac...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171210/ffe972acd043c8cff3f4756256af3e95.jpg

    I've been staring at this ice line off of Shirley for years. Anyone done it? Probably maybe WI 4?

    Sent from my...
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    Question time! I am heading to Canmore with my...

    Question time!

    I am heading to Canmore with my family for New Year's and a few days on either side. I'll have 5 days to ski, give or take. Already doing a snow dance.

    My question is how to...
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    Disagree. I feel the stoke here at my desk.

    Disagree. I feel the stoke here at my desk.
  24. Adding to the chorus about the roadpocalypse last...

    Adding to the chorus about the roadpocalypse last night. I wound up sleeping in my car near Nevada city.
  25. What I just wrote to Eli Ilano, the Forest...

    What I just wrote to Eli Ilano, the Forest Supervisor (eilano@fs.fed.us):
  26. Thanks! Based on a quick skim, I don't see the...

    Thanks!

    Based on a quick skim, I don't see the specific situation of passes being yanked for speech addressed. Nonetheless, there is a broad public interest clause that gives the Forest Service...
  27. Not a ton at Squaw, but enough. And substantially...

    Not a ton at Squaw, but enough. And substantially larger chunks of Alpine.

    Anyone have a copy of the special use permit? The first page of google results was all gondola related stuff; I can dig...
  28. Is Squawlpine totally on private land or are do...

    Is Squawlpine totally on private land or are do they operate on Forest Service land subject to a special use permit?

    I ask because I do wonder what the terms of such a permit, if it exists, say...
  29. Anyone have a west shore /north Lake parking...

    Anyone have a west shore /north Lake parking pullout report? Are the standard spots plowed?
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    Anyone know anything about the two helicopters...

    Anyone know anything about the two helicopters flying around South Fork of Coldstream Canyon (right below the Benson hut) Saturday evening? It semed too late in the day for training; hope no one's...
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    My first time at the wood today! Flying solo-...

    My first time at the wood today! Flying solo- come say hi! Green jacket, red /orange pants, gpos.
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    New for next year: DynaFin tech flippers.

    New for next year: DynaFin tech flippers.
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    What is coverage looking like down at lake level?...

    What is coverage looking like down at lake level? Is it reasonable to get into some zones with approaches starting around 6,200? Or is that just going to be adventure suffering?
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    Also good advice.

    Also good advice.
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    Based on some carbureted motorcycle...

    Based on some carbureted motorcycle (in)experience, I would suspect a clog or rust in the fuel line? If the gas tank sat empty for a year there could have been rust build-up. Hit it with some Sea...
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    Vicious squall line just ripped through Oakland....

    Vicious squall line just ripped through Oakland. Felt like my office windows were about to break. This thing ain't over.
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    I want to plug the few remaining spots in my ski...

    I want to plug the few remaining spots in my ski lease near Alpine one more time. Full post is here:...
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    Bump, now with pictures. Still looking for 1-2...

    Bump, now with pictures. Still looking for 1-2 more people! 5 feet of snow are forecasted by the end of the weekend. You don't want to be left out in the cold, do you?

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    Bump.

    Bump.
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    Alpine Meadows Ski Lease: Looking for Folks

    Hello, friends. We're looking for a few good people to round out our ski lease for this winter. Cost is $1600 plus deposit. Message me if interested. Details below:

    House Highlights:

    Heated...
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    We're looking for a few good people to fill out a...

    We're looking for a few good people to fill out a few spots in our ski lease this winter. Just at the base of the Alpine access road, early-30's-ish crowd, hot tub, recently renovated. Message me for...
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    Ordered! Here's to snow!

    Ordered! Here's to snow!
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    I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on a...

    I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on a pair. Anyone have a code?
  44. Anyone have any insight or knowledge about SR...

    Anyone have any insight or knowledge about SR 89's closure? Would it be realistic for it to open tomorrow morning?
  45. Ugh. You're probably right. Edited to remove...

    Ugh. You're probably right. Edited to remove identifying details. I discovered the mismatched binding after they closed and will call in the morning, but I'm mostly interested in what the hive mind...
  46. Shop put the wrong toe piece on - should I ski it tomorrow before I yell at them?

    So after blowing a wing and taking my skis to a certain bay area shop to get it repaired, I get up to Tahoe tonight and go to tune them, only to find that they replaced my axial 140 toe piece with a...
  47. Thread: Binding Issue

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    Thanks for the responses. It's hard to tell...

    Thanks for the responses.

    It's hard to tell from my crappy phone picture, but there's actually a small chunk missing from the toe piece, hence the trip to the shop.

    Just got back from the doc,...
  48. Thread: Binding Issue

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    Binding Issue

    So this is less of a specific question than a "has anyone seen this before" type post. Here's my binding after my second day of the season, yesterday:
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  49. Thread: Props to...

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    Sticky: Props to Mmarshall - got my prophets today, a day...

    Props to Mmarshall - got my prophets today, a day earlier than we thought they'd arrived, and they look awesome!
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