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    Yes, the freebird skins are great. The glue can...

    Yes, the freebird skins are great. The glue can be easily refreshed by cleaning them with something like goo-gone. You never have to re-glue.
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    For those interested in feedback on the Sentinel...

    For those interested in feedback on the Sentinel v. Smuggler question, just spent two weeks on an alloy Sentinel waiting for my carbon Smuggler to get built up. Got the Smuggler yesterday and am...
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    It was pretty average here this year, which yes,...

    It was pretty average here this year, which yes, means thin. Not totally abysmal though. Early and late season were pretty good.



    It's a good read - add Escape from Lucania to the list for a...
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    Appreciate that! Ski days are way more scarce now...

    Appreciate that! Ski days are way more scarce now than they used to be. That's the beauty of Valdez. Just show up whenever and do what you can with the time that you have.



    This was six ski...
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    TR: Thompson Pass, Valdez, AK

    The Chugach, in April, under blue skies with a fresh coat of paint..been dreaming of catching Thompson Pass like that for years. Pretty wild scene – sledder gypsies from all over North America camped...
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    If you're willing to give it some time, that...

    If you're willing to give it some time, that pressure in the instep with the stock liner will subside. I thought the same thing when I first got them, and even put my powerwraps in there for a while...
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    Page 10 of the manual shows it as designed for...

    Page 10 of the manual shows it as designed for the calf. The velcro affixes fine to the back of the liner.
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    You're exactly right, Lee. But I did put Booster...

    You're exactly right, Lee. But I did put Booster straps on the TLT-6. It was when I was bolting on yet another piece of metal (the heel adapters to make them work with the Tectons) that I really...
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    I will try this too. Right now the instep...

    I will try this too. Right now the instep pressure is the only concern with 27.5s that fit great out of the box otherwise (with stock liner). I was hoping to use my Intuition wraps in the shells, but...
  10. Four buckle beef boot, replaceable soles..aside...

    Four buckle beef boot, replaceable soles..aside from the walk lever being on the cuff below the buckle, they seem exactly like a Titan. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    These boots look exactly like the original Dynafit Titan.
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    I'll keep my TLT-6s for that same reason. The...

    I'll keep my TLT-6s for that same reason. The other is that a frozen overlap boot like the Zero G is no fun putting on in the morning. The Dynafit may still be my go-to multi-day boot but we'll see..
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    Thanks everyone, appreciate the kind words!



    Cost of the flights vary depending on your destination, but typically you're looking at $800 CAD per person with a team of four to most landing...
  14. The following days after the big fucking hill...

    The following days after the big fucking hill were spent sessioning more of Mount Jedken and its sub-ridges. Again, scale is difficult to judge, but each ramp back to the glacier was about a...
  15. TR: St. Elias mountains, Kluane National Park, Yukon

    St. Elias icefields - Kluane National Park - May 12-20

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    It makes for a difficult conversation at work. I need about a week off in May, but it could easily turn into three or more. When...
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    No, the screw heads are very short and align...

    No, the screw heads are very short and align below the bottom of the footbed into the heel block. You pre drill then hand tighten. The side screws are more to achieve alignment on the heel ledge,...
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    Looking forward to getting some days in with the...

    Looking forward to getting some days in with the kingpin adapters installed. I was skiing them a fair bit already without any significant issues, so imagine it's not going to change much aside from...
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    Thanks for that, and your earlier reply too...

    Thanks for that, and your earlier reply too actually.

    Even a month ago they weren't available in Canada, but appers MEC just started carrying them: ...
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    It has been discussed, but I still have not...

    It has been discussed, but I still have not received a clear answer, or seen photos to confirm, whether once you install the Kingpin heel adapter, you can continue using the boots with normal tech...
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    Black Diamond and Fritschi have also put out an...

    Black Diamond and Fritschi have also put out an updated spec sheet with more information about boot incompatibility issues. Link here:
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    FWIW I have enjoyed my ZeroG 108s way more...

    FWIW I have enjoyed my ZeroG 108s way more mounted +1.5
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    Thanks for the info on the kingpin adapters. May...

    Thanks for the info on the kingpin adapters. May give that a look..

    Question for people about your experience with play/slop in the toe piece while touring with the toes locked out: I understand...
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    Got a link? These are the brackets that get...

    Got a link? These are the brackets that get drilled into the heel to extend the ledge?
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    News to me that the TLT6 will not work with the...

    News to me that the TLT6 will not work with the Tecton. Is there more information on this somewhere? I've been using my green TLT6s with the Tecton and have been doing ok. Every once in a while when...
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    I was (still am) a Coomba fanboy, and am biased...

    I was (still am) a Coomba fanboy, and am biased and cannot be trusted.
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    Have about 15 days on mine, mounted with Ions. It...

    Have about 15 days on mine, mounted with Ions. It is a very predictable ski and reminds me a lot of the Coomba/Coomback in that it is dependable and does everything well, but nothing exceptionally...
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    Sorry - earlier post was about the skin on my...

    Sorry - earlier post was about the skin on my heel, not the liner itself. There's a portruding contact point somewhere in the heel pocket with the stock liner that is just not there with the power...
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    The Scarpa stock liner even after baking tore the...

    The Scarpa stock liner even after baking tore the inside of my heels up pretty bad. I threw an Intuition power wrap from my Dalbello Kryptons in there and it feels amazing, no friction anywhere in...
  29. In the Yukon we do not have a forecast, we have...

    In the Yukon we do not have a forecast, we have the Hot Zone Report, which is primarily a crowd-sourced avalanche advisory product (similar to forecast but without danger ratings). The Yukon...
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    Tagged along for a mountain caribou hunt -...

    Tagged along for a mountain caribou hunt - Nahanni Range, Yukon, Canada. Think I've got the backpack hunting bug now. Bear stress was a lot to manage though. The day before the kill we had a group...
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    Wow, that was awesome, despite the soundtrack! ...

    Wow, that was awesome, despite the soundtrack! That was your first ride with your new bike? Seems to be working out
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    Thanks for that, and it's a good question. Roomy,...

    Thanks for that, and it's a good question. Roomy, as in the entire toe box area feels airy in the 28; the overall length feels pretty good, and not like there's too much space between toes and shell...
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    I'm sure this has been discussed, but can someone...

    I'm sure this has been discussed, but can someone please explain the difference between half and full size Scarpa Intuitions? Been trying to make the right call on the new RS. The 27 is tight and...
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    Some Sedona action from October. 215229 ...

    Some Sedona action from October.

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    My pair showed up a couple weeks ago. Only...

    My pair showed up a couple weeks ago. Only question is which ski are they going on...Salomon QST 106 or Helio 105?
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    Good stuff here: https://arc.lib.montana.edu/snow-science/workshops.php

    Tremper's 2014 article "The Wisdom of Crowds in Avalanche Forecasting" has guided some of what we're doing in the Yukon...
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    Thanks...no approach for late spring skiing was...

    Thanks...no approach for late spring skiing was pretty deluxe! Often isothermal late in the day down low, but good over night recovery made for fine travel.



    Yeah, been in Whitehorse for the...
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    Thompson Pass, Valdez and Haines Pass, B.C.

    Don't go to Valdez, everyone said. It's 30% of the normal snowpack there, the glaciers are thin, everyone has left. What we weren't told is that it's still ski in ski out from the road and 5,000'...
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    Question for people that have shimmed the radical...

    Question for people that have shimmed the radical 1.0 with 6.4mm B&D plates: are you using the 28mm screws also sold by B&D? Any modification required to those screws? Thanks
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    Another vote for studded Hakkas...running the LT...

    Another vote for studded Hakkas...running the LT version on a Tacoma. Confidence inspiring and if you manage your pressure well the studs aren't an issue on snow/ice free pavement...
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    Also have one of these if someone wants it... PM...

    Also have one of these if someone wants it... PM me.
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    It's true. Dudes were outnumbered on this trip...

    It's true. Dudes were outnumbered on this trip and that's often the case.. PSA to AK men: There are a lot of active and attractive women in the Yukon, and a lot of them are single.
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    A few photos from the Christmas-New Years...

    A few photos from the Christmas-New Years stretch. We spent a handful of days skiing at Shames and another few to the east at the Anderson cabin. That Christmas surface hoar problem was pretty...
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    Have used a mask style goggle for a while now and...

    Have used a mask style goggle for a while now and prefer it over any of the in the eye socket models.. https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/aqua-sphere-vista-mask-10227/?color=28070
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    Thanks for the tour, Gary! Such a great way to...

    Thanks for the tour, Gary! Such a great way to close out our time at Shames. That was our 10th straight day as well.. We left and went to visit family in Kitimat and actually skied a day down there...
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    The silence was indeed deafening. Quite a storm...

    The silence was indeed deafening. Quite a storm coming..! Will be there on Friday and at Shames for the weekend.
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    What's been going on down there? Will be driving...

    What's been going on down there? Will be driving from the Yukon in a couple of weeks to ski at Shames then to the Anderson cabin for a few nights. Sounds thin around Ningunsaw - anyone been out...
  48. How significantly does the last differ from first...

    How significantly does the last differ from first gen to current/later year models? I have a pair of those green/black pros from 2009. Just bought a replacement pair of 2015/16s. Is the fit going...
  49. I will take these. PM sent. Are both pairs of...

    I will take these. PM sent. Are both pairs of your Intuitons the power wraps? As in the Lupo is also a power wrap?
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    WTB: Dynafit Titan tech soles (size 27)

    Anyone willing to sell their vibram sole blocks in good condition?
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