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  1. That's it for Ion stuff, but the Salomon STH/916...

    That's it for Ion stuff, but the Salomon STH/916 hoarding is still going strong.
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    Bump it up.
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    Go back a page or two for brake arm measurements,...

    Go back a page or two for brake arm measurements, the arms you received must have been misboxed. There's no way a 100 brake will fit a 118 ski, my two pair of 110 brakes will fit a 116 ski only if...
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    GF sold a mint carbon Niner on PB, transaction...

    GF sold a mint carbon Niner on PB, transaction was painless. The buyer scored a hell of a deal IMHO.
  5. FS: 50 & 70mm Thomson Elite X4 Stems, 31.8mm

    50mm: Brand-new, black, 1-1/8 steer tube, bought for a build then bought a complete bike instead.
    $75 net to me, shipped to lower 48.

    70mm: Black, 1-1/8 steer tube, is used but in perfect...
  6. Bump it up.

    Bump it up.
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    85mm width still available.

    85mm width still available.
  8. Though these two are in a similar weight class, I...

    Though these two are in a similar weight class, I wouldn't group them together functionally. The Kingpin functions as a burly/heavy-duty traditional tech binding (all release is at heel), while the...
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    I've got several pair of STH Steels on skis, and...

    I've got several pair of STH Steels on skis, and a few new in the box. All have cracked toe wing nubs (they crack on the underside), even the brand-new ones. The plastic nubs aren't molded to fit...
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    That certainly seems possible, even probable.

    That certainly seems possible, even probable.
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    Interesting, so the toe bumper position is what...

    Interesting, so the toe bumper position is what determines if the toe is on the pins or behind them. Or the arms move forward and back instead.
  12. Thread: Socal 2018

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    Hmm, so you took the fire road to the Notch...

    Hmm, so you took the fire road to the Notch instead of the lift? And weren't able to pedal much after the top of 4? I've been itching to try it, thanks for any advice.
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    Don't twist your ankle on the talus, lol. La...

    Don't twist your ankle on the talus, lol. La Nina year.

    Check out Onion Valley for snow and an easier approach, without having to drive all the way to Mammoth.
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    The dent even has the ridges from the toe release...

    The dent even has the ridges from the toe release trigger, lol.
    http://www.momentumsports.co.nz/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/tecton-toe.jpg
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    Been crossing my fingers that the little plastic...

    Been crossing my fingers that the little plastic sliding cam parts in the new toe don't ice up and hinder release in a knee fall or vertical heel release...wish they would have kept the pre-2018...
  16. Thread: Socal 2018

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    Very nice! How tough was the climb? Had to be...

    Very nice! How tough was the climb? Had to be 99% pushing on the final pitch.
  17. ^ Didn't get your PM, got someone in line behind...

    ^ Didn't get your PM, got someone in line behind you.

    Edit: sale pending.
  18. $165 shipped.

    $165 shipped.
  19. FS: 2017 Diamir Vipec Black Bindings w/ 120mm brakes, mint

    Sniffing the Tecton glue, so gotta sell this pair of 2017 Vipec Blacks to justify the early adopter outlay.

    This pair has only one half-day of inbounds corn last spring to get a feel for some new...
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    ^ This Vipec guide will help with toe adjustment:...

    ^ This Vipec guide will help with toe adjustment: https://www.wildsnow.com/11228/mounting-adjustment-fritschi-vipec/
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    My $0.02 is that rotating toes are designed to...

    My $0.02 is that rotating toes are designed to remove a major variable in the horizontal release process, for consistent release values at the heel for TUV certification. Without the rotating toe,...
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    I've never handled that toe, there's no fine...

    I've never handled that toe, there's no fine adjustment using the screw on top?
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    Even if your boot is moving a little and pushing...

    Even if your boot is moving a little and pushing the AFD, it should spring back anytime you lift your toe. Maybe the AFD is adjusted too tight.
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    ^ Try it stock and see how you like it, just...

    ^ Try it stock and see how you like it, just depends on what alpine ramp you're used to. I needed a thin heel shim to match STH, but I think STH has more ramp than FKS or Jester (not sure tho).
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    ^ Buy my 6.35mm shims, it's only 1.65mm less heel...

    ^ Buy my 6.35mm shims, it's only 1.65mm less heel elevator.
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/312978-FS-1-4-quot-Toe-Shims-for-G3-Ion-aluminum
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    Boot sole type also has a huge effect on ramp,...

    Boot sole type also has a huge effect on ramp, and is half of the issue.

    With rockered Maestrale RS and Ions, I needed a 1/4" toe shim to approximate STH ramp. With WTR-ish ZeroG and Vipecs,...
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    Including the brake base and the two screws that...

    Including the brake base and the two screws that attach it? (As you'd use it running brakeless.)
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    I made aluminum shims for mine, and it made a...

    I made aluminum shims for mine, and it made a huge difference.

    My shims are for sale, since I now have different boots and bindings (Tectons).
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    Looks like a flip-up heel elevator in front of...

    Looks like a flip-up heel elevator in front of the brake pedal.
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    ^ Lou is incorrect on his published weight for...

    ^ Lou is incorrect on his published weight for the Vipec Black, "Interestingly, the new 500 gram Vipec weight is significantly lighter than this season’s ‘Black’ Vipec at 612 grams verified. I’m...
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    ^ They should have announced it sooner, a whole...

    ^ They should have announced it sooner, a whole lot of Tectons have been purchased in the last month.
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    Don't know about the Evo, but there wasn't a...

    Don't know about the Evo, but there wasn't a difference at the critical point (when the arm tips cross the topsheet plane) using the same arm on a Vipec Black vs the Tecton.
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    Some brake arm measurements taken on a Tecton...

    Some brake arm measurements taken on a Tecton heel, measured from the inside of the tips of the plastic ends. Might help folks figure out what they actually have, and what ski width the brake will...
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    Boa pix.

    Boa pix.
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    The wires are attached to the inside of the...

    The wires are attached to the inside of the shell. The plastic top wire "eyelet" looks pretty fragile given the angle the wire pulls on it, I'm hesitant to really crank down on the knob. To help...
  36. $280 for Tectons has gotta be below Moosejaw's...

    $280 for Tectons has gotta be below Moosejaw's cost, though they will get some money back when you spend the $325 in rewards. Hmmm, barely breaking even I suppose.
  37. Use with Active Junky* for sick deals on high-end...

    Use with Active Junky* for sick deals on high-end stuff like 2018 Blizzard skis, Tecnica boots, BD Helio line, etc.

    * "Excluded Cash Back: Garmin, GoPro and Suunto Products or Use of Coupons...
  38. ^ Already bought a second pair from Snowinn last...

    ^ Already bought a second pair from Snowinn last night....dammit.
  39. PSA: 50% rewards at Moosejaw today, 11/27/17

    Not too shabby.
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    Moosejaw has 50% rewards today, so you'd spend...

    Moosejaw has 50% rewards today, so you'd spend full retail but have $325 in store credit for the next two years.

    I did the Snowinn deal last night, but the Moosejaw deal is $125 cheaper if there's...
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    This is the half-deployed position where...

    This is the half-deployed position where measurement needs to be taken. This is a 2017 90mm Vipec brake on ZeroG 95, I had to grind the ends at an angle so the ski would help spread the arms apart a...
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    ^ That's exactly what happens. With 100 brakes...

    ^ That's exactly what happens. With 100 brakes from 2017 or earlier, they measure a lot wider when deployed but the ends of the arms will only clear 100mm at the topsheet.

    I can't speak to a...
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    There is some fuckery with how these brakes are...

    There is some fuckery with how these brakes are labeled (and/or misboxed), and the 120's are about 15mm wider than 110's... I'll post more info tomorrow night.
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    Checking four brake widths on Vipecs right now,...

    Checking four brake widths on Vipecs right now, trying Tecton next.
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    I have one inbounds spring day (slushy corn on...

    I have one inbounds spring day (slushy corn on hardpack) on Blacks with Cochise 120's, and other than the lack of weight, the feel was indistinguishable from alpine bindings. Perhaps on hardpack a...
  46. FS: North Face Powder Guide Vest, size medium

    TNF Powder Guide Vest in excellent condition, manufacturer's info: https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/powder-guide-vest

    Photo of pockets on back:...
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    There wasn't any mount overlap for me, though I...

    There wasn't any mount overlap for me, though I went down a boot size when going from 27 Skookum w/Baron to 26 Maestrale RS w/Ion. I actually re-used two of the Baron inserts when mounting the Ion...
  48. ^ You won't find ski screw taps anywhere but ski...

    ^ You won't find ski screw taps anywhere but ski shop equipment supply stores. http://www.slidewright.com/alpine-ski-binding-screw-tap--t-handle-wrench.php
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    I know the Lord toe has DIN and WTR height modes,...

    I know the Lord toe has DIN and WTR height modes, but doesn't it also have an AFD fine adjustment for toe height? If your toe height isn't set right and is sloppy, you're going to have rigidity...
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    Guessing they're not WTR or Gripwalk because they...

    Guessing they're not WTR or Gripwalk because they don't have a hard surface against the AFD. But if the binding has a sliding AFD, you'd probably be fine.
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