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    To throw a RC ski into the mix - 4frnt Raven. Tad...

    To throw a RC ski into the mix - 4frnt Raven. Tad bit wider at 104. The 190 cm is 1850 gm. Check out the new version with the Hoji tourlock - $779 including the Pamoca skins that fit the system
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    With the 2 mounts issue, I'd get a good set of...

    With the 2 mounts issue, I'd get a good set of demo bindings. Tyrolia attacks are great and the make a tech boot version (like an MNC) so they have so much optionality on mounting, sliding the mount...
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    Thx all, so they are different. Hmmm... more to...

    Thx all, so they are different. Hmmm... more to try to figure out
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    So are the new BD Helio 350's the same as the new...

    So are the new BD Helio 350's the same as the new ATK Raider 12, except with a different toe piece without the hard/med/soft pin adjustment? I've read most of this + the Blister review and that seems...
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    thumbs and antennae up

    thumbs and antennae up
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    Yeah but he stabilized it, from what I hear. So...

    Yeah but he stabilized it, from what I hear. So hope the new guys can keep it running smooth and bring the passion... and keep hoji on board. While they hopefully keep the ski line up tight and clean...
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    Love 4frnt, and psyched to see what the new...

    Love 4frnt, and psyched to see what the new owners gonna do. My take is that JLev really stablized 4frnt as a company, but that his heart was/is more in J skis. So good outcome if 4frnt can stay...
  8. Thread: Canada

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    Heard of some folks who crossed the lake from...

    Heard of some folks who crossed the lake from Buffalo to check on their vacay home. Caught within like 20 mins. Fined 10k. And banned for LIFE from Can! Hope they're house is ok cuz its gonna have to...
  9. FF and WM are obviously both super high quality....

    FF and WM are obviously both super high quality. Iíve got FF snowbunting 0F EX - I think a little narrower and lighter than the ibis. Itís a bit claustrophobia inducing. But great. Yes water...
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    I donít think vail or any of the resorts are...

    I donít think vail or any of the resorts are going to make money on this. Just trying to open and protect their downside. Just sucks for all sides.
    Glad I picked up a zero degree bag. Even...
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    This is def bad news for locals. Sucks, but like...

    This is def bad news for locals. Sucks, but like everything these days, no easy/obvious solutions
    I wonder if they're under capacity and you just show up, can you either 1) just ski or 2) then just...
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    So many good options out there. Two...

    So many good options out there. Two thoughts/opinions...
    1) Err on narrower - since a) even if light, a wide ski will add skin weight and uphill resistance and b) realistically how many big pow days...
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    Yeah, gotta 3rd or 4th the vision 98 - light, mid...

    Yeah, gotta 3rd or 4th the vision 98 - light, mid width, progressive, playful. Lots of great skis out there, but for described need, this seems pretty spot on
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    Good convo. Lots of manufacturers put lots of ski...

    Good convo. Lots of manufacturers put lots of ski metrics and measurements out there - great example 4frnt with basically a ski blueprint on their site for each ski. Those measurements don't tell you...
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    True. I came across some tectron water repellant...

    True. I came across some tectron water repellant spray in a cabinet that someone in the fam mustve bought. Gonna hammer em with that. Maybe spray-on more effective that the wash-in, which I never...
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    This thread is great... I AQS'd the hell out of...

    This thread is great... I AQS'd the hell out of some beat up bibs (after some unsuccessful hack-job sewing attempts) and now should live on. Ditto an old pack that was just taped up.
    Sorta related -...
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    That system is intriguing on the raven...

    That system is intriguing on the raven specifically given the no camber... save weight and dont give up any real traction. I ditched my hojis since the ravens do so well as a winter bc ski. Will...
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    Love the graphics. Always a fun day when 4frnt...

    Love the graphics. Always a fun day when 4frnt drops their new line
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    On the ascensionist durability question, agree...

    On the ascensionist durability question, agree that a-frame doesnt work great because the side straps are pretty thin and I've sliced the side panel in a few places (although the grid ripstop has...
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    Yeah I switched to the ascensionist 35L as my...

    Yeah I switched to the ascensionist 35L as my touring pack - super light & simple, surprisingly durable (so far). BD Cirque packs are similar design. Not using my shovel/probe too often - knock on...
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    ^^^ Great set up and deal FWIW... set up incl...

    ^^^ Great set up and deal FWIW... set up incl skins for < price of just the binders new
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    This is just so incredible... The RB full length...

    This is just so incredible...
    The RB full length is great, but the actual ski footage may be better (or is at least a great complement) in the 5 min youtube vid
    Love that he passed climbers on the...
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    ^interesting and helpful, thx

    ^interesting and helpful, thx
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    Yes, recently got one. Quick summary... - Good...

    Yes, recently got one. Quick summary...
    - Good price ($199)
    - Good plan - $20/mo for 25 messages (incl weather) and 50 cents/message if you go over, and you can suspend for any month for $4/mo ...
  25. I don't think anything goes out to 105 out of the...

    I don't think anything goes out to 105 out of the box. BD's were wide (I had the Prime for a long time) but they're obviously no longer.
    I used the Scott Cosmos above for part of season and liked...
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    Sticky: After some work cleaning up my quiver! 334978...

    After some work cleaning up my quiver!
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    Line Supernatural 115 - pow (and hopefully AK trip) ski
    4FRNT EHP - surprisingly versatile old daily driver
    K2 Mindbender 108 (w/ Shifts) - new...
  27. Two questions on the cirque bag - I think those...

    Two questions on the cirque bag - I think those come in two sizes. If so, which one?
    And does it have lower side loops for a-frame carry?
    Thx
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    I love seeing a narrow-ish reverse camber option...

    I love seeing a narrow-ish reverse camber option for a winter BC ski. I moved from a hoji down to a raven, and lost some weight and still does great in most winter conditions. I'd consider going...
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    Two things... 1) From IPW CO - 12k+ ft snow is...

    Two things...
    1) From IPW CO - 12k+ ft snow is generally pretty good, 11-12k is more runnelled, suncupped and dirty. May be more pitch and aspect determined though
    2) Why sometimes portrait pics...
  30. Thread: Head Kore skis

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    My son fit shift 100 mm brakes on his Kore 105s -...

    My son fit shift 100 mm brakes on his Kore 105s - forgot it they straight fit or required slight bending, but either way will work
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    Still some good turns to be had up high! 333693

    Still some good turns to be had up high!
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    Free: K2 & Garmont replacement soles

    Free to whomever can use them. Just pay me for postage - or pick up if around Boulder, CO
    1) New pair of replacement soles for K2 Spyne or Spyre boots, 26.5-30.5 mondo point size
    2) Good...
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    Cool, thank ya. I did a little more digging and...

    Cool, thank ya. I did a little more digging and didn't seem promising. I missed the window when CC county shut down. Back to the indian peaks
  34. Thread: Head Kore skis

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    I'm considering the Kore 105 vs BC Corvus vs...

    I'm considering the Kore 105 vs BC Corvus vs 4frnt MSP 107 as an everyday (west) ski. With four (mounted) skis now, somehow none is a good do-everything. I'm aiming for wide enough for a pow day,...
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    Not totally clear, but that's my guess. Here's...

    Not totally clear, but that's my guess. Here's the link (scroll down to current conditions) - https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recarea/?recid=28182
    I'm guessing they'll have someone up at the...
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    Anyone know if Parnassus/Drainpipe is still...

    Anyone know if Parnassus/Drainpipe is still filled in with sufficient snow? Wondering if that's an early July possibility.
    In return, some IPW beta...
    - Jasper good - snow lion, various runs and...
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    I picked up a used pair of 100eights for my older...

    I picked up a used pair of 100eights for my older teenage son. Just set up for inbounds. (Agree with above that too heavy for a bc ski, although may work as a sidecountry do-everything.) He liked em...
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    FYI... here's Pivot 14 AW for CAD$229 (so like...

    FYI... here's Pivot 14 AW for CAD$229 (so like USD 170) - https://skiisandbiikes.com/products/look-pivot-14-aw-binding-2019
  39. Another vote for minvan. We had an Odyssey w/...

    Another vote for minvan. We had an Odyssey w/ good snow tires, but Sienna AWD would be even better. They just work so well, like everything works really well. That's the reason you see them...
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    Was a full on blizzard yesterday up in the indian...

    Was a full on blizzard yesterday up in the indian peaks - prob 6+ inches of new snow in the trees, but big winds and windloading above treeline. But still pretty melted out in a lot of areas, so...
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    Super cool! I did a day of paddle boarding there...

    Super cool! I did a day of paddle boarding there last fall, but on the dam end. Fall was nice - not too crowded, water still plenty warm, wasn't windy.
    What was water temp? And definitely need to...
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    A little RMNP beta FYI. Went back from Bear Lake...

    A little RMNP beta FYI. Went back from Bear Lake yesterday (5/31). Dragons Tail still in (but tight) but with big cornice on the top. Went back to Tyndall. Prior days wet avy evidence for sure. We...
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    Does anyone know if clear creek and gilpin...

    Does anyone know if clear creek and gilpin counties are still closed to non-res - or better said, are like ruby gulch and/or moffat trailheads still closed? The county websites seem to say so, but...
  44. Thread: Approach Shoes?

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    One other option. Altra King MT - lightweight...

    One other option. Altra King MT - lightweight trail running shoe that has real aggressive tread. Pack down super tight. Also wide last if that helps. The treads are big and run fully across the...
  45. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Great episode... again! Love the camp out. And...

    Great episode... again! Love the camp out. And the DIY sled. And of course the epic descent!
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    I had the hoji for a number of years. Great pow...

    I had the hoji for a number of years. Great pow and soft snow ski, great tree ski. And surprisingly versatile overall, except for truly hard snow.
    But for a bc ski, I preferred the Ravens.. Less...
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    Back to the EHP part of this... 4FRNT just posted...

    Back to the EHP part of this... 4FRNT just posted in the "Renegade changes" thread asking some questions, including re a new EHP or flatter Hoji.
    Chime in on that if you've got EHP Redux interest!...
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    I'm another multi-frnt guy - multiple EHPs (186...

    I'm another multi-frnt guy - multiple EHPs (186 and 192) and then Ravens for winter backcountry. I did sell my Renegades (heavy, liked the flatter EHP more) and AT Hojis (Ravens lighter and more...
  49. As someone who got their bucket list AK trip...

    As someone who got their bucket list AK trip cancelled (today was supposed to be last ski day up there, F!)... I totally understand the operators position. It is a big upfront cost business - bird...
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    PSA - 4FRNT used sale

    All advertised as mounted once, used <5 days. Good sizes and selections. Most $299 (top sheet chip = $249) Please buy before I do...
    https://4frnt.com/collections/stash/products/used-skis
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