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  1. fwiw I went on a spontaneous trip last Feb and it...

    fwiw I went on a spontaneous trip last Feb and it was awesome. Deepest feb ever at JH. It was busy-ish but nothing compared to the FR on a busy day.
  2. man. I'm really sorry to hear that. I did the...

    man. I'm really sorry to hear that. I did the same thing in Sept, but not anywhere near as bad. Tore my PCL riding at Trestle. I'm just now out of the brace. Doc says I can ski, PT says I should wait...
  3. I'm tempted. I wish I hadn't sold mine.

    I'm tempted. I wish I hadn't sold mine.
  4. it was something about closed circuit vs open...

    it was something about closed circuit vs open circuit exercises. Things where my feet are planted are ok, things where my legs can move freely during the exercise aren't good. so, spin bike good,...
  5. my pt so far has told me no swimming. I did it...

    my pt so far has told me no swimming. I did it anyway at the gym the other day and it was fine. sticking to spin bike and my various knee strengthening exercises for now.
  6. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    thanks. I got some codes. they don't work...

    thanks. I got some codes. they don't work anymore. oh well. at least I get to ski.


    so, since I haven't been paying attention because I thought I wasn't going to be able to ski, what's skiing...
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    I almost got in a super bad wreck today right...

    I almost got in a super bad wreck today right after the tunnel heading west. It was around 7:45am, just cold enough that the road was slick, some precipitation to make it worse. Some dipshit had...
  8. thanks. I've been getting through it by making...

    thanks. I've been getting through it by making art, reading, and volunteering at an arts center for homeless people. I was pretty down at first but have managed to stave off the depression mostly....
  9. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    i know it's a long shot being that passes are...

    i know it's a long shot being that passes are only on sale for like 9 more days, but by chance does anyone have access to working discount codes? I tore my PCL in Sept and was told by my doc I was...
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    i know it's a long shot being that passes are...

    i know it's a long shot being that passes are only on sale for like 9 more days, but by chance does anyone have access to working discount codes? I tore my PCL in Sept and was told by my doc I was...
  11. went to my ortho at Steadman in Vail today and he...

    went to my ortho at Steadman in Vail today and he cleared me to ski groomers and do road biking. I'm probably going to spend December focusing on strength training and wait until Jan to ski but I'm...
  12. I can use the injured leg on the bike fine. I can...

    I can use the injured leg on the bike fine. I can do bodyweight single leg squats on that leg, as well. Haven't done anything weighted on that leg yet. I'm not going to buy a stationary bike. I'll...
  13. how's the skiing and MTB out there? edit: seems...

    how's the skiing and MTB out there? edit: seems the engineer job is gone.
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    you can get 16gb pretty cheap, no reason to...

    you can get 16gb pretty cheap, no reason to downgrade to 8. I got my Acer V15 Nitro Black laptop new for $1k. Has a Xeon processor and 1060 gtx card, 512gb SSD. Haven't had a single issue with it,...
  15. looks weird. I'll ask.

    looks weird. I'll ask.
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    lol @ calling a 3 dollar an hour raise a...

    lol @ calling a 3 dollar an hour raise a "skyrocket." Amazon workers make $11/hr. Job requires no experience, training, or skill. Ski Patrol at Beaver Creek pays $11/hr (or it did two years ago when...
  17. Thread: MCL question

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    so first off, I'd ask an ortho or physical...

    so first off, I'd ask an ortho or physical therapist this question rather than the internet. But I will say, based on how much pain i'm still experiencing from a PCL tear that happened 3 months ago,...
  18. thanks. Apples and oranges upset my stomach if I...

    thanks. Apples and oranges upset my stomach if I don't eat them with something else. but the rest would work. I'm working on it. Got a gym membership and did my first real workout since the injury...
  19. thanks

    thanks
  20. yeah i know my diet is the problem. When I'm...

    yeah i know my diet is the problem. When I'm skiing and/or biking everyday, I don't really have to worry about it because I burn enough calories to eat what I want. Being bored and not active is a...
  21. anyone found workouts to stay in shape with leg injuries?

    I'm about 3 months into a PCL tear recovery. no surgery, just PT. I've gained a ton of weight and need to get back into shape. I'm just now finally not wearing a giant metal knee brace. Anyone had...
  22. thanks! I'll have a look later.

    thanks! I'll have a look later.
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    I won't be skiing until march or later anyway....

    I won't be skiing until march or later anyway. torn ligament in my knee. Maybe I'll just get some good A/T tires that are snowflake rated.
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    trying to decide what to do for tires this year....

    trying to decide what to do for tires this year. I had Blizzaks on my truck last year. The snow/ice grip was phenomenal, but the tire life was really bad. Put them on in November. completely bald by...
  25. got it thanks, I'll look into it.

    got it thanks, I'll look into it.
  26. gee thanks, never heard of those, that's helpful....

    gee thanks, never heard of those, that's helpful. Yes, of course I've looked at classifieds, I'm trying to expand options. Networking and non listed jobs always works better than sending in cold...
  27. thanks. I don't have a construction management...

    thanks. I don't have a construction management degree, so usually can't find work with the big construction outfits.
  28. sure

    sure
  29. Looking for project manager/designer work in SLC or JH.

    Probably a long shot, but I figured I'd try it. I'm a senior project manager with many years of shop, management, and design experience in various fabrication and design related industries (custom...
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    I need a DH bike like I need another torn...

    I need a DH bike like I need another torn ligament in my knee after last season, but I want this in a bad way

    https://reviews.mtbr.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/20-WCMaribor19_BB020403.jpg
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    and they probably pay $8/hr and make you pay $500...

    and they probably pay $8/hr and make you pay $500 for mandatory room and board. That's how it was when I worked for them at GTNP.
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    the Cochise is really bad about this. me and a...

    the Cochise is really bad about this. me and a few of my buddies picked them up last year on a discount, we all ended up with the same problem. I would personally go straight for a dense HV or wrap...
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    I have a Float X2 I tuned for "poppy/playful" or...

    I have a Float X2 I tuned for "poppy/playful" or something like that with a Shockwiz. It's been good. I did pop a seal riding DH on it, fwiw.
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    I'm the OP. I tore ligaments in my knee doing...

    I'm the OP. I tore ligaments in my knee doing other sports and am out for the season. I went back to my office job career for a while so I could get real health insurance and have some PTO and sit at...
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    that went way cheaper than I would have guessed....

    that went way cheaper than I would have guessed. Makes you wonder if all those listings at 35k or 50k are too inflated and they're actually selling for way less.
  36. Thread: DPS Koala?

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    I'm 5'10 205 and have the 189. Like I mentioned...

    I'm 5'10 205 and have the 189. Like I mentioned above, I don't like them in tight terrain. Would personally go shorter if you plan on skiing a lot of trees etc. When I bought them, the DPS rep kept...
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    yeh. that's what I had. Awesome for driving in...

    yeh. that's what I had. Awesome for driving in snow. awful for durability not on snow.
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    they're grippy as hell in actual snow, too soft...

    they're grippy as hell in actual snow, too soft to leave on, though. now I know.
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    how'd you manage that? Do you have any tread...

    how'd you manage that? Do you have any tread left? I bought a brand new pair if Blizzaks in November. By May, there were almost completely smoked. granted, I was commuting 45 mins of interstate each...
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    just meant it can soften enough that it can be...

    just meant it can soften enough that it can be easier to strip the screw head.
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    Nordica Enforcer 100 or Blizzard Rustler 10....

    Nordica Enforcer 100 or Blizzard Rustler 10. Icelantics are crap. Stay away.
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    I wasn't offended or anything. didn't think much...

    I wasn't offended or anything. didn't think much of it. this forum is so abrasive some days, I don't notice it really anymore.

    at any rate, yes, epoxy is definitely better for Tele, which puts...
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    quicker, cheaper, less toxic, less messy. all...

    quicker, cheaper, less toxic, less messy. all reasons why. Also most factory binding screws are made of cream cheese, so when you heat up the epoxy, it often softens the screw as well. If ski shops...
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    I don't know about company website claims other...

    I don't know about company website claims other than Voile, I just know that Faction told us directly that they wouldn't warranty NTN mounts in their skis.

    on the spring-related tension on the...
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    some people don't do it. at all. Some people do...

    some people don't do it. at all. Some people do it alot. As far as we could tell at the shop, it was primarily people that were really aggressive about getting a knee down on NTN that ripped bindings...
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    A/T doesn't place the binding under tension when...

    A/T doesn't place the binding under tension when you lift your heel like an NTN binding does. The whole concept of NTN bindings, especially Outlaws, is that it increases the tension/stress on the toe...
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    duh. dunno why I didn't think of that.

    duh. dunno why I didn't think of that.
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    I disagree about the tele mount warranty issue. I...

    I disagree about the tele mount warranty issue. I worked at a shop last year and a fair (and increasing) number of ski manufacturers won't warranty NTN pullouts. Faction won't warranty any NTN...
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    his current skis are Blizzard Brahmas. He says he...

    his current skis are Blizzard Brahmas. He says he likes the shape and width, doesn't like how damp and heavy they are.
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    the original post is so dumb. of course a car...

    the original post is so dumb. of course a car with snow tires is going to be better in the snow than a car with summer tires. I dont think anyone looking for 4x4 or awd for their winter car is...
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