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    Tried a bunch of whacky skin arrangements over...

    Tried a bunch of whacky skin arrangements over the years. The fat skin/skinny ski thing presented the following issues, none which were total disasters or deal breakers but some compromise was...
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    Don't do this. Failed experiment...well, not...

    Don't do this. Failed experiment...well, not experiment, rather; absolutely necessary emergency liner toebox amputation in the middle of a long ski tour day. Length is improved but toes get cold. ...
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    Truth. Ski toured and heli skied a number of...

    Truth.

    Ski toured and heli skied a number of seasons on custom tip rockered, 190cm Volant Ti Chubbs (88mm waist?) IIRC, we had some classic coastal seasons back then with pretty consistent...
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    Sand skiing nostaligia stoke! Fuck yeah!!! ...

    Sand skiing nostaligia stoke! Fuck yeah!!!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=hnnjuHID1qY&feature=emb_lo go
  5. First test of direct skin exposure to cold temps...

    First test of direct skin exposure to cold temps during a ski tour. Baby steps; this tour was no shirt. Hoping to eventually test no shirt/no pants, just shorts. Temps were minus 5 -7C, winds...
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    2nd and 3rd means we still get a podium finish...

    2nd and 3rd means we still get a podium finish Gary.

    Awesome little outing. It was an honor to ski with the Mayor of Shames back on his tenured terrain.

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    Same problem. I tried a pretty large variety of...

    Same problem. I tried a pretty large variety of regular sunglasses and sportsheilds and none did the job. sunnies and sportshields without a protruding rim/frame above the lens fared a bit better...
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    My sig other switched from Rossi S7's to Armada...

    My sig other switched from Rossi S7's to Armada JJ 1.0's of comparable length. She prefers the JJ's on the groomers and in right side up pow. The S7's floated a bit better in bottomless.

    Though...
  9. Update. Been employing pseudo Wim Hof breathing...

    Update. Been employing pseudo Wim Hof breathing consistently during my 5 day a week, one hour uphill hiking sessions since Aug. Recently switched to ski touring and continued with the breathing...
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    304056 ...

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    https://dangerousminds.net/comments/bank_of_canada_urges_star_trek_fans_to_stop_spocking_their_fivers?fbclid=IwAR22fpa1xKPLR_P8AKq6_apom_b7MBdbGrQ6Dtnm4BTtk1eNGOlOFWaJli0
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoRAqGylWx4&list=R...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoRAqGylWx4&list=RDGoRAqGylWx4&start_radio =1
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    Not sweating while ski touring uphill. Eternally...

    Not sweating while ski touring uphill. Eternally grateful.
  13. Not ski related but I got stuck in the bush and...

    Not ski related but I got stuck in the bush and spent an unplanned night totally unprepared in freezing temps a coupa years ago. Got wet and cold. Was a shivering mess till dawn when i walked out...
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    Skiing conditions were quite acceptable today on...

    Skiing conditions were quite acceptable today on the surface of the moon, glademaster.

    Dawn patrol @ Shames. It was actually kinda perfect. Mostly sunny sky, a slight hint of wind, cold temps....
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    From zero to hero. Quite the dump. Over...

    From zero to hero.

    Quite the dump. Over 100cms of snow depth at treeline at Shames.

    Bell 2 lodge reporting 200cms of hs at treeline and heard there's around 300cms in parts of the alpine from...
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    Had sand to slay, laid some chain. 303529

    Had sand to slay, laid some chain.

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    No snow, no rain in 'Loops. Overcast sky, plus 3...

    No snow, no rain in 'Loops. Overcast sky, plus 3 at valley bottom with a stiff, cool sw breeze at ridgetop...of the sand pit.

    Couldn't have asked for better weather or slope conditions to slay...
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    exhaust pipe got ripped off car 4x4ing. no heat...

    exhaust pipe got ripped off car 4x4ing. no heat going to it any longer, so, ski strap to hold teeter tottering muffler level and tight. Not one september turn was missed due to the hour delay in...
  19. Regarding talk of leashes vs....

    Regarding talk of leashes vs. brakes...liabilities for both. IMO, the biggest elephant in the room issue with brakes on skis used for real backcountry conditions is that they generally don't do...
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  22. Was just thinkin'; wonder if there's a thread...

    Was just thinkin'; wonder if there's a thread about the king of ski straps. Yup, there is. Bumped the "many uses for a voile strap" thread. Now i'm wondrin'...will the number of different uses...
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    bump. 303319

    bump.

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  24. Sure did. Two poles attached end to end and...

    Sure did. Two poles attached end to end and extended to max. Hooked handle strap around binding heel piece and baby'd it out. Another good reason to replace floppy, limp fabric straps...the rubber...
  25. No brakes, no leashes, pre release. Runaway ski...

    No brakes, no leashes, pre release. Runaway ski starting with glide ending with a few tomahawks into a crevasse. :eek:

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    Thanks for that perspective on boot shell ankle...

    Thanks for that perspective on boot shell ankle area lateral expansion phenomenon. I guess i'm inherently biased against it due to years of skiing the dinosaur era touring boots like the dynafit tlt...
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    Did some fit/flex testing of this boot a few...

    Did some fit/flex testing of this boot a few weeks ago; in store, room temp. Examined the ski/walk mode lever and how the upper and lower cuff locking mechanisms function. IIRC (correct me if i'm...
  28. Yeah, NCN...it's a bit of a mess. I'll delete...

    Yeah, NCN...it's a bit of a mess. I'll delete thread and start from scratch at some point.
  29. Custom adjustable forward flex mod for Dynafit Vulcans

    I've always desired ski touring boots with in field, easily and quickly adjustable forward flex. Present era touring boots that offer flex adjustment options like re/re tongues of various...
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    Hey xxx'er; details are a bit fuzzy due to time...

    Hey xxx'er; details are a bit fuzzy due to time elapsed but I did fit/flex testing of both boots compared to Vulcans without tongue/no flex stops.

    Tried all boots with stock liners, vulcan stock...
  31. Awesome, thanks for the feedback so far. The...

    Awesome, thanks for the feedback so far. The issue of wet snow sticking to base is a consideration cause the skis would be used a low elevations featuring a >70 percent moist/wet snowpack. I have...
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    A ski guide I work with his some experience with...

    A ski guide I work with his some experience with this stuff and during a discussion, mentioned a temp range but I can't remember. I'll get more beta at the lfh training week in mid dec.

    As for...
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    Lol; less dangerous but also less style points...

    Lol; less dangerous but also less style points than bottle jack method. Bottle jacks = max steeze.
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    Pretty good idea, actually. Figure out a jig and...

    Pretty good idea, actually. Figure out a jig and construct a hot box around it. Place skis in the unit, calibrate, add the heat...set it and forget it till it cools into the new form. Keep...
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    Night shift. 302767

    Night shift.

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    Maybe ten minutes including moving ladder from...

    Maybe ten minutes including moving ladder from shed to back yard lawn and back to shed again. lol.
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    Just reefing up with my arms. Pull tails up till...

    Just reefing up with my arms. Pull tails up till wood core starts making crackling sounds...lower ski, move it back a bit and crank on it a few more times.
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    I'll be attempting a non ghetto reduction of tip...

    I'll be attempting a non ghetto reduction of tip and tail rocker on some Volkl 2's in a little while and will report back.

    In the mean time... My custom enhanced tip rockered K2 Darksides kinda...
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    I second the shoe goo recommendation. And since...

    I second the shoe goo recommendation. And since i'm lazy, i'd bypass the secondary/redundancy measure of sewing.
  40. Anyone using the Marquette Backcountry Ski?

    Don't know how these flew under my radar for so long. I just became aware of them while reading about the whole Backcountry.com legal thingy a few days ago. They look like the perfect tool for what...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkmEIsPxrgI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkmEIsPxrgI
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    My own issues are different but FWIW, here's my...

    My own issues are different but FWIW, here's my long term, full report.

    Undiagnosed Celiac disease until 2012 with a lifetime of g.i. issues including long term, chronic acid reflux. I took tums...
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    Good intel. I'm using the luxury hv liners and...

    Good intel. I'm using the luxury hv liners and though the fit is fine, some issues present themselves at times that cause some weirdness. For example. On ski touring days where there's a lot of...
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    Bell 2/Redflat Creek showing a 145cms snowpack...

    Bell 2/Redflat Creek showing a 145cms snowpack depth just below treeline today.

    Damn fine start in that part of the neighborhood.

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    I just went through a round of fit/flex testing...

    I just went through a round of fit/flex testing and thought that the ZGTP fit ever so slightly shorter in length (just a hair more contact pressure on front of toes) than the Scout in a size 25.5. ...
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    Just in case you're unsuccessful in yer quest......

    Just in case you're unsuccessful in yer quest... I have old beat up pairs of 180 and 184 cm rocker 2s with solly rental bindings that i'll be testing this winter to see what size is optimal. If I...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr7n_NLeJQE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr7n_NLeJQE
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    Would tip extenderz help? Saved my jjs and a...

    Would tip extenderz help? Saved my jjs and a buddy's jj 2.0s from tip dive and lack of planing in bottomless or upside down conditions.

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    "This man tested Canada's tax laws by moving in a...

    "This man tested Canada's tax laws by moving in a canoe — and wonCampfire wood, bagged ice and provincial park receipts accepted as moving expenses"...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOyU_vqXf7s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOyU_vqXf7s
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