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    Have skied the F1's with Dynastar vertical...

    Have skied the F1's with Dynastar vertical eagles. Very light ski and 170cm. It's a nice set-up I wouldn't hesitate to ski in steep / challenging conditions given soft snow. On frozen, light and...
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    Mid-May on, much better prospects. I spent...

    Mid-May on, much better prospects. I spent several days in tent destroying winds that sent me into a tiny cave. Quietest place ever been while it roared outside and sunset view to boot. By Saturday...
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    My recollection of skiing the old chair up...

    My recollection of skiing the old chair up Bullion was, if the main lifts start to get crowded, we'll get more skiing done there so we did. Better skiing? Not really. It gets direct sun so melt-off...
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    Yeah, drivers on 410 can be genuine shitheads....

    Yeah, drivers on 410 can be genuine shitheads. Worse yet, some ski like they drive. I'm an early bird so the occasional Elk is as bad as it gets.
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    Well, this ends my 50+ year tenure at Crustal....

    Well, this ends my 50+ year tenure at Crustal. Fuck Frank and his Alterra sharp pencils. Given a La Nina winter with 6 different atmospheric river events and a mountain you rarely could ski to it's...
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    S'all good. Figured some better context would...

    S'all good. Figured some better context would show the humor of it.
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    Uh excuse me but never said I wore a resort or...

    Uh excuse me but never said I wore a resort or patrol jacket. It was a close enough look that the folks behind didn't catch on which tells a bit about their over-all mountain knowledge. Never...
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    Gives a memory of walking up to the face above a...

    Gives a memory of walking up to the face above a Crystal Mtn. run (first bootpack) and four guys start behind us on a fast clip. Having the correct color and fabric pattern as the revered patrollers,...
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    Their "offering" sounds about equal to the costs...

    Their "offering" sounds about equal to the costs they avoided by not running / staffing a significant number of advertised and available lifts. No need to patrol that 60% of the terrain not open too....
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    My experiment by accident; One pole had a loose...

    My experiment by accident; One pole had a loose adjuster & crept up an inch. Okay, feels a little different but still working. Run later, it's 2 inches. Halfway down, 3.5", bottom it crept up maybe...
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    Pretty big totals coming & lots of wind. Monday...

    Pretty big totals coming & lots of wind. Monday likely to be a bit limited but have 3 days to play up there.
    Be a' lookin for some mags in this pow frenzy at the big C ! Ski ya there.
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    Oh somewhere between my armpits and shoulders...

    Oh somewhere between my armpits and shoulders oughta work. The venerable Bob Burns says so!
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    Whatever happened to Hookey-bobbin? Surely some...

    Whatever happened to Hookey-bobbin? Surely some of the collective here have enjoyed a brisk slide hanging on to a rear bumper. Hitching between Ketchum & Warm springs long time back, a VW bus pulls...
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    Skiing was pretty decent....most places. Weekend...

    Skiing was pretty decent....most places. Weekend masses, visibility, and selective grooming made for some interesting moments. Only lament, Coffee was being sold in 5 oz. tiny cups in the Campbell...
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    Thank you for the beta. I found this in a google...

    Thank you for the beta. I found this in a google search & thought worth sharing;
    "While there has never yet been a wholesale removal of a wilderness from the National Wilderness Preservation...
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    Skied Miriam basin with a patroller & then...

    Skied Miriam basin with a patroller & then several more runs in there a couple years ago. For many, it's just a right hand 90 degree turn off a groomer or alternatively, the hike up Hogback offers...
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    Similar skier density to the mid-sixties,...

    Similar skier density to the mid-sixties, week-end crowd when Poma #2 got you up that hill. No need to roll / groom anything, it's taken care of.
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    In 1969 a guy who co-directed a ski school I was...

    In 1969 a guy who co-directed a ski school I was doing a seminar with took me to that (Crystal) hill and three of us shoveled our asses off til we had a 10' kicker and perfect in-run. It took a full...
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    The costs went up by a lot with new ownership,...

    The costs went up by a lot with new ownership, too much for what you get. But I come from the old days when it was doable for people managing on a budget. If you look at the available terrain, it...
  20. Thread: Found Music

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    Played Eric Burdon Declares War today. Forgotten...

    Played Eric Burdon Declares War today. Forgotten CD I stuck in a box 25 years ago. That guy could sing and the band was tight as hell. Still sounding good after 50 years. Y'all remember "spill the...
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    Like my buddy in Quality Control at an aerospace...

    Like my buddy in Quality Control at an aerospace company would say; "Hey it's early round here, a lot could still go right"
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    Blackcomb, early 90's a friend & I were at a busy...

    Blackcomb, early 90's a friend & I were at a busy bar that played electronica / dance stuff. Start looking around and notice a weathered face, bearded guy at a corner table with a pair of 20 somethin...
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    If you're a lighter person and don't mach around,...

    If you're a lighter person and don't mach around, the best weight factor to performance might be the Marker Squires. I've skied them on Bluehouse Maestro's, DPS Lotus 120's, and Atomic Vantage cti...
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    And....retailers start the clear out the...

    And....retailers start the clear out the merchandise fire sales
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    Rope tows that took you off the ground. Paradise...

    Rope tows that took you off the ground. Paradise had one. There were others. Stuck (springs) Poma lift seats too. Nothing like rotating, feet off the snow hoping your skis hit the track in alignment...
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    Dick Hard was a cousin of my neighbors. U.W....

    Dick Hard was a cousin of my neighbors. U.W. football player, damn big dude. In high school, attendance roster was being taken in class. Naturally the teach calls out for, you guessed it, Hard, Dick....
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    Gotta throw this out. Toni Sailer was winning...

    Gotta throw this out. Toni Sailer was winning Olympic golds in the 50's, marketing his ski brand in the late 60's, and selling high dollar ski clothing after that. Had his fiberglass hollow channel...
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    Brand new Hanson boots converted to a pair of...

    Brand new Hanson boots converted to a pair of table lamps. Not worthy of the Smithsonian modern art museum but they did look pretty cool.
  29. Line supernatural 86's? Corbett's had the 2019's...

    Line supernatural 86's? Corbett's had the 2019's for a little over 200.00 a pair after exchange earlier in the year. 2020's look like in the 349.00 arena from sources but may be a deal out there.
  30. I've had three tears over maybe a 6 year span. An...

    I've had three tears over maybe a 6 year span. An MRI was used to isolate pieces of floaty tissue and determine the degree of the problem. In all instances, a good (now retired) specialist used a...
  31. I get that, they aren't seen on wider ski's for a...

    I get that, they aren't seen on wider ski's for a reason. Anyway, pondering a 100 +/- a couple mm mount & the 95 brakes would need some dremel work and/ or light bending. I'd think that the 100mm...
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
  33. Head PRD Binding rails / brakes source?

    Been looking for some extra rails and the 110mm brakes used with the PRD binding system. I located a few retailers but the rub is, they want you to purchase bindings, then sell you rails & brakes. I...
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    Wire thieves suck. Day 6 and no phone service...

    Wire thieves suck. Day 6 and no phone service yet. Last week they used a truck to knock some poles down and cut the phone service wire. Maybe got 100.00, service provider is out maybe 50K and still...
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    There may be a spot over by the original...

    There may be a spot over by the original chairlift. People park & hike the hill to the top lift shack unless access has changed. It is residential though and home owners did gawk a bit. Does the...
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    Sun Valley parking lot used to have a small...

    Sun Valley parking lot used to have a small section behind a snow bank (far north part) for employee vehicles but it is probably monitored closely or doesn't exist anymore. My brother kept a small...
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    I learned parallel turns on my own but got some...

    I learned parallel turns on my own but got some Dad help when 8 or so. Maybe more intuitive to me but persisted through the falls, sitting back too far, weird snow, Sears and Roebuck wooden boards...
  38. Been waiting for them mushrooms too and they'll...

    Been waiting for them mushrooms too and they'll be back soon. No... not those ones, Chantrelles, Oysters, and Lobsters from the local woods. This is good!
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    Just got back from Victoria last evening. The...

    Just got back from Victoria last evening. The ferries are busy, weekends so bad that a reservation would be a damn good idea. I scrapped a trip last Sunday due to this. Tsawwassen / Swartz bay was...
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    A little more on the ArriveCAN process. It did...

    A little more on the ArriveCAN process. It did accept my second attempt down-loads and proceeded through pages of questions. After satisfying that stuff, I was asked for my quarantine location,...
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    So there is a new requirement, ArriveCAN. I...

    So there is a new requirement, ArriveCAN. I filled out every box, uploaded my vaccination records, then got denied!! My mother is in late stage Dementia and may remember who I am for a few more...
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    Can't happen soon enough. My mother is in late...

    Can't happen soon enough. My mother is in late stage dementia in a senior care home in Victoria. I hope she can still converse and share the joy of a re-union but it won't take the place of all the...
  43. Looking for: Head/Tyrolia power rails (prd 12 bindings)

    Hey, looking for a set of power rails for Head / Tyrolia bindings that affix to them. Retailers I have contacted seem to have them but won't sell unless you buy a complete binding package and want a...
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    This is an interesting discussion. Does the...

    This is an interesting discussion. Does the firmer flex and ability to drive weight toward the tip matter and when? A lot of good technical skiers ride more upright and IMO rely on good footbeds /...
  45. Been sayin this forever, watch the last week of...

    Been sayin this forever, watch the last week of March, sometimes epic. I recall driving up to Crustal on 3/27, think it was 1975. Snowed hard from the claw all the way up. Guy in a Porsche 911 blows...
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    Didn't see your post til today. I'm 5' 9", 150...

    Didn't see your post til today. I'm 5' 9", 150 lbs. and ski's range between 180 to 172. The 177 Monster reviewed favorably with some folks heavier than myself so the 177 felt right.
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    I'm partial to Lange XT Free 130's from a few...

    I'm partial to Lange XT Free 130's from a few years back. The alpine soles can swap out for the tread (climbing) soles which I've never used. Very good fit out of the box, warm, and they ski as well...
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    Took my new, old stock 177's out to see how they...

    Took my new, old stock 177's out to see how they did on icy groomers that eventually warmed to a nice edgy condition. 100% groomer day & had my daily's in the roof box just in case. I'm totally...
  49. CL for sale: Tecnica ZG Tour Guide, 150.00

    Seattle area CL has a pair in 28.0 /28.5 looked pretty good, not high milers but 17/18 maybe?
    150.00 not a bad deal.
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    I tend to think about stop points and sluffs...

    I tend to think about stop points and sluffs trailing me. Sometimes the volume of snow cascading down is sufficient to do some harm & around tree wells, worse. I was side slammed off a little cliff...
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