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    Been doing the Wim Hof/cold shower thing for a...

    Been doing the Wim Hof/cold shower thing for a few months now. With the change in seasonal temps lately, the cold water just got colder over the past week and now feels really cold. It's annoying.
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    Hypothetical nuclear waste danger elimination...

    Hypothetical nuclear waste danger elimination strategy via blasting it with lasers to knock the protons out of the nucleus. Eezee peezee.
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  3. Great, thanks for the thoughts. The part where u...

    Great, thanks for the thoughts. The part where u say: "...just go until it starts making cracking sounds and stop adding pressure..." is similar to the feedback I anticipate when bending more...
  4. GregL: Just curious if you've ever 'reverse...

    GregL: Just curious if you've ever 'reverse punched' the lateral portions of the dynafit mercury cuffs to reduce volume/more naturally follow the contours of skiers with average width ankles but...
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    I'm outta town slayin' sand and gravel in other...

    I'm outta town slayin' sand and gravel in other parts of the province, A.P.

    I'm thinkin' the terrace area experienced a full thermonuclear, pineapple express driven monsoon meltdown. Hopefully...
  6. A delayed start to the ski season due to lack of...

    A delayed start to the ski season due to lack of snow used to annoy me. Not any more.

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    No pow? No problem. Gravel skiing conditions...

    No pow? No problem. Gravel skiing conditions are all time. West side road stash delivered....the cliff out line presented some legit exposure. Fun.

    Also, I didn't realize that sand/gravel...
  8. I know a guy that has a 5 or 6 year old stock...

    I know a guy that has a 5 or 6 year old stock uv-5r for exactly the purposes you described. It works amazingly well for the price and what it is. Range is a bit limited for calling kms on Canadian...
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    Just found a decent gravel ski pitch that has...

    Just found a decent gravel ski pitch that has potential. Needs grooming though. Workable as is for techy, pivot turns but for the better feeling, carefree long radius slarves, all the bigger rocks...
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    Did some in shop fit/flex testing of some Tour...

    Did some in shop fit/flex testing of some Tour Pros and Scouts. The one crucial test I forgot to do is the torsional twisting test with boot locked into tech toe piece, heel in tour mode on skis and...
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    Why not just dig a hole in the backyard in...

    Why not just dig a hole in the backyard in suitable dimensions and shape, backfill,shape/compact soil just right to support the contours of a reclined human body, drop a big piece of greenhouse poly...
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    A few notes on liner length fit. A nuclear...

    A few notes on liner length fit. A nuclear option for liners that feel too short: Cut the toe box off and reinstall the section forward a bit and fill the gap with some foam....dunno if it's a...
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    Photos of the area?

    Photos of the area?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJlN9jdQFSc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJlN9jdQFSc
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    Buddy just sent me this version. Harmonies are...

    Buddy just sent me this version. Harmonies are nice.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhhEHuChFck&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1utfj cwTrVXUYdp9lBx6Bq6sB3pSu1IecMruy3tNsc__TvuqkPuZMNS 6o
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    Cautiously interested. Curious in what areas the...

    Cautiously interested. Curious in what areas the shells were expanded during molding, if so. I have a low instep, flat, duck feet.
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    I've seen the pin sockets worn in a coupla...

    I've seen the pin sockets worn in a coupla buddies high mileage boots. In their boots the specific issue was the sockets were notched/grooved vertically in the hole...can't recall exactly at what...
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    Doctor stoppage...for that? ...

    Doctor stoppage...for that? ........................... Masvidal ahead by a mile but Diaz is a final mile fighter. Who knows how it woulda went. Argh!!!!!!!!!
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    Great prelims! gonna try my hand at fight...

    Great prelims!

    gonna try my hand at fight calls again...

    diaz, gastelum, thompson, lewis, gillespie, anderson
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    Bucket list line. Can still remember the pre...

    Bucket list line. Can still remember the pre first turn jitterz. Just how will the dry moss ski? Skied really well.

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    Floating around the general area for the next...

    Floating around the general area for the next week and a bit...but if the Gorge looks like it's probable after some snowfall, could extend the trip for sure. Spot forecast for Queest shows some hope.
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    Thanks for the rec, hefe. Completed the trifecta...

    Thanks for the rec, hefe. Completed the trifecta of mec, staytuned and fresh air. All were great with friendly service and vibe. Tested all the remaining boots I was lookin' for and found a bunch...
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    Constructed tall enough, this should fix it for...

    Constructed tall enough, this should fix it for ya. :biggrin:

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    Rather than inciting the joe average in...

    Rather than inciting the joe average in lunchrooms everywhere, I vote for him to throw down with yer high school bud Joey Shithead instead. Should be some good verbal sparring. My money's on...
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    Poll: JFC....... and I can't even blame the morning...

    JFC....... and I can't even blame the morning tequila 'cause today is teetotling tuesday. Idiot.
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    Dunno but the new best practices includes...

    Dunno but the new best practices includes adjustable ramp angle and lower lumber support for yer buds with low back issues.

    Just sayin'.
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    Poll: Yea and Nay ===> Dead heat! Neck and neck! ...

    Yea and Nay ===> Dead heat! Neck and neck! How far to the finish line?

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    I'm sure once they get Don Cherry on board for...

    I'm sure once they get Don Cherry on board for the marketing/advertising blitz...there will be bitumen hockey pucks. Wouldn't surprise me if they did a one off Edmonton/Calgary game using the...
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    Some interesting tech innovations that could lead...

    Some interesting tech innovations that could lead to safer transport of bitumen to our coastal shipping terminals. Great to see that the human capacity for brainstorming solutions to pressing...
  31. What about the powder cape? Izzit making a...

    What about the powder cape? Izzit making a comeback yet?

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    I'm rollin', u hatin'? Street cred at the skate...

    I'm rollin', u hatin'? Street cred at the skate park. Need a clear lens to see the transition, air the tabletop and time the pump track.

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    Interesting comparo of the various methods of...

    Interesting comparo of the various methods of cleaning headlights. The pro method looks optimum but damn that's a lot of $$$, elbow grease and time. Bug spray for the ghettowerx win. The second...
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    I was thinking about this the other day while...

    I was thinking about this the other day while fit/flex testing the Hoji Free, Hawx xtd 130 and Tecnica Scout in various ski shops.

    A coupla ideas:

    1. Shops dedicate some space in a staff...
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    just a data point; cleaning headlights as needed...

    just a data point; cleaning headlights as needed with DEET bug spray/paper towel does a really good job of deyellowing/restoring transparency.
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    Damn, that was a great fight to watch. Great to...

    Damn, that was a great fight to watch. Great to see all the variety of skills, strategy and reactions by both fighters. Much respect to Maia for the win; 41 years old and almost tied with Cowboy...
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    Hey Okanagan peeps; are there any Kelowna ski...

    Hey Okanagan peeps; are there any Kelowna ski shops other than MEC that sell ski touring boots? Looking to do some fit testing. Thanks!
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    Wow, u weren't kidding. Solid El Dumpemundo. ...

    Wow, u weren't kidding. Solid El Dumpemundo.

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    Poll: Yes. I ski tour most of the time and just had...

    Yes. I ski tour most of the time and just had too much faffing frustration of fawking around with gaitors when switching from ski/tour/ski mode, and mid run adjustments of buckles or power straps. ...
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    Damn, poor Jorge. He was finally gonna stack...

    Damn, poor Jorge. He was finally gonna stack some major benjamine$
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    Poll: No. Also cut gaitors outta goretex ski pants...

    No.

    Also cut gaitors outta goretex ski pants immediately after purchase. Useless, frustrating, piece of shit faffing fuckers.
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    E bike hub drive of this unit and a guy could...

    E bike hub drive of this unit and a guy could prolly make it up the mcrae road and trail for a good ways if snow condischions were right?

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  44. Just got back from an in store fit and flex test...

    Just got back from an in store fit and flex test of some 130's.

    Did a/b comparo to some 3 year old modified dynafit vulcans.

    Stock hawx with unmolded stock liner fit pretty good off the shelf. ...
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    Tesla Powerwall should be sufficient. :D ...

    Tesla Powerwall should be sufficient. :D

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    Love the e bike stuff...emoped or e assist. ...

    Love the e bike stuff...emoped or e assist. Gonna make awesome stock material for the e assist ski touring skinning mod. Pull hub drive wheel off bike, attach to linkage system mounted to ski top...
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    Would've eliminated the oxymoron if she ran for a...

    Would've eliminated the oxymoron if she ran for a Progressive Conservative party.
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    I recall the most profound insight gleaned from...

    I recall the most profound insight gleaned from the experience of heightened awareness elicited from ingestion of the spore sample kit.

    Railways serve two purposes:

    1. Transportation of goods...
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    I ain't a greenthumb guy but my g.f. is and uses...

    I ain't a greenthumb guy but my g.f. is and uses leaves for her garden beds for something. We have a pretty big resident canadian maple tree that hucks down a lot of leaves every fall. I used to...
  50. Well, that setup didn't get much use, maybe a...

    Well, that setup didn't get much use, maybe a dozen ski touring outings or so. No worse for wear and they survived summer storage without any major adhesion fail. A few bubbles of poly delam but...
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