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    Me want to try! Hoping to get a solid old man...

    Me want to try! Hoping to get a solid old man group going there.

    Now I just gotta heal up from the skiing AND the biking injuries. :(
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    Never tried this exact experiment with the XTD...

    Never tried this exact experiment with the XTD 130s, but the overall calf and ankle volume of the shell is on the low side, such that even with the stock liner I don’t have to buckle the upper...
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    One more data point: with skinny calves, I feel...

    One more data point: with skinny calves, I feel much better with my XTD 130s at the most forward lean position (17 degrees I think?). If I use the more upright setting, I feel like I need to add big...
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    Thanks gregorys! You aren’t too old to learn a...

    Thanks gregorys!

    You aren’t too old to learn a 360, promise. My old man park partner was 44yo when he did his first 360 ever in my back yard, and 1.5 seasons later he is doing them consistently...
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    Hells yeah SJG! Get some on that skateboard this...

    Hells yeah SJG! Get some on that skateboard this summer!

    Auvgeek - I realized just now that I had misread what you said above. You are right handed, you spin naturally left off jumps, but you ride...
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    Holy shit, respect to Whatford’s blade skills. ...

    Holy shit, respect to Whatford’s blade skills.

    I picked up a pair of regular blades already, pretty damn fun. Thanks Moment.

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    Shedd- yeah, that T set 360 will help you stay on...

    Shedd- yeah, that T set 360 will help you stay on axis. Gotta make sure your eyes/head stay up too when setting the spin, itís so easy to look down in the direction of the spin on takeoff.
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    I haven’t bought any of this stuff from SkiMo,...

    I haven’t bought any of this stuff from SkiMo, but it seems like they have what you need...
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    Hmmm, let’s see: when I’m in the park, I wear MTB...

    Hmmm, let’s see: when I’m in the park, I wear MTB pads under my Arcteryx shell, my boots have tech fittings and a walk mode, and I smell like Icy Hot with a whiff of desperation mixed in. So I guess...
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    Well, I didn’t get the season I was hoping for...

    Well, I didn’t get the season I was hoping for this winter, but I was grateful to get any season at all post-ACL repair.

    https://vimeo.com/331146090

    I hope some of you other old men got out...
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    I’m in the minority, but I dislike camber in...

    I’m in the minority, but I dislike camber in general. I much prefer the loose feel of flat or subtle reverse camber skis. Hold an edge well enough on piste once they are tipped over, much more...
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    Black Crows Daemon: ex wife has it and likes it...

    Black Crows Daemon: ex wife has it and likes it
    Black Crows Corvus: a bit wider but looks good
    Old reverse camber Volkl Mantra
    Old Rossignol Scimitar: I own and love
    4Frnt Raven: I own but as a...
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    Haha!!! If I’m skiing those in more than a foot...

    Haha!!! If I’m skiing those in more than a foot of pow, please feel free to slap some sense into me.

    On a serious note though, I couldn’t nosebutter those blades, no way no how. They are the...
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    Do I need a separate thread for Mount Your Own...

    Do I need a separate thread for Mount Your Own F*cking Snowblades?

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    Looking hawt with the blue STH14s IMHO. Mounted at -1 cm from TC like today’s progressive freestyle snowblades should...
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    I had the Smith I/Os for three seasons, switched...

    I had the Smith I/Os for three seasons, switched to Anon M2 this year. Overall, I’ve liked it. Much bigger field of vision than the Smith I/O. No fogging issues. Ski UT, not a sweaty dude, YMMV, blah...
  16. Ok, I’m going to offer a different perspective...

    Ok, I’m going to offer a different perspective here. Obviously, YMMV.

    I drank the subtle reverse camber koolaid a long time ago. Over the past decade, I’ve owned the old metal Volkl Katana, the...
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    I was thinking about this exact question the...

    I was thinking about this exact question the other day, but without the vacuum component. Could you do something to keep the plastic of the heel cool and thus nonmalleable during the process? Ice in...
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    Don’t next years Atomic Hawx Ultra 130s come with...

    Don’t next years Atomic Hawx Ultra 130s come with GripWalk soles?
  19. Thread: Tramp Skis

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    Hahaha!! As a tramp park lover, I will tell you...

    Hahaha!! As a tramp park lover, I will tell you they get mad if you are wearing shorts with zippers.

    Metal edges on snowblades, even with tape? No chance IMHO.

    Plus, except maybe for practicing...
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    No experience in the Lange ZB, but lots of...

    No experience in the Lange ZB, but lots of experience in the Lange Freetour XT 130 LV. Daily driver for 2.5 seasons, 150+ resort days. And if you love the tight heel pocket of the ZB, you may be...
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    This...

    This...
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    Agree with burrito above. I will say skiing my...

    Agree with burrito above.

    I will say skiing my Scimitars switch at -2cm from TC feels more natural than skiing my Sickles switch at -6cm from TC. They both work, but a mount point of around -1cm...
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    Is the main thing you like about the Devastator...

    Is the main thing you like about the Devastator the subtle reverse camber, the fact that itís got a mount point of around -5cm from TC, or the fact that it is almost a full twin tip?

    Never skied...
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    Thanks pretzel. How tall/heavy are you? At 5’9”...

    Thanks pretzel. How tall/heavy are you? At 5’9” and 150lbs, a true length of 184cm doesn’t sound too bad as a pow ski length for me.

    Lastly, how easy are they to pivot? I usually ride skis with...
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    Any more TGR feedback on these? The Blister...

    Any more TGR feedback on these? The Blister reviewer calling it his “favorite inbounds pow ski of all time” has me intrigued. A heavy, progressively mounted, super damp bulldozer of a ski sounds...
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    Yeah SJG!! Go out there and git sum again! I’m...

    Yeah SJG!! Go out there and git sum again!

    I’m relying on you guys to keep the old man park stoke flowing... I’m hoping it will prevent me from going out there and trying shit before my knee is...
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    Hells yeah Chicken!! That 360 will come around...

    Hells yeah Chicken!!

    That 360 will come around no problem, you look plenty comfortable on those 180s and straight airs.

    And cheers to Vitamin I, great to meet you Saturday. Sorry we didn’t get...
  28. Thread: Bent Chet 120

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    Yessss! Mounted at recommended line? What...

    Yessss!

    Mounted at recommended line?

    What brake size on the Tectons?
  29. Thread: Bent Chet 120

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    In a bad way ? The Blister review of the BC...

    In a bad way ?

    The Blister review of the BC 120 has me hot and bothered too. I hand fondled some in the shop, seemed soft at the tips and tails but not ridiculously so. And fukking light.
  30. Thread: 4FRNT Inthayne

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    You rock, thanks KC

    You rock, thanks KC
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    Leelau, or anyone else with experience in both...

    Leelau, or anyone else with experience in both boots: how do the ZG Tour Pro compare to the Atomic Hawx XTD 120/130 overall? I know the XTD is 100-200 gm heavier depending on the liner used, but I’m...
  32. Thread: 4FRNT Inthayne

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    Damn. I can’t ski due to injury and your review...

    Damn. I can’t ski due to injury and your review still has me pretty excited, kc_7777.

    Some data points if you have time:
    1) straight pull length on the 181cm? (You don’t have the 188cm, correct?)...
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    I know the TGR crowd is not usually inclined to...

    I know the TGR crowd is not usually inclined to look to Newschoolers for advice or knowledge. But these summaries are really good, and they are a perfect starting point to begin your own old man...
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    2nd the Lenz socks. I’ve used both the old...

    2nd the Lenz socks. I’ve used both the old versions with the heating element just under the toes and the new ones with the heating element wrapping around the toe cap. Not very bulky, works fine in...
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    I would second this notion. I skied my Lange XT...

    I would second this notion. I skied my Lange XT 130 LVs with a Zipfit liner and an expert Booster strap as my only inbound boot for two seasons now. It’s not quite a true fixed spine 130 flex boot in...
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    Well, despite two physical exams to the contrary,...

    Well, despite two physical exams to the contrary, my MRI showed both my ACL and MCL to be torn, and a significant hit to the lateral meniscus. Damn.

    ACL and meniscal repair today, so Iíve got a...
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    Well, my luck finally ran out... after a full...

    Well, my luck finally ran out... after a full season of pushing it doing this:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1raEpGglLPh8UCo7I0d3rEa2nFf8oSh6l/view

    I then turned 40yo and promptly tore my MCL...
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    Damn GM! That is some seriously deep blower pow....

    Damn GM! That is some seriously deep blower pow. Good on ya!!
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    That’s funny, Fuzz is my neighbor up the street....

    That’s funny, Fuzz is my neighbor up the street. His daughter was my kids primary babysitter for two plus years before she left for college.

    How do you know the Feddersens?
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    Thanks Detrusor. Miss that guy already......

    Thanks Detrusor.

    Miss that guy already... let’s go ski some laps together for Ryan this winter.
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    Just in case you guys really want to see some bad...

    Just in case you guys really want to see some bad old man park skiing and even worse filming and editing to get pumped up for next season, here you go.
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    I have the 184cm Raven from a few years ago,...

    I have the 184cm Raven from a few years ago, white and blue with carbon stringers. And I love it for touring. The blister gear review of it is pretty spot on. The only conditions I haven’t liked it...
  43. Thread: 4FRNT Inthayne

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    Thanks Knipping! This years version looks like...

    Thanks Knipping!

    This years version looks like it comes in with narrower waist, turning radius reduced to 25m, and a lighter core at 2050 gm for the 188cm. Me want for sidecountry!

    ...
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    InThayne Owners... anymore feed back? Tell me...

    InThayne Owners... anymore feed back? Tell me more about these skis!!!

    I love 4FRNTs straight shapes, damp layups, and progressive mount points. Trying to justify a pair of InThaynes for a...
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    Since I’m an old dog skier, I had to sneak in...

    Since I’m an old dog skier, I had to sneak in through the back door to be able to do multiple UOP sessions for a reasonable price.

    I imagine you guys would have to do the same.

    Start with a...
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    Back at the UOP today. Just like riding a bike! ...

    Back at the UOP today. Just like riding a bike!

    It still hurts every time you crash....


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=58B0G8Iq640


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-YRAvHPdxac
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    Don’t give up man! One injury doesn’t mean it’s...

    Don’t give up man! One injury doesn’t mean it’s over for an old dog!

    Although I will say your comments fit squarely into the Old Man Park Skiing 101 reference text, Section One, of the initial...
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    JRainey, you’ve got those shifties on the...

    JRainey, you’ve got those shifties on the rails/boxes down nice and smooth! Are you riding the park on Hojis? Sweetness.

    Also, any of you guys with actual park training/experience, please weigh...
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    I totally agree about the T-set 360 with no wind...

    I totally agree about the T-set 360 with no wind up. You will need a big enough jump to make the spin work, because the rotation will be slow. But avoiding the windup as much as possible does a lot...
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    Ummm, how could I say no to that? With a penchant...

    Ummm, how could I say no to that? With a penchant for bad choices on skis, this looks like the perfect way to continue injuring myself in the off season. I’m in.
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