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    It's been mentioned here already, and this...

    It's been mentioned here already, and this article is a nice summary:
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    If this whole thing doesn't go to shit, and I'm...

    If this whole thing doesn't go to shit, and I'm in the camp that far more suffering is coming, it will be because Powell and his cohorts expanded the Fed's role and pulled out miracles. He's quietly...
  3. Thread: The FIFTY

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    My kids and I are loving this series. Great work...

    My kids and I are loving this series. Great work and glimpse into the planning and effort behind each line.
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    Found some short screws and shaved the 4 middle...

    Found some short screws and shaved the 4 middle ones for the heel plate since those seem specialized for the lock mechanism to slide underneath. Came out fine:

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    But, as I was adjusting...
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    whoa, yeah, several cool new ones. Blue Gorge.

    whoa, yeah, several cool new ones. Blue Gorge.
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    Excellent.

    Excellent.
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    Those BCs are sweet! 190 cms? I ordered...

    Those BCs are sweet!



    190 cms?

    I ordered the same for this year except in 180 (enduro, carbon, #3).
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    Thanks again. And yeah, there's very little...

    Thanks again.

    And yeah, there's very little girth left in the rear of the Jr. skis for the heel pieces. I'm going to shave down the screws. They are already pretty short and they recommend...
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    Thanks! I ended up measuring the spacing between...

    Thanks! I ended up measuring the spacing between the two sets of holes -- fwiw, for small bindings, the rear toe holes are 27.5 cm in front of the most forward holes on the heel unit, i.e., the front...
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    I'm trying to mount someone's Tyrolia Adrenalins...

    I'm trying to mount someone's Tyrolia Adrenalins for her kid. But I'm too stupid to understand wtf is happening with the paper template. Why are there two sets for the heel. I mean, obviously, one is...
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    Yes. The bird's eye maple veneer has been...

    Yes.


    The bird's eye maple veneer has been the most durable topsheet I've had. I would love to have gotten my hands on the bubinga he used for a few pairs.
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    Skinny Rx, 182.5 cm, #4, enduro with carbon,...

    Skinny Rx, 182.5 cm, #4, enduro with carbon, maple veneer = 1915g/ski. Fantastic daily driver and winter touring ski.
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    Usually through April, sometimes longer (I think...

    Usually through April, sometimes longer (I think -- I have a crappy memory). But, while it's technically on, I don't think he's sent out an email and the site still says the custom sale menu is...
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    Love that ski. It's quick, carves very well, and...

    Love that ski. It's quick, carves very well, and is totally fun in shin-deep powder.

    Praxis's "D" line gets fringe love here, but the love it gets is very well deserved. A few years ago, as my...
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    I have been on BGs, Wrens, C&Ds, and Steeples....

    I have been on BGs, Wrens, C&Ds, and Steeples. Great ski co., well made skis, and all very fun rides -- perhaps the C&Ds were too condition specific for my own taste.

    I was only commenting on a...
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    My $.02: I wouldn't go with a heavy hitter in the...

    My $.02: I wouldn't go with a heavy hitter in the bigger Praxis skis. You'll have a lower swing weight with the enduro core and I'd personally take that over the slightly improved crud busting of the...
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    Perhaps I missed something, but enduro core is...

    Perhaps I missed something, but enduro core is standard for the GPO, so you can go with the Easiest option. Adding a veneer would put you at $649.

    What is the FRS ski? [eta - saw meter man's post....
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    It's because he perceives himself as playing for...

    It's because he perceives himself as playing for the Lakers (when the Wash. Generals is more accurate).
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    Thanks! I'll investigate the Salomon. I...

    Thanks! I'll investigate the Salomon.

    I started flexing them a little to spread eagle them but heard some cracking sounds, so I decided to put that on hold.
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    WTB - Fritschi Freeride brakes, 110mm

    Putting an old pair of Freeride Pros on an 11-year old's skis but brakes are too damn narrow. Happy to trade too.

    Thanks.
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    Sticky: Free - Rossignol J Comp bindings - 0.75 - 4.5...

    Free - Rossignol J Comp bindings - 0.75 - 4.5 DIN, with one extra brake assembly. Missing one screw for the toe piece, which I replaced with one that's close but not an exact match.

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    HH follows Vice, Outlaw, and Lynx. Axls are the...

    HH follows Vice, Outlaw, and Lynx. Axls are the odd man out by 8mm:

    https://www.twentytwodesigns.com/faqs.html


    Personally, Id fill with epoxy, let dry, redrill, retap, and reinstall. Maybe...
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    22D's pdf ...

    22D's pdf has both a pin line and a boot center line. Note that Axl is a tad different. And ignore that nonsense about moving back that's on the pdf.
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    Down has been super generous over the years, I'll...

    Down has been super generous over the years, I'll donate some $$$ for the bindings.
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    If you're on FB, telemark ski gear exchange. At...

    If you're on FB, telemark ski gear exchange. At that price, you'll unload them in a jiff.
  26. PM sent.

    PM sent.
  27. Brilliant, thanks.

    Brilliant, thanks.
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    Those heel base plates still available? If so,...

    Those heel base plates still available? If so, what is the width on the brakes?
  29. WTB - Dynafit Radical FT Base Plate with 115mm brakes

    Skimo only has 130mm brakes. Anyone have some parts with a functioning base plate with 115mm brakes that you're willing to sell? Thanks!

    Picture if it helps:

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    For those that have had their heels move back on...

    For those that have had their heels move back on the adjustment plates while skinning up, did you ever figure out the issue? Are the grooves on the black plates worn? (BD is willing to take the heels...
  31. Basically right, but for 75mm bindings, 22D says...

    Basically right, but for 75mm bindings, 22D says there's some flexibility:

    "Large Axls and Vices are intended for boots 26 and and up, Smalls for 25.5 and less. Boots slightly smaller will fit in...
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    If they're a small and charlesj passes, I'll take this sweet deal and pay the shipping for those budding jr free heelers.
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    I'll go plain jane and say the 9D or 9D8, heavy...

    I'll go plain jane and say the 9D or 9D8, heavy and 4 or 5. Both are super fun on hardpack and in bumps. They're not sexy and are more traditional by today's standards, but they're very predictable...
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    Can't speak about GPO, but I'm 2.5cm back on...

    Can't speak about GPO, but I'm 2.5cm back on skinny Rx's and loving them - inserts for Outlaw and Lynx. I've gone -2 to -3 on every Praxis ski and have just determined that the Praxis crew testers...
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    I have a handful of days on the 2020 Lynx, so...

    I have a handful of days on the 2020 Lynx, so here are some more thoughts:

    - The weak toes of the first version have been vastly improved. I skied the 2019s in lock mode because the clasp was weak...
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    FWIW, I like my Rx's, both the regular and skinny...

    FWIW, I like my Rx's, both the regular and skinny ones, at -2.5. But I prefer more rearward mounts on nearly every Praxis ski, and I'm still holding on to the stoopid telemark dream.
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    * * * Sold * * *

    * * * Sold * * *
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    FS: Praxis Rx - 184 cm

    184 cm
    Flex 4, Enduro-carbon core, maple veneer.
    No core shots. I'd rate the topsheets, edges, and bases at 8 out of 10.

    Binding Freedom inserts installed based on 22 Designs telemark pattern,...
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    sold

    sold
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    FS - swap plates

    Picked these up locally on Craigslist a while ago and haven't used them, so time to clean the basement.

    Sollyfit and Dynalook -- mildly used condition. Cost of shipping for each/both (~$15 from...
  41. And fyi, it appears the sale was extended and...

    And fyi, it appears the sale was extended and there are now 2 days left . . .
  42. ha, that sounds very familiar. Alright, we're...

    ha, that sounds very familiar.

    Alright, we're within 24 hours of sending in the order. Still time for any fence straddlers . . .

    (And if you reached out to me and haven't heard back via email,...
  43. I got it - if you're the one interested in the...

    I got it - if you're the one interested in the 104s in 187cm, in which case, I replied. Cheers.
  44. Just catching up from the weekend. Reply sent and...

    Just catching up from the weekend. Reply sent and you're in.

    The plan is to finalize the order and get it in this Friday (for others who might be on the fence).
  45. I sent an email to those who've expressed...

    I sent an email to those who've expressed interest in the group buy. If you didn't get it (and it's not in your spam can) or if you're interested, send me a PM or email.
  46. Just a quick (non-)update. I've been collecting...

    Just a quick (non-)update. I've been collecting names from those that PM'd and emailed me. I have to do some work travel this week to put food on the plate and buy more skis, but I'll send out an...
  47. So the deal is basically the same as years past...

    So the deal is basically the same as years past -- the group buy gets an additional 10% off from the preseason sale. We'll coordinate shipping as a group (usually by dividing up shipments based on...
  48. Down Skis 2019-20 U.S. Group Buy / Pre-Season Sale

    The skis go on sale 9/15 and I'm happy to coordinate the group buy for U.S. folks again this year. Down's website should have the ski options soon, or you can find them on social media for the...
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    Can't argue with that. Every tele skier needs a...

    Can't argue with that. Every tele skier needs a list of gripes, excuses perhaps, and that's easily the biggest.
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    Sweet pics. and TR.

    Sweet pics. and TR.
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