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    That's a great point ... something I've never had...

    That's a great point ... something I've never had to consider, since all of my packs have dedicated pockets. You don't know how folks will respond when the shit hits the fan. Not everyone is as...
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    With my luck, they'll fail completely ;-)

    With my luck, they'll fail completely ;-)
  3. 2020 Colorado Snow & Avalanche Workshop

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    Pre-recorded talks made available Oct 1, 2020
    Live Discussion/Webinars: Wednesday to Friday, October 14-16 (9am-noon MDT)

    Registration is open: ...
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    ^^^ key point highlighted ^^^ ... Thom

    ^^^ key point highlighted ^^^

    ... Thom
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    Except with old G3 skin glue which refuses to...

    Except with old G3 skin glue which refuses to release from the ski. The damn shit requires two strong men to free it up from the base. Ask me how I know :eek:

    Gotta replace that pair of skins,...
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    Standard tech. binding architecture in this...

    Standard tech. binding architecture in this respect. Think Dynafit Speed Superlite, etc. Stomp into downhill mode, do the yoga moves and rip 'em.

    ... Thom
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    Yup, like when my partner shows up with a plastic...

    Yup, like when my partner shows up with a plastic shovel ... we swap shovels ;-)
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    Someone posted a link to a photo on the Moment...

    Someone posted a link to a photo on the Moment Skis site of the "new" BD Helio 350 in the 300g binder thread (https://www.momentskis.com/products/black-diamond-helio-350).

    The topic of toepieces...
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    Here's a detail photo of the UHV adjuster on the...

    Here's a detail photo of the UHV adjuster on the toe of my RT 10 binder. Turn the screw to adjust which cam lobe the toe lever engages and this in turn increases/decreases clamping force in tour...
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    Great memories indeed - the reason I took French...

    Great memories indeed - the reason I took French instead of Spanish in high school ;-)

    ... Thom
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    Good point (as long as an RV of 10 for a Crest/RT...

    Good point (as long as an RV of 10 for a Crest/RT 10 works for folks).

    Springtime pricing was stuck in my head - especially last Spring's COVID deals. I lost track of typical in-season prices....
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    I think it's more about the $700 than choice of...

    I think it's more about the $700 than choice of toe. ATK has always mix and matched.

    Maybe Black Diamond's engineers didn't like the snow clearing toe of the R12 and R14. I'll give them the...
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    My left knee is a big fan of having a lower...

    My left knee is a big fan of having a lower lateral RV than vertical.

    Don't get XXX-er started on this topic ;-)


    ... Thom
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    Pretty nutty indeed. Quite the premium being...

    Pretty nutty indeed. Quite the premium being paid for US warranty support.

    It's like high shipping insurance rates. If you ship a lot, you get to the point where you self insure (skip paying...
  15. Overkill @ 5 indeed, as would be Tectons or...

    Overkill @ 5 indeed, as would be Tectons or Vipecs, but they'd work.

    I talked myself (with help from folks here) out of CAST, for my weenie-ass DIN-8 self. Great binder solution, but overkill for...
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    Another vote for the app.

    Another vote for the app.
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    +1 ... Thom

    +1

    ... Thom
  18. Poll: Yeah, I'd risk it for my buddy. Regarding risk...

    Yeah, I'd risk it for my buddy.

    Regarding risk tolerance, of course you realize you can get carried off in a slide on a 28 degree slope - terrain, weather, snowpack and all that ;-)

    ... Thom
  19. I discovered him about 4 months ago and he's been...

    I discovered him about 4 months ago and he's been part of my regular watch.

    Highly recommended for the music geek.
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    I should look at this on a large monitor. ...

    I should look at this on a large monitor.


    BTW I had no idea that Kneissl was still in business: https://kneissl.com/products-skis-services/

    ... Thom
  21. His friend will likely sell his touring rig as...

    His friend will likely sell his touring rig as soon as there's a guarantee that the lifts will be spinning next winter.

    ... Thom
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    Hint: it's blue has a star on it, and was made...

    Hint: it's blue has a star on it, and was made by Kneissl.
    gregL beat me to it (the Blue Star). The triple diamond logo is Fisher.

    ... Thom
  23. So your friend will always have this problem with...

    So your friend will always have this problem with any tech bindings that are in his "use category". Obviously, an ATK Trofeo is super light (and not in his sphere), but if he's a Duke/Guardian/frame...
  24. I seem to recall the trickle beginning sometime...

    I seem to recall the trickle beginning sometime before Labor Day as well. Keith would batch the orders by model, so (for example) a GPO ordered in April might not arrive until October and the folks...
  25. Same here ... wanting to support him, but...

    Same here ... wanting to support him, but currently owning a near perfect quiver. If I were to get obsessive to the last little nit, I'd replace my touring GPOs (MAP/Carbon/Nylon) with a UL/veneer...
  26. They just sold! Thanks! Yeah, for me it was...

    They just sold!

    Thanks! Yeah, for me it was the time to set up the softboxes that was pissing me off, so I went with some LED panels and umbrellas for diffusion.

    I found myself delaying a...
  27. Thanks! Yeah, for me it was the time to set up...

    Thanks! Yeah, for me it was the time to set up the softboxes that was pissing me off, so I went with some LED panels and umbrellas for diffusion.

    I found myself delaying a product shoot 'coz I...
  28. FS: 3 Impact Lights with Softboxes (daylight fluorescent)

    $$$ Sold $$$ - thanks for looking!

    How does $40 clear to me for all three sound? I don't want these to end up in the landfill.

    Each fixture takes 4 fluorescent bulbs. Included are:


    3...
  29. FS: 3 Impact Lights with Softboxes (daylight fluorescent)

    $$$ Sold $$$ ... thanks for looking, folks!

    How does $40 clear to me for all three sound? I don't want these to end up in the landfill.

    Each fixture takes 4 fluorescent bulbs. Included are:...
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    Yup, it looked like plastic to me in the photo,...

    Yup, it looked like plastic to me in the photo, but you can never tell. I'll use the plastic handle of a screw driver to push or (worst-case) tap that section of the unmounted toe whenever I face...
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    Most of the tech toes I've handled have the toe...

    Most of the tech toes I've handled have the toe arm assembly protrude below the base plate when unmounted. Out of curiosity, what did you use, and how much force did you apply?

    It's still rather...
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    I wish circumstances allowed me to get on my...

    I wish circumstances allowed me to get on my 104Ls this Spring, but I'd trust Boissal and mall walker more than me (due to # of miles traveled on Downs) ... that the 104 series is totally different. ...
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    My CD 114s kicked my Praxis Qs to the curb ......

    My CD 114s kicked my Praxis Qs to the curb ... more of an equal but better for me sort of thing. They're nearly as predictable as my 2014 Billy Goats in 3D chop.

    I'd love to see a 114L come out...
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    I'm glad your day had a good outcome (obviously)....

    I'm glad your day had a good outcome (obviously).

    Neither of my ATKs have pins in the toes like that, but from the photo, I'd guess that they're a press fit into the body of the toe piece. ...
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    Also curious about the failure mode ... exactly...

    Also curious about the failure mode ... exactly what happened.

    That pin must be a press fit?

    ... Thom
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    @mall walker has been on pretty much everything. ...

    @mall walker has been on pretty much everything. My experience runs to a limited trial of the LD102s and a couple generations of the CD104s (not Ls, but read on).

    I I wrote about the LD102...
  37. All those people who are back to normal are going...

    All those people who are back to normal are going to freak out when the second wave hits this Fall/Winter.

    My strategy is aligned with @Whiteroom_Guardian and @TahoeJ, although over the past few...
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    Maybe Greg @ Alpinezone should absorb them ;-)

    Maybe Greg @ Alpinezone should absorb them ;-)
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    Yup, I view any price bump as an insurance...

    Yup, I view any price bump as an insurance premium, although as it stands now, I'm going to have a difficult time convincing my wife to let me ride lifts next year. That's a whole 'nuther subject.
    ...
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    I gotta say that this is one great thing about...

    I gotta say that this is one great thing about the ATKs (easy step-in), although I can't speak to the "U" spring versions - just the Haute Route and the RT10.

    ... Thom
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    I thought this was more the characteristic of the...

    I thought this was more the characteristic of the Vipecs as the lever works in the opposite direction - down to go into tour mode.

    The few times this has occurred, I always assumed I stomped on...
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    That's a smokin' deal on shipping!

    That's a smokin' deal on shipping!
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    I could have been less curt, but this is TGR...

    I could have been less curt, but this is TGR after all.

    My take ... folks make reservations and then life happens.

    In normal circumstances, we don't have visibility into who decided to go...
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    They won and you didn't. Get over it.

    They won and you didn't. Get over it.
  45. Is your contact form driven by a Wordpress...

    Is your contact form driven by a Wordpress plugin?

    Mainly to prime your thinking, here's an article on controlling spam on Contact Form 7 (a popular Wordpress plugin):...
  46. Is it time yet yet for greg@alpinezone to weigh...

    Is it time yet yet for greg@alpinezone to weigh in on how hot New Jersey babes dig guys who wear masks?

    Sarcasm aside (in case there was any doubt), I'm all in on masks (notwithstanding, or maybe...
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    One of the guys at skimo told me that they had a...

    One of the guys at skimo told me that they had a few returns of the Kreuzspitze GT heel this year (the top plate). Hard to say if he was trying to steer me toward a higher $$$ Hagan or not. I...
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    Hi All, I added the download link in the first...

    Hi All,

    I added the download link in the first post (for the 2020/21 catalog). It's downloadable from @Spyderjon's site.

    Download the catalog from here:...
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    Thanks Jon. No loss for me (regarding 14 RV - I...

    Thanks Jon. No loss for me (regarding 14 RV - I run at about 8).

    I assume it's OK with me posting the catalog on my server and linking to to in the first post in this thread?

    That C-Raider 12...
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    Seems as if they reversed the names for 2020/21:...

    Seems as if they reversed the names for 2020/21:


    Rear brake versions are C-Raider 12 and Freeraider 14.
    Front brake version is now called the Front-12 (assume there's a Front-14 as well). ...
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