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    Today was good. Cleaned up all the trash at 5th...

    Today was good. Cleaned up all the trash at 5th Street (something like 48 masks caught in the bushes, plus all the other skatepark trash), raked out all the XC trails in the front two loops, and...
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    I'm aware that Buckrail was acquired by the N+G's...

    I'm aware that Buckrail was acquired by the N+G's parent company last year. Buckrail's staff, and as far as I can tell, their general lack of interest in doing good local journalism, stayed the same...
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    NOBL is a Canadian brand importing rims from...

    NOBL is a Canadian brand importing rims from Asia, I remember reading somewhere that they're basically Light Bike rims with a better warranty, but don't quote me on that, could be way off base.
    WAO...
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    Subscribe to the Teton Valley News. Follow them...

    Subscribe to the Teton Valley News. Follow them on Facebook. They cover this sort of stuff, a lot. Unfollow Buckrail and subscribe to the JH N+G while you're at it too. Halberg does good Idaho...
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    Yep! 5th Street gets a fair amount of Strider...

    Yep! 5th Street gets a fair amount of Strider bike action from neighborhood kids. All of the singletrack is pretty mellow, short loops that are fun to push hard on.
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    According to the Ďgram 7N is in. Closer to...

    According to the Ďgram 7N is in.

    Closer to home, Iím throwing a 5th Street cleanup party/race/jump jam Saturday at 10 am. Looser than the fall One Hour of 5th Street, but still a party.

    Will...
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    Fair. I'll probably end up with whatever the shop...

    Fair. I'll probably end up with whatever the shop happens to have in Exo anyway. Demo'd a bike with an Aggressor in the front and hated it, still think I could maybe get away with a Dissector as a...
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    Another great event. Although the snow burns on...

    Another great event. Although the snow burns on my ass and back are going to take a long time to heal. Really thought this was going to be the year I made it to the finish line without eating it!
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    Dug through the thread and didn't see too...

    Dug through the thread and didn't see too much...any standouts in the "downcountry" tire realm these days?

    Pretty happy with an Assagai up front, and a Minion SS or DHF on the back depending on...
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    Yeah, I spent most of two years just skiing...

    Yeah, I spent most of two years just skiing Vipecs, and I got pretty used to the convenience of being able to pop my heel and leave my toe in for long skate exits, lock in my heel whenever I wanted...
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    I feel like for a Trust to be a good enough deal...

    I feel like for a Trust to be a good enough deal for me to consider it, it would have to be cheaper than a rebuild for my current fork.
  12. Thread: K2 Catamaran

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    Itís awesome. Feels like it has a pretty similar...

    Itís awesome. Feels like it has a pretty similar speed limit in chop, even though itís lighter, itís a touch stiffer, so itís not flapping around as much. I think it loses very little, if any...
  13. Thread: K2 Catamaran

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    Everyone deserves to have one not-sensible ski in...

    Everyone deserves to have one not-sensible ski in their quiver, this is one of my top recommendations for that class. You'll have a blast!
  14. Thread: K2 Catamaran

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    Mount 'em and enjoy them. Sure they might have...

    Mount 'em and enjoy them. Sure they might have overlap with your quiver width wise, but they're a totally different ride than any of those skis. There aren't very many skis that are more fun and...
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    Crank recommendations? Been fine with the...

    Crank recommendations?

    Been fine with the stock GX alloy cranks on my last five bikes, but am open to other recs if there's a better bang for my buck I'm not aware of.
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    Tracked down the person who mentioned them and...

    Tracked down the person who mentioned them and they gave me a link:
    https://www.matter-replicator.com/product/sram-brake-deslackinators/
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    Custom big mountain blades from Sego in Victor....

    Custom big mountain blades from Sego in Victor. 110 mm underfoot, fully rockered, swallow tailed. Real fun.
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    Oddly enough, no. Actually had this day planned...

    Oddly enough, no. Actually had this day planned before I realised it lined up with International Snowlerblade Day. But Shane was on my mind all day. Would have BNíd it if it hadnít socked in hard and...
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    Pretty obscure request here, but I remember...

    Pretty obscure request here, but I remember seeing someone making a product that helped SRAM brakes have a more aggressive "bite-y" lever feel like Shimano brakes. I believe it was a pretty simple,...
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    Found a vortex on the way to ski blade the...

    Found a vortex on the way to ski blade the Skillet yesterday:
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    Good snow, crappy bootpacking. That's the last time I leave my climbing plates at the car for "weight reasons"
  21. Thread: Bent Chet 120

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    Totally! As I was typing I knew I was missing a...

    Totally! As I was typing I knew I was missing a ski or two but couldn't think of them haha. Line Outline would probably fit the bill as well.
  22. Thread: Bent Chet 120

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    Yeah, I have. They're RADICALLY different skis....

    Yeah, I have. They're RADICALLY different skis. Like, any conversation that compares them is inherently flawed at some level. The BC 120 is nowhere near the K116 in anything short of perfect pow....
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    I know nobody cares, but 5th street bike park in...

    I know nobody cares, but 5th street bike park in Driggs is close. Big line should be riding well in the mornings when itís frozen, pretty sloppy after about 10am. Should have the B line all clear of...
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    Fun fact, I once toured with someone who started...

    Fun fact, I once toured with someone who started out on the up with a Dynafit radical mounted, we got to the top, I transition quickly and put on a layer and realize that they have a screwdriver out...
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    Way ahead of all of you. I just tour with the...

    Way ahead of all of you.

    I just tour with the heel unmounted and a jig and drill in my pack. Nobody likes to wait for me at transitions, but that extra weight I shaved off my skis more than makes...
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    ISO One Sram brake lever

    There's a long and somewhat interesting backstory here, but the point is, I'm short one SRAM brake lever/master cylinder assembly. Looking for either a Guide or Code, doesn't really matter how many...
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    Was surprised at how good conditions were on the...

    Was surprised at how good conditions were on the spud side yesterday. Good luck to anybody getting after it on big lines today, north facing could be great!
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    So after my great experience with two pairs of...

    So after my great experience with two pairs of the Moment Voyager 14's, I'm pretty sure I want a pair of the Trofeo Plus for an ultralight setup. That's my lightest option with heel length adjust and...
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    Short on photo stoke this season, but here's a...

    Short on photo stoke this season, but here's a goofy map of the park I made:

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    Anybody experienced any negative issues related...

    Anybody experienced any negative issues related to lack of bushing overlap when bumping a Lyric up to the full 180 mm?

    Pretty sure I'm gonna do it regardless, unless there's some horror stories...
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    10k, S/SE. Split D area. I 100% agree with...

    10k, S/SE. Split D area.

    I 100% agree with your reservations, and I still donít understand how we ended up with the conditions I observed. Got in deep to the snowpack in a bunch of areas along...
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    I get stoked out every time I see that ink HMS....

    I get stoked out every time I see that ink HMS. Really need to get Erin to draw on me this summer.

    Went out explicitly looking for trouble/signs of instability today, with a rope and plans to...
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    Thanks! I was stoked those seemed to resonate.

    Thanks! I was stoked those seemed to resonate.
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    Agreed. I also have a Spur on order, and keep...

    Agreed. I also have a Spur on order, and keep having discussions with a buddy who thinks I should basically ďBlazeĒ it with a longer travel fork and bigger tires.

    For me I think it comes down to...
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    Fun cycle. Anecdotally, it feels like this is a...

    Fun cycle. Anecdotally, it feels like this is a little similar to last week where there were big discrepancies in accumulation over pretty small geographical areas. I skied the same zone in Mail...
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    Agreed. I mean, I'm kinda glad they didn't...

    Agreed.

    I mean, I'm kinda glad they didn't change up the F1 LT since I just bought a pair last week, but I was hoping for a lighter or at least tweaked Maestrale and a more competitive F1.
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    Yeah, it's not like there's a better alternative...

    Yeah, it's not like there's a better alternative on the pass haha. Every lot is bursting at the seams. That said, I'm really stoked on the new R park beacon park, and I'm talking to the city about...
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    I have been on it a bunch recently. I'm sure a...

    I have been on it a bunch recently. I'm sure a better review will come out somewhere, but so far: It feels more "locked in" than any of those. I notice the lack of elasticity, and personally I really...
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    Got turned around off Pyramid yesterday with the...

    Got turned around off Pyramid yesterday with the most aggressive whoomphing and collapsing Iíve experienced in a few years. Wild how much the snowpack varies from aspect to aspect right now.

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    Nah, just Chuter Buck with with Shadow/Nez Perce...

    Nah, just Chuter Buck with with Shadow/Nez Perce in the background. Working any kinks outta these toy skis before I take them on any longer walks or more committing objectives.
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    Snowlerblade stoke? 355506 355507 355508 ...

    Snowlerblade stoke?

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    I also completely understand if this content gets me banned.
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    Yup, as far as I know, the season pass holder...

    Yup, as far as I know, the season pass holder buddy tickets are the only surefire way to get a discounted ticket without a reservation. Miss those Spud 2for1's
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    Right!? I'm sort of annoyed that no one had told...

    Right!? I'm sort of annoyed that no one had told me to get on this ski before. I've been touring on them about half my days so far this year, and they're so friggin fun. They feel like they bring all...
  44. Thread: Mandalorian

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    Same. Also, I can't help being stoked every time...

    Same. Also, I can't help being stoked every time we get to see Slave 1 swooping around.
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    Yeah, this the only (tiny) beef I have with the...

    Yeah, this the only (tiny) beef I have with the binding as well. It's not a big deal at all, and I carry a bit driver in my touring bag anyway, but the combo of flathead for the toe, pozi for the...
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    More stoke? Or like, painful semi stoke? I dunno,...

    More stoke? Or like, painful semi stoke? I dunno, we didn't need the rope I carried all day, but also I need to do a lot of base work on my skis now.

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    Sorry HMS, this image is gonna be in my head...

    Sorry HMS, this image is gonna be in my head every time you ride by the house with Lucky dog while I'm working. And Djongo, this should win some kind of award as your best wordsmithing yet.
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    Can't stress this enough. The hardest job I've...

    Can't stress this enough. The hardest job I've had was putting a beacon pocket on a Skimo suit. Heavy duty stretchy fabric is a living hell in my experience (which is far from extensive). Velcro,...
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    Yeah...I have yet to ski them, so we shall see....

    Yeah...I have yet to ski them, so we shall see. The one place I am for sure expecting a stronger interface is the uphill. I've found that when I'm sidehilling on firm snow Vipec toes have some slop...
  50. This is spot on. You're talking about a whole...

    This is spot on. You're talking about a whole range of bindings from very different classes, all of which are going to tour way better than your Shifts. And are you wanting a brakeless binding, or...
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