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    Just flew Alaska last weekend to Reno. Had 1...

    Just flew Alaska last weekend to Reno. Had 1 pair of skis, boots, ski day pack and my outerwear wrapped around the skis (for cushioning) all in a Dakine roller bag. None of the check-in agents ever...
  2. Outback is still in the running, and I have...

    Outback is still in the running, and I have pondered the roof box option. I've also already got roof carriers for skis and bikes already on my WRX, so those could transfer right over.



    This...
  3. Thanks for all the responses. Fiancee and I...

    Thanks for all the responses.

    Fiancee and I had our afternoon free up yesterday and we were near a strip of dealerships so I sucked it up and went and drove all three candidates. I also wanted to...
  4. I've considered a 4runner as well but I have some...

    I've considered a 4runner as well but I have some concerns on border line worse MPG than the Taco and overall size. I drove a hand me down 4runner in college for a while and loved it, but my...
  5. Car Advice (Outback vs Tacoma vs Ridgeline vs ???)

    Looking to get rid of my aging WRX and get something that can haul more stuff and handle living/playing in the mountains. I loved my WRX when I bought it at age 23, but now I'm 32 and need something...
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    Might not be the appropriate thread for this but...

    Might not be the appropriate thread for this but I dont think it merits its own thread either...

    Wanted to give a shoutout to Brandon at Evo Seattle for handling a boot issue i had to deal with. ...
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    Upper mountain at Crystal was pretty solid this...

    Upper mountain at Crystal was pretty solid this morning. Got 3 good laps in campbell almost right after 6 opened before a crash cut my day a bit short. Wind was pretty non-existent on that side of...
  8. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I had slept on this for a while but I got linked...

    I had slept on this for a while but I got linked to the bonus episode from a ski buddy, and that led me to watching the rest of the episodes. I'm sure it's already been said plenty in this thread,...
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    Thanks guys - I guess my over-analyzing brain was...

    Thanks guys - I guess my over-analyzing brain was worried it might be a slush fest considering how high the temps are supposed to be. Looking forward to it now!
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    Hoping for some guidance for next week as I'm new...

    Hoping for some guidance for next week as I'm new to the PNW snowpack/weather cycles. Temps are supposed to ramp up quite a bit across western Washington beginning Monday, and I pre-purchased lift...
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    PNW Mags - bit of a jong question, but what is...

    PNW Mags - bit of a jong question, but what is cell signal like in the Crystal parking lots? On business travel this weekend into next week, and hoping to play a bit of hooky on Monday to hit...
  12. HOLY @#$$#%#$%#$ Want. So. Bad.

    HOLY @#$$#%#$%#$

    Want. So. Bad.
  13. Thread: Fall bike stoke

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    Just one quick shot from the San Diego...

    Just one quick shot from the San Diego backcountry:
    http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/308243_992626162297_24606098_44947387_1610314259_n.jpg

    Now that temps are cooling off for the...
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    Awesome read, thanks for sharing!

    Awesome read, thanks for sharing!
  15. If that Float 150 wasn't tapered I would be all...

    If that Float 150 wasn't tapered I would be all over it :(
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    Size? 5678

    Size?

    5678
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    What's up with the sideways helmet cam?

    What's up with the sideways helmet cam?
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    One Q for all the people recommending race boots...

    One Q for all the people recommending race boots - My current boots are 05/06 Lange WC 120s (the baby blue ones), and I've had shin bang issues with them on and off. I was actually hoping to go to...
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    Narrow AND Low Volume Boots?

    Me: 5'9, ~150lbs, Advanced skier with VERY skinny and low volume feet as well as skinny ankles and calves. I ski all over the mountain, including a fair amount in the park.

    I badly need to...
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    Superfeet FTW I have a pair of the Specialized...

    Superfeet FTW

    I have a pair of the Specialized Sport MTB shoes, and the standard Specialized insole was giving my feet all sorts of torture. I bought a set of green superfeet, trimmed them a bit...
  21. What about a DJ mountain bike? Most 24" frames...

    What about a DJ mountain bike? Most 24" frames are still pretty small (although if you search you can find a few that cater to big guys).
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    2.35 Specialized Eskar's on my current wheels,...

    2.35 Specialized Eskar's on my current wheels, probably be looking at something similar for these, possibly a Maxxis Minion or Advantage in a 2.2 - 2.35.
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    Stan's Arch vs. Flow?

    I have an 09 Spec. Pitch Pro that I'm trying to drop some weight off of, and considering one of these two wheelsets.

    Me: 5'9 155 lbs.

    I generally ride a lot of general XC, but I do usually ride...
  24. Far too rich for my wallet right now, but pretty...

    Far too rich for my wallet right now, but pretty much this exact build is on my bucket list of bikes to own at some point in my life.
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    If only I had the cash...

    If only I had the cash...
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    Holy FUCK this looks nice... ...

    Holy FUCK this looks nice...

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5222/5862454045_ef0e172384_z.jpg
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    661 Kyle Strait's for a dedicated knee pad. They...

    661 Kyle Strait's for a dedicated knee pad. They hold in place pretty well for me and are actually somewhat tolerable to pedal in, although I wouldn't crank 10 miles in them to get to the downhill.
  28. Thread: FS: Demo 7

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    If I lived somewhere near a bike park I'd be...

    If I lived somewhere near a bike park I'd be allllll over this...
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    Juicy ultimates are tempting, but I'm broke until...

    Juicy ultimates are tempting, but I'm broke until next pay day. Someone jump on those so I don't have to :p
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    Morning 4 in a row of getting smashed the night...

    Morning 4 in a row of getting smashed the night before. Last night started with good beer and pizza, and then progressed to a slough of vodka-soda's, finally closing with all the leftover shit beer...
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    Those shots of the surrounding peaks are awesome,...

    Those shots of the surrounding peaks are awesome, great pics!
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    SoCal Mags: Good bootfitter in SD/OC/LA?

    I usually go to Footloose in Mammoth, but I'm taking a trip there to ski with some friends in February and I wanna get my boot situation dialed before then. Can anyone recommend someone in the...
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    Cool thanks for the input. Is the tail a true...

    Cool thanks for the input. Is the tail a true twin or a semi (slightly upturned) twin? Also how much do you weigh, and how did the ski do at speed? Does it chatter all over the place or is pretty...
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    Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

    Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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    Still no one has skied the Atomic Access?

    Like a few others I'm very curious about this ski, but after a couple searches it seems like no one has actually gotten these out on snow. Is that still the case or has someone finally got to ski...
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    Wonder what he thinks of you tagging his sister...

    Wonder what he thinks of you tagging his sister now :fmicon:
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    Absolutely sick video :fm: One thing, does...

    Absolutely sick video :fm:

    One thing, does anyone else notice that Sammy corks his shoulders a ton when making turns in pow? The ski instructor in me was cringing a tad watching that.
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    IMO, chair 9 at mammoth, especially before it was...

    IMO, chair 9 at mammoth, especially before it was remodeled, deserves mention, almost more so than 23.
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    Yeah, mammoth most of the time, I'll also be...

    Yeah, mammoth most of the time, I'll also be traveling to the PNW for a trip this year as well as maybe a CO trip. At mammoth I usually prefer a lot of the lower mountain stuff, more of the...
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    Checked out the 14 din ones today, they look...

    Checked out the 14 din ones today, they look solid even with the plastic toe. I'm sure the 18 din are gonna be pretty bombproof.
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    4frnt CRJ vs. VCT Turbo

    I've been looking for a fat twin for all mountain use for a while now. I was originally thinking the Armada JJ but after reading some reviews and also fondling a pair, I'm somewhat turned off to...
  42. Thread: Busted carbon

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    I doubt any of those incidents were without a...

    I doubt any of those incidents were without a precursor incident that the rider probably never noticed or never cared about. Even one little rock kicked up and barely scratching a frame can...
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    Second group in the video, kid on the right is...

    Second group in the video, kid on the right is the perfect example of why that thing isn't jong proof. One kid falls down and is suddenly treadmilled and the lift has to stop.

    Pretty cut and dry...
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    Total side note, but if your friend's blow usage...

    Total side note, but if your friend's blow usage made him pooh, he was probably getting a little bit of actual coke mixed with a lot of baby laxative. Prolonged usage of said mixture probably would...
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    Armada JJ's - New vs. Old?

    I suffered my way through 220+ hours of work in October and I'm pondering a ski toy as a reward for said suffering.

    I've always liked the concept of the JJ, and almost pulled the trigger on a...
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    Supposedly something like this was almost shot in...

    Supposedly something like this was almost shot in Mammoth a few years back, but more along the lines of partying and debauchery a la jackass/viva la bam. I guess Whister won (lost) out on that one :p
  47. Honestly though, how many threads have a drug...

    Honestly though, how many threads have a drug manufacturer and a neo-con, both from the south, IN THE SAME THREAD?!
  48. This is the most interesting thread I've read on...

    This is the most interesting thread I've read on TGR in some time.
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    Actually most of my money got burned on partying...

    Actually most of my money got burned on partying the year after I moved back to a big city after ski bumming for ~2 years, but I'm glad you can figure out my financial history from one post on the...
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    I need a soft, "playful" ski...

    So this season has been both a blessing and (somewhat of a) curse, as the girlfriend has taken up skiing and so far loves it (blessing). The flipside is that she wants me to ski with her whenever we...
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