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  1. Mike I demand a text next time youíre in town!!!...

    Mike I demand a text next time youíre in town!!! I assume you still have some Sisters, Scott, Thielsen, Garfield to tick off? Maybe bring up that next set of your ďdatedĒ touring skis you wanna...
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  3. A bar of Ivory soap each run crayoning cross...

    A bar of Ivory soap each run crayoning cross hatch patterns is also a cheap way to get some glide when water stiction is a problem ...
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    Another note about route finding on that mountain...

    Another note about route finding on that mountain ... for multi sport enthusiasts like me ... leave the split at home if you donít have heel lockers, if you have the option to ski instead ... that...
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    In the Blizzard thread, wasatchback (not sure his...

    In the Blizzard thread, wasatchback (not sure his official role with them) mentioned that their machines had a hard time dialing in the base bevel at the rockered zones of the skis, and recommended...
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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    Iím really curious to hear Keithís thoughts on detuning - as, like you other folks Iíd arrived at similar philosophy through trial error and my own sensibilities.

    Since I prefer fast turn...
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    ĎEís jest Ďelpen ya pruhn-Ounce it like a true...

    ĎEís jest Ďelpen ya pruhn-Ounce it like a true Scote!
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    I'm *not* an expert but no one has answered your...

    I'm *not* an expert but no one has answered your question yet, so here is what I understand:
    -you didn't say 27.5 vs 29 but I'll assume 29 based on the Amazon part you linked
    -2015 is most likely a...
  9. I tried to buy Bederís 179 E104s earlier this...

    I tried to buy Bederís 179 E104s earlier this season as my daily Hoodoo ski but waited too long to pm him and missed out! Ended up with 177 Woodsman 108s (which probably are same tip to tail as those...
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    Interesting ... my 2.4 is going on a 30mm rim...

    Interesting ... my 2.4 is going on a 30mm rim with 28mm inner width at the bead hooks ... weíll see how they feel! Might not be pushing this bike very hard or fast this summer anyways ...
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    2018-19 Praxis Skis Info and Resource Thread

    I think stock BC now includes veneer at 3 Flex, and on a UL core. I haven’t looked but upthread someone mentioned that custom offers 185, which would be a wise choice as the 180 can be a short ski...
  12. Just to echo this- for an e-tail sales business...

    Just to echo this- for an e-tail sales business they were very accommodating on customizing complete bikes. I was able to swap specific fork models they had in stock, stem length, bar type / length...
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    Turbines are also some of the lightest alloy...

    Turbines are also some of the lightest alloy cranks out there ... I looked into carbon at one point and decided to stick with my Turbines. But Iím also a light mofo who doesnít destroy gear ...
  14. Easter bump, make some offers!

    Easter bump, make some offers!
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    Shit, I was just about to respond that Iíll be on...

    Shit, I was just about to respond that Iíll be on the 2.4 Mazza up front and running a 2.4 Dissector 3CMT in back in a couple of months - replacing a 2.3 DHF/Aggressor combo.

    But I just remembered...
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    Iíve found that oval is so much smoother on a...

    Iíve found that oval is so much smoother on a hardtail - especially at really low speeds,
    itís noticeably much less lurchy on steep punchy uphills. What really got me to notice that I even had such...
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    M- put me on your short list for the next mid...

    M- put me on your short list for the next mid 90ís touring ski you sell in 2 years! Yours are always spot on sizing and close enough BSL! Hehe ... Iím still on my 10 year old Prax BCs but they refuse...
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    Actually just put one of these on ... taking a...

    Actually just put one of these on ... taking a closer look Iím glad I only use these under shorts now as the spandex is so worn itís nearing see through in spots, but the pads are holding up well!...
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    Iím still riding on Voler team chammies (under...

    Iím still riding on Voler team chammies (under hiking shorts) that I got between 15-18 years ago [emoji15]

    The leather ones Iím not so stoked on anymore but the synthetic pad chammies are still...
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    New Season, New Tires, New Thread

    Technically Iím in the PNW too ... but the difference down here is that while the east side of the Willamette Valley is that famous world class high traction, fir-needle topped, soft when wet loam...
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    Iíve been saying all along, there is a reason...

    Iíve been saying all along, there is a reason this tire is marketed for dry conditions!!

    Also, that looks cakey enough where Iím not sure a Butcher would clear it either ... but thatís a front and...
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    Hot news from RideGG today!!! :FIREdevil

    Hot news from RideGG today!!!



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    A tune's effect on ski perception.

    HRZN / spoon tips say the boat hull is better than flat ... never tried it, and the Blister guys arenít engineering experts but they didnít seem to be able to tell much difference.


    I havenít yet...
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    Tech question: on a modern 5 point shape - is...

    Tech question: on a modern 5 point shape - is there any point to having a sharp, or even true but dull, edge on the tip and tail taper sections?

    Iíve been trying to rationalize the mechanics of...
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    I think but canít remember if jmars or someone...

    I think but canít remember if jmars or someone else tried a skinny ProTest for their wife... not sure if there was other feedback.

    You may wanna consider a WooTest which has a lot more user...
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    And 1 cm shorter. I think the entire ski outline...

    And 1 cm shorter. I think the entire ski outline is traced inward 5mm to get the new shape cut.
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    Speaking of poison oak ... and Dawn I always...

    Speaking of poison oak ... and Dawn
    I always have a little 4 oz squeeze tube filled with Dawn either in my shower or in my car on road trips specifically for poison oak. A little bit of dawn plus...
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    B-b-but ... mixing yellow, pink, red, white and...

    B-b-but ... mixing yellow, pink, red, white and black waxes - oh the horror!

    Give me some PTFE I can just iron into my chain and shear into the watershed. Then we can end this vultures picking out...
  30. No refereeze and big winds at the Doo made for...

    No refereeze and big winds at the Doo made for some variable conditions. Over baked mank on solar aspects and firm bulletproof on shaded windexposed aspects early on ... eventually warmed up enough...
  31. So was it corn or proto corn at the Doo today?

    So was it corn or proto corn at the Doo today?
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    Iím also in the ďmaxed out B1Ē club, running -2...

    Iím also in the ďmaxed out B1Ē club, running -2 angleset in mine, and my local suspension guy used to be a factory tech for SRAM/RS so I went Monarch RC3 over Topaz T3.

    Kind of hard to justify...
  33. Heís posting this because itís been 12 years...

    Heís posting this because itís been 12 years since Shane graduated to the big powder run high above.

    I donít have any snowlerblades (or JD for that matter) but dressing up like SaucerBoy for this...
  34. Hah! You'd asked me about my quiver ... my...

    Hah!

    You'd asked me about my quiver ... my resort quiver is 3 skis, and the Nordica Enforcer 98 is the skinniest of them, hah!
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  37. Bump for the weekend

    Bump for the weekend
  38. The New and improved Oregon 2020/2021 Ski Season Thread

    Integrating guiding and shuttles is pretty smart from a marketing standpoint to offer a more turnkey recreation experience- especially with PDX airport so close. Outdoor recreation demand has...
  39. The New and improved Oregon 2020/2021 Ski Season Thread

    Yeah hereís the press release.

    https://www.evo.com/locations/snoqualmie-pass

    They are going to be rental hubs for skis/boards and bikes. Theyíll likely sell their demo fleets when each product...
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    Iíve had better performance with Orange than...

    Iíve had better performance with Orange than Stanís (never had a weepy or frustrating slow leak tire with Orange)
  41. The New and improved Oregon 2020/2021 Ski Season Thread

    Thatís a bummer for local shops.

    EVOís presser says the shops will be focused on demo fleets (other shop is gonna be at Snoqualmie Pass), but you know theyíll be clearing fleet inventory each...
  42. If any Oregon mags needs/wants or know someone...

    If any Oregon mags needs/wants or know someone who needs/wants spring all-mountain/jib sticks, I'm selling some great condition 181 Dynastar Menace 98s, flat or with Warden 13 MNCs.
    ...
  43. FS: 181 Dynastar Menace 98 - spring fling!

    **SOLD**

    Get your spring on with these 181 Menace 98s! The clocks have been set forward, days are longer, and that mega-front that just hit CO is already on its way out ... next thing you know the...
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    All the major points have been covered ... Just...

    All the major points have been covered ... Just one quick minor thing that hasnít been said re: off camber and side hill skinning:
    - A softboot in a strap binding will *never* be able to generate...
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    If anyone ended up with 177 WD108s and wasnít...

    If anyone ended up with 177 WD108s and wasnít 100% pleased with the size ... hit me up if youíre thinking of unloading!
  46. Nordica Enforcers - TGR-Enough for Their Own Thread

    Funny seeing these comments about the crud performance of the various newer Enforcers Frees ... Iím really curious how they compare to the OGís.

    My 2011 lightning bolt flat tail E98s are by far...
  47. Thanks for the info! I know itís tech talk, was...

    Thanks for the info! I know itís tech talk, was just hoping to get info from folks who are more likely to share the same terrain, as like 90% of my touring / mountaineering over the next 10 years is...
  48. Thatís exactly the kind of thing Iím worried...

    Thatís exactly the kind of thing Iím worried about (and the kind of place I like to ski) ... but Iíd wanna hear it from someone who has actually tried GW, as this could totally be an excessive fear...
  49. Quick Tech talk question for you volcano skiers...

    Quick Tech talk question for you volcano skiers ... any of you try using a GW boot as your main touring / skimo boot?

    I donít get out even remotely as often as I used to ... but I need new ski...
  50. Tech talk question for you volcano skiers ... any...

    Tech talk question for you volcano skiers ... any of you try using a GW boot as your main touring / skimo boot?

    I donít get out even remotely as often as I used to ... but I need new ski boots,...
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