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    Skied the last third of the season last year in...

    Skied the last third of the season last year in that combo. Didn’t have any issues, but I don’t think I ended up in a release scenario either.
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    Interesting. The smaller packs don’t have that...

    Interesting. The smaller packs don’t have that problem.
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    Mammut Spindrift Backpacks

    The new Mammut Spindrift backpacks look really cool. I played around with the 26 and there's a TON of functionality added to it. The 14 looks like a light-n-fast pack too, but it only weighs 100...
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    Any reason for Klosters vs higher elevation...

    Any reason for Klosters vs higher elevation resorts likr Andernatt or Engelberg?
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    Doesn't the Evo5 require multiple batteries...

    Doesn't the Evo5 require multiple batteries though? So effective weight is higher?
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    For this upcoming storm, it looks like freezing...

    For this upcoming storm, it looks like freezing levels are high. New to euro skiing, so is Sunday likely to be the better day?

    Massive storm and high freezing levels means whiteout skiing? So...
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    Nailed it. But... two caveats... If you like...

    Nailed it. But... two caveats...

    If you like to huck, wider skis can help both in and out of bounds. A stiff, wide landjng platform prevents augering in too deep - so ideal width depends how...
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    How did your TCL not play nice with your...

    How did your TCL not play nice with your receiver?

    Also you say Android had more Apps but Roku had more programming? That doesn’t make sense to me. Doesn’t the number of apps directly correlate to...
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    FWIW, Roku recently stopped updating their older...

    FWIW, Roku recently stopped updating their older hardware too. The add-on streaming boxes are so cheap I wouldn’t pick a TV based only on that. Choose a TV based on picture quality and price....
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    Android TV also comes directly on TVs (e.g. all...

    Android TV also comes directly on TVs (e.g. all Sonys). Just like Roku has boxes and sticks as well as coming on TCL TVs. Interesting fact: in non-US countries, TCLs are Android.
  11. Why does that make a difference?

    Why does that make a difference?
  12. I would have gone 110s or 145s. No reason to have...

    I would have gone 110s or 145s. No reason to have extra weight unless you jump up to the Vipec. But I guess you’re worried about your knee, and want a low lateral release, so I guess stick with the...
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    Bellevue definitely makes the prospect of...

    Bellevue definitely makes the prospect of ‘Seattle’ a bit more paletable.
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    Where Should I Move? Seattle vs. Boulder

    My bad, looks like a 93 road closure is fucking with the commute times. Ignoring the closure, it looks like Apex/DR/LotB is closer to Denver, WR is closer to Boulder. Chimney is about a wash. You can...
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    To each his own. I’d take Apex, White Ranch, Lair...

    To each his own. I’d take Apex, White Ranch, Lair of the Bear and Dakota Ridge over any of those. Horsetooth has some good stuff, but thats out there a ways. Being closer to I70 is a bonus as well...
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    No shame in enjoying the mediocre trails. Riding...

    No shame in enjoying the mediocre trails. Riding Walker or Heil/Hall from town is just a sufferfest though.
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    What kind of apps do you need? Pretty much all of...

    What kind of apps do you need? Pretty much all of what I do these days is web-based, so I really like the Chromebook 2-in-1s for travel (download Netflix, etc).
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    Dude is single, in his 20s and just graduated....

    Dude is single, in his 20s and just graduated. Golden would be a tough sell.
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    Where Should I Move? Seattle vs. Boulder

    Missed the boat. If you like riding good trails, Denver has closer riding (not more). Living in five points (killer nightlife, beats the piss outta Boulder) was about 20-25 min from Apex. But is...
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    Where Should I Move? Seattle vs. Boulder

    duplicate
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    Yanked

    Yanked
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    The Hotronic socks were pretty uncomfortable...

    The Hotronic socks were pretty uncomfortable under the toes when hiking or skinning, even short disrances. The Lenz seemed like they’d be more comfortable but I never tested that theory.
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    Where Should I Move? Seattle vs. Boulder

    Conditions are hit and miss in the PNW. A little bit like feast and famine due to freezing levels. I preferred the consistently high quality snow in Colorado. No matter when I could get out, it was...
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    Where Should I Move? Seattle vs. Boulder

    Five points. Lots of breweries, bars, restaurants, 20-somethings. Everythings super close together and walkable (or bikeable).

    Also, if you like mountain biking a lot, Denver has similar access to...
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    Where Should I Move? Seattle vs. Boulder

    Depends. We lived in an awesome hood in Denver and I worked in Boulder. Commute was about 30-40 minutes with the toll lane. So you work less, have significantly less traffic driving just about...
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    OFFICIAL I70 BITCH THREAD....

    How long were you there before moving back to Niwot? It’s really really hard to leave a place you’re happy in. Getting rooted in a new location takes a lot of hard work, dedication and persistance....
  27. DIY Alpine Downhill + Tech Toe uphill touring binding

    Even if it could land under your boot sole, I don’t think the climbing risers would work out. The binding heel track is too long.
  28. A voile strap usually does wonders for clearing...

    A voile strap usually does wonders for clearing out ice. Though slamming the chunky toe piece should work just fine too.
  29. Yeah, manufacturers change their links from time...

    Yeah, manufacturers change their links from time to time.

    I’m having a later start than normal this year. In the US for another week still. Plus my wife doesn’t tour much so who knows when it will...
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    Snow for the Euros.

    Thanks - sounds like the easiest option.



    Yummy. Wish I wasn’t in the US right now. Coming back home on Nov 30.
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    Trump and your 401k: what to sell and when?

    Who put it there? ;)
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    Stupid shit your significant other bought

    Sounds about right for our household. We track our budgets closely with Mint. We allocate a certain amount per month to a personal ‘no complaining’ bucket. Looking at the data, hers definitely is a...
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    Great article. Hits the nail on the head. Thanks!

    Great article. Hits the nail on the head. Thanks!
  34. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Fuck Cancer

    Sorry to hear about your loss GM. We always seem to lose the good ones. The waves of grief eventually fade to sad but welcome memories of the best times with the ones we’ve lost.

    While not a...
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    Where can I get some Intuitions baked in Zürich?

    Where can I get some Intuitions baked in Zürich?
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    50-50 ski for the Dolomites.

    What ‘other skis’ are you comparing them too? Sounds like you’re comparing apples to oranges - 2400g heavy metal stiff chargers to 1600g touring skis. Of course they can’t be skied the same way in...
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    Best Pow Skiing in the Alps/Europe?

    Both? A job in my company was open and we went for it because we wanted to try living in Europe for a while. We hire lots of people outside of CH - in the tech industry.
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    Best Pow Skiing in the Alps/Europe?

    I’ll be figuring out the Davos/Klosters, Pizol, Andermatt and Engelberg areas this winter. Just moved to Zurich over the summer, but by March or so, I should have it figured out to a degree. Hit me...
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    Two ski winter travel quiver in 2019

    Two of the questions I’d have are... there’s a lot of new-to-you terrain that you’d be covering, so do you think that you’d be in the resort and sidecountry more as a result of that? Do you have...
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    Odd, not my experience. Wonder if its because I...

    Odd, not my experience. Wonder if its because I drive a ski in a forward stance and you’re more centered?
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    FWIW, a few people who I’ve talked to that have...

    FWIW, a few people who I’ve talked to that have skied both say the Hawx 130 XTD is a bit stiffer or supportive.

    Also, I’ve read that some expansion of the ankle area is required for a good skiing...
  42. Adding a photo of the home-made high risers:...

    Adding a photo of the home-made high risers:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191118/07f574a956884c8360871108301d63dc.jpg
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    I really like the Faction Prime 2.0

    I really like the Faction Prime 2.0
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    What the heck overlaps that ski? lol i can’t...

    What the heck overlaps that ski? lol i can’t think of anything at all
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    Damn this hand! Looks super fun!

    Damn this hand! Looks super fun!
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    What would your touring setup consist of?

    DIY. Modeled after splitboard risers. Ti rod from Amazon with a bench vise and a butane torch. Hacksaw, dremel tool and a cutting board from Walmart. Gonna try 3d printing sometime in the future.
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    Hah, of course! Total fail.

    Hah, of course! Total fail.
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    Can’t really call that a valid test if it was at...

    Can’t really call that a valid test if it was at room temperature, no?
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    If it weren’t for my broken hand, sure! 2 more...

    If it weren’t for my broken hand, sure! 2 more weeks
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    Helmet/hat combos for touring

    Get a helmet that fits without a hat.

    I like a headband I can stuff in my jacket breast pocket. Most helmet carry systems suck. Mammut had a good one. See if you can rig up one that works for...
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