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  1. This fall I found a Babybel cheese wheel in my...

    This fall I found a Babybel cheese wheel in my bag from a spring trip...I may have tasted it. And regretted it.
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    Standard gorilla glue expands like a...

    Standard gorilla glue expands like a motherf*cker. Do not use. Gorilla wood glue is fine though if wood glue is your thing. I use a lepage 2 part slow cure marine epoxy. Seems to work well.
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    Well fuck. Wait, technically she's an ex-gf. We...

    Well fuck. Wait, technically she's an ex-gf. We broke up once. Lawyered.
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    My wife is selling a pair of og S7W, 168, radical...

    My wife is selling a pair of og S7W, 168, radical st, mounted for a 24.5 boot (not sure of bsl). Skis are on their third mount, have a couple of spots filled but are in decent shape. Bindings have...
  5. The Spindrift 32 is pretty sweet, and it has...

    The Spindrift 32 is pretty sweet, and it has snowboard straps (I haven't used them because I ski, but they're there). They wouldn't work in conjunction with the helmet carry though. It carries and...
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    Love those graphics. They look good with the...

    Love those graphics. They look good with the white Shift too.
  7. I think the concern is that if you have a bit of...

    I think the concern is that if you have a bit of lateral elasticity in the heel AND the toe the binding might feel slightly sloppy. From a hand test, the xenic heel is noticeably more resistant to...
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    That's a cool article! But super limited info on...

    That's a cool article! But super limited info on the actual process. How did they test pullout strength? Did the ski they mount have a metal layer (presumably not since they used a 3.5mm bit)?
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    I picked up a used set of 2017/18 3.0s (186),...

    I picked up a used set of 2017/18 3.0s (186), threw some Shifts on them for general resort use/occasional slack country and they're saweeeeet! So poppy it's almost ridiculous and they can actually...
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    Has anyone mounted G3 FINDr skis? G3 is saying I...

    Has anyone mounted G3 FINDr skis? G3 is saying I should use a 3.5 mm bit, but the graphics on their site show a Titanal mounting plate in the ski, leading me to think I should use a 4.1 mm bit.
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    Are there similar skis to this one from other...

    Are there similar skis to this one from other brands now? I'm going to need to retire my squads at some point and am wondering what I should look at...is the bibby pro similar? It's supposed to be...
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    Have you mounted any bindings before? I was a bit...

    Have you mounted any bindings before? I was a bit nervous to do mine, but after playing around with them and the instructions it was really straightforward. I did a test mount and it was smooth...
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    Awesome. Pivot style or something completely...

    Awesome. Pivot style or something completely different?
  14. Thread: WTB Skins

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    Hey Marshal, if the OP doesn't take these, I...

    Hey Marshal, if the OP doesn't take these, I will...I've been looking for some better skins to replace my wife's mangled BD ascensions.
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    I love these skis...so so much. It will be a sad...

    I love these skis...so so much. It will be a sad day when mine finally have to be retired.
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    I have a pair of lightly used OG Attack 13s that...

    I have a pair of lightly used OG Attack 13s that I just pulled off a pair of skis...around 15 days on them. 110 mm brakes. Would let them go for $110 shipped.

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    I have a pair of well used but functional Rossi...

    I have a pair of well used but functional Rossi bindings I could send your way for shipping if you can't find anything locally...I think they're a 12 din. Let me know if you want pics/more info.
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    Thanks for that. I'm pretty sure I pulled the toe...

    Thanks for that. I'm pretty sure I pulled the toe up when adjusting, but I'll double check tonight. I read Lou's post about troubleshooting the Shifts (awesome article) so I was aware of this...
  19. Bump bump. I'll even wax these bad boys before...

    Bump bump. I'll even wax these bad boys before they're picked up.
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    Totally, the feeling of bottoming out was really...

    Totally, the feeling of bottoming out was really subtle.

    And ya, it didn't take much time or effort at all. Worth the $30 and 5 minutes.
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    Nice one, I'll look into this if I have any...

    Nice one, I'll look into this if I have any issues.
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    Thanks for the feedback gents. They are the Hawx...

    Thanks for the feedback gents. They are the Hawx XTDs, and ya, they're supposed to be WTR compatible but as gregL mentioned they don't fit in all bindings. The IDs are one example and some older WTR...
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    Has anyone skied Shifts in last gen Atomic Hawx...

    Has anyone skied Shifts in last gen Atomic Hawx boots? They have a super thick sole under the toe. With the AFD adjusted as low as it will go, there is still borderline too much pressure on the toe -...
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    Well tapping didn't take much effort and it was...

    Well tapping didn't take much effort and it was cool to feel the screws just thread right in. I think I'll tap from now on unless I'm really pressed for time for some reason.

    I threw some Shifts...
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    I've never tapped either and I've done a couple...

    I've never tapped either and I've done a couple skis with metal layers without trouble. But I'm going to give it a shot and see which method I prefer.
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    Awesome, thanks! I'll post pics after I mount my...

    Awesome, thanks! I'll post pics after I mount my own fucking skis.
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    I picked up Spindrift 32 for an everyday touring...

    I picked up Spindrift 32 for an everyday touring pack this year and am really digging it so far. It has ALL the features (except maybe diagonal carry with a helmet attached...don't think that will...
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    I'm going to tap some holes for the first time...

    I'm going to tap some holes for the first time tonight...not my first mount by any stretch, but my first tap. How much downward pressure do I need to put on the tap? Just a bit to get it to start...
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    I just pulled a pair of OG Attack 13s...they're...

    I just pulled a pair of OG Attack 13s...they're in great shape. Only ~20 days on them and they were on Candide 3.0s (108 underfoot). Let me know if you want pics. Thinking ~$100 plus shipping?
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    A good boot fitter should be able to punch your...

    A good boot fitter should be able to punch your boot to accommodate for this.
  31. FS: 2015 Atomic Automatic 109 (189) with Atomic STH2 13 WTR Bindings

    SOLD

    $250 USD. Located in Calgary, AB, Canada but willing to ship at buyer's expense.

    I got some new boards this year to replace these, so they need a new home. Somewhere around 30 days on...
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    I've skied the 2017/2018 Cochise Pro 130 (bright...

    I've skied the 2017/2018 Cochise Pro 130 (bright orange model) for a couple of seasons and am starting to have serious problems with the ski/walk mode. If I flex hard, and sometimes not even that...
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  34. I've started the process...I'll let you know how...

    I've started the process...I'll let you know how it goes!

    Edit: Black Diamond got back to me super quickly - they'll ship me a new set of bindings after I send my current Xenics to them.
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    Not Phillips - JIS is what they used (the dot on...

    Not Phillips - JIS is what they used (the dot on the screwhead is the giveaway). They strip easily if you use a Phillips head (but who the shit has a JIS driver??). A manual impact driver is a...
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    Assuming he means the 3+... I used the...

    Assuming he means the 3+...

    I used the Barryvox S for a bit last season, and loved it. Would highly recommend it or the base model Barryvox.
  38. The black piece that's supposed to trigger a...

    The black piece that's supposed to trigger a release in the event of a knee fall while skinning...I'll get a pic when I get home from work tonight.
  39. Well I managed to break the 'frontal fall' piece...

    Well I managed to break the 'frontal fall' piece on the toe this weekend. I think it broke when I did a lunge to adjust the tail clip of one of my skins on the way back to the car but I didn't notice...
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    Truth. The og S1 is still a bad ass transceiver....

    Truth. The og S1 is still a bad ass transceiver. Not quiiiiite as snappy as the new barryvox s (for example) but not far off, which is pretty amazing considering its age.
  41. That would totally work, but I don't think...

    That would totally work, but I don't think there's anywhere to loop paracord...the channel under the toe just fits a 1/16" wire. Is webbing smaller diameter than paracord? Sorry, not familiar with...
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    I always wondered about this...I noticed that the...

    I always wondered about this...I noticed that the drill bit would remove a nice bit of topsheet if I drilled far enough, but I didn't realize it was actually a GOOD thing. Will be sure to do that...
  43. I ghetto fabbed leash loops up...

    I ghetto fabbed leash loops up yesterday...crimped with a pair of cheapo wire crimps (not the right tool, obviously) but they feel sturdy enough. Cost about three fiddy. 1/16" wire rope was a perfect...
  44. No worries, thanks for checking!

    No worries, thanks for checking!
  45. Ahhh I see it now, thanks. That's pretty clever!

    Ahhh I see it now, thanks. That's pretty clever!
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    Are they delaminating or what do you mean by...

    Are they delaminating or what do you mean by 'peeling off'?

    I had a great time on these skins last season in both really cold (-20C) and warmer weather, but I rarely wax my boards...now I'm...
  47. NP, good luck! G3 has some good sales on ladies...

    NP, good luck! G3 has some good sales on ladies (and men's) skis right now, just fyi (not just the Findr's mentioned in the PSA thread).
  48. Wifey will be unloading her old touring setup in...

    Wifey will be unloading her old touring setup in the next month or so. 168 (maybe 169) S7w (OG version...102 or 105 underfoot) with Radical ST bindings. Skis are well used, but in pretty good shape...
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    Grabbed a pair of 102s...they look like a decent...

    Grabbed a pair of 102s...they look like a decent ski for days with variable conditions, and at that price worth the risk.
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    These bad boys...

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