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    Forbidden fruit is the sweetest.

    Forbidden fruit is the sweetest.
  2. Thread: The FIFTY

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    You're probably right, but I've never skied a...

    You're probably right, but I've never skied a puckeringly steep frozen line with a whippet and wished I didn't have it in hand. Mental pro.
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    They're useful on the down too. Like self...

    They're useful on the down too. Like self belaying when you have to sideslip some gnar or when you have to ski cut a small pocket of wind slab, like Cody did in the Shuksan episode. Personally, I'd...
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    Considerable where you find new snow. Moderate...

    Considerable where you find new snow. Moderate below. All aspects.
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    I think we were the first up Stu this season. No...

    I think we were the first up Stu this season. No signs of others anywhere along the way. The road is snow all the way from the snopark (i.e., 10 miles to Ingalls/Esmeralda trailhead. There were...
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    incredible pic of Mt Stuart! That angle...

    incredible pic of Mt Stuart! That angle perfectly captures Ulrichs Couloir, which we skied yesterday.321695321696321697
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    That's a sick hit list!

    That's a sick hit list!
  8. There are a lot of wear parts on a full...

    There are a lot of wear parts on a full suspension mountain bike nowadays. Used may get you a better parts spec and lighter weight, but it may also require a fair bit of maintenance expense in the...
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    That's bad luck and a shitty repair. I had the...

    That's bad luck and a shitty repair. I had the same thing happen a few sleds ago. Paid the man to do the job for me.
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    Looks great! Silverstar?

    Looks great! Silverstar?
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    Circling back on this. The Zed brakes this year...

    Circling back on this. The Zed brakes this year have a manufacturing defect. The pressed in pin under the AFD plate, which serves as the spring retainer for the brakes, works itself loose when you...
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    Sweet vehicle collection. Is your place just...

    Sweet vehicle collection. Is your place just above the smogline or is that an optical illusion?
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    Liners are thin but fit good on my feet. You can...

    Liners are thin but fit good on my feet. You can also use the buckles pretty effectively to tighten them up as they pack out. Couldn't do that w/ most of my former touring boots. I suspect a LV or...
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    WA Pass total snow sensor hasn't been working...

    WA Pass total snow sensor hasn't been working correctly for a while. It's been snowing very consistently (as opposed to raining) over there and the reported number keeps staying around 84". This...
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    I've been skiing a proto of the Vision 118 and it...

    I've been skiing a proto of the Vision 118 and it is really great! Can't comment on how close it will be to the production version, but is light, nimble and has no speed limit in pow.
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    I bet your "problem" is that your snow is too...

    I bet your "problem" is that your snow is too light. It only happens on the best pow days, right? I've heard of the same type of issue on snowmobiles. Some places the snow is so light that it...
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    Didn't buy directly from G3, so not sure about...

    Didn't buy directly from G3, so not sure about which version I have. The brakes are sold separately, so could have come from old stock. Just ordered a set from G3. Will report back after I road...
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    Reviving this thread to report my findings. I...

    Reviving this thread to report my findings. I put some 19/20 Zeds on a pair of large skis (118 under foot/190cm length) and have been really loving them. Unfortunately, both brakes broke on me...
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    I've got an OG Following and it has been trouble...

    I've got an OG Following and it has been trouble free for 3 years. Climbs like a goat, better than any bike I've had previously. But I can't compare it to newer designs having never ridden any of...
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    Which canister? The shops mentioned will fill...

    Which canister? The shops mentioned will fill BCA's version but not some of the euro brands.
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    Thanks for clearing that up. I can at least lock...

    Thanks for clearing that up. I can at least lock down sizing now.
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    I've been contemplating getting a pair of these...

    I've been contemplating getting a pair of these magic slippers after reading all the hype, but they are hard to find. I read somewhere in this string that people who had the green TLT6 (my current...
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    Touring at Crystal was excellent today. Lot was...

    Touring at Crystal was excellent today. Lot was less than half full.
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    I mean, they all look the same, right?

    I mean, they all look the same, right?
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    Was there some fresh to enjoy or all ruined...

    Was there some fresh to enjoy or all ruined overnight? Also, any new by the time you left? Considering touring up there tomorrow. Thx!
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    Ha! Thanks. 306258

    Ha! Thanks.

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    I probably deserve that, but seriously, it's...

    I probably deserve that, but seriously, it's kinda confusing. I'm snow totals being listed by elevation on a single page, like in a table format. I'll try to do better in the future, I promise.
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    No ski rack? The roomies got sleds too or are...

    No ski rack? The roomies got sleds too or are you gang banging that thing? If so, watch out for overheating. Forgot to say, nice sled!
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    I finally solved this important mystery! If you...

    I finally solved this important mystery! If you go to the full report page on the Crystal website it defaults to summit info. There is a "Base/Summit" link in the upper left hand of the page, that...
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    I don't even remember that. You're a bonafide...

    I don't even remember that. You're a bonafide rainman.
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    Please educate me on this term of art. I've only...

    Please educate me on this term of art. I've only been skiing for 40+ years, obsessively. Had a pass at Alpy for around 15 yrs and Crystal for 8. Never heard "snow base" before.
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    I didn’t mean to imply that there’s anything...

    I didn’t mean to imply that there’s anything wrong w/ riding lifts. Just did it too long and got burned out on it. Just thought it was crazy that there was such a discrepancy between the report and...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Cmon man, we're talking about a commercial ski...

    Cmon man, we're talking about a commercial ski area here. Base is and has always been the bottom of the hill. They can fudge a bit where they choose to measure, bu it should be consistent as to...
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    I know this ain't popular on here but I have been...

    I know this ain't popular on here but I have been using a MoPros rack for the past few seasons, after using CFRs for 10 years before that. The MoPros is better in every way, including the rigidity it...
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    I'm a strict textualist. So when they say "snow...

    I'm a strict textualist. So when they say "snow base" to me that means the amount of snow measured at the base, not 3/4 way up the mountain. Clear fraud!
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    Just out of curiosity I checked the Crystal...

    Just out of curiosity I checked the Crystal report and they are saying they have a "27" snow base", whereas NWAC telemetry says they have 14". I'm used to ski area deception, but this is a new low. ...
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    It always closes on the exact day when it gets...

    It always closes on the exact day when it gets good. The Methowites don't want mossback kooks stealing their pow.
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    I'm always amazed that people don't just nut up...

    I'm always amazed that people don't just nut up and backtrack when they pull these moves. But I guess pulling these moves means they aren't too smart to begin with.
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    Stranger still!

    Stranger still!
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    I remember that one. Was a real head scratcher. ...

    I remember that one. Was a real head scratcher. Was Chinook Pass closed but Cayuse still open in January '15? I recall it was an almost historically bad snow year but don't recall it being open...
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    Another interesting (at least to me) data point: ...

    Another interesting (at least to me) data point: I know of many climbers who have moved from Seattle to Boulder (and SLC) but I know of no skiers who have moved away from Seattle seeking "whiter...
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    I've lived in Seattle almost all my life. It's...

    I've lived in Seattle almost all my life. It's become a big city, with all that goes with it. We mtn bike after work quite a bit "in season", but it requires a drive and because of the traffic,...
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    Did s/he say s/he was white? I must have missed...

    Did s/he say s/he was white? I must have missed that part.
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    ULLR is busy fucking everybody who wants to climb...

    ULLR is busy fucking everybody who wants to climb rocks in Vegas and Indian Creek. He's cheeky monkey.
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    Day users who don't buy a ticket or have a...

    Day users who don't buy a ticket or have a seasons pass only, of course! A good strategy would be to make Lot 4 for season passholders and paid parking pass holders only (the resort could give a day...
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    I'm surprised they don't just cut a trail in the...

    I'm surprised they don't just cut a trail in the woods looker's left of "Boondogle" and call it the uphill only track. Alpy should do the same in the Source Lake drainage. If I was running the...
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    This isn't a new law. Guessing Crystal's lawyers...

    This isn't a new law. Guessing Crystal's lawyers just decided to include the notice on their trail maps this year. And the law making it a misdemeanor to travel in closed areas was passed in 2011. ...
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    Here's a tougher one. Should be a familiar peak...

    Here's a tougher one. Should be a familiar peak to many, from a very unfamiliar angle.302898
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    @Riff - Blue Lake Peak / Madison Ave?

    @Riff - Blue Lake Peak / Madison Ave?
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