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    Mid summer they have non-stop daylight, which...

    Mid summer they have non-stop daylight, which unfortunately means non-stop night during winter.
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    Ooooh, nice vid! I'll second what Arild...

    Ooooh, nice vid!

    I'll second what Arild writes, I've been three times to Narvik, and it's been great every time. The weather is a dice roll, though.
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    Thanks for the positive feedback. Sorry about the...

    Thanks for the positive feedback. Sorry about the detailed crotch coverage, just count yourselves lucky that Lars Thore does not wear lycra.

    Yeah, Norway is expensive (although it's difficult to...
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    Thanks for the positive feedback. Yes, the...

    Thanks for the positive feedback.

    Yes, the critter is a lemming. They pack a lot of courage and anger in a compact package. If they had better jumping skills and larger teeth we would be in a lot...
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    TR: Mountain biking in the north of Norway

    As my bike season is nearing the end, I wanted to look back at one of my best bike events this season. Every year, a small group of mountain bikers in BodÝ, Norway, puts together a small bike...
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    TR: Spring skiing in Norway

    Still waiting for snow where I live, so I decided to post up a video a friend made from one of my finest trips last year. It's called Storkalkinn at 1880 moh (6168 feet). The start is at something...
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    Plum told me 10 days ago: brakes should now be...

    Plum told me 10 days ago:
    brakes should now be available by the end of the year.
    Yes, 110mm waist will be available.
    Brakes will be retro-fittable, but not on a DIY basis. The upgrade will have to...
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    Right after someone leaks pics of the upgraded...

    Right after someone leaks pics of the upgraded version.
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    I'm interested, and I'll send the e-mail. I live...

    I'm interested, and I'll send the e-mail. I live in Norway, but have a US shipping address (through the shipping company Jetcarrier). If other Norwegians want to join, you can register there for...
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    If you're refering to the video I added, it's a...

    If you're refering to the video I added, it's a cover of New Order "Blue Monday" by the Norwegian group Flunk. YouTube- Flunk Blue Monday
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    Toppturer i Lyngen Sorry for another...

    Toppturer i Lyngen

    Sorry for another intrusion, but here is an old vid from Lyngen (2004) that shows some more of the excellent scenerey. It is long and boring for those not in it, but I recommend...
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    Narvik

    Just wanted to add a couple of unproduced video shots from Narvik (Norway) this year. Unfortunately they don't capture the scenery, but it is almost as nice as Lyngen. Sorry for the laid back skiing,...
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    Thanks for all the good advice!

    Thanks for all the good advice!
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Yeah, I plan...

    Thanks for the suggestions.



    Yeah, I plan to do this unless I find something ready-made. It seems no-one makes them that short.


    Thanks, that might be close enough (and as you wrote I can...
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    Where to buy M4 2 mm set screws?

    I'm looking to buy very short set screws. Metric size M4 and only 2 - 2.5 mm long. Any advice?
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    1) Did that, and you're right, they're the same....

    1) Did that, and you're right, they're the same.

    2) I thought this was an external issue. I'll (hopefully) soon find out though.

    3) Bought and will hopefully be skied this weekend. :D
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    I tried on a pair of Dynafit Titan MP 25 today....

    I tried on a pair of Dynafit Titan MP 25 today. The shell fit seems right, or perhaps slightly long (18 mm?), but I reckon that is OK for touring. The width also seemed fine.

    I first tried with...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I have...

    Thanks for all the suggestions.



    I have used both stock Garmont liners and Zipfit liners. The Zips are much better for skiing, but I get cold toes in both liners.

    I have tried to use custom...
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    I have tried to investigate my issue with cold...

    I have tried to investigate my issue with cold toes in my new boots, Garmont Radium MP 25.5. I have previously owned Garmont MegaRide MP 26 and Adrenalin MP 26, and did not have this issue with them....
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    I have 08/09 Obsethed and use G3 Alpinist. That...

    I have 08/09 Obsethed and use G3 Alpinist. That works well, I never had an issue with the rivets on the skis versus the hooks on the skins. In general I like the skins, although I think the rear hook...
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    Thanks, I appreciate your feedback. I did some...

    Thanks, I appreciate your feedback. I did some more experiments:

    First with the Zipfit liners

    The first two tests were done clicked in to the bindings to get the extra heel ramp.

    Have a...
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    Thanks for the quick feedback. My calves are...

    Thanks for the quick feedback.

    My calves are normal, I think. I'll retry the test with the original liners, this was with zipfits which are higher volume than the originals. I haven't checked if...
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    I fall on my face. If I lean the upper body...

    I fall on my face. If I lean the upper body backwards I can almost keep the balance (but I guess that doesn't count ;) ). The Garmont Radium have only one forward lean position. The external...
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    Yes, just on the inside. The footbeds are custom...

    Yes, just on the inside. The footbeds are custom (although that does not guarantee quality). I think the liner has gotten slightly wider in the heel area, probably because of the hiking, so I might...
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    Thanks, excellent input!

    Thanks, excellent input!
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    Thanks for your quick reply! 1) I have tried...

    Thanks for your quick reply!

    1) I have tried shimming both in the shell and in the liner, but when I shim enough to get low enough volume my big toes are squished and become painful. I tried the...
  27. Do people tune both edges equally? I try to put...

    Do people tune both edges equally? I try to put most of the weight on the outside ski when skiing on hardpack, so I would imagine the inner edge could use a grippier tune and the outer edge a more...
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    So I finally got around to measuring the shell...

    yes, 2.5 mm is VERY tight, but the 5-15mm is a range. so most will be 5mm

    25mm is WAY to much[/QUOTE]

    So I finally got around to measuring the shell fit of my size 25.5 Radiums. With the foot...
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    Sorry for the newbie question, but does this...

    Sorry for the newbie question, but does this apply to touring boots as well? Having only 2.5mm room in front of the toes and behind the heel sounds VERY tight for the uphill.

    EDIT: second...
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    IMO, he should pay his share if he bails out...

    IMO, he should pay his share if he bails out late. Assuming, of course, that you he has previously confirmed that he is joining you, and that you have planned according to that.
  31. I got my replacement item for free from the...

    I got my replacement item for free from the Norwegian distributor, you could try to contact the US disti and ask for that. The replacement is really easy.
  32. Yes you can replace just the plastic top plate, I...

    Yes you can replace just the plastic top plate, I just did that. In addition to the four torx screws there is a small press fit pin that needs to be pushed into the binding using the right size press...
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    That is a good point. Unfortunately, there are...

    That is a good point. Unfortunately, there are not many good boot fitters in this area.

    However, I may be traveling to San Jose, California on business in the near future. I found a ZipFit dealer...
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    Which zipfit liner in Garmont Radium

    Hello.

    I am having problems making my Garmont Radium boots fit well. I have very low volume feet. With the original liners, and all buckles cranked down all the way, the boots are still way too...
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    I've been gone for a while, and suddenly noticed...

    I've been gone for a while, and suddenly noticed that my thread was back to life.



    I ended up mounting mine at traditional, and I am happy with that. They are the best skis I have owned (but my...
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    Thanks for the padding advice. Basically, it...

    Thanks for the padding advice. Basically, it feels like I can lift the entire foot slightly when I am skiing in demanding conditions, but I would guess there is more lift at the rear of the foot than...
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    Thanks for the suggestions! hossman: I...

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    hossman: I considered padding over the foot, since that would seem the best place to put it. The liners are tounge style and the shell is overlap style, where do I put...
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    Boot board with ramp angle?

    I own a pair of Garmont Radium. The volume of my foot is small, so even with the lower buckles tightened to max the boot is too roomy. I use a custom footbed. I have tried inserting flat boot boards...
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    See this thread:
  40. Dynafit + Duke/Baron

    Great idea!



    I'd definitely prefer Duke/Baron and Dynafit. I only have one pair of boots, and they do not have swappable soles. To get consistent DIN settings I'd need Duke/Baron. They're still...
  41. Nobody interested in showing us Norwegians the...

    Nobody interested in showing us Norwegians the good stuff? You don't need to drag us around the whole day, just a couple of runs would be very good. Or, if someone would like to meet in the evening...
  42. Thanks, good advice! I see they carry other stuff...

    Thanks, good advice! I see they carry other stuff as well.

    BTW, does anyone know if I can fit the BD skin tail clip (the metal clip) to the G3 skins? I prefer the BD clip.
  43. Will some of the boot fitters mentioned above...

    Will some of the boot fitters mentioned above also do alignment work (canting and such)?
  44. There are no bike stores in SLC? ;-)

    There are no bike stores in SLC? ;-)
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    If you live close to Sweden, take a look at...

    If you live close to Sweden, take a look at Jetcarrier. They will ship to Norway, Sweden and Denmark for reasonable cost, if shipping time is not important.
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    Have you looked at the Nunatak...

    Have you looked at the Nunatak products? They can custom make to your desires. Pricey, but it seems like high performace stuff. I have no personal experience with their products.
  47. Now for something completely different: any good...

    Now for something completely different: any good bike stores in SLC with a good selection in clothing?
  48. Nebula: thanks. puhisurfer: what SuperGaper...

    Nebula: thanks.

    puhisurfer: what SuperGaper said. And I would like to add: prices are +/-50% higher here. Example: Obsethed @ BC.com: $585. List price in Norway: $900-ish (but you can negotiate...
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    Thanks for all the advice.

    Any other specialist stores in SLC with a good selection?

    Any recommended alignment specialists (SLC or JH)?
  50. Local SLC/JH maggots showing secret powder stash to vising Norwegians?

    We are a bunch of Norwegians coming to SLC and JH to ski, and we would be very happy if some local maggots would show us the good offpise skiing in those areas. Compensation? I don't know the going...
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