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  1. Hastily constructed a sit ski option for an uber...

    Hastily constructed a sit ski option for an uber safe downhilling option for workout laps up/down a local sled packed logging road. Hike and drag skis for the up, pop the plywood in the binders,...
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    The hammer just dropped at our local ski hill. ...

    The hammer just dropped at our local ski hill. The bullwheel stopped spinnin' a while ago but ski touring was still allowed on the runs...not anymore. Shut'er down...and for good reason. The...
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    Love this cover of CSN&Y by the Dayglows. ...

    Love this cover of CSN&Y by the Dayglows.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs2B4t6QFWw
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    Ski tech at a heliski op. The season was cut...

    Ski tech at a heliski op. The season was cut short and I've lost a lot of earnings. Silver lining to grey cloud in my case though; the way the schedule was arranged, I missed working during the...
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    Not in our neck of the woods. Comment edited to...

    Not in our neck of the woods. Comment edited to clarify.
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    Taking it further...we're just getting into bug...

    Taking it further...we're just getting into bug season up here in nwBC...got me thinkin'...what about mosquitos? Never heard of 'em being carries of cold/flu stuff in our part of the world,...but...
  7. Small d depression and minor underlying C19...

    Small d depression and minor underlying C19 anxiety mitigation via Wim Hoffing. Skeena River, Terrace, B.C.

    Worked pretty good.

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  8. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Our little big guys don't usually tolerate each...

    Our little big guys don't usually tolerate each other in close quarters. Was nice to see them sniff noses, then relax and just chill together under the warm sun on one of the first not cold sunny...
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    Sincerest of condolences, out of sympathy, out of...

    Sincerest of condolences, out of sympathy, out of empathy. Tears in my eyes, I'm really sorry for your loss, Flyoverland Captive.

    I deal with depression. Big, Capital D Depression. Feel free to...
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    Soooo, real estate guys. What's happening and...

    Soooo, real estate guys. What's happening and what's gonna happen with this market in these times? I'm clueless, don't own any property; simply interested in analysis, thoughts, opinions.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLQaxGDn8I4&featur...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLQaxGDn8I4&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR35VVu Vh-ddjp-XbNCCrBaBYrIdtMHsBEGChbwtjmWlDThFowFFrG3QGGs
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    vvvv amateur. missed a crucial step; the...

    vvvv amateur. missed a crucial step; the fingernail wipe. Bob from northern B.C. knows what time it is.


    https://www.facebook.com/bobby.hurry/videos/3158153237529511/
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    Totally agree with this and really think it's...

    Totally agree with this and really think it's wise to plan for a worst case scenario. Island off the coast with ready access to ocean and land proteins comes to mind...somewhere where the hand of...
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    Was meditating on this while ski touring the...

    Was meditating on this while ski touring the other day.

    Potential solutions for my hometown (small town, B.C.):

    1. Either people who got C virused then recovered, or, able,...
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    Go big or go home. Makes the other bidet ideas...

    Go big or go home. Makes the other bidet ideas seem like trynna bail out the Titanic with a teacup... and, with 50 feet of potential length to reach yer neighbors throne, you can be the altruasst...
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    Thoughts of bottomfeeding and buying crude oil...

    Thoughts of bottomfeeding and buying crude oil bull 3 x leveraged etf presently on hold pending results of potential collapse of pillars supporting the infrastructure of entire economic system.
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    What about Iran though? Fairly warm country, no?...

    What about Iran though? Fairly warm country, no? Or is the context important, i.e., different gov response measures compared to other modern countries? Honest question, I got no clue.

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    Thanks for the helpful notes. Might be best...

    Thanks for the helpful notes.

    Might be best to allocate some of those investment funds to accelerated development of my emergency winter shelter project...hedge against complete collapse of...
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    I have faith in the long term. Q is when to...

    I have faith in the long term.

    Q is when to buy the 3x leveraged oil bull etf?
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    test version 3.0 features tube within a tube for...

    test version 3.0 features tube within a tube for double pane window-like, passive heat retention. Gettin' there slowly with this project.

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    Quite grateful for Shames going off this season,...

    Quite grateful for Shames going off this season, Gary.

    The ample low elevation snowpack has opened up new car shuttle line options off the access road. This is pretty cool. 1000-1200 vert foot...
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    Word up, homie! That's exactly what I'd do if...

    Word up, homie!

    That's exactly what I'd do if I owned em and was still rockin' my Bavarian Beer Belly. Trippple B for the extra bounce.
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    What's yer height and weight? As for the...

    What's yer height and weight?

    As for the Pon2oons; a good handful of local small, med and (lighter end of) big guys are on em and all seem to jive with 'em. Talked to a few heavier big guys who...
  24. Looks pretty good to me. I've had perfectly...

    Looks pretty good to me. I've had perfectly satisfactory results punching pu, pebax and grilamid ski touring boots with very basic and rudimentary means and methods.

    Hot air gun, digi...
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    Resistance is futile. It's a bigger picture,...

    Resistance is futile. It's a bigger picture, long game thing. U don't need eyes to see, you need vision. Cutting board tail and tip xtendrz are the first steps to the eventual target. A ski fully...
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    DIY heavy skis. Add vibration damping and ski...

    DIY heavy skis. Add vibration damping and ski length via hot glue gun tips and cutting board tail xtendrz. In total, I added one pound per ski to result in total weight of just shy of 2800 grams...
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    Way above my paygrade, but, wondering if the...

    Way above my paygrade, but, wondering if the nations start full lockdowns and quarantines, how long till the internet and general phone coms start shutting down? No tgr forums, back to old school...
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    I'm gonna start stockpiling coal. Trade for...

    I'm gonna start stockpiling coal. Trade for security services, food, gas, etc....

    Once the fuel runs out and local, immediately accessible trees are cut for home heating firewood, peeps are...
  29. We have a few of them kickin' around but might...

    We have a few of them kickin' around but might need em for replacements during the rest of our operating season. I'll let u know if they're available at the end of march, but pm me, cause i'll...
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    Had a similar experience back in the early 90's...

    Had a similar experience back in the early 90's skiing in ill fitting double leather tele boots. The heel cup wasn't formed enough to wrap my heel and the upper part of left heel bone area soft...
  31. p.m. me during the last week of march if yer...

    p.m. me during the last week of march if yer still looking. Might have a full single, or top half single kicking around by then.
  32. Awesome to hear that this season's bounty has...

    Awesome to hear that this season's bounty has been equally shared up and down the north coast of the pacific. Huge snow year around Stewart/Hyder. Went out with the guides doing some snow safety...
  33. Damn, now that's some fine work, a work of art. ...

    Damn, now that's some fine work, a work of art. Ghettowerx is humbled...

    :smile:

    And yeah, I also don't use/never use heat. I just blast room temp air into gloves/boots. If I'm at home, a...
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    Having worked in the heliski industry for the...

    Having worked in the heliski industry for the past 20 years, I have a coupla books worth of hints, tips and best practices. One of the top one is buy some Smith turbo fan goggles. They will save...
  35. Just fabbed the Ghettowerx mandarine orange box...

    Just fabbed the Ghettowerx mandarine orange box glove/boot drier. 16 buck rechargeable battery fan from amazon. That little bastard moves a lot of air.

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    Great day of heliskiing above Meziadin Lake. ...

    Great day of heliskiing above Meziadin Lake. Great opportunity to test out a full smorgassboard of gear mods. Tip n Tail Xtendrz, custom helmet mounted instant in/out Intuition foam heat molded...
  37. Prolly different with every ski model but ime, at...

    Prolly different with every ski model but ime, at least some don't need any heat. For example: Rossignol B3 Bandits (foam core, alu layer), Volant Chubbs/Ti Chubbs, K2 Darksides, Fischer...
  38. On this note, an interesting anecdote...I worked...

    On this note, an interesting anecdote...I worked at an operation that had a bunch of old school regular camber, Fischer Porohete skis in the quiver. Skis were stored hanging from the tips, and due...
  39. I store 'em in an overlapping X pattern...kinda...

    I store 'em in an overlapping X pattern...kinda the same way I carry 'em but the ski carry orientation has the neck at the tails with tips forward, kinda like a 'flying V' shape of a guitar. Call it...
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    uh oh...... my breakfast consists of eggs,...

    uh oh...... my breakfast consists of eggs, potato, spinach and bacon; with everything kinda soaked in bacon grease.

    Now I don't know if it was/is the bacon that potentially helped with internal...
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    So many variables to tune...took me a decade to...

    So many variables to tune...took me a decade to figure it all out...but i'm there and results are skis/boots/bindings all work in synergy so that the artificial things attached to my legs and feet...
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    Gary; I had some really badly railed skis ground...

    Gary; I had some really badly railed skis ground reasonably flat for the key 1.5cms in from the edges at the Shames ski shop... he was an experienced tech and really took his time and changed the...
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    Genuinely curious...is there anything in the...

    Genuinely curious...is there anything in the western diet that would have a potentially similar effect?

    Personal anecdote/speculation: Even while wearing good winter boots/socks and mitts; a...
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    Wim Hof; no flush, just tingle. Worked for...

    Wim Hof; no flush, just tingle.

    Worked for me; flip flops and shorts all winter if i'm not skiing...limiting factor: there's no winter grip flips on the market.
  45. So tight. Bringin' it to the jam tonight.

    So tight. Bringin' it to the jam tonight.
  46. Thread: OCD

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    Might wanna weigh each egg individually and place...

    Might wanna weigh each egg individually and place them with heaviest at the ends tapering to lightest in the middle to optimize the end to end weight balance...kinda like loading helicopters but not...
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    I have a Gregory Targhee 45 with lots of seasons...

    I have a Gregory Targhee 45 with lots of seasons of heavy ski touring use under the belt. Showing some signs of wear, the back panel zipper has few sticky points, had to reinforce some wear on...
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    Dunno if yer interested, but I'm renting out the...

    Dunno if yer interested, but I'm renting out the Bavarian Beer Belly Bounce Suit at a mag discount.

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  49. Thread: OCD

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    Actually, yer doing it the way the guy intended...

    Actually, yer doing it the way the guy intended it to be done, judging by the patent for the design. Things changed for good in our household after proving to my better half that there actually is a...
  50. Thread: OCD

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    Egg cartons or skis? Have the next length up...

    Egg cartons or skis?

    Have the next length up for both.

    For the Darksides; kinka prefer the slightly softer flex, suspension and perimeter weighting feel of the 174's with tipntailxtendrz to...
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