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  1. I mocked them up as best I could. Placing the...

    I mocked them up as best I could. Placing the heels behind the existing heels on my GPOs and deploying the brakes, I'd estimate you could get do the low 120s (123-124?) without bending or grinding...
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    Lotta big boyz on TGR. Something doesn't make...

    Lotta big boyz on TGR.

    Something doesn't make sense. It surely sucks to walk out of your skis in consequential terrain.

    I wonder if these Clydesdales have experience on Comforts or Verticals...
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    If my natural stance were more upright, the Q...

    If my natural stance were more upright, the Q could have been my cold, dead hands ski.

    I loved them in deep stuff. On consistently l hard snow, I could adjust my stance slightly rearward and be...
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    Exactly my thoughts as well. After Billy...

    Exactly my thoughts as well.

    After Billy would rip it up, Carlos would do something interesting for maybe 12 bars. Then, the "Billy effect" wore off.

    He was basically out of his element.
    ...
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    Praxis BC? ... Thom

    Praxis BC?

    ... Thom
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    Pretty much where I fall with Zero Gs ... maybe...

    Pretty much where I fall with Zero Gs ... maybe as flat as 5mm (Helio 200/Haute Route with the adjuster plate) and as ramped as 11mm (Vipecs).

    ... Thom
  7. Yup, I ordered those binders with 120s, for...

    Yup, I ordered those binders with 120s, for fatties.

    It's tough to determine how they spread without mounting them. I assume I may have to do some bending, but perhaps not.

    ... Thom
  8. My Christmas present was a pair of Raider 12s...

    My Christmas present was a pair of Raider 12s that are sitting .. and waiting ...

    ... Thom
  9. Only one sample for me - a 184 Freeride ...

    Only one sample for me - a 184 Freeride HH/Veneer/#4.

    In comparison with Enduro, it took more energy to load it up and pop into a turn. You'd expect that.

    Hand flex of the HH felt the same...
  10. Sounds as if I'm looking at 2000g. or more for my...

    Sounds as if I'm looking at 2000g. or more for my rig. Maybe I'll just use double-sided tape for bindings to save weight ;-)

    ... Thom
  11. Will do. I'm hoping to land in the 1950g. range....

    Will do. I'm hoping to land in the 1950g. range. We'll see in 3-4 months ;-)
    And, after comparing notes with @dub2 who bought my Protests (and also sold them), I'm thinking that we've never...
  12. Ya, after a year of COVID isolation, I'm debating...

    Ya, after a year of COVID isolation, I'm debating on whether I'll even ride a lift next year (except for a trip to Revy, maybe?) Stay tuned, as I analyze my budget ;-)


    Ya, meadow-skipping in...
  13. Done deal: GPO 182 Flex #3 ...

    Done deal:

    GPO
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    Flex #3
    UL/Carbon/Veneer (maple)
    +10
    Max topsheet

    I wrestled with Max, Tsunami and Mountain Sunrise. I mssed those Max graphics from my departed Qs, and the...
  14. ^^^ this ^^^ In no way does the nylon top...

    ^^^ this ^^^

    In no way does the nylon top suck, but in comparison, veneer leaves it in the dust. I'm reminded of the following quote, in terms of the value over time of spending a few extra...
  15. Knowing your taste in slightly more robust skis...

    Knowing your taste in slightly more robust skis for touring, I think you're on to something. @grinch's 173s in the standard #3 (with veneer) are surprisingly steady in manky snow. It belies their...
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    It's been discussed hundreds of times in...

    It's been discussed hundreds of times in countless threads.

    Lateral release at the heel is biased toward ACL protection, and lateral toe release is biased toward protecting tib/fib.

    It's not so...
  17. All of this got me to looking at wood varieties. ...

    All of this got me to looking at wood varieties. I assumed that ambrosia maple is a form of spalted maple. I learned however, that ambrosia is a result of the fungus carried by the ambrosia beetle....
  18. ^^^ this ^^^ Technique matters (so does fit). ...

    ^^^ this ^^^
    Technique matters (so does fit).

    ^^^ and this ^^^

    But mostly this --->
  19. 0/6 for me. No skiing since last March's COVID...

    0/6 for me. No skiing since last March's COVID shutdown, and I picked up 2, new to me skis, right about the time of the shut down - skis I still haven't made a turn on.

    Well, at least I got a lot...
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    Toe pin adjustment? ... Thom

    Toe pin adjustment?

    ... Thom
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    On the subject of batteries, I took the risk of...

    On the subject of batteries, I took the risk of killing my LG phone by attempting a battery replacement. I had nothing to lose, and was successful.

    In the process of researching this, I happened...
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    Good one! I was expecting the dead parrot...

    Good one! I was expecting the dead parrot routine.
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    Is asym. finally dead? Please say yes. ......

    Is asym. finally dead? Please say yes.

    ... Thom
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    So, party pay just means that for each person in...

    So, party pay just means that for each person in your party, you save $5 off your $40 bill, for as little as $25/month?

    I definitely have to research this.

    ... Thom
  25. Well shit! So it's his TGR account that was...

    Well shit! So it's his TGR account that was hacked.

    Today I got to wondering when the TGR app would show up again on Play Store. I have it on my phone, and will hopefully keep it going for quite...
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    I always had massive respect (doh!), and then saw...

    I always had massive respect (doh!), and then saw a drone side view of the top, and all I can say is wow!

    ... Thom
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    So, I notice that the TGR app still isn't in Play...

    So, I notice that the TGR app still isn't in Play Store. I'm guessing that if I have to replace my phone, it's back to the orange version :-(

    ... Thom
  28. Mid 290's ... the only BSL that's relevant :D ...

    Mid 290's ... the only BSL that's relevant :D

    ... Thom
  29. So, I dreamt that @grinch and I got a personal...

    So, I dreamt that @grinch and I got a personal tour of Praxis' world-wide HQ. It was in black and white (the dream, not the HQ).

    It must be time to pull the trigger on those +10 GPOs ;-)

    ......
  30. I've never handled Shifts, so this is not a...

    I've never handled Shifts, so this is not a criticism, but rather an honest question ... I gather these nubs work like a cam lock to keep the toe piece in locked (touring) mode.

    It may be too...
  31. Going -10 is a "Most Difficult" build, and I read...

    Going -10 is a "Most Difficult" build, and I read Foggy's question as wanting to stay in the price range of an Easiest or More Difficult build.

    ... Thom
  32. I don't see a tuning bench ... ... Thom

    I don't see a tuning bench ...

    ... Thom
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    And their conclusion will be that there are so...

    And their conclusion will be that there are so many happy folks who got replacement beacons (not harnesses), that it ate into demand.
    So, it won't fit when in the "off" position either? I suppose...
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    Just not in the habit of hiding behind a screen...

    Just not in the habit of hiding behind a screen name ;-)
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    Well, as I said in this thread back in October,...

    Well, as I said in this thread back in October, congratulations on bringing ATKs into the country. So, I'll say it again: congratulations on bringing ATKs into the country.

    The reason I was...
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    I think you should "design" a new color that ATK...

    I think you should "design" a new color that ATK can subsequently adopt.

    Here's a start: https://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_picker.asp
  37. Add Deutche Welle to the list.

    Add Deutche Welle to the list.
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    It's getting to the point where they should just...

    It's getting to the point where they should just start having a "binding builder" table: pick toe piece X and heelpiece Y.

    ...Thom
  39. So, no "authorized" AFDs for these. I'm sorely...

    So, no "authorized" AFDs for these.

    I'm sorely tempted to try fabricating AFD contact surfaces for my Zero Gs ... something I'll probably not ever do however ;-)

    ... Thom
  40. Hoji has a 9523/touring sole, right? ... Thom

    Hoji has a 9523/touring sole, right?

    ... Thom
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    Read up thread a few pages.

    Read up thread a few pages.
  42. Probably worth a bump, considering that the...

    Probably worth a bump, considering that the Spring custom sale is on.

    ... Thom
  43. Damn! You did have to throw down the gauntlet...

    Damn! You did have to throw down the gauntlet now, didn't you ;-)

    ... Thom
  44. I've often pondered a variable base edge bevel as...

    I've often pondered a variable base edge bevel as well (not side), but not enough to try it.

    ... Thom
  45. Good question, and I'll wait for others to...

    Good question, and I'll wait for others to clarify/correct me. I dull go to the point where tip & tail tapers end: put the ski on its side (counter top works nicely) so the edge is contacting the...
  46. Dollars to donuts these folks haven't detuned...

    Dollars to donuts these folks haven't detuned their GPOs sufficiently.

    As I write this, it occurs to me that detune is an inappropriate term, implying somehow that the ski is indeed an...
  47. If you're ducking out of the gates, yer gonna...

    If you're ducking out of the gates, yer gonna have a pack, and beacon, shovel, probe, and skins, so an extra 250 grams for tech toes for your CASTS is no big deal.

    Yeah, logistics are definitely...
  48. So, back to my own personal, meadow-skipping...

    So, back to my own personal, meadow-skipping journey, it's been 3 days where it's +10 GPO, with nary a waver to the Ullr. Two or 3 more days, and I'm set to pull the trigger.

    Keith wrote the...
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    Not impressed either. Well, at least I now have...

    Not impressed either. Well, at least I now have two beacons for multi-burial search practice :-(

    ... Thom
  50. Ah! That makes more sense (much as it would have...

    Ah! That makes more sense (much as it would have been cool to drop that much weight by going from #4 to #3).

    ... Thom
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