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    I went ahead and put my caliper story in the...

    I went ahead and put my caliper story in the "what have you broken on your bike recently" thread:...
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    Posting my caliper destruction story here in case...

    Posting my caliper destruction story here in case jm2e wants it, and for the edification and entertainment of others.
    Here are some blurry photos of my busted Zee caliper.
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  3. WTB: small (48-52 ish) gravel bike in Seattle

    My girlfriend is super stoked on road and gravel riding now, but all she has is an old Panasonic road bike that won't take tires larger than 28mm or so. Anyone have leads on new gravel bikes in...
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    Yes, but mine has the same problem as yours....

    Yes, but mine has the same problem as yours. Going on a ride now but I will look at it when I get back.
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    Bump, personally looking for some 700c/29er rims...

    Bump, personally looking for some 700c/29er rims that are about the right width for a 50mm/2.0" tire on the gravel/rigid MTB. Ripped a nipple right through the rim last weekend whilst...
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    I mounted my 186s at +1, don't see any reason to...

    I mounted my 186s at +1, don't see any reason to go further back.
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    Often there's a weight range in kg stamped...

    Often there's a weight range in kg stamped somewhere near the binding area. You can get away with skis that flex a little too heavy or light, but light-flexing skis are going to be hard to keep...
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    Really too bad the TX Comp doesn't have tech...

    Really too bad the TX Comp doesn't have tech fittings, seems like that would really simplify boot choice in this thread.
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    I have 10-15 days on the BMF-R. I have limited...

    I have 10-15 days on the BMF-R. I have limited tele experience otherwise (about 15 days on Karhu Jaks with blue Rainey Designs Hammerheads and Syner-Gs that were a size too big), but I guess I'll...
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    Imagine what this would look like without the...

    Imagine what this would look like without the brake:

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  11. The hole patterns are the same, but your foot...

    The hole patterns are the same, but your foot ends up a bit further forward with the Outlaw compared to the Axl. Although apparently the Vice puts you in the same position as the Outlaw, which is...
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    Bump because I

    Bump because I <3 my Governors. For how chargey they are, they are pretty easy to ski. I mostly agree with Blister's review, except that Blister spent a lot of time talking about how it was hard to...
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    Looks like the Android version of the app is no...

    Looks like the Android version of the app is no longer on the Play store...link from the first page of this thread (and NetVirta's site) is dead. Hope it comes back!
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    A teenager at the Alpental ticket window on...

    A teenager at the Alpental ticket window on Tuesday afternoon:

    "Hi, here's my pass."

    "Sir, you're not allowed to ride with someone else's pass."

    "Uh, this is my pass."

    "What's your date...
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    Damn. Does the 180 actually measure 180, or a...

    Damn.

    Does the 180 actually measure 180, or a few cm short?
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    Agree on the long sleeves. Mine is pretty slim...

    Agree on the long sleeves. Mine is pretty slim (slimmer than a Houdini), but it's a size S and at least 6 years old.
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    The BD Alpine Start is a paper-thin...

    The BD Alpine Start is a paper-thin windshirt-style jacket, like the Patagonia Houdini but with a bit more stretch and sheds water just a little better. I wear mine on every tour, usually with an R1...
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    It keeps the toe lever locked. Not a big deal if...

    It keeps the toe lever locked. Not a big deal if you don't lock your toes, but I guess most people do. The MTN toe springs are strong enough that touring with the toes unlocked is mostly fine...
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    ^ how did that happen?

    ^ how did that happen?
  20. Well there weren't any responses when I started...

    Well there weren't any responses when I started typing this....



    Alpental is closed to uphill travel during operating season (and ~2 weeks on either end). Hyak has more interesting terrain...
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    G-flex epoxy works okay 363472

    G-flex epoxy works okay

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  22. Opted for morning Hyak laps, got real warm by 10...

    Opted for morning Hyak laps, got real warm by 10 or so. Pretty excellent snow though! Spent a good amount of time hurtling over the bars trying to get too low in my tele turns, which is sort of...
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    This makes me want to throw in a set of inserts...

    This makes me want to throw in a set of inserts for tele bindings in mine. And get some Lynxes, and some pintech boots....
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    I occasionally--maybe once a month--have my...

    I occasionally--maybe once a month--have my brakes deploy while I'm skinning. The use of the riser is important. When not using any risers, you're stomping down on the brake lever every time you...
  25. Well tele skiing last night was (relatively)...

    Well tele skiing last night was (relatively) painless, except flexing the boot backwards to get it in ski mode, which hurt a lot. It doesn't seem to be worse today, which is nice. Going to rest it...
  26. It didn't feel like a twisting/wrenching injury...

    It didn't feel like a twisting/wrenching injury at all. I remember being totally surprised that I somehow did a clean 180 without clipping tips/tails on anything else on the way around--this was a...
  27. I thought everyone here had a medical degree? ...

    I thought everyone here had a medical degree?

    Yeah I guess I'll do that. Just curious if anyone has had symptoms like this before from this kind of crash.
  28. Bump, maybe the wrong thread. Had a weird crash...

    Bump, maybe the wrong thread. Had a weird crash on Saturday that has resulted in a similar, but probably different, issue. Managed to catch a tip on some avy chunder on a shitty runout (Source Lake...
  29. Thread: Oh dear

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    Das ultimative Freeride-Tool!

    Das ultimative Freeride-Tool!
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    28.5/29 Scarpa or Crispi, 28/28.5 Scott/Garmont....

    28.5/29 Scarpa or Crispi, 28/28.5 Scott/Garmont.

    Decent selection of used boots here: https://www.freeheellife.com/collections/used-telemark-ski-boots

    I spent some time shopping around for NTN...
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    Have you considered denim?...

    Have you considered denim?
    https://riptonco.com/collections/shop/products/mens-drift-overalls?variant=37472847331517

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    ^ That's probably the way to go. I've used the...

    ^ That's probably the way to go. I've used the free version of Lightworks, but it barely runs on my 6-year-old laptop and can only export up to 720p.
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    Anyone have any luck getting packages out of...

    Anyone have any luck getting packages out of "pre-shipment" purgatory? Have skis and bindings presumably sitting in two different post offices (Napa, CA and Longmont, CO), which have had a status...
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    Like, whoa, dude! Aren't your Vipecs on...

    Like, whoa, dude!


    Aren't your Vipecs on Wizard blades? We are moving rapidly toward the gucci plateau of freetourblading.
  35. You in a hurry? I have some BD momix skins for...

    You in a hurry? I have some BD momix skins for 187 Hojis (130-112-121) I could let go, but I kind of want to try them out on some other skis first. Also would have to ship from Seattle.
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    Bump. Someone must have decided their knees have...

    Bump. Someone must have decided their knees have had enough!
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    No point posting Meridian profile photos, since...

    No point posting Meridian profile photos, since they look exactly like what Melee posted above. Below are some Meridian Tour profile photos. You might have to zoom in to see the white wall between...
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    I did not mean to imply that the micro camber on...

    I did not mean to imply that the micro camber on my Meridian Tours is as exaggerated as the crazy profile I just posted. Sorry about that. I also don't think the micro camber on the Meridian is...
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    I also have Meridian Tours, and they also have...

    I also have Meridian Tours, and they also have triple camber. Doesn't look like much (although I've never seen a Deathwish in person), but you can definitely put the skis together in such a way that...
  40. Anyone tele these? They look fun.

    Anyone tele these? They look fun.
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    WTB: 25.5/26 NTN telemark boots

    Made a new thread since the wrong size was in the title of the last one. Looking for 25/25.5 Garmont Prophets/Scott Voodoos, or 25.5/26 Scarpa TX Pro, TX Comp, or Crispi Evo. Ideally on the cheaper...
  42. Thanks @max!

    Thanks @max!
  43. Thanks! I was leaning towards 25.5/26 but I...

    Thanks! I was leaning towards 25.5/26 but I don't want to break my toes.



    27.5 sounds a bit big, but if you're in Seattle or somewhere in Western WA I would be interested in trying them on.
  44. Bump, my NTN-curious circadian rhythm is peaking...

    Bump, my NTN-curious circadian rhythm is peaking again. Maybe I should see a therapist?

    Not sure if I need 26 or 26.5. I have narrow feet, and fit well in 25.5 Dalbello Krypton Pros (98mm last)...
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    Anyone had time on both the Meridians and...

    Anyone had time on both the Meridians and Commander 108s? I'm on 187cm Meridians now, and would be interested to hear how much more less maneuverable the 182cm C108s are, if that is indeed the case....
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    Two questions (for anyone): 1. Any idea what...

    Two questions (for anyone):

    1. Any idea what the difference between the Bishop BMF and 22Designs mount pattern is?
    **EDIT** here's a comparison of the BMF and 22Designs toe patterns. Looks like...
  47. Check tomorrow morning. I couldn't get night...

    Check tomorrow morning. I couldn't get night tickets for yesterday until yesterday morning.
  48. Anyone have night skiing tickets for tomorrow...

    Anyone have night skiing tickets for tomorrow (12/29) they want to sell me? Are those even transferrable?
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    I use the spine protector insert on my Dakine...

    I use the spine protector insert on my Dakine vest, which does a great job of stopping my shovel blade from chopping my spine in two. Similar material as this POC VPD thing.
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    BD Mission shell has an enormous hood. I wear a...

    BD Mission shell has an enormous hood. I wear a size S jacket and a size L Smith Maze, and have to cinch the hood down to keep it from blowing off.

    Other BD jackets I've tried (softshells and...
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