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  1. I'm on the 191s. 6'6", 210lbs. Probably not much...

    I'm on the 191s. 6'6", 210lbs. Probably not much help to you.

    I also own 196 protests, but unfortunately I haven't skied them in similar conditions, or even with the same boots so I don't think I...
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    Awesome, I love the random assortment, haha. It...

    Awesome, I love the random assortment, haha. It helps. I should just go demo them already
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    Second on the coat if whyturn passes

    Second on the coat if whyturn passes
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    Yeah exactly. I'm digging my 100s and it got me...

    Yeah exactly. I'm digging my 100s and it got me interested in the others. And I suspect you're correct about the new version
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    Yeah, i failed to read the post date, thx. ...

    Yeah, i failed to read the post date, thx.



    That's actually quite helpful, thanks. Clearly a very different construction compared to the narrower Backlands.
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    Any chance you've put these on a scale? I know...

    Any chance you've put these on a scale? I know they lightened up the newer ones, but can't find a weight for the 193s
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    I think my 196s were on the line and I liked them...

    I think my 196s were on the line and I liked them there
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    I haven't had great experiences with Scott's...

    I haven't had great experiences with Scott's version of "3d sidecut". It's exactly the opposite of how that concept is used in volkl's lineup, to much better effect IMO. Volkl put the tighter radius...
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    Esac obs from yesterday has your answer. Sounds...

    Esac obs from yesterday has your answer. Sounds like vbowl/coke chute might still work
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    Thanks for throwing up some notes! Any...

    Thanks for throwing up some notes!

    Any similar skis (or dissimilar, for that matter) you can compare to?
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    Mcgee is good to go to the parking lot. Skin from...

    Mcgee is good to go to the parking lot. Skin from the other side of the creek currently.

    The guy skiing Mendenhall got real lucky. ESAC obs. Make good decisions out there.

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    Interesting. Thanks Lee.

    Interesting. Thanks Lee.
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    I love this review

    I love this review
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    Based on one day on the 100s, I'm surprised that...

    Based on one day on the 100s, I'm surprised that you went forward. You still liking it there?

    To me it felt like the line was well forward of the center of sidecut. No idea if that's actually the...
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    Truth. In my case I also have a fat spoiler back...

    Truth. In my case I also have a fat spoiler back there. I've been removing and replacing the 1/2" foam on each lap. Not that bothered by the fiddling. I'll try taping it to the liner, but I imagine...
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    X2 Been searching for a big day spring touring...

    X2

    Been searching for a big day spring touring ski and, well, backland 100s for $335, what could I do
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    Corbett's has a few pairs of backland 100s in 188...

    Corbett's has a few pairs of backland 100s in 188 for $335. I smashed around inbounds this afternoon on a demo pair and was pretty impressed. Only got them in a little funky snow, mostly skied...
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    They're $430 at corbetts right now if anyone...

    They're $430 at corbetts right now if anyone wants to sacrifice for the collective knowledge
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    Just picked up some OR cirque 2 (softshell) pants...

    Just picked up some OR cirque 2 (softshell) pants in large. They'll work for my 36" inseam, though a little short. Length would not be steezy inbounds, but fine for touring. Have a beacon pocket, fit...
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    I've just accepted that sticking a fat piece of...

    I've just accepted that sticking a fat piece of bootfitting foam behind my calf is the only way to get the lean I want. Kind of a fiddle fuck, but dang do they ski well
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    Very much looking forward to this crappy...

    Very much looking forward to this crappy commentary
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    Good PSA. I've skied most of my snow days this...

    Good PSA. I've skied most of my snow days this year on 194 animas. Nice middle of the road playful charger type pow ski. Little softer and more tapered than a wildcat/bibby, better in pow, not as...
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    Is this a poll? I vote 189 so if you don't like...

    Is this a poll? I vote 189 so if you don't like them you can just keep a steady stream of skis coming to me
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    Oh, no you were mostly clear on that. I just...

    Oh, no you were mostly clear on that. I just missed your linebacker status further upthread. Question answered. "Stomping" on them sounds synonymous with skiing hard to me, but perhaps I'm...
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    And now i want them more. Since unrealistically...

    And now i want them more. Since unrealistically specific preferences are what we do around here, what I'd really like is that ski in a 100-102 with a commensurate weight reduction.
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    Now that you want the Sender Squads I kind of...

    Now that you want the Sender Squads I kind of want the Sender Squads. I really wish my brain didn't work this way.
    If you go cold on them again I'll call dibs
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    Yeah I don't get it, and I admit it got under my...

    Yeah I don't get it, and I admit it got under my skin.

    Dremel seems like a reasonable solution. I've got an ancient pair of Cochise waiting to go under the knife. My ZGTPs with tour wraps are...
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    I'm just here to hype the ZGTP + tour wrap...

    I'm just here to hype the ZGTP + tour wrap couple-dom. Like Ace and Gary.

    They really are an awesome boot and the lower doesn't fold up on me like it did on the Hawx.
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    Oh man, corbetts had some 192s cheap earlier this...

    Oh man, corbetts had some 192s cheap earlier this year and my finger was on the trigger multiple times. I have regrets. Ultimately, for my use case though, I decided the 1850g weight wasn't enough...
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    Yeah, I'm guessing they behave differently if...

    Yeah, I'm guessing they behave differently if you're not so heavy that you flex through them. I mean, they obviously do, or people wouldn't be raving about them. Curious if anyone over 200lbs has...
  31. Skis all off to their next lives. Bump for...

    Skis all off to their next lives.

    Bump for cheap boots that people like.
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    As a counterpoint I'm 6'6" 210# and I did not...

    As a counterpoint I'm 6'6" 210# and I did not like the raven. Neither did my buddy who's similar height and 250#. To me they felt hooky, which I can only guess is because they were...
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    I'm just going to leave an update here on my...

    I'm just going to leave an update here on my experience with Pulse.

    In light of the proflex not fitting my boot in the way that their ad copy and install video explicitly claimed it would, I...
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    Which Kastle's did you get and why do you love...

    Which Kastle's did you get and why do you love them? The tx98 looks interesting.

    This thread seems like a good place to ask - anyone have a strong recommendation for a light ~100mm touring stick...
  35. https://sierrawave.net/update-on-mt-tom-multi-agen...

    https://sierrawave.net/update-on-mt-tom-multi-agency-search-and-rescue-of-two-stranded-hikers/

    Two nights out including one with no overnight gear, up over 10k. Too windy for even the chinook, and...
  36. Enforcer 104 Free, Moment Meridian Tour, 29.5 Hawx XTD

    Time to clean a few things out of the garage.
    Prices are plus ship, and if you'd prefer to use paypal G&S please cover the fees.
    Pickup in the eastern sierra or possibly tahoe/bay area if you're...
  37. Somebody's going to get a deal on a volcano setup

    Somebody's going to get a deal on a volcano setup
  38. I've got a pair of 29.5s that I need to move. If...

    I've got a pair of 29.5s that I need to move. If you're interested shoot me a pm, I'll give you details
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    2 nights at 10k+ in those kinds of winds? Fuck.

    2 nights at 10k+ in those kinds of winds? Fuck.
  40. I'm guessing this is the fate for my big fat...

    I'm guessing this is the fate for my big fat light fatties as well
  41. Interesting. I ended up skiing my 2.0s in some...

    Interesting. I ended up skiing my 2.0s in some dust on crust this afternoon and I had a pretty good time in conditions they obviously aren't designed for. They don't ski that stiff and still feel...
  42. Thanks. This is all seems sound logic to me.

    Thanks. This is all seems sound logic to me.
  43. Any comparisons you can make to similar boards,...

    Any comparisons you can make to similar boards, either the other tx's or zero g's etc.? Very little out there on these , but if they hold up to large humans you've got my attention
  44. Are you on the spoons or the 2.0? I have a...

    Are you on the spoons or the 2.0?

    I have a pair of the 2.0 I picked up earlier this year, but it's been such a shit year that I still haven't gotten them in deep snow. Or shallow snow for that...
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    That would be rad

    That would be rad
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    I'm not sure if you're brilliant, or we're all...

    I'm not sure if you're brilliant, or we're all simpletons, but either way, this seems like it's going to make dealing with those annoying rear screws on pivot heels much easier. Thanks
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    I weighed this years 194 beast 108s at the shop...

    I weighed this years 194 beast 108s at the shop and they were 1700g each which is notably lighter than the published weights. Maybe their scale is broken. I may demo these if it ever snows here...
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    This is not true. This year anyway, you call and...

    This is not true. This year anyway, you call and authorize the person to purchase a set number (maximum, they don't have to buy that many) of friends and family tickets. Then they can buy them at...
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    I love where this thread is going. The ghost of...

    I love where this thread is going. The ghost of aever is smiling down on us.

    In keeping with his legacy - how about longer lengths on the wildcats? Don't we giants deserve playful shapes too?...
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    Nice! I met Zach climbing this summer and he...

    Nice! I met Zach climbing this summer and he seemed like very good dude
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