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    I had a brief chat with Iggy a few days ago and...

    I had a brief chat with Iggy a few days ago and the line will drop later on this month.

    Apparently Covid is a gift that keeps on giving, delaying stuff and causing some supply chain issues that...
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    Understandable that you'd want a pair of BGs in...

    Understandable that you'd want a pair of BGs in the quiver, but thought you did not like the asym? It sounded like the 192 2022 version would be closer to an AEV unicorn ski, but then again - finding...
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    Sweet Jeebbus, Rowen - thanks for sharing the...

    Sweet Jeebbus, Rowen - thanks for sharing the stoke :) I have to agree though - Iggy&crew knocked it out of the park with the new tour layup.

    I am still absolutely blown away that the pair of 186...
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    yeah, I totally get where you are coming from. I...

    yeah, I totally get where you are coming from. I do not think you can go wrong either way though.

    MF108s is probably the ski out of the bunch - wren108, BG108 and MF108 - that is the most...
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    Tour core with binding plate re insta - pretty...

    Tour core with binding plate re insta - pretty neat.
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    BG108s and MF108s ski pretty differently imho....

    BG108s and MF108s ski pretty differently imho. Both are mighty fine skis I might add, though the ON3P and Dynastar threads cover the differences pretty well + the differences are like you'd expect...
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    Pretty much all of Völkl's current touring...

    Pretty much all of Völkl's current touring oriented or touring specific skis (BMT, Blaze, MVW, KVWs) should pivot really well. All are kinda aimed at the same segment, with their construction and...
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    I am absolutely blown away that nobody has bought...

    I am absolutely blown away that nobody has bought those yet. There are like none of them in the wild, so finding them used seems more than a bit unlikely. They seem pretty bang on the money for what...
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    I might be reading this wrong, but isn't Julien...

    I might be reading this wrong, but isn't Julien saying that -10 is within the range where the ski still skis well (as an answer to a question from a mag who wanted to mount further back), not that he...
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    In ze bumps? All kidding aside re the Dynastar...

    In ze bumps?

    All kidding aside re the Dynastar thread


    It is good to hear that things are improving and that you are back on your skis. You've always provided stellar and nuanced insight in...
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    leaving the self inflicted marketing debacle...

    leaving the self inflicted marketing debacle above to one side, I agree that the rework of the Hoji makes a ton of sense.

    I actually really liked the current / 2018 version, but it was a bit of...
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    differences also include approx -2 (mag) vs...

    differences also include approx -2 (mag) vs approx -4 (jeff) wrt mount point and park detune underfoot on the mags as a stock offering.

    Kartels / Jeffreys are freaking amazing corn/slush skis, so...
  13. I agree in that there is a def place for learning...

    I agree in that there is a def place for learning to find joy in the here and now, and to focus on making the now as good as possible - instead of making it dependent on an external factor (correct...
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    The following season's lineup usually released in...

    The following season's lineup usually released in April or May of the same year, with production already being in full swing.

    So I would not worry - if you want a pair with your choice of graphic...
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    hm, the otherwise sold out 186 Jeff108tours and...

    hm, the otherwise sold out 186 Jeff108tours and 187 woodsman180tours for 550? Those are quite the deals imho.

    As are the various 184 Wrens on offer - 96ti (449), 102ti, 108ti and 110pro in soft...
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    damn, hardly uesd 2019 BGs with P14s for 300?...

    damn, hardly uesd 2019 BGs with P14s for 300? That is quite the deal. Resisting is a bit pointless imho - zero possible down side as long as they are legit.

    Interesting PowTron! So significantly...
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    everything carries forward...

    everything carries forward - no changes that I know of besides those mentioned further down, no new freeride skis - though a new piste range I know nothing about will be introduced :)

    As for the...
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    The main reason I convinced myself that replacing...

    The main reason I convinced myself that replacing my wren96tid+wren96s with mantra102s was to try a ski with longer effective edge and less splay while retaining titanal - aka a shape that I felt was...
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    Thanks for posting the wren10pro profile - I have...

    Thanks for posting the wren10pro profile - I have been more than a bit curious about how it would look irl.

    It will be very interesting to see if that more aggressive, yet still somewhat...
  20. Lange XT3 130 LVs - so GripWalk soles / AFDs.

    Lange XT3 130 LVs - so GripWalk soles / AFDs.
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    Wut? It is a pretty fair to assume that ON3P...

    Wut?

    It is a pretty fair to assume that ON3P tune them to 1/1 because they find that their skis ski as intended there. I am guessing that the vast majority of people just ski their skis when they...
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    eh well yes, that was never in doubt. :) The...

    eh well yes, that was never in doubt. :)

    The Jeff108 is ON3P's most sold ski by a mile, and in years past the end of existing stock 108s in 181/186 have been the start point for the sale of less...
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    Sweet quiver Rowen! Very interesting what you...

    Sweet quiver Rowen! Very interesting what you write concerning wood96s, both the regular layup ones and your new sweet custom pair with the Meeks graphic!

    To report back wrt the BMT109 vs...
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    interesting write up - thanks for sharing your...

    interesting write up - thanks for sharing your toughts on a ski that doesn't get a lot of attention on TGR!
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    Ah, nice - can't wait for more info on next...

    Ah, nice - can't wait for more info on next year's line :)
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    any modifications compared to stock? :) (besides...

    any modifications compared to stock? :) (besides the C&D graphic)
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    Very, very nice! J116s?

    Very, very nice!

    J116s?
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    That sums it up really well CallMeAl. The only...

    That sums it up really well CallMeAl.

    The only thing I can add is that a Woodsman116 is a better choice than J116s or BGs if you want to drive the skis through the shovels whereas J116s are better...
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    Hoji profile - notice the very long front rocker....

    Hoji profile - notice the very long front rocker.
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    BGs profile (identical to C&D and BG108) - long nearly flat section underfoot with relatively deep rocker lines with considerable splay....
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    They are pretty different skis where most people...

    They are pretty different skis where most people seem to opt for either Ravens or Renegades when getting 4FRNTs. Also, ON3P only introduced their new tour layup this winter, so hardly surprising...
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    I find that BMT122s ski better if you drive the...

    I find that BMT122s ski better if you drive the shovels a bit from a somewhat centered to forward stance. As such boots with a stiffer tongue will def enable that to a higher degree. The deeper and...
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    I have been pretty glowing in my praise of ...

    I have been pretty glowing in my praise of Woodsman108tour so far, and deservedly so. They are awesome for what I got them for: 60/40 playing around in resorts (wonky knee / more approachable...
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    I honestly do not get what it is that you hope to...

    I honestly do not get what it is that you hope to get out of these posts.

    So to be charitable - is it to urge people to be better to tune their own skis themselves and be more patient in figuring...
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    Re ON3P's touring skis. I have a few more days on...

    Re ON3P's touring skis. I have a few more days on both BG108tours and Woodsman108tours now, if still “only” in resorts (both on and off piste) for max descending. Both are mighty fine skis and I am...
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    Mr Faceman's post above inspired me bit, so I...

    Mr Faceman's post above inspired me bit, so I mounted up two pairs that I had semi-retired. They are the 2nd and 3rd pair of skis that I bought after making the switch from snowboarding - Lib Tech...
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    no issues on my end at least - I've run Vipecs...

    no issues on my end at least - I've run Vipecs and Tectons (same mount pattern) on all my VWerks skis over the years (BMT90/BMT94/BMT109x2/BMT122x2/MantraVWs/KatanaVWs).

    The marking was largely...
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    ahahaha - those videos are awesome Adrgha, nice...

    ahahaha - those videos are awesome Adrgha, nice find! Techno, assembly + machines and big wig presenters who are so woefully unprepared and unfamiliar with the script as to come across as genuine....
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    is that so? Interesting. Screen shot?

    is that so? Interesting. Screen shot?
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    Thanks for your thoughts Skibrd! I am a fairly...

    Thanks for your thoughts Skibrd!

    I am a fairly light and smaller rider, so I have never had any issues with either R10s or R11s not being supportive enough. I did find the R10s to be a bit too...
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    Hm, that is very interesting re Blank skiing...

    Hm, that is very interesting re Blank skiing similarly to R9s, just in a wider platform.

    It seems like a lot of folks like the Blanks re various reviews online (including Corolla debacle in the...
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    yeah, so he's in a medically induced coma right...

    yeah, so he's in a medically induced coma right now - so real funny there bruh, pure class.

    As for snake style - too funny, made me giggle a whole lot and I am happy to report that forgetting my...
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    I find that the line is money on BMTs. I have...

    I find that the line is money on BMTs.

    I have not seen/read Wildsnows review, but it seems a bit excessive to mount at -2 on a full rocker ski with the rec mount point at -10. I would def not do...
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    Not that anybody from FWT is going to read this,...

    Not that anybody from FWT is going to read this, but I really, really wish that FWT would make the judging of ski woman more consistent. It is all over the place as is, much more so than in ski men. ...
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    Well, as 2022 skis are but a few months from...

    Well, as 2022 skis are but a few months from being launched and this year's excellent offering on sale, perhaps now is as good a time as any to take stock of what changes were made prior to this...
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    After going through parts of the thread (debated...

    After going through parts of the thread (debated around page 25-28 or some such) and this thread warranty replacement of the heels seems to be the remedy. I think it has been discussed on this board...
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    Aever - good to have you back. Your detailed and...

    Aever - good to have you back. Your detailed and nuanced feedback on skis was always much appreciated.

    What can I say - it takes character to come back in a humble manner, prepared for and...
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    That is a very well tought out quiver! Awesome -...

    That is a very well tought out quiver! Awesome - well done man.
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    BG108t is the ski you are seeking. They ski like...

    BG108t is the ski you are seeking. They ski like what they are - a lighter, narrower BG that retains both the regular pivotability of BGs as well as more stability than they ought to given their very...
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    Understatement of the week - those are fekking...

    Understatement of the week - those are fekking spectacular!

    My first impression of BG108tours is that they ski just about as you'd expect them to. They are fun, surprisingly strong/stable for...
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    based on my time on R11 180 and MF108 182 -> they...

    based on my time on R11 180 and MF108 182 -> they seek to do something similar (soft snow versatility, ability to pivot easily yet be strong on groomers/edge/at speed), but they go about it in pretty...
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