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    How it was explained to me ('17 outback got 21k...

    How it was explained to me ('17 outback got 21k mi before they couldn't rotate them due to lack of tread depth): Most new cars come with "club" tires; the same cheapo ones you can get at Costco or...
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    CAN WE GET A NSFW NOTICE FOR GOD'S SAKE!

    CAN WE GET A NSFW NOTICE FOR GOD'S SAKE!
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    Still waiting for pics of vintage coochies.

    Still waiting for pics of vintage coochies.
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    I appreciate the fact that they did a $920 markup...

    I appreciate the fact that they did a $920 markup on POC's cheapest helmet. Perhaps Dior is more self-aware than we think.
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    If any of you kooks have a set of Lupo 28/29...

    If any of you kooks have a set of Lupo 28/29 cuffs you don't need, I'd take them for the reverse of this. Would like a walk mode and a sole that fits in alpine binders for hauling the kids' gear and...
  6. In a few years, you're gonna get hair on your...

    In a few years, you're gonna get hair on your balls and ditch the bike in favor of drugs, booze and fat girls, and a couple decades after that, you're gonna need the bike to save you from drugs,...
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    I'm sure we can come up with a decent demo binder...

    I'm sure we can come up with a decent demo binder if you want to be able to pass it around.
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    I'm in Durango and can pick and ship if someone...

    I'm in Durango and can pick and ship if someone wants it.
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    Get a 1"-2" finish nail with a snug fit and a...

    Get a 1"-2" finish nail with a snug fit and a head big enough not to punch through on a good pole plant, file/dremel some notches in it, get a bunch of epoxy in the hole, shove the nail in, let it...
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    I believe theirs was the same problem as mine,...

    I believe theirs was the same problem as mine, tune just wasn't finished. Base bevels need to be chased out past the contact points. Take a close look at your edges and you should be able to see...
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    There are probably too many largely unimportant...

    There are probably too many largely unimportant things in this world that make me inordinately angry, but this one is right up there.
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    I found this to be a simpler solution, $5 sheet...

    I found this to be a simpler solution, $5 sheet of 3mm ABS and scrounged up some slightly longer screws. Alpine AFD height=14mm, GW=17mm.
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    I find it interesting that the flatter delta of...
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    The difference between the SZ 12 with an SPX 12...

    The difference between the SZ 12 with an SPX 12 Konect and the SZ 14 w/SPX 15 rockerace on an R22 is almost night and day. It's pretty cool to be able to a/b the same ski w/a different connection.
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    Speed Zone is pretty dumbed down compared to what...

    Speed Zone is pretty dumbed down compared to what you're on. SZ 12 and 14 are the same ski, but the 14 comes with the R22 plate vs. the Konect system, which really does make ruts and chatter a lot...
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    Don't need to worry about it near as much in our...

    Don't need to worry about it near as much in our neck of the woods... it's so dry down here it's not much of an issue. Make sure they're completely dry before you wax, store them someplace relatively...
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    At least, until you're confirmed dead.

    At least, until you're confirmed dead.
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    Nope! Ain't it fun? I think at that point the...

    Nope! Ain't it fun?

    I think at that point the variables become essentially infinite, between amount of deflection, initial/resting camber/rocker, stiffness of ski/boot, length of lever/leg, etc....
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    Bumping for end of season, any 191 owners coming...

    Bumping for end of season, any 191 owners coming around to the fact that all their other skis are more fun?
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    Yeah, but at least VTs are still stupidly...

    Yeah, but at least VTs are still stupidly expensive for being so inaccurate.
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    Semantics: DIN is a German standards...

    Semantics: DIN is a German standards organization, just like ISO or ANSI. Your initial binding retention setting is determined by a chart approved by DIN. DIN is DIN.

    The "12 is a 12" statement...
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    Sharp scraper for sure. It's a little tough to...

    Sharp scraper for sure. It's a little tough to work with but I think it's got the best range of any hippie wax I've used. Saving the planet is hard work, man.

    I do wish they'd give us an idea of...
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    It's about time! Gotta give him props for even...

    It's about time!

    Gotta give him props for even skiing on that, I'd be puckered.
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    Good point, snowmaking and grooming is so much...

    Good point, snowmaking and grooming is so much better (and more widespread) now.



    If it ain't sidecut, take it down. Not every five-point ski suffers equally, but in 3D snow sharp, tapered...
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    369919 PM me your address.

    369919

    PM me your address.
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    After 20-odd years on the bench, I don't know if...

    After 20-odd years on the bench, I don't know if I'll ever be comfortable letting someone else tune my skis. It's not like I'm the world's greatest fucking ski tech or anything, but that's still a...
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    6'4 205 and skinny up top, pretty much XL height...

    6'4 205 and skinny up top, pretty much XL height but L width. I find that many technical mid layers fit well in XL but outerwear tends to grow out rather than up. I'm pretty happy with most patagucci...
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    Tuning skis is not difficult, but what...

    Tuning skis is not difficult, but what constitutes a well-tuned ski can be fairly subjective. What's good for the goose is not always good for the gander. But there's only so many variables to...
  28. Red boots: check. POC helmet: check. Bendy...

    Red boots: check.
    POC helmet: check.
    Bendy poles: check.
    Cuffs rolled up: check.

    You got yourself a ski racer there!
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    The 197 SF (scary fast) was a fucking ripper, god...

    The 197 SF (scary fast) was a fucking ripper, god those skis were fun.

    I thought I remember a bright green Big in there somewhere, maybe I'm just wishing they came with the fluoro green/black top...
  30. I totally agree with you, just taking the piss on...

    I totally agree with you, just taking the piss on DPS. Should have parsed it in
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    Right you are re: XXLs, just found that. I'll...

    Right you are re: XXLs, just found that. I'll edit the original post. Somebody on here shared a pic of the 100mm LP W/ the white/wood topsheet of the 115, so I included it. Must have been a Euro ski,...
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    I figured that question had been answered...

    I figured that question had been answered already. Thirteen years and no real changes.

    Found this googling mantra timeline:
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  33. You mean monochromatic colorways and overinflated...

    You mean monochromatic colorways and overinflated pricing? :D That's funny, Pat, you gotta at least chuckle at that.

    K2's still got a decades-old hole to dig out of in regards to design and...
  34. Yeah man. Go for it. Marker is really the only...

    Yeah man. Go for it.

    Marker is really the only one that you have to worry about, a 90mm marker brake has a hard time fitting over most 90mm skis if you don't have tiny feet. The brake arms on the...
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    You're assuming some kid who would slap a Virtika...

    You're assuming some kid who would slap a Virtika sticker on their ski is smart enough to provide an intelligible description of the item they're selling... that might be a stretch.
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    That jives with my assumptions, thanks. I didn't...

    That jives with my assumptions, thanks. I didn't find the R11 to be exceptional at much of anything, but it kind of does everything at least passably. I need to get some time on the m free 108.


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    Anybody A/B'ed the Rustler 11 vs the M Free 108?...

    Anybody A/B'ed the Rustler 11 vs the M Free 108? Just curious, still haven't skied the 108's.



    FIFY. Reverse camber is the most revolutionary development since shaped skis, but rocker on...
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    Es del mismo. Graphic update only.

    Es del mismo. Graphic update only.
  39. Thread: No poles?

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    It never snows here, I barely use the things. But...

    It never snows here, I barely use the things. But the tip came off these 20-year old carbon/alu poles so I just glued it and ran a screw through the basket, tip and shaft. Been holding up for 15+...
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    Safety fourth. 368405

    Safety fourth.

    368405
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    Well that about wraps it up for the overall. The...

    Well that about wraps it up for the overall. The challengers at this point (Gut and Odermatt) are not entirely out of the picture, but unless the leaders DNF they're not likely to take the lead....
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    MY POLE STRAPS ARE BROKEN!!! MY POLE STRAPS ARE...

    MY POLE STRAPS ARE BROKEN!!! MY POLE STRAPS ARE BROKEN!!!



    I call shenanigans. You can't just waltz in here with actual, first-hand experience and sensible well-written arguments when we're...
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    Gut still has the SG globe, but yeah, that pretty...

    Gut still has the SG globe, but yeah, that pretty much hands the overall to Vlhova.
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    Ha! ...

    Ha!

    https://skiracing.com/goggia-feuz-win-wc-downhill-titles-after-races-canceled/

    Bummer they couldnít have a race, but honestly, I would have loved to have seen Goggia finish with 700+ points...
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    No poles + heavily rockered twintips with short...

    No poles + heavily rockered twintips with short running length = snowbladers.

    Iím not doing hand-drag fives so I canít hate. Even if they do ski around with Christ-on-the-cross arms.

    Thereís...
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    On the line. Even if you’re a jibber. It’s got a...

    On the line. Even if you’re a jibber. It’s got a real tail on it (finally; thank you dynastar).

    I also skied the 190 Cham 107 at +1, simply because the cambered tail taper was dumb; the tail just...
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    I’ve got some somewhere, I’ll hit you up if they...

    I’ve got some somewhere, I’ll hit you up if they turn up. Likely do not have screws.
  48. SW CO (actually just Purg and the glorious...

    SW CO (actually just Purg and the glorious Chapman Hill this year)
    60(?) *days*... call it Individual Skiing Occurences

    190 Kneissl Tanker Skied a lot of bumps this year and it was fun.
    194...
  49. No, tuning for div 1 racers and a couple D...

    No, tuning for div 1 racers and a couple D teamers when I was up in Boulder, CU and DU kids. But that was ten years ago. We got some good skiers down here, but they ship out to academy by the time...
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    Horrible visibility in Kranjska Gora, Clement...

    Horrible visibility in Kranjska Gora, Clement Noel smoked it though:

    9mA9HpdVXaw

    Pinturault was fourth going into the second run and skied out; Finals is gonna be good!
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