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    Heli skiing day in and day out ain't always what...

    Heli skiing day in and day out ain't always what you might want heli skiing to be.

    138s are great in soft funky snow. It is the hard snow I get concerned about. Just don't like working any...
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    In general the RPC is way more fun 95% of the...

    In general the RPC is way more fun 95% of the time. For the last 5% the 138s can be a hoot. I have both and seldom ski the 138s simply because they are too specialized. Rather have the RPC on a...
  3. Thread: Dyna TLT6

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    I've not had to punch either shell. I think of...

    I've not had to punch either shell. I think of the Mercury/RS as general ski boots, the TLT6 as a touring boot I can lift ski in as well with no real down side. I also rotate the same custom inner...
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    practice makes perfect? Uh no, perfect practice...

    practice makes perfect? Uh no, perfect practice makes perfect :)

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    Dry firing a 1911 won't hurt it. Neither will...

    Dry firing a 1911 won't hurt it. Neither will the use of snap caps. Just pointless in a 1911.
  6. Thread: Grivel twin gate

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    Gloves? No problem. Take a look at 2:45 or so...

    Gloves? No problem.
    Take a look at 2:45 or so on the video. No magic fingers required here. Hard to believe but true.
  7. Thread: Grivel twin gate

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    aint it ;-)

    aint it ;-)
  8. Thread: Grivel twin gate

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    Grivel twin gate

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkraPv-I_Bk

    Best locker technology I've seen. And I have seen most of them

    It aint magic fingers. Just clean and innovative design work.
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  9. As I said, haven't skied the Pro Tour. Hasn't...

    As I said, haven't skied the Pro Tour. Hasn't interested me enough to buy one yet as I don't envision it much of a touring liner compared to other lwt options. Figure we all are just reporting what...
  10. It aint tricky or bsl. It is the shorter toe lip...

    It aint tricky or bsl. It is the shorter toe lip and better rocker (Spectre has an even better rocker profile)i. TLT6 wins walking or in a boot pack. Being able to strip the tongue and PS just...
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    I skied the GPO much of that time frame as well...

    I skied the GPO much of that time frame as well as some skinny 80's. All of them turned left and right. What more can you ask? Those early season hard snow conditions were also the reason I bought...
  12. >.. have you compared the TLT6 and the One with...

    >.. have you compared the TLT6 and the One with the same liner

    yes

    > touring-oriented liners (one of: CL/CR/ProTour/TourLight/Spectre

    I have used everything mentioned but the Pro Tour and...
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    My comments about May conditions were posted mid...

    My comments about May conditions were posted mid Jan. Apental either had just opened or was just about to open in mid Jan. It was another month before we got 11 feet of snow in a week to make...
  14. Yes on the wrap and tongue versions in use. As I...

    Yes on the wrap and tongue versions in use. As I said seems a no brainier which works best, where. Good that you pointed that out.

    CL liner isn't all that flimsy by comparison. Or CR all that...
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    6'1" 190. I got the 185, stiff and glass. ...

    6'1" 190. I got the 185, stiff and glass. Haven't skied on a shaped ski in a while and really enjoyed them skiing @ Crystal and Alpental/Sno prior to coming back to Cham. Didn't bring them here. ...
  16. 154207 Ah, but do they climb well? Spectre is...

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    Ah, but do they climb well? Spectre is very good there.

    It aint just the weight.

    Have a stripped pair of ONEs with a Palau wrap liner myself. Much thicker than a CL TLT liner. Good...
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    I have 182s and 192 carbons. And other dbl sets...

    I have 182s and 192 carbons. And other dbl sets in similar sizes. Ski them all. 192 is a fun ski. 182 is a mo fun ski.

    6'1" 190#
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    154082 I have 177 Huas and 182 carbon GPOs...

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    I have 177 Huas and 182 carbon GPOs both with Speed super lights on them. One lb difference for the pair iirc. GPO is a LOT more ski..more than the 1 lb difference would indicate..1/2 per...
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    Been touring and skiing mine inbounds since mid...

    Been touring and skiing mine inbounds since mid winter with Speed Superlights mounted on the dimple. For me, nothing weird trad skier, the best mount. Tried going back -3cm, then -2cm and liked...
  20. Thread: superlight skis?

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    Agreed. Been able to ski them on some "good" ice...

    Agreed. Been able to ski them on some "good" ice and every variation of corn and slop possible here in the last month. For the weight it is going to be hard to beat I think compared to the...
  21. Thread: superlight skis?

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    Dynafit Cho Oyu. They hold an edge. Ski any...

    Dynafit Cho Oyu. They hold an edge. Ski any condition /snow well enough. Lot of them on US feet in Cham this season.
  22. The liner is so nice in the Spectre I am using it...

    The liner is so nice in the Spectre I am using it in my TLT6. But if you want to stiffen the Spectre up some any decent overlap liner will do so.
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    153942 Sweet French corn.

    153942

    Sweet French corn.
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    Ha,ha,ha! So easy here, like stiring shit and...

    Ha,ha,ha!

    So easy here, like stiring shit and adding the diesel.

    TGR and cred? there is a laugh.

    less chat more ski
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    It aint gear but we are using gear..Chamonix

    Been coming here to climb and ski since '78.

    Love this forum when the local douche bags diss every other comment or question.
    Poor bastards really need a life.
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    I own/ski the RPC and the med stiff carbon GPO. ...

    I own/ski the RPC and the med stiff carbon GPO. How they hand flex is totally different than how they ski. Much closer on snow than a hand flex would indicate. RPC is a solid 2x4 in hand. GPO a...
  27. If you compare a TLT6 and a PDG...which are...

    If you compare a TLT6 and a PDG...which are virtually the same basic boot, PDG/EVO is just a totally stripped with no base tongue, to save weight. The difference in how they ski is quite...
  28. Base tongue on all the 2 tongue boots does keep...

    Base tongue on all the 2 tongue boots does keep the snow out. Ski a PDG or Evo and get back to me on the usefulness of the first tongue layer. They (PDG and EVO) don't have anything there and snow...
  29. Same boots, same fit. Differing materials and no...

    Same boots, same fit. Differing materials and no ability to add an additional tongue to the ONE. I think it is a rather misunderstood boot. If you wanted to be really accurate, I wouldn't just...
  30. ONE is such a cool boot design. Even better when...

    ONE is such a cool boot design. Even better when you strip to the basics. Wish they would do a TLT 6 version of it with the fiberglass cuff/black tongue material. As is, stripped, the ONE skis...
  31. No disrespect intended. But again...less...

    No disrespect intended. But again...less speculation more skiing needed in this thread.

    I have many days on the Maestrale RS, TLT5 M and P, the Spectre and the TLT6P.

    We are just splitting...
  32. Less speculation...more skiing.

    Less speculation...more skiing.
  33. I need to learn to write like Steve...same basic...

    I need to learn to write like Steve...same basic info/ideas. Way less words.

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  34. I was typing as the previous answer was...

    I was typing as the previous answer was posted...just got to read it. So good view from each side of the equation I think. Some of Dot's comments I totally agree with some not so much having used...
  35. Nice summation Jonn-e. I don't agree with...

    Nice summation Jonn-e. I don't agree with everything said so far in the thread so I'll add my 2 cents.

    No question the TLT5 in any version walks better than the TLT6. IMO TLT5 is not in the...
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    Finally got around to writing up the Khamski. ...

    Finally got around to writing up the Khamski.

    http://coldthistle.blogspot.com/2014/03/ski-packs-camp-usa-260-and-600-arcteryx.html
  37. I'm coming around on the idea of a short Protest....

    I'm coming around on the idea of a short Protest. Hard to argue how well the bigger ones ski bad snow so easily.

    Anyone have some feed back on the 163 version? I would think Keith might lay...
  38. Cascades. Where we get several feet over a night...

    Cascades. Where we get several feet over a night or two on a regular basis. And it is almost never blower.
  39. Nice call willie...good write up. Thanks for the...

    Nice call willie...good write up. Thanks for the pointer.

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/257841-Review-On3p-Caylor-171-11-12

    She is on a Line Profit 98 now @ 172cm. Which...
  40. Protest is an option. But having them I would...

    Protest is an option. But having them I would suggest something even more playful and more user friendly for the full season.

    That said knowing full well some here happily ski them their entire...
  41. A working PSIA Level 3. Been so for a decade. ...

    A working PSIA Level 3. Been so for a decade. Wants to be more agressive. Skiis hard with the boys any where on the mtn.

    Fatypus Emotion looks to be a good start. Anyone here actually skied...
  42. lwt expert skier..skis under 170cm @ 115mm wide..suggestions?

    Top of the list I came up with is the Praxis RX@ 169cm. But no experience with the ski to make a legit recommendation. Is it anything like a GPO?

    Really like to see a lwt carbon GPO in that...
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    Understood. And I never use an a frame carry now...

    Understood. And I never use an a frame carry now once I experienced the skimo race packs.

    I have found packs do well with a smaller hip belt for me up to a certain amount of weight.....if the...
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    Bought it for the lwt hip belt and the diagonal...

    Bought it for the lwt hip belt and the diagonal ski carry. All tough and good enough for my multiday uses. Cutting off the dbl buckle system and a few other things dropped the weight to 2# 4oz. ...
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    Nick, sorry I missed this earlier. I bought the...

    Nick, sorry I missed this earlier. I bought the longer size. Really, really like them. Nice ice skate and easy as pie on corn. Work well in stop and go traffic and on the freeway. Solid. Such...
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    Kevin...take a look at the Arc'teryx Khamski 38. ...

    Kevin...take a look at the Arc'teryx Khamski 38. REI has them on sale for 200 and change right now. Best thing I have seen and I've been looking hard recently. A little work and a good eye will...
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    Carbon isn't magic. Done right carbon in skis,...

    Carbon isn't magic. Done right carbon in skis, liike bikes and cars, means stiff and a weight loss .

    Some of the DPS and Praxis skis have no cosmetic hint that they actually are carbon. So your...
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    S&D will be back shortly. They look good in the...

    S&D will be back shortly. They look good in the pictures :)

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/RahlvesBanzaiTour/photos/a.125510630892587.22161.109809079129409/506368946140085/?type=1&theater
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    bump.....

    bump.....
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    Buy a Arcteryx Khamski 38, hopefully while on...

    Buy a Arcteryx Khamski 38, hopefully while on sale. Retail is silly. Comes in a large/long as well as a reg. Then immediately proceed to cut or delete the useless 13+ oz. of pack. Seriously. ...
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