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  1. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Stoked ! 217970 This photo makes me smile.

    Stoked !

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    This photo makes me smile.
  2. Poll: Hell no.

    Hell no.
  3. Poll: My friends ? Civil engineering.

    My friends ? Civil engineering.
  4. Poll: Once, on the Maroni river, by the Jungle...

    Once, on the Maroni river, by the Jungle Commandos... We were visiting the french guiana, hosted by local friends, the summer of 1991, shortly after the end of the surinamese civil war.. Everything...
  5. Thread: LGBTQIA....

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    Hutash vers good point was about intersex people...

    Hutash vers good point was about intersex people and the idea that gender is more than genetics.
    I, actualy, probably agree with you on the issue of identity politics. But gender and sexual...
  6. Thread: LGBTQIA....

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    So much this.

    So much this.
  7. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Wow, super scary shit to live through as a...

    Wow, super scary shit to live through as a father, Jeff. I had no idea.
    (eh, the little girl with the drawing pad and the pencil is now 18... Time flies...)
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    Hmm, I don't think Hinault had a daughter. And,...

    Hmm, I don't think Hinault had a daughter. And, yes, he's retired.
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    Thanks, Klar. Much appreciated.

    Thanks, Klar. Much appreciated.
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    Klar, what would be your answer to SJG' argument...

    Klar, what would be your answer to SJG' argument that long term climate predictions, as relayed to the general public anyway, has been pretty unreliable (see the ice age forecasted in the 70's) ?...
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    They will, to Pugski ?

    They will, to Pugski ?
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    And not much room for random incidents, beyond...

    And not much room for random incidents, beyond his control. A falling rock, a broken ice axe or crampon. Eventually, it has to happen in a life in the mountains.
    Ueli Steck was amazing, superhuman....
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    I did join in 2005, and almost stopped posting...

    I did join in 2005, and almost stopped posting after the big changes of 2009 (that was 2009 ? Suddenly there were dozens of forums...). But it's a sad day. And sad to all lose the history.
    RIP
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    Oddly, I've just re watched Something Wild last...

    Oddly, I've just re watched Something Wild last week. Demme was such a great director. (And producer. He did Miami Blues, one of my favorite 80's crime movie)
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    A few shots of a random day of piste skiing on...

    A few shots of a random day of piste skiing on the western french Pyrénées. A foot of snow fell on april 1st.
    Jeans, crappy rental gear, sun burns, family fun.
    April 6, Gourette.
    ...
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    A good article on Skipass, for those who read...

    A good article on Skipass, for those who read french or use Translate.
    http://www.skipass.com/news/146599-quel-avenir-pour-la-grave.html
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    Video...

    Video.
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    Tanks for the perspective. A freak winter indeed.

    Tanks for the perspective. A freak winter indeed.
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    Avalanche risk level between 1 and 2... Shit. ...

    Avalanche risk level between 1 and 2... Shit. They did everything by the book. So sad.

    Same face, last year, video via Skipass. Four skiers caught from a group of 8, skinning uphill. No...
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    :eek: Looks like the wise choice...

    :eek:
    Looks like the wise choice...
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    Watching the race on Eurosport. God, the...

    Watching the race on Eurosport. God, the broadcast sucks !. Terrible camerawork and production. Too tight and shaky framing. Very difficult to appreciate the runs. Sad... MAGA, Aspen !
    But really...
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    What le fuck ?!

    What le fuck ?!
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    200300 ...

    200300

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170218/f01ac1e7bfbd5545e8644716c760a3fa.jpg
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    I wouldn't say that. Coreupt signed big names...

    I wouldn't say that. Coreupt signed big names from day one. It looked like they were spending a lot, in PR and sponsorship before selling any ski. And they were basically rebadged dynastar....
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    I'm in Val d'Isère for the school holidays. Saw...

    I'm in Val d'Isère for the school holidays. Saw the aftermath 2.5 hours after the slide. Scary and huge avalanche, very deep (on some spots the ground is scraped like in a spring side). This slope is...
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    The place to be ? Ducroz, Bruchez, Charlet and...

    The place to be ?

    Ducroz, Bruchez, Charlet and Grojean.


    https://youtu.be/57PwMvmT5To
  27. Favorite ski ? The last one, actualy. So much...

    Favorite ski ? The last one, actualy. So much progress through the years.

    Maybe the first Scott Mission. A wide ski with a short radius and a early rise tip. So much fun then.
    Bindings : Anything...
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    I ordered a copy of Sinners years ago, after...

    I ordered a copy of Sinners years ago, after reading Roo's opinion in this site... (something to the effect of "when I need to explain to people what skiing means to me, I show them Sinners"). ...
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    RIP Jean Vuarnet

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38491589

    My first memories of you, in the early 70's, were your cool picture on the sunglasses box by the counter at the ski shop.
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    Those who...
  30. Thank you ! Hey, did they chop all the trees...

    Thank you !


    Hey, did they chop all the trees ?! Too easy !
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    Took him some time...

    Took him some time...
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    Ok, sounds mildly impressive. (I skied too, only...

    Ok, sounds mildly impressive. (I skied too, only in my dreams...)
    But can you break out hundreds of VPNs and proxies ?! Yeah, didn't think so.
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    Treeline is around 2000 m in Tignes / Val...

    Treeline is around 2000 m in Tignes / Val d'Isère. Base station is at 1850 m and you can ski up to 3450 m. Most of the skiing is done where trees don't grow. But you don't care for answers, really.
    ...
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    6'6'' and 36 inseam here. I'm really happy with...

    6'6'' and 36 inseam here. I'm really happy with Arc'teryx (sabre and seeker pants, in tall size. End of season sales...) .
    In Europe, Degré 7 and Salomon also make some pants in tall sizes...
  35. Thread: Go down easy

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    Thank you, Klar, once again !

    Thank you, Klar, once again !
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    Thanks for sharing. Do we still say FKNA, around...

    Thanks for sharing. Do we still say FKNA, around here ?

    And,I don't want to hijack your thread, but it reminds me that you can still get this film on vimeo.
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    :rolleyes2 hum. Not sure what coverage OP have...

    :rolleyes2 hum. Not sure what coverage OP have with his CC. My point is, he may not need to buy any insurance at all. And, also, canadian customs didn't care what kind of coverage we had.
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    I drove twice in Canada from the US (NY and...

    I drove twice in Canada from the US (NY and Vermont) with cars from Avis and Enterprise those last few years. No one asked me for a special insurance. As a rule of thumb, I never purchase additional...
  39. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Yay, Tessa ! 193550 Happy faces !

    Yay, Tessa !
    193550

    Happy faces !
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    Actualy, Mulletizer, I agree with all your...

    Actualy, Mulletizer, I agree with all your points. It's a long shot, but a worthy endeavour. I wish them the best. I was just voicing my concerns.

    Buster, I stand corrected about my simplistic...
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    ^ You make some excellent points, thanks. I'm...

    ^ You make some excellent points, thanks.
    I'm still conflicted about this project. I'm sorry to say they don't provide enough informations for me to take side.

    So, I'll just throw here some facts...
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    I can provide valuable imput on shoes (the pointy...

    I can provide valuable imput on shoes (the pointy kind), dresses and interior design.
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    I would love to love the project, but I would...

    I would love to love the project, but I would need more info. Like, where those 5 millions € needed to upgrade the lift will come from ? What investors ? 45000 on indiegogo are fine but won't foot...
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    Tag ! No, I don't post so much these days. I've...

    Tag ! No, I don't post so much these days. I've always been the weekend warrior and I can't ski as much as I used to do. For many bad reasons, actualy. Aching knees, lot of work this last couple of...
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    It's pretty obvious, actually.

    It's pretty obvious, actually.
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    Come on ! This thread needs to be in the hall of...

    Come on ! This thread needs to be in the hall of fame.
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    So sorry for your loss. I lost my little brother...

    So sorry for your loss. I lost my little brother when he was in college and 25 years later I still think of all the things we should have shared.
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    Oh, crap. I totally missed the pun at the time......

    Oh, crap. I totally missed the pun at the time... Good one.
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    IMO, David Toutain is one of the best value for...

    IMO, David Toutain is one of the best value for money in Paris. Really awesome food for a reasonable price. Great choice, Buster... The wine pairing is not so great though. (For a great and...
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    Broken teeth, ribs and vertebrae... It was a...

    Broken teeth, ribs and vertebrae... It was a bloody murder !

    I'll see tonight game on TV, in good company.
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