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    hugh, i honestly don't understand what you are...

    hugh, i honestly don't understand what you are talking about.

    but feel free to read the beast thread where i was pretty negative about it, despite lee and toby's love.

    or just continue...
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    common man, i genuinely appreciate the...

    common man, i genuinely appreciate the conversation. should i edit in a winky emoticon?

    however, you and i both know that if i posted under an alias the same concerns and indicated that a new...
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    ha, fair enough! however, if by "modern alpine"...

    ha, fair enough! however, if by "modern alpine" charecteristics, they mean marker m48, then yes ;)

    true standardized TUV values would be awesome though - sorely needed totally agree.



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    Hugh, from where i am sitting, "lateral...

    Hugh, from where i am sitting, "lateral elasticity" is the sum of the total lateral elasticity in the binding, toe and heel. IMO, "prerelease" is best combatted thru more overall elasticity in the...
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    No I am saying it STILL isn't enough lateral...

    No I am saying it STILL isn't enough lateral elasticity. Or rather the vipec does not address the issue.

    At least on those you can just lock lateral out if so required.
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    All I said was don't get drink on upgradeitis...

    All I said was don't get drink on upgradeitis simply because it has toe release.

    The first few pages are just people creaming their shorts over a toe release binding, which I was too, until I saw...
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    think about it as angle when the boot releases. ...

    think about it as angle when the boot releases. the "elasticity value" is basically the tangent (trig, yo) of the angle of release times the boot sole.

    since the "elasticity value" however is...
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    around 45mm. i don't remember exactly. the...

    around 45mm. i don't remember exactly.

    the salomon has a higher absolute value, but the look has greater effective elasticity, since the moment arm is shorter ( the lateral pivot point is closer...
  9. yo true, i have a spare bionicon lower-guide that...

    yo true, i have a spare bionicon lower-guide that is like 25g that you should try. cured all ills with my xx1 cranks.
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    11mm toe elasticity is wicked low. ...

    11mm toe elasticity is wicked low. vertical/radicals gets that (iirc 10mm laterally).

    a look p18 toe is 45mm, a marker jester is 35mm, and the beast is 26mm.

    looks like a different color...
  11. add nordica el capo to the helldorado camp of...

    add nordica el capo to the helldorado camp of tail rocker + camber
  12. DUDES!!! nice.

    DUDES!!! nice.
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    one could easily get a drive-plate from an alpine...

    one could easily get a drive-plate from an alpine race boot and bolt it on to the ONE.
  14. dude! J- what up my man! been a long time. ...

    dude! J- what up my man! been a long time.

    bent gate in golden, wilderness in dillon, mountain outfitters in breck, boone mtn in evergreen all should have demo skis, and if you can't find what...
  15. FWIW, even though they were stamped 315mm, my 27...

    FWIW, even though they were stamped 315mm, my 27 (super old) dobermans measured an actual 310mm on the boot sole.
  16. EDT aluminum shank = wicked cold, wicked heavy,...

    EDT aluminum shank = wicked cold, wicked heavy, wicked stiff.

    but if the boot fits, the non EDT dobermann's of similar last can be had online too. worth trying on the EDT, but no way i would...
  17. yo man, the tecnica R93 and r95 certainly are out...

    yo man, the tecnica R93 and r95 certainly are out there, but the inferno 98 for sure still exists this season (edit- its called the r9.8 now). but never mind that, as the scorpion is pretty similar...
  18. First of all the only way to figure this out is...

    First of all the only way to figure this out is to try them on, preferably with an old packed out liner. consider buying all and returning those that don't work? They are going to fit completely...
  19. thanks for posting, great response from BCA here...

    thanks for posting, great response from BCA here as well.
  20. this. hit up green mountain sports or...

    this.

    hit up green mountain sports or wheatridge cyclery and they can arrange the demo fleet for you.
  21. no renegade? if someone held a gun to my...

    no renegade?

    if someone held a gun to my head, would only let me own 1 ski, and it could not be DPS, it would be that.
  22. Correct me if i am wrong, but The pro tongue is...

    Correct me if i am wrong, but The pro tongue is the same as the power tongue from last year, with a little different cut to the cuff, and the pro wrap is a power wrap with neoprene toe box?
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    Ha! Different strokes for different folks i...

    Ha! Different strokes for different folks i guess.

    11 years ago, my daily driver was a 110mm waist pow+, and rocked spatulas when it snowed.
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    I know this will sound silly, but I am really...

    I know this will sound silly, but I am really trying to only own 2 skis each for inbound and skinning. Trying to simplify my life. To compound that, I have gotten addicted to narrower and narrower...
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    put it this way: the lotus 138 was totally...

    put it this way: the lotus 138 was totally redesigned from the ground up for 2014 (aka: out dec 1st) to get more "mini-spoon-y". new flex pattern, sidecut profile, rocker profile, literally...
  26. 85, 105, 138 done.

    85, 105, 138

    done.
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    i have a flylow BA puff (last year) as new, XL...

    i have a flylow BA puff (last year) as new, XL black. fits me @ 6'2'' 200lbs w/ 6'5'' wingspan rally well.

    pm me if interested, feel free to make an offer.
  28. Sticky: looking for a set of skis, boots, and bindings...

    looking for a set of skis, boots, and bindings for a 2.5 year old.

    happy to trade, style, return favor, etc.

    if anyone has outgrown from last year, i am your huckleberry!
  29. tip to tail

    tip to tail
  30. fun thread. here is my personal highlight real....

    fun thread. here is my personal highlight real.

    igneous FGS (1999-2002) -- 88mm waist @ 195cm might seem quaint these days, but these were the crushers back then.
    atomic powder plus...
  31. weight variation is attributed to 3 things: 1....

    weight variation is attributed to 3 things:

    1. core weight variation -- (wood has more variation than foam)
    2. amount of resin absorbed into laminate
    3. amount of resin absorbed into core...
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    Black market roam w/ CCDb air. 1250

    Black market roam w/ CCDb air. 1250
  33. given the other skis, i would look at the RPC not...

    given the other skis, i would look at the RPC not the RP from DPS.
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    Yo scotsman, just curious about your thoughts on...

    Yo scotsman, just curious about your thoughts on the spoon.

    Have you skied them and thought there was no benefit?

    Or are you assuming that a 2ft long, 2" wide 12deg bevel won't affect the way a...
  35. even if he is running tubes, stick a UST style...

    even if he is running tubes, stick a UST style tire on the rear. more sidewall = less pinch flats. and more volume = better.

    on the front its probably either a small hole in the tire, a burr on...
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    yeah man. yeah.

    yeah man. yeah.
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    FWIW, DPS produced ~1/2 the pures from last...

    FWIW, DPS produced ~1/2 the pures from last season in the US factory (it came online in march 2012), and have been going full-blast the past 15 months or so. we certainly don't look at it as being...
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    quote of the year.

    quote of the year.
  39. Thread: Dyna TLT6

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    I assume that a Vulcan/Mercury, without tongue,...

    I assume that a Vulcan/Mercury, without tongue, is about the same fore-aft stiffness, give or take, as a TLT6 with the tongue. All of these are about in-line with the Maestrale/RS options.
    ...
  40. same. not like rocker where you can error longer

    same. not like rocker where you can error longer
  41. man, "slower" and "mach-looney" are pretty...

    man, "slower" and "mach-looney" are pretty subjective!

    again to reiterate, i work for DPS as a full time salaried employee, so while this stuff is my opinion, i really look forward to folks...
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    yeah man, they are for sure grey, not white. ...

    yeah man, they are for sure grey, not white.

    really nice soft goat leather.
  43. yeah man, i don't think about it as a benefit. ...

    yeah man, i don't think about it as a benefit. its not like we are all skiing on the clock and incremental improvements are realized in some structured way. its just a different sensation, really. ...
  44. yo! i have a TV stylo 60mm stem (new) and a...

    yo!

    i have a TV stylo 60mm stem (new) and a raceface atlas 785mm bars (as new) i need to sell off.

    thinking $20 stem, $40 bars. can drop off if so required...?
  45. Thread: Dyna TLT6

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    whoa! ok then.

    whoa! ok then.
  46. Thread: Dyna TLT6

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    bean, what does the shell-only weigh? i...

    bean, what does the shell-only weigh?

    i can't imagine the liner discrepancy is more than 100g between various models.
  47. ha yeah, i don't know about endless, but long and...

    ha yeah, i don't know about endless, but long and exaggerated anyhow!
  48. caveat: i am sales manager @ DPS - take as many...

    caveat: i am sales manager @ DPS - take as many grains of salt as you so wish. my truthful opinions, but since i write sales messaging for DPS, my opinion and DPS cannot be separated.

    anywho,...
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    i realize this is old and dead, but for the...

    i realize this is old and dead, but for the record i never said i did cut it and it worked better, only that i tried it in its stock form and it was not my style as a front tire. i simply didn't...
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    you will need to re-adjust the heel of a...

    you will need to re-adjust the heel of a vertical/radical for use with the beast's horseshoe, as the horseshoe rubs against the heel piece when skinning on flats.

    it is not clear, however, if...
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