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  1. Yeah, it's about equal effort (getting in & out)...

    Yeah, it's about equal effort (getting in & out) for me (insert joke here), but I've never compared notes with others about this.

    Of course, with a heater to start the day, getting in is easier...
  2. Is it just entry? Maybe a heated boot bag? ...

    Is it just entry? Maybe a heated boot bag?

    ... Thom
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    Make him an offer he can't refuse ;-) ... Thom

    Make him an offer he can't refuse ;-)

    ... Thom
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    Plug with Gflex & fiberglass, install inserts or...

    Plug with Gflex & fiberglass, install inserts or helicoils.

    ... Thom
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    ^^^ +1 ^^^

    ^^^ +1 ^^^
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    Because an ON3P tour layup is burlier than a lot...

    Because an ON3P tour layup is burlier than a lot of companies' "standard" (non-touring) skis.

    My guess is that this ski will ski like a Praxis 3+ flex, and weigh much like a standard GPO does in...
  7. Great Pack for the serious outdoor photographer...

    Great Pack for the serious outdoor photographer with a big rig.
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  10. Up we go ...

    Up we go ...
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    Sanglard Sports? It's been a million years since...

    Sanglard Sports? It's been a million years since I've been there. I remember them as being a great shop with a climbing focus.

    ... Thom
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    ^^^ this ^^^ I don't know if it was mentioned...

    ^^^ this ^^^

    I don't know if it was mentioned earlier, but Hydrapaks - 500ml size.

    They fit in all kinds of places (chest pocket, skimo pocket on your shoulder strap, etc.).

    I've been...
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    Good points. The guys who bitch about lack of...

    Good points. The guys who bitch about lack of rear spine support on their XT Free 130s need not apply ;-)

    ... Thom
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    Mothers Day about 4 years ago. 8" overnight and...

    Mothers Day about 4 years ago. 8" overnight and the place was jammed with Epic-ers.

    I got to the top of the pass at 8am and the 3 miles to Last Chance was bumper to bumper.

    45 minutes later,...
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    Thanks! My buddy really bonded with his...

    Thanks!

    My buddy really bonded with his Corvus Freebirds last year. I feel the love for Black Crows, Zero-Gs, and Helios. The Lithic Ramblin Jack has my attention as well, but not for multi...
  16. ^^^ THIS ^^^ Also, have you noticed that you...

    ^^^ THIS ^^^

    Also, have you noticed that you get less attention when you show up inside? Management obviously instructs staff to reward laziness and penalize people willing to get off their was.
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    If it were only so (salary), but yeah, the ATK &...

    If it were only so (salary), but yeah, the ATK & Kreuzspitze machining is gorgeous.

    Alas, this year's toy fund is about an air bag pack.

    ... Thom
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    MTN seems really nice for reasons everyone has...

    MTN seems really nice for reasons everyone has stated, as long as you're willing to let the manufacturer determine your RV. I'm not.

    I'm growing more and more happy with my choice of Plum Guides...
  19. Bumpsters ...

    Bumpsters ...
  20. Brand new (unused) ... no stink foot here ......

    Brand new (unused) ... no stink foot here ... never molded & never used ;-)
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    Bumpers ...
  23. My take is that they did their best to ensure...

    My take is that they did their best to ensure comatibility (heel holes), but doing so with the toes compromised their weight target.

    Look at how much more forward the front set of Vipec/Tecton...
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    Thanks. If I were to do any more skis this year,...

    Thanks. If I were to do any more skis this year, it would have been the group buy on CD 104Ls.

    I haven't scoured their site (STP) in ages.

    ... Thom
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    I'm seeing $399 - sizes 160, 172 & 188 ... Thom

    I'm seeing $399 - sizes 160, 172 & 188

    ... Thom
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    Yes, as I mentioned above. I ran one of those...

    Yes, as I mentioned above. I ran one of those Voile binders in the dark days (mid-90s), with some Red Chile's.

    ... Thom
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    Sticky: I take it that the Yak has a wider hole pattern...

    I take it that the Yak has a wider hole pattern than the Guide?

    ... Thom
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    You can see the cam profile on the black section...

    You can see the cam profile on the black section in front of the toe (lateral and upward release at the toe). All of the release occurred by forcing the piston forward - like the Voile tele binding....
  29. And to think it takes me 30-40 minutes to switch...

    And to think it takes me 30-40 minutes to switch tires.


    https://youtu.be/aHSUp7msCIE
  30. Yup. My first thought when I saw that photo was...

    Yup. My first thought when I saw that photo was that Sam Smoothy is an even badder ass than I thought. What a set of cojones to ski Marker.

    ... Thom
  31. Payment sent. Thanks !!!

    Payment sent. Thanks !!!
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    Mark & mount the heel. Mark and drill one toe...

    Mark & mount the heel.
    Mark and drill one toe hole (one of the two closest to the heel piece).
    Temporarily install the toe with one screw and click the boot in place. The mounted boot...
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    Funny, my initial reaction to the monolink toe...

    Funny, my initial reaction to the monolink toe was also positive (fewer parts). Then, I went into my "special place" and FUD crept in. We're good now ;-)

    In case you missed it, the Xenic...
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    This raises my confidence level (given that my...

    This raises my confidence level (given that my concerns were likely unfounded in the first place :rolleyes:).

    ... Thom
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    Yeah, it seems as if it would work like Dynafit...

    Yeah, it seems as if it would work like Dynafit Power Towers. I'm not sure if the toes are mirror imaged however.

    @Summit is the only one I'm aware of on this thread who has ATKs with monolink...
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    So l was really big on the Crests, and when it...

    So l was really big on the Crests, and when it came time to pull the trigger last Spring, I went with tried and true Plum Guides.

    What sketched me out was ATK's new monolink toe design, initially...
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    I used an early version of that binding. It was...

    I used an early version of that binding. It was after getting a bad sprain on some 3-pin bindings with leather, lace up boots in the mid-90s.

    After changing over to Scarpa plastic boots I decided...
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    I get where you're coming from. Carbon bike forks...

    I get where you're coming from. Carbon bike forks give me the creeps.

    Seems as if light weight + lots of metal means giving up fine adjustable lateral and vertical release, which is ok for many,...
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    As do the Vipecs and Tectons (look plasticy). ...

    As do the Vipecs and Tectons (look plasticy). Lots of composites.

    ... Thom
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    Nice ... Looks suspiciously like a...

    Nice ...

    Looks suspiciously like a Plum/Dynafit toe hole pattern.

    ... Thom
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    Yeah, those too. I'm left my Hakkas on one...

    Yeah, those too.

    I'm left my Hakkas on one Summer. They had 39K miles on them and I figured I'd use up what was left for the helluvit.

    I checked them about 5k miles into the Summer, and I...
  42. The answer to correctly adjusting the AFD height...

    The answer to correctly adjusting the AFD height is indeed in this thread.

    Persist and you'll be rewarded ;-)

    ... Thom
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    I knew he'd cave ;-)

    I knew he'd cave ;-)
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    That's Blizzaks fer ya. Get Hakkas next time. ...

    That's Blizzaks fer ya. Get Hakkas next time. You're welcome ;-)

    ... Thom
  45. (fixed my user-id) ... Dubnik 1 M Gray...

    (fixed my user-id) ...

    Dubnik 1 M Gray
    waxloaf 1 S Red
    doebedoe 2 M Gray/Crimson
    N1CK 2 Large Gray/Crimson
    SorryBro 1 M Purple
    metaltrilogy 1 M Purple 1 M Crimson
    2FUNKY 1 L Crimson...
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    I'm finding my standard 104s ski a bit short as...

    I'm finding my standard 104s ski a bit short as well. I notice it mostly when I take them inbounds, in harder snow (tip wander).

    I currently have them mounted with Vipecs as well, although they...
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    I'm curious what you prefer about your Yetis over...

    I'm curious what you prefer about your Yetis over the CD 104Ls. I remember your comments about your wider (Fritschi) crampons sucking, but nothing about the skis.

    BTW, with limited time this...
  48. In case my earlier post was missed, I'll...

    In case my earlier post was missed, I'll volunteer to put this in a spreadsheet for download from my server (after the cutoff).

    Everyone can download/verify for errors/omissions.

    Just lemme...
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    Bumping ... just because. Rambling Jack 115s...

    Bumping ... just because.

    Rambling Jack 115s have my attention.

    ... Thom
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    Yeah. That pisses me off, 'coz he'll be that...

    Yeah. That pisses me off, 'coz he'll be that much more motivated for the ALCS if the Astros beat the Rays ;-)

    ... Thom
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