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  1. Thread: 737 MAX

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    The story gets more interesting as facts emerge...

    The story gets more interesting as facts emerge surrounding the behavior of certain individuals. The whistleblower is spot on and it's hard to believe Boeing would compromise safety over schedule and...
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    The River Run lodge, bar, and sun patio are...

    The River Run lodge, bar, and sun patio are great. Always a decent crowd, good service, and afternoons outside in the sun with a cold one. I've never seen attitude unless it was a flat-lander making...
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    "Take California" is supposedly an Alien bringing...

    "Take California" is supposedly an Alien bringing a politician to the mike. When asked what memento of their visit he'll share, he blurts out "Take California". Yeah, give the extraterrestrials...
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    Remember the back entry Hanson's? Know a guy who...

    Remember the back entry Hanson's? Know a guy who made a table lamp out of one that was in pristine shape. Almost art...according to him. Didn't get to the Smithsonian.
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    So dig this, "Take California", Propellerheads on...

    So dig this, "Take California", Propellerheads on a decent system. But who can tell us what the conversation of the lyrics is about? Funky song/ surprise ending when you know who the "guest" is.
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    Couple minutes ago I looked at the M.R. cams. Mid...

    Couple minutes ago I looked at the M.R. cams. Mid mountain is maybe 5 -6" of slushy looking stuff but there were 2 BC skiers walking uphill in the background. If it cools like they say, soon will...
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    ATK RT 2.0 lightweight is rated to 65 Kg. skier...

    ATK RT 2.0 lightweight is rated to 65 Kg. skier weight but I use them at 165# with light pack / gear. Always easy to step in, and quite light even with brakes. I've not worried about skiing them over...
  8. Old school Sohler Bluebirds with 2 grooves were...

    Old school Sohler Bluebirds with 2 grooves were something else. Probably a jumping ski but used them for Gelande jumps in the early 70's What a pair of sticks they were but you could ski out of...
  9. How bout the killer that jumped from behind a...

    How bout the killer that jumped from behind a tree tale? When I was young, we stayed in Toronto occasionally to visit relatives. Ron was an avid car racing guy and built Formula Jr. cars for local...
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    I'm going to the Atomic Vantage 107 with shifts...

    I'm going to the Atomic Vantage 107 with shifts as a more in-bounds, sidecountry ski set-up. Reviews suggest a go through anything with good powder capability ride. Weight compares with the Dynafit...
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    My first album purchase, Disraeli Gears. Far...

    My first album purchase, Disraeli Gears. Far ahead of it's time and a fusion of styles uncharacteristic of the "popular" sounds of the day. Their (Cream) collective music is a treasure & inspired...
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    When we first moved to the new place, falling...

    When we first moved to the new place, falling trees were part of the forest and we got used to it. Then an 11 tree domino brought down huge alders and Cedar so two Stihls, a 391 and a 291 went to...
  13. Thread: 737 MAX

    by L82thegate
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    Long read but doesn't miss much. Saw a lot of...

    Long read but doesn't miss much. Saw a lot of this first hand and it's a little painful. There really was a struggle between the good ol' Boeing folks and a cadre of junk-bond salesmen and we know...
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    Rolled and smoked 12 joints in 1968 on a...

    Rolled and smoked 12 joints in 1968 on a sailboat. Been the daily herb since. No, I'm not a research subject, you can live productively in a trance and I'm proof! Been the juice for skiing too but...
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    No thread drift here: My wife went to the local...

    No thread drift here: My wife went to the local Goodwill for $1.29 Tuesday because she spotted two redwood (2" thick) tables and knew they would go out the door for 1.29 each. Got there early and...
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    Uuh, spellcheck off. Joiysey inflection, shoulda...

    Uuh, spellcheck off. Joiysey inflection, shoulda been poiypus. There!
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    I once did that to a guys face with snow. Two...

    I once did that to a guys face with snow. Two dudes in the air coming together at night, different jumps with normally enough separation / trajectory but not this time. Emergency drop right, hope to...
  18. Thread: 737 MAX

    by L82thegate
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    Around 15, maybe more years ago Boeing made a...

    Around 15, maybe more years ago Boeing made a fundamental shift in it's management candidate process. You didn't need to know the "business" aspects of a team, just have the (perceived) skill to...
  19. Thread: "The Turn"

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    2 Pacific storm fronts and accumulating snow from...

    2 Pacific storm fronts and accumulating snow from 7,500' & up in the cascades over the next several days. At higher elevations (camp Muir) possibly near 3' but wind might scour half (or more) of it...
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    Take her shopping for ski clothes. Tell the shop...

    Take her shopping for ski clothes. Tell the shop help you need a good fit on your ski pant, kinda large below the waist. Smile and make sure she hears it. Proven to work!
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    4 Wheel drive extended Ford Aerostar. 97's have...

    4 Wheel drive extended Ford Aerostar. 97's have the 5 speed automatic and talk about room! I've been through 2 and wish I hadn't sold my last one. KYB gas-adjust shocks eliminated body roll and they...
  22. Thread: "The Turn"

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    Some snow to fall around 8,500 & up in Washington...

    Some snow to fall around 8,500 & up in Washington Cascades. Weather off the Pacific is a good sign too. But as my "Quality Control" co-workers used to say "it's still early, a lot could still go...
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    Things I like about the F1 are; weight, out of...

    Things I like about the F1 are; weight, out of the box fit, range of motion, and when buckled in for skiing, they're not bad. The boa buckle system is okay but careful alignment of tongue and shell...
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    I use the F1 for dedicated touring days and also...

    I use the F1 for dedicated touring days and also have wide and short feet. Like them a lot. For sidecountry and mixed lift & hike days I decided on the Zero G Pro's which I still need to fit. EVO is...
  25. Thread: 737 MAX

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    Just to add; a series of design reviews in packed...

    Just to add; a series of design reviews in packed conference rooms allow the entire design approach to be shared and critiqued by all other pertinent parties. Years ago, gruff and at times surly...
  26. Thread: 737 MAX

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    I'm now retired from Boeing (35 yr. career) but...

    I'm now retired from Boeing (35 yr. career) but my last years there were on the 737 Programs and the Max. I had a senior position but not in Management and was involved in the Engineering world. The...
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    Herters who used to be a very large mail order...

    Herters who used to be a very large mail order outfit and sold everything hunting / fishing / camping related had a series of books written by the founder. One in particular was the Herters...
  28. Re-surfacing is the way to go. Mine was May 2013...

    Re-surfacing is the way to go. Mine was May 2013 at 59 (Doc. Pritchett, Seattle) and was skiing just fine by the time we had snow. The re-hab time isn't long and expect 6 weeks of therapy. My Dr....
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    Patrick Vallancant? Has the right beard.

    Patrick Vallancant? Has the right beard.
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    My Ohio car, a Subaru SVX was just fixed and a...

    My Ohio car, a Subaru SVX was just fixed and a test drive showed me how corrosive their winter road treatments are. Rolled the window half way down while going fast and the sunroof blew off. The tray...
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    Should be good Monday. My thought is centering...

    Should be good Monday. My thought is centering around a Sunday arrival and take the hike up to a little bivy I like. Might be fun hanging at Cold Springs though. Do I sense a small gathering of...
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    By mid-week it's going to get warm and a report...

    By mid-week it's going to get warm and a report indicates a freeze / thaw period. Some new accumulation probably not going to muck up the S.W. chute....lots of WSW wind accompanying the new snow...
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    But point & chute may have it's merits here too?

    But point & chute may have it's merits here too?
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    Weather looks better about a week out. 13th /...

    Weather looks better about a week out. 13th / 14th not looking bad but our weather has been trending towards a June with on-shore flows and a few disturbances in the Pacific. Hoping a week is...
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    That's a good summary of what we found on Muir. A...

    That's a good summary of what we found on Muir. A brisk wind developed around 11:00'ish and a lenticular formed just a bit earlier. Checked out the Nisqually chute and the upper section slid off the...
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    Someone once said, "A man's got to know his...

    Someone once said, "A man's got to know his limits" and some knee surgeries, hip resurfacing, stroke, being 65 has me assessing. The consensus sounds like a night at Cold Springs with an early start....
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    I ran across a pair in 173, also Freeze pro and...

    I ran across a pair in 173, also Freeze pro and couldn't pass them up for the price. Many different reviews and interestingly, Italians, Norwegians, and French have all documented this ski. The same...
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    I'm local and moved to the Kitsap area (just...

    I'm local and moved to the Kitsap area (just across the water) because of a significant increase in killings, woundings, and gunfire too close for comfort. Gangs have taken over many parts of South...
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    The weather service is calling for snow...

    The weather service is calling for snow accumulation roughly 7.5K and above through this week / week-end on Adams. Amount could be a foot or so, more at higher elevations with some wind. Over-night...
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    With the warm weather I'd suspect the road to...

    With the warm weather I'd suspect the road to Cold Springs could be a go, maybe by 4th week in May. The Memorial holiday week-end crowd is to be avoided if you can help it. I spent 3 days on the...
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    I'm heading there in / around third week of May,...

    I'm heading there in / around third week of May, conditions permitting. Plan to go mid-week and camp on the ridge line around 7,500 ft. level (black sand beach) to acclimate. Also works for the 333...
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    I've read the access to Cannon has become an...

    I've read the access to Cannon has become an ordeal, not like early 1980's when I drove my Opel Rallye over a snow pile and gate at mountaineer t.h. to the end of the (now impassible) spur where we...
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    Some can, many can't. If you are a proficient...

    Some can, many can't. If you are a proficient mogul skier, no terrain on any mountain should shake your shit. If your diet is nothing but the bumps good luck with your knee's in your 40's.
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    Sun will soften things pretty quick and you'll...

    Sun will soften things pretty quick and you'll see how the run/mtn. orientation plays with that. Look forward to the good weather and ski that mutha up!
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    I skiied with a guy that mounted the Spademan...

    I skiied with a guy that mounted the Spademan clamp/handle part upside down on his Scott boots routered to make a flush connection. The plate, normally mounted to the boot sole was on his ski's....
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    Buster.....Poet Laureate for the masses at TGR!

    Buster.....Poet Laureate for the masses at TGR!
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    "Tornado touchdown in my hood, EF1 or EF2" ...

    "Tornado touchdown in my hood, EF1 or EF2" Yeah, close to us too. The temp dropped by degrees right after that rolled through....feels like a ski day shapin up.
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    Yes, and thankfully no harm done. The British...

    Yes, and thankfully no harm done. The British Cockney accent was the "moment maker". Moral is: When you're an eccentric man skiing in a strange land, look before you leap (or at least clear your...
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    A British fellow , fifty something grabbed a...

    A British fellow , fifty something grabbed a chair with us at Blackcomb. He tried breaking ice with a joke I can not even consider repeating but then asked if he could ski with us. Dubious of our new...
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    No mention of Sun Valley? The world-class...

    No mention of Sun Valley? The world-class grooming and runs from top to bottom, largely fall line kick ass on some of the mentioned runs. Agree that quality is a perception thing but getting over 16k...
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