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    4WD 7.3PSD w/100K on the clock and a wicked cool...

    4WD 7.3PSD w/100K on the clock and a wicked cool poptop. Assuming the top is well-engineered and isn't leak-prone, this seems like one of the better van deals I've seen in a long long time.
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  2. In that same spirit, I have some 180 Pow+ that...

    In that same spirit, I have some 180 Pow+ that have been mounted 1.5x (I think). Will pass them along for the cost of shipping to anybody interested.
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    The M7 is EFI but yeah 2500mi and it's down on...

    The M7 is EFI but yeah 2500mi and it's down on RPMs. I had no complaints tandeming on the XM and that's including the trickiest tandem I've ever done (fully pinned on a steep, tracked, powdery hill...
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    Positive lead of that battery should be fused as...

    Positive lead of that battery should be fused as close to the battery as possible.
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    #notweather but figure this thread is as good as...

    #notweather but figure this thread is as good as any because it gets views.

    Blazed a trail through the snow into the N Halfmoon Creek TH Friday night. Crossed the creek with sleds on Saturday AM...
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    Does anybody here have suggestions for a few good...

    Does anybody here have suggestions for a few good resources that explain how to use the vast array of forecast tools available today? I've used sites like windy, spotwx, etc. to try to get detailed...
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    I like Front Range Lumber CO in Lakewood because...

    I like Front Range Lumber CO in Lakewood because they're friendly even if you're not a contractor buying in bulk. Pro tip: you'll get much better price/ft^2 if you buy 5' x 5' sheets of Baltic Birch...
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    I think your cabinet design looks fine. Without...

    I think your cabinet design looks fine. Without knowing the scale/dims I'd say your drawer space looks a little shallow, but that all depends on what you wanna put in there and how you design it. ...
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    Have some old 1st gen Cochise shells in the...

    Have some old 1st gen Cochise shells in the basement. 25/25.5 300 BSL. If youíre interested their yours for the cost of shipping. If you donít care about skiing in a 15+yo sheíll I have some 26ish...
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    No sweat. Let me know if the pack goes. Can...

    No sweat. Let me know if the pack goes. Can arrange local pickup for canister.
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    Gotcha. Yeah the lower outcropping where the...

    Gotcha. Yeah the lower outcropping where the alternate entrance meets the main line (near the circled "crux" in the photo you posted) seems like the more obvious safe zone to me - at least it's the...
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    How much for just the guts (balloon + canister)?

    How much for just the guts (balloon + canister)?
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    This topic was covered in a different channel of...

    This topic was covered in a different channel of mine. R-scale includes depth, and in this case the slab was 8-10" thick. Room to go bigger I guess.



    The rock outcrop on the "shadow line"...
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    Ya price + warranty support was too good to pass...

    Ya price + warranty support was too good to pass up. Sounds like a non-issue anyway.
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    Anybody have a direct comparison with the BD...

    Anybody have a direct comparison with the BD branded version in regard to heel rotation effort? I know they're the same binding, but this is the primary complaint I'm seeing with the Helio 180. ...
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    Took the Pilsner EHPs out for some pow skiing...

    Took the Pilsner EHPs out for some pow skiing yesterday. Yep, they still rule. Timeless ski.
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    Yes east side. Iíve made dorky hop turns down one...

    Yes east side. Iíve made dorky hop turns down one of those couloirs. Humbling to watch a guy hit the same run full throttle.
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    Cool thanks for the input. I own a 2005 M7 so Iím...

    Cool thanks for the input. I own a 2005 M7 so Iím familiar with the M chassis and the reliability of Suzuki motor.

    If I upgrade Iíd want one of the newer mtn chassis. I put 500mi on my sled this...
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    Requesting Annual list of TGR-approved "modern"...

    Requesting Annual list of TGR-approved "modern" snow scooters. So far my research leads me to believe the following are approved:

    2016+ Arctic Cat
    2013+ Ski Doo XM
    2018+ Ski Doo Gen4
    2016+...
  20. Thread: 1kg Boot thread

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    That was the truth. That dude skis at a...

    That was the truth.

    That dude skis at a frequency and gnarl factor that is in the 1%. Maybe 0.25%. Isnít on social media, and doesnít strike me as a guy whoís got a spreadsheet to tally his...
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    Finally added a real ski rack to my sled this...

    Finally added a real ski rack to my sled this year and it opened up tons of access. The improved rack streamlined the gear situation enough that I ended up using the sled for skiing and powsurfing...
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    1. Loved the EHP (still have them). Love my...

    1. Loved the EHP (still have them). Love my Hojis. Never skied a Raven. No idea how a flattened rocker profile with Hoji sidecut profile would ski. One of my Red/White Hojis is dying and in need...
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    I was told (in this thread I believe) to use...

    I was told (in this thread I believe) to use contact cement. Can confirm that it works well.
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    X2 thanks for that detailed info. Where is...

    X2 thanks for that detailed info. Where is Scarpa finding all these deformed kankles to model their scaffo lasts after? I had to add a ludicrous amount of foam to get heel hold out of the RS, and I...
  25. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    I've had the heel slip thing off and on multiple...

    I've had the heel slip thing off and on multiple times. Definitely had it on an Evo toe, can't remember if I've had it with a Black toe. Not a notable amount of play in either.
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    There is a big difference between #vanlifing...

    There is a big difference between #vanlifing while holding down a job and #vanlifing while frigging off IMO.

    In the latter case, it's quite easy. You aren't tied to one area, so finding spots...
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    Can anybody that owned an M-series AC back when...

    Can anybody that owned an M-series AC back when Motorola Razrs were cool advise on how to best fix a saggy skid? My track regularly bottoms on my tunnel in any sort of deep compression or whoops . ...
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    Canít recommend as I havenít purchased yet and am...

    Canít recommend as I havenít purchased yet and am looking for suggestions myself. Iím pretty sure thereís a thread around here somewhere.
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    Always a wealth of knowledge in these threads. ...

    Always a wealth of knowledge in these threads.

    1. OP if you run hot, touring with a vest seems like a nonstarter
    2. Ferrosi is a nice piece that Iíve used a lot but is firmly outside of the...
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    Bump because Iíve been testing a North Face...

    Bump because Iíve been testing a North Face Snowmad 34 and although I was skeptical during initial inspection, I really like it.

    The outer Ďstashí pocket is great for skins, and the helmet carry...
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    FS: BCA Tracker 2 Stud Finder

    Selling my Tracker 2 stud finder. Tests normally in search and transmit, and range checks out. According to the "stud level" indicator that shows during unit startup I'm a level 97 stud. Pretty...
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    Strafe Cham is a similar cut/feel/fabric to...

    Strafe Cham is a similar cut/feel/fabric to Descensionist. The Recon was a better cut for mountaineering, but is discontinued (apparently returning next season).
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    In that case something with weather sealing might...

    In that case something with weather sealing might be worth it for you. FWIW I think most zooms will have a bad time with sand sealed or not.



    Actually, red does distinguish some of the higher...
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    I was gonna say "yeah duh the more expensive lens...

    I was gonna say "yeah duh the more expensive lens is sharper," but that 18-200mm in the "not very sharp" category is kinda wild. Thing ain't cheap.

    I use a FujiX so I'm not especially dialed on...
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    Lots of good input here. I'll try to do my best...

    Lots of good input here. I'll try to do my best to add some points I missed when making this decision.

    1. Weight matters. The fancier bodies often have better weather sealing, better tech etc....
  36. That is a killer deal on the BlackJack. They...

    That is a killer deal on the BlackJack. They last forever and your appears to be in great shape.
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    Dakine Poacher Vest is best I've used in this...

    Dakine Poacher Vest is best I've used in this category. Very comfortable, and as an added bonus feels a bit like a suit of armor. Lower profile than any pack and avy bag compatible if that's your...
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    Figured it was a major improvement, but not as...

    Figured it was a major improvement, but not as drastic as you guys are saying. If it really is night and day, I'm more optimistic than ever about having some buddies rent new ones for a day and get...
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    I think it took me a solid season on my M-series...

    I think it took me a solid season on my M-series to figure out the powder thing. Even then, I'd feel like a hero in light pow, but would promptly humbled a day later when it had set up.

    Have...
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    If you can surf, and have a thick wetsuit, there...

    If you can surf, and have a thick wetsuit, there are some waves...
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    Somewhere in this thread or elsewhere Jason K....

    Somewhere in this thread or elsewhere Jason K. mentioned that the last will be slightly roomier than the RS.

    I think the key on this new boot will be whether or not that powerstrap buckle has...
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    Dunno where my instep falls on the spectrum of...

    Dunno where my instep falls on the spectrum of high vs. low but original Mango Maestrales always caused pain over the instep for me. No problems with ZG.
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    I think Boissal is the outlier here. 30 page...

    I think Boissal is the outlier here. 30 page thread and 4 pals in my touring group that use ZzeroGs and it's the first I've heard of it. I've used them with 3 different pairs of pants - no issues. ...
  44. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Keep forgetting to throw a scraper in my pack. ...

    Keep forgetting to throw a scraper in my pack. Now I want one of those little MSR dealios.
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    I installed my Hotronics on a pair of thin Bontex...

    I installed my Hotronics on a pair of thin Bontex shims so I could leave them in my alpine boots and swap my footbeds back and forth to touring boots. Insoles go on top of shims, and the shims never...
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    ^^^50ish days on my boots and have never...

    ^^^50ish days on my boots and have never encountered this. I wear a typical (for non skimo-centric culture centers) pant w/gaiter until springtime. If you run your top buckles very loose and the...
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    Bang on.

    Bang on.
  48. A week of touring in the Wasatch will make any...

    A week of touring in the Wasatch will make any Coloradan (me included) question why we accept the limitations of our annual persistent weak layers. Hard to beat that stable mid-winter UT blower.
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    Perfect, thanks.

    Perfect, thanks.
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    What are the pros using to glue foam to liners? ...

    What are the pros using to glue foam to liners? Epoxy? Super glue? I need to add some padding in the ankle area of my liners, but past experience suggests that I'll need something better than the...
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