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    I've always entered from the alternate entrance....

    I've always entered from the alternate entrance. That western entrance spooks me. So much loading. Yeah, it sucks but at least you can assess with a lot less exposure.
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    My uncle went paranoid schizophrenic in his 50s....

    My uncle went paranoid schizophrenic in his 50s. It's scary how a pretty much normal person can end up totally fucking crazy. He's mostly normal when he's on his meds at least. Luckily family could...
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    Yeah, the Backland with an Intuition Pro Tour low...

    Yeah, the Backland with an Intuition Pro Tour low volume skis so much better and doesn't weigh that much more.
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    FIFY

    FIFY
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    Even if he did know what could happen, teenagers...

    Even if he did know what could happen, teenagers think they are invincible and nothing bad will ever happen to them because the world revolves around them. The worst thing that has ever happened in...
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    The problem with vests is that they're not good...

    The problem with vests is that they're not good for on/off and they're warm. So not good if you take off layers for getting to the sidecountry. Depends how your zone logistics go. If it's a short...
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    The new Mammut Flip is pretty sweet.

    The new Mammut Flip is pretty sweet.
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    Of course. That run was insane. Turdells landing...

    Of course. That run was insane. Turdells landing was super steep, much easier to land. Bummed for Yu about that top cornice air.

    The ladies were insane! So much fun to watch.
  9. Thread: New Gimp

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    Bummer man! ACLs suck. Your injury sounds like...

    Bummer man! ACLs suck.

    Your injury sounds like it has more complications than mine, but...

    You don't need an ACL to ski - my mom's been doing it for decades. I just kept skiing after a week or...
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    I've been living in Zurich since June. Moved from...

    I've been living in Zurich since June. Moved from Colorado. Everyone's done a decent job of summing it up.

    It's expensive, but you get paid well. The income disparity between my tech job and the...
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    Ack! Sorry to hear! That sucks!

    Ack! Sorry to hear! That sucks!
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    Any suggestions for Zurich? Not that they don't...

    Any suggestions for Zurich? Not that they don't have good bootfitters here (obviously they do - the race scene and all). Just heard it wasn't very common for recreational skiers to get bootwork done,...
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    The new Dukes look like an great option for...

    The new Dukes look like an great option for people who are sponsered by Marker/Volkl. Shifts probably make more sense because they're a proven product and less faff and moving pieces to jam up with...
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    Not just ankles, but just anatomy in general. I...

    Not just ankles, but just anatomy in general. I was born with short Achilles tendons - very limited dorsiflexion - which means I either blow out my calves using lower risers than I want, or I use...
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    That doesn't make any sense to me. The Monster 98...

    That doesn't make any sense to me. The Monster 98 is more than a pound heavier PER SKI. Totally different weight class. There's no way the Stance skis just as well in firm snow.
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    I think the Micro Puff makes more sense than the...

    I think the Micro Puff makes more sense than the Macro Puff. At the warmth level the Macro Puff is targeting, down is more weight efficient. And if it's cold enough to need that level of warmth, then...
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    So... I need some shell work done in Zurich....

    So... I need some shell work done in Zurich. Where do I find a proper bootfitter near Zurich that is doing punches, stretches, etc. and familiar with all the tools and techniques? I understand that...
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    Had a good time in Engelberg yesterday. Really...

    Had a good time in Engelberg yesterday. Really good conditions and high quality snow. Visibility was challenging, but manageable if you timed it right, till it went blue sky around 11am. Finished up...
  19. The forum is down on the web so I can't do a...

    The forum is down on the web so I can't do a Google search and the forum search in Tapatalk sucks. So... any bootfitter reqs in San Fran or San Jose area? Need some work done while I'm here on...
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    Are people flying back with the carbons in their...

    Are people flying back with the carbons in their checked luggage or their carry-ons? I assume the former?
  21. If the Micro and Nano stuff is too fragile, the...

    If the Micro and Nano stuff is too fragile, the Xenon will be too. It's essentially the same. Sounds like you need a hardshell puffy for durability reasons. Most of the non-hardshell ones are...
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    Who all is skiing this weekend? Looking to get...

    Who all is skiing this weekend? Looking to get out both days and don't have by agenda as of yet. Weather looks good. Finally some snow in the forecast!
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    So... Comparisons?

    So... Comparisons?
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    Airolo had good snow down to midtram. A little...

    Airolo had good snow down to midtram. A little thick but still really fun (and I'm coming from Colorado so used to rediculous fluff).

    It will be good there tomorrow. They never opened the lifts...
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    Ever used neoshell or Patagonia descentionist?

    Ever used neoshell or Patagonia descentionist?
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    With a farther forward mount point than -14

    With a farther forward mount point than -14
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    Where can I find this 50% card?

    Where can I find this 50% card?
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    I assume you mean a vertical release and not a...

    I assume you mean a vertical release and not a lateral release? Yeah, the pocket between the heel and the brakes can't be packed with snow. It's pretty easy to tell just by step in feel that you have...
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    Hertel Hot Sauce didnít work as well for me in...

    Hertel Hot Sauce didnít work as well for me in sub-10 temps. It also doesnít last very long. I prefer a standard cold wax until it gets to late spring and summer.
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    I'm with you on that. Anecdotal, but... no...

    I'm with you on that. Anecdotal, but... no release issues since the second half of last year. Even ran this one out, making a turn in hardened sluff debris after landing out of frame. Running at 10...
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    Do you get much heel lockup in flat mode? Not...

    Do you get much heel lockup in flat mode? Not much of a gap
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    Is that because high elevation so you can get...

    Is that because high elevation so you can get above freezing levels and have good coverage? Still learning how to ski out here in central CH. Had my system dialed back in Colorado.
  33. DIY Alpine Downhill + Tech Toe uphill touring binding

    With a standard alpine toepiece the Beast 14 will have undefined release. You might not even be able to stay in that monstrosity. Youíre on your own there.

    If youíre not concerned with uphill...
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    Right on! Looks like Friday was amazing! You ski...

    Right on! Looks like Friday was amazing! You ski at Engelberg a lot?
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    Who was it that I bumped into at eberg? Sorry I...

    Who was it that I bumped into at eberg? Sorry I took off in a hurry. Was trying to get some distance from the large group.

    Snow was pretty wind hammered. Either firm windboard or punchy and...
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    Why that over Engelberg?

    Why that over Engelberg?
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    They really should advertise that feature and...

    They really should advertise that feature and offer pack-only. It's not mentioned anywhere in any literature or website that I've seen. Shocking.
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    On the Scott E1 packs, the system isn't...

    On the Scott E1 packs, the system isn't swappable, right? That's a deal killer for me, as is the lack of backpanel access. A carabiner clip on the hipbelt is a really nice feature it's lacking as...
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    I think I'll head to Engelberg tomorrow from...

    I think I'll head to Engelberg tomorrow from Zurich and try to stay above the slop. Anyone game to join?
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    Fwiw, I found the power transmission advantage of...

    Fwiw, I found the power transmission advantage of bindings like the Kingpin all but disappear in powder. The benefit was more on firm snow.

    I can see how a freeride spacer might behave a bit like...
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    Ski carry for Thule only looks like it's one...

    Ski carry for Thule only looks like it's one sided? Plus the attachment points up high looks bad for carrying? It's pretty far from the shoulder straps.

    Extra lb and no zippered back panel makes...
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    Skied the last third of the season last year in...

    Skied the last third of the season last year in that combo. Didnít have any issues, but I donít think I ended up in a release scenario either.
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    Interesting. The smaller packs donít have that...

    Interesting. The smaller packs donít have that problem.
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    Mammut Spindrift Backpacks

    The new Mammut Spindrift backpacks look really cool. I played around with the 26 and there's a TON of functionality added to it. The 14 looks like a light-n-fast pack too, but it only weighs 100...
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    Any reason for Klosters vs higher elevation...

    Any reason for Klosters vs higher elevation resorts likr Andernatt or Engelberg?
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    Doesn't the Evo5 require multiple batteries...

    Doesn't the Evo5 require multiple batteries though? So effective weight is higher?
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    For this upcoming storm, it looks like freezing...

    For this upcoming storm, it looks like freezing levels are high. New to euro skiing, so is Sunday likely to be the better day?

    Massive storm and high freezing levels means whiteout skiing? So...
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    Nailed it. But... two caveats... If you like...

    Nailed it. But... two caveats...

    If you like to huck, wider skis can help both in and out of bounds. A stiff, wide landjng platform prevents augering in too deep - so ideal width depends how...
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    How did your TCL not play nice with your...

    How did your TCL not play nice with your receiver?

    Also you say Android had more Apps but Roku had more programming? That doesnít make sense to me. Doesnít the number of apps directly correlate to...
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    FWIW, Roku recently stopped updating their older...

    FWIW, Roku recently stopped updating their older hardware too. The add-on streaming boxes are so cheap I wouldnít pick a TV based only on that. Choose a TV based on picture quality and price....
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