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    I'm completely biased by having already mounted...

    I'm completely biased by having already mounted my 2019 WM96s on the 2019 line with STH2s, but with 7.5mm being debated, doesn't a Solly rather than a P14/18 binding (see earlier posts about binding...
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    So you're not going to join us on the "which...

    So you're not going to join us on the "which boxers to buy?" TGR thread?

    I actually agree a little with this if the price is right. In the past, I've seen seconds on Sierra go for $5 and at...
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    Agree with Darn Tough, also had the Bridgedale...

    Agree with Darn Tough, also had the Bridgedale and good but not quite as good, Smartwool perhaps in between.

    Honestly, what is arguably equally important is how you wash them. Machine wash on...
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    To whomever snagged the 184 Deathwish, thank you...

    To whomever snagged the 184 Deathwish, thank you - I hesitated for a second and they were gone, and I should stay monogamous with my 184 Wildcats.
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    Not on a regular basis, but a couple times a year...

    Not on a regular basis, but a couple times a year they are absolutely glorious.
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    I see it as a cup half full. My experience...

    I see it as a cup half full. My experience across almost a dozen pairs of ON3P skis for multiple family members has been that their build quality has been so good from the start that I presumed it...
  7. Not a DPS groupie, but admittedly multiple family...

    Not a DPS groupie, but admittedly multiple family members love that Nina 99 you have there.
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    I actually welcome your opinion - I think that...

    I actually welcome your opinion - I think that sometimes on this forum we come down too hard on anyone that disagrees with something, or who is a little bit new to the community and makes an...
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    Exactly why I'm not quick to dismiss them. So...

    Exactly why I'm not quick to dismiss them. So many people on this forum (not to mention Blister) love the Woodsman and so much of my recent experience has been on Kartels, that my guess is that it...
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    It's funny you mention this. I previously hadn't...

    It's funny you mention this. I previously hadn't ridden an ON3P ski that I didn't immediately click with, ranging form OG Jeffrey 110s to the Wren 88s. Each has advantages and disadvantages (the...
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    Yep, in our town it's a scheduled session at the...

    Yep, in our town it's a scheduled session at the police station.
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    I struggled with battery issues on a...

    I struggled with battery issues on a three-year-old model Samsung and ultimately found an unopened, same model phone on eBay that was more economical than trying to buy a battery and either risk...
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    Amen. When we needed a third row, everyone said...

    Amen. When we needed a third row, everyone said minivan - made perfect sense. Said #$#@ it and got a Sequoia instead. Can't fit it in half the garages in the city and actually has less storage than...
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    We used a Graco system for our kids and agree...

    We used a Graco system for our kids and agree with click in and out and move w/o waking up the infant - you'll go to Mission Impossible extents to keep the thing asleep. Multiple bases with one...
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    Groin pain can be a myriad of things ranging from...

    Groin pain can be a myriad of things ranging from hip joint issues to a hernia. You'll have to have one of those global disclaimers about getting health advice from TGR.

    The thing to note is that...
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    My wife thanks you for not making it a 181 or 186.

    My wife thanks you for not making it a 181 or 186.
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    You couldn't afford her....(none of us could).

    You couldn't afford her....(none of us could).
  18. Thread: PSA on Shifts

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    Sent you both PMs.

    Sent you both PMs.
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    I vote for kindness, along the lines of: "PB,...

    I vote for kindness, along the lines of:

    "PB, thanks so much for posting. There are cheaper sites available right now if one were to look to our friendly neighbors up North, but we appreciate...
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    Agreed - I bought in the first round and even use...

    Agreed - I bought in the first round and even use them to practice soccer with the kiddos without their coming apart.
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    Do we really want to live in a world where no one...

    Do we really want to live in a world where no one on TGR buys great condition Bibby's mounted only once at that price?.....
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    The irony is that whoever bought the BGs will ski...

    The irony is that whoever bought the BGs will ski them for a few years and then sell them on this very forum for only $50-100 less than they bought them. ON3P skis last - I'm still skiing my OG...
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    WTB - Big Kids/Men's Small ski race suit

    Title says it all. Wondering if anyone has a ski race suit with some light padding lying around that they're interested in selling. My kids are percolating through a weekend racing program and,...
  24. Doesn't get a lot of love here but I owned the OG...

    Doesn't get a lot of love here but I owned the OG Armada JJ and the first time I used it years ago it felt like cheating in powder. Some pretty good deals to be have on the updated model right now...
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    Very different skis. Kartels are very easy in...

    Very different skis. Kartels are very easy in anything soft, a great combination of having substance but also playfulness. I think the people that don't get along with them are those that are very...
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    So much for kindness getting us through these...

    So much for kindness getting us through these difficult times, huh? Positive vibes from the rest of us and best of luck finding it.
  27. Thanks, I guess Warden 11 is different than the...

    Thanks, I guess Warden 11 is different than the Warden 13 according to a 2017-18 catalog. Too bad, found a good deal on the 11s but need them for the STH2 model. Appreciate everyone's insights.
  28. Looking for a pair of STH2 100mm brakes. ...

    Looking for a pair of STH2 100mm brakes.

    Also, does anyone know whether the Wardens and STH2 brakes are interchangeable? The pics look different online but people I trust on this forum have...
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    Agreed that recovery from an Achilles rupture is...

    Agreed that recovery from an Achilles rupture is a challenging and long course. That being said, I would not recommend for anyone to try and get out of the boot earlier than recommended by her/his...
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    -The Commish said it best, "If you're trying to...

    -The Commish said it best, "If you're trying to sell gear here, don't expect to get market prices...unless you're willing to trade gonzo for a router. The standard maggot/minion pricing paradigm is:...
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    Trade may be your best bet - they're selling new...

    Trade may be your best bet - they're selling new with shipping on the ON3P website for $524.
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    I don't know that it's automatically outrageous -...

    I don't know that it's automatically outrageous - they're out of the WC 184s on their website and he's offering them skied for a day with a pretty adjustable binding to avoid a remount. I think...
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    The type of snow someone is skiing on also...

    The type of snow someone is skiing on also matters as it pertains to EE - the softer the snow, the more EE you'll have.

    ON3P specifically designed its skis for the heavy PNW snow...so for those...
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    As I've been thinking about it, the binding...

    As I've been thinking about it, the binding baseplate is an extension of the bottom of your boot. Functionally, it lengthens your BSL unless there were motion at the binding-boot interface so that...
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    Binding heel piece and ski tail stiffness

    This is a question that arose in the ON3P thread and I was curious to hear people's thoughts (thanks to those that already chimed in on the ON3P thread). Does the type of heel piece affect the way...
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    Has anyone noted a difference in "tail...

    Has anyone noted a difference in "tail forgiveness" when using FKS/Pivot bindings over a binding with a longer heel mounting point (STH2 or Axials)? It's an interesting question across any skis - I...
  37. Btw, for all who were wondering, washed one of...

    Btw, for all who were wondering, washed one of mine on delicate, turned it inside out first, then air dried, came out perfect without any issue.
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    Whoever was eyeing Woodsman 96s in...

    Whoever was eyeing Woodsman 96s in 182cm....you're welcome. I saved you some money.
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    One of the limits of gauging your recovery based...

    One of the limits of gauging your recovery based on others' experiences online is that a tibial plateau fracture refers to a fracture at a specific anatomic location, but not necessarily a specific...
  40. You could try a Dyansplint to gradually force it...

    You could try a Dyansplint to gradually force it straight but, honestly, if over a year out you're struggling, it's likely worth seeing an experienced hand surgeon who treats a lot of elbows (not all...
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    I hoped to sincerely thank you for having a...

    I hoped to sincerely thank you for having a different BSL than me. Those are indeed beautiful to look at.
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    Haven't heard much about the Woodsman 96s as an...

    Haven't heard much about the Woodsman 96s as an East coast ski. Any thoughts, anyone? I love my OG Jeffrey 110s in anything remotely soft, thinking a narrower model with a bit more tail would be...
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    She will thank you. Have the exact same combo -...

    She will thank you. Have the exact same combo - loved my Jeffreys so much, last year bought a pair of Jesses for my wife, also in a 166.
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    Anyone willing to pm a code? Skis for my...

    Anyone willing to pm a code? Skis for my mother-in-law - thanks in advance!
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    I keep thinking K108 is the Kartel 108. Thank...

    I keep thinking K108 is the Kartel 108. Thank goodness ON3P reverted back to the Jeffreys so we can keep the K108 and J108 clear.
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    Thanks everyone. Agree with the boot driers at...

    Thanks everyone. Agree with the boot driers at room temp, which is what I've done over the years. I always thought there was some degree of mechanical damage inherent to taking a liner out of a...
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    Cork in boot liners?

    Snagged a new pair of Nordica boots which ski wonderfully, but noted that they have cork in the boot liner. Not a huge oenophile, but I know that with wine bottle corks dry out and hence you have to...
  48. Agree with Bandit's description of the Enforcer...

    Agree with Bandit's description of the Enforcer 100, which Blister succinctly described as an accessible charger. Was very impressed with their edge hold on very firm runs while still being able to...
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    I think most of us are functionally downsizing...

    I think most of us are functionally downsizing whether we want to believe it or not. I'm skiing the same mid-180s lengths I skied a couple decades ago but with the advent of rocker that is a lot...
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    And by the way, can you explain this to my wife?...

    And by the way, can you explain this to my wife? My ski hoarding is not a flaw, it's medically necessary!
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