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    I don't think this is good blanket advice these...

    I don't think this is good blanket advice these days. I know more than a few lawyers who quit practicing law after a few years because they were miserable. I know a couple who never found a decent...
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    I'm partial to the Radical toe with SSL 2.0...

    I'm partial to the Radical toe with SSL 2.0 heels. I have a pair of Trofeo Plus 10's that I'm planning to mount soon, but I find myself wondering why I would stray from what has worked so flawlessly...
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    Same advice for Art majors. It's not the 19th...

    Same advice for Art majors. It's not the 19th century. If you want to make Grecian Urns or write Odes on them you better have a trust fund.

    But if you can write skillfully or make things looks...
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    I have a literature degree. And a PhD in literacy...

    I have a literature degree. And a PhD in literacy studies. I also have a decent little background in computer science. I can't possibly overstate how much that CS background has helped me over the...
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    Cheap 9's:...

    Cheap 9's: https://sidelineswap.com/gear/skiing/skis/4252877-blizzard-rustler-9-2021-188cm
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    Some real nice snow in the park yesterday....

    Some real nice snow in the park yesterday. Snowpack is getting pretty solid too.
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    Who will Rodgers blame?

    Who will Rodgers blame?
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    Ha ha ha! Suck it Rodgers.

    Ha ha ha! Suck it Rodgers.
  9. Yeah. He's a guy who sells a lot of sneakers and...

    Yeah. He's a guy who sells a lot of sneakers and is in the conversation for best basketball player ever. Heck, I think he is the best, but it isn't obvious. Russell, Kareem and (maybe) Lebron can...
  10. More is good. These lighter boots tend to be both...

    More is good. These lighter boots tend to be both harder to fit and more sensitive to fit. Hoping these are shaped like the Tour Pros. Looks like I could punch them where I'd likely need to punch...
  11. Brady = Babe Ruth His accomplishments dwarf...

    Brady = Babe Ruth

    His accomplishments dwarf Jordan's.

    Montana was awesome. I look forward to watching this soon.
  12. What is the fit like?

    What is the fit like?
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    My Corvus weigh 150g more than the published...

    My Corvus weigh 150g more than the published weight. I bet they ski better for it. Wouldn't want to tour on them.

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  14. Sticky: Those look great. Thanks! Edit to add: ...

    Those look great. Thanks!

    Edit to add:

    Still looking for a tiny alpine setup for my 2 year old. If anyone is holding, I'm buying.
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    Dudes who are scared of cock are funny. Still...

    Dudes who are scared of cock are funny. Still trying to convince that middle school bully that you aren't gay? Do you avert your eyes when you pee? Or are you too fat to see your own, thus sparing...
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    IT7NiFpJmvI Sent from my Pixel 3a using...

    IT7NiFpJmvI

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    Worst whooping for the Pats since Super Bowl XX ...

    Worst whooping for the Pats since Super Bowl XX

    Congrats Bills fans
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    Insane throw by Allen. Even better pick by Hyde....

    Insane throw by Allen.
    Even better pick by Hyde.

    Pats dropping balls. Ugh.
  19. Hope you can make that trip.

    Hope you can make that trip.
  20. How are you feeling?

    How are you feeling?
  21. Those UL GPOs are a great winter touring ski....

    Those UL GPOs are a great winter touring ski. I've put over 100 days on my pair and they're still going strong. They behave a lot like Rustler 11s. Different feeling with the ultra light layup but...
  22. There is also an aesthetic element with skin...

    There is also an aesthetic element with skin tracks. Both the movement and the track itself is more enjoyable when you climb steadily and avoid going to steep or flat. Extra kick turns are bad too. I...
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    This. I've been hoping for an F1 RS/XT for years....

    This. I've been hoping for an F1 RS/XT for years. I've also been on the lookout for a dirt cheap pair to go Dr. Frankenstein on. The current buckle arrangement works well enough (I can ski all day...
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    Strong post.

    Strong post.
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    "Bill's Mafia" is the dummest fan-nickname to...

    "Bill's Mafia" is the dummest fan-nickname to catch on since "The Twelves."

    On the other hand Bills fans are legit and Seattle has more than it's share of clueless front runners.




    Wildcard...
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    -Mammut and BD are better than the rest and have...

    -Mammut and BD are better than the rest and have been for a while, especially in terms of range (https://beaconreviews.com/).
    -BD just bungled a recall around the previous version's flawed button...
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    NJ > CT

    NJ > CT
  28. Yeah, that's what i meant.

    Yeah, that's what i meant.
  29. I wonder if this is skewed by where you live/ski....

    I wonder if this is skewed by where you live/ski. For me the glide advantage of Pomocas (2.0 and Pro S-Glide) over BD's is considerable.
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    Different plastic.

    Different plastic.
  31. Scarpa hopes to sell its new line of boots to...

    Scarpa hopes to sell its new line of boots to people who fall outside their core customer group. Casual skiers in Europe and North America know who Bode is. That's all.
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    Interesting. One reason I like the Corvus a lot...

    Interesting. One reason I like the Corvus a lot is that I find them much more engaging on groomers and lower angle snow than the older Cochises. The Corvus tips engage at a lower edge angle and the...
  33. The original 85's feel a good bit more locked in...

    The original 85's feel a good bit more locked in than the original 95's. The 95's are much more versatile skis and give up almost nothing on hard snow. I think that shape and flex just works better...
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    Hey nickwm21, I'm curious what you thought of the...

    Hey nickwm21, I'm curious what you thought of the Corvus. I'm a fan. Was also a big fan of the OG Cochise, and liked but didn't love gen 2.

    Edit: you answered in a post a few seconds before mine.
  35. I'm 5'10" with a 30" inseam, but fairly flexible....

    I'm 5'10" with a 30" inseam, but fairly flexible. I did quite a bit of touring on some old 190 Lotus 120's. I now use some 187 UL Protests and just bought a pair of used 186 BMT 109's. They all have...
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    The BOA on my F1's has stood up to a heck of a...

    The BOA on my F1's has stood up to a heck of a lot of abuse. But I like the look of the lower buckle placement on those.
  37. Did you measure your dick? I'd start with that. ...

    Did you measure your dick? I'd start with that.



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  38. -I had a monoclonal antibody infusion on December...

    -I had a monoclonal antibody infusion on December 3rd.
    -At the time I was told to wait 90 days before getting a booster shot (apparently the antibodies may interfere with vaccine effectiveness). ...
  39. I believe these are the original layup while the...

    I believe these are the original layup while the neutered ones were the same color but with carbon tips/tails.
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    Colorado in January + teaching novices to look...

    Colorado in January + teaching novices to look out for overhead hazard + basic safe travel practices.

    Just because most west facing slopes are safe doesn't mean they all are (see the slide over...
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    Backland Carbon:...

    Backland Carbon:
    https://www.skimo.co/image/data/atomic/2017/backland-carbon.jpg

    Backland Carbon Light (100g lighter with flimsy liner, no power strap):...
  42. Skis sold.

    Skis sold.
  43. Stretchy power strap: ...

    Stretchy power strap:

    https://www.voile.com/voile-straps-22-inch-xl-series.html

    Recommended.
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    I think that's an Amersports tradition. Wasn't...

    I think that's an Amersports tradition. Wasn't there a version of the 1st Backland boot that was lighter just because it had less stuff on it?
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    I think most manufacturers starting making good...

    I think most manufacturers starting making good touring boots around their 3rd or 4th try. Isn't this Salomon's 3rd try?

    Looks like a Scarpa F1 without the upper power strap. Take away the upper...
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    There is a reason the NFL collected PSI data the...

    There is a reason the NFL collected PSI data the following season and declined to release it....

    But contrary to what some Pats fans think, they aren't the only team that has been subjected to...
  47. Bindings sold

    Bindings sold
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    Sold

    Sold
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    Exactly. And I hope people say something to me...

    Exactly. And I hope people say something to me too if I'm ignoring something important.

    A few weeks back I snapped this pic of 3 guys transitioning under a whole lot of snow.

    I would have said...
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    I've been called out for mansplaining in a not...

    I've been called out for mansplaining in a not too dissimilar situation. It was worth it. The group of women I spoke with decided not to ski the avy prone terrain trap they were standing above (which...
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