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    i think your dog looks like a large marmot in...

    i think your dog looks like a large marmot in that picture... ok, large marmot with a tail...
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    yeah, nice indeed. but no backpack? teh euros...

    yeah, nice indeed. but no backpack? teh euros would lynch you^^
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    yeah, actually quite a lot of swiss in austria...

    yeah, actually quite a lot of swiss in austria nowadays. its so much cheaper for them, that they even leave their country... lots swiss resorts are slowly getting in trouble, especially since the...
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    as i said, the fly direct from berlin to basel...

    as i said, the fly direct from berlin to basel and zürich...




    for skiing powder it should have enough snow to get down to trübsee. for groomers with the family, you probably want more lifts...
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    Just some quick advise. While Munich isnt far...

    Just some quick advise. While Munich isnt far from Engelberg distance wise, it is a rather long drive (not much Autobahn), by Euro standards, definitely more than 4hrs, can also have lots of...
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    I have it, and while it is definitely usable i...

    I have it, and while it is definitely usable i dont think it is a great pack. I like the swiveling shoulder straps which were mentioned by toast2266, although they can eb slightly wierd when skiing...
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    yeah, ramp angle is the same and the new toepiece...

    yeah, ramp angle is the same and the new toepiece is SO MUCH easier to get in. the new vipec and tecton are probably the pin-/hybrid bindings which are the easiest to get in now...
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    I used the smaller (20l) version for a while and...

    I used the smaller (20l) version for a while and really like it. By far the best airbag-pack i ever used. I really like the sturdy and waterproof material the pack is made of (love that in my old...
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    stuff like that does get relayed, even though i...

    stuff like that does get relayed, even though i dont know how/how fast, whatever.
    e.g. eva walkner commented that she had to change her line last minute because she heard that it slid with reine...
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    Id recommend to at least try skiing the sierra...

    Id recommend to at least try skiing the sierra nevada. they have a pretty good winter this year and march can offer great corn conditions (with a bit of luck). afterwards the pyrenees are of course...
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    as has been mentioned before, that isnt weight...

    as has been mentioned before, that isnt weight saving but a production (or more likely finishing) issue combined with bad or non-existent quality control.
    that said, it wont make the ski more...
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    Nope. Keksie would probably knowsby now, but he...

    Nope. Keksie would probably knowsby now, but he kinda abandoned skiing and is now hanging out in the caribbean all the time...
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    I think he skied 70ft of fresh pow in the hague...

    I think he skied 70ft of fresh pow in the hague today.

    freak~[http://www.freeskiers.net/community/images/smilies/fish.gif&http://www.freeskiers.net/community/images/smilies/ghost.gif]
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    i dont know where i went either. i probably also...

    i dont know where i went either. i probably also dont know where northeast is, you just cant be sure anymore nowadays.
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    pic is from northeastern switzerland. not exactly...

    pic is from northeastern switzerland. not exactly snow-rich, more snow in downtown InnZbrooklyn. rather safe below treeline, fucked above id say.

    no snow in sight for the next week(s), looks like...
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    There is good skiing there in resorts (e.g....

    There is good skiing there in resorts (e.g. roccaraso) and touring. The problem is that lots of stuff is forbidden (or only allowed on march 2nd, if it is a monday, or on the birthday of the mayor...
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    If youve got a car i wouldnt be too worried about...

    If youve got a car i wouldnt be too worried about not finding a decently priced place to stay. just stay a bit further down the valley from the lifts. e.g. for st. anton, have you checked all the...
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    rookie. its tracked when there is one track. if...

    rookie. its tracked when there is one track. if you have to cross another track its totally tracked out -> time to head home (or go skinning).
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    Well, that place is actually kind of a "freeride...

    Well, that place is actually kind of a "freeride hotspot", usually tracked out in 3 hrs or so. by tracked out i am of course talking about european tracked out, not american tracked out :D
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    id say they are all (maybe except airolo, havent...

    id say they are all (maybe except airolo, havent been there in like 10 years) completely tracked 2hrs after the lifts open, with two exceptions: at seegrube it takes max 1hr, while davos/klosters...
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    Resort/Alpine Praxis Hybrid (before they...

    Resort/Alpine

    Praxis Hybrid (before they became protests)
    Look P18/Rossi FKS185
    Raichle/Full Tilts

    Touring
    DOWN CD114
    Dynafit Vertical ST
    Scarpa Maestrale RS
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    Gear rumors 17/18

    Havent seen the respective topic yet, so thought id start one since there is already quite some stuff floating around...

    Atomic: New 4 buckle overlap touring boot, which is apparrently "as stiff...
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    id say slightly worse than last season in most...

    id say slightly worse than last season in most parts of the alps, better in the southwest and probably now in the (far) east. significantly worse than 14/15 and much worse than every season between...
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    ha, yeah i of course tried to get the screws out...

    ha, yeah i of course tried to get the screws out with different tools first but failed. then just sawed them off.



    nothing wrong with torx per se, i never stripped a torx head before, but...
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    yeah, i had the same thing happen several times...

    yeah, i had the same thing happen several times already. those screws are really bad, it is actually fairly easy to strip the torx head, especially with the beast heel, which will put sideways...
  26. sorry for late reply, not checking in here too...

    sorry for late reply, not checking in here too often.
    Well, the tips stay up, probably due to the pintails, but the skis are just too narrow to really "float". depends on what you call float ;)
    the...
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    might get a little crowded there this year. looks...

    might get a little crowded there this year. looks like they sold more season passes for that one resort than all the rest of the valais combined...

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  28. nope, not mounted yet. i would not expect that...

    nope, not mounted yet. i would not expect that much float, they are quite narrow with a narrow tip. im going to use the CD114 or so for pow and the LD102 vor variable or hard snow...
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    This years version is significantly stiffer than last years. i would not change the mounting point though.
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    If you live in Verona, getting to ski in the...

    If you live in Verona, getting to ski in the Dolomites using public transport is going to suck. period.
    Bolzano or Trento would be easier, but still annoying without a car (at least for me).
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    It is technically forbidden to ski off piste in...

    It is technically forbidden to ski off piste in Cortina (like in many other places in Italy). Unless in some specific areas if you are with a guide, sometimes they make an exception on march 13 if...
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    the alps are pretty good in may. not for skiing...

    the alps are pretty good in may. not for skiing Resorts id say, but prime time for spring touring, if the weather cooperates. it gets quite empty in the mountains (except in Chamonix obvisously,...
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    the old tram is closed since they built a giant...

    the old tram is closed since they built a giant new one so you want be able to hang out at the bar anymore (different place). on the other hand you want have to wait anymore on most days, so no...
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    do you want to go there to ski the resort? i dont...

    do you want to go there to ski the resort? i dont think that is worth a longer trip... it is ok and has some terrain, but not interesting enough to spent a week there or so...
    there is some nice...
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    how would the timing have changed anything,...

    how would the timing have changed anything, stability wise? this chute is basically completely in the shade, only the top gets a little bit of sun at the moment. i hope you realize it was just luck...
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    the snowpack is not exactly stable at the moment....

    the snowpack is not exactly stable at the moment. avy danger is at 3 above 2400m south of the inn for a reason. i know nockspitze is only 2400, it still wouldnt occur to me to ski any of those lines...
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    still pretty thin. but then its definitely more...

    still pretty thin. but then its definitely more than the last two years at fiberbrunn... dust on (very bad) crust at the moment, but supposed to snow more during the next days...
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    simplon is actually open year round (only gets...

    simplon is actually open year round (only gets closed rarely due to avy situation), so no need for the train.
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  39. interesting. i am about your weight, and dont...

    interesting. i am about your weight, and dont actually ski hard at all. but while i ski alpine bindings (p18) set to 10, i have to set vipecs and kingpins to the maximum, since they release much more...
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    cant remember any. but i generally dont ski hard...

    cant remember any. but i generally dont ski hard and dont usually crash.
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    i actually think that full-reverse camber skis...

    i actually think that full-reverse camber skis can suck for skinning, especially in combination with bad skins (e.g. g3 alpinist). everything is fine if you brake trail, but even as the 3rd or 4th...
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    i have about 15 days on the black edition now and...

    i have about 15 days on the black edition now and also think they are MUCH better than previous generations.
    i put a lot of days on older vipecs even though i did not like them, but the black ones...
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    hah, yeah i quite often do not get the scores,...

    hah, yeah i quite often do not get the scores, also seems to me that tabke got a pretty bad score while others who also had not-perfect landings (even off much smaller stuff without spins) did not...
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    which size? id be interested if they are 28 ...

    which size? id be interested if they are 28

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    i have been locking the normal dynafits all the...

    i have been locking the normal dynafits all the time. otherwise they just prerelease every couple of turns more or less. same goes for everyone i ski with. heard variuos people claim that they do not...
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    I would try to go with a car if possible at all....

    I would try to go with a car if possible at all. Public transport might work somehow, but it will kinda suck at least for daytrips. Verona is close to the mountains, but not THAT close, then if you...
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    looks actually kinda thin... its average...

    looks actually kinda thin...



    its average or a bit below. there will definitely be rather worthwhile skiing on groomers in hintertux for another couple of weeks, would probably still be...
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    sooo, flights are booked, we arrive in buenos...

    sooo, flights are booked, we arrive in buenos aires on august 15th and leave from there september 17th. no real plans on where to go inbetween yet.
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  49. the bmt 109 is actually listed with 1740gr in...

    the bmt 109 is actually listed with 1740gr in 186cm... 16xx in the next shorter length if i remember correctly...

    i skied the bmt (94 and 109) and the down 107 from your initial selection. all...
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    we will most likely go for 5 to 6 weeks,...

    we will most likely go for 5 to 6 weeks, august/september, should be back in austria around september 20th.
    i would like to ski in the north (if they ever see snow again), we will probably avoid las...
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