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    You could just make your own - WITH BACON!...

    You could just make your own - WITH BACON!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9dskxN10N0
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    pi(d/2)^2 - it's related to cross section area....

    pi(d/2)^2 - it's related to cross section area. The core messes with that somewhat.
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    I've been part of a few cable splices over the...

    I've been part of a few cable splices over the years. Wire rope is easy to cut with a grinder. Standing on a tower and cutting it under load would be terrifying.
  4. Thread: Maggot down

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    Couldn't have happened to nicer people. :( 10...

    Couldn't have happened to nicer people. :( 10 years ago they came to ski at my home hill, we'd had a crappy rain storm, all the goods were ice, and they still were gracious guests, having fun on blue...
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    A nice detailed pic of the newest generation....

    A nice detailed pic of the newest generation. Can't remember source. edit: it was Powder /edit

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    Hestra makes size 11 and 12 in various models.

    Hestra makes size 11 and 12 in various models.
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    That's what I did. The CAST parts you need to do...

    That's what I did. The CAST parts you need to do that only cost $28. It doesn't make the ski pack flat like a full insert solution though.
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    Another little learning moment for me today. I...

    Another little learning moment for me today. I pulled too hard on the touring lock, and it went past the lock nubbin, and I couldn't get it to unlock when I wanted to ski! I pushed hard enough that I...
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    8cm of 3% at Red today. Weird winter, but loving...

    8cm of 3% at Red today. Weird winter, but loving it.
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    An opposite view - I had the original brown...

    An opposite view - I had the original brown Cochise, and the original tech inserts were known to be problematic, even in Dynafit bindings. They would prerelease with any pressure on the toe and...
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    There is also a new hostel at the base of the...

    There is also a new hostel at the base of the hill that looks pretty nice.
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    Could be spring, could be waist deep. You never...

    Could be spring, could be waist deep. You never know at that time of year, although it will lean towards springy moist likely.
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    If you had inserts, you wouldn't need a second...

    If you had inserts, you wouldn't need a second ski kit though. I have a set of extra shoulder screws shipping, as I want to try a couple ideas. Currently I have my heels and risers mounted on...
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    Hey 2FUNKY - you might want to check the threads...

    Hey 2FUNKY - you might want to check the threads that talk about the original CAST systems.

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    2013

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    Here you go.
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    ^^ Your bindings, apparently. :(

    ^^ Your bindings, apparently. :(
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    rossland-sar-brings-back-two-overdue-back-country-...

    rossland-sar-brings-back-two-overdue-back-country-skiers

    Please know where you are going. This pic shows where we picked them up - it's a long way up or down from here... Lamb Creek for those who...
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    :D Enjoy! I have a friend waiting for a pair,...

    :D Enjoy! I have a friend waiting for a pair, can't wait to see what tweaks they have made.

    I had a little learning/user-error experience this morning. It was zero dark 30, and some how when I...
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    Thanks for bumping this to the top, saved me from...

    Thanks for bumping this to the top, saved me from having to search for it! I just wanted to circle back and give a few longer term impressions and notes.

    I had a rough winter last season, blew up...
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    Booster strap inside the shell instead of outside.

    Booster strap inside the shell instead of outside.
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    You will note it's a Ski Area Boundary, not a...

    You will note it's a Ski Area Boundary, not a closure in most places. Red does not have a closed boundary...

    Please respect that Grey is not open yet, as there is still avalanche mitigation work...
  21. Thread: Roof Box Repair

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    For the cracks in my ABS topper, I drilled out...

    For the cracks in my ABS topper, I drilled out the ends to stop them spreading, then "stitched" the sides together every 3" with wire through small holes about 1/4" from the crack. After all that I...
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    Zebralight is good stuff. The PT Apex is old...

    Zebralight is good stuff. The PT Apex is old tech, and breaks super easy in your pack. I went through 2 inside 12 months then gave up on them. Fenix is good value.

    This guys has some good thoughts...
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    I wouldn't count on this. Maybe where you are,...

    I wouldn't count on this. Maybe where you are, but plenty of SAR teams have no one who would be allowed to administer, and do not have it available.
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    No pics, but some good projects this summer.

    Put a 2" ADF lift into the Forester, then not long after the transmission quit, - not related AFAIK. Managed to diagnose a bad solenoid in the the...
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    Well, we now have the deepest snowpack of the...

    Well, we now have the deepest snowpack of the season at Red. Too bad we are closed. :( 308 cm and growing...
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    10 mm shorter BSL = boot centre only 5 mm ahead...

    10 mm shorter BSL = boot centre only 5 mm ahead of the line. I would ski them and see if you like them there.

    I had my Kye 95s mounted on the line as recommended, and liked them there. They had a...
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    Red has had a freeze for the last 2 years, I...

    Red has had a freeze for the last 2 years, I think.
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    On another line of thought - I have had some...

    On another line of thought - I have had some ideas about second ski mounts, inserts etc...

    I was thinking that if I can find metal shoulder washers that are the right size it should be easy to tap...
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    I'm surprised there hasn't been more feedback on...

    I'm surprised there hasn't been more feedback on these now that they are out in the wild.

    I've had mine mounted and skied them for a bit now. Impressions - basically awesome except for one kind of...
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    Salomon X-Pro 120 Shell Failure

    Just cleaning, drying and checking my boots today, and noticed that the shell was starting to fail in the ankle area! It seems that the two colours (maybe two types) of plastic did not bond very...
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    Some weights for everyone: Everything is per...

    Some weights for everyone:

    Everything is per ski...
    Toe Piece mounting screws (with collars): 27 g
    Toe Piece SS plate: 38 g
    Tech toe: 125g
    Cast modded Look toe (no AFD): 511 g
    thin AFD: 23 g...
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    All you need to know about engine, transmission,...

    All you need to know about engine, transmission, and all other options. Also cargo dimensions etc. Subaru specific. Sounds generic, but it's a goldmine...


    http://cars101.com
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    I'm thinking along the lines of M5 BF inserts for...

    I'm thinking along the lines of M5 BF inserts for the heel, and a second ski kit from Cast for the toe. Then you just have skis with the shoulder bolts and that thin plate. Not as smooth for packing...
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    SNOW! A fluffy 5cm so far at Red. It was nice to...

    SNOW! A fluffy 5cm so far at Red. It was nice to see the sun for a little , but now it's time for it to go away again for a while.
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    Not here. Really sweet day at Red, no crowds, top...

    Not here. Really sweet day at Red, no crowds, top of the mountain skiing really well. Sunshine too, forgot what that was like for a while! We are buried in town here. The lower elevation snowpack is...
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    That is just 4 days away... very exciting if it's...

    That is just 4 days away... very exciting if it's true!
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    I have been told: buckle tight to compress liner...

    I have been told: buckle tight to compress liner and make some room, buckle lightly if you want to fill space.
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    Delayed until mid/late January due to parts...

    Delayed until mid/late January due to parts suppliers not delivering on time...
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    WW, Red and others usually close the 1st or 2nd...

    WW, Red and others usually close the 1st or 2nd weekend of April. Conditions can be epic - in either direction. Have had amazing late season dumps, but have also seen everything melted out. Higher...
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    Stayed there for a week this Fall. Lovely hut,...

    Stayed there for a week this Fall. Lovely hut, Amazing Sauna, looks like great terrain. Not a lot of tree skiing if things are sketch, but would love to go back to ski.
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    1 more sleep until the resort opens. Had a few...

    1 more sleep until the resort opens. Had a few runs on Red chair today - pretty nice in spots, sketch in others. Limited opening tomorrow.

    "T-shirt weather" up top in the sun I hear.
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    Most (if not all) brands of multi tool blades are...

    Most (if not all) brands of multi tool blades are compatible with the Milwaukee tool. I think the other multi tool brands are similar, although some of them require adapters.
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    not much help, but I tried some on last season...

    not much help, but I tried some on last season and they fit small.
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    A few key points from the most recent email...

    A few key points from the most recent email update:



    Sounds like the toe is the easy part, but the heels didn't work out. :(
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    Practical Electronics for Inventors, by Paul...

    Practical Electronics for Inventors, by Paul Scherz is probably what you are looking for.
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    I got the email update this morning, that...

    I got the email update this morning, that confirmed what my best guess was - the sourcing agreement with LOOK fell through.

    Looks like they will be willing to do the conversion with not new...
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    Well, this is a change in strategy: ...

    Well, this is a change in strategy:





    Couple new (I think) pics on the product page as well.

    I wonder if they will accept used bindings for conversion? That could be a good thing for a...
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    el hefe with the stoke again! Tuesday was last...

    el hefe with the stoke again!

    Tuesday was last day for me at Red, finishing up tear down. Great N sides.

    Report from friend out at Neptune (Big Red Cats) yesterday was that it had gotten heavy,...
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    The meat is in the comments. "We'll be doing...

    The meat is in the comments.

    "We'll be doing the older style, metal toe, 4-14." "yep, a 4-14 din in the pivot 18/fks 155 style toe housing."
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    Some good info in the comments of this post on...

    Some good info in the comments of this post on New Schoolers. Answers several of the questions above.
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