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    Somewhat relevant to this...

    Somewhat relevant to this discussion...kinda/sorta.

    I have low volume calves, smaller circumference lower shin/above the ankles area. Ski in the Dynafit Vulcan boots and am experimenting with...
  2. Did you make turns in the Kastinger/Porsche...

    Did you make turns in the Kastinger/Porsche boots? How did they feel flexwise compared to boots of the day and today? Do you think with today's tech, a flex modulating front shock has any merit in...
  3. +1 on the Booster fore/aft Jet Stix (2.0?) I"m...

    +1 on the Booster fore/aft Jet Stix (2.0?)

    I"m sticken with the (almost) knee high tongue thingie for now, FTW.

    The way the liner's cut, it hinges above the ankle bone so forward flexing...
  4. Update: Operation "subtract and add" foam to my...

    Update: Operation "subtract and add" foam to my liners has now been completed. One piece top pressure pad for the forefoot, shaped and heat molded. Compared to stock liner, a bit more even...
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    Very interesting read. Thanks for posting.

    Very interesting read. Thanks for posting.
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    Tried that too but it was actually more time...

    Tried that too but it was actually more time consuming and took more mental focusing energy than the crayon/iron method.



    Sometimes buff with palm of leather ski gloves to give 'em a little...
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    Wax box looks great. For most of my...

    Wax box looks great.

    For most of my maintenance waxes, to mitigate scrapings I changed waxing method to crayoning a wafer thin layer of wax, iron it in and just buff it smooth. No scrape.
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    Yup, nice lil convection unit. Also, heating...

    Yup, nice lil convection unit. Also, heating sections of shell plastic, other random bits of Intuition foam, molding rubber gloves and baking gluten free pizzas...
  9. Knee high ski boots...anybody use them? How did/do they feel?

    What's the word on the old school knee high ski boots? How did/do they feel?

    Presently workin' on a custom ski boot liner tongue project and intentionally cut the pieces of foam and plastic too...
  10. Experiment: ski boot liner hack. Intuition foam/Canadian Tire plastic bucket tongues

    Dramatic times at the Ghettowerx lab. Sick and tired of the shitty feeling fit of upper cuff/tongue/shin/laterally uneven pressure distribution on my ski touring boots. Twas time to get drastic and...
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    Not the waxing bench, but might as well post a...

    Not the waxing bench, but might as well post a pic of the Ghettowerx lab...

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    I'm not a Rockies guy but fwiw: Spotwx is...

    I'm not a Rockies guy but fwiw:

    Spotwx is pretty awesome.

    Lots of options of different timescales for forecasts:

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    These bastards. 8 days after getting swarmed and...

    These bastards. 8 days after getting swarmed and stung 11 times on a hike resulting in a severe reaction, rushed to E.R. with labored breathing and significantly lowered level of...
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    Woulda been useful in Kubric's 2001, A Space...

    Woulda been useful in Kubric's 2001, A Space Odyssey. The monolith wasn't black enough.

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    Cool thread. Palindromes are now on my radar.

    Cool thread. Palindromes are now on my radar.
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    Do you mean the circled area material? If so,...

    Do you mean the circled area material?

    If so, how about sections of rubber flooring material bonded to the support surface?

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    Basic setup but works good. Most skis in my...

    Basic setup but works good. Most skis in my quiver have tech binders, so, heel and toe blocks of the binding attachment thingy modified to fit Dynafit binding pins.

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    D.I.Y. 293384

    D.I.Y.

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    Gary, fyi, due to enormous pressure from Disco...

    Gary, fyi, due to enormous pressure from Disco Stu: For the record, I watched three minutes of the match...for Canada, I tried...I tried, for Canada.
  20. Thread: UFC

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    Blowout. Post fight presser...some interesting...

    Blowout.

    Post fight presser...some interesting quote from Khabib:

    reporter asks how he felt in second round when Dustin connected with a few punches:
    "ahh, how I can feel. this is a fight, you...
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    Go D.P. Just a layman here but thinkin' a strong...

    Go D.P. Just a layman here but thinkin' a strong leg kick, knee, uppercut and body shot game could be keys to victory for the offence...and a strong offence could be a good defense to keep the...
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    Downhill jogging/trotting/running with interval...

    Downhill jogging/trotting/running with interval pauses with alternating eccentric down then up flexion of opposing legs? Great balance/strength exercise. I'll post a vid if it doesn't make sense. ...
  23. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Just chillin' wit da kitties. 292936 292936

    Just chillin' wit da kitties.

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    Kincolith, B.C. 292856 292857 hotsprings...

    Kincolith, B.C.

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    hotsprings soak on the drive back to Terrace.

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    hmmmmm.....dunno what happened but somehow a...

    hmmmmm.....dunno what happened but somehow a bunch of words have been cojoined. sorry for the shitty readability.

    Okay, so found enough pics to get this done.

    Skiin'over at Haida Gwaii
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    I think a logger buddy of mine told me the same a...

    I think a logger buddy of mine told me the same a few years back...might have been the haida gwaii sled zone? The mountains don't have the same elevation as further south though.
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    Sleeping Beauty Mountain just west of Queen...

    Sleeping Beauty Mountain just west of Queen Charlotte City. About the same commute time to the hiking trail start as terrace to shames or smiths to hbm t bars parking lot!
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    A.P.: Still going through stacks of old photos...

    A.P.: Still going through stacks of old photos lookin' for the haida gwaii stuff.

    Coupla teasers

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  29. Thread: UFC

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    Well, managed to watch the main event of ufc 157....

    Well, managed to watch the main event of ufc 157. Was kinda trippy watching/listening to Bruce Buffer just givin'er with his pre fight introduction speech with his bellicose delivery echoing to a...
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    I hear ya on that point in general as it's...

    I hear ya on that point in general as it's somewhat applicable to T town as well, A.P. It's a matter of personal preference. In my case, I've degenerated into a grumpy old 'get off my lawn'...
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    Agreed. With extreme prejudice. Have I ever...

    Agreed. With extreme prejudice.

    Have I ever posted my "If the city of terrace ever found a benevolent benefactor to fund razing and rebuilding itself" plan?

    Having said that, Smithers and...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ41hqlV0Kk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ41hqlV0Kk
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63NHuXgyxfE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63NHuXgyxfE
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnfnJT4Mz3c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnfnJT4Mz3c
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    Hi A.P., happy to share intel...can we trade? ...

    Hi A.P., happy to share intel...can we trade? I'm lookin' for beta on #smitherslife. Potential move for next summer and Smithers is on the menu. Terrace summer's are just too hot. (see avatar) ...
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    lol, I hear ya. Looks more appealing in the...

    lol, I hear ya.

    Looks more appealing in the winter ski touring form. Chop up the dates, add maple syrup and peanut butter, melt it all together in a frying pan, make little spring rolls out of...
  38. Well, I started with the Joe Rogan podcast then...

    Well, I started with the Joe Rogan podcast then just started you tubing various Wim Hof related youtube vids...there's a lot of content out there.

    Some of the stuff sounds hokey, some sounds...
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    I'm a Celiac so had to figure out an easy, cheap...

    I'm a Celiac so had to figure out an easy, cheap gluten free fuel system for workouts.

    For shorter 1-2 hour hikes/bike rides preload with a few spoonfulls of dates soaked in maple syrup.
    For...
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    Found this little note of encouragement placed...

    Found this little note of encouragement placed beside the trail, halfway up my workout hike this morning. Twas a good motivator to start a short uphill sprint.

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    fwiw; Dabbled in road bike racing back in the...

    fwiw; Dabbled in road bike racing back in the day and seem to recall an interview with one of the big stars in the late 80's...kinda thinkin it was Andy Hampsten after he won the Giro d'Italia. ...
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    Did some sidewall repair, ski delam repair and...

    Did some sidewall repair, ski delam repair and base gouge core shot repairs with shoe goo. Meant as temp repairs before last winter but kinda forgot about them and they're still going strong.
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    Aqua seal...damping... Inspired. Replace the...

    Aqua seal...damping...

    Inspired. Replace the hockey pucks duct taped to ski tips with a thick layer of shoe goo and bike crank arms on a pair of test skis.
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    Any of the wim hofers still wim hofing? Any progress reports?

    Heard about it a while ago, looked into it recently and figured I'd test out the breathing technique. Results were...
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    The concept of memes popped into the mind during...

    The concept of memes popped into the mind during a hike the other day. Remembered an article I read on meme's in the Skeptic mag a few decades back. Internet meme culture wasn't really a thing back...
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    Sat - 1 hour walk. Legs felt like cement. 4...

    Sat - 1 hour walk. Legs felt like cement. 4 sets of pushups, 4 sets of chinups.
    Sun - 48 minute uphill 1500 vert foot hike, 25 minutes downhill. Legs felt like cement.
    Mon - temps dropped from...
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    Right on Gary! Way to build some mid summer ski...

    Right on Gary! Way to build some mid summer ski stoke! Perfect timing to read this as today is the first 'cool' morning in Terrace since January...woke up to a clear sky at 5.am with an outdoor...
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    Based on visual obs from skiin' with a good line...

    Based on visual obs from skiin' with a good line of sight towards "Outpost 31"... no recent signs of activity of The Thing. Just sayin'.

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    Hellz yeah. Made the adjustments with those...

    Hellz yeah. Made the adjustments with those vicious digs with the left hand to the body...followed by the final flurry. Nice work Stipe. I was a doubter...thought D.C. had more ring i.q. All due...
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    I had Costa by a hair with the pressure, body...

    I had Costa by a hair with the pressure, body shots, etc....but...holy shit Romero...does he know that he's 42 fawking years old?

    My only gripe...why oh why did he let Costa off the ropes...not...
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