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    Cast seems like the only option if you want to...

    Cast seems like the only option if you want to ski in the bc like you do inbounds. If you can stomach dialing it back a bit, maybe the Tecton could work.
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    Serious question: what DIN do you run on the P18...

    Serious question: what DIN do you run on the P18 and (how often) do you pre-release?
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    Dynafit SSL 2.0 def worth a look. 1200g/ski is...

    Dynafit SSL 2.0 def worth a look. 1200g/ski is pretty light so Iíd want a <200g binder on it.

    Mtn lab delta is 8 mm IIRC, so might not have to shim
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    I'm 30 so not old yet, but this thread has me...

    I'm 30 so not old yet, but this thread has me stoked. Used to ski park a bit in middle/high school and I need to get back into things slowly first, but I always wanted to learn how to sw cork 5, and...
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    Where is your issue? Can you take off and land...

    Where is your issue? Can you take off and land switch easily? Assuming you can switch 1, what goes wrong when you try to add the extra 180? Are you comfortable popping switch? Can you comfortably...
  6. I think the 3.6R Outback + Tundra (or Tacoma if...

    I think the 3.6R Outback + Tundra (or Tacoma if you really want something smaller) would be a great combo -- it's actually what my wife and I have discussed

    Outback is great but it will never be a...
  7. 100% this. And another vote for Tundra >...

    100% this.

    And another vote for Tundra > Tacoma.
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    What's the quality of the flex like compared to...

    What's the quality of the flex like compared to the Vulcan?
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    Seems like there's a bit of a gap between the a...

    Seems like there's a bit of a gap between the a 125-130 flex 1350-1400g boot (Hawx 130, ZGTP) and a 95-100 flex 1kg-1050 g boot (Fischer Carbon Travers, TLT7, etc). What's in the middle? Who makes a...
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    Such a good day for my first real tour of the...

    Such a good day for my first real tour of the season. Too bad my hands are so low in the second photo ó could have been a great snap!

    ISBD:
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  11. I use the Montebianco; wife uses the Monterosa....

    I use the Montebianco; wife uses the Monterosa. Like you said, it's just frame and lens size. Camel lens is great. The Spectron 4 is fine for volcano season in all but dawn/dusk. Haven't used the...
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    Loveland skied pretty well today!

    Loveland skied pretty well today!
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    I remember the Topher Donnahue quote, "Real 5.10...

    I remember the Topher Donnahue quote, "Real 5.10 will always be hard"

    http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP24/escape-route-topher-donahue

    But yeah, climbing 5.10 in the gym pretty much just requires...
  14. Given that nobody seems to know the weight or...

    Given that nobody seems to know the weight or other details, it's probably futile to ask but...

    Does anybody know if the bsl will stay the same?
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    PSA: the new 95 is available on bc.com:...

    PSA: the new 95 is available on bc.com: https://www.backcountry.com/blizzard-zero-g-95-ski

    171, 178, and 185 currently in stock -- no 164 but I suspect not too many people here care about that.
    ...
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    If he liked the faction 3.0, why not just go with...

    If he liked the faction 3.0, why not just go with that? Too $$$? If so, what's your budget?
  17. Thread: What Ski Am I?

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    WooTest is this exact ski

    WooTest is this exact ski
  18. 170 Blizzard Dakota. Wife says they're much more...

    170 Blizzard Dakota. Wife says they're much more pivot-y than the 164 Bro she also owns.
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    Asking the real questions here

    Asking the real questions here
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    the Euros also don't really punch boots very...

    the Euros also don't really punch boots very often, either.
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    Wow

    Wow
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    I watched a friend struggle on steep, firm...

    I watched a friend struggle on steep, firm skintracks on the (OG) Hoji. Full rocker means minimal skin contact when the skin track is icy (which can happen on a well-used skinner even when you can...
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    Thanks for the code. Bought some Headlands since...

    Thanks for the code. Bought some Headlands since I just lost my around-town shades at the airport. 15% VLT and polarized for $40 shipped with the code is really awesome. If they work out as well as I...
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    Source? You posted that in the other thread, too,...

    Source? You posted that in the other thread, too, but I've heard from a number of others, including my bootfitter I trust, that they have different plastic.
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    Here's the thing, people have very different...

    Here's the thing, people have very different definitions of "good for touring" and "complete disappointment."

    Even most standard alpine boots and alpine binders don't ski nearly as well as a ZB...
  26. Poll: Yep. A dedicated beacon pocket on up on the hip...

    Yep. A dedicated beacon pocket on up on the hip would have made them just about perfect IMHO.

    The replacement Rush FL is also super pricey so I doubt that had anything to do with it. As far as I...
  27. Poll: My general response to questions like this is: if...

    My general response to questions like this is: if you have to ask, wear what your most experienced touring partners wear.

    As others have said, hardshell for maritime snow, softshell for dryer...
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    Buy from somewhere with a reasonable return...

    Buy from somewhere with a reasonable return policy, even on sale items? Otherwise, the only real way to do this is to try a bunch of stuff on, figure out what fits, and then wait for it go on sale. ...
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    I'm not trying to start anything, but I don't...

    I'm not trying to start anything, but I don't read his comment below that way. But regardless, it won't change what's available.



    I'd be stoked if the 95 was available, but I probably won't end...
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    Just the 105, unless I'm missing something.

    Just the 105, unless I'm missing something.
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    RIP and vibes to friends and family.

    RIP and vibes to friends and family.
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    As it should be. Continental snowpack is no joke.

    As it should be. Continental snowpack is no joke.
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    Really sad to hear about the fatality. Haha,...

    Really sad to hear about the fatality.

    Haha, we suck at the interwebz as well. But it would be fun to ski with you sometime. Always enjoy your take on avy stuff and wx.

    Thanks for the congrats...
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    Still missing it. jesski was just playing cuz...

    Still missing it. jesski was just playing cuz adrenelated and doebedoe are both going to LL on Saturday (and us too probably). She wasn't complaining.
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    You also get something that releases laterally at...

    You also get something that releases laterally at the toe and the heel. IIRC, wildsnow experimented with that a while back and didn't have good results.
  36. Thread: Blister

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    And if any tech talk regular would have said, I...

    And if any tech talk regular would have said, I wouldn't have commented the way I did but I wasn't sure if the JONG I responded to was also aware. Should have worded my post to give the benefit of...
  37. Thread: Blister

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    Ski mfgs often measure the base material which...

    Ski mfgs often measure the base material which means the straight tape pull is short after the ski is pressed with rocker and camber. It's not lying or poor tolerances, it's just a different...
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    Whelp, I just got approval to finish my PhD...

    Whelp, I just got approval to finish my PhD primarily working remotely in Denver*. After over 5 years of intermittent skiing and doing long distance with the wife (so she can ski regularly), I am...
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    I could envision a two-ski touring quiver of a...

    I could envision a two-ski touring quiver of a Deathwish 112 Tour w. Tecton for midwinter and then something like a 0G 95 w SSL 2.0 for spring/summer, and even big midwinter days. But my skiing...
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    Exciting! I will also be stoked to try some. Any...

    Exciting! I will also be stoked to try some. Any chance they'll have some touring options with demo tech binders?
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    I would guess we have similar experiences, even...

    I would guess we have similar experiences, even if we're having trouble with the language. The Tahoe vs Corvette analogy mentioned above still fits with my description. I'm not exactly a car guy,...
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    not trying to talk you out of anything, but the...

    not trying to talk you out of anything, but the reduced ROM compared to a "real" touring boot is more of a factor than the weight IMHO. Haven't toured in an XT, but I've had it in the shop back to...
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    ZB to pink panther comparo would be appreciated....

    ZB to pink panther comparo would be appreciated.

    ZBs ski amazing -- been my only inbounds boot for the past 3 "seasons" (not that I've skied all that much) -- but despite massive amounts of boot...
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    This makes me want an XT140. Ugh. Ideal boot...

    This makes me want an XT140. Ugh.

    Ideal boot quiver:
    ZB - inbounds
    XT140 - pow touring, travel, inbounds @ < 10F
    ZG TP - daily touring
    2020 Travers Carbon - skimo, traverses, etc
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    I respect your opinion, and I haven't skied the...

    I respect your opinion, and I haven't skied the most recent Moment skis.

    Lively may have the wrong word, but I found the ON3P skis to rebound harder to the more you flex them while simultaneously...
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    I'm pretty sure LVS was talking about the 140...

    I'm pretty sure LVS was talking about the 140 Freetour to the 130 Freetour. At least, that's what I was talking/asking about. 140 Freetour compared to RS130 is apples to oranges. A lighter boot with...
  47. Bump. Kingpins sold and bootbag spoken for. ...

    Bump. Kingpins sold and bootbag spoken for.

    Somebody's gotta want cheap women's skis. Or smaller guy skis. I used to see small dudes on the 170 Cochise -- buy these instead!
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    My $0.02 having skied neither: I believe the...

    My $0.02 having skied neither:

    I believe the mount point is around -6 for both.

    Woodsman has a partial twin. So definitely less tail splay, but not sure about depth of tail rocker overall.
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    I'd be more concerned that your left foot is a...

    I'd be more concerned that your left foot is a full size smaller than your right.

    Anyway, wrap liners are the best I've found for instep -- so some tour wraps whenever they're back in stock would...
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    That used to be true of the RS 130/140, but a few...

    That used to be true of the RS 130/140, but a few different bootfitters have told me that the 140 Freetour uses stiffer plastic than the 130 Freetour. I don't know anyone who's skied the 130 and 140...
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