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  1. Why are you assuming this? I'm pretty sure he...

    Why are you assuming this?

    I'm pretty sure he applied a pressure to the fore body of the ski, 45cm forward of the skis midpoint.
  2. Sounds like we need follow up testing both GW/WTR...

    Sounds like we need follow up testing both GW/WTR soles and sliding AFDs with teflon/delrin. Frankly, I wasn't aware that there was a shift in mechanical AFDs from non-Teflon/Delrin to Teflon/Delrin...
  3. Bottom of page 83, he says: "The worst load...

    Bottom of page 83, he says:

    "The worst load case for mechanical AFDs occurs in Front Preload Twist releases, when a
    preload is applied to the fore-body of the ski significantly increasing the...
  4. No, there is definitely a downside to the sliding...

    No, there is definitely a downside to the sliding AFD: it binds up and takes a MUCH higher force to release in certain conditions -- e.g., when the front of the ski is loaded and you need to release...
  5. Both release laterally at the toe. There are a...

    Both release laterally at the toe.

    There are a few bindings that release laterally at both the heel and the toe (knee binding and whatever Howell is working on), there are bindings that release at...
  6. Consider a twisting fall as you stuff your tips...

    Consider a twisting fall as you stuff your tips on a mogul. Stuffing the tips puts a lot of "weight" (vertical force) on the toe, but not enough for a vertical release at the heel.

    Yep. And the...
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    It's almost like Scott just made a long post/rant...

    It's almost like Scott just made a long post/rant about how specs can be similar but totally different on snow for reasons specs like width and EE can't encapsulate.
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    For best warmth/weight ratio, get something with...

    For best warmth/weight ratio, get something with a low denier face fabric and box baffle construction. For packability, get something with a high fill power, a supple, low denier face fabric, and...
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    Don't need, can't afford, but dang these are...

    Don't need, can't afford, but dang these are sick. GLWS.
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    Oh, that's just user error.

    Oh, that's just user error.
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    I'll chime in with some BG stoke. Don't know how...

    I'll chime in with some BG stoke. Don't know how to embed this but here ya go:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B7M3tPpF5K-/
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    New Pivot/FKS 18 "GW"

    Been out of the loop for a minute, and a search on this topic didn't turn up anything.

    It seems like the new P18 "GW" has a alpine and gripwalk (GW) AFD for this season:...
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    Sure, but that's about what the Anon M2 retails...

    Sure, but that's about what the Anon M2 retails for and I scored a pair on eBay BNIP for $95 shipped. Granted that was early summer.
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    Okay, what else should I be looking at? Honestly...

    Okay, what else should I be looking at? Honestly , this is the first I've heard of this issue with Anon. I have 3 other lenses for the M2, but I'd be stoked on another goggle with a storm lens (>50%...
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    It was

    It was
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    Anon M2 Lens Tint rubbing off

    Have the Anon M2 goggle. Was skiing yesterday in very wet conditions with heavy snowfall using the blue lagoon lens. I wiped my lens with the finger of my hestra glove as I was skiing. Noticed...
  17. Thread: Two-way Radios

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    Agree. Have Baefengs and borrowed a friend's BCA...

    Agree. Have Baefengs and borrowed a friend's BCA one day we went touring. BCA are now on the gear list (low priority since the baefengs but still on there).
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    If anyone's looking to unload a 190 Deathwish,...

    If anyone's looking to unload a 190 Deathwish, please let me know. I'm interested in trying a lighter set up than what I've been rocking Need room for shifts at 305 bsl.
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    I don't know that much about repairs. Scott's...

    I don't know that much about repairs. Scott's gonna ship me a patch sometime soon (like he did above), and I'll take them to evo to get fixed for real. My question is: would cutting the section of...
  21. WTB: 190 Moment Deathwish or 190 Wildcat Tour

    Anybody looking to part with a 190 Deathwish? Ideally from this season with the new layup and stiffer flex, but I know that's a long shot. Or I'm also interested in a 190 Wildcat Tour.

    Bonus...
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    186 Jeffreys. Which sucks cuz they're are my only...

    186 Jeffreys. Which sucks cuz they're are my only skis narrower and shorter than the 191 BGs that's not mounted with speed superlights.

    Weird thing is I didn't feel a huge impact or anything. Got...
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    Bummer 308274 308273

    Bummer

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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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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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  34. 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...
  37. 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?
  40. Thread: What Ski Am I?

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    WooTest is this exact ski

    WooTest is this exact ski
  41. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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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