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  1. Thanks! We got a great vibe from the...

    Thanks! We got a great vibe from the neighborhood and I made sure I grabbed a slice at the pizza place before we left town -was impressed. We haven't signed the lease yet as we're trying to decide...
  2. Awesome. Very helpful info, thank you for...

    Awesome. Very helpful info, thank you for sharing! I can see where parts of the Glenshire drive would be sketchy in the winter. I'm imagining the problem spots being the big uphill turn on the way...
  3. Anybody here live in Glenshire? Nice or too far...

    Anybody here live in Glenshire? Nice or too far removed from town?
  4. Once California is in Phase 3, then it's all good...

    Once California is in Phase 3, then it's all good since Phase 3 includes loosening of restrictions on hospitality/airbnbs, tourism, bars, large gatherings, etc. Might even be possible just prior to...
  5. Sent an email and actually got a reply back from...

    Sent an email and actually got a reply back from Placer County
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    Love my Enforcer 100's for almost. everything but...

    Love my Enforcer 100's for almost. everything but 12" + of powder or super firm conditions... although they're not terrible at either. I have also demo'd and really liked the Fischer Rangers and...
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    Offering a data point on the fit of the Lupo AX...

    Offering a data point on the fit of the Lupo AX HD. I have a high instep and a relatively wide foot. My current resort boot is a Rossignol Alltrack 120 which has a stated 102mm last. Previous boot...
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    Nice! Thanks!

    Nice! Thanks!
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    Really liking the range of motion. Are people...

    Really liking the range of motion. Are people touring with tongues on and off? And with off, any tips on an efficient process. Seems overly fiddly to put the tongues back on and rebuckle.
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    Figured it out. It looks like the clicking sound...

    Figured it out. It looks like the clicking sound is coming from the boot board. As I step through and my lead foot becomes my trailing foot, my heel lifts as I pressure my toes and this brings...
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    Just picked up a pair of the Lupo AX HD and it...

    Just picked up a pair of the Lupo AX HD and it looks like it's going to work out from a fit perspective. But when I was testing out the walk mode, I noticed a clicking sound that comes when I step...
  12. Definitely! I'm with you on this. I would...

    Definitely! I'm with you on this. I would gladly take a 5hr train to Truckee get off at the train station, pop in to one of the bars for a quick drink or two then head home for the night. It would...
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    Yep, that's the plan. I'm going to ease back...

    Yep, that's the plan. I'm going to ease back into touring with easy meadow skipping and low angle skiing to familiarize myself with skinning and skiing with tech bindings.
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    Interesting how this can *almost* apply to...

    Interesting how this can *almost* apply to mountain biking. I've always prioritized the down because honestly saving a few grams or even a pound or two doesn't overall change the fact that I'm a slow...
  15. i'm still holding out hope for at least 1 day of...

    i'm still holding out hope for at least 1 day of May skiing! (presuming of course, it's safe and kosher to do so...)
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    My guess is that it probably won't go cheaper...

    My guess is that it probably won't go cheaper than it is right now as I think most shops are doing 40% to 50% off, which is an amazing deal and probably just breaking even for the shops. The only...
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    This is a good data point! Thanks! And yeah,...

    This is a good data point! Thanks!

    And yeah, the 51% Resort - Shift and 51% - Tecton is a great way to summarize Lee Lau's article. Think I have my direction.
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    Prerelease still a big issue with these? Trying...

    Prerelease still a big issue with these? Trying to decide between Tectons and Shifts for a short BC tours, some resort skinning and skiing, and a Japan trip, setup. On the bigger side of the...
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    It's an interesting discussion to nerd out to...

    It's an interesting discussion to nerd out to especially in the current situation where not much skiing is going on for those of us that don't live in the mountains.

    another interesting angle...
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    what's the difference in weight in your setups? ...

    what's the difference in weight in your setups? that would be an interesting number to compare it to your effort/time data.
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    Hmmm.... good point.. But maybe the idea of...

    Hmmm.... good point.. But maybe the idea of dynamic weight was how much weight you are moving when skinning so it's reasonable to assume that since you only move 1 leg at a time when you step...
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    Isn't this just calculating what percentage...

    Isn't this just calculating what percentage dynamic weight is of total weight so the number should be expressed less of a ratio and more of a stated percentage.

    Based on the example above, the...
  23. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Thanks! This has been really helpful!

    Thanks! This has been really helpful!
  24. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Thanks for the info! Assuming, then, from a...

    Thanks for the info! Assuming, then, from a release standpoint, these have been great? I don't ski super aggressively (outside of powder) but because of my weight fully geared, I can put some...
  25. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    How bad is icing on the Tecton heel? Also, is...

    How bad is icing on the Tecton heel? Also, is the brake pad as prone to breaking as it's reported on articles and reviews. I'm 220lbs and thinking my weight alone may be a problem; although in a...
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    I ended up going with the 188cm as I couldn't...

    I ended up going with the 188cm as I couldn't pass up the deal. Figured that if they didn't work out as a touring setup, I could use them in the resort on soft snow days. Looking forward to skiing...
  27. Thread: Shift or Tecton

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    @LeeLau - thanks for posting the article on...

    @LeeLau - thanks for posting the article on Tecton vs Shift. One question - what qualifies as a "big skier"?
  28. Thread: Shift or Tecton

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    Assuming Kingpins aren't on the list because the...

    Assuming Kingpins aren't on the list because the Tecton's toe release feature eliminates the Kingpin as a possibility?
  29. WOW... it always amazes me that somehow...

    WOW... it always amazes me that somehow convoluted conspiracy theories always seems more plausible than the more straightforward explanation of "scary new virus is much scarier than known viruses..."...
  30. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    Looking into getting back into touring. Used to...

    Looking into getting back into touring. Used to tour a long time ago with Fritschi frame bindings. Anyway, looks like the Tecton might be the way to go for me. Any issues with it for heavier...
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    Awesome. Thanks for the all info all! Yep,...

    Awesome. Thanks for the all info all!

    Yep, noticed that the liner is pretty soft so would be looking to replace with something else. Will look into ZipFit as davidhuge suggested. How about...
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    Also looking at this ski as a touring setup ski. ...

    Also looking at this ski as a touring setup ski. How tall/big are you guys? I'm 5'10" and 225lbs and looking at the 180cm or 188cm. If there was a 185 option, that would be perfect but as it is...
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    Meanwhile In Costa Rica, itís now illegal to go...

    Meanwhile In Costa Rica, itís now illegal to go surfing....


    https://www.instagram.com/p/B-THoy1Hwd_/?igshid=1h2urk4u6fecz



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  34. Apologies if this has already been posted but...

    Apologies if this has already been posted but probably the funniest rant I've seen in a while....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAF7Jicnwhk

    (little bit of "explicit" language so tread...
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    Wow. Over 1000 views and no replies. Anybody...

    Wow. Over 1000 views and no replies. Anybody have any info on my question?
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    Already took PTex1 up on a previous deal for some...

    Already took PTex1 up on a previous deal for some Ripstick 106s. Need to resist to hoard skis but the deals are pretty amazing!
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    Dalbello Lupo AX HD - tech inserts?

    Anybody skiing the Dalbello Lupo AX HD boots? If so, how's the durability? Any issues with the tech inserts? Asking since I believe last year's Dalbello's had some binding compatibility issues...
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    Yeah... probably a little overdone on the woots...

    Yeah... probably a little overdone on the woots but it was the last run of a great day and great trip.
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    Quite possibly my last run of the season.... (I...

    Quite possibly my last run of the season.... (I hope not!)


    https://youtu.be/VzSeEIB9uDg
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    How wide are these boots? I have a medium to...

    How wide are these boots? I have a medium to wide foot with a high instep. Current inbounds boot is a Rossignol Alltrack 120 (same-ish mold as a Lange SX) that fits really good out of the box. ...
  41. Love my Enforcer 100 185cm skis. Also picked...

    Love my Enforcer 100 185cm skis. Also picked them up from Ptex last year so thank you for the great hook up! I've loved this ski ever since the first time they touched snow. For my skiing style,...
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    Interested in this thread as well. Not as wide...

    Interested in this thread as well. Not as wide as the OP but definitely have a wide foot with a tall instep. Current inbounds boot is a Rossi Alltrack 120 and it fits pretty perfectly out of the...
  43. All these new snow pics are killing me! But...

    All these new snow pics are killing me! But please don't stop posting for those lucky enough to live in the mountains and able to get out. This might be the final impetus to move to the mountains...
  44. Yep! I did a season in Park City and I was...

    Yep! I did a season in Park City and I was rudely awakened to this little fact when I went out for a 2ft day thinking I was going to get bottomless pow and after the 2nd turn I abruptly ate my...
  45. Oh... and if the skiing sucks. Just post up at...

    Oh... and if the skiing sucks. Just post up at the Chammy - the people watching alone can be worth it.
  46. I'm sure there are better people out there to...

    I'm sure there are better people out there to give you pointers but will try

    Squaw
    -KT22 for steeps and drops. Start off east bowl in the morning then follow the sun around (I think).
    -Granite...
  47. ski week?

    ski week?
  48. Skis Sold!

    Skis Sold!
  49. Good question. I'll edit the post to include...

    Good question. I'll edit the post to include BSL.

    Mounted once for a BSL 316mm.

    Let me know!
  50. Willing to listen to offers!

    Willing to listen to offers!
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