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    Hopefully more couloirs soon Went with my wife...

    Hopefully more couloirs soon

    Went with my wife 3 days ago, better l breakable crust on top of 1 1/2 feet of sugar snow.

    Skied ok, but not good for my calf.

    No avie danger though, because...
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    If you are just rear of col d'aubisque, look to...

    If you are just rear of col d'aubisque, look to the left and you see Petit gabizos, a triangular granite peak that I skied a couple of years ago.
    45 degrees+for over 2,000 feet. Total very,4,000 I...
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    Unfortunately I'm not into road biking. I...

    Unfortunately I'm not into road biking.
    I mountain bike though and it's pretty good

    Tough though, most trails were made for walkers so the switchbacks are steep and tight. Much More so than...
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    It's a Maritime climate. Deep snowpack, not...

    It's a Maritime climate. Deep snowpack, not really low temps at night
    Just like California.

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  5. Damn these skis look good Sent from my Armor_3...

    Damn these skis look good

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  6. I'm with you Sent from my Armor_3 using...

    I'm with you

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    Then it's not the endurance, which had baffled ...

    Then it's not the endurance, which had baffled

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    Not only this, but often a foot of fresh snow on...

    Not only this, but often a foot of fresh snow on a firm layer will slide when they open it, and then it stays shitty for a long time.

    If they would wait a day or so, the snow would bind and you...
  9. I have some 100 backland brakes Sent from my...

    I have some 100 backland brakes

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    Sorry, I meant sewn thru or baffled? Sent from...

    Sorry, I meant sewn thru or baffled?

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    Is this a sewn they or backed jacket? Sent...

    Is this a sewn they or backed jacket?

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    I'm living in Luz Saint sauveur, which is 15...

    I'm living in Luz Saint sauveur, which is 15 minutes from the ski area.

    The ski area is just a parking lot, restaurant and ticket office.

    We skied a lot in the Alps, but my wife, who competed...
  13. One of these days you should try the Pyrenees....

    One of these days you should try the Pyrenees. I'm in Barèges/la Mongie, fantastic resort. If you like couloirs, it's Paradise.

    Take the lifts, skin for an hour and couloirs everywhere.
    And...
  14. Glad you like them Sent from my Armor_3 using...

    Glad you like them

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  15. They are, but if you like them, ok. Plus you...

    They are, but if you like them, ok.

    Plus you can't chalenge me now, I'm in France for a year, or more.

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  16. I don't know if I would worry about getting raped...

    I don't know if I would worry about getting raped if I was the woman on the left.310715

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  17. I wouldn't say wrong about the stock price. It's...

    I wouldn't say wrong about the stock price. It's clearly overvalued, so the decision was correct, it just didn't with out this way.

    It's wrong to judge a decision on the outcome, because that's...
  18. Wind shirt is very breathable, ski jacket...

    Wind shirt is very breathable, ski jacket laminated, like goretex is not.

    No reason to put the puffy under your jacket or wind shirt. Takes more time

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  19. I ski on vwerks katanas with mtn and guide pro...

    I ski on vwerks katanas with mtn and guide pro 2019 boots.

    I love these skis, even for spring steep skiing.

    I had the Salomon mtn explore and, while decent skis, on Shasta, when frozen, they...
  20. I switched from ice breaker because of...

    I switched from ice breaker because of durability, to an or wool synthetic combo

    It lasts a ton longer, doesn't smell and as far as I can tell works the same as pure wool

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  21. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Yeah, except for that Sent from my Armor_3...

    Yeah, except for that

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    Not 2021, but I flexed a carbon fiber scarpa...

    Not 2021, but I flexed a carbon fiber scarpa yesterday and it was like cement. No give at all.

    Don't get this boot at all.

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    Lower down, just after I hurt my calf.310150 ...

    Lower down, just after I hurt my calf.310150

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    On my old radicals, I added the nubbins, then I...

    On my old radicals, I added the nubbins, then I fabricated taller ones because I put a plate under the toes.

    Works, but it's a problem with the ski crampons, which don't go down enough in the high...
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    One more picture. This couloir looked so good,...

    One more picture.

    This couloir looked so good, snow nice and soft, I get Goosebumps thinking about it.310063

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    Yep

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    Do it. You'll be surprised how cheap it is to...

    Do it.
    You'll be surprised how cheap it is to live here.

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    Skied East couloir on Pene det pouri today with...

    Skied East couloir on Pene det pouri today with Shelly.

    After 3 weeks of skiing with the kids during the Christmas vacation, 3700 vertical felt tiring.
    There's is a North couloir from the top,...
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    You have a great start to the season Sent from...

    You have a great start to the season

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    I still ski the metal Katanas {scored a pair with...

    I still ski the metal Katanas {scored a pair with 10 days on them} and the vwerks Katanas for backcountry.

    The 102 has a pretty wide tip.
    Does it power thru day old cut up powder as well as the...
  31. Where is it? Sent from my Armor_3 using...

    Where is it?

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    Google that. They are charging that much,...

    Google that. They are charging that much, probably because they have stupid or skimming trustees.

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    Beauty

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  34. Yeah, except for the fake tits Sent from my...

    Yeah, except for the fake tits

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    Teachers retirement funds do. 529 do. 401k post...

    Teachers retirement funds do. 529 do. 401k post a lot more then 0

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    I use doctor made insoles and it made a...

    I use doctor made insoles and it made a difference as far as knee pain is concerned.

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    Yes, vibrat is better. They probably come with...

    Yes, vibrat is better. They probably come with this on

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    I dig snow pits all the time. I turned around...

    I dig snow pits all the time. I turned around many times.

    But... I see very often the comment: he did not have any avie gear and he was alone.

    Avie gear will not help if you're alone.

    Avie...
  39. I the same with hiking shoes. I lace them lose...

    I the same with hiking shoes. I lace them lose low, then i use zip ties to hold them together, then lace tight higher up.

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  40. I learned German at 22, Italian at 25, Spanish at...

    I learned German at 22, Italian at 25, Spanish at 50

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  41. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Actually, they are ski instructors and they are...

    Actually, they are ski instructors and they are getting paid for this.

    Why don't you want to admit that kids ski racing is fucked up by the resorts that all they want is maintain a monopoly on...
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    Why is this a racial issue ? Is it not...

    Why is this a racial issue ?

    Is it not factual? Or correct, for the ones that do not know the word factual

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    Better pictures, taken off course by my wife. ...

    Better pictures, taken off course by my wife.

    And neither one of us can ski now, we both hurt our backs, no idea how.307600307601

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    What, so you don't think black men have an...

    What, so you don't think black men have an advantage over white men in sprinting?

    How many white men win in a 100 meter race?

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  45. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Ok, I'll say it again, in France, coaches are...

    Ok, I'll say it again, in France, coaches are former wc skiers and it's still 250 a year.

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    Ok, point taken. Sent from my Armor_3 using...

    Ok, point taken.

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  47. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Kids racing is not subsidized. It's organized...

    Kids racing is not subsidized.

    It's organized by ski clubs that are not for profit.

    At squaw and probably everywhere else in the us, it's the ski resort that has a monopoly and they see this as...
  48. Thread: Shiffrin

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    The issue in the states is that skiing is a...

    The issue in the states is that skiing is a really expensive sport.

    So first you select kids with money, then talent.

    Most countries in Europe have really inexpensive ski racing programs for...
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    Skied the middle couloir in the photo, in perfect...

    Skied the middle couloir in the photo, in perfect dense powder. And this is right in the resort, and of course nobody skis it.
    Not complaining.
    ...
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    Two prereleases would freak me out to the point...

    Two prereleases would freak me out to the point of not trusting them.

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