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  1. The thing I have noticed that other posters touch...

    The thing I have noticed that other posters touch on is the difference between conversational, functionally fluent, and fluent. I've never been totally fluent in a foreign language and am always...
  2. Norwegian -- started with Duolingo, did a couple...

    Norwegian -- started with Duolingo, did a couple months of a babbel online course, dated native speakers, and watched TV in Norwegian. Was conversational within a year spending 1-3 hours a day, but I...
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    Looks like a fucking monstrosity anyway. Nuke the...

    Looks like a fucking monstrosity anyway. Nuke the thread!
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    Jesus I am still leery of the alpinist despite it...

    Jesus I am still leery of the alpinist despite it looking good on paper. Something with even more moving parts is just bad news...
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    Water / wastewater treatment is another good...

    Water / wastewater treatment is another good option as well. Think it's a two year certificate to be a licensed plant operator and plenty of jobs in that field. Kinda wish I'd done that.
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    If this is about Bozeman from a 1-yr transplant...

    If this is about Bozeman from a 1-yr transplant who is now the tourist police...

    Not sure why you'd have to throw in the towel in this particular situation. Great state school there where you can...
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    Holy shit, great pics! Been drooling over this...

    Holy shit, great pics! Been drooling over this thread for years now, gotta make it out in a big season at some point.

    What phone are you using? Impressive image quality
  8. Thread: Ski Chile 2019

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    How'd the eclipse go?!

    How'd the eclipse go?!
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    I am not a super active poster, but would...

    I am not a super active poster, but would definitely meet up for lift-served in the Alps next season!
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    Bummer. Would really like those guys to catch a...

    Bummer. Would really like those guys to catch a break!
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    Lucky them

    Lucky them
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    Somewhat enjoyable - no. Yup. It's a...

    Somewhat enjoyable - no.[/QUOTE]

    Yup. It's a PhD.
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    The real question, as stated above, is who the...

    The real question, as stated above, is who the fuck is filming this? That first episode was just hard to watch, publically self destructing like that is such a bummer.
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    Flylow colt down is what I use for snowmobile...

    Flylow colt down is what I use for snowmobile skiing under -15 C. Works fine for light touring as long as you move slow. If I am only riding lifts (i.e. no hiking etc), I wear it with just a thin...
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    Well put.

    Well put.
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    Thanks, guess I meant they have never been on a...

    Thanks, guess I meant they have never been on a basegrinder. I had a good system prior where I could make most things work with a ptex gun, an old base grinder, and a gummi but don't have access base...
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    File, no guide. Your described solution was kinda...

    File, no guide. Your described solution was kinda what I was thinking, hence why I was hoping to go for 90.

    These skis have around 200 days on them without a professional tune. Originally a 1...
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    And these skis are hammered so just looking for a...

    And these skis are hammered so just looking for a quick solution to make the edges a little smoother / maybe slightly sharper. Go with Doug's method?
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    Without knowing the original bevel on a pair of...

    Without knowing the original bevel on a pair of all purpose touring skis can I just a run a file at 90 to get slightly sharper edges? Or is this a waste of time (I don't care if my edges are super...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    One other question, sorry. Can I mold these...

    One other question, sorry. Can I mold these liners with the intuition rice trick? Don't have access to a bootfitter, but need to get a little more room in the toes in the stock liner with my custom...
  22. Thread: Skintrack stoke

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    Crust cruising281559

    Crust cruising281559
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    Or just take skins. Even kiroro was great just...

    Or just take skins. Even kiroro was great just lapping the good portion of the slack country with skins - and probably quicker than skiing out the gully and riding the gondi back.

    Hokkaido is an...
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    Wish they'd just stuck with the 185!

    Wish they'd just stuck with the 185!
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    I normally ski 185-190 as well. Also have 189...

    I normally ski 185-190 as well. Also have 189 Atris mounted for touring and those are borderline unwieldy. if the new 105 is ok to be skied at a slightly shorter length than I am used to, I'll go for...
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    In Europe, so slightly different warranty...

    In Europe, so slightly different warranty policies. I need to send them in to get new lowers. I'd be more upset, but I do have around 200 days on them
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    Thanks that helps. Decisions...

    Thanks that helps. Decisions...
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    And Lee, at your weight would you have been...

    And Lee, at your weight would you have been comfortable on the 188? I weigh about the same but am 186 cm and still am a bit afraid of short skis, but am not strong enough or a good enough skier to...
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    Any update on the mount point for the new 95s? If...

    Any update on the mount point for the new 95s? If they have been made slightly "looser" for lack of a better term and the mount point is more forward, I'll go 95. If not, I'll go 105.
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    These don't appear to have boot cuff adjustment,...

    These don't appear to have boot cuff adjustment, correct?
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    +4mm is nothing

    +4mm is nothing
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    Yup drilled the ends of the cracks to keep them...

    Yup drilled the ends of the cracks to keep them from expanding too much and reached out to Scarpa Europe. We'll see what they say, initial contact sounded positive.
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    Haha this is exactly what I want too. As long as...

    Haha this is exactly what I want too. As long as the fit stays the same
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    Did you guys have to send your boots in to...

    Did you guys have to send your boots in to warranty?

    Mine have developed the cracks (bummer after I spoke so highly of them), but are still usable. Would prefer to keep skiing them as I need them...
  35. Thread: South Of Summer

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    Yeah, holy fuck that was awesome. Two thumbs...

    Yeah, holy fuck that was awesome.

    Two thumbs up.
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    I have taken to planning solo ski trips from...

    I have taken to planning solo ski trips from (far) northern Europe to the Alps. SC was my spot for next season, due to affordability (France is cheappppp) and proximity to La grave. Would be happy to...
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    Potentially the entire intermountain west.

    Potentially the entire intermountain west.
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    Wow, brutal. Seems like the official report is...

    Wow, brutal. Seems like the official report is quite a bit more severe than the initial reactions.
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    Haha yep. That didn't take long

    Haha yep. That didn't take long
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    Yeah, that's been an issue way before ikon.

    Yeah, that's been an issue way before ikon.
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    For me it solved the last remaining nitpicky...

    For me it solved the last remaining nitpicky issues Ive had with the boots and I couldn't be happier. I am 27,5 she'll with a 28 wrap. Thick footbeds.
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    ^yep. Love the 2.0s as well, but they feel a bit...

    ^yep. Love the 2.0s as well, but they feel a bit higher volume than my 1.0s - especially in the heelpocket. Took a little more work and ultimately a pair of tour wraps, but I am quite satisfied now.
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    Didn't read the thread but I have two pairs...

    Didn't read the thread but I have two pairs because I like the graphics, mostly.
  44. Thread: Cornice Photos

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    Now I am embarrassed to have never heard of...

    Now I am embarrassed to have never heard of them... gorgeous.
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    Even January? That's shocking if so...seemed good...

    Even January? That's shocking if so...seemed good to me! Looked like the SnowJapan snowfall "analyses" weren't too far off for January before things dried up in February just as it started nuking in...
  46. Thread: Cornice Photos

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    Ah, it's Spitsbergen. Where are the Steens? Never...

    Ah, it's Spitsbergen. Where are the Steens? Never heard of them
  47. Thread: Cornice Photos

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  48. Thread: Cornice Photos

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    The level of IKON butthurt from big sky is pretty...

    The level of IKON butthurt from big sky is pretty funny. Still smug about your go back to Bridger stickers?
  50. Yeah, but isn't that quote in reference to...

    Yeah, but isn't that quote in reference to avalanches releasing rather than weak layer formation? If so (I don't have my copy here at home), I would guess that is more of a slab mechanics issue wrt...
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