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    Intuition Luxury Liners are incredible. Make...

    Intuition Luxury Liners are incredible. Make Tecnica CAS liners feel like size 12 gumboots. And they last forever without packing out.

    I like the Tour Liners in my Maestrales too, but not nearly...
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    Just a little bit of rocker...

    Just a little bit of rocker...
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    Fwiw, my wife completely transformed her skiing...

    Fwiw, my wife completely transformed her skiing after getting on a pair of Volkl Kenja (maybe 2018 model; full 2xtitanal). She's still skids her turns a bit, but now she skis faster than most and is...
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    "If you live near a big mountain, and you...

    "If you live near a big mountain, and you intentionally look for empty-mountain bluebird windbuff days, then you deserve to treat yourself to a pair of Monster 108's."

    That is exactly my idea of...
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    Depends on the terrain. My 98 Monsters pretty...

    Depends on the terrain.

    My 98 Monsters pretty much ski themselves, given a bit of room to move. Dead easy, and I have no problem bending then even with my paltry thighs/technique. My LP105s make...
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    Update/mini review: After years of Covid...

    Update/mini review:

    After years of Covid travel issues, I can finally give some feedback on the Fischer 102fr as a do-it-all ski. Which is now a somewhat moot point, as they discontinued the...
  7. Stoked to hear that the skis are selling well,...

    Stoked to hear that the skis are selling well, Marshall.
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    NZ Craigieburn

    8 days at Craigieburn over the last two weeks. Melt/freeze spring snow the first trip, then shallow powder the second.

    10 to 40 people on the mountain. Lots of room to move.

    Pro Riders and...
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    And re the RR99, Iíd be very interested in...

    And re the RR99, Iíd be very interested in hearing Marshallís take on what he didnít like so much about the Pro Riders, and how this differs.

    A Monster/LP love child does sound unbelievably...
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    The Dynastar Thread

    Hey bud! Would love to try the R99, and even the M-Pro 99. Both sound right for Canterbury.

    In some situations I can understand why ProRiders would be too much, but the terrain and snow here is...
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    Broken record disclaimer! First time in ages...

    Broken record disclaimer!

    First time in ages back at Craigieburn (Covid issues), and conditions are challenging, but once again Pro Riders come up trumps.

    Definitely need to do some more...
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    So good in so many ways. Bravo, Detrusor Family!

    So good in so many ways. Bravo, Detrusor Family!
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    You always make me want to go back to The...

    You always make me want to go back to The Pyrenees :-)
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    "Another one that is intersting is La Thuile/La...

    "Another one that is intersting is La Thuile/La Rosiere. Kind of an odd layout, but straddling the FR-IT border. You can easily leave a car in La Rosiere, ski over to La Thuile in Italy and get a bus...
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    That one looks great! Like full rail surfing,...

    That one looks great! Like full rail surfing, instead of flicky sh!t.
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    Speaking of the right terrain, this is the kind...

    Speaking of the right terrain, this is the kind of stuff I find my LP105s excel in. Hard, chalky, and steeper than it looks, but they remain perfectly composed. Perfect crutches.
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    I just really want to try it. My mate A/Bd it...

    I just really want to try it. My mate A/Bd it with his favourite (194 Rossi Sender Squad), and found there wasn't a lot between them, but that the M-Pro was still more of a charger. FWIW.
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    Someone's trying to tempt me. 423657

    Someone's trying to tempt me.

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    Disclaimer: Never toured on a snowboard, so any...

    Disclaimer: Never toured on a snowboard, so any splitboard issues are only by observation of touring partners.

    But I have a lot of snowboarding behind me - albeit ages ago - and I would definitely...
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    Well played, Sir.

    Well played, Sir.
  21. Yep, my thoughts too. Can you imagine the R120...

    Yep, my thoughts too. Can you imagine the R120 Full Metal at Craigieburn? Holeeee!
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    After 2 1/2 years in NZ Covid prison, we're...

    After 2 1/2 years in NZ Covid prison, we're seriously longing to get back to The Alps. Reading all your suggestions makes me think of all the places I haven't been.

    I could easily go and spend a...
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    You've probably all seen this, but here's NS's...

    You've probably all seen this, but here's NS's take on the new Anima:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4p82HP3S-4M
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    192 Walnut had me drooling.

    192 Walnut had me drooling.
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    Good effort, mate. Looks awful and wonderful...

    Good effort, mate.

    Looks awful and wonderful at the same time.
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    Geez, there's a lot to take in. First of all,...

    Geez, there's a lot to take in.

    First of all, he's obviously a highly intelligent and talented person. Unbelievable skier too, and driven to push himself far. I'm guessing he'll dial it back as he...
  27. I love my Monster 98s, but always thought they...

    I love my Monster 98s, but always thought they missed that little bit of Pro Rider rocker. How would I bend them in a controlled fashion?
  28. A huge round of applause from little me in little...

    A huge round of applause from little me in little old NZ.

    Marshall, this is an incredible project, and I wish you all the best. In a perfect world I'd order:
    - R87 50/50 for corn touring
    - R99...
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    Anyone done this with Praxis MVPs? I have a...

    Anyone done this with Praxis MVPs?

    I have a pair of old 187s, and thought of chopping 4-5cm or so off, and cutting a skin clip notch.

    Cheers
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    New MVP looks bloody good. I've got an old...

    New MVP looks bloody good.

    I've got an old pair of 187 MVPs that I'd like to consign to full time touring duty (with ATK 14). The tails suck for skin clips and kick turns, though, so thought about...
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    "Wow. You guys know this is a big mountain comp...

    "Wow. You guys know this is a big mountain comp with freestyle aspects, not a freestyle comp where folks get chastised for skiing big lines."

    Thank you, Powdork.
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    And I completely missed Turdell's insane...

    And I completely missed Turdell's insane recovery. :-o
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    - Bravo, Max! True class. - More and more...

    - Bravo, Max! True class.

    - More and more impressed with Carl R-E.

    - Loved Finn B. Incredible skills and different style altogether.
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    The 3 off the giant serac was huge! He really...

    The 3 off the giant serac was huge!

    He really moves like a big cat, doesn't he. Candide more of a coiled little spring/ball of muscle. Both incredible.

    10/10.
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    Iíve skied my LPs in 5-10Ē of slightly heavy...

    Iíve skied my LPs in 5-10Ē of slightly heavy powder, and they were superb. This was wide open spaces, mind you.
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    Poll: Thanks for doing the thinking, Arild. The GFB...

    Thanks for doing the thinking, Arild.

    The GFB with a touch of camber would be a dream ski. HH core for sure.

    Will follow your project.
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    Bump from me. You'll never have skis that...

    Bump from me.

    You'll never have skis that allow you to go faster than these. Absolute missiles.
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    Epic

    Epic
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    The family is growing. Big thanks to Corbetts for...

    The family is growing. Big thanks to Corbetts for the hot deal and excellent service.

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    Great to hear, Chugach! Keep the good news...

    Great to hear, Chugach! Keep the good news coming.

    What was wrong with the tune? Anybody else experience this?
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    Makes perfect sense, Eluder. I'm on the hunt...

    Makes perfect sense, Eluder.

    I'm on the hunt for a pair to add to my Charger Library.
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    These things are pressed from oak beams and old...

    These things are pressed from oak beams and old Hilux leaf springs. Bet you could drill them 6 times without any issues.
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    Scott Pure - Jeremie Heitz

    Anyone heard more about these?

    They sound too light for my taste, but anything Jeremie Heitz gets my attention. Could be a good travel ski.
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    My local is small, and only 2000ft vert. Fast and...

    My local is small, and only 2000ft vert. Fast and rowdy 2000ft, though.

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    Middle Basin chutes:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2dqv3plKkF/
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    Just a friendly bump to say that Corbetts still...

    Just a friendly bump to say that Corbetts still have a smoking deal on LP105s.
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    Do it! Monsters and LP105s are special.

    Do it!

    Monsters and LP105s are special.
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    I can't say that all the -1.5 talk hasn't gotten...

    I can't say that all the -1.5 talk hasn't gotten my attention, so yes I'm curious.

    I've owned, skied and loved my Protests for 8 years or so. Always on the line, and never had tip dive. Two mounts...
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    Good interview with Reine Barkered in Aka Skidor....

    Good interview with Reine Barkered in Aka Skidor. Hinted in the last paragraph that he should have been on LPs. (It's in Swedish, and will probably suffer from google translate garbling.)
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    Hymen

    Hymen
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    Curious to hear who you'd bump up/down, having...

    Curious to hear who you'd bump up/down, having more than an average punter's insight.

    Sometimes it seems like freestyle moves are the big deal and required, then all of a sudden not. Given up...
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