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  1. Bashing the locals now eh? Sketchy soapbox.

    Bashing the locals now eh? Sketchy soapbox.
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    Yup, go to www.avalanchepodcast.com and click on...

    Yup, go to www.avalanchepodcast.com and click on the Donate via Paypal button. Cheers...dk
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    I'm guessing at the story you are referring to,...

    I'm guessing at the story you are referring to, but I think I know the one.

    1. I would have told him to avoid the start zone entirely and skirt the path through the trees skiers right.

    2. Yes,...
  4. Stop. Rewind. Which chairlift?

    Stop. Rewind. Which chairlift?
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    It's getting much better down here, but you'll...

    It's getting much better down here, but you'll have to go to Canada for true consistency.
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    "Specific" is a Spatial Distribution rating in...

    "Specific" is a Spatial Distribution rating in between Isolated and Widespread. It has defined parameters for spatial density and available evidence. "Isolated widespread" is a combination of two...
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    Yo thanks for playing, I think describing a...

    Yo thanks for playing,

    I think describing a problem as specific and widespread or non-specific and isolated is not consistent with the model. The sunny slopes example that you use would be...
  8. sollyfit

    sollyfit
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    Thanks. I used to be wary of repeating myself,...

    Thanks. I used to be wary of repeating myself, then I realized it's often necessary to beat the shit out of that mule.
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    It's back. Special snacks for anybody that can...

    It's back.

    Special snacks for anybody that can identify at least three of the technical details I should have explained differently.
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    I'm interested in those Sollyfits if you still...

    I'm interested in those Sollyfits if you still got 'em. Radical compatible?
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    Funny they used a picture of a Sil Mtn employee...

    Funny they used a picture of a Sil Mtn employee skiing Sil Mtn to go with the article.
  13. Pretty sure I broke 300 one year when I was...

    Pretty sure I broke 300 one year when I was working at A Basin and summering in Lenas.
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    I don't like spamming my junk here, but I...

    I don't like spamming my junk here, but I developed a few courses for 17/18 that directly address a lot of the content in this thread. PM me if you're curious and fancy some time in the San Juans.
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    I recommend the beacon with triple antennae and a...

    I recommend the beacon with triple antennae and a marking function that looks coolest in the bar at the end of the day. The technology is all so similar, it really does boil down to personal...
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    The signal suppression feature on the T3 is...

    The signal suppression feature on the T3 is significantly different than the marking feature on other top end beacons. It's worth looking into if you are interested in optimizing your chances of...
  17. I heard AIARE is back in. True?

    I heard AIARE is back in. True?
  18. I think it's basically "If we can't play the way...

    I think it's basically "If we can't play the way I want, I'm going to pack up my toys and go home."

    I was told that AIARE will issue a statement explaining their decision. The pro course...
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    I've got some in excellent shape mounted with...

    I've got some in excellent shape mounted with large Marker Tour F12 EPF. Not red. They did part time duty for a couple months in Japan and AK and that's about it.
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    You can also check out The Avalanche Review's...

    You can also check out The Avalanche Review's Avalanche Library and Archives gratis...
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    I have many plans but they are no more than that....

    I have many plans but they are no more than that. I'd be happy to be your minion if I can figure out a way to stay in Merica. That's Plan A.
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    You should subscribe to The Avalanche Review if...

    You should subscribe to The Avalanche Review if you don't already. It's the best bang for the buck in terms of avy continuing ed that you will find anywhere.
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    Thanks for the responses so far. Conveniently, I...

    Thanks for the responses so far. Conveniently, I agree with most of them and am still trying to push things in that direction ;)

    Hacksaw's comments on terrain assessment are a bit of an eye opener...
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    What is missing?

    I'm curious to hear everyone's opinion on what is missing or not optimally presented in current avalanche education products and/or opportunities?

    Obviously it varies from provider to provider and...
  25. Thread: Snow Study Kit

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    full data pit = better be getting paid :)

    full data pit = better be getting paid :)
  26. Thread: Snow Study Kit

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    taking snow temps = waste of fucking time

    taking snow temps = waste of fucking time
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    Silverton Cats gives you morning bacon.

    Silverton Cats gives you morning bacon.
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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    pm sent

    pm sent
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    Do itashimashite. You may.

    Do itashimashite. You may.
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    muchas gracias, sorry i've been slack on keeping...

    muchas gracias, sorry i've been slack on keeping up with it lately. i'm returning to the san juans next week and should have the time to finish the season strong.
  32. I'll buy that lid if you want to separate them

    I'll buy that lid if you want to separate them
  33. Thread: Arai

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    Arai

    Word around the onsen is that Arai (36.990680, 138.181261) will be reopening for the 2017/18 season.

    Anybody have any beta to add to this:...
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    Technique: route selection and angle of attack....

    Technique: route selection and angle of attack. Focus on efficiency in your choice of line. Steeper is not faster.
  35. I like couloirs because I find them less complex...

    I like couloirs because I find them less complex than open terrain.

    The North American Public Avalanche Danger Scale actually addresses Likelihood, Size, and Distribution....
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    SWAG was changed to discourage the rating of fx...

    SWAG was changed to discourage the rating of fx character for ECTs. The reason is that fx character ratings were developed to give an idea of propagation potential. The ECT was developed for the same...
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    I've never done a PST, but I've seen them on...

    I've never done a PST, but I've seen them on youtube. Shhh, it's a secret.
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    Hey thanks, great content ideas. I'll get them in...

    Hey thanks, great content ideas. I'll get them in there. Easy to follow up a PS and DPS discussion with management of other avalanche problems, and the others are mostly easier to manage.
    ...
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    For the next three weeks, the podcast may be...

    For the next three weeks, the podcast may be moving into a phase where I'm riffing on user requested content. So, if there's something you'd like to hear me spew on, say so.

    Be forewarned, the...
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    I'm sticking with mine until I run out of...

    I'm sticking with mine until I run out of o-rings. After that, I'll probably pull the airbag components, find a way to get a new top pocket made, and keep using it indefinitely.

    I have confidence...
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    I am baselessly skeptical. I think they ski on...

    I am baselessly skeptical. I think they ski on the East Side of Red Mountain Pass in a popular ski touring zone. Don't know the operators.
  42. Thread: Conveyor Method

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    Hey BFD and Summit, Can we take that shit to...

    Hey BFD and Summit,

    Can we take that shit to another thread or a PM. A thread on this years atypical pack in CO would actually be quite valuable, give 'er por favor. My apologies if it already...
  43. I think almost every accident or near-miss has...

    I think almost every accident or near-miss has nuance that is frequently downplayed or overlooked. By definition, nuance is less than obvious, you have to look for it.
  44. Thread: Conveyor Method

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    Kill little ole' Manuel? Heartless fuckers. I'll...

    Kill little ole' Manuel? Heartless fuckers. I'll do it if somebody wants to source the shovels. Pretty safe offer I figure ;)

    Shovels that survive could be donated to the kids at the Silverton...
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    FYI, I updated all the episodes to fix the...

    FYI, I updated all the episodes to fix the leveling issues. also removed the bulk of the music from E1. gonna have to re-record the first few some day. the sound is a little rough.
  46. Thread: Conveyor Method

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    It would be nice if someone did another...

    It would be nice if someone did another comprehensive shovel durability test. The one contained in TAR Feb 2009, p.28 is probably rather dated now.

    The results were shocking, for me.
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    I don't mean to shit on the idea of practicing...

    I don't mean to shit on the idea of practicing with our gear. It just makes me a little crazy when we get distracted by the shiny things in life.
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    Ha, 10/4. I read an article the other day that...

    Ha, 10/4. I read an article the other day that says smarter people swear more. It sure makes me feel smarter, so that's nice.
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    I've been commenting way too much in The Slide...

    I've been commenting way too much in The Slide Zone recently, but at the risk of becoming a bore, and no disrespect meant, I'd say fuck the fucking airbags and our goddamn muscle memory. Maybe spend...
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    Copy all, I have a POP filter, but it's on...

    Copy all,

    I have a POP filter, but it's on the other side of the ocean, I'm currently using a windscreen instead. Was there a specific episode that you found had lots of plosives? Many episodes?...
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