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  1. UPDATE: Final draft was approved by State of...

    UPDATE: Final draft was approved by State of Colorado at https://covid19.colorado.gov/safer-at-home-in-the-vast-great-outdoors/guidance-by-sector/ski-areas-and-resorts

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    One link for Super Hot Sauce seems much better...

    One link for Super Hot Sauce seems much better than all the others. It's https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085Q4XKFY/ . I bought 3 of them, received them, and each weighs 17-18oz on my scale, so...
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    I mounted some classics for fun on the WROD's. ...

    I mounted some classics for fun on the WROD's.

    2005 Volkl Explosiv CMH 190cm - (900S DIN=14: metal heel, plastic toe)
    2006 Dynastar Legend Pro 194cm - (DR9/997 DIN=14 metal heel, 957 DIN=17...
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    Mammoth COO said on Monday: 1) A single-layer...

    Mammoth COO said on Monday:
    1) A single-layer buff is not sufficient to comply with Mammoth's mask rules. Need at least a 2-layer buff, or a real mask, etc.
    2) The rules in the lift mazes will be...
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    Go demo some fat skis. Find out if you like 'em....

    Go demo some fat skis. Find out if you like 'em.

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    Thanks for the photo. Now I get it. ...but still...

    Thanks for the photo. Now I get it. ...but still seems weird that they break while new in box.

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    OK Dex, you sound pretty convincing that you...

    OK Dex, you sound pretty convincing that you won't like the trade-offs of rocker, flat camber, taper, etc.

    I still recommend demo-ing a Bodacious before buying an expensive pair...or just buy an...
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    Thanks! :) This 2.1cm difference (between...

    Thanks! :)

    This 2.1cm difference (between older square-tail "190's" and newer square-tail "190's") supports the theory that the OG square-tails were long, then they changed the Wizards/Zeus(or is...
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    Do you mean cracked plastic? Or an empty gap...

    Do you mean cracked plastic? Or an empty gap between plastic and metal?

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    No. Since your known tastes seem pretty narrow, I...

    No. Since your known tastes seem pretty narrow, I recommend that you first keep demo-ing more skis, with guidance from this forum, and hope that demo-ing experience helps you to either:
    A) discover...
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    A low-priority request, just for science... If...

    A low-priority request, just for science...

    If you have spare time, I would love a straight tape measurement of the length of your Explosivs. I have a much newer 2005 Explosiv 190cm which measures...
  12. "Require instructors and students 11 years of age...

    "Require instructors and students 11 years of age and older to wear masks in
    accordance with the ski area’s plan, encouraging mask-wearing at all times while
    recognizing exceptions for safety,...
  13. After the repair is done... I don't know your...

    After the repair is done...

    I don't know your actual risk of that cut-up metal edge breaking when you ski on it, but just in case, I would always ski with that cut metal edge on your right foot,...
  14. COVID Guidance for CO Ski Resorts: State Proposal and Feedback

    Looks like the state of Colorado released a draft of a proposal for COVID guidelines for ski resorts.
    See https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k58FNq2w2YNW0xL4hIGHlz86kockwXV5/view

    And you can...
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    Somebody else buy these. If they're still...

    Somebody else buy these.

    If they're still available on A-Basin opening day (maybe 10/17?), then I will try to buy them in SLC during my roadtrip from Tahoe to A-Basin.

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  16. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    After A-Basin opens, look for a new thread from...

    After A-Basin opens, look for a new thread from me.
    I've never used Strava or stuff like that, but...Last night, I stumbled onto an app which looks like overkill at first glance, but actually it...
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    Want a free pair of old beater 175cm Salomon...

    Want a free pair of old beater 175cm Salomon Pocket Rockets?
    My pair is after they changed its name to "TenEighty Gun", but it's same as Pocket Rocket except graphics.
    175cm, 122-90-115, twintip,...
  18. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I plan to go all-in on #WRODlife when A-Basin...

    I plan to go all-in on #WRODlife when A-Basin opens, skiing almost every day, and I will be pretty anal about my own COVID safety. I am willing to post a thread of daily details, photos of lift...
  19. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Well, Calif Governor still seems trigger happy....

    Well, Calif Governor still seems trigger happy. He still shuts down the beaches every time there's a weekend that he believes faraway people will be ESPECIALLY attracted to come (like a heat wave, or...
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    That study measured the effects of various masks...

    That study measured the effects of various masks on droplets caused by speaking.
    So, maybe don't speak much in the lift lines.
    And if you're huffing and puffing at the end of your run, then stop...
  21. I am not an IKON insider, I'm just trying to read...

    I am not an IKON insider, I'm just trying to read between the lines of published communications.

    It's merely semantics whether we call it "adapting existing products" vs. "a new system which...
  22. IKON is building a new software system to make...

    IKON is building a new software system to make reservations at Jackson, Big Sky, etc. After that system is built, surely it will be very easy for IKON to turn any resort ON or OFF to require...
  23. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Mt. Bachelor is changing the blackout dates,...

    Mt. Bachelor is changing the blackout dates, instead of requiring lift reservations (well, they are requiring parking reservations):
    "We have increased the typical number of black-out days on Ikon...
  24. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    The way I see it, Crystal skiers who don't have...

    The way I see it, Crystal skiers who don't have the freedom to ski midweek will have a high chance of a frustrating season. If I lived up there as a weekend skier, sure I would still buy IKON, but...
  25. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    For Deer Valley: "At this time no reservations...

    For Deer Valley:
    "At this time no reservations are required for Ikon Pass Holders."
    from https://www.deervalley.com/plan-your-trip/tickets-and-passes/ikon-pass

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  26. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I just learned Taos has a 14-day quarantine for...

    I just learned Taos has a 14-day quarantine for many states (but Colorado is currently on the exempt list...for now).
    https://www.newmexico.org/covid-19-traveler-information/

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    Poll: Oh, so when A-Basin says "overflow parking lots"...

    Oh, so when A-Basin says "overflow parking lots" will stay closed all winter, which lots stay open? I was guessing they meant only Early Riser, High Noon, and the tiny Paid Lot would stay open...but...
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    Poll: A-Basin has published their details on...

    A-Basin has published their details on this...(but all initial policies are subject to change):
    "For guest and employee health and safety, we will not be operating our shuttles or using our overflow...
  29. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    That's what I was thinking, but then I figured...

    That's what I was thinking, but then I figured that maybe IKON already sold too many passes to handle that.

    Like, let each IKON passholder select one resort as a "Priority Resort", where I never...
  30. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Today, that tweet has become "unavailable". Also,...

    Today, that tweet has become "unavailable". Also, that user's Aug 31 tweet has also become "unavailable" today---the tweet which leaked that the number of IKON resorts would increase by 1, the day...
  31. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    That's not how I see it. My plan is to launch...

    That's not how I see it. My plan is to launch many, many trips while based out of Squaw. I selected "Single Destination" as Squaw, because if Squaw gets shut down by the governor, then I gotta move...
  32. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    IKON's policy gives you credit ONLY for days of...

    IKON's policy gives you credit ONLY for days of 100% lift/gondola closures. No credit for any border closures.

    Also... No credit for a day that a resort runs ONE magic carpet conveyor belt for...
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    Last I heard, a Copper manager guy said publicly...

    Last I heard, a Copper manager guy said publicly that a shuttle plan was the next issue he was working on, and he thought it was very important and difficult to solve. My thought was, for the resorts...
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    Seems like people are saying: First decide...

    Seems like people are saying: First decide between a strategy of maximizing upside vs. minimizing downside.

    I chose to minimize downside, and so selected Squaw/Alpine the single resort that I...
  35. Yeah, doebedoe posted a link for that ski. 2 for...

    Yeah, doebedoe posted a link for that ski. 2 for sale at that website:
    https://sidelineswap.com/gear/skiing/skis/downhill-skis/828135-fischer-new-2016-ranger-size-202
    and...
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    Poll: I think USA could have done PLENTY MORE to better...

    I think USA could have done PLENTY MORE to better protect the vulnerable. Whatever USA actually did for the vulnerable, was that the best they could do? No, not even close.

    I don't mean forcing...
  37. 4FRNT Renegade 196cm is actually pretty long...

    4FRNT Renegade 196cm is actually pretty long (195.5cm measured length), but feels easy with its -6cm mount position and reverse camber...if you like that funshape.

    Protest 196cm is great, but...
  38. Great question. I haven't thought it through, but...

    Great question. I haven't thought it through, but I will speculate...

    To handle the "conventional" uncertainty of weather impacts on lift ops, I recommend that resorts set such ridiculously low...
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    I usually get 19mm range on 916 heels, same hole...

    I usually get 19mm range on 916 heels, same hole pattern.

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    Today, at least one VailCorp employee is trying...

    Today, at least one VailCorp employee is trying to help people via DM's on Twitter. Try that. See https://twitter.com/VailResorts/status/1301966458998591489

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  41. Are you thinking Kirkwood? (Your avatar reminds...

    Are you thinking Kirkwood? (Your avatar reminds me of Kirkwood.) Kirkwood might be a good call this winter, because it has decent terrain, slightly harder to get to, doesn't really attract a crazy...
  42. Thread: Canada

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    There is a "Driving to Alaska" loophole. This...

    There is a "Driving to Alaska" loophole.

    This guy cheated by taking a sight-seeing gondola, got caught, will be fined up to US$569,000....
  43. from...

    from https://www.mountainlifemedia.ca/2020/08/reservations-at-whistler-blackcomb-we-had-questions/

    "Employees and their dependants are exempt from the reservation system. So with an employee pass...
  44. I guess I'm just surprised that Epic's rules have...

    I guess I'm just surprised that Epic's rules have chosen to discriminate against symptoms without any discrimination against the virus itself. (Well actually, their rules seem to discriminate against...
  45. Epic's new rules mitigate the spread of any...

    Epic's new rules mitigate the spread of any coronavirus that might happen to enter the resort, but I'm surprised they don't even try to prevent coronavirus from entering the resort every day in the...
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    Thanks, Ottime! Trigger pulled today. I have a...

    Thanks, Ottime!
    Trigger pulled today. I have a good feeling about midweek skiing this winter.

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    Thanks for the photos, but I'm out. ...I was...

    Thanks for the photos, but I'm out.
    ...I was thinking it would be a delam without much deformation, but looks like both sidewalls & edges got blown more than I was thinking.

    Someone else can get...
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    I will buy the damaged K2 Mindbender 116c...as...

    I will buy the damaged K2 Mindbender 116c...as long as more close-up photos the damage seem about right for your very low price. (but I'm guessing I can get my money's worth out of it, no prob.) :)
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    After reading more, I'm convinced lab...

    After reading more, I'm convinced lab measurements of ski damping & vibration response are not worth the trouble at all. And likely not even valid to try to use lab measurements of damping to draw...
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    Simple performance comparisons like that are what...

    Simple performance comparisons like that are what I really want to pursue for skis. But in addition to "like" above, also > and < can help someone to zero in on what they're looking for. Blister does...
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