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  1. Hah, all good choices. I tour on the old BG tour...

    Hah, all good choices. I tour on the old BG tour (Steeple 116) and love them for this use case, but they're a bit heavy and wouldn't be my choice for skiing super consequential terrain on days I know...
  2. I think that's probably true. FWIW, I split my...

    I think that's probably true. FWIW, I split my time equally between light skis with MTNs and heavier skis with Ion LTs with all the fancy gadgets/upgrades. In both cases, the skis stay attached to my...
  3. Even though it seems like you're going bigger,...

    Even though it seems like you're going bigger, just wanted to chime in and say that the Helio 105 is not a fun ski in pow (at least the old version). If it were me, I'd look really hard at a...
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    Whistler is pretty sweet.

    Whistler is pretty sweet.
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    Easy enough, thanks all.

    Easy enough, thanks all.
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    Does anyone know if the mount point for the PBJ...

    Does anyone know if the mount point for the PBJ moved over the years? I'm playing swiss cheese with some 2014 182s, and trying to decide if I should go forward or back of the recommended (reusing 50%...
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    Bump. Jacket sold, bibs still available.

    Bump. Jacket sold, bibs still available.
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    bump!

    bump!
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    IMO: "Normal" winter touring - you might want...

    IMO:

    "Normal" winter touring - you might want your ski to release, and you are usually skiing good snow - more full featured bindings (independent pins, length compensation) make sense. G3 and ATK...
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    FS: Outerwear

    TREW Trewth Bibs - Men's XS - $120
    Fits like a women's M/S. Great condition, a few small crampon holes in one leg.

    Mountain Hardwear - Cloud Bank GTX - M's Small - $150
    Insulated resort jacket....
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    TTT

    TTT
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    Zed 9 is definitely enough, but it's somehow the...

    Zed 9 is definitely enough, but it's somehow the same price as the LT 12, and the LT 12 is orange, so, ya know. I'll keep an eye out for sure.
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    I'll pass on the Ions, ideally looking to spend...

    I'll pass on the Ions, ideally looking to spend about half that on a used set for the GF.

    PMed on the Pivots. Needing 95mm brakes.
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    WTB Ion Lt

    Think about it. There's lighter bindings out there. Zeds, BD Helio 200, ATK something or other. Or you ski really, really, really hard and 12 just isn't enough. There's Shifts, Tectons, Kingpins (do...
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eF1UFF1...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eF1UFF1AEuhPhsutG0-DsMC3SubMwsl95StKs1quUlU2aWN-cBoAnA4Natl9-S9FK4ZBgNoFYWry_NQl_RVnMT0DwmkLIb5cnsl_E15lD2MsN4zyvKgJYYmTRGuipMRN9SwouEqEl3NcT3pckSbU2w=w1265-...
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    I'd be curious what's out there on the slightly...

    I'd be curious what's out there on the slightly longer end of this spectrum. 170-174ish mid-pow ski.
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    How many vitamin Rs is a 3 ski mounting job?

    How many vitamin Rs is a 3 ski mounting job?
  18. PM'ed

    PM'ed
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    You forgot to add miniature cattle dog to that...

    You forgot to add miniature cattle dog to that list.

    Also this thread feels a bit premature. It's still 100F out.
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    Also lets talk about that mask/glove/shirt color...

    Also lets talk about that mask/glove/shirt color coordination.
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    It's somehow too stiff but also has the worlds...

    It's somehow too stiff but also has the worlds smallest balance point. I'd say it's best on groomers, which isn't the reason anyone buys that ski.
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    I've skiied both the BD Helio and the Hannibal,...

    I've skiied both the BD Helio and the Hannibal, and think that the Hannibal is a much better ski. I felt that the Helio has several identity crisis going on at once, and find that its remarkably bad...
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    Last year at Revy I didn't take out anything but...

    Last year at Revy I didn't take out anything but the goats. I know this isn't the answer to your question, but maybe consider goats 100% of the time? 116 is the new 100.
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    I like the idea of "light boots, light bindings,...

    I like the idea of "light boots, light bindings, and whatever skis you want." My main touring setup is La Sportiva Spectres (which are apparently softer than the F1s according to that comparative...
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    Can we start a lady goat group order instead?

    Can we start a lady goat group order instead?
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eF1UFF1...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eF1UFF1AEuhPhsutG0-DsMC3SubMwsl95StKs1quUlU2aWN-cBoAnA4Natl9-S9FK4ZBgNoFYWry_NQl_RVnMT0DwmkLIb5cnsl_E15lD2MsN4zyvKgJYYmTRGuipMRN9SwouEqEl3NcT3pckSbU2w=w1355-...
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    I was in the same boat last year, settled on a YT...

    I was in the same boat last year, settled on a YT Jeffsy Base 27.5 after demo/renting some comparable Santa Cruz and Transition bikes based mainly on price. I'm a bit shorter than you, and felt that...
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    Confirmed that goats do well even above the snow...

    Confirmed that goats do well even above the snow in January.

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    PMed

    PMed
  30. Light boots, light bindings, whatever skis you...

    Light boots, light bindings, whatever skis you want.
  31. Wait you take rest days? I don't believe it.

    Wait you take rest days? I don't believe it.
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    310830 Goats (Steeple) are good in pow, eh?

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    Goats (Steeple) are good in pow, eh?
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    I'd say its pretty good right now. 310145 ...

    I'd say its pretty good right now.

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  34. I dunno, everyone should probably wait to ski...

    I dunno, everyone should probably wait to ski until those few cold days in Feb, otherwise it might not be worth it. I heard there's still rocks out there.
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    FWIW, Steeple 112 174 in the Next Adventure...

    FWIW, Steeple 112 174 in the Next Adventure bargain basement. I believe $500 for skis w/ Attack 13s
  36. Rapping into groomers is the new rage.

    Rapping into groomers is the new rage.
  37. Yeah but think about the free detune your edges...

    Yeah but think about the free detune your edges got.
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    But when that comes out, it'll be a 1300 g, 189...

    But when that comes out, it'll be a 1300 g, 189 (only) BG that skis exactly like a 2300g ski, right? That's what I've gathered from this thread.
  39. A little wet-n-heavy for the base followed by...

    A little wet-n-heavy for the base followed by some lighter stuff... looking good.
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    305109 Swapped some bindings, did some mental...

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    Swapped some bindings, did some mental math, agonized over 1/32", and mounted some skis.
  41. 120 cm ski pole, 1/2 of that is 60. I'll bring my...

    120 cm ski pole, 1/2 of that is 60. I'll bring my conversion tables next time for the orygun crowd
  42. 304486 Thin base, but good pow to be had. 60-70...

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    Thin base, but good pow to be had. 60-70 cm total depth or so
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    Awesome, thanks for the info. I'd love to take...

    Awesome, thanks for the info. I'd love to take you up on the KH vouchers, I'll send a PM.

    @Shafty, thanks for the link. I was a bit confused last year, I saw the "15 spots at the visitor center"...
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    Surely I can't be the only person that has seen...

    Surely I can't be the only person that has seen this before

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    The real question is what helmet makes your head...

    The real question is what helmet makes your head look like an orange dick the most?
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    Most of my touring is done on a Steeple 116,...

    Most of my touring is done on a Steeple 116, never understood why it wasn't more popular. It's really not all that heavy, especially when paired with decently light bindings, and I think it's shape...
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    Desperate times called for desperate measures......

    Desperate times called for desperate measures... need... snow.

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    Planning to spend all of January in the...

    Planning to spend all of January in the Revy/Golden area. Want to ski a few days at both Revy and KH lifts, and most of the time in the backcountry. And suggestions for cheap month-long lodging for...
  49. No direct experience with the 106, but I've been...

    No direct experience with the 106, but I've been touring on the older 100 for a few years as my light/spring/volcano ski. In my opinion, the Hannibal is a great steep ski because it doesn't have a...
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    Phone Pano makes it look kinda strange, but love...

    Phone Pano makes it look kinda strange, but love the scale.


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