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    184 on both. I decided to order the Mantra 102...

    184 on both. I decided to order the Mantra 102 in a 191 which is either going to be awesome or produce a shame sale on gear swap because I bought too much ski.
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    Iíve tried both the Mantra 102 and MB99 Ti. For...

    Iíve tried both the Mantra 102 and MB99 Ti. For me, the MB99 felt relatively imprecise on groomers and a bit hooky. The hookiness could well have been a tune issue given other peopleís beta. The...
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    Wrong thread but I think the size down for jibby...

    Wrong thread but I think the size down for jibby advice with moments is dated from when they used heavier cores. Now, the skis are all super ďflickableĒ anyway so little reason to size down if...
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    Any feedback from people mounting +1 or +2 on...

    Any feedback from people mounting +1 or +2 on these or is the accepted wisdom still that's stupid?

    Looking at the 191 and was thinking a -9 or -10-ish mount might help keep me from blowing up when...
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    What do you see as the advantage to a Curv GT...

    What do you see as the advantage to a Curv GT over the Head Monster 98 or Kastle MX99?

    I tend to feel like narrower skis are less stable bases flat, work best making short radius turns and are...
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    I understand the point youíre making - the reason...

    I understand the point youíre making - the reason I asked about the Wren is that if you want a stiff metal laminate ski with a long turn radius for hard snow, there arenít really a ton of options in...
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    I use my 190 WC108 Tour with shifts as my narrow...

    I use my 190 WC108 Tour with shifts as my narrow travel ski. They work really well for that as long as Iím not on ice.

    They have a bit of a speed limit but honestly itís a reasonably high one.
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    +1. Mine have come pretty dialed.

    +1. Mine have come pretty dialed.
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    Can only comment on the Masterblasters - I had...

    Can only comment on the Masterblasters - I had the 181 out east and am around your size and use profile. I found them incredibly easy to use and very damp. If you think of them overall as being...
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    Ah, havenít skied that specific model so didnít...

    Ah, havenít skied that specific model so didnít know. My observation about the brand was based on the MX and older FX skis (still use my 104 on occasion) which have pretty flat tails and very...
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    What do you like about them? Kastles are a...

    What do you like about them? Kastles are a pretty traditional shape with a metal laminate construction. If what you want is a minimally rockered metal laminate ski, then Blizzard has been making...
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    I'm glad the people who actually know wtf they...

    I'm glad the people who actually know wtf they are talking about agree with me. It seemed intuitively implausible that bending a ski in half so the tip and tail are closer together would be as easy...
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    Yeah, these sound like skis I need to try. Gonna...

    Yeah, these sound like skis I need to try. Gonna see if I can get a demo lined up.

    Edit: Hey - one question. It sounds like the Mantra 102 is a bit stronger on edge than the Wrens (or at least...
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    Maybe this is a subtle difference but Iíd think...

    Maybe this is a subtle difference but Iíd think they would be longitudinally stiffer just because youíre bending more material. Maybe not though?
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    Could also easily be the case wider is more...

    Could also easily be the case wider is more inherently stable because same construction plus wider made it stiffer? I don't know though.
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    What does this mean? I haven't skied either the...

    What does this mean? I haven't skied either the 102 or M5 but I'm getting stoked on the 102 from this thread.

    Is the 102 "just" more soft snow biased or is it also chargier?
  17. Can do the Moment Bella instead of the WC 108...

    Can do the Moment Bella instead of the WC 108 Tour. There's only a 150 gram/ski penalty (about half of the WC108 vs. 108 tour). On paper, the bigger problem than the mass is not having the skin...
  18. I understand that Amer seems like it could afford...

    I understand that Amer seems like it could afford to pay people more and did historically (remember the conversation we had about Amerís profit margins?). The offset in my mind is that retail is a...
  19. Youíre thinking about costs of manufacturing and...

    Youíre thinking about costs of manufacturing and corporate profitability as dials someone is choosing to turn or not. I think most of these companies donít have anywhere near that level of control...
  20. I switched to Patagonia Micro/Macro Puff for that...

    I switched to Patagonia Micro/Macro Puff for that reason.
  21. Iím just drunk enough to re-engage briefly on...

    Iím just drunk enough to re-engage briefly on this topic. How do you know the garment workers in sweatshops would have better lives without the sweatshops? If the workers would have worse lives if...
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    Would you entertain offers for just the bindings...

    Would you entertain offers for just the bindings or do you want to sell as a set?
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    How do they work for big dudes that ski hard? ...

    How do they work for big dudes that ski hard? Even though my joints work well enough and Iím young enough I canít see myself using this as something other than a novelty item right now, I would be...
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    I think this is really cool - thanks for the...

    I think this is really cool - thanks for the post. Gonna see if the old man has any interest.
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    Wish I had BG weather round these parts. Still...

    Wish I had BG weather round these parts. Still deliberating and looking to try some stuff out on the sticks I do have to make the beat conditions more fun.

    Thanks to you and CallMeAl though -...
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    +1 for on the line with WC 108 Tours. They...

    +1 for on the line with WC 108 Tours. They didn't suck in any condition I was able to locate last year.
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    Trigger finger getting itchy with 2 pairs of the...

    Trigger finger getting itchy with 2 pairs of the 189 Wren Ti left. Will they let me ski fast enough I can seriously injure myself and kill any small children unlucky enough to be on the mountain in...
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    Really itís both as far as I can tell. Iím not...

    Really itís both as far as I can tell. Iím not sure one does more or less of the work.

    It is also true that for a given amount of float how much you weigh is very important. I have never gotten...
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    Any beta on the Wren Ti? Particularly interested...

    Any beta on the Wren Ti? Particularly interested in the 96.
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    6' 220 with large shoulders: Need XL jackets for...

    6' 220 with large shoulders:
    Need XL jackets for sleeve length but they are otherwise baggy
    Large pants fit pretty well
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    My $.02 from a few runs on the 184 99 Ti was that...

    My $.02 from a few runs on the 184 99 Ti was that the ski was almost as much work in bumps or trees as a dedicated front side ski, but didnít carve quite as well. For me personally, that balance of...
  32. Donít forgot to normalize camber for historical...

    Donít forgot to normalize camber for historical tax rates. Cross year camber comparisons are all fucked up because of the 2017 tax law change.
  33. I don't think you know what most of those words...

    I don't think you know what most of those words mean. That chart shows real wages being exactly flat over time, so in this simple example you would be making 35% more dollars and a dead bird jacket...
  34. Ah, I just looked at a PC. I see what you're...

    Ah, I just looked at a PC. I see what you're talking about - that's EBIT margin. It's not the same thing. Amer borrowed money they have to pay interest on and they have to pay taxes because...
  35. Just to try and help you integrate what MiCol is...

    Just to try and help you integrate what MiCol is telling you and what I'm telling you, the 20% profit margin he's discussing is more similar to a concept called EBITDA margin than earnings margin. ...
  36. I can't see a picture. Just so you know, I'm...

    I can't see a picture. Just so you know, I'm starting to wonder if you can do basic math because the same PDF includes 2017 revenue of 2,574.6 million euros and adjusted net income of 136.9 million. ...
  37. At risk of outing myself as an accounting...

    At risk of outing myself as an accounting dentist, total reported revenue in 2018 was 2,678.2 million euros. Net profit after tax was 124.9 million euros. 124.9/2678.2 = 4.7% and this is their "net...
  38. I can save you some time - Amer when it was...

    I can save you some time - Amer when it was independent had ~45% gross margins, this is pretty similar to Columbia, VF Corp (owns TNF among other things). This is what you were focusing on in this...
  39. Just on the expensive vs. cheap jacket margins -...

    Just on the expensive vs. cheap jacket margins - I would assume itís actually pretty non-linear at low price points vs. high. Low price points youíre competing on price and have less ability to pass...
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    Confess to being confused by your other thread on...

    Confess to being confused by your other thread on mounting point given this comment but this is TGR so maybe Iím overthinking it, you bought already and are having second thoughts.

    Anyway, I think...
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    I do. See my post? ...

    I do. See my post?

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/330039-FS-Feeler-Brand-New-4FRNT-194-Devastator?p=5779277#post5779277
  43. Bump, these are still available. Brand new in...

    Bump, these are still available. Brand new in plastic, 50% off.
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    Thanks, makes sense.

    Thanks, makes sense.
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    JONG question but what is the LvL 1 Custom Bibby?...

    JONG question but what is the LvL 1 Custom Bibby? Never heard of it before.
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    Itís true China has more than 50% of steel...

    Itís true China has more than 50% of steel production, it is not true that China accounts for more than 50% of net steel exports. Eyeballing the numbers, I think itís probably closer to 40% of net...
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    I think it might be slightly less ironic if I...

    I think it might be slightly less ironic if I gave it to you.
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    Just so you know - the US actually has a decent...

    Just so you know - the US actually has a decent fraction of worldwide plastic production on the gulf coast. The reason is we have a lot of very cheap natural gas, some of which has ethane, ethane is...
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    Does the MX99 suck or something?

    Does the MX99 suck or something?
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    Saw those, soooooo tempting but I promised no new...

    Saw those, soooooo tempting but I promised no new skis this year.
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