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    All this aches and pains business sounds so...

    All this aches and pains business sounds so foreign to me.

    187 on the dimple. Skied in everything from blower January powder in Japan, to 2" of something 3D'ish in NZ. Long days, big vert, as fast...
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    Heck, my experience with Protests has been very...

    Heck, my experience with Protests has been very different.

    90% of the time, I've been on soft old mango Scarpa Maestrales, and even on variable NZ snow never needed more boot. Also, no bouncing...
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    Unreal. I always bring a narrower pair (MVPs),...

    Unreal.

    I always bring a narrower pair (MVPs), but never get off the Protests. They’re just that good.

    128mm underfoot would suck if forced to follow poorly planned, steep and icy skintracks,...
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    Sort of. Mine have Sollyfit plates. I tour on...

    Sort of. Mine have Sollyfit plates. I tour on them in Japan, and ski them with STHs at home (NZ Clubfields) . This involves a lot of booting, ridge hiking etc, and touring capability would be a...
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    I think I've had my Protests for 6 or 7 years...

    I think I've had my Protests for 6 or 7 years now. 187s mounted at the dimple. I've skied them in everything from bottomless 4% Japan fluff to heavy windblown NZ mank and spring hot pow. I have...
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    4" will do it, if you have a bit of open space to...

    4" will do it, if you have a bit of open space to let them run - they plane on a dusting.
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    I have about 50 days of touring in Japan on...

    I have about 50 days of touring in Japan on Protests with Dynafit Radicals and Maestrales (mango). Apart from one Radical heel doing its explodomat thing I have been stoked with this setup.

    I...
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    Gorgeous. Re mount point, Protests have a...

    Gorgeous.

    Re mount point, Protests have a huge sweet spot. There's lots of info in various Praxis threads, but I think it'd be hard to go wrong. My personal view is the Keith knows best, and that...
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    6'1 x 170-175, on the dimple. Never had any tip...

    6'1 x 170-175, on the dimple. Never had any tip dive.
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    Just because my 187s are perfect I'm considering...

    Just because my 187s are perfect I'm considering ordering a pair of 192s - just in case they are more perfecter!
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    I had forgotten just how fuqn incredible Protests...

    I had forgotten just how fuqn incredible Protests are. Yes, I could have rattled off all the positive attributes, but it took four days of long powder lines to remind me.

    They somehow transcend...
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    How damp and stable do your heavy RXs feel...

    How damp and stable do your heavy RXs feel compared to your Billy Goats?
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    Speaking of heavy core, stiff'ish flex, do any of...

    Speaking of heavy core, stiff'ish flex, do any of you have experience with this - both in terms of performance and weight?

    I asked Keith a while ago about the weight increase, and he said that a...
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    Heavy core, -10mm, #4 or #4+ flex. Funky snow...

    Heavy core, -10mm, #4 or #4+ flex. Funky snow weapon.
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    That one keep bubbling up from my subconscious.

    That one keep bubbling up from my subconscious.
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    I just detuned contact points outwards, and not...

    I just detuned contact points outwards, and not particularly aggressively.

    Congratulations, and welcome aboard; they are magic slippers.
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    That makes a lot of sense to someone who loves...

    That makes a lot of sense to someone who loves the Protest/Maestrale combo.
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    Freaky, ay? Lucky man! It sounds like the old...

    Freaky, ay?

    Lucky man!
    It sounds like the old Protests are a bit New Protest/Powder Boards hybrid, with longer tip and tail rocker and less side cut than the new ones. I'd snap up a pair in a...
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    I don't. Would dearly love to give the 196s a go...

    I don't. Would dearly love to give the 196s a go on open, fast terrain, though.

    That said, I've skied my 187s extensively on open, alpine terrain, scaring the pants off my scrawny, middle-aged...
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    A revelation! Nothing else in skiing has ever...

    A revelation!

    Nothing else in skiing has ever made such an impression on me (I haven't skied the Powder Boards in bottomless fluff). And as a bonus, they're very, very versatile. They're not just...
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