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    FS: Faction CT3.0 162cm

    What is this!? A ski for ants!? Well that is exactly why I am selling. These were absolutely amazing when I lived out east, but now that I have big boy mountains to ski I needed something...
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    Line it is then. Thanks guys!

    Line it is then. Thanks guys!
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    Where do people mount the woodsman series...

    Where do people mount the woodsman series (specifically the 96)? I ski directional more than not most of the time. Right on the line or back a little?
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    Would the woods96 theoretically do well on firmer...

    Would the woods96 theoretically do well on firmer bumps? I'm looking for a narrowish ski for tahoe in low tide conditions such as now and the woods are pretty high on my list.
  5. Squaw was pretty good while I was there in the...

    Squaw was pretty good while I was there in the morning. Spring skiing for sure, car read 52 as I was pulling out of the parking lot at 12pm. Sunbowl and Sibo were nice and soft, some other stuff not...
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    Thanks guys! Yes I already have a concept and for...

    Thanks guys! Yes I already have a concept and for now am probably looking to fill the "hasn't snowed in X days". Currently that spot is filled by a pair of faction CT 3.0s but they are much to short...
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    Looks like the new BD xenic

    Looks like the new BD xenic
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    What do people think would compliment a concept...

    What do people think would compliment a concept as a two ski inbounds-only quiver for Tahoe? I'm thinking -10 GPO, -10 MVP or freeride? I want something a little better in bumps and hard snow (Will...
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    PSA: Hotels.com currently has rooms at Shilo Inn...

    PSA: Hotels.com currently has rooms at Shilo Inn Suites - Mammoth Lakes for $26 a night the Friday and Sat of memorial day weekend. It jumps up in price if you try and book Monday night too.
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    Sticky: PMed you

    PMed you
  11. https://squawalpine.com/explore/blog/incident-stat...

    https://squawalpine.com/explore/blog/incident-statement-january-17-2020
  12. https://twitter.com/PlacerSheriff/status/121826225...

    https://twitter.com/PlacerSheriff/status/1218262257949216768
    One fatality and one serious injury confirmed :(
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    FWIW, custom is awesome but this after a little...

    FWIW, custom is awesome but this after a little hacksawing this fits perfectly in a 4th gen 4runner https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006MIPW70/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    You...
  14. I'm still get used to tahoe, what's the best bet...

    I'm still get used to tahoe, what's the best bet between kirkwood/alpine/squaw for high winds? B.A. is forecasting 70+ gusts tomorrow AM. I assume that shuts down Squaw upper mountain. Maybe Summit...
  15. Would it be complete madness to day trip squaw...

    Would it be complete madness to day trip squaw from the bay on Saturday? I Have been skiing out of state with family the past couple of weeks and haven't made it up yet this season. Don't want to...
  16. Thread: AT Helmet halp

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    I've got the salomon mtn lab helmet. Love it....

    I've got the salomon mtn lab helmet. Love it. Super light for the ups when attaching to a pack. I feel pretty comfortable in its safety on the downs. Fit's pretty well. I haven't worn it ascending...
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    So you can verify overnight is ok at blackwood?...

    So you can verify overnight is ok at blackwood? That's awesome, I have camped at the campground there in the summer and its a perfect location.
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    For Tahoe check out the Californa Sno-Parks...

    For Tahoe check out the Californa Sno-Parks system. Someone else will have to confirm but I believe you can park overnight. There are a couple around Tahoe, two within ~30ish minutes of Squaw...
  19. It doesn't. I believe (but cannot confirm as I...

    It doesn't. I believe (but cannot confirm as I don't have them installed) that with brakes there is no gap. I can confirm the boot floats on the pins with my setup which includes a shim under the toe...
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    Hmm that's a tough one. Regardless of my sizing...

    Hmm that's a tough one. Regardless of my sizing on this ski, I almost always advocate for longer skis. But a bit shorter is helpful for touring IMO. It depends how you intend to ski these. If you...
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    Hahaha my other skis are 178, 182, and 173...

    Hahaha my other skis are 178, 182, and 173 (touring) which are plenty big for my size. Just got a screaming deal on these ski blades....
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    Agreed with all of the above, I've lent them to...

    Agreed with all of the above, I've lent them to some friends who share similar sentiments. Everyone is always stoked when they get on them.

    I haven't skied any other factions. I have a friend who...
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    I've got about 50 days on a pair. I absolutely...

    I've got about 50 days on a pair. I absolutely love them with one caveat, I got the 162s and really wish I got the 176s, but I'm tiny and the 162s were about $350 cheaper.... Ignoring that sizing...
  24. Wildsnow has one...

    Wildsnow has one https://www.wildsnow.com/backcountry-ski-pdfs/xenic-template-1-2019.pdf
  25. Thanks! If mounted at 1.5cm back (so the...

    Thanks! If mounted at 1.5cm back (so the pins/boot center remain the same) the xenic housing will clear the front screws depending on the size of the screw head. The back screws will interfere with...
  26. Trial 1 of my vipec to xenic adapter is complete....

    Trial 1 of my vipec to xenic adapter is complete. It should be fairly obvious this is a rough go from the pics ;)
    I used 3/16" aluminum. This will obviously raise the toe height but also gives...
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    Visibility was not at an all time high yesterday....

    Visibility was not at an all time high yesterday. Snow was great. Chair 3 was absolutely fantastic for about 30 seconds right when it opened. Very deep, then it was filled with people stuck in the...
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    I had my first day on my new concepts yesterday...

    I had my first day on my new concepts yesterday at Mammoth. Very positive experience overall. I think I'm going to really love them once I remember how to use skis and get my legs back. I was having...
  29. I'm also in progress of making a vipec to xenic...

    I'm also in progress of making a vipec to xenic adapter, just waiting on a shipment from McMaster Carr. However its gonna be hacky as hell out due to my lack of cutting tools :). Will definitely post...
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    Sticky: Anyone's kid need a hard ear racing helmet? Got a...

    Anyone's kid need a hard ear racing helmet? Got a Black POC Skull Orbic X in Size L I'm looking to pass along now that my racing days are over. 2013 FIS Sticker.
  31. PSA: Bindings are currently $322 on the site that...

    PSA: Bindings are currently $322 on the site that shall not be named, with 12% cashback on activejunky = ~$285. Pretty good deal depending on your moral stance in regards to trademark lawyers.
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    I stayed there a couple of times this summer....

    I stayed there a couple of times this summer. Full disclosure I'm a recently graduated college kid, not a dentist with a family. I believe it is right next to a shuttle stop, but can't completely...
  33. Photo fixed. I really like that baseplate idea...

    Photo fixed. I really like that baseplate idea too and that would definitely solve my problem. I might give it a shot.
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    Sold!

    Sold!
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    FS: Fritschi Tectons - 110mm

    Originally bought these for a 50/50 travel setup, however since then I have moved and no longer need a travel setup :) so I am going for lighter touring bindings. Used two seasons, good condition...
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    Used, Thanks!

    Used, Thanks!
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    Thanks but I had notifications turned off and...

    Thanks but I had notifications turned off and someone beat me to it before I saw this :(
    Anyone got another?
    Thanks!
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    Would love a code if anyone has one laying...

    Would love a code if anyone has one laying around! Thanks!
  39. Possibly Stupid idea but could work... The pic...

    Possibly Stupid idea but could work... The pic below is a swiss cheese ski in my possession (the bottoms look just as bad). The inserts are for vipec/tecton toes. If my reading comprehension is any...
  40. I started hiking up thinking I was dedicated. I...

    I started hiking up thinking I was dedicated. I finished realizing I was stupid.
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    If you have a chance to try the BD Route 95's...

    If you have a chance to try the BD Route 95's they might be worth considering. I demoed them inbounds on east coast groomers and found them to be much sturdier than you would expect.
  42. Had it at Squaw, I thought it was pretty good...

    Had it at Squaw, I thought it was pretty good beer but light Bavarian style is my favorite so YMMV. Very good can for letting people know how cool I am though.
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    Pm'ed

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  44. Bump!

    Bump!
  45. FS: OR Cirque pants and BD Dawn Patrol Shell

    Selling some soft goods. Price police feel free to call me out. Obviously newer hear but happy to link to sale history on eBay and another more front-side oriented forum. Paypal Preffered. Located in...
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    Looks like stuff is showing up on the website...

    Looks like stuff is showing up on the website https://www.thenorthface.com/featured/futurelight-all.html
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    Finally broke out the drill and got my custom...

    Finally broke out the drill and got my custom Concepts mounted up. Felt a little bad having to put bindings over the graphics but hopefully they'll be covered by snow all the time anyway :). First...
  48. Well since its right in the title I'll be the...

    Well since its right in the title I'll be the first looser to ask. Looking for bootfitter recs in the area. Just graduated college on the east coast, moved out to the bay (I know I know...), and want...
  49. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    I drove by on Saturday morning on my way to...

    I drove by on Saturday morning on my way to Mammoth. Gate is still closed for leavitt lake road. I didn't investigate much farther besides a quick peek from the highway so I'm not sure if there is...
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    Does anyone know if sleeping overnight in the...

    Does anyone know if sleeping overnight in the Lassen TH Parking lot is permitted? Never been up there before and the whole national park thing makes me think it might be an issue.
    Thanks!
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