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    Even with the old pads in you will still likely...

    Even with the old pads in you will still likely have a hard time. I use a soft tire lever, like one of the bright blue plastic Park Tools one, and just gently press directly on the piston, with the...
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    The womans is a challenge. Seems like pretty much...

    The womans is a challenge. Seems like pretty much anyone who is confirmed racing is expensive. I don't think there is anyone under 200 who is going to be there...
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    either we ride extremely differently or your out...

    either we ride extremely differently or your out to lunch. Both of these things (Mullets and inserts) actually make more sense than most new mtb inventions lately. Both are used by 50% of the elite...
  4. Ugh this thread is killing me. Longest stretch...

    Ugh this thread is killing me. Longest stretch without a MX trip for 10 years.
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    First option here sounds like a good choice. Be...

    First option here sounds like a good choice. Be ultra careful at the south island breaks, they dont play nicely with kooks floundering around when the waves are good. Tofino is kook central so youll...
  6. Yes but OP specifically called out So this...

    Yes but OP specifically called out
    So this totally changes things like PWL's in my mind.
    I wouldn't ski something that had tracks on it if we were in PWL season, but in a maritme snowpack,...
  7. FYI Fox does make it pretty easy to see what...

    FYI Fox does make it pretty easy to see what fork/shock you have with that 4 digit code.
    https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike the punch that into the Search for your product info.
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    I can see a do not hike up hill on creekside from...

    I can see a do not hike up hill on creekside from my living room window.
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    yeah think if you buy before next winter you get...

    yeah think if you buy before next winter you get this summer with the epic.
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    How high got mangled? All the way?

    How high got mangled? All the way?
  11. I think its very snowpack dependent. In the...

    I think its very snowpack dependent. In the blackcomb backcountry there a couple of gnarly lines to open up, but generally once people have skied it im happy to jump in. Bearing in mind we rarely...
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    I read somewhere that Vail are refunding edge...

    I read somewhere that Vail are refunding edge cards for people who decided to stay home and listen to the PHO, which they initially said they wouldn't.
    Think it was the pique but now cant find it....
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    I have a little bit of play in my steering column...

    I have a little bit of play in my steering column on 2015 Ski Doo. I don't get out taht often, so it may have always been like that, but i definitely notice it now.
    Anythign to be worried about?
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    I much prefer riding my split than riding a solid...

    I much prefer riding my split than riding a solid with snowshoes attached to my pack. That shit never worked for me. Did two days and never again.
    I find i just try and be efficient in my...
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    The ridge was from saddle to the summit was...

    The ridge was from saddle to the summit was looking mega gnar on tuesday, with either a serious move in rock/snow mix over the exposure to gain the ramp, or just climb the mixed sugar the whole way,...
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    I'd be really interested to see if it was a...

    I'd be really interested to see if it was a spearhead traverse pair who got a little off line while super tired? Maybe they thought they were above whirlwind chutes somehow? It was late in the day so...
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    Yikes, that would be a huge day. Sick turns...

    Yikes, that would be a huge day.
    Sick turns though
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    Im really frustrated that there aren't more...

    Im really frustrated that there aren't more details about the 3 avalanches that required rescue released. Not even a mention of that the failure plane was, whether they stepped down or whatever......
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    This was amazing! thanks for the share. I sure...

    This was amazing! thanks for the share.
    I sure wish i had the steeze of some of those robots...
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    Gutwrenching stuff. Feel for rider 4. Likely...

    Gutwrenching stuff. Feel for rider 4. Likely never get over that, cant even begin to fathom how he must feel.
    Important note at the bottom too.
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    Surprising to not see more tracks there....

    Surprising to not see more tracks there. especially considering the shit show parking situation i saw via fb.
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    Super sweet to you hear everyone complaining that...

    Super sweet to you hear everyone complaining that they haven't been able to ride their YT's for 6 months due to outstanding warranty claims.
    Couldn't pay me to ride one of those things here in...
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    Yep. I was serving last night. Lots of Quebecois....

    Yep. I was serving last night. Lots of Quebecois. Lots of nice people, not seeing many dbags which is rare.

    No one has to close for two weeks after an exposure. Some places are staying closed for...
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    Looks amazing!

    Looks amazing!
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    Nursing an injury, hope you guys smashed out a...

    Nursing an injury, hope you guys smashed out a few spankys laps for me.
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    This generation has quickly changed big wave...

    This generation has quickly changed big wave surfing from paddling from the shoulder and racing for dear life, to surfing these waves like they were double over head point breaks. Itís mind blowing...
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    Thanks for the stoke. This thread sucks right...

    Thanks for the stoke. This thread sucks right now!
    I think I saw these two tracks yesterday from Rohr?
    Th only snap I got from two good days out. Scuzz was hanging around a lot on Sunday...
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    I think itís a little past time for ski offs. At...

    I think itís a little past time for ski offs. At least the legal fees will be cheap...
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    Further around almost under showcase chute? Think...

    Further around almost under showcase chute? Think that gets called pencil chute
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    We decided against heading out due to how windy...

    We decided against heading out due to how windy it was the night before. Was also still decent inbounds skiing til the bell.
    Think we saw you descending and it didn't looks super deep blower! Was a...
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    Cowboy is the most dangerous zone in WB...

    Cowboy is the most dangerous zone in WB backcountry in my mind.
    Its like a perfect storm.
    Treeline elevation but alpine style terrain.
    Moderately complex terrain close up that looks very simple...
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    Great day yesterday. I remember heading down the...

    Great day yesterday. I remember heading down the bite and initially being cautios waiting to the hit a big bump and just get bucked but there was nothing. Pure bottomless riding.
    Had one insane...
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    howling wind, deep snow til about glacier creek,...

    howling wind, deep snow til about glacier creek, then rapid deterioration to excel.
    Jersey closed all day. Cat skinner on standby. Waited for a bit and took off home. Hope it stays closed this...
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    The Xmas break was significantly quieter than...

    The Xmas break was significantly quieter than most regular weekends. Will be interesting to see what happens moving forward.
    I did a lap of Stefans at 2 and got great turns down to 86. Lots of fresh...
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    355601 355602 355603 355604 355606 Did give...

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    Did give me some time to flip thru photos.
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    Bad luck, confounded by bad decision making and...

    Bad luck, confounded by bad decision making and then a massive amount of impatience. I should have forgone breakfast and coffee! Win some / lose some etc.
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    That was the worst day out of the season for me....

    That was the worst day out of the season for me. Showed up at 8 and parked with ease, so was confident that not that many people had shown up for 9cms. Blackcomb gondola was lined up past Portobello,...
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    What a shame that North wind blew on Monday....

    What a shame that North wind blew on Monday. Monday afternoon was so so good. Had real high hopes for Tuesday but as soon as I got mid way up 7th something seemed off. Oh well shit happens I guess,...
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    Thanks for sharing those. They look really good...

    Thanks for sharing those. They look really good and at a much much more reasonable price.
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    On the weekend just gone you would have been...

    On the weekend just gone you would have been loaded around 9 at blackcomb according to people i spoke to. Someone showed up at 8 on Saturday and loaded at 9:15. There was even a line this morning...
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    Blackcomb. I guess by minimal crowds, i mean...

    Blackcomb. I guess by minimal crowds, i mean minimal for a weekend POW day that was forecast a week out at the start of Xmas holidays. I don't think i waited longer than 10 minutes except on the...
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    Had a great day up there. Minimal lines except...

    Had a great day up there. Minimal lines except the initial upload. Great snow all day long. Alpine was refilling hard at 3 with heavy winds again.
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    Well you were right! Took it to the shop and...

    Well you were right!
    Took it to the shop and they said water (or some moisture) in the plug, but they were all fucked anyway. Should be fixed tonight!
    So thanks again for that!
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    Im just shocked that the entire Xmas week isnt...

    Im just shocked that the entire Xmas week isnt booked. Xmas day has been available for week of bookings for 12 hours and still good.

    Also the models right now are all over the place. GEM is...
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    Fairly low so far. Expect longer initial uploads,...

    Fairly low so far. Expect longer initial uploads, but not too bad once you get up there. I think this weekend, particularly if they cant get alpine open will be slammed
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    Iím in the refresh train for Sunday too. Wish I...

    Iím in the refresh train for Sunday too. Wish I could swap it for the Saturday
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    I get the feeling the injury that occurred was...

    I get the feeling the injury that occurred was not related to the the avalanche in the film

    I was in the Tantalus range (BC) the day he fell of the cornice (which isn't really mentioned in the...
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    No you were actually the reason i revisited the...

    No you were actually the reason i revisited the thread as you specifically called it out, so thank you for that.
    How can I check something like that?

    TBH i thought i had changed my spark plugs...
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    I dont pretend to understand the nuances of all...

    I dont pretend to understand the nuances of all that stuff, but after being around a couple of different guiding outfits, they were very excited to be able to call Blackcomb Heli and get it all...
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    Might work if its the heaviest person going...

    Might work if its the heaviest person going first, but good chance you would sink lower without them.
    They work pretty amazingly in deep snow.
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