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    I have a pair of Vulcans that I have experimented...

    I have a pair of Vulcans that I have experimented with different liners. Mainly, Pro tour tongue, Power Wraps, stock liner and Tour wraps. So, my conclusions are that the Pro Tours(tongue) just...
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    Additionally, my 2018 Maestrales were the next...

    Additionally, my 2018 Maestrales were the next generation and didn't meet the criteria to be sent back. This was a plus for me as I had to do a fair amount of fitting and a toe punch to get the fit I...
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    BTW, you need to follow up on this before you go...

    BTW, you need to follow up on this before you go thru the fitting process and then find out that your boots need to be sent back.
    http://www.scarpa.com/product-recall

    As far as heat molding,...
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    AT boots are more fiddly than Scarpa Teleboots...

    AT boots are more fiddly than Scarpa Teleboots and the Maestrale and the RS too have a fiddle factor and it got worse when they changed the tongue making it harder to move it out of the way as well...
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    I also have a pair of 2018 Maestrales that I got...

    I also have a pair of 2018 Maestrales that I got this year to replace Dynafit TLT 6's. Never really like the 6's as they didn't ski well with tongues removed and just wanted a simplier boot. I also...
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    My call is to not over think this. The screw(s)...

    My call is to not over think this. The screw(s) are stuck in the chain stays because the Al has oxidized around the screws essentially locking them in like glue. So, they are not coming out without...
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    Good info and sure it is all about the up....

    Good info and sure it is all about the up. Anyway, might get beat up for this but hot waxing your skins can do two things, one, keep skins from glopping up easily and if you hot wax with yellow or...
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    I looked at both and weighted both. 2019's. The...

    I looked at both and weighted both. 2019's. The orange was 5oz lighter for a 28.0. I did buy the orange Maestrale, not so much for the weight savings but I was keeping my Vulcans and wanted a lighter...
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    Poll: I use leashes 100% in the BC and for me the...

    I use leashes 100% in the BC and for me the reason is obvious, lose a ski in deep snow way back in you might die. So, IMO, brakes are a resort gimmick so maybe if you crash on firm snow your ski...
  10. I really like Village Ski Loft in Incline...

    I really like Village Ski Loft in Incline Village. The boot fitter I see is Elko and works Tues-Sat. He has been there for quite a while and I never have gone in there where he wasn't working on...
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    OK, just got a pair of Tour Wraps to go in my...

    OK, just got a pair of Tour Wraps to go in my Vulcans. I have tried several liners in these boots to get the right blend of power and tourability. Stock power Wraps ski down great and powerful but...
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    Ok, sorry to put this on a screamer as to what is...

    Ok, sorry to put this on a screamer as to what is compatible and what is not. I contacted another ski shop, Village Ski loft in Incline village and they checked with the rep for these bindings and...
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    Well, called my LSS and they had Shifts in stock,...

    Well, called my LSS and they had Shifts in stock, jig and two dedicated techs who did a clinic on these bindings. So, I went down there to buy a pair and get them installed with my plan. My plan was...
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    Haven't read all this so a couple of quick...

    Haven't read all this so a couple of quick questions. I have a pair of DPS Wailer 112's mounted with Speed Radicals that I ski primarily touring with Vulcans, however, do ski them on occasion at the...
  15. Taken yesterday from Dry Pond which is upper...

    Taken yesterday from Dry Pond which is upper Whites Creek and at least 1,000' lower than top of Rose at 12:00. So, blowing snow mid day and it was coldish at Dry Pond temps in the mid/upper 30's at...
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    OK, for what is is worth, I tried this boot on...

    OK, for what is is worth, I tried this boot on yesterday and I also tried on the Scarpa Maestrale RS as well. These two boots are on my short list to replace my Vulcans, the main reason why I chose...
  17. WTB, sorry wrong forum but ran into a guy who is...

    WTB, sorry wrong forum but ran into a guy who is from Israel and in Truckee for a day or two and looking for a pair of pin touring boots in a 27.5 shell or US 9.5-10. so if you have or know of any...
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    What Boot am I?

    Looking to replace my current resort boots. Currently have been on 2016/17 Technica Cochise 130's and prior to than had some earlier versions on the same boot. Fit of these boots was OK in the...
  19. My wife got some 164 Voile Superchargers last...

    My wife got some 164 Voile Superchargers last season as a 100% BC ski and really likes the lightness with the chops to handle heavy and variable snow. I guess the latest version is the Hypercharger...
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    In certain situations ski crampons would/may...

    In certain situations ski crampons would/may increase traction but IMO generally that wouldn't be as efficient as skins only. So, looking at the pics of what you have they look like big mountain skis...
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    Great post, the fishscales on the Harvest skis...

    Great post, the fishscales on the Harvest skis are maybe the same ones on the Voiles. Personally, I have been a fishscale skier for decades coming from skinny XC skis and going thru all the...
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    OK, thanks for the replies. I think I will...

    OK, thanks for the replies. I think I will rephrase my inquiry, what Alpine boots are you using if your AT boots are Vulcans and you love the fit and performance? For me, not going to refit my Alpine...
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    Matching my Dynafit Vulcans

    Well to start with, I have a average foot, thin ankles and high calf so fitting skiboots has always been a issue for me especially resort boots. However, my Dynafit TLT6's and my Vulcans fit great...
  24. Yeah, my wife has a pair of women's version SC in...

    Yeah, my wife has a pair of women's version SC in a 164. She is a good skier both resort and BC and got these as she wanted to downsize from her prior skis BD Converts in a 172. She loves the ski for...
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    Nice reviews and beta. I own a pair of 16-17...

    Nice reviews and beta. I own a pair of 16-17 Cochise 130's size 28 shell, orange four buckle model. Anybody want to compare the fit of these versa the 18-19 OG's Tour Pro. Not performance or ROM,...
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    Interesting, on a slightly different note, the...

    Interesting, on a slightly different note, the other day coming back in from a moderate angle tour had a guy approach us on what looked like a fat bike. This is not uncommon around here and some...
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    Nice! how about coconut oil;). Anyway, thanks for...

    Nice! how about coconut oil;). Anyway, thanks for all the tips. I skied a couple of days ago and it was butt cold like around 0. Boots were solidly stiff afterwards. I had great success with just...
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    Good plan and Snow season is not over by a long...

    Good plan and Snow season is not over by a long shot. A good idea if you want to extend your season is to get a touring kit. Mt. Rose Resort is one of the easiest places to hike for turns after their...
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    I assume you will be here next season. I...

    I assume you will be here next season. I initially got a Vail pass this year after years of skiing Rose, with the low tide conditions I don't like skiing Heav or N Star so I wasn't going. So, I took...
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    Tricks For Exiting Overlap Skiboots

    I am not new to owning overlap skiboots and never had anything but a tough time getting my feet out of these after a session and back at the car. I do have my boots in a heated boot bag so putting my...
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    Great pics of course. A question, did you earn...

    Great pics of course. A question, did you earn those turns or lift assist ? Personally can't imagine climbing up in that :smile:
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    I had the same problem with my 2008 Honda Element...

    I had the same problem with my 2008 Honda Element with a slow leaking tire. The wheel rim bead had corrosion and they took some emery cloth to it and the problem went away. They said that they see...
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    My opinion as well, my prior ski was a K2...

    My opinion as well, my prior ski was a K2 Sidestash that was my primary ski for a long time and IMO one of the best K2 skis out there. Unfortunately, I dumped those on Craig's and bought 2018...
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    My wife skied Antipistes for a couple of seasons...

    My wife skied Antipistes for a couple of seasons starting with tele bindings and then with Dynafits for deeper BC days. She like them except for the weight. She moved on to BD Converts in a similar...
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    OK, to finalize my opinion on the Mt. Lab Helmet,...

    OK, to finalize my opinion on the Mt. Lab Helmet, I did get two touring days using the helmet. I did put the helmet on at the TH and wore it the whole time, up, down and slogging along. The helmet...
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    Well, I have possession of the Mt. Lab helmet and...

    Well, I have possession of the Mt. Lab helmet and a few observations just playing with it. IMO, it looks to have maybe a little better protection that a trail type Mt. Bike helmet without MIPS. The...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HjCXd9Z2wM&t=38s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HjCXd9Z2wM&t=38s
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    Sometimes, but boa systems on quality helmets...

    Sometimes, but boa systems on quality helmets less likely. There's a forehead pad called a "Sweat Buster" that replaces the stock forehead pad that is a great addition to any sports helmet. It takes...
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    Thanks for the spirited responses. I did order a...

    Thanks for the spirited responses. I did order a Salomon Mt. Lab and will get it today or on Wed. I was also interested in a Salewa Vert as it looked like it had some similar features but when I did...
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    Backcountry Ski Helmet

    Looking to get a backcountry ski helmet. I have used BC helmets for a long time initially just packing the helmet and for the past couple of seasons using a Mt. Bike enduro helmet and wearing it...
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    I do the same thing especially with the BD...

    I do the same thing especially with the BD transfer paper. One trick I add is to put the finished product with paper still attached in the freezer for a day. Seems to harden the glue up a bit and not...
  42. OK, I have quite a bit of experience on all sorts...

    OK, I have quite a bit of experience on all sorts of fishscale skis and currently ski Voile Vector BC's which is a 95 underfoot fishscale ski. I have skied the others new and old school as well as...
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    Well, another interesting read on the latest. ...

    Well, another interesting read on the latest.


    http://weatherwest.com/archives/5982
  44. Get a engine complete with tranny from a wrecking...

    Get a engine complete with tranny from a wrecking yard, get a independent mechanic to do the work and either sell or trade in. That is if the car is in decent shape and marketable. Maybe keep it?...
  45. Sure, to be honest, not looking for place to park...

    Sure, to be honest, not looking for place to park or where to car camp. I only live about 1.5 hours away and have driven out and back from KW plenty of times. Pretty easy to do on non pow days. We...
  46. You can hike Rose before and after season and...

    You can hike Rose before and after season and there is great access across the street at Tamarack/Hourglas when there is snow so why hike Rose during the season? To be honest Rose is a pretty small...
  47. Well, got a Vail pass this year for Heavenly,...

    Well, got a Vail pass this year for Heavenly, Kirkwood primarily and looking for advise or ideas on short term and spur of the moment lodging at Kirkwood. This would be weekdays on storm and powder...
  48. Yeah, definitely "Wilderness" designation there...

    Yeah, definitely "Wilderness" designation there and surrounding area so yes anything mechanized not allowed. Rare to see any tracks there as they would access from top of the high meadow and traverse...
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    Additionally ^^^ we used laces during the molding...

    Additionally ^^^ we used laces during the molding process to keep liner from shifting when inserting and greased the shells with vasoline to aid the process.
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    My wife just got the same boots about a month...

    My wife just got the same boots about a month ago. She is a legit 25.0 but got a 24.5 boot so dropped a shell size from what she normally wears. Boots were a little tight initially especially in the...
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