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    Passive graphics not in danger of alienating...

    Passive graphics not in danger of alienating anyone for the olds, take a little more risk on the ones you’re gonna market to gen Z.

    Graphics don’t sell skis but they can stop a sale in its tracks.
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    I wouldn’t judge the quality of a shop based on...

    I wouldn’t judge the quality of a shop based on their willingness to put the wintersteiger rep’s kids through college, but rather if their employees can actually flex their boots.

    Both shops I...
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    Generally

    Generally
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    Every single shop has dimpled a base or...

    Every single shop has dimpled a base or misdrilled a ski. Generally several a year. The shop employees work long days, it’s late in the retail season, occasional mistakes happen. We are all human....
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    The direct costs are not what’s preventing K2...

    The direct costs are not what’s preventing K2 from warranting the ski. They are trying to force the slimy CA shop to deal with the consequences of breaking dealer agreements. K2 pretty much needs to...
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    Why? No shop, or tech is perfect. This shit...

    Why? No shop, or tech is perfect. This shit happens. They owned up to their mistake.
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    What greg said. No issue with the blizzards,...

    What greg said.

    No issue with the blizzards, the shop should still offer to replace the skis. If I were you, I’d be a bro and just ask them for a high end tune on the skis instead . Either now,...
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    I have skied some iteration of both, but also...

    I have skied some iteration of both, but also about as far from each other as possible. 185 WC tour (116), and 182 Woodsman 96. Wildcat cuts a quicker turn and is more alive in tight places....
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    Where are the WNDR reviews?

    Did I just miss them? One of you has to have gotten a pair. Any reviews out there not on the WNDR website?
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    But shot to death right outside of her work isn’t...

    But shot to death right outside of her work isn’t enough?
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    Current SEA leadership doesn’t want to lock users...

    Current SEA leadership doesn’t want to lock users up. Police are likely instructed not to arrest them. I don’t know about current numbers or if the police have just given up due to the shit city...
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    They do park cops there, or at least used too....

    They do park cops there, or at least used too. Uniformed and Plain Clothes. dedicated counter Narcotics and regular patrol. It wasn’t enough.
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    Seattle Cops leaving for Tacoma, King County and...

    Seattle Cops leaving for Tacoma, King County and Pierce County despite significantly lower pay is pretty well documented. They are tired of the do nothing attitude from City Hall. Despite being one...
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    Wildcat is significantly further on the playful...

    Wildcat is significantly further on the playful category than the Woodsman
    A totally non scientific placement on the chargy to playful spectrum...
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    Since this thread is back, I couldn’t see myself...

    Since this thread is back, I couldn’t see myself skiing the the PNW without a 189 Billy Goat or 190 Wildcat.

    Add something you’re comfortable with for low tide and mixed soft snow
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    ‘5 points stiffer’ doesn’t tell you anything......

    ‘5 points stiffer’ doesn’t tell you anything... judging something by stated flex index is premature.
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    The guy who can’t flex his boots has problem...

    The guy who can’t flex his boots has problem turning skis... who’d have thought.
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    Tell them Austrian nerds to figure out a 1600g...

    Tell them Austrian nerds to figure out a 1600g 186 bodacious shape with a hair more tip splay. Get some more money out of the mold.
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    a 186 ZeroG 118 in the bodacious shape and rocker...

    a 186 ZeroG 118 in the bodacious shape and rocker profile would be pretty fucking awesome
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    Not gonna matter

    Not gonna matter
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    At this point he likely has more real experience...

    At this point he likely has more real experience about solutions to the Altera fuck show than those of us experiencing it for the first time. Yes, last year was bad but nothing like the fuckshow JHMR...
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    Tinkham road off ramp not good enough of a...

    Tinkham road off ramp not good enough of a sledding hill and snowman farm for you?

    Rebuttal: the state needs a more consistent snow pack west of the pass.
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    Meh, I hope we don’t waste anymore public money...

    Meh, I hope we don’t waste anymore public money on trains in WA. We’re already burning way to much public money on that 19th century technology in the lowlands. It’s an expensive and inflexible...
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    I’m sure the snowlake snowshoe was a chilkoot...

    I’m sure the snowlake snowshoe was a chilkoot pass re-enactment.
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    XT Free with tour wrap liner works well for my...

    XT Free with tour wrap liner works well for my all traveling season this year. Sure, I’d love to have my RS130s, but weight and space are a bit prohibitive and the free with the wrap liner both...
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    What a fucktard. For all the faults folks gave...

    What a fucktard.

    For all the faults folks gave him, there wasn’t a shit job I didn’t see JK do himself. Bumping chairs on Chinook in the rain? Check. Serving fries in Campbell Basin on a pow day?...
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    Given the cascade wide fuckshow of today, I’m...

    Given the cascade wide fuckshow of today, I’m gonna blame SEA growth as equally complicit as Altera.

    Folks were parked into their driveways on snoqualmie today.
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    You can charter a flight from Spokane to...

    You can charter a flight from Spokane to Wenatchee for around $4500 a person.... totally the same thing.
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    Might be a dumb idea but Alpine lakes off from...

    Might be a dumb idea but Alpine lakes off from middle fork of the snoqualmie? Piss off a lot of backcountry skiers. A four season road and buildings would never get approved.


    While a bit low and...
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    Totally agree on the failure to plan and...

    Totally agree on the failure to plan and implement adequate changes. The changes they did make (A lot almost completely carpool only, implemented shuttles from Enumclaw and further) didn’t go far...
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    Isn’t really in the picture and doesn’t buy an...

    Isn’t really in the picture and doesn’t buy an ikon pass. For perspective.

    I’m getting a bit of hypocrisy from you in this though. You’re biggest complaint seems to be “Joe” not following good...
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    310829

    310829
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    Issue is, we’re not talking about Seahawks season...

    Issue is, we’re not talking about Seahawks season tickets here; we’re talking about NFC season tickets good for any team’s home game; and they cost less than Seahawks tickets have in 20 years.
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    I’d also like to point out leaving enumclaw at...

    I’d also like to point out leaving enumclaw at 6:30 and getting to the mountain at 8:00 isn’t normal either.
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    310810 Has to be a troll account.

    310810

    Has to be a troll account.
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    $30 a car unless 3+, keep the top lot for cars...

    $30 a car unless 3+, keep the top lot for cars with 4+
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    Based on the thread I think skibird is talking...

    Based on the thread I think skibird is talking the 2021 Enforcer Pro not the current model. I doubt Nordica’s consumer facing customer service folks are going to answer questions about unannounced...
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    I think folks will be pretty impressed with the...

    I think folks will be pretty impressed with the M-Pro 99. I skied an iteration in the 178 and was pretty stoked on it. I’d articulate it as a modernized Legend Pro: rocker and taper in the tip;...
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    Ineligible receiver is the dumbest penalty

    Ineligible receiver is the dumbest penalty
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    AWD/4WD need to have chains in the vehicle when...

    AWD/4WD need to have chains in the vehicle when they are required for all other vehicles.

    you can put chains on a subaru.... they need to be the snug low profile ones but ya won't die.
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    and awd/4wd who keep their oem all season tires...

    and awd/4wd who keep their oem all season tires on all winter.

    you don't have to enforce it for every vehicle all the time, but a half dozen spot checks throughout the season can have a solid...
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    or just pay a wsp trooper overtime to turn folks...

    or just pay a wsp trooper overtime to turn folks around without chains... including AWD/4WD without chains in the vehicle.
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    You don’t... Alpinist skis and works great...

    You don’t...
    Alpinist skis and works great without the silly freeride spacer. Wouldn’t buy a KingPin but pretty happy with the Alpinist.
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    From most reports lift capacity (skiers per hour...

    From most reports lift capacity (skiers per hour or acres accessed) isn’t the primary issue. Getting to the lifts remains the bigger issue via roads and parking infrastructure. What’s the point of...
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    I remember WSP doing active chain enforcement...

    I remember WSP doing active chain enforcement being performed at the boulevard, but that was atleast 10 years ago now. Full MRNP style, turning around AWD who didn’t have chains in the car.

    They...
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    Well yes, but actually no... Line is releasing...

    Well yes, but actually no...

    Line is releasing a mid 90mm metron.
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    WAT?

    WAT?
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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/Bla...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/19/Blade_movie.jpg
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    I disagree. Seattleites bought Ikon passes to...

    I disagree.
    Seattleites bought Ikon passes to ski at crystal. While Altera’s strategy is about teasing the idea of iconic vacations, this wasn’t the primary reason it succeeded in Seattle. An ikon...
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    Folks who left yesterday at 5:30am avoided the...

    Folks who left yesterday at 5:30am avoided the cutoff for parking at Crystal and enjoyed a crawl up 410 and the blvd.

    Regularly takes 3hr to go from Stevens to Seattle in the afternoon/evening
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