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  1. Custom adjustable forward flex mod for Dynafit Vulcans

    I've always desired ski touring boots with in field, easily and quickly adjustable forward flex. Present era touring boots that offer flex adjustment options like re/re tongues of various...
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    Hey xxx'er; details are a bit fuzzy due to time...

    Hey xxx'er; details are a bit fuzzy due to time elapsed but I did fit/flex testing of both boots compared to Vulcans without tongue/no flex stops.

    Tried all boots with stock liners, vulcan stock...
  3. Awesome, thanks for the feedback so far. The...

    Awesome, thanks for the feedback so far. The issue of wet snow sticking to base is a consideration cause the skis would be used a low elevations featuring a >70 percent moist/wet snowpack. I have...
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    A ski guide I work with his some experience with...

    A ski guide I work with his some experience with this stuff and during a discussion, mentioned a temp range but I can't remember. I'll get more beta at the lfh training week in mid dec.

    As for...
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    Lol; less dangerous but also less style points...

    Lol; less dangerous but also less style points than bottle jack method. Bottle jacks = max steeze.
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    Pretty good idea, actually. Figure out a jig and...

    Pretty good idea, actually. Figure out a jig and construct a hot box around it. Place skis in the unit, calibrate, add the heat...set it and forget it till it cools into the new form. Keep...
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    Night shift. 302767

    Night shift.

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    Maybe ten minutes including moving ladder from...

    Maybe ten minutes including moving ladder from shed to back yard lawn and back to shed again. lol.
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    Just reefing up with my arms. Pull tails up till...

    Just reefing up with my arms. Pull tails up till wood core starts making crackling sounds...lower ski, move it back a bit and crank on it a few more times.
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    I'll be attempting a non ghetto reduction of tip...

    I'll be attempting a non ghetto reduction of tip and tail rocker on some Volkl 2's in a little while and will report back.

    In the mean time... My custom enhanced tip rockered K2 Darksides kinda...
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    I second the shoe goo recommendation. And since...

    I second the shoe goo recommendation. And since i'm lazy, i'd bypass the secondary/redundancy measure of sewing.
  12. Anyone using the Marquette Backcountry Ski?

    Don't know how these flew under my radar for so long. I just became aware of them while reading about the whole Backcountry.com legal thingy a few days ago. They look like the perfect tool for what...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkmEIsPxrgI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkmEIsPxrgI
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    My own issues are different but FWIW, here's my...

    My own issues are different but FWIW, here's my long term, full report.

    Undiagnosed Celiac disease until 2012 with a lifetime of g.i. issues including long term, chronic acid reflux. I took tums...
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    Good intel. I'm using the luxury hv liners and...

    Good intel. I'm using the luxury hv liners and though the fit is fine, some issues present themselves at times that cause some weirdness. For example. On ski touring days where there's a lot of...
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    Bell 2/Redflat Creek showing a 145cms snowpack...

    Bell 2/Redflat Creek showing a 145cms snowpack depth just below treeline today.

    Damn fine start in that part of the neighborhood.

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    I just went through a round of fit/flex testing...

    I just went through a round of fit/flex testing and thought that the ZGTP fit ever so slightly shorter in length (just a hair more contact pressure on front of toes) than the Scout in a size 25.5. ...
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    Just in case you're unsuccessful in yer quest......

    Just in case you're unsuccessful in yer quest... I have old beat up pairs of 180 and 184 cm rocker 2s with solly rental bindings that i'll be testing this winter to see what size is optimal. If I...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr7n_NLeJQE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr7n_NLeJQE
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    Would tip extenderz help? Saved my jjs and a...

    Would tip extenderz help? Saved my jjs and a buddy's jj 2.0s from tip dive and lack of planing in bottomless or upside down conditions.

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    "This man tested Canada's tax laws by moving in a...

    "This man tested Canada's tax laws by moving in a canoe — and wonCampfire wood, bagged ice and provincial park receipts accepted as moving expenses"...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOyU_vqXf7s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOyU_vqXf7s
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    Lovin' the hikes lately listening to old school...

    Lovin' the hikes lately listening to old school stuff.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgWAWM8Gz68
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    Nice work Gary! Great to see some really nice...

    Nice work Gary! Great to see some really nice fresh pics from the Sisses. And when u said u quadded up the coyote creek road...didja do the old valley bottom start or the new logging road then hook...
  25. Good question...I'll have to check and report...

    Good question...I'll have to check and report back.
  26. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Hilo the non snow cat. Stuck at shed. Coaxed...

    Hilo the non snow cat. Stuck at shed. Coaxed back to house with treats. Employed his patented black lightning strike to zip from shed to house.

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  27. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    First snowfall of the year. Kona the snowkat...

    First snowfall of the year. Kona the snowkat dropped in and made first tracks.

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  28. ...since u mentioned it... Thinking back, I'm...

    ...since u mentioned it...

    Thinking back, I'm still kinda shaking my head with incredulity that the tape system held up to the forces or kicking heels and torquing toes during the uphill touring...
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    That ephemeral flow state when yer ski touring...

    That ephemeral flow state when yer ski touring uphill and it's effortless and happy thoughts are cycling through your mind.
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    Been doing the Wim Hof/cold shower thing for a...

    Been doing the Wim Hof/cold shower thing for a few months now. With the change in seasonal temps lately, the cold water just got colder over the past week and now feels really cold. It's annoying.
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    Hypothetical nuclear waste danger elimination...

    Hypothetical nuclear waste danger elimination strategy via blasting it with lasers to knock the protons out of the nucleus. Eezee peezee.
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  32. Great, thanks for the thoughts. The part where u...

    Great, thanks for the thoughts. The part where u say: "...just go until it starts making cracking sounds and stop adding pressure..." is similar to the feedback I anticipate when bending more...
  33. GregL: Just curious if you've ever 'reverse...

    GregL: Just curious if you've ever 'reverse punched' the lateral portions of the dynafit mercury cuffs to reduce volume/more naturally follow the contours of skiers with average width ankles but...
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    I'm outta town slayin' sand and gravel in other...

    I'm outta town slayin' sand and gravel in other parts of the province, A.P.

    I'm thinkin' the terrace area experienced a full thermonuclear, pineapple express driven monsoon meltdown. Hopefully...
  35. A delayed start to the ski season due to lack of...

    A delayed start to the ski season due to lack of snow used to annoy me. Not any more.

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    No pow? No problem. Gravel skiing conditions...

    No pow? No problem. Gravel skiing conditions are all time. West side road stash delivered....the cliff out line presented some legit exposure. Fun.

    Also, I didn't realize that sand/gravel...
  37. I know a guy that has a 5 or 6 year old stock...

    I know a guy that has a 5 or 6 year old stock uv-5r for exactly the purposes you described. It works amazingly well for the price and what it is. Range is a bit limited for calling kms on Canadian...
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    Just found a decent gravel ski pitch that has...

    Just found a decent gravel ski pitch that has potential. Needs grooming though. Workable as is for techy, pivot turns but for the better feeling, carefree long radius slarves, all the bigger rocks...
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    Did some in shop fit/flex testing of some Tour...

    Did some in shop fit/flex testing of some Tour Pros and Scouts. The one crucial test I forgot to do is the torsional twisting test with boot locked into tech toe piece, heel in tour mode on skis and...
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    Why not just dig a hole in the backyard in...

    Why not just dig a hole in the backyard in suitable dimensions and shape, backfill,shape/compact soil just right to support the contours of a reclined human body, drop a big piece of greenhouse poly...
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    A few notes on liner length fit. A nuclear...

    A few notes on liner length fit. A nuclear option for liners that feel too short: Cut the toe box off and reinstall the section forward a bit and fill the gap with some foam....dunno if it's a...
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    Photos of the area?

    Photos of the area?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJlN9jdQFSc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJlN9jdQFSc
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    Buddy just sent me this version. Harmonies are...

    Buddy just sent me this version. Harmonies are nice.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhhEHuChFck&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1utfj cwTrVXUYdp9lBx6Bq6sB3pSu1IecMruy3tNsc__TvuqkPuZMNS 6o
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    Cautiously interested. Curious in what areas the...

    Cautiously interested. Curious in what areas the shells were expanded during molding, if so. I have a low instep, flat, duck feet.
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    I've seen the pin sockets worn in a coupla...

    I've seen the pin sockets worn in a coupla buddies high mileage boots. In their boots the specific issue was the sockets were notched/grooved vertically in the hole...can't recall exactly at what...
  47. Thread: UFC

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  48. Thread: UFC

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    Doctor stoppage...for that? ...

    Doctor stoppage...for that? ........................... Masvidal ahead by a mile but Diaz is a final mile fighter. Who knows how it woulda went. Argh!!!!!!!!!
  49. Thread: UFC

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    Great prelims! gonna try my hand at fight...

    Great prelims!

    gonna try my hand at fight calls again...

    diaz, gastelum, thompson, lewis, gillespie, anderson
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    Bucket list line. Can still remember the pre...

    Bucket list line. Can still remember the pre first turn jitterz. Just how will the dry moss ski? Skied really well.

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