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    I just found the Atris to be a much better...

    I just found the Atris to be a much better ski...I think with the Camox I didn't really gel with the tail of the ski - it felt a bit hooky and the tail rocker didn't quite suit me. But I know guys...
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    Yeah, I'm in this basket too - looking for a...

    Yeah, I'm in this basket too - looking for a thin-ish all mountain ski. I've skied the Ranger 94 FR, and it's probably leading contender for me in that pack at the moment. I'd love if the...
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    They look good...also consider the Ranger 102 FR....

    They look good...also consider the Ranger 102 FR. I reckon that would kill it as a firmer/spring ski in Hakuba.
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    How'd you go size wise? 185 or 190? My...

    How'd you go size wise? 185 or 190?

    My incoming 3 ski quiver: Rustler 11, Atris and one of the new Fischer Rangers (99Ti, 102Fr or 94Fr). All with inserts for Shift and Tecton
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    I got a pair, but they are in Japan. If there's a...

    I got a pair, but they are in Japan. If there's a viable shipping option I'm happy to send them your way.
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    maybe, but it was definitely this topsheet - ...

    maybe, but it was definitely this topsheet -

    https://www.evo.com/skis/moment-underworld
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    Saw a pair of Underworlds in a shop the other day...

    Saw a pair of Underworlds in a shop the other day (2017 model). Was it just me or are the tails flatter than the tips? Looked almost more directional than twin tipped.

    Anyone got a quick summary...
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    Interesting...but not for me. I like to still be...

    Interesting...but not for me. I like to still be able to tour, even on my heavier skis. That's cool - that's not this ski's target audience.

    I'll be going a PB&J or Commander 98 instead.

    Got a...
  9. Thread: Blister

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    Maybe that Jonathan dude has discovered some...

    Maybe that Jonathan dude has discovered some humility and is actually seeing the worth of a ski from another person's perspective?
  10. Dude, that is fucking awesome. Thanks!

    Dude, that is fucking awesome. Thanks!
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    I've got Shifts and ATK Freeraider 14s...

    I've got Shifts and ATK Freeraider 14s co-existing. Toe is fine, but heel needs massaging. In future I'd probably push the shift heel forward 1cm, and the ATK back 1cm.
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    Some good suggestions, thanks all. I demoed the...

    Some good suggestions, thanks all. I demoed the Rangers a while back - didn't agree with them for some reason.

    Deamon looks good, but I'm not a fully rockered sorta skier.

    No one been on...
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    The new version?

    The new version?
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    Thanks guys. I'm not sure why I took the Bent...

    Thanks guys. I'm not sure why I took the Bent Chetlers off that list, as it ticks lots of boxes (playful, progressive mount, light). Good to hear some positive reviews. I guess the one reservation is...
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    100ish underfoot skis for 50/50 resort/BC

    My obese quiver has one vacant spot. I'm tossing up between the following:

    Sick Day 104 (or maybe 94)
    Moment PB&J
    Renoun Endurance 98
    Moment Commander 98

    or future options like the Line...
  16. I've got the 100s about the same height as me...

    I've got the 100s about the same height as me (177cm). I haven't skied it a heap, as I usually just grabbed my ZG108s most of the time. But when I have used them, the weight difference is noticeable...
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    I did maybe 30 days on on Shifts over the...

    I did maybe 30 days on on Shifts over the southern season, and have had no problems. Having said that, I use epoxied inserts and stiff-ish skis.

    I wish the toe piece interface was simple like...
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    No dramas - I'm sure someone with a 300ish BSL...

    No dramas - I'm sure someone with a 300ish BSL will pick em up.
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    I followed the Hoji formula...so I went back 1cm...

    I followed the Hoji formula...so I went back 1cm from memory. They are -6.5cm from center. That may suit, but if not there's enough room for the toe to go back another cm easy.
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    FS: FRNT Hoji 187cm + skins

    Selling these as fully rockered skis aren't my thing.

    Last year's model, in excellent condition. Skied for maybe 12 days in total, mostly in Japan.

    Fitted with inserts for Shift and ATK...
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    I'm close - Wildcats @ 190, Tours @ 184 and 108...

    I'm close - Wildcats @ 190, Tours @ 184 and 108 Tours (184).

    I'll ski the hell out of all of the above...will probably get some Commander 98s at some point too.

    I'll post a review of the 108...
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    Thanks for all the replies - not going to risk...

    Thanks for all the replies - not going to risk it. Will buy/hire in Vancouver.
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    Flying to PNW with avalanche airbag

    I've got a Mammut 3.0 pack and was hoping to bring in my Carbon canister (nitrogen, cannot be emptied)...I take it getting into Canada isn't a problem, but I change planes in LAX on the way.

    Any...
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    I guess they figure if you're touring it's more...

    I guess they figure if you're touring it's more for soft snow conditions, hence the Wildcat 108.

    I'm interested in getting some PB&Js as daily drivers, especially for southern hemisphere winter. A...
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    I'd be putting inserts in - Shifts and something...

    I'd be putting inserts in - Shifts and something like an ATK Freeraider. I'll be doing that to my Wildcat Tours.

    In terms of a narrower daily driver/50-50 ski/spring ski, I'm trying to decide...
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    Skied the Wildcat Tours in some late spring snow...

    Skied the Wildcat Tours in some late spring snow the other day (184cm, mounted on the line).

    Within a couple of runs, I could see why the hype for this ski shape is justified. I don't do tricks or...
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    I skied mine this last weekend on Salomon Mtn Ex...

    I skied mine this last weekend on Salomon Mtn Ex 95 skis. They are a dream on the up or hiking...skiing down, they are less of a ski boot than the TLT6, which has been kind of a minimum for me in the...
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    Dude, I'll have that exact setup next week! I've...

    Dude, I'll have that exact setup next week! I've been skiing Shifts with ZGTPs. Sweet combo, and I've got 184 Wildcat Tours inbound. Should come in at just under 8kg for the whole lot.

    And I care...
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    I've been weighing up Rustler 11s, Animas...but...

    I've been weighing up Rustler 11s, Animas...but am pretty convinced on the merits of the Wildcat.

    The question is which one - I'm 179cm tall, 80kg including backpack. Like to ski fast and jump off...
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    I'm interested in reports too...but all my...

    I'm interested in reports too...but all my reading/lurking has me leaning more towards the Rustler than the Anima. I'd be touring on it too, so a bit lighter wouldn't hurt.

    Guys are using both...
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    Yep, thought it'd be too obvious. Going to get...

    Yep, thought it'd be too obvious.

    Going to get in touch with Keith and see what's possible. If all else fails, I'll buy some Rustler 11s.
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    Sounds grouse - I'm leaning toward the RX or the...

    Sounds grouse - I'm leaning toward the RX or the Q, as the GPO has a bit more bulk than my inner weight weenie is willing to embrace. I've got Shifts and ZGTP boots, and trying to keep it around the...
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    Thanks, on it and reading now. Rx sounds good,...

    Thanks, on it and reading now. Rx sounds good, but I'm wary of the 32m radius for the 184 (didn't like the radius of Raven and Hoji). Otherwise, it sounds like the droid I'm after - good tip rocker,...
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    Thanks for some quality advice - I'll check out...

    Thanks for some quality advice - I'll check out the GPOs (although a cursory look at the Blister review left me with questions!)

    I really like the point about the versatility of the ZG108, and I'm...
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    Thanks - it's kind of hard to know more without...

    Thanks - it's kind of hard to know more without the capacity to demo and know what works for me...I like the ZG108, and didn't like the Hoji/Raven, but I feel that was mostly due to the full rocker...
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    Yet another advice thread for skis

    Looking for some advice mostly because I can't get my hands on many of the skis I'm looking into, and traveling to a new destination for first time (BC/PNW).

    Basically, 179cm (5'9") and 75kg...
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    So I've started getting my head around screw...

    So I've started getting my head around screw lengths and types for inserts...

    https://snowmonkeyskimo.blogspot.com/2018/08/mounting-salomon-shift-with-inserts.html
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    Anyone played with the Shift and inserts? Would...

    Anyone played with the Shift and inserts? Would be nice to know screw head types and lengths if I can...If not, I'll report back in a month or so when I get my hot little hands on a pair.
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    That there could be an issue. You have dropped...

    That there could be an issue. You have dropped your toe by 3mm in comparison to the ATK toe, which I think is actually a really good toe piece. I've used mine mostly with a 6mm shim to flatten out...
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    Thanks LeeLau for that - very much affirming my...

    Thanks LeeLau for that - very much affirming my decision to buy to replace my Mtn Labs and TLT6s. Hoping to have me some ZGTPs and Shifts next month for my last southern season. Will post pretty...
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    And also on your other gear choices. I'm...

    And also on your other gear choices. I'm similarly obsessed with weight, but I also like how you can ski with a more capable binding. My plan is to get Shifts (instead of ATK FreeRaiders), along with...
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    I wish you guys success with this endeavor, but...

    I wish you guys success with this endeavor, but what are you asking for?

    I think that the Kingpin is not the binding you thought/it was advertised to be. It's pretty clear that an alpine heel with...
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    Thanks guys. Yeah, bindings are mostly ATK...

    Thanks guys. Yeah, bindings are mostly ATK freeraiders. I use all the holes on the toe because I use a shim.

    A bit of a mix of other bindings for the skimo stuff - Plum 150s, Trab Gara Release....
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    I'll have one of everything please. 231261

    I'll have one of everything please.

    231261
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    How does one acquire these boots now?

    How does one acquire these boots now?
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    Having a hard time choosing between this and the...

    Having a hard time choosing between this and the Tecton.

    Tecton has lower weight and less ramp (although negligibly so), but is more expensive and has less toe elasticity. Heel risers and DIN...
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    This boot looks the goods for me - something with...

    This boot looks the goods for me - something with Mtn Lab like-flex at a lighter weight. If the ROM is good, I can see me in these next season, purely due to them being lighter than Hojis or Spectres...
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    I think this is the best summary of tech talk...

    I think this is the best summary of tech talk I've seen yet.
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    I lived this very topic this last southern winter...

    I lived this very topic this last southern winter - skied a rando race rig at the start of winter...then ended up on freeride gear by the end.

    You can definitely ski the lighter gear but there are...
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    Go with CAST - I love knowing there's folks with...

    Go with CAST - I love knowing there's folks with 10kg plus touring setups. More terrain for me.
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