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    I thought the announcers were decent? Good...

    I thought the announcers were decent? Good enough? Definitely didn't bother me. Watched men's skiing and Victor's run in snowboarding. Bilous gap and Tabke were the highlights, love seeing that dude...
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    Definitely get Intuitions in the XTD 130s.. I...

    Definitely get Intuitions in the XTD 130s.. I have the Tour Wrap setup by Tom @ Intuition (is there also a Jon there? Only ever seen Tom doing fit work). Definitely a huge step up in ski performance...
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    Thanks, good feedback. Honestly the main reason I...

    Thanks, good feedback. Honestly the main reason I even want an airbag is for hut trips or if I ever actually make it to Japan. Guided hut trips scare me more than the usual touring I do in the...
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    No changes to Shift for 2020/21 model other than...

    No changes to Shift for 2020/21 model other than adding a 10 din version. Maybe see if you can find a deal on this seasons Shifts and sell the Kingpins? I do think they ski better at a marginal...
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    hahahah this is honestly an amazing visual.

    hahahah this is honestly an amazing visual.
  6. Put on skins and get back up to the resort. Or...

    Put on skins and get back up to the resort. Or just smash it down to the Sea to Sky and hitchhike back like this dipshit must have thought he would do:...
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    Goat touched on it but the issue is not being...

    Goat touched on it but the issue is not being able to safely merge back into a crowded groomer after a side hit (especially boarders jumping backside), I see close calls coming down Expressway to Red...
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    I can’t believe people actually line up for...

    I can’t believe people actually line up for Longhorn at the same time people are lining up to ski? It’s not like it’s Vegas or Ibiza level partying. Wtf. Is it just 19-20 year old Americans?
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    Kind of a trip to see delayed alpine opening and...

    Kind of a trip to see delayed alpine opening and PWL issue mentioned by analysts in advance of a guidance call. Hopefully on the next investor call someone grills Katz on lift maintenance issues at...
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    Haha saw that earlier. Haven’t there been...

    Haha saw that earlier. Haven’t there been multiple rescues out of that cliff band over the years? Shitty times for that boarder, peanut gallery probably makes it worse (but at least someone can call...
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    Bump... anyone with 3-4 years on this pack have...

    Bump... anyone with 3-4 years on this pack have any longer use comments? Any thoughts versus the new BD JetForce 2.0? I have the chance to get a new/unused Voltair with battery etc. for $900CAD off a...
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    I only have a handful of tours on mine but I find...

    I only have a handful of tours on mine but I find them harder to step into in tour mode than Dynafit Radicals for sure, because of the height of the pins. Not a big deal and muscle memory will help...
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    Not sure how much width is possible, but my feet...

    Not sure how much width is possible, but my feet measure 109mm/110mm and my bootfitter (Tom @ Intuition Vancouver) had no problem with what he said was minor punch work to make room for forefoot...
  14. How easy is route finding off the W/NW of Mt...

    How easy is route finding off the W/NW of Mt Strachan at Cypress? On Google Earth looks like you could traverse back to the resort on the snowshoe/Howe Sound Crest trail without much effort. Seen...
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    The canoe access shots are awesome, good stuff.

    The canoe access shots are awesome, good stuff.
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    Looks like the road by MON/Kashmir? Never skied...

    Looks like the road by MON/Kashmir? Never skied down that way from Khyber before always been skier's left. Looks like it was an awesome day up there. Thoughts and prayers for surviving MLK weekend...
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    The live streams when the weather is good have...

    The live streams when the weather is good have been fine the last couple years (for the most part) and the action proceeds quickly. I'd be ok with an edited version up on YouTube but 40 hours is too...
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    Whistler 2019 - 2020

    Loving the history posts. I think the first time I skied WB was 97-98ish and I think I remember Orange or maybe Black chair still being there at the time around Garbo/Creekside. And yeah they really...
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    Peak and Symphony open.

    Peak and Symphony open.
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    Wonder what the weight on the new Hawx Prime XTD...

    Wonder what the weight on the new Hawx Prime XTD is. I love my XTD 130's with Tour Wrap's, but as a bigger dude that is skiing more resort than touring lately I wouldn't mind a 1700ish weight with...
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    Haven't had that but I feel like a total gaper...

    Haven't had that but I feel like a total gaper trying to separate my skis because the edges of the brake teeth make it necessary to push the brakes apart by hand instead of the normal slide the skis...
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    I have a bunch of days on my 2020 Hojis now...

    I have a bunch of days on my 2020 Hojis now (187cm, mounted with Shifts at rec line) and am pretty damn impressed. As I said earlier in this thread, I had the Pilsner Hojis with Radical ST 1.0's for...
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    Damn that is sad, thoughts to family and friends....

    Damn that is sad, thoughts to family and friends. Can't imagine having to rescue your spouse in an avalanche, just brutal.
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    Hah @ the barbed wire suggestions. It does seem...

    Hah @ the barbed wire suggestions. It does seem like some level of trust has eroded over the last few years and poaching is a bigger problem than it was. Am I remembering wrong or did they used to...
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    What a piece of shit, thanks for chasing the...

    What a piece of shit, thanks for chasing the prick down and trying to do something about it. Pathetic to leave a kid after causing an incident like that. Sad that patrol/ops didn't do anything....
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    Harmony opened around 12:45 today, would've been...

    Harmony opened around 12:45 today, would've been earlier but some shitheads skinned up Encore into Lesser Flute during AC and caused a delay while they were dealt with, 365 day ban yay. I think the...
  27. How hard do you ski? I assume you aren't...

    How hard do you ski? I assume you aren't interested in boots with tech fittings which would allow you to use Shifts for touring. IMO Guardians/Dukes ski like shit compared to Shifts because of the...
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    Wow that is scary stuff. Saw on Wayne’s blog...

    Wow that is scary stuff. Saw on Wayne’s blog there was a SA in the lakeside closure on Wednesday, and a good pic of the snowcat vehicle accidental size 3 on Blackcomb (prime rib?).

    Pic below is...
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    Spankys was area boundary, people were skiing it...

    Spankys was area boundary, people were skiing it (as well as Couloir/Chainsaw) today, so Blackcomb will be tracked... you are hoping for Whistler alpine at this point which is anyone's guess... I...
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    That’s a good guess, there have been some big...

    That’s a good guess, there have been some big slides out of Robertson’s over the years covering the cat track. With the T bars you’d have to either boot pack up the edge of KC roll where they put a...
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    It is starting to feel like some fuckery might be...

    It is starting to feel like some fuckery might be afoot, for sure on the lift side of things compared to years gone by... Of course nothing but respect for the guys and gals on patrol and ops doing...
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    Guessing RCMP is too understaffed otherwise they...

    Guessing RCMP is too understaffed otherwise they should just station someone at Creekside and hand out big tickets to lazy pieces of shit who don't clear snow off their vehicles (maybe double up with...
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    Dang it, the boot chutes shuffle was my go to,...

    Dang it, the boot chutes shuffle was my go to, you could make it pretty far without technically going uphill once you put in a bit of a creative traverse :). I heard rabbit tracks/Die Hard sign line...
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    Agree with el hefe that goggle and lens prices...

    Agree with el hefe that goggle and lens prices are completely stupid and have gone up way too much... my comparison is Ray Ban sunglasses which haven't jumped much in 10 years beyond inflation.

    I...
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    Usual joking aside, if you live in WA I would be...

    Usual joking aside, if you live in WA I would be heading to Baker. Arctic air mass pushing down the low means deep blower pow @ Baker all weekend (look at the forecast). Looking like Whistler will...
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    So I'm a dumbass as the blisters are actually on...

    So I'm a dumbass as the blisters are actually on the inside/medial heel not outside. Thanks though, motion does = blisters, any thoughts on common causes of inside/medial blister? I'll go back to...
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    Stoked that winter has finally shown up. Anyone...

    Stoked that winter has finally shown up. Anyone know what happened to that ops website that used to let you see the weather station data raw feeds? Don't have the URL handy but I tried it earlier...
  38. I got a set of XT 8020 4-pistons for cheap from...

    I got a set of XT 8020 4-pistons for cheap from TBS Bike Parts this summer, actually came out ahead selling the Guide RSC's off a new bike and swapping to Shimano (I hate SRAM brakes). Old trail bike...
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    True, it’s within regs and modern M&S is fine for...

    True, it’s within regs and modern M&S is fine for Sea to Sky to Whistler 90% or mire of the time. I just don’t like that the BC govt didn’t require full winter compound/snowflake like they do in...
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    Do small blisters on outer (lateral?) part of my...

    Do small blisters on outer (lateral?) part of my heel after touring indicate not enough heel hold in my boot, or could it mean not enough room? I have a new setup (Hawx XTD 130 with Intuition Tour...
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    The B.C. law unfortunately allows for fake winter...

    The B.C. law unfortunately allows for fake winter tires, aka M&S (mud & snow), which have a deeper tread than all seasons but are still made from a rubber that is rock hard in cold weather. I believe...
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    Another gongshow day by the looks of things?...

    Another gongshow day by the looks of things? Crystal and VD must have been skiing pretty damn well at least.
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    I actually came from Maestrale RS 1.0 (2013-14 or...

    I actually came from Maestrale RS 1.0 (2013-14 or 2014-15 I think, white with orange/black and the fixed climb switch assembly) and I ran those with stock liners. I might rate my old boots a notch...
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    Is the tower height thing legit? Or is it just...

    Is the tower height thing legit? Or is it just that gondola cabins have a lot more surface area to catch wind. Never paid attention to cabin height the few times I've ridden the new gondola. Dumb if...
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    No longer on Renegades but just throwing out...

    No longer on Renegades but just throwing out there than my 2020 Hoji 187's seem well made, no issues of note yet and they ski great, like my old Pilsner Hojis but lighter. Pretty sure they are Elan...
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    I only have two days on them so far, one resort...

    I only have two days on them so far, one resort and one touring. I need to double check but I am pretty sure liner size = 27 for my 27.5 boots (I didn't look, I just went with what was recommended by...
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    Retallack is awesome, that's about all I have to...

    Retallack is awesome, that's about all I have to add. Hope to be back someday.
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    Looks like Whistler upload started at 9:10am, not...

    Looks like Whistler upload started at 9:10am, not uncommon or bad at all for high/extreme risk days with mid-mountain AC work. Some quality whining on Whistler Winter Facebook and WB's twitter about...
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    The slowmo “wooooo!” while skiing over rocks and...

    The slowmo “wooooo!” while skiing over rocks and bushes is epic. Shocked he didn’t blow up his knees skiing that stuff for weeks on end.

    Will be interesting to see how those weak basal layers...
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    Whistler 2019 - 2020

    Did they get lower Blackcomb gondola working? Or are they making people take Magic to Excalibur?

    Any inside info on wtf is going on with that lift?
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