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    Poll: I use the Dynafit ones on the boards I ski...

    I use the Dynafit ones on the boards I ski mountaineer. I use breaks on my yo-yo and sidecountry skis. I have lost a ski in the BC so I do think it's something to be concientous of.
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    Check out the Millet Prolighter 60+20. Bigger...

    Check out the Millet Prolighter 60+20. Bigger technical climbing pack has ice axe attachments and rope bag. I have one of their smaller ski packs and really like it, good mix of features and a good...
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    Tried a knock off Plasti-grip product to paint my...

    Tried a knock off Plasti-grip product to paint my 15 year old Thule box. Not impressed. I think I should have used a Krylon plastic rattle cap and a decent matte clear coat. Maybe even would have...
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    Ended up deciding on the Goodyear Wrangler...

    Ended up deciding on the Goodyear Wrangler Ultraterrain AT today. They were in stock at the local Discount Tire and have a $50 rebate at the moment. I don't think they're the best tire in the...
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    Scored a pair of the BD poles with the grip mount...

    Scored a pair of the BD poles with the grip mount for their Whippet attachment. I think it's going to make a great monopod. The rod diameter for the Whippet attachment is the same as a tripod...
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    Thanks. Those guys were a lot of fun to ski...

    Thanks. Those guys were a lot of fun to ski with... a bit older than me, but keen to ski every weekend regardless of conditions. Several of them grew up there, so they could find decent skiing even...
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    I reread it and realize I read it wrong the first...

    I reread it and realize I read it wrong the first time. Yes, I agree. A tad more weight is nice in variable conditions, that was all I was trying to say. As light as you feel confident and...
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    I agree with 99% of that mallwalker, my 1% of...

    I agree with 99% of that mallwalker, my 1% of disagreement is when you get bands of refreeze or other junk, breakable crust. I skied a lot with this little crew in Idaho and they'd say, "if you only...
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    I like this thread because I'm a nerd. Just...

    I like this thread because I'm a nerd.

    Just started dating a new lady and she has been asking similar questions. I broke it down to her like this:

    Skiing is a continuum of fear and enjoyment. ...
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    Saw the ATK's for sale figured you were having...

    Saw the ATK's for sale figured you were having second thoughts...

    You're still shedding a pound in binding weight, might as well give it a rip. Probably make a nice heavy damp soft snow cruiser.
  11. Ignorance? No, sorry, perhaps it's naivete?

    Ignorance?

    No, sorry, perhaps it's naivete?
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    Not disagreeing with you, homie. I like that...

    Not disagreeing with you, homie.

    I like that you call it like you see it, that's what this place is about.

    That, and dentists who have a wall2wall set of skins for every pair of skis they've...
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    An inch or two from wall-to-wall isn't a problem...

    An inch or two from wall-to-wall isn't a problem unless you have a slippery traverse en route, in which case a pair of points is the better option anyways. Regluing ain't open heart surgery either,...
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    Thanks. Hopefully I'll get a chance to shoot...

    Thanks. Hopefully I'll get a chance to shoot something interesting with it soon.
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    I like the ski and boot to be balanced but it's a...

    I like the ski and boot to be balanced but it's a lot more fun to drive a light ski with a big boot than vice versa.

    OP, I think 2 kg. is around my breaking point for flat ski weight. Seems to be...
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    Guy I have skied a few volcano routes with, so we...

    Guy I have skied a few volcano routes with, so we traded a pair of old Dynafit skis and some cash, probably worth about $500 or so IMO.
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    Found a good local score on a used RX100 vi from...

    Found a good local score on a used RX100 vi from a guy who wants to upgrade to the vii. I'll report back after a get some shots taken.
  18. ∆∆∆∆∆ Awesome! That's the thing I love about...

    ∆∆∆∆∆ Awesome!

    That's the thing I love about Mags... to others that would seem obsessive, but it makes perfect sense to this community. Gotta have rock skis, backup skis, 10 mm longer, 10 mm...
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    Beat me to it. I ski the smaller one, but I'm...

    Beat me to it. I ski the smaller one, but I'm 5'9" 165 lbs. It's a blast for steep untracked. Stupid nimble in tight deep glades. I do typically push them with as strong of a boot as I can get on...
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    OP I will say if you decide to stay with Nikon...

    OP I will say if you decide to stay with Nikon the new bodies are a ton better than the D40. I shot with the D40 mated to that 18-300 VR lens for years and it's a pleasant surprise how much faster...
  21. I bought a pair of the first gen. K2 Work Stinx,...

    I bought a pair of the first gen. K2 Work Stinx, which was their dedicated powder ski at 88 mm across the waist. Everyone told me I'd be miserable skiing hard pack on it.
  22. I do believe most lift riders are better served...

    I do believe most lift riders are better served with at least a two ski quiver, but I would argue that rather than 3 distinct classes of resort skis, they exist on a continuum.

    I rarely buy or...
  23. The only way I'd try this would be snowed in and...

    The only way I'd try this would be snowed in and hours from a bootfitter. Use boiling hot water not a heat gun to soften the plastic.
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    I always turn to the race ski manufacturers and...

    I always turn to the race ski manufacturers and check for two sheets of metal. The OG Enforcer is stout as well as the Legend Pro Rider. Couldn't agree more about the weight is great and beater...
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    Thousands dead, world economy on the brink of...

    Thousands dead, world economy on the brink of collapse, but let's get down to what's really important.... a ski vacation.
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    Seems like nice additional kit for the GSA.

    Seems like nice additional kit for the GSA.
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    Marmot softshell pants are cheap on...

    Marmot softshell pants are cheap on Backcountry.com

    They come in different waist and inseam but are reviewed as running big. I was on the fence, but narrow thighs in the reviews scared me away.
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    BTW, B&H used lens came today. Great condition,...

    BTW, B&H used lens came today. Great condition, 30 day no questions asked return policy. I'm happy so far. 80-400 lens is a beast. Don't know that I'll be skiing with it in my pack, it's very...
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    Here is a link for anyone interested...

    https://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/red-bull-raid
  30. Did anyone attend the Red Bull skimo event at...

    Did anyone attend the Red Bull skimo event at Squaw last year?

    Looks like it's slated for early April. Am considering making the trip down to shoot some photos.

    Fun? Lame? A little of both?...
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    I like your idea to modify something I already...

    I like your idea to modify something I already have. It would be nice to ream out a grip, put a set thumbscrew in place, and have the ability to exchange the grip for a lens or camera mount. I'll...
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    As a kid it always baffled me why a soldier in...

    As a kid it always baffled me why a soldier in the Swiss Army would need a corkscrew. I deduced that they must have some life-sustaining substance like emergency water rations in big corked bottles....
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    That's a great shot. You might be able to rent a...

    That's a great shot. You might be able to rent a large format and shoot a picture of the print and get something bigger that looks good. I've always wanted to try that with one of my favorite...
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    I was playing around with that 200 mm telephoto...

    I was playing around with that 200 mm telephoto kit lens today and shot the subject with a rangefinder out of curiosity. At 60 yards hand-held it really isn't that crisp. That was after trying a...
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    I guess as an alternative, you could pack a ski...

    I guess as an alternative, you could pack a ski or boot crampon and transition to those. Honestly if it's that hard and steep you probably want your axe or a whippet out anyways. Seems like you...
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    I don't know if that will work. If you peak...

    I don't know if that will work.


    If you peak under there and look at how it works the forward end of the two wires create a Y. With the heel forward the screw easily protrudes through the wide...
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    Hand retract every time. When you stomp on them...

    Hand retract every time. When you stomp on them you're forcing the wire over the set screw, bound to break eventually. If you're concerned about losing a ski use leashes.
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    I have wool layers that are going on 20 years. ...

    I have wool layers that are going on 20 years. Hand wash in Woolite and hang to dry on a drying rack.
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    Capilene is the only Patagonia product worth the...

    Capilene is the only Patagonia product worth the money IMO. I've heard good things about Kuhl synthetics but yet to try them.

    I wear wool in the winter and synthetics on the river. Don't think...
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    Can't go wrong with euro style hunk of dried...

    Can't go wrong with euro style hunk of dried meat, block of cheese, half a baguette, and some fresh fruit. Half a bottle of wine and a Swiss army knife for extra credit.
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    BTW, I made that comment earlier about how bad...

    BTW, I made that comment earlier about how bad the kit lenses are....

    Starting going through my old stuff and realized that when I upgraded to the D7100 body I didn't buy the kit. So, the kit...
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    The 18-300 VR lens is a good choice. They bill...

    The 18-300 VR lens is a good choice. They bill it as their ultimate "walking around" lens. The max aperture is a little small at f/3.5. Experts say that shouldn't matter if you're not shooting...
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    They look better bigger, they're real sharp in...

    They look better bigger, they're real sharp in full resolution.Those were shot at 300 mm. I know the P&S tech has improved dramatically, and admittedly I have not messed around with the new ones. I...
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    Those two pics have lost a lot of resolution due...

    Those two pics have lost a lot of resolution due to being saved and downloaded from social media, but they recently resurfaced and they seem like good examples of DSLR shots you're not getting with a...
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  47. Hope the fine people of Monterey insist he...

    Hope the fine people of Monterey insist he recover the salvage plane
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    Went with B&H for a couple new lenses. If anyone...

    Went with B&H for a couple new lenses. If anyone is curious I'll give some feedback o once they arrive.
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    As always it's tough to measure anecdotal...

    As always it's tough to measure anecdotal experiences as real data. It's unfortunate there isn't more quantitative data out there considering the recall.

    I'm pretty careful about managing my gear...
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    I just bought a pair of Kingpins. After reading...

    I just bought a pair of Kingpins. After reading all the bad press I realized it went away after the recall. Seems everyone is scared to admit they like them.
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