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    Good tips, I am waiting for parts to do my third...

    Good tips, I am waiting for parts to do my third mount of these and will certainly be integrating as much as I can from what has been shared here.

    I am a little concerned about an issue I have...
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    Just got a chance to measure. Binding heels 4 x...

    Just got a chance to measure.
    Binding heels 4 x 10 mm + 4 x 20 mm - NB the "20 mm" ones measured out about 19 mm and look like I may have ground them down a little.
    Riser block 4 x 15 mm (These are...
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    Read the last few pages, but yes, plate and posts...

    Read the last few pages, but yes, plate and posts (2nd ski kit) for the toe on each set of skis, then inserts for your heels.
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    Summit Mountain Guides...

    Summit Mountain Guides Dave Lussier who is the principal guide is a local badass.
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    I use Binding Freedom inserts for the heel and...

    I use Binding Freedom inserts for the heel and the heel lifter plate. Works great so far.
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    A few thoughts... Single data point - We are...

    A few thoughts...

    Single data point - We are currently having to replace an otherwise perfectly good AED because the batteries are no longer available. The new one we are looking at uses non...
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    Online at mparam.com, based in Canmore I think....

    Online at mparam.com, based in Canmore I think. Lots of good info to read first.
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    My stuff has all come by post from them.

    My stuff has all come by post from them.
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    Any one remember SWATCH Time (tm)? It doesn't...

    Any one remember SWATCH Time (tm)? It doesn't matter what we call it. set the time leave it, and adapt our operating hours around that...

    Powder days around Christmas will be interesting. No way...
  10. At least $60, just for the inserts alone. :D

    At least $60, just for the inserts alone. :D
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    More than one splice in a tramway rope is OK. I...

    More than one splice in a tramway rope is OK. I think it is partly a PR move. There may also be different rules or factors when the cable has been damaged.
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    You could just make your own - WITH BACON!...

    You could just make your own - WITH BACON!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9dskxN10N0
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    pi(d/2)^2 - it's related to cross section area....

    pi(d/2)^2 - it's related to cross section area. The core messes with that somewhat.
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    I've been part of a few cable splices over the...

    I've been part of a few cable splices over the years. Wire rope is easy to cut with a grinder. Standing on a tower and cutting it under load would be terrifying.
  15. Thread: Maggot down

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    Couldn't have happened to nicer people. :( 10...

    Couldn't have happened to nicer people. :( 10 years ago they came to ski at my home hill, we'd had a crappy rain storm, all the goods were ice, and they still were gracious guests, having fun on blue...
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    A nice detailed pic of the newest generation....

    A nice detailed pic of the newest generation. Can't remember source. edit: it was Powder /edit

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    Hestra makes size 11 and 12 in various models.

    Hestra makes size 11 and 12 in various models.
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    That's what I did. The CAST parts you need to do...

    That's what I did. The CAST parts you need to do that only cost $28. It doesn't make the ski pack flat like a full insert solution though.
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    Another little learning moment for me today. I...

    Another little learning moment for me today. I pulled too hard on the touring lock, and it went past the lock nubbin, and I couldn't get it to unlock when I wanted to ski! I pushed hard enough that I...
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    8cm of 3% at Red today. Weird winter, but loving...

    8cm of 3% at Red today. Weird winter, but loving it.
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    An opposite view - I had the original brown...

    An opposite view - I had the original brown Cochise, and the original tech inserts were known to be problematic, even in Dynafit bindings. They would prerelease with any pressure on the toe and...
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    There is also a new hostel at the base of the...

    There is also a new hostel at the base of the hill that looks pretty nice.
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    Could be spring, could be waist deep. You never...

    Could be spring, could be waist deep. You never know at that time of year, although it will lean towards springy moist likely.
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    If you had inserts, you wouldn't need a second...

    If you had inserts, you wouldn't need a second ski kit though. I have a set of extra shoulder screws shipping, as I want to try a couple ideas. Currently I have my heels and risers mounted on...
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    Hey 2FUNKY - you might want to check the threads...

    Hey 2FUNKY - you might want to check the threads that talk about the original CAST systems.

    2011

    2013

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    Here you go.
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    ^^ Your bindings, apparently. :(

    ^^ Your bindings, apparently. :(
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    rossland-sar-brings-back-two-overdue-back-country-...

    rossland-sar-brings-back-two-overdue-back-country-skiers

    Please know where you are going. This pic shows where we picked them up - it's a long way up or down from here... Lamb Creek for those who...
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    :D Enjoy! I have a friend waiting for a pair,...

    :D Enjoy! I have a friend waiting for a pair, can't wait to see what tweaks they have made.

    I had a little learning/user-error experience this morning. It was zero dark 30, and some how when I...
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    Thanks for bumping this to the top, saved me from...

    Thanks for bumping this to the top, saved me from having to search for it! I just wanted to circle back and give a few longer term impressions and notes.

    I had a rough winter last season, blew up...
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    Booster strap inside the shell instead of outside.

    Booster strap inside the shell instead of outside.
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    You will note it's a Ski Area Boundary, not a...

    You will note it's a Ski Area Boundary, not a closure in most places. Red does not have a closed boundary...

    Please respect that Grey is not open yet, as there is still avalanche mitigation work...
  32. Thread: Roof Box Repair

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    For the cracks in my ABS topper, I drilled out...

    For the cracks in my ABS topper, I drilled out the ends to stop them spreading, then "stitched" the sides together every 3" with wire through small holes about 1/4" from the crack. After all that I...
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    Zebralight is good stuff. The PT Apex is old...

    Zebralight is good stuff. The PT Apex is old tech, and breaks super easy in your pack. I went through 2 inside 12 months then gave up on them. Fenix is good value.

    This guys has some good thoughts...
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    I wouldn't count on this. Maybe where you are,...

    I wouldn't count on this. Maybe where you are, but plenty of SAR teams have no one who would be allowed to administer, and do not have it available.
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    No pics, but some good projects this summer.

    Put a 2" ADF lift into the Forester, then not long after the transmission quit, - not related AFAIK. Managed to diagnose a bad solenoid in the the...
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    Well, we now have the deepest snowpack of the...

    Well, we now have the deepest snowpack of the season at Red. Too bad we are closed. :( 308 cm and growing...
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    10 mm shorter BSL = boot centre only 5 mm ahead...

    10 mm shorter BSL = boot centre only 5 mm ahead of the line. I would ski them and see if you like them there.

    I had my Kye 95s mounted on the line as recommended, and liked them there. They had a...
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    Red has had a freeze for the last 2 years, I...

    Red has had a freeze for the last 2 years, I think.
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    On another line of thought - I have had some...

    On another line of thought - I have had some ideas about second ski mounts, inserts etc...

    I was thinking that if I can find metal shoulder washers that are the right size it should be easy to tap...
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    I'm surprised there hasn't been more feedback on...

    I'm surprised there hasn't been more feedback on these now that they are out in the wild.

    I've had mine mounted and skied them for a bit now. Impressions - basically awesome except for one kind of...
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    Salomon X-Pro 120 Shell Failure

    Just cleaning, drying and checking my boots today, and noticed that the shell was starting to fail in the ankle area! It seems that the two colours (maybe two types) of plastic did not bond very...
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    Some weights for everyone: Everything is per...

    Some weights for everyone:

    Everything is per ski...
    Toe Piece mounting screws (with collars): 27 g
    Toe Piece SS plate: 38 g
    Tech toe: 125g
    Cast modded Look toe (no AFD): 511 g
    thin AFD: 23 g...
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    All you need to know about engine, transmission,...

    All you need to know about engine, transmission, and all other options. Also cargo dimensions etc. Subaru specific. Sounds generic, but it's a goldmine...


    http://cars101.com
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    I'm thinking along the lines of M5 BF inserts for...

    I'm thinking along the lines of M5 BF inserts for the heel, and a second ski kit from Cast for the toe. Then you just have skis with the shoulder bolts and that thin plate. Not as smooth for packing...
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    SNOW! A fluffy 5cm so far at Red. It was nice to...

    SNOW! A fluffy 5cm so far at Red. It was nice to see the sun for a little , but now it's time for it to go away again for a while.
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    Not here. Really sweet day at Red, no crowds, top...

    Not here. Really sweet day at Red, no crowds, top of the mountain skiing really well. Sunshine too, forgot what that was like for a while! We are buried in town here. The lower elevation snowpack is...
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    That is just 4 days away... very exciting if it's...

    That is just 4 days away... very exciting if it's true!
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    I have been told: buckle tight to compress liner...

    I have been told: buckle tight to compress liner and make some room, buckle lightly if you want to fill space.
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    Delayed until mid/late January due to parts...

    Delayed until mid/late January due to parts suppliers not delivering on time...
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    WW, Red and others usually close the 1st or 2nd...

    WW, Red and others usually close the 1st or 2nd weekend of April. Conditions can be epic - in either direction. Have had amazing late season dumps, but have also seen everything melted out. Higher...
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