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    Just checked the screws on a pair of Voyagers....

    Just checked the screws on a pair of Voyagers. They're 90.
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    There's probably enough adjustment to get him in...

    There's probably enough adjustment to get him in one of my pairs if you want a demo.
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    IIRC someone on here made some 3D printed clips...

    IIRC someone on here made some 3D printed clips for fatter tails, but I can't remember who now. (Helpful, I know.)

    I've been meaning to graft some G3 tail clips (my personal favorite) onto my...
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    That's basically the same experience I had,...

    That's basically the same experience I had, except it was touring hunting for pow stashes on a day that turned out to have a gnarly rain crust just a couple inches down. I was having a good day...
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    I thought I was going to die the first time I...

    I thought I was going to die the first time I tried to ski a flat groomer on my L138s. They're manageable if there's a little pitch and you can actually get going fast enough to tip them over and...
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    Most likely scenario is Seattle and Bellingham...

    Most likely scenario is Seattle and Bellingham being wet but still fun if you're willing to deal with that. Some higher elevation stuff will definitely be snowed in, exactly where the line falls is a...
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    I'm local and maybe interested. What was the...

    I'm local and maybe interested.

    What was the issue?
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    I haven't skied them, but the FRD is kinda the...

    I haven't skied them, but the FRD is kinda the Praxis take on mid-width (106) big mountain ski with a fairly traditional mount point, longer sidecut, and flattish tail. They've got quite a bit of...
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    I could be making things up, but I thought I...

    I could be making things up, but I thought I remembered someone in the know (Luke?) saying that the WC101 is a touch softer than the PB&J.

    I just picked up a pair of 188s from a while back, before...
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    I love this place. But also thank you. I've...

    I love this place.

    But also thank you. I've been curious about these, but that part of my quiver is already out of control.
  11. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Mine lives in my pack, so no experience with the...

    Mine lives in my pack, so no experience with the holder. But yeah, a ski strap sounds like the move.
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    Air coming out the bottom is normal, the extra...

    Air coming out the bottom is normal, the extra space getting taken up by the upper shaft sliding into the post has to go somewhere. And the air volume in those things is tiny, connecting a pump a...
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    Yeah, regrettably I don't have easy access to a...

    Yeah, regrettably I don't have easy access to a lathe anymore. On the plus side, I can do the die grinder in my shop while drinking a beer.
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    The OneUp is my current favorite middle ground of...

    The OneUp is my current favorite middle ground of not sucking and fitting in a fanny pack. I have the smaller 70cc one but it still moves a lot of air.

    If you're still wearing a backpack, the...
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    My preferred method for grinding down screw heads...

    My preferred method for grinding down screw heads is to chuck them in a drill, then spin them over a pneumatic die grinder spinning opposite the drill. Goes pretty quick that way.
  16. Thread: Show off your tool

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    Not with tires on. But you can get extensions for...

    Not with tires on. But you can get extensions for the dropout arms, and longer rim gauges that clear bigger tires. I'll take a pic when I get home.
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    Will I create a wormhole and yeet myself into...

    Will I create a wormhole and yeet myself into another dimension if the answer is both?
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    Voyagers got here the other day. These are...

    Voyagers got here the other day. These are fucking slick. Looking forward to getting them mounted and on snow.
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    Because the industry is annoying, I might need to...

    Because the industry is annoying, I might need to try to fit a 1.8 tapered fork into a bike with a 56mm lower headset cup. Does a headset cup to do that exist? I assume it would need to be external,...
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    Browsing the sale for, uh, reasons and a few of...

    Browsing the sale for, uh, reasons and a few of the new graphics are really good. I'm especially into the one on the MVP 108.
    ...
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    Yup. They're even on sale right now. I've got...

    Yup. They're even on sale right now.

    I've got a pair too, but you can't have them.
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    Seriously. I don't own a single

    Seriously. I don't own a single <100mm ski right now and my daily drivers are all 113+
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    Sale pending on the skis.

    Sale pending on the skis.
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    Shoot me a PM. Bunch of nibbles on the skis...

    Shoot me a PM.

    Bunch of nibbles on the skis but no bites yet. Someone get these out of my basement!
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    Yup.

    Yup.
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    I forget what MTNs use and don't know shit about...

    I forget what MTNs use and don't know shit about tele stuff, but do those use countersunk or low head screws? The latter will be a little more forgiving to misplacement. But yeah, if you put inserts...
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    Oh, got it. I thought you were sliding them off...

    Oh, got it. I thought you were sliding them off the end after removing the grip.

    That does seem like too many different sizes.
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    Yeah, if you can make the hole pattern work it's...

    Yeah, if you can make the hole pattern work it's game on. They're blind holes, it's not like the core of the ski is going to be exposed if you don't have a screw in there.
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    Isn't it only 3 because you're not running...

    Isn't it only 3 because you're not running Shimano brakes?

    I mean, not running Shimano brakes is smart if you don't want to die when they randomly go to the bar but it's not exactly their fault...
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    Try it now. A bunch of filters were applied that...

    Try it now. A bunch of filters were applied that were hiding a lot of the results.

    I'm not dialed on Google Sheets well enough to do it, but it would be nice if it could be configured to clear any...
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    That's fucking awesome. I thought about doing the...

    That's fucking awesome. I thought about doing the Powdah Snek Black over veneer instead of the White that I went with, but Keith had that darker Freak Burl Maple that I really liked and I though that...
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    I've got a pair of 187 J Masterblasters available...

    I've got a pair of 187 J Masterblasters available if those are of interest. They're not mega stiff but are heavy / damp and have some backbone.
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    You mean like the Sierra?

    You mean like the Sierra?
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    Sticky: The new skinny Protests have supplanted them as...

    The new skinny Protests have supplanted them as my favorite topsheet in the quiver, but that year's Bibby is also epic.
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    Sticky: This season's roster, from left to right (in...

    This season's roster, from left to right (in order of waist width):

    2014/15 188 Moment PB&J
    2018/19 184 4FRNT Raven
    2013/14 187 Moment Belafonte
    2012/13 185 Blizzard Cochise (Rattle canned...
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    How big are you, and what else do you ski/like?...

    How big are you, and what else do you ski/like? What's the plan for the C108s vis-a-vis quiver slot?
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    In theory, sure. But I've ridden a lot of high...

    In theory, sure. But I've ridden a lot of high end carbon bars and absolutely prefer the ride of aluminum. I'm far from alone in that - tons of EWS and DH pros with sponsors who make both are also on...
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    Well that sounds like fun. Appreciate the update,...

    Well that sounds like fun. Appreciate the update, and fingers crossed. But also seriously no worries, it's going to be months before I actually need them anyway. Just excited to fondle new toys. :)
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    As the good folks at Moment say, overkill is...

    As the good folks at Moment say, overkill is underrated.
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    A project I put together when I was injured and...

    A project I put together when I was injured and bored a few years ago. And yep, self-centering.
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    Done a few pairs the last few days. One more to...

    Done a few pairs the last few days. One more to go for the coming season, once bindings show up (unless I impulse buy something else, but I'm not planning on it).

    188 Moment PB&Js, getting raw...
  42. Thread: STH14 / 115 brakes

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    STH14 / 115 brakes

    Pulled these off a pair of skis I picked up on here. Had planned to remount and use 'em but Pivots ended up working better for my BSL and the existing holes, so time for these to go. I haven't skied...
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    Bump.

    Bump.
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    Yeah, the 2x66 weighs more like 1200g. Good...

    Yeah, the 2x66 weighs more like 1200g.

    Good casing though. It's really supple for being as tough as it is.
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    I haven't tried the OneUp (which does seem like...

    I haven't tried the OneUp (which does seem like it maybe could help, given the ovalized profile) but in general, 35 mm carbon is the exact opposite of what you want for minimizing harshness. A good...
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    I have a pair of 26.0 power wraps in pretty good...

    I have a pair of 26.0 power wraps in pretty good shape that I could dig out of storage if those are of interest
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    Shift brakes run huge, I'd probably do 90s on a...

    Shift brakes run huge, I'd probably do 90s on a 98 ski.

    They're easy to swap though.
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    Anybody checked in with Moment on shipping date...

    Anybody checked in with Moment on shipping date for pre-ordered Voyagers? I'm not really in a hurry so don't need to bug them, but just curious.
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    There's no way they'd make a crank that relies on...

    There's no way they'd make a crank that relies on the BB shell and BB being exactly the right width to bottom on splines. If it works like that there has to be a preload ring.
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    Wheels Manufacturing makes 1mm thick BB spindle...

    Wheels Manufacturing makes 1mm thick BB spindle spacers for fine tuning stuff like that. I keep a few around for these sorts of scenarios. It's nice to have them on the spindle, rather than the BB...
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