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  1. I've got really skinny calves/ankles with medium...

    I've got really skinny calves/ankles with medium width forefoot and the Hawx Ultra XTD 120 was a great fit for me. 90% of the time, I skied without the power (completely removed) and I even removed...
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    Road to Glacier Lodge (Big Pine) was snow free...

    Road to Glacier Lodge (Big Pine) was snow free two weeks ago. I want to say that the Glacier Lodge road is plowed year round.
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    @climberevan, your solution is just a tad more...

    @climberevan, your solution is just a tad more elegant my mine. ;) I could get the bike secured across the rear of the seat and luggage in about 2 min, though, I once I got it dialed. GF was...
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    I can second the previous recommendation for the...

    I can second the previous recommendation for the V-Strom. I have the 650 and it's super comfortable. I'm 6' with long legs and traded a guy with a 1000 for this tall seat which made it better for...
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    Day 3: 395 Randomness and Kidd Mountain Woke...

    Day 3: 395 Randomness and Kidd Mountain

    Woke up to the forecasted clouds on Wed. Originally, I was hoping to ski Mon-Thurs before headed down to the OC but Wed looked iffy and Thurs download...
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    Day 2: Mt Wood and Gully Lake Got up at the...

    Day 2: Mt Wood and Gully Lake

    Got up at the usual time (5:30) and drove over to the June Lake Loop to give Mt. Wood a go. Started hiking a little after 7 from the old gate just past the Grant...
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    Thanks to all for the advice and inspiration. ...

    Thanks to all for the advice and inspiration. I've been meaning to ski on the eastside for years and finally made it happen. I know some of the areas from hiking and camping but I'm a total noob to...
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    Also, is it cool to park overnight at VA Lakes?

    Also, is it cool to park overnight at VA Lakes?
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    Thanks for the updates, doc & splitter. I'm...

    Thanks for the updates, doc & splitter. I'm going to go for it and make the drive tomorrow. I have M, T, W (maybe Th AM but weather looks iffy) to ski and figured I'd started north at Virginia...
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    Does anyone have a report on how much snow the...

    Does anyone have a report on how much snow the upper elevations got? I was planning on driving from WY and skiing Mon-Thurs this week but I could postpone a week if there's going to be a bunch of...
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    If nobody has snagged it, I will be in Tustin in...

    If nobody has snagged it, I will be in Tustin in mid May and we'll certainly take off your hands. Dibs, of course, too those who have already spoken up.
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    Thanks, doc. I've hiked/backpacked from all...

    Thanks, doc. I've hiked/backpacked from all those trailheads except Virginia Lakes and the terrain looked great. I'll continue to follow this thread with great interest for the next month (and...
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    I'm a Sierra spring skiing noob from WY but I've...

    I'm a Sierra spring skiing noob from WY but I've hiked and backpacked there the last several years in the autumn, vowing to come back where there's snow. I need to be in LA on May 16 (Th) and it...
  14. This might be your lucky day. I have a pair of...

    This might be your lucky day. I have a pair of 27 Mercury tongues with used a couple times several years ago before I decided that the boots were stiff enough for me without them. I won't be home...
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    Jumping in late here.... If you're riding 60+...

    Jumping in late here.... If you're riding 60+ miles a day, make sure that it's a smooth ride and comfortable ergonomics. I used to have a KLR and the ergos were great for my long legs but it...
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    Word. I keep thinking my 116 would a bit better...

    Word. I keep thinking my 116 would a bit better if I was back another cm or two from my -1 mount.
  17. Skis are sold. Thanks.

    Skis are sold. Thanks.
  18. As requested, pics: 265794 265795 265796...

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  19. SOLD - Dynafit Hokkaido 189 + Griffon 13 - $250 (pickup Jackson/Missoula)

    I'm thinning the herd and have a pair of Dynafit Hokkaido in 189 with Marker Griffon ID 13 bindings. These were kind of an experiment for me but I didn't fall in love with the fully rockered...
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    Agreed with everyone else on personal preference...

    Agreed with everyone else on personal preference and a variety of factors. One more to add: calf size (not just length). Basically, the back of the boot is not going anywhere. The bigger your...
  21. I stumbled upon a way to get the actual rate: set...

    I stumbled upon a way to get the actual rate: set your default payment as a credit card instead of PayPal/bank. Then you can choose to pay in euros or dollars. If you choose euros, the credit card...
  22. Yeah, no biggie. Just annoying in principle. ...

    Yeah, no biggie. Just annoying in principle.

    That said, can't be more psyched that skis are close to shipping - nice work, Down! Looking forward to fondling and mounting in the near future. ;)
  23. Anyone know how to avoid PayPal's ridiculous...

    Anyone know how to avoid PayPal's ridiculous exchange rates? The PP rate adds another $15 to my total vs the current exchange rate. Basically they're adding their 2.9% fee into the exchange, in...
  24. All pants have been sold. Thanks everyone for...

    All pants have been sold. Thanks everyone for your interest.
  25. Good form, dgilligan02. If you want the skis,...

    Good form, dgilligan02. If you want the skis, I'll take $10 off the shipping cost in the spirit of good karma.
  26. OK, dgilligan02 is next. PM sent. As I told...

    OK, dgilligan02 is next. PM sent. As I told others via PM, these are mounted for a 307 boot sole with about 10mm of adjustment in either direction. Also, mounted at -2cm from the line which seems...
  27. Sale pending on Rab Exodus and Arcteryx Pants. ...

    Sale pending on Rab Exodus and Arcteryx Pants.

    Dkla52, can you clear out some of your messages. Forum software is complaining that you have exceeded your message count and can't receive any...
  28. Respecting dibs on Proclines to Dkla52. Light...

    Respecting dibs on Proclines to Dkla52. Light Ranger and Laps are next in line.

    Snowtastic pants have been sold.
  29. Indeed. I'm kind sad that Rab doesn't have a...

    Indeed. I'm kind sad that Rab doesn't have a true equivalent of these anymore. I've never been disappointed with any of their stuff.
  30. Sale pending on Snowtastic pants.

    Sale pending on Snowtastic pants.
  31. FS: Softshell Pants (Arcteryx Procline FL, Rab Exodus, Mountain Hardwear) [SOLD]

    My girlfriend has finally convinced me to wear pants that fit me (her words). I guess I did tend to oversize a bit so I'm selling my touring pants. Even for softshell, I prefer pants that have...
  32. skibrd has dibs at the moment. BSL is 307 and...

    skibrd has dibs at the moment. BSL is 307 and bindings have a 20mm adjustment range.
  33. FS: Rossi Squad 7 (190) + Look SPX 12 binders

    I've got a pair of the blue/black 190 Rossi Squad 7 with Look SPX 12 binders that I haven't skied in a couple years as I've gravitated with age towards the 180 length. The bases could use a wax but...
  34. Yup, no doubt the LD102 in 179 would be sweet. ...

    Yup, no doubt the LD102 in 179 would be sweet. As others have noted, it's easy to overanalyze but I've discovered that I really like a mid-90s width for spring touring. The 102 is bit of a strange...
  35. Love the big radius/low weight but sizing is a...

    Love the big radius/low weight but sizing is a bit off for me. If they had an LD 95 in 177, a 108 in 181, and a 114 in 184, I might buy all three. The CD104L in 181 is closest so I'll go with that...
  36. corvus freebird: Not saying it's not a great ski...

    corvus freebird: Not saying it's not a great ski but...

    - tighter sidecut (21m vs 25 for CD104L)
    - heavier 3600 g (175) vs 3150 (181) for CD 104L
    - more expensive (best I could find was $679...
  37. I'm on the fence for a CDL104. What I was really...

    I'm on the fence for a CDL104. What I was really hoping for a was 105-110 mm 180-182cm LowDown for winter touring but the CDL seems close enough. If we can get the same deal as in the past, count...
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    The Mercury is my favorite boot ever and I'm...

    The Mercury is my favorite boot ever and I'm still rocking the 1st year model. I've purchased a number of other boots along the way but keep coming back to the Mercury + Intuition Pro Tour Liner. I...
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    I bought a low mileage 2001 Astro last Sept and...

    I bought a low mileage 2001 Astro last Sept and just finished a 6 week road trip in it with the GF. Overall, we couldn't be happier. It's a little cozy for sleeping but there's room for a full size...
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    I think cargo height is the big difference. I...

    I think cargo height is the big difference. I believe the Element is a lot taller on the inside which makes living/sleeping inside much nicer, not to mention the increased cargo volume and ability...
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    How do you get around the lack of spare tire on...

    How do you get around the lack of spare tire on the Sienna AWD? I was seriously considering it but the mandatory run-flat tires/lack of spare was a deal-breaker for me. Maybe they've changed the...
  42. I got a pair of the Procline FL this year and...

    I got a pair of the Procline FL this year and generally like them. I have a 33" waist and 32 inseam and the M fits well, maybe a tiny bit roomy. My experience:

    pros:
    excellent quality...
  43. Edited: didn't see the latest posts.

    Edited: didn't see the latest posts.
  44. sale pending

    sale pending
  45. Boots have been sold. Thanks everyone for your...

    Boots have been sold. Thanks everyone for your interest.
  46. I am pretty much a 27/27.5 in every boot I own. ...

    I am pretty much a 27/27.5 in every boot I own. Overall, my feet are pretty low volume and narrow although my forefoot has gotten a bit wider the last couple years. Previous versions of the TLT...
  47. Intuitions are sold. Price reduced to $325+ship...

    Intuitions are sold. Price reduced to $325+ship for TLT7 boots and crampon adapters.
  48. Sale pending to Dkla52.

    Sale pending to Dkla52.
  49. I bought two sizes (182, 189) at the Evo super...

    I bought two sizes (182, 189) at the Evo super sale ($163), not sure which I wanted. After skiing the 189s, I think they're a good length for me and am happy to pass along the 182 pair at $163+ship...
  50. SOLD: Salomon Mtn Lab Boots - 27.5, barely used, $250+ship SOLD!

    I haven't used these more than a couple hours but I can tell this isn't going to be the boot for me. They ski well but don't have the comfort and easy flex of my old tongueless Dynafit Mercurys and...
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