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    New 177 Black Pearl rips. It’s a better ski than...

    New 177 Black Pearl rips. It’s a better ski than the new Bonifide.

    All the new bones/bramas are individual skis at each length. I’d buy length based on skiing style not size. The 189 makes big...
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    Your brother has an Full Tilt intuition power...

    Your brother has an Full Tilt intuition power wrap from a minute ago.

    What are your goals for the intuition? I have used power wraps, luxury, pro tour and tour wraps in the boot. Generally I...
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    New boot skis better than the green one. It’s not...

    New boot skis better than the green one. It’s not an RS or even RX, but it’s closer. Big difference for me was feeling more spring and support higher up the spine of the boot. Often I feel the flex...
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    Sticky: 317924 Resort: 189 Billy Goat 186 Kartel...

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    Resort:
    189 Billy Goat
    186 Kartel 108
    182 Woodsman 96
    186 Mindbender 108

    Travel:
    188 Rustler 11 w/shifts
  5. Thread: Shift V2?

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    1. Yes. 2. Everyone who tours regularly. I don't...

    1. Yes.
    2. Everyone who tours regularly. I don't need it on a shift (or similar binding) I wouldn't get a shift for regular touring use however.

    There are plenty of ways to improve to the shift....
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    This is silly, all these bindings have pros and...

    This is silly, all these bindings have pros and cons to argue one is definitively better or worse is silly and ignores the reality of the majority of experiences. I’ve had my issues with all of them,...
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    I wouldn’t go forward, plenty of tail as it is....

    I wouldn’t go forward, plenty of tail as it is. Hang on when you open them up. Feels like there is a rocketship on the tail which just takes over just before the apex of the turn. 183 was more...
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    Skied great at -2cm. Hopefully they changed up...

    Skied great at -2cm. Hopefully they changed up the sizing 10cm breakdowns are wack. Give me 7cm intervals for every ski; 5 if you want to be generous.



    Try Lukeisafilthyhipster
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    New Katana rips. If you liked the old one, you...

    New Katana rips. If you liked the old one, you owe it to yourself to try the new one. You can still brake it loose fairly easily, it’s maybe a bit nimbler. Still totally quiet when you get up to...
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    Awesome day touring big sky today curtesy of...

    Awesome day touring big sky today curtesy of Talisman. Much thanks to you and Harry for the hospitality. I’ll be back in the area again for sure.
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    In the tour not the guide but the tour wrap liner...

    In the tour not the guide but the tour wrap liner is borderline the best thing to happen to my touring boots.

    Better heel hold
    Better energy transfer
    Less pressure points
    Warmer
    Very slight...
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    Driving into Bozeman tonight and skiing (likely...

    Driving into Bozeman tonight and skiing (likely Big Sky) tomorrow, if any of you want to meet up for some turns.
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    Passive graphics not in danger of alienating...

    Passive graphics not in danger of alienating anyone for the olds, take a little more risk on the ones you’re gonna market to gen Z.

    Graphics don’t sell skis but they can stop a sale in its tracks.
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    I wouldn’t judge the quality of a shop based on...

    I wouldn’t judge the quality of a shop based on their willingness to put the wintersteiger rep’s kids through college, but rather if their employees can actually flex their boots.

    Both shops I...
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    Generally

    Generally
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    Every single shop has dimpled a base or...

    Every single shop has dimpled a base or misdrilled a ski. Generally several a year. The shop employees work long days, it’s late in the retail season, occasional mistakes happen. We are all human....
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    The direct costs are not what’s preventing K2...

    The direct costs are not what’s preventing K2 from warranting the ski. They are trying to force the slimy CA shop to deal with the consequences of breaking dealer agreements. K2 pretty much needs to...
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    Why? No shop, or tech is perfect. This shit...

    Why? No shop, or tech is perfect. This shit happens. They owned up to their mistake.
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    What greg said. No issue with the blizzards,...

    What greg said.

    No issue with the blizzards, the shop should still offer to replace the skis. If I were you, I’d be a bro and just ask them for a high end tune on the skis instead . Either now,...
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    I have skied some iteration of both, but also...

    I have skied some iteration of both, but also about as far from each other as possible. 185 WC tour (116), and 182 Woodsman 96. Wildcat cuts a quicker turn and is more alive in tight places....
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    Where are the WNDR reviews?

    Did I just miss them? One of you has to have gotten a pair. Any reviews out there not on the WNDR website?
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    But shot to death right outside of her work isn’t...

    But shot to death right outside of her work isn’t enough?
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    Current SEA leadership doesn’t want to lock users...

    Current SEA leadership doesn’t want to lock users up. Police are likely instructed not to arrest them. I don’t know about current numbers or if the police have just given up due to the shit city...
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    They do park cops there, or at least used too....

    They do park cops there, or at least used too. Uniformed and Plain Clothes. dedicated counter Narcotics and regular patrol. It wasn’t enough.
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    Seattle Cops leaving for Tacoma, King County and...

    Seattle Cops leaving for Tacoma, King County and Pierce County despite significantly lower pay is pretty well documented. They are tired of the do nothing attitude from City Hall. Despite being one...
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    Wildcat is significantly further on the playful...

    Wildcat is significantly further on the playful category than the Woodsman
    A totally non scientific placement on the chargy to playful spectrum...
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    Since this thread is back, I couldn’t see myself...

    Since this thread is back, I couldn’t see myself skiing the the PNW without a 189 Billy Goat or 190 Wildcat.

    Add something you’re comfortable with for low tide and mixed soft snow
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    ‘5 points stiffer’ doesn’t tell you anything......

    ‘5 points stiffer’ doesn’t tell you anything... judging something by stated flex index is premature.
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    The guy who can’t flex his boots has problem...

    The guy who can’t flex his boots has problem turning skis... who’d have thought.
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    Tell them Austrian nerds to figure out a 1600g...

    Tell them Austrian nerds to figure out a 1600g 186 bodacious shape with a hair more tip splay. Get some more money out of the mold.
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    a 186 ZeroG 118 in the bodacious shape and rocker...

    a 186 ZeroG 118 in the bodacious shape and rocker profile would be pretty fucking awesome
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    Not gonna matter

    Not gonna matter
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    At this point he likely has more real experience...

    At this point he likely has more real experience about solutions to the Altera fuck show than those of us experiencing it for the first time. Yes, last year was bad but nothing like the fuckshow JHMR...
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    Tinkham road off ramp not good enough of a...

    Tinkham road off ramp not good enough of a sledding hill and snowman farm for you?

    Rebuttal: the state needs a more consistent snow pack west of the pass.
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    Meh, I hope we don’t waste anymore public money...

    Meh, I hope we don’t waste anymore public money on trains in WA. We’re already burning way to much public money on that 19th century technology in the lowlands. It’s an expensive and inflexible...
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    I’m sure the snowlake snowshoe was a chilkoot...

    I’m sure the snowlake snowshoe was a chilkoot pass re-enactment.
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    XT Free with tour wrap liner works well for my...

    XT Free with tour wrap liner works well for my all traveling season this year. Sure, I’d love to have my RS130s, but weight and space are a bit prohibitive and the free with the wrap liner both...
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    What a fucktard. For all the faults folks gave...

    What a fucktard.

    For all the faults folks gave him, there wasn’t a shit job I didn’t see JK do himself. Bumping chairs on Chinook in the rain? Check. Serving fries in Campbell Basin on a pow day?...
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    Given the cascade wide fuckshow of today, I’m...

    Given the cascade wide fuckshow of today, I’m gonna blame SEA growth as equally complicit as Altera.

    Folks were parked into their driveways on snoqualmie today.
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    You can charter a flight from Spokane to...

    You can charter a flight from Spokane to Wenatchee for around $4500 a person.... totally the same thing.
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    Might be a dumb idea but Alpine lakes off from...

    Might be a dumb idea but Alpine lakes off from middle fork of the snoqualmie? Piss off a lot of backcountry skiers. A four season road and buildings would never get approved.


    While a bit low and...
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    Totally agree on the failure to plan and...

    Totally agree on the failure to plan and implement adequate changes. The changes they did make (A lot almost completely carpool only, implemented shuttles from Enumclaw and further) didn’t go far...
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    Isn’t really in the picture and doesn’t buy an...

    Isn’t really in the picture and doesn’t buy an ikon pass. For perspective.

    I’m getting a bit of hypocrisy from you in this though. You’re biggest complaint seems to be “Joe” not following good...
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    310829

    310829
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    Issue is, we’re not talking about Seahawks season...

    Issue is, we’re not talking about Seahawks season tickets here; we’re talking about NFC season tickets good for any team’s home game; and they cost less than Seahawks tickets have in 20 years.
    ...
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    I’d also like to point out leaving enumclaw at...

    I’d also like to point out leaving enumclaw at 6:30 and getting to the mountain at 8:00 isn’t normal either.
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    310810 Has to be a troll account.

    310810

    Has to be a troll account.
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    $30 a car unless 3+, keep the top lot for cars...

    $30 a car unless 3+, keep the top lot for cars with 4+
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    Based on the thread I think skibird is talking...

    Based on the thread I think skibird is talking the 2021 Enforcer Pro not the current model. I doubt Nordica’s consumer facing customer service folks are going to answer questions about unannounced...
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    I think folks will be pretty impressed with the...

    I think folks will be pretty impressed with the M-Pro 99. I skied an iteration in the 178 and was pretty stoked on it. I’d articulate it as a modernized Legend Pro: rocker and taper in the tip;...
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