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    Kevino, you out there? Still selling these...

    Kevino, you out there? Still selling these things??
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    They're HERE!!! Love them. Few minutes w...

    They're HERE!!!

    Love them. Few minutes w hairdryer and I was in...perfect fit, no bootfitter required.






    No, of course they need some work, but they fit. Checked shell fit and I have...
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    Haha. But seriously, the fact that these are new...

    Haha. But seriously, the fact that these are new boots from an old run of boots won't matter--it's not like they've gone bad over time. And the uselessness of those skis (in certain conditions) has...
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    You remember better than I do, I guess. The...

    You remember better than I do, I guess. The answer is I got new skis without meaning to, but not what I was thinking of...A kindly maggot floated me some brand new SL skis when I purchased new GS...
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    Haven't seen your steeze in awhile, my brother....

    Haven't seen your steeze in awhile, my brother. If I can ski ya somewhere that isn't in CT, though...

    And yeah, I know the Xmaxes aren't race boots--I just can't type and hit the wrong thing on...
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    You got my PM? Hoping to snag the Snow Plume.

    You got my PM? Hoping to snag the Snow Plume.
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    I checked and they are supposed to be ISO 5355,...

    I checked and they are supposed to be ISO 5355, which I believe means they're compatible with regular DIN rated bindings (whatever the ISO). No?

    I'm not asking because I went ahead and ordered...
  8. To me a relatively minor annoyance you can...

    To me a relatively minor annoyance you can usually navigate, and sometimes even make work to your advantage (gaper screen for you to move forward).

    But this topic reminds me of something I did at...
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    I also realized that until kids are six or seven...

    I also realized that until kids are six or seven they don't have the same perception of objects ahead of them (people, trees) that are more than five or ten feet away. It's like they don't actually...
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    My theory was always that the harness things tend...

    My theory was always that the harness things tend to delay actual skiing--I've seen a lot of kids just being roped down without any speed/turning input on their own. Very first day of lift served...
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    Yeah, have seen so many racers/coaches recently...

    Yeah, have seen so many racers/coaches recently rocking that setup. Heated socks.
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    So what are you saying? My difficulty with words...

    So what are you saying? My difficulty with words that are three letters long will keep me from being able to go full race stock?? Worms in my brain. Now I understand why the last numbers weren't...
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    Really strange to have these listed at 95 only on...

    Really strange to have these listed at 95 only on mobile:

    401205
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    You're right, obviously it's the S-Race shells...

    You're right, obviously it's the S-Race shells that are Salomon's true race boots. But FWIW even Salomon calls these things race boots (from Sally description: "top level race boot incorporating...
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    Shit, I forgot about those fucking slippery...

    Shit, I forgot about those fucking slippery soles. Even w vibram I almost busted my ass falling on blue ice while trying to walk across a starting area. Hmm.
    But you seem to be encouraging this...
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    going back to race boots...dumb idea?

    I've been eyeing some race boots recently...feel like an alcoholic walking by bars that aren't on his way home.

    I switched out of a race shell years ago because I was tired of having completely...
  17. That's a very interesting legal argument. It's...

    That's a very interesting legal argument. It's not a good legal argument, but I guess it's interesting.
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    Right, don't ruin things by having certain...

    Right, don't ruin things by having certain expectations.

    And BTW, to be clear, I think different approaches can work with different kids. My point on ski lessons is I think it's reasonable to try...
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    Honestly, I think it really depends, and I taught...

    Honestly, I think it really depends, and I taught both my girls to ski. They did a few days of lessons when they were very young, but 99%+ of their ski days were with me when they were learning. I...
  20. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/covid-19-live-up...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/covid-19-live-updates-omicron-will-infect-just-about-everybody-fauci-says/ar-AASH3CI?li=BBnb7Kz
  21. You're describing Trump voters, right?

    You're describing Trump voters, right?
  22. Think we need a new thread to fully discuss the...

    Think we need a new thread to fully discuss the intricacies involved in properly executing a worm turn vs. a slow dog noodle. Newbs can easily confuse the two, and this is unacceptable.

    Personally...
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    This guy gets it, IMO. (I think nearly every post...

    This guy gets it, IMO. (I think nearly every post here is on the money, and yeah, you're going to make mistakes but just do your best to learn from them--your kids may benefit just as much in some...
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    Am posting from southern VT as I finish a few...

    Am posting from southern VT as I finish a few days driving around Quebec and VT to freeski with the older daughter. We've spent hundreds of hours (at least) driving around to ski races and training,...
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    I thought a lot about this question before our...

    I thought a lot about this question before our kids were born, and I came with a plan that I pretty much stuck to. IMO it all worked almost (but not quite exactly) as I had hoped. I basically decided...
  26. Oh yeah, draggin' knucks. But you're pretty far...

    Oh yeah, draggin' knucks. But you're pretty far off the gate. Need to tighten that shit up.
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    No, you're right. All in it's probably 20...

    No, you're right. All in it's probably 20 minutes, but the time spent just waxing (dripping on and then ironing in) is more like 10. I'm guilty of chronically underestimating how long tuning takes,...
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    I mean, I knew it would be, I guess I'm just used...

    I mean, I knew it would be, I guess I'm just used to knowing how to ski certain large, crowded areas so you avoid most of the lines. I don't know how to do that at Tremblant (although singles lines...
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    So, a few things just in case anyone else looks...

    So, a few things just in case anyone else looks at this...

    You can't get your day pass from the Chalet des Voyageurs, however you actually are able to pick them up on the Nord side (despite the...
  30. Thread: Dexter

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    Stop talking about me.

    Stop talking about me.
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    Have done way too much waxing over the years, and...

    Have done way too much waxing over the years, and have a few thoughts.

    First, I would almost always go with whatever Swix/Toko and those types of guys tell you. They spend a lot of money doing...
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    Hmm, no idea about Costco in MTL and I was last a...

    Hmm, no idea about Costco in MTL and I was last a Costco member in 2010...but thx, will try the Chalet place.
  33. Crossed the border last night and it sure wasn't...

    Crossed the border last night and it sure wasn't like previous crossings. Much longer wait, much longer process w border guard. The fact that I registered us on the Arrivecan thing but didn't...
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    Had been planning on following this advice but it...

    Had been planning on following this advice but it seems we can't get the lift tix on Nord side. Wondering if it makes sense to just make a sud stop and then go to nord to park. Franglais apologies. ...
  35. Women's Salomon 23.5 Energyzer 90 ski boots FS

    Anyone want these? Used for two or three days, so fairly pristine condition. Listed them elsewhere but will give a maggot deal if anyone wants them. Will provide pics/link if there's interest.
  36. Agreed. At Magic that lift already would have...

    Agreed. At Magic that lift already would have been shut down for the day and empty. This is on them for having a functional way to reach the top of their hill.

    Black Chair you could have that...
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    West Mountain

    It's the raddest skiing anywhere north of Saratoga and south of Gore. So out yourselves...who's over there? I'm there all the time, so...you know, laps, or whatever. ('Laps' is my word for 'beer.')
  38. Yeah, I'm a little surprised anyone would make it...

    Yeah, I'm a little surprised anyone would make it sound like it's tough to go uphill at Magic. I have no idea if they're still doing the lift token thing on days when they're open, but I'd be shocked...
  39. I'm really not interested in going down the...

    I'm really not interested in going down the extremely long road (not taken) that has led to where Magic is now, and for reasons that are probably obvious I've generally kept my mouth shut (in public)...
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    OK, so I guess next question is if there are any...

    OK, so I guess next question is if there are any good Tremblant tips (considering current snow). I skied there decades ago and remember being somewhat underwhelmed, but if there's non-obvious stuff...
  41. It did occur to me that MNIAW is willing to...

    It did occur to me that MNIAW is willing to explain away all this other shit but wants to crucify JS for the time his race left some flags on Red Line (oh noozzz!!!). Really kind of ironic that he'll...
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    Yes, Sutton, Sauveur, and Massif all make sense,...

    Yes, Sutton, Sauveur, and Massif all make sense, although I don't think we're going to get up to QC area, unfortunately. Will have to do this again at some point when the snow is better.

    Any...
  43. They're either the solution, or the cause of all...

    They're either the solution, or the cause of all the problems (it's not the fault of management--it's never that). Have to stay tuned, for some reason.
  44. Did your homework but still having trouble with...

    Did your homework but still having trouble with the concept, I guess. Will have to explain to you at some point how one can both hope for a favorable result yet also acknowledge reality. That's not...
  45. Dictionary.com for equivocate. Laps.

    Dictionary.com for equivocate. Laps.
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    Thanks all, should have clarified that this is...

    Thanks all, should have clarified that this is for the next few days, so...I saw that Sutton lists an alarmingly low trail count. Probably not worth it under those conditions? Was just hoping for...
  47. My (admittedly questionable, but maybe no worse...

    My (admittedly questionable, but maybe no worse than any other) sources make it seem unlikely. The lift situation does seem to be even more of a shitshow than in previous years, and at some point it...
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    Montreal area must skis

    Anyplace that isn't Jay and is closer than Quebec City? Spent quite awhile searching and didn't find much. Thx.
  49. Discussion of a chair falling off the haul rope...

    Discussion of a chair falling off the haul rope at a certain (beloved) VT area verboten here? If it had happened at any other area I am certain there would be pages devoted to the topic...kind of...
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    Not sure if trolling or not, but I've rarely...

    Not sure if trolling or not, but I've rarely heard anyone whine as much as Verstappen does. Every. Single. Race. Irony is he has gotten more wiggle room as the anointed one since his first year in...
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