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    You guys know you can put a GORE-TEX (or anyone...

    You guys know you can put a GORE-TEX (or anyone else's) membrane on any weight of fabric, right? With Arc'teryx the options are 40, 70, 80 and 100 denier in GORE-TEX hardshells. If the light fabric...
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    Beta LT jacket and Sabre pants have been great...

    Beta LT jacket and Sabre pants have been great for me for about 90 days . . .
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    At Crystal they are in the Snorting Elk. You are...

    At Crystal they are in the Snorting Elk. You are looking in the wrong lot at Stevens.
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    It's not as fiddly as a conventional race-type...

    It's not as fiddly as a conventional race-type strap, and you can do it with gloves on.

    Personally, I took the one off my Mach 1 LV's and put a blue and orange Lange velcro one on (sewed Tecnica...
  5. Thread: New ACL

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    11 week update: Still not "as good as new,"...

    11 week update:

    Still not "as good as new," but pretty damn good. Doc says one more week and we can start on more serious strength training and some jumping - weeks 6-12 is a "danger zone" when...
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    Grifen Moller?

    Grifen Moller?
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    Markus Eder and George Rodney (Völkl) and Leo...

    Markus Eder and George Rodney (Völkl) and Leo Slemmet (Blizzard) use Markers. Don't know if anyone on the FWT is on K2. When we mounted Berkeley Patterson's Rustler 11's last year, he brought in a...
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    Most folks on TGR would use them if they got 2-3...

    Most folks on TGR would use them if they got 2-3 free pairs a year, or if their ski sponsor had a relationship with Marker and they came with the skis . . . which I bet is the case with a lot of the...
  9. No love for Pimsleur? I've used it for German,...

    No love for Pimsleur?

    I've used it for German, Mandarin and now Czech, and always as an adult.

    It's "listen and speak" only, they emphasize not to try to read or write, but it's a good crash...
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    It depends on where the dents are, how deep, how...

    It depends on where the dents are, how deep, how sharp, etc.

    My guy is Ryan Snider in Bellevue (206. 399. 0344) ryanpdr@gmail.com

    He came to my house in Lake Forest Park and did an...
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    Marker is totally capable of making a heel that...

    Marker is totally capable of making a heel that doesn't require a ton of forward pressure and is a snap to step in to. The TCX 12 is super easy to get in to. For that matter, my 20 DIN Marker Comp...
  12. Memory Fit (Atomic) and Custom Shell (Salomon)...

    Memory Fit (Atomic) and Custom Shell (Salomon) heat moldable shells work great for the vast majority of people, even with moderate downsizing (.5 to 1 mondo smaller than you measure on the Brannock)...
  13. Hard to say. How much do you ski? How much...

    Hard to say.

    How much do you ski?

    How much do you value skiing really well?

    The closer you can keep the shell to your foot, the better it will ski. Will you notice the difference? Chances...
  14. It's true. The old guys with tons of experience...

    It's true. The old guys with tons of experience aren't teaching the young guys what they know, and many of them haven't kept up with the newer materials. The new bootfitters are understandably...
  15. Almost all new boots will be more upright than...

    Almost all new boots will be more upright than older Raptors. If you needed to shim them to reduce volume, you bought them too big in the first place. There are a bunch of newer plastics that change...
  16. abraham, we've met in Lot 4 but not skied...

    abraham, we've met in Lot 4 but not skied together.

    Summer is now until whenever regular people start thinking about skiing, usually around October. Downside is the selection at most shops is...
  17. Cat tracks?

    Cat tracks?
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    Rear entry is back next season . . .

    Rear entry is back next season . . .
  19. It's done all the time - it's not uncommon for...

    It's done all the time - it's not uncommon for someone to need extra width all the way from the styloid to the fifth metatarsal. You just need to find a bootfitter who's worked out a system for...
  20. If it still pressures you on the metatarsals,...

    If it still pressures you on the metatarsals, find someone to punch it more.

    If it is a volume issue (losing circulation) or instep issue, look at thinner sock, thinner liner, thinner footbed or...
  21. For two different types of skiers. If you only...

    For two different types of skiers.

    If you only ski 10 or 12 days a year, need the boot to fit "right away," don't have access to good bootfitting, and aren't too picky about performance, it might...
  22. At present the maximum width for alpine boots is...

    At present the maximum width for alpine boots is 69mm plus or minus 2mm, as specified by ISO 5355 (actually there is a new ISO 5355 document this year, but I don't want to spend 138 Swiss francs to...
  23. Much more weight for a dubious increase in...

    Much more weight for a dubious increase in leverage is my guess.
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    It is there. Page 8 of the 18-19 tech manual...

    It is there.

    Page 8 of the 18-19 tech manual under Marker/Volkl non-current rental bindings.
  25. Will tune in for sure. Getting this straight from...

    Will tune in for sure. Getting this straight from you is $$$. Should be required listening for anyone who calls themselves a bootfitter.
  26. Have you tested any of the new Francesco...

    Have you tested any of the new Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri stuff, or is that the "outlier" you talk about?
  27. So 100 kilograms of Grilamid costs roughly 4...

    So 100 kilograms of Grilamid costs roughly 4 times what 100 kilograms of True Flex PU does, but you need less of it by weight to build a shell of comparable stiffness?
  28. Matt (and Jonathan), thanks for putting this out...

    Matt (and Jonathan), thanks for putting this out there and making it accessible. You could spend weeks doing Internet research and not come up with this much coherent information.
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    The boot/skier equation always depends on skier...

    The boot/skier equation always depends on skier mass and style, but at 5'8" and 170 lbs I found it skied fine with no power strap and top buckle medium tight. The flex is more progressive, the boot...
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    No. The stance on the Hawx Ultra XTD is right on...

    No. The stance on the Hawx Ultra XTD is right on for me, but I haven't quite found the sweet spot with the Tour Pro. I have the chip on 13 degrees and it's not quite enough, but I don't really want...
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    Durability has been great, the Grilmid used in...

    Durability has been great, the Grilmid used in the Ultra XTD is quite tough (less damage to the heel and toe than first gen Zero G Guide Pro or Lange XT Free 130 from alpine bindings, no problems...
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    There are several Lupos. The 130C and the Team...

    There are several Lupos. The 130C and the Team are on the 98 mm last, though they don't fit as tight as, say, a KR Pro. The Lupo AX 120 is supposedly a 100mm last, though it feels pretty roomy to me....
  33. Thread: New ACL

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    Exactly what I am feeling - like someone put a...

    Exactly what I am feeling - like someone put a piece of tape over my kneecap or my skinny jeans are too tight, though all I wear is shorts. Worse in the morning and after long periods on my feet,...
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    Agree. For me that's my "travel ski" that I plan...

    Agree. For me that's my "travel ski" that I plan to take out of the country for a couple weeks at a time where I won't have access to my tuning bench.
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    By the time a garment needs to have the DWR...

    By the time a garment needs to have the DWR re-applied (2-3 real washings) it is no longer in my rotation. If you live in a wet place and can afford it, this is the way to go.

    If you are...
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    That applies to DWR compounds in the pores, too....

    That applies to DWR compounds in the pores, too. Hence "spray on" DWR rather than "wash-in" . . .
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    Yes, they let me run a Gore-seam machine for a...

    Yes, they let me run a Gore-seam machine for a few minutes on the factory tour. Not that easy to do well even with the speed on "2", and this wasn't even the 8mm one. Respect for the people who do...
  38. Thread: New ACL

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    Awesome. It seems to come back pretty fast - I'm...

    Awesome. It seems to come back pretty fast - I'm 4 days into the bike, doing about 15 minutes twice a day slowly (i.e. cadence ~ 50) with very little load, and my quads have gone from being a...
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    Check to see if you can actually get the...

    Check to see if you can actually get the compressed nitrogen cylinders refilled somewhere near you (and for the foreseeable future). ABS has gone from being an industry leader to a struggling outlier...
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    My first PT session was 7 days post-op, and was...

    My first PT session was 7 days post-op, and was also pretty mellow, though it sort of blew me away they had me walk without the brace.

    For me it is more about setting guidelines at each stage: "Go...
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    Today was 14 days post surgery and I saw my PT...

    Today was 14 days post surgery and I saw my PT this morning.

    Session involved several stretching exercises for the hamstrings and various walking exercises, including balancing drills on one leg....
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    Managed to get the crank over a few times...

    Managed to get the crank over a few times yesterday - old hardtail MTB on one of my son's trainers. Not smooth or effortless by any means, but it's a start. My regular 170mm cranks but seat height is...
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    Yah, my doc insisted on getting strong enough...

    Yah, my doc insisted on getting strong enough that you start thinking "maybe I don't need surgery" before he cut. I did 3-a-days on the stationary bike right up until the morning of the surgery. He...
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    Heat stax, 8-10 minutes

    Heat stax, 8-10 minutes
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    Take a picture of the liner and let us see it,...

    Take a picture of the liner and let us see it, SIDAS makes lots of different liners.

    Some go in the oven, some on the heat stax, some are foam injected. Typically the OEM Atomic ones go on the...
  46. Sincerely doubt that a binding will be off by 2...

    Sincerely doubt that a binding will be off by 2 DIN numbers in that span of time due to "spring fatigue" if it was correctly adjusted in the first place. Normally jumps in testing values go hand in...
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    Weldwood contact cement. Put it on both side and...

    Weldwood contact cement. Put it on both side and make sure it is dry to the touch before applying.
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    He told my friend Silas, who spent quite a bit of...

    He told my friend Silas, who spent quite a bit of time with him last year, that he's strictly working on hiking boots. Who knows?
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    Joined this club on May 8th. Went with a...

    Joined this club on May 8th. Went with a bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft with a bit of meniscus trim for an appetizer. My doc feels the patellar option gives the strongest connection points, most...
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    That's what I think he means by "pulling" the...

    That's what I think he means by "pulling" the file - going in the direction of the handle tang, against the angle of the file cut . . . but yeah, I both push and pull as long as the file is oriented...
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