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    Shifrin's dominance is due in no small part to...

    Shifrin's dominance is due in no small part to the hard work she did before getting to the World Cup and her ability to keep working that hard—and figuring out the right things to work on—while on...
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    I'll also point out that there was a significant...

    I'll also point out that there was a significant amount of support from women competing; the proposal was sponsored by both the gender equity working group and the athletes' group. All other concerns...
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    ...which is unfortunate, because a lot of the...

    ...which is unfortunate, because a lot of the staff at the time the legal issues came to the fore were good people (and competent). No idea how many of them are still around.
  4. I saw it done on the three-foot day at Bridger a...

    I saw it done on the three-foot day at Bridger a couple of years back, and I've seen it done at Alta as well.

    In the latter case, it was the first time I was there, so I just figured it was...
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    They don't. FIS officially changed the...

    They don't. FIS officially changed the nomenclature this past summer.




    Yes.
  6. The trail map labels single-diamond trails "Most...

    The trail map labels single-diamond trails "Most Difficult Run", double-diamond "Expert Terrain", and triple-diamond "High Exposure."

    As much as it's a bit jankety in some regards, I do think that...
  7. It doesn't even have to be that fancy to be...

    It doesn't even have to be that fancy to be useful. Got someone you think has been sharing his pass with his roomie because you caught it once, and they claimed "oops, forgot that was in the jacket...
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    My VW experience is now a few generations old (I...

    My VW experience is now a few generations old (I owned two different Mk 2s), but I wouldn't expect a used VW to be any less expensive to maintain than a used Audi, Merc, or BMW. If you can find a...
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    Sunday River picked up about three or four dense...

    Sunday River picked up about three or four dense inches by 2:30, made a world of difference after Friday's weather event that turned most trails into good racing surfaces. Came home to find an inch...
  10. Nope, I'm in Maine for the foreseeable future....

    Nope, I'm in Maine for the foreseeable future. You can thank me for the snow you've been getting. ;)
  11. I just got a shipping note and tracking number in...

    I just got a shipping note and tracking number in my email for order 17871. That would be great, but I've already got my hat and signed magazine. Not sure if you can catch that before it actually...
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    I drove from Maine to BTV for an appointment (and...

    I drove from Maine to BTV for an appointment (and back) today. Most of the drive was drizzle or snow showers and showing between 30 and 34 degrees on the dash, but the roads were wet, not frozen. I...
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    Re: stiffness, I'm a 180-pound race coach with...

    Re: stiffness, I'm a 180-pound race coach with what I'd like to think are reasonable skills (I've never been fast, but people who don't know what fast is sometimes think I am). I've found the XT 140...
  14. RLM posted on Facebook that it will be...

    RLM posted on Facebook that it will be top-to-bottom. Rumors of a toll for 6-series plates on 212 north of town have not been confirmed.
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    I've heard from a snowboarder that is generally...

    I've heard from a snowboarder that is generally pretty good about calling out stupidity and asshattery that, unless the snowboarders happen to be dating, it's a bit of a questionable move to try and...
  16. I had gone with 43 front / 41 rear based on a...

    I had gone with 43 front / 41 rear based on a chalk test, but when I reinstalled my Nokians this fall, I noticed that the had-been-rear tires had more shoulder wear than elsewhere, so I've got it a...
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    While the landowner liability clearly changes...

    While the landowner liability clearly changes when charging for access, Vermont has a separate statute addressing ski-area liability (c.f....
  18. I think there's a little nuance to it depending...

    I think there's a little nuance to it depending on which receiving radio does or does not catch the tone transmitted to break squelch, but basically, yes, all three scenarios are plausible,...
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    They also have one of the largest and most...

    They also have one of the largest and most accessible high-elevation bc areas in Vermont, plus some very popular trails for after-work skinning for the BTV crowd. Been a while since I've been there,...
  20. GMRS can now have removable antennae but still...

    GMRS can now have removable antennae but still requires a specific type approval (not Part 90). GMRS also allows for more power than FRS, but I think any FRS/GMRS dual-purpose radio with type...
  21. While I missed the now-deleted post, all I'm...

    While I missed the now-deleted post, all I'm going to say about how seriously some entities take Internet discussions by employees, is that I started drafting a post about said topic and then decided...
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    Well, serious park and pipe competitors use...

    Well, serious park and pipe competitors use different skis for park versus pipe because they need sharp edges in the pipe. I don't know if that bit of info might help get him to respect his...
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    Haven't used it, but at that price, I'm tempted...

    Haven't used it, but at that price, I'm tempted to buy one to leave in my start kit. Only problem is that I'd need to hit the $50 minimum for free shipping, making it a very expensive $12 file guide.
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    This is the correct answer. If you have trouble...

    This is the correct answer. If you have trouble skiing between the rocks rather than over them, you might want to bring a ceramic stone as well to knock down the damage before using the diamond...
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    Last night was looking really promising until...

    Last night was looking really promising until about 7 p.m. here in Bethel, then it petered out a bit before switching to less-ideal precipitation types. This morning, my truck was pretty well glazed...
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    Rumors abounding about Sunday River opening this...

    Rumors abounding about Sunday River opening this weekend, but the official accounts have been very careful to only promise that they'll announce when ready, not even hinting at anything when asked...
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    I've got a pair of Bent Chet 120s for this year...

    I've got a pair of Bent Chet 120s for this year and am debating mounting position. The recommended line (-2.9) sounds a bit too parkish for a guy with a racing background and no real intention of...
  28. Head west. Continue through Canada when you run...

    Head west. Continue through Canada when you run out of U.S. 2, then pick it back up in St. Ignace. Bang a left in either Williston (and pick up US 16 to I-94 to I-90 to US-212) or stay on 2 a bit...
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    My two cents: if you want a fuckton of light for...

    My two cents: if you want a fuckton of light for poorly lit roads (especially those with large critters around), but don't want to be an ass, up the lumens on your high beams but not your low beams....
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    Junkyard for scrap is the most likely answer. ...

    Junkyard for scrap is the most likely answer.

    I actually got more value out of my dead XTerra by trading it when I bought a new truck; the dealer gave me $1 in trade value (I probably should've...
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    Just throwing in my 2 cents, I thought they...

    Just throwing in my 2 cents, I thought they performed well on a first-gen Nissan XTerra. Only got it stuck once, and that was trying to pull out a Wrangler that was on crap tires and more than...
  32. Those are the factory "all-terrain" P-metric...

    Those are the factory "all-terrain" P-metric tires with less than 1,500 miles on them. I had been planning to run them down before springing for better AT tires, but I had enough time changing that...
  33. LT sidewalls tend to be tougher than P-metric...

    LT sidewalls tend to be tougher than P-metric (often due to an additional ply of material). I can't say for sure how much, but I can verify that OEM P-metric tires and rocky USFS roads can be a bad...
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    One other use case I've heard for HTs,...

    One other use case I've heard for HTs, particularly FRS/GMRS, is to be able to tell the InReach comms center to tell the SAR team that you've got a radio on FRS channel 5 or whatever, thus allowing...
  35. Some AT tires are studdable (I think the Duratrac...

    Some AT tires are studdable (I think the Duratrac is, General Grabber AT, and maybe the KO2?). I've also heard of studding MT tires, which sounds like an interesting idea for deep-snow driving or...
  36. IMO, with my LT2s, it's noticeable but I don't...

    IMO, with my LT2s, it's noticeable but I don't tend to find it obnoxious until I get a couple of warm April afternoons that I'm driving home from skiing with the windows open. It is more noise than...
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    The Baofengs have very mixed reviews from the ham...

    The Baofengs have very mixed reviews from the ham sites. Some of the guys who have done more thorough testing report spurious emissions (i.e. emitting on frequencies other than those programmed),...
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    All of these pics got me off my ass and get the...

    All of these pics got me off my ass and get the pegboard hung on the wall. Still feels jong-ish without any jigs in sight, but it's really nice to get the tools off the bench.297892

    Sent from my...
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    They tend to be heavy, but they're also generally...

    They tend to be heavy, but they're also generally pretty cheap used. Race skis tend to loose value real quick when they get more than a year old.

    There are absolutely better quiver of one skis for...
  41. My last rig (older Xterra) got snow tires shortly...

    My last rig (older Xterra) got snow tires shortly after I bought it and then I never bothered buying summer tires because I've also got a motorcycle. Living at 5,000 feet and playing at 7-11k in...
  42. Didn't a lot of big-mountain skiers use Super-G...

    Didn't a lot of big-mountain skiers use Super-G and DH boards before it was called "big mountain"?

    The greater surface area (increased float) and stability at speed, even through chop, seems like...
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    He can't find a cheap-ass pair of used race skis,...

    He can't find a cheap-ass pair of used race skis, flat, and throw bindings on for a daily driver/patrol, and then buy a decent new pair for soft-snow days and travel? A pair of 165 slaloms can...
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    If we're not at peak, we're damn close in western...

    If we're not at peak, we're damn close in western Maine.
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    Typical New England snowfall. It turned back to...

    Typical New England snowfall. It turned back to rain and wrecked the snow before opening bell.
  46. NPS officially said f*** it with respect to...

    NPS officially said f*** it with respect to Beartooth Pass this morning, closed for the season at the state line. I wouldn't be surprised if MDT followed suit shortly.
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    Amusing redactions on the opening page. Clearly...

    Amusing redactions on the opening page. Clearly knowing which towers are near the established hiking trails and the 1-2 foot-high wooden fence to guide hikers is limited to those involved with the...
  48. Open containers used to be legal in multiple...

    Open containers used to be legal in multiple states, maybe a lot of them, and I think Montana may have been one of the last holdouts. Vermont didn't have an anti-open-container-while-driving law...
  49. My subscription order from last year (13053)...

    My subscription order from last year (13053) still shows "Processing" with an expiration of Nov 20. Please PM me with whatever I need to do to make sure I get in on the hat this year (I could use a...
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    Yes, no shit, if you need clearance, you probably...

    Yes, no shit, if you need clearance, you probably need a truck (or something built on a truck frame), with a few exceptions (the Cherokee comes to mind, but good luck sleeping in one). That doesn't...
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