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    I had them in my Smith IO/X goggles from like 6...

    I had them in my Smith IO/X goggles from like 6 years ago. I hated them. It felt like they were the wrong prescription but maybe it was because they were too far from my eyes? Also the battery...
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    Bumpity

    Bumpity
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    Stolen YT Jeffsy - Boulder, CO

    Yeah so this sucks. Came home on Saturday 11/9/19 to find my new 2019 YT Jeffsy 29 CF Pro missing from my garage. It's a size L red frame w/ white accents. Has Spank Oozy flat pedals, One Up...
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    Sure, but the hill could stay open an hour later...

    Sure, but the hill could stay open an hour later so same-same.
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    Guys, it's Daylight Saving Time. Not "Savings"...

    Guys, it's Daylight Saving Time. Not "Savings" time.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/09/daylight-saving-time-daylight-savings-time-spring-forward-no-s/3102551002/
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    I also like to judge people based on words and...

    I also like to judge people based on words and pictures on the internet and the clothes they wear.
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    After much deliberation and hand wringing I went...

    After much deliberation and hand wringing I went ahead and bought the 187. I used to ski 195 full camber race skis back in the day as an all mountain ski so I should be able to handle this newfangled...
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    I spent a week Feb skiing around the Banff area...

    I spent a week Feb skiing around the Banff area and on Rogers pass and was very impressed. I ski a lot of trees here in CO until spring hits. FWIW I am 5' 9" and 145lb.

    Might end up pulling the...
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    Interesting, thanks for your input doods. Thing...

    Interesting, thanks for your input doods. Thing is, how do I ski it first? Nobody does 4FRNT demos around here that I know of. 4FRNT does offer a 3 use guarantee/return policy but I kinda hate to put...
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    Yeah men's version comes in 179, 187, and 195. I...

    Yeah men's version comes in 179, 187, and 195. I have not skied it but 187 scares me a little esp. paired with a 30m "turn radius." I've not skied a full rocker ski for that matter though and perhaps...
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    WTB: 4FRNT Hoji 179

    Long shot I know. Sold out online. If you will sell I will buy. Don't make me buy the women's version.

    -V
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    My vote is V8 if you really are only skiing...

    My vote is V8 if you really are only skiing powder. It's a dream to ski in powder and only loses some of its charm when you get into firm snow. I would not recommend the V8 for skiing the steeps in...
  14. Thread: Skintrack stoke

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    The Monashees: 227848 227849

    The Monashees:
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    227849
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    Woah that's pretty interesting. I've thought...

    Woah that's pretty interesting. I've thought about doing something like this for touring, so you could ski up with shorter lighter skis and then add the tips for float on the way down. Props for...
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    I want to know more about your custom ski tip...

    I want to know more about your custom ski tip extenders.
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    I quit using shampoo about 6 or 7 years ago. Most...

    I quit using shampoo about 6 or 7 years ago. Most people think it's gross but those people are dumb. I also have pretty short hair though, might be different for long haired folks.
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    You were right Tye 1on. I just found a setting...

    You were right Tye 1on. I just found a setting where you can choose to save sent messages or not. It was off. Not sure why you'd ever want that off but there you have it.
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    Sent messages not showing

    My sent messages folder is empty even though I have sent several PMs as recently as today. What gives?
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    I would steer clear of REI for any shop work....

    I would steer clear of REI for any shop work. They mounted my skis to someone else's boots, when I pointed out that my boots didn't fit they adjusted the heel piece until mine just fit but I was at...
  21. Bump. Make me an offer!

    Bump. Make me an offer!
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    I've struggled with the same issue. For inbounds...

    I've struggled with the same issue. For inbounds skiing I rigged up a soft flask with a tube and mouthpiece which I keep in an inside front pocket of my jacket. BC I just use water bottles in the...
  23. FS: Mammut Nordwand HS Pro Pant Sz 30 - $200

    Sold
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    Oh well that changes things. I just talked to a...

    Oh well that changes things. I just talked to a guy at a paintball shop along my route and he said it takes "oh anywhere between eighteen and twenty seven....seconds."

    Looks like flying empty and...
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    I didn't notice that date on the document, you're...

    I didn't notice that date on the document, you're right it's not out of date. I think I had it mixed up with BCA's list which had a few places listed which are no longer operating. Regardless, those...
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    Mammut Cylinder Rental in BC

    This is a total shot in the dark but does anyone have any information on where I could rent a cylinder for my Mammut airbag in British Columbia? Ideally something around Vancouver, Kelowna, or...
  27. Hey I met that lady last Sunday at the Ice park!...

    Hey I met that lady last Sunday at the Ice park! I voted for her.
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    Cell phone jammers do exist:...

    Cell phone jammers do exist: https://www.jammer-store.com/gsm-blockers-jammers/

    They work by re-transmitting the signals cell phones use on the same frequency...or something like that.

    But the...
  29. Thread: Ski Length

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    I don't think you should buy new skis. I don't...

    I don't think you should buy new skis. I don't want to come off as pretentious but you should seriously consider getting ski lessons. There is no shame in that and it usually results in huge gains,...
  30. Dress up like a security guard and start handing...

    Dress up like a security guard and start handing out "citations." Be the change you wish to see in the world.



    ^Actually just do this
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    I've had this one for a couple years and am very...

    I've had this one for a couple years and am very pleased. You can rotate the brush for rake mode or storage mode:
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    Hm, I might try the dremel. I have a router guide...

    Hm, I might try the dremel. I have a router guide for my dremel that might work just perfectly. If not, do you guys just freehand the panzer file or is there a guide for that?

    I'm using a 2 degree...
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    Planing Urethane Sidewall

    I searched but was unable to find any discussion of this particular issue. I've got a new skiman sidewall planer to uh, plane my sidewalls. It works fine for most of my skis, but it won't cut the...
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    To be fair, that screenshot was taken just before...

    To be fair, that screenshot was taken just before the lift opened at 9am. Its better now, although still looks to be at least 30 minutes. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/snow-conditions/web-cams.aspx
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    Arapahoe Basin Opens

    Wish I could be there
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    Regarding pack size, I got rid of my Ride 22L for...

    Regarding pack size, I got rid of my Ride 22L for the Pro 35L because the 22L was often overstuffed during my day tours. It was especially problematic if I wanted to bring crampons. In my opinion,...
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    I like the Mammut packs. I've used the Ride 22...

    I like the Mammut packs. I've used the Ride 22 and 35, and was pleased with both regarding fit and functionality. They have been quite durable as well. Personally, I favor the PAS (Protection Airbag...
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    I'n not sure if this qualifies as "front range"...

    I'n not sure if this qualifies as "front range" but the little scraggy loop in Buffalo Creek is pretty rad. Might be more of a weekend ride than after work though.
  39. McGuckins had some in the store on Tuesday but...

    McGuckins had some in the store on Tuesday but they were going fast. I was 4th in line of 5 people all of whom were there to buy eclipse glasses. The Amazon thing screwed a lot of people.
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    Yeah, that was my point. If the pros are doing it...

    Yeah, that was my point. If the pros are doing it I guess it doesn't really matter much. Also Melanie Bernier is hot.



    Thank you neck beard. That is what I was getting at.
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    After I posted the Dynafit video, I went ahead...

    After I posted the Dynafit video, I went ahead and watched some other instructional videos and was unable to find one which really demonstrates keeping the skis down. At 1:25 in the Dynafit video...
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    Well I know I'm not alone in having trouble...

    Well I know I'm not alone in having trouble keeping that ski down. Even these folks in this Dynafit skinning video are picking up their skis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmzA6Z1wbss
    Thanks...
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    black diamonds is probably right, it may just be...

    black diamonds is probably right, it may just be bad habits. I just can't seem to get my ski to stay down with the tech binding, I'm always picking it up slightly with each step unless I bend the leg...
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    Touring binding pivot point

    I've read several times about how tech bindings provide a more efficient stride while skinning due to a shorter pivot point as compared to frame bindings. I started out touring on frame bindings,...
  45. When I went to Germany last week, I just got the...

    When I went to Germany last week, I just got the money from an ATM at the airport on arrival. I would not rely on the credit card for everything since you'll surely encounter vendors and shops who...
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    I've always thought that the toe buckle is a...

    I've always thought that the toe buckle is a waste of weight and cost. My toe buckle is never tightened. I have Medium-Narrow feet and have used BD factor, Garmont Radium, Scarpa Maestrale, Nordica...
  47. "Whatever KID" Buuuuurn!

    "Whatever KID"
    Buuuuurn!
  48. Thread: Conveyor Method

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    Shit! I carry the BD transfer 7. Haven't seen...

    Shit! I carry the BD transfer 7. Haven't seen that test before.
  49. Thread: Conveyor Method

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    I thought this method was standard practice. It's...

    I thought this method was standard practice. It's what I was taught in both of my avalanche courses over the last ~6 years. Despite that, this seems like something I ought to practice with my buds in...
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    Found a pair. Thanks Chupacabra!

    Found a pair. Thanks Chupacabra!
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